Sammy Lee, diver who became first Asian American to win Olympic medal, dies at 96


Two-time Olympic diving champion Sammy Lee is shown in Huntington Beach in 2011 when he was part of the inaugural class of enshrinees inducted into the L.A. Unified School District High School Sports Hall of Fame. (Liz O. Baylen / …

College football: Oklahoma wins Big 12 title; Temple topples Navy for AAC crown


Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook celebrates a touchdown against Oklahoma State on Saturday. (Brett Deering / Getty Images)

Baker Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 9 Oklahoma defeated No. 10 Oklahoma State, 38-20, on Saturday in a …

Trump’s call with the Taiwanese president was his latest break from diplomatic norms


Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen spoke Friday night with President-elect Donald Trump; no U.S. leader had spoken to the Taiwanese president in nearly 40 years. (Sam Yeh / AFP/Getty Images)

He praises enemies, he ignores allies, he upends decades of policy.…

Chelsea apologizes to victim of sex abuse


LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has apologized to a former player who was sexually abused while a member of the club’s youth team, and said Saturday it was "inappropriate" to pay him 50,000 pounds ($77,500) to keep the matter out of …

Smoothing things over? Trump ‘very close’ to naming Iowa governor as his Ambassador to China (who just so happens to be a pal of Xi Jinping)


In what sounds like an unlikely partnership, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad could be about to become the next U.S. Ambassador to China.

Gov. Branstad is a long-time friend of Chinese premier President Xi Jinping, having visited the country several times …

Traders pocket gains as Europe heads to polls: Markets brace for Monday morning rout


Stock markets across Europe fell as investors took their profits from a week of gains to prepare for crucial elections on the Continent this weekend.

The euro was also on the slide against the pound and the dollar, having dropped …

It’s all about delight: Why Vancouver is a multi-modal success story


Screen capture Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story

Having been to Vancouver twice recently, I was a bit blasé when Clarence Eckerson Jr. sent a note about his new video, Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story. It’s all about how the City was aiming …

This Shade Court Almost Ended Me


Is it possible to have a very slow stroke that lasts an entire year? It must be, because I know no other way to describe the state of my brain at this time.

I am weary y’all, and the truly …

Stoned teen sends priceless email her teacher after wisdom tooth surgery


Teens high on pain killers after getting their wisdom teeth pulled out of their face will never fail to provide hilarious situations.

19-year-old Abby Jo Hamele had her wisdom teeth extracted recently. If you’ve ever had some teeth removed, you’ll …

Wedding goers hold up flight, try to bribe passengers to let their friends on


An Indian airline learned the hard way not to piss off a gaggle of stressed out wedding guests.

A domestic flight in India had to delay its departure by 90 minutes Friday morning after a "technical glitch" resulted in overbooking …

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