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Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck receives one-year extension, signed through 2023 season – Star Tribune

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck receives one-year extension, signed through 2023 season – Star Tribune

Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck has received a one-year contract extension, pending approval by the Board of Regents, sources told the Star Tribune on Thursday night. The extension, which runs through the 2023 season, received approval by the Board of Regents’ finance and operations committee on Thursday and is expected to receive full approval by […]

EU leaders wary of May's pleas for help selling Brexit deal – Fox News

EU leaders wary of May's pleas for help selling Brexit deal – Fox News

BRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Theresa May implored European Union leaders Thursday to help her sell the Brexit divorce deal at home, only to be told that her proposals are not clear enough for the bloc to offer a helping hand now. Instead, the EU said it would plow ahead with plans for a cliff-edge […]

Levee project funding, comp time issues discussed by Finance Committee – Alton Telegraph

Levee project funding, comp time issues discussed by Finance Committee – Alton Telegraph

Scott Cousins, scousins@thetelegraph.com Published 7:15 pm CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 A trackhoe digs around a buried steel pipe last September on the levee near the closed power plant on Illinois Route 143 in East Alton as work began on installation of more slurry walls buried under the levee that prevent seepage in high water situations. […]

Study finds toxic substances in all 12 carpets tested – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Study finds toxic substances in all 12 carpets tested – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT – A new study revealed carpets can be dangerous due to toxic substances. The study found 44 toxic substances in all 12 of the carpets tested. Carpet is the most common flooring sold in the United States. It holds a 60 percent share of the U.S. flooring market with 11 billion square feet sold […]

Rare Neanderthal DNA mean some people’s brains are slightly different shape, study suggests – The Independent

Rare Neanderthal DNA mean some people’s brains are slightly different shape, study suggests – The Independent

Interbreeding with Neanderthals thousands of years ago has given some humans alive today more elongated brains, according to a new study. Scientists connected two ancient DNA fragments that have been passed down to select people of European heritage with slight changes in skull and therefore brain shape.  A key feature of the human head is […]

MLB winter meetings rumors, updates: Angels targeting Ramos; Machado will play third for the 'right contract' – CBS Sports

MLB winter meetings rumors, updates: Angels targeting Ramos; Machado will play third for the 'right contract' – CBS Sports

The fairly quiet 2018 winter meetings came to a close Thursday. There were some second-tier free-agent signings (Andrew McCutchen to the Phillies, Charlie Morton to the Rays, J.A. Happ to the Yankees) and trades (Tanner Roark to the Reds, Ivan Nova to the White Sox, Carlos Santana back to Cleveland in a three-team deal), but […]

Heroes of the Storm’s future in question, Blizzard scales back development – Polygon

Heroes of the Storm’s future in question, Blizzard scales back development – Polygon

The future of Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment’s MOBA that brings together heroes from Diablo, StarCraft, Warcraft and Overwatch, is starting to look bleak. Blizzard president J. Allen Breck and chief development officer Ray Gresko said today that the company is shifting development resources away from Heroes of the Storm and putting those developers […]

Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses – CNN

Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses – CNN

(CNN) — It’s the stuff of childhood dreams. As the sun begins to break through the darkness in Laos’ Nam Kan National Park, the cries of wild, black-crested gibbons echo through the jungle air. Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our […]

Jury awards $25 million to mother of former Dallas Cowboys player killed in DUI crash – NBCNews.com

Jury awards $25 million to mother of former Dallas Cowboys player killed in DUI crash – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 14, 2018 / 12:18 AM GMT By David K. Li A Texas jury on Thursday awarded $25 million to the mother of a Dallas Cowboys player who was killed in a drunk-driving crash in […]

Asia starts Friday trading session in negative territory – CNBC

Asia starts Friday trading session in negative territory – CNBC

Australian stocks started Friday’s trading session in negative territory following the decline in European markets and a mixed session on Wall Street overnight. The ASX 200 was 0.34 percent lower than yesterday’s 5,661.6 points at the start of the day. Nikkei futures in Osaka and Chicago point to Japanese stocks opening below yesterday’s 21,816.19 points. […]