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Suspect arrested in murders of 2 Miss. nuns
Rodney Earl Sanders faces capital murder charges in the deaths of Sister Paula Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, police say.

Judge blocks N.C.'s transgender bathroom law
The ruling means two students and a UNC employee can use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Honoring working dogs on National Dog Day
Service dog “Titan” hangs out off the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena on first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Immigration hardliner's warning for Trump
GOP Rep. Steve King says that if the candidate is changing his position, it could prompt supporters to stay home.

Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’
Gov. Paul Richard LePage became angry after being called a racist by Rep. Drew Gattine.

Kaine channels Bill Clinton on 'Late Show'
Tim Kaine showed off his mean harmonica skills in a bluesy jam session with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

Clinton, Trump trade bigotry accusations
Hillary Clinton has denounced Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, and hes fighting back.

Zika screening at U.S. blood centers advised
The new FDA advisory means all states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for the virus immediately.

Behind university's 'trigger warning' letter
The University of Chicagos dean says the firestorm over a letter to freshmen was somewhat the point.

French court rules to suspend burkini ban
The Conseil dEtat gave the ruling after a human rights group said the ban contravenes with civil liberties.

Obama race relations legacy seen as mixed
As the presidential candidates attack each other over racial politics, black leaders say Obamas record looks mixed.

Dangerous humanitarian mission in Iraq
A team made up mostly of Kurdish civilians is tasked with clearing explosive devices before displaced Iraqi residents can return to their homes.

Controversial rape case judge requests change
Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.

Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates
Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.

Clinton assails Trump's 'stream of bigotry'
The Democrat says her Republican rival aligns with the partys "fringe element," known as the "alt-right."

Inside Trump's meeting with GOP minorities
Ashley Bell, the RNCs national director of African-American outreach, says the candidate was "very polite."

Trump's data indifference hampering the GOP
The candidates lack of focus on analytics is "a shame" and has weakened Republicans, laments one operative.

How not to get dragged down by the Donald
The GOP Senate candidate in Nevada may be the best example of how Republicans can save themselves from Trump.

National Park Service hits the century mark
The federal agency is inviting the public to take part in the anniversary festivities, which include freebies.

Explaining the ‘alt-right’ Trump attack
Hillary Clinton is going after Trump by emphasizing his ties to this movement and its extremist roots.

$18 million in 3 days: Clinton’s big haul
Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Assange: WikiLeaks to release Clinton data
The groups founder says "a variety of documents ... associated with the election campaign" will be made public.

Clinton's aggressive plan to attack Trump
The Democrat aims to paint her GOP rival as aligning with a group that believes "white identity" is under attack.

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247
Aftershocks continue nearly 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.

Key conservative joins Trump transition team
Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.

Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise
The GOP nominees career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.

Army training slide called Clinton a threat
The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.

Habitable planet is found right next door
Scientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.

Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates
The former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.

Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?
The candidate has recently shown signs that hes willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.

Trump campaign says polls are wrong
Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.

Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake
Aerial view of the village of Saletta in central Italy, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, where a strong quake hit early Wednesday. Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors as donations began pouring into the area and Italy again anguished over its failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain. (AP Photo/Localteam)

Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed
The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.

Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney
Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.

Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts
Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.

Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead
"There are houses that arent here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.

Cops pressured to release body-cam videos
Internet outcries force police departments to swiftly release body-cam footage of shootings by officers.

Many donors gained access to Secy. Clinton
More than half the people outside government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave to the Clinton Foundation.

Trump refocuses his tough talk on immigration
The candidate’s nebulous policy appears to be shifting away from the promises of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable.

Amid criticism, Obama visits flood-ravaged La.
Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Marthas Vineyard.

Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Fish and seafood recipes
How much fish and seafood should you eat each week? What are some good recipes?

Inside the new Dietary Guidelines: Fish and other seafood
Jennifer LaRue Huget explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on seafood into your diet.

Parenting an overweight child can be difficult
Should they intervene early and practice a form of benign neglect, hoping that the baby fat will melt away as a child grows?

Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20
U.S. cases in those under 20 have grown from almost zero to tens of thousands in just over a decade.

Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together
Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together.

Wisconsin's health-care fight illustrates challenges as states change leadership
After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out. Then a Republican governor came to power and changed all that.

Drums Alive: Feel the beat, feel the burn
Could Drums Alive be the next Zumba? Vicky Hallett explores Baltimore's latest exercise craze.

Top green vegetables for your health -- and St. Patrick's Day
Get in the spirit with these top five green vegetables.

Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis
The psychological impact of Japanese nuclear crisis could turn out to be significant

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Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese
Among other things, radiation from nuclear power plants could increase cancer rates for decades.

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million
Washington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.

Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.

More information about ranch dressing
The original, handmade batches of buttermilk dressing were made in the mid-1950s by Steve Henson at his Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Buttermilk is now the sixth ingredient in the Hidden Valley full-fat dressing, after soybean oil, water, egg yolk, sugar and salt; it's third on t...

March madness? A basketball league that doesn't keep score
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...

Ranch dressing: How good is it for you?
Is ranch dressing the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables?

Milestones in the eradication of smallpox
With officials debating whether to destroy the remaining specimens of the pathogen, here is a look at notable dates in smallpox history:

Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?
Intense debate rages over whether to destroy the remaining laboratory specimens of the smallpox virus.

Smart food choices can cut excess sugar and empty calories from your diet
The average U.S. adult consumes about a half-cup of added sugar a day, which amounts to roughly 355 nutritionally empty calories.

Paperbacks discuss antidepressants and technology's role in marriage
Irving Kirsch's describes "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth." Spouses Edward M. Hallowell and Sue George Hallowell explain how technology leaves people "Married to Distraction."

Children seem to gain extra weight after having their tonsils removed
A study analyzes data from nine studies, involving 795 children who had a tonsillectomy, with or without adenoid removal, before they turned 18.

Vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in development of allergies
Young people low in Vitamin D may be more prone to allergies, according to a new study.

Doctor-owned centers spark criticism, scrutiny
When Kenneth Baker found out he had prostate cancer, his urologist detailed his options: The 84-year-old was too old for surgery, but he could pick from two forms of radiation or simply wait to see if he really needed treatment.

Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their n...

Hospital, union brace for nurses' strike
Managers at Washington Hospital Center and the nurses union are bracing for a planned strike Friday at the region's largest hospital, with managers flying in replacement nurses from all across the country and nurses seeking support from city officials.

Republicans shift focus to Medicaid complaints
A day after President Obama said he would support amending the health-care law so states can opt out of key provisions sooner, Republicans sought to shift the rhetorical battle back to an issue that would be largely unaffected by the president's proposal: the impact of the law's Medicaid requirem...

Can't judge an exercise book by its cover
Crack open a copy of "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!" and you'll find a compilation of 619 moves designed to work every muscle in your body. If you thought you'd see anything all that different inside "The Women's Health Big Book of Ex...

How men and women exercise differently
No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

The Checklist: Fitness and nutrition advice for March
March is my pudgiest month. Winter has made it challenging to get to the gym or outside for regular runs. But now spring is nigh (it officially starts March 20!), and shorts-wearing weather can't be far behind. So now's the time to start getting in shape for the warm months ahead. I will if you w...

Many Americans have poor health literacy
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert
A woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.

Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states can opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the law.

Patients find plenty of health information on line, but not all of it is reliable
The Internet has no equal as an information storehouse. The trick is to know how to get right to a source of useful information and not waste time on Web sites that are biased, trying to sell you something or just plain wrong.

Medical Mysteries: A Teen's Swollen Ankle
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt. Her parents brushed it off, believing her discomfort was the result of her fondness for fashionable thin-soled sneakers and an extremely heavy backpack. "We thought nothing of it," recalled h...

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County
At last, dentist Belinda Carver-Taylor was sitting in the new mobile dental clinic with a child before her. She had hoped for this day so long that now she could only shake her head.

Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid
Democratic and Republican governors, burdened by crushing budget pressures from Medicaid, said Sunday that federal officials should allow them more freedom to change eligibility rules and other aspects of the public health insurance program for the poor. But they displayed sharp ideological diffe...

The Checkup: More questions about cell phone safety
Are cell phones safe? That question has gotten a lot of attention, but so far, as my colleague pointed out on Monday, there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom...

Obama administration asks states to cut costs without dropping Medicaid coverage
The Obama administration is deploying squadrons of in-house experts to help budget-strapped states figure out how to save money on Medicaid, the health program for the poor that has been a source of rising tensions between state capitals and Washington.

Whole grain and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
It's no secret that whole grains are good for us. They deliver way more nutrients per calorie than refined grains do, which just happens to fall in line with one of the major themes of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (published by the U.S. Agriculture and Health and Human Services d...

Hospitals aim to reduce the number of patients readmitted after discharge
"Welcome back" are two words you'd really rather not hear at a hospital, especially if you've just been discharged. Yet one in five Medicare patients found themselves back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving it in 2003 and 2004, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medi...

I cannot tell a lie: Racing Presidents tryout isn't easy
I had to be Teddy. Nothing else would make sense. This is, after all, a fitness column, and any high school history student can tell you which U.S. president is most closely linked with "the life of strenuous endeavor," as Roosevelt liked to put it himself.

Flu season heats up
Don't let the warmer, brighter days fool you. Flu season is not over.

Fiber seems to be linked to a reduced risk of disease in people older than 50
THE QUESTION: Diets high in fiber have been shown to aid weight loss and help with digestive problems. Might fiber also offer other health benefits?

'Policy Review' essay covers PTSD; veteran benefits
How could a Veterans Administration rule making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to file disability claims be a bad thing? In a "Policy Review" essay called "PTSD's Diagnostic Trap," psychiatrist and Yale University School of Medicine lecturer Sally Satel argues that ful...

Bacteria's role in colon cancer, cystic fibrosis; burning paper to measure carbon
Here's a not-so-savory news flash: There are more bacterial cells living in our bodies than human cells. Researchers are learning how the balance of these bugs affects our health, but reaping the benefits of bacteria is not quite as simple as eating probiotic yogurt. That's the gist of "The Good,...

Google, Yahoo! BabelFish use math principles to translate documents online
Early one morning in 2007, Libby Casey was trying to do her laundry in a guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. When she couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine, she opened up the instruction manual.

An insomniac learns to make the most of getting the least sleep
In the wee hours of the morning - or is it still night? - my eyes snap open and my mind races. What do I have to do today? What didn't I get done yesterday? Why did I get into that disagreement? Other nights, I am on a high wire, hovering between sleep and wakefulness and chewing over my next mov...

Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
Once, "relaxation beverages" consisted of alcohol, chamomile tea and warm milk. Now, the field includes a slew of new drinks promising a better night's sleep using such ingredients as melatonin, valerian root and - think turkey - tryptophan.

Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others
Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the needs of sick kids, elderly parents, an ailing spouse or incontinent pet. So, who takes the night shift: Mom or Dad?

Free app adjusts color on monitors to prevent disruption of sleep cycle
I stare at screens almost every waking hour. Computer monitor. Laptop. TV. Tablet. Smartphone. So I've tested a few ways to ease the strain on my eyes - and, in the process, learned about something that might be helping me in non-waking hours, too. It's about the light that these screens emit. It...

Obama administration unlikely to block Arizona plan to cut 250,000 from Medicaid rolls
The administration will probably permit the plan despite a provision in the new health-care law barring states from tightening their eligibility standards for the program, federal officials said.

The sports bra: Your No. 1 supporter
Everyone has a pair of feet, but women have an additional pair of something to worry about while exercising. And they're every bit as tricky to fit, control and protect, which is why bras are beginning to rival shoes as the most technical of all sporting apparel.

Z drugs keep sleep-aid market awake
With almost a third of Americans reporting sleep problems, it's not surprising that sales of Ambien, Sonata and similar sleep aids are high: It's a $1.8 billion market.

Study of recalled medical devices faults lax FDA testing methods
A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

Meditation and mindfulness may give your brain a boost
They are the simplest instructions in the world: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, clear your mind and try to focus on the present moment. Yet I am confident that anyone who has tried meditation will agree with me that what seems so basic and easy on paper is often incredibly challe...

Humor, music and spirituality may offer physical benefits
Humor, music and spirituality can boost your mood, but growing evidence suggests that they also offer physical benefits.

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
"Take two tablets by mouth twice daily." This printed instruction, common on prescription pill bottles, might seem straightforward. Yet in a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.

Book explains allergies, asthma; magazine rates teen TV shows for safe-sex info
POZ, the lifestyle magazine for people with HIV/AIDS, evaluated a variety of teen TV shows for how often characters practiced safe sex.New book discusses allergies and asthma in children.

Apps and gadgets to track your sleep
A bunch of gadgets and apps are now on the market to help high-tech insomniacs (or just the sleep-curious) track their z's. These aren't meant to help you fall asleep, though there are plenty of other apps intended to do that. We're talking here about gizmos that claim to record your movements al...

Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart
Quick Study: Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart.

Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream
It's 1945, and you want a tattoo. You drive to the part of town your mom warned you about, past scruffy bars and burlesque shows, and arrive at a tiny shop offering maybe 200 designs in three or four colors. An ex-sailor who just clocked out of his day job rinses off his tattoo machine. Five minu...

Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention
In a new book, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dartmouth researchers and physicians H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the medical establishment's embrace of early diagnosis and treatment as the key to keeping people healthy actually does ...

2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines
Consumer Reports Insights: 2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines.

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
More Americans have been signing up for special health plans designed for people with medical problems that caused them to be spurned by the insurance industry, according to new government figures. But enrollment continues to lag significantly behind original predictions.

FlyScreen Lands On iPhone But Not As We Know It
FlyScreen , the lock screen replacement for Android and Symbian phones from Israeli startup Cellogic, has landed on the iPhone . But not as we know it.That's because Apple's iOS is locked down as it were (see what I did there) and doesn't allow third-party apps to take over the lock screen. This...

D.C.'s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25
The leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts in the District to help stem the spread of AIDS plans to shut its doors by the end of the month, officials said Wednesday, in the city that has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country.

Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida
Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal
Many women with early breast cancer do not appear to need removal of their lymph nodes, as is often recommended, according to a federally funded study released Tuesday.

Want to be one of the Nationals' racing presidents?
Applications are due Friday for those interested in becoming one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents: Abe, George, Tom or Teddy, right. The mascots are starting their sixth year of entertaining home crowds with a race on the field during the fourth inning.

The February wellness checklist
February's long winter slog is brightened by Valentine's Day, a good reminder to take care of our hearts. Here are some ideas for being well during this shortest, and often snowiest, of months in Washington.

When injuries interrupt exercise: Readers weigh in
I got some great feedback on my Jan. 27 column about the sudden interruption to my running regimen, "Coping with an out-of-the-routine injury." Here are edited excerpts of what two readers had to say, followed by excerpts from an online Q&A nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott and I did with ...

'Why We Get Fat' by Gary Taubes; teen smoking prevention online
Once more, with feeling "Why We Get Fat" (Knopf, $24.95)

Health benefits of falling and staying in love
Love may make the world go 'round, but is it powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we set out to find the answer and discovered that science says yes.

Getting a tattoo is largely safe, though experts advise using a reputable shop
Dermatologists' organizations, tattoo artists and the Food and Drug Administration agree that tattooing is largely safe, but any time you stick a needle into skin there are risks. Consumers need to do their homework.

Military personnel take extreme measures to meet body-fat and weight rules
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sommerdyke spent $12,000 on two liposuction surgeries last spring. She was running eight to 10 miles, six days a week. She even switched to a starvation diet. It was all part of a last-ditch effort to trim her waistline to the 35.5-inch maximum for female airmen. She ...

Mediation can bring justice with no need for a trial
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing many of the same benefits to patients and th...

New dietary guidelines: Eat less, eat better and lose the salt
Americans need to make big changes in their eating habits to fight the obesity epidemic and a host of ailments caused by poor diets, including consuming less sugar, fat and salt and more fish, fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration recommended Monday.

Report on global cardiac risks: World gets fatter, but blood pressure goes down
The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones.

State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...

No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge
Much to the chagrin of the proudly purple people of Baltimore, the Ravens will not be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super thin Super Bowl spread
Like other food-centered celebrations, Super Bowl gatherings can be both fun and fraught with apprehension for those concerned about their waistlines. Nobody wants to sit on the sidelines, skipping the traditional snacks. But who wants to deal with postgame regrets? You can work football-fan food...

Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines. (Of course, if someone uses Google to look up "shin...

Liposuction can't salvage Navy career
KEY WEST, FLA. - Mick Kruger is not out of shape. The 38-year-old master-at-arms first class has never failed a physical readiness test. He routinely scores "excellent" on the mile-and-a-half run. He has run one marathon and finished three others on in-line skates. His performance evaluations du...

AnyBody: Parents are ignoring their children for their BlackBerry
Increasingly, it is adults' constant, obsessive use of these technologies that's coming under fire.

Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
A federal judge in Florida on Monday became the first to strike down the entire law to overhaul the nation's health-care system, potentially complicating implementation of the statute in the 26 states that brought the suit.

House Republicans sharpen attack on health-care reform in two Hill hearings
Republicans on Wednesday used their new majority in the House of Representatives to hold the first of what they promise will be a steady drumbeat of congressional hearings to denounce the new health-care law.

Nutritional information: Milk
Sales of whole milk in the United States made up about 70 percent of the market in the mid-1970s but have dropped dramatically since, while the sales of skim and 2 percent have risen. The most recent sales figures show:

Got milk? What kind?
After spending a day with her boyfriend's family recently, my daughter marveled, "They only drink whole milk!" That milk was delicious, she reported, even after the container had sat on the counter for a while.

U.S. recovers $4 billion from health-care fraud cases
The government recaptured a record $4 billion last year from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other providers of care that defrauded federal health-care programs, the Obama administration reported Monday. - RSS Channel - Entertainment

MTV VMAs 2016: 5 reasons to watch
The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards happen Sunday. But let's be honest, the VMAs are more about jaw dropping moments than music videos and Moon Man trophies.

VMAs get a NYC homecoming

Oops, she's doing it again: Britney Spears to perform at MTV VMAs
Break out the translucent body suits because Britney Spears is going back on the VMA stage.

Meet the man behind MTV's Moon Man statue

Rihanna to accept Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at MTV VMAs
Rihanna will receive MTV's highest honor at the VMAs: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Beyoncé, Adele lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations
Okay, VMAs, let's get in formation.

Academy President on 'Birth of a Nation': 'People need to see this movie'

Presidents' early lives on screen: 5 movies or miniseries to watch
The new movie "Southside With You" depicts a young Barack and Michelle Obama, long before they were living in the White House. It's just the latest movie or miniseries about U.S. presidents before they earned that title.

John Krasinski on directing: I 'stole' a trick from George Clooney
John Krasinski directs and stars in his latest film, "The Hollars" which arrives in theaters Friday.

Britney Spears is everywhere
You might be thinking you're suddenly seeing Britney Spears all over the place lately -- and you're right. The 35-year-old pop star is making a comeback in a major way. The latest, a new album, "Glory," dropped late Thursday night.

Tika Sumpter on portraying Michelle Obama: 'Oh my God'
How do you embody one of the most famous women in the world when you've never even met them? Ask Tika Sumpter. The actress plays Michelle Obama in the new movie "Southside With You."

Madonna gives fans the shock of a lifetime
Madonna really is the coolest.

Feds open investigation into alleged hacking of actress Leslie Jones' website
Federal law enforcement agencies have opened an investigation into the alleged hacking of comedian Leslie Jones' website, according to Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Marsha Catron.

Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her death
August 25 is a tough day every year for celebrity stylist Derek Lee.

Dwayne Johnson is the highest paid actor

About that Britney Spears, Justin Bieber rumor...
Don't look for a song from Britney Spears and Justin Bieber anytime soon.

HLN cancels 'Dr. Drew'

Usher hopes 'Hands of Stone' will lead to more films featuring great African Americans
Usher Raymond wants Hollywood to take more risks when it comes to telling stories about African Americans. He believes his role in the upcoming boxing drama "Hands of Stone" is a start.

Jon Gosselin upset that his twins say he doesn't know them
Mady and Cara Gosselin are teens now and speaking out about their estranged relationship with their father.

Why 'House of Cards' actor Michael Kelly still roots for Doug Stamper
In the roughly five minutes Michael Kelly lingered in the hallway at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, four people approached him to tell them how much they loved his work on "House of Cards."

Ryan Lochte 'in talks' to join 'Dancing With The Stars'
Ryan Lochte might be ditching his speedo for a pair of dancing shoes.

Go ahead and make Idris Elba James Bond please
Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond?

Leslie Jones' website down after reported hack

'Southside With You' a sweet chronicle of when Barack met Michelle
Barack and Michelle Obama's daylong first date is a slim premise for a movie. But the new "Southside With You" tries it anyway -- and while it does find that premise stiff and confining, that's offset, partially, by an inherent sweetness that makes it easy to like, if not quite love.

Renee Zellweger: There's nothing 'negative' about aging
Renee Zellweger doesn't understand the fascination with her appearance.

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Streisand's duet with 'Donald Trump'
Barbra Streisand appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" to promote her new album. She did a duet with Alec Baldwin, who actually sings on the album, and sang with Fallon's "Donald Trump."

John Krasinski's 'The Hollars' is a movie about real people
The new film 'The Hollars' is the complete opposite of an action movie. Margo Martindale and John Krasinski, who directs and stars in the film, sit down to talk about what it was like on the set.

Review: 'Narcos' is still addictive
While "Narcos" seemingly came with a built in expiration date, the second season is just as addictive as the first. CNNMoney's Brian Lowry reviews the second season of this Netflix drama.

Usher: 'Hands of Stone' is instigator for more films about great African Americans
Usher talks about what the Black Lives Matter movement means for diversity in the film industry.

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Gamers prove their metal as rock stars
Jess Hu is a child care provider from Brooklyn, New York, but for 20 hours a week, she's a rock star. That's how much she estimates she plays the video game "Rock Band."

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Reed takes lead at Barclays Championship golf
Patrick Reed edged into a two-shot lead at The Barclays Championship on Friday, firing a three-under-par 68 to take a slender advantage into the weekend action. World number 14 Reed had looked to be on course to take a bigger lead over the chasing pack but two bogeys in the final three holes on the Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale jolted his momentum. Reed was left ruing what could be costly dropped shots over the closing stages of a mostly polished round.

Jutanugarn grabs lead, eyes fifth title of the year
(Reuters) - Thailands Ariya Jutanugarn set her sights on a fifth victory this year as she moved to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Canadian Women’s Open on Friday. Jutanugarn completed the final two holes of her delayed first round in the morning, where she finished at four-under-par, then fired a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 in the second round to move to 12-under and take command. The second ranked player in the world, Jutanugarn won the Womens British Open in her last event but withdrew from the third round at the Rio Olympics with a knee injury.

Ariya roars back to claim Calgary lead
Thailands Ariya Jutanugarn roared back to form with a superb eight-under-par 64 to claim a three-shot lead at the Canadian Pacific Womens Open on Friday. British Open champion Ariya limped out of the Olympics last week after a knee injury derailed her bid for a medal after she had taken a first-round lead. Ariya said her sore knee had improved gradually over the course of the week following her withdrawal in the third round in Rio.

Reed two ahead at Barclays as Ryder Cup spot looms
(Reuters) - Patrick Reed moved one step closer in his bid for a fifth PGA Tour win and an automatic selection for next months Ryder Cup as he seized a two-stroke lead after Fridays second round of The Barclays in Farmingdale, New York. The burly American, co-leader with Scotlands Martin Laird overnight, mixed six birdies with three bogeys in bright sunshine to card a three-under-par 68 on the challenging layout at Bethpage Black.

Ryder Cup captain Clarke calms Stenson injury concerns
Europe captain Darren Clarke has allayed fears over the fitness of British Open champion Henrik Stenson ahead of next months Ryder Cup defense at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Clarke, however, said on Friday that the world number four was simply being careful by withdrawing from the tournament. "Ive just had a message from Henrik and he said it was solely precautionary," the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports television.

Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke calms Stenson injury concerns
Europe captain Darren Clarke has allayed fears over the fitness of British Open champion Henrik Stenson ahead of next month's Ryder Cup defence at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Clarke, however, said on Friday that the world number four was simply being careful by withdrawing from the tournament. "I've just had a message from Henrik and he said it was solely precautionary," the Northern Irishman told Sky Sports television.

Dredge soars into halfway lead in Denmark
The 43-year-old carded a five-under-par second round of 66 to sit atop the leaderboard on 13 under overall, three strokes clear of Swede Joakim Lagergren. Belgian Thomas Pieters, playing with European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, continued his bid for a wildcard place for the matches that start at Hazeltine next month with a level-par 71 to stay well in contention. Northern Irishman Clarke must have been impressed by Pieters excellent scrambling skills, which he displayed with a sensational greenside bunker shot on the 18th after an earlier chip-in for par.

Golf-Spieth in contention at Barclays despite poor start
FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth rebounded from a double-bogey on his opening hole in Friday's second round to claw his way back into contention at The Barclays in Farmingdale, New York. Stung after running up an ugly six at the par-four 10th, the world number three was calmed down by his caddie, Michael Greller, and went on to card a four-under-par 67 on the challenging layout at Bethpage Black. "It's moments like 11 tee box where I really credit Michael a lot for stepping in, being a real positive voice," Spieth said of his caddie's influence, having taken four shots to complete the 10th after finding a greenside bunker with his approach.

Impressive Dredge moves three ahead in Denmark
(Reuters) - Welshman Bradley Dredge, looking to end a 10-year title drought on the European Tour, played superb golf in tough conditions to move three strokes clear after the second round of the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Friday. Dredge followed his opening 63 with a five-under-par 66 on a challenging day of strong winds at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort to post a 13-under total of 129. Swede Joakim Lagergren (70) was in second spot, with Belgium's Thomas Pieters (71) and South African Richard Sterne (67) a further shot back at nine-under.

Cowboys owner dismayed by Elliott pot shop visit
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has voiced dismay after the emergence of a video appearing to show rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott visiting a marijuana dispensary ahead of his teams pre-season loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Elliott, picked fourth overall by the Cowboys in the 2016 draft, was caught on film inside the store in Seattle but did not make any purchases. Jones however was unimpressed at seeing the Cowboys star signing visiting the store.

Golf-Impressive Dredge moves three ahead in Denmark
Welshman Bradley Dredge, looking to end a 10-year title drought on the European Tour, played superb golf in tough conditions to move three strokes clear after the second round of the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Friday. Dredge followed his opening 63 with a five-under-par 66 on a challenging day of strong winds at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort to post a 13-under total of 129. Swede Joakim Lagergren (70) was in second spot, with Belgium's Thomas Pieters (71) and South African Richard Sterne (67) a further shot back at nine-under.

Choi takes one-shot lead at Canadian Pacific
Chella Choi Woon-Jung took a one-shot lead as the weather-disrupted first round of the Canadian Pacific Womens Open wrapped up early on Friday. Choi, who had been seven under with four holes left when darkness halted play on Thursday, returned to Calgarys Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club for a 7.15am tee off to complete her round. Chois seven-under-par round put her one clear of Northern Irelands Stephanie Meadow, who had carded a six-under-par 66 on Thursday.

Golf: Reed and Laird set pace at Bethpage, Day two back
(Reuters) - Patrick Reed gave his Ryder Cup hopes a timely boost as he charged into a share of the first-round lead at The Barclays on Thursday with defending champion Jason Day in hot pursuit, two strokes back. World number one Day, who triumphed by six shots last year when the tournament was held at Plainfield Country Club, returned a 68 while fellow golfing heavyweights Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy carded 71s.

Dodgers land Ruiz in catcher swap with Phillies
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for A.J. Ellis, the teams announced on Thursday. The Dodgers also received $1 million while the Phillies got one minor league pitcher along with a player to be named later or cash considerations in the deal. Ellis, 35, is a longtime Dodgers player who is beloved in the clubhouse, but is batting just .194 and played only sporadically.

Meadow takes clubhouse lead at LPGA Canadian Pacific Women's Open
Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland fired a six-under-par 66 to take the clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Canadian Pacific Womens Open. Meadow, 24, on Thursday carded seven birdies and one bogey to tame the challenging par-72 layout at Calgarys Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club. Meadow said she was still buoyed after finishing in a respectable tie for 31st in Rio.

Reed, Laird grab early lead at PGA Barclays
Patrick Reed and Martin Laird fired five-under-par 66s to open up a one-shot lead after the first round of The Barclays Championship. Reeds impressive opening round left him sitting pretty alongside Scotlands Laird after a first round that saw Swedens Henrik Stenson limp out injured. Reed, who teed off on the back nine, grabbed the first of his three birdies on the second, before eagling the par-five fourth hole with a 16-foot putt.

Ko starts strongly in quest for fourth Canadian Open title
(Reuters) - New Zealands Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Womens Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday. The Korean-born teenager, four days after her silver medal- winning performance at the Rio Olympics, wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA competition. Ko made the Canadian Womens Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15.

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic scores
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-71 course on Thursday in Farmingdale, New York -5 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 66 Martin Laird (Britain) 66 -4 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 67 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 67 J.B. Holmes (U.S.) 67 -3 Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela) 68 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 68 Jason Day (Australia) 68 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 68 -2 Lucas Glover (U.S.) 69 John Huh (U.S.) 69 Adam Scott (Australia) 69 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 Scott Piercy (U.S.) 69 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 69 Derek Fathauer (U.S.) 69 Ryan Moore (U.S. ...

Stenson out of Barclays
New York (AFP) - British Open champion Henrik Stenson withdrew from The Barclays Championship on Thursday after aggravating a knee injury.

Lewis flirts with a 59, settles for 62 in Denmark
(Reuters) - England's Tom Lewis flirted with shooting the first ever 59 on the European Tour before settling for a nine-under-par 62 and a share of the first round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso on Thursday. Lewis had got to 12 under with five holes to play and needed only pars coming in to dip under 60 but he slipped back with bogeys at the fifth (his 14th hole), eighth and ninth to finish level with Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Swede Joakim Lagergren. "It was a good round today but a disappointing one, but how many people can get disappointed with nine under?" the 25-year-old Lewis told reporters at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

Lewis close to history at Made in Denmark
Farsø (Denmark) (AFP) - Tom Lewis looked on course to complete the first 59 in European Tour history but hit three late bogeys to finish with a joint-leading 62 at the Made in Denmark open on Thursday. The Englishman had been on target for a dream 59 finish, but he eventually ended up with a shared first round lead with Thomas Pieters and Joakim Lagergren, at nine-under-par. The Made in Denmark open is the final event in the 2016 Ryder Cup qualification race and tournament co-leader Pieters made a huge statement of intent after racing into an early lead alongside Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke.

Golf-European Tour Made in Denmark scores
Aug 25 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Made in Denmark at the par-71 course on Thursday in Farso -9 Tom Lewis (Britain) 62 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 62 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 62 -8 Bradley Dredge (Britain) 63 -6 David Lipsky (U.S. ...

Euro rookies in for star-spangled reception at Ryder Cup
Rory McIlroy reckons the five confirmed European Team Ryder Cup rookies will be in for a "rude awakening" when they get to Hazeltine later next month for the Ryder Cup. Its not that the rookies will have anything to fear in tackling the host course in Minnesota, McIlroy says. The big concern, according to McIlroy, will be dealing and coping with the overwhelmingly partisan American crowds each day of the three-day biennial showdown.

Day aims to defend Barclays' crown as playoffs begin
World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this weeks The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. Defending champion Day is joined by Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott at the event which will cut the FedEx Cup playoff field to 100 and give others a chance to bid for spots in the Ryder Cup. Also in the field of 121 is Justin Rose who is fresh off winning the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

McIlroy eyes FedExCup boost to transform his season
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has set his sights on finishing a so-so season on a strong note as he prepares this week for The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 U.S. PGA Tour. "Im trying to judge my year on wins," McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. Obviously the two missed cuts at the majors were very disappointing, especially the way I missed the cuts." The Northern Irishman missed the cut by two strokes at the U.S. Open in June and by just one shot at the PGA Championship last month.

Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage
(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tours season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honors. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.

Golf-Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage
World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honours. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.

Performance Sports ex-chairman may bid for hockey-gear maker
By John Tilak and Jessica DiNapoli TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of Performance Sports Group Ltd, Graeme Roustan, told Reuters he has hired investment banks Jefferies Group LLC and Canaccord Genuity to explore a possible bid for the troubled maker of hockey gear. Roustan said he believes he can turn around the money-losing company, which is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. The company is conducting an internal investigation into its accounting practices, which has delayed the release of its annual report.

Orioles' Tillman to be sidelined with ailing shoulder
(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday. Tillman was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Washington but felt pain in his shoulder during a bullpen session and received a cortisone shot. "I thought once it got loose it would really go away, but it never really did, and that was my first time actually experiencing it while throwing," Tillman told reporters after the Orioles 8-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles (AFP) - Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured Wednesday with a ceremony in Los Angeles, the city where he played his entire 20-year professional career.

Knox could be record-tying sixth European Ryder rookie
By Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team. Knox has won twice this season and had a pair of runner-up finishes but landed outside the group of nine automatic qualifiers because his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China did not earn him Ryder Cup points as he was not a European Tour member at the time. European captain Darren Clarke will announce on Aug. 30 three picks to complete a team that will go for an unprecedented fourth win in a row against the U.S. in the biennial event at Hazeltine in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30.

Golf - Rose, after golden Olympic run, returns to regular job
By Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Justin Rose, still feeling the glow of winning Olympic golf gold at the Rio Games, says he hopes the experience will carry him on a strong run after claiming a prize he considers "at the top". Rose prevailed in Rio in a tight, final-round duel with British Open champion Henrik Stenson and the Briton said the reaction to his victory has been overwhelming. "The whole experience...exceeded my expectations and certainly winning has blown me away in terms of the reach that it has and the global audience that it has," Rose told reporters at Bethpage Black, where The Barclays will kick off the FedExCup playoffs on Thursday.

Sandusky is innocent, deserves new trial, lawyer says
By David DeKok BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is innocent and should get a new trial, his defense lawyer told reporters following a three-day hearing in a Pennsylvania state court. "There were so many flaws in his trial," attorney Alexander Lindsay said. The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault in 2012 and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.

Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix
Europes Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next months event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, Englands Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.

Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.

Sanchez making an impression with Yankees
(Reuters) - Dominican rookie Gary Sanchez continued the blistering start to his New York Yankees career by blasting two home runs in Monday's 7-5 loss to Seattle. The 23-year-old, who was called up to the Major Leagues on Aug. 3, now has eight homers in his first 19 games, setting a Yankees record for the fastest to reach that total. A highly touted prospect as a catcher, the Yankees signed Sanchez as an international free agent when he was 16.

Players agree to interviews over PED report
(Reuters) - Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers along with Pittsburgh’s James Harrison have agreed to meet with NFLinvestigators regarding allegations of doping, the league said on its website on Monday. The NFL had set an Aug. 25 deadline for four players, including free agent Mike Neal, to come forward for questioning or face possible suspension. The accusation against the players was made in a report by Al Jazeera America in December.

Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi
Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced. Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games at the Summer Olympics, which wrapped up on Sunday. "Were excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments," general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Monday.

Comcast's Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud
Ralph Janvey, a court-appointed receiver for Stanfords companies, had argued that the sponsorship, in which Golf Channel aired hundreds of commercials for Stanford, had no real value because they furthered the Ponzi scheme.