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Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf courseE'Twaun Moore lifts Bulls past Westbrook, Thunder (Yahoo Sports)

An airplane sits on the ground after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, Los Angeles CAThe actor suffers serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash.


CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05: Pau Gasol #16 and E'Twaun Moore #55 of the Chicago Bulls celebrate during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 5, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

E'Twaun Moore finished off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Westbrook's triple-double streak at four. After Moore's 3 put the Bulls up 107-105, Westbrook stepped out of bounds after taking the inbounds pass, not seeing that Serge Ibaka was open for a potential tying shot. I should have passed to Serge,'' Westbrook said.


Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists after stormHunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Traffic backs up as more than 50 miles of Interstate 65 southbound is shut down from the weather, Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Mount Washington, Ky. Kentucky State Police reported that the interstate will not reopen until Thursday evening. Kentucky has been walloped by a winter storm that has dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the state. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.


Waiting game for Hunter Pence (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games - the longest active streak in the majors - since the Giants traded for him in July 2012. He was hit by a pitch from the Cubs' Corey Black and went to first base before being removed for a pinch runner. ''It didn't look good,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.


Plane slides off runway at NYC airportBlazers win fifth straight with 94-75 victory over Mavericks (Yahoo Sports)

A firefighter and police officer view a Delta jet which skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New YorkA jet carrying 125 passengers crashed into a fence while landing in snowstorm.


PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 5: Alonzo Gee #33 of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates during a game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 5, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

The mood was somber in the Trail Blazers' locker room following their victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The win had come at a cost, with Wesley Matthews lost for the season because of a ruptured Achilles tendon. ''I make that same cut a hundreds of thousands of times in my life,'' Matthews said. I was praying someone was back there.'' LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the Blazers pulled away in the second half for a 94-75 victory for their fifth straight victory.


Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airportNo. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63 (Yahoo Sports)

Plane slides off runway at LaGuardiaBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Delta Air Lines Inc jet landing during a snowstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday slid off the runway and struck a fence before coming to rest on a snow-covered embankment just feet from the frigid waters of Flushing Bay. None of the 127 passengers and five crew members were seriously injured as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta skidded on the tarmac at about 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). LaGuardia, the smallest of the New York area's three major airports, was immediately closed after the mishap. Hundreds of flights were canceled at LaGuardia, compounding weather-related travel disruptions in many parts of the country.


Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky hugs guard Josh Gasser (21) after Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 76-63 in an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Wisconsin wasn't about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend. The Badgers had plenty of red-clad support with them on the road for inspiration. Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting plus seven assists, Sam Dekker added 20 points and No. 6 Wisconsin became regular season conference champions with a 76-63 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night. To win it in a rivalry game on Minnesota's court with so many of our own fans here is something pretty special,'' Kaminsky said.


Winter storm pummels eastern United States, grounds flightsJones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders (Yahoo Sports)

A morning commuter carries an umbrella through the cold and snow during the morning rush on Wall Street in New York's financial districtBy Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A late winter storm pummeled the eastern United States on Thursday ahead of a cold front, canceling almost 5,000 flights as Kentucky dug out from up to 23 inches (58 cm) of snow that had stranded hundreds of drivers. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in place from the Middle Atlantic states into southern New England, as well as from the lower Mississippi Valley to the southern Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.


an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday and defensive end LaMarr Woodley was released by the team. Jones-Drew and Woodley were two of the biggest symbols of that failed strategy. Jones-Drew was paid $2.5 million last season but only rushed for 96 yards on 43 carries in 12 games.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

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Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

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Ukraine: Not What It Seems

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Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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