Utah athletics furloughs will continue despite return of Pac-12 football

Rice-Eccles Stadium is pictured in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Uncertainty surrounding the pandemic has the Utes’ athletic department sticking with its financial plan to combat projected revenue losses. SALT LAKE CITY — In announcing the Pac-12’s decision to have a 2020 football season, University of Oregon president Michael Schill insisted it had nothing to do with money. Finances, though, are a variable — a big variable. In the weeks that followed the conference’s original postponement announcement of fall sports in August, University of Utah athletics director Mark Harlan estimated a possible income loss of $50-60 million on a $91 million budget.… Read More

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Joe Biden makes plea to GOP Senators to ‘take a step back from the brink’ and hold off on Amy Coney Barrett vote

Summary List Placement Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday asked for the Senate to hold off on voting for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and wait for the results of the November general election. Biden, speaking from the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, appealed to Republican Senators in asking that they respect the will of the voters and allow them to participate in the process. “If we’re going to call ourselves a democracy, their voices must be heard,” Biden said. “I urge the American people to keep voting and let your current senators know that you want to be heard before the vote on confirmation… Read More

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2 killed in crash in Tooele County

Adobe Stock image IOSEPA, Tooele County — Two people were killed early Sunday in a crash in Tooele County, troopers said. The crash was reported at 5:43 a.m. on state Route 196 in Iosepa after a vehicle left the road and rolled, ejecting both occupants, Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Chris Bishop said. The names, genders and ages of the driver and passenger who died were not immediately released. An accident reconstruction team was investigating the crash. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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Democrats condemn Trump for gloating about an end to Obamacare less than a day after announcing his Supreme Court nominee

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that it will be a victory for the United States if the Supreme Court dismantles the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare will be replaced with a MUCH better, and FAR cheaper, alternative if it is terminated in the Supreme Court. Would be a big WIN for the USA!” he wrote. This comes less than a day after the president nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon, died on Sept. 18. Barrett, a deeply conservative judge, has in the past spoken out against the Affordable Care Act — also… Read More

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How to hear Mariners-A’s, Seahawks-Cowboys radio broadcasts

The Mariners finish their 2020 season on Sunday while the Seahawks continue with Week 3 action, which means one last day of their radio broadcasts airing at the same time. With the Seahawks on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, the M’s are once again on 770 AM KTTH. Here are the details on where to find each radio broadcast: Mariners at A’s Coverage airing on: 770 AM KTTHMobile streaming: MyNorthwest.com (available only within a 200-mile radius of Seattle due to MLB restrictions)Mariners Magazine: 10 a.m.Pregame show: 11 a.m.First pitch: 12:10 p.m.Postgame show: Lasts for roughly one hour after the game Click here for more details on how… Read More

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New Trailers: Resident Evil, Truth Seekers, The Queen’s Gambit and more

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness | Netflix No spoilers, but I started Enola Holmes and I absolutely love Millie Bobby Brown in it, she’s so charming. The looking-right-at-the-camera bit which I usually dislike (except for Fleabag!) actually works really well to give us her inner thoughts. Will report back once I’ve finished, but so far, it’s a refreshing reboot of the sometimes-stodgy Sherlock Holmes universe. Here are this week’s new trailers, including a surprise teaser of a new Resident Evil series that looks, well, terrifying, of course (h/t to The Verge’s Taylor Lyles for spotting this one!). We’re headed into October so the offerings are a bit spookier this week. Resident… Read More

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Koch-backed advocacy group launched a ‘full-scale’ campaign to push Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation

Summary List Placement Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a political advocacy group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, is campaigning to support President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, the group said in a press release Saturday. “[AFP] today commended President Trump for nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court,” the group said in the release, adding that it “now commits the full weight of its permanent grassroots infrastructure to drive her confirmation to the high court.” AFP said it will launch its campaign with “several waves of targeted direct-mail, layered digital, and other tactics to follow in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina,… Read More

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