Military, police in Washington state prepare for possible civil unrest after election
SEATTLE — As tension builds toward Election Day, law enforcement officials in Washington and elsewhere are preparing for the prospect that this year’s long, hot summer of unrest won’t end on Nov. 3, regardless of who wins the presidency.If anything, officials worry that pressure will only build in the coming weeks, faced with the possibility of a contested election, spiking gun sales and ongoing civil unrest over institutional racism and police violence, all driven by a tsunami of social media misinformation and conspiracies from the right and left, not to mention from foreign adversaries.“I c...
The Seattle Times
Fantasy football Week 7: Start and sit
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill continues to roll, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins continues to reel and Tampa Bay’s defense continues to wreak havoc. Here’s a look back at Week 6’s games:———WEEK 6 RECAPTitans 42, Texans 36 (OT): Ryan Tannehill’s 16-game pace: 4,378 passing yards and 42 passing touchdowns against only six interceptions. Toss in another 246 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns for good measure. Tannehill is a top-five fantasy quarterback who has earned our trust against an elite defense like Pittsburgh.Colts 31, Bengals 27: Joe Burrow had zero passing touchdowns for th...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
NFL moves Raiders-Buccaneers game off Sunday Night Football
The NFL announced the Raiders’ game against Tampa Bay, originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football, has been changed to a Sunday afternoon kickoff because of concerns about the Raiders’ COVID-19 issues.The league said Thursday the switch is a precautionary measure because of the uncertainty over the possibility that multiple Raiders players were exposed to COVID-19 through offensive lineman Trent Brown, which might put Sunday’s game in jeopardy. Thus, the Raiders’ home game against the Buccaneers at Allegiant Stadium has been changed to a 1:05 p.m. kickoff on FOX.Brown is on the Raiders’ co...
The Mercury News
Election officials prepare for voter intimidation threat
Election officials across the country have begun reviewing security plans at early and Election Day voting sites, strengthening ties with local law enforcement and training poll workers to prepare for voter intimidation tactics.Even before the presidential debate, when President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully,” Michelle Wilcox, the director of elections in Auglaize County, Ohio, was concerned about disruptions at the polls this year.The rural county near the Indiana border seems like an unlikely candidate for trouble. It has about 32,500 voters...
Ira Winderman: It's looking like a read-and-react offseason for Miami Heat
This may require adjustment of thought in light of what just was completed, but an NBA team does not conduct its offseason in a bubble.So for as much as what the Miami Heat might want to do next after finishing within two victories of a championship in the NBA’s quarantine setting, decisions elsewhere will have just as much impact.—The salary cap: There has never been an NBA economy like this, because there has never been an economy like this.The working assumption is the salary cap will remain flat, again at $109 million for 2020-21, as it was during the just-completed season. But that hardly...
Chiefs' keys vs. Bills: Keep Mahomes clean after last week's loss; pressure Allen
The Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) and Buffalo Bills (4-1) will each be looking to rebound after suffering their first loss of the season in Week 5.And this showdown in Buffalo is a good one between two AFC postseason teams in 2019.The Chiefs enter the game ranked third in total offense (407.2 yards per game) in the NFL, while the Bills rank fifth (401.8). The Chiefs also rank fourth in passing (287.8 yards per game) and the Bills boast the league’s second-best aerial attack (308).Monday’s matchup is the 46th time the two teams will square off, and the Bills hold a 24-20-1 edge in the all-time serie...
The Kansas City Star
The reawakening: Pac-12 rebuilds staff, prepares for basketball broadcasts and keeps football options open for Dec. 19
With sports returning on the campuses, the recovery begins in San Francisco.The Pac-12 office is bringing back 54 of the 79 employees who were notified of furloughs in August, when it appeared there would be no sports competition until early 2021.The process is unfolding in stages across both the conference and networks divisions.“I realize furloughing so many teammates and operating without them these last several weeks has been difficult, and we are pleased to be able to welcome them back as we support our athletic departments and Pac-12 student-athletes in returning to play,” commissioner L...
The Mercury News
Motormouth: Can Corvette handle the heat?
Q: I own a 2005 Corvette in southern Nevada and never drive the car when it’s above 110 F. I am afraid I could damage the car because the coolant temperature can reach 218 to 220 degrees in stop-and-go traffic. I think that is too high but I’m not an expert. At outside temperatures below 100, I can drive the car on the highway where the coolant temperature will hold at 190-195 most of the time. Above 105 degrees, the coolant temperature is at 194-198 on level stretches of the highway and up to 200 climbing hills. Does that sound like a problem to you?B.K., Henderson, Nev.A: Plain water boils a...
Tribune News Service
Coronavirus reinfections are real. Here's what that means for controlling the pandemic.
The first confirmed case of an American who got COVID-19 twice adds to scant but mounting evidence that people can be reinfected with the coronavirus — and get sicker than during the initial bout.The 25-year-old Nevada man, who had no known immune problems, got a mild case of COVID-19 in April. About a month later, he was diagnosed again and needed hospitalization and oxygen, according to the report published Monday in Lancet Infectious Diseases.The authors say at least three other confirmed cases have been published worldwide, including the first in Hong Kong barely two months ago. But the CO...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dangerous network of militia members spurred by COVID has spread to 16 states, report says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The leader of an armed standoff with federal authorities at an Oregon wildlife refuge and his allies have exploited COVID-19 fears to build a dangerous network of militia members and other far-right factions, according to a new report by two groups that track extremism.Ammon Bundy, who led the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, began building the People’s Rights network in March, says the report by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights and the Montana Human Rights Network. Since then, the report says, the network has rapidly...
The Kansas City Star