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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Out For Another Week With Ankle Injury

Stephen Curry will miss at least another week because of his troublesome right ankle, which he re-injured last Thursday against San Antonio. The Warriors said Tuesday their two-time MVP would be re-evaluated in a week, and will sit out the next four games.  Curry rolled his ankle driving left for a layup at the 9:38 mark of the first quarter in the win against the Spurs. ...Read more

Movie Trailer For “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” Returns Fans To Hogwarts

The first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in the series, was released on Tuesday, March 13.  The trailer begins at Hogwarts, featuring a young Albus Dumbledore — played by Jude Law.   The video also provides a glimpse of Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange and Johnny Depp as Gallert Grindelwald.  The Fantastic Beasts series is a sequel to Harry Potter and stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol. The first of the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters in 2016. See the trailer in the link below! ...Read more

Actress Heather Locklear Facing Four Counts Of Battery And Banned From Owning Firearms

Heather Locklear has been charged with several counts of battery against first responders who answered a domestic violence call at her Southern California home. The 56-year-old actress was charged with four misdemeanor counts of battery on an officer or emergency personnel, and one misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer. According to the charges, Locklear kicked, pushed and shouted at deputies who were answering a report that she had been violent with her boyfriend Feb. 26. No domestic violence charges have been filed. Locklear’s representatives did not immediately reply to requests for comment. Locklear is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Ventura County Superior Court. ...Read more

Drew Brees And The New Orleans Saints Agree to 2-Year, $50 Million Deal

Quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a two-year deal worth $50 million. Brees will receive $27 million in guaranteed money and will include a no–trade clause.  Reportedly, the team wasn’t allowed to use the franchise tag on Brees because of a clause in his contract . The 39-year old Brees will enter his 13th year with New Orleans in 2018. He threw for 4,334 yards and 23 touchdowns last season, while leading the Saints to the playoffs. He also set the NFL record for highest completion percentage in a season, completing 72% of his passes in 2017. The 11-time Pro Bowler has thrown for 4,000 or more yards every season since signing with the Saints. ...Read more

Quarterback Kirk Cousins To Sign 3-Year, $84M Deal With Vikings

Former Redskins quarterback and free agent Kirk Cousins is expected to complete a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings worth an estimated $84 million to $86 million, according to sources Cousins’s contract with the Vikings would be fully or nearly fully guaranteed.  The Vikings were considered the favorite to land Cousins, the top free agent quarterback on the market. Cousins’s pending deal with the Vikings is said to be worth a little more than $28 million per season, which would surpass the current NFL record for the highest average annual value of $27.5 million set by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s five-year, $137.5 million contract to re-sign with the 49ers. ...Read more

House Republicans Say Investigation Found No Evidence Of Russia-Trump Collusion

House Republicans who investigated foreign interference in the 2016 election say they have found no evidence that Russians colluded with any members of the Trump campaign.  This report disputes key findings from the intelligence community that Russia had developed a preference for the Republican nominee during the election. This was the initial statement made from the 150-page report from GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee, who formally brought the panel’s lengthy investigation to an end over the objection of Democrats. Republican Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas said the probe ultimately found no definitive proof that the Trump campaign actively cooperated with any Russians to influence the vote. ...Read more

President Trump Replaces Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson With CIA Chief Mike Pompeo

President Donald Trump announced a major shakeup in his Cabinet on Tuesday, replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.  Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning. “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” Trump tweeted.  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Trump had asked Tillerson to step aside. Tillerson said his job would terminate at midnight March 31 and that he plans to effectively delegate duties to his deputy, John Sullivan. ...Read more

Pilot Says Passenger Bag May Have Hit Fuel Switch, Leading To New York City Helicopter Crash

According to a federal official, the pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed five passengers told investigators he believes a passenger’s bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down. Additionally, the National Transportation Safety Board also is scrutinizing why an emergency flotation device apparently didn’t deploy properly when the tour helicopter went down in the East River. The floats are supposed keep a helicopter upright; the Eurocopter AS350 that crashed Sunday overturned and submerged.  The National Transportation Safety Board investigators began working to find out what caused the crash, which killed a Texas firefighter, an Argentine woman, a young video journalist and two others who were on a charter flight to take photos. Pilot Richard Vance managed to free himself from the rapidly sinking chopper, and was the only survivor. The owner of the helicopter, Liberty Helicopters, has been involved in at least five incidents in the last 10 years, according to FAA data. An August 2009 collision over the Hudson River between a Liberty chopper and a small, private plane killed nine people, including a group of Italian tourists.  ...Read more

Third Austin Texas Package Explosion Now Linked To Two Deadly Incidents

Police in Austin say there are “similarities” between three package explosions in Texas’ capital city this month, two fatal, lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest fatal incident was reported Monday morning, killing a 17-year-old boy and wounding a woman. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries after the explosion at the East Austin home before 7 a.m.  In an earlier incident on March 2, Anthony Stephan House, 39, was killed when a package exploded at his northeast Austin home. Police also responded Monday morning to a report of an explosion in southeast Austin in which a woman was badly injured. A 75-year-old woman and is listed in critical but stable condition; her injuries are considered life threatening.  A task force had been formed to investigate the incidents, and authorities are urging residents to be careful and not to open suspicious packages. If residents encounter any packages left at their homes they aren’t expecting they are urging them to call 911. ...Read more

Baltimore Orioles To Start Program Letting Kids 9 And Younger See Games For Free

The Baltimore Orioles announced Monday that it is starting a program called Kids Cheer Free in which parents can bring children age 9 and younger to games for free. Every parent who buys a regularly priced upper-deck seat can get two free tickets in the upper deck for their kids. Tickets for games from March 31 to April 29 are available now; the program will run monthly. The Orioles are also developing its kids entertainment center at Camden Yards and offering more child-friendly food and beverage options, among other youth initiatives. Youth interest in baseball has been in decline over the past two decades, though it has shown some improvement over the past few years.  ...Read more