NEW YORK — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the Jets at Detroit, followed by the Rams at Oakland. The NFL schedule was revealed Thursday night. The Packers will follow their opener with a Sunday afternoon home game with the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 16. Green Bay’s other
MADISON — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is defending his free trip to London with lobbyists, travel said to have contributed to the resignation of his counterpart and close friend in Ohio. Vos was among a group of lawmakers from several states who participated in the trip last August. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Vos said he followed ethics laws in accepting it. Wisconsin ethics laws generally prohibit legislators from accepting valuable gifts but do allow
LONDON — A British health official said Tuesday that Yulia Skripal, who was targeted along with her father in a nerve agent attack in England, has been discharged from the hospital. “This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone,” said Dr. Christine Blanshard. She said she would not provide details about Skripal’s condition out of concern for the patient’s privacy. The 33-year-old daughter of ex-spy Sergei Skripal, 66, has been taken to
LONDON — In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights — Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye. That scene was repeated over and over across the world on Saturday night: at Sydney’s Opera House; at New Delhi’s great arch; at Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers; at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland; at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; at St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow; at the Empire State
MOSCOW — Britain’s foreign secretary accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of personally ordering a nerve agent attack in Britain, ratcheting up tensions Friday in an increasingly global showdown over alleged Russian meddling abroad. While Britain has accused the Russian state of ordering the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took it a step further Friday and said it’s “overwhelmingly likely” that Putin himself
LONDON — Around 21 people have received medical treatment after a nerve-agent attack on an ex-Russian spy, British police said Thursday, as the U.K. vowed strong action against whoever was responsible for the “brazen and reckless” act. Three people remain hospitalized after the poisoning Sunday in the southern English city of Salisbury — former spy Sergei Skripal, his daughter and a British police officer who tried to help them. Health authorities say there is little
LONDON — A Russian ex-spy and his daughter fighting for their lives in an English hospital were attacked with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt, British police said Wednesday. The case has further strained relations between Russia and Britain, which has said it will respond strongly if the Russian government is linked to the attack. It has overtones of a 2006 fatal attack on a former Russian spy that was blamed on the Kremlin. In that incident, a radioactive poison was used.
SALISBURY, England — Britain’s counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of a former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a “robust” response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proved. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he wasn’t yet accusing anyone of harming Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. The two Russians collapsed Sunday on a bench in southern England
Privatization no cure-all Privatization of services has become a common goal of Republicans. Decades ago more services were carried out privately by neighbors. As needs expanded into larger areas, the local, state or federal government would assume responsibility for the service using tax dollars from citizens and businesses. These services were part of the common good and supported all citizens and businesses. Taxes paid for the services, which were performed by an arm of government.