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Alshon Jeffery still not practicing; what about Week 1?

Alshon Jeffery still not practicing; what about Week 1?

Where does he fit in? Does he have a chance to make the roster? How can he show the coaches what kind of player he is with final cuts just 2½ weeks away? All valid questions. And Christian Hackenberg has no answers.  And he doesn’t care. Right now his focus is on getting better every […]

69-year-old Danny Thompson breaks world speed record

69-year-old Danny Thompson breaks world speed record

It was a moment his family had been chasing for a half-century. Racer Danny Thompson, 69, set a land speed record for piston-powered, wheel-driven cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Sunday in a vehicle that his father Mickey first brought to Utah in 1968. The elder Thompson didn’t get a chance to drive the […]

Chase Switches to Expedia to Power Its Online Travel Portal

Chase Switches to Expedia to Power Its Online Travel Portal

Chase will use behemoth online travel agency Expedia as the engine for booking travel with Chase Ultimate Rewards® credit card points, a move the issuer said will give cardholders more choices and redemption flexibility. The new travel portal has about double the number of options as before, a Chase spokeswoman said, adding that she didn’t immediately have […]

The Latest: Evidence presented in New Mexico compound case

The Latest: Evidence presented in New Mexico compound case

TAOS, N.M. –  The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Defense attorneys for the two men and three women arrested on child abuse charges following a raid at a northern New Mexico compound argue that prosecutors are unjustly trying to paint their […]

Lira's fall drags on currencies in Asia as havens gain

Lira's fall drags on currencies in Asia as havens gain

The Turkish currency continued to weaken in Asia trading on Monday, dragging on many currencies in the region while bond prices rose and the yen strengthened.  The lira was down 5.7 per cent at TL6.7896 against the US dollar, having earlier weakened beyond the TL7 mark to hit an all-time low of TL7.2149. The currency […]

European markets seen lower as Turkey's deepening economic crisis sparks contagion fears

European markets seen lower as Turkey's deepening economic crisis sparks contagion fears

Market focus is largely attuned to Turkey’s financial woes, with the country’s currency taking another slide to all-time lows of 7.2400 on Monday morning. The lira briefly recovered some of its recent losses over the weekend, after Ankara’s finance minister said the country had drafted an action plan to ease investor concerns and the banking […]

Gender and Politics in the Middle East to be Offered for Fall 2018

Gender and Politics in the Middle East to be Offered for Fall 2018

Photo Submitted Are you interested in the complexities of women’s political lives in the Middle East and North Africa?  Shirin Saeidi, assistant professor of political science will be teaching an introductory course studying gender roles, relations, and identities and how they are constructed, negotiated, and experienced during different political moments.  Through […]

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that 440 more British military personnel will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. But how do the UK and US allies see their role in the country? The additional troops will be ferrying international advisors safely around the country’s capital city, Kabul, in their Foxhound […]

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

Fantasy Football Rankings: Sleeper Wide Receivers, Part 2

I’ve preached how deep the wide receiver class is in fantasy football this year. To further prove that theory, I wanted to dive deeper into the pool. Looking at half-PPR ADPs, here are a few WRs in the 101-150 range that should provide you a great return on your (minimal) investment. Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson (82) warms […]

China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

BEIJING –  China’s campaign of pressure against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang from “becoming ‘China’s Syria’ or ‘China’s Libya,’” an official Communist Party newspaper said Monday. The Global Times editorial came after a U.N. anti-discrimination committee raised concerns Friday over China’s treatment of Uighurs, citing reports of mass […]