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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot on a Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted stop Wednesday morning, in an apparent robbery following an argument on the train, police said.
Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said the victim was shot in the back around 10:45 a.m. as he was exiting a westbound Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted station at 430 S. Halsted St.
“These subjects were on that train together. They appeared to have some conversation. As the victim was about to exit the train, the offender pulled on his backpack, and in an exchange of words, when the victim attempted to pull away from that offender, he was shot in the back,” Waller said.
The gunman then grabbed the victim’s backpack and ran down the platform and out of the station.
The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in “very serious condition,” according to Waller.
Police said it’s unclear if the shooter and the victim knew each other.
“It appears to be robbery-related at this time,” Waller said.
Detectives were questioning several witnesses on the train, and have obtained photos and surveillance video of the shooter.
“At some point, we’re going to put it out, and we hope to identify him very soon,” Waller said.
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Kenneth Franklin, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, which represents CTA rail workers, said violent crime is becoming too common on the transit system.
“We are genuinely concerned about the passengers. We’re genuinely concerned about our employees, and my union members,” he said. “We’re just hoping that the Chicago Transit Authority, CPD, the mayor’s office is ready to put forth a stronger effort in preventing these type of incidents.”
Franklin said he would like to see either police officers posted on CTA trains, or to have the CTA return to the days of conductors working on board trains, in addition to the train operators, to act as a deterrent against crime.
“Our members have been attacked, and they have been put in the put in the position they have to defend themselves. So they’re very concerned about their safety,” he said.
Waller said the shooting appeared to be a targeted attack, not a random act of violence.
“We have people who ride this train repeatedly, this Blue Line train, as we do the Red Line and other lines; and we do try to do the best that we can,” Waller said.
The CTA said Blue Line trains were temporarily halted after the shooting.
Trains were running again shortly before 11 a.m., but were bypassing the UIC-Halsted stop as police investigate the shooting.
The CTA is providing shuttle bus service between the LaSalle and Racine stops on the Blue Line. Police said detectives were processing the train involved in the shooting for evidence, and hoped to have it moving again by early Wednesday afternoon.
ISTANBUL (AP) — A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday as it tried to land in Istanbul, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces. Passengers had to evacuate through cracks in the smashed plane and authorities said 120 people were sent to the hospital with injuries.
The low-cost Pegasus Airlines plane was arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport from the western Turkish city of Izmir when it had what the Transportation Ministry described as a “rough landing.” The ministry said no one died in the incident.
Video obtained by The Associated Press showed the wreckage of the plane in a field adjacent to the end of the runway. The video shows heavy rain and strong winds at the time, with smoke coming from one of the engines as passengers climb out of the fuselage onto the wings of the plane and away from the crash site.
Dozens of rescue crew members swarmed around the flood-lit fuselage, including around the cockpit, which had flipped over. The plane was a Boeing 737 that was 11 years old, according to the flight tracking website Flightradar24.
Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said 120 people were injured and had been hospitalized. His office said the plane was carrying 177 people, including six crew members.
NTV television said the injured included the plane’s two pilots, who it said were in serious condition. NTV broadcast a recording of the communications between the pilots and air traffic control in which the pilots are told that previous flights had reported strong tail winds.
The airport was shut down after the crash landing and flights were being diverted to Istanbul’s main airport.
“According to the information we have, there was a rough landing. The accident occurred after (the plane) could not decelerate and rammed into a field from the end of the runway,” state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mehmet Cahit Turan as saying.
Pegasus is a privately-owned, low-cost carrier based in Istanbul that flies 97 routes, mostly within Turkey and to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. It is majority owned by Turkish billionaire Sevket Sabanci and his family, who have big investments in the country in areas as varied as real estate, clothing, health clubs and packaging materials.
The accident comes a month after a Pegasus plane with 164 people on board skidded off the runway in Istanbul at the same airport. There were no deaths or injuries in that incident on Jan. 7.
In January 2018, another Boeing 737-800 in the Pegasus’ fleet slid off a runway at northeastern Turkey’s Trabzon Airport and down a dirt embankment. The plane came to rest in the dirt above the Black Sea with its nose pointed toward the water. None of the 168 passengers and crew members were injured.
In 2013, the tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 broke off after the jet hit a seawall during approach to San Francisco International Airport. Three people died, 49 were seriously injured and scores more suffered minor injuries, according to the U.S. accident report.
That same year, a Lion Air Boeing 737 split in two after landing in shallow water short of the runway in Bali, Indonesia. All 101 passengers and seven crew members survived.
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No, dear reader, you were not traded as part of Tuesday night’s four-team blockbuster that landed Clint Capela with the Atlanta Hawks and Robert Covington with the Houston Rockets.
Thanks for double-checking, though. Sincerely. So many players exchanged hands between the Hawks, Rockets, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves. Responsible people know to cover all their bases.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium first reported news of the megadeal, and the full 12-player terms were released in a slow drip from there. Here’s the full scoop (so far):
- Atlanta Receives: Clint Capela, Nene
- Denver Receives: Keita Bates-Diop, Gerald Green, Shabazz Napier, Noah Vonleh, Houston’s 2020 first-round pick
- Houston Receives: Jordan Bell, Robert Covington, Golden State’s 2024 second-round pick (via Atlanta)
- Minnesota Receives: Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, Brooklyn’s 2020 first-round pick (lottery protected; via Atlanta)
Plenty of moving parts are still in play. The Rockets, being the Rockets, are exploring 26-team expanded scenarios:
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The trade leaves the Rockets with a brief window until Thursday’s trade deadline to expand this four-team trade to include up to $12M in salary on another player. They could add a player who helps now, take on a player for assets and use those to further upgrade the team, etc.
Fortunately, this framework is complete enough for us to dole out the usual, uber-important batch of winners, losers and, as necessary, incompletes.
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Capela makes so much more sense for the Hawks than Andre Drummond. He is the more versatile defender, though he’ll have a tougher time against the burliest bigs, and his offensive role fits more neatly into their all-Trae Young-everything dynamic.
Drummond has never commanded Dwight Howard volume in the post, but devoting a few plays to him down low is an unofficial obligation. Nearly 16 percent of his offensive possessions are coming with his back to the basket, a demonstrative difference from Capela’s 3.2 percent share.
They are both frequent rim-runners, but Capela has turned into the league’s most frequent cutter as the Rockets have gravitated away from ball screens. The Hawks don’t have to worry about designing plays specifically for him or propping up his volume. He lives to rebound, defend and fill the gaps on offense.
That Atlanta only had to give up one first-round pick is a pretty big win. Capela is dealing with a right heel injury that Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni hinted could sideline him for a while, and centers who don’t space the floor have become among the league’s most dispensable assets. But the Hawks need someone resembling an interior defensive anchor, and they don’t have to worry about paying an extravagant price to retain him.
Capela is on the books for another three years and $51.3 million. That’s reasonable money for a starting center, and it won’t preclude Atlanta from carving out comfortably more than max cap space over the summer.
Joining the Hawks should return Capela to a more familiar offensive role. They rank fourth in roll-man usage this season. The Rockets, by comparison, are 30th and have been de-emphasizing that element of their attack over the past two years:
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Clint Capela didn’t have the same value to the Rockets anymore since they don’t set as many on-ball screens.
The Rockets ranked 7th in plays finished using pick-and-roll in 2016-17, per @SynergySST. It’s been a steady decline since then:
Capela has received ample reps off cuts, as NBA.com’s John Schuhmann noted, but that’s still a departure from his most effective wheelhouse. Atlanta is going to give him more to do off the ball than just chill.
Perhaps that difference in how he’s utilized is immaterial. And even though Capela is leaving a championship contender for a lottery-bound squad, things could still be worse. He doesn’t know what it’s like to play without a premier passer. James Harden has assisted on 48 percent of his made buckets since 2016-17, and he spent two seasons also running beside Chris Paul.
Landing on a team without a table-setting wizard would’ve torpedoed Capela’s offensive utility. He’s instead Trae Young’s newest outlet. Situational downgrades don’t get much more lateral.
Fitting in with John Collins should be similarly easy. Collins takes enough threes—over four per 36 minutes—that they can occupy the same space on offense, and Capela’s mobility off screens should force defenses to collapse and get Collins cleaner looks from beyond the arc.
Their partnership is a little thornier on defense. Capela shouldn’t be switching onto 4s. That’s not ideal but still doable. Collins has improved his rim protection over the last year or so, but he has the physical tools to chase around power forwards. Head coach Lloyd Pierce can always stagger their minutes if the tandem goes belly up.
Feel free to give the Nuggets an incomplete. They clearly have their eye on making another move.
Keita Bates-Diop, Shabazz Napier and Noah Vonleh are solid gets, but they’re not Denver’s best reserves at their respective positions. Bates-Diop isn’t cutting into playing time for Gary Harris or even Torrey Craig. Monte Morris is better than Napier. Vonleh shouldn’t have much of a role once Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee are healthy, particularly when Michael Porter Jr. is playing so well.
Something else seems afoot. The Nuggets cannot reaggregate any of their acquired players before Thursday’s trade deadline, but they’re a win-now team with a bunch of salary filler and, now, an additional first-round pick in the coffer.
That’s their biggest victory: optionality.
Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez are scheduled for restricted free agency this summer, and their limited usage implies they weren’t part of the Nuggets’ bigger picture. Forfeiting Jarred Vanderbilt’s upside stings a little—I may personally never forgive Denver—but the emergence of MPJ rendered him expendable.
Picking up a first-round pick for eventual goners and an intriguing unknown with no clear path to the floor is good business. Even if the Nuggets don’t use it now, they’ll have it in their back pocket over the offseason. They’ve made themselves a more dangerous buyer, both immediately and down the line.
Houston is quite a bit smaller after this trade, and while that’s by design, the offense still, as of now, needs someone to replace Capela’s finishing. Ergo, Bell might actually get to see the floor.
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D’Angelo Russell-to-Minnesota Enthusiasts
Consider the Timberwolves’ furious pursuit of Russell dead. For now. We think.
Shams reported prior to this four-team spectacle that the Golden State Warriors were “moving on from D’Angelo Russell conversations with Minnesota at this juncture.” The first few words were a mind-melting tease, but the rest speaks for itself—as does this trade.
The Timberwolves have not adequately loaded themselves up to reignite talks with the Warriors. They only scooped up one additional first-rounder, cannot reaggregate any of the players they acquired, and both Beasley and Hernangomez are up for new contracts this summer.
Building something around Andrew Wiggins is theoretically possible but remains implausible. If the Timberwolves couldn’t meet the Warriors’ asking price before, adding a non-lottery pick doesn’t change the calculus.
Towns loses twice as part of this deal.
Strike that, make it three times.
Not only is Minnesota worse on paper and an even longer shot to acquire his buddy DLo, but Towns is losing a trusted confidant in Covington.
“I think it’s very obvious [that] he’s my best friend on the team, so it would be very difficult if something like [a trade] was going to happen,” Towns said of Covington following Monday night’s loss to the Sacramento Kings.
Chin up, though, KAT. You haven’t experienced what it’s like to win since Thanksgiving and may have lost the chance to play with two of your best friends, but that only means things can’t get any worse. Probably.
PJ Tucker’s Durability
How much center does Houston expect the 6’5″ PJ Tucker to play?
He’s been starting at the 5 with Capela out, and this move only makes the Rockets smaller. They still have Tyson Chandler and Isaiah Hartenstein, but one is 37 years old and both are getting played off the floor in most postseason matchups. Bell is too mistake-prone to be considered a reliable option.
Houston is handedly winning the minutes and scoring at an insane clip whenever Tucker mans the 5. That’s great. But now he, at the age of 34, may be expected to average, approximately, 48 minutes per game in the middle. That’s not so great.
Nobody on the Rockets should be pulling harder for the team to acquire another big man.
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Acquiring “their guy” is a standalone win for the Rockets.
Covington is a more accurate shooter than he’s shown and a great team defender with excellent hands, and he has the size and mobility to capably guard four positions. Adding someone like him, with two additional years left on his contract, extends Houston’s title window.
Still, the Rockets very obviously treated Covington as the best asset in this deal. That’s equal parts on the mark and dangerous. He has more value to them than Capela in a postseason series, but they’ve severely compromised the depth and size of their frontline.
Pivoting to Tucker-at-the-5 full time isn’t a no-brainer. Those minutes come with substantial wear and tear for the team’s most valuable defender, and the Rockets have not been a sure thing when he’s jumping center. They’re winning those stints overall but coughing up 114.5 points per 100 possessions (14th percentile) and getting trucked on the defensive glass (27th percentile).
Inserting Bell into the rotation helps the depth. It doesn’t shore up the defense. The Rockets need to bring in another big—and probably will. Their capacity to decidedly win this deal depends on who that other center is and, above all, how their latest dice roll pans out when it matters most: in the postseason.
Look, it’s almost impossible for Covington to lose here. He’s going from a Timberwolves squad that currently can’t spell “w-i-n” and has zero above-average floor generals to playing for a championship hopeful piloted by Harden and Russell Westbrook that manufactures wide-open threes more frequently than any team except the Milwaukee Bucks.
And yet, the Rockets might resort to playing him at the 5 for small-but-noticeable bursts if they don’t reel in another big. That would be, well, something—and not necessarily a good something.
In trading Covington, Timberwolves president Gersson Rosas committed his team to a direction. The return is lukewarm on its face, but there is value in organizational clarity.
Minnesota is rebuilding. Not trying to win, not attempting to straddle two different timelines but actually, genuinely rebuilding. Rosas has made that inarguable.
Reconciling that much-needed unambiguity with the Timberwolves’ larger outlook is tougher. Covington is 29 and has a history of knee problems. He also has two years left on his deal and is among the league’s most coveted three-and-D specialists. In a trade market light on unequivocal sellers, it feels like Minnesota could’ve gotten more.
Clearing salary from next season’s ledger means little with Andrew Wiggins still on the books—and when Covington was on a value deal. Brooklyn’s first-round pick holds only so much curb appeal in a shallow 2020 draft class.
Beasley and Hernagomez are worthwhile fliers for a rotation thin on the wings, but they’re both up for new contracts this summer. Raises are inevitable, even in a cap-craven landscape.
The optics change tenfold if Beasley and/or Hernangomez shows out and then signs a team-friendly contract. And first-round picks slated to land in the top 20 are always useful.
Vanderbilt, meanwhile, isn’t an afterthought. He can run the floor; stick with smaller players and cover a bunch of ground on defense; pass on the move; and rebound well enough to potentially log some minutes at the 5. It isn’t hard to envision a tidy fit with Towns.
Rosas has given the Timberwolves a handful of modest bites at the apple. That’s something. What exactly those opportunities amount to, and how this latest shift impacts the franchise’s relationship with Towns, will play out over the longer haul.
When did Red Sox ownership perform its about-face on Mookie Betts and pirouette from offering him a $300 million contract to deciding he must go?
My guess would be 3-8.
Last year’s disastrous season-opening road trip stamped out the euphoria of 2018 like a flicked cigarette. If ownership had let its emotions overrule rationality when agreeing to more than $200 million in questionable money for pitchers Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi, that brutal West Coast swing served as a bracing reality slap.
Owner John Henry admitted that his differences with former boss Dave Dombrowski started almost immediately after the World Series parade. Dombrowski envisioned a star-studded roster with the payroll to match. Henry recognized a need to reset — though in a classic example of wanting it both ways, signed off on a series of lucrative extensions that ran counter to that goal anyway.
The resulting clash led to Tuesday’s still-shocking departure of Betts, a homegrown superstar entering his age-27 season with free agency looming in the fall.
The immediate, visceral reaction of most Red Sox fans is white-hot rage. They want to know how one of the game’s richest teams — backed by some of its most expensive tickets — can justify crying poor at the cost of an MVP in his prime. It’s an understandable sentiment, but this deal had to be made for a host of reasons that will pay off in the long run.
The first and most obvious is that the odds of Betts staying here beyond 2020 felt increasingly remote. According to NBC Sports Boston analyst Lou Merloni, the two sides remained more than $100 million apart at this time last year, with the team offering around 10 years and $300 million and Betts countering at 12 years and $420 million.
Were the Red Sox on the cusp of a three-peat, then the case to let Betts play out his contract in the hopes of hitting some Anthony Rendon-style walk-year magic would be compelling. But following an 84-win season, with major questions dogging the pitching staff, the Red Sox aren’t configured to challenge the Yankees, Astros, or even Rays in the American League. Trying to convince yourself otherwise is an exercise in wishful thinking.
So if Betts isn’t enough to propel you to a World Series, and if he’s almost gone in the fall, then the Red Sox really had only one choice — trade him before he leaves for nothing.
They determined that cutting payroll in the form of a David Price salary dump took precedence over the young talent coming back in return, and I believe that history will prove them right.
Both the Yankees and Dodgers have reset their luxury-tax penalties since 2016 by slashing payroll, and they’ve combined for five 100-win seasons since. That temporary fiscal discipline put each in a position to spend this offseason, the Yankees by inking right-hander Gerrit Cole to a record $324 million contract, and the Dodgers by assuming $75 million of Betts and Price.
The Red Sox, who have routinely boasted the game’s highest payroll, will spend again, and this deal gives them the means to do it. Heck, they’re now in a better position to pursue Betts next fall than if they had kept him, but even if he goes elsewhere, they could still be in play for a cheaper impact replacement like Astros All-Star George Springer.
There’s nothing worse, from a team-building standpoint, than a top-heavy, bloated payroll. The Yankees dynasty officially died, for instance, under the weight of giant bills for Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez.
Similarly, locking Price, Sale, and Eovaldi into contracts totaling $430 million is a recipe for fielding a rotation with a bunch of openers, since it precludes meaningful spending on depth.
That makes the $48 million in savings on Price the key to this trade, as gross as that sounds. The Red Sox dropped their payroll from more than $230 million to about $190 million. That leaves them wiggle room to add a starter (Clay Buchholz is still out there!) or improve at the trade deadline without fear of crossing the $208 million threshold that triggers third-time-offender penalties.
The removal of Price should also improve the team’s culture and likability, though that’s a story for another day. In the here and now, what matters is fixing the payroll, and this deal does it. Promising youngsters Alex Verdugo and Brusdar Graterol should contribute in 2020, with the latter a candidate to replace Price in the rotation after being named Minnesota’s No. 1 prospect.
There’s also the long-term wisdom of signing Betts to a contract that would take him to age 40. We recently wrote about the worrisome history of superstars standing no taller than 5-9, most of whom broke down around 30. Were Betts to join their ranks, his contract would become an albatross.
So take heart, Red Sox fans. You loved Mookie Betts, and he was a great player here. Losing him hurts, but not half as much as losing him for nothing.
LOS ANGELES — The civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, whose legacy had been tarnished by a 1953 conviction under laws that targeted L.G.B.T.Q. people, was posthumously pardoned by Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Tuesday.
State lawmakers who lobbied for the pardon had called those old laws unjust tools of oppression. Governor Newsom also announced a process that would allow anyone convicted under the laws to seek clemency.
Mr. Rustin, who died in 1987 at age 75, worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. for decades. He was a planner of the Montgomery bus boycott and the primary architect of the March on Washington in 1963. But other leaders distanced themselves publicly because he was gay.
The pardon overturned a 1953 criminal conviction. Mr. Rustin spent 50 days in Los Angeles County jail and was registered as a sex offender after being discovered having sex in a parked car in Pasadena, Calif.
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Scott Wiener, the state senator who leads the California Legislative L.G.B.T.Q. Caucus, and Shirley Weber, the Assembly member who heads the California Legislative Black Caucus, asked the governor to pardon Mr. Rustin.
“He deserves to be remembered as one of the towering figures in the cause of justice,” Ms. Weber said at the time. “A pardon will ensure his legacy and his place in history unsullied by this incident.”
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Not only did Mr. Newsom pardon Mr. Rustin, but he issued a broader clemency initiative aimed at clearing others who faced similar treatment.
“In California and across the country, many laws have been used as legal tools of oppression, and to stigmatize and punish L.G.B.T.Q. people and communities and warn others what harm could await them for living authentically,” Mr. Newsom said in a statement. “I thank those who advocated for Bayard Rustin’s pardon, and I want to encourage others in similar situations to seek a pardon to right this egregious wrong.”
In 1997, the state established a process that allows some people with similar convictions to be removed from the sex offender registry. But that doesn’t affect the underlying conviction or count as a pardon. The new initiative will work to identify and pardon eligible people.
Mr. Wiener said in a statement that he applauded the swift work by Mr. Newsom: “The governor’s actions today are a huge step forward in our community’s ongoing quest for full acceptance and justice.”
It took almost 70 years, Ms. Weber said in a statement, but Mr. Newsom’s move assures Mr. Rustin an uncompromised place in history.
Mr. Rustin, she said, “was a great American who was both gay and black at a time when the sheer fact of being either or both could land you in jail,”
Walter Naegle, Mr. Rustin’s surviving partner, said last month that although Mr. Rustin never denied being gay, he focused his efforts where he believed they were most needed, which for much of his life was the civil rights movement.
“If that meant him not being in the limelight, he didn’t care so much,” Mr. Naegle said.
Still, Mr. Naegle said he believed it hurt Mr. Rustin to have made one part of his identity secondary.
In the early 1980s, though, Mr. Rustin became involved with gay rights advocacy.
“He was interested in doing the work,” Mr. Naegle said.
Jacey Fortin contributed reporting.
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are going with a different structure under coach Doug Pederson, as they are not expected to hire an offensive coordinator to replace Mike Groh, a source said.
Instead, they have promoted quarterbacks coach Press Taylor to passing game coordinator.
The Eagles are going with the same model as the San Francisco 49ers, who have a passing game coordinator (Mike LaFleur) and running game coordinator (Mike McDaniel) alongside playcaller Kyle Shanahan instead of a traditional offensive coordinator.
Pederson calls the plays for Philadelphia, and there is already a running game coordinator in place. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has served in that role since 2018.
The Eagles are also adding former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello and former Mississippi State passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Andrew Breiner to the coaching staff, a source said. Scangarello was San Francisco’s quarterbacks coach for two years prior to joining Denver’s staff last season. Their addition will help fulfill Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s wish to have people with fresh ideas brought into the building.
Taylor, the brother of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor, has been an assistant with the Eagles since 2013. He was promoted to quarterbacks coach in 2018, and he quickly earned the trust of Carson Wentz. Press Taylor, a 32-year-old former Tulsa quarterback, became a household name locally when he was given credit for digging up the “Philly Special” trick play for Super Bowl LII.
NFL Network was first to report Taylor’s promotion.
The Eagles set out on a thorough coaching search after moving on from Groh in January. They were seriously interested in USC’s Graham Harrell, a source said, but Harrell opted to stay with the Trojans. Other names that surfaced for the offensive coordinator post eventually were crossed off: Kevin O’Connell took the offensive coordinator job with the Los Angeles Rams; James Urban stayed put with the Baltimore Ravens; Andy Reid has made it clear he was not letting Mike Kafka shake free from the Kansas City Chiefs; and Josh McCown decided that he was not ready to dive into the NFL coaching deep end quite yet.
Philadelphia also needs a wide receivers coach after firing Carson Walch. They showed interest in Vanderbilt receivers coach Aaron Moorehead, though it’s not yet clear whether he has been brought into the fray. Pederson is expected to announce his staff in full later this week.
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 95 in Martin County.
All lanes of I-95 were closed near mile marker 107 between Martin Highway and Kanner Highway.
Several Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Martin County deputies could be seen gathered in the area.
Deputies said I-95 would be shut down in both directions for several hours during the investigation.
No other information was immediately available.
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More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study.
They said cancer was like a 100,000-piece jigsaw, and that until today, 99% of the pieces were missing.
Their studies, published in the journal Nature, provide an almost complete picture of all cancers.
They could allow treatment to be tailored to each patient’s unique tumour, or develop ways of finding cancer earlier.
The Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium analysed the whole genetic code of 2,658 cancers.
A cancer is a corrupted version of our own healthy cells – mutations to our DNA change our cells until eventually they grow and divide uncontrollably.
Most of our understanding of this process comes from the sets of genetic instructions for building the body’s proteins.
“That’s a mere 1% of the whole genome,” said Dr Lincoln Stein from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
He said doctors would be “in the dark” when treating around a third of patients, as it was impossible to tell why their cells had become cancerous.
It has taken teams in 37 countries more than a decade to figure out what the 99% were doing.
The work, which took 22 scientific journal papers to describe, shows that cancer is massively complex, with thousands of different combinations of mutations able to cause cancer.
The project found people’s cancers contain, on average, between four and five fundamental mutations that drive a cancer’s growth.
These are potential weak-spots that can be exploited with treatments that attack these “driver mutations”.
“Ultimately, what we want to do is to use these technologies to identify treatments that are tailored to each individual patient,” said Dr Peter Campbell, from the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
However, 5% of cancers appear to have no driver mutations at all, showing there is still more work to do.
Scientists also developed a way of “carbon dating” mutations. They showed that more than a fifth of them occurred years or even decades before a cancer is found.
“We’ve developed the first timelines of genetic mutations across the spectrum of cancer types,” said Dr Peter Van Loo from the Francis Crick Institute.
He added: “Unlocking these patterns means it should now be possible to develop new diagnostic tests, that pick up signs of cancer much earlier.”
The challenge will be knowing which of these mutations will go on to become cancer and which can be safely ignored.
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Deputies said they found the toy poodle’s dead body in the home on Lehigh Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday. They said the Boston terrier was found in a bathroom, where the 18-year-old said he put the dog so he wouldn’t hurt her anymore.