AP Top25 Podcast: FSU or USC, which is a better job?

There is a lot going on in college football. Willie Taggart is out at Florida State and it seems like a forgone conclusion that Clay Helton will be out at USC soon. Which is a better job and who might fill them? Paul Myerberg of USA Today joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the start of the coaching carousel.

Plus, It is a huge weekend of games with No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama playing. We’ll preview that and Penn State at Minnesota, another battle of unbeatens.

Also, the first College Football Playoff rankings are out. What should you be looking for in in the selection committee’s top 25?

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Today in History for October 26th

Highlights of this day in history: President George W. Bush signs USA Patriot Act; Henry Kissinger says ‘peace is at hand’ in Vietnam; Gunfight at the OK Corral takes place; Actor Bob Hoskins and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak born. (Oct. 26)

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Brain trauma in sport | AFP Animé

Videographic on brain trauma and concussion. England’s Piers Francis was cited for foul play on Friday after a tackle that left USA fullback Will Hooley concussed at the Rugby World Cup. On Thursday the first red card was shown when United States flanker John Quill was sent off for a shoulder to the head of England’s Owen Farrell.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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France eliminate USA from Basketball World Cup in major upset | AFP

France blew the Basketball World Cup wide open Wednesday by handing the United States their first loss in the competition in 13 years in their quarterfinal clash, powered by a double-double from big man Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz.

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USA, Brazil react to US win and Olympic berth

USA players Khris Middleton and Joe Harris talk about the Americans clinching an Olympic berth and Brazil forward Anderson Varejao discusses his team’s loss to the USA in the World Cup. (Sept. 9)

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Gina Torres’ ‘Suits’ character gets fleshed out in new series

Gina Torres used to wonder about the back story of her “Suits” character, Jessica Pearson. She was the co-founder and boss at the law firm the show was centered on, but that was about it. Questions are answered in the new spinoff, “Pearson,” now airing on USA. (July 18)

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Here are the top stories for Tuesday, July 16th: GOP defends Trump on tweets; DOJ won’t charge officer in choke hold death; Epstein accuser speaks out; USA celebrates Apollo 11 mission anniversary.

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Fans in NYC celebrate USA’s Women’s World Cup win

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 Sunday night when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second half and Rose Lavelle added a goal. (July 7)

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England fans react after Lionesses lose to USA in WC semi-final | AFP

England fans who came hoping to cheer the ‘Lionesses’ into the Women’s World Cup final were left disappointed at the Boxpark venue in Croydon, south London, after a 2-1 defeat to the USA.

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England fans jump for joy as White hits equaliser in USA clash | AFP

England fans jump for joy at Boxpark in Croydon, London after Ellen White scores an equaliser to pull level 1-1 with the USA in the Women’s World Cup semi-final. American Christen Press created the perfect start for the three-time and defending champions USA when she headed the opener on 10 minutes, only for White to send England fans wild nine minutes later. IMAGES

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EIHA16, hemp, so what about the regulatory framework?

At the EIHA6 much was spoken about the difference between the regulatory framework in the EU compared with Canada, the USA and other countries. The EU is lacking behind!

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Womens World Cup: South Africa and USA say game has evolved

Both South Africa and the USA’s women’s football teams train ahead of their World Cup warm-up game against one another. With less than a month to go until the start of the competition, both South African defender Lebogang Ester Ramalepe and US forward Alex Morgan express their excitement about what this means for the future of women’s football.

Danny Byrd – Starting It Over (feat. Hannah Symons) [Turno Remix]

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Taken from Danny Byrd’s latest whirlwind funk adventure ‘Atomic Funk’ is ’Starting It Over’ (ft. Hannah Symons); a formidable blend of rugged jungle flavours running in unison with gorgeous silky soul and R&B style vocals. The original has been kicked into overdrive by none other than Turno, who Danny Byrd himself states “…is the man of the moment – he’s turned this old school jungle roller into something loud and tearing for 2019!”

Danny Byrd returned after a five year hiatus with his huge album ‘Atomic Funk’ that includes previous singles ‘Devil’s Drop’, ‘Holy Star’, ‘Hold Up The Crown’ and ‘Salute’ ft MC GQ. He’s garnered huge support from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and MistaJam, as well as securing his own BBC Radio 1 Residency monthly slot, representing drum & bass across the airwaves. Danny Byrd continues his worldwide tour in 2019, after venturing across the UK, Europe, USA, China, Australia and New Zealand.

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Dollykitten, the French 1950s pin-up taking on the USA

Marion Berrou-Drand adopted the 1950s look in 2011 initially to reflect her musical tastes. Berrou-Drand, alias ‘Dollykitten’, is set to become the first French contestant in the Pin-Up section of the Viva Las Vegas festival in the United States from April 18-21.

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Why Amtrak Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Amtrak has been operating since 1971. With high ticket costs, Amtrak has become a less viable mode of transportation. It has had a long history of financial instability since its formation. 

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Narrator: Amtrak is the only passenger railroad service that operates throughout the continental US. With about 500 destinations, the service has been operating since 1971. But with high ticket costs, Amtrak is becoming a less viable mode of transportation. In fact, it’s often more expensive to take an Amtrak train from New York City to Boston than to fly. Why does the US, a country that created billionaire railroad tycoons, have such an expensive and inefficient train system?

Amtrak has had a long history of financial instability since its formation. Passenger trains used to be owned by private companies that operated freight trains. At the start of the 20th century, nearly 42 million passengers traveled by rail as their primary mode of transportation. However, by the 1940s, railroads began to become less popular as buses, planes, and cars grew in popularity. And by the 1960s, many railways, such as Penn Central and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, all discontinued most of their trains.

Passenger trains were no longer profitable, especially when the US Post Office began shipping mail by truck and air. In an attempt to rescue the service, then-president Nixon signed a law in 1970 that ensured government funding. This act created the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, which eventually became Amtrak. Of the 26 railroads offering passenger service, six declined to join Amtrak.

Although the railroad service continued, its problems with ridership and financial instability remained. Amtrak competed with other railway companies for train stations and tracks. On its first day of service, passenger trains had to be rerouted from seven train terminals in Chicago into just one. Amtrak also had to pay and maintain multiple train stations in one city due to the lack of track connections.

Throughout the early 2000s, the US government attempted to make Amtrak financially self-sufficient by trying to increase ridership and implement the Acela Express, which runs at a maximum speed of 150 mph. But their plans failed, as Amtrak still had a large sum of debt from years of underfunding. To this day, trains still have a low profit margin and rely heavily on subsidies to operate.

According to the company’s 2017 fiscal year report, Amtrak had a total revenue of $3.3 billion. Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough to make Amtrak profitable. It still had a total operating loss of $194 million. Many of the lines don’t make any money or are operated at a loss. To accommodate the money-losing routes, Amtrak uses profits from its popular lines, such as the Northeast Corridor. Since this is one of the most popular routes, Amtrak can charge higher prices and send those profits to other, less profitable lines.

Additionally, the USA is a very big country. It’s the fourth-largest country, with about 3.8 million square miles of land. In comparison to Japan, which is smaller than the state of California, the US requires a lot more rail to cover its land. Amtrak trains run on 21,400 miles of track, and only owns about 630 miles of it.

For example, between New Rochelle and New Haven on the Boston-New York route, the tracks are owned and operated by Metro-North Railroad. This means Amtrak needs to pay Metro-North Railroad to run their trains over these tracks, which adds extra costs to passengers’ tickets.

According to Amtrak’s company profile, it operated approximately 300 trains a day in 2017. In comparison, SNCF, the French National Railway Company, operated 14,000 trains daily. That’s 47 times more trains, serving a nation that has one-quarter of the population of the United States. France is also even smaller than the size of Texas.

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Khashoggi fiancée hopes her new book helps ‘search for justice’

The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, hopes to “bring light to the human face” of the murdered Saudi journalist, in her new book entitled “Jamal Khashoggi: his life, his struggle, his secrets”. She says she hopes it will help in her “search for justice”, and that the USA will take a tougher stance on the case.

8 Takeaways From Trump’s 2019 State Of The Union

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. Initially scheduled for last month, his speech was postponed because of the partial government shutdown — the repercussion for his demand that Congress pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border.  Trump’s main points focused on unemployment, immigration and border control, healthcare, and foreign policy. If you missed his speech, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know in the video above.

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President Trump: Members of Congress: the State of our Union is strong.

[“USA” chants]

Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.

1. More Jobs

In just over 2 years since the election, we have launched an unprecedented economic boom. We have created 5.3 million new jobs and importantly added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs…Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century. More people are working now than at any time in the history of our country — 157 million at work. 

2. More women in the workforce

All Americans can be proud that we have more women in the workforce than ever before. 

3. Prison sentencing reform

My Administration worked closely with members of both parties to sign the First Step Act into law. This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community. The First Step Act gives non-violent offenders the chance to re-enter society as productive, law-abiding citizens.

4. Immigration and border control

Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting the ruthless coyotes, cartels, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business.As we speak, large, organized caravans are on the march to the United States. We have just heard that Mexican cities, in order to remove the illegal immigrants from their communities, are getting trucks and buses to bring them up to our country in areas where there is little border protection. I have ordered another 3,750 troops to our southern border to prepare for this tremendous onslaught. I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally.

5. Lower drug costs

In 2018, drug prices experienced their single largest decline in 46 years. It is unacceptable that Americans pay vastly more than people in other countries for the exact same drugs, often made in the exact same place. I am asking Congress to pass legislation that finally takes on the problem of global freeloading and delivers fairness and price transparency for American patients, finally.

6. Prohibit late-term abortion

To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.

7. Eliminate HIV/AIDS by 2030

My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. We have made incredible strides, incredible. 

8. North Korean relations

If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea. Much work remains to be done, but my relationship with Kim Jong Un is a good one. Chairman Kim and I will meet again on February 27th and 28th in Vietnam.

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How 9 Billionaires Start Their Mornings

Getting up in the morning is hard for everyone — even billionaires! Both Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett prioritize sleep aiming to get 8 hours per night. Oprah and Jack Dorsey meditate and exercise before starting their days.

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Oprah’s morning is very involved. The first thing she does when she rises at seven o’clock is brush her teeth before taking her five dogs for a walk. While she waits for her espresso to brew, she reads a card from her ‘365 Gathered Truths’ box. Then, she turns to an app on her phone to read her daily Bowl of Saki. Next, she meditates followed by an hour long workout in the hills of her backyard.

Elon Musk’s morning is not as calm as Oprah’s. He also wakes up at seven, but he gets right to business. Elon spends half an hour reading and responding to critical emails while drinking coffee. He says he’s too busy for breakfast. After sending his five sons to school he showers, then drives to work. Sounds about right for someone who works up to 120 hours a week.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says he gets out of bed 5:00 a.m. He meditates for 30 minutes and then completes a seven-minute workout three times. After that, he has his morning coffee and then checks in.

Warren Buffett likes to sleep. He says he usually sleeps a full eight hours a night. He reportedly wakes up at 6:45 a.m. and starts his day reading newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Jeff Bezos also values his sleep. He says he makes it a priority. However, Bezos reportedly wakes up naturally, without an alarm. He likes to hold high-IQ meetings in the morning before lunch, ideally at 10:00 a.m.

Bill Gates starts his day with cardio. The New York Times reported that Gates would spend an hour on the treadmill while watching educational DVDs. He says he enjoys Cocoa Puffs cereal but his wife, Melinda, says he doesn’t eat breakfast.

Many of us cannot imagine a morning without coffee, but Sara Blakely can. The founder of Spanx says she’s never had a cup of coffee. Instead, she drinks a smoothie made of frozen wild berries, dark cherries, kale, dates, cinnamon, spinach, cilantro, fresh mint, lemon, water, ice, chia, and walnuts. Blakely also tries to get a yoga session in at 6:30 a.m. before taking her kids to school.

Mark Zuckerberg stays true to his brand. The first thing he does is check his phone in bed.

Mark Zuckerberg: The first I do is look at my phone. I look at Facebook.

Jerry Seinfeld: Right.

Zuckerberg: Right to see — to see what’s going on in the world.

Seinfeld: Right, right.

Zuckerberg: And I check my messages. I look at Messenger and WhatsApp.

He also says he doesn’t like wasting time on small decisions which is why he wears pretty much the same outfit everyday.

Anastasia Soare is the founder of makeup brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. She also reaches for her phone when she wakes up at 7:00 a.m. Apparently, Instagram is the first app she checks every morning. She always has two cups of black coffee and eats a light breakfast while answering emails. Her personal trainer comes to her house most days and she exercises for an hour. And of course, she never leaves her house without doing her eyebrows.

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