John Wisely Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Sep 22, 2019 When Charisse Woods peers over a chess board, she's constantly on the lookout for three things. "Checks, captures and threats, in that order," said Charisse, 14, of Detroit, who noted that when those things are under control, "I just make a plan of what I want to do and move toward it." Charisse's plan now is to become the first African American woman to become a national master, a ranking given by the International Chess Federation based on a player's competitive record. Only a tiny percentage of players ever reach that rank and most of them are men. A black woman from the United Kingdom achieved the rank, but as far as Charisse knows, no American black woman has done it. More: Detroit youth chess teams bring home national awards from competition in Nashville More: Study a winning secret from chess masters To get there, Charisse must continue her winning ways, including beating tougher competition. … [Read more...] about Detroit girl competes in chess world championship
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For the first time in the 94-year history of Texas Tech basketball, the Red Raiders are heading to the Final Four.Tech knocked off top-seeded Gonzaga Saturday in the Elite Eight, booking its trip to Minneapolis with a 75-69 victory.The third-seeded Red Raiders closed the game with grit and fire, locking up the nation’s best offense down the stretch. Tariq Owens’ incredible block on Rui Hachimura was emblematic of their effort:THIS IS MARCH! 🚫#MarchMadness | #Elite8pic.twitter.com/BQ42Xi9r96— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019They almost coughed up a seven-point advantage late. Two consecutive turnovers by Davide Moretti gave Gonzaga life. Josh Perkins hit a clutch 3-pointer to cut the lead to two, giving the game the tense finish the first 39 minutes merited.But Matt Mooney knocked down two clutch free throws. And with the lead back down to two after a Bulldogs bucket, Josh Perkins reached out of bounds and fouled a … [Read more...] about Texas Tech knocks off top-seeded Gonzaga, reaches first-ever Final Four
The first thing Zachary Sutterfield noticed when he awoke before daybreak in his friends’ apartment was the uncomfortable heat. Vivid colors danced outside the living room window. Orange and blue hues flickered, casting shadows inside. The 20-year-old college student sprang from the couch where he’d been sleeping. He ran to the two bedrooms where his friends, Haley Michele Frizzell and David Angel Ortiz, were asleep. He remembers banging on their doors to wake them. They yanked open the front door of their second-floor apartment and dashed out to an outdoor walkway. “We were surrounded by fire,” Sutterfield said. Frizzell ran one way; Ortiz ran the other. Sutterfield, wearing only pajama pants, was caught in the flames. About this story San Antonio Express-News staff writer Peggy O'Hare has been reporting on the deadly San Marcos apartment fire since it occurred in July 2018. Her work has included an in-depth timeline on how the fire progressed, interviews … [Read more...] about ‘I didn’t recognize myself’
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast moderated by Margaret Brennan: President Donald Trump (read more) (read more) CBS News special correspondent and Host of "NFL Today" James Brown (watch) Jason Gay, Dana Jacobson, and Jarrett Bell (watch) Click here to browse more full transcripts of "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: It's Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION from Atlanta, Georgia, site of Super Bowl LIII. As the country turns its attention to an annual American tradition, we'll kickoff Super Bowl Sunday with an interview with President Trump. In a wide-ranging discussion, we talked about ongoing negotiations with Congress over funding his wall and last month's shutdown. You had quite the showdown with Speaker Pelosi. What did you learn about negotiating with her? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, I think that she was very rigid. MARGARET BRENNAN: The President split with his own intelligence team over the dangerous pose by withdrawing … [Read more...] about Full transcript of “Face the Nation” on February 3, 2019
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?