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Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are bringing in another big-time weapon for their Super Bowl run in 2020. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is signing a two-year contract with the Saints, pending a physical. Schefter reports Sanders’ contract will be a $16 million deal worth …

Every aspect of modern life is being hit as sweeping measures are rolled out in an effort to stem the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump declared a national emergency Friday “to unleash the full power of the federal government.” “No resource will be spared, nothing whatsoever,” the president said, as stocks rose sharply to regain some of …

OLYMPIA— Agencies using facial recognition technology would be required to test it for accuracy and bias to make sure it’s accountable, under a bill that passed Friday in the House. The bill will provide moral guardrails on the use of facial recognition software, said Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent. The technology needs to improve and be …

U.S. and Australia bar foreigners who’ve recently been to China. The United States and Australia are temporarily denying entry to noncitizens who have recently traveled to China, hoping to limit the spread of the new coronavirus to their countries. The American restrictions, announced on Friday, exempt immediate family members of American citizens and permanent residents. …

The Louisiana State University Tigers had an explosive first half during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire suited up and played during the first half. Oklahoma defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles was ejected for a brutal hit on Edwards-Helaire. With Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow scrambling toward the sideline, Radley-Hiles delivered the blow …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution on Friday backing a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, following initiatives from President Donald Trump seen as heavily favoring the Jewish state. The Democratic-led House voted 226 to 188, largely along party lines, for a non-binding resolution saying …

University of Queensland monitoring technology to identify potential odour and corrosion hotspots in urban sewerage networks has been adopted by ASX-listed environmental management technology firm Envirosuite. The SeweX technology uses mathematical modelling to predict odour and corrosion hotspots and to optimise mitigation strategies in sewer mains, and was developed by researchers from UQ’s Advanced Water …

The General Assembly adopted the Storm Recovery Act, a $180 million relief and storm preparation package. Now it goes to Gov. Roy Cooper. But the governor objects to some additions to the bill. By Anne Blythe Gail Covington, a family nurse practitioner who tends to people’s health needs on the Outer Banks through her Island …

COEUR dALENE — The mountainous journey to develop the Health Corridor planted its next step forward Tuesday night as the Coeur d’Alene Planning Commission voted to recommend the urban development project conforms with the City’s comprehensive plan. “Kootenai Health is truly a regional facility,” Planning commission member Jon Ingalls said. “It serves folks from north …

Image copyright NASA Image caption Mercury appears in silhouette against the bright surface of the Sun Mercury is making a rare transit, where the planet passes across the face of the Sun as seen from Earth. During the transit, Mercury appears as a dark silhouetted disc against the bright surface of our star. There are …