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How Cincinnati and Xavier made southern Ohio the center of the college basketball universe

For the first time ever, Cincinnati’s two college basketball powerhouses are both ranked in the top five.<p>Known primarily for its love of professional sports and unusual chili, a funny thing has happened to the city of Cincinnati this winter: It has found itself existing as one of the focal points …

College Sports

The Jim Jefferies Show - September 26, 2017 - Trump's Anti-NFL Freakout

Jim examines President Trump's beef with protesting athletes, highlights the scourge of traumatic brain injuries among NFL players and discusses …

Charlotte board split over police chief's finding in killing of black man | Reuters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - A civilian review board in Charlotte, North Carolina, handed down a split decision on Thursday over a finding by the city’s police chief that an officer acted properly in killing a black man in 2016.<p>It was the first time in the board’s 20-year history that a majority on …

North Carolina

The sort-of Rum Diaries, 2017: Post-Castro Cuba is a crumbling gem with touches of modernity

Post-Castro Cuba is exhausting, crumbling, and lovely; as American tourism boom begins, infrastructure pushes limit<p>There are no seat belts, and the speed limit is 70 mph. A thick fog closes in on the freeway. Few lights pierce the dark wet night, and my friend and I clutch each others’ hands when …

Cuba

UN complains of lack of response over Haiti cholera outbreak

The United Nations is seeking $400 million to address the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, but the world body denied that the request is an …

Environmental Health

The Latest: Trump lawyers demand Times retract story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race (all times EDT):<p>12:40 a.m.<p>Lawyers representing Donald Trump are demanding The New York Times retract a story published Wednesday in which two women claim Trump touched them inappropriately and against their will.<p>Lawyer Marc E. Kasowitz has …

Donald Trump

Made in Germany: The Best of German Brands

Although car-makers such as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are often the first to spring to mind when people think of German brands, there are scores of …

Germany

Paris Hilton to Launch Luxury Hotel Chain in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas

Don’t let this young woman with the designer couture dresses and light-hearted, socialite personality fool you. At the age of 35, Paris Hilton is continuing to build on a huge empire, and will soon launch a new line of luxury hotels bearing her name in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas.<p>Paris has …

Hospitality

Tour de France 2016, stage ten: Michael Matthews ends tactical battle to sprint to stage victory in Revel

Australian team Orica-BikeExchange had their <b>first stage win in three years at the Tour de France</b>. Michael Matthews outsprinted Tinkoff’s world champion, Peter Sagan, into Revel at the end of a fascinating tactical battle which featured three Orica riders in the day’s six-man breakaway repeatedly …