Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:29 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 Where does the time go? The NFL season has already reached Week 16, though — in terms of the postseason picture — little has been decided. Saturday should provide a nice appetizer with the Redskins, Titans, Ravens and Chargers poised to apply serious pressure in their respective sections of the bracket. As for the USA TODAY Sports' competition? Lorenzo Reyes is sitting pretty with a five-game lead over Nate Davis, a cushion Reyes will maintain since he and Davis picked the same 16 winners. In fact, not much variance among our five expert panelists this week, though they don't agree on Sunday night's clash between the Chiefs and Seahawks. Good thing, since we're looking forward to a game that promises to have serious ramifications for the playoffs — Kansas City could score the AFC's top seed while Seattle just hopes to guarantee itself a berth — if not our own. … [Read more...] about USA TODAY Week 16 NFL picks: Do Chiefs beat Seahawks in Seattle?
A British man who disappeared in America 30 years ago is feared to have been murdered by a suspected serial killer. Carpenter Stephen Scane emigrated to the States in 1981 after falling in love with a girl. He disappeared the following year and in 1984 a shepherd found his skull hidden in undergrowth. A cold case investigation by two retired detectives has revealed Steve may be one of up to eight people killed by Tracy Petrocelli. The notorious killer, currently in jail for two murders, reportedly had the Brit's credit card in his possession when he was arrested. An inquest into Steve's death is due to be held this week to allow his skull to be buried. His uncle Derek Scane, 67, said: “It’s terrible it has taken so long to bury Stephen. He was a clever kid who seemed to be good at everything he did. “He fell in love with a girl and went out to America to be with her, but then he married someone else. “We had contact every day with him until November in 1981, but … [Read more...] about Brit who vanished in USA 30 years ago feared murdered by suspected serial killer
Miss USA has apologised for mocking Cambodian and Vietnamese rivals' English-speaking skills. Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers became embroiled in a bullying row after appearing in a video alongside Miss Australia Francesca Hung and Miss Colombia Valeria Morales. The three filmed themselves laughing as Summers mocks Miss Cambodia Nat Rern and Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie. Speaking about Nie, Summers said: “She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes …” She then mimics a confused nod and smile. Then speaking about Rern, Summers added: "Miss Cambodia is here and doesn't speak any English and not a single other person speaks her language." Morales chimes in adding: "Yes." Summer added: "Could you imagine? Like Francesca said, that would be so isolating and I said yes, and I mean, just so confusing all the time." She then says to Morales: "You do speak great English," but … [Read more...] about Miss USA apologises for mocking Cambodian and Vietnamese rivals’ English skills
0 Have your say A dad-of-two was left fighting for his life in an American hospital after a freak accident during a blizzard. Alex Brown staggered from the wreckage of his Subaru hatchback after a head-on crash with another vehicle in Wichita, Kansas. Seconds later, he was struck by his own car when another vehicle smashed into the back of it, sending him flying.Mr Brown, 37, formerly Belvedere Road, Thornton, suffered horrific injuries, including a broken back, multiple fractures, shattered teeth and a crushed pelvis.He also lost a kidney and damaged the other and will need a transplant in the months to come.This week he was moved from intensive care but needs dialysis several times a week.The accident happened as Mr Brown was taking his two children back to his estranged wife after celebrating thanks-giving with them.On the day of the accident, the state was experiencing some of its worst winter weather for years, including freezing conditions and … [Read more...] about Dad fighting for his life after freak accident in the USA suffered horrific injuries including a crushed pelvis and broken back
The woman who holds the Miss USA 2018 title has apologized after she was captured on video mocking two of her fellow competitors for their English-speaking skills. In a video posted to Instagram, Sarah Rose Summers made light of Nat Rern, Miss Cambodia and H’Hen Nie, Miss Vietnam. In the video, she said of Nie: “She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes …” she said before mimicking a confused nod and smile. Then Summers makes fun of another contestant for not speaking English, apparently unaware that the language is not universally understood around the world. “Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English and not a single other person speaks her language. Can you imagine?” she said. “Francesca said that would be so isolating and I said yes and just confusing all the time.” Colombia’s Valeria Morales and … [Read more...] about Miss USA apologizes for mocking rivals’ English-speaking skills