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Wonderschool gets $2M to help solve America’s childcare quandary

 In the U.S., childcare presents a nerve-wracking quagmire for parents. It’s expensive—almost a fifth of American families spend more than a quarter of their income on childcare—but that doesn’t mean it’s a lucrative busines

Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t

 It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned thei

Stanford coach Shaw: replacing McCaffrey to be a team effort

Two big questions for Stanford this college football season were answered not long after coach David Shaw arrived Down Under.

San Jose, Real Salt Lake battle for playoff position (Aug 23, 2017)

San Jose and Real Salt Lake stand at the cusp of making the playoff field in the MLS Western Conference heading into their match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday night.

Carnival hits town as Mayweather and McGregor ready to fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match.

D-backs lose Mathis to broken hand

Veteran catcher could be out for rest of regular season

Mets 3B David Wright begins rehab assignment at Class A

NEW YORK (AP) Still hoping to rejoin the New York Mets this season, captain David Wright has started a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to donate 1 percent of purses

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is pledging to donate 1 percent of his purse earnings from Travers Day at Saratoga this weekend to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The 52-year-old rider based in Southern California will travel East to ride in four

Cardinals activate Deone Bucannon from PUP list

Linebacker is recovering from off-season ankle surgery

What you didn’t see in that viral flip-off photo from Charlottesville

Man who stood before Robert E. Lee statue with a Confederate flag was also heavily armed

Making driverless cars safe for people on foot

Will autonomous cars make roads safer for pedestrians?

DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website

 The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation last week, riling privacy advocates who decried the

Dodgers put LHP Wood, INF/OF Bellinger on disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have put starting pitcher Alex Wood and rookie star Cody Bellinger on the 10-day disabled list.

Reports: Cavs, Celtics complete trade involving Irving, Thomas

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to a blockbuster trade that will see them swap All-Star point guards.According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports and several other NBA reporters, the Celtics will send Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowde

Marlins, Phillies combine for 9 HRs as Fish take Game 1 of doubleheader

The Miami Marlins got three homers in the sixth inning to pull away from the Phillies.

Ichiro, Stanton go deep, Marlins beat Phils 12-8 in Game 1 (Aug 22, 2017)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Pinch-hitter Ichiro Suzuki hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Giancarlo Stanton added his major league-leading 46th homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-8 in the opener of a traditional doubleh

‘Legends Lane’ to be built at Mount Panorama

The ‘Legends Lane’ was confirmed in Sydney this morning, with 12 greats of Australian motorsport and Bathurst 1000 history to be inducted into the tribute on the Friday of this year’s Great Race.Allan Moffat, Colin Bond, Jim Richards, and Fred Gibson we

AP Source: Cavaliers, Celtics discussing Irving-Thomas trade

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious trade talks with the Boston Celtics about swapping All-Star guard Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas.

Ryan eager for Falcons teammates to finally see new stadium

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan can serve as a tour guide when the Atlanta Falcons have their first practice at their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday.

Champions League: In-demand Insigne nets as Napoli advances

Lorenzo Insigne netted his 50th goal for Napoli on Tuesday as the in-demand forward helped his team book a place in the Champions League group stage by beating Nice.

Dream look to keep postseason hope alive vs. Storm (Aug 22, 2017)

The Seattle Storm are streaking toward the playoffs, while the Atlanta Dream are in danger of skidding their way out of the postseason.

Report: Cavaliers, Celtics discussing Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are reportedly discussing what would be the biggest NBA trade of the entire summer.According to Shams Charania of the Vertical, the Cavaliers and Celtics are in “active discussions” regarding a trade that would s

Lessons from Dick Gregory: Always tackle the elephants in the room

A substitute teacher at my middle school showed us a Dick Gregory tape in detention and it blew my mind

Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

 This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent uni

How do you stand up to white supremacists?

Dean Obeidallah is suing the neo-Nazi website "The Daily Stormer" for defamation

Diamondbacks put C Jeff Mathis on DL with broken right hand

NEW YORK (AP) Jeff Mathis has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a broken right hand, leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks without their top catcher as they make a playoff push.

Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in Kyrie Irving trade talks

The two best teams in the Eastern Conference from a season ago might very well shake up the entire foundation of the NBA heading into training camp. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently in trade talks that would

VIDEO: 13-year old little leaguer hits massive homer at Braves stadium

His little league team might now have qualified for the annual World Series in Williamsport, but 13-year old Jayce Blalock is becoming extremely popular in his own right. Here, the slugger hits an absurd homer off the upper deck at the Atlanta Braves’ SunTr

Trump plans HBCU conference shortly after announcing his support for white supremacists

Donald Trump is completely unfit to be president of the United States. Though he’s given us a plethora of evidence in the last seven months to corroborate this fact, the past week alone has served to remove any doubt. In a country which has a history of

VIDEO: Watch Ben Simmons absolutely dominate a pickup game in Australia

Ben Simmons appears to be returning to form after sitting out the entire 2016-17 season with an ankle injury.It looks like the Sixers were smart to rest the former No. 1 pick in his rookie season, and that “trusting the process” was the right move.Simmon

LeBron James’ camp reportedly confident Dwyane Wade will end up on Cavs

LeBron James seems to believe that a reunion with his ex-Heatles bandmate will be happening sooner rather than later.In an appearance Monday on “The Wine and Gold Talk Podcast,” Joe Vardon of commented on the possibility of James and Dwyane

The Solar Eclipse Had a Spooky Effect on Nature

From flowers that closed prematurely to hundreds of thousands of farmed salmon on the loose, the eclipse had a strange impact on nature yesterday.

Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Doctor’s New Companion

Let me preface this by saying: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Quiz show host, comedian, and actor Bradley Walsh is rumored to be the next Doctor Who companion. According to […] The post Rumor: ITV’s Bradley Walsh Is Docto

MIT’s Robogami lets you build custom 3D-printable robots from standard, folding parts

 Flat-pack furniture made Ikea a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit togethe

Ump Wendelstedt being treated for concussion-like symptoms

CLEVELAND (AP) Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt is being treated for concussion-like symptoms after being struck in the mask.

Olympians Celski, Reutter-Adamek highlight World Cup teams

KEARNS, Utah (AP) Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski and two-time Olympic medalist Katherine Reutter-Adamek highlight the U.S. Short Track World Cup teams.

Texas Derby holds added significance for Dynamo, FC Dallas (Aug 23, 2017)

Everything is bigger is Texas, and the latest contest in the Texas Derby between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas is no different -- except for the fact there will be even more on the line when the two Lone Star State rivals square off on Wednesday at Toyota

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The Indians are on a mission to make you pay attention whether you want to or not

Baseball has always been a game driven by big markets. Aaron Judge and New York Yankees; Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers; the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals all check in among the most visible

Rex Tillerson undercuts Trump on Afghanistan: “We may not win”

Tillerson to the Taliban: "You will not win a battlefield victory. We may not win one, but neither will you"
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