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Veteran Steelers LB James Harrison Announces Retirement From The NFL

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison announced on Monday that he is retiring from the NFL. Harrison made the announcement via his Instagram account. “I’ve missed way too much for way too long…and I’m done. Many thanks to my family, coaches, the fans, and everyone who played a role in my football life,” he wrote in a caption. Harrison played 15 NFL seasons, 14 of them with Pittsburgh. He recorded 84.5 sacks throughout his career, and for a time was one of the most dominant pass-rushers in the NFL. From 2007 through 2011, Harrison, who had 54 quarterback takedowns during that stretch.  ...Read more

Desiree Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston Marathon Since 1985

Desiree Linden endured extreme weather conditions to win Monday’s Boston Marathon, becoming the first American woman to win the event since 1985. Enduring cold temperatures, brutal winds and a constant rain, Linden finished the 26-mile, hilly New England terrain in an unofficial time of 2:39:53.  Linden had four previous top 10 finishes in the Marathon, including missing out on the top spot by just two seconds in 2011.  ...Read more

Former First Lady Barbara Bush In Failing Health; Will Not Be Seeking Further Treatment

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and will not seek additional medical care after a series of recent hospitalizations, a spokesman for the Bush family said on Sunday. Bush, 92, will “instead focus on comfort care” for unspecified health complications, according to a statement. Mrs. Bush is the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who is now 93, and mother of 43rd President George W. Bush. “It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others,” a statement from the office of George H.W. Bush said Sunday. “She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving.” ...Read more

Britney Spears, “This Is Us,” And Jim Parsons Honored At 2018 GLAAD Media Awards

“This Is Us,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the film “A Fantastic Woman” received top honors at the 29th GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills. NBC’s “This Is Us” won best drama series, Fox’s sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” won best comedy and Sony’s transgender drama “A Fantastic Woman” won the award for best film in limited release.  Special honors also went to pop star Britney Spears, who was presented the Vanguard Award by Ricky Martin; and “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, who was presented GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award by producer Ryan Murphy and the cast of “Boys in the Band.” “Our society has always put such an emphasis on what’s normal, and to be different is unusual or seen as strange. But to be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing,” Spears said in her speech. The West Coast edition of the ceremony awarded 12 trophies among this year’s 25 media categories. The remaining winners will be announced at the New York edition of the ceremony on May 5. ...Read more

76ers Joel Embiid To Remain Sidelined For Game 2

The Philadelphia 76ers have ruled him out center Joel Embiid to return for Game 2 against the Miami Heat, as he continues to recover from an orbital bone fracture. The team made it official on Sunday with a statement on Twitter. Embiid had said on Saturday that he was optimistic about potentially playing in Game 2 or Game 3, but the team made the call to let him take a bit more time to recover. Embiid is one of the most dominant players today, and has had a tremendous season for the Sixers, averaging 22.9 points, 11 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. ...Read more

Philadelphia Eagles CB Daryl Worley Tased, Arrested Near Team Facility

According to multiple reports, Philadelphia Eagles CB Daryl Worley was arrested Sunday morning after police found him passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway in Philadelphia.  The Eagles acquired Daryl Worley in a trade with Carolina just last month. “We are in the process of gathering more information about Daryl Worley’s arrest this morning,” the Eagles said in a statement. According to NFL Network, Worley was arrested at 6 a.m. Sunday when he became combative with police, who administrated a Taser on him. The NFL Network also reported that a gun was recovered at the scene. The incident occurred near the team facility. Worley was traded last month from the Carolina Panthers to the Eagles for wide receiver Torrey Smith. ...Read more

“Rampage” Takes The Box Office No. 1 Spot With $148.6 Million Globally

Dwayne Johnson’s arcade game-inspired Rampage crept past last week’s top film A Quiet Place to take the No. 1 spot on the box-office charts. Studios estimate that Rampage has grossed $34.5 million in its first weekend in theaters. In a very close second was the modestly budgeted John Krasinski thriller A Quiet Place with $32.6 million. In just two weeks, the word-of-mouth sensation is now just shy of $100 million in grosses from North American theaters. Third place went to the horror movie Truth or Dare, which brought in an estimated $19.1 million in its first three days in theaters after opening on Friday the 13th.  ...Read more

Nikki Haley Says U.S. Is Prepared To Strike Syria Again

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said this weekend that “the United States is locked and loaded” to strike Syria again if the country’s regime continues to use chemical weapons. Haley relayed the message from President Trump at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council hours after a U.S.-led bombardment targeted Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Haley also accused Russia of defending Syrian President Bashar Assad and failing to ensure that the war-torn country’s cache of poison gas was destroyed. “When our President draws a red line, our President enforces the red,” she said. “The United States of America will not allow the Assad regime to continue using chemical weapons.” ...Read more

President Trump Says He Is In Support Of “Cooperative” Approach To Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump said he has “full confidence” in White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who has urged Trump to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.  In a tweet on Thursday, Mr. Trump said “I have agreed with the historically cooperative, disciplined approach that we have engaged in with Robert Mueller (Unlike the Clintons!) He continued, “I have full confidence in Ty Cobb, my Special Counsel, and have been fully advised throughout each phase of this process.” Some of Trump’s strongest supporters have been urging the president to take a more aggressive position toward Mueller’s investigation, in particular after FBI agents descended on the office and home of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump has called the FBI raid an “attack on our country.”  However in a separate Twitter post Thursday, Mr. Trump denied reports that he had tried to dismiss Mueller last year. “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him,” Trump said.  Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation to protect the special counsel from being fired without cause. ...Read more