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The Nationals are even better with Max Scherzer, so let's pick them apart

The Nationals are clearly the best team in baseball, which means it's time to look for cautionary tales.<p>Say it out loud. "Gio Gonzalez, fifth starter." That's the guy backing up the big fellers, the afterthought. Even the Dodgers are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best from Brett …

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Freed Yazidi: I was beaten by Isis because I refused to say the Shahada

Shepherd Amin Jendi was among those released by the militant group this week although 5,000 still thought to be captive<p>Yazidi shepherd Amin Jendi was herding his flock in northwest Iraq on an August morning last year when Islamic State (Isis) militants attacked. By the time the 54-year-old returned …

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Nationals acquire Doug Fister

The Washington Nationals have acquired starter Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi and left-handers …

Packers vs. Lions 2013 final score: Detroit finally eats good on Thanksgiving

Without its star player, Green Bay kept it close early, but 37 unanswered points gave the Lions a turkey day to remember.<p>Matthew Stafford has never beaten Aaron Rodgers, but for the first time in his career, he has beaten the Green Bay Packers. It sure does help when that Rodgers guy is out and the …

Football (U.S.)

Why There Are No Atheists at the Grand Canyon

Any fool can feel religious around the holidays. When the entire Judeo-Christian world is lit up — literally — with celebrations of faith, family and …

Iraq violence leaves scores dead

Attacks across Iraq including a suicide bombing at a Sunni funeral have killed at least 36 people authorities have said.<p>Police on Wednesday also found 13 bodies at two different locations with gunshot wounds to their heads.<p>Eight of the corpses were found dumped in farmland in the Sunni-dominated …

Obama Helps 2014 Democrats One Way He Still Can — With Cash

Should President Obama be as unpopular once the 2014 midterm campaign is in full swing as he is now, there are likely to be more than a few vulnerable Democrats who'd prefer that he stay as far away from their districts as possible.<p>But the money he's raising for their campaigns is an entirely …

Marines beef up embassy security

The Marine Corps has created dozens of new embassy security teams, just as Congress ordered after the Benghazi attack — but at the same time, budget cuts are forcing the Corps to reduce its size.<p>This means that for now, ramping up the security mission comes at a cost to the rest of the force, …

‘My Afro Is Melting’: Syrian Rebels Want Hair Products and iPads

Attempting to lure more foreigners to the Syrian struggle, Islamist fighters are increasingly promoting the image of a “five-star jihad” on social …

Packers' Josh Sitton Calls Lions 'Scumbags' Who'd Try to Injure Aaron Rodgers

The Green Bay Packers haven't won in more than a month, and they are expected to sit quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the fourth straight game on Thanksgiving when they play the Detroit Lions. Guard Josh Sitton thinks he knows the reason why.<p>The Lions are dirty.<p>Speaking on Sports Radio 1250 in …

NFL

Tigers in 'serious' negotiations with Brian Wilson, per report

Detroit might be looking at Wilson as a potential closer in 2014.<p>The Detroit Tigers are in "serious" negotiations with free agent reliever Brian Wilson, according to Lynn Henning of The Detroit News. The team might be considering Wilson as a closing option in 2014. Terms of a potential deal have …

Kinsler deal doesn't alter Tigers' rotation equation

DETROIT -- The math has changed on the Tigers' payroll with Prince Fielder's trade to Texas for Ian Kinsler. The math on Detroit's rotation has not. …

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