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Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Demographics

Mike Tyson: Floyd Mayweather Jr. is 'delusional,' not greater than Ali

Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks he's the greatest boxer of all time, even better than Muhammad Ali.<p>Mike Tyson thinks Mayweather is "delusional."<p>Surely, many people agree with Tyson's assessment, although it's kind of tough to follow his argument after that initial point.<p>"He's very delusional," Tyson …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao fights for the Filipino

Nothing connects my extended, multigenerational Filipino family — grandparents, aunts and uncles; cousins, nephews and nieces here in the United States and back in the Philippines — quite like Manny Pacquiao.<p>Indeed, nothing connects all Filipinos (about 100 million in the Philippines and 14 million …

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao hope to have right strategies for bout

Floyd Mayweather's lifetime of training in the craft of boxing, and<p>Manny Pacquiao's two-months-long cramming session on the ring habits of Mayweather will decide their fight Saturday.<p>Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) and his trainer/father,<p>Floyd Mayweather Sr., haven't heaped great respect on …

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

9:51 P.M.<p>Mayweather wins<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. has defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to unify the welterweight titles.<p>Judges scoring: Dave Moretti, 118-110; Glenn Feldman, 116-112; Burt Clements 116-112<p>The Judges' Scores<p>12 rounds are scheduled. Times judges will be rating each contender's …

Boxing

Will the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout affect future of boxing in the U.S.?

The attention and big money surrounding Saturday's megabout between<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaohas masked the fact that boxing is struggling to become more than a niche sport in the United States.<p>As a result, many boxing officials are hoping the record pay-per-view numbers and a …

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Nichols, Beadle credential situations cause stir

The craze for tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight had a related frenzy: the push for a media credential.<p>On Saturday, two high-profile reporters, CNN's Rachel Nichols and HBO's Michelle Beadle, posted on Twitter that they were being denied credentials to the fight by …

Boxing

Four people who will play a big role in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Most gamblers are expecting the<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiaofight on Saturday to go the full 12 rounds.<p>Once the bell rings, four men will play a crucial role in the bout.<p>Here's a quick look at the referee, and the three judges who will score the fight at ringside.<p><b>Referee Kenny Bayless</b><p>Bayless, …

Boxing

For those who've fought both Pacquiao and Mayweather, it's a tough call

Only five people know what it's like to be in the ring with both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. A sixth name will be added to that exclusive list Saturday when Kenny Bayless becomes the first referee to step between the two boxers before the start of their welterweight world title fight at …

Boxing

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: A look at the trainers

A look at the rival trainers, Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach, who will be in the corners of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Las Vegas.<p><b>Freddie Roach</b><p>Roach and Pacquiao first teamed up 14 years ago; the Mayweather bout will be their 31st fight together.<p>"Yes, it's the …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao

Photos from Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s victory by unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015.

Boxing

Sadness sweeps Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but many said they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.<p>Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday around …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao laments injury after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiaosaid after his Saturday night loss toFloyd Mayweather Jr.that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.<p>Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous-decision loss at the MGM Grand Hotel …

Boxing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he'll soon relinquish his title belts

Floyd Mayweather Jr.said after defeatingManny Pacquiaoon Saturday night that he’ll soon relinquish his five world-title belts to let younger fighters pursue them.<p>"I'm not greedy," said Mayweather, who added that he plans to retire after his September bout on Showtime pay-per-view.<p>The 38-year-old …

Boxing

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Times' experts pick the winner

The Times' boxing experts weigh in on who will win Saturday's mega-fight between undefeated<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiao. Mayweather is the betting favorite, but as you will see,<p>our opinions are divided about the outcome.<p><b>Bill Dwyre</b><p>Pacquiao wins a shocker. He hurts, and eventually TKO's …

Boxing

Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight packs a wallop with hype, excitement

Women in white fringed bikinis danced onstage, swaying to the drumbeat of a marching band. There were flashing lights and thousands of cheering fans.<p>If Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this week seemed a bit extreme — the undefeated welterweight champion pounding his …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout has Vegas on full-tilt overload

Sin City's infamous gambling strip has already witnessed cheap shots, ruthless low blows, even gouging — over prices — and the opening bell of Saturday's long-awaited mega-fight hasn't even clanged yet.<p>This high-stakes desert oasis was pulsating with anticipation in the days before<p>Floyd Mayweather …

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao thanks Floyd Mayweather Jr. at weigh-in

Manny Pacquiao sat in his hotel suite Friday, popped a couple of the chocolate peanut butter snacks he's endorsing in his mouth and was driven across the Las Vegas Strip.<p>There, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he weighed in at 145 pounds for his showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on …

Boxing

Mayweather-Pacquiao referee will earn $25,000, judges $20,000 apiece

In the ring,<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaowill find themselves alone with one other man: referee Kenny Bayless.<p>While Mayweather has said he expects to earn more than $200 million for his Saturday night bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Pacquiao will get somewhere near $100 million, Bayless …

When Hospitals Move, Who Gets Left Behind?

A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing financial necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas.<p>BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through this southern Illinois city just east of the Mississippi River, St. …

Urban Design

Dear Non-Parents, Please Stop Giving Parenting Advice

Yeah, <i>you!</i><p>The one who is sharing articles in my newsfeed about how, "I will never be that kind of parent." I've got some advice for you, my friend: STOP!... just <i>stop</i>... for the love of all that is holy, just trust me on this and don't press the share button. You are embarrassing yourself and you …

Killer Mike advocates for more minority-owned labels at MIT lecture

Killer Mike, the rapper whose outspoken and eloquent thoughts on race relations have made him a cable news favorite on top of his surging music career, delivered a wide-ranging lecture to students at MIT on Friday and wasted no time tossing off thoughts that were profound even without the help of a …

Fortune.com

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Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western …

National Security

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and …

12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …