‘Thorough, diligent and exhaustive’: Inside the Chicago Bears’ search for a new coach and GM — and why the ever-growing candidate list could be a concern

Let’s get something out of the way up front. The Chicago Bears are not playing musical chairs in their searches for a new general manager and head coach. There are enough impressive candidates available for both roles. The hunt need not be guided by suffocating deadline pressure. It’s not as if, when the NFL’s search… Continue reading ‘Thorough, diligent and exhaustive’: Inside the Chicago Bears’ search for a new coach and GM — and why the ever-growing candidate list could be a concern

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In unusual move, Gov. DeSantis submits redistricting map

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has submitted a proposal to reshape the state’s congressional map and carve up districts held by Black Democrats, as the Republican takes the unusual step of inserting himself into the redistricting process. The proposed congressional map, submitted Sunday on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day,… Continue reading In unusual move, Gov. DeSantis submits redistricting map

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3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility

(CNN) — Three Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, police officers were charged Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility while she exited a high school football game on August 27, prosecutors said. Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney each were charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter, one count of involuntary manslaughter and… Continue reading 3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility

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White House to make 400 million N95 masks available for free

WASHINGTON (The Hill) – The White House announced Wednesday that it is making 400 million N95 masks available for free, part of a string of actions aimed at fighting the surging omicron variant.   The masks will be available for pickup at “tens of thousands of local pharmacies” as well as thousands of community health centers,… Continue reading White House to make 400 million N95 masks available for free

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Is headache a symptom of the omicron COVID variant?

(NEXSTAR) – The omicron variant is forcing us to rethink what COVID-19 looks and feels like in its early days. While fever, coughing and loss of taste were the tell-tale early signs of the first strain of the coronavirus, early research suggests omicron manifests differently, especially early on in the illness. One early symptom many… Continue reading Is headache a symptom of the omicron COVID variant?

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Global airlines rush to change flights to the U.S. over 5G problem

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports. The issue appeared to particularly impact the Boeing 777, a long-range, wide-body aircraft used… Continue reading Global airlines rush to change flights to the U.S. over 5G problem

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Doyle McManus: Time to start over on voting rights and election security

After months of wrangling, the U.S. Senate plans to vote this week on an ambitious Democratic bill on voting rights. The bill is already doomed. Senate rules require 60 votes to move most bills to final passage; this one has only 50 — all Democrats, opposed by all 50 Republicans. The debate will provide plenty… Continue reading Doyle McManus: Time to start over on voting rights and election security

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Sandy Banks: What Martin Luther King taught me about ‘good hair’ and self respect

Every January, as I read and listen to the tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., I think not only about what Dr. King gave the world, but also about what he gave me personally. On his 1963 visit to Cleveland, Dr. King spoke from the back of a flatbed truck at a park not far… Continue reading Sandy Banks: What Martin Luther King taught me about ‘good hair’ and self respect

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