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Commentator Frank Deford isn't crazy about the new boxing movie Southpaw. He says its shortcomings are typical of Hollywood's depiction of boxing.
July 29, 2015
The dispute between two Native American tribes comes down to historical claims on a casino's proposed site — and also business.
July 29, 2015
Teleporting from one place to the next looks so fun on the big and little screen. But physicists who actually can do something like that with single atoms say teleporting people would be much messier.
July 29, 2015
The altercation came just two days after Mexico's national team won the Gold Cup over Jamaica.
July 28, 2015
The killing of the beloved lion, hunted for sport, has been condemned by wildlife conservationists. A conservationist in Zimbabwe says a ban should be imposed on the hunting of endangered animals.
July 28, 2015
Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."
July 28, 2015
George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement.
July 28, 2015
The former civilian Navy analyst was arrested in 1985 and received a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel. He has served nearly 30 years.
July 28, 2015
The Obama administration offered help to non-violent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.
July 28, 2015
This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.
July 28, 2015
SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship's tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.
July 28, 2015
Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.
July 28, 2015
The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.
July 28, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady supported "the actions of other team employees to deflate game footballs" below required levels, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.
July 28, 2015
Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
July 28, 2015
A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.
July 28, 2015
The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.
July 28, 2015
Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.
July 28, 2015
Uganda is bringing young eyeballs to the evening news with a team of rappers who inform and amuse.
July 28, 2015
"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," says Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist.
July 28, 2015

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