AP source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football

Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues, a […]

Target joins Walmart in ending Thanksgiving store shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales. The move, announced Monday, comes as stores are rethinking this year’s Black Friday shopping bonanza weekend — along with other key retail days during the holiday season — as […]

Trump calls on Big Ten Conference to play fall football

The Big Ten Conference, already in court and under pressure from players and parents over its decision to cancel fall football, is now hearing from President Donald Trump. Trump tweeted Tuesday that he had spoken with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about reinstating the fall season. “Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner […]

Amid smoke and ash, wildfire-scarred Paradise rebuilds

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they’d never be back. Yet there they were on Sunday, parking a camper next to their dirt lot and the shell of what had been their swimming pool, excited for their role in restoring their hometown […]

‘Game-changer’: Rapid, daily virus testing coming to Pac-12

The Pac-12 could be playing football and basketball sooner than expected after the conference announced Thursday that each of the 12 schools will soon have the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott called the deal with Quidel Corporation a “game-changer.” He said the ability to test athletes every […]

Walmart stores to close on Thanksgiving

Walmart will pay its workers another round of cash bonuses this summer, the Arkansas-based retailer announced Tuesday.

Trump, at NH rally, sows fears about ‘thugs,’ ‘anarchists’

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Fresh off accepting the Republican Party’s nomination, President Donald Trump said Friday he was the only thing standing between “democracy and the mob,” as he lashed out at protesters who accosted his supporters as they left the White House the night before. Sowing fear about the implications of a Joe Biden […]

Eastern Connecticut State University previews back-to-school plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

(WTNH) — Eastern Connecticut State University presented their back-to-school plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The school says in-person classes will start at the end of August and end at Thanksgiving break. After that, classes and exams will be online. Classrooms and common areas have been reconfigured to ensure social distancing. Seating will be limited at […]

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