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Louisiana sheriff’s “good” prison laborers admission exposes an ugly truth about America’s prisons

WATCH: Top cop furiously complains that the "good" inmates who wash his car are being released

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 12 – ESM Nissan, Porsche, PMR Lamborghini win

Despite a final stop that saw Derani stop a few inches short of the reach of ESM’s fuel hose, the squad triumphed convincingly, the Brazilian able to rocket away on cold tires on every restart.The one possible threat might have come from Mazda Team Joest, w

Need proof the teen activists are winning? Watch the NRA do an about-face in new video message

The NRA is feeling the heat from the uprising of teen activists and groups like Moms Demand Action. In a newly released video, NRA spokesman Chris Cox expresses support for “risk protection orders.” Also known as “red flag” laws, they help get guns ou

Open thread for night owls: How to organize to win

This guy, Marshall Ganz, is singing my song at The Nation. That song is the 176,000-precinct strategy. Local organizing, year-round, even in non-election years. It’s a song about giving voters positive reasons to vote beyond mere attachment to a charismati

WATCH: Rudy Gay with the transition dunk in 4th vs. T-Wolves

WATCH: Rudy Gay with the transition dunk in 4th vs. T-Wolves

Maple Leafs blank Canadiens for 12th straight home win

TORONTO (AP) Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Ducks try their luck against Devils (Mar 17, 2018)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks will have a chance Sunday to do what the rival Los Angeles Kings could not do -- grab two points from the New Jersey Devils.

Harden, Rockets beat Pelicans for 21st win in 22 games

Anthony Davis had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 19 points for New Orleans, which has lost four of five since winning 10 straight.

LeBron gets 33 points in triple-double, Cavs beat Bulls (Mar 17, 2018)

CHICAGO (AP) LeBron James scored 33 points as part of a triple-double, Jordan Clarkson had a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:27 left and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls 114-109 on Saturday night.

GOP Maine candidate who insulted Parkland survivors drops out of race

Following a Parkland student’s call for a challenger, a 28-year-old woman responded

Patients overpay for prescriptions 23% of the time, analysis shows

You might be better off paying for your prescriptions in cash rather than a copay

Corruption at regulator? Irdai member aided, abetted graft, says SAT

The tribunal has directed Irdai to entrust the matter to an officer other than Joseph for passing a fresh order

Pacers' late rally not enough to beat Wizards

The Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Saturday night in a possible playoff preview.

Michigan faces tall task against Baylor (Mar 17, 2018)

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has been playing the role of gracious host to Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico and her family this weekend at the NCAA Women's Tournament first- and second-round site.

Kansas holds off Seton Hall 83-79 to reach Sweet 16 (Mar 17, 2018)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Malik Newman scored 28 points, Udoka Azubuike stood toe-to-toe with Seton Hall's bruising Angel Delgado, and No. 1 seed Kansas held off the plucky Pirates 83-79 on Saturday night to send the Jayhawks to their third consecutive Sweet 16.

Harden, Rockets beat Pelicans for 21st win in 22 games (Mar 17, 2018)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) James Harden had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets won for the 21st time in 22 games, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 107-101 on Saturday night.

Blues F Tarasenko leaves game with upper body injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko left the St. Louis Blues' game against the New York Rangers on Saturday night with an upper body injury and will not return.

PNB scam fallout: Here's why banks must relook at indemnity policies

Given the reluctance to part with data and tendency to minimise the risks, those in the segment say banks need to seriously relook at whether they're covered for a PNB-type case

Facebook’s latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakers

Facebook’s late Friday disclosure that a data analytics company with ties to the Trump campaign improperly obtained — and then failed to destroy — the private data of 50 million users is generating more unwanted attention from politicians, some of w

Giannis' double-double helps Bucks hold on to beat Hawks (Mar 17, 2018)

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held on for a 122-117 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

Nuts & Bolts: How can Daily Kos help your activist efforts?

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow

Why people like to listen to music during sex

Blame it on the songbirds

Marshall, West Virginia battle for state supremacy (Mar 17, 2018)

SAN DIEGO -- After sparking Marshall's first NCAA Tournament victory, Jon Elmore enjoyed the well-wishing tweets from some better-known point guards, players such as Chris Paul and D'Angelo Russell.

Nebraska Wesleyan beats Wisconsin-Oshkosh for D-III title

SALEM, Va. (AP) Tournament MVP Cooper Cook scored 16 points, Jack Hiller added 14, including a late 3-pointer that gave Nebraska Wesleyan the lead for good, and the Prairie Wolves beat Wisconsin-Oshkosh 78-72 on Saturday night for their first Division III na

Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper (Mar 17, 2018)

DALLAS (AP) Another NCAA Tournament pray answered for Loyola-Chicago, and the Ramblers are set to bring Sister Jean to the Sweet 16.

Wildcats look to chase 16th-seed Retrievers from dream tournament run

UMBC faces No. 9 seed Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday evening at Spectrum Center.

Texas A&M. DePaul play for spot in Sweet 16 (Mar 17, 2018)

Fourth-seeded Texas A&M has had its primer. Now it's time to see what the Aggies have learned as they square off against fifth-seeded DePaul on Sunday in an NCAA Women's Tournament second-round game at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas.

Joey Logano dominates NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Fontana

Although Logano dominated much of Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, he was mired in 16th on a restart with 26 of 200 laps remaining, having gotten off-sequence with the rest of the field.It mattered little.Within four laps, Logano had powered t

Sebring 12 Hours: Hour 10 – Nissan leads Cadillac and Mazda

Lapierre was content to stalk Conway for much of the last two hours after some side-by-side battling. But in traffic, they bunched up again, the former Toyota WEC teammates went around the long final turn side by side, and the acceleration of the Nissan pulle

This week ... In Space! Space genes, Starman, and the mysterious 'Steve'

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year in space, while his twin brother Mark Kelly — known to many around these parts as the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords — stayed on the ground. After a year, the elevated Kelly brother returned to Earth an

This week in the war on workers: What are state minimum wage increases doing to wage growth?

Wage growth for low-income workers between 2013 and 2017 showed how important minimum wage increases are: Wage growth at the 10th percentile in states with at least one minimum wage increase from 2013 to 2017 was more than twice as fast as in states withou

This week in science: Go south, young man!

At a raging South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, one Elon Musk, cofounder of Paypal, Tesla, the Boring Company, and SpaceX had this to say about space exploration and technology in general: “There’s likely to be another dark ages... particularly if ther

Vargas scores lone goal, Impact top Toronto FC (Mar 17, 2018)

MONTREAL (AP) Jeisson Vargas scored four minutes before the intermission to lift Montreal to a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC in the Impact's home opener Saturday.

Butler-Purdue, Marshall-West Virginia duels on tap in East

SAN DIEGO (AP) The East Region bracket is serving up two in-state rivalries on Sunday, one testy and complicated and the other one much less so.

Grad player, 5-8 point guard comprise UMBC's tough backcourt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jairus Lyles says fellow UMBC guard K.J. Maura is ''annoying'' in practice.

Mississippi St cruises past Nicholls 95-50 in opening round (Mar 17, 2018)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Victoria Vivians scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead top-seeded Mississippi State past No. 16 Nicholls 95-50 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.

Di Grassi hit with fine for underwear infringement

The pair engaged in a race-long scrap for the win, with championship leader Vergne holding on to deny Audi Sport driver di Grassi a first victory of the 2017/18 season.Di Grassi was summoned to the see stewards after the race and it was determined that “aft

Andrew McCabe kept memos on Trump meetings: report

Reports claim they could corroborate FBI director James Comey’s account

Does cloud seeding work? Scientists watch ice crystals grow inside clouds to find out

Cloud seeding could influence seasonal rain and snowfall

YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too

In a recent appearance by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the South by Southwest Festival, she suggested that YouTube is countering the conspiracy-related videos that have been spreading like wildfire on the platform — including videos telling viewers tha
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