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Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown, a 40-year-old quarterback who had retired and was going to be an analyst with ESPN this season, agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, the team announced. McCown has played in games for eight different teams in 16 seasons, and has been on the roster of two other teams. He…MORE

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson comes out as gay

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson comes out as gay

Longtime Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson came out as gay in a column in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, writing that the announcement was “better late than never.” The 58-year-old wrote he had long struggled with the decision to be open about his sexuality, and considered whether the revelation would affect his relationships with family, friends…MORE

Maná’s message at this time? Vote

Maná’s message at this time? Vote

When leaders fail to reflect your values, vote them out. That is the message the Mexican rock group Maná would like to send to Latino citizens of the United States. As the band prepares to embark on a massive 22-city tour later this month — and perform live together for the first time in three…MORE

Kiefer Sutherland ‘seriously injured’ during European tour

Kiefer Sutherland ‘seriously injured’ during European tour

Kiefer Sutherland suffered a serious injury that has caused him to cancel the remaining three stops on his European tour, the actor and singer announced on social media. Sutherland said in an Instagram post on Thursday that he slipped on the steps of his tour bus, injuring a rib, “making it difficult to breathe and…MORE

These Milwaukee musicians gather to play at the city’s crime scenes

These Milwaukee musicians gather to play at the city’s crime scenes

There’s a new kind of first responder to some crime scenes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: musicians. Toting their violin, viola and bass cases, they set up among the investigating police and reporters scrambling to get the story after a shooting. And soon the mournful sound of a spiritual, like “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,”…MORE

Attempted murder charges filed against man accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops

Attempted murder charges filed against man accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops

Attempted murder charges were filed Saturday against a Philadelphia man accused of shooting six police officers during an hours-long standoff, according to court records. The suspect, Maurice Hill, 36, was denied bail during a preliminary arraignment, online court records show. The formal charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault and assault of a law enforcement…MORE

US mother ruled too Western by Saudi court will appeal

US mother ruled too Western by Saudi court will appeal

Last month, an American mother named Bethany Vierra lost custody of her young daughter Zaina, on the grounds that she was too Western to raise the child well. Now her own parents worry that they will lose both grand-daughter and daughter, as the window to appeal closes in Saudi Arabia. “If Zaina can’t leave, she…MORE

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends, a rival of video game Fortnite, may be free to play, but the game angered fans this week over its new pricing for limited edition virtual items. The game’s developer, Respawn, owned by Electronic Arts, apologized Friday for the new in-game “loot boxes,” or a random selection of virtual rewards available to players…MORE