Premier League asking for changes to football’s handball law

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Referee Peter Bankes watches a monitor during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham and Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.

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The Premier League is asking football’s lawmakers to allow more flexibility and leniency for referees assessing handballs after being told by players and managers that the current regulations are too harsh.

England’s top division has fielded complaints after a number of incidents in the opening rounds of the season, including that Eric Dier should not have conceded a penalty for Tottenham against Newcastle on Sunday when a ball came off his outstretched arm.

Dier was penalized because his arm was adjudged to be in an unnatural position after jumping to challenge Andy Carroll for the ball.

The penalty — awarded after a VAR review — allowed Callum Wilson to score and secure a 1-1 draw for Newcastle in

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McConnell says Senate will vote on resolution to fund the government Wednesday evening

The Senate will vote Wednesday evening on a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday, and President Trump must sign the resolution by midnight in order to avert a government shutdown.

“We will clear it sometime tonight,” McConnell told reporters. The House passed the continuing resolution earlier this month with an overwhelming majority after House Democrats, Republicans and the White House agreed to a deal. It passed 359-57-1, with only 56 Republicans and libertarian Representative Justin Amash opposing it, and Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voting present.

Mr. Trump has not said whether he will sign the legislation, but doing so will avoid a shutdown in the last few weeks before Election Day. 

The resolution includes nearly $8 billion more for nutrition assistance programs and renews provisions of public health and transportation programs that were set to expire.

McConnell also told

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Gov. Whitmer Signs 2021 Michigan Budget Into Law

MICHIGAN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed her second budget into law, ensuring that Michigan has its spending plan in place prior to the start of the new fiscal year on Oct 1.

The governor said the budget delivers on many of her signature priorities, including the Michigan Reconnect program for a tuition-free pathway for adults, funding for the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies program to ensure women have the care they need for a healthy pregnancy and expanding access to childcare for families.

“While this budget faced many challenges along the way amidst a global pandemic, I am pleased that we were able to come together and produce a budget that funds the programs and services that matter most to our residents ,” Whitmer said. “This has not been easy, but in the end the executive and legislative branches of government worked together to do what is expected and demanded

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Trump touts ‘law and order’ in debate. Are his tough-on-crime tactics working?

When federal officials announced they charged 61 people in Chicago as part of Operation Legend in August, that number meant little to Marquinn McDonald, who goes on late-night patrols in his South Side neighborhood to make sure the elderly, women and children get home safely. 

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“They have their numbers. That’s beautiful. They made 61 arrests,” he said with some sarcasm. “OK, you locked up a person, but another person just died.”

In Chicago, weekly murder numbers dropped after the launch of Operation Legend, a crime-fighting initiative that the Justice Department deployed in nine cities since July. The week the charges were announced, 10 people were killed – less than half from before federal officers were sent. But that number has since doubled again. 

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Senate will vote on resolution to fund the government Wednesday

The Senate will vote Wednesday evening on a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday, and President Trump must sign the resolution by midnight in order to avert a government shutdown.



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“We will clear it sometime tonight,” McConnell told reporters. The House passed the continuing resolution earlier this month with an overwhelming majority after House Democrats, Republicans and the White House agreed to a deal. It passed 359-57-1, with only 56 Republicans and libertarian Representative Justin Amash opposing it, and Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voting present.

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Mr. Trump has not said whether he will sign the legislation, but doing so will avoid a shutdown in the last few weeks before Election Day. 

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what does the government’s latest UK Covid-19 data reveal?



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What do the latest numbers say?



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People wear face coverings in Cardiff after the Welsh government placed three more areas of Wales into local lockdown

With infections still on the rise, and sharply in some regions, it is clear that the latest restrictions brought in to suppress the virus have either yet to take effect or have not gone far enough. On Wednesday, a further 7,108 new cases were recorded, slightly down on the previous day’s 7,143, but high enough to show that the epidemic continues to grow at pace. There were 71 reported deaths for the second day in a row.

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Is it as bad as the spring?

With the first wave of infections, testing was minimal and so the number of infections recorded each day was only the tip of the iceberg. The infection

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Grand Ledge school board violated the law during June meeting

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GRAND LEDGE – A man is suing Grand Ledge Public Schools and its Board of Education, claiming officials intentionally violated the Open Meetings Act during a special board meeting in June held over Zoom.

The lawsuit, filed in Eaton County Circuit Court in August by Mike Hoskins, names the school district, the board and its seven members.

A screen shot of the June 5 Grand Ledge Public Schools Board of Education meeting, broadcast over Zoom. A lawsuit filed in Eaton County Circuit Court claims board members violated the Open Meetings Act during the meeting. (Photo: Rachel Greco/Lansing State Journal)

Hoskin’s lawsuit claims the board went into an illegal closed session at its June 5 meeting. The meeting was held over Zoom in the wake of comments Brian Metcalf, the school district’s former superintendent, made on Facebook about the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the

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Senate approves bill to avert government shutdown, bill goes to Trump

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The U.S. has reached 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus. Now experts are looking ahead, and the forecast for the fall and winter isn’t good.

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WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday passed a spending measure to keep federal agencies running hours before the government was set to shut down.

The legislation will now head to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign off on the bill.

The overwhelming 84 – 10 vote marked a bipartisan push to keep the government funded in the midst of a global pandemic that has left many Americans more reliant on the federal government. 

The legislation passed just hours before the annual spending bill would expire at midnight, leaving federal agencies across the country without money to continue operating. It extends government funding levels until Dec. 11 – a month after the election.

Lawmakers added last-minute pandemic relief funding before the bill

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Committee adjourns on eve of deadline to repeal bailout law | National politics

Rep. David Leland, the ranking Democrat on the House committee, has been pushing for action before the Thursday deadline for weeks.

“House Republicans are going to let October 1st go by without doing anything to stop this ratepayer rip-off,” Leland said in a statement this week. “That means, in the middle of a global pandemic and an unemployment crisis, House Republicans are going to make hardworking Ohioans pay more on their utility bills.”

Leland also criticized that proponent testimonies for the repeal bills are from the same entities that testified for the bill’s passage last year.

Newly elected House Speaker Bob Cupp, who created the committee last month, said he wants to untangle the legislation “expeditiously” but also with care, as to prepare for any ramifications of the repeal.

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EU Representatives Discussed Possible Election Delay With Venezuelan Government: Statement | World News

CARACAS (Reuters) – A European Union mission that visited Venezuela last week discussed with authorities the possibility of delaying a parliamentary vote scheduled for Dec. 6, in the hopes of improving electoral conditions, the bloc said on Wednesday.

Dozens of opposition parties say they will boycott the election, arguing it will be rigged in favor of President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling socialist party, though one group within the opposition has said it is seeking better conditions for possible participation.

“The EU’s policy vis-à-vis Venezuela remains unchanged: the conditions are not currently there for a free, fair and democratic electoral process to take place,” the EU said in a statement, adding that it would not be able to send an electoral observer mission in the current conditions without a delay.

“The possibility of postponing the legislative elections in order to open a space for dialogue and change those conditions was discussed.”

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