Brad Biggs: Trubisky's 2nd chance has arrived. Now he has to prove he can play with confidence if he's going to get Bears on track.
CHICAGO — First-round draft picks always get a second chance — usually a third and fourth — and every so often highly drafted players manage to shake a bust label attached to them.The Chicago Bears missed on Mitch Trubisky when they traded up to select him No. 2 in 2017, a mistake made much worse by the meteoric rise of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, the two quarterbacks selected after him.It’s a mistake that will haunt the Bears until they finally resolve their decadeslong pursuit for a savior at the position. The franchise’s track record for finding and developing quarterbacks means tha...
Florida shakes off slow start, rolls past Kentucky
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators followed a ho-hum performance at Vanderbilt with a here-we-go-again against Kentucky.Or so it seemed as the first half drew to a close Saturday in the Swamp against the pesky Wildcats.Then Kadarius Toney’s 50-yard punt return for a touchdown swung the momentum in Florida’s favor and effectively shut the door on Kentucky’s upset bid during the Gators’ 34-10 win.Quarterback Kyle Trask and tight end Kyle Pitts, back from a two-game absence, soon took over as coach Dan Mullen’s squad cruised to its fifth consecutive win to stay on track for an SEC title-game ...
Western states call for massive rent relief — and political wins
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The best hope for swift pandemic aid to struggling California tenants and landlords might come from Georgia.State lawmakers from California and three other Western states this week are urging their congressional delegations to step up with $100 billion for rent relief — an achievable goal, they believe, if Democrats win two seats in U.S. Senate elections in Georgia, seize control of the upper chamber, and push a significant stimulus bill through Congress.Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, chair of the housing and community development committee, said the federal aid...
The Mercury News
Pence Campaigns In Georgia For Upcoming Senate Runoff Election
On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared at a Republican rally in Georgia to encourage President Donald Trump’s fight to find evidence of “voter fraud” in the election of Joe Biden.“We are going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted,” he continued. “We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out. Whatever the future holds, we will never stop fighting to make America great again.”Pence urged spectators to fight for “every legal vote,” and to discard “every illegal vote,” but avoided words like “rigged” or “stolen,” both of which are regularly used by Trump...
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CDC: US COVID-19 death toll could reach 321,000 by mid-DecemberATLANTA — A new report issued this week by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the coronavirus death toll could reach up to 321,000 by the middle of December.According to the CDC's "COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths," models are predicting the number of coronavirus deaths will likely increase over the next four weeks, with between 10,600 and 21,400 new fatalities likely to be reported in the week ending Dec. 19, 2020.The model predicts between 294,000 and 321,000 total coronavirus deaths will have been report...
Tribune News Service
Mitch Trubisky will start for Bears against Packers. Here are 5 questions around the QB's return.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears are officially turning back to Mitch Trubisky this weekend, readying him to be their starting quarterback for Sunday’s Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.Trubisky hasn’t thrown a pass since being benched in Week 3 in Atlanta and has played only one snap over the past eight weeks — a 3-yard first-quarter run against the New Orleans Saints that left him with a right shoulder injury and knocked him out of action for two weeks. But with Nick Foles still out with a hip injury, Trubisky has resumed control of the Bears huddle, hoping to spark a st...
Delta cancels hundreds of flights over Thanksgiving holiday
Delta Air Lines has canceled hundreds of flights over Thanksgiving, citing staffing problems during the holiday period.With air travel demand down by more than 50% amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Atlanta-based airline has cut its staff by thousands this year through buyouts and early retirements. Thousands more are on voluntary unpaid leave.Delta canceled nearly 300 flights on Thanksgiving Day and 160 more on Friday.The airline said it now expects just a couple dozen residual cancellations Saturday and hopes to get back to a normal schedule by Sunday. It added the “vast majority” of affecte...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
CDC: US COVID-19 death toll could reach 321,000 by mid-December
ATLANTA — A new report issued this week by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the coronavirus death toll could reach up to 321,000 by the middle of December.According to the CDC’s “COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths,” models are predicting the number of coronavirus deaths will likely increase over the next four weeks, with between 10,600 and 21,400 new fatalities likely to be reported in the week ending Dec. 19, 2020.The model predicts between 294,000 and 321,000 total coronavirus deaths will have been reported by that time.As of Friday afternoon, Johns Hopkins Universit...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Trump's runoff rally forces question: How much will he help Loeffler and Perdue?
ATLANTA — President Donald Trump’s decision to visit Georgia next week was celebrated as a “Thanksgiving miracle” by the Republican U.S. Senate runoff candidates. But his trip will test how they balance his unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud with their all-out efforts to drive up turnout.Even as U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue push supporters to return to the polls, Trump has continued to falsely insist that the elections are “rigged,” stoking worries from Republicans that the conflicting messages will discourage voter participation. A new federal lawsuit filed by Trum...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
What Biden's agenda on the environment could mean for the Pacific Northwest
SEATTLE — From reintroduction of the grizzly bear to its wild North Cascades redoubt to attacking climate change, a wide range of environmental policies could see a new direction in the Pacific Northwest under a Biden administration.For starters, government and nonprofit policy leaders say they are looking forward to a return to science as a basis for environmental policymaking. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than on climate warming.Gov. Jay Inslee has championed Washington climate and energy policies sharply at odds with a president who dismissed the threats posed by greenhouse gas emissio...
The Seattle Times