North Carolina and High Point Battle in Food War During Rain Delay


Although the North Carolina Tar Heels and the High Point Panthers were scheduled to play nine innings of baseball on Tuesday night, the two teams instead ended up engaging in a war.A food war.Heavy rain forced the game to be delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning. As a way to kill time, the teams turned UNC's Boshamer Stadium into a war zone and started chucking fruit at each other.And yes, the tarp was turned into a Slip 'N Slide:Because why not?The game was eventually called after a 70-minute Read more [...]

Louis C.K. Loses Court Battle With Union Over Pension Plans


The joke may be on comedian Louis C.K. this time around. A judge in New York federal court on Thursday told Louis C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton Inc., that it owed unpaid contributions to union-affiliated benefit plans for the star’s work editing his Louie series on FX. Louis C.K., a celebrity comedian, who’s real name is Louis Szekely, is Pig Newton’s sole owner, and the company employs him and Louie’s cast and crew under a collective bargaining agreements with Read more [...]

Alexis Tsipras: Greece has won a battle but the real difficulties lie ahead


Prime minister says his anti-austerity government now faces its toughest work, in first public reaction since deal made to extend bailout for four monthsThe Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has said the country has won a significant battle but has yet to win the war, in his first public reaction to the latest deal to keep the debt-stricken nation financially afloat. Addressing Greeks less than 12 hours after the agreement was sealed at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Brussels, Read more [...]

Lionel Messi Will Reach Milestone If He Wins Battle with Athletic Bilbao Defence


If Lionel Messi notches twice against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, then he will hit a milestone of 400 career goals for club and country. But if he is to do that, then he must overcome Athletic Bilbao's tough defensive setup, including the young but brilliant Aymeric Laporte and rugged veteran Carlos Gurpegui. Messi's brilliance is undoubted, and he has already had a key impact on Barcelona's first two games this season. Against Elche he notched twice in the club's 3-0 win at Camp Nou. After that, Read more [...]

Sherri Shepard Wins Custody Battle


There’s reason to celebrate today as Sherri Shepherd walked away a winner in her latest legal battle with ex-husband Jeff Tarpley. The former “View” host was granted primary custody of their 9-year-old son, Jeffery this week. Tarpley filed for custody on April 2 claiming that Sherri neglected their son by making "poor parenting choices and [refusing] to provide for our child's immediate needs." In addition, Jeff said that Sherri’s work schedule was too demainding, causing the TV personality Read more [...]

A Battle Won Against Megadams in Chile—But the War?


On Tuesday, environmentalists and adventurers threw up a collective cheer when a Chilean committee rejected a plan to dam two wild Patagonian rivers. The HidroAysen project, proposed by the Spanish company Endesa and the Chilean company Colbun, would have erected five megadams on the Baker and Pascua rivers, along with a 1,000-plus mile transmission line carrying power to the central part of the country. It would have been the largest energy project in Chile’s history. It also sparked one Read more [...]

Ukraine crisis: Calm before the storm as a divided nation gears up for one final battle


The chairman of the central committee of the People’s Republic of Donetsk was clear: Vladimir Putin is undoubtedly a friend of the south-east of Ukraine but his request to postpone a referendum on Sunday would have to be declined. Denis Pushilin, the head of the self-proclaimed state, made his announcement in a government building occupied by separatists and ringed by barricades, barbed wire and masked gunmen. It was packed by the international media, with a large crowd waiting outside to hear Read more [...]