Sports

NCAA: Athletes Improving in Classroom; Wage Gap Remains

Michael Marot, ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cash counts in college sports — even in the classroom. On Wednesday, as the NCAA released Academic Progress Rate numbers showing record highs, the same stats revealed the richest athletic departments are making the grades. Others aren’t so Read More

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Technology

Google’s Ingenious Plan to Make Apps Obsolete

(Wired) – Google showed off any number of potentially revolutionary technologies at its I/O developer conference keynote Thursday. There was Jump, a platform for generating 3D virtual reality content, and Brillo, Google’s latest entrant into the smart-home horse race. But the company’s most important announcement was the evolution of Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: ‘San Andreas’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic If you live in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand under a doorway or hide under a desk, it’s coming and the aftermath is Read More

Technology

Is Apple Watch a Hit?

  LOS ANGELES (USA Today) – No matter how you look at it, the new Apple Watch is no iPhone/iPad-type monster hit. You can’t currently buy Apple’s latest new product in stores, availability online for new orders won’t be fulfilled until late June/early July, and Read More

Politics

National Poll Shows No Clear GOP Frontrunner

  (Politico) – The Republican field for 2016 is growing increasingly top-heavy, with no clear front-runner emerging in the latest nationwide Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Grabbing 10 percent apiece among Republican voters are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Read More

Business

Snapchat Planning for IPO

  (CNN) – Evan Spiegel, the founder and CEO of the popular messaging service, revealed Tuesday that his company is preparing for an initial public offering, but wouldn’t provide details on timing. “We need to IPO. We have a plan to do that,” he said Read More