Alcaraz, Tsitsipas advance in Madrid; Medvedev, Rublev lose

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Alcaraz, Tsitsipas advance in Madrid; Medvedev, Rublev lose MADRID (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz made sure he wouldn’t be among the top seeds being upset at the Madrid Open on Tuesday, playing well from the start to secure his spot in the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Alexander Zverev.After both second-seeded Daniil Medvedev and fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev lost their fourth-round matches at the clay-court tournament, Alcaraz cruised past 13th-seeded Zverev to stay on track to defend his title at home.Fourth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas also avoided an upset, defeating Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-3, 6-1. In the women’s draw, second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka reached the last four by rallying past Mayar Sherif in three sets.The match between Alcaraz and Zverev was a rematch of last year’s Madrid final, which Alcaraz also comfortably won against the former two-time champion in the Spanish capital.“For me it’s amazing to play the level that I played today,” Alcaraz said. “I feel really good right now and this match gives me a lot of confidenc...

Court hears appeal by prosecutor suspended by DeSantis

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Court hears appeal by prosecutor suspended by DeSantis MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Tuesday heard arguments over whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrongly suspended an elected state prosecutor last year after comments he made opposing abortion prosecutions. The three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in an appeal filed by Andrew Warren in seeking to regain his job. The Republican governor last year suspended Warren, a twice-elected state attorney for Florida’s Hillsborough County and a Democrat, accusing him of neglect of duty. DeSantis suspended Warren last year over the elected prosecutor’s signing of a statement, along with other prosecutors across the country, opposing criminal charges against abortion providers, or women seeking abortions, as well as his policies on not charging people with some minor crimes. Florida has a 15-week abortion ban and DeSantis last month signed into law a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. DeSantis has used his executive po...

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers wins his first NBA Most Valuable Player award.Source

Handgun permit requirement clears Senate on party-line vote

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Handgun permit requirement clears Senate on party-line vote DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Democrat-controlled state Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to pass a bill requiring anyone in Delaware wanting to buy a handgun to first be fingerprinted, undergo training and obtain permission from the state.The vote came after more than two hours of debate in which gun-control advocates argued that the proposal will help reduce the number of homicides and suicides in Delaware. Opponents argued that the bill infringes on the rights of law-abiding citizens and will have no effect on criminals responsible for the state’s gun violence problem.Chief sponsor Sen. Elizabeth Lockman, suggested, however, that even criminals will obey the permit requirement if the bill becomes law.“Best of all, we know that every handgun owner in our state will have undergone a firearms training course,” said Lockman, a Wilmington Democrat, adding that such training will reduce the numbers of accidental shootings, suicides and gun thefts. Critics argued that a permitting process...

Colorado man suing sheriff's office for excessive use of Taser during traffic stop

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Colorado man suing sheriff's office for excessive use of Taser during traffic stop DENVER (KDVR) -- A Southern Colorado man filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Las Animas Sheriff's Office, the county, the sheriff, the undersheriff, and two deputies over a traffic stop that happened last November.Kenneth Espinoza was following his son Nathaniel to the shop on Nov. 29, 2022, to get his truck serviced when his son was pulled over by Las Animas County Deputy Mikhail Noel. Espinoza pulls up behind the scene when he is confronted by Lt. Henry Trujillo. Trujillo repeatedly asks Espinoza to leave the scene, but Espinoza refuses because his son is his ride home from the shop. The argument escalates and Deputy Noel comes over to Espinoza's truck, asking him to leave. When Espinoza puts his truck in drive to leave, Noel can be heard commanding Espinoza to stay and grabs the truck door handle. Noel pulls his gun and points it at Espinoza. Espinoza is eventually pulled out of his truck and pushed into the back of a sheriff's office cruiser. He is eventually shocke...

Denver Police: Officers shoot man who was attacking his family

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Denver Police: Officers shoot man who was attacking his family DENVER (KDVR) -- Police in Denver shot and killed a man who they say was wielding a knife and attacked his own family member.Police were called to the 2000 block of North Oneida Street on Monday night. Investigators say the man was preventing two family members from leaving the home."A supervisor on scene was trained in negotiations and was among officers trying to communicate with the suspect," a Denver Police Department spokesperson said."Officers on scene also had critical incident training," the spokesperson added. Caught on camera: Thieves use rope to pull ATM out of bar But the Crisis Negotiation Unit, which specializes in these types of crises, was called but did not arrive in time, according to the police chief."While they were waiting for the negotiators to arrive the suspect began assaulting one of the individuals being held inside with a knife," Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas said.Police were called to the home at 8:30 p.m. Thomas said officers had to shoot the man to ...

Extra paid sick time for COVID-19 to end soon

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Extra paid sick time for COVID-19 to end soon DENVER (KDVR) — The public health emergency is coming to an end, and so is a benefit that helps workers get paid through a case of COVID-19.Colorado has required paid sick leave for all employees since 2021, when the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act took effect. The law also requires up to 80 hours of additional paid sick leave during a public health emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic.But that stage is coming to a close in the U.S., with the federal public health emergency to end on May 11. Colorado's emergency declaration will also end, the governor's office has said. So what does that mean for workers who need to use PHE leave for a COVID-related absence? Why you need to slow down to 20 mph on some Denver roads PHE leave applies not only to confirmed COVID cases but to related needs like testing, vaccination or caring for a family member. When the PHE ends, the benefit will not disappear right away.Employees can still use PHE leave for another four weeks after bot...

Embiid takes MVP over Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Embiid takes MVP over Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo Philadelphia 76ers center and league-scoring champion Joel Embiid earned his first NBA MVP trophy Tuesday night, topping two-time winner Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.The 29-year-old from Yaoundé, Cameroon, averaged 33.1 points to win his second straight scoring title, averaged 10.2 rebounds and tied a career-high with 4.2 assists per game. Embiid played in 66 games, the second-highest total of his career, but again has been hit with injuries in the playoffs. Embiid has been sidelined with a sprained right knee that cost him one game of the playoff sweep against Brooklyn and the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston, which was won by Philadelphia on Monday night. Broncos add to defense in 2023 NFL Draft Jokic finished runner-up and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was third. Embiid received 73 first-place votes. Jokic received 15 first-place votes, and Antetokounmpo got 12.“It's been a long time coming,” Embiid said. “A lo...

Man wanted in Market Street robbery

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Man wanted in Market Street robbery DENVER (KDVR) — Denver Police Department is asking for the public's help in searching for a man they say was involved in a robbery.The robbery took place in the 2100 block of Market Street on April 24, around 1:45 p.m.According to DPD, the suspect was described as a Black male about 6 feet tall and around 50 to 60 years old. The suspect is wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred 4/24/2023 in the 2100 Block Market Street area. Credit: Denver Police Department 5/2/2023.The suspect is wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred 4/24/2023 in the 2100 Block Market Street area. Credit: Denver Police Department 5/2/2023. Chief: Man stabbed, suspect killed during Denver police barricade The man was described wearing a brown leather jacket and glasses. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Man shot at Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes, dies in hospital; suspect in custody

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 16:18:42 GMT

Man shot at Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes, dies in hospital; suspect in custody A man who was airlifted to the hospital after being shot at a South Florida Walmart has dies of his injuries at the hospital, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Earlier, deputies said, hours after the shooting, they had taken a suspect into custody.The details around the shooter’s capture remain unknown.It all began before deputies arrived at the Walmart, located at 3001 N. State Road 7, Tuesday afternoon, just after 3. “It was my first time ever experiencing anything like that,” said Walmart employee Shay Johnson, “so I went with my first instinct, and that’s to protect. I went to go get my brothers.”Johnson was on her break and returning to the store when she heard the shots fired, and her first thought was with her twin brother.“And before I can get back to the room I’m usually in, I heard maybe like, five, six shots pop off right in front of me,” the employee said, “and I, without thinking, I just turned a...

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