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Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in the NFL anymore

Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in the NFL anymore

Star wide receiver Antonio Brown is saying on Twitter that he “will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” Brown’s statement, part of a series of tweets Sunday morning, comes just days after he was released by the New England Patriots, the third NFL team to give up on the volatile player in the last…MORE

FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

FDNY says 3 injured in fire near New York City’s Times Square

Three people were injured in a blaze in ductwork at a building near New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire Department said. The call for the fire at 145 West 45th St. in Manhattan came in at 7:38 a.m., and firefighters were on the scene in four minutes, FDNY said. The fire…MORE

Tropical Storm Karen forms east of the Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Karen forms east of the Windward Islands

Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the…MORE

Three Catholic churches in El Paso targeted in arson attacks, the FBI says

Three Catholic churches in El Paso targeted in arson attacks, the FBI says

Three Catholic churches in El Paso have been targeted in arson attacks and investigators are offering a reward for information on the culprits. The first arson incident at the churches in Texas occurred on May 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church followed by another one a week later at St. Patrick Cathedral, the FBI said…MORE

Police search for a suspect after 6 people are shot in downtown Indianapolis

Police search for a suspect after 6 people are shot in downtown Indianapolis

Police are searching for a shooter who left six people wounded in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night. Officers patrolling in the area responded to multiple shots fired nearby, said Genae Cook of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. They found six victims ranging in age from teen to adult suffering from gunshot wounds. All six were…MORE

It’s Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year

It’s Banned Books Week. Here are the 11 most challenged books last year

Books have long been the source of changing perspectives, but not without some controversy. In 2018, at least 347 challenges were filed seeking to remove 483 books from libraries or schools, according to a recent news release from the American Library Association (ALA), a sponsor of Banned Books Week, which runs September 22-28. The annual…MORE

3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday

3 things to watch for this NFL Sunday

For many NFL teams, their hopes of making the playoffs have already been dashed. But for others, the fun has only just begun. Going into the third NFL Sunday of the season, teams will look to capitalize on early momentum, correct miscues that have exposed weaknesses or start started planning for the 2020 Draft. This…MORE

Sure, black people can be racist, too

Sure, black people can be racist, too

Comedian Chris Rock recently got into trouble after posting a meme with a picture of Betty White, the former “Golden Girls” actress. “The first thing people say when a mass shooting is announced,” Rock wrote in the caption. The unspoken punchline: Bet he white. Some white critics called Rock a racist. But the comedian’s defenders…MORE