Sources: Rockets shop Capela, Gordon for space

The Houston Rockets are canvassing NBA teams with significant salary-cap space to individually offer center Clint Capela, guard Eric Gordon and forward P.J. Tucker as a prelude to their pursuit of a sign-and-trade deal for…

Florida lands top graduate transfer Blackshear

In potentially the final remaining big decision for the 2019-20 college basketball season, Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. has committed to Florida. Blackshear, the No. 1 graduate transfer in ESPN's transfer rankings, made…

Vargas talks dispute: All the info isnt out…

New York Mets left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas started -- and answered questions -- for the first time since being fined for an expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter, and said he doesn't believe that "all the…

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday local time, according to military officials. Circumstances surrounding the deaths have not been released. The names of the two service members will not be released…

NATO Demands Russia Destroy New Missile System

NATO Demands Russia Destroy New Missile System

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., April 4, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) NATO said Tuesday that Russia must destroy a new missile system the U.S. claims to be in violation…

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Pass E-Cigarette Ban

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Pass…

(Robert Galbraith/Reuters) San Francisco became the first U.S. city to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes on Tuesday. The city’s board of supervisors passed an ordinance that bans the sale of e-cigarettes that have not yet…

The Wrenching Reparations Question

The Wrenching Reparations Question

Slave shackles on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., in 2016. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The animating sentiment behind reparations should not be dismissed out of hand, but implementing…

Can TikTok Turn 950 Million Downloads Into a Booming Business?

Can TikTok Turn 950 Million Downloads Into a…

During lunchtime at middle schools across the U.S., adolescents stare at 15- to 60-second clips of their friends lip-­synching to Beyoncé on the video-sharing app TikTok. At home, it’s more of the same: Tap on…

Trump is Our Best Hope for Peace in the Middle East

Trump is Our Best Hope for Peace in…

President Donald J. Trump speaks with reporters during a briefing with military leadership members Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at the Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) The New York Times…

DOJ urges definitive ruling from SCOTUS on census citizenship question

DOJ urges definitive ruling from SCOTUS on census…

Before the Justice Department’s latest salvo, civil rights groups celebrated the order from the Richmond, Va.-based 4th Circuit as an indication that their arguments against the citizenship question were gaining traction. | Michelle R. Smith/AP…

NBA free agency 2019: Ranking the top 12 available players

NBA free agency 2019: Ranking the top 12…

NBA free agency is wild, and it's no different this year with All-Stars and MVPs available and several teams with the salary cap space to offer at least one player – maybe two – a…

Eric Trump says an employee spit on him at an upscale Chicago cocktail bar

Eric Trump says an employee spit on him…

President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump said an employee of an upscale Chicago cocktail bar spit on him Tuesday night in an incident he believed was politically motivated. "It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who…

Sources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler

Sources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler

Once free agency starts on Sunday, the Rockets are planning to recruit Jimmy Butler to push the Philadelphia 76ers for a sign-and-trade deal that would allow the All-Star forward to join James Harden and Chris…