Astros Jose Altuve named 2017 American League MVP

HOUSTON - Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been named the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player. The other finalists for AL MVP were Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez. More Headlines Jose Altuve vs Aaron Judge: By the numbers Altuve collected 27 of 30 possible first-place votes. Judge was the runner-up. Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was named the 2017 NL MVP after his 59-homer campaign. Reds first baseman Joey Votto finished second in voting. Get email alerts for local…

Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports

The reversal of the ban comes less than two weeks after the agency moved to allow imports from Zambia. Both decisions generally apply to elephants hunted in either country between 2016 and 2018. Hunters are allowed two imports per year.Hunting trophies can include any number of body parts, including tusks. In 2016, the federal government, under President Barack Obama, imposed a near-total ban on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory, though trophies were exempted from that ban.The African elephant population has…

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

A photo of the spill, which was posted to the company’s Twitter account, showed a large, darkened area in a field. The Keystone Pipeline is part of a 2,687-mile system that carries crude oil from Alberta to several points in the United States, including Illinois and Oklahoma.— TransCanada (@TransCanada) Nov. 16, 2017A reporter for The Aberdeen American News at the scene of the spill said on Twitter that the area was blocked off by emergency vehicles.— Shannon Marvel (@smarvel_AAN) Nov. 16, 2017Opponents of Keystone XL, which…

E’ morto il boss Totò Riina. Da 24 anni era al 41 bis

Alle 3,37 Totò Riina ha smesso di vivere, non è sopravvisuto agli ultimi due interventi e a cinque giorni di coma. E si è portato per sempre nella tomba i suoi segreti. "Ne dovrebbero nascere mille l'anno come Totò Riina", ripeteva in carcere al suo compagno dell'ora d'aria, il boss pugliese Alberto Lorusso. Tre anni fa. E poi si vantava della morte di Giovanni Falcone: "Gli ho fatto fare la fine del tonno".La stessa fine che invocava per il pm Nino Di Matteo: "Ti farei diventare il primo tonno, il tonno buono". Come sempre,…

Cards Against Humanity Bought A Piece Of US-Mexico Border So Trump Can’t Build His Wall, And Here’s How

Cards Against Humanity, the self-described “party game for horrible people” is doing something totally not horrible. Notorious for its crazy marketing campaigns, the company announced a holiday promotion called “Cards Against Humanity Saves America”. Basically, the company purchased a plot of vacant land on the border of the United States of America and Mexico, preventing Donald Trump from building his wall.“Donald Trump is a preposterous golem who is afraid of Mexicans,” the company writes. “He is so afraid that he wants to…

Franken releases new statement, calls for ethics investigation of himself

Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenOvernight Tech: Senate panel subpoenaed ex-Yahoo chief | Twitter gives all users 280 characters | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | EU wants tax answers from AppleWeek ahead: DHS nominee heads before Senate | Ex-Yahoo chief to testify on hack | Senators dig into election securityFeinstein: Sessions should re-testify on Russia meetingsMORE (D-Minn.) is calling for an ethics investigation into his own behavior after a woman accused him of kissing and groping her without…

Trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe were banned in the US Trump just reversed that.

Leilani Sanchez, supervisory wildlife inspector with the Port of Newark, opens a box of elephant tusks at a private cargo warehouse exam site in New York City in 2014. (Photo by Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post)The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama.African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but…

Larry Fitzgerald, 15,000 and the future

Larry Fitzgerald, 15,000 and the future Posted by Darren Urban on surpassed the 15,000-yard mark in his career. It’s significant in and of itself, since only five other players have ever reached that milestone in their careers. It’s even better for Fitz when he became only the second player ever to have that many yards with one team. Jerry Rice — the NFL’s all-time receiving yards leader, by far, with 22,895 — had 19,247 in his time with the 49ers alone.Fitz is having another excellent year, one magnified by the fact…

What Breast Cancer Can Look and Feel Like Photo

Earlier this week, many Facebook users were posting red hearts in support of breast cancer awareness, but one woman is opening up about why a "cute heart" isn't going to help save lives. Erin Smith Chieze posted the photo above on Facebook, giving an explicit description of how breast cancer can look and feel, and it's going viral for all the right reasons. In response to all the red hearts Erin has seen on Facebook, she explained the importance of these lemons."In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation that looked like…

Trump to allow imports of African elephant trophies

The Trump administration is reversing an Obama administration ban on bringing to the United States the heads of elephants killed in two African countries.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) said it has determined that hunting African elephants in Zimbabwe and Zambia “will enhance the survival of the species in the wild,” which is the standard by which officials judge whether to allow imports of parts - known as trophies - of the animals.“Legal, well-regulated sport hunting as part of a sound management program can…