Redskins' Peterson healthy scratch for 1st time
PHILADELPHIA -- Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson was a healthy inactive for the first time in his storied career, a move that had been mentioned all week as a possibility.
Peterson, the NFL's eighth all-time leading rusher with 13,138 career yards, is Washington's backup to Derrius Guice. But the Redskins rarely have kept four running backs active in coach Jay Gruden's tenure. That means they want the backup to contribute on special teams; Peterson doesn't. Instead, Wendell Smallwood, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia a week ago, plays on multiple special teams. read more
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - An American Airlines mechanic has been arrested after he allegedly sabotaged a plane at Miami International Airport. Prosecutors said the mechanic, identified as Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, disabled a navigation system on a flight set to take off for the Bahamas from the airport in July. read more
Weldon Angelos was certain he would have left federal prison in a casket before finishing his 55-year sentence. read more
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) " Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested for the second time in less than a year on Friday morning, accused by federal prosecutors of trying to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana vendors. "He has essentially run that town as a pay-to-play institution," Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters, adding that the investigation is not over. read more
Stocks surged more than 400 points Thursday on a double dose of positive news - plans for the US and China to meet next month in a bid to resolve their trade war and a batch of generally solid economic data. read more