Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Blimp Crash

Thousands of people at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Wisconsin were shocked when a commercial blimp flying over the golf course crashed and burst into flames Thursday.  The pilot, who was still inside the airship when it crashed, suffered serious burns. He was taken to a Milwaukee hospital in serious condition, but his injuries were not […]

The Hourly Income You Need To Afford Rent Around The U.S.

Full-time workers who make minimum wage can’t afford a two-bedroom rental home in any state in the U.S. without spending more than the recommended 30 percent of their income, according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  The group’s annual “Out of Reach” report compares minimum wages and housing costs in states, […]

U.S. Olympic Swimming Legend Adolph Kiefer Has Died, Aged 98

(Reuters) – Swimming legend Adolph Kiefer, who had been the oldest living U.S. Olympic gold medalist in any sport, died on Friday at his home in Illinois at age 98, the International Swimming Hall of Fame said. Kiefer won the 100-meter backstroke at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a 17 year old in an Olympic […]

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Had Boycotted For Fair Pay. Now They’re World Champs

The U.S. women’s national hockey team became the world champions Friday at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Michigan. U.S. forward Hilary Knight scored the winning goal in overtime, ending the game with a 3-2 lead over Canada. The team’s stunning victory came less than two weeks after it won a more personal battle against […]

14 Senators Back U.S. Women’s Hockey Team’s Fair Pay Boycott

The U.S. women’s national hockey team’s ongoing boycott of the upcoming women’s world championship gained new supporters on Monday, when 14 members of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to the sport’s American governing body demanding fair treatment for female players. The boycott began on March 15, when members of the team announced they would […]

U.S. Wins First World Baseball Classic Title With 8-0 Rout Of Puerto Rico

Glory, achieved. https://t.co/OZAdjFwysD #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/2IhVTHugPs — MLB (@MLB) March 23, 2017 March 22 (Reuters) – The United States broke through to win their first World Baseball Classic title with an emphatic 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in Los Angeles on Wednesday behind the stellar pitching of Marcus Stroman and a 13-hit attack. Puerto Rico came […]

Former U.S. Rhythmic Gymnast Pens Powerful Essay On ‘Crippling’ Sexual Abuse

Former U.S. rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard is fighting to end what she calls “crippling” abuse plaguing USA Gymnastics, which she said she experienced nearly 18 years ago. In an essay for The New York Times published Wednesday, Howard, the U.S. champion of rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, railed against the sport’s national governing body […]

FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]