Source: New York Daily News Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas, a Harvard University study said on Tuesday. According to researchers, this is the first large national study to examine links between [...]
ROLAND S. MARTIN: Appointment Process In Congress Is Beyond ShamefulWhen you win the White House, you get to pick the team you want. Sure, that sounds simple and doesn’t need any clarification, but it’s clear that simplicity and clarity is lacking in Washington, D.C.
THE ATLANTIC: Black Unemployment Is Still Shamefully HighThis year, Washington’s political class hasn’t merely given up on trying to fix U.S. unemployment; it’s given up on even discussing the subject. This is shameful, and not simply because the jobless rate is still two or so percentage points higher nationwide than it should be, or because the long-term unemployed have been left out to dry. No, it’s shameful because many communities across the country are still simply being ravaged by the lack of work.
Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has no money to pay a $750,000 fine and wants to serve his prison time first if he and his wife both go to jail, according to court documents. Jackson, a one-time rising Democratic Party star from Illinois, admitted last year to using $750,000 [...]
Source: Jason Whitlock / Fox Sports This NBA season started with LeBron James in a happy place, a Samsung commercial showing James tooling around Miami with his boyz looking utterly content, pleased with himself and unburdened by expectations. King James conquered the NBA’s game of thrones. And like King Joffrey, LeBron could not contain his [...]
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss which team will win Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Source: Kelly Dwyer / Yahoo! Sports Nearly three years ago, LeBron James was roundly criticized for his hubris in talking up not just one but several Miami Heat championships in the wake of his signing with the team, in a move that may have actually been the least tactless of all the antics that LeBron and crew gave us [...]
Source: Doug Farrar / Yahoo! News Per multiple reports, Wanetta Gibson, the woman who falsely accused linebacker Brian Banks of rape when they were both students at Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic High School, has been ordered to repay $2.6 million in damages related to the $1.5 million she received from the Long Beach School District in a 2007 [...]
Source: Karen DeYoung / The Washington Post After more than a decade of war in Afghanistan, and nearly three years of sputtering and unsuccessful attempts at talks, the United States will open formal negotiations with the Taliban this week aimed at ending insurgent attacks, officials said Tuesday. The new dialogue, with a Taliban delegation that [...]
Afghan forces have taken over the security lead in Afghanistan, following an official handover from the US-led NATO coalition on Tuesday. (June 18)
Source: Ramona Shelburne / ESPN The Los Angeles Clippers informed the Boston Celtics on Tuesday morning they are pulling out of talks to acquire Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, sources told ESPN. The teams have no plans to speak again, the sources said, and the Clippers are preparing to move on and hire a coach this week. The Boston Globe, meanwhile, [...]
Source: Mary Beth Marklein and Michael Auslen / USA Today After years of deep budget cuts, several states are poised to boost higher education funding this year, often in exchange for a promise by public colleges and universities to freeze tuition. Iowa, Minnesota, Montana and Nebraska are among states where universities have agreed to keep their [...]