Hall of Fame changes selection process to enshrine more coaches

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is changing the way it selects Hall of Famers, and coaches are likely to benefit. Starting next year and through the Class of 2024, the selection process will always include one coach finalist to go along with one senior and one contributor and the regular 15 finalists. Previously, coaches […]


UCLA launches major mental health study to discover insights about depression

While the capability to diagnose cancer and heart problems has advanced by giant steps in recent years, methods to detect depression have stubbornly stayed the same for more than a century: Observe patients, and ask them how they are doing. UCLA has launched a major new study, sponsored by and in collaboration with Apple, designed […]


Bayer tumbles to €9.5 billion quarterly net loss after litigation charges

German drugs and pesticides group Bayer slumped to a 9.5 billion euro ($11.2 billion) net loss in the second quarter, mainly reflecting charges to settle disputes inherited with its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto. The charges stemmed mainly from a $10.9 billion settlement of U.S. lawsuits claiming weedkiller Roundup caused cancer, compounding a net loss […]


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has pretty much every feature leaked in new AT&T video

Samsung’s Unpacked event tomorrow will be the official showcase for the heavily rumored and much-leaked Galaxy Note 20. For those who wanted yet another look at the phone in full before it’s unveiling, an AT&T promotional video pretty much shows off every inch of the device and even details its most important specs and new […]


Decades after they last saw each other, homecoming king and queen reunited by chance on a dating app

When Janet Fenner and Gregory Dabice last stood together at the 50-yard-line in Montclair State University’s football stadium, it was 1992 and they were being crowned homecoming king and queen, complete with plastic scepter and tiara. On Saturday, 28 years later, the pair were again united in a ceremony there. This time, however, the props […]


Lions waive Daylon Mack

Defensive tackle Daylon Mack‘s stay in the Motor City turned out to be a short one. The Lions claimed Mack off of waivers from the Ravens on August 3 and announced that he’s been placed back on the waiver wire Friday. Mack was a fifth-round pick out of Texas A&M last season. He played in […]


How to make the perfect Russian salad

“Ooh, Russian salad!” a friend messaged when I told her what I was doing for this week’s column. “That always reminds me of Barcelona.” Another had fond memories of mayonnaise-laden vegetable cubes from her schooldays in Brittany, while Sabrina Ghayour describes it as one of the most popular salads in Iran and Niloufer Ichaporia King […]


Former Google exec Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months for stealing self-driving car secrets

Controversial engineer Anthony Levandowski, who worked for the Google division that would become Waymo before founding trucking company Otto and selling it to Uber, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft during his various stints in the self-driving industry. His sentencing closes the book on a multi-year legal saga stemming […]


Newark veteran receives free roof through Habitat for Humanity partnership

Marine veteran and Newark native Jason Bunn said he was humbled to have a nonprofit and two businesses partner to give him a free roof on his family’s home. A Licking Valley graduate, Bunn served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1992 to 1998 as a machine gunner and was stationed in Cuba. Bunn said […]