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Blake Bortles Benched By Jaguars; Cody Kessler Will Start Vs. Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone announced in a news conference Monday that QB Blake Bortles has been benched, and backup quarterback Cody Kessler will start against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Marrone told reporters; “I had a chance to talk to both Blake and Cody earlier today and I told both those guys the same thing: I’m making this change to give us an opportunity to win a football game.” ...Read more

Josh Donaldson Signs $23 Million Deal With Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves announced they have signed 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract. Donaldson, who turns 33 on Dec. 8, was a three-time All-Star in four seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and won the 2015 AL MVP Award, when he posted a .939 OPS and drove in a league-leading 123 runs.  From 2013 to 2016, Donaldson finished fourth, eighth, first and fourth in AL MVP voting. ...Read more

Snowstorms Strand U.S. Holiday Travelers As Hundreds Of Flights Are Cancelled

Weather officials said that many holiday travelers were stuck at airports on the final day of Thanksgiving weekend, this after more than 600 flights were canceled due to an incoming blizzard in parts of the Midwest. According the National Weather Service., blizzard warnings were issued in areas stretching across northeast Kansas to Chicago, with snow already falling in some regions including Kansas, central Missouri, southeast Nebraska and southern Iowa. ...Read more

Migrants Enveloped In Tear Gas After Heading Towards U.S. Border

Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday. this after some of the migrants breached the fence separating the two countries. Earlier Sunday, several hundred Central American migrants pushed past a blockade of Mexican police who were standing guard near the international border crossing to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. A second line of Mexican police carrying plastic riot shields stood guard outside a Mexican customs and immigration plaza. Migrants were asked by police to turn back toward Mexico. ...Read more

San Francisco 49ers Release Reuben Foster After Domestic Violence Arrest

On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers said they plan to release linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida on a domestic violence charge. Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the team was staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.  He was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. Saturday and was being held on $2,000 bail, according to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office. ...Read more

U.S. Missionary Killed By Isolated Tribe On Remote Island In India

Police say that American Christian missionary John Allen Chau was killed by islanders after paying fishermen to take him to the isolated island of North Sentinel in India. The remote island’s natives are so hostile and isolated, authorities now hesitate to go in and retrieve his body. Police in India said Chau was killed last week on an unauthorized visit to North Sentinel, where people live as their ancestors did thousands of years ago and where outsiders are seen with suspicion and attacked. Police said Chau apparently was shot with arrows and buried on the beach. ...Read more