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NBA playoffs: Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5; LeBron James' last-second shot gives Cavaliers win

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 in Washington to take a 3-2 series lead back to Washington for...
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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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The more you do to promote your cardiovascular health, the lower your risk of dementia
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
You know it’s important to eat right, exercise and keep your cholesterol under control to reduce your risk of a heart attack of stroke. If that’s not enough of an incentive, new research suggests that taking care of your cardiovascular system will...
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NFL notes: Victor Cruz retires, set to make debut on ESPN
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:55:00 +0200
Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has retired. In making the announcement Tuesday, the 31-year-old Cruz said he plans to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz will contribute to variety of shows and make his ESPN debut Wednesday. Cruz was a...
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Federal jury finds Paul Manafort guilty on eight counts
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:55:00 +0200
A federal jury convicted Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, of eight charges Tuesday in a trial for tax evasion, bank fraud and conspiracy, a victory for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in the first criminal trial brought...
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Elon Musk tweeted a passage from T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land.' What does it mean?
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:05:00 +0200
Elon Musk has been much less prolific on Twitter lately amid the controversy around his plan to take Tesla Inc. private, but he dropped a doozy of a tweet early Tuesday, lifting a passage from T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” For what it’s worth,...
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FBI probes computer hacks in Southern California House campaigns
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:30:00 +0200
The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated...
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Richie Incognito is arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot the staff of a funeral home
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:10:00 +0200
Former NFL player Richie Incognito has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot the staff at a mortuary where he was making arrangements for his father’s funeral, Scottsdale, Ariz., police said Tuesday. The four-time Pro Bowl lineman is being...
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Zimbabwe politics is still in turmoil as opposition challenges election results
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:10:00 +0200
Zimbabwe’s latest experiment in democracy will face another hurdle this week when the opposition goes to court to challenge its loss in last month’s presidential election — a contest the opposition says was tainted by fraud. The court hearing Wednesday...
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Trump administration pushes states' energy rights — as long as they are coal states
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:10:00 +0200
As the Trump administration unveiled its plan Tuesday to gut landmark rules limiting power plant emissions, it made one thing clear: When it comes to environmental regulations, this White House is all about letting states chart their own course. That...
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Trump administration pushes states' rights — as long as they are coal states
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:10:00 +0200
As the Trump administration unveiled its plan Tuesday to gut landmark rules limiting power plant emissions, it made one thing clear: When it comes to environmental regulations, this White House is all about letting states chart their own course. That...
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Net neutrality activists and state officials are taking FCC to court. Here's how they'll argue the case
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:45:00 +0200
Opponents of the Federal Communications Commission have outlined their chief arguments on net neutrality to a federal appeals court in Washington, in hopes of undoing the FCC's move last year to repeal its own rules for internet service providers. The...
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S&P 500 touches all-time high as earnings reports drive up stock prices
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:40:00 +0200
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday, placing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on track to close at an all-time high. The benchmark index of large U.S. companies briefly traded just above its last closing high set seven months ago. The latest gains came as investors...
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