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london attacker wasn’t hiding in plain sight—he wasn’t even hiding


london—khuram butt, one of the knife-wielding terrorists who killed eight in a rampage last weekend, wasn’t a silent plotter blending unseen into immigrant neighborhoods. he was out and about, openly trying to draw others to his radical view.near a carpet shop on a side street in east london, the ummah fitness centre bills itself as a spot for devout muslims to box and lift weights. men and women exercise separately, there are...






former outfielder, white sox broadcaster jimmy piersall dead at 87


jimmy piersall may have been the only sports announcer to always — always — say exactly what he thought.it wasn't always smart or fair, and he wasn't always right or enlightened. it was always captivating, which is more than can be said of some of the games he called.fans hung on his every word,...jimmy piersall may have been the only sports announcer to always — always — say exactly what he thought.it wasn't always smart or fair, and he wasn't always right or enlightened. it was always captivating, which is more than can be said of some of the games he called.fans hung on his every word,... (phil rosenthal)






the real history of st. patrick’s day


when you think of st. patrick’s day, you probably think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “kiss me i’m irish,” and everybody talking about how irish they suddenly are. that’s all well and good, but i bet you don’t know much about the holiday’s origins, or the saint it celebrates. well, take off that stupid hat, stop talking like a leprechaun for a second, and educate yourself a smidge.st. patrick, considered the patron saint of ireland, was actually born in banna venta berniae, a town in roman britain, sometime in the late 300s ad. that’s right, patrick wasn’t irish. and his name wasn’t patrick either—it was maewyn succat, but he didn’t care for that so he chose to be known as patricius down the line. he actually had many monikers throughout his life: he was known by many as mag






santana: molina's hr 'wasn't a bad pitch'


twins righthander ervin santana says he wasn't unhappy with the pitch that yadier molina hit into nl bullpen during the all-star game, "he just made good contact."






the real history of st. patrick’s day


when you think of st. patrick’s day, you probably think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “kiss me i’m irish,” and everybody talking about how irish they suddenly are. that’s all well and good, but i bet you don’t know much about the holiday’s origins, or the saint it celebrates. well, take off that stupid hat, stop talking like a leprechaun for a second, and educate yourself a smidge.st. patrick, considered the patron saint of ireland, was actually born in banna venta berniae, a town in roman britain (which now lies in the northamptonshire region of england) sometime in the late 300s ad. that’s right, patrick wasn’t irish. and his name wasn’t patrick either—it was maewyn succat, but he didn’t care for that so he chose to be known as patricius down the line. he actually had many






the real history of st. patrick’s day


when you think of st. patrick’s day, you probably think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “kiss me i’m irish,” and everybody talking about how irish they suddenly are. that’s all well and good, but i bet you don’t know much about the holiday’s origins, or the saint it celebrates. well, take off that stupid hat, stop talking like a leprechaun for a second, and educate yourself a smidge.st. patrick, considered the patron saint of ireland, was actually born in banna venta berniae, a town in roman britain (which now lies in the northamptonshire region of england) sometime in the late 300s ad. that’s right, patrick wasn’t irish. and his name wasn’t patrick either—it was maewyn succat, but he didn’t care for that so he chose to be known as patricius down the line. he actually had many






mugabe 'wasn't offered anything' to resign


videofather fidelis mukonori said he could not confirm reports that zimbabwe's ex-leader was granted $10m (£7.5m) to ease him out of office.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-42132027/mugabe-wasn-t-offered-anything-to-resignread more about sharingclose share panel






take a look at the xbox one x


there’s a new xbox in town. there wasn’t that much of the actual hardware on show in the company’s e3 presser though, so here’s a better look at the xbox one x’s design.that’s an xbox one s in back, for comparison’s sake. there wasn’t a white model of the xbox one x announced.as you can tell by the size of the controller there, this thing is pretty small!for an all-around look (including the back, if you’re interested in ports), here’s some video stephen shot of the new console following the press conference:






these environmentalists say meat is okay sometimes


chik’n, cashew, and mushroom korma. image via the reductarian foundation.brian kateman, like many once-vegetarians, wasn’t perfect. but he wasn’t trying to be. one thanksgiving during his college years, kateman recalls reaching for a piece of turkey, which he permitted himself because of the special occasion. his older sister, predictably, started making fun of him.advertisement“in that moment i tried to explain that it wasn’t about being perfect, it wasn’t about purity,” kateman said. in his view, the more compassionate meals he could eat, the better—but a few pieces of turkey weren’t going to make or break his activism.regardless of philosophy and intent, being a vegetarian who sometimes eats meat leaves one open to ridicule. after another, similar incident involving a hangover, an ihop,






tempers flare, ejections follow in lakers' 107-103 loss to the bucks


in the past two days, lakers point guard d’angelo russell has heard from luke walton, brian shaw, magic johnson and rob pelinka.all of them had a similar message.“be aggressive no matter what my role is,” russell said. “be aggressive. i think i was. i just wasn’t, i guess my mentality wasn’t... (tania ganguli)






cnn’s chris cuomo hits back at right-wingers in ambush interview


alt-right agitator laura loomer ambushed cnn’s chris cuomo outside of the new york headquarters demanding to know why he advocated extortion. it didn’t go well for her. “there was no encouraging and extortion. he wasn’t a teenager,” cuomo told loomer. “the reason i took the tweet down was because a decision had already been made. i thought it was more conditional whether or not his name was going to be released and it wasn’t. his name was already going to be kept because of his own actions and their concerns about his own privacy. so it didn’t make any sense, so i took it down.” loomer asked if cnn should be “targeting citizens” over graphics they don’t like and cuomo told her that wasn’t what happened. “i think you should look at the content that was on that site and think about who you’r






cnn panel smacks down surrogate jack kingston when he claims trump didn’t want t


cnn’s anderson cooper cited president donald trump’s promise that on “day one” he would repeal and replace obamacare. but former rep. jack kingston (r-ga) towed the trump line that it wasn’t really a “promise” so much as a political tool. “wasn’t the ‘repeal and replace obamacare,’ wasn’t that a huge issue, a core — that was the number one thing for donald trump, wasn’t it?” cooper asked. “that was more of a ted cruz issue,” kingston tried to claim.“come on!” cnn’s gloria borger shouted.“oh, my gosh,” another panelist said as the others shouted over each other at kingston. “that was on day one!” cooper said. “i was at 20 rallies where donald trump spoke. i never heard him say it was a political statement,” cnn’s ryan lizza shouted at kingston. “it was an obligatory republican line for ever






john oliver agrees with trump that comey ‘tapes’ gambit ‘wasn’t very stupid’: it


facebook, politics, trump news, u.s. newsjohn oliver agrees with trump that comey ‘tapes’ gambit ‘wasn’t very stupid’: it was ‘extraordinarily stupid’david ferguson25 jun 2017 at 23:26 eton sunday’s edition of “last week tonight,” host john oliver lambasted president donald trump’s statements about his lies about having “tapes” of his conversations with ousted fbi director james comey.oliver played a clip from “fox and friends” of trump saying he’d raised the specter of recordings of the conversations to “keep comey honest” in his testimony before congress, which he went on to congratulate himself, saying, “it wasn’t very stupid” of himself.“what the fuck was that?” oliver demanded. “whenever trump talks, it’s like a lottery machine that spits out words and a speak and spell that just fell






official: berlin truck attacker autopsy indicates drug use


milan — an italian official says that the autopsy on the chief suspect in the berlin christmas market attack indicated frequent drug use.a court official said saturday that anis amri used both cocaine and hashish use, although not on the day he was killed. the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to give details about the case, says it wasn't possible to determine whether he had used the drugs before the dec. 19 truck attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens.amri was killed during a routine stop by police in a milan suburb four days after the attack.it wasn't clear why amri, a 24-year-old tunisian, had come to italy. authorities say he may have been heading toward sicily, where he had some acquaintances.






baseball career over, but wild ride continues for 'grandpa' david ross


david ross watched, helpless and hopeful.the cubs' retiring 39-year-old catcher was about to become a father for the third time on aug. 26, 2015.but he wasn't sure whether his wife, hyla, was going to survive. he wasn't sure his daughter, harper lynn ross, would either.hyla remembers seeing...david ross watched, helpless and hopeful.the cubs' retiring 39-year-old catcher was about to become a father for the third time on aug. 26, 2015.but he wasn't sure whether his wife, hyla, was going to survive. he wasn't sure his daughter, harper lynn ross, would either.hyla remembers seeing... (paul skrbina)






this fan only has eyes for the game


alejandro sioron, 21, wasn't yelling at the americans. he wasn't chucking empty beer cups their way. his eyes were glued on the field. "they're so evenly matched," he said. "it's thrilling. how could my focus be on the fans? it's on the game."but he did feel a stirring of nationalism seeing the stadium packed with his countrymen, dressed all in green."it's so emotional, to see so many of my countrymen together," said sioron, who works at a car dealership. "it's beautiful to see."






woman reels from memories of tough childhood – the denver post


dear amy: i am a 50-year-old woman, married with two grown kids.my mother died five years ago. after marrying my dad, she had four kids in about four years (i’m the oldest). she had no other family here in america, and my father worked seven days a week to support his family, so he was gone a lot. i know it wasn’t easy for her.she wasn’t very affectionate. she really didn’t hug or kiss us, or tell us she loved us. i wasn’t supervised very much. there was a period when i was 6-8 years old where i think, looking back, she must have been depressed. she had several family members die within a three- to four-year period.sometimes i would go to school without brushing my hair or my teeth, and wear the same clothes for several days. i acted out at school, i think for attention, because i really w






vegetarians are watering down their movement to appeal to meat-lovers


chik’n, cashew, and mushroom korma. image via the reductarian foundation.brian kateman, like many once-vegetarians, wasn’t perfect. but he wasn’t trying to be. one thanksgiving during his college years, kateman recalls reaching for a piece of turkey, which he permitted himself because of the special occasion. his older sister, predictably, started making fun of him.advertisement“in that moment i tried to explain that it wasn’t about being perfect, it wasn’t about purity,” kateman said. in his view, the more compassionate meals he could eat, the better—but a few pieces of turkey weren’t going to make or break his activism.regardless of philosophy and intent, being a vegetarian who sometimes eats meat leaves one open to ridicule. after another, similar incident involving a hangover, an ihop,






texas' voter id law is "unexplainable on grounds other than race," federal judge


beaumont, texas -- a federal judge has again struck down texas’ voter id law, ruling it is actually meant to keep minorities from voting, and the state is expected to appeal.eighty-six-year-old floyd carrier served his country in the army, but in 2012, he wasn’t allowed to do his civic duty. he was denied the right to vote at the polling place near his beaumont, texas, home.floyd carrier, 86, tried to vote in 2012 using his veterans administration card but was told it was not one of the seven approved photo ids set forth in a 2011 texas law. cbs news he says it felt like he wasn’t a citizen anymore. “i wasn’t a citizen no more, i wasn’t,” he said.carrier says he wasn’t allowed to vote because of a voter id law passed in texas in 2011 that required one of seven types of approved picture ids






police: officer shoots armed man in gas station disturbance


petersburg, va. — virginia police say an officer responding to a disturbance at a gas station shot and wounded a man who was firing a gun.petersburg police say the incident happened about 2 a.m. friday. the officer reported "an active disturbance" in the gas station parking lot, where a large group was gathered.police say the officer saw a man firing a gun and fired his weapon, striking the man an unknown number of times.the richmond times-dispatch quotes capt. brian braswell as saying it wasn't clear whether the man was aiming at someone or firing into the air. he was taken to a hospital with injuries that police say aren't life-threatening.the officer wasn't hurt and is on an administrative assignment pending a review.the race of the people involved wasn't immediately clear.






sloppy play and a weak finish lead clippers to a loss at dallas


now, doc rivers wasn’t rooting for utah to lose its game against the new york knicks on wednesday night, but the clippers coach wasn’t rooting for the jazz to win, either.rivers watched the game with interest because the jazz are lining up as a potential western conference playoff foe for the... (broderick turner)






john oliver agrees with trump that comey ‘tapes’ gambit ‘wasn’t very stupid’: it


on sunday’s edition of “last week tonight,” host john oliver lambasted president donald trump’s statements about his lies about having “tapes” of his conversations with ousted fbi director james comey.oliver played a clip from “fox and friends” of trump saying he’d raised the specter of recordings of the conversations to “keep comey honest” in his testimony before congress, which he went on to congratulate himself, saying, “it wasn’t very stupid” of himself.“what the fuck was that?” oliver demanded. “whenever trump talks, it’s like a lottery machine that spits out words and a speak and spell that just fell into a toilet.”“wow,” oliver said, “‘it wasn’t very stupid.’ let’s break down what just happened there.”he continued, “he didn’t just casually admit to misleading the american public. he






pope to kids: i wasn't 'bravo' at soccer, so i played goalie


rome — pope francis has told children at an italian sports center he didn't play soccer very well as a youth and was stuck with the nickname "tough leg."an 11-year-old boy asked francis during a parish visit in the rome suburb of acilia sunday afternoon if he had played soccer as a child.francis, a keen soccer fan in his native argentina, said since he wasn't "bravo" he usually ended up playing goalie.the pope said: "when i was your age, i played soccer, but i wasn't 'bravo' at playing soccer, and where i come from, they call you 'pata dura,' 'tough leg.'"he added: "i was a 'pata dura' and that's why i usually was the goalie, so i wouldn't have to move around."






lebron james warns lavar ball to stop talking about his kids


lavar ball has put himself in quite the predicament after speaking about lebron james and his children on chris broussard’s in the zone podcast. ball shared his opinion that his three sons are in a better position to succeed than james’ offspring because they wouldn’t have the extreme pressure of living up to the hype of their dad’s career.read: lebron james & beats by dre helped reunite the hot boys in new orleansthe father of ucla standout lonzo ball, who said he was good enough to “kill” michael jordan one-on-one claimed, “the monsters in the nba, their dads wasn’t that good. they were ok, they was players, but the fact that the old [dell] curry wasn’t no all-star, he wasn’t cold. he could shoot the ball, though. kobe bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster.”he l






lebron james warns lavar ball to stop talking about his kids


lavar ball has put himself in quite the predicament after speaking about lebron james and his children on chris broussard’s in the zone podcast. ball shared his opinion that his three sons are in a better position to succeed than james’ offspring because they wouldn’t have the extreme pressure of living up to the hype of their dad’s career.read: lebron james & beats by dre helped reunite the hot boys in new orleansthe father of ucla standout lonzo ball, who said he was good enough to “kill” michael jordan one-on-one claimed, “the monsters in the nba, their dads wasn’t that good. they were ok, they was players, but the fact that the old [dell] curry wasn’t no all-star, he wasn’t cold. he could shoot the ball, though. kobe bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster.”he l






help elderly mother-in-law even if she wasn't very nice in past?


the problem: my mother-in-law has never been a big fan of mine. now she’s in need of me. i told my husband that this is really hard for me. there were a lot of times she could have been there for me, but she wasn’t. do i just suck it up because she’s 82?low road: ask her if she hears that loud whistle. it’s the sound of the helping train barreling past. pity she didn’t buy a ticket long ago.high road:i’m not convinced that your mil has never been a fan of yours. i’m guessing that she is the stoic sort who never was good at telling you or showing you how much she appreciated you, regardless of your differences.i say this because, now that she is aging and vulnerable, she turned to the person she believes is the best candidate to be competent, knowledgeable and reliable. perhaps she was watc






ex-wife: georgia dad didn't mean to kill toddler in hot car


atlanta — the ex-wife of a 36-year-old georgia man convicted of murder for leaving their toddler son to die inside a hot suv says she still believes "it was an accident."justin ross harris was sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty in november. his son, 22-month-old cooper harris, died after being left for hours in the suv outside his father's workplace.harris' ex-wife, leanna taylor, told abc's "20/20" (http://abcn.ws/2lqo6r9 ) in an interview airing friday that she "never" believed harris meant to kill their son.taylor told the atlanta journal-constitution and wsb-tv (http://on-ajc.com/2lqaiy6) her son is "seen as a child that wasn't loved and wasn't wanted, and that just wasn't true."taylor moved from metro atlanta to alabama after cooper's death. she testified in har






the future of surgical training may be in an app, and ar technology


i wasn’t sure what to do next. a patient’s knee was laid out on the table in front of me, and the needle in my hand was filled with anesthetic. i knew it had to be injected into one of the exposed, fleshy areas of the knee, but i wasn’t sure which part, or how much to administer. i took a clumsy jab in the direction i thought was right. it wasn’t.thankfully, rather than a medical catastrophe, and the sound of an incoming lawsuit to alert me of my wrongdoing, i got a big, yellow warning triangle. i was wearing microsoft hololens, the “patient” wasn’t really there, and i was trying touch surgery’s innovative platform, which helps surgeons learn and practice an operation without the need for an actual patient.despite my frivolous use, it’s not a toy. there’s a chance the skilled hands that ma






us nuclear engineer sentenced to 2 years for helping china


knoxville, tenn. — a taiwan-born u.s. nuclear engineer who pleaded guilty to helping china build reactors using u.s. technology has been sentenced in tennessee to two years in prison.the knoxville news sentinel reports chief u.s. district judge tom varlan sentenced 67-year-old szuhsiung "allen" ho on thursday. varlan said ho's case wasn't as serious as offenses involving weapons of mass destruction described in the law that he pleaded guilty under.varlan also ordered a year of supervised release and a fine of $20,000.ho's lawyers have said he wasn't trying to help china produce nuclear weapons. the information he bought for china related to production of nuclear energy.prosecutors contend even if ho wasn't trying to help china strengthen its military nuclear weapon program, china can't be






cops: 'stop calling 911' order wasn't made to killing victim


sanford, fla. — police in florida say an officer wasn't directing a "stop calling 911" comment to a woman who was fatally shot along with her 8-year-old son hours later.police were called to a home in the orlando suburb of sanford on march 27 after latina herring's boyfriend called 911 to complain she had taken his keys.police bodycam video shows an officer saying, "we're going to handle it" and "stop calling 911 to make accusations you don't know about." but police say the comment was directed at "a third party complainant who continued to make 911 calls about the incident while officers were on scene."extended bodycam video released by police appears to verify that the comment wasn't directed at herring.authorities say herring's boyfriend killed her and her son hours later.






three people s in two separate incidents tuesday morning


police early tuesday were investigating after two people showed up at mt. sinai hospital, each with a guns wound.chicago police said a 26-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man showed up at the hospital about 9 a.m. it wasn’t immediately clear if they arrived together or separately and their relationship, if any, wasn’t disclosed.they told police they had been s in the 4400 block of south pbell avenue in the brighton park neighborhood.police didn’t say whether they found a crime scene at the location and it wasn’t immediately clear if they were searching for a shooter.a third person was s in a separate incident about 10:15 a.m., police said.officers responded to the 7100 block of south sangamon street in the englewood neighborhood and found a 29-year-old man who had been s several times in h






stanford women out, cal women up in christmas poll


it wasn’t a good christmas morning for the once powerful stanford women’s basketball team.the cardinal’s 17-year run in the top 25 ended when it tumbled out of the associated press women’s basketball poll for the first time since 2001. that ended a streak of 312 consecutive ranked weeks.on the other side of the bay, the cal women (9-2) were ranked no. 20, up four spots from a week ago.stanford is 6-6 this season and lost at home last week to western illinois and tennessee. five of the cardinal’s six losses this season have come to teams that were in the top 10 when they played.the exception is western illinois. the leathernecks are 10-3, but the school’s own web site called the stanford victory the “biggest win in program history.”stanford coach tara vanderveer defended her team’s so-so re






kinja roundup


deadspin why the vote to move the raiders to las vegas wasn’t unanimous | gizmodo how i let disney tkinja!today 10:14amfiled to: morning favorites0deadspin why the vote to move the raiders to las vegas wasn’t unanimous | gizmodo how i let disney track my every move | jezebel the cast of the fresh prince of bel-air reunited for a very good photo | the root what chris brown’s guest appearance on black-ish says about all of us |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


deadspin why the vote to move the raiders to las vegas wasn’t unanimous | gizmodo how i let disney tkinja!yesterday 10:14amfiled to: morning favorites0deadspin why the vote to move the raiders to las vegas wasn’t unanimous | gizmodo how i let disney track my every move | jezebel the cast of the fresh prince of bel-air reunited for a very good photo | the root what chris brown’s guest appearance on black-ish says about all of us |replyleave a reply






woman charged with neglecting son with cerebral palsy


tarpon springs, fla. (ap) — a florida woman is charged with felony neglect after authorities say her 8-year-old son with cerebral palsy went unfed and wasn’t given his medication.wfts-tv reports 39-year-old linda courter was arrested thursday after child protective investigators removed three children from her care earlier this month.pinellas county deputies say courter wasn’t caring for her children so she could support her drug addiction. investigators said she was living out of her car and in and out of motels known for drug sales.the arrest report said the boy with cerebral palsy was malnourished and his bones were protruding. it said he was pale, very lethargic and had a dirty diaper.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.courter was released on $50,000 bond. a woma






philippines’ rodrigo duterte says casino attack wasn’t terrorism


manila, philippines—president rodrigo duterte said saturday that a gunman’s rampage at a manila casino that led to a lethal fire wasn’t an act of terrorism despite claims by islamic state, while casino officials and police unveiled videos they said indicated arson and robbery.mr. duterte said during a news briefing in the southern philippines that he did not believe the attacker’s motive was terrorism.“that is not the work...






crash in western oil patch kills 83-year-old williston man


williston, n.d. (ap) — a collision in the north dakota oil patch involving a semitrailer and a sport utility vehicle has killed an 83-year-old williston man.the highway patrol says the man drove his suv into the path of the semi at a u.s. highway 2 intersection north of williston about 12:45 p.m. wednesday.the man was declared dead at a williston hospital. he wasn’t immediately identified.the semi driver wasn’t injured.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.