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US Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

01:01  11 january  2021
01:01  11 january  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

Buccaneers activate LB Shaquil Barrett off reserve/COVID-19 list

  Buccaneers activate LB Shaquil Barrett off reserve/COVID-19 list Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett is expected to be in uniform for this weekend’s wild-card playoff game against Washington. Tampa Bay announced on Wednesday that it has activated Barrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Shaquil Barrett is expected to play in this weekend’s wild-card playoff game against Washington. We learned last week that linebacker Devin White had tested positive for COVID-19, and Barrett subsequently landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a close contact.

A new coronavirus strain sparked restrictions in the U.K. It' s the weekend ' s biggest news . © Pool photo by PAUL SANCYA Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are moved to the loading dock for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss ., Sunday, Dec.

It' s the weekend 's biggest news . Here ' s some good news : AccuWeather senior meteorologist Mike Doll said there is little trouble on the horizon with a cold wave expected soon that would stabilize and depress any developing storm activity.

Donald Trump begins one of the most perilous weeks of his presidency Monday as momentum for a second impeachment soared over the weekend and a growing number of Republicans broke ranks to openly call for his removal.

a person standing in front of a fence: New black metal fence surrounds most of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., two days after pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 © Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY New black metal fence surrounds most of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., two days after pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

And authorities investigating Wednesday's siege of the U.S. Capitol made more arrests amid revelations from a white supremacist monitoring group that the attack was openly planned online for weeks. Here's the biggest news you missed:

David Bakhtiari suffers torn ACL in practice, out for season

  David Bakhtiari suffers torn ACL in practice, out for season In a brutal late-season blow, the Packers are not expected to have their left tackle for their Super Bowl push. David Bakhtiari is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. © Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Source: #Packers standout LT David Bakhtiari suffered a season-ending knee injury today in practice. The belief is that he tore his ACL. Just crushing.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 31, 2020 Recently given an offensive line-record contract, Bakhtiari has anchored Green Bay’s front for several seasons.

It' s the weekend ' s biggest news . A deadly winter awaits as COVID-19 surges nationwide. Experts warn COVID-19 testing numbers are likely to be erratic over the next week or so after a long Thanksgiving weekend where fewer people got tested and sites observed shorter hours.

Here ' s the weekend 's biggest news . Lewis was born the child of Alabama sharecroppers and became the youngest of the " Big Six" leaders who spoke at the March on Washington in 1963.

More arrests made as fallout from Capitol riot continues

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Federal authorities continue to round up and arrest people charged in the deadly insurrection in the U.S. Capitol, including the man seen carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lectern. Through Friday, the Justice Department filed at least 55 criminal cases tied to the riot at the Capitol that left five dead. Among the charges are: carrying a loaded hand gun and Molotov cocktails and making a threat against Pelosi.

Trump permanently banned from Twitter; Parler suspended from from app stores

Twitter has permanently banned Trump, citing the risk that he would incite further violence. Late Friday, President Trump tweeted from the @POTUS Twitter account, accusing Twitter of silencing him and his supporters. All four tweets were then deleted. Twitter also permanently suspended the @TeamTrump account for ban evasion.

NFL playoff odds: 10 longshot bets to make before Super Wild Card Weekend

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It' s the weekend ' s biggest news . President Donald Trump signed a 0 billion COVID-19 relief package on Sunday, reversing course after he posted an unusual video message on social media last week , calling the bipartisan legislation a "disgrace."

Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for COVID-19. The Northeast experienced its first big winter storm of the season. It' s the weekend ' s biggest news .

And a day after Parler was removed from the Google Play Store, Apple made a similar step. The social network, launched in 2018, became popular among conservatives and an unmoderated home to more extreme views in 2020 when both Facebook and Twitter tightened up their content moderation and labeling.

Capitol riot planned openly, a month of 'rampant strategizing and incitements'

Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence Group, a non-governmental organization that tracks online activity of white supremacists and jihadist groups, says many Americans don’t understand how openly the riot was planned. Katz tweeted late Saturday that the riot, which led to scores of arrests and five deaths, came after a month of "rampant strategizing and incitements ... to storm and occupy Congress and kidnap/arrest lawmakers." Katz said protesters were urged to "consider bringing zip ties" and make citizens arrests.

OC Byron Leftwich eveals nickname Buccaneers have for Rob Gronkowski

  OC Byron Leftwich eveals nickname Buccaneers have for Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski may no longer be capable of dominating defenders the way he was in his prime, but the star tight end has still had a huge impact on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. His latest nickname is evidence of that. © Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich revealed on Wednesday that the team has coined a new nickname for Gronkowski. Gronk’s coaches and teammates call him “Gronkitis” because of his infectious positive attitude.

It' s the weekend ' s biggest news . As the presidential candidates make last-minute campaign stops in their last weekend ahead of the election, a new poll has Biden leading by 10 percentage points among registered voters.

It' s the weekend ' s biggest news . Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. Colorado' s Cameron Peak, CalWood fires drive thousands from their homes. A new wildfire is tearing through Colorado, 50 miles southeast of the Cameron Peak Fire, forcing nearly 3,000 people in Boulder

Physician says Congress members may have been exposed to COVID-19

Dr. Brian P. Monahan, the attending physician for Congress, urged all elected officials and their staff to observe public health measures and get tested for the coronavirus after potentially being exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 while the Capitol was locked down during Wednesday's armed incursion by pro-Trump rioters.

US Capitol Police officer, 51, dies; cause not released

A U.S. Capitol Police officer died while off duty on Saturday. Howard Liebengood, 51, had been with the department since 2005 and was assigned to the Senate Division, police said. The department's statement did not say the cause of Liebengood's death. It is unclear if Liebengood was at the Capitol when pro-Trump rioters stormed the building. At least one police officer was killed amid the riot; four other people also died.

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Democrats prepare impeachment article over pro-Trump DC riots

House Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment as early as Monday alleging the president should be removed from office days after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the green light to beginning the impeachment process after an hourslong conversation "unlike any other'' with her caucus. House leaders are still discussing how best to proceed against Donald Trump, who would be the first president to be impeached twice. Lawmakers on Friday circulated a four-page article of impeachment alleging "incitement of insurrection" and labeling Trump "a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution."

Alex Smith expected to start for Washington in Week 17

  Alex Smith expected to start for Washington in Week 17 Smith will be checked out Sunday morning prior to the game to make sure, but it sounds like a setback would be required at this point to keep him from playing. All week, signs have pointed to Smith starting, but seeing it move toward reality is still a big deal for Washington. WFT struggled mightily without him in Week 16, and it has a much better chance of winning the NFC East with him under center.The 36-year-old has gone 4-1 as a starter this season, but he has thrown six interceptions to just four touchdowns.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports.

  • Momentum for Trump impeachment soars as some in GOP say it's warranted after Capitol riot.
Donald Trump in a striped umbrella: President Donald Trump encourages protesters to © Evan Vucci, AP President Donald Trump encourages protesters to "walk down to the Capitol" where lawmakers were set to confirm Joe Biden as president Jan. 6 before the rally became violent.

Indonesian divers find parts of Boeing plane wreckage in Java Sea

Divers on Sunday located parts of the wreckage of a Boeing 737-500 in the Java Sea — a day after the jet lost contact with air traffic controllers following takeoff from Indonesia’s capital with 62 people on board, officials said. “We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed," Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said in a statement. Fifty-six passengers and six crew members were onboard. Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago nation with a population of more than 260 million, has been plagued by transportation accidents on land, sea and air because of overcrowding on ferries, aging infrastructure and poorly enforced safety standards.

1 in 15 Americans test positive for COVID-19; new variants reported

The United States surpassed more than 22 million reported COVID-19 cases on Saturday, meaning 1 in every 15 Americans has tested positive. Over the last month, 31 states and nearly 1,200 counties have reported their worst weekly death tolls of the entire pandemic. At the same time, frustration is growing over the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Through Friday, states had received 22.1 million doses. Of those, only 6.7 million have been administered.

H2H: Which 2021 Cup Series schedule addition are we anticipating the most?

  H2H: Which 2021 Cup Series schedule addition are we anticipating the most? The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is jam-packed with new venues and highly anticipated races. Those events include a dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a new stop at Circuit of the Americas, the All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s return to Nashville Superspeedway, a Fourth of July celebration at Road America and the […]Out of all the amazing schedule additions, which ones are we anticipating the most? NASCAR.com’s Terrin Waack and Chase Wilhelm go head-to-head to share their thoughts.

In addition: Two major variants of the virus have emerged in recent weeks, experts say, but neither is more dangerous than the virus that has circulated for the last year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned there is a chance the mutations will cause some tests to return false-negative results, but it's unlikely most tests will miss people who are contagious.

'Super Wild Card Weekend' kicks off in the NFL

The NFL’s inaugural "Super Wild Card Weekend" kicked off Saturday – a result of the league’s new playoff format that includes seven teams from each conference. Buffalo, home to one of the more beleaguered fanbases in the NFL, won its first playoff game in a quarter century, as the second-seeded Bills took care of the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24. The Los Angeles Rams survived after a worrisome hit to starting quarterback John Wolford, who was taken to the hospital and later released. The Rams marched out of Seattle with a 30-20 win over the Seahawks. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady tacked on yet another playoff win to his storied career – his first in a Bucs uniform –  by taking care of the underdog Washington Football Team, 31-23. In Sunday's first game, former MVP Lamar Jackson got his first playoff win, downing the Tennessee Titans.

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