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Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Pictures of the Week 10.30.14

Rocket explosion may imperil commercial spaceflight

Experts wonder if Orbital Sciences Corp. has the right stuff to meet NASA’s goal of outsourcing orbital flights<p>Lee Billings<p>November 2, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>When, seconds after liftoff on October 28, an Antares rocket built by the Orbital …

How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.<p>Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

Pictures of the Week 9.18.14

NFL's Goodell: 'We'll get our house in order'

Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized Friday for what he said was his mishandling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal but vowed "now I will get it right and will do whatever is necessary to accomplish that."<p>Speaking at a Manhattan news conference amid calls for his resignation, …

Former Bears receiver Hurd gets 15-year prison sentence

DALLAS — Former Bears player Sam Hurd, who rose from the rough and poor San Antonio streets to the glamor of the NFL, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in trying to set up a massive drug operation spanning three states.<p>Hurd, 28, pleaded guilty in April to one count of …

Colin Kaepernick responds to Trent Dilfer's criticism

The third-year quarterback fired back at ESPN's Trent Dilfer criticizing his development.<p>San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn't appreciate criticism leveled at him following his team's loss to the Carolina Panthers. The third-year quarterback responded to ESPN's Trent Dilfer, who …

Mythbusting Larry David's very grumpy courtside Knicks photo

Here is a photo of Larry David that is circulating around the Internet. It’s being described as “The Most Larry David Photo Ever” and used to wrap us in a warm blanket under which the fictionalized version of Larry portrayed on the HBO television program <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i> is The Real Larry David. …

Brian Wilson free agency: Dodgers might still be fit

Wilson would be willing to return to Los Angeles to be a setup man, but only for closer money.<p>Brian Wilson is willing to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers and make his living in the seventh and eighth innings, but only if he is being paid like a closer, according to Dylan Hernandez.<p>Wilson missed …

Matt Barnes tweets that he's done sticking up for Clippers teammates

Throughout his NBA career, Matt Barnes has been known as an enforcer, a player who will back his teammates up when games get physical. Those days might be over.<p>Barnes was ejected on Wednesday during the Los Angeles Clippers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder for shoving Serge Ibaka, and …

Jameis Winston Will Not Face Sexual Assault Charges Following Investigation

Link to Media<p>Florida State Seminoles freshman quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged following a sexual assault investigation that began in Dec. 2012.<p><b>Updates From Friday, Dec. 13:</b><p>Winston's accuser's attorney, Patricia Carroll, held a press conference on Friday regarding State Attorney …

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Somali region appeals for aid after cyclone

Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland has declared a state of emergency and is appealing for international aid after floods triggered by a cyclone killed at least 300 people and left hundreds missing.<p>The UN said some 30,000 people were in need of food, water, shelter and medical supplies, …

Obama Announces Insured Can Keep Health Plans for a Year

Facing growing opposition from his own party, President Obama today proposed a fix to a key component of his signature health care law, allowing …

The Week in Review: When the Lights Turned Back On

Inside Flipboard / October 18, 2013<p>The government shutdown has ended, but it isn’t over. Arguably, it’s just begun.<p>The United States Congress voted …

The Week In Review: It's the World Series

The Week In Review: It’s the World Series<p>Inside Flipboard / October 25, 2013<p>It’s fall, the air is crisp, and the lights to baseball’s biggest stage …

The Week in Review: Twitter Goes Public

Inside Flipboard / November 8, 2013<p>Twitter’s initial public offering yesterday saw the tech company soar into dizzying new heights. The company and …