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There aren't enough teachers with coding skills

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Obama Says Iraq Airstrike Effort Could Be ‘Long Term’

Hurricane Iselle closes in on Hawaii as rain begins falling in Hilo

As Hurricanes Iselle and Julio headed toward Hawaii, Stan Lawrence boarded up his surf shop in downtown Hilo.<p>"It's safer to be closed," Lawrence said Thursday morning, although the sun was shining. Later, the rain began.<p><b>Recent updates on the storms buffeting Hawaii</b><p>The last time a hurricane hit the …

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Egypt: Court dissolves Brotherhood's political wing - CNN.com

An Egyptian court has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported Saturday -- the government's latest move against the Islamist movement whose fortunes have plummeted since former President Mohamed Morsy's ouster last year.<p>The supreme …

Ukraine crisis: Army closes in on Donetsk rebels

<b>Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine's east have called for a ceasefire in Donetsk to avert a "humanitarian catastrophe".</b><p>Newly installed rebel political leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko made the call after other rebels said the army had taken a key city and encircled Donetsk.<p>Russia immediately renewed its …

Timberwolves Fans Are Having A Tough Time Being Mad At Kevin Love

Three-time All-Star Kevin Love appears to be headed to Cleveland via a trade and Minnesota Timberwolves fans are irate.<p>Well, kind of. Actually, they're not really mad at all. Some of them seem to be somewhat understanding of Love's desire to get out of Minnesota. One fan in the video above tried to …

Golf desperately needs a new hero, and it could be Rory McIlroy

Golf, as a sport and a business, is struggling in the US.<p>TV ratings are down. Participation rates are plummeting, and millennials (the 18-34 age cohort) just aren’t embracing the sport. It’s all taking a toll on manufacturers of golf products and the retailers that sell them. An inventory glut has …

Golf

Pletcher Looks Loaded in Juvenile Stakes Races at Saratoga

Trainer Todd Pletcher looks well on his way to his 11th training title at Saratoga and will be well represented in both juvenile stakes on Sunday’s card, the $200,000 Adirondack (G2) for two-year-old fillies and the $200,000 Saratoga Special (G2) for colts and geldings.<p>Both races will be televised …

A's Coco Crisp Debuts Strange New Haircut

Oakland Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp debuted an interesting hair style on Friday night.<p>During the team's game against the Minnesota Twins, Crisp was seen sporting his new 'do. Whatever happened back there might have worked, as he had a big bases-clearing triple early in the game to help give the …

Williams sisters set up last-four tie

World number one Serena Williams and sister Venus will renew one of sport's great sibling rivalries after posting quarter final wins at the Rogers Cup on Friday to set up a showdown on the Montreal hard courts.<p>Serena kept her title defence on track, rallying for a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over Caroline …

O'Bannon ruling could haunt NCAA

A federal judge in Oakland ruled on Friday in the Ed O'Bannon litigation that the NCAA must eliminate its rules against payments to college athletes …

Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant on Team USA's FIBA World Cup Roster

With the United States basketball team in need of a scoring wing, Rudy Gay has been added to the preliminary roster.<p>ESPN's Marc Stein first reported the details:<p>National team managing director Jerry Colangelo explained the decision on the squad's official website:<p>I received a call last night …

Michael Sam on preseason debut: 'I can play in this league'

One of the non-quarterback-related story lines to emerge from Friday night's preseason games was the debut of Rams rookie defensive lineman Michael …

Judge rules against NCAA in Ed O'Bannon antitrust lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken dealt a major blow Friday afternoon to theNCAAand its long-held value of amateurism, ruling in an antitrust case that the association's policies banning athletes from profiting from their own names, images and likenesses “unreasonably restrain trade.”<p>Wilken issued …

College Sports

Donald Sterling appeals ruling

LOS ANGELES -- An appellate court caught in an extraordinary legal snafu refused Friday to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion …

Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.<p>It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.<p>The Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week during …

Diego Maradona Comments on Lionel Messi's Golden Ball After World Cup Defeat

Lionel Messi capturing the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup is a dubious distinction for some. Many believe Messi's tournament was merely average, culminating in a largely indifferent performance during the 1-0 defeat to Germany in the final.<p>Among the detractors is …

MLB scores: Joey Gallo stars in the Futures Game, Bumgarner goes yard

Sunday was a day for impressive home runs with Joey Gallo putting on a show in the Futures Game and Madison Bumgarner giving himself plenty of run support.<p>Unfortunately, the Futures Game had to compete with the World Cup -- and Major League games -- for viewers but the young players selected for …

Lance Armstrong considers starting new cancer foundation

Lance Armstrong said he would consider starting a new foundation to combat cancer if he is not allowed to return to Livestrong, the iconic charity he created.<p>Armstrong, a 42-year-old cancer survivor, said he is weighing options to ramp up his involvement in fighting the disease as leaders at …

All-Star break means different things for different Dodgers

One team, four All-Stars.<p>For two of them, it’s business as usual. This is<p>Zack Greinke’s secondAll-Star game, so he sat at his locker after theDodgers’ 1-0 win over theSan Diego Padreseating, not in a rush to get anywhere.<p>Clayton Kershawis an All-Star for the fourth year in a row. He packed his bag …

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Browns' Josh Gordon arrested

Police say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after speeding down a street in Raleigh, …

Samsung smartwatch may start ticking as early as September

We know it's been trademarked and patented and hyped in general, but now we also have a tentative launch date for Samsung's anticipated smartwatch. A report by <i>Bloomberg</i>, attributed to two unnamed sources, says the device -- which we suspect may be called the "Galaxy Gear" -- will be unveiled at IFA …

California Supreme Court rejects bid to revive Prop. 8

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive<p>Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.<p>Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8's sponsors, that only an appellate …

Same-sex Marriage

Selig: 'Historic day' for instant replay in MLB

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball decided Thursday to implement instant replay on virtually every play but the strikezone - including three manager's challenges per game - that will begin in 2014, Commissioner Bud Selig announced.<p>"It's a historic day,'' Selig said.<p>MLB vice president Joe …

LeBron James Claims NBPA Is 'Not in a Good Place'

LeBron James is not happy with the state of the National Basketball Players Association and is reportedly ready to do something about it.<p>Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that the Miami Heat superstar sounded off about the players union in an interview, saying, "I just think the union is going …

U.S. wants drug lord jailed again

The Obama administration said Sunday that it’s working with Mexico to bring new charges against a drug lord who persuaded a court to overturn his 40-year sentence in the kidnap, torture and murder of a U.S. anti-drug agent.<p>The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security said drug lord …

Why the US is turning into a subscription-based economy

Rapid changes are taking place in the way people buy things, and companies are reacting accordingly. Increasingly, the US is moving toward a subscription-based economy in which firms will focus less on selling things, and more on gaining recurring customers—a trend seen in companies like Netflix, …

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