Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander's shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those … Read more

Rare ancient artwork discovered beneath a home in Turkey

Rare ancient artwork discovered beneath a home in Turkey

An unexpected discovery has revealed ancient artwork that was once part of an Iron Age complex beneath a house in southeastern Turkey. The unfinished work shows a procession of deities that depicts how different cultures came together. Looters initially broke into the subterranean complex in 2017 by creating an opening in the ground floor of … Read more

Balenciaga selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850

Balenciaga selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850

Written by Hannah Ryan, CNN Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has unveiled a new campaign promoting a series of roughed up sneakers with an eye-watering price tag, and the internet has thoughts. The images, shot by photographer Leopold Duchemin for the brand, of severely tattered, distressed shoes have gone viral following Monday’s launch of the couture … Read more

Reid Detmers Throws No-Hitter Against Rays

Reid Detmers Throws No-Hitter Against Rays

It takes a lot to swing the Los Angeles Angels’ spotlight away from Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. You might even say it takes something like a changeup — the pitch rookie left-hander Reid Detmers threw so spectacularly in no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays in Angel Stadium on Tuesday night. Detmers, a 22-year-old making only … Read more

Tropical Cyclone Asani threatens eastern India as another brutal heat wave continues across the country

Tropical Cyclone Asani threatens eastern India as another brutal heat wave continues across the country

While the cyclone may bring some relief from the heat, it will be too far away to affect most of the country — and could make the heat worse for some. Severe Cyclonic Storm Asani is in the Bay of Bengal, with winds of 100 to 110 kph (62 to 68 mph) and higher tastes, … Read more

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary center died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time All-Star had worked for … Read more

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

Shireen Abu Akleh: Al Jazeera journalist shot dead while covering Israeli military operation in West Bank

The Palestinian health ministry said she was shot in the head by a live bullet, and confirmed her death shortly afterwards. Akleh’s producer, Ali Al-Samudi, was also shot and is in a stable condition, the ministry said. The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear. Al Jazeera has accused Israeli security forces of deliberately targeting and … Read more