Mac Engel: How Colin Kaepernick made TCU's Rose Bowl season possible
FORT WORTH, Texas — Colin Kaepernick has no formal affiliation with TCU, nor did he ever play the Horned Frogs in a game, but he made a tangible impact on the university that extends deep into the mortar, and the success, of the school.This year is the 10th year anniversary of TCU’s Rose Bowl season, which would not have been possible without the contributions of the ousted NFL quarterback, Mr. Kaepernick, and his Nevada Wolf Pack.On Nov. 26, 2010, Kaepernick “led TCU” to the Rose Bowl when Nevada upset No. 3 Boise State. That upset ultimately changed the trajectory of a team, a school and a c...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Bid to sue Jeffrey Epstein estate for racketeering gains ground
MIAMI — A federal judge on Wednesday handed a partial victory to the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, who is pursuing a civil racketeering complaint against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, partially granting her access to an ongoing civil lawsuit that involves the disgraced financier and close associates.Attorney General Denise George brought a civil enforcement action against the Epstein estate in January, calling it an ongoing criminal enterprise. She went on to identify the two executors to the estate — Epstein lawyer Darren K. Indyke and accountant Richard Kahn — as alleged co-c...
Life at the Epstein estate: Maxwell kept photos of topless girls, aide testified
Ghislaine Maxwell regularly took topless photos of girls who visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, mansion and kept an album of the photos on her desk in Epstein’s home.That’s according to excerpts from a June 1, 2016, deposition of Juan Alessi, the former maintenance man and house manager of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, unsealed Friday from a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has said that she was manipulated and sexually abused by Epstein and that Maxwell and that Epstein directed her to have sex with a number of their prominent friend...
Celebrating Indigenous culture with Haudenosaunee boiled cornbread
As Thanksgiving approaches and the late autumn air grows colder, I find myself wanting to prepare corn, beans and squash more often as a way to connect to my Indigenous heritage.Known as the Three Sisters, they are food staples in many Indigenous cultures of the Western Hemisphere, including my own: the Kanien'kehá?ka or Mohawk nation, part of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy of present-day New York and southeastern Canada.The prevalence of corn, beans and squash predates European contact, and their creation is found in our traditional, oral origin stories. It is said that when the da...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Venezuelan insurgent describes how betrayal in ranks produced failure, summary executions
More than four dozen men who set out in motorboats on the first day of May from Colombia as part of a botched coup known as Operation Gideon, a doomed attempt at ousting Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro, were betrayed by five companions who sold the exact landing coordinates shortly before departure, says a high-ranking insurgent.In an exclusive interview, the man involved in Gideon broke his silence to detail events that led to the capture of 47 Venezuelans and two Americans, and the execution of six Gideon participants.The Maduro regime knew precisely where the first boat would arrive and...
Television Q&A: Is 'Roswell, New Mexico' returning?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: I just heard that “Riverdale” will be back with a new season. What about “Roswell, New Mexico”?A: That will be a midseason offering on the CW, which in this case means around March or April 2021, or possibly later. Because of the pandemic’s effect on production, the network delayed launching what would have been its fall lineup most years until early 2021. For example, among returning shows: “Batwoman,” with new star Javicia Leslie, will be on Jan. 17; “All American” on Jan. 18, “Riverdale” and “Nancy Drew” on Jan. 20, “Legacies” on Jan. 21, “Charmed”...
Tribune News Service
New COVID-19 restrictions in Philly and N.J. as city officials warn of potential for more deaths
PHILADELPHIA — Warning of a predicted increase in hospitalizations and deaths, Philadelphia officials on Monday imposed new rules that ban indoor gatherings, close gyms, museums and other venues, and shut down indoor dining in the city’s first coronavirus clampdown since June.Without changes, the fall-winter surge could be on track to cause about 1,700 deaths in the city before it ends, as many as occurred in the spring, said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, citing statistical modeling as he announced the restrictions.“If we don’t do something to change the trajectory of this epidemic, the h...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
New 3-week COVID-19 restrictions to shut down Michigan colleges, high schools, casinos
DETROIT — In-person classes at high schools and colleges statewide will be suspended for three weeks along with eat-in dining at restaurants and bars under sweeping new restrictions aimed at reining in the exponential growth of coronavirus cases in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday.The new restrictions are to take effect Wednesday, and include the cancellation of organized sports and group exercise classes, though gyms may remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures, and professional and college athletics may continue.Casinos and movie theaters also will have...
Detroit Free Press
Michigan shatters weekly COVID-19 case record for fifth week in a row
DETROIT — For the fifth consecutive week, Michigan shattered its weekly COVID-19 case record with a total of 44,019, as a major surge of coronavirus infections spread across the country.The state added 7,072 cases and 65 deaths from the novel virus Saturday.A chunk of the record was added Friday when the state saw 118 virus-related deaths and a new daily record of 8,516 new cases of COVID-19.Friday and Saturday’s death count included 119 older deaths that were confirmed as COVID-related during a review of vital records, state health officials said. These deaths might have occurred days or week...
The Detroit News
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell fights to keep sexually charged testimony sealed
Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell, alleged co-conspirator in disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes, filed an objection late Thursday seeking to block release of a controversial, sexually charged deposition in a settled civil lawsuit.The objection was filed as part of a broader objection to the proposed timeline for unsealing additional documents as required in a July ruling by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in a records-release lawsuit brought by the Miami Herald.The Thursday filing seeks to block release of a July 2016 deposition given by Maxwell in a civil lawsuit involving Epst...