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Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The firefighters come from near and far, working 24-hour shifts to snuff out an unpredictable blaze that has burned more than …

Forests

Media Picks TCU to Win the Big 12 in 2015 College Football Season

If the Big 12 ends up having just "One True Champion" in football this season, the smart money is on TCU being the team to come out on top in the eyes of the league's media members.<p>The Horned Frogs were the overwhelming choice to claim their first outright Big 12 title, collecting 32 of 42 …

College Football

Can scheduling help Big 12, hurt SEC in College Football Playoff?

When I caught up with him in Dallas last week at Big 12 media days, Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw mentioned a statistic he had recently heard …

Every Big Ten Football Team's Odds to Make College Football Playoff

Another college football season means it's time for a fresh round of season predictions for the Big Ten and the College Football Playoff. While that's simple in its premise, it's not so simple when it comes to boiling things down to the final chances of actually reaching the playoff at season's end.<p>…

College Sports

Yes, the Pac-12 is doing great, but ...

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott led off media days last week lauding his conference's football teams. He pointed out that ESPN ranked the Pac-12 as …

College Sports

A solar-powered plane traveling from Japan to Hawaii just hit the home stretch

Solar Impulse 2 had traveled 67 percent of the way to the tropical US state by 2100 GMT Wednesday, having flown 5,199 kilometers (3,230 miles) with 2,536 km more to go, according to the project.<p>By that time the plane and its veteran Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg had logged nearly 75 hours of …

Solar Impulse

Liberia fears a new Ebola epidemic after second case is discovered

Seven weeks after being declared Ebola-free, Liberia has found a second case of the deadly disease, sparking fears that the country could find itself back in the middle of an epidemic if precautions are not put in place.<p>The first Ebola case since the country declared an all-clear was discovered on …

Disease

Saudi government funding private Islamic schools in Canada, documents show

The Saudi government is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to help finance the expansion of private Islamic schools in Canada, according to newly leaked documents that shine a light on how foreign states are helping finance a growing demand for religious education.<p>The documents, involving …

Unprecedented wave of shark attacks causes terror in North Carolina

Seven people have been bitten since June but wildlife experts say it is down to several different sharks and is not "a Jaws situation"<p>A seventh person in <b>North Carolina</b> has been bitten by sharks in what is becoming an unprecedented wave of attacks on tourist beaches.<p>The 68-year-old man was flown to …

North Carolina

Is Georgia the most underachieving team in college football?

The Dawgs have come close to playing for titles, but haven't produced elite teams despite excellent resources. Is there more to it?<p>The 1980 Georgia Bulldogs are revered in the Peach State.<p>The Dawgs came from obscurity, as Georgia went 6-5 in 1979 with home losses to Wake Forest and pre-George Welsh …

College Sports

I'm Sure There's Nothing To Worry About...

<i>"Honey, there's someone at the door..."</i><p>California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) made a few unannounced visits last week to those stateside …

MMA & UFC

US, Iran Presidents Issue Warnings as Nuclear Talks Extended

<b>Vienna:</b> Iran and world powers gave themselves an extra week to reach a nuclear accord, extending a deadline due to expire on Tuesday, while US …

This Kind of Food Is Why America Is So Fat, Study Says

Worldwide, countries are dealing with a serious obesity problem. In the U.S. alone, more than two thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Now a new …

Anthony Davis agrees to 5-year, $145 million maximum extension with Pelicans

The Pelicans secured the services of the league's best young player for the next six years at what's expected to be a massive salary.<p>Anthony Davis has agreed to a five-year max extension with the Pelicans, reports Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowki. His total salary will likely be for around $145 …

NBA

Sources: Lakers to meet with Kevin Love

The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources.<p>One source said the Lakers have heard Love …

Carli Lloyd leads U.S. into Women's World Cup final

For three weeks the U.S. has been looking to put its stamp on this Women's World Cup. Tuesday it fell to<p>Carli Lloydto make that happen.<p>Lloyd didn't miss the chance, scoring one goal on a penalty kick and setting up the other in a 2-0 semifinal victory over top-ranked Germany that sends the …

Carli Lloyd

Sources: Kawhi Leonard agrees to five-year, $90M deal to remain with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs agreed in principle to a maximum contract extension with free-agent forward Kawhi Leonard moments into free agency, sources …

NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts on One-Way Missions to Deep Space

NASA can't arbitrarily change its health standards just because it wants to.<p>Image: NASA<p>It goes pretty much without saying that flying to Mars is a dangerous proposition. In fact, right now, any deep space mission easily fails NASA’s minimum safety requirements. Regardless, the agency is planning …

Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths in the U.S. each year

By contributing to obesity and, through that, to<p>diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks appears to claim the lives of about 25,000 American adults yearly and is linked worldwide to the deaths of 180,000 each year, new research says.<p>Low- and …

Diabetes

9 Tips For Jumpstarting Your Morning And Tripling Productivity

708<p>SHARES<p>Here are a few tips and tricks that might help you make the most out of your mornings.<p>These will increase your daily productivity, reduce …

Time Management

6 Habits You Need for an Organized Life

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Emily at So Damn Domestic. What if your clutter – all the stuff that gets in the way of what …

Real Education Is the Apple, Not the (Common) Core

In recent years, traditional schools and their students have become more awash in symbols and less immersed in real life. Children are decoding symbols on a page or a device, sounding out each letter as Dick and Jane go for a walk or Jack and Jill go up the hill and fetch some water. Later they …

Mathematics