Warriors’ Draymond Green (foot) out for Christmas Day game vs. Bucks
Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play Friday in Milwaukee against the Bucks, head coach Steve Kerr said, further delaying his start to the 2020-21 season. Green (right foot) was sidelined for the Warriors’ first game of the season, an opening-night loss to the Brooklyn Nets, after missing all of training camp and preseason because of a positive coronavirus test. He practiced with the team fully on Wednesday but has not been cleared to return. With their offense out of sync and their defensive effort lacking intensity in a blowout loss to the Nets, the Warriors look forward to Green’s r...
The Mercury News
Fighter jet crashes in Upper Peninsula's Hiawatha National Forest, crews search for pilot
DETROIT — An F-16 crashed in the rural Upper Peninsula during a night training mission Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs said. The status of the one pilot aboard and the cause of the crash were unknown. By early Wednesday, hundreds of people had posted comments to the 115th Fighter Wing’s Facebook page which was updating the public on the crash. They were offering prayers and hoping rescue crews would find the pilot. “We are praying for one of our own this morning,” one poster said, which others noting how the flier must have faced a cold night. ”HEAVENLY FATHER please keep...
Detroit Free Press
Tech Q&A: What's wrong when friends can't play your shared videos
Q: I take videos in the MP4 format on my Android phone, and they play back just fine. But when I send a 20- to 60-second video to my friends’ phones (via Yahoo Mail or Facebook Messenger), the videos either won’t play or play for only five to 10 seconds. What’s wrong?—Michael Kehoe, MinneapolisA: Either your recipients don’t have the right software to view your videos (not all MP4 files are the same), or you are trying to send too much data via Yahoo Mail and Facebook Messenger.First, the software issue. When MP4 video files are created, they are compressed to minimize the amount of storage sp...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Trump challenges Wisconsin, Michigan votes as Biden leads
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's campaign on Wednesday mounted challenges to vote counts in Wisconsin, which US media says Joe Biden has won, and Michigan, in which the Democrat holds a slim lead; two crucial states that could decide the election.The Trump campaign alleged without evidence that there had been irregularities in "several" Wisconsin counties and that Michigan had not allowed the president's team to observe counting in "numerous" locations.In Wisconsin, the Trump campaign said it had "serious doubts" about the validity of the results. CNN and The New York Times, citing ...
Trump adviser stands by president's claim doctors boosting COVID death toll to make money
A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president’s accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make money.“There have been a number of reports that have raised issues out there regarding billing and things like that,” senior campaign aide Jason Miller said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.He’d been asked about Trump’s baseless suggestion Friday that doctors are manipulating the death toll from COVID.“Our doctors get more money if someone dies from COVID,” he said at a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan. “You know that, right? I mean, our doctors are very smart peo...
New York Daily News
At heart of cultural divide, rural Wisconsin could tip US election
Viroqua (United States) (AFP) - In western Wisconsin, where family-run dairy farms dot the rolling green hills and eagle-watchers peer into the sparkling marshland, signs for Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand directly across each other on neighbors' yards.In a polarized United States where Democrats and Republicans increasingly self-segregate, this stretch of the Upper Midwest alongside the Mississippi River looks as close as regions get -- and, if the November 3 vote is tight, it could prove pivotal for the whole election.Hillary Clinton infamously never campaigned in Wisconsin in the main str...