ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2′s ”First Take” last Friday about the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray […]

Your face matters for first impressions

Making a good first impression might have more to do with your facial features than choosing the right outfit, a new study reveals. Researchers at the University of York in England analyzed people’s first impressions of 16 social traits in 1,000 facial images. The traits were then organized into three categories: approachability, youthfulness/attractiveness and dominance. […]

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers are a potential powerhouse team next season, with two All-Star […]

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November’s elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers […]

Dutch demans inspections of crash site

Dutch forensic experts on Monday were examining bodies from the MH17 plane disaster being held at an east Ukraine train station as Kiev and insurgents wrangled over the fate of the remains. As world leaders deplored the “shambolic” state of the crash site left in the hands of the rebels and accused Russia of supplying […]

McIlroy wins “Open’

Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably. With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the […]

Former Destiny’s Child member arrested on disorderly conduct charge

Farrah Franklin, whose claim to fame is five months backing up Beyonce in the band Destiny’s Child, was charged with disorderly conduct Sunday. Franklin, 33, spent seven hours in the Horry County, South Carolina, jail Sunday morning after police took her into custody near summertime hotspot Myrtle Beach, according to jail records. She was released […]

Famed actor James Garner dies at 86

James Garner, the understated, wisecracking everyman actor who enjoyed multigenerational success on both the small and big screens, has died. He was 86. Police, who were called to his residence Saturday night in Los Angeles, say he died of natural causes. Garner starred in hit TV series almost 20 years apart — “Maverick” in the […]

Stevie Wonder blends hits at Montreux for Quincy Jones

U.S. singer Stevie Wonder performs during the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux Motown legend Stevie Wonder gave a soulful two-hour concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Wednesday night, blending his hits with covers of the Beatles and Michael Jackson for an audience that included producer Quincy Jones. The African-American singer and songwriter, wearing lime […]

NBA’s Bill Russell collapses during Tahoe speech

Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe. Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nevada, but was planning on returning home to Seattle this evening. […]


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