Chiefs 34, Ravens 20: A very fun night for the Super Bowl champions
We are going to talk about Patrick Mahomes throwing an underhanded touchdown to Anthony Sherman, like the bald and tatted and 242-pound fullback was Mahomes’ large child or something.We will do that soon. Because it was ridiculous. And hilarious. The specific genius and creativity of the Mahomes-Andy Reid brain-meld is the best show in America right now, and has been for more than two years.When it looks like this, it looks gorgeous.The Chiefs beat the Ravens 34-20 in Baltimore Monday night, the football world watching, and what they saw (especially in the first half) is the best football can ...
The Kansas City Star
San Diego police investigates claims that officer's post made light of memorial for man he fatally shot
SAN DIEGO — San Diego police have launched an internal investigation into allegations that an officer posted a photo on social media that appeared to make light of a makeshift memorial for a man who was fatally shot by the officer and a partner in late June.San Diego police spokesman Lt. Shawn Takeuchi said the department fielded complaints Thursday via social media about the Instagram photo allegedly posted by Officer Jonathon Lucas. Takeuchi said police Chief David Nisleit immediately ordered an internal investigation into the matter.Lucas, a Central Division patrol officer who has been on t...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Cops break up huge party of over 1,000 people at off-campus housing at FSU
MIAMI — Now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved Florida into Phase 3 reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s all systems go for party animals, apparently.A large gathering, with more than 1,000 people, was shut down by cops late Saturday night near Florida State University in Tallahassee. The party was at an off campus apartment complex called Tenn Street Apartments that saw at least 700 cars parked in the area, blocking travel lanes, cops said.The Tallahassee Police Department said that this bash was just one of a dozen large social events they broke up over the weekend, read a Faceboo...
Part of President Trump's tiny tax bill: Big losses at his golf resort in Doral
MIAMI — Behind the $750 that Donald Trump owed the Internal Revenue Service in 2017 looms a much larger number from Miami: $162 million in reported losses at the Trump Doral golf resort.The New York Times cited both figures in a report Sunday based on tax filings that the president has declined to make public. The article laid out how reported business losses from Trump Organization ventures helped wipe away reported profits from Trump investments, leaving the president paying less in income taxes than it would cost to spend this weekend in a suite at his Doral hotel ($834, with taxes).The del...
Ameren announces plans to reach 'net-zero' carbon emissions by 2050, and spend billions on renewable energy
ST. LOUIS — Ameren announced Monday that it intends to invest $8 billion in renewable energy projects over the next two decades, and will accelerate its plans to reduce carbon emissions and retire a pair of coal-fired power plants — reaching “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050.The company’s two largest coal plants, though, will still run until the late 2030s and early 2040s.The moves mark significant progress for the utility and an acknowledgment that it needs to make big changes, some outside experts said, as costs for renewable energy drop dramatically. It’s an increasingly familiar playbook...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
'Sorry, Sasha, we don't have a house anymore': Wildfire devastation unfolds in Northern California
ST. HELENA, Calif. — Just hours after the Glass fire churned through the hills above St. Helena and Napa Valley, Antonio Velazquez walked past the ruins of his neighbors’ homes toward his house, a chain saw in hand and his German shepherd-mix, Sasha, by his side.When they got to the homestead at Deer Park and Sunnyside roads, Velazquez turned to his dog.“Sorry, Sasha, we don’t have a house anymore,” he said. “Oh well, we’re alive. But our house is burned. I cannot believe this.”Velazquez, 56, who has lived in the area for 18 years with his four children, is among a so-far uncounted number of N...
The Sacramento Bee
Dan Mullen: Gators QB Kyle Trask's 6 TD day a 'unique deal'
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — UF coach Dan Mullen built his reputation coaching quarterbacks, but none of them ever had a day like Kyle Trask just did at Ole Miss.Trask’s six touchdown passes Saturday were a career high for him — and for Mullen.Alex Smith, Dak Prescott and Tim Tebow came close, with five scoring tosses apiece. Tebow once totaled seven TDs — five rushing.A No. 1 draft pick, NFL Rookie of the Year and Heisman winner — and Mullen’s biggest success stories at QB — now take a back seat on the stat sheet to Trask and his golden arm.“It does say a lot about him,” Mullen said of Trask. “I’ve ha...
Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia refuses to ride the roller coaster of NFL emotions
Matt Patricia loves roller coasters. But he has a rule aboafut them. He doesn’t ride them during the NFL season.Some fans and media — and even a high-profile Hall-of-Famer like Terry Bradshaw — were calling for the Detroit Lions to fire their head coach after an 0-2 start. But Patricia was too busy getting his team ready to beat the Arizona Cardinals, 26-23 on Sunday, to ride an emotional roller coaster.No zenith of euphoria. No nadir of despair. Just preparation.Even a day after the Lions won their first game of the season, Patricia said the victory brought no sense of relief for him.“Again, ...
Detroit Free Press
Newsom seeks more money for novel homeless housing program
SAN JOSE, Calif. — As Project Homekey funds begin to dry up, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said he’s seeking an extra $200 million to help more cities and counties convert property into homeless housing.If approved by the state’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the request would increase the innovative program’s buying power by a third. So far, Project Homekey has allocated $449.9 million of its $600 million budget, funding 3,351 new housing units. Newsom announced 19 new projects on Monday.“Not only is Homekey unprecedented in providing capital to house people experiencing homelessness, but...
The Mercury News
Michael Bloomberg commits $4 million to Biden's ground game in Florida
MIAMI — Joe Biden’s ground game in Florida is getting a jolt from billionaire Michael Bloomberg.Bloomberg told the Miami Herald on Monday that he’s giving $4 million to get-out-the-vote efforts on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee in the nation’s largest swing state. With the money, grassroots organizations held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic plan to promote Biden by talking face to face with voters in minority and “underrepresented” communities.“The COVID-19 pandemic has upended this election season and changed the way campaigns are run in many ways — but one thing th...