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  • Ravens' Cundiff: 'I expected more backlash'

    Ravens' Cundiff: 'I expected more backlash'
    Billy Cundiff expected worse after the AFC championship game. The Ravens kicker pushed a 32-yard field goal attempt wide left against the New England Patriots with 15 seconds remaining Jan. 22. A converted kick would have tied the game at 23, likely...
  • Cundiff appreciates support of his teammates since missed kick vs. Patriots

    Cundiff appreciates support of his teammates since missed kick vs. Patriots
    Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff said Sunday that his teammates and the Ravens organization have given him nothing but support since he missed a 32-yard field goal attempt in the final minute of the team’s 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the...
  • Rekha Basu: Court steps into religion quagmire

    Let's say that I'm an observant Hindu who keeps a strict vegetarian diet because my religion frowns on killing animals. And let's say I own a software company that employs only vegetarians, because I don't believe I should be forced to subsidize meat-...
  • Rekha Basu: 'Freedom Summer,' a reminder our work is not finished

    Until she went to college, Patti Miller had never so much as spoken to a black person. There were few opportunities in her hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. And when she might occasionally see someone of African ancestry in Des Moines, her mother would...
  • Rekha Basu: Salute to a heartland hero

    For three decades, opponents of Planned Parenthood in Iowa, and then neighboring states, have tried to label and caricature the agency's leader for standing firm on the right of women to control their own fertility. They've called her a murderer and...
  • Rekha Basu: On UCSB shootings, targeting a critic misses the point

    "I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it," Elliot Rodger told a video camera before heading off to kill seven people, including himself. "I'll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see...
  • Arizona State student, arrested on boat by Missouri police, drowns

    Arizona State student, arrested on boat by Missouri police, drowns
    Missouri authorities are facing questions over how a 20-year-old college student who was wearing a life jacket drowned while in their custody. Brandon Ellingson, a former high school sports standout, had been partying with friends in Lake of the...
  • Michigan Republican Eyes Rare Senate Win

    Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978. Since then, only one Michigan Republican, Spencer Abraham in 1994, has been elected to the Senate and for only one term. Evidence that former...
  • Willow Bay named director of USC's journalism school

    Willow Bay named director of USC's journalism school
    Journalist Willow Bay has been named director of the journalism school at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the university announced Wednesday. Bay, 50, is a senior editor at the Huffington Post and a special correspondent and...
  • News anchor Willow Bay named as USC journalism school's next leader

    News anchor Willow Bay named as USC journalism school's next leader
    Television news anchor Willow Bay, a veteran of ABC, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be the next director of USC's School of Journalism, campus officials announced Wednesday. Bay's experience is expected to help the school emphasize online and television...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • News Of The Weird: White Separatist Turns Out To Be Black

    News Of The Weird: White Separatist Turns Out To Be Black
    Family Of Man The Marvels of Science: The notorious white separatist Craig Cobb is currently soliciting like-skinned people to move to his tiny town of Leith, N.D. (pop. 16), to create a deluxe Caucasian enclave, but at the urging of a black TV host...