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Winners and Losers of the 2016 US Track and Field Olympic Trials

At every Olympic Trials we witness the birthing of stars and the slow, though sometimes explosive, demise of veteran athletes.<p><i>The Washington Post</i>'s Rick Maese wrote, "Every four years, the U.S. Olympic track and field trials anoints the next class of American stars. But away from the medal podium, …

Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Jordon Ibe and Christian Benteke Exit Rumours

Liverpool have reportedly negotiated a buy-back and sell-on clause with Bournemouth following their agreement of a £15 million move for Jordon Ibe, but the winger is waiting to hear offers from other interested parties.<p>That's according to the <i>Mirror</i>'s Alex Smith, who noted West Bromwich Albion and …

Soccer

NBC Universal patents a method for hunting BitTorrent pirates

In an effort to curb piracy of copyrighted content, entertainment giant NBC Universal has patented a way to detect files being shared by large groups of people on peer-to-peer networks in real-time.<p>The idea is that the system, which could be deployed by an internet service provider, will be able to …

NBCUniversal

Hungary built a razor-wire fence to keep refugees out. Now, it’s desperate for migrants.

By Rick Noack<p>Rick Noack<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on Europe and international security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>LONDON — Hungary went further than most of its neighbors last year to keep fleeing foreigners out of the country: It built a more than 100-mile-long razor-wire border fence and in a strongly …

Human Rights

Pepe Talks Cristiano Ronaldo After Portugal's Euro 2016 Final Win vs. France

Portugal defender Pepe has revealed he wanted to win Sunday's UEFA Euro 2016 final for Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward was stretchered off with a knee injury in the first half of the showpiece against France.<p>Per MailOnline's Rob Draper and Alex Bywater, Pepe said:<p>When Cristiano said he couldn't …

N. Korea vows to end diplomat communication channel with US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday it will end a diplomatic communication channel with the United States and hinted at harsher …

NFL Draft: Brad Kaaya Needs to Prove Consistency to Earn Blue-Chip Label

The first round of the NFL draft should be used to acquire players with rare traits, skills that players who hit free agency almost never have, no matter how raw or young those athletes are.<p>At the quarterback position, that net is wide, as hardly any starting-caliber signal-callers ever sniff the …

Elon Musk is working on a top secret Tesla masterplan

As if he didn't have enough on his plate, Elon Musk — Tesla co-founder and CEO, Solarcity co-founder and chairman, SpaceX founder, CEO and CTO, …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

Confederate flag flies once again — for a few hours — at the South Carolina statehouse

By Katie Mettler<p>Katie Mettler<p>Reporter covering breaking news and features<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On July 10, 2015, a flood of thousands gathered outside the South Carolina statehouse, intent to watch the Confederate flag fall and never return.<p>It had been nearly a month since an avowed white supremacist …

South Carolina

Stakes Are Raised In Sexual Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Ailes

The past few days may mark the moment at which the interests of Fox News and its charismatic chairman, Roger Ailes, diverge from those of its parent company, 21st Century Fox, and the Murdoch family that controls it.<p>The Murdochs have arranged for an outside attorney to investigate the claims that …

On Dallas trip, Obama will try to make sense of shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to …