Rockets' Chris Paul suspended 2 games for Lakers fight
Brandon Ingram of Lakers gets four games and Rajon Rondo gets three.
A 14-year-long oil spill in Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in US history
NEW ORLEANS - An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.
Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that the spill could continue through this century. With no fix in sight, the Taylor offshore spill is threatening to overtake BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster as the largest ever.
Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual's choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept.
'I set a poor example': In getting ejected, Brooks didn't practice what he preaches
Scott Brooks walked into the interview room Saturday night a bit famished but finally calm. That extra alone time in his office had cooled his rage.
Though Brooks has a certain charm, he coaches close to the edge.
Before every home matchup, Brooks walks to the floor with the same Capital One Arena security escort, the pair always seeming to share a laugh, then he gives her a dap when the game is over. In the two hours or so between those friendly walks, Brooks transforms into the fiery, sometimes foul-mouthed, head coach of the Washington Wizards.
In the fourth quarter of Saturday's 117-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors, Brooks disagreed with a call and aggressively stepped onto the court toward an official.
Virginia's Corey Stewart says Khashoggi's death not worth clashing with Saudis
Corey Stewart's impulse to utter provocative and evidence-free slurs reached even new heights Friday night after the Republican nominee for Senate from Virginia disparaged slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi on CNN as a "mystery man" tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden.
His remarks to Anderson Cooper trashing Khashoggi - a Virginia resident and Washington Post contributing columnist who was, according to Turkish officials, killed and dismembered this month by a team of Saudi assassins inside the Saudi Consulate in Turkey - marked his latest attempt to rally hardcore Republicans in his uphill battle against Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. Polls show Kaine leading Stewart by as much as 20 points.
'How could you?' The day Jackie Kennedy became Jackie Onassis
She was the world's most beloved widow. And then that widow was gone. Fifty years ago, the world mourned the end of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
"The reaction here is anger, shock and dismay," declared the New York Times.
"The gods are weeping," read a quote in The Washington Post.
A German newspaper announced: "America has lost a saint."
But Mrs. Kennedy hadn't died. She had only become Mrs. Onassis.
On Oct. 20, 1968, the former first lady stunned her adoring public by remarrying. Five years after the assassination of President John Kennedy, she donned a wedding dress, entered a candlelit chapel and pronounced "I do" to Aristotle Onassis, a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon. From that moment on, she would forever be "Jackie O.