Raiders give McDaniels happy homecoming, beat Jaguars 27-11

CANTON, Ohio — The Las Vegas Raiders gave coach Josh McDaniels a successful homecoming in his debut on their sideline. Josh Jacobs, rookie Zamir White and Austin Walter ran well on a rain-soaked field and the Raiders routed Jacksonville 27-11 in the Hall of Fame game Thursday night, spoiling coach Doug Pederson’s first game with … Read more

You’ll Never Guess The List Leader of Most Popular Video Games in Each State

Video games have been a staple of the American way of life ever since Atari burst into living rooms in the late 1970s. They’ve been so ingrained into our culture over the years that it’s hard to identify the pinnacle of their popularity. Was Nintendo’s dominance in the mid-80s the zenith of video game popularity? … Read more

Alex Jones claims created ‘living hell’

AUSTIN, Texas — The parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting described being put through a ‘┼ôliving hell’ of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over the past decade as they confronted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has used his media platforms to push claims that it was all … Read more

Is Alex Jones’ trial about free speech rights?

CHICAGO — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrived at a Texas courthouse for his defamation trial for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack a hoax with the words ‘┼ôSave the 1st’ scrawled on tape covering his mouth. Although Jones portrays the lawsuit against him as an assault on the First Amendment, the parents who sued … Read more

Astros acquire 1B Mancini from Orioles in 3-team trade

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros acquired first baseman Trey Mancini from the Baltimore Orioles in a three-team trade Monday that also moved speedy outfielder Jose Siri to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Astros were in the market for a first baseman with Yuli Gurriel struggling this season. The 38-year-old Gurriel hit .319 to win the … Read more

80 men in South African court on charges of raping 8 women

JOHANNESBURG — More than 80 men suspected of the gang rapes of eight women and the armed robbery of a video production crew in the South African town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, appeared in court on Monday. The men were arrested at an abandoned mining site following the rapes and robberies near the disused … Read more

The White Sox host the Royals to begin a 3-game series

Kansas City Royals (40-62, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (51-50, third in the AL Central) Chicago; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (5-11, 4.35 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 73 strikeouts); White Sox: Michael Kopech (4-6, 3.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 78 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: White Sox -167, Royals +143; … Read more

How Sally Buzbee Is Putting Her Stamp on ‘The Washington Post’

On a recent July morning, roughly 250 Washington Post staffers met to discuss the state of democracy, and specifically, how the paper is covering it. The Mail, which proclaimed “Democracy Dies in Darkness” as its official slogan during the Trump years, and won a Pulitzer this past spring for its January 6 coverage, recently created … Read more

Part of Beirut port silos, damaged in 2020 blast, collapses

BEIRUT — A section of Beirut’s massive port grain silos, shredded in the 2020 explosion, collapsed in a huge cloud of dust on Sunday after a weekslong fire, triggered by grains that had fermented and ignited in the summer heat. The northern block of the silos topped off after what sounded like an explosion, kicking … Read more

Pilots with Germany’s Lufthansa back possible strike action

BERLIN — Pilots with Germany’s Lufthansa have voted in favor of possible strike action, a union announced Sunday, saying that walkouts can still be avoided but calling the result an ‘unmistakable signal’ to the company in a pay dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union is calling for a 5.5% pay increase this year and an automatic … Read more