This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 21 WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were sued by the District of Columbia on Thursday, accused of colluding to deceive fans by lying about an inquiry into “sexual misconduct and a persistently hostile work environment” within the team. The individual club and the league as a whole were also named in the consumer protection civil lawsuit, which D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said was based on his office's investigation that began in the fall of 2021. Racine said the defendants jointly “misled the public” about the contents of, and procedure surrounding lawyer Beth Wilkinson's examination of the team's workplace culture that began in 2020. His office seeks a court order that will force the league to release Wilkinson's … [Read more...] about Snyder, Commanders, NFL, Goodell sued by DC attorney general
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 People still looking to book trips home to visit family or take a vacation during the holidays need to act fast and prepare for sticker shock. Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Travel experts say the best deals for airfares and hotels are already gone. On social media, plenty of travelers think they are being gouged. It's an understandable sentiment when government data shows that airfares in October were up 43% from a year earlier, and U.S. airlines reported a combined profit of more than $2.4 billion in the third quarter. Part of the reason for high fares is that airlines are still operating fewer flights than in 2019 even though passenger numbers are nearly back to pre-pandemic levels. “Fewer flights and more people looking to head home or take vacation for the holidays means two … [Read more...] about Flying home for the holidays will cost you more this year
BEIRUT (AP) — The beheaded bodies of two Egyptian girls were found Tuesday in a sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Islamic State group, an opposition war monitor and local officials said. The bodies of the girls were found in the sewage system of the camp days after they went missing, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group said the girls had been beheaded. It was first such crime in weeks in the facility. An official at the camp who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals said the girls were aged 11 and 13. Siamand Ali, an official with the Kurdish-led U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed the killings. Such grisly crimes in the camp are usually committed by members of IS sleeper cells, especially against women who resist abiding by the group's extreme ideology. The Observatory, Ali and the official at the camp all blamed IS. “This is another extremely sad reminder of how … [Read more...] about Bodies of 2 girls found in Syria camp housing IS families
One afternoon in April, Woody "Oh Goody" Sellers, a 58-year-old part-time DJ, was in a recording studio trying to finish the hook for a song he'd been thinking about for three years. He'd written most of the words, bought a beat on BeatStars and spent many days behind the wheel of his FedEx delivery truck, radio off, humming along, trying to find a flow. In the studio, he muttered "Commanders" over and over, hoping to find a punchy, catchy phrase to complete the hook. But nothing seemed quite right. Eventually, for reasons that still mystify him, he blurted out: "Left hand up! Who are we? The Commanders!" Later, at home in Capitol Heights, he played the demo for his wife, Chaquita. She asked why he'd said "left hand up." After all, most people are right-handed. Early on, Woody and his nephew, Wayne Sellers, a 25-year-old security guard who sings in the third verse, promoted the song on their personal social media profiles. Slowly, it gained a wider audience, and it was mostly … [Read more...] about With their left hands up, Commanders fans flock to a new anthem
Arriving at Quentin’s palatial villa in Palermo, Tanya philosophizes: “It’s a good feeling when you realize someone has money, because then you know they don’t want yours.” Leaving aside whether she’s right (we should have our doubts), she raises a good question: What do these people want from each other? Our vacationing families arrive with their interrelationships already negotiated, more or less. They believe they understand the contributions expected from each member sharing a life, even if some of those expectations are acknowledged only in the breach. In the last four days of White Lotus time, those understandings have broken down. We’ve now reached the most painful segment of a limited series of this kind, built around a tragic arc and spiraling consequences. How much cringing can viewers take? Ethan especially hits every wrong note in justifying himself to Harper. (“I kind of think you should feel good about this!”, he protests.) Albie slides headfirst in the other … [Read more...] about ‘The White Lotus’ asks: How much cringe can you stand?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated. Officials from the U.N. cultural agency and the International Union for Conservation of Nature released a report on Monday warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action, the world’s largest coral reef is in peril. The report, which recommended shifting the Great Barrier Reef to endangered status, followed a 10-day mission in March to the famed reef system off Australia’s northeast coast that was added to the World Heritage list in 1981. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the report was a reflection on Australia’s previous conservative government, which was voted out of … [Read more...] about Australia argues against ‘endangered’ Barrier Reef status