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California's Raging 'Sherpa Fire'

A wildfire in Santa Barbara County doubled in size overnight and now threatens several communities.<p>A wildfire burning in Santa Barbara County, California, doubled in size overnight, shut down a highway, and threatened several communities.<p>The Sherpa Fire, as it’s being called, jumped from 1,400 to …

Santa Barbara County

Knicks interview David Blatt for coaching job, reports say

David Blatt’s time in Cleveland is over, but he could soon be taking his talents to the Big Apple.<p>The former Cavaliers coach interviewed Wednesday …

Basketball

Justice Department Restarts Program That Allows Cops To Seize Assets From The Poor

The Justice Department just restarted a controversial asset forfeiture program—in part to fund local police departments—which critics say unfairly …

U.S. Department of Justice

Jazz show they have the ability to test Stephen Curry

SALT LAKE CITY -- In losing to the Golden State Warriors 103-96, the Utah Jazz did all they could. Again, they showed an ability to test the reigning …

HEAT 88 - Spurs 112 Game Recap

The Miami HEAT fell to the San Antonio Spurs 112-88 Wednesday night at AT&T Center. Josh Richardson led the way for the HEAT with 17 points.<p><b>1. Wade</b> …

The Bravery of E. L. Doctorow

I was very sorry to hear of the passing of E. L. Doctorow, a truly great American artist whose work and career have long inspired in me a tremendous sense of gratitude. Three years ago, Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, and I worked together to choose a recipient for the <i>PEN</i>/Saul Bellow Award for …

Gawker’s Homophobic, Years-Long Crusade to Out James Franco

Gawker has come under fire for unscrupulously outing a Conde Nast exec—and arguably abetting a blackmail plot. But they’ve been similarly harassing …

James Franco

New York Knicks, Willie Cauley-Stein a Match Made for Success in 2015 NBA Draft

At a time when the NBA is being overrun by draft-day rumors, the New York Knicks' purported interest in Willie Cauley-Stein makes sense enough to be viewed as unassailable fact.<p>Reality has long since set in for these Knicks as they slink deeper and deeper into a selection process teeming with …

Dwight Howard Injury: Updates on Rockets Star's Knee and Return

A knee injury forced Dwight Howard to exit Game 1, but the Houston Rockets star played in Game 2 and will suit up again for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Howard to Play in Game 3<p>Saturday, May 23<p>Calvin Watkins of ESPN …

James Harden on bench during wild Rockets Game 6 comeback win

<b>James Harden on bench during wild Rockets Game 6 comeback win</b><p><i>The Rockets unleashed an amazing comeback Thursday to win Game 6 in Los Angeles against</i> …

Basketball

B.C. eyes personal learning as expert calls for end to standardized testing

Schoolchildren in China drilling to pronounce English words correctly often find themselves picking up more ZZZs than ABCs.<p>Half a year can be spent practising rote verbal exercises, a mind-numbing method that can kill youngsters' enthusiasm for learning, said a former English teacher from China …

LeBron James Dismisses Gordon Hayward Saying He Can’t ‘Bully’ Him Anymore

Back in November, Gordon Hayward handed LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers a 102-100 loss by hitting a buzzer-beating fadeaway.<p>Hayward eluded …