Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat’s den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in […]
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MandalaGaba, a drawing board for creating recursive, symmetrical, tessellating art

MandalaGaba is a drawing board that specializes in mandalas and other artistic mathematical magic. Click and drag and watch what happens! You can save and share your work; the creators have a blog and an instagram featuring quality examples. After radial symmetry (mandalas) and tessellations, I just finished implementing recursive drawing. Do tweak the buttons & sliders, seeing their effect on a pen stroke is the best way to understand what they do. I hope this is fun.
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Washington on the cusp of becoming first state to legalize human composting

Passage of the bill fulfills a longtime hope for Seattle-based Katrina Spade, and is another step in a long effort to realize her vision for an urban, soil-based, ecologically friendly death-care option. She is founder and CEO of Recompose, which aspires to be the first "natural organic reduction" funeral home in the U.S.
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Emerald Downs Opening Day

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NBA rescinds technical on Warriors' Durant, Clippers' Green

The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series            [Author: AP]
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Pujols passes Ruth on RBI list, but Mariners beat Angels 6-5

Albert Pujols passed Babe Ruth for fifth place on baseball's career RBI chart, but the Seattle Mariners hit four homers and beat the Angels 6-5            [Author: AP]
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Did Trump encourage Michael Cohen to lie? ... And other mysteries the Mueller report didn't resolve

The Mueller's report was brimming with details about Donald Trump's White House but it left some of the probe's most perplexing questions unanswered.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Terence Crawford wins world welterweight championship bout against Amir Khan

Round-by-round analysis of the world welterweight championship bout between Amir Khan and Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden in New York.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Where pinball machines live forever

Michael Schiess is the founder of the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, California where he cares for nearly 2,000 pinball machines from across time. Schiess's mission in life? "To inspire an interest in science, art and history through pinball, and to preserve and promote this important part of American culture."
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Correctional Officers Face Backlash After Taking Social Media Challenge Too Far: “Feeling Cute, Might Shoot Your Baby Daddy Today”

“Feeling cute, might shoot your baby daddy today…IDK.”“Feeling cute, might just gas some inmates today, IDK.”Correctional officers across the country are facing heavy backlash, even getting fired, for threatening to mistreat inmates while trying to be funny and participating in the popular #FeelingCute challenge.#FeelingCuteChallenge among correctional officers from several states in #USA have in mind that several inmates are abused in the prison system all over USA every day and then tell me if...
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Fed Cup semifinal: Barty gives Australia 2-1 lead vs Belarus

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ashleigh Barty has moved Australia to within one win of the Fed Cup final after beating Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday. Australia leads the best-of-five semifinal 2-1 over Belarus. In the second reverse singles, Victoria Azarenka was scheduled to play Australia’s Samantha Stosur, with doubles […]
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LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs RBI chart

LEADING OFF: Yankees expected to put Judge on injured list, Pujols chases Gehrig and Bonds after passing Babe, Cubs ace Lester close to returning, young pitchers highlight Braves-Indians in prime time            [Author: AP]
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What the Mueller Probe Really Means

The Mueller Report, despite the best efforts of the chief author and his partisan investigative staff, is a bone-crushing defeat for the president’s enemies. There is not a whit of evidence that any American collaborated with any Russian to alter the results of the 2016 presidential election, and there is extensive evidence that the Trump campaign was the subject of enticements to collaborate and rebuffed all of them at all levels. The laborious bulk of Mueller’s minute description of completely...

Northern Irish Police: Journalist’s Murder Sign Of A ‘New Brand Of Terrorism’

Northern Irish police said a “new brand of terrorism” was responsible for the death of a well-respected journalist who was killed last week as they announced the arrest of two teenagers in connection with the killing.Twenty-nine year-old journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee was fatally shot on Thursday while covering a clash between police and nationalist rioters in Londonerry. She was standing near police officers when rioters fired gunshots and threw petrol bombs at police. During a press c...

The Mueller Report Vindicates Bill Barr

Democrats and their media partners owe Bill Barr an apology. He won’t get one, it goes without saying.Just to recap, the attorney general was accused of misrepresenting Mueller’s report; of providing a false summary of the report; of plotting to use grand-jury law and other secrecy provisions as a pretext to redact most of the report; and of calling an extraordinary press conference in order to exculpate the president by projecting a fraudulent version of the report.These accusations were slande...

Mariners smack four more homers to help Yusei Kikuchi earn his first victory

Seattle, which has a major-league-leading 53 homers, has now won three in a row over the Angels and can sweep the series Sunday.
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Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

The Maple Leafs are headed home for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against Boston            [Author: AP]
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Kate Hudson shares sweet selfie with all 3 kids on her birthday: 'My wishes came true'

The actress took to Instagram late Friday, her birthday, to share a sweet selfie of herself and all three of her children.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Jason Momoa shaves beard to shine a spotlight on plastic pollution

When you have 11 million Instagram followers, your simplest move can elicit thousands of comments. When you’re ready for a major transformation, such as shaving off the beard you’ve been growing since 2012, you can pair the shearing with a save-the-world message. So we understand a viral video of Jason Momoa, beloved Game of Thrones star, shaving off his beastly beard while talking about plastic pollution. The 39-year-old actor’s call for action is part of a growing wave of awareness of the 19 ...
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Crawford wins by TKO when Khan doesn't go on after low blow

Terence Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout when Amir Khan wasn't able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round            [Author: AP]
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Sudan protesters to name civilian council, pressure military

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A leading organizer says Sudan’s protest movement hopes to “exert more pressure” on the ruling military by announcing the composition of a civilian transitional council Sunday. Mohammed al-Asam of the Sudanese Professionals Association tells The Associated Press that “we are ready with a clear plan for a transition with qualified names.” […]
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Crawford wins by TKO when Khan doesn’t go on after low blow

NEW YORK (AP) — Terence Crawford knocked Amir Khan down just a few punches into their fight. The punch that finally ended it was below the belt. Crawford retained his welterweight title by technical knockout Saturday night when Khan wasn’t able to continue after being hit with a low blow in the sixth round. Crawford […]
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Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

Addressing hundreds of people gathered at Saturday's service in a park next to the school, Dawn Anna, mother of slain student Lauren Townsend, spoke on behalf of all the families of the victims about their sense of loss. Patrick Ireland, whose fall out of a school library window into the arms of firefighters, which became one of the iconic images of the massacre, spoke of his long physical and emotional recovery. "You're a victim only if you allow yourself to become one," Ireland said.

Former Kentucky player Keldon Johnson rolls through Los Angeles in $300,000 car

Former Kentucky star Keldon Johnson, who just announced he's entering the 2019 NBA draft, had a nice ride during his time in California recently.            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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Trump’s 4 Most Willing Lackeys, As Told By The Redacted Mueller Report

The redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report released on Thursday revealed a lot about President Trump, but it also shined a spotlight on those he surrounded himself with during the campaign and in the White House. Some of Trump’s staff pushed back on his worst impulses, refusing to carry out the President’s efforts to curb the Russia investigation. Yet others proved themselves to be quite willing lackeys, following Trump’s orders with little hesitation. We’ve rounded up so...
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Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much went right for the Washington Capitals that the chants from the crowd changed by the shift. Fans chanted for Nicklas Backstrom’s four points, Braden Holtby’s 30-save shutout, Devante Smith-Pelly’s return to the NHL and T.J. Oshie’s absence that is arguably the biggest obstacle to Washington going back-to-back. Oh, and there […]
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FBI arrests member of armed group stopping migrants U.S.-Mexico border

The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, a member of an armed group of U.S. citizens who have been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico. Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

NBA playoffs: Sixers, Bucks and Rockets take commanding leads

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers breaks down all the playoff action from Saturday night's slate of games.            [Author: USA TODAY]

Kevin Durant Makes a Strong Statement in Warriors' Game 3 Win

Kevin Durant was aggressive from the opening tip of Golden State's 132-105 Game 3 win over the Clippers. Following his dominant 38-point performance, is it time to wonder if he's the best player in the NBA?
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Reports: Multiple explosions rock Sri Lanka capital on Easter Sunday

Reports of multiple casualties in the Southeast Asia country            [Author: USA TODAY]

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