Citing Brian Flores case, Wasserman Schultz says Congress must investigate ‘egregious lack of representation and opportunity for Black leaders in the NFL’

US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, citing the case of fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores, said Thursday that Congress must investigate “an egregious lack of representation and opportunity for Black leaders in the NFL.” “Money and power is what rules the NFL and unless somebody steps in and holds them accountable, nothing will change. They … Read more

Pre-rolled joints recalled from Colorado Dispensary Chain

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued a recall for certain products from High Level Health, a four-store pharmacy chain in the Denver area. According to the Feb. 2 health and safety notice from the MED and the Department of Revenue, the recalled products were Infused King Palms, or pre-rolled blunts infused with marijuana extract … Read more

Fireworks, Horns Mark Sixth Day of Ottawa Truck Protests

Anti-vaccine-mandate protests continued in Ottawa, Canada, on February 2, as fireworks were set off and horns blared for the sixth day since the convoy arrived in the city late last week. Footage posted by Matthew Lavender shows trucks lined up on a road in central Ottawa, fireworks exploding in the street, and people and vehicles … Read more

German Chancellor Scholz to meet Putin in Moscow ‘soon’ – POLITICO

BERLIN — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he will “soon” travel to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin amid what he called a “very serious” situation at the Ukrainian border. “I will now travel to the US, and I will soon be in Moscow to continue speaking about the questions that are necessary,” Scholz … Read more

Broncos Promote Darren Mougey to Assistant General Manager

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos promoted Darren Mougey from player personnel director to assistant general manager on Thursday. Mougey, 36, will continue to oversee the professional and college scouting departments as he works with GM George Paton on player staffing decisions and college scouting, the team said. Mougey spent ten years in various … Read more

Daywatch: Ex-Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Expects to Be Released | Schools plead for ‘off-ramp’ of masking | Town Hall Blowout Blackhawks Owner

The secrecy surrounding Van Dyke’s incarceration lasted until his final hours behind bars, with state prison officials refusing to disclose exactly where or when he was released on Wednesday. Since his January 2019 conviction, Van Dyke has served time in a downstate prison, a federal detention center in Connecticut, and in an undisclosed location as … Read more

BART Police Arrest Murder Suspect After Body Found Near South Hayward Station – CBS San Francisco

HAYWARD (CBS SF) — BART police arrested a man on a murder charge after a body was found near the South Hayward station Wednesday. Police said officers responded at 1:21 pm Wednesday and found the body near the Union Pacific trackway outside the South Hayward station in a remote area that is part of the … Read more

Spike Lee Will Direct New Colin Kaepernick Documentary That Will ‘Tell His Story’

Spike Lee has been tapped to direct an upcoming multipart documentary on Colin Kaepernick for ESPN Films. The documentary will help the activist and football player “tell his story from his perspective,” according to a press release on Wednesday. “Kaepernick, who has never given a full, first-person account of his journey, is collaborating closely with … Read more

NYC gets two more Albany seats under redistricting

ALBANY – New York City will gain two new state Senate seats in 2023 under the redrawn district lines by Democratic lawmakers, the move coming at the expense of at least three Republican-held upstate seats. The redistricting legislation, just passed Thursday, would create one new district in Brooklyn and another in Queens. The legislature’s upper … Read more