"I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone." Jon Gruden
Source: Jon Gruden just informed his staff that he plans to resign as #Raiders coach.
🧵 The email from Jon Gruden – and some of the reaction to it – confirms that the fight against racism, racist tropes and intolerance is not over. This is not about an email as much as it is about a pervasive belief by some that people who look like me can be treated as less.
Did Raiders head coach resign?
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has resign from his position, the Raiders announced Monday. The announcement came shortly after a report in the New York Times claimed that Gruden had sent a series of offensive emails while working as an analyst at ESPN. CBS NewsJon Gruden resigns as head coach of Las Vegas Raiders following reports of offensive emails
Why did Jon Gruden resign as Raiders coach?
Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigned Monday night in the wake of the release of emails that included racist tropes, homophobic slurs and vulgar name calling of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Gruden confirmed his resignation in a statement through the Raiders. The AthleticJon Gruden news: Updates, new questions, as Raiders coach resigns after emails leaked; Rich Bisaccia named interim coach
When did Gruden become Raiders coach?
Allen was a senior executive with the Raiders from 1995 to 2003, when he worked with Gruden, who was head coach of the team from 1998 to 2001. Gruden became head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002 and beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl that season. The New York TimesJon Gruden Resigns After Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments
Did Raiders fire Gruden?
Gruden released a statement Monday night, saying: “I have resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.” NBC NewsLas Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden resigns over racist, homophobic, misogynistic emails
Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his wife, Diana Toebbe, 45, clad in orange jumpsuits and blue face masks, made their initial appearance in a federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after being arrested by the FBI on Oct. 9.
Prosecutors allege they violated the Atomic Energy Act in a plot to transmit information relating to the design of U.S. nuclear submarines to a foreign nation, and if convicted, they could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
The government asked that the husband and wife, who have two children and who appeared separately, be remanded into custody pending trial.
Jonathan Toebbe allegedly communicated through encryption services with an undercover FBI agent and attempted to sell submarine data that was restricted, according to a criminal complaint unsealed over the weekend.
The complaint said Jonathan Toebbe wrote to the undercover FBI agent about leaving on short notice.
"I will be forever grateful for your help extracting me and my family," he writes in an encrypted email, according to the complaint. "I surmise the first step would be unannounced travel to a safe third country with plans to meet your colleagues. We have passports and cash set aside for this purpose. I pray such a drastic plan will never be needed, but you are right: it is a comfort to know you are ready and willing to aid us."
A detention hearing is set for Friday, to determine whether the husband and wife meet the criteria to be held pending trial.
The public defender for the couple is not commenting on the case.
The private school where Diana Toebbe worked has placed her on an indefinite suspension, a school spokesperson told ABC News.
Toebbe worked in the school's humanities department for 10 years.
The head of Key School, a private, K-12 independent school in Annapolis, Maryland, made clear the school is not involved in or connected to the investigation into Toebbe.
“Key School is shocked and appalled to learn of the charges filed against faculty member Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe,” Head of School Matthew Nespole said. "Key School had no prior knowledge of their alleged criminal activities, nor is the School connected to the investigation in any way. Key School supports the administration of justice by the FBI and NCIS, and will cooperate with the investigation if requested through our school’s legal counsel to do so."
The focus now is "minimizing disruptions for our students and supporting them emotionally," according to a school spokesperson.
Two U.S. Postal Service employees are dead after a shooting at a Memphis postal facility, authorities said. The suspected shooter, who was also a USPS employee, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, FBI Memphis spokesperson Lisa-Anne Culp said during a press briefing Tuesday. Around 2:50 p.m. local time, the Memphis Police Department said it had secured the scene and there was no active threat.
The House voted Tuesday to temporarily raise the debt ceiling by $480 billion after the Senate approved the stopgap measure late last week, putting off the risk of default until early December. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the lower chamber back to Washington from a two-week recess to pass the measure. It now heads to President Joe Biden's desk for signature.
A "few" U.S. personnel at the embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, have reported symptoms consistent with "Havana syndrome," a source familiar with the cases confirmed to ABC News. Colombia is now the latest country where American officials have reported incidents of the mysterious neurological affliction that has confounded the U.S. government for years now, but the reports are particularly notable because Secretary of State Antony Blinken is heading to Bogotá this month, the Colombian Foreign Ministry announced last week. In a similar episode in August, Vice President Kamala Harris's trip to Vietnam was delayed for a few hours after an unconfirmed case of "Havana syndrome" was reported by a staffer at the U.S. mission there.
In a private phone call Tuesday with the nation's governors, the White House said states should prepare to begin vaccinating elementary-school-aged kids against COVID-19 in early November and that it would work with local health officials in the coming days to identify which sites will receive the first doses. In audio obtained by ABC News, White House officials told the governors it had enough pediatric doses on hand for the 28 million children ages 5 through 11 expected to become eligible once federal regulators give the green light. Once that happens, the pediatric Pfizer vaccine will be distributed in 100-dose packs.
If it's been six months or more since your second COVID-19 vaccine shot, you may be wondering whether you qualify for a booster. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed an independent panel's recommendation that older adults, along with those as young as 18 who have an underlying medical condition, receive a Pfizer booster shot. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky also added a recommendation for a third dose for those in high-risk jobs or settings, such as nursing and teaching.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is ending the practice of deportation raids on worksites, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said in a memo on Tuesday. "The deployment of mass worksite operations, sometimes resulting in the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of workers, was not focused on the most pernicious aspect of our country's unauthorized employment challenge: exploitative employers," Mayorkas wrote in the memo. "These highly visible operations misallocated enforcement resources while chilling, and even serving as a tool of retaliation for, worker cooperation in workplace standards investigations."
The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday added TikTok to a list of social media companies being scrutinized for their potential involvement in the spread of misinformation related to the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. In a letter obtained by ABC News, chairman Gary Peters, D-Mich., wrote to the company seeking additional information on how the app monitors "extremist and conspiracy" content. "In the lead up to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, domestic extremists reportedly used TikTok to recruit, organize, and communicate," Peters writes to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew.
It was Anna Rathkopf's 37th birthday when she felt a lump on her breast. The mother of a then-2-year-old son, Jesse, had stage one triple-positive breast cancer. Anna and her husband, Jordan, faced a daunting new reality, including chemo treatments, radiation and surgeries.
A Wyoming coroner on Tuesday said Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old travel blogger whose remains were recovered in September in a national park, died by strangulation. Petito's boyfriend and cross-country traveling companion, Brian Laundrie, has been named by investigators as a person of interest in her death and is the subject of a massive nationwide search being directed by the FBI. Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue told reporters Petito's manner of death was a homicide.
Former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani face no criminal charges but their names will figure into the trial that starts Tuesday in Manhattan of Soviet-born and Florida-based businessman Lev Parnas, who has been associated with Giuliani and now stands accused of making unlawful campaign donations. Before they hear any evidence, prospective jurors are being asked about the former president and his personal attorney since federal prosecutors have said Parnas allegedly shared photos of himself with Trump and Giuliani to raise his profile. When asked about the extent to which their names were going to come up by Judge Paul Oetken during a recent court hearing, assistant U.S. attorney Hagan Scotten replied, "They will come up really only peripherally."
Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to experience health problems, such as difficulty breathing, compared to infants born to mothers without COVID-19, according to a new study published Monday. The research, published in the Journal Of Maternal-Fetal And Neonatal Medicine, also found that infants with COVID-positive mothers had two times greater odds of developing any type of adverse health complication during the birth process compared to infants with COVID-negative mothers, adding a new layer onto the growing body of research showing the potential complications COVID-19 can cause for both mothers and their babies. Yes, pregnant people are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19.
People with diabetes rely on blood glucose devices to monitor their blood sugar levels, but now people who do not have diabetes are tapping into the technology. People without diabetes are using the devices, via apps, to learn more about how their lifestyle habits, like diet and exercise, may be affecting their blood sugar levels too. One product designed for people without diabetes, Levels, features two sensors worn on the skin for 14 days each.
Demi Lovato released a new song over the weekend that pays tribute to one of the singer's friends, and also supports a cause that helps those with addictions. The track is called "Unforgettable (Tommy's Song)" and it was written for Tommy Trussell, who Lovato says lost his battle with addiction in 2019.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill canceled classes and declared Tuesday a "Wellness Day" as officials investigate two suicide-related incidents from over the weekend. "We are in the middle of a mental health crisis, both on our campus and across our nation, and we are aware that college-aged students carry an increased risk of suicide," Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in a statement to students Sunday evening. "This crisis has directly impacted members of our community -- especially with the passing of two students on campus in the past month."
Jamie Lynn Spears has announced she is releasing a memoir, "Things I Should Have Said." Spears said in the post that the idea for the memoir came to her in 2017 after her daughter Maddie's near-fatal ATV incident. "I felt a strong conviction to share my story, but there was a lot of personal work and healing that had to happen before I could share my truth the proper way," the "Zoey 101" alum wrote on Instagram.
The Nobel Prize Foundation is facing pushback after saying it would not implement gender or ethnicity quotas in selecting nominees. Only 59 women, or 6.2% of total winners, have ever received a Nobel Prize since its inception in 1901. UN Women, the UN branch dedicated to promoting gender equality around the world, criticized Hansson, saying in a statement, “Unfortunately, the underrepresentation of women Nobel laureates over the years is just another indicator of the slow progress on gender equality.”
Victoria Beckham is focused on beauty, business and balancing it all. "For me, a cream blush is the hero in any makeup bag," Victoria told "Good Morning America." The new Victoria Beckham Beauty Cheeky Posh was created to add a flush of color to the face and features a creamy, velvet-like texture.
Ellen Pompeo is delighted to be working alongside Kate Walsh once again on "Grey's Anatomy." Pompeo spoke with E!'s Daily Pop about their long-awaited reunion, revealing that emotions were riding high when they both saw each other for the first time again on the set. Pompeo plays Dr. Meredith Grey, who has a complicated history with Walsh's Dr. Addison Montgomery.
Because the night was full of Disney magic, no one was sent home. Instead, they have to perfect an entirely different routine when "DWTS" returns Tuesday to celebrate Disney Villains Night. Both NBA star Iman Shumpert and country singer Jimmie Allen pushed themselves on the ballroom floor and earned high praise from the judges for their efforts.
The Lego Group says it will remove gender bias from its iconic toys. The Danish toymaker announced in a statement Monday, that it will get rid of gender references among its famous building block sets, after new research in a study commissioned by Lego found that "girls today feel increasingly confident to engage in all types of play and creative activities, but remain held back by society's ingrained gender stereotypes as they grow older." The study carried out by the Geena Davis Institute in recognition of the UN's International Day of the Girl also marked the launch of Lego's new Ready for Girls campaign, which celebrates girls who rebuild the world through creative problem-solving.
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The Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) are 4-point underdogs in a road AFC West matchup against the Denver Broncos (3-2) on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Empower Field at Mile High. The over/under is set at 44.5 for the game.