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Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina outDombrowski out as Tigers' president, GM; Al Avila takes over (Yahoo Sports)

Republican presidential candidates, from left, Lindsey Graham, Ben Carson, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum speak among themselves after a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)Fox News has named the Republican candidates who will take part in Thursday night's debate — the first of the 2016 White House campaign.


FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski speaks to the media during a baseball news conference in Detroit. The Tigers announced, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, that assistant general manager Al Avila has been promoted to the role of executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager, relieving Dombrowski. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Dave Dombrowski is out as president and general manager of the Detroit Tigers, ending a run of nearly 14 seasons in which he helped turn the franchise from an afterthought into one of the American League's powerhouses. The four-time Central champion Tigers abruptly announced the move Tuesday, catching people at Comerica Park and beyond by surprise. Dombrowski was fresh off making several big trades, and his exit set off rampant speculation about where he would next work.


Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suitMayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Bland family, Sandra Bland poses for a photo. Bland, a black 28-year-old from suburban Chicago, was found dead in jail on July 13, 2015. Texas authorities have said Bland hanged herself with a garbage bag, a finding that her family disputes. She was in custody after a traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation with a white state trooper. (Courtesy of Bland family, File)The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff's office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.


FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, after their welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return to the ring for the first time since boxing's richest fight ever, facing Andre Berto on Sept. 12 in what he has said will be his final fight. The welterweight title bout doesn't figure to be nearly as lucrative as Mayweather's May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao that earned him a reported $220 million. Berto, a 2004 Olympian, was once thought of as a rising star but has lost three of his last six fights.


GOP forum in N.H.: More cattle call than debateNFL union releases Brady testimony in "Deflategate" (Yahoo Sports)

Fourteen of the 17 Republican candidates show up, but they're hamstrung by the format.


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks down the line of fans signing autographs during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs. The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. In it, Brady denies tampering with footballs in the AFC championship game, or told anyone to.


Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suitNHL entrusting live-game app, cable network to baseball (Yahoo Sports)

Still image of Texas state trooper Brian Encinia opening the driver's side door as he orders Sandra Bland out of her vehicle in Prairie ViewThe family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff’s office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail. The suit, filed in a federal court in Texas, said officials violated her constitutional rights. The family said it was seeking financial damages, but court papers did not specify an amount.


New Jersey Gov. Corzine stands in a group with Major League Baseball officials just beyond a pitchers' mound at the new MLB Network Studios Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, in Secaucus, N.J., during the indoor dedication of a street outside the studios of baseball's new cable television network. Corzine said up to 350 employees would work in the building that once housed the MSNBC cable news network. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The National Hockey League is passing its digital puck to Major League Baseball in an unusual sports partnership. Major League Baseball will distribute the hockey league's Internet streaming service and run the NHL's cable-television network as part of an alliance announced Tuesday. Terms of six-year contact between the two sports leagues weren't announced.


University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shootingStrasburg feeling good, but no timetable for return to Nats (Yahoo Sports)

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing standing near Dubose vehicle in CincinnatiRobin Engel, a criminal justice professor and researcher at the university, has been named to the post and her appointment will be effective immediately, it said. "I am fully committed to making any needed changes to our UC Police Department. University police officer Raymond Tensing was indicted in July on murder charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose.


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg says he's doing well after striking out 11 in his latest minor league rehabilitation assignment, but still isn't sure when he'll return to the majors. Strasburg was in control Monday night, pitching 5 2-3 innings without a walk for Triple-A Syracuse on Monday. There is no timetable for him to rejoin the Nationals.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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