‘The walls are closing in’: Trump reels from week of political setbacks

It was a terrible seven days, with major developments in investigations of his election lies and the Capitol riot reaching into his inner circle

The last time Donald Trump heard such hammer blows, they were from renovations at Mar-a-Lago that displeased the former president. But not even that sound would have left his ears ringing like last week’s avalanche of bad news that some believe nudged a criminal indictment one step closer.

No single week in the year since Trump left the White House has been as dramatic, or for him as potentially catastrophic, as the one just passed.

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UFC 270: Francis Ngannou decisions Ciryl Gane to retain heavyweight title

  • Ngannou keeps belt, Figueiredo reclaims title at UFC 270
  • Judges score fight 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46 for Ngannou

Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight title with a surprising display of superior grappling in a unanimous-decision victory over previously unbeaten Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on Saturday night.

Deiveson Figueiredo also beat Brandon Moreno by unanimous decision, concluding a thrilling fight trilogy by reclaiming the flyweight championship belt he lost to Moreno seven months ago.

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Last of escaped monkeys accounted for and three euthanised after crash in Pennsylvania

One cynomolgus monkey remained on the loose overnight after the truck transporting 100 of them crashed near Danville

The last of the monkeys that escaped from a truck after it had crashed on a Pennsylvanian highway have been accounted for and three have been euthanised.

Several monkeys had escaped following Friday’s collision between the pickup truck transporting them and a dump truck, but only one had remained unaccounted for as of Saturday morning, prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission and other agencies to launch a search for it in frigid weather.

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Bengals upend top-seeded Titans to reach first AFC title game since 1988

  • McPherson FG as time expires lifts Bengals past Titans 19-16
  • Cincinnati win first road playoff game in franchise history

The Cincinnati Bengals just keep ending postseason droughts, and their latest victory has them in their first AFC championship game in 33 years.

Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the fourth-seeded Bengals past the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday to end the NFL’s longest active road playoff skid.

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