- SportsProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
The commitment to serve that comes with attendance at West Point, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy has been the subject of shifting and changing standards in recent years, as it relates to whether service can be deferred until after a professional sports career. On Saturday, the current Commander-in-Chief touted while attending the [more]
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Surveillance videos that captured the "heinous," execution-style killing of a police officer just outside an Arkansas stationhouse have been released by authorities. The Washington County Sheriff's Office on Friday reluctantly released the preliminary findings from the state's medical examiner's officer and a series of surveillance videos that showed the sequence of events surrounding the killing of Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr earlier this month.
- WorldThe Telegraph
Krystal Browitt, an Australian veterinary student from Melbourne who had just turned 21, was sightseeing with her sister and father on the island of Whakaari when toxic ash clouds spewed rocks and dust high into the air. Her mother stayed on the cruise ship, safe from the hot blanket of fumes and stones that rained down on the group of tourists hoping to see inside the crater of one of the country's most active volcanoes. The body of Ms Browitt was finally recovered from the island in a daring mission by elite military bomb squads on Friday. She was formally identified as among the 15 to have died so far on Saturday morning. The closure is likely to be little comfort for her mother Marie who was on Saturday keeping a bedside vigil for her surviving daughter, Stephanie, 23, and husband Paul fighting for their lives among the critically injured in hospital. Fourteen people remain hospitalised in New Zealand, 10 of whom are in critical condition with horrific burns. Thirteen others have been transported to Australia for treatment. One person succumbed to their injuries on Saturday morning, officials said. Police divers prepare to search the waters near White Island off the coast of Whakatane Credit: NZ Police Some patients have burns to up to 95 per cent of their bodies. Surgeons ordered 1.2 million sq cm of donor skin from the US earlier in the week in a desperate attempt to keep victims alive. It is understood that two British women are among the injured in hospital. The nature of the gas meant that survivors were found with third-degree burns to their skin but their clothing largely intact, and many suffered burnt lungs from inhaling the superheated gas, made up of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen chloride. Dr Watson said the gases would have reacted with the eyes, skin and mucous membranes, causing agony to the victims. Two people are missing, assumed dead, on the island itself. A team of nine from the Police National Dive Squad resumed their search at 7am on Saturday for a body seen in the water. Deputy Commissioner Tims said the water around the island is contaminated, requiring the divers to take extra precautions to ensure their safety, including using specialist protective equipment. "Divers have reported seeing a number of dead fish and eels washed ashore and floating in the water," he said. "Each time they surface, the divers are decontaminated using fresh water."
- BusinessBusiness Insider
The CEO of a Silicon Valley startup was quietly fired after allegedly spending over $75,000 at strip clubs and charging it to a company credit card
Turvo named a new CEO in November named Scott Lang. The company was last valued at $435 million, according to Pitchbook.
Kelly Ripa's Daughter Lola Thinks Everything Mom Wears Is 'Embarrassing'
Blake Shelton indicated he was 'embarrassed' by a surprise stunt that unfolded during a past episode of the show.
- SportsMMA Weekly
Peter Yan said prior to UFC 245 that he would be happy to send Urijah Faber back into retirement. He may have done just that. Faber returned to the Octagon with an impressive win over bantamweight upstart Ricky Simon earlier this year, but it was a much taller order to face the No. 4 ranked Yan.It didn’t take the Russian fighter long to take control of the Octagon. Faber was never out of the fight, but Yan was in control early, getting the better of the “California Kid” on the feet and fighting tough in the clinch, putting his strength and heavy elbows on display. Yan dropped Faber midway through the second frame and hit him with several more shots while he was on the canvas, but Faber returned to his feet. Yan continued to put his timing on display and sent Faber back to the mat. A huge bump quickly swelled below Faber’s left eye. The referee stopped the fight to have it checked by the cageside doctor, but he was allowed to continue. * * *TRENDING Dana White responds to criticism for booking Conor McGregor amidst sexual assault allegations* * *To put a stamp on the round, Yan grabbed Faber around the midsection and drug him back to the canvas just before the horn.Round three didn’t get any better for Faber, as Yan started quick, immediately targeting him with punches and kicks. The two quickly went into a clinch, but after they separated Yan landed a hard right hand and a left kick to Faber’s head that sent him down and put an end to the fight.The victory was the biggest and perhaps most impressive of Yan’s career, as he improved to 13-1, including winning all five of his UFC bouts, leading him to call out UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo before he exited the Octagon.