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Several ‘firsts’ for Super Bowl ... Mass exodus from Atlanta ... Searchers spot 1 body in Sala crash

February 4, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — It was a series of firsts for yesterday’s Super Bowl in which the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game. The fewest points by the winning team (13); fewest combined points through three quarters (6); most consecutive drives ending with a punt (8 by the Rams); and longest punt (65 yards).

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta officials are calling it “Mass Exodus Monday.” Travelers heading home from the Super Bowl have been waiting in long lines to get through airport security. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta’s website has been showing about a one hour wait to get through security at the main checkpoint in the domestic terminal this morning. City officials say they expect around 110,000 passengers to be screened at the airport today — well over the 60,000 to 80,000 on a typical day.

LONDON (AP) — Air accident investigators say one body is visible in the seabed wreckage of a plane that went missing carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot two weeks ago. The two were on the small aircraft that disappeared from radar over the English Channel on Jan. 21 as it flew from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff, Wales. Plane wreckage was spotted Sunday after Sala’s family raised funds for a private search.

ARE, Sweden (AP) — The president of the International Ski Federation says Lindsey Vonn will “leave a big hole” in Alpine skiing when she quits the sport after the world championships in Sweden. That’s if she does indeed quit. Gian Franco Kasper raised the intriguing possibility of Vonn continuing her illustrious career, saying: “Everything comes to an end and so does her career, if she really stops. We have to wait for that.” Vonn, who has persistent pain in both knees, says she is retiring because her body is “broken beyond repair.”

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta artist says a building with his mural of Colin Kaepernick was destroyed days before the Super Bowl, so eight more are being made. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports artist Fabian Williams says the building was torn down last week and was about a mile from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium that housed Sunday’s Super Bowl. Kaepernick is a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who knelt during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality. He hasn’t played since 2017.

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