• Report: Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers

    Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left.

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  • Katharine McPhee has 'no regrets' over cheating on husband with married man

    Katharine McPhee lives her life with no regrets. The "American Idol" runner-up spoke with Ocean Drive magazine about her scandalous love life saying she's learned from her past mistakes but has "no regrets." "I got married really young, and then divorced, and in the last couple of years, I felt like, 'Wow, this is what I should have been doing when I was 20 instead of planning a wedding,'" the 32-year-old told the magazine. McPhee married Nick Cokas who is 19-years older than the singer in 2008. They split in 2014, several months after news broke of McPhee's affair with her married "Smash" director Michael Morris. Morris is married to actress Mary McCormack and they have two children. "But I

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  • An innocent black man was punched, Tasered and arrested by police officers. A jury awarded him $18.

    DeShawn Franklin was asleep in his bedroom when police officers, with their weapons drawn, barged in. He was punched several times, including three times in the face. He was also Tasered, dragged out of his bedroom, handcuffed and placed in a police car. “I didn’t even know what was going on. I was just asleep,” Franklin told The Washington Post. “It was just all a big shock and disturbance.” One thing became clear immediately: Franklin, then an 18-year-old high school senior, had done nothing wrong. But he did fit the description of a suspect being sought by officers: a slender, African American man with dreads. The incident, which occurred in the summer of 2012 in a northern Indiana suburb,

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  • Fiancée: I ‘hated’ Michael Phelps during train-wreck phase

    Michael Phelps must be glad he took this “L.” Fiancée Nicole Johnson says breaking up with the swimming superstar was the best thing she did to save their relationship. “Michael and I both know that had we tried to have a child and get married in the previous time we were together, it probably would not have ended pretty,” the former beauty queen told Cosmopolitan. “We both had a lot of growing up to do. We both had a lot of learning about ourselves to do.” Johnson has been dating the world’s most decorated Olympian on and off since 2007. The couple split in 2011 before reconciling three years later, and the 31-year-old admitted she was no fan of Phelps during their separation. “There were definitely

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  • 9 Times Celebrity Couples Were Too Cute to Handle at the 2016 VMAs

    Lots of love on the red carpet this year. From Cosmopolitan

  • Iran: 'We Welcome War With the U.S.'

    Last week, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sent four vessels to “harass” a U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz. A prim schoolmarm of a U.S. official called the Iranian action “unsafe and unprofessional.” In reality, there was nothing “unprofessional” about it. The incident wasn’t about seafaring conduct -- it was a clear act of war. The Iranian vessels harassed the USS Nitze, a destroyer, by “conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings,” said the official. “The Iranian high rate of closure … created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation, including additional defensive measures

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  • Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

    On Saturday, astronomers discovered a new asteroid, just a few hours before it almost hit us. The asteroid is called 2016 QA2, and it missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the moon. That puts it about three times as far away from Earth as our farthest satellites. And we never saw it coming. So how did 2016 QA2 sneak up on us like that? For this particular asteroid, the answer seems to be that it has a very peculiar orbit. It's highly elliptical, which means it can usually be found hanging out by either Mars or Venus, but rarely ends up near Earth. But another, more worrying reason is that there aren't a lot of people looking for potentially dangerous asteroids. While Congress

    Popular Mechanics
  • Lindsey Vonn: Most Broncos players don't understand what I do

    Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier. A very good one. A gold medalist and a four-time overall winner of alpine skiing's World Cup. She's world-famous. People know her. But the Denver Broncos apparently don't really know what she does. Vonn moved from Minnesota to Vail, Colorado when she was 12 years old and has been a Broncos fan ever since. This offseason, she hung out with some of the Broncos (she and Von Miller rehabbed their knees together back in 2013) and it became clear to her that a lot of Broncos mostly don't understand her job. A photo posted by Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) on Aug 28, 2016 at 8:45am PDT Here, from an interview with DenverBroncos.com: I do take some from them. Not often,

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  • After Being Stared Down by a Couple in Cracker Barrel, This Dad Received a Note About Parenting

    When Kevon Smith Sr. sat down for breakfast at Cracker Barrel with his son Kevon Jr. in Willoughby, OH, he had no idea he was going to make headlines just for being a good dad. Kevon noticed a couple staring and smiling at him and his 3-month-old son, and although he was confused, he just went on with the meal. "I noticed this older couple over in the corner," he said. "They kept smiling at me and I was looking at my son like, 'What is going on?'" But when Kevon left the restaurant, it all made sense, as he saw a note on his car from the couple praising his parenting along with cash to cover his breakfast. "Today your meal is on my wife and me," it read. "Enjoy that baby as long as God intends.