Aircraft carrier to Middle East after indications Iran planned attack on US forces

The United States deployed an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to "clear indications" Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, U.S. officials said. Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the…

Trump administration requests $4.5 billion in new border funding

The Trump administration is requesting an additional $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the "humanitarian and security crisis" at the southern border, senior administration officials said on a call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon. Interested in Immigration? Add Immigration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Immigration news, video, and…

Warriors’ Steve Kerr: Russell Westbrook’s Media Approach ‘Dangerous’ for the NBA

Zach Beeker/Getty Images Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believes Russell Westbrook's handling of the media could lead to problems down the line. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard has refused to answer questions from Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman and only responded with "next question" during his postgame interview Friday: NBC Sports Northwest @NBCSNorthwest"You want…

Five killed in protests against Sudan’s president: Activists

Organisers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last 24 hours, a claim disputed by the government. A protest on Saturday saw one of the largest turnouts in more than three months of demonstrations calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign. The protests began in December in reaction to spiralling…

Would Moving the Mound Back Be Baseball’s Worst Rule Experiment?

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press Baseball, like all sports, must evolve to survive. Rule changes and strategic tweaks are as necessary as they are inevitable. That said, there are limits. There are bad ideas. Moving the pitcher's mound back seems like one of them. In case you missed it, the independent Atlantic League—in concert with MLB—will…

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