Nancy Pelosi will be denied communion over abortion rights, S.F. archbishop says

WASHINGTON — The San Francisco archbishop issued a notice Friday that he would no longer allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to receive Communion, an escalation of his feud with the Catholic Democrat over abortion politics. In a public notification to Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote that he had warned Pelosi in April that she must … Read more

Love Rival Accused of Killing Star Cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson Just Before Austin, Texas Gravel Locos Race

When Anna Moriah Wilson’s friend arrived home to her Austin apartment late on May 11 to find Wilson lying on the ground unconscious and covered in blood, it left the cycling world in shock. The 25-year-old Vermont native, known to her friends as Mo, had only arrived in Texas the day before to compete in … Read more

Dallas Stars’ Rick Bowness stepping down after three seasons as head coach

Rick Bowness is stepping aside as Dallas Stars head coach after three seasons, the team announced on Friday. Bowness, 67, had his two-year contract expire after the Stars were eliminated by the Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Assistant coaches Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson … Read more

15-year-old arrested in stray bullet death of 11-year-old Kyahara Tay in the Bronx

LONGWOOD, Bronx (WABC) — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Kyahara Tay, who was gunned down by a stray bullet in the Bronx Monday. He was identified at a Friday afternoon press conference as 15-year-old Matthew Godwin. He was arrested at around 2 am inside the lobby of the … Read more

Biden to sign $40B aid bill while in Asia

President Joe Biden is expected to sign legislation providing $40 billion in additional aid to Ukraine while traveling in Asia, according to Jake Sullivan, his national security adviser. The Senate cleared the legislation Thursday, to avoid a gap in funding. The final drawdown of $100 million of previously approved funding occurred Thursday, Sullivan said. “We … Read more

‘No love lost’ between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher: Inside the prickly relationship that boiled over

— Reporting by Brody Miller, Bruce Feldman and Matt Fortuna Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional reporting.  It often felt to some observers that there were two groups at SEC coaches meetings — the Nick Saban guys and the others. “Everybody’s kissing Saban’s ass like a big fraternity,” said one former SEC … Read more

Tennis Tours Penalize Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players

The ATP’s and WTA’s move, made after extensive internal debate and despite pushback from players and pleas from Wimbledon officials, is expected to have little effect on the tournament’s bottom line. The world’s top men’s players who are not from Russia and Belarus are still expected to participate. Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 men’s … Read more