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31

Jul

Which states will legalize pot next?

Which states will legalize pot next?

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30

Jul

Harvard Is Only The 7th Best College In The Country, According To Forbes

Harvard Is Only The 7th Best College In The Country, According To Forbes

Kershaw tries to knock an apple off the TV host’s head and missed, hilariously.

Kershaw tries to knock an apple off the TV host’s head and missed, hilariously.

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday. In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is ”disappointed” that he can’t play the next two weeks but adds, ”I expect to be well for the U.S. Open.” Nadal’s manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed release that the Spaniard was hurt in practice on his home island of Mallorca while getting ready for the North American hard-court circuit.

Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued by the Toronto tournament that he injured himself Tuesday. In a posting on Facebook, Nadal said he is ”disappointed” that he can’t play the next two weeks but adds, ”I expect to be well for the U.S. Open.” Nadal’s manager, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, wrote in an emailed release that the Spaniard was hurt in practice on his home island of Mallorca while getting ready for the North American hard-court circuit.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and an L.A. auction house are disputing who owns the rights to some of the Lakers legend’s stuff, and one look at the list of memorabilia in question explains why this debate is so heated.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and an L.A. auction house are disputing who owns the rights to some of the Lakers legend’s stuff, and one look at the list of memorabilia in question explains why this debate is so heated.

No matter how much salary-cap hell the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in year after year, they’ll always find a way to sign a contract extension that makes you do a double take. This time around, offensive tackle Tyron Smith backed up the armored truck to Jerry Jones’ office.

No matter how much salary-cap hell the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in year after year, they’ll always find a way to sign a contract extension that makes you do a double take. This time around, offensive tackle Tyron Smith backed up the armored truck to Jerry Jones’ office.

Drew Barrymore’s older half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in National City, California, early Tuesday morning. The star has released a touching statement

Drew Barrymore’s older half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in National City, California, early Tuesday morning. The star has released a touching statement

Geraldo Rivera Causes Controversy: ‘What a Woman Brings to a Marriage More Than Anything Else … Is Her Youth’

On Monday, Geraldo Rivera, no stranger to controversy, stirred things up again while appearing on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.”

In a segment on what 20-somethings really want in a marriage, the talk turned to the concept of “beta marriages,” in which the union can be formalized or dissolved after a two-year trial period with no paperwork or hassle, allowing partners to see if they want to continue beyond a short-term commitment.

Geraldo Rivera Causes Controversy: ‘What a Woman Brings to a Marriage More Than Anything Else … Is Her Youth’

On Monday, Geraldo Rivera, no stranger to controversy, stirred things up again while appearing on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.”

In a segment on what 20-somethings really want in a marriage, the talk turned to the concept of “beta marriages,” in which the union can be formalized or dissolved after a two-year trial period with no paperwork or hassle, allowing partners to see if they want to continue beyond a short-term commitment.

Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.

Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020.

Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.

Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020.

ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts – rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X’s and O’s – can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in over their heads when pressed to address… Read more »

ESPN has a problem. It wants to be in the thick of things, to be part of every major debate pertaining to sports. But its commentators and analysts – rooted as they are in trade deadlines and X’s and O’s – can be loose cannons, occasionally getting in over their heads when pressed to address… Read more »

29

Jul

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to its highest point in six years in the second quarter, with more than five million people out of work, official data showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in the three months to the end of June rose to 25.5 percent, from 25.2 percent in the first three months of this year, according to Statistics South Africa. The number of people without a job rose by 87,000 to 5.2 million, a figure the statistics agency described as the highest level since 2008 in Africa’s most developed economy. For much of 2013 the official unemployment rate had trended downward, amid mass government hiring.

South Africa’s unemployment rate rose to its highest point in six years in the second quarter, with more than five million people out of work, official data showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate in the three months to the end of June rose to 25.5 percent, from 25.2 percent in the first three months of this year, according to Statistics South Africa. The number of people without a job rose by 87,000 to 5.2 million, a figure the statistics agency described as the highest level since 2008 in Africa’s most developed economy. For much of 2013 the official unemployment rate had trended downward, amid mass government hiring.

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.

Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it said, quoting local police. The dead and injured include not just Uighurs but members of China’s majority Han Chinese population, the report said. 

The U.S.-based Rebiya Kadeer, president of the exiled World Uyghur Congress, called for restraint, saying in a statement that she was worried “China will use this incident to step up repression, causing more people to loose their freedom.” 

The attack took place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which officials had tried to get Muslims in Xinjiang to ignore, in an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighurs.

Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it said, quoting local police. The dead and injured include not just Uighurs but members of China’s majority Han Chinese population, the report said.

The U.S.-based Rebiya Kadeer, president of the exiled World Uyghur Congress, called for restraint, saying in a statement that she was worried “China will use this incident to step up repression, causing more people to loose their freedom.”

The attack took place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which officials had tried to get Muslims in Xinjiang to ignore, in an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighurs.

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.

House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.

He’s reportedly worth around $250 million, so you might think Mitt Romney would opt for an opulent, luxurious vacation now that he’s out of the spotlight. Instead, the former presidential nominee, his wife, Ann, and five of their grandkids roughed it out in the “American…

He’s reportedly worth around $250 million, so you might think Mitt Romney would opt for an opulent, luxurious vacation now that he’s out of the spotlight. Instead, the former presidential nominee, his wife, Ann, and five of their grandkids roughed it out in the “American…