UCF shakes off slow third quarter, routs Georgia Tech
ATLANTA — UCF coaches talked about quarterback Dillon Gabriel’s growth and improvement from his true freshman to sophomore seasons.It didn’t take long for Gabriel to showcase the strides he made during the offseason, tossing three touchdown passes while guiding No. 14 UCF to a 49-21 road win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.The Knights had to overcome an ugly third quarter, eventually pulling away thanks to three fourth-quarter scores.UCF coach Josh Heupel praised the Knights for coping with extensive coronavirus restrictions and a national fight against social injustice, unifying to kick off the...
Lindsey Graham reverses 2016 declaration that justices shouldn't be pushed through in an election year
Senate Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham’s Saturday announcement that he intends to support the president’s Supreme Court justice nomination during an election year pits him against one of the most prominent voices in the Republican party.That would be his 2016 self.As debate swirls on whether President Donald Trump should replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election, progressive activists are circulating video of the South Carolina senator stating in 2016 that Republicans were setting precedent against appointing new justices with an election on the horizon by blocking President Ba...
New York Daily News
Florida corrections department enters controversial immigration agreement with ICE
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections will begin carrying out certain federal immigration enforcement tasks in a new partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, becoming the latest agency to join a controversial program that immigrant advocates have decried as overreaching.FDC Secretary Mark Inch signed a memorandum with ICE last month that will train and deputize certain corrections officers, giving them the authority to investigate and detain inmates for their immigration status, and share that information with federal immigration authorities. Inch called the n...
Lions' Matthew Stafford pens powerful essay on why he won't 'stick to football'
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players’ Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice.Stafford said his proudest day as a Detroit Lion came in August when the team called off practice to demonstrate against the Jacob Blake shooting.Blake was shot at least seven times by Kenosha, Wis., police, and the Lions’ protest sparked other demonstrations across the sports world, with some games in the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball bein...
Detroit Free Press
'Ozark' director hopes to be accepting an Emmy on Sunday from his home
PHILADELPHIA — The nominee dress code for Sunday’s Emmy Awards is “come as you are, but make an effort.” For Doylestown, Pa.’s Ben Semanoff and his wife, Erica, that’s likely to lean closer to black-tie than the designer PJs the show’s producers have deemed permissible this year, when host Jimmy Kimmel will be in Los Angeles and winners will be filming their acceptance speeches remotely, from multiple time zones.“We’ll probably get all dolled up,” said the 41-year-old Semanoff, who’s nominated this year for his first Emmy, for directing an episode of the Netflix drama “Ozark.”“Our ideal New Ye...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Georgia election officials say ex-felons can vote while paying debts
ATLANTA — Georgians who have completed their felony sentences but still owe money for restitution, fees and court costs are eligible to vote, according to a notice recently posted on the secretary of state’s website.Felons still must pay off fines that are part of their court-ordered sentences before they can re-register to vote.The clarification of voting rights for former criminals comes before Georgia’s Oct. 5 voter registration deadline, enabling them to participate in the presidential election.The secretary of state’s office outlined voter eligibility in a short message on its voter regis...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia experiences its first wave of COVID-19
Batumi last month. Epidemiologists agree that high temperatures can kill airborne coronavirus particles. (photos: Batumi Boulevard/Facebook)Balancing a tray of drinks in one hand, the beach peddler zigzagged through the clutter of white, plastic lounge chairs along Batumi’s long shoreline. “Ice coffee, refreshing coffee,” he droned on in Russian, pebbles crunching under his feet. “Look at this poor guy still going at it in Russian,” one young woman joked in Georgian, after the man walked past her. “He thinks it’s still 2019.”In a normal year, Russian might be the language with which to hawk to...
Fantasy football Week 2: Start and sit
Week 1 of the NFL season offered much to dissect. Here’s a recap of last week’s games, followed by Week 2’s best bets:———WEEK 1 RECAPChiefs 34, Texans 20: The most interesting thing about rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s debut — besides the 138 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown — was he didn’t receive a single target (he’s an exceptional receiver). Kansas City’s offense didn’t need another playmaker.Cardinals 24, 49ers 20: The only quarterbacks I have ranked above Kyler Murray (321 total yards, two total touchdowns against a good Niners defense) going forward are Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Ja...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Trump's response to election-eve hurricane will be key
On the eve of the 2018 elections, President Donald Trump took the stage at a Pensacola rally and marveled at the damage wrought to Florida’s Forgotten Coast only weeks earlier by Category 5 Hurricane Michael.“That wasn’t a hurricane. That was like a 50-mile wide tornado,” Trump said, noting how the storm had wiped homes in coastal towns clean off their foundations. “Nobody’s ever seen anything like that. But you are great people and we are with you 1,000%.”Two years later — as protracted Michael recovery efforts continue in a deep red region of the president’s home state — Trump has another ch...
ICE detainees complained about 'rough' treatment from Georgia doctor
ATLANTA — For years, women at a South Georgia immigration jail talked about Dr. Mahendra Amin.The gynecologist was “rough,” they said. His examinations could leave a bruise. And he had a way of turning a routine visit into surgical procedures that the women weren’t sure they needed.“They didn’t understand their treatments,” said Elizabeth Matherne, an immigration attorney who represented several of the detainees. “Interpreters were not provided. They didn’t understand what he was doing to them.”Now Amin is at the center of a whistleblower complaint that alleges inappropriate medical treatment ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution