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Is Nick Young 'Kobe Lite' at a Dollar Store Price?

Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young blazed an erratic orbit over the past six seasons with three NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers offered him a minimum salary contract this summer, hoping to capture lightning in a bottle at a dollar-store price.<p>First, it’s worth noting that Young’s a local product. The pride of …

Basketball

Can LA Lakers Play Western Conference Spoiler All Season?

The Los Angeles Lakers used to be the hunted, but this new hunter's role appears to be fitting quite well.<p>With an aging roster and a hobbled Kobe Bryant (Achilles) still missing in action, expectations couldn't have been lower outside the locker room.<p>After scoring a pair of early season victories …

Basketball

Yergin: Putin won't cut off Europe gas

HOUSTON — Vladimir Putin has the power to cut off nearly a third of Europe’s natural gas supply, punishing Ukraine and any neighboring country that comes to its aid.<p>But energy experts say the Russian president probably won’t — at least not as things stand now.<p>“With everything else going on, I think …

Obama’s Menu of Small Options For Big Russian Problem In Ukraine

As President Obama struggles to address the Russian military incursion in Crimea, he faces something of an international relations puzzle: How can he …

14 Insane Moments From RT's Coverage Of The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

We watched so you didn't have to.<p>On Saturday, Russian forces effectively seized the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Formerly known as Russia Today, RT is a Kremlin-funded television network. Its U.S. version, RT America, is carried in the United States by Comcast, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner Cable, and …

Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

Russia

4 Reasons Putin Is Already Losing in Ukraine

Even a week ago, the idea of a Russian military intervention in Ukraine seemed farfetched if not totally alarmist. The risks involved were just too …

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …