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Shani Davis deserves a better send-off, but he won't put the controversy on ice

Speedskating is a mainstream sport in the Netherlands, which explained the blocks of orange in the stands near the starting line for the men’s 1,500-meter competition Tuesday night at the Gangneung Oval. The fans in orange reserved one of their most enthusiastic welcomes for a former champion,...
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Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0200
A Kansas archaeology professor believes he's found the lost city of Etzanoa, spurring a rethinking of traditional views on the Native Americans' early settlement of the Midwest.
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7-Eleven owners say new pact with Japanese-owned chain disenfranchises them
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Sunny Sandhu bought his first 7-Eleven store in Southern California in 1999 when he was 28 years old. Like many other franchisees, the immigrant from India considered the Slurpee seller a sure path to the American dream. Over the following 14 years, Sandhu...
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Egypt's summertime escape: White sand beaches and designer cocktails, but no room for the public
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Kiki’s Beach Bar offers cool breezes and $14 designer cocktails. But good luck getting in — unless you’re famous, or, better yet, know someone who works the door. But exclusivity, of course, is a draw for Cairo’s junior beau monde, which on Thursday...
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The darkest day in UCLA football history started with a coaches’ luncheon on campus. While Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson and other top college coaches assembled in Chicago for a yearly all-star game, Henry Russell “Red”...
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Angels put Upton on DL, expect Trout back by end of week
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:45:00 +0200
The Angels have placed Justin Upton on the 10-day disabled list with a cut on his left index finger, but they expect Mike Trout will rejoin the team by the end of the week. The Angels announced Upton's move Tuesday prior to a game against the Arizona...
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A vaccine scandal in China angers parents and frays trust in locally made drugs
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:40:00 +0200
A health scandal in China has seen dozens of officials sacked or disciplined because of problems with vaccines, generated protests from angry parents and led anxious mainland residents to book trips to Hong Kong to inoculate their infants. On Tuesday,...
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Longest bull market in U.S. history comes with a huge asterisk
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:25:00 +0200
You’ve probably heard: It’s the longest bull market ever. You’ve probably also heard: No, it isn’t. What’s the story? According to a loose consensus, bull markets are rallies that exceed 20% and are never interrupted by a 20% fall. In many corners...
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Federal jury finds Paul Manafort guilty on eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:20:00 +0200
A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, of eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud on Tuesday, a victory for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in the first criminal trial brought by his office. The...
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Joshua Kelley's persistence could be his calling card at UCLA
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 02:05:00 +0200
Joshua Kelley called UCLA’s football office so often in the spring of 2017 that he was nearly on a first-name basis with the receptionists. His voice, and his objective, became instantly recognizable. “It got to a point where every time they were...
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San Diego County Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife are indicted on campaign finance violations
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:45:00 +0200
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) and his wife, Margaret, were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges they used $250,000 in campaign funds for personal use and filed false campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission to...
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Eight more restaurant chains are ending 'no-poach' policies that limit workers' options
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:40:00 +0200
Eight additional restaurant chains have committed to scrap policies that limit workers’ ability to move from one franchise to another in search of better wages and work opportunities, Washington state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson announced. In July, seven...
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What change in redshirt rule could mean for UCLA and other college football teams
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:05:00 +0200
The idea of sending freshmen into the game never appealed much to Pat Fitzgerald. During his early years coaching at Northwestern, he tended to keep them on the bench. Even as a linebacker in the mid-1990s, he didn’t like jumping right into action his...
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Russia, newly accused of cyberattacks, is hit with more U.S. sanctions for helping North Korea evade international penalties
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:05:00 +0200
The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed more sanctions against Russia — this time for helping North Korea evade international sanctions — as Moscow separately was accused anew of cyberattacks in the United States apparently aimed at undermining...
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Reactions to the Paul Manafort guilty verdicts
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:50:00 +0200
A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman for Donald Trump, of eight charges Tuesday, drawing reactions from across the political landscape. President Trump “It’s a witch hunt. It’s a disgrace.” MORE: Trump responds to Manafort...
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Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says he coordinated hush money with Trump to influence election
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:25:00 +0200
President Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to eight federal charges, including campaign finance fraud for his role in arranging hush money payments to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump...
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