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|A decade after Hurricane Katrina a new city rises, but not for all||Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener (Yahoo Sports)|
“The city has changed and ultimately we needed to change,” says New Orleans native Brooke Boudreaux.
A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries. Beckman's firing follows the unexpected resignations this month of the top two officials on campus, revelations that they'd used private emails accounts to avoid public scrutiny of school business, and a pair of lawsuits in which former women's basketball and women's soccer players claim they were mistreated by coaches. Thomas said Friday that he received some preliminary results of the investigation earlier this week, and despite timing he called ''unfortunate,'' saw enough to fire Beckman just before his fourth season started.
|Sarah Palin gushes over Donald Trump in highly-anticipated interview||Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik (Yahoo Sports)|
A year to the day after praising Jack Zduriencik as he was rewarded with a contract extension, Seattle Mariners President Kevin Mather found himself speaking with ownership this week on all the areas he believed the club was lacking. It was clear to Mather that Zduriencik's time as Seattle's general manager was at an end and his regret was not making a change sooner. ''I was so optimistic about 2015 at the major league level that I waited too long to start asking myself and others the tough questions about what is going on here,'' Mather said.
|Deputy ambushed, fatally shot at gas station near Houston||Kershaw strikes out 14 in Dodgers' 4-1 win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)|
HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
''Leading the league in outs is cool,'' he said after striking out a season high-tying 14 in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The NL West-leading Dodgers won their fourth in a row returning home for the first time in two weeks. ''He's the best lefty in the game, and the best pitcher in the game as well,'' said Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who was 0 for 3 against Kershaw.
|Ten years after Katrina, resilient New Orleans honors its victims||Arbour's success with 1 team - Isles - stands out to Bowman (Yahoo Sports)|
By Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. The day began with a somber ceremony led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to remember the 83 "forgotten" victims whose unclaimed bodies now rest in mausoleums at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, housed in one of the city's historic above-ground cemeteries. Katrina killed more than 1,500 people, mostly in flooding that left 80 percent of New Orleans under water.
Upon learning of Arbour's death on Friday, Bowman marveled at how the former New York Islanders coach was capable of winning 740 games and four Stanley Cup championships with just one team. ''Nobody can do that,'' Bowman told The Associated Press by phone. It's something Bowman was unable to do, as his NHL-record 1,244 career coaching wins, and nine championships spanned five teams and 30 seasons.
|Construction accident closes down major San Francisco freeway||Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game (Yahoo Sports)|
|Emergency work was expected to block off the principal freeway connecting San Francisco to the south for at least 20 hours, after a construction crane crashed into and demolished a tower supporting high-voltage power lines. "All southbound and northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 are closed down until possibly 5 p.m. today," Officer Eric Anderson of the California Highway Patrol said on Saturday, warning of significant traffic delays. The crane was being used to construct a new freeway overpass in Burlingame, a suburb south of San Francisco.|
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. Griffin left last week's exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden said afterward was a concussion.
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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.
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.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
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.