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Giving Trump a pardon wish list won’t solve systemic criminal justice problems, NFL-er Malcolm Jenkins says

Giving Trump a pardon wish list won’t solve systemic criminal justice problems, NFL-er Malcolm Jenkins says

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is exploring better alternatives to creating change within the country’s criminal justice system than providing President Donald Trump with a “VIP” list of names, he told ABC News.On Thursday, The New York Times published an op-ed by Jenkins and three other former and current NFL players in…

Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18

Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUECincinnati 5, Detroit 3Toronto 5, Atlanta 4Oakland 12, San Diego 4Baltimore 3, Washington 0AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 12, Chicago White Sox 0N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 5Houston 5, Tampa Bay 1Minnesota 4, Boston 1Texas 3, Kansas City 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 4, St. Louis 3Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 0San…

Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book

Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book

Ker Robertson/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Before the violence in Syria changed her life, Yusra Mardini was a normal teenager in many ways.A passionate swimmer since childhood, she trained daily and attended competitions abroad. She came of age with her older sister Sara, putting on makeup and high heels and going to cafes with friends. Yet amid…

Scoreboard roundup — 6/19/18

Scoreboard roundup — 6/19/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEWashington 9, Baltimore 7Atlanta 11, Toronto 4Cincinnati 9, Detroit 5L.A. Angels 5, Arizona 4Oakland 4, San Diego 2, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 3Minnesota 6, Boston 2Tampa Bay 2, Houston 1Texas 4, Kansas City 1NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago…

NBA player Sterling Brown files federal civil rights lawsuit over stun-gun arrest

NBA player Sterling Brown files federal civil rights lawsuit over stun-gun arrest

Milwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee and multiple local police officers after they used a stun gun on him during his arrest earlier this year.Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, alleged racially based excessive use of force during the Jan. 26, 2018…

Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Cop took out gun during Sterling Brown tasing incident, body-cam footage shows

Milwaukee Police Dept.(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, new body-camera footage released by Brown’s attorney shows.The video, published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun…

Scoreboard roundup — 6/18/18

Scoreboard roundup — 6/18/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEFinal  Washington    5  N-Y Yankees   3Final  N-Y Yankees   4  Washington    2Final  Arizona       7  L-A Angels    4   AMERICAN LEAGUEFinal  Cleveland   6  Chi White Sox   2Final  Houston     5  Tampa Bay       4Final  Texas       6  Kansas City     3    NATIONAL LEAGUEFinal  Philadelphia   6  St. Louis       5, 10 InningsFinal  Pittsburgh     1 …

Firefighter from Massachusetts plays in US Open

Firefighter from Massachusetts plays in US Open

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(BROCKTON, Mass.) — Brockton, Massachusetts firefighter Matt Parziale is not only a full time firefighter but a U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship golfer who gave his dad the greatest Father’s Day gift, playing in the U.S Open.After winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur last October, Parziale earned his first U.S. Open start and is the first Mid-Amateur…

Mexican World Cup fans’ ‘massive jumps’ may have set off manmade earthquake

Mexican World Cup fans’ ‘massive jumps’ may have set off manmade earthquake

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Mexico’s upset World Cup victory over Germany was literally earthshaking.Super-sensitive earthquake sensors registered seismic activity at two sites in Mexico City that coincided with what proved to be the winning goal by Mexico’s star player, Hirving Lazano, in that team’s 1-0 triumph over defending World Cup champion Germany on Sunday.The…

Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18

Scoreboard roundup — 6/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUECincinnati 5, Detroit 3Toronto 5, Atlanta 4Oakland 12, San Diego 4Baltimore 3, Washington 0AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 12, Chicago White Sox 0N.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 5Houston 5, Tampa Bay 1Minnesota 4, Boston 1Texas 3, Kansas City 2NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 4, St. Louis 3Chicago Cubs 4, L.A. Dodgers 0San…

Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book

Olympic swimmer documents harrowing journey from Syria to Europe in new book

Ker Robertson/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Before the violence in Syria changed her life, Yusra Mardini was a normal teenager in many ways.A passionate swimmer since childhood, she trained daily and attended competitions abroad. She came of age with her older sister Sara, putting on makeup and high heels and going to cafes with friends. Yet amid…

Scoreboard roundup — 6/19/18

Scoreboard roundup — 6/19/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEWashington 9, Baltimore 7Atlanta 11, Toronto 4Cincinnati 9, Detroit 5L.A. Angels 5, Arizona 4Oakland 4, San Diego 2, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 7, Seattle 2Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 3Minnesota 6, Boston 2Tampa Bay 2, Houston 1Texas 4, Kansas City 1NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago…