Summer Olympic Games

Jack Todd: NFL unites against Trump's divisive racial politics

It was Oct. 16, 1968. Almost 50 years ago. Two Americans, the 200-metre sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, had just won gold and silver at the …

Canadian News

How Uber’s Tumultuous History in London Resulted in It Being Banned

Transport for London, the city's transportation authority, on Friday effectively banned Uber in the capital after determining that Uber London …

Uber

Macron praises IOC for keeping Paris, LA dreams alive

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised a 2024 Olympic Games that transform French sport and praised the International Olympic Committee's decision to keep the dreams of two cities alive by announcing the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time.<p>That decision followed the …

Sports

Stitches Survives at Barclays

“Watch out, Stitches!” Too late. Spent the night in the emergency room. Took in Islanders/Flyers at Barclays and sat in the dangerously steep upper …

Sports

Will Paris and Los Angeles Be the Latest Olympic Casualties?

With so many cities pulling out of the Olympic bid process because of predicted financial loss and disillusionment, why do the latest hosts think …

Culture

Why Nobody Wants the Olympics

Given the high cost, environmental degradation and attack on civil liberties it entails, hosting the Olympic Games is no longer the privilege it once …

Olympics

Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

Roku Inc., the video streaming pioneer, hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more …

Lena Waithe

Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am trying to get my finances in order and, like many, I am struggling. The majority of my debt comes from student loans, but I also have …

Personal Finance

The benefits of hosting the Olympics are nonexistent — no cities want to host them

It’s official: We now have hosts for the next two Summer Olympics. Paris will host in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.<p>It looks like a victory for the International Olympic Committee, as the result could be Olympic Games without the embarrassments of empty seats and foul water of Rio, the massive cost …

Olympics

French Olympic delegation celebrates 2024 Games victory

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo waved a flag Friday and her plane was sprayed by a celebratory water cannon as the French Olympic delegation was welcomed …

Olympics

U.S. appeals court upholds California ban on foie gras, made by force-feeding ducks and geese

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a California law that bans the sale of foie gras made by the force-feeding of ducks and geese.<p>A three-judge …

San Diego

Marine arrested at Camp Pendleton in fatal shooting of estranged wife in Laguna Hills

A Camp Pendleton Marine was arrested Friday on suspicion of fatally shooting his estranged wife in Laguna Hills, authorities said.<p>Jerel Boykins was …

San Diego

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know on Thursday.<p><b>1. US President Donald Trump has reached a deal with top US Democrats to protect certain, unauthorised immigrants as part of a broader border security agreement</b>. The deal does not include funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border, something Trump …

International Olympic Committee

Paris Celebrates 2024 Olympics Bid Win

A crowd gathered for a street party organized by department stores Printemps and Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann.<p><b>PARIS GAMES:</b> Torrential …

Paris

Boat carrying workers capsizes in Indian river, killing 19; about 31 missing

A boat crowded with construction workers capsized in the Yamuna River in northern India early Thursday and at least 19 people have drowned, officials …

San Diego

Google faces class-action suit alleging gender pay discrimination

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking …

San Diego

Dow ekes out another record high; other stock indexes fall

It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and healthcare companies largely outweighed sluggishness …

Markets

LA is about to discover that democracy and the Olympics don’t mix

A key point often lost in the criticism of the IOC’s tolerance of tyranny is that by hosting the Olympics, democracies become more authoritarian<p>On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee will rubberstamp the plan to hand Paris the 2024 Summer Games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. Given …

Los Angeles

Paris Welcomes Morale Boost From 2024 Summer Olympic Games

PARIS — Craig Carlson was there when the bad news came.<p>Packed among thousands of Parisians outside City Hall, Carlson stared up at big screens perched above the historic plaza when the announcement aired live. The host of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games would be — London.<p>There were gasps, screams, …

World News

Olympics: LA to benefit from having more time to prepare for Games: Garcetti

LIMA (Reuters) - Los Angeles will benefit from having longer to get ready for the 2028 summer Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to award the hosting rights to two Games at its session vote in Lima this week, mayor Eric Garcetti said.<p>Past Olympic hosts had seven years …

Sports

North Korea is able to exact nuclear annihilation

<b>The brinkmanship between North Korea and the US is sending shivers down many a spine, particularly my own since I am booked to travel to South Korea</b> …

North Korea

Don't bend California's environmental rules for billionaire sports owners or the Olympics

California lawmakers are — again — considering a last-minute bill that would let deep-pocketed developers and favored projects cut corners on the state’s landmark environmental law.<p>Last week Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced a bill that was pitched as a way to dramatically speed the …

California

Pro surfer, 16, killed by Irma-generated wave off Barbados

A promising professional surfer from Barbados was knocked off his board and drowned Tuesday while riding waves generated by Hurricane Irma.<p>The World Surf League said that Zander Venezia, 16, was surfing at a beach called Box by Box on the east coast of the island country when he was knocked over by …

Hurricane Irma

Negotiating A Path To Dialogue With North Korea

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>The path toward dialogue with North Korea looks fainter by the day. Washington is calling for increased isolation of the North Korean government, announcing expanded arms sales to South Korea and Japan, and promising to deploy additional …

North Korea

Latest In Candid Coaches Series: Most Powerful

We’ve been following the Candid Coaches series CBS has been posting and today’s hits home pretty quickly: who is the most powerful person in college …

USA Basketball

Houston entrepreneur turns his furniture stores into shelters

Sharon Ko, KENS-TV, San Antonio<p>SAN ANTONIO — One Houston furniture store owner who said his community has supported him through tough times is paying it forward by turning his two stores into shelters to help evacuees.<p>After the remnants of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale …

NPR

Michael Phelps, wife Nicole expecting their second child

Michael and Nicole Phelps are expecting their second child, the couple announced on social media Tuesday.<p>"Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it's a boy or a girl??" Phelps posted on Instagram. The Olympic swimmer has retired from competition and has 28 Olympic medals (23 of them …

Olympics

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. HOUSTON BRACES FOR MORE RAIN, RESCUES<p>And officials are releasing even more water from reservoirs overwhelmed by Harvey that could make already devastating flooding worse for thousands of …

Award Shows

Shalane Flanagan to run New York City Marathon

Faced with the first significant injury of her career, Shalane Flanagan didn’t know how she would fill her time.<p>Amazingly to her, it was easier than expected. With 10 weeks off from running, she took a vacation, spent time with her foster daughters, worked on her second cookbook and tried …

Olympics

SA antenna tech company is changing the game globally

Poynting Antennas have seen rapid growth across Europe in the services industry, and have even seen its use in sports.

Innovation