2w ago
       

Nike's Colin Kaepernick 'Just Do It' campaign is controversial, but on brand: Experts

Nike commemorated the 30th anniversary of its iconic "Just Do It" campaign with ads featuring embattled NFL player Colin Kaepernick -- a move that immediately raised controversy online. Some see the ads as a risk for the company, but experts say Nike has been known to embrace public controversy. Colin Kaepernick/Twitter Colin Kaepernick appears in a Nike ad that was posted to his Twitter account on Sept. 3, 2018.
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2w ago
       

The Latest: Trump denies saying Sessions 'mentally retarded'

Trump comments on Twitter Tuesday come ahead of the publication of Woodward's book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," which includes descriptions of current and former aides calling the president an "idiot" and a "liar. "——— 3:50 p. m. President Donald Trump's former attorney in the Russia investigation says scenes and comments in journalist Bob Woodward's explosive new book on Trump did not occur. An upcoming book by journalist Bob Woodward says President Donald Trump's chief of staff privately called him an "idiot" and presidential aides plucked sensitive documents off Trump's desk and thought he was often unaware of foreign policy basics.
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2w ago
       

Time to acknowledge it's title or nothing for Serena Williams

NEW YORK -- Before dissecting her 6-4, 6-3 quarterfinal win over No. 8 Karolina Pliskova on Tuesday night, let's pause for a moment to breathe in what Serena Williams has accomplished in the past five days in Flushing Meadows. Surely no one forgets their 2016 semifinal match here in New York, when Pliskova defeated Williams in straight sets and ended her quest to win a 23rd major and pass Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era. That fact alone -- coupled with her win over Venus in a match both sisters called the best since Serena's return -- is reason to believe that Williams is playing at a level, mentally, physically and emotionally, that can carry her through a semifinal matchup with No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova and into Saturday's final -- and possibly the record books once again.
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2w ago
       

US escalates warning to Assad, Russia not to conduct offensive in northwest Syria

The White House is doubling down on its warning to the Syrian regime not to use chemical weapons ahead of an expected assault on Idlib province in northwest Syria, saying the U. S. will respond "swiftly and appropriately. "In a statement on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the U. S. was "closely monitoring the situation in Idlib province, Syria, where millions of innocent civilians are under threat of an imminent Assad regime attack, backed by Russia and Iran. "For weeks, Moscow has attempted to portray the U. S. and its partners as the ones actually planning to stage a chemical weapons attack in Idlib as a pretext for again striking Assad.
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2w ago
       

Robot boat sails into history by finishing Atlantic crossing

The SB Met, built by Norwegian company Offshore Sensing AS, reached the finish line of the Microtransat Challenge for robotic boats on Aug. 26, two and a half months after setting off from Newfoundland, according to preliminary data. It's a milestone that shows the technology for unmanned boats is robust enough to carry out extended missions that can dramatically cut costs for ocean research, border security, and surveillance in rough or remote waters. With the environmental and ecological problems we face today," autonomous sailing boats are an energy-efficient way to do ocean research, Vautier said, adding that future uses could include swarms of sailing drones scanning the sea floor for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
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3w ago
       

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

Today's grandparents may have fond memories of the "good old days," but history tells us that adults have worried about their kids' fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock n' roll. In the early 1930s a group of mothers from Scarsdale, Arizona, pushed radio broadcasters to change programs they thought were too "overstimulating, frightening and emotionally overwhelming" for kids, said Margaret Cassidy, a media researcher at Adelphi University in New York who authored a history of American kids and media. A 1961 Stanford University study on 6,000 children, 2,000 parents and 100 teachers found that more than half of the kids studied watched "adult" programs such as Westerns, crime shows and shows that featured "emotional problems. "
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3w ago
       

Bills name Peterman starting quarterback

Peterman and rookie quarterback Josh Allen were among a large group of core players the Bills held out of Thursday's preseason finale, suggesting they were being considered for the starting job in Week 1. After McCarron suffered a shoulder injury while starting the second preseason game, Peterman and Allen split snaps with the first-team offense. McDermott, who benched Tyrod Taylor in favor of Peterman for that game, turned back to Taylor for the second half and the remainder of the season.
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3w ago
       

Chinese billionaire Liu of JD.com arrested in Minneapolis

Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD. com, was arrested in Minneapolis on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, jail records show. Liu, 45, was arrested late Friday night and released Saturday afternoon pending possible criminal charges, Hennepin County Jail records show. JD. com, the main rival to Alibaba Group, said in a statement posted Sunday on the Chinese social media site Weibo that Liu was falsely accused while in the U. S. on a business trip, but that police investigators found no misconduct and that he would continue his journey as planned.
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3w ago
       

The story and pride behind one of America's favorite snacks

The potatoes at Black Gold Farms are loaded and trucked two and a half hours north to Perry, Georgia, where 1,230 workers are employed at just one of Frito-Lay's 30 manufacturing plants. Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images A display of PepsiCo Frito-Lay potato chip snacks in a supermarket in New York, Feb. 12, 2015. Quinn said there was a ton of pride felt by the farmers and workers of Frito-Lay, knowing the hard work they put into their products.
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3w ago
       

AP Exclusive: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. "Ellis also apologized to Grande, her fans and Hispanic community for making a joke about seeing her name on the program and thinking it was a new item on the Taco Bell menu.
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