Daily Archives: May 12, 2018

  • Cubs’ Ben Zobrist blasts MLB, asks league to lighten up on shoe color rule

    Cubs’ Ben Zobrist blasts MLB, asks league to lighten up on shoe color rule

    CLOSE USA TODAY Sports sat down with the former MLB outfielder to discuss his current line of work. USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) scores a run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. (Photo: Rick Scuteri, USA TODAY Sports) Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist criticized the MLB’s uniform…



  • Knife Attack In Paris Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

    Knife Attack In Paris Leaves 1 Dead, Several Injured

    A man wielding a knife was shot dead in central Paris on Saturday evening after killing one person and injuring several others, sources close to the investigation told France’s AFP news agency. The man attacked five people, French police said on Twitter, leaving two in serious condition and two in fair condition. The incident took place in…


  • Record abstention in Iraq’s first vote after defeating IS

    Record abstention in Iraq’s first vote after defeating IS

    Iraqis on Saturday inflicted a blow on a political class they view as corrupt by shunning the first legislative elections since victory over Islamic State jihadists. More than half of the nearly 24.5 million voters did not show up at the ballot box in the parliamentary election, the highest abstention rate since the first multiparty…




  • Father criticizes Army after son’s death

    Father criticizes Army after son’s death

    The father of one of the soldier’s killed last year in Niger was critical of the U.S. Army’s “attention to detail at all levels of command” one day after the government released its report into the incident which resulted in the death of four soldiers. Arnold Wright, the father of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, spoke…


  • Stage stormed during UK’s Eurovision song

    Stage stormed during UK’s Eurovision song

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Protester interrupts the UK’s Eurovision entry in Lisbon A man stormed the stage while the UK’s entry, SuRie, was performing at the Eurovision Song Contest. SuRie was singing her song Storm when a man wearing a rucksack ran onto the stage, grabbed her microphone, and appeared…



  • Two dead in Paris knife attack

    Two dead in Paris knife attack

    Image copyright AFP Image caption French police have sealed off the area in Paris’ 2nd district One person has been killed and five wounded in a knife attack in Paris, French police say. They say the attacker – who has not been identified – was shot dead by police. Two of the injured are in…