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Said he and Biden had a warm personal friendship going back many decades Trump is still forcedly claiming the U.S. election was stolen from him I'm Charles De Ledesma A day after lying in state in the U.S. capitol former senator Bob Dole will be honored with two services in Washington There will be a private service at Washington national cathedral and a public wanted the World War II memorial President Biden plans to speak at the cathedral ceremony along with Dole's family and close friends His casket then travels to the World War II memorial for a public celebration of life featuring joint chiefs of staff chairman general Mark milley and actor Tom Hanks Dole's wife former senator Elizabeth duel will lay a wreath in his honor Dole served nearly 36 years in Congress He died Sunday at the age of 98 Mike Hempen Washington A British appellate court has opened the door for WikiLeaks Julian Assange to be extradited to the U.S. The court decision overturns a lower court ruling that found a Serge's mental health was too fragile to withstand the American criminal justice system the U.S. had appealed the ruling challenging the argument lawyer James Lewis saying the WikiLeaks cofounder had no history of serious and enduring mental illness U.S. prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse the new ruling is likely to be appealed Charles De Ledesma London I Mike Gracia reporting the NFL is trying to tackle its minority coaching problem The NFL is America's most popular sport dominating television ratings and playing to packed stadiums but it has a problem while nearly 70% of the league's players are black only three of the league's 32 head coaches are black And minorities account for fewer than 36% of the league's assistant coaches But the NFL is working to change that dynamic In New England where coach Bill Belichick has won 6 super bowls The 2021 season began with 8 minority assistance The most ever for a Belichick led team Four of those assistants are alums of NFL sponsored fellowship programs Yeah it was a great program It's a great opportunity for both teams and the participants in it to make connections and more than casualty eventually in the workplace and on the job Veteran patriot safety Devin mccordy of plods the NFL's efforts to help teams diversify on the sidelines and in the front offices I think it's time to start seeing a year in and year out Because it's the right thing to do You know I think a lot of highly qualified people haven't been given the chance and it'll be great to see you know when people are given a chance to see what they do with it It's worth noting that two former Belichick assistants who are black went on to head coaching positions in the NFL Romeo Cornell guided the Cleveland Browns the Kansas City Chiefs and on an interim basis the Houston Texans Brian Flores is currently head coach of the Miami Dolphins I'm Mike Gracia A mother in Southern California is facing criminal charges for encouraging her athlete daughter to hit an opposing player The charges of battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor were imposed on 44 year old litera shanti hunt about a month after a punch was thrown during a girl's basketball tournament Orange County district attorney Todd spitzer says there was a physical turnover play both hunt's daughter and the victim ended up on the ground and then moments later as their heading across the court mom can be heard yelling out you'd better hit her for that And hunt's daughter did a sucker punch that knocked 15 year old Lauren ham to the floor causing a concussion and bruised neck Spitzer calls it unconscionable apparent would encourage her child to engage in violence during a sporting event But one legal expert calls the charges a stretch saying prosecutors will have a tough time proving hunt's outburst was an actual command and not just an emotional response I'm Jackie Quinn AP sports I'm Josh foundry what appeared to be a runaway in Minnesota turned into a Thursday Night Football nail biter Dalvin cook ran for 205 yards and two touchdowns but the Vikings nearly blew a 29 nothing third quarter lead They did hold on to beat Pittsburgh 36 28 Ben Roethlisberger passed for 308 yards for the Steelers now 6 6 and one Minnesota advanced to 6 and 7 on the year Tragic news in the NFL world is four time pro bowler and two time all pro wide receiver Damarius Thomas was found dead in his home in Roswell Georgia Thomas played 8 and a half years in Denver and had nearly 10,000 career receiving yards He was 33 years old The jazz continued their hot play in the NBA as they took a win over the 76ers one 1896 Memphis beat the Lakers one O 8 95 the spurs out last to Denver one 23 one 11 In college basketball the nation's top team went down Thursday in piscataway Ron Harper junior hit a running deep three pointer as time expired giving Rutgers a 70 68 win over top ranked perdue And in one of the NHL's biggest games of the night Tampa beat Toronto 5 three behind two goals and an assist from Andre palat Josh rowntree AP sports U.S. households on average are earning higher incomes than before the pandemic but they're also paying higher prices and noticing In an AP NORC center for public affairs research poll about a quarter say their incomes have gone up while two thirds say their household costs have risen since the pandemic Four in ten say the hit has been substantial The government's latest look at consumer prices is expected to show inflation soared by 6.7% last month compared to a year earlier and would be the highest jump in nearly four decades Top White House economist Brian dees knows it's hard No one likes to pay more at the gas pump Nobody likes to pay more at the grocery store But these says the stark numbers do not necessarily reflect the real world where he says gas prices are coming down and supply chain bottlenecks are easing Sagar Meghani Washington Rapper Travis Scott says in a new interview he did not hear fans screaming for help during the ASTRO world festival in Houston in November that left ten people dead I'm marching Tsar letter with the latest Travis Scott tells radio personality Charlemagne the God in a YouTube video he has a responsibility to figure out what happened during his performance and.

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