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Aly Raisman Is Suing The U.S. Olympics Committee For Negligence

She wants to hold the organizations accountable for not protecting athletes from Larry Nassar’s abuse<p>Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympics Committee and USA Gymnastics for negligence and failure to protect athletes from the Larry Nassar abuse. The Olympic gymnast is arguing that the sports …

Steph Curry accidentally trashed his hotel room by practicing his golf swing

Steph Curry is a man after our heart. He's got the smoothest J this side of Jesus Shuttlesworth, sure, as well as his own shoe line, but it's his love of golf that grabs our attention. He's teed it up with Jordan Spieth and President Obama, beat a handful of pros at a Web.com Tour event and has …

Golf

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

Short film celebrates first female pro skateboarder signed by Adidas

<i>Note: Video contains some strong language</i><p>Despite sponsoring a skateboarding team since 2014, the giant apparel company Adidas has yet to officially …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

SpaceX launch wowed many, scared some, in SoCal

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch created an eerie display in the night sky over southern California on the night of December 22. Photos and video here.<p>The …

Southern California

Why Death by Lightsaber Would Be Way Worse Than STAR WARS Shows

The lightsaber is supposed to be an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. It inflicts wounds that are tidy and survivable, it can melt through …

The woke Slim Shady – understanding Eminem in the age of Trump

Marshall Mathers became a megastar by partly tapping into the same disaffected white rage later mobilised by the ‘alt-right’. But the rapper has made it clear he doesn’t want to share fans with the president. With a new album out soon, can he prosper in an age of conscious protest?<p>October’s 2017 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

We’re barely using the best tool we have to fight obesity

Americans keep dieting to lose weight, but bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment out there.<p>There’s a surprisingly big disconnect between how obesity researchers think about the causes of and treatments for obesity and how the American public does.<p>Researchers think some people have …

Diabetes

Homeless man saw smoke coming from an apartment — then heard children scream

It was late-morning Friday when Anival Angulo rounded the corner onto East Mesquite Avenue, a quiet back street in Las Vegas, and noticed smoke rising from the squat beige apartment at the far end of the block.<p>As he got closer, he saw the dark haze billowing out of the doors. Then he heard children …

Las Vegas

Bitcoin hits new high above $11,500 as the Winklevoss twins become the first bitcoin billionaires

LONDON — Bitcoin is back to its winning ways, posting a record high on Sunday and making billionaires of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.<p>Bitcoin suffered big price falls last week but recovered over the weekend. The digital currency hit a new high of $11,826.76 a coin on Sunday, according to …

Cryptocurrency

‘Allahu Akbar’: An Everyday Phrase, Tarnished by Attacks

When H. A. Hellyer is out walking with his family, strangers sometimes approach him and declare, “Allahu akbar!”<p>Many Westerners may find it hard to believe these days, but Mr. Hellyer does not recoil in fear.<p>“I’ll be walking out with my kids,” he said, “and someone will say: ‘Oh, they’re so cute. …

Extremism

Watch the world’s first supersonic car smash its first public test

Bloodhound SSC, a British team that’s planning on using a jet engine strapped to wheels to travel at 1,000mph, just hit an important milestone. The …

Aviation

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill Taliban militants across the country, according to two senior American officials, the latest sign of the agency’s …

Afghanistan

The Latest: Irma regains strength to Category 5 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>11:10 p.m.<p>The National Hurricane Center says Irma has strengthened back into a Category 5 storm. Forecasters also extended hurricane and storm surge warnings and watches farther north in Florida.<p>The center says Irma made landfall on the …

Rainfall
Aviation

Did These Celebs Really Not Realize Their Tops Were Completely See-Through?

Sometimes, our favorite celebs tend to have questionable outfit choices. Some of their outfits seem to leave very little to the imagination! Check …

The Internet Wants DJ Khaled's Baby to Work With Justin Bieber

The internet wants another one.<p>Another collaboration between hitmaker DJ Khaled’s eight-month-old son Asahd Tuck Khaled and pop prince Justin Bieber, …

DJ Khaled

Facebook's internet-beaming drone has completed its second test flight and didn't crash

Facebook has completed its second test flight for its solar-powered, internet-beaming drone called Aquila, the company announced on Thursday.<p>The flight was conducted on May 22 in Yuma, Arizona and lasted for one hour and 46 minutes. Facebook said that the drone "landed perfectly on our prepared …

Drones

Dark Matter Theory Triumphs In Sweeping New Study

When you look out at the Universe, all you see is matter and light. The stars, galaxies, plasmas, and unusual astrophysical objects all emit radiation from across the electromagnetic spectrum; the dust, gas, and neutral atoms absorb it. Yet what we infer from viewing them, particularly on the …

Dark Matter

Asteroid Mining Could Be a Multi-Trillion Dollar Business by 2020

If they don’t wipe out all life on Earth first, they could be a boon to the economy.<p>There’s no question asteroid mining could one day become a …

Space Exploration

'May the 4th be with you:' Fans celebrate 'Star Wars' Day

In the original 1977 "Star Wars" film, Jedi leader Obi-Wan Kenobi utters the famous sentence: "May the force be with you." Thanks to this play on …

Star Wars

Russia Suspends Cooperation With U.S. in Syria After Missile Strikes

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday froze a critical agreement on military cooperation with the United States in Syria after an American military strike, warning that the operation would further corrode already dismal relations between Moscow and Washington.<p>Syria, Russia’s ally, condemned the American …

Middle East

In Trump's America, Hungary finds a friendlier partner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hungary's government built a fence along its southern border, boasts about making Europe great again and says political correctness can't interfere with fighting terrorism.<p>It's a country made for an alliance with President Donald Trump. And its top diplomat is excitedly meeting …

Foreign Policy

The first photographs of snowflakes revealed unique, ‘tiny miracles of beauty’

<b>Wilson Bentley proved that no two are alike</b><p>Growing up in rural Vermont, Wilson Bentley was fascinated by snowflakes. As a teenager he used an old …

The Californian road trip you should take yourself on

Following on from a teenage trip where she fell for the beauty of California, last summer a now 24-year-old Rosaline Shahnavaz returned to the States to cement her love for it. “ I love everything about it: the road, the landscape, the light, the atmosphere. It’s kind of like everything you …