• Denver Aug 19, 2020

    Denver Police Look for Masked Suspects in Fire That Killed 5

    Police have released a surveillance photo of three people believed to have started a house fire in suburban Denver that killed five recent immigrants from the West African nation of Senegal

  • Facebook May 16, 2019

    Facebook Busts Israel-Based Campaign to Disrupt Elections

    Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant had purged 65 Israeli accounts, 161 pages, dozens of groups and four Instagram accounts. Although Facebook said...

  • head Mar 19, 2019

    Japanese Olympic Committee Head Resigns Amid Bribery Scandal

    Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee’s executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again denied corruption allegations against him.

  • Coach Mar 17, 2019

    USA Basketball Draws Turkey, Czech Republic, Japan in World Cup

    USA Basketball still doesn’t know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China, but their opponents are set.

  • NBA Feb 17, 2019

    NBA, FIBA Announce Plans for Pro League in Africa

    The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa. The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport’s global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league’s...

  • Captain Jun 21, 2018

    World Cup: Spain, Uruguay and Portugal Earn Victories

    Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set up by Andres Iniesta. The powerful striker turned in the area and took a shot but the ball deflected off Ramin Rezeian before bouncing back onto Costa’s knee...

  • Captain Jun 19, 2018

    World Cup: Japan, Senegal, Russia Earn Victories

    Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup’s knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from injury but Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years...

  • France Feb 2, 2018

    Rihanna, French President Macron Champion Millions for Global Education

    Singer Rihanna and French President Emmanuel Macron headlined a conference in Senegal on Friday raising hundreds of millions of dollars for education in developing countries.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Apr 21, 2017

    Father and Son Set Atlantic Crossing Record

    Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-a-Pitre on April 20. The journey took 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal, in their sailboat, setting an Atlantic crossing record between those two ports.

  • Mexico Dec 8, 2016

    Giraffes, Rarer Than Elephants, Put on Extinction Watch List

    The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of...

  • China Aug 13, 2016

    Women's Basketball: US Cruises Past Canada 81-51

    With the offense struggling, Maya Moore and the U.S. women’s basketball team turned in a stellar defensive effort to dispatch Canada. Moore scored 12 points, and the Americans clinched the top seed in the group with an 81-51 win over Canada on Friday.

  • Delaware Aug 4, 2016

    Delaware Basketball Star Elena Delle Donne Reveals Engagement

    Team USA basketball star Elena Delle Donne has revealed she is gay and engaged to her longtime girlfriend as she gets ready to compete in her first Olympics. The reigning WNBA MVP said her relationship with Amanda Clifton is “nothing crazy” to her Chicago Sky teammates because she is “always around.” ESPN reported that Delle Donne told reporters in Rio...

  • Pentagon Oct 8, 2014

    Health Officials: U.S. Well Equipped to Stop Ebola

    “Our health care infrastructure in the United States is well-equipped to stop Ebola in its tracks,” National Institute of Health’s Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

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