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CNN Feasts on Baltimore Riot Coverage

But cable shouldn’t ignore the conditions that spark riots.<p>A casual CNN viewer would have had good reason this morning to think that the rioting, looting and arson that took place yesterday in Baltimore after the Freddie Gray funeral was still happening because the signature airborne shot of the …

Justice

Clippers on brink of elimination after loss to Spurs, 111-107

The San Antonio Spurs beat the<p>Clippersin Game 5, 111-107, to take a 3-2 lead in the team's best-of-seven, first-round playoff series.<p>The Clippers now face potential elimination in Game 6 on Thursday in San Antonio. If the Clippers win, Game 7 will be Saturday in Los Angeles.<p>The game featured 17 …

Basketball

Baltimore Quiets as Curfew Takes Effect Under Blanket of National Guard

Scattered outbreaks of resistance flared as an overnight curfew settled over Baltimore, but they were largely quelled within an hour Tuesday night as thousands of local, state and federal law enforcement officers blanketed the city.<p>Shortly before midnight, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts reported …

Justice

Latest on police-custody death: Court waits could increase

12:40 a.m. Wednesday<p>For the people arrested in Baltimore under the state of emergency, there could be a longer wait than usual to see a District …

Justice

For hotels and casinos, Mayweather-Pacquiao fight packs a punch

The clash Saturday between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is pushing ticket and hotel prices in Las Vegas to record heights.<p>Rooms for fight weekend have jumped as much as $750 over their average daily rates, according to data compiled by Vegas.com. The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the fight …

Boxing

Houston beats Dallas 103-94 to advance to second round

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden's message was simple and clear after the Houston Rockets' first playoff series victory since 2009.<p>"It's just the …

Basketball

Sam Smith suffers vocal cord hemorrhage, cancels Aussie leg of tour

Sam Smithhas canceled the remainder of his shows in Australia because of a vocal cord hemorrhage.<p>The Grammy-winning crooner announced the cancellations on Tuesday in an Instagram post, following the first performance of his two-night gig in Sydney.<p>"I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian …

Sam Smith

Paying Respect to Freddie Gray

Spinal Cords

Violence Erupts in Baltimore: In Pictures

Spinal Cords

De La Hoya says Mayweather, Pacquiao will each 'have chance to connect'

LAS VEGAS -- Oscar De La Hoya speaks from experience when he predicts a Floyd Mayweather Jr. triumph on Saturday.<p>De La Hoya , who lost to both men …

Kevin Love's career takes yet another strange twist

Kevin Love has been a franchise player for a team that didn't know how to support him and a third wheel for a team that didn't know how to use him. Maybe a devastating injury can finally help bring perspective to Kevin Love's career.<p>For an NBA All-Star who played under one of the league's worst …

Relationships

Apple boosts capital return program to $200 billion

The company gives shareholders even more to be happy about with a dividend increase and new funds to buy back shares.<p>Apple has made a substantial move to give more of its huge cash stockpiles back to shareholders, announcing Monday it increased its capital return program to $200 billion.<p>The company …

Investing

Baltimore Picks Up Pieces, Wary of Another Night of Violence

At the corner of North and Pennsylvania Avenues in West Baltimore, volunteers carried blackened shelves out of the scorched CVS pharmacy. Kids …