Daily Headline: Super Bowl 50 could be best ever

Super Bowl 50 could be best ever

The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa, Clara, California at 3:30 Pacific Time. This is must-see TV: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could be playing the final game of his storied career. This is a fan’s dream. The Broncos are the top seed from the AFC; the Panthers were No. 1 in the NFC. Carolina has the best offense; Denver has the best defense. This is as No. 1 vs. No. 1 as you can get for a Super Bowl matchup. A ticket to Super Bowl I ranged from $6-$12, according to Sports Illustrated, and even then, there were empty seats. For Super Bowl 50, tickets are selling for an average price of around $5,000 and the price is on track to be the highest for a sporting event in U.S. history. The progression of the Super Bowl moving to the big time is reflected in its entertainment as well. Super Bowl 50’s halftime show headliners are Coldplay and Beyonce. (CNN)

Chicago police officer files countersuit against teen he shot

A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teen’s estate seeking emotional and punitive damages.
The counterclaim filed by officer Robert Rialmo says that student Quintonio LeGrier acted in a “criminal … malicious and wanton manner” leading to the shooting that has caused “extreme emotional trauma” for the policeman. The families of LeGrier and Jones filed separate lawsuits against the city last month. (USA Today)

“Comfort women” and a lesson in how history is shaped in California textbooks

After nearly a decade of delays, California educators released a draft guideline that will shape how history is taught to students across the state. The brouhaha concerns two sentences describing what will be taught in 10th-grade world history classes about the women known as “comfort women,” who were coerced into sexual slavery in wartime brothels for Japanese soldiers during World War II. The passage has been met with celebration among Korean American groups that have campaigned to bring attention to the issue in the U.S., and concern from some Japanese groups that consider it an unfairly negative portrayal of their home country. (LA Times)

3 Killed After Brief Police Chase in San Francisco Streets

Three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets, officials said Sunday. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Vu Williams said the brief chase Saturday night began after an officer tried to pull over the driver of a white Chevrolet sedan seen rotating in circles in the middle of a neighborhood street. The car drove away and the officer gave chase but stopped the pursuit after the car began racing through red lights. Moments later the car crashed into a taxi and burst into flames, killing all three passengers, Williams said. (ABC)