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Live updates: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on domestic violence

usatoday.com — Waiting for the press conference to begin at 3 p.m. ET. -- Updates will go here. Background Goodell and the NFL have faced scathing criticism for two week for the league's response to the domestic violence cases including former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald and the child abuse case of Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @azcsports: Can't watch Roger Goodell's #NFL news conference? Follow our updates here: ow.ly/BHC1s

Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Goodell: "I got it wrong on a number of levels, from the process I led to the decisions that I reached." usat.ly/1ujWjT7

Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Goodell: "We will implement new conduct policies...My goal is to complete this by the Super Bowl." usat.ly/1ujWjT7

Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAY: Roger Goodell news conference is underway. Follow the @nflcommish's remarks on NFL's recent abuse scandals: usat.ly/1ujWjT7

Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAY: #BREAKING NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he's sorry for getting it wrong on Ray Rice usat.ly/1ujWjT7

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Pabst Brewing to be sold to Russian company

usatoday.com — NEW YORK (AP) - The maker of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is being sold to Russian company Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. Oasis is buying Pabst with TSG, an investment firm known for its work with consumer products companies. TSG Consumer Partners will take a minority stake in Pabst.
Sep 19, 2014

PBR=Putin Beer Russian RT @tpetruno: Attention hipsters: The Russians now own Pabst Blue Ribbon. usatoday.com/story/money/bu…

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BBC: Scottish voters choose to stick with U.K.

usatoday.com — EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scottish voters decided narrowly early Friday that they are better off remaining part of the United Kingdom, a blow against independence that produced a huge sigh of relief in London and averted an uncertain future for the country. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, voted for independence by better than 53%.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAY: In case you're just waking up: Scotland has voted "no" on #indyref: usat.ly/1ugE1SO (A. Buchanan, Getty) pic.twitter.com/o6NS5taY9I

Sep 19, 2014

RT @USATODAY: "Today is a momentous result for Scotland and also for the United Kingdom as a whole," said Alistair Darling: usat.ly/1BSx6nz

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Line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys was longer than the line for an iPhone 6

ftw.usatoday.com — The iPhone 6 came out Friday, but the line is probably longer at M&T Bank Stadium, where Baltimore Ravens fans who own Ray Rice jerseys are exchanging them for another one. The team is offering fans the chance to trade in their Rice jerseys, that are officially licensed by the NFL and manufactured by Nike or Reebok, for a different player Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.
Sep 19, 2014

Line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys was longer than the line for an iPhone 6 usat.ly/1sD0uHo via @forthewin

Sep 19, 2014

RT @ForTheWin: Line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys was longer than the line for an iPhone 6 usat.ly/1sD0uHo pic.twitter.com/zqE18Qg0Db

Sep 19, 2014

THOUSANDS of #Ravens fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys this morning usat.ly/1sD0uHo

Sep 19, 2014

RT @ForTheWin: Line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys was longer than the line for an iPhone 6 usat.ly/1sD0uHo pic.twitter.com/zqE18Qg0Db

Sep 19, 2014

RT @patrickdgriffin: RT @ForTheWin: Line to exchange Ray Rice jerseys was longer than the line for an iPhone 6 usat.ly/1sD0uHo pic.twitter.com/sdDXg40Jdl

DC Comics' 'Supergirl' headed to CBS

usatoday.com — The only major network without a comics-inspired drama now has one. CBS has closed a deal for Supergirl, a series adaptation the superhuman DC Comics character, cousin of Superman, at age 24. Greg Berlanti ( Arrow, The Flash) is producing for Warner Bros.

GOP governors endangered across the map

usatoday.com — Voter frustration with an anemic economy is endangering the GOP's majority in the states' top jobs. Seven conservative first-term Republican governors, who won with Tea Party support and then cut taxes, cut spending and battled with Obamacare and labor unions, now find themselves in electoral danger.

Man accidentally breaks first iPhone 6 on live TV

ftw.usatoday.com — There's not an app for that. Perth is 12 hours ahead of Eastern time, which means the folks waiting in line to buy the iPhone 6 would be among the first in the world to receive Apple's shiniest, new status symbol.

Jack Ma is rock star of Wall Street with historic IPO

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Even under the blinding lights of television cameras, nothing could compete with the high wattage of Jack Ma's iconic smile. And the Alibaba founder and executive chairman had plenty to smile about on Friday. His enormously profitable, fast-growing company made history with the largest ever IPO on the U.S.

Around the nation: Larry Fedora knows ECU better than most

usatoday.com — Larry Fedora says this is the best East Carolina football team he's ever seen - and he's sure seen a bunch. This will be the seventh season in a row Fedora will face the Pirates. Back at Southern Miss, he played them every year, and he's done the same each of his three seasons at North Carolina.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @PaulMyerberg: This week's national notes column gets to bottom of why Al Golden wears a shirt/tie on game days usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Sep 19, 2014

Today's around the nation hits UNC/ECU, Al Golden, NIU's new QB, NCSt. offense, Pelini, Memphis/MTSU usat.ly/1uipYvY via @usatoday

Sep 19, 2014

RT @DanWolken: Another monster college football notebook from around the nation to kick off your Friday. Good info usat.ly/1uipYvY via @usatoday

Sep 19, 2014

Another monster college football notebook from around the nation to kick off your Friday. Good info usat.ly/1uipYvY via @usatoday

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Scot independence leader quits after referendum fails

usatoday.com — EDINBURGH, Scotland - Scotland's independence leader and first minister, Alex Salmond, announced he would step down from the post hours after voters decided the nation was better off remaining part of the United Kingdom. Salmond will also resign as leader of his political party, the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Sep 19, 2014

#Scotland independence leader quits after vote - w/interactive retracing 100yrs of change in British Empire usat.ly/1uj7coi @usatoday

Sep 19, 2014

RT @JessicaDurando: Scot independence leader quits after referendum fails usat.ly/1uj7coi via @usatoday

Sep 19, 2014

Scot independence leader quits after referendum fails usat.ly/1uj7coi via @usatoday

Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat

usatoday.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A racist, anti-semitic candidate for U.S. Senate has placed signs around from Northern Kentucky telling voters "With Jews You Lose." Robert Ransdell, of Florence, acknowledged to WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that the signs were his. "I believe that there is no such thing as racial equality.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @DaviSusan: I think we have a winner for 'The Worst Candidate of 2014': usat.ly/1s9ZWP7 (h/t @Joe_Gerth)

Sep 19, 2014

RT @DaviSusan: I think we have a winner for 'The Worst Candidate of 2014': usat.ly/1s9ZWP7 (h/t @Joe_Gerth)

Sep 19, 2014

I think we have a winner for 'The Worst Candidate of 2014': usat.ly/1s9ZWP7 (h/t @Joe_Gerth)

Sep 19, 2014

Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat usat.ly/1s9ZWP7 via @usatoday

Sep 19, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Hey everybody, let’s pay attention to a random asshole because he’s a “write-in candidate” for Senate! usat.ly/1s9ZWP7

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15 things to know about retiring (and beloved) tennis star Li Na

ftw.usatoday.com — Chinese tennis great Li Na announced her retirement on Friday with an eloquent retirement letter posted on Facebook. To celebrate the career of one of tennis's greatest characters, FTW highlights 15 things to know about Li Na. 1. She was the first Asian player to win a Grand Slam.
Sep 19, 2014

We've got @chaztopher on @pritheworld 2day. 15 reasons to be sad about Li Na hanging up her racket usat.ly/1wJQCCp via @forthewin

Sep 19, 2014

A post honoring Li Na, a great tennis champion and an even better tennis personality: ftw.usatoday.com/2014/09/li-na-…

Sep 19, 2014

15 things to know about retiring (and beloved) tennis star Li Na usat.ly/1wJQCCp pic.twitter.com/Ehb6hqoJtG

Groupon: Not a good deal of diversity

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Groupon is headquartered in Chicago where a third of the population is black and nearly a third is Hispanic. But the city's Internet powerhouse does not reflect that rich diversity. The overwhelming majority of Groupon employees in the U.S. are white - 71% - while 4% are black and 5% are Hispanic.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @lucymarcus: 12,000 employees in US. 4% black, 5% Hispanic. RT @jswartz: Groupon: Not a good deal of diversity by @jguynn usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Sep 19, 2014

Groupon: Not a good deal of diversity. It may be based in a diverse city but its work force is not. usat.ly/1saSinJ via @usatoday

5 Facebook settings to change now

usatoday.com — If you missed the news, Facebook was recently valued at $201.6 billion. That's enough to slip it in at number 22 on the list of the largest companies in the world. Most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information.

New York Knicks: No. 19 in NBA Watchability Rankings

usatoday.com — Team President Phil Jackson took an offseason to develop his vision for the Knicks, and the changes he's made place the Knicks at No. 19 in our NBA Watchability Rankings. 2013-14 record: 37-45, missed playoffs 2014-15 projected record: 36-46, miss playoffs What's new?
Sep 19, 2014

next up on the watchability rankings, #Knicks: usat.ly/1saFr4R via @usatodaysports #nba

Sep 19, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Today in @AdiJoseph's Watchability Rankings, the Knicks usher in the real Phil Jackson era: usat.ly/1uMbx5C pic.twitter.com/kfn7ngDTwo

Sep 19, 2014

RT @usatodaynba: Today in @AdiJoseph's Watchability Rankings, the Knicks usher in the real Phil Jackson era: usat.ly/1uMbx5C pic.twitter.com/kfn7ngDTwo

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