(TOKYO) -- It was one of the most lopsided losses in Olympic basketball history: Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Team USA thrashed the Nigerian men’s basketball team by 83 points in London in 2012, with a final score of 156-73. “I remember that game,” said... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — In his first steps toward his own Cuba policy, President Joe Biden is sanctioning the Cuban defense minister and its special forces for the aggressive crackdowns on protests across the island nation earlier this month, the White House announced Thursday. Those protests were... Read More.
(GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba) -- Following the transfer of the first Guantánamo Bay inmate of the Biden administration this week, remaining detainees at the offshore prison are hoping that a change in policy from the Trump years will bode well for their release, according to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — A major Texas hospital system has reported its first case of the lambda COVID-19 variant, as the state reels from the rampant delta variant. Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, said the first lambda case was confirmed Monday. The... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A Florida man who joined in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol will serve eight months in prison with 24 months of supervised release, in the first felony sentencing to result from the Justice Department's sprawling investigation into the insurrection. Washington, D.C.,... Read More.
(LAS VEGAS) -- Kataluna Enriquez made history on June 27 by winning the title of Miss Nevada USA and becoming the first openly transgender contestant who will compete in the upcoming Miss USA competition. Enriquez, who is Filipina American, beat out 21 other contestants to... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- The first COVID-19 case inside the Olympic Village was confirmed, officials said Saturday, as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are set to kick off in less than a week. The case was reported after a screening test conducted Friday, according to Tokyo 2020 CEO... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Blue Origin revealed Thursday that the fourth member of its first crewed flight will be the youngest person ever to fly to space. Oliver Daemen, 18, will join Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos (Jeff's brother) and 82-year-old Wally Funk on a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Approximately 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Haiti on Wednesday, meaning it no longer was the only country in the Americas without any. But vaccine hesitancy, to say nothing of the recent violence and political unrest, could delay distribution for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Richard Branson announced Thursday he will be joining the crew of his next spaceflight with Virgin Galactic, besting fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to space. The first fully crewed spaceflight for SpaceShipTwo Unity will take place July 11, pending weather and technical checks. Branson, 70,... Read More.
Ringo Starr has posted a video message regarding this year's installment of his annual "peace and love" birthday celebration, which he's held every year since 2008 on his birthday, July 7. The initiative featured an... Read More.