5: 50 p.m. ET: President Obama today called the outcome of Monday’s Packers-Seahawks NFL football game “terrible,” after a controversial call by the referees cost the Packers a win.
“I’ve been saying for months, we’ve got to get our refs back,” Obama said in response to a question from ABC News. He was referring to the use of replacement referees during an ongoing league lock-out of official crews.
3:13 p.m. ET: “Nightline” producer posted this photo of “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir in Nome, Alaska, as they dive for gold in the Bering Sea with Discovery Channel:
2:21 p.m. ET: Which “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” cast members were nervous about facing their competition ahead of last night’s premiere? Find out here:
12:50 p.m. ET: Texas is scheduled to execute its ninth prisoner this year today as death row inmate Cleve Foster, 48, fights for a last-minute stay from the United States Supreme Court.
Read more about this year’s death row inmates — and their final statements of innocence, acceptance, or praise for their beloved Texas Rangers baseball team — HERE.
11:40 a.m. ET: ABC’s John Donvan tells the moving (and pretty funny) story of when he and his crew were assigned to get into Iraq at a SpeakEasyDC event.
10:45 a.m. ET: LIVE right now: President Obama speaks at United Nations Global Assembly: http://abcn.ws/livenews1
“We declare that the regime of Bashar al-Assad must come to an end so that the suffering of the Syrian people can stop,” he said.
10:02 a.m. ET: It’s an intertouchdownception?
From the Associated Press: Replacement ref rage may have peaked Monday night.
Just when it seemed that NFL coaches, players and fans couldn’t get any angrier, along came a fiasco that trumped any of the complaints from the weekend. The Seahawks’ 14-12 victory featured one of the most bizarre finishes in recent memory, and was certain to reignite frustrations over the locked-out officials.