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Fight the food desert at your local bus stop

Farmers' markets and pop-up stands at transit stops offer access to healthy food.<p>Food deserts are a serious problem for a lot of people, particularly in poorer areas. The USDA defines a food desert as a geographic area with a scarcity of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy foods. Normally, …

Agriculture

Tesla Model 3 unveiling invites now being sent out

Tesla's Model X was also introduced to the public at Los Angeles-area facility.<p>Will Tesla Motors unveil its Model 3 later this month with the same kind of flash as it did with its Model X crossover vehicle four years ago? That's a question worth asking after Tesla circulated a letter offering …

Tesla

Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone and the painful history of blackface

<b>(CNN) —</b> In many ways, the casting of Zoe Saldana as the singer and activist Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic stings more for people of color than the recent announcement that white actor Joseph Fiennes was selected to play Michael Jackson.<p>Joseph Fiennes to play Michael Jackson in British TV …

Michael Jackson

Matt Thornton agrees to minor league deal with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Matt Thornton agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on Thursday, ending a frustrating offseason in which he wasn't offered a guaranteed deal.<p>The 39-year-old left-hander passed a physical and worked out with the Padres before their exhibition game …

Baseball

Phil Mickelson is one shot off the lead after a 67 at Doral

Two 37-year-old relative unknowns were at the top of the leaderboard on the first day of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, while several of the world's top golfers struggled Thursday on the Blue Monster.<p>Australian Marcus Fraser, who is ranked 58th in the world, and American Scott Piercy, ranked 48th, …

Maryland’s seniors enjoy an emotional sendoff in win over Illinois

Jake Layman waved to the Xfinity Center crowd one last time as he walked off the floor late in Thursday night’s 81-55 win over Illinois, and he tried not to lose it as he made his way back to the Maryland bench. This was the best case scenario for the senior, whose 18 points and seven rebounds …

College Sports

Browns 'not anywhere close' on who they'll take with No. 2 pick

The Browns are 'not anywhere close' to knowing who they'll take with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.<p>Everyone assumes the Browns will draft a …

Daniel Winnik is getting comfortable with the Capitals quickly

With a new team came a new freedom: not having to shave. The Toronto Maple Leafs had an unwritten policy that players were not to sport facial hair, and “not going to lie,” Winnik said he likes having the option to grow a beard.<p>Other changes will come slower for Winnik, who was traded from Toronto …

Ice Hockey

Piercy and Fraser set pace with 66s at Doral

(Reuters) - American Scott Piercy and Marcus Fraser of Australia upstaged the biggest names in the game as they charged into a tie for the lead after the opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami on Thursday.<p>Mar 3, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Scott Piercy lines up his putt on the 18th green …

Golf