Vikings spoil Mitch Trubisky’s debut on late field goal

Rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got his chance to start in Chicago. The second-overall pick showed signs of promise in the Bears’ 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kai Forbath’s 26-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the game lifted the Vikings to victory after Case Keenum replaced Sam Bradford at quarterback in the second quarter. Here’s what we learned during Monday night’s game: 1. Mitchell Trubisky’s first career start was a mixed bag. The Good: Trubisky displayed the pinpoint accuracy he showed this preseason was no fluke. When the rookie rolls out and throws on the run, it’s a
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Loyalty to Trump thrusts Pence deeper into NFL controversy

Vice President Pence is no fair-weather Indianapolis Colts fan. He routinely attended the team’s games as governor and in his five terms as a congressman from Indiana, even attending the Super Bowl to cheer them on twice. For weeks, he had plans on the books to be at another big Colts game this past Sunday, where former quarterback Peyton Manning would have his number retired and be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Until President Trump intervened. Pence and Trump spoke by phone over the weekend about the vice president’s plans to travel home for the game, according to
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Live updates: 1 dead as Wine Country fires burn thousands of acres

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Latest-on-North-Bay-fires-A-really-rough-12263721.php By Peter Fimrite, Jill Tucker and Michael Cabanatuan Updated 1:30 pm, Monday, October 9, 2017 Latest developments in the North Bay fires: 1 p.m. Red Cross assists evacuees: The American Red Cross said its volunteers were providing meals, health services and information on lodging at evacuation centers in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties. “Individuals and families under evacuation orders because of wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at one of the shelters for help,” said Jeff Baumgartner, executive director of Red Cross in the region. “We’ll be in this community providing relief
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Governor declares emergency as wildfires ravage Sonoma and Napa counties, forcing mass evacuations in wine country

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency as multiple fires ravaged Sonoma and Napa counties on Monday, forcing widespread evacuations across wine country and burning tens of thousands of acres. The declaration authorizes the mobilization of the California National Guard. One of the raging fires had Santa Rosa under siege Monday morning, with a large swath of the city north of downtown under evacuation order. The fast-moving fire jumped the 101 Freeway, forcing hospitals to be evacuated and, witnesses said, burning homes and businesses. Residents described running from the approaching flames early in the morrning. “People are running red
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Why People Have Protested Columbus Day Almost From Its Start

The makings of a holiday Americans commemorated Columbus’s first landing in the Caribbean at least as early as 1792, when members of the Tammany Society of New York and, separately, the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, gathered to mark the 300th anniversary of the day the Spanish ships made landfall. Continue reading the main story In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison said the entire country should observe “Discovery Day” to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s landing. It was formally designated as a recurring national holiday on Oct. 1, 1934, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that Oct. 12 would be
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All you need to know about 2002 Godhra train carnage

The Gujarat High Court pronounced its verdict in the 2002 Godhra train coach burning case on Monday. The High Court has commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts. All 31 convicts in the case have now been sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict marks an important milestone in the case, which has seen several twists and turns over 15 years. The court’s judgment comes just months ahead of the elections in Gujarat, and could well find an echo in political campaigns there. Following are the important facts of the case: The incident Coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express, in
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Yankees-Indians ALDS Game 3: Final score, things to know as Tanaka dominates duel

In Game 3 of the ALDS, the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians by a score of 1-0 on Sunday night in the Bronx (box score) and in doing so extended their playoff lives. The Indians still lead the best-of-five series two games to one.  Here’s what you need to know about what was one of the most taut games of the postseason thus far …  Greg Bird clutch homer was the difference Indians relief ace Andrew Miller is of course one of the most feared arms in baseball. Thanks in part to his excellent fastball and generational slider,
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Harvey Weinstein Forced Out of His Own Company – Variety

Harvey Weinstein has been forced out of the independent film company he co-founded and catapulted to Oscar glory, felled by a mushrooming sexual harassment scandal that has hobbled his status as a media mogul and left his future in Hollywood in jeopardy. The Weinstein Company’s board of directors has voted to remove Weinstein from the studio, leaving control of the company in the hands of Weinstein’s brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser, it was announced in a statement from the company Sunday. “In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the
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Trump Goes After Senator Bob Corker, Who Bites Back

To some extent, however, the rift between the two men had been building for months, as Mr. Corker raised doubts about Mr. Trump’s character and fitness for office. Once a campaign supporter of the president, the senator has become openly derisive of his leadership. After a report last week that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson had once referred to Mr. Trump as a “moron,” Mr. Corker told reporters at the Capitol that Mr. Tillerson was one of three officials helping to “separate our country from chaos.” Those remarks were repeated on “Fox News Sunday,” which may have prompted Mr.
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Iran: US bases at risk if sanctions pass

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reportedly warning Washington against imposing sanctions on Tehran, saying U.S. military bases in the region would be at risk.  “As we’ve announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles,” Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday, according to an Iranian state media report cited by Reuters.  Jafari also addressed the White House’s announcement on Friday that President Trump would respond to Iran’s support for “terrorism,” a reference to the influential Revolutionary Guard security force.  “If the news is correct about
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