Mattis visits troops stationed in Texas assisting with border security

U.S. troops on the U.S.-Mexico border are providing logistical and medical support, including temporary housing, to customs and border law enforcement efforts, and are mostly unarmed, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Wednesday.

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Ravens QB Flacco (hip) misses practice

Quarterback Joe Flacco missed practice because of a right hip injury on Wednesday, the first day after Baltimore Ravens’ bye week, leading to speculation that rookie Lamar Jackson might start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Ravens.

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Chargers DE Bosa (foot) returns to practice

Defensive end Joey Bosa of the Los Angeles Chargers, who has not played in a game this season because of a bone bruise in his left foot, was back at practice on a limited basis on Wednesday.

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Cuba ends program sending doctors to Brazil

Cuba ended a program in which it sent thousands of doctors to treat millions of poor Brazilians over statements by new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

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Peppers among nominees for sportsmanship award

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz are three of the 32 nominees for the fifth annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the NFL announced Wednesday.

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Border wait times expected to increase at El Paso

Wait times for lawful travelers across the international bridges linking the border cities of Juárez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, are expected to increase as the holidays approach.

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