As Lukaku settles at Roma, Leão still making an impact for AC Milan

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

As Lukaku settles at Roma, Leão still making an impact for AC Milan ROME (AP) — While Romelu Lukaku is just getting started at Roma, AC Milan’s most emblematic player remains impactful.Rafael Leão’s acrobatic goal in a 2-1 win at struggling Roma on Friday extended the Rossoneri’s perfect start to three straight victories in Serie A.The Italian league’s most valuable player when he helped Milan to the title in 2022, Leão was lying on the ground when he whipped his right leg around to meet a cross from Davide Calabria and strike the ball in off the far post while seemingly not even seeing the goal.“He was the reference point for our attack tonight,” Milan coach Stefano Pioli said. “Rafa is an exceptional player.”Lukaku came on in the 70th for his Roma debut after his high-profile loan from Chelsea and immediately put a shot toward goal, missing high narrowly.Olivier Giroud put Milan ahead with an early penalty kick for his fourth goal in the opening three games — a feat no Rossoneri player has achieved since Andriy Shevchenko more than two...

Masked robbery attempt now suspected in US 287 shooting that led to fiery crash

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

Masked robbery attempt now suspected in US 287 shooting that led to fiery crash DENVER (KDVR) — A suspected road rage shooting along U.S. 287 Thursday may instead have been a planned robbery attempt, investigators say.The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said "additional evidence" led to the new narrative on what happened. The incident was reported around 4:50 p.m. Thursday as a shooting between two vehicles near Owl Canyon Road and U.S. 287."An SUV with multiple passengers reportedly pulled in front of the victim vehicle, a Kia Sedona van, forcing it to stop. Masked suspect/s from the SUV then fired shots at the van. The van driver tried to leave but lost control of the vehicle, which crashed and caught fire. The suspect vehicle left the scene before first responders arrived," the sheriff's office said in a Friday release.Investigators say eight people were in the van, but none were hit by gunfire. They suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the crash and were transported to a hospital, either by ambulance or helicopter.SkyFOX was over the scene Thursday, ...

Denver weather: Hot start to September with more heat ahead

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

Denver weather: Hot start to September with more heat ahead DENVER (KDVR) — Welcome to September in Denver weather. This is considered one of the best months of the year with warm afternoon highs and cool nights.However, the month is starting out on a hot stretch with several days ahead still in the 90s. Colorado fall colors forecast 2023: When and where to see peak colors According to Pinpoint Weather, Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast, this is the first month of Fall with a chance for snow. The average snow is around 1.7 inches and the earliest it has snowed in September was on the 3rd.September averages in Denver from Pinpoint WeatherWeather tonight: Breezy and mild with passing cloudsThere will be some clouds passing over metro Denver through the overnight hours. The wind will be from the south making for a mild night with readings in the city in the 60s. There will be more refreshing 40s and 50s through the Colorado high country. Any showers that develop in the mountains will end with sunset.Overnight lows by Saturday morning acr...

These Denver schools dismiss early due to heat on Sept. 1

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

These Denver schools dismiss early due to heat on Sept. 1 DENVER (KDVR) — Friday marks another day in the 90s and another day many schools go without air conditioning. There's a potential for Friday to hit a record high of 100 degrees, which hasn't happened once this summer. List: The 24 Denver schools getting AC, and the 31 that aren’t Fifteen Denver Public Schools campuses will end class early on Friday and start the holiday weekend.Early releases:Hamilton Middle SchoolStephen Knight Center for Early EducationAsbury Elementary SchoolLake Middle SchoolSkinner Middle SchoolPark Hill Elementary SchoolStedman Elementary SchoolMcMeen Elementary SchoolPolaris Elementary SchoolSteele Elementary SchoolBryant-Webster Dual Language SchoolUniversity Park Elementary SchoolThomas Jefferson High SchoolCowell Elementary SchoolDenver Center for International Studies at Baker Sept. 1-4: Things to do in Denver this Labor Day weekend When in comes to campuses in DPS, only 24 of the 55 schools in need have gotten or are in line for new cooling mechanis...

1 dead, 2 hospitalized following shooting at SW Miami-Dade home

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

1 dead, 2 hospitalized following shooting at SW Miami-Dade home Police are investigating a reported shooting in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood that left one person dead and sent two others to the hospital.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the area of Southwest 165th Terrace and 99th Avenue, shortly before 4:30 p.m., Friday. Investigators said the adult victims were hit by gunfire. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene.Officials said the surviving victims were rushed to Jackson South Medical Center as trauma alerts. As of Friday evening, their conditions are unknown.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.

Back on her flippers: Loggerhead ‘Tina’ returns to the ocean after recovery at Turtle Hospital

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

Back on her flippers: Loggerhead ‘Tina’ returns to the ocean after recovery at Turtle Hospital Tina, an adventurous 200-pound adult loggerhead sea turtle, is swimming free once again following a months-long recovery from a tangled mess. The heartwarming release occurred at Higgs Beach in Key West, Friday.Tina’s story began when boaters Tina and Randy Summerlin spotted her in a bit of a pickle off Big Pine Key back in July tangled up in a trap line.Thanks to the boaters’ quick thinking, Tina got a one-way ticket to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.At the Turtle Hospital, Tina, who’s believed to be around 40 years old, got the VIP treatment. The team took care of her neck wound from the trap line and gave her some antibiotics, vitamins, fluids and a buffet of seafood.On Friday, the Turtle Hospital, led by the hospital’s founder Richie Moretti and manager Bette Zirkelbach, rolled up to Higgs Beach. Everyone pitched in, including the Summerlins, to make sure Tina had a grand send-off.“All species of sea turtles in the United States are listed on the Endang...

NASA orbiter spies likely lunar crater from Russia’s Luna 25 crash

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

NASA orbiter spies likely lunar crater from Russia’s Luna 25 crash (CNN) — A new crater has appeared on the moon, and it was likely created when Russia’s uncrewed Luna 25 mission crashed into the lunar surface.Images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and released by the agency on Thursday reveal the fresh crater.The Luna 25 spacecraft, Russia’s first lunar lander in 47 years, launched on August 10 and was expected to land near the lunar south pole a couple of weeks later.But communication with the spacecraft was disrupted and Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, reported an “emergency situation” occurred while Luna 25 tried to enter a pre-landing lunar orbit on August 19.Officials at Roscosmos later said engine failure was the likely cause of the crash.The agency shared an estimate of the impact point on August 21, which allowed members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team to send commands to the spacecraft the following day to take images of the site.The orbiter took images during a four-hour period on Aug...

Chicago Cubs prospect Alexander Canario earns his 1st major-league call-up after overcoming devastating injuries

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

Chicago Cubs prospect Alexander Canario earns his 1st major-league call-up after overcoming devastating injuries Nothing about felt Alexander Canario’s baseball future felt guaranteed in the moments after his devastating injury nearly 10 months ago.He thought his baseball career might be over when he required surgery to repair a fractured left ankle and separated left shoulder following a devastatingly freak moment from hitting first base while playing winter ball. Months of rehab included his mother, Juana González, helping him because of how limited Canario became after two surgeries.Canario’s extensive rehab process paid off Friday when the Cubs called him up before their doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds along with right-hander Shane Greene from Triple-A Iowa.“I never doubted that I was going to be able to achieve this,” Canario said through an interpreter before the Cubs’ 6-2 Game 1 win. “I definitely see the injury as part of the progress. Everything happens for a reason.”He returned in June but needed a few weeks to get his timing do...

Cable customers furious as Spectrum, Disney dispute knocks ESPN, ABC, U.S. Open off the air

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

Cable customers furious as Spectrum, Disney dispute knocks ESPN, ABC, U.S. Open off the air Larry McShane | New York Daily NewsCollege football fans waiting for kickoff in the eagerly-awaited showdown between Utah and Florida got a kick in the head as a dispute between Spectrum Cable and The Walt Disney Co., owner of ESPN, blacked out the game for many fans.The Thursday night season opener was pulled minutes before the game’s first play, leaving angry boosters for both teams livid. The cable company serves 14.7 million subscribers, many of them infuriated by the decision.“Waited all day for the SEC football kickoff between Florida and Utah,” wrote one angry fan on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Only to have ESPN CUT OFF RIGHT BEFORE KICKOFF due to a dispute between Spectrum and Disney. This is awful, AWFUL. YOU MIGHT WANNA THINK ABOUT LETTING FOLKS SEE THE GAME.”Spectrum Cable pulled the Florida football game right at kickoff. A dispute between them and Disney who owns ESPN. We pay for ESPN so how dare they pull the programming during the game. I was already ticked off wit...

US Marine from Massachusetts accused of stolen valor: Feds say he applied for Purple Heart he hadn’t earned

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:37 GMT

US Marine from Massachusetts accused of stolen valor: Feds say he applied for Purple Heart he hadn’t earned A former U.S. Marine from western Massachusetts was arrested following an indictment in federal court alleging he had lied about his service experiences to receive disability benefits and even tried for a Purple Heart he hadn’t earned.Paul John Herbert, 52, of Shelburne Falls, was arrested Friday following an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury sitting in Springfield the day before. The indictment charges him with theft of government property and making false statements. He was released from custody following an initial appearance in court.“Individuals who steal veterans disability benefits and falsely represent themselves as decorated veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces degrade the service of the men and women who selflessly serve our country,” said Patrick Hegarty, the special agent in charge of the U.S. Department of Defense, investigative service for the northeast, in a statement.The false statement charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, while the the...

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