The Raiders’ season mercifully came to an end in Kansas City today as the Chiefs demolished Oakland 35-3. Despite the debacle, there were a few players on the Raider team worth mentioning who gave it their all under tough circumstances. WINNERS 1) Gareon Conley The Raiders’ first-round pick from a year ago cemented his status…

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MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings have had one-game meltdowns worse than what took place on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium, but that doesn’t mean the 2018 Vikings didn’t accomplish something significant by embarrassing themselves in a 24-10 loss Sunday to the Chicago Bears. This collection now holds the distinction of being perhaps the most disappointing team…

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Seahawks rookie punter Michael Dickson had two punts blocked on Sunday, and both miscues resulted in Arizona touchdowns. Another punt was returned 45 yards. How will Dickson respond? Michael Dickson was not amused. The Seahawks’ rookie punter sat in his locker for several minutes Sunday, scrolling through his phone as rap music bumped in the…

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A police drone will be keeping watch over New Year’s celebrations in New York’s Times Square for the first ever time. The Associated Press have more here in this lengthy, but very interesting report: The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department’s ever-evolving plan to keep revelers and “Rockin’…

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Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy December 31 at 12:03 PM Democrats have settled on a strategy for attempting to reopen the government when they take control of the House on Thursday, aimed at ending the partial shutdown quickly — but denying President Trump the new money he wants for a border wall.…

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FILE – In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews the troops during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon. Outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is quoting President Abraham Lincoln in a farewell message to defense employees, urging them to stay focused on their mission. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh,…

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FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stands on the field before the team’s NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) CINCINNATI (WKRC) – After going 6-10 in 2018 and capping off a third consecutive losing season, the Bengals on Monday…

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At the end of every year, Bill Gates questions himself. It’s part of a long-standing tradition, one upheld by many of us, as we set  resolutions and broader themes for the year ahead. Over the years Gates’s questions have changed drastically, he writes in a just-released year-end letter. In his 20s, it was just one, really: Is Microsoft software…

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated that a patient tested positive for hepatitis C. That was incorrect; the patient tested positive for hepatitis B. The former director of nursing was not fired but rather resigned. The North Jersey surgery center that possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV and hepatitis B and…

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Maddie Ross stopped breathing on Oct. 4. She would have died then, collapsed in a puddle of spilled worms on the kitchen floor of the family’s South Roanoke home, if her mother and toddler son had not checked to see what was taking so long for her to bring their pet turtle’s evening meal. Kathi…

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