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More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quakeLouisville's Pitino: Fine schools, coaches for violations (Yahoo Sports)

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quakeRescuers were raced to locate the missing after nightfall Saturday.


Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, right, talks with Quentin Snider during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville won 79-47.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Louisville coach Rick Pitino said schools and coaches should be fined for violations, and players who had nothing to do with infractions should not be penalized. Pitino said athletic director Tom Jurich chose to keep Louisville out of this year's Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments. University President James Ramsey announced the ban Friday.


Progressive candidates make progress on defining progressivismThunder-Warriors Preview (Yahoo Sports)


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 03: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors puts up a shot against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Verizon Center on February 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Curry and Russell Westbrook each turned in huge efforts before their first meeting of the season in the second-most anticipated sporting event in the Bay Area this weekend, with the Warriors seeking a 41st straight regular-season home win. Golden State (45-4) matched the 40-game home streak in the regular season by Orlando from March 21, 1995-March 19, 1996 in its last home game, routing Dallas 127-107 on Jan. 27. The next day, Curry, who grew up in Charlotte, was asked about Super Bowl weekend in the Bay Area and if the huge Carolina Panthers fan planned to attend the game against the Denver Broncos one day after this contest.


N. Korea says rocket launch could happen as early as SundayManziel's troubles mount, police open criminal investigation (Yahoo Sports)

US soldiers stand guard at Taesungdong Elementary School as a North Korean flag fluttering over the propaganda village of Gijeongdong, seen from South Korea's Taesungdong freedom village in the Demilitarized zone in Paju on February 4, 2016North Korea's widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday -- a copy of which was released by the South Korean government -- said the launch would now take place between February 7-14. The initial window announced by the North on Tuesday had been February 8-25.


In this file photo made Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Johnny Manziel, left, sits with Colleen Crowley during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Dallas police announced Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, they were launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel, who was involved in an altercation last weekend during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, several times. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Johnny Manziel's troubles - both legal and personal - are worsening. A scrambling quarterback who can usually wriggle his way out of a predicament, Manziel is under pressure unlike any he's felt before. Dallas police announced Friday night they were launching a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel, who was involved in an altercation last weekend during which he allegedly struck his ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, several times.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in FloridaNo. 3 Villanova too much for No. 11 Providence in 72-60 win (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In a Sept. 5, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Edgar Mitchell arrives for the premiere of the "In the Shadow of the Moon," at the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Apollo 14 astronaut Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at a West Palm Beach, Florida, hospice after a short illness. He was 85. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. He was 85.


Villanova forward Darryl Reynolds, right, drives past Providence forward Ben Bentil, left, during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Providence, R.I. Villanova beat Providence 72-60. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds and third-ranked Villanova held off a late rally to defeat No. 11 Providence 72-60 on Saturday. The win avenges Villanova's overtime loss at home to the Friars last month, its lone Big East loss this season. Villanova led by as many as 17 in the second half before seeing its lead cut all the way to four with 2:59 to play on a 3-pointer by Ben Bentil.


Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at clubLeicester stuns Man City 3-1 to go 5 points clear at top (Yahoo Sports)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers.

Leicester City's Robert Huth, bottom centre, celebrates with teamamtes after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Leicester stunned Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday to bolster its bid to become the unlikeliest champion in English football history. Leicester, which was fighting relegation from the Premier League a year ago, was five points clear of second-place Tottenham, while City tumbled to third. Leicester wasn't even reliant on striker Jamie Vardy, the league top-scorer whose new contract through 2019 was announced after the victory over the 2012 and 2014 champion.




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    Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     

     
     
     
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