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|Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course||E'Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder (Yahoo Sports)|
The actor suffers serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash.
E'Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Westbrook's triple-double streak at four. After Moore's 3 put the Bulls up 107-105, Westbrook stepped out of bounds after taking the inbounds pass, not seeing that Serge Ibaka was open for a potential tying shot. I should have passed to Serge,'' Westbrook said.
|Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists after storm||Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)|
Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.
San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games - the longest active streak in the majors - since the Giants traded for him in July 2012. He was hit by a pitch from the Cubs' Corey Black and went to first base before being removed for a pinch runner. ''It didn't look good,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
|Plane slides off runway at NYC airport||No. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63 (Yahoo Sports)|
A jet carrying 125 passengers crashed into a fence while landing in snowstorm.
Wisconsin wasn't about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend. The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting plus seven assists, Sam Dekker added 20 points and No. 6 Wisconsin became regular season conference champions with a 76-63 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. To win it in a rivalry game on Minnesota's court with so many of our own fans here is something pretty special,'' Kaminsky said.
|Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport||Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders (Yahoo Sports)|
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. None of the 127 passengers and five crew members were seriously injured as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta skidded on the tarmac at about 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). LaGuardia, the smallest of the New York area's three major airports, was immediately closed after the mishap. Hundreds of flights were canceled at LaGuardia, compounding weather-related travel disruptions in many parts of the country.
Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. Jones-Drew and Woodley were two of the biggest symbols of that failed strategy. Jones-Drew was paid $2.5 million last season but only rushed for 96 yards on 43 carries in 12 games.
|Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flights||Ashley, McConnell lead No. 5 Arizona to 99-60 rout of Cal (Yahoo Sports)|
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the Middle Atlantic states into southern New England, as well as from the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
T.J. McConnell heard the chants echo through McKale Center. ''M-V-P, M-V-P.'' In the next-to-last home game of his college career, the senior point guard showed why he's considered one of the top candidates for Pac-12 player of the year, matching his career best with 11 assists - without a turnover - in No. 5 Arizona's 99-60 rout of California on Thursday night. ''To be honest, I got the chills tonight when I heard it,'' McConnell said. We have the absolute best fans in America.'' Brandon Ashley was on the receiving end of some of McConnell's passes, matching his career high with 21 points, helping Arizona make certain it would finish alone atop the Pac-12 regular-season standings.. The Wildcats (27-3, 15-2) already had clinched at least a tie for the conference title and the No. 1 seed in next week's Pac-12 tournament.
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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One
Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.
Living Wages Are A Global Problem
The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.
Ukraine: Not What It Seems
After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.
In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder
In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.
Coup Or Civil War In Egypt
The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.