Bills safety Damar Hamlin is present but not participating in the first few days of voluntary practice

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are moving slowly toward Damar Hamlin, who has not been cleared to participate in the team’s first few days of voluntary workouts nearly five months after he had a near-death experience on the field. Coach Sean McDermott said the team is taking things one step at a time when asked about Hamlin’s status, while noting the player is indoors. McDermott did not provide any timetable for when Hamlin could begin training on the field a month after he is cleared to resume his career. Hamlin, 25, went into cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the field during a Jan. 2 game at Cincinnati.

Ford decides to keep AM radio on 2024 models, restore AM on two electric cars from 2023

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune into AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs. CEO Jim Farley wrote on social media on Tuesday that the company was reversing the decision to purge the group after speaking with public policy leaders. They are concerned about maintaining the emergency alerts that are often played on AM stations. Farley wrote that Ford will keep AM on all 2024 Ford and Lincoln vehicles and will use an online software update to restore it on the two 2023 electric vehicles. The move comes after a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday calling on the government to require AM in new cars at no extra cost.

A double amputee climber on Everest promises to work for the benefit of people with disabilities

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The first above-the-knee amputee to climb Mount Everest has returned from the mountain vowing to dedicate the rest of his life to helping people with disabilities. Hari Buddha Magar, a former Gurkha soldier living in Britain, climbed to the top of the world’s highest mountain last week. Magar lost both his legs while fighting with the British Army in Afghanistan when he accidentally stepped on an improvised explosive device in 2010. Hundreds of supporters and officials, including Nepal’s tourism minister, met him at Kathmandu airport on Tuesday and offered him garlands.

Actor Jeremy Renner wants tax breaks for film projects in northern Nevada, but he may have to wait

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Actor Jeremy Renner proposed an amendment to Nevada lawmakers Monday to include his home region in a tax deal to expand the Las Vegas movie industry. But his hopes of turning northern Nevada into a movie hub likely ended after the bill’s sponsor said it was too late to add the project to the amendment. State Sen. Robert Lange of Las Vegas says introducing a new idea less than two weeks into the session probably won’t work. A bipartisan group of lawmakers recently proposed $190 million in tax credits over 20 years aimed at bringing film production to two sites in southern Nevada.

LeBron is questioning retirement after the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James began the final game of his 20th NBA season with the most productive postseason half of his unparalleled NBA career. He ended it by questioning his retirement after his Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the Western Conference Finals. James set a personal best with 31 points in the first half of Game 4, but the Denver Nuggets ended the Lakers’ season with a 113-111 victory. James, 38, finished with 40 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and a huge upset after Los Angeles’ remarkable late-season surge ended with four straight losses.

Some worshipers switch denominations amid United Methodist split over LGBTQ issues

Thousands of United Methodist congregations have voted to stay or leave one of the nation’s largest denominations amid an intractable debate over theology and the role of LGBTQ people. The dividing line is not only between communities. It passes through the pews of individual churches, separating people who have been praying together for a long time. Those close to a vote to leave face a dilemma: stay or leave. Some United Methodist regional conferences have begun to identify what they call “Beacon” congregations — those that actively welcome people who wanted to remain United Methodists but whose former churches voted to leave.

Wish you could edit this text? WhatsApp allows users to edit messages

LONDON (AP) — WhatsApp allows users to edit the messages they’ve sent. The popular chat app announced the update in a blog post on Monday, saying people can correct spelling mistakes, add more details or otherwise change what they’re sharing with friends, family and colleagues. Meta-owned WhatsApp says the ability to edit messages has started rolling out to people around the world and will be available to all users in the coming weeks. To edit a text up to 15 minutes after it’s started, press and hold the sent message and select “edit”. After changes, it will show “edited”, but those who receive the message will not be able to see the edit history.

‘Mother Nature has no mercy’: Man stuck waist-deep in Alaskan mud flats and drowns as high tide comes in

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man walking with friends on a tidal mudflat in an Alaskan estuary got stuck up to his waist in quicksand-like mud and drowned when the tide came in before frantic rescuers could pull him out. Authorities say 20-year-old Zachary Porter of Lake Bluff, Illinois, went underwater Sunday night when high tide came in. His body was found on Monday. The accident was the latest tragedy in the Turnagain Rum, a 48-mile glacier-carved estuary that runs southeast of Anchorage. Over the years, the estuary’s dangerous muddy flats have claimed at least three other lives, and many more have been saved.

Shelters fill, residents scramble to safety as Super Typhoon Mawar approaches Guam

HONOLULU (AP) — President Joe Biden has approved a state of emergency declaration as Super Typhoon Mawar nears the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. Governor Lou Leon Guerrero warns that aid will be needed to “mitigate the consequences of this inevitable disaster.” She ordered residents of coastal, low-lying and flood-prone areas to evacuate to higher elevations. The National Weather Service says the storm has been upgraded to a Category 4 super typhoon. That means maximum wind speeds of 150 miles per hour or more. The Met Office is warning of a “triple threat” of wind, torrential rain and life-threatening storm surge.

A’s broadcaster Glenn Kuiper fired after racial slur on air

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper has been fired by NBC Sports California after using a racial slur during a telecast while describing a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Earlier this month, Kuiper was suspended from the network for his profanity that was heard on air during the pregame segment of the A’s game against the Kansas City Royals on May 5. Kuiper recounted a trip to the museum with co-star Dallas Braden, but apparently mispronounced the word “negro.” ”, making it sound like a swear word. NBC Sports California is reporting after an internal review that the network has decided to “end its relationship” with Kuiper.

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