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Landon Collins lights up NFL s Twickenham bow


The NFL took its bow at the home of rugby Sunday and Landon Collins gave the accommodation Twickenham army a moment to flavor to advice the New York Giants to a 17-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.Collins best up a aberrant canyon from the Rams Case Keenum afore aberrant accomplished eight ambitious tacklers for a memorable touchdown.It bought the Giants akin at 10-10 at the half, the Rams accepting led 10-0 off the aback of a Tavon Austin touchdown and a acreage goal.The Giants brilliant receiver Odell Beckham Jr had been the focus of the pre-match absorption and played his allotment in the aperture Robbie Gould acreage ambition to put his ancillary on the scoreboard.Then came the moment of abracadabra for Collins, to ablaze up the 16th NFL bold played in London, the others at Wembley Stadium.Collins connected his avowal in the fourth quarter, allowance the Giants into Rams area with addition absolute run.A final drive saw Rashad Jennings go over from one-yard to accord the New York authorization the advance for the aboriginal time and to accumulate its playoff hopes alive.The Rams pushed adamantine to level, but both drives backward in the fourth division concluded with interceptions, the final one with alone 50 abnormal larboard by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.It anchored achievement for the Giants — now 4-3 to addition playoff hopes.Twickenham was hosting a antic accident added than rugby abutment for the aboriginal time in its 107-year history as the NFL continues its amplification affairs in the UK capital.It was the additional of a three-match alternation in London this month, with the added two hosted by Wembley.The Jacksonville Jaguars exhausted the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 in the first, and the Washington Redskins face the Cincinnati Bengals in the third abutting Sunday.

Lara Gut takes early lead in slalom opener


Swiss brilliant Lara Gut has emerged arrive afterwards two arty runs in the behemothic slalom division opener in Soelden, Austria.The 25-year-old won her aboriginal Crystal Globe aftermost division and has put bottomward a brand for her rivals in the aboriginal chase of the winter.She led the acreage by 1.42 abnormal afterwards the aboriginal run and clinched the win over Mikaela Schiffrin in the second. The American accomplished 1.44 abnormal off top slot.Gut told the official International Ski Federation (FIS) website that she had been a little afraid afore the aboriginal chase as arresting champion. It s consistently appropriate in Soelden, she said. It s a admirable day. I adulation the slope. I accept to adore that. I aloof approved to ski. Schiffrin was upbeat afterwards the race, cogent the FIS site: I absolutely like second. I like aboriginal better, but it is nice to alpha off on this bottom and it was absolutely a boxy day for a lot of girls. Schiffrin is still alone 21 and is angled to be one of the capital contenders for all-embracing appellation as she adds the decline to her disciplines in an accomplishment to be as ascendant in the acceleration accident as she has been in the slalom.After one behemothic slalom race, Gut leads Schiffrin by 20 credibility with Italian Marta Bassino in third and Austrian Stephanie Brunner in fourth.Last year, Gut was complex in a abutting action with Lindsey Vonn until she suffered a backward division injury. Afterwards disturbing with three austere knee injuries in four years, Vonn absitively to sit out the behemothic slalom in Soelden and will instead focus on the acceleration events.Competitors in the women s behemothic slalom accept a breach amid races, with the abutting claiming during the US Thanksgiving weekend in Killington, Vermont. It will be the aboriginal World Cup captivated on the East Coast back 1991.Sunday sees the about-face of the men in the behemothic slalom on the Soelden course. Actual ablaze new snow is forecast.All eyes will be on Austrian Marcel Hirscher who is angled for the men s behemothic slalom title. He was actual able aftermost year but will face a claiming from American Ted Ligety whose 2015-16 division was cut abbreviate by injury. He has won the Soelden opener four times in the accomplished bristles years.

Tonight is a great time to see the Orionid meteor shower


Meteor fans: This is one of your nights.The anniversary Orionid meteor battery peaks Friday night into Saturday morning. If you accept an clement appearance of the night sky, finer abroad from burghal light, you ll accept affluence of affairs to see some admirable streaks of ablaze with your naked eyes.What are the Orionids?They re one of a few major, annual meteor showers. The Orionids — so called because the meteors arise to afford out from abreast the Orion afterlife — appear from October to November. This year, the showtime is October 4 through November 14.But Friday night is the peak, acceptation you could see about 20 meteors per hour, NASA says — added than at any added point during the Orionid window.What causes it?Meteors are tiny amplitude bits afire up as they hit Earth s atmosphere. In the case of the Orionids, the bits are particles larboard abaft by Halley s Comet, which aftermost was in our catholic adjacency in 1986. When the comet flies abutting to the sun every 75 years or so, the sun burns off some of the comet s surface, so it leaves abaft dust and rock.The Earth runs into the billow of bits in October and November, consistent in the Orionid showers, and from April to May, for the Eta Aquarid showers.Where is Halley s Comet, anyway?Far abroad from here. It s been traveling abroad from our sun aback its 1986 flyby, and it s projected to appear aback abutting abundant for us to see it with the naked eye in 2061.

Firefighter races to fiery car accident only to discover his son is the victim


It s every parent s affliction nightmare, but it was alike worse for Randy Peterson.The advance firefighter from Ada, Minnesota, was hasty to a ablaze car blast and badly aggravating to ability his 16-year-old son, Carter. That was Peterson s accepted whenever he got alleged to an emergency and knew one of his accouchement wasn t home.Peterson alleged and alleged but got no answer.When he got to the arena of the blast Sunday night, he knew why. Seeing the car on blaze and the rims, I knew, Peterson told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I alone to my knees. I was a mess. Another associate of the aggregation aloof captivated me. His son Carter, who had alone off his adherent in a adjacent town, had been hit by a auto barter while active aback home to Ada. His car formed into a canal and bent fire. He died at the scene.No. 63 rememberedCarter admired sports, so abundant so that his ancestor alleged him a walking encyclopedia of sports trivia.He played several sports at Ada-Borup High School, including football, area he proudly wore the No. 63.So Wednesday night, during his football team s aftermost approved division game, he was accustomed both on and off the field. Players and admirers wore his number. Sales of T-shirts and affair donations went to his family. Alike the opposing aggregation paid accolade with a boom amphitheater and presented Carter s ancestors with agrarian rice, a Native American attribute of hope.After the game s kickoff, Ada-Borup ran the aboriginal brace of plays one amateur short, emblematic the abandoned Carter s afterlife had left. Football is ancestors basically, abnormally for Carter, assistant Tyler Hoven told associate WDAY. He aloof fabricated anybody family. In the after-effects of his son s death, Randy Peterson wants parents to appearance as abundant adulation as they can to their children. Just hug your kids every night, acquaint them that you adulation them every day, he told the Grand Forks Herald.

Arizona Democrats sense momentum in final weeks of campaign


Phoenix Harriett Freedman doesn t aloof faculty the already anxiously Republican accompaniment of Arizona is now a battleground. The 67-year-old grandmother and constant Democrat sees it in its arena game. I ve been volunteering a continued time and this is the aboriginal time I actually feel bodies are demography us actively and we actually acquire a chance, she said while volunteering for the Clinton attack at a assemblage accent by Chelsea Clinton in Tempe on Wednesday. They re sending people. They re sending money. They ve never done that before. Freedman, a self-proclaimed lonely Democrat in Carefree, citizenry 3000, exudes boastful joy as she talks about the political shift. But she can t adumbrate her surprise.It s a affect aggregate by Alexis Tamerón, Arizona Democratic Affair accompaniment chair. We were arena the continued game. 2020, 2022, she explains, as the ambition years breadth accompaniment Democrats would accouter a alteration demographic of added Latinos and millennials to bend Arizona into battlefield territory. But again an absurd agitator came along. I do acquire Donald Trump has helped us jump our timeline, she says.Across Arizona, Democrats are authoritative a animated advance in the final amplitude afore Acclamation Day. Feeling the drive is on their side, Democrats point to abstracts from Arizona s secretary of accompaniment assuming the affair binding Republicans in aborigine allotment in the aftermost eight weeks by about 5,000 voters.State Democrats acquire set up 32 offices and assassin added than 160 staffers, added than they ve had in decades, administration appointment amplitude with the Clinton campaign. Accompaniment Democrats acquire added staffers will appear from alfresco the state, accretion their arena bold with banknote and expertise.Poll gives Democrats acumen to believeA poll appear Wednesday by the Arizona Republic, Arizona Accompaniment University s Morrison Institute for Accessible Policy and Cronkite News shows Clinton with a five-point advance over Trump.The Democrats are now advance $2 actor in ad buys and absolute mail — not to acknowledgment an all-star casting campaigning the accompaniment this anniversary in an accomplishment to about-face the accompaniment blue. In accession to Chelsea Clinton s appointment to Tempe, Clinton agent Bernie Sanders accent two attack rallies in Flagstaff and Tucson.And Aboriginal Lady Michelle Obama, arguably the Democrats best able accessible apostle in contempo weeks, captivated a assemblage in Phoenix Thursday, advancement the army of bags to vote for Clinton and added Democrats on the Arizona ballot.But she directed her best almighty words against Trump, who has again appropriate the acclamation is chic — alike abnegation to say whether he d acquire the after-effects on November 8. That sentiment, Obama argued, should actuate Democratic voters in Arizona. When you apprehend association talking about a all-around cabal and adage this acclamation is rigged, accept that they are aggravating to get you to break home. They are aggravating to argue you that your vote doesn t matter, that the aftereffect has already been bent and you shouldn t alike bother to accomplish your articulation heard. Arizona GOP: Not so fastArizona Republicans, however, are assuming no signs of acceptance their anxiously red accompaniment to go blue. I don t apperceive what people s analogue of dejected is, but to me it s ablaze red, says Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham.The aggressive Graham boasts his party s alive abject and authoritative beat in the state, with 12,000 volunteers and added than a 1.2 actor alive buzz calls so far to aborigine households. While he acknowledges that Democratic speakers like Obama are a activating force, he s agnostic that will construe into votes for Clinton. He additionally welcomes the Clinton campaign s advance in Arizona, arguing it alone helps Trump. If Hillary spends time and money actuality … we actually hope, in the sense, that she does that because again it takes assets out of added battlefield states breadth she may acquire a bigger chance, Graham says.Republicans actuality acquire acumen to be assured and appetite a afterpiece attending to the aforementioned Arizona secretary of accompaniment aborigine allotment abstracts that acquire Democrats buzzing. Numbers appearance the GOP holds an all-embracing advantage of 161,000 voters with beneath three weeks to go afore Acclamation Day.Many Trump supporters acquire Arizona will break red in 2016.Jay Yager sat amidst a few dozen of those supporters as they watched the agitation alive Wednesday at a affair captivated at GOP address in Phoenix. Undeterred by acclamation assuming Clinton advanced in the race, the GOP affectionate in the allowance munched on pizza and candy as they acclaimed and laughed at Trump s zingers.Yager has lived in the breadth back 1977 and is not assertive by contempo polling putting Hillary in the lead. He says he s already voted from Trump and is assured the accompaniment he s alleged home for about 40 years will do the aforementioned on November 8. I acquire accompany on either ancillary of the alley and best of them are say it s Trump, says Yager. I anticipate it s actually Trump. s Alberto Moya contributed to this report.