Oceans face ‘acidification crisis’

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximu

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

Harris: Bruins roster suddenly looks pretty good

GROWN-UP PROBLEMS: It's up to Don Sweeney and his team to bring in some NHL-ready talent. 1. Thursday, July 2, 2015. Print Email 0 Comments. By: Stephen Harris. To focus on the strange exit of young defenseman Dougie Hamilton could mean 

While Spurs Sit and Wait for LaMarcus Aldridge, Plan B Is Becoming Less Clear

LaMarcus Aldridge is Plan A for the San Antonio Spurs, and following a pair of eye-opening moves, he's officially a realistic target. But the franchise is running out of options for Plan B. To be clear, San Antonio shouldn't be in panic mode. According

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 ...

St. Louis fires scouting director in wake of hacking scandal

Chris Correa fired as club is in middle of investigation of possibly illegally hacking database for Houston Astros players. By Seattle Times staff. The Associated Press. ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals said Thursday they have fired scouting

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 ...

Djokovic, Serena, Sharapova eye Wimbledon last 16

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova target Wimbledon last-16 places on Friday, hoping to avoid the underdog trap that claimed two-time winner Rafael Nadal. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam winner, was knocked out by German qualifie

Behind Gamel’s slam, RailRiders end losing skid in big way – Scranton Times

The RailRiders scored five runs in the fourth inning and seven more in the sixth behind Ben Gamel's grand slam, and Luis Severino offered five stout innings on the way to a 14-2 pummeling of Pawtucket on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium. The win snappe

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 - The

Branstad vetoes school spending, mental health deal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad announced a series of budget vetoes Thursday, using his powerful pen to cross out $55.7 million in one-time education funding as well as a bipartisan deal to keep two state mental health institutes op

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

Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

CHICAGO 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 on Thursday. That includes a brewing ...

Aide says potential prosecution of Paxton ‘a political hit job’

Ensnarled in an investigation that threatens his new administration, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said through a spokesman that his potential prosecution on state securities violations is a “political hit job” by “inexperienced” lawyers. “Th

Perry: GOP lost ‘moral legitimacy’ by dropping appeal to black voters

Rick Perry extended an outstretched hand to black voters Thursday, criticizing his own party for championing states' rights while doing too little for civil rights. In a speech before the National Press Club in Washington, Perry appeared to ask for a ...

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

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

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