Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will have blank caps for Hall of Fame plaques – SI.com

SI.comGreg Maddux won three Cy Young awards in 11 years with the Braves. (John Bazemore/AP). On Thursday, the Hall of Fame announced which caps would adorn the bronze plaques of…

Swastika appears on flier in Oakland – Jweekly.com

Swastika appears on flier in OaklandJweekly.comFliers depicting a swastika drawn on the forehead of Oakland councilwoman Libby Schaaf were posted in the city’s Montclair district over the weekend. The fliers…

Holder: Clemency for Snowden ‘too far,’ but open to resolution – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comBy Pete Williams and Michael O’Brien, NBC News. Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. “would engage in conversation” about a resolution with Edward Snowden if the former government contractor…

Punchlines: Is there any hope for Chris Christie in 2016? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYChris Christie controversy? Well apparently, it involves Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, a position as New Jersey’s physical fitness ambassador and a Senate run. According to reports, the sports…

Opportunity Still Roving on Mars After a Decade – ABC News

ABC NewsA decade after landing on Mars, the rover Opportunity is still chugging along. Sure, it has some wear and tear. One of its six wheels and two instruments stopped…

Microsoft profit beats Wall Street, no word on new CEO – Reuters UK

Microsoft profit beats Wall Street, no word on new CEOReuters UKSEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, boosted by strong sales of its Office software…

Tori Spelling’s Husband, Dean McDermott, Is in Rehab – People Magazine

People Magazine“I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I’ve caused my family,” he tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. “I take full responsibility…

Predicting 2014′s 10 Biggest Box Office Movies – WhatCulture!

WhatCulture!2013 was the biggest year ever at the box office, and 2014′s slate of summer movies will look to raise the bar even higher. This year, like most others, the…

Justin Bieber arrest: Keyshawn Johnson stoked, Biebs waves to fans – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJustin Bieber may have been “crying his eyes out” after appearing in court Thursday in Miami, but his onetime neighbor Keyshawn Johnson was pretty much the opposite. “They…

Bradley Cooper coming to Broadway this fall – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK — Bradley Cooper, not too long ago crowned “sexiest man alive” by People magazine, is coming to Broadway in an ugly role. Producers said Thursday that the…

NASA startled by ‘Jelly Donut’ on Mars – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASA scientists found a mysterious rock on Mars that looks a lot like a jelly donut and seemed to appear out of nowhere. The prevailing theory is that the…

Is Bachelor Juan Pablo Planning a TV Wedding? – E! Online

E! OnlineWith The Bachelor’s Sean and Catherine’s live TV wedding just days away, current Bachelor Juan Pablo tells E! News he hasn’t yet decided if he will do his own…

Deadly fire at L’Isle-Verte home for the elderly – BBC News

BBC NewsAs many as 31 elderly and infirm Canadians are missing and three are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people’s home in Quebec. Prime Minister Stephen Harper…

Cleveland Browns name Mike Pettine their new coach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Cleveland Browns finally have their man. The team announced Thursday they’ve named Mike Pettine the 15th coach in franchise history, 25 days after making the surprise decision to…

Apple to roll out larger-screen iPhone models, scrap 5c, report says – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldApple will come out with two new iPhone models this year, and each one will feature a larger screen, sources say. The Cupertino tech giant will release a…

Comings and goings at Davos, from magnates to mantras – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAVOS, Switzerland — Goldie Hawn was talking up the benefits of meditation with Arianna Huffington and Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini at the annual gathering of world leaders and luminaries…

Ukraine unrest: Crisis talks ‘raise hope for solution’ – BBC News

BBC NewsAn opposition leader in Ukraine has said hopes to end the deadly unrest there have risen, after crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovych. Arseniy Yatsenyuk said there was “a…

Pope Calls Internet a ‘Gift from God’ – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaPope Francis today declared the Internet “a gift from God,” in a statement released by the Vatican to mark the Catholic Church’s World Communications Day. The pope said…

Pinterest now playing GIFs with a pause button – CNET

CNETUsers on the Web can now take pleasure — or pain — in the pics that keep on playing. Jennifer Van Grove. by Jennifer Van Grove. January 23, 2014 1:40…

Gregg Popovich admits void in loss of Kawhi Leonard – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGregg Popovich was all grins and guffaws Thursday, which made about as much sense as the notion that his San Antonio Spurs can survive their latest setback. His small…

Dynasty league owners eyeing top NFL draft prospects – USA TODAY

Dynasty league owners eyeing top NFL draft prospectsUSA TODAYEach year around this time I like to perform what I consider my “first look” at the upcoming draft as a whole,…

Justin Bieber or Richard Sherman, Who’s the ‘Thug’? – Daily Beast

Daily BeastThe answer would be A. except I forget to mention one fact: A is white and B is black. And that’s all the difference some people need in deciding…

Stars share tips for coping at the Sundance Festival – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPARK CITY, Utah — How does one survive the Sundance Film Festival? Just ask the stars who’ve been hopping from post-show Q&As to cocktail parties where schmoozing leads to…

NASCAR reinstates MWR executive Ty Norris – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTy Norris, the Michael Waltrip Racing executive who took the blame for orchestrating a team orders scandal last September at Richmond International Raceway, has been reinstated by NASCAR following…

‘Saturday Night Live’ taps Colin Jost to replace Seth Meyers on ‘Weekend Update’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLive from New York, it’s … Colin Jost? “Saturday Night Live” has chosen the show’s head writer to join Cecily Strong at the “Weekend Update” desk starting…

Justin Bieber arrested: Neighbor Keyshawn Johnson sounds off – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJustin Bieber‘s DUI arrest on Thursday was heard ’round Hollywood and fellow celebrities have reacted to the 19-year-old singer’s run in with the law. Former NFL star…

With Tanaka signed, Matt Garza, Grant Balfour agree on deals – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNow that Masahiro Tanaka’s deal is out of the way, the free-agent market for pitchers is finally coming to life as expected, with two quick signings following yesterday’s news…

White House uses social media in preps for the State of the Union – CNN (blog)

White House uses social media in preps for the State of the UnionCNN (blog)Washington (CNN) – Just days before President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union address,…

Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard could miss a month – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSan Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard suffered a hand injury against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday and his status is unclear. Leonard’s injury is a non-displaced fracture of his…

Neiman Marcus says about 1.1 million cards hacked – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO – Neiman Marcus said Thursday that about 1.1 million customer credit and debit cards may have been hacked by malicious software. The sophisticated, self-concealing malware was “clandestinely”…

Justin Bieber arrested in Miami Beach over DUI, drag-racing – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comAfter allegedly smoking pot all day, drinking beer and popping anti-depressants, bad-boy pop star Justin Bieber went on a wild predawn drag race in Miami Beach that landed him in…

Goodell: NFL would consider allowing medical marijuana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the NFL would consider allowing athletes to use marijuana to treat concussions and other head injuries if medical experts deemed it…

Las Vegas man sentenced to 10 years in $1.3 million Ponzi scheme – Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas man sentenced to 10 years in $1.3 million Ponzi schemeLas Vegas SunA Las Vegas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a Ponzi scheme to steal…

Justin Bieber has reached “point of alarm,” experts say – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt’s one thing to abandon a dubiously procured pet monkey. Or to urinate in a janitor’s bucket. Or to tag a hotel wall. Or to hurl eggs at a…

Witnesses describe horrific scene in deadly fire at Quebec seniors’ home – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThirty elderly people are unaccounted for after an intense night-time fire destroyed a Quebec seniors’ residence that was only partially equipped with sprinklers. The blaze began during…