June 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Neil Patrick Harris did a quick dance spin on the Radio City Music Hall stage, stopped to talk choreography with Diane Paulus, director of the nominated musical "Pippin," then bounded down the steps, where a Tony Awards writer was waiting for his feedback on a Mike Tyson joke. After they bandied a few versions of it back and forth, some more R-rated than others, Harris seemed pleased. "I like that," he said to the writer, his deadpan half-smirk making an appearance. "Two 'Matilda' girls is much funnier than three.
June 7, 2013 |
Question: I received a notice from my homeowner association board around July 16, 2012, demanding I attend a hearing on July 28, 2012, to assess a fine to my account for having a renter. Owners are allowed to have renters but the board alone decides who can and cannot have a renter. They sent me a letter on July 29, 2012, fining me $100 for the entire month of July for failure to obtain permission to have a renter in my property while I am being medically treated. The person residing in my home is not a renter.
June 7, 2013 |
Builders are eyeing the next wave of potential home buyers - the so-called millennials - but whether this rising generation will embrace big mortgage debt remains an open question. These 95 million people ages 10 to 32 outnumber their baby-boomer parents by 10 million. The young adults among them, sobered by the recession, have relatively modest material expectations; many say they'd be happy with smaller living spaces. The housing industry will have to convince the next generation that home loans are as necessary and prudent as the student debt so many of them already carry.
June 7, 2013 |
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has scraped away at some of the oldest rock it's examined and found the strongest signs for water it has ever discovered over its 9.5-year mission, scientists for the Mars Exploration Rover project said Friday. The scrappy little rover is now heading down Endeavour Crater's rim to Solander Point, on what is in some ways a brand new mission, officials said. "We consider it 'Sol 1' all over again for Opportunity," said John Callas, the mission's project manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
June 6, 2013 |
A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl has been given a chance at a transplant that could save her life after a judge ordered that the desperately ill child be added to the list of those hoping to receive an adult lung. The case, involving Sarah Murnaghan, pits the fate of a sick child against a series of federal rules that define how donated lungs will be allocated. Children younger than 12 are on a separate list for pediatric lungs where donated organs are much rarer. Federal officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, have insisted they do not have the authority to bypass the existing protocols -- despite pleas from the family and some congressmen.
May 31, 2013 |
President Juan Manuel Santos' decision last year to restart peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was understandably met with skepticism. After all, three similar efforts over three decades failed to bring an end to the violence that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced some 3 million people in the region's longest-running internal conflict. But this time there is reason for hope. Earlier this week, the Santos administration and the rebel group, known as FARC, announced that they had reached a landmark agreement on agrarian reform.
May 30, 2013 |
Kirk Cousins, second-year quarterback for the Washington Redskins, said he plans to take advantage of the “great opportunity” he has while Robert Griffin III recovers from reconstructive knee surgery. “I view this as a proving ground to see if I deserve to be a starter,” Cousins said, per David Elfin of 106.7 The Fan. “Every game's filmed. Even if coaches are coaching other games, they're going to be able to go back and watch tape [of preseason] and see what I can do. It may be the best thing that ever happened to me to start my career in Washington.
May 29, 2013 |
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak suggested he doesn't expect to get an early commitment from impending free agent Dwight Howard. "It's my understanding that he'll be a free agent on July 1," said Kupchak to Maggie Gray of SI.com last week at the Brooklyn Nets training facility for a pre-draft combine. "He'll have opportunities that he'll look at and hopefully we'll be in the running or we'll be at the top in the very end. " After the Lakers completed exit meetings following their four-game sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, Kupchak stressed the importance of getting early notice from Howard, which would enable to team to start building around him before July (near the NBA Draft in June)
May 28, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS — Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. had their "Shake and Bake" in the epic comedy "Talladega Nights. " For Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, it has become something closer to "slash and bash," at least the way it played out in Sunday's 114-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers that gave the Miami Heat a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals. With James taking his game into the post, thereby opening opportunities on the wing for Wade, the duo took the latest step in proving that they could succeed together.
May 22, 2013 |
Unable to send Clayton Kershaw to the mound for a second consecutive night, the Dodgers went back to being the Dodgers on Tuesday. With Zack Greinke giving up five runs in four-plus innings, the Dodgers had no chance against the Milwaukee Brewers, as their inept offense converted 10 hits and five walks into only two runs. The 5-2 defeat at Miller Park felt like many of the last-place Dodgers' 25 previous defeats, as they were three for 14 with runners in scoring position. They had men on first and second with none out in the second inning and didn't score.