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Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, shot and killed, says Zimbabwe conservation task forceCalipari, Towns impressed by Wildcats' summer workouts (Yahoo Sports)


Kentucky head coach John Calipari directs his team during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Kentucky coach John Calipari believes his latest class of talented recruits can keep the Wildcats in the national championship discussion. Playing pickup games against those newcomers has No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns just as convinced of the Wildcats' potential. Back in Lexington this week to help with Calipari's summer camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves' top selection is impressed by the mix of returnees from last year's 38-1 Final Four squad and another group of prized prospects.


Family feud in evidence at Bobbi Kristina funeralFrom Russia with love: Ruffini proposes marriage after win (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, 2015, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome. For Houston fans, the scene was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.


Italy's gold medal winner Simone Ruffini shows placard

It started with nausea and vomiting. Simone Ruffini's victory in swimming's version of the marathon at the world championships involved a parade of emotions on Saturday. Despite throwing up twice during the opening lap on the Kazanka River, the Italian eventually stood atop the podium under a light drizzle after the nearly five-hour 25-kilometer race, and held up a marriage proposal for girlfriend and teammate Aurora Ponsele.


Wing part arrives at French lab for probe into MH370 linkBrowns lineman Winn hurts right knee in practice (Yahoo Sports)

An aerial view taken on July 31, 2015 in Saint-Andre, on the French island of La Reunion, shows the shore where a plane debris and a piece from a luggage were found on July 29A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island and suspected to belong to missing flight MH370 arrived Saturday at a French laboratory for analysis. If confirmed as being from the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months. The convoy containing the two-metre (six-and-a-half-foot) wing part was escorted by police overland from Paris to the defence ministry laboratory near the southwestern city of Toulouse, encased in a wooden crate.


Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn watches during practice at the NFL football team's training camp Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns defensive lineman Billy Winn has been carted off the practice field with a potentially serious injury to his right knee.


Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland had been warned over conduct: APNBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition (Yahoo Sports)

Still image of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewSandra Bland was pulled over in her car on July 10 by a white state trooper, Brian Encinia, for failing to signal a lane change. A prosecutor in Waller County, which is northwest of Houston and where the arrest and death happened, said on July 23 that an autopsy supported the medical examiner's initial ruling of suicide.


JOHANNESBURG, SA - AUGUST 1: Hakeem Olajuwon #34 and Dikembe Mutombo #55 of Team Africa waits to check into the game against Team World during the NBA Africa Game 2015 as part of Basketball Without Boarders on August 1, 2015 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday - starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. It got even louder when African NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again and play for a little while in the second quarter. The 52-year-old Olajuwon, in a Houston No. 34 jersey, pulled off a turn-around jumper - the ''Dream Shake'' - that had the current NBA stars leaping off the benches with their arms in the air.


Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral draws crowd of onlookersWHO and sailing body seek virus tests in Rio Olympic venues (Yahoo Sports)

Mourners arrive near a hearse for the funeral of Kristina Bobbi Brown, the only child of singer Whitney Houston at Saint James United Methodist Church in AlpharettaBy Rich McKay ALPHARETTA, Ga., (Reuters) - Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Brown's funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb, was private and closed to the public, but dozens of well-wishers stood behind police barricades outside. Brown died on Sunday at a hospice, six months after suffering irreversible brain damage in a still unexplained incident at her Roswell, Georgia, home.


A triathlete swims in the waters off Copacabana beach during training, despite published warnings that water in the area was

The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus tests. The moves come after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to Olympic athletes in venues around Rio rife with sewage. In a statement to the AP, the World Health Organization said it suggested the International Olympic Committee start monitoring for viruses at the Rio venues.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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