Kobe talks about the fire needed to catch Jordan

All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan. The bar doesn’t get any higher than that. And after Bryant passed Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, he offered a glimpse into the relentless mentality it takes […]

Prosecutor releases more Ferguson documents

A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that he had seen Brown get shot in the back. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the newly released records were inadvertently excluded from […]

Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

Dez Bryant backed up his bravado in a big way. Bryant had a career-best three touchdown receptions, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 after wasting a 21-0 lead. DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the Eagles (9-5) into first place […]

OPEC isn’t scared of $40 oil

OPEC won’t rush to cut oil production even if prices fall as low as $40 per barrel, one of the cartel’s members said Sunday. The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates told Bloomberg at a Dubai conference that the middle eastern oil producers believe “the market will stabilize itself.” “We are not going to […]

The median wealth for whites in the US is nearly $142,000. For blacks, it’s $11,000.

Everyone knows inequality is growing in the US, but a new Pew report shows how stark that divide is by race and ethnicity: the median household headed by a white person has a net worth 13 times greater than the median black-headed household. And for whites and Hispanics, the gap is tenfold. In both cases, […]

Tiger: ‘Nice to hit the way I did’

Golf is a bottom-line business, but the hard numbers tell a different story than the one Tiger Woods was telling at Isleworth on Sunday after playing four rounds at the Hero World Challenge. Clearly he was not pleased with finishing so far behind winner Jordan Spieth, by tying for last place in his annual charity […]

Black swimmer makes history at world championships

The look of total surprise on her face said it all. Alia Atkinson went into the final of the 100m breaststroke at the world short course swimming championships very much as the second favorite to Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania. But in a big upset the 25-year-old from Jamaica snatched victory on the final […]

Health law impacts primary care doc shortage

When Olivia Papa signed up for a new health plan last year, her insurance company assigned her to a primary care doctor. The relatively healthy 61-year-old didn’t try to see the doctor until last month, when she and her husband both needed authorization to see separate specialists. She called the doctor’s office several times without […]

Redskins’ McCoy has tests; RG3 might start

Robert Griffin III could be starting again – even if Colt McCoy is healthy. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday he’s waiting to hear from a specialist for the latest on McCoy’s sprained neck. McCoy was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams, further complicating the Redskins’ […]

Ohio deaths renew calls for lookalike guns action

Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying lookalike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters. The questions have been raised before: after the death last year of a 13-year-old California boy carrying what a sheriff’s deputy thought was […]

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