Roderick Thomas

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Troy Aikman is probably right to think the Cowboys will sign Johnny Manziel or RG3

Aikman says addressing the backup QB spot is "really, really important" for the Cowboys and Manziel or Griffin are the guys that likely get the job.<p>Troy Aikman hasn't played for the Dallas Cowboys since he retired after the 2000 NFL season, but the FOX analyst still keeps a close eye on the team …

Former Bull Jay Williams on accident, depression, addiction in memoir

Jay Williams' book, "Life Is Not An Accident" is billed as "a memoir of reinvention," and it's not an easy read.<p>Many of the details surrounding Williams' June 2003 motorcycle accident that ended his Bulls' career after one season are well known. Much of Williams' story after is not.<p>Williams details …

NBA Draft

Rihanna trades edgy shoes for Uggs, sparking confusion and horror

Everyone, drop what you're doing — and prepare to be shocked.<p>Earlier this week, Rihanna donned a pair of Ugg boots. Granted, she was at the airport, …

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

High-speed Rail

Former Giants safety Tyler Sash found to have advanced stages of CTE

Sash was found dead at the age of 27 over Labor Day weekend after having overdosed on powerful painkillers.<p>The family of former New York Giants …

So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

Since President Obama expanded authorized travel to Cuba a little over a year ago, U.S. travel to the island has increased by over 77 percent. Many of the approved travel providers that operate people-to-people trips have designed a variety of tours that highlight the country's rich culture, …

Former NFL player who died at 27 found to have brain disease CTE

Former NFL player Tyler Sash, who died this past September at the age of 27, had the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>Chris Nowinski of the Boston University-affiliated Concussion Legacy Foundation confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday night. The finding was first …

US, China spar over North Korea, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials sparred Wednesday over how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test and ease tensions …

Israeli defence minister accuses Turkey of buying IS oil

<b>Israel's defence minister has accused Turkey of buying oil from the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, thereby funding the militants' activities.</b><p>Speaking in Athens, Moshe Yaalon said IS had "enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time".<p>Turkey denies allowing IS smuggling and …

Eichmann claimed he was 'a mere instrument' in Holocaust, appeal reveals

‘I was not a responsible leader and do not feel myself guilty,’ writes Nazi war criminal in personal petition now publicly released<p>Israel has made public a decades-old handwritten plea for clemency from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for his role in the Holocaust, dated two days before he was …

War Crimes

Saudi Arabia, Shale & Iran: Everything You Need To Know About The Oil Crisis

In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile plunge so far in 2016.<p>Why are oil prices so low? And why are the world’s …

Oil

Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu: Ban Ki-moon comments encourage terror

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Israeli Prime Minister and his representative at the United Nations slammed the U.N. secretary general -- the head of the world's organization for peace and security -- for comments made about Israeli settlements in the West Bank.<p>"The U.N. Secretary General's remarks give a tailwind to …

Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Make the World 'Thrive'

Hollywood loves to give us stories of super-intelligent robots running wild with their orders. And we love to watch these stories. If artificial …

These Are the 10 Richest Colleges in the U.S.

Harvard, Yale & 73 other colleges with billion-dollar endowment funds got richer last year<p>The rich keep getting richer.<p>Of the 94 colleges with …

College & University

Slaying in ‘the Jungle’: Deadly shooting at Seattle homeless camp deepens crisis

It was the speech of a lifetime, an impassioned pitch for Seattle to rally together to solve the spiraling crisis of homelessness.<p>“I hear your frustrations, and I share them,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in a special TV address Tuesday night. “People are dying on our streets. We are working on a …

NFL says it began ‘comprehensive’ investigation of Peyton Manning-HGH claims ‘weeks ago’

An NFL investigation into allegations of cheating hung over last year’s Super Bowl, as the New England Patriots pushed through the “DeflateGate” drama. A similar dynamic may play out at this year’s Super Bowl, following a report Tuesday that the league has been mounting a “comprehensive” probe into …

NFL

It's war! China blasts Soros over currency comments

Back off! That's the message China is sending to billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros.<p>The verbal broadside was published by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party.<p>"Soros openly declared war on China, asserting that he shorted a large volume of …

Why 40 somethings are now calling the shots in fashion

The selfie-satisfied, Kardashian cheerleader, Olivier Rousteing, may not seem an obvious champion of the everywoman. But in his own not-so-subtle way, the creative director of Balmain is emerging at the forefront of a refreshing movement to reflect and cater to a wider demographic in fashion – the …

How to Release the Stress stored in our Bodies

Do you spend much time sitting in front of a computer, on a plane, in a car? If so your hips may be locked up which effects your ability to dance, …

The fundamental importance of letting people be wrong on the internet

Georgia rapper Bobby Ray Simmons, better known by the pseudonym B.o.B, stirred up a small controversy yesterday with a Twitter barrage suggesting the Earth was flat. The internet's favorite killer of planets and debunker of bogus theories Neil deGrasse Tyson promptly took B.o.B to task, correcting …

Flat Earth Society

Prosecutor chided for calling escapee 'Hannibal Lecter'

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County's district attorney on Tuesday rebuked one of the prosecutors in his office for referring to one of three …

Further sanctions on Cuba lifted

The United States on Tuesday announced further easing of sanctions on Cuba, the latest move towards fully restoring relations with Communist-run country.<p>The measures come into effect on Wednesday and include lifting export payment and financing restrictions as well as making air travel easier …

'It's all business:' Jim Harbaugh and his disappearing Michigan commits

Welcome back to the ugly side of college football recruiting: The business of managing rosters. Michigan supporters and critics are learning that …

As Sanctions On Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on a goodwill tour through Italy and France this week, trying to drum up investment for his country's sanctions-battered economy.<p>But Iran still faces challenges that make it hard for companies to do business with Tehran.<p>In a move that was loudly celebrated in …

The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind

The brain surgery lasted 11 and a half hours, beginning on the afternoon of June 21, 2014, and stretching into the Caribbean predawn of the next day. …

Millennials Really Don't Like Debt, Aren't Into Credit Cards

Millennials hate debt, aren’t crazy about credit cards and occasionally post photos of the house or car they just bought on Instagram.<p>That’s some of what Facebook IQ — a unit of the social network that combs through user data with an eye toward marketers — found in a report released on Monday that …

When Istanbul meets Inception.

When Virtual Reality Meets Education

Since the 1950s, virtual reality (VR) has been hovering on the periphery of technology without achieving accepted mainstream application or commercial adoption. Since 2012, VR startups have raised more than $1.46 billion in venture capital, including more than $100 million in funding during the …

Virtual Reality