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David Wright delivers for Mets after Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leaves the mound

This time around, there was no soul-crushing meltdown for Clayton Kershaw. If anything, Kershaw pitched well in the Dodgers' postseason opener Friday night. In some moments, he was even extraordinary. Jacob deGrom just happened to pitch better. And so the Dodgers were defeated in their home stadium...

Who's Your Daddy? Reflections of a Humbled Son on Thelonious Monk's 98th Birthday

My life began with one perplexing question: Who is daddy? Let me explain. From my earliest recollections, adults, when first meeting me, would invariably ask the question, "Do you know who your father is?" The query came from musicians and fans alike. Show More Summary

Siblings In The Scrum: Long History Of Brothers Makes Rugby A Family Affair

Jessica Pinchbeck documents different sets of brothers on different rugby teams, showing how the ties of a rugby family are pretty thick. The post Siblings In The Scrum: Long History Of Brothers Makes Rugby A Family Affair appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Dave Meyers dies at 62; former UCLA basketball star

Dave Meyers, the star player on John Wooden's 10th and final national championship basketball team at UCLA, died Friday at his home in Temecula after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62. Meyers played on two Bruins national title teams, as a reserve in 1973 and as the star player in '75. After...

Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares) of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies.

Op-Ed Contributor: Exxon’s Climate Concealment

The company knew decades ago about the potentially catastrophic dangers of burning fossil fuels. Then it chose a path of disinformation and denial.

Sky-high price of new stem cell therapies is a growing concern

The public uproar about high drug prices has focused on outlandish cases such as single pills jacked up in price by 5,000%, miracle cures marketed for tens of thousands of dollars per treatment. But how will people feel when they're confronted with treatments that are even more astronomically expensive?...

Shark bites surfer off Hawaii coast, leaving him in critical condition

HONOLULU (Reuters) - A 25-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark off the famed North Shore on Hawaii's island of Oahu on Friday, and the man was rushed to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition, emergency officials said...

A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it’s not secret at all.

Is it a coincidence that an address by Cardinal Robert Sarah, condemning “gender ideology,” was not included in the daily briefings, while a seemingly off-topic talk by Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, suggesting that women might be ordained as deacons, was given ample coverage?

When Will The Media Learn?

Victim blaming is a problem that we're all responsible for. The post When Will The Media Learn? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Jerry Parr, Secret Service agent credited with saving President Reagan's life, dies at 85

Jerry Parr, the Secret Service agent who shoved President Reagan into the back of the presidential limousine and ordered the car to the hospital during the 1981 assassination attempt, died Friday at a hospice in Washington. He was 85. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife, Carolyn....

What was the Volkswagen diesel pollution footprint?

Volkswagen has admitted equipping half a million diesel cars in the U.S. with software to cheat on emissions tests - and then, in normal driving, to spew between 10 and 40 times the allowable levels of nitrogen oxides. But how much pollution have the cars created since 2009, when VW first installed...

Alone in the Dark (1982) [Movie Review)

Alone in the Dark 1982, New Line Cinema With its aging stars (Jack Palance, Donald Pleasance and Martin Landau), you might think they would be odd choices to star in a slasher movie just as the teen-centric horror sub-genre was starting to explode. And you’d be right. It is a bit weird seeing them in […]

Uberdose: 911 for People Who Should Call for Help, But Won't

To a certain extent, I think we all knew this was coming. For as long as there have been efforts to equip police officers and public transit workers with naloxone -- "the overdose antidote" -- to reverse opiate overdoses and resuscitate...Show More Summary

Patricia Rieff Anawalt dies at 91; UCLA anthropologist later headed family lumber company

Patricia Rieff Anawalt, a UCLA anthropologist who later became the chairman of Anawalt Lumber Co., died Oct. 2 at her Brentwood home after a short illness, her family said. She was 91. Anawalt was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Regional Dress at UCLA's Fowler Museum. An authority...

7 Minutes to Bedtime: A Dad and Daughter’s Podcast

?In an effort to hold a daily ‘good’ conversation with his daughter, Rick Sanchez utilizes the inexact time just before “lights out” where the most interesting conversations happen. The post 7 Minutes to Bedtime: A Dad and Daughter’s Podcast appeared first on The Good Men Project.

How to decrease gun violence? Readers are split

Gun violence has been a common thread in Times letters this week after the deadly mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 4. As news of two more campus shootings on Friday -- at Northern Arizona University and Texas Southern University -- surfaces, most readers who...

School movie shoots resume after embarrassing revelation about porn flick

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Friday tentatively lifted its day-old suspension of commercial filming at campuses to allow five film projects to move forward. At the same time, the district will continue a review of existing practices and update, as needed, district procedures for handling...

After Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise split, Oscar wasn't the cure for what ailed her

The upside of the pain of divorce? If you're Nicole Kidman, it helped you win an Oscar. "I was running from my life at that time. I wasn't able to handle the reality of my life," the actress said at the Women in the World summit this week in New York City, discussing the period of professional...

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