Republicans ‘frustrated’ after healthcare fiasco

Republicans ‘frustrated’ after healthcare fiasco

Image copyright EPA Image caption Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan says he is “disappointed and frustrated” after the failed Senate vote Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has said he is “disappointed and frustrated” by the Senate’s failure to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act. He is among several lawmakers to express frustration […]

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Panama Papers verdict

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Panama Papers verdict

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pakistan’s Supreme Court recommended an anti-corruption case against Mr Sharif Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office. The ruling came after a probe into his family’s wealth following the 2015 Panama Papers dump linking […]

College Football’s Inevitable End – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

      Dr. Ann McKee, director of the CTE Center at Boston University, and her team have examined 202 brains of deceased football players, 111 of whom played in the NFL. Of those 111, 110 showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Eighty-six percent of former […]

Fantasy football 2017: Three smartest picks of first round – MyAJC

Five years ago a fantasy football team owner was able to go into the draft with a simple strategy: grab running backs with the first two picks and figure out the rest from there. Eleven of the first 12 picks were running backs, with Calvin Johnson the lone receiver taken. The passing game has […]

John Urschel made a smart decision to quit football, but the players he’s leaving behind aren’t stupid – Washington Post

John Urschel, teaching a STEM class in Dundalk, is done with football. (Steve Ruark/AP Images for Texas Instruments) John Urschel was brave to play football, and he was brave Thursday morning when he informed the Baltimore Ravens he planned to retire. It takes courage to understand the physical risks associated with the game and accept […]

Film Review: ‘The Emoji Movie’ – Variety

If you’re going to build an animated film around a concept that’s dumb, flat, goofy, and obvious, and maybe a tad corrupt in its cartoon-to-toy-box opportunism, then you could probably do worse than the idea behind “The Emoji Movie.” On the one hand, it has the feeling of scraping — as in, we’ve had Trolls, […]

Scaramucci: Late-night hosts do the not-a-fandango – USA TODAY

Scaramucci: Late-night hosts do the not-a-fandango – USA TODAY

“I was worried when Sean Spicer left that the communications office at the White House would lose some flava,” Stephen Colbert confessed. “Little did I know that he was going to be replaced by a guy who serves up some very spicy quotes.”  That would be Anthony Scaramucci, “the guy who orders a martini at […]