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Heat: Get used to 'physical' style

MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers feel like the Miami Heat's game plan, and especially Shane Battier's, in the Eastern Conference finals is to intimidate …

What Mattered in Obama's Speech Today: Ending the Open-Ended 'War on Terror'

Passed when the Pentagon and World Trade Center rubble were still smoking, the AUMF has been the basis for everything since.<p>This speech was very long -- nearly 7000 words, even longer than my profile of Jerry Brown! And I didn't expect anyone to listen to me read my article aloud. Also, I am not …

Obama's Domestic Drone Standard Is Now Tighter Than Rand Paul's

There should be no armed drones over the U.S. under any president, Obama says.<p>Reuters<p>President Obama's speech at the National Defense University Thursday offered a nuanced defense of the U.S. drone program against Islamic militants in hard-to-reach areas of the world as the best of a bad set of …

Heart Failure Treatment Improves, But Death Rate Remains High

This is one of those "good news, but" medical stories.<p>New treatments for heart failure have made it much less likely that people with this chronic condition will die suddenly.<p>But an analysis by researchers at UCLA finds that the death rate for people with advanced heart failure remains stubbornly …

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News

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Explosions at Boston Marathon Kill 3 — Now, a 'Potential Terrorist Investigation'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI has taken over "a potential terrorist investigation," FBI special agent in charge Richard …

Adam Scott wins Masters, the first for Australia

Some thought Adam Scott's devastating loss in last year's British Open might scar him for the rest of his career, but he says it ultimately helped him win the Masters<p>AUGUSTA, Ga. — Carrying the weight of a continent on his back and hauling around the burden of expectations for years hasn't been …

Analysts, no play-by-play man, to call NBA game on TNT

One NBA game to get called without a main announcer. But silence will be avoided<p>When TNT carries the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET), the network is hoping that subtraction will end up being a plus.<p>Calling the game that night: Steve Kerr, Chris Webber …

Fans donate to send underpaid NBA player to Hawaii

You'd think a professional basketball player could afford a trip to Hawaii if he wanted to. But some fans have set up an Indiegogo collection to send "overworked and underpaid" Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons on vacation. Of course, this is the NBA, so "underpaid" is a very relative term. …

NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Closer

<i>A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night’s NBA action.</i><p>1. Kobe Bryant<p><b>Robert Mays:</b> I haven’t looked at the box score from last …

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The Re-education of Chris Copeland

“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there.” ~ Ben Okri<p>An hour and a half …

The NBA Adopts A State-Of-The Art Energy Use Tracking System To Cut Costs And Save The Environment

For basketball fans, this week marks one of the most important weeks of the NBA season, as teams make their final push to land a spot in the 2013 NBA playoffs. Scientists who may not otherwise be NBA fans, however, received an added bonus when tuning into this week's games, as for the fifth year in …

Apple keeps iPad Mini trademark, but must add small-print

Apple has been allowed to retain iPad Mini as a trademark, but must now add small-print to indicate that it is not claiming exclusive rights to the term ‘Mini’ (via <i>MacRumors</i>).<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had originally refused Apple the trademark on the basis that the term ‘Mini’ …

Microsoft slams Facebook Home over lack of originality, complexity

The Facebook Home Android launch has triggered a pretty strong reaction from Microsoft, in an article that executive Frank X. Shaw posted on the official company blog.<p>Shaw says that Facebook’s event has made him check his calendar a few times to make sure he wasn’t still in 2011, hinting at the …

Home Decor E-Commerce Giant Wayfair Debuts Its Own Pinterest-Like Clipboard For Inspiration

Wayfair is one of those e-commerce companies that hasn’t gotten large amounts of media attention, but has quietly been able to create a solid business around selling home goods and furniture online. Last year, the company, which was born from CSN Stores, raised $36 million in new funding and …

Google Drive for iOS Updated With Landscape iPhone Editing, Performance Improvements, and More

- Apr 8, 2013<p>In the never-ending quest to compete with Dropbox, Google has updated their Google Drive app for iOS, adding support for editing …

App market soars with 13.4 billion downloads in Q1 2013

As people around the world become increasingly more reliant on their mobile devices, the app market continues to grow. New research from market analyst firm Canalys shows that the top four app stores hit 13.4 billion downloads worldwide in the first quarter of 2013. This is an 11 percent increase …

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Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …

Sportstorialist: Coach’s Decision

Tom Izzo's suits, Rick Pitino's hair, and the tragedy of March Madness style<p>For an event that’s nicknamed the Big Dance, has a round called the Sweet …

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The cellphone is 40 years old today

On April 3rd, 1973, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cellphone. In midtown Manhattan, Cooper called Joel Engel — head of rival research department Bell Labs — saying "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone." The …

The CFPB: Main Street's Best Friend in Government

It’s not hard to be angry at the federal government. Our elected representatives can’t seem to agree on much of anything.<p>And, despite an epic stimulus by the Federal Reserve, the economy is barely growing. Far too many people have underwater mortgages and the great issues on how to spend money to …

5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Confirm Richard Cordray as CFPB Director

Tomorrow the Senate Banking Committee will hold hearings on the appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>With little doubt, the hearings will be contentious. Senate Republicans sent a letter to President Obama pledging to block the nomination until …

Elizabeth Warren Blasts Senate Republicans For Holding Up CFPB Nomination

Elizabeth Warren may be glad she didn't end up running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because in her consolation job as a U.S. senator, she gets to openly speak her mind about it.<p>And speak her mind she did at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing on the nominations of Richard …

One Complaint To CFPB Fixes Mortgage Snafu That 9 Months Of Dealing With The Bank Couldn’t

As Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray pointed out in his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee this morning, more …

CFPB Will Regulate Student Loan Debt Servicers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday announced new rules aimed at cracking down on alleged abuses by companies that collect debts for student lenders, seeking to tame an area of finance accused of afflicting debt-saturated graduates with exorbitant fees.<p>Under the new rules, …

The Tomorrow Show

Assessing the state of late night after a turbulent week<p>As regularly as David Walton is signed to do another sitcom, the talk-show genre emits a burp …