Hamilton wants to give NASCAR a go

Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton hopes to give NASCAR a go one day after singing the praises of the U.S. stock car series on Thursday. Hamilton attended the season-ender at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida last weekend to witness the final race of his friend and four-times champion Jeff Gordon. “I’m a big fan […]

Texas hosts Texas Tech, fighting for bowl as injuries mount

Very little has gone right for the Texas Longhorns this season, so why not a few more complications to make a late-season bowl push that much harder? Already struggling to keep up with the weekly scoring frenzy in the Big 12, Texas (4-6, 3-4 Big 12) heads into Thursday night’s matchup against Texas Tech (6-5, […]

Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager

The Chicago policeman charged with murdering a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first full day in custody on Wednesday in a jail hospital ward, as calm prevailed in a city braced for civil unrest over new video footage of the slaying. Protests were mostly small and peaceful on Tuesday and Wednesday following […]

Remember the Pilgrims, Obama says, in appeal for generosity to Syrian refugees

President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in a Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. Obama’s plan to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria has drawn political criticism since attacks in Paris two weeks ago that killed 130 people, […]

Is racism on the rise? More in U.S. say it’s a ‘big problem,’ CNN/KFF poll finds

Debra Aust sees it in videos of recent police shootings. Alex Sproul reads about it in his Facebook feed. Sheryl Sims senses it when she walks down the street. They are three Americans from three different demographic groups living in three different states. And they believe the same thing: Racism is a big problem. Their […]

How bad is NFC East? Romo’s return gives Cowboys reason to believe they’re still in playoff hunt

Tony Romo went up and down the sideline with that impossible-to-miss shirt on Sunday, the one emblazoned with the word “FIGHT”, which seemed to symbolize little of what the Dallas Cowboys have done without their star quarterback. And when Dallas’ seventh straight loss wrapped, a 10-6 clunker to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, conventional wisdom suggested […]

Broncos QB Reportedly Has Torn Plantar Fascia

A day after Peyton Manning was benched in favor of Brock Osweiler, it’s becoming clear that the Denver Broncos quarterback may be sitting down for far longer than anyone expected. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that Manning has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot, adding that it’s “hard to imagine” Osweiler isn’t starting […]

Rare TB case shows diagnosing, treating children is tough

When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease — a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB in youngsters in countries that can’t […]

As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

Within hours of the last week’s Paris attacks, as outrage and sympathy flooded his social media feeds and filled the airwaves, Baghdad resident Ali al-Makhzomy updated his Facebook cover photo to read “solidarity” — and his friends were shocked. “Everyone was like why are you posting about Paris and not about the attacks in Baghdad […]

Protests erupt after black man shot by police in Minneapolis

A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incident that prompted protests and led to a community forum with the mayor and police chief Sunday. Accounts from some witnesses that the man was handcuffed when he was shot sparked outrage. Police said […]

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