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Floyd Mayweather Jr. stripped of WBO welterweight title he won by beating Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally found an opponent he couldn’t beat: An alphabet soup sanctioning body. Mayweather was stripped on Monday of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title he won in his super fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 after Mayweather failed to pay the $200,000 in sanctioning fees and also vacate his WBA/WBC junior middleweight titles, at the ...

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Billionaire Overlords Urge GOP Presidential Contenders To Play Nice

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about “Republican-on-Republican violence,” top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether. Foster Friess, a Wyoming-based investor and one of the party’s top 20 donors in the last presidential contest, issued a letter to 16 White ...

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Greece Is Just The Beginning Of The Great Austerity Backlash

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WASHINGTON — The global politics of austerity seeped into the press room of the White House on Monday, the day after the Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject a harsh bailout deal with Europe. Reporters pressed Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama’s spokesman, for details of what his boss thought of the vote and of the bailout deal, and whether he agreed ...

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Bill Cosby admitted under oath he used Quaaludes to drug women for sex: court documents

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Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he bought Quaaludes to dope the women he wanted to grope — and slipped the sedative to at least one lady and “other people.” The reputation-ruining admissions were contained in court documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. Cosby, who has repeatedly denied claims that he drugged and abused women, damned himself while testifying ...

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Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

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A daughter showed gratitude for her father’s hard work through her tremendous achievements. Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New York, graduated at the top of her class this past Saturday from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, WHAM reported. During her graduation speech, the valedictorian took the time to thank those who inspired her including her father, Jamal Abdullahi, ...

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Congress Faces Daunting Summer Workload, Risk Of Shutdown In Fall

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner, R-Ohio, listens prior to his meeting with Lithuania's Speaker of the Parliament Loreta Grauziniene at the Parliament's palace  in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. The funding fight is shaping up as a major partisan brawl against the backdrop of an intensifying campaign season, with Republicans eager to avoid another Capitol ...

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Hillary Clinton Out (And Out And Out) For 2016 Policy Ideas

GLEN, NH - JULY 4: Democratic president candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at an organizing event at a private home July 4, 2015 in Glen, New Hampshire. Clinton is on a two day swing through the first in the nation primary state over the fourth of July holiday. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign lost count of its experts. In the months before she began her second run for the White House, Clinton spent hours quizzing economists, lawyers, educators and activists about everything from executive compensation to the latest research on lead paint. By last fall, the number of experts she had interviewed hit ...

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Bernie Sanders Hints At What A Sanders Administration Cabinet Could Look Like

DES MOINES, IA - JUNE 12:  Democratic Presidential Nominee Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign event at Drake University on June 12, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders, an advocate of porviding free college education to all Americans, was greeted by a standing-room-only crowd at the event.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) offered a first glimpse on Sunday of some of the people he might consider for his cabinet in a potential Sanders administration, and a few that he certainly won’t. “My cabinet would not be dominated by representatives of Wall Street,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think Wall ...

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