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Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

WASHINGTON (AP) - Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ell

Open thread for night owls. It just never ends: Church covered up sex abuse by 300 priests in Penn.

At The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman—write ‘They Hid It All’: Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says: Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual

Y Combinator is launching a startup program in China

U.S. accelerator Y Combinator is expanding to China after it announced the hiring of former Microsoft and Baidu Qi Lu who will develop a standalone startup program that runs on Chinese soil. Shanghai-born Lu spent 11 years with Yahoo and eight years with Mic

House Democrats want to have a word with notorious racist troll Chuck Johnson

Vicious right-wing troll Chuck Johnson doesn’t have to comply with an interview request by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee now—but the request is a signal that if Democrats retake the House in November’s elections, Johnson might face a sub

Bonney to Texas Tech after transfer from Big 12 rival Texas

Texas Tech adds graduate transfer John Bonney to its roster from Texas

LEADING OFF: Acuna provides instant pop, Darvish gets closer

LEADING OFF: Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. provides instant pop, Darvish gets closer, Kinsler could return

Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record, Sky beat Lynx 91-88

Courtney Vandersloot sets a WNBA assists record, Chicago Sky beat Minnesota Lynx 91-88

Asylum seeker returned to U.S. by judge says she 'spent the entire ride to my home country worried'

The migrant family thrown onto a plane for deportation but then immediately returned back to the U.S. after a judge threatened to hold Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in contempt of court said they were left in the dark about what was happening to them.

From growing up at The Big A to the Hall of Fame, Trevor Hoffman is all class

Trevor Hoffman was tantalizing on the mound for his entire career and as a born-and-raised SoCal kid, seeing him enter the baseball Hall of Fame was extra special for Jose Mota

Brock Holt's pinch-hit homer lifts Red Sox over Phillies 2-1

Brock Holt homers as Boston Red Sox edge Philadelphia Phillies 2-1

Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O's beat Mets 6-3

Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O's beat Mets 6-3

Ramirez, Kluber lift Indians past Reds 8-1

Jose Ramirez

Angels top-10 prospect Taylor Ward earns spot in the majors

Taylor Ward made a position change that may have saved his baseball career and will get a chance to prove his worth at the hot corner as he makes his debut Tuesday

Taylor Ward credits position change for success at the plate

Taylor Ward struggled at the plate while playing catcher in the minors, but after switching to third base Ward has hit .349 this season and earned a spot on the major league roster

PHILLY PHILLY! Mark 'Gubie' Gubicza celebrates his birthday with a cheesesteak surprise

Happy birthday, Mark Gubicza! The Angels big man in the booth turned 56 Tuesday and celebrated the only way a Philadelphia native knows how

WATCH: Jose Ramirez crushes his 36th home run of the season

Jose Ramirez hits his 36th home run of the season

WATCH: Yan Gomes throws out one of the fastest men in baseball

Yan Gomes throws out Billy Hamilton

Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet - CNET

Twitter finally follows the lead of every other social media platform.

Evangeline Lilly wanted to play Leia in Star Wars trilogy - CNET

The actress says she loves playing The Wasp, but has dreams of an all-female Avengers movie.

Disneyland's non-union workers are getting a big raise ... thanks to unions

Disneyland recently negotiated a $15 minimum wage for thousands of its unionized workers, and now it’s announced that a $15.75 minimum wage is coming for its non-union workers. Yay for workers getting raises, but there’s a lot going on here! First, many

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigration officials have three weeks to decide whether to approve the citizenship application of a South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who is suing after the military discharged her, a judge ruled Tuesday. Yea Ji Sea filed a lawsuit ag

Projecting 1 breakout star for each NFL team in 2018

With the preseason already in full swing, it's the perfect time to take a deeper look at the potential for each team this year. We've pinpointed 32 stars primed for a breakout year, one for each team! Cleveland Browns: Denzel Ward, cornerback Ward is a legiti

Watch: Jarvis Landry chucks ball, starts brawl with teammate during practice

Bless ’em? Yeah, it looks like Jarvis Landry got tired of blessing Cleveland Browns teammate Terrance Mitchell on Tuesday, because he threw down in a big way after one play.It’s really hard to know what sparked Landry’s ire here, but he came up off the

Comcast X1 boxes now let you vote for America’s Got Talent - CNET

First The Voice, now America's Got Talent has interactive voting by remote.

Jordan Peele might take Rod Serling's role on new Twilight Zone - CNET

The showrunner for the CBS revival has «resisted but not ruled out» stepping into the iconic narrator role.

Fans want Peter Weller to star as RoboCop in upcoming sequel - CNET

Inspired by a two-word tweet from director Neill Blomkamp, fans are clamoring to see this casting happen.

I think it's safe to say McAfee's 'unhackable' crypto-wallet has been hacked - CNET

Analysis: Until someone claims the Bitfi bounty, we won't know for sure.

Stranger Things star: Hopper denies Eleven has powers - CNET

Netflix star David Harbour admits his character can't be honest about the girl he treats as a daughter.

Throwback scheme revealed for Bill Elliott's NASCAR return

To hear the 62-year-old tell it, he’s not even sure how he wound up in this position in the first place. Elliott will pilot the No. 23 Chevrolet for GMS Racing in the Xfinity Series event slated for Aug. 25. It will be his first NASCAR start since 2012. Te

“Dead Air” and the true crime boom: What happens when amateurs investigate murder?

A new serialized novel and podcast about a crime enthusiast who becomes entangled in the story she’s telling

Omarosa says Trump casually uses the N-word and there are tapes to prove it

Trump’s former reality show star and White House official claims there is a record of Trump’s casual racism.

Mayor calls the brewer of Sam Adams a “complicit” profiteer of “Trump’s white nationalist agenda”

This is why Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, Massachusetts vows he “will never drink Sam Adams beer again”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders “can’t guarantee” Trump hasn’t used the N-word

At Tuesday White House briefing, press secretary lashes out at Omarosa, media; offers tepid Trump defense

First execution using fentanyl takes place as America faces opioid epidemic

Some experts call Tuesday’s execution in Nebraska using new drug combination “reckless and irresponsible”

Daily Kos Elections Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin primary liveblog thread #1

We have another big election night as voters go to the polls for their party primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. We also have runoffs in South Dakota in races where no one took at least 35 percent of the vote in the June primary. You

Omarosa claims Betsy DeVos said black students who booed her ‘don’t have the capacity to understand’

Omarosa Manigault Newman keeps making news as various sections of her version of events from inside the Trump White House filter out into the public sphere. Omarosa continues to do what she’s always done best: promote herself as she burns down anything tha

Teaching the Holocaust in the South after Charlottesville

Until a year ago, I could enter my Holocaust Studies class trusting that at least on one point my students and I unanimously and indisputably agreed: Genocides are bad. Then came Donald Trump, and then came the Neo-Nazis. On August 11, 2017, just before th

BK Racing bid could put GMS on Cup fast track

Beam wasn’t having legal troubles – his presence in court was part of the group’s efforts to purchase BK Racing, the bankrupt Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team that’s been put up for sale. “The more and more I get into it, it’s pretty complica

South American cup finals to be played in single match

South American soccer cup finals to be single match

Gophers look to compete in competitive Big Ten West

Coming off a 5-7 season, Minnesota looks to compete in a competitive Big Ten West
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