Things you should know today: 9/25/17


President’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games

Nam Y. Huh
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva (78) stands outside the tunnel alone during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

President Trump’s criticism of NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem has sparked controversy from fans and players. The president’s criticism over the last four days has prompted more than 200 NFL players to stand, kneel or raise their fists during the national anthem while others like Alejandro Villanueva chose to remain standing.

Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools

Natacha Pisarenko
A man with a helmet reading “Come on Mexico” sits in front a street altar near a collapsed building in Amsterdam Street in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. As rescue operations stretched into day 6, residents throughout the capital have held out hope that dozens still missing might be found alive. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The death toll in Mexico from the Sept. 19 earthquake is 324 and rising as searchers continue to dig for survivors in dangerous piles of rubble. With many buildings in ruin, only 103 out of Mexico City’s nearly 9,000 schools are cleared to open Monday.

Church used unemployment scam to boost funds, ex-members say

Chuck Burton
Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Ex-members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church say they were coerced by leaders to take part in unemployment scams. When members approached leader Jane Whaley with concerns about paying a full 10 percent tithe, she proposed a “divine plan” to file fraudulent unemployment claims.

Stuntmen set record for longest touchdown

What do you get when you play football in a plane at 14,000 feet? The most epic run of all time.

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