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February, 2019

 

Seeking independence ‘is not a crime,’ Barcelona protesters say

Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region.


College intern on first day among Illinois factory shooting victims

Trevor Wehner was working his first day as a human resources intern at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, when a worker who had just been fired killed him and four of his colleagues.


John Beilein talks Michigan’s bounce-back win over Maryland, challenging schedule ahead

Andy Katz caught up with Michigan coach John Beilein after Saturday’s 65-52 win over Maryland….


NBA and FIBA to launch pro league in Africa

The NBA’s first professional basketball league outside of North America will begin in Africa next year, the NBA and the sport’s global governing body announced on Saturday.


Fifteen Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai: military

Fifteen Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash on Saturday in North Sinai in which seven militants were also killed, the Egyptian military said.


Breaking down the Big 12 basketball race, each team’s chances

Kansas basketball has won 14 consecutive Big 12 titles. But it looks like this year could be the end of the streak. We break down the contenders, including how the schedule will factor into the race….


Nigeria commission says transport delays behind vote postponement

Nigeria’s presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Saturday.


Russian court orders Baring Vostok’s Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13

A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok’s founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13.


LDS missionaries can now call home weekly. Some parents worry new policy is too lax.

In the past, LDS missionaries were only allowed to call home twice a year, a policy designed to let them focus on their mission, free from distractions. But a new policy will allow them to call or video chat with family once a week.
The post LDS missionaries can now call…


Zion Williamson, Chris Clemons and 5 other college basketball players we’d like to see in a slam-dunk contest

We’d like to see Duke’s Zion Williamson, Campbell’s Chris Clemons and several other high-flying college basketball stars in a dunk contest….



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