Doc Rivers is whatever the Clippers need him to be

Doc Rivers’ role is to be all things for his team. Caption The Rams begin free agency by signing a receiver and a tackle The Rams opened free agency by signing receiver Robert Woods and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. The Rams opened free agency by signing receiver Robert Woods and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. Caption The Rams begin free agency by signing a receiver and a tackle The Rams opened free agency by signing receiver Robert Woods and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth. The Rams opened free agency by signing receiver Robert Woods and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth.

March 26, 2017 00:33 UTC

The urgent need for an education plan in Mosul

East Mosul was liberated from ISIS in December, and the battle to liberate West Mosul has just begun, by Iraqi forces backed by U.S. airpower. Efforts to stabilize Mosul afterward will need to include a plan to rebuild education in addition to restoring the city’s damaged infrastructure. Students need to make up years of missed K-12 and university education, and ISIS indoctrination needs to be undone. A Mosul University engineering student who fled in 2014 told me she would never go back. After East Mosul was retaken last month, 30 schools reopened and another 40 were being checked for safety.

March 26, 2017 00:31 UTC

Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

Overrated no more, Gonzaga is finally headed to the Final Four. 1 seed, rolling to a dominating 83-59 win over Xavier in the West Region final on Saturday that should silence those critics. Gonzaga made 12 of 24 shots from 3-point range after struggling the first three NCAA Tournament games. Sometimes you just lose to a better team," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. Xavier had a good offensive start, only to hit a dry spell as Gonzaga stretched to lead to 49-39 by halftime.

March 26, 2017 00:25 UTC

Gonzaga Marches Into Its First Final Four by Routing Xavier

Until Saturday, when Gonzaga clobbered Xavier, 83-59, in the West Regional final, Few had won the most N.C.A.A. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe best version of Few’s best team played with fury and purpose, burying Xavier’s bid to become the fourth No. PhotoAdvertisement Continue reading the main storyTo reach the Final Four, Gonzaga overwhelmed a university that resembled itself — a small Jesuit school where basketball, not football, drives the sporting culture. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe ashes landed in a makeshift urn. On Tuesday, after the Musketeers’ final practice before flying here, Coach Chris Mack showed players a video clip of confetti cascading onto the court.

March 26, 2017 00:24 UTC

Pence: 'Congress wasn't ready' to repeal Obamacare

Story highlights Pence promised Trump would continue fighting Obamacare until the "nightmare" is repealedHe also said the Senate would confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch "one way or the other"Charleston, W.V. And when Republicans and Democrats finally decide to come together and repeal and replace Obamacare, we'll be ready to get the job done." — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017Pence promised Trump would continue fighting Obamacare until the "nightmare" is repealed. Pence's visit to West Virginia comes on the heels of a stunning defeat of the Republican alternative to Obamacare, dubbed the American Health Care Act, in the House. The vice president canceled a previously scheduled trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday to help with the whip effort.

March 26, 2017 00:22 UTC

20 Job Search Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask

It is absurd that a kid could spend four years in high school and four in college and never be taught the steps in a job search -- but that is the reality. Here are twenty common job search questions people wonder about. You will send your Pain Letter to your specific hiring manager -- the person who will be your manager in your new job. Your hiring manager will only be an HR manager if you intend to work in HR. You can use a job title from a job ad to search and and learn what people do in similar jobs with the same job title.

March 26, 2017 00:22 UTC

UCLA's basketball future might depend on its family ties

Ball confirmed he was gone after UCLA’s 86-75 loss to Kentucky in an NCAA tournament South Regional semifinal, off to the NBA after one spectacular college season. Also facing decisions about their futures were junior center Welsh, sophomore guard Aaron Holiday and freshman center Ike Anigbogu. Should Leaf and Welsh also leave, the Bruins would feature an entirely new starting lineup next season. Remember that John Wooden also grew up in Indiana before coaching the Bruins for 27 seasons and to 10 national championships. One more year of Leaf, Welsh, Holiday and Anigbogu would surely be sufficient for the Bruins.

March 26, 2017 00:22 UTC

Violence Erupts At Pro-Trump California Beach Rally

A pro-Trump demonstration in southern California turned violent Saturday after several people, including the organizer, were allegedly pepper-sprayed by counter-protesters. After the incident, anti-Trump protesters claimed one of their members used the spray in self-defense after they were physically assaulted. Pro-Trump marchers in Huntington Beach jumped on the alleged sprayer, who was wearing a black balaclava, punching and kicking him, witnesses told the Los Angeles Times. Bystanders broke up the fight and police later detained the alleged sprayer, who was among some 40 counter-protesters, many also dressed in black.

March 26, 2017 00:22 UTC

Kentucky, UNC present an Elite Eight contrast of styles — and of roster-building

“They’re going to look at you and say, ‘This guy is about the program, the program. — players Calipari has ushered into the NBA after one season at Kentucky since he arrived in Lexington in 2009. [Maryland women upset by Oregon in Sweet 16]The contrast will create a gulf in experience in Sunday’s South Region final. “ ‘Oh, he doesn’t care about winning, he only cares about getting guys to the NBA,’ ” Calipari said Friday, mimicking his critics. NBA teams have plucked at least one Kentucky product in the top eight picks every season Calipari has spent in Lexington.

March 26, 2017 00:16 UTC

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performs at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Memorial Service at The Forest Lawn on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) (Associated Press)LOS ANGELES — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it. Todd Fisher led the ceremony, which he said was intended to bring fans an intimate view of his mother and sister. A troupe from Reynolds’ dance studio performed an homage to “Singin’ in the Rain,” the film that catapulted Reynolds to stardom at age 19. Todd Fisher recounted his mother’s final moments and her remark that she wanted to be with her daughter.

March 26, 2017 00:15 UTC

Why Did Sexual Harassment Fell Uber?

But then, Susan Fowler, a former Uber software engineer, published an exposé on the culture of sexism and sexual harassment at the company, and the wheels started to fall off Uber. Of course sexual harassment is a terrible offense and any incident of it deserves to be railed against. Other allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, and misconduct have been made but they've garnered only modest media coverage and most haven't inflicted serious damage on the accused individuals or companies. A recent announcement by a female engineer at Tesla that she is suing the company alleging sexual harassment and discrimination barely caused a blip in the media. Customers have come to realize that the things they loved about Uber as a brand are in complete opposition to how Uber operates internally.

March 26, 2017 00:11 UTC

Mr. Trump, please give a major address defining the threat of 'radical Islamic terrorism'

Mr. Trump, you are the first American president ever to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” in your Inaugural Address. “We will unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth,” you vowed in January. There are people – at home and abroad – who hear you use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” and think you mean that the entire Islamic religion is radical and thus all Muslims are prone to terrorism. This is why we need to protect our borders from jihadists trying to infiltrate, and why we need a comprehensive plan to defeat the Islamic State and a defense budget that will get the job done right. In reality, everything they are, everything they do, is a blatant violation of the teachings of my faith.”The King added, “I have called on the Muslim world to fight back boldly.

March 26, 2017 00:11 UTC

Hong Kong: Carrie Lam selected to be city's next leader

Story highlights Committee of 1,194 people chooses the Hong Kong Chief ExecutiveProtests as Carrie Lam selected to succeed CY LeungHong Kong (CNN) Amid protests and poor weather, a tiny election committee drawn mostly from Hong Kong's elite has chosen the city's next leader. Carrie Lam was selected to be the fourth Hong Kong chief executive, with 777 of 1,194 possible votes. A former deputy to current Chief Executive CY Leung, Lam will be the first female leader in the city's history. Pro-democracy members on the committee, around 25% of the total, backed former Financial Secretary John Tsang, while a tiny minority of lawmakers who favor self-determination for Hong Kong spoiled their ballots in protest at the "small circle election." Joshua Wong leads crowd as they try and push past police line — James Griffiths (@jgriffiths) March 26, 2017Read More

March 26, 2017 00:10 UTC

Rep. Mark Sanford: 'Testosterone can get you in trouble'

Story highlights Conservatives wanted to change an Obamacare requirement that insurers cover maternity care and other servicesIn a speech in West Virginia on Saturday, Pence reiterated the White House's vow to repeal ObamacareWashington (CNN) While President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for the collapse of the Republican health care plan and others point fingers at the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Sanford has his own theory about the failure: too much testosterone. After listening to emotional remarks at a pivotal meeting between White House officials, House leadership and Freedom Caucus members Thursday night, Sanford said he noticed that only men had spoken so far, two sources familiar with Sanford's remarks told CNN. "I'm here to tell (you) that sometimes testosterone can get you in trouble," the South Carolina Republican quipped, according to the sources. It turned out he was right: House leaders pulled the bill, with Trump's permission, for lack of support the next day. The affair was discovered after Sanford disappeared for several days while visiting his mistress and claimed to have been hiking the Appalachian Trail.

March 26, 2017 00:04 UTC

Trump tweets: Cheers on 'Make America Great Again' rallies

His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he’s commander in chief. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States. In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. Check back for more as Trump continues to tweet.

March 25, 2017 23:59 UTC

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