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Mad Rio Hunt For Game Tickets, Scalpers Dodge Cops

Posted: 06/26/2014 - After an overnight flight from the United States, Greg Thomas swigged a beer Wednesday afternoon on a sidewalk near Rio's famed Maracana stadium and raised his arm high into the air with four fingers displayed to attract scalpers who might sell him and three friends tickets to get into the Ecuador-France World Cup game.

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NFL Agrees to Remove Cap on Concussion Damages

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

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Company Successfully Tests Space-Tourism Balloon

Posted: 06/25/2014 - An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.

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Washington Prepares For Marijuana Retail Sales

Posted: 06/25/2014 - As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related labels aren't attractive to kids.

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Getting Chris Brown to DC Trial Cost More Than $4K

Posted: 06/25/2014 - He didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000.

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No Way! Memorable World Cup Scandals and Shocks

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Brazil's World Cup has had great goals, great games and a great atmosphere. Yet it was missing the spice of scandal that made previous tournaments stick in the memory.

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'Star Wars' Creator Selects Chicago For Museum

Posted: 06/25/2014 - "Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city.

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Soccer's Bad Boy Bites Opponent at World Cup

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Biting opponents, racist comments — all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer's bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country

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Google To Show Off Smart Home Gadgets, Wearables

Posted: 06/25/2014 - An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

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Family Trust Clear About Removing Donald Sterling

Posted: 06/24/2014 - With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

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Czech Film Festival to Honor Mel Gibson, William Friedkin

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The international film festival at the Czech spa of Karlovy Vary will honor actor and director Mel Gibson and U.S. director William Friedkin this year for their outstanding contributions to world cinema.

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KFC Probes Claim Scarred Child Was Asked To Leave

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

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Algeria Seeks First Ever Place in 2nd Round

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Thirty two years on from one of the most controversial moments in World Cup history, Algeria finally has a real opportunity to reach the second round of the World Cup for the first time.

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African Hopes Slowly Growing at World Cup

Posted: 06/24/2014 - It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage.

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Soccer Star Hope Solo Due in Court

Posted: 06/23/2014 - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle.

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