‘He was my idol’: Kobe Bryant’s connection with Super Bowl LIV players runs deep

Jarrett Bell USA TODAY Published 7:25 AM EST Jan 28, 2020 MIAMI — Kobe Bryant could have been a whale of a football coach, too. That thought crossed my mind as Super Bowl LIV participants took center stage at Marlins Park for their first media sessions of the week, and one player after another talked Mamba…

Why Joe Biden is wrong about online free speech, even if it’s ugly or manipulative

opinion Ken Paulson Opinion columnist Published 7:00 AM EST Jan 28, 2020 Facebook is an easy target. The company is criticized by the right for perceived liberal bias and the left for its role in disseminating political falsehoods. And in this election year, the heat is on. But it wasn’t until this month that we learned…

Google tugs at heartstrings with touching Super Bowl ad about ‘Loretta’

Tom Schad USA TODAY Published 6:38 AM EST Jan 28, 2020 Be sure to keep some tissues handy during this year’s Super Bowl broadcast. On Tuesday morning, Google released the touching 90-second commercial that it plans to air during Super Bowl LIV, starring an 85-year-old grandfather who uses Google Assistant to keep the memory of his…

The Sikorsky S-76B was built to carry VIPs like Kobe Bryant. Here’s what we know about the helicopter

(CNN)The Sikorsky S-76B that crashed in Calabasas, California, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, is a “workhorse” with a strong record of reliability, and it was outfitted to carry high rollers like the Los Angeles Lakers legend, aviation experts say. W…