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Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Banker declared legally dead arrested in Georgia

A south Georgia bank director accused of losing millions of investor dollars before vanishing is set to appear in court.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in Savannah says 47-year-old Aubrey Lee Price is due to appear before a federal judge in Brunswick on Thursday. Price was arrested Tuesday during a …

Archeologists Race Against Time In Warming Arctic Coasts

Archeologists who study the people who lived in the Arctic thousands of years ago are in a race against time. Coastal settlements are being washed away by erosion, storm surges and other climate changes related to global warming. Clues to the past that were frozen intact in permafrost for thousands …

Bill Gates told that his charity pledge is ‘worthless’

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world — but one retired New York hedge-fund mogul thought the software pioneer’s Giving Pledge was “practically worthless.”<p>Robert W. Wilson, a well-known philanthropist who had given away $600 million of his fortune as of 2013, abruptly turned aside Gate’s …

The Boy Scouts and the Secret Policy of Inclusion

January 1 hails not only a new year, but also a new era for the 104-year-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It's the day a new policy allowing openly gay boys to join took effect. While gay adults are still prohibited from troop leadership, this historic first step toward inclusion serves as an …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

US judge rules warrantless gadget searches at the border aren't unconstitutional

A United States district judge has ruled that gadget searches upon crossing into the US aren't a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. In 2010, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Press Photographers and grad student Pascal Abidor challenged the 2008 ruling that …

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

Jihad Jane: Despite cooperation, US seeks 'decades' in prison

WASHINGTON - The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remain threats to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.<p>Prosecutors said …

How Twitter Hooked a College Kid Up With a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

An Oklahoma State football player is now dating a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. His wingman? Twitter.<p>The story starts last fall, when Jordan Daigle — …

Agent's Take: Worst salary caps? Cowboys, Saints, Steelers lead way

Former agent Joel Corry examines the three teams -- Cowboys, Saints, Steelers -- with the worst salary-cap situations heading into the offseason and …

A Few of Our Favorite Things From Eagles-Cowboys

What’s better than dysfunctional NFC East football? NFC East football <i>with a playoff spot on the line</i>. High-stakes dysfunction! Kyle Orton in prime …

Why Lovie Smith Makes Perfect Sense for Washington Redskins' Coaching Vacancy

When the Washington Redskins fired Mike Shanahan, speculation immediately began as to who would be next in line to try and fix the mess in D.C. Many names have been thrown around, but the one that sticks out most is Lovie Smith. When you look at what the team needs versus what he offers, it's clear …

Redskins coaching rumors: Darrell Bevell a reported target

Washington needs to fill its vacancy, and sees Bevell as a potential candidate.<p>The Washington Redskins fired head coach Mike Shanahan on Monday morning, a move much anticipated for months.<p>Latest Mock Draft Dan Kadar looks ahead to the 2014 NFL Draft following Week 17 and with pick Nos. 1-20 now set …

Bucs, Redskins -- seeking direction -- could use Doug Williams' help

Doug Williams played for the Bucs and Redskins. Both clubs are looking for front-office direction Williams has experience. Looking him up would be a …

Norv Turner questions Browns' brass

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner spoke up when Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner talked to the coaching staff Monday about the …

Tim Tebow still hopes to play in NFL

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Tim Tebow will continue chasing his goal of being an NFL quarterback, even after signing on to help ESPN launch the SEC Network …

Redskins interview Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell

Redskins officials have begun the process of replacing Mike Shanahan, interviewing Darrell Bevell on Tuesday.<p>Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell interviewed for the Washington Redskins' head coaching vacancy on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.<p>More from our team sites<p>Washington …

3 NFL Playoff Games Face TV Blackouts as Wild Card Round Approaches

The Wild Card Round of the 2013 NFL playoffs offers four intriguing matchups that should have football fans everywhere on the edge of their seats.<p>However, hometown fans of the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts and—most surprisingly—the Green Bay Packers may be left in the dark unless more fans …

Football (U.S.)

NFL: Manning's single-season passing record will stand

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning gets to keep his single-season passing record.<p>Elias Sports Bureau, the NFL's official statistician, has decided that the "fairest resolution" to a dispute about a 7-yard completion to Eric Decker in Sunday's win against Oakland was to consider the play as a …

Houston Texans to hire Bill O'Brien as new head coach, ESPN reports

After just two seasons with Penn State, the former NFL coordinator is headed back to the professional ranks.<p>The Houston Texans have ended their coaching search early, as the team has agreed to hire Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien to helm the franchise, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>The …