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The 30: Want to Win in October? Don’t Dodge Those Bullpen Problems

Last season, we all got a lesson in the outsize importance of a brilliant bullpen. As the Royals made an unexpected run to within one win of a World …

Tampa Bay

Why would the Dodgers add Ron Roenicke as third base coach now?

Well, that’s curious timing. The<p>Dodgersare 118 games into their 2015 season and have decided to replace third base coach Lorenzo Bundy withRon Roenicke.<p>There was no explanation given in the curt, two-paragraph news release that the Dodgers sent out to announce the bizarre move. That leaves two …

'SSE won’t pay for my solar electricity'

Our consumer expert helps a reader waiting six months for payment from her solar panels<p><i>Six months ago we had solar energy installed. The installation company took us through the unnecessarily complicated paperwork.</i><p><i>Four days later this was sent to SSE. It asked for a reading for the “feed-in</i> …

PE Professional Electrical Construction Services

What motivates CEOs to solve the world’s big social and environmental problems?

What turns a person into a sustainability crusader? Author and professor Steve Schein wanted to know, so he interviewed corporate sustainability executives – people who have dedicated their careers to doing business better – to find out what makes them tick.<p>Many of these executives, from global …

Sustainability

Mindy Kaling nails the secret to success: “Work hard, know your sh*t, show your sh*t”

In a new essay, she explains how she got so confident — and you can too<p>Mindy Kaling has a lot to feel good about in her life. At 36, she's an Emmy nominated, SAG Award-winning veteran Hollywood director, writer and actress. She's a bestselling author. She's appeared on magazine covers and in major …

Why Are Americans Switching to Renewable Energy? Because It's Actually Cheaper

Deborah Lawrence had been watching a once-empty parking lot near Midland-Odessa, Texas, fill up with idled drilling rigs usually at work plumbing for …

Fossil Fuels

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s

<b>By Dennis Thompson</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Violent crime rates have decreased dramatically over the past three …

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

Study: Sleeping posture can affect brain health - Nation

SLEEPING on your side rather than your back or stomach may play a role in helping reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological …

Neuroscience

Nuke Map: See what a nuclear bomb would do to your home town

<b>Ever wondered what would happen if the Americans had dropped Little Boy over Britain instead?</b><p>Someone has created a Nuke Map of the world, which …

Google's Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency

Imagine an election—a close one. You’re undecided. So you type the name of one of the candidates into your search engine of choice. (Actually, let’s …

Meet the 'Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives' in America

On July 26, 1908, the FBI was created. But its infamous 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list didn't begin until 1950, after a news reporter asked the bureau for the names of the "toughest guys" it wanted to capture. The resulting story generated so much publicity, J. Edgar Hoover, then director, decided …

The FBI built a database that can catch rapists — almost nobody uses it

<b>FBI headquarters, Washington D.C. (Wikimedia)</b><p>For 30 years the FBI has ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioral patterns of violent criminals<p>T. Christian Miller<p>August 2, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>QUANTICO, Va. — More than 30 years ago, the Federal Bureau …

How FBI got David Chiu to wear a wire in ‘Shrimp Boy’ probe

One of the more interesting revelations in Tuesday’s court filing by defense attorneys for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow claiming he’s the victim of selective prosecution in his racketeering case is that state Assemblyman David Chiu wore a wire for the FBI as part of a years-long investigation of the …

FBI 'Most Wanted' Cybercrime Kingpin Linked To Russian Espionage On US Government

There are rumours Evgeniy Bogachev - widely known as Slavik, the creator of uber money-making malware Zeus – spends much of his time on a boat in the Black Sea. He’s avoiding contact with others, largely because the FBI has a $3 million reward for anyone who can help expedite his capture. But …

Cybersecurity

String operation: FBI recovers violin virtuoso's long-missing Stradivarius

A Stradivarius missing since it was stolen from violin virtuoso Roman Totenberg following a 1980 concert in Boston resurfaced in New York, where an unidentified woman took it to be appraised, apparently unaware of its colorful history, the FBI said Thursday.<p>Totenberg, who was the father of NPR …

FBI Releases Surveillance Video Hoping to Solve Boston Art Heist

The FBI is hoping a jerky black-and-white surveillance video will lead to a break in one of America's major unsolved mysteries — who was behind the world's biggest art heist?<p>A pair of men entered Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on March 18, 1990, and carried off 13 treasures — including …

New England

The Secret To Getting A Job After College: Pick A University That Offers Experiential Learning

The approach of most higher education institutions is completely backwards today. Rather than first year college students picking their classes based on their goal of a specific dream job, they end up picking classes based on what the University deems to be generally required, the classes their …

Employment

A Picasso worth $27 million is seized by customs officials in France

<b>(CNN) —</b> A painting by Pablo Picasso said to be worth 25 million euros ($27 million) was seized by French authorities last week, the French customs office announced Tuesday.<p>The work of art entitled "Head of a Young Woman" has been ruled a Spanish cultural asset and wasn't supposed to leave the …

Art

This Kentucky sheriff’s office wants drug dealers to narc on their competition

Drug dealers of Franklin County, Ky.: Consider this post a piece of service journalism.<p>If you live in that area, and are frankly getting kinda sick of all the other drug dealers totally hurting your market share, then the local sheriff’s office has a solution for you.<p>Just complete and mail in this …

Kentucky

Northern California Coast Guard crew seizes $181 million in cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard crew based in Northern California has seized more than six tons of cocaine worth an estimated $181 million from a partially submerged vessel in the Pacific Ocean, the agency announced Thursday.<p>The July 18 bust occurred in international waters 200 miles off the coast of Central …

Coast Guard

Kobe Bryant on ending career overseas: 'I can see myself doing that'

Kobe Bryant has a lot of decisions to make regarding this maybe being his last season in the NBA and possibly ending his career in Italy or …

Basketball

Bears coach John Fox sheds light on rookie Kevin White's shin injury

The Chicago Bears began their second week of training camp on Wednesday without first-round rookie receiver Kevin White, who continues to work his way back from a shin injury without any timetable for a return.<p>The Bears shut White down in June approximately seven weeks ago and are being extremely …

Cavaliers vs. Warriors Reportedly Tentatively Scheduled for Christmas Day

Link to Media<p>Christmas has become one of the biggest days on the NBA's regular-season calendar, and the league is tentatively set to pique fans' interests this year with an NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25.<p>The game hasn't yet been made …

Basketball

Lucas Matthysse says he has no regrets over staying with Golden Boy

Lucas Matthysse didn't need to specify the amount.<p>The boxer from Argentina acknowledged through an interpreter Wednesday that for “dinero,” he could have left<p>Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions for powerful manager Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions within the past year.<p>Such a shift might …

Boxing

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to attend USA Basketball camp

Three Clippers players will attend USA Basketball minicamp next week in Las Vegas in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro -- Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.<p>Besides the Clippers, only two other teams (Cleveland and<p>Golden State) have three or more members attending …

Basketball

Floyd Mayweather promises exciting fight against Andre Berto

LOS ANGELES -- Floyd Mayweather began promoting his final fight by doing what he does best: fending off every attack with defense that looks …