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Former mayor of SLC suing NSA for warrantless Olympic surveillance

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rocky Anderson is suing the agency for spying on him (and everyone else in Salt Lake City) during the 2002 Olympics -- he's added his name to a mass lawsuit against the NSA, FBI, George W. Bush, Michael Hayden, Dick Cheney and 50 "Does." Read the rest

Inside ‘Olympia Provisions,’ a Meat Curriculum From Portland’s Hottest Charcutiers

Get a sneak peek at the famed charcuterie-maker's debut cookbook. The hotly anticipated debut cookbook from Portland, Oregon's famed charcuterie-makers Olympia Provisions (nee Olympic Provisions) is "so damn Greek it hurts" — at least, according to the first words that readers encounter. Show More Summary

Tennis Pro Rafael Nadal Stripped Down For Tommy Hilfiger And We Can’t Breathe

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Clothier Tommy Hilfiger is turning up the heat in its latest underwear campaign with the help of tennis pro Rafael Nadal. The 14-time Grand Slam champ and Olympic gold medalist, has been named the global ambassador of the fashion brand, as well as the face and body of Hilfiger’s underwear collection. The campaign was kicked […]

We Aren't As Informed About Intellectual Disabilities As We Think We Are

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Nearly half of the American population doesn't personally know someone with an intellectual disability, and that's a problem. A groundbreaking poll released on the eve of this summer's Special Olympics World Games revealed that personal experience with people with intellectual disabilities strongly influences the ways people perceive such conditions. Show More Summary

YouTube-taught javelin thrower Julius Yego wins gold at world championships

Kenya has produced 79 Olympic track and field medalists. Exactly zero have come from the field side of the equation. But Julius Yego could end that streak next year in Rio, as he’ll now be considered one of the favorites in the javelin after winning gold in the event Wednesday at the world championships in […]

Newsstand: August 26, 2015

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

That's right, it's already Wednesday. In the news: L.A. releases an Olympic outline, Brampton residents want carding to end, and Jose Bautista has a beef with Sportsnet. Los Angeles has made its outline for a potential 2024 Summer Olympic bid public. Show More Summary

Prominent Salt Lake City Residents Sue The NSA Over Mass Warrantless Surveillance During The 2002 Olympics

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

All the cool kids are suing the NSA these days. The EFF and ACLU led the way, suing the NSA before suing the NSA was cool. Others followed as a series Snowden/Greenwald split releases gained popularity (culimating in Greenwald leaving The Guardian to start his own label website). Show More Summary

How to guard L.A. from an Olympics disaster

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

We are often counseled not to repeat past mistakes. In the case of Los Angeles' bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, we can actually learn from past success. The principle that underpinned L.A.'s bid for the 1984 Olympics - insulating the city treasury from financial liability for the Games - is as...

Tough test for Muller against Usyk

By Ron Jackson Former South African light heavyweight champion Johnny Muller, 25, of South African has a tough one when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk from the Ukraine in Kiev on Saturday night in a challenge against the 2012 Olympic … Continue reading ? The post Tough test for Muller against Usyk appeared first on Boxing News.

Gymnastics coach charged with molestation, child porn

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A former Olympics gymnastics coach was charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography on Tuesday.

Essential California: Will L.A. make money on the Olympics?

Good morning. It is Wednesday, Aug. 26. It's four days until Burning Man. To get you in the mood, here's "Burning Man: the Musical.Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES A new path from LAX Fans of Uber and Lyft may soon be able to activate their phone apps and hail rides...

Another Garcetti press aide leaves the staff

Jeff Millman is going to work for the effort preparing LA's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Report: LA Tabs Griffith Park For 2024 Olympic Bid

Considering there is no guarantee golf will even be in the 2024 Olympic Games

Proposed venues for 2024 Los Angeles Olympics

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The bid book for the 2024 Olympics that Los Angeles officials released Tuesday laid out an initial blueprint for 30 or so proposed venues.

Take Olympic: 7 Incredibly Big-Deal Plans in LA's New 2024 Olympics Bid

The race to bring the Olympics back to LA for the 2024 summer Games is on, and today we're getting a closer look at where the estimated multi-billion-dollar cost would actually go—and what changes the Olympics will bring to...

Decorated Coach Accused of Molesting Preteen Gymnast

An Olympic gymnastics coach was arrested Sunday on charges of molesting a preteen gymnast and keeping thousands of sexual images of young girls and boys in a safe at his home and a file cabinet at his gymnasium in Indianapolis, the Indy Star reports. Marvin Sharp, 48, coached two female...

America Is at War With Fire

The American West is burning. An unusually hot and dry summer led to widespread drought and turned the forests and plains into kindling. Now massive wildfires rage from California to as far north as Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula near the Canadian border. Smoke and haze fill the air, darkening what...

Top Garcetti aide leaves City Hall to campaign for L.A. 2024 Olympic bid

A senior aide to Mayor Eric Garcetti has left City Hall to work for the committee handling Los Angeles' renascent campaign to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Anthony Davis Talks 2016 Olympics, Serena Williams and NBA MVP Chances (VIDEO)

Next summer, AD will be one of the stars helping Team USA try to take home gold in Rio at the 2016 Olympics. But would he rather win a gold medal or MVP? The post Anthony Davis Talks 2016 Olympics, Serena Williams and NBA MVP Chances (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

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