Durant plans to explore free agency options

Kevin Durant plans to meet with the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder at the outset of free agency. Durant, who has spent his entire nine-year career with the Thunder organization, is the most coveted player available this offseason. According to ESPN, the Western Conference rivals Warriors, Spurs and Thunder are […]

Hovering parents may harm kids

Children with “intrusive” parents who push too hard for good grades may be more prone to become highly self-critical or anxious and depressed, a new study suggests. “When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough,” said study leader Ryan Hong, an […]

Chicago golf course makes itself easier to attract more golfers

What happens when a course spends $2.4 million on course rerouting, (including tree removal, eliminating 39 bunkers, expanding greens), upgrades the clubhouse and lowers green fees? Hopefully, more tee times. That’s what a golf course outside of Chicago is optimistic about, having renovated and innovated in an effort to make golf more fun and less […]

Milestones in legal fight over Texas abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday on a legal challenge by abortion providers to a Texas law requiring doctors performing the procedure to have “admitting privileges” at local hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-grade standards. Following is a timeline of that challenge. July 2013 – The Republican-led Texas legislature passes and […]

Hawaii becomes first state to put gun owners in FBI database

Hawaii passed a law making it the first state to put gun owners on a federal criminal record database and monitor them. Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the bill Thursday, which allows police to enroll firearms applicants and individuals who are registering their firearms into “Rap Back,” a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that monitors […]

Pope says Christians should apologize to gays

Pope Francis on Sunday said the Catholic Church should apologize to gay people and others who have been offended or exploited in the past. “I believe that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended,” the Pope said, “but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited […]

Warrior’s Draymond Green suspended for game 5

Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after collecting his fourth flagrant foul point of the 2016 playoffs in an altercation with LeBron James late in Game 4. The NBA announced the decision on Sunday to level a flagrant-1 after Green struck James in the groin […]

Muslim leader calls for ‘overwhelming love’ in response to Orlando shooting

Juan Rivera was inside the Pulse nightclub Saturday night, when a 29-year-old Muslim American committed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Rivera has been missing ever since. Less than a day later, his still hopeful brother, Baron Serrano, took to Facebook to tell the world that he knows the deranged shooter did not represent […]

Orlando Mourns: 50 dead in deadliest U.S. mass shooting

‘He Was Cool and Calm.’ Orlando Police Describe Massacre’s Chilling Final Moments Orlando police on Monday described how law enforcement had taken down Omar Mateen, the shooter who killed 49 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning. Chief John Mina said a uniformed off-duty officer at the club at the time […]

Jesse Jackson: Ali was not controversial, segregation was

After his death was announced late Friday night, I watched on a television in the San Francisco airport as the screen filled with images and sounds of the young Muhammad Ali. He was beautiful to watch. Then one of the pundits opened his mouth. He said Ali was “controversial.” I shook my head and said […]

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