The Raptors Are New to Tampa’s Basketball Scene.

Bassel Harfouch was excited when he heard that the Toronto Raptors were relocating to Tampa, Fla., for an indefinite chunk of the N.B.A. season. “Maybe we can tap...

11 sources of comic relief in this already long new year

The world was really ready for 2020 to end, but 2021 is feeling like a sequel no one asked for. Covid-19 vaccines offer hope for a possible return...

Jamie Lynn Spears blames Elon Musk and Tesla for killing her cats

Jamie Lynn Spears called Tesla "a secret cat-killer" and told CEO Elon Musk that he owes her a couple new feline friends. The actress, singer and sister of...

Biden announces new science team, elevates office to Cabinet

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced new members of his science team on Saturday as well as his plan to elevate the director of the Office of...

James Naismith: Basketball inventor is celebrated with Google Doodle

James Naismith, the Canadian-American who invented the game of basketball, was celebrated with a Google Doodle on Friday. Naismith, who invented the sport in 1891, was born 30...

Politics in pop culture needs a time-out

If there is one thing the people of a beleaguered, weary and divided America could probably agree on right now, it would be the collective need for...

2021 Masters to allow return of limited number of fans

The 2021 Masters will allow a limited number of spectators in attendance, Fred Ridley -- chairman of Augusta National Golf Club -- announced Tuesday in a statement. "While...

McCarthy and Scalise face internal dissension after Capitol riot

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise are facing backlash from their Republican colleagues for standing by President Donald Trump after he incited...

Democrats retake the Senate with Georgia sweep

Updated: 01/06/2021 11:47 PM EST ATLANTA — Democrats have won the Senate majority after a remarkable pair of runoff victories in Georgia, giving the party control of Congress...

Thinking About Growing a Beard in 2021?

Andrew Peterka had given up hope that he could ever grow serious facial hair. “My beard history has been … a bare parking lot of hair growth,”...

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