Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown, a 40-year-old quarterback who had retired and was going to be an analyst with ESPN this season, agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, the team announced. McCown has played in games for eight different teams in 16 seasons, and has been on the roster of two other teams. He…MORE

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson comes out as gay

Longtime Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson came out as gay in a column in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, writing that the announcement was “better late than never.” The 58-year-old wrote he had long struggled with the decision to be open about his sexuality, and considered whether the revelation would affect his relationships with family, friends…MORE

US mother ruled too Western by Saudi court will appeal

Last month, an American mother named Bethany Vierra lost custody of her young daughter Zaina, on the grounds that she was too Western to raise the child well. Now her own parents worry that they will lose both grand-daughter and daughter, as the window to appeal closes in Saudi Arabia. “If Zaina can’t leave, she…MORE

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends, a rival of video game Fortnite, may be free to play, but the game angered fans this week over its new pricing for limited edition virtual items. The game’s developer, Respawn, owned by Electronic Arts, apologized Friday for the new in-game “loot boxes,” or a random selection of virtual rewards available to players…MORE

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Goalkeeper Adrian’s Liverpool career is proving quite a roller coaster. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club on August 5 to provide cover for Alisson Becker, but was immediately thrown in at the deep end after the Brazilian keeper sustained a calf injury in Liverpool’s opening day Premier League victory over Norwich. In his second…MORE

White House suspends reporter Brian Karem’s hard pass

It’s official: In a letter to Playboy correspondent and CNN political analyst Brian Karem’s lawyer on Friday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she had “made a final determination” to suspend Karem’s hard pass for 30 days. The move will be “effective immediately” through Saturday, September 14, 2019. This was, of course, expected. The…MORE

It was a wild week on Wall Street

It was far from the dog days of summer on Wall Street this past week. Investors went on a roller coaster ride after the markets reacted to both good and bad news. Monday, August 12 The wild ride begins Monday after the Dow closes nearly 400 points lower, or 1.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq…MORE