• Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

    Associated Press - 14 minutes ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series. More »Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

  • Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

    Associated Press - 16 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana. More »Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

  • Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

    Associated Press - 6 minutes ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. More »Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

  • Ex-junior Springbok Melck relishing Germany debut

    AFP News - 27 minutes ago

    Making an international debut in your 30s is rare, but South African-born Saracens flanker Justin Melck is relishing his chance to help minnows Germany qualify for the Rugby World Cup. When his Saracens team-mates take on Clermont Auvergne in Saturday's European Cup semi-final, Melck has been released to pull on the jersey of his ancestors in a test against Sweden in the unlikely rugby outpost of Stockholm. Cape Town-born Melck, 31, who has a German passport and whose mother hails from Gondelsheim, near Karlsruhe, admits he knows little about his new team-mates and has taken some teasing from within the Saracens squad. "There has been some banter from the Saracens boys, you could hear the German national anthem at a training session for example. More »Ex-junior Springbok Melck relishing Germany debut

  • Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion

    Associated Press - 27 minutes ago

    The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Hotel officials ... More »Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion

  • Moyes left all at sea by scale of United job, says former coach

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - David Moyes lost his job as Manchester United manager because he ignored advice and failed to appreciate the scale of the job, said Rene Meulensteen, a former coach at the Premier League club. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after a disastrous 10-month spell in charge, with United now certain to finish outside the Premier League's top four for the first time. Midfielder and assistant coach Ryan Giggs placed in temporary control for the final four league matches of the season while United search for a permanent successor. Meulensteen, among a group of trusted lieutenants of former boss Alex Ferguson who Moyes removed in favor of bringing in his own backroom staff, said Moyes had paid the price for ignoring the blueprint of success forged under Ferguson. More »Moyes left all at sea by scale of United job, says former coach

  • Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

    Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races. More »Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

  • Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 30 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has left more than 300 dead or missing, with the vast majority of the victims students from a high school near the capital of Seoul. The tragedy has consumed South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the lead-up to Obama's visit and could distract from the security and economic agenda she had been expected to highlight during her meetings with the U.S. president. More »Top Asian News at 3:00 a.m. GMT

  • Brewer vetoes controversial ride-sharing bill

    Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have exempted Uber and other ride-sharing companies from insurance regulations imposed on traditional taxi and livery companies. Saying ... More »Brewer vetoes controversial ride-sharing bill

  • Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85

    Associated Press - 34 minutes ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!" More »Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85

  • Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

    AFP News - 34 minutes ago

    Deadly violence in Rio which saw tourist areas turned into battle grounds does not affect Brazil's hosting of the World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Thursday. Rio, which will stage seven matches including the July 13 final, was the scene Tuesday of angry protests and clashes between residents of a slum district a short walk from the popular Copacabana Beach and police. "I have received several messages asking me if there is a civil war in Brazil and I have replied no," added Valcke, speaking in the northern city of Fortaleza. He winds up his latest check on Brazil's World Cup preparations in Rio on Friday. More »Rio violence does not threaten World Cup: FIFA

  • Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations

    Associated Press - 47 minutes ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year. More »Buffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations

  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

    Associated Press - 50 minutes ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool. More »Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

  • Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

    Associated Press - 55 minutes ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused in a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station in Alaska is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, federal prosecutors said Thursday, countering defense arguments that the government failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a case built on speculation. More »Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

  • Senna had so much to offer, says sister

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago

    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Brazilians of a certain generation, the death of Ayrton Senna is not unlike September 11 or the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "It’s funny, it doesn’t seem like it was 20 years ago," hissister Viviane Senna said of the Formula One great's fatal crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Even though two decades have passed, Senna still casts a mighty shadow over both his sport and Brazil. During Senna's peak years between the first title with McLaren in 1988 and his death in a Williams in 1994, Formula One almost rivaled football as Brazil’s most popular sport. More »Senna had so much to offer, says sister

  • Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

    Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain. More »Everest climbing season in disarray after deaths

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

    Associated Press - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. South Korea is reeling from the ferry disaster that has left more than 300 dead or missing, with the vast majority of the victims students from a high school near the capital of Seoul. The tragedy has consumed South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the lead-up to Obama's visit and could distract from the security and economic agenda she had been expected to highlight during her meetings with the U.S. president. More »Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT

  • Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013

    Associated Press - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more. According to a Tesla filing with regulators Thursday, Musk made a base salary of $33,280 in ... More »Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013

  • 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    Associated Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said. More »11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States. More »South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

  • Doctor: Slain Minnesota teens shot multiple times

    Associated Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The two Minnesota cousins killed by a man who claimed he was defending himself after they broke into his home were each shot multiple times, a medical examiner testified Thursday, and while the initial gunshots caused serious injury, they did not immediately incapacitate the teens. More »Doctor: Slain Minnesota teens shot multiple times

  • Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter

    Associated Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. More »Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter

  • Phelps beaten in first comeback final

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London Olympics with a staggering career total of 18 gold medals, Phelps won his morning heat in the 100 meters butterfly then finished runner-up to Lochte in a close final. Lochte, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who beat Phelps to win the 400m individual medley at London, touched the wall first in 51.93 seconds with Phelps just behind in 52.13. Phelps' time was well outside the world record of 49.82 he set at the 2009 world championships but still safely under the qualifying standard for the U.S. national championships in August, which double as the selection event for next year's world titles in Russia. More »Phelps beaten in first comeback final

  • NBA: First-round playoff results

    AFP News - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    Results from Thursday's first-round NBA playoff games (all series best-of-seven): More »NBA: First-round playoff results

  • Martin shoots course record 62, leads by two in New Orleans

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Martin made light of gusting afternoon winds to reel off 10 birdies, capped off by a chip-in from 55 feet at the 17th hole at the TPC Louisiana. He leads by two shots from fellow American Andrew Svoboda and holds a three-shot edge over Swede Peter Hanson and South Korean Noh Seung-yul. "Awesome way to start," Martin told the PGA Tour's website, PGATour.com. More »Martin shoots course record 62, leads by two in New Orleans

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