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NFL Reports Fewer Concussions in 2013

NFL Reports Fewer Concussions in 2013

David Lee/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hoping to quell one of the biggest problems facing professional football, the NFL claimed on Thursday that concussions dropped 13 percent in both preseason and regular season games from 2011 to the 2013.Jeff Miller, NF…

Movie Review: “Labor Day”

Movie Review: “Labor Day”

Paramount(NEW YORK) — Director Jason Reitman has been on a winning streak, with films that include Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, and 2011′s underrated Young Adult.  With Labor Day, Reitman turns his attention to adapting and directi…

Sen. Mark Udall’s Son Charged with Heroin Possession

Sen. Mark Udall’s Son Charged with Heroin Possession

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office(WASHINGTON) — The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado was busted Wednesday on charges of breaking into cars and heroin possession.According to The Daily Camera, Jed Udall, 26, was taken into custody by Boulder…

Most Americans Say Wars’ Goals Were Not Achieved

Most Americans Say Wars’ Goals Were Not Achieved

Michael Watkins/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan worth fighting?Most respondents to a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center don’t believe so.Two years after the Obama administration withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq, 52 perc…

Syria Peace Talks Stop Briefly to Observe War Dead

Syria Peace Talks Stop Briefly to Observe War Dead

creisinger/Thinkstock(GENEVA) — In a rare display of common ground at their contentious peace talks in Geneva, the Syrian government and opposition forces observed a brief moment of silence Thursday for the victims of the three-year-long civil war.It …

Egyptian Government Targets Al-Jazeera Journalists

Egyptian Government Targets Al-Jazeera Journalists

fotokon/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — Showing little tolerance for public dissent, the interim Egyptian government is taking more steps to quash any potential criticism of the regime by putting 20 Al-Jazeera journalists on trial.The government has accused both …

Sochi Culling Stray Dogs Ahead of Olympic Games

Sochi Culling Stray Dogs Ahead of Olympic Games

fredtamashiro/Thinkstock (file photo)(SOCHI, Russia) — The city of Sochi has quietly hired a private company to kill as many of its stray dogs as possible ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics. The city’s move came after it publicly backed off p…

(13) Cincinnati Nips (12) Louisville to Stay Perfect in Conference Play

(13) Cincinnati Nips (12) Louisville to Stay Perfect in Conference Play

G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, K.Y.) — Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to help No. 13 Cincinnati nip No. 12 Louisville 69-66 Thursday night.
Cincinnati (20-2, 9-0 American Athletic Confere…

Jay Pandolfo Retires

Jay Pandolfo Retires

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Two-time Stanley Cup champion Jay Pandolfo has announced he has retired.The 39-year-old Pandolfo played for the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins during his 15 seasons in the NHL. He s…

NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

NBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The reserves for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans were named Thursday night.
Reserves are picked by the coaches –  the Western Conference coaches picking their side and the East picking the…

Avalanche Sign Varlamov to 5-Year Extension

Avalanche Sign Varlamov to 5-Year Extension

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(DENVER) — The Colorado Avalanche signed goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension that keeps him with the Avalanche through the 2018-19 season, the team announced Thursday. According to the Denver Po…

Amanda Knox’s Parents Angry, Stunned Over Guilty Verdict

Amanda Knox’s Parents Angry, Stunned Over Guilty Verdict

TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The parents of Amanda Knox said they were stunned and angry that an Italian court again convicted their daughter of murder, and vowed to continue to fight to clear her name.”Amanda’s upset, we were all shocked …

George Zimmerman Entering the Boxing Ring

George Zimmerman Entering the Boxing Ring

ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — George Zimmerman has agreed to take part in a celebrity boxing match, a source close to Zimmerman confirmed to ABC News.The news was first reported by TMZ.According to ABC affiliate WFTS-TV, celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feld…

Thieves Make Off with Cartier Watches Worth $700K

Thieves Make Off with Cartier Watches Worth $700K

Andrew H. Walker/WireImage(NEW YORK) — An increased police presence for Super Bowl-related activities in the New York City area didn’t stop jewel thieves in a brazen daytime jewelry heist Thursday. Police say that around 12:30 p.m. five men in masks s…

“American Idol” Recap: Auditions End in Omaha

“American Idol” Recap: Auditions End in Omaha

FOX via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Fifteen days after American Idol premiered its 13th season, the audition round ended Thursday night in Omaha, Nebraska. As usual, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. were there to judge the contestants….

Hoboken Mayor’s Diary Called Into Question in Christie Scandal

Hoboken Mayor’s Diary Called Into Question in Christie Scandal

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s journal, which she turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s office, has emerged as a crucial part of her claim against the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But n…

Yahoo Mail Users the Latest Hit with Security Breach

Yahoo Mail Users the Latest Hit with Security Breach

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Yahoo announced Thursday that the usernames and passwords of some email users have been stolen and used to gather personal information. “Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to …

Amanda Knox ‘Frightened’ By New 28-Year Sentence

Amanda Knox ‘Frightened’ By New 28-Year Sentence

Ida Astute/ABC News(FLORENCE, Italy) — Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder Thursday by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007. The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele…

Researchers May Be Closer to Fighting Peanut Allergies in Kids

Researchers May Be Closer to Fighting Peanut Allergies in Kids

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, England) — For parents taking care of kids with peanut allergies, it may seem like deadly threats are around every corner. Whether in candy bars, trail mix or even egg rolls, peanut oil or peanut particles are everywhere. …

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/30/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA: Phoenix Suns 102 (28-18) – Indiana Pacers 94 (35-10)
New York Knicks 117 (19-27) – Cleveland Cavaliers 86 (16-30)
Golden State Warriors 111 (28-19) – Los Angeles Clippers 92 (33-16)
Top 25 Men’s …

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