Ebola watch lists in U.S. to shrink, cruise passenger cleared

Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday, potentially easing concerns about the spread of the disease after two nurses were infected. A Dallas lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in […]

Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger’s home under armed guard. Troh’s confinement was ending Sunday night, along with several friends, family and others who had contact with Duncan […]

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also […]

Golf Channel analyst says Mickelson lied about Watson’s captaincy

Phil Mickelson thought for several seconds, visibly conflicted about saying what was about to come out of his mouth. He decided it was worth it. “No, nobody here was in any decision,” Mickelson said, trying to describe what he seemed to believe was the autocratic style Tom Watson used to guide the losing American Ryder […]

Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had ”smoked a little weed” while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday. In a court motion, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam […]

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward […]

Mexico: 3rd arrest in death of Malcolm X grandson

Police have made a third arrest in last year’s beating death of Malcolm X’s grandson following a dispute over a bar bill, authorities announced Thursday. Mexico City prosecutors said in a statement that suspect Juan Dircio Guzman was detained in the sprawling city of Nezahualcoyotl, on the edge of the capital. He was expected to […]

NFL and DirecTV extend NFL Sunday Ticket with New Multiyear Agreement

The NFL announced a new eight-year licensing agreement with DirecTV for exclusive rights to its Sunday Ticket package on Wednesday. The deal continues a long-running agreement between the NFL and the United States’ largest satellite service provider. DirecTV has carried Sunday Ticket since its inception two decades ago, using the agreement as a platform to […]

RZA details, sets release for Wu-Tang Clan reunion LP ‘A Better Tomorrow

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA has dropped exciting knowledge about the pioneering rap group’s upcoming reunion LP, A Better Tomorrow. In a recent Billboard interview, the rapper-producer assured fans that “the entire 10 Clan members” (Wu affiliate Cappadonna is now a permanent member) will appear on the album, which he says will be released in time […]

Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in ‘black widow’ murder case

A Texas woman dubbed a “black widow” was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele Williams, 45, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 60 years in prison […]


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