Trump: US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan begins ‘today’

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said Saturday that the first withdrawals of US troops from Afghanistan are starting “immediately,” following the successful signing of a deal with the Taliban.Asked when the drawdown would begin under the accord, Trump told journalists: “Like today, OK? Today. They’ll start immediately.”The deal signed Saturday in Doha will see US troops and the smaller numbers of foreign allies pulling out of Afghanistan within 14 months, as long as the Taliban stick to commitments to negotiate with the Western-backed government in Kabul and repel international jihadist groups.The US, which currently has between 12,000 and 13,000 troops in Afghanistan, will draw that number down to 8,600 within 135 days of the signing.Topics :last_img read more

Kevin Durant, Warriors dominate Clippers in Game 3, take 2-1 series lead

first_imgPreviousLOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors is outed while shooting against Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHead coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers reacts toward the officials after a foul call in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drivers to the basket against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors reacts toward an official in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game against the LA Clippers at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Danilo Gallinari #8 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors reacts toward an official in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game against the LA Clippers at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry, left, and the bench of the Golden State Warriors after three pointer] against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Head coach Steve Kerr, left, along with Stephen Curry and the bench of the Golden State Warriors after three pointer] against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors has un on the bench against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors has un on the bench against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors has un on the bench against the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors blocks the shot by Lou Williams #23 of the LA Clippers in the first half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers is mobbed by Draymond Green #23 and Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)LA Clippers owner Steve Balmer looks on in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game between the LA Clippers and the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors blocks JaMychal Green #4 of the LA Clippers in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after hitting a three point shot against the LA Clippers in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers drivers to the basket between Klay Thompson #1 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the LA Clippers in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Boxer Floyd Mayweather in the second half during an NBA first round playoff basketball game between the LA Clippers and the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, shoots as Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney defends during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]NextShow Caption1 of 35LOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked. Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic 31-point comeback victory on Monday in Oakland. The Warriors stormed into Staples Center […]ExpandLOS ANGELES — Oh yeah, that bear was ticked.Landry Shamet is new to the NBA, but he was right in assuming the Golden State Warriors weren’t going to take kindly to the rude awakening the Clippers gave them with their historic comeback victory on Monday in Oakland.Kevin Durant reminded everyone he was Kevin Durant as the Warriors stormed into Staples Center on Thursday. They built another big lead and, aware that even 31-point advantages aren’t safe around the scrappy Clippers, kept their foot firmly on the gas, outplaying their hosts in every conceivable category in a 132-105 victory.“We just got our (butt) kicked tonight man,” Clippers guard Lou Williams said. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Green started the second half in place of center Ivica Zubac, who was called back into service when the game was out of hand. After playing only four minutes in the first half, he finished with a team-high 18 points in 17 minutes – and grabbed 14 rebounds in the fourth quarter, more than any player in any quarter of a postseason game since 2003.The Warriors extended their lead to as many as 36 in the third quarter, when Patrick Beverley picked up his fourth foul – and a technical foul – with 10:18 left in the quarter. He exited the game soon thereafter and didn’t return as the game got away from the Clippers, for certain this time.“Honestly, I don’t care who you’re playing,” Rivers said. “If you get down, it’s hard. The better the team, it’s harder.”JaMychal Green and Durant got to talking too much after Green was called for a foul in the third quarter and both were assessed technical fouls (No. 3 this series for Durant, who will face a one-game suspension if he gets four more during the playoffs).“They came out aggressive tonight,” said Beverley, who played only 18 minutes, and finished with six points, one rebound and without an assist. “We have to be more aggressive … it’s one game. We have to get better. We have to push to get back for a chance to win this (series), and we will.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “He’s Kevin Durant,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He showed everybody who Kevin Durant is.”“Coach Kerr came up with some plays for me at the start of the game, I think doing that kind of set the tone,” said Durant, who benefited from post-ups and dribble hand-offs, and took 15 first-half shots and made 10 of them en route to 27 points. That tied his highest-scoring opening half in a playoff game.The Warriors looked like the world-beaters they’re expected to be, shooting 73 percent in the first quarter and 54.8 percent for the game.And they stifled L.A. on the other end; the Clippers shot just 37 percent and had 11 of their shots blocked (now 31 in the series). Williams had a tame 16 points and Montrezl Harrell had 15.“If you don’t score against them, you can’t beat them, no matter how you defense it,” Rivers said. “But part of the reason scoring was a struggle was because we were taking it out of bounds the entire night.”Four of the Clippers’ starters were held to nine points or less, including Danilo Gallinari. The Clippers’ normally reliable scorer didn’t look like himself – and not because of a recent haircut; he finished 2 for 13 from the field and 0 for 8 from 3-point range.“I always think when Gal is missing shots, No. 1, it’s got to be something they’re doing,” Rivers said. “I think we always just say, ‘He missed shots.’ He did miss some shots, he had some wide-open shots. But we got to get him even better shots. We got to give him more shots.“Gallo is important. He struggled in Game 2, as well (and) in the fourth quarter, I think he had 17 points, we win the game. That’s not a coincidence.”While Durant dominated, the Clippers gave Steph Curry – who picked up five fouls in 20 minutes on the court – enough daylight to made 4 of his 6 attempts from behind the arc en route to 21 points. Andre Iguodala had 15 and Klay Thompson has 12. Filling in for the injured DeMarcus Cousins, Kevon Looney’s 10 points put him in double figures for the second consecutive game.At the half, the Clippers trailed 73-52 – and they were that close only because they were 19 for 23 from the free-throw line, where the Warriors finished the half only 10 for 12. And because of JaMychal Green, who bounced off the bench for 13 of his 15 points.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “They dissected us,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.“We feel embarrassed,” Shamet said.Said Warriors forward Draymond Green: “That was a fun game to play in.”With the butt-whipping, the Warriors took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven first-round series, which they hope will be a springboard on their way to their third consecutive NBA title. Game 4 is Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.Durant, maligned for his relatively subdued offensive outputs in Games 1 (23 points) and 2 (21), made his first six shots and 14 of 23 for 38 points in 29 minutes, his 56th career 30-point playoff game. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 last_img read more

Lillian Lola Lintecum, 93, Winfield: Sept. 25, 1921 – January 2, 2015

first_imgLillian Lola LintecumLillian Lola Lintecum, age 93, of Winfield, formerly of the Mayfield and Wellington area, died  at William Newton Memorial Hospital in Winfield on Friday, January 2, 2015.Lillian Lola (Carithers) Lintecum was born on September 25, 1921 in Pretty Prairie, KS to Calvin J. Carithers and Edith (Harter) Carithers.  She was raised in Pretty Prairie and was a graduate of Pretty Prairie High School.Lillian married Murl O. Lintecum on November 1, 1941 in Hutchinson.  He preceded her in death in 2004.  She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, traveling, bingo, game shows, puzzles, sewing, and embroidery work.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Murl; three children, Stephen Lintecum, Deanna “Dee Dee” Lintecum, and Roger Lintecum; sisters, Cleo Wiens, Leota Meng, Ellen Wiard, and Norma Black; and brothers, Donald Carithers and Guy Carithers.Survivors include her four children, Jim Lintecum of Halstead, KS, Dana Lintecum of Winfield, KS, Terri Lintecum of Lawrence, KS, and Sandy Price of Wichita, KS; brother, Calvin Carithers; grandchildren, Rochelle, Bryan, Cam, Ashley, Robin, Misty, Jennifer, Tagg, Matt, and Ollie; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.Graveside Services will be held at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00 A.M.  Pastor Val Warman will officiate.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M.A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

‘Star Wars Squadrons’ release details: Date, price, gameplay trailer for new EA title

first_imgOne of the more relieving things the company announced is that there would be no microtransactions in this version, a stark difference from “Star Wars: Battlefront II.”MORE: Top PS4 reveal takeawaysHere are the key details to know regarding the game:What is the story for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?In single player action, you’ll alternate between play a New Republic’s Vanguard pilot and a fighter in the the Empire’s Titan squadron in a battle for galactic supremacy.”This is the definitive Star Wars pilot experience,” says the narrator of the trailer, which can be seen below.Star Wars Squadrons features a single player mode, multiplayer mode, cross-play, and you can play in VR! pic.twitter.com/n8MouXGaw6— IGN (@IGN) June 18, 2020When is the release date for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?The game will come out on Oct. 2 for all current generation platforms. It’s unclear if or when the game will be available on the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox.How much will ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ cost?The price point is set at $40 — a pretty reasonable mark considering the absence of microtransactions in this edition.What should you expect from online features?Core online gameplay will consist of squads of five fighters who can choose from eight customizable base ships: Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Tie Interceptor, A-Wing, Tie Reaper, U-Wing, Tie Bomber and Y-Wing.The trailer promises a high level of personalization for ships, including both cosmetic and strategic choices that are unlocked for free by playing matches.Will there be crossplay for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?Yes. EA now seems to be fully embracing the crossplay gaming wave, and “Star Wars: Squadrons” competitors on PS4, Xbox and PC will all be able to join each other online. The EA Play 2020 showcase on Thursday afternoon gave “Star Wars” fans a treat with full details regarding the upcoming release of “Star Wars: Squadrons.”EA provided a lengthy video trailer as well as a number of modes and features players can enjoy when the game drops in October. What systems can you play ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ on?At release, the game will be available on PS4, Xbox and PC. Additionally, there will be VR support on the PS4 and PC.How will microtransactions work in the new game?It appears there won’t be any microtransactions in “Star Wars: Squadrons.” That means level-ups will come purely from playing the game rather than shelling out additional cash.What other details did we learn about the game from EA Play?Locations you’ll be able to visit include Yavin Prime and Galitan. Familiar characters include Wedge Antilles and Hera Syndulla.last_img read more