In the wake of ESPN’s mass firings, news of which continued into Thursday, some joked that it might be easier to list network employees who weren’t fired. Others took the next step by pointing out certain ESPN figures who they would have preferred to see laid off. Given that Stephen A. Smith is arguably ESPN’s best-known personality and, less arguably, its most polarizing, it was inevitable that his would be a prominent name pointed out by those arguing that, if the network had to let some people go, he should have been among them. On his ESPN radio show Thursday, Smith took issue with one source of criticism in particular: Jeff Pearlman, an author and former writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
A family in Michigan is scratching their heads after discovering unusual tenants inside their garage last week. On the floor of their unheated, detached garage in Davison, they spotted two long-legged spiders, which turned out to be brown recluse spiders -- a dangerous type of spider with a powerful bite. Most bites are minor, but occasionally, skin around a brown recluse bite will become necrotic, turning a dark color and becoming a deep, open sore as it dies. The family has no idea where the spiders with 3- to 5-inch-long legs came from or how they made their way into their garage. Howard Russell, an entomologist at Michigan State University Diagnostic Services, confirmed the spiders were,
Former Ohio State commit Darius Bazley made some eye-opening remarks about the Buckeyes and their future prospects when he opted to decommit this week.
On Martaevious Santiago’s 17th birthday, he shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. She had just hugged him in the kitchen of the family’s Florida City home, police said. As they separated and Tedra King walked away, Martaevious pointed a loaded semiautomatic handgun at her. Then he pulled the trigger and killed her. Martaevious told police it was an accident. The shooting happened Tuesday night inside a modest Florida City subdivision called Washington Park. Outside the home on Wednesday, shocked family members - some on the way to identify the young girl’s body at the morgue - demanded privacy. “Everybody that knows a word of prayer, please pray for the Bess family,” close family
An Ohio high school teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student more than two decades ago.
These positions are poised to grow.
If you ever worried about why your child was coming home with hours upon hours of homework each night, Bunmi Laditan - the mom behind The Honest Toddler blog - can not only relate, but she can also serve as a reminder that you have the power to put a stop to it. "My kid is done with homework," she wrote in a heated Facebook post. "I just sent an email to her school letting her know she's all done. I said 'drastically reduce' but I was trying to be polite because she's finished." She noted how her 10-year-old daughter, Maya - who is in school from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and still has two to three hours of homework each evening - "loves learning" but has become more and more stressed by school. She's