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Kevin Durant Is Back to Embarrassing People in Summer League Games

Basketball never stops for Kevin Durant.<p>Durant has been known to play lots of streetball in the offseason, and this year, it has started in Washington D.C.'s Goodman League at Barry Farms. To the surprise of no one, Durant has some highlight-reel moves for the lucky crowd.<p>Off-the-backboard …

Basketball

Wendy Davis, Superhero

<i>Senator Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, speaks as she begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas.</i> …

Feminism

Texas abortion fight a rallying cry

A late-night Lone Star State showdown that stopped an abortion bill in its tracks galvanized people on both sides of the battles that are raging in states — fights that could eventually land in the Supreme Court.<p>Texas was on the verge of passing a comprehensive abortion bill that bundled many of …

When Twitter does what journalism can’t

On Wendy Davis’ filibuster (and, in a way, on DOMA), social media showed mainstream news what it couldn’t ignore<p>On Tuesday, June 25, Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas stood for nearly 13 hours without food or drink, without rest, without leaning, without the ability to use the restroom, to filibuster …

Aaron Hernandez and Violence in the N.F.L.

On Wednesday afternoon, in an Attleboro, Massachusetts, courtroom, the former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arraigned for first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, along with five other gun-related charges. (He had been arrested, and released by the Patriots, earlier in …

NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The Monocle and the Falcon

<i>So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed</i> …

Basketball

The faces of famine: Peter Power in Somalia

The Somalia famine was vastly more disastrous than the world realized, a new study has found. Nearly 260,000 people died in the famine between 2010 to 2012 – including 133,000 children under the age of five – making it one of the deadliest famines of the past 25 years. The death toll is about three …

Actually, Jason Collins Isn't the First Openly Gay Man in a Major Pro Sport

Major-league baseball player Glenn Burke was comfortably out to his teammates and friends in 1976—but back then, it was the press that wasn't ready for a gay male athlete.<p>AP / LM<p>A few months back, the Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, told <i>USA Today</i> that he …

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The iTunes Store turns 10: It's Apple's empire to lose

<b>T</b>HE SPRING OF 2003. Apple was still in the early stages of what became one of the biggest comebacks in the history of business. Steve Jobs, who had returned to the company six years earlier, had already taken bold steps: He had killed off product lines, won Apple great attention with its colorful …

iTunes

Can Anyone Explain Why the A’s Are Good?

The 2011 Oakland A’s offense was, in a word, inept. As a team, the Athletics hit .244/.311/.369. They finished 20th in runs scored and 24th in home …

Jets fielding offers for picks

New York Jets general manager John Idzik said Wednesday that his team would "not be averse" to picking any player, including a quarterback, in the …

Chiefs keeping top pick secret

The Kansas City Chiefs have decided which prospect they will pick at No. 1 in the NFL draft Thursday night, and general manager John Dorsey told ESPN …

Tourist Held for Pocketing Beach Stones

A Mississippi man collected two fragments of rock from a beach while vacationing with his wife in Turkey. He packed them in his luggage for the trip home on Sunday but didn't make it past the airport security line. He is now being detained in the country and faces up to 12 years in prison for …

'We've Had Enough Bushes,' Says Former First Lady Barbara

Thanks, mom.<p>On the day her son George's presidential library is being dedicated in Dallas, former first lady Barbara Bush has told NBC's <i>Today</i> show that "we've had enough Bushes" when it comes to seeing the presidency.<p>She was asked about the possibility of another son, former GOP Florida Gov. Jeb …

Google reports record spike in government requests to remove content

Governments made a record number of requests for Google to remove political content in the last half of 2012, the search giant said on Thursday.<p>The …

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits

Mentally ill prisoners at America's most famous prison win the day in court -- but still have a long way to go to get the relief they've requested.<p>Steven Saint/Reuters<p>In a rebuke to the Obama Administration, a noted federal judge in Denver Tuesday refused to dismiss two pending civil rights …

Unhappy US workers bow out of bring your kid to work day

Today, an estimated 19 million young people will head to their parents’ workplaces for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.<p>But many kids won’t. Their parents might offer the following explanations:<p>“Sorry, kid, but I really don’t like my job. You would have been miserable there too.” Or, “I want …

FAA ends Boeing 787 flight ban after approving redesigned battery system

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner will soon return to the air with passengers onboard — the Federal Aviation Administration just announced that it has lifted the airplane's flight ban following the approval of its redesigned battery system, reports <i>Reuters</i>. The lifting of the restriction at this point isn't a …

Senate committee advances bill to prevent warantless email searches

A bipartisan committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill to clamp down on warrantless government searches of email and other private electronic …

'Wembley, we're coming' cries German press after Spain's double drubbing

German celebrations and Spanish depression continued on Thursday after Real Madrid were "Lewandowski-ed" by a rampant Borussia Dortmund at the …

Dear President Obama: When Will You Stop Talking About Climate Change And Actually Do Something?

You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.<p>Dear Mr. President,<p>I was hoping to get a jump on this Earth Day letter during the weekend, but I fell behind because of water in my basement. Torrential rains the past few days soaked the ground so much, the water had nowhere else to go. Of …

Dreamliners may fly again, but not from Tokyo to Silicon Valley

<b>Update: The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Boeing’s proposed repair for lithium-ion batteries aboard its 787 Dreamliner, thus clearing it to fly. The jets have been grounded since January</b> after fire and smoke erupted from its lithium-ion battery packs.<p>But Boeing may lose one of the …

Savita Halappanavar: Medical misadventure verdict in inquest

The jury in the inquest into a woman who died in hospital in Ireland four days after suffering a miscarriage has given a verdict of medical misadventure.<p>Savita Halappanavar, 31, died in University Hospital Galway last October.<p>Her family claimed she might have survived if she had been given an …

Most Earthlike Planets Found Yet: A "Breakthrough"

New exoplanets are at right distance from sun to support life, scientists say.<p><b>Planet hunters are significantly closer to their goal of finding an "Earth twin" with the discovery of two planets similar in size to our own, astronomers with NASA's Kepler mission announced today.</b><p>The planets, described …