NEW YORK (AP) — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens just keep on soaring. The Ravens clinched a playoff spot last week after they held off the Buffalo Bills 24-17 for their ninth consecutive victory. And the Ravens are again the unanimous choice as the top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll. For the second consecutive week, the Ravens earned all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. “The road to the AFC championship goes through Baltimore, as the Ravens win a slugfest over the Bills to maintain control of the No. 1 seed. Lamar Jackson to the Super Bowl in Year 2? Could be,” said Newsday’s Bob Glauber. The Ravens will open Week 15 as they host the New York Jets on Thursday night. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers moved up a spot to No. 2 after their 48-46 win over the NFC South champion New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99) celebrates a … [Read more...] about Ravens, 49ers, Saints are top 3 teams in AP Pro32 poll
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Another election day in the US is rapidly approaching (Tuesday, Nov. 8—mark your calendars!). Millions of Americans will take to the postal system or head out to local polling places in order to file physical ballots, but why is that custom still in place despite our increasingly connected and mobile society? To that end, we're resurfacing our close examination of e-voting around the world from the last election cycle (November 4, 2012). I live in one of the most wired parts of the United States—the San Francisco Bay Area—but for the presidential election, I’ve already voted by mail. On a piece of paper. From the comfort of my living room. Between folks like me who vote by mail and everyone else who votes by marking paper in some way, we comprise about two-thirds of all American voters. Approximately 25 percent of all Americans, however, will use paperless and electronic voting machines to cast their ballots on November 6. Around the world though, these … [Read more...] about Internet-based and open source: How e-voting works around the globe
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Dec. 11, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Newsletter Get our Essential California newsletter We’re working on a special year-end feature where the headlines get personal. We want to know about how this year’s most important California stories unfolded for our readers, and how the news intersected with their lives. Advertisement Were you affected by fires or blackouts? Did you feel the Ridgecrest earthquakes, or do anything to prepare for the Next One after they hit? Has your living situation been changed by the statewide housing crisis? Has gun violence affected your community? We want to hear about your experiences in 2019.Use this form to tell us about how a news event or issue affected your life, and we’ll share some of the responses in the coming weeks.And now, here’s what’s happening across California:TOP STORIES Advertisement California prosecutors … [Read more...] about Newsletter: How did the California headlines affect *you* this year?
In the spring of 2016, Erika Christensen and her husband walked past a tall, wooden fence that obscured the Boulder office of Dr. Warren Hern from the street and into his waiting room. Printed signs taped to bulletproof glass told her all electronic devices — even cellphones — were prohibited and asked her to tell someone on staff if she needed to leave for any reason. The only items she could carry through the door were a printed book, her identification card and a check for $10,000. Hern is one of a handful of doctors in the country who perform abortions later in pregnancy, and Christensen was at just about 32 weeks gestation when she walked through his front door carrying a son diagnosed with fatal complications. Abortions late in pregnancy — especially those in the third trimester — are rare, expensive and politically charged. Forty-three states place some restrictions on abortions after a certain point in pregnancy, but Colorado isn’t one of them. … [Read more...] about Why a NY woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion