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  • Sources: Derrick Rose will need season-ending surgery for torn left meniscus

    April 2, 2017 5:50 PM 21

    Rose suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will require surgery and a six-to-eight-week recovery period, league sources told The Vertical. Rose scored 27 points in 33 minutes in a victory over Detroit on Monday, but missed Wednesday’s loss to Miami and sources say he then underwent an MRI that discovered the meniscus tear. The Knicks and Rose’s

  • Maduro foes vow to battle for change

    April 2, 2017 5:49 PM 20

    Opposition urges election after court scraps ruling to neuter national assembly Venezuela’s opposition has vowed to continue its campaign for political change, a day after the government-controlled supreme court reversed a contentious ruling to strip the country’s national assembly of its powers. On Sunday, the opposition repeated demands that the government

  • A global strategy is the way to defeat Isis 2.0

    April 2, 2017 12:50 PM 18

    After losses in Iraq and Syria, the terror group will turn into a virtual caliphate With Isis on the back foot in Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, it is only a matter of time until the terrorist group loses its so-called caliphate. While its appeal to foreign recruits was partly based on controlling territory, it would be naive to think that military

  • Tokyo will test Toyota's new hybrid boat during 2020 Olympics

    March 31, 2017 5:16 PM 28

    Hybrid-electric powertrains aren't just for cars. Toyota isn't just working on hybrid cars. It's also built a hybrid-electric boat as part of a feasibility study, and it'll loan the boat to Tokyo's government for use during the 2020 Olympics. The automaker (er, boatmaker?) claims this is Japan's "first leisure craft with a parallel-hybrid system." A parallel-hybrid

  • Microsoft touts Microsoft-customized edition of Samsung Galaxy S8

    March 30, 2017 1:52 PM 29

    On March 30, Microsoft announced that it is making available for pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Microsoft Edition. Both phones will be available for purchase beginning April 21 at brick-and-mortar US Microsoft Store locations. Details as to exactly what "Microsoft Edition" means are scarce. But based on an email I received from a Microsoft

  • American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode before landing

    March 30, 2017 11:13 AM 16

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- An American Airlines co-pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the captain declared a medical emergency on Flight 1353 a couple of minutes before landing at Albuquerque International Sunport Wednesday evening. A spokesman for the airline tells the newspaper

  • Pakistan halts extradition of U.S. man accused of New York terror plot

    March 29, 2017 2:41 PM 25

    ISLAMABAD -- A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has temporarily barred the extradition of a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin accused of planning a terrorist attack in New York with help from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group. Tariq Asad said his client, Talha Haroon, was detained in Pakistan last year. He says the Islamabad High Court

  • This Chinese Conglomerate Reportedly Wants to Buy a Forbes Stake

    March 28, 2017 10:26 AM 21

    HNA Group, a private Chinese conglomerate which struck more foreign investment deals last year than all but one Chinese company, is eyeing a controlling stake in the publisher of Forbes magazine, according to Reuters. HNA may be one of several Chinese bidders for the media company, which three years ago was sold to a group of Hong Kong investors for a reported

  • LOOK: It's 2017, and Barry Bonds is still cranking home runs in BP

    March 26, 2017 8:54 PM 30

    As noted on this loyal web page, all-time home run leader Barry Bonds has rejoined the Giants as a special advisor to the CEO . It’s not entirely certain what Bonds’ role will entail, but his assigned tasks and duties would seem to include “cranking homers during spring batting practice.” To back up this stirring claim, we’ll point you to the following

  • Cow falls 40ft and then swims to The Rumps

    March 20, 2017 9:27 AM 37

    A pregnant cow has been rescued after falling down a 40ft cliff and then swimming to an "isolated island". The cow spent a night down on the rocks before being sedated at The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall. After a nine-hour rescue, the rare White Park cow was winched back up to the top of the cliff at 16:30 GMT on Sunday. "Despite her ordeal she is now back happily