OLYMPIA, Washington - A teenage girl avoided serious injury when her glasses deflected a bullet fired during a drive-by shooting at her Seattle home, police said on Sunday. The 16-year-old girl was asleep on her living room couch at about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday (0540 GMT on Sunday) when shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan as it passed her house, Seattle police spokesman Detective Mark Jamieson said.
HOMESTEAD - As a squat, red-and-black robot nicknamed CHIMP gingerly pushed open a spring-loaded door a gust of wind swooped down onto the track at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and slammed the door shut, eliciting a collective sigh of disappointment from the audience. The robot, developed by the Tartan Rescue team from the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University, was one of 17 competing in the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Robotics Challenge.
LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love didn't mince his words. "We blew it," Love said. Despite 45 points and 19 rebounds from Love, the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to a earn 120-116 overtime victory over the Timberwolves in a sometimes testy affair Sunday night at Staples Center.
NEW YORK -- Since being recalled from the minors two months ago, Cam Talbot has played the part as the New York Rangers top goalie. Talbot, the backup to Henrik Lundqvist, once again provided the Rangers with a lift, stopping 24 shots in New York's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The win moved the Rangers (17-18-2) to just 2-4-2 on their longest homestand in history, which concludes Monday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals were in the postseason the last two seasons. They want more than just a playoff appearance this time around. The Bengals topped the 40-point mark for the fourth consecutive home game and earned their third consecutive postseason berth with a 42-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati (10-5) clinched at least a wild-card berth when Buffalo defeated Miami 19-0 a few minutes after the final gun sounded in Cincinnati.
By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange Minnesota 91 Los Angeles 104 LOS ANGELES -- Guard Nick Young was in his element. With Kobe Bryant out again and the Los Angeles...
SAN FRANCISCO - Earth's upper atmosphere is still so saturated with ozone-eating chlorine that it will take about another decade for evidence that a nearly 25-year-old ban on such destructive chemicals is working, scientists said. Full recovery of the ozone layer, which shields Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation, should occur around 2070, atmospheric scientist Natalya Kramarova, with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, told reporters at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco last week.
AT&T Inc will join rival Verizon Communications in disclosing details on government requests for customer data starting in 2014, after investors called on the two largest U.S. carriers to reveal...
WASHINGTON - The government's move to delay for some people a requirement to buy medical insurance raised new doubts about the already chaotic rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, just days before an enrollment deadline. In another technical setback on Friday for the main website for enrollment, HealthCare.gov, U.S. officials said it would be down for a few hours to repair an error that occurred overnight.
The Sports Xchange The Minnesota Twins agreed to a one-year contract with catcher Kurt Suzuki on Friday, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports reported that the deal is worth $2.75...