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Big 12 football: Predicting each team's final record for 2022
The 2022 college football season kicks off later this week, with a small slate of Week 0 games before things get fully underway the following week. And that means it's time to take aim one more time at predicting each team's record after a long offseason, fall camp reports and untimely injuries.

Kobe Baynes goes in-depth on KU commitment, will apply for eligibility waiver
Kobe Baynes still remembers watching the game from the training room at Louisville's Cardinal Stadium. Little did he know then that the team he was watching on television would be his team in 2022.

Kansas football lands Louisville transfer Kobe Baynes
It didn’t take long for the KU football staff to land its first transfer in the 2022-23 cycle. On Monday, Louisville transfer Kobe Baynes committed to Lance Leipold and the KU staff, he tells It's likely that Baynes may not be eligible to play for KU this fall due to transfer rules, but will have three seasons of playing eligibility remaining starting in the 2023 season. He will be allowed to be with the team and practice once he is enrolled in classes and is on campus.

Ranking college football's FBS conferences from 1-10 for the 2022 season
Conference superiority has never been more hotly debated than it is in 2022, a time when conference realignment has every fan base’s hackles up. But, at least for this 2022 season, the conferences as we know them remain the same barring a few changes in the Sun Belt and Conference USA.

Eraser Dust

Pentagon rejects for second time DC mayor Muriel Bowser's request for National Guard to assist with migrants arriving in nation's capital | CNN Politics
Bowser had initially requested DC National Guard support in late-July when she said the city had reached a “tipping point” with the number of migrants. The governors of Texas and Arizona began busing migrants from the southern border to the capital starting in April in protest of President Joe Biden’s immigration policy.

Newsom vetoes safe injection site pilot program in California | The Hill
In a memo issued on Monday, Newsom wrote that he is concerned about Senate Bill 57 and the operations of the safe injection sites without engaged local leadership and a “well-documented, vetted, and thoughtful operational and sustainability plans.”

Whistleblower: Twitter misled investors, FTC and underplayed spam issues - Washington Post
An explosive whistleblower complaint from Peiter "Mudge" Zatko alleges that Twitter misled regulators and investors about gaping security holes and efforts to fight spam.

Latrell Sprewell Declined A $21M NBA Contract, Saying He Had 'Family To Feed' And Never Played Again — But Here's How It Turned Out For Him
Nevertheless, that’s not how the story ends. Sprewell is living out a season of redemption. According to his Instagram bio, he is doing community relations work with his former team, the New York Knicks. The 51-year-old also works as a media personality for Madison Square Garden.

One state declined a simple tweak to its summer meals program. Thousands of kids paid the price.
There was plenty of food in the orange coolers full of free summer meals when a father pulled up, asking for two suppers to bring home to his children. But staff at the meal site in this rural community, where over 60% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, could not give the man anything.

That’s because Missouri chose not to opt in to a federal waiver that allows parents and kids to pick up meals and take them home, a pandemic-era benefit that vastly expanded access to meals.

Kalispell Woman Charged with Theft for Fake Cancer Scheme Enters Plea Deal - Flathead Beacon
A Kalispell woman who solicited at least $60,000 in fraudulent contributions under the pretense that she was dying of cancer entered a plea deal last week to a felony charge of theft.

Federal Board to Vote on Changing Offensive Names of Flathead Landmarks - Flathead Beacon
Monroe said that while Glacier’s place names might not be derogatory on their face, many were named by colonial settlers and amount to erasure of Blackfeet culture and history. The awareness of Indigenous erasure in place names has gained traction in recent years, leading to Haaland’s focus on the issue.

Kalispell Council looks at plan for workforce housing funding | Daily Inter Lake
Updates to the plans would allow for tax increment finance funds to be made available for affordable workforce housing projects. Workforce housing is often used to indicate a program targeted at households earning too much to qualify for traditional housing subsidies — those in the 80% to 120% of area median income or AMI range.

Nearly 10 million people watched the 'House of the Dragon' premiere, HBO said : NPR
Nearly 10 million people tuned in to the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon Sunday, making it the most watched series premiere in HBO and HBO Max history, the company announced.

First Thing: Trump sues US government over FBI search of Mar-a-Lago | US news | The Guardian
Sources told the Guardian that the suit argued “that the court should appoint a special master – usually a retired lawyer or judge – because the FBI potentially seized privileged materials in its search and the Department of Justice should not itself decide what it can use in its investigation”.