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Woman says her brother was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert during the years when the GOP leader …

'Spy': EW review

We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>It’s taken Hollywood a while to figure out what to do with Melissa McCarthy. Maybe that’s because of sexism or maybe it’s just …

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Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned.<p>One …

So, how did BPI do with its projections?

With the NBA Finals three days away, it’s a good time to look back at ESPN’s NBA Basketball Power Index and some of the projections based on the …

Basketball

Pros and Cons of Jahlil Okafor for Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA Draft

Even days after the NBA draft lottery, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are still rejoicing. Not only did L.A. keep its top-five pick, it also snuck all the way up to the No. 2 overall selection in the draft!<p>For the second consecutive season, the Lakers find themselves in position to draft an elite …

Cavaliers easily beat Hawks, take 2-0 lead in series

<b>What happened:</b> LeBron James scored 30 points and had 11 assists and nine rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 and took a commanding 2-0 series lead. The Cavaliers won the first two games on the road, and with the Hawks banged up, the Cavaliers can sweep the 60-win Hawks …

Spain World Cup hopes in disarray as Madrid mess costs Lopetegui his job

The Basque coach was removed on Wednesday against the players' wishes and leaves La Roja in turmoil ahead of their opener against Portugal on Friday<p>Spain's World Cup preparations are in chaos. The president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, announced on Wednesday that coach …

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NBA playoffs scores 2015: Paul Pierce can't beat the clock as the Hawks advance

The Hawks are heading to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1970 thanks to a shot by Paul Pierce being just after the buzzer.<p>Paul Pierce needed just a 10th of a second, maybe two. But he didn't get it. And instead of his three-point shot sending the Washington Wizards to …

UFC Fight Night 66 results: Ning Guangyou pounds out Royston Wee late in second

PASAY, Philippines – In the waning moments of a lackluster round, Ning Guangyou exploded with a sudden burst of offense to put Royston Wee on his …

UFC Fight Night 66 results: Gritty Li Jingliang KOs Dhiego Lima in 85 seconds

Li Jingliang<p>PASAY, Philippines – Li Jingliang continued to make his mark as arguably the best mixed martial artist in China with a first-round …

Rafa Roundup: I don’t want to win 15 Roland Garros, says Nadal

<b>ARTICLES:</b><p>“I didn’t have enough luck,” he said. “In some moments, he played aggressive. He hit amazing shots in a lot of moments. <b>He was on fire for a</b> …

Cowboys' 2015 Run Game Is Ultimate Test of O-Line vs. Running Back

The Dallas Cowboys brought back an old-school style of football during the 2014 NFL season, using a big, physical, nasty offensive line to dictate the flow of the game.<p>It's a simple approach, a proven approach: Win up front, control the line of scrimmage and run the ball. That's how you wear down …

NBA Combine 2015: Biggest Standouts from Day 2 in Chicago

As competitive action at the NBA Draft Combine closed on Friday, the day didn't end without a few prospects leaving a strong impression. No prospect had a better showing than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Pat Connaughton.<p>After registering the highest max-vertical leap at the combine this year at …

Marc Gasol possibly signing with Spurs worries Grizzlies teammates

The possibility of unrestricted free agent Marc Gasol signing with the San Antonio Spurs this summer has his Memphis Grizzlies teammates a tad …

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Pierce: 'I don't even know if I'm going to play basketball again next year'

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce has been one of the most compelling characters of this year's playoffs, but he won't commit to coming back …

Getty Images Portraits Show How Four Famous Faces Have Aged Over 20 Years

This year, Getty Images celebrated 20 years as one of the preeminent photo databases in the world. To celebrate its birthday, the company has …

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States

<i>by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer</i><p>This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during …

Feud between LeBron James, Joakim Noah continues in Game 3

CHICAGO -- A new chapter was added to LeBron James and Joakim Noah's long-running feud Friday night, when James became upset about trash talk from …

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Ericsson takes Apple fight over iPhone and iPads to Europe

Patent spat spills out of the US to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands as the two firms tussle over licensing issues<p>Ericsson has brought its fight with Apple over licensing to Europe, launching new lawsuits in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.<p>The two companies are locked in battle in the US, …

NBA playoffs scores 2015: Derrick Rose has achieved legend status, plus 3 other things we learned Friday

The Chicago Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers because Derrick Rose is a legend, and three other things we learned Friday.<p>Derrick Rose didn't call glass, not no matter. He still made the three at the buzzer to give the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and a 2-1 series lead.<p>In …

China 'negotiates military base' in Djibouti

China is negotiating a military base in a strategic port of Djibouti, the president said, according to the AFP news agency.<p>The move raises the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.<p>"Discussions are ongoing," President Ismail Omar Guelleh said in an …

iPhone 6 Plus is rocket fuel for phablet sales in the U.S.

Sales of outsized smartphones, or phablets, have almost quadrupled in the United States over the past year — thanks mostly to Apple's new larger …

Crazy Game 3 a relief, boost for Bulls

CHICAGO -- By any and whatever means necessary, the Chicago Bulls needed to beat LeBron James on Friday night ... by a little or a lot, planned or …

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Former MySpace CEO explains why Facebook was able to dominate social media despite coming second

We asked the veteran tech guru to look back and answer a big historical question: Why was Facebook able to dominate social media despite coming after the wildly successful MySpace?<p>According to him, it was simple.<p>"The real problem was that the world had been trained by MySpace that social networking …

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