first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A divided Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a former Minneapolis police officer’s murder conviction in the 2017 shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman who had dialed 911. Mohamed Noor is serving 12 1/2 years in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, whom he shot once in the stomach when she approached his patrol car in the alley behind her home. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Noor challenged his third-degree murder conviction. The appeals court ruled 2-1 to uphold the conviction, with one judge saying he would have reversed Noor’s murder conviction and sent his case for sentencing on the lesser second-degree manslaughter charge.last_img read more

first_img“Now you’re ready to go, kid,” McMahon said.Step 1 to success. #Bears100— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019Headbands are in again.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019McMahon, who spent seven years in Chicago and helped the Bears win Super Bowl 20 at the end of the 1985 season, knows from experience the citizens of Chicago will give Trubisky their hearts if he pledges his to the team. Winning games wouldn’t hurt, either. Which Super Bowl ring is Tom Brady’s favorite? ‘The next one’ Related News A.J. Green hopeful to stay with Bengals ‘a couple more years’center_img Jim McMahon has some advice for Mitchell Trubisky.But before speaking Friday during the Bears100 Celebration, a gathering that marked the first meeting between Chicago’s two most recent Pro Bowl quarterbacks, McMahon gifted Trubisky with his trademark headband and sunglasses from his playing days. “This town has always been a Bear town, and it’s always going to be a Bear town,” McMahon said, via the Chicago Tribune . “I think this is a hard-working town, and these fans appreciate hard-working players. And they know who plays hard and who doesn’t. If you play hard for Chicago, they’ll love you. And if you play hard and win, they’ll love you forever.”Trubisky, gearing up for his third year at the helm after being drafted second overall in 2017, has quickly gotten comfortable under center and is looking forward to leading his team’s resurgence after their early exit from the playoffs last season.”I think the two things in Chicago are that you just have to play with a lot of confidence. And then you have to have thick skin,” Trubisky said. “You just have to continue to give it your all, improve your game and put your heart into this and into practices. Love the fans, wins games and they’ll love you back.”last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil plunged again Monday, falling below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as evidence mounted that the world will be oversupplied with oil this year. Benchmark U.S. oil dipped to $49.77 before closing down $2.65, or 5 percent, to $50.04 a barrel. Brent crude, a global benchmark used to price oil used by many U.S. refineries, sank $3.31, or 5.9 percent, to $53.11. In June of last year, oil traded above $107 a barrel. But rising production outside of OPEC, especially in the U.S., boosted supplies just as weakness in the global economy slowed the growth in oil demand. OPEC’s decision in November to maintain existing production levels accelerated the rout in oil prices. Slower growth in China’s economy, a driver of oil demand in recent years, and a strong dollar, which makes oil more expensive for holders of foreign currencies, have also pressured oil prices.On Monday Citigroup cut its forecast for 2015 global oil prices as a result of high supplies. Citigroup analyst Ed Morse wrote in the report that the first half of this year will bring “a step-up in oversupply, more volatility and turmoil.” Morse reduced his forecast for global crude to an average of $63 a barrel for 2015, down from $80 a barrel.last_img read more