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The NFL's new national-anthem policy was not as unanimous as the league wants people to believe

In announcing the NFL's controversial new policy requiring players on the field to stand during the national anthem or face a fine, the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a press conference on Thursday that it was "unanimously adopted" by team owners.<p>But ESPN reported Thursday that the …

Toddler died of drug overdose after parents left her over 22 hours. Many unanswered questions remain

Twenty-two-and-a-half hours.<p>That's how long state police said a Greencastle, Pa., couple waited before checking on a 3-year-old daughter. Police said Brittany Higgins' daughter was put to bed at 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 5. The mother's boyfriend "peeked" in about 12 hours later, and later told police he …

Crime

Las Vegas shooting: At least 59 dead, gunman was 'crazed lunatic full of hate'

A wealthy retired accountant opened fire from a hotel room above a packed outdoor concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 59, wounding 527 more and triggering a stampede as the panicked crowd scrambled for cover amid the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.<p>Gunman Stephen Craig Paddock, …

Las Vegas

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400 Mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is …

Zinedine Zidane Says He's 'Pissed Off' About Cristiano Ronaldo's 5-Game Ban

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted he is "pissed off" at the decision to ban Cristiano Ronaldo for five games.<p>Ronaldo was given his marching orders for two yellow cards against Barcelona on Sunday before shoving the referee as he departed the field. Nevertheless, Zidane suggested the …

Rob Ninkovich announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who has been absent from training camp for what coach Bill Belichick described …

NFL

Rudiger demands 'justice' over racism in Italy

Still feeling the scars of racist abuse from his final months in Italy, new Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger said he wants authorities to tackle …

U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States flew two supersonic B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force on Sunday and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said China, Japan and South Korea needed to do more after Pyongyang’s latest missile tests.<p>North Korea said it conducted …

Westminster terror attack couple speak of hope for future

In the aftermath of the Westminster Bridge terror attack this year a woman in blue coat was photographed tenderly cradling the head of a man who had been struck by the car of terrorist Khalid Masood.<p>Crouching over him, her hands covered in blood, she gently tended to his wounds and whispered …

24-Story London Apartment Building Goes Up In Flames With People Inside

Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>BEIJING — In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants.<p>The man had used sparrows and caged birds …

German police: Munich shooting suspect lived in Colorado

BERLIN (AP) — A 37-year-old man alleged to have shot a police officer in a Munich subway station after randomly attacking another passenger had been …