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USC's Chimezie Metu likely a first-round NBA pick if he decides to leave school early

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:05

First things first when it comes to the NBA draft prospects of USC’s players.

Forward Chimezie Metu would probably be taken in the first round if he decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft, one NBA Western Conference scout told The Times on condition of anonymity because he was not...

Categories: US SPORTS

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, and setting off quake alert systems.
Categories: News, US News

Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
Venezuela’s former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American country.
Categories: News, US News

Cyril Ramaphosa, elected South Africa’s new president, confronts woes of Zuma legacy

Washington Post Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:00
Mired in corruption scandals, Jacob Zuma was forced to resign leaving the ANC reputation in tatters.
Categories: News, US News

Roger Federer Secures No. 1 Ranking at Age 36

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:56
Federer reached the semifinals at the ABN AMRO World Tournament and on Monday, he will become the oldest player to top the world rankings.
Categories: US SPORTS

Olympics Buzz: U.S. takes the Tinder Gold

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:50

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

The United States may be struggling at times to make it to the medal platform, but there is something in which this country is far and away the gold medalist. But first,...

Categories: US SPORTS

On Eve Of Olympics Debut, Jamaican Women's Bobsled Team Loses And Finds A Sled

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:38

As their head coach left the team, she threatened to take the sled with her. But Jamaican beer makers volunteered to pay for a new one just in time for training on site.

(Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF)

Categories: News, US News

Chief of Staff Orders an Overhaul for Security Clearances

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:22
John F. Kelly suggested that there were serious shortcomings with the system for vetting officials with access to the country’s most closely guarded secrets.
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Jim Bridwell, Mountaineering Maverick, Is Dead at 73

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:18
With a go-for-broke style, Mr. Bridwell conquered countless peaks, many in Yosemite, where he led the 1970s climbers known as the Stonemasters.
Categories: US SPORTS

News Analysis: Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:14
By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.
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No, Mikaela Shiffrin Can’t Win Them All

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:06
Shiffrin, who said she felt oddly adrift during her first run, finished fourth in the slalom, her best event.
Categories: US SPORTS

The Mets Add Another Piece, and This Time It’s a Starting Pitcher

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:03
Jason Vargas won 18 games for the Kansas City Royals last season as a reliable left-hander. Now he will add depth to a Mets rotation often shadowed by injuries.
Categories: US SPORTS

Mexico's Olympic team has north-of-the-border flavor

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:55

Robert Franco was born and raised in Northern California, the son of a Mexican father and Caucasian mother. He looks white, and has forgotten much of the Spanish he spoke as a child.

But he does recall numerous trips to Jalisco and Guanajuato, the reunions with his tios and primos — uncles and...

Categories: US SPORTS

Media Memo: A Familiar Editorial Split After Parkland Shooting, but Not Everywhere

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:41
A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.
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Trump Administration Proposes Stiff Penalties on Steel and Aluminum Imports

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:35
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.
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Congress Struggles for Path Forward on Immigration

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:32
After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”
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Kentucky Teen Charged With Murder And Assault After January School Shooting

NPR Headlines - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:21

The identity of the 15-year-old suspect, who will be tried as an adult, had not been confirmed until Friday. Two students were killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

(Image credit: Robert Ray/AP)

Categories: News, US News

Corey Seager will keep working hard, sometimes more than the Dodgers want

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:15

On Jan. 27, Corey Seager wrote on social media for only the second time since the World Series. He tweeted a video of himself spraying line drives from a batting cage inside a facility run by former Dodgers coach Shawn Wooten.

“No better place to get some work in,” Seager wrote.

Earlier that day,...

Categories: US SPORTS

Chip Kelly's UCLA staff has openings after departures of Hank Fraley, Angus McClure

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:15

A month after it was initially completed, Chip Kelly’s first UCLA coaching staff suddenly has two openings to fill.

Offensive line coach Hank Fraley has departed to become the assistant offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions, the NFL team announced Friday, and tight ends coach Angus McClure...

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Frustrated Military Tribunal Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case

FiveThirtyEight - Sat, 2018-02-17 07:13
The judge described himself as shaken by his experience in the case and portrayed a detainee’s former defense lawyers as pursuing a “revolution to the system” by defying judicial orders.
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