Pence says “Trump is wrong” that he had a right to overturn 2020 election

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday resoundingly rejected a claim by former President Trump that he had the ability to overturn the 2020 presidential election, saying that there’s little that is more un-American than the notion that any president can choose the nation’s leader. “There are those in our party who believe that as the … Read more

Snowboarder Shaun White says Beijing Olympics will be his final competition

Snowboarder Shaun White, a three-time gold medalist, made it clear that not only will the Beijing Games be his last Olympics – they’ll mark his final contest, too. During a reflective, sometimes emotional news conference Saturday, not far from the halfpipe where he’ll take his last competitive ride, the 35-year-old said that, yes, he’ll be … Read more

Barcelona boss Xavi to use Ousmane Dembele after failing to find ‘solution’

8:06 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Xavi Hernandez said Barcelona could not afford to shoot themselves in the foot after restoring Ousmane Dembele to the squad for Sunday’s match against Atletico Madrid after a three-week exile. Dembele, who is out of contract in the summer, was not called up for Barca’s last two matches … Read more

Amazon Prime raises annual membership price to $ 139

Amazon’s Prime membership will become more expensive later this month, with the company citing growing wages and transportation costs to justify the price increase. The online retail giant announced the Prime subscription price hike as it reported strong fourth-quarter sales on Thursday. Amazon drew a profit of $ 14.3 billion for the three-month period ended … Read more

Inside the 2022 Senior Bowl’s wild NFT idea

When Calvin Austin found out last Sunday what the Senior Bowl was giving players as gifts, he was shocked: Each player would be able to make his own unique NFT – of which there would be only one copy – to keep or sell. He had only just started to research NFTs, their value and … Read more

Afghan refugees face the two-tier system in Europe

Some of the Afghan women around the table in the neoclassical building in central Athens were taking notes in leather-bound notebooks as they discussed the future of women and girls in their homeland. They were lawmakers, journalists and judges, but they were also refugees, a characterization that many of them flinched with shame and disbelief. … Read more

The Morning: Why we travel

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the new Saturday edition of The Morning. I come to you from the department of Culture and Lifestyle at The Times where, until recently, I wrote the At Home and Away newsletter, which was devoted to helping readers lead full lives during the pandemic. I’m excited to bring … Read more

Michael Lewis Revisits ‘Liar’s Poker’

I vividly thought that I was trying to describe Brigadoon. It could never survive. They were willing to pay me probably millions of dollars, but certainly hundreds of thousands, to dish out financial advice when I certainly didn’t know what you should be doing with your money. I just thought, this is impossible. It felt … Read more

Bills need to prioritize adding offensive speed, defensive depth this offseason – Buffalo Bills Blog

6:00 AM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY – Expectations for the 2022 Buffalo Bills are sky-high. Looking ahead at which teams project to be best next season has already started, despite the new league year still a month away and the Super Bowl on the horizon. Per Caesar’s Sportsbook, the Bills have the second-best odds … Read more

Will Matt Rhule’s history with Kenny Pickett lead to Carolina Panthers to draft the QB? – Carolina Panthers Blog

CHARLOTTE, NC – On April 9, 2016, the spring before his senior season at Ocean Township High School in Oakhurst, New Jersey, quarterback Kenny Pickett tweeted, “Honored to say that I have COMMITTED TO Temple University !! ” Along with the tweet were a few pictures, including one with the three-star quarterback wearing a No. … Read more