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5 states file another suit over Obama transgender rules

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Texas and four other states filed another lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court here, this time claiming the Obama administration's new nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act against their judgment and religious convictions.<p>Wichita Falls’ federal court was …

American South

Stanford gets slammed for banning hard alcohol at on-campus parties

Stanford students aren’t allowed to consume hard alcohol at on-campus parties anymore.<p>That’s because of a new university policy announced Monday.<p>The decision to adjust the drinking policy was announced by Stanford president John L. Hennessy and provost John Etchemendy and was sent by email to all …

Alcohol

Non-travel Zika case reported on Florida's west coast

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>Mosquitoes are transmitting Zika in Florida, but humans have already carried it around the U.S. Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>TALLAHASSEE — There were five new non-travel related cases of the Zika virus reported in Florida on Tuesday, one of them in Pinellas County, Gov. Rick …

American South

Tim Tebow is working out for MLB teams. Which one will sign him?

Ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has almost no real chance of making it in Major League Baseball because playing Major League Baseball is really, really hard. Tebow’s athleticism is undoubtable, but he’s 29 years old and hasn’t played since his junior year of high school.<p>But Tebow will hold a private …

Tim Tebow

Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi nearly fell over the wall making an unbelievable catch

Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi hasn’t even played 20 big-league games, and he’s already making a huge impact.<p>He also may have pulled off the catch of the season.<p>During the eighth inning of Monday’s game against the Rays, Benintendi chased down Steven Souza Jr.’s deep fly ball to left field and …

Baseball

Mel Brooks reveals the stories behind 'Blazing Saddles'

Mel Brooks seems to never tire of telling the tale about Madeline Kahn’s audition for the role of German saloon chanteuse/seductress-for-hire Lili Von Shtupp in his 1974 film <i>Blazing Saddles</i>. With minimal prompting, he tells it again one recent day.<p>“She didn’t really understand. I said, 'Madeline, …

Mel Brooks

Wis. to decide on Dassey retrial with victim's family

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>Making a Murderer star Brendan Dassey won a court ruling which may grant him a new trial. He is currently serving a life sentence, along with his uncle Steven Avery, for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.<p>MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin's attorney general said Monday that his office will …

Attorney General

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter begin Habitat work in Memphis with a devotional

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>At a news conference promoting a Habit for Humanity home-building project in Memphis, former President Jimmy Carter joked that any reporter who asked about Donald Trump would be "disqualified." (Aug. 22) AP<p>MEMPHIS — Jimmy Carter began the morning Monday with a Sunday school …

Jimmy Carter

Aly Raisman says yes to date with 'very cute' NFL player

I know I’m skipping ahead like 27 different steps, but could you just imagine how good this kid would be at sports? Strong, fast, flexible; it almost wouldn’t be fair.<p>But anyway, while appearing on Yahoo! Sports’ video channel, Oakland Raiders tight end Colton Underwood surprised Olympic gymnast …

Aly Raisman

Ranking every 'Madden' cover, from best to worst

The latest edition of the <i>Madden</i> video game series hit stores Tuesday. To celebrate what should be a national holiday, For the Win has ranked every <i>Madden</i> cover ever…<p>1. Madden 10<p>This was the only time EA Sports went with a split cover and the result is amazing. Not only do we have two great players …

EA Sports

5 athletes who will become superstars at the 2020 Olympics

With the the Rio Olympics behind us, it’s not too early to look to Tokyo. Which 2016 Olympians will become stars in 2020?<p>J’Den Cox<p>A bronze medalist wrestler in Rio, Cox is a two-time NCAA champ for the University of Missouri. He’ll be a senior at Mizzou this fall and has room to grow with …

Olympics

Health insurers eye steep increases as enrollment period nears

MILWAUKEE — With the fourth open-enrollment period set to begin this fall for the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act, it’s becoming clear that the market for health insurance has not evolved as expected, or hoped.<p>The market is smaller than projected. The people who have bought health …

Health Insurance

Olympic visitors turned Rio airport’s message wall into a giant apology for Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte made it out of Rio before his passport could be seized, but he’ll forever have a place at the Rio airport.<p>The Rio Olympics come to an end on Sunday, which means that Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport is going to be packed with thousands of travelers returning home.<p>As a sort of …

Olympics

British Olympian gives heartbreaking interview after devastating gold medal loss

Great Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad was seconds away from winning the Olympic gold in Taekwondo. He led the Ivory Coast’s Cheick Sallah by a score of 6-4 in the waning moments of the match before the Ivorian landed a kick that clinched the win.<p>Muhammad was inconsolable after the last-second defeat that …

Olympics

13 pictures from the epic Diaz-McGregor UFC 202 showdown

If you didn’t watch the Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor UFC 202 rematch on Sunday night, you really missed out. McGregor won a hard-fought five round fight that lived up to all the hype and will almost certainly go down as the UFC fight of the year.<p>Some pictures from the fight:

MMA & UFC

American runner Paul Chelimo told he was disqualified in the 5000 meters on live television

<b>UPDATE: Chelimo was reinstated upon appeal, meaning he will go home with a silver medal despite the dramatic moment on TV.</b><p>Paul Chelimo thought he earned a silver medal in the 5000 meter finals on Saturday night, but when he went to do a post-race interview on NBC he learned some heartbreaking news …

Entertainment

Al Roker slams Ryan Lochte for 'lying' and leaving 'his teammates hanging'

It’s a rare sight to see <i>Today Show</i> host Al Roker furious on the air, but the Ryan Lochte saga has him heated.<p>On Friday, when the topic of Lochte and what went down in Rio earlier this week came up, he debated with Natalie Morales and Billy Bush:<p>“He lied. He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, lied …

Ryan Lochte

Hockey player completely misses easy empty net goal from point blank range

Hockey players: If you see an open net in front of you and nothing else, just put the puck in there.<p>I know, I make it sound so easy. But it wasn’t easy for Carl Grundstrom, a forward playing for a Swedish team in the Champions Hockey League. He was about to give his squad a 3-1 lead late in the …

Canadian Hockey

New ‘Ben-Hur’ is part of a long tradition

Woodland Park, N.J. — No surprise that <i>Ben-Hur</i> has come back to the movies (the latest remake opened Friday ).<p>In some ways, you could say <i>Ben-Hur</i> created the movies.<p>The Biblical-era story of the Jewish prince Ben-Hur (Jack Huston in the new film) and his rivalry with his Roman frenemy Messala (Toby …

Victorian era

Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps lead 2016 Olympic power rankings

1. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt<p>Trying to figure out who is the more important Olympian is like trying to figure out if tacos or cheeseburgers are better. Completely unnecessary because they’re both transcendent in their own right.<p>2. Simone Biles<p>Winning four gold medals, she cemented her legacy as …

Olympics

U.S. water polo team hangs all of their gold medals on their coach

The U.S. women’s water polo team won its second straight gold medal on Friday afternoon after beating up on opponents throughout the Olympic tournament. Even with all their wins, the team was playing with a heavy heart. Just before the Olympics began, head coach Adam Krikorian’s brother died …

Olympics

Scorned bride sells wedding dress on eBay to fund divorce

GLASGOW, Scotland — A furious woman is selling her wedding dress on eBay to fund a divorce from her "cheating" husband and looks set to make thousands of pounds.<p>Samantha Wragg, of England, posted the scathing advertisement on the online auction site and has been offered £65,900, about $86,000 from …

Wedding Dresses

Driver killed after 2 N.J. commuter buses collide

NEWARK — Two New Jersey commuter buses collided Friday morning, killing one of the drivers.<p>The New Jersey Transit No. 59 bus was traveling westbound on Raymond Boulevard around 6 a.m. when it “T-boned,” or broadsided, the No. 13 bus, which was traveling northbound on Broad Street, NJ Transit …

Transportation

Federal judge permanently blocks Florida abortion law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge on Thursday permanently blocked parts of a Florida law passed earlier this year that would have stopped funding to Planned Parenthood clinics around the state after Gov. Rick Scott decided not to pursue further legal action.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle …

Abortion

'Catfish' thought he dated Katy Perry for six years online

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — When Knoxville man Spencer Morrill reached out to <i>Catfish</i> about being in a six-year online relationship with pop star Katy Perry, the show's hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph knew they would be in for an interesting ride.<p>The latest episode of the MTV series on Wednesday night …

Katy Perry

Everyone loves the happy new Lucy statue

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. — Lucy has company.<p>No, not the Mertzes. The folks who are sharing the space of sculptor Carolyn Palmer’s front-room atelier in Saddle River are a more distinguished bunch.<p>Among them: Orville and Wilbur Wright – one on either side of the front door – Bill Clinton, Bishop Fulton …

Lucille Ball

Milwaukee unrest a monument to failure: Column

We don't have the political will or courage to do what it takes to reduce poverty and injustice.<p>I was out of town when my brother texted me that “Milwaukee is on fire.” I quickly went online to see if there were any stories describing what was happening. As I collected more information, I recalled …

Milwaukee

Megan Rapinoe on Hope Solo's postgame comments: 'That's not our team'

Megan Rapinoe didn’t tip toe around her feelings about Hope Solo’s controversial post-game comments after the United States’ shocking loss to Sweden in an interview on NBC Sports on Thursday.<p>“I mean really disappointed to be honest,” she said when asked about her reaction to the comments. “That’s …

Hope Solo

The 10 funniest memes from Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse's 200-meter shenanigans

Usain Bolt and Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and second in Wednesday’s 200-meter semifinal. While Bolt won the race, he may have found a worthy adversary when it comes to smiling WHILE sprinting.<p>Bolt thought he was pulling away from De Grasse towards he end of the heat, but then …

Usain Bolt

Speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts

Violence erupts after police-involved shooting in Milwaukee<p>MILWAUKEE — Four days after a police officer fatally shot an armed man, leading to a violent disturbance in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood, the video captured by the officer’s body camera has not yet been released.<p>And there’s no …

Milwaukee