Shawn M. Kelley

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Iraq crisis: Battle grips vital Baiji oil refinery

<b>The Iraqi military says it has driven off Islamist-led militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports it had been overrun.</b><p>The army said 40 attackers had been killed, a claim which could not be verified independently.<p>But an official source told Reuters the rebels had seized 75% …

Patrick Peterson Doesn't Believe Richard Sherman Is a Shutdown Corner

It often helps to have a shutdown cornerback to blanket half of the field in the pass-happy modern NFL. Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson is commonly considered to be that type of elite player, but he doesn't regard his NFC West rival, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, to be …

Why the Cleveland Browns Must Start Johnny Manziel from Day 1

After another season in which the Cleveland Browns struggled on the field, the front office brought life to the organization when it traded up in the draft to grab quarterback Johnny Manziel earlier this month.<p>A former Heisman Trophy winner, Manziel has become one of the world's most recognizable …

Dent: NFL Treated Me 'Like a Race Horse'

News<p>Ex-players Richard Dent and Jeremy Newberry, both named in a lawsuit filed against the NFL, are now speaking out publicly about the league's alleged painkiller misuse.<p>Below, watch an extended interview with Newberry, a former 49er.

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Patrick Peterson calls Richard Sherman out, so Richard Sherman tweets stats

SHUTDOWN CORNER TWITTER BEEF<p>There is a war raging between Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman, wherein Patrick Peterson says stuff about Richard Sherman and then Richard Sherman tweets back facts at Patrick Peterson. It is rather entertaining.<p>First, Peterson said he thought he was worth more than …

For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at least 10 feet higher than previous predictions.<p>Even before the announcement, scientists at the nonprofit research organization Climate Central …

Robots Are Strong: The Sci-Fi Myth of Robotic Competence

<i>The first in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction in creating and spreading them. Other topics: Robots are smart, the myth of inevitable AI, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>Last week, I created a minor disturbance in the Internet, …

Chinese Special Forces Take 1st, 2nd And 4th Place At 'Olympics' For Elite Warriors

For the second time in as many years, China took first place at the 6th annual Warrior Competition. The Snow Leopard Unit of the People's Armed Police (PAP) took first place, followed by the Sichuan PAP special force, and the Jordanian Royal Guard took third place. The Xinjiang PAP special force …

Just how new are the Merriam-Webster dictionary's new words?

Several times a year one or other major dictionary will announce a list of words it is including for the first time. This is excellent publicity for the dictionary, and it's also a form of gentle social-media trolling, provoking sticklers to charge that lexicographers who allow "twerk" into the …