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The top NBA draft picks will make millions—and Shaq has some money advice for them

Saturday  18:45,   23 june 2018

Phoenix Suns' Deandre Ayton, the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, could get paid as much as $8 million.The other top draft picks will earn millions too: Sports website RealGM estimates that the second pick, Marvin Bagley III, will earn about $6 [...]

Katie Arrington, congressional hopeful who defeated Mark Sanford, seriously injured in car crash

Saturday  18:31,   23 june 2018

Arrington suffered a fracture in her back, several broken ribs and she will have major surgery to remove portions of her small intestine and colon. Because of the accident, a main artery in her leg also partially collapsed and will require a[...]

Why didn’t someone stop Melania Trump from wearing that jacket? That’s not how this White House works.

Saturday  17:51,   23 june 2018

“She does everything herself,” a top aide said earlier this year.A day after first lady Melania Trump stirred controversy by wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u?” on a trip to visit a children’s shelter on the U.S.-Mexico border,[...]

‘He Could Have Killed Me.’ Lorena Bobbitt on Domestic Abuse and What She Wants You To Know 25 Years Later

Saturday  17:31,   23 june 2018

<p>She talked to TIME about how she views her case from the distance of 25 years.</p>When Lorena Bobbitt’s name entered public consciousness 25 years ago, it was in the context of one of the most sensational cases of modern domestic violence[...]

Belgium pours it on, routs Tunisia, 5-2, at World Cup

Saturday  17:31,   23 june 2018

<p>Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals each in a dominant Belgium display on Saturday, leading their team over Tunisia 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the World Cup.</p>The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both[...]

Special Needs Teacher Dies with a Secret Fortune — and Leaves $1 Million to Her Former School

Saturday  17:00,   23 june 2018

Friends and former colleagues were shocked to learn two months ago that Via Cava, who died in 2011 at age 89, had quietly amassed a fortune worth several million dollars and had left $1 million of it to New Jersey’s Dumont School District to fund[...]

School cafeteria worker keeps feeding the hungry after the bell rings

Saturday  17:00,   23 june 2018

Auntie Debra, as she's known at Hoover High School, doles out a heaping helping of hospitality every lunch hour. It's just her first course of kindness. After lunch, Debra drives her '76 Chevy Malibu all over San Diego, looking for hungry[...]

Spokesman says S.C. lawmaker who defeated Sanford is seriously injured after crash

Saturday  17:00,   23 june 2018

<p>State Rep. Katie Arrington will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, according to her spokesman.</p>State Rep. Katie Arrington has undergone surgery for her injuries and was recovering Saturday in a Charleston-area hospital,[...]

Teen Gets Minimum Age to Marry Raised in New Hampshire to 16: 'I Want to Keep Fighting'

Saturday  16:55,   23 june 2018

Cassandra Levesque, 19, was at a Girl Scout senior leadership conference when she learned that children are still legally allowed to marry in many places in the U.S. “We were learning about different kinds of human trafficking and one of the things[...]

Trump to campaign for Heller, address Nevada GOP convention

Saturday  16:40,   23 june 2018

President Donald Trump is headed to Nevada to help Sen. Dean Heller raise money. Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016.Trump is going to Las Vegas on Saturday to headline a[...]

Trump's personal legal team opposed family separation

Saturday  16:05,   23 june 2018

<p>Two of President Donald Trump's personal lawyers on the Russia investigation broke ranks with their client this week.</p>Jay Sekulow, the longest-serving member of Trump's legal team handling the Russia investigation, denounced the[...]

75 Percent of Americans Say Immigration Is Good for Country, Poll Finds

Saturday  15:55,   23 june 2018

Several new polls shed light on attitudes toward immigration, including a partisan divide over President Trump’s family separation policy.Most Americans oppose the separation of immigrant families at the border, and a larger share of people than at[...]

Bob Dole’s final mission

Saturday  15:35,   23 june 2018

At 94, the combat hero, former Senate majority leader and GOP presidential candidate salutes aging veterans at the World War II memorial he practically built.It takes less time to get dressed now that the 94-year-old finally allows a nurse to help[...]

'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit

Saturday  15:35,   23 june 2018

<p>“I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children," James Comey said while on a book tour.</p>Comey made the remark during a public interview in Dublin, the Irish Times[...]

9 months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power

Saturday  15:31,   23 june 2018

The grid is in worse shape than it was before Hurricane Maria.Load[...]