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Sepp Blatter Won't Attend 2015 Women's World Cup Final

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not be attending the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia, according to a U.S.-based lawyer, citing “personal reasons” as the reason for his absence.<p>Traditionally, the president of FIFA hands the winner of the Women's World Cup the …

Corruption

Gregg Popovich on free agency: 'I'm not calling anyone at midnight'

With all the uncertainty surrounding the San Antonio Spurs' offseason plans, one thing is certain: As free agency kicks off at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, …

Big 12 expansion is not just a possibility, but an inevitability

Get ready, Big 12 fans: Expansion is coming. And if it doesn't, the conference may not survive.<p>Last week, Oklahoma president David Boren publicly …

College Sports

Man buys winning lottery ticket 'by accident' after forgetting his glasses

Forgetting your glasses at home can sometimes be a big inconvenience. In Bob Sabo’s case, it made him $30,000 richer.<p>Sabo, from Easton, Connecticut, decided to ditch the long line at his local Super Stop & Shop on Thursday and try out the instant ticket vending machine for the first time.<p>“I bought …

10 Recipes You Loved in June

These are the 10 new recipes you loved the most in June.<p><b>From soft scrambled eggs to spicy grilled chicken</b>, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

Cooking

6 Of The Best Foods to Cure Your Hangover, According to a Dietician

<i>By: Jacqueline Aizen</i><p>We all know what you did last night, and how awful you feel today. Water and essential nutrients have been flushed out of your body, leaving you dehydrated and with a headache. Your liver is in overdrive trying to metabolize all of that ethanol and the drastic blood sugar spikes …

Why Hummus is a Lunchtime Savior

<i>As a defiant response to sad desk lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty.</i><p><i>Today: Kathryn Leahy of Remain Simple explains why you should stop buying lunch and start using hummus.</i><p><i><br>Pita chips are great with hummus, but that's only the tip of the iceberg when</i> …

Healthy Eating

Here's What Back to the Future Director Says About Possible Reboot

With the number of classic movies getting reboots (and the box-office success of sequels like <i>Jurassic World</i>), fans may be wondering if a certain …

Whitey Bulger Writes Contrite Letter to Teens, Says His Life Was 'Spent Foolishly'

When three Massachusetts high school students wrote to notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, they didn't expect a response, let alone an …

Leap Second: Why Tuesday Will Be 1 Second Longer and Could Screw Up Your Computer

If tomorrow feels longer than your normal Tuesday, you're not imagining it. A leap second will be added to the clock on the last day of June, …

NY Prison Escape: The Details David Sweat Told Investigators

Escaped prisoner David Sweat, now in an upstate New York hospital, has allegedly revealed to investigators how he and fellow escapee Richard Matt …

David Sweat Claims He Practiced Escape and Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt

Escaped prisoner David Sweat told investigators he was almost discovered twice during the three weeks authorities were searching the woods of upstate …

The US Navy is testing a submarine-hunting drone ship

Originally conceived as a DARPA project, the Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) is designed to hunt the next generation of nearly silent enemy diesel submarines.<p>Diesel submarines are quickly proliferating around the world due to their low cost. Russia recently announced …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered Greece a last-minute bailout deal before a major debt payment is due Tuesday, though it's not clear if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will accept the terms.<p><b>2.</b> Greece will likely default on its €1.6 billion (£1.14 billion, $1.79 billion) …

U.S. is the No. 2 Spanish-Speaking Country in the World

A Spanish-language institute says the U.S. is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world.<p>Instituto Cervantes, based in Spain, reported there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the U.S. and 11.6 million who are bilingual for a total of 52.6 million.<p>That puts the U.S. second to …

Pew Research Center

This Is Pope Francis' Schedule for His Upcoming Trip to the U.S.

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Pope's US-Cuba visit includes meetings with homeless, prisoners and Congress

Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States. He will also preside over a meeting about religious liberty, a major issue for the US Catholic church in the wake of the supreme court’s gay marriage decision.<p>The Vatican …

Pope Francis

Texas grandmother survives for two days after crashing car into ravine | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 75-year-old Texas woman who crashed her car into a rural ravine and fractured her spine survived for two days by drinking three cans of soda and water she collected with a rag, police said on Tuesday.<p>Wanda Mobley was driving to Oklahoma when her car went off the road on …

Latin America

11:59:60 — Look For An Extra Tick Of The Clock Tonight

If you're worried about finishing everything on your to-do list, you'll get an extra second today to cram it all in.<p>The extra second is called a "leap second." At the very end of the day, the clock will read 11:59:60 Universal Time (the official time that international timekeepers use) or 7:59:60 …

Earth Science

Mexico Pulls Out of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “drug dealers.” Now, the country’s pageant organizers have decided they won’t send contestants …

Oklahoma to quickly resume executions after Supreme Court decision | Reuters

(Reuters) - Oklahoma is looking to resume executions as soon as August after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a drug used in the state’s lethal injection mix was appropriate and legal, officials said on Tuesday.<p>A police officer patrols the plaza in front of the U.S. Supreme Court …

U.S. Supreme Court

Soccer Gods

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge vows to come back from long injury lay-off stronger

England and Liverpool striker says he's growing as a "man and athlete" during long lay-off with thigh problem<p>Daniel Sturridge says he is determined to return stronger than ever from his injury troubles.<p>The <b>Liverpool</b> striker has been ruled out since September and is set to remain sidelined until the …

Real Madrid make offer for 15-year old sensation

Soccer

Viktor Tikhonov dies at 84

MOSCOW -- Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to Debut This Weekend

The trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i> movie is coming soon, but you won’t get to watch it from your computer screen while munching on Thanksgiving …

Report: Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel Involved in Fight

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and his entourage were involved in a fight in a Cleveland hotel and apartment building early Saturday …

University of Virginia's Campus Reeling Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Students at the University of Virginia today praised the school's decision to suspend all fraternities and sororities in the wake of a report about a …

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to step down

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.<p>Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources.<p>During …

Brown's mother screams, sobs over grand jury decision

ST. LOUIS - As the world discussed the implications of Michael Brown's death, his mother sat alone in a plush hotel room full of people, silent, stoic and staring at her phone as she awaited word from the grand jury.<p>When the word came, attorney Benjamin Crump fielded the phone call. "The jury was …