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Dodgers mailbag: Could Alex Wood win the Cy Young Award?

Alex Wood is unbeaten this season (8-0), with the lowest earned-run average (1.86) for any National League pitcher who has thrown at least 60 innings. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) The Dodgers are 51-26. That translates to a 107-win pace, which is somewhat astounding. They trounced the Rockies this weekend to extend their winning streak to...

‘Oh god please let me die’: treating women who have set themselves on fire in Afghanistan

Her incessant screams echoed in the dimly-lit hallways of the hospital – long, hard and full of pain. “Oh God, please let me die!” she gasped, pausing briefly between wails. The nurses dutifully administered shots of morphine, and applied antiseptic on her wounds. Aisha*, 19, had been brought in with 70% burns to her...

EXCLUSIVE: Most Citi Bike trips are taken by New Yorkers trying get to mass transit stops quicker

Ten Citi Bike stops near transit stations account for 7% of the all trips in the 614-stop system, according to NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation. New Yorkers are using Citi Bike to cut out the schlep to where they’re going from mass transit stops, a new report found. Many of the busiest stations in...

Russia’s geopolitical PR campaign finds a perfect opening in North Africa

Waving the Libyan national flag in Tripoli. Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia carried so much weight. Deeply involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, doggedly safeguarding Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime in Syria, and alleged to have meddled in the US presidential elections, the Kremlin is a force for all...

Enemy Property Bill: Saif Ali Khan set to lose Bhopal ancestral properties?

Saif Ali Khan (PTI) Lok Sabha has passed a long-pending Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which amends the Enemy Property Act (it prevents the successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during Partition from claiming properties left behind in India) and this has likely ensured the end of Saif Ali...

Milpitas: Residents question safety of crash-prone intersection

Emergency crews respond to a two-car crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Evans Road and Kennedy Drive after a northbound sedan collided with a SUV, which rolled over after being hit. No major injuries were reported as a result of the collision. Photo courtesy of Linda Arbaugh A two-way stop at the intersection...

Twitter Fans Ask Why Beyonce Isn’t At 2017 BET Awards Two Weeks After Singer Gave Birth To Twins

Fresh off the heels of 2017 BET Awards nominee Bruno Mars being taken to task on social media over an apparent baseless issue, a Twitter user has followed suit with a questionable inquiry regarding an absent Beyonce from this year’s ceremony. Viewer A.J. Sparks tuned into the awards show on Sunday night and took...

‘Teen Mom OG’ Farrah Abraham Under Fire For Allowing Daughter To Wear Platforms

Farrah Abraham is under fire after allowing her daughter to strut around in platform heels. For the past several years, Abraham’s parenting has been frequently targeted by her fans and followers on social media and viewers of the show, and with the premiere of the seventh season of Teen Mom OG looming, fans’ criticisms...

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC in Rajouri

In the second ceasefire violation today, Pakistani troops today resorted to firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. (Representational picture. Source: Reuters) In the second ceasefire violation today, Pakistani troops today resorted to firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the...

Mike Eisenstein of PATH in Seattle is a medical tinkerer out to save lives

Mike Eisenstein gives a tour of the workshops at PATH in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (Jerry Large/The Seattle Times) Mike Eisenstein is having fun and helping to save lives at the same time. Eisenstein is the product-development shop manager for PATH, but really he’s a guy who has managed to carry a lot...