IRVING, TX (AP) While the college football playoffs evolved from disconnected bowls at BCS to the current four-team playoffs, they never really embraced the underdog like the NCAA basketball tournament does. . From Tulane to Utah, Boise State to TCU and then to UCF, upstarts have occasionally had the chance to play blue blood in …

When Chad Sabora first started working in harm reduction, he was working from his car on the streets of St. Louis, Mo’s battered sedan. Sabora was a familiar sight in neighborhoods frequented by drug addicts. Sabora, a lawyer and former Chicago prosecutor, had been recovering for years and had been directly dependent on drug addiction. …

A bright yellow police tape fluttered in the breeze outside a restaurant just off the main drag in the Mexican resort town of Tulum, as the lights of a nearby police truck flashed blue and red. Camouflage-clad troops stood guard outside the deserted late-night restaurant La Malquerida, “The Unloved” – the site of a gang …

If you regularly listen to the New York Times The Daily podcast, you would have heard an announcement for ExxonMobil’s carbon capture investments more than once in November. The announcement – which coincided with the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow – told listeners carbon capture technology could remove more than 90% of CO2 emissions from …

Paint Louis, an annual global community event, recently took place along the flood walls of downtown St. Louis. He brought together graffiti artists and street artists from all over the world to paint, breakdance, hip hop and rap and had great DJs. I had the chance to see the Wynwood Walls in Miami, which is …

Managing personal finances has never been easy for most people – with the possible exception of your irritating cousin who is really good at math, and also a tight-fisted one – so bringing mobile apps to the task causes a revolution, especially for those of us who are really bad at it. Enter the PYMNTS …

Gadsden State December Education Notes Gadsden State Offers ACT Preparation Courses Gadsden, Alabama – Gadsden State Community College’s continuing education program offers ACT preparation courses covering four main subjects: English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science. Classes will meet at the Cardinal Tutoring Center located in the Inzer Student Engagement Center on the Wallace Drive campus. Evening …

History links Boise State (3-4.0-0 MW) vs. Tulsa (4-3, 0-0 AAC) Friday December 3 | 7:00 p.m. MTBoise, Idhao | ExtraMile ArenaLive Video | Live audio | Live Statistics Boise State Play Notes The Boise State men’s basketball closes its three-game home stand on Friday against Tulsa at the ExtraMile Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for …

NY loves Lucy. Nicole Kidman, star of Lucille Ball’s upcoming biopic “Being the Ricardos,” in theaters on December 10 and on Amazon Prime Video on December 21, and her co-stars spoke to an enthusiastic group of Screen Actors voters. New York’s Guild Award after a screening in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday. And Kidman, 54, revealed …

Photo: Getty Images Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and Local Program Administrators (LPA) continue to make significant progress in processing applications for the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP). To date, the OHCS and LPAs have paid $ 157.5 million in federal emergency rent assistance to 23,155 claimants, up from $ 149.8 million and …