NBA officially proposes lowering draft age from 19 to 18

NBA officially proposes lowering draft age from 19 to 18

The NBA has submitted to the National Basketball Players Association a formal proposal that will lower the draft-eligible age to 18 from 19, a person with knowledge of the proposal told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss discussions between the league and the union. The NBPA…
‘Leaving Neverland’: Michael Jackson accusers say ‘sex became safe zone’ in new interview

‘Leaving Neverland’: Michael Jackson accusers say ‘sex became safe zone’ in new interview

CLOSE Actor Corey Feldman doesn’t want to watch controversial Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland," in which two men allege Jackson abused them as children. The Jackson estate has denounced the documentary for rehashing "discredited allegations." (Jan. 31) AP PARK CITY, Utah — Wade Robson and James Safechuck were prepared for backlash when they went up against…
In 2005, about 200 people ate ‘zombie’ deer meat. Here’s what happened

In 2005, about 200 people ate ‘zombie’ deer meat. Here’s what happened

CLOSE CWD is an always-fatal disease that leaves their brains full of holes. What is this always-fatal condition and how do people fight its spread? Wochit-All As people wonder what might happen if humans eat meat from "zombie" deer, there is at least one group of people who already know.  On March 13, 2005, a…
Drug laws have historically been racist. Marijuana activists are helping minority dealers go legal

Drug laws have historically been racist. Marijuana activists are helping minority dealers go legal

CLOSE Tucky Blunt was arrested for illegally selling weed in 2003. Fifteen years later, he owns his own marijuana business. USA TODAY Fourth-generation Oakland native Tucky Blunt grew up around weed. His grandmother used it. So did his parents and his friends. Blunt (yes, that's his real last name) started selling to friends in the…
Courteney Cox texted daughter ‘I love you’ during scare on jet to Jennifer Aniston’s birthday

Courteney Cox texted daughter ‘I love you’ during scare on jet to Jennifer Aniston’s...

Courteney Cox said when things got dicey on Jennifer Aniston's private jet on the way to her 50th birthday celebration in Mexico, she texted her daughter, "I love you." (Photo11: Getty Images) As parents, when we are faced with scary things – results of major medical tests, close calls in traffic and airplane turbulence – who do we think of?…
Report: Pentagon official gave out $280K in fraudulent bonuses

Report: Pentagon official gave out $280K in fraudulent bonuses

An aerial view of the Pentagon. (Photo11: Charles Dharapak, AP) A senior Pentagon official approved $280,000 in fraudulent bonuses to seven officials preparing to leave the department, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General. Ellen Ardrey was serving as the director of human development at the Pentagon's National…
The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here’s how they do it

The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here’s how they do it

CLOSE Amid public outcry over the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep families together. Here’s a wrap-up of everything that led to this moment. Just the FAQs The Trump administration has been blocked from systematically breaking up migrant families, but hundreds…
Mother of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim

Mother of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim

CLOSE Actress Vanessa Marquez was shot and killed by police in southern California. Time The mother of former "ER" actress Vanessa-Marquez, Delia McElfresh, filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against South Pasadena on Wednesday, per Deadline and the Pasadena Star-News. The suit comes after Marquez' death in August 2018, which resulted from officers shooting and fatally wounding…
Police: Driver purposely runs over family of 8, killing the mother

Police: Driver purposely runs over family of 8, killing the mother

CLOSE Investigators at the scene where several pedestrians were struck in front of a 7-Eleven store on Central Ave. in Garnerville Feb. 20, 2019. Haverstraw Town Police, Rockland County Sheriff's Department and the New York State Police were at the scene. Peter Carr, pcarr@lohud.com Jason Mendez has been charged with murder. HAVERSTRAW - An argument…
Winter weather isn’t just battering the eastern US. It’s even snowing in Las Vegas

Winter weather isn’t just battering the eastern US. It’s even snowing in Las Vegas

CLOSE You see all kinds of things on the Las Vegas Strip, but you rarely see this. USA TODAY Slot machines, casinos, dinner shows ... snow? Yes, it's snowing in Las Vegas. Again. For the second time in a week, the entertainment mecca in the greater Mojave Desert was getting snow on Wednesday night. While winter…

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