US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

By JON GAMBRELL DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation briefly displayed Iran’s national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supported protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations’ World Cup match Tuesday. Iran’s government reacted by accusing America of removing the name of God from… Continue reading US Soccer briefly scrubs emblem from Iran flag at World Cup

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Iraqi PM: Probe recovers part of $2.5B embezzled from taxes

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s government said on Sunday it will recover part of nearly $2.5 billion in funds embezzled from the country’s tax authority in a massive scheme involving a network of businesses and officials. Approximately 182 billion Iraqi dinars, or $125 million, of the stolen sum will be recovered through the seizure of properties… Continue reading Iraqi PM: Probe recovers part of $2.5B embezzled from taxes

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Karla Bonoff brings ‘Home for the Holidays’ to The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia

Hear our full conversation on my podcast “Beyond the Fame.” toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP’s Jason Fraley previews Karla Bonoff at The Birchmere (Part 1) You remember her from the “Footloose” soundtrack, but did you know she also wrote hits for Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Lynn Anderson, Aaron Neville and… Continue reading Karla Bonoff brings ‘Home for the Holidays’ to The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia

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NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane at MIA

MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. “Fearing that Mr. Beckham was seriously ill, and that… Continue reading NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane at MIA

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China prepares to send new 3-person crew to space station

BEIJING (AP) — Final preparations were being made Monday to send a new three-person crew to China’s space station as it nears completion amid intensifying competition with the United States. The China Manned Space Agency said the Shenzhou-15 mission will take off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert… Continue reading China prepares to send new 3-person crew to space station

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Vikings can clinch NFC North on Sunday with win over Jets, Lions loss to Jaguars

The Vikings as soon as next Sunday could clinch their first NFC North title since 2017. With Green Bay losing 40-33 at Philadelphia on Sunday night, the Vikings (9-2) would clinch if they defeat the New York Jets at U.S. Bank Stadium and have the Detroit Lions (4-7) lose at home to Jacksonville. They also… Continue reading Vikings can clinch NFC North on Sunday with win over Jets, Lions loss to Jaguars

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One person hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Mattapan

A drive by shooting in Mattapan sent one person to the hospital Sunday afternoon. Boston Police responded to the scene on Westmore Road around 5:30 p.m. The victims injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening. There is no word on any arrests so far, though police said the investigation is ongoing.

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Mike Preston: Another collapse and failures in the secondary were inevitable for Ravens | COMMENTARY

Another Ravens collapse was inevitable, but few thought it would be against Jacksonville. Maybe it wouldn’t have left such a bitter taste if it had come against Cincinnati, Kansas City or Buffalo, but it was the Jaguars — the now-4-7 Jaguars. Trevor Lawrence entered Sunday known as a quarterback who struggles to read the entire… Continue reading Mike Preston: Another collapse and failures in the secondary were inevitable for Ravens | COMMENTARY

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Heat snap road skid, with Adebayo’s 32 , Herro’s first triple-double fueling 106-98 victory in Atlanta

Until Sunday, it was a relatively simple exercise to pick out the Miami Heat’s best road victory of the season. There was the Oct. 26 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, in the Heat’s road opener – and that was it. “Coach let us know that,” forward Caleb Martin said of Erik Spoelstra’s pregame messaging.… Continue reading Heat snap road skid, with Adebayo’s 32 , Herro’s first triple-double fueling 106-98 victory in Atlanta

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