There’s no finer place to experience the world’s most peaceful martial art — and eat some amazing seafood in the process

11 Dec

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Explosions, gunfire heard near Istanbul soccer stadium

10 Dec

ISTANBUL — Two explosions hit Saturday night near a major soccer stadium in Istanbul, and Turkish authorities say about 20 police were wounded. Witnesses said police were deployed and had cordoned off the area as smoke rose from the newly built Besiktas Stadium. They said gunfire could be heard in what appeared to have been an […]

Chris Thile on unexpected career as host of "A Prairie Home Companion"

10 Dec

Chris Thile’s career has been marked by the unexpected and frequent bouts of reinvention. He’s performed with Nickel Creek — a group he formed when he was just a child — and later, the Punch Brothers. He’s also had a solo career, including collaborations with artists as varied as Béla Fleck and Yo-Yo Ma.  Now, […]

How to watch Terence Crawford vs. John Molina Jr.: Fight card, start time, odds

10 Dec

It feels like we’re still looking for a strong competitor to take on Terence Crawford. Many thought his matchup with Viktor Postol would prove to be his first loss, but after a brief trading of blows, Crawford settled in and cruised to a unanimous decision win in July. Now, Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) will fight […]

Scott says “brilliant” Carson will bring “fresh perspective” to HUD

10 Dec

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott praised President-Elect Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), suggesting in an interview this week that the “brilliant” neurosurgeon could bring a “fresh perspective” to the department. “You bring a guy who we all know is brilliant into a […]

Suspected car bomb wounds around 20 outside Istanbul soccer stadium

10 Dec

ISTANBUL A suspected car bomb outside a soccer stadium in central Istanbul wounded around 20 people on Saturday hours after the end of a match between two of Turkey’s top teams, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said. Soylu, speaking in parliament during a budget hearing, said around 20 people had been wounded following the match between […]

Murdoch’s new Sky bid should be probed, UK opposition politicians say

10 Dec

LONDON Rupert Murdoch’s new takeover approach for British pay-TV firm Sky should be investigated by the UK’s competition authorities, according to opposition politicians, though analysts said a deal should be easier to get through this time round. Liberal Democrat Vince Cable, who was Britain’s business secretary at the time of Murdoch’s first bid in 2010-11 […]

‘How clean energy can be sexy’

10 Dec

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Messi scores two as Barcelona breaks La Liga drought

10 Dec

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Double delight for France in Ski World Cup

10 Dec

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