Why Microsoft’s $69 Billion Activision Deal Hinges on London Not Washington

(Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp.’s $69 billion Activision Blizzard Inc. takeover faces a key decision in Britain as the nation’s merger watchdog marks its arrival as a global regulator with findings that could set the trajectory to the mega deal finalizing — or falling apart. Most Read from Bloomberg The Competition and Markets Authority is expected … Read more

Former Washington and Dolphins exec Bobby Beathard, who helped build 4 Super Bowl winners, dies at 86

Bobby Beathard, a Hall of Fame general manager who helped construct Super Bowl winners for the and , died Monday. He was 86 years old. His son, Casey Beathard, his cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Beathard spent nearly four decades in NFL front offices, starting with the as a scout in 1960 … Read more

Washington and Dolphins exec Bobby Beathard, who helped build 4 Super Bowl winners, dies at 86

Bobby Beathard, a Hall of Fame general manager helped construct Super Bowl winners for the and , died Monday. He was 86 years old. His son Casey Beathard his cause of death was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Beathard spent nearly four decades in NFL front offices, starting with the as a scout in 1960 and … Read more

Ex-Washington QB Sam Huard, former 5-star recruit, commits to Cal Poly

One of the top quarterback recruits in the 2021 class is dropping down to the FCS level. Sam Huard, a one-time five-star recruit who spent the past two seasons as a backup at Washington, announced Monday that he will continue his college career at Cal Poly. Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, California, … Read more

Washington St’s Jake Dickert agrees to extension through ’27

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Jake Dickert has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him tied to the Cougars through the 2027 season. The school announced Dickert’s extension Wednesday but did not release the financial terms. Dickert’s previous deal was reached after the 2021 regular season and went through 2026. “We … Read more

3 killed in random shooting in Yakima, Washington; suspect dead: Police

A man accused of fatally shooting three people at a Circle K convenience store and gas station in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday is dead following an hours-long manhunt, authorities said. The suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as he was being apprehended, Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “We believe … Read more

China Slams US on Debt Limit and Accuses Washington of Sabotage

(Bloomberg) — China invoked the US’s brinkmanship over its own debt limit as it hit back at Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s criticism of Beijing’s handling of debt issues in developing countries. Most Read from Bloomberg The criticism came from the Chinese embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, on Monday, which blasted the US over its “catastrophic debt … Read more

Hornets star LaMelo Ball injures ankle after teammate P.J. Washington lands on him vs. Rockets

star LaMelo Ball was helped off the court and into the locker room after his left ankle was stepped on by a teammate during their 122-117 win over the on Wednesday night. Ball went up to try and contest a shot early in the third quarter at the Toyota Center on Wednesday as Rockets forward … Read more

What’s going to happen in Washington over the next 2 years? Americans don’t expect much.

Call them realistic: Americans are braced for little compromise and less action in Washington over the next two years of divided government. The messy fight by Republicans to elect a new House speaker left the public convinced  by 61%-17% that the GOP and President Joe Biden are less likely to get anything done together in … Read more