Kansas pulls past Kentucky after digging big early hole in Champions Classic
Kansas capped its week-long, three-game season-opening road trip with a come-from-behind victory over a longtime nemesis — fellow blueblood Kentucky — on Tuesday night at the Champions Classic in Indianapolis. In facing their second ranked opponent of the season, the No. 7-ranked Jayhawks toppled the No. 20-ranked Wildcats, 65-62, in an arena with no fans — 20,000-seat Bankers Life Fieldhouse. KU lost to No. 1 Gonzaga on Thanksgiving Day and beat Saint Joseph’s on Friday. KU senior Marcus Garrett scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds, playing after coach Bill Self said on his pregame r...
The Kansas City Star
Congress seeks to avert a government shutdown as Trump seethes
Congress returned Monday from its Thanksgiving break hoping to avoid a government shutdown looming at the end of next week — with President Donald Trump being a potential wild card.Hopes for a new coronavirus stimulus package are slim as lawmakers focus on the more limited goal of keeping the government open into next year with a must-pass $1.4 trillion spending measure.Even that could prove tricky because of the outgoing man in the White House.Trump may seek to use the talks as a way to flex his political muscle and show he remains relevant despite losing the election to President-elect Joe B...
New York Daily News
Can Philadelphia transform its police force from 'warriors' to 'guardians'? This deescalation training could help
PHILADELPHIA — On a mild November night in 2015, Camden, New Jersey, police sped to Crown Fried Chicken at Broadway and Mickle, where a distraught man with a knife had just threatened to kill a customer inside.When cops arrived, the 48-year-old man was outside, waving the knife, clearly a potential threat. Repeatedly, he refused police orders to drop his weapon.The encounter could have been his death sentence in many cities in America — or, a few years earlier, in Camden itself.Instead, police officers recognized the man was in the throes of a mental health crisis and backed off. An officer wi...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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 ...
A Black family couldn't bury their young son where they wished because of racism. 60 years later, does an apology help?
SEATTLE — Six decades after the state of Washington compounded her family’s tragedy with insult and indignity, Bernice Price can only shake her head and sigh.“Oh Lord,” Price, 90, says. “It’s been a long time.”She gestures toward the alley behind the Seattle home she’s lived in for the better part of a century.“Something happened during that time,” she says. “It’s gone.”Sixty years ago, the Washington state Supreme Court ruled that a Seattle cemetery’s insistence on segregation outweighed Price and her husband’s right to bury their young son there. Last month, the Washington state Supreme Cour...
The Seattle Times
Commentary: Immigration is the story of our families
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to restore protection to “Dreamers,” provide a pathway to citizenship for other immigrants, rescind his predecessor’s travel bans and allow in more refugees. It is a welcome break from the cruelty of his predecessor, who separated children from their parents and put them in cages.Immigration is often discussed as an abstract political concept. But for so many of us, it’s the story of our family.My mother, Violetta Tironi, born in Milan, Italy, in 1931, was a studious girl who liked sports. Her father, Sergio, was a police officer. Her mother, Giuseppina, w...
Tribune News Service
UPS boosts dry ice capabilities in preparation for vaccine transport
UPS said it has boosted its dry ice production capabilities in preparation for the task of distributing COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at freezing temperatures.As the logistics industry prepares to ship vaccines around the world, experts have raised concerns about a potential dry ice shortage.UPS said it can now produce as much as 1,200 pounds of dry ice per hour at its U.S. facilities.The company said the boosted capacity will ensure there’s enough dry ice to pack shipments from its health care facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas, as well as Ontario, Canada.UPS is also p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dahleen Glanton: There is more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving than family, friends and good health
Thanksgiving is the time to look back and remember how lucky we are. Often, our blessings are so bountiful that we cannot count them on two hands.But this year is different — or it might seem that way, at least.Amid COVID-19, gratitude takes a broader scope. This Thanksgiving isn’t just about taking a moment to show appreciation for the people we love or expressing our gratitude for good health and prosperity.This year, we are keenly aware of the people who have touched our lives in ways that never seemed as important before the pandemic. We are thankful for the front-line medical professional...
Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Between the World and Me' is a painful and poetic look at racism in America
The new HBO film based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” is so informed by our current moment that its crew includes a COVID-19 production manager. It is so plugged in to 2020 that it features footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America in May after the death of George Floyd. It is so current, it includes Coates’ interview with the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment.Coates’ book was written in the wake of the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Week Ahead: Not fear and greed, but surge and optimism
Companies are developing potential COVID-19 vaccines at a remarkable pace. And investors are among those cheering the hopeful results and lightning-fast research. Progress toward a vaccine or vaccines in the near future has been enough to counteract the here and now reality of a national spike of infections.Fear and greed have been replaced by surge and optimism.As Americans prepare for a pandemic Thanksgiving, many parts of the country are returning to lockdowns and restrictions that were first used in the spring to slow the spread of the virus. In the beginning of the pandemic, these economi...