49ers’ Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for national anthem
By Josh Dubow , The Associated Press
Posted: 08/27/16, 6:05 PM EDT
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.
Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media .
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Continue reading
Most Support Trump’s Call for Immigration Restrictions, Screening Test
Friday, August 19, 2016
Most voters support Donald Trump’s plan for temporarily restricting immigration from countries with a history of terrorism and for testing to screen out newcomers who don’t share America’s values. Most also agree that such a test is likely to reduce the number of terrorists entering the United States. Continue reading
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts
By JESS BIDGOODAUG. 15, 2016 / http://www.nytimes.com
NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Kathleen G. Kane, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, was convicted Monday night of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy. Continue reading
Submitted PHOTO Stephen Zellner stands near the bat house on his Butler Township home.
It wasn’t until Stephen Zellner moved into his Butler Township home about 20 years ago that he realized there was already a tenant.
Many of them, in fact — bats.
Zellner called his brother, a wildlife conservation officer in Blair County Continue reading
NFL Found a Cause They Won’t Endorse: the Dallas Police Department
By Dylan Gwinn | August 12, 2016 | 12:04 AM EDT
As written here before, there was never any real expectation that the NFL would allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear the “Arm-in-Arm” decals on their helmets, to show support for the Dallas Police Department during the regular season. Continue reading
Police union wants NFL to allow concealed carry at stadiums
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published November 30, 2015
More guns are needed at NFL games to keep fans safe, according to the nation’s largest police union — which recently asked the league commissioner to let certain firearms owners pack heat on Sundays. Continue reading