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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

SNL’s Church Lady Meets ‘Godless’ Donald Trump

In this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open, Dana Carvey’s Church Lady returned to have a little chat with Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, aka “Lucifer …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Books

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 …

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

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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 …