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Fan who signed with A's, Nathan Patterson, strikes out side in minor league debut

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:40 PM ET Sports USA TODAY

Oakland Athletics minor league pitcher Nathan Patterson, who touched 96 mph on the radar gun to get signed, was excellent in his first pro outing.   …

Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:36 PM ET The New York Times

The racist comedy trope, unacceptable in the West, is alive and well in mainstream Arab …

No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:33 PM ET Money The New York Times

The Times TV show’s producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that …

Artists who never got to Woodstock – and why

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:31 PM ET USA TODAY

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, held from Aug. 15-18, 1969, seemed to encapsulate the zeitgeist of the 1960s and define a generation.             …

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana governor during Katrina, dies at 76

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:26 PM ET Politics USA TODAY

Blanco was the first elected female governor in Louisiana's history. She died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.              …

Cedric Benson, 36, Former Running Back, Dies

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:16 PM ET Politics The New York Times

Mr. Benson, who played for the Texas Longhorns and three N.F.L. teams, died in a motorcycle crash, friends and family …

What to Do When You’ve Said the Wrong Thing

Aug 18, 2019 • 5:15 PM ET The New York Times

Assess the harm. Don’t “catastrophize.” Take …

Done for the season: Tiger Woods fails to qualify for title at Tour Championship

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:54 PM ET Sports USA TODAY

Tiger Woods won't have a chance to defend his title next week at the Tour Championship, falling well outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup …

Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came true

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:53 PM ET Lifestyle USA TODAY

A South Dakota mom delivered triplets –two girls and a boy – after being rushed to the hospital for what she thought were kidney stones.             …

Hundreds of thousands march for democracy in latest Hong Kong protest against China

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:48 PM ET World USA TODAY

Heavy rain failed to keep hundreds of thousands of protesters from swarming Hong Kong streets Sunday to rally against the Beijing government.         …

‘It’s Not the Same’: Why War Refugees Who Helped Revive St. Louis Are Leaving

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:48 PM ET Politics The New York Times

A population of Bosnians, up to 70,000 at its peak, is moving out of the city in search of safer neighborhoods and better …

Taylor Swift's 'Lover': Everything we know about the pop star's seventh album

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:29 PM ET USA TODAY

Swift's highly anticipated seventh studio album "Lover" is just around the corner.             …

Julián Castro’s Obama Moment

Aug 18, 2019 • 4:28 PM ET Politics The New York Times

He was given a star-making speaking slot at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. He’s still trying to make it pay …

Man Charged in Video Threatening Jewish Center, Officials Say

Aug 18, 2019 • 3:54 PM ET Politics The New York Times

James Patrick Reardon fired a gun in the video, which described him as a “shooter” of an Ohio community center and a “white …

Surprise! R-rated comedy 'Good Boys' shocks the box office, hits No. 1 with $21M

Aug 18, 2019 • 3:53 PM ET USA TODAY

Even with a R-rating, the tween comedy 'Good Boys' pushed 'Furious' spinoff 'Hobbs & Shaw' to second place and beat out …

Robert Redford in front of and behind the lens

Aug 18, 2019 • 3:51 PM ET USA TODAY

Born August 18, 1936, Robert Redford's film career has spanned over 50 years. We're taking a look back on his time in front of and behind …

Hundreds of stranded tourists returned to safety: Denali National Park road reopens

Aug 18, 2019 • 3:27 PM ET Travel USA TODAY

The tourists became stranded due to a mudslide Friday, which damaged the only road in the park.              …

As they reach adulthood, Gen Z isn't shying away from credit cards, loans and other debt

Aug 18, 2019 • 2:40 PM ET Money USA TODAY

A growing number of Gen Z members took on some kind of debt market in the second quarter of 2019, according TransUnion report.             …

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy 50 years after it was sent

Aug 18, 2019 • 2:35 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY

Reporters from Russia-1 tracked down the sender of the message, Capt. Anatoliy Botsanenko.              …

Airport security worker fired for passing note saying 'You ugly!!!' to a passenger

Aug 18, 2019 • 2:34 PM ET U.S. USA TODAY

Security video on YouTube shows a Greater Rochester International Airport security worker laughing after she gave a man a note that read 'You …