US appeals court: Beauty pageant can bar trans contestants
A federal appellate court says a national beauty pageant has a First Amendment right to exclude a transgender woman from competing, because including her could interfere with the message the pageant has said it wants to send about "what it means to be a woman.”.
Let's Talk: NFL free agents and traded players speak up
FILE - Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws a pass during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, in this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, file photo. Now that the muzzles have been removed for NFL team executives and the players they either re-signed or added in free agency, Thursday was a time for explanations and reflections. Green), players staying put (Leonard Williams, Derek Wolfe) and even a player coming out of retirement (Kyle Long). But it really doesn’t matter,” he said of anonymous comments in Philadelphia during and after the season ended. He played 14 games with eight starts for Baltimore after signing a $3 million contract to join the team from Denver.
Some NFL veterans prosper as business season begins
FILE - San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart, File)As the NFL opened its business year Wednesday, veterans Trent Williams, A.J. The Seahawks addressed another need, agreeing to terms with tight end Gerald Everett on a one-year deal. Ad— Kansas City agreed to a $5 million contract for next season with three-time Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long, who will come out of retirement. — New England brought back center Ted Karras on a one-year, $4 million contract.
LeBron, short-handed Lakers beat up on Warriors 128-97
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks in front of Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall (7) and center James Wiseman during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, March 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO – LeBron James had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the injury-depleted Los Angeles Lakers past the Golden State Warriors 128-97 on Monday night. Stephen Curry scored 27 points with four 3-pointers and became the Warriors' franchise assists leader a day after his 33rd birthday and in his 12th NBA season. Warriors: Golden State hasn't beaten the Lakers at home since a 115-101 victory on Feb. 2, 2019 — so never at the second-year Chase Center. The Warriors wrapped up their eighth back-to-back this season and third of five playing consecutive days at home.
Rivers in America are going through a noticeable change
Green in the trees, white puffy clouds and flowing, blue rivers may come to mind. A study in the journal “Geographical Research Letters” says nearly one-third of America’s rivers have noticeably shifted color -- turning green and red. But the study found that nearly 28% of rivers are green, which means there is the presence of algae. Techniques to prevent soil erosion along rivers -- such as planting trees on riverbanks -- can help filter out chemicals flowing into our water. Scientists -- even those outside of the study -- say the changes it shows are important.
Analysis: Wentz, Elliott provide little bang for buck
Wentz was paid more than $39 million in cash this season and had a cap hit of $18.6 million. The Eagles now have to decide what to do with Wentz, who has a cap hit of more than $34 million next season. RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT: The Cowboys gave Elliott a $90 million, six-year extension before reaching a deal with quarterback Dak Prescott. Elliott is coming off the least productive season of his career with 979 yards and six TDs while getting paid nearly $11 million for a team that finished 6-10. But Green had just 47 catches for 523 yards in 16 games, providing little value for his big salary.
These are the best election-related memes no matter who you voted for
Whether you voted Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, or not at all - social media has provided a little comic relief in these politically-charged times by way of memes. No matter who you did or didn’t vote for, we can all agree a little lighthearted laughter is overdue. Here are some election-related memes we found that might turn your frown upside down:For real Bill Murray should do a sequel and call it Election Day lol! Also Nevada: pic.twitter.com/VNUvfvTEWm — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 5, 2020Nevada: yeahhhhh I got votes to count, but I can talk pic.twitter.com/MGmCOL0RlI — 𝚌𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚊 (@whentherernine) November 5, 2020Us: When are those votes gonna be counted? Be the first to know by downloading our newsreader app or signing up for breaking news email alerts.
Sneak more greens into your diet
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You can't say the crowds influenced rusty NFL officials
“For one, he was clamping me the whole time,” Green complained afterward, saying the officials should call it both ways. “Honestly, it reminded me of the times I was back at the College of San Mateo, my junior college,” Edelman said. It brought me back at least to high school, junior college, college. In some ways, it brings the game back to why you started playing, just to love playing the game. ___With contributions from AP Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell and AP Sports Writers Tim Booth, Larry Lage and Kyle Hightower.
100 years after the 19th Amendment: Rena Maverick Green
SAN ANTONIO – Rena Maverick Green worked as an artist, but in her spare time, she advocated tirelessly as a proponent for women’s rights. She fought for women’s suffrage in Washington D.C. and as a member of the National Women’s Party of Texas. Green served as president of the San Antonio Equal Franchise Society – helping register women to vote after the 19th Amendment passed. In 1924, Green helped establish the Conservation Society of San Antonio. She and the organization - which is still very active in San Antonio - have been credited for protecting and preserving the city’s natural environments and historic structures, including The Missions.
No masks, just questions, in Kansas counties with no cases
Business owners in Rawlins and Wallace counties say they agree with local officials' decisions to opt out of an order from Democratic Gov. In Wallace County, which borders Colorado, one restaurant posted on social media a graphic of a crossed out man with a face mask. Kansas has reported more than 25,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic reached the state in early March, first in the Kansas City area. Trust.Meanwhile, the testing rate in the two counties lags well behind the Kansas 9.5% average, according to the state health department. The Rawlins County Health Center, the only hospital in that county, provides nasal swab tests.
San Antonio woman tests positive for COVID-19, finds out shes pregnant on the same day
SAN ANTONIO Sarah Green was surprised when she learned she was pregnant with her fourth child, but she was not expecting she would also test positive for COVID-19. RELATED: Many pregnant women are testing positive for COVID-19 in San Antonio, health officials sayNikki McIver-Brown is a certified nurse mid-wife and helped Green deliver her youngest daughter two years ago. The State of Texas has designated University Hospital as a Level IV Maternal Care Center, one of a select few in the state. University Hospital has specially trained teams and equipment available to care for women with high-risk pregnancies and can respond quickly and expertly if problems arise. Green is looking forward to her birth at home and hopes her experience with COVID-19 will help other expecting mothers.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green signs 1-year franchise deal
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green signed his one-year, $17.9 million contract Friday after the deadline passed for agreeing to a long-term deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. The club used its franchise tag on Green, who missed all last season with an ankle injury. After nine years of Green teaming with quarterback Andy Dalton, the Bengals made a clean break following a 2-14 finish.
Pandemic helps speed up some Bexar County Public Works projects
Bexar County Less traffic has meant more progress for some public works projects, says Bexar County Director of Public Works Renee Green. So, if we can minimize the negative impacts of doing this type of work on the traveling public, its a benefit for everybody, Green said. A lack of school and light traffic has also allowed crews on a project along Evans Road between Bulverde Road and Wortham Oaks Boulevard to accelerate construction, Green said. We were able to do that quite, quite quickly.However, Paul Berry, a spokesman for the San Antonio Public Works Department, said while the stay-home orders in the spring resulted in faster work on streets, sidewalks, and potholes, the city was not seeing much of a change in the progress its public works projects at the moment. If some of the school districts choose to do offsite learning for maybe three weeks, then that gives us another three weeks, Green said.
Prescott set for franchise tag without long-term Dallas deal
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville haven't signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. If so, his fate will be different than the other two QBs who have played under the franchise tag. Anthony Harris of Minnesota and Denver's Justin Simmons are set to play under the $11.4 million tag for a safety.
Groundbreaking for new plaza brings hopes of economic boost to sleepy Bexar County town
SOMERSET, TX – A new development is the talk of the town in Somerset. Veterinarian Tracy Green, owner of Somerset Animal Clinic, is taking a leap of faith by expanding her clinic. The plans are welcomed by the town of about 1,600 people, which hasn’t seen a lot of economic or population growth like other towns in Bexar County. Green hopes other business-minded people in her town and surrounding areas will help bring growth to her sleepy town. “We’re starting to be on the map.”The first phase of construction will be the clinic, and the first plaza building will follow later in summer 2020.
Family spared in Texas church shooting remembers those lost
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas – Twenty-six crosses representing the 26 lives lost during the church shooting in Sutherland Springs were placed across the street from First Baptist Church. The grief in Sutherland Springs is still palpable after the deadly shooting Sunday, especially for people such as the Green family who knew every family affected. RELATED: Texas Church Shooting: Mother killed while trying to protect children from gunfireTwenty-six white crosses line a field, pushed and pulled by the relentless wind, but they don’t fall. “We're here every Sunday, but I believe because of divine intervention, I had an errand to run first,” Rod Green said. LATEST NEWS ON TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTINGRod Green was especially close with the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle Pomeroy.