Virginia’s basketball coach was offered a big raise after winning the championship. He turned it down so others could get the money

Because in a recent contract negotiation, Bennett was shown the money … then he turned it down. Bennett, who led the Virginia men’s basketball team to its first national title earlier this year, declined what the university described as a “substantial” raise. Instead the coach asked that financial investments be made to improve the basketball

He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he’s homeless in Los Angeles

He’s been told before that a smart and capable person like him should not be in this situation. “But I’m like, should anybody be here? Who should, then?” Pleasants said. Against that backdrop, Pleasants’ story is a reminder of how complex the problem of homelessness can be. “It means it can happen to anybody. It’s

Epstein accusers can’t receive damages over plea deal

US District Judge Kenneth Marra ordered the case brought by Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 against the US closed, ruling the federal government doesn’t owe them any money, and that the court couldn’t invalidate provisions in the plea deal relating to any alleged co-conspirators because they weren’t a party to the case. The

If marathons weren’t hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

NAIROBI (Reuters) – This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon – with saplings strapped to their backs. The group are promoting the planting of native trees amid a nationwide push to replace invasive species with indigenous one to cope with

Farmington, Maine explosion leaves 1 firefighter dead and injures several people, officials say

Maine Gov. Janet Mills said that a firefighter had died in the incident. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the loved ones of the firefighter lost and others injured. I am grateful for the work of first responders who are at the scene and urge Maine people to

Tropical Storm Humberto will strengthen into a hurricane Sunday

Humberto is moving away from the Bahamas and was about 210 miles (335 km) northwest of Great Abaco Island and 170 miles (270 km) east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, late Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are 70 mph and it is moving at 6 mph, according to

Felicity Huffman gets 14 days in prison in connection to college admission scandal

The “Desperate Housewives” actress also will have to serve one year of probation, perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine as part of the sentence handed down in federal court in Boston on Friday. Huffman — the first of more than 30 parents charged in the scheme to be sentenced —

2 Ohio day care workers charged after 5-year-old endures ‘extreme bullying,’ police say

Emma Dietrich, 31, and Joshua Tennant, 27, were charged Tuesday with child endangerment, according to a Columbus police report. A video of the August 13 incident at the Worthington Learning Center shows the two employees sitting at a table, watching as a group of students start “grabbing, pulling, dragging, swinging, and just ‘bullying”” the girl,

Paris commuter chaos as metro workers strike over pension reform

PARIS (Reuters) – Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. A closed entrance at the Republique metro station is seen during a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) against pension reform plans

Odessa and El Paso football teams share messages of strength

But this time as the two teams hit the field on Thursday they put aside their differences to share a message of unity. In just 28 days, both of these communities were shaken when a gunman opened fire. In El Paso, 22 people were killed and two dozen injured when a gunman opened fire at