Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has ...

Rafael Nadal loses his edge on grass courts

WIMBLEDON, England — After having reached the final here in five consecutive appearances in the last decade, Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth consecutive loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked outside the top 100. It begs the question: Is Nadal done on ...

Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts ...

Dwyane Wade stays in Miami

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dwyane Wade has spent 12 years in Miami, and it looks like he is set for at least one more year with the Heat organization. On Friday (July 3 PHT), Wade accepted a $20 million 

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Tioga Downs Not Threatened by Binghamton Casino Bid

Tioga Downs submitted its final casino requests for approval just days after the Binghamton City Council approved a request to start discussing plans for a casino in Binghamton. But Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural isn't concerned. Gabrielle Lucivero h

George Takei implies Clarence Thomas race traitor in defense of ‘blackface …

In a Facebook post, George Takei said that blackface is not racist and/or that it is acceptable for an outsider to tell a black man that he is a racist caricature. He also used an analogy that would imply that ... more >. By Victor Morton - T

Republicans approve limiting public access to records

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly all records created by state and local government officials, including bill drafts and communications with staff, would not be subject to the Wisconsin open records law under a sweeping surprise change Republica

Branstad axes more than $60 million for education

Gov. Terry Branstad (from left) waits backstage as Bruce Rastetter, host of the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit, talks during the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit at the Elwell Family Food Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015. (Stephe

UPDATE 3-Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

(Adds unions suing over pay). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said ...

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas May Face Securities-Fraud Indictment

HOUSTON — Evidence that Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, committed securities fraud before he became the state's top lawyer will soon be presented to a grand jury, a special prosecutor said this week. Mr. Paxton, a Republican, was dogged b

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid