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Month: February 2019

Sources: Colin Kaepernick withdraws collusion case against NFL – Yahoo Sports

In a stunning decision, quarterback Colin Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid have reached a financial settlement with the NFL in their joint collusion complaint against the league and will take no further action in the case. While sources declined to offer specifics for the decision, Yahoo Sports was told on prior occasions that Kaepernick and…

An asteroid will block the brightest star in the night sky on Monday, and astronomers need your help seeing it

Sirius, a system of two stars — Sirius A and Sirius B — is the brightest object we can see from Earth. However, an asteroid called (4388) Jürgenstock will briefly pass in front of Sirius on Monday night. Sirius will almost entirely fade for a few tenths of a second as the 3.1-mile-wide asteroid flies…

Dispensed: Prescribing guidelines at a buzzy men’s health startup, a depression drug moves one step closer to approval, and a leaked letter that’s fueling a fight over high drug prices

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello, This week was busy with a big M&A deal for a surgical robotics company and lackluster results for the super-hot, $35 billion NASH market. But in between the breaking news, here were the stories that caught our attention this week. New to our weekly newsletter? You can sign up here. First…

New Orleans Pelicans part ways with longtime GM Dell Demps – WDSU New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans part ways with longtime GM Dell Demps Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT OWNER GAYLE BENSON, CURRENTLY PLANNING ON CLEANING HOUSE ONCE THE SEASON AND’S. IF THAT COMES TRUE, IT WILL BRING AN END TO DELL DEMPS. HE HAS BEEN WITH THE FRANCHISE SINCE 2010. HE HAS OVERSEEN ALL SEVEN YEARS OF ANTHONY…

Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth $100000? We asked a buyer – Ars Technica

*Mario coin sound effect* — Collectors say still-sealed test-market game is gaming’s Action Comics No. 1. Kyle Orland – Feb 15, 2019 4:02 pm UTC Enlarge / Of the millions of copies of Super Mario Bros. ever sold, this is the rarest and most valuable known to exist. A sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.…

Police Still Questioning Two Brothers In Connection To Alleged Attack On Jussie Smollett; Charges Could Be Filed Today – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police for the first time have called two men questioned in connection to the Jussie Smollett Case “suspects in an alleged crime,” but have yet to file charges in the alleged attack in Streeterville. Meantime, sources with intimate knowledge of the investigation tells CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards the attack on…

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S5e is its lightest and thinnest tablet ever – The Verge

There isn’t a single Android tablet we can currently wholeheartedly recommend, but the new 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e looks like it could be a contender — at $399, it’s not only far more affordable than the flagship $649 Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, it’s arguably surpassed it in some ways. For starters, the Tab S5e…

Republican and Democratic lawmakers are squaring off for a brawl over Trump’s pending national-emergency declaration

Democratic lawmakers are responding to an announcement that President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to secure funds for his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. So, how did we get here? On Thursday, both houses of Congress voted to pass legislation that would fund the government for the remainder of the 2019…

Jeff Sessions once complained about FBI employees and reminisced about the ‘the old days’ when it ‘only hired Irishmen,’ former deputy director Andrew McCabe says in upcoming memoir

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, left, and former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe during a news conference, July 13, 2017 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions once complained about the racial composition of the FBI and reminisced about the “old days” where “you all only hired…

In a massive rebuke to Trump, GOP senators demand that Mike Pompeo investigate Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Leah Millis/Reuters Nearly every GOP member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to provide a full investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This comes after President…