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For the first time since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger is out of the Steelers-Browns rivalry, a matchup that the Ohio-born-and-bred quarterback dominated for 18 seasons and will now be watching along with everyone else.
On Thursday night, Mitch Trubisky will make his debut in one of the toughest scrimmages in the NFL.
A second appearance is not guaranteed.
Struggling to connect with Pittsburgh’s receivers, Trubisky, selected as the starter in training camp over rookie quarterback Kenny Pickens, could try to make some deep shots over the middle of the field when the Steelers (1-1) visit a Browns team that can’t hurt yet. epic meltdown at their home opener on Sunday.
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The idea was for two of America’s most reliable teams to set the tone Thursday at the Presidents Cup, and the result was predictable.
In the opening match, Xander Schaufele and Patrick Cantlay defeated Adam Scott and Hideki Matsuyama. They came up short with a 6-5 win, improving their record to 5-0 in Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup quads.
Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, best friends since they were 14, came up clutch to atone for their mistakes and held off Sonja Im and Corey Conners, 2 and 1.
Another strong top-to-bottom American team played at a high level on a hot day at Quail Hollow and walked away with a 4-1 lead after the first session.
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Khloe Kardashian showed off the newest addition to her family during the season 2 premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
The new mum-of-two showed off her son’s arrival just months after her ex Tristan Thompson became embroiled in a paternity dispute with another woman. Kardashian’s son, who she shares with Thompson and was carried by a surrogate mother, was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on July 28.
Her sister Kim Kardashian, who has given birth to two children of her own with the help of a surrogate, joined a nervous Khloe on his birthday, assuring Khloe: “you’re never ready, but you are.”
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Khloe Kardashian showed off the newest addition to her family during the season 2 premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
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A federal appeals court is allowing the Justice Department to resume use of classified documents seized from Donald Trump’s Florida estate as part of an ongoing criminal investigation. Wednesday’s ruling clears the way for investigators to continue to examine the documents as they decide whether to file criminal charges over the storage of top-secret government documents at Mar-a-Lago. The appeals court notes that Trump did not provide evidence that he declassified the records. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Trump said that “if you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify” material by simply saying “It’s declassified” and “even thinking about it.”
The White House is reaching out to local authorities. He hosted officials from North Carolina on Thursday to highlight funding opportunities and hear firsthand how coronavirus aid, infrastructure dollars and other policies are working in communities. A key message from the North Carolina officials’ visit is to restart manufacturing. The event reflects a new effort to expand the use of the White House campus as pandemic restrictions are lifted. But it’s also part of a larger effort to host municipal and county officials from all 50 states each week. The coverage coincides with campaigning for November’s midterm elections, as the White House tries to energize Democratic voters.
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve estimated what it would take to finally rein in painfully high inflation: slower growth, higher unemployment and possibly a recession. Speaking at a press conference, Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged what many economists have been saying for months: that the Fed’s goal is to create a “soft landing” in which it manages to slow growth enough to contain inflation but not enough to cause recession – looks increasingly unlikely. “The chances of a soft landing,” Powell said, “are likely to diminish” as the Fed steadily increases borrowing costs to slow the worst inflation in four decades.
After two years of discourse dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, the war in Ukraine took center stage at this year’s UN General Assembly. The pleas of leaders from all over the world for peace were both altruistic intensification of the plight of the surrounded Ukrainians and born of personal interests. As several speeches made clear, the effects of the Russian invasion were felt even thousands of miles away. There were few speeches that excluded any direct reference to the conflict, but the war was sounded without direct invocation.
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, conservative activist Virginia Thomas, has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the January 6 uprising. Attorney Mark Paoletta says Thomas will “willingly answer the committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work related to the 2020 election.” The committee requested an interview with Thomas to learn more about her role in trying to help former President Donald Trump reverse his election defeat. She contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin as part of the effort.
New York’s attorney general has sued former President Donald Trump and his company, accusing them of defrauding some of their most valuable assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit was filed in Wednesday in New York state court. It is the culmination of a three-year civil investigation into Trump and the Trump Organization, led by a Democrat. Trump’s three grown children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump, were also named as defendants, along with two longtime campaign executives, Allen Weiselberg and Jeffrey McConney. Alina Hubba, Trump’s attorney, said the lawsuit “does not focus on fact or law.”
Hurricane Fiona has left dozens of families stranded across Puerto Rico after destroying roads and bridges, and authorities are still unable to reach people four days after the storm slammed into the US territory causing historic flooding. For now, government officials are working with religious groups, nonprofits and others to battle mudslides, thick mud and broken asphalt to provide food, water and medicine to people in need, but they are under pressure to clear roads for traffic. funds could enter isolated areas in the near future. At least six municipalities have areas cut off by the storm.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand Thursday in a Connecticut lawsuit to try to limit the damages he must pay for calling the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax. Jones acknowledged spreading the lie that the 2012 shooting was a hoax, but angrily refused to continue apologizing for it. A court in Waterbury must decide damages for the FBI agent who responded to the school and the families of the eight dead children and adults who sued Jones for defamation. Relatives of the victims gave emotional testimony during the first six days of the trial about being traumatized by people who say the shooting was fake.
Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angered by the police death of a 22-year-old woman have killed at least nine people since violence erupted over the weekend. This is according to a count on Thursday by the Associated Press agency, based on statements by Iran’s state and semi-official media. Widespread outages of Instagram and WhatsApp, which protesters use to share information about the government’s crackdown on dissent, continue. Authorities also appear to be cracking down on Internet access to the outside world. The demonstrations in Iran began as an emotional outburst over the death last week of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was detained by the country’s morality police for allegedly violating a strict dress code.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken buildings in the Mexican capital and killed at least one person. The quake struck early Thursday, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude quake struck western and central Mexico that killed two people. The US Geological Survey said Thursday’s earthquake, like Monday’s, was in the western state of Michoacan near the Pacific coast. Michoacan state officials said the quake was felt across the state, but no damage was reported. The mayor of Mexico City said on Twitter that there were no reports of damage. Residents lined the streets when the seismic alarm went off.
Aaron Judge disappointed fans by stopping at 60 homers but doubled and scored in the first inning on Oswald Cabrera’s grand slam that lifted the New York Yankees to a 14-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates. A day after home run No. 60 sparked a stunning five-run, ninth-inning rally capped by Giancarlo Stanton’s game-ending slam, Judge doubled him in the first pitch in the first and fifth innings. Judge leads the AL in batting average, home runs and RBI, on pace to become the first Triple Crown winner in a decade. Cabrera and Gleyber Torres each had five RBIs.