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  • Toronto Raptors Win Canada’s First NBA Championship

    The Toronto Raptors became the 2019 NBA champions Thursday, and they are the first team outside the US to do it. Game 6 of the NBA Finals was tight, going back and forth between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. But the Raptors took the game in the end with a 114-110 for a 4-2 series victory. The match ended the 2019 championship series and was a first-time win for the Raptors, who made their NBA Finals debut in […]

  • Baby Cut from Womb of Murdered Mother Passes Away After Weeks on Life Support

    CHICAGO – The baby of slain Chicago teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez has passed away after weeks of being on life support. Baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez passed away Friday morning, according to a statement from family spokeswoman Julie Contreras. He was in intensive care with severe brain damage since arriving to the hospital. “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” the statement reads. “He passed away this Friday June 14, 2019 from […]

  • NASA Orbiter Spots ‘Star Trek’ Symbol on Mars

    It may be time to hail Starfleet and see whether they’ve set up a base on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a strange chevron on the Martian surface that looks similar to the symbol for “Star Trek’s” Starfleet, an organization of space exploration, diplomacy, research, defense and peacekeeping. But how did it end up on the Red Planet? The shapes were found in the southeast Hellas Planitia region of Mars, created by wind, lava and dunes. […]

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Stepping Down as White House Press Secretary

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will leave her position at the end of the month, capping a tumultuous tenure as the President’s chief spokeswoman in which she largely redefined the position. President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas and floated the possibility of a gubernatorial run for the White House press secretary. Speaking at an event shortly after the announcement, Sanders called her role “the honor of a lifetime” and an […]

  • Federal Office Says Kellyanne Conway Should be Fired for Violating Hatch Act

    A federal agency is recommending that White House adviser Kellyanne Conway be removed from federal service, saying she violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel said Conway erred by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.” The office is unrelated to Robert Mueller and his investigation. Special counsel Henry Kerner wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday that his office’s investigative report found that […]

  • St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup Title, Defeating Boston Bruins

    The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup in their 52-year history after defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. St. Louis took the series four games to three and is the second team in as many years to win the Stanley Cup for the first time, following the Capitals in 2017-18. The Blues led 2-0 after the first period and added two more in the third. Goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped […]

  • Facebook Debuts US Blood Donation Tool, its Latest Public Health Move

    Facebook is no longer just a place to connect with former high school buddies; the social media giant now wants to make it easier for you to connect with blood banks, too. On Wednesday, Facebook launched a blood donation feature in the United States to help users find places to donate blood in their area and be notified when a nearby blood donation center may be in need. The feature allows users to sign up to be blood donors in the “about” […]

  • Pampers Pledges to Install 5,000 Baby Changing Tables in Men’s Restrooms Across the U.S., Canada

    From the trunk of a car to the lid of a piano, dads sometimes have to get creative when it’s time to change their child’s diaper without a changing station. Pampers says it’s time that men’s restrooms catch up with the responsibilities of modern fathers. The company announced an initiative to install 5,000 changing tables in men’s restrooms across the U.S. and Canada. The announcement accompanies Pampers’ new ad campaign, which encourages fathers to share moments they bonded with their child […]

  • ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer Raises Questions About Elsa’s Powers

    Don’t ever let it go. The first full trailer for “Frozen 2” dropped Tuesday morning. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2013 Disney hit looks dark, as Elsa (Idina Menzel) swims through stormy ocean waters at night trying to find her way out of the cold water. “The past is not what it seems. You must find the truth,” says Pabbie (Ciarán Hinds), the troll who helped Elsa in first film, in a voiceover. “Go north across the enchanted […]

  • Target Expands Childcare and Paid Family Leave Benefits as Retailers Battle for Talent

    America’s top retailers are trying to outmatch each other with new employee benefits to attract workers as unemployment hovers near its lowest level in decades. On Monday, Target announced it will strengthen its child care benefits and expand paid family leave for 350,000 part–time and full-time hourly employees across stores, distribution centers and headquarters. Employee turnover is disruptive for retailers, which are locked in a tight battle to squeeze out sales in stores and online. So companies are stepping up pay and perks to keep existing […]

  • Helicopter Crash-Lands on Top of Building in New York City, Killing Pilot

    NEW YORK CITY, New York — A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a midtown Manhattan building Monday, sparking a fire and killing one person believed to be the pilot, New York City officials said. Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no indication that the crash was an act of terror, and he said there were no injuries to anyone in the building or on the ground. “I want to just say, thank God for that. This could have […]

  • Iowa Poll: Biden Leads a Tighter Top Tier in First Caucus State

    IOWA — Joe Biden leads as the top choice of likely participants in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Democratic caucuses, but his advantage there is smaller than the one he has held in recent national polling, even as just five candidates out of a field of 23 crack 5% support. A new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll conducted by Selzer and Co., finds Biden leads among both those who plan to participate in the caucuses the traditional, in-person way, or via a new […]

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