Author: Assoicated Press

Soccer clubs opt out of the Super League

Super League collapses after the 6 English clubs withdraw

LONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being abandoned by the six English clubs, leaving the Spanish and Italian participants stranded. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and…

Duron Harmon and Cordarrelle Patterson signed with Atlanta Falcons

One-year contracts with NFL team

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have signed safety Duron Harmon and four-time All-Pro return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson to one-year contracts. Harmon started all 16 games for Detroit in 2020 and set a career high with 73 tackles.…

Scene of school shooting in Knoxville secured

Several people shot including a police officer at high school in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people including a police officer have been shot at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, and the scene has since been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities…

156 million Covid-19 relief payments issued

Estimated 158.5 million households to receive payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department says it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan. This includes 25 million payments on Wednesday that were primarily to Social Security beneficiaries who hadn’t…

Doctor's go old school to get Austin residents their COVID-19 vaccine

Flyers were put out with a contact number

AUSTIN, Texas - Doctors and volunteers in one Austin neighborhood went old school to register people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Austin-American Statesman reports that instead of having people register online, the volunteers and health care professionals decided to…

Texas trooper wounded in shooting dies from injuries

The 38-year-old is survived by his wife and four children.

WACO, Texas- Associated Press reports that the Texas state trooper who was shot during a traffic stop last week has died. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chad Walker had been on life support after he was shot Friday night…

Texas author Larry McMurtry has died at the age of 84

McMurtry won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986

DALLAS (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Texas author Larry McMurtry has died at the age of 84. His family said in a statement that he died Thursday night of heart failure. McMurtry penned books and screenplays during a career that spanned…

Larry Flynt has died at the age of 78

Larry Flynt died of heart failure Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry Flynt, who turned Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, has died at age 78. His nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., told The Associated Press that Flynt died Wednesday of heart…

Texas officers shoot man who approached with knife

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Police in the West Texas city of San Angelo say officers fatally shot a man after he approached them with a knife during a domestic violence call. Police spokesman Josh Schultz said in a news…

Texas high court denies GOP effort to reject Houston votes

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court has denied a Republican-led petition to toss nearly 127,000 ballots cast at drive-thru voting places in the Houston area. The state’s all-Republican high court on Sunday rejected the request from GOP activists…

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) - Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day. Trump held a primetime swearing-in event…

Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

Ted Cruz shortlisted for potential Supreme Court Candidates

By JILL COLVIN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has announced he is adding 20 names to the list of Supreme Court candidates that he’s pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies to…

WHO declares that virus crisis is now a pandemic

The World Heath Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic as spread continues

ROME (AP) - The World Health Organization is declaring that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic. The assessment comes as Italy is weighing even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion…