Michael Jordan buys spot to form NASCAR team, hires Bubba Wallace

All-time basketball great Michael Jordan purchased a spot in next year’s NASCAR circuit and signed the sport’s only full-time Black driver to his team, racing officials said Monday. Jordan, partnering with long-time friend and veteran racer Denny Hamlin, bought the NASCAR charter of Germain Racing and will begin 2021 competition on Feb. 14 at the […]

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Solicitation charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft likely dropped

Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won’t appeal a court’s decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision to the Florida Supreme Court and lost, it could have “broader, negative […]

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How a debate over police funding escalated in Norman, Oklahoma — and divided the town

In the three months since Norman, Oklahoma, City Council member Kate Bierman voted to redirect money meant for the police department, she has been accused of participating in a leftist conspiracy. She’s been screamed at from a car passing by her home. Opponents have tried to force her and her fellow council members from office. […]

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Poll: Americans divided over whether college football should be returning

Americans are divided over whether college football players should be allowed to play this fall during the coronavirus pandemic, even as a clear majority believe the athletes are putting themselves at a greater risk of contracting the virus by playing. Forty-nine percent of adults said college football players should be allowed to play this fall, […]

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China unlikely to approve TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart, state-owned paper says

Beijing is unlikely to approve an “unfair” deal Oracle and Walmart said they have struck with ByteDance over the future of its video-streaming app TikTok, state-backed newspaper Global Times said in an editorial. The U.S. companies have said they will buy into a new, mainly U.S.-owned company, TikTok Global, with a board of directors comprised […]

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