USMNT has outgrown Mexico. Its next step is to ‘be feared’ at Copa América

The U.S. men’s national team defeated Mexico 2-0 in the Concacaf Nations League final Sunday. It will face much stiffer competition this summer. (Photo by Shaun Clark/ISI Photos/Getty Images) ARLINGTON, Texas — They greeted the final whistle with clenched fists and high fives, but no, they did not spill onto the field. The U.S. men’s … Read more

Diddy’s Miami Beach mansions raided amid probe. What are the rap mogul’s accusations?

Since November, Sean “Diddy” Combs — the megastar producer-turned-billionaire who played a vital role in commercializing rap in the 1990’s — has been the focal point of multiple lawsuits accusing him of sexual misdeeds that include rape and assault. It all came to a head Monday when Diddy’s two Star Island mansions were raided by … Read more

Academics challenge Florida law restricting research exchanges from prohibited countries like China

MIAMI (AP) — Two graduate students from China whose studies were put on hold, and a professor who says he is unable to recruit research assistants, sued Florida education officials on Monday, trying to stop enforcement of a new state law which limits research exchanges between state universities and academics from seven prohibited countries. The … Read more

Boeing taps internal executive with three decades experience for top job in commercial airlines, but it might not be a ‘slam dunk,’ CEO succession expert says

Boeing announced this morning that CEO Dave Calhoun would depart the company and that an executive with three decades of tenure at the $117 billion manufacturing company, Stephanie Pope, would take the lead of the commercial airlines division. As Pope takes charge of a business in crisis, investors are waiting in the wings to see … Read more

Struggling Clippers lose in blowout to Pacers, falling to fifth in West

Tyronn Lue’s Clippers have been baffling because they’ve been plagued by inconsistent play despite having such a talented group led by stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Clippers’ coach tried to explain why his team has struggled with repeated mistakes and mental breakdowns in recent weeks. “We’re a .500 basketball team,” Lue said. Lue … Read more

China is trying to connect Southeast Asia by high-speed rail. Here’s how that’s going

Imagine jumping on a train in southwestern China, traveling some 2,000 miles and arriving in Singapore – less than 30 hours later. That’s the scenario China is envisioning for Southeast Asia as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a vast overseas infrastructure development program that launched more than a decade ago. In 2021, the … Read more