Whether it’s a tactic for getting the attention of otherwise-difficult-to-reach youngsters, or merely the uncontrolled venting of frustration by men whose power is unchecked by things like “free agency” and “players’ unions,” college basketball coaches tend to go publicly ballistic on their own teams quite frequently. Especially if their last name is “Knight.”
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- At least 24 homes have been lost and one firefighter killed as dozens of wildfires continue to ravage drought-stricken California.