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Each NBA team’s most important player

The mother of all NBA seasons is nearing. So as you finalize your League Pass subscriptions, complete your fantasy drafts, and prepare the guacamole for your watch parties, take some time to ponder the true meaning of the season — specifically, the benevole

Protein levels in spinal fluid correlate to posture and gait difficulty in Parkinson's

Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson's disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study has found.

Scientists poised to win the race against rust disease and beyond

In a race to prevent and control rust disease epidemics, scientists have positioned themselves to better understand how rust fungi infect crops and evolve virulence.

Resolvin D-1 limits kidney damage after heart attacks

A heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If the inflammation lingers, it can lead heart failure. The inflammation can also claim another victim -- the kidneys. New research shows that a bioac

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.

Preventing the misdiagnosis of cellulitis

A new study finds early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and reduce hospitalization.

David Gilliland gives RBR a top 15 finish in first Daytona 500

Veteran car owner Ricky Benton, who has fielded a truck with 79 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2010, entered the 500 for the first time with Gilliland behind the wheel of the No. 92 Black’s Tire Service/Carquest Auto Parts Ford.Bento

Lindsey Vonn set to compete in last Olympic women's downhill

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is set to compete in her last Olympic downhill, but she says she'd rather not focus on that right now. Vonn, the downhill gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, is generally considered the favorite at the Py

Rays trade RF Steven Souza Jr. to Diamondbacks as part of 3-team trade

The Tampa Bay Rays received LHP Anthony Banda and 2 players to be named later from Arizona and 2B Nick Solak from the Yankees in the deal.

Attanasio: Brewers have roster to end postseason drought

Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has high expectations for his team in 2018.

It’s getting harder to prosecute politicians for corruption

A conviction requires proof that the official committed an act that goes to the core of their office

There is some surprising progress for the rights of incarcerated women

Several states are fighting to put an end to cruel health practices applied to women prisoners

“Sonic weapon attacks” on U.S. Embassy don’t add up — for anyone

Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories

See Boston Dynamics push its door-opening dog robot around - CNET

Humans are still in charge in a new video showing Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robo-dog getting yanked around with a hockey stick and a butt leash.

You can put this adorable Chewie down for a Star Wars nap - CNET

FurReal Friends Ultimate Co-pilot Chewbacca responds to your voice and touch and looks so cute when sleeping.

McDonald's Szechuan Sauce is coming back, but it might be a trap - CNET

Seriously McD's, stop toying with us. Either release The Sauce, or don't.

AT&T loses bid for White House communications in antritrust case - CNET

AT&T will not get access to communications between the DOJ and President Trump that it claims influenced the decision to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

WhatsApp message led to Bamber's Bathurst drive

The Porsche star secured one of the best seats in Supercars for this year's three long-distance races, inking a deal to partner fellow Kiwi van Gisbergen in a factory Holden at Sandown, Bathurst, and the Gold Coast.He's now revealed that it all started with

Radioactive: Daytona 500 — ‘Get the (expletive) out of the way!’

Check out all the best scanner audio from the 2018 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Breaking down that historically close quintuple overtime Xfinity Series race from Daytona

Black Koch and Shannon Spake break down the historic Xfinity race that saw 5 overtimes and the closest finish in NASCAR history.

Sprinter Jessica Peris says she returned positive drug test

SYDNEY (AP) Sprinter Jessica Peris, daughter of Olympic gold medalist Nova Peris, says she is awaiting B sample results after testing positive to a banned substance last year.

Brewers owner Attanasio has eye on ending playoff drought

PHOENIX (AP) Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says his team has the roster to end the franchise's seven-year postseason drought without having to make another move.

Nationals 2B Murphy not sure he'll be ready for opening day

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't sure his surgically repaired right knee will be ready in time for opening day.

Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected

 The FCC may be hard at work at “bridging the digital divide,” as Chairman Pai so frequently puts it, and the Connect America Fund II will help. But while the big players are setting up, people all over the U.S. are going without reliable int

Humans sow seeds of destruction by abusing poor robot just trying to walk through a door

 You may remember last week that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, a trim and yellow Spot Mini, has learned to open doors. Seems like at this point you don’t want to anger them. They will find you. Or rather, they’ll find the company’

It really is lonely at the top

When you're the boss of a small business, the job never ends, and isolation can be part of the package

This defense of Harvest Boxes leaves me very hungry for answers

Despite claims to the contrary, the government's new scheme to feed poor Americans doesn't actually offer solutions

Berlinale 2018: “U – July 22” is a mass shooting movie that’s as horrifying as it has to be

In exploring the visceral register, director Erik Poppe has fashioned a new genre, “true horror,” or docu-horror

Why we still can’t stomach Jimmy Fallon

That fatal Trump petting happened eons ago. Yet our distaste for «The Tonight Show» host lingers on

Refugee resettlement bill's legality debated before hearing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota would suspend refugee resettlements from countries on «any federal travel ban list» under a measure awaiting a legislative hearing that critics argue would be struck down by the courts if it ever becomes law. The b

Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease. Park officials said Tuesday the animals were capture

Detroit art museum hosting baseball-themed exhibition

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. «Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA» runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabi

Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.

Koinex to list two global crypto-assets on their exchange

In a first, Koinex, a digital assets exchange, announced that it will be listing two global crypto-assets (tokens) - OmiseGO (OMG) and Request on their exchange.Both these token are sought after assets in the global market mainly because of their efficient an

SBI Card cautions customers against Bitcoin investment

SBI Card today cautioned customers of risks associated with bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, but did not ban use of its credit card for such investments. With a customer base of over 5 million, SBI Card is the second largest credit card issuer in India. E

Why artificial intelligence researchers at Google have desks next to boss

When Facebook created its own AI lab at its offices, it temporarily gave AI researchers desks next to the fish bowl of a conference room where founder Mark Zuckerberg holds his meetings

Domestic insurers play contra as mutual funds lap up shares

Redemptions in Ulips have led to outflows at insurance firms

Olympic biathletes: 'Our country needs to change' on guns

Campaign Action Members of the United States Olympic biathlon team, currently competing in PyeongChang, are not messing around when it comes to calling for America to change its gun laws. “I support an assault weapons ban,” [Lowell] Bailey said. “I re

HUGE: Democrats flip Kentucky seat Trump won by 49 points, making this the 37th red-to-blue pickup

Break out the bourbon—Democrats just won their 37th red-to-blue state legislative flip of the cycle. This latest win came in Kentucky, where former state Rep. Linda Belcher (not to be confused another important Linda Belcher) defeated Republican Rebecca Jo

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to weaken state gun laws are now complicating his Senate ambitions

Poor Florida Gov. Rick Scott. After a string of horrific mass shootings in his state, in response to which he has done nothing, his continued efforts to protect the interests of the NRA over American citizens now threatens to harm his political ambitions. Ho
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