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The contrast between the racial makeup of the league's ownership class and its players usually goes unmentioned. But the Donald Sterling fracas has pushed that not-quite-subtext to the fore.
April 29, 2014
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case testing if police may search cell phones possessed by persons they arrest. It has broad implications for police work and protection of personal data.
April 29, 2014
In Baghdad, at least 17 people are dead and dozens wounded after a pair of bombs struck an outdoor market. It's just the latest deadly attack on the eve of Iraq's national parliamentary elections.
April 29, 2014
Severe storms have hit Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing more than 30 people and leveling buildings throughout the South.
April 29, 2014
A White House task force issued a report Tuesday aimed at dealing with sexual assault cases at colleges. The report offers basic guidelines for schools and sets up a national reporting system.
April 29, 2014
The Supreme Court is upholding a major EPA air pollution rule. The rule seeks to rein in pollution from power plant smoke stacks which can make the air in downwind states unhealthy. Researchers say the rule finally addresses a disconnect between the science of air pollution and the laws that had tried to clean it up.
April 29, 2014
Russia reacted angrily to new EU and U.S. sanctions, which were imposed in response to Russian interference in Ukraine. Russia's deputy foreign minister vowed to deliver a "painful" response.
April 29, 2014
As President Obama returns from his trip to Asia, he is defending the trip's modest diplomatic accomplishments. He says that, while such efforts may not be sexy, they're better than unforced errors.
April 29, 2014
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the league. The decision, coupled with a $2.5 million fine, comes in the wake of Sterling's racist remarks.
April 29, 2014
If you didn't know that spit makes a great spot remover or where prison inmates smuggle cellphones, author Mary Roach can fill you in. There's more than digestion going on down there.
April 29, 2014
Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.
April 29, 2014
Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.
April 29, 2014
All that stands between the plant that made B-24 bombers and the wrecking ball is two days and $1 million. The group that's trying to save the facility says it's an uphill task.
April 29, 2014
Animals bark, sing, growl and chat. Plants, one would think, just sit there. But it turns out that plants bark, growl and chat as well. Here's how they do it.
April 29, 2014
Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.
April 29, 2014
Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.
April 29, 2014
In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.
April 29, 2014
Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon. And they may change the way we behave.
April 29, 2014
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is due to announce the league's findings and any potential punishment for the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET.
April 29, 2014
When Erica Werner sings to her singing parrot, the term 'songbirds' takes on a whole new meaning.
April 29, 2014

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