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Alex Jones loses Sandy Hook case, but defamation issues remain unresolved

(THE CONVERSATION) A Connecticut judge has found Alex Jones, a well-known media personality, liable in the defamation claim brought against him by parents of 6- and 7-year-old children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre for falsely claiming they were accomplices in faking the murders of their own children.
Like an earlier decisio ... (full story)


The concrete effects of body cameras on police accountability

(THE CONVERSATION) Without video evidence, it's unlikely we would have ever heard of George Floyd or witnessed the prosecution of his killer, a Minneapolis police officer.
The recording of Floyd's killing echoed the documentation in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two Black men who were killed at the hands of police ... (full story)


Sports


Stanford coach Haase building a culture for his team

Stanford coach Haase building a culture for his team

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With puppy Kaci on the leash eagerly pulling him along, Stanford men's basketball coach Jerod Haase begins one of his regular cross-campus power walks that take slightly different routes depending on the day and how much time he can carve out of his busy schedule.
The playful pooch, who turned 1 in ... (full story)


Indoor cycling attire

If you happen to be one of the multitude of people who will be cycling indoors during the upcoming winter months, well, there’s something you just might want to consider, something that could make for a really great indoor cycling experience as apposed to a really gnarly one, something as simple as wearing the proper indoor cy ... (full story)


Russell Wilson wants to play 20-plus years and own NFL team

Russell Wilson wants to play 20-plus years and own NFL team

Russell Wilson wants to play another decade and hopes to buy an NFL team after he retires.
The seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback is focused on helping the Seattle Seahawks (3-6) turn their season around but he also has big plans for the future.
"I definitely want to play for a long time, but I think once I'm done, I'd lo ... (full story)


State


Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races

Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Debate over a memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual acts is surfacing in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection next year, foreshadowing a recurring theme for conservative leaders in the coming campaigns.
The book in question, Maia Kobabe's "G ... (full story)


White House nominates 10 for US Marshals, US attorney posts

White House nominates 10 for US Marshals, US attorney posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is nominating its first set of U.S. Marshals, including the first Black man to serve as the U.S. Marshal in Minnesota, along with a slate of other historic firsts for U.S. attorney posts across the nation.
The nomination of Eddie Frizell to be the U.S. Marshal in the District of M ... (full story)