Arizona Coach Sean Miller will not be with the team Saturday night in Eugene. (Ralph Freso/Associated Press)Arizona’s Sean Miller will not coach the Wildcats Saturday night against Oregon, as college basketball continues to reel from Friday’s reports by ESPN and Yahoo Sports regarding the FBI investigation into corruption in the sport. [Reports: Arizona’s Sean Miller discussed $100,000 bribe; more than 20 programs implicated in college basketball probe]Ayton is eligible to play Saturday, Arizona said in a statement. During ESPN’s “College Gameday” on Saturday, analyst Jay Bilas called the ESPN report “a career-ending thing for Sean Miller. I wanted to send a personal thank you to coach miller , coach romar , coach phelps , and all the Arizona staff and fans for all the support they’ve shown my family and I.

February 24, 2018 22:20 UTC

President Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md., on Friday. Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the youngest member of France’s far-right political dynasty, told the Conservative Political Action Conference that “mass immigration” had created a Muslim “counter-society” in her country. President Trump's address to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 23 covered many topics, including school safety, the 2018 elections and some of Trump's past grievances. (Steele had previously led Maryland’s Republican Party and the conservative GOPAC.) Mona Charen, a conservative columnist, used a panel on the place of conservative women in the #MeToo movement to urge conservatives to be critical of Trump and nationalism.

February 24, 2018 22:01 UTC

The loss represented the fewest points the Bruins have scored all season and knocked them out of first place in the Pac-12. They haven't returned and now are fighting just to get into the NCAA tournament. While CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm lists UCLA among the teams bound for a play-in game in his latest projections, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has pegged the Bruins as one of his "First Four Out" of the tournament.

February 24, 2018 21:33 UTC

Democrats have argued that the GOP memo is purely political and relies on cherry-picked evidence and inaccuracies. The Republican-controlled committee initially voted against releasing its rebuttal, setting off drama surrounding the dueling memos. But after unveiling the GOP memo, which Republicans continually claimed was a measure of “transparency,” the committee on Monday voted unanimously to make the Democratic rebuttal public, sending it to Trump for approval. Trump said he would “accept the recommendations of the FBI” regarding the release of the Democratic memo, CNN reported on Feb. 6. When deciding to release the original GOP memo, Trump ignored “grave concerns” from the FBI, setting up a public feud between himself and the bureau’s director, Chris Wray, whom he appointed.

February 24, 2018 21:33 UTC

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) responded to the release of a Democrat-written memo defending FBI surveillance at the Conservative Political Action Conference Feb. 24. (The Washington Post)According to the Democrats’ memo, Page had been of interest to the FBI for years. According to Schiff, Democrats submitted their proposed redactions more than a week ago. [Trump will not release Democrats’ memo on FBI surveillance]No new information was declassified in the Democrats’ redacted memo, according to a senior Democratic committee official. The application to conduct surveillance on Page, and three extensions, were approved by four separate judges, all appointed by Republican presidents, the Democrats’ memo says.

February 24, 2018 21:27 UTC





Two moving van companies wrote on Twitter on Friday they were severing ties with the N.R.A. Rental CarsA spokesman for Avis Budget Group, which owns the car-rental companies Avis and Budget, said on Friday a discount partnership with the N.R.A. Hertz said Friday that it was ending its rental car discount program for N.R.A. On Thursday, the car rental companies Alamo, Enterprise and National, which share the parent company Enterprise Holdings, tweeted they would end their discount for N.R.A. InsuranceMetLife said in a tweet on Friday it was ending a discount program for N.R.A.

February 24, 2018 21:26 UTC

NioStart-up electric vehicle companies need to offer more than standard technological features to attract customers. Blandly titled "System for controlling powertrain of an electric vehicle," the patent was filed by NextEV, Nio's parent company, back in 2016. Moreover, in the case of long distance driving, an electric vehicle is disadvantageous, as the electric power thereof may be insufficient and the resulting endurance capability may be poor. At present ... some of electric vehicles are provided with a remote acquisition module, configured to perform uploading and analysis of the operating data of electric vehicles. Therefore, those skilled in the art hope to obtain a system for controlling powertrain of an electric vehicle that may overcome the above shortcomings.

February 24, 2018 21:22 UTC

But Democrats say authorities only made "narrow use" of the information collected by former British spy Christopher Steele, which was later leaked to the media in a now-notorious dossier. In addition, they said some of the research was corroborated by "multiple independent sources" and the judges were informed that there were political motivations behind Steele's work.

February 24, 2018 21:22 UTC

As DOJ informed the Court in subsequent renewals, REDACTED, REDACTED. REDACTEDREDACTEDPage's REDACTED in Moscow with REDACTED senior Russian officials REDACTED as well as meetings with Russian officials REDACTED. DOJ also documented evidence that Page REDACTED, anticipated REDACTED and repeatedly contracted REDACTED in an effort to present himself as REDACTED. Moreover, since only Page REDACTED, no evidence of a separate conspiracy between him and Papadopoulos was required. Moreover, since only Page REDACTED, no evidence of a separate conspiracy between him and Papadopoulos was required.

February 24, 2018 21:22 UTC

Antonio Villaraigosa was endorsed by the United Farm Workers at the California Democratic Convention on Saturday, a counterpoint to claims the previous night that he is not a friend to labor unions. “Antonio has consistently stood with and worked with farmworkers in good times and tough times over the course of many years,” said Arturo Rodriguez, president of the union, saying Villaraigosa’s efforts stretched from picketing on behalf of striking grape pickers as a teenager to his days as an elected leader and beyond. “He made calls to legislators, he walked picket lines and he sought to use his influence to help farmworkers get better lives.”

February 24, 2018 21:20 UTC

On the key issue of a cease-fire, the resolution "demands that all parties cease hostilities without delay for at least 30 consecutive days throughout Syria for a durable humanitarian pause, to enable the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid and services and medical evacuations of the critically sick and wounded ... and demands that all parties engage to this end."

February 24, 2018 21:19 UTC

Actress Sridevi, 54, one of the most celebrated actresses of the Hindi film industry, and widely regarded as its first female superstar, passed away Saturday night in Dubai. According to sources, the English Vinglish actress had gone to Ras al Khaimah for Kapoor's nephew Mohit Marwaha's wedding. While her husband and daughter Khushi returned to Mumbai, Sridevi stayed back in Dubai, where she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Incidentally, Boney Kapoor's first wife, Mona Kapoor, too had passed away, months before her son Arjun's film debut. Having made a rousing comeback with English Vinglish and followed it up with Mom, she had been cast in Dharma Productions' yet-to-start Shiddat, which is being directed by 2 States' Abhishek Varman.

February 24, 2018 21:13 UTC

Planets loiter together in the evening and morning heavens, clocks turn forward, spring emerges and the calendar presents a blue moon. February didn’t get a full moon, as January scored a full moon and a blue moon. A double blue moon in a given year hasn’t happened since 1999, and will happen next in 2037. The next blue moon is Oct. 31, 2020. ● March 20 — Listen to an astronomy talk at the University of Maryland observatory, followed by the real heavens through telescopes afterward, weather permitting.

February 24, 2018 21:11 UTC

The idea is to reach a wider public by moving into the area occupied until now by traditional hotels. This was always going to happen: how could traditional hotels hope to protect themselves from the disruption created in their sector by Airbnb? Why does Airbnb think it can do a better job than traditional hotels? While some traditional hotels are finally pondering digital transformation, Airbnb was born digital and continues to evolve at a faster rate than its competitors. Now, comes the next phase of disruption, with Airbnb taking the battle to the traditional hotels’ own field.

February 24, 2018 21:11 UTC

At first, the volunteers started informal vigils a few days after Nemtsov's death. At that time city authorities regularly tried to clear the flowers and cards left on the bridge. Weeks passed and the volunteers became more organized, with a schedule and a website. Some 50 to 60 people volunteer to stand watch at the site around the clock every day, according to Kazadayev. The volunteers rely on each other for protection, and use whistles — worn around their necks — to alert others if there's a problem.

February 24, 2018 21:11 UTC