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

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

Iftar dinner invites multi-faith Ottawa community to live out Muslim tradition

Lisa Duchene, photographed at last year's Harmony Iftar Dinner, participated in the first event seven years ago when a small group of 40 friends broke fast during Ramadan. Now, the event brings out more than 400 people. Samantha Wright Allen / Ottaw