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|Report: Cleveland, DOJ reach settlement over police||NBA MVP Stephen Curry takes nasty fall, walks off court (Yahoo Sports)|
Federal authorities cite a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported.
MVP Stephen Curry was able to return to Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after a nasty spill where he flipped over in the air and his head crashed to the court against Houston on Monday night. Curry jumped in the air as Trevor Ariza was about to go up for a shot midway through the second quarter. Ariza saw him and stopped abruptly, causing Curry to be upended in midair when he crashed into Ariza's shoulder.
|Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable||Colon gets 7th win, 2nd hit to lead Mets over Phillies 6-3 (Yahoo Sports)|
Charter Communications Inc. is close to buying Time Warner Cable for about $55 billion, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
Bartolo Colon kept his helmet on this time. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday to stop a three-game losing streak. ''I wish I got cheers for a foul ball,'' teammate Michael Cuddyer said.
|Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area||Hamilton hitless in return, Texas wins 6th in a row (Yahoo Sports)|
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.
Josh Hamilton has played in two World Series, appeared in five All-Star Games and won a Most Valuable Player Award. ''It was good to get the first at-bat out of the way, I was a little nervous up there,'' Hamilton said after the Rangers sixth straight win, a 10-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians. It was good to feel the energy in the dugout.'' Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk and scored a run.
|Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years||Gardner, Yankees rough up Guthrie, Royals 14-1 (Yahoo Sports)|
President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, Obama paid tribute to U.S. military personnel who served in conflicts such as World War Two as well as the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he wound down as commander in chief. "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful.
Brett Gardner got a little silly after hitting the Yankees' third homer of the first inning, enthusiastically high-fiving his teammates as if he were trying to slap away the memory of a lost weekend of baseball. Gardner and Brian McCann each hit a three-run homer and Chase Headley also connected during an eight-run first, and New York romped past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday to end a six-game skid. Stephen Drew added another three-run shot off Jeremy Guthrie (4-3) before New York made an out in the second.
|Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department reach settlement over police: New York Times||Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California (Yahoo Sports)|
Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, the New York Times reported on Monday. The settlement could be announced as early as Tuesday, the newspaper said, citing people briefed on the matter. The settlement would come days after a judge declared a white Cleveland police officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman in 2012.
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara.
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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.