Thousands flee Gaza as Israel ramps up offensive
Thousands of residents fled northern Gaza on Sunday at the urging of the Israeli military as its ground troops briefly crossed the border on a mission to destroy a launching site. The tumult came as the death toll from Israel's six-day Operation Protective Edge offensive rose to more than 160, with more than 1,000 injured, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Israeli airstrikes hit more than 200 homes and buildings across Gaza on Sunday. Despite calls from the United Nations and world leaders, there were no signs the two sides will agree to a cease-fire soon.
NBA: LeBron to Cleveland, Bosh stays with Heat, Anthony stays with Knicks
After spurning his home state for four seasons and two titles with the Miami Heat, LeBron James will go back to the team that drafted him first overall in 2003. Hours after LeBron decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, free agent forward Chris Bosh agreed to terms on five-year, $118 million deal to re-sign with the Heat. Carmelo Anthony, who was considering the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks, decided Saturday to sign a five-year contract with the Knicks.
USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Last Ramones member Tommy dies at 62
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Ramone was 62. Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone.
Tracy Morgan released from rehab hospital
Tracy Morgan got a bit of good news Saturday: His physical therapy routine following the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike crash has progressed far enough that he's been released from a rehabilitation clinic. Morgan suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs in the six-vehicle crash, which killed fellow comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Morgan is a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. The suit alleges the retail giant acted in a negligent manner by allowing tractor-trailer driver Kevin Roper to drive despite being awake for over 24 hours, causing him to fall asleep at the wheel.
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehab program at a hospital after he was involved in a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in June. A tractor trailer driver for Wal-Mart crashed into his limousine, killing one person.
Female Yahoo exec accused of sexual harassment from female
Sexual harassment complaints aren't uncommon in the tech industry, but a new one at Yahoo is making headlines because of an unusual twist: A female executive is accused of coercing a female subordinate into sex. The lawsuit filed by engineer Nan Shi says that her boss, mobile exec Maria Zhang, forced her into sex and then punished her with lousy performance reviews when Shi put a stop to it, reports the San Jose Mercury News. When Shi reported it to Yahoo, the company put her on unpaid leave and eventually fired her, according to the lawsuit. It names Yahoo as a defendant, reports Reuters.
Jean Segura leaves Brewers after infant son's death
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month-old son. The team broke the news to Segura after Friday night's game, a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday. Segura's mother attended Friday's game and told several of the wives of Brewers players. And they told Segura.
Mom says cops kicked her out of concert for breastfeeding
A mother who was asked by police officers to leave the pit area of a concert in San Diego because they feared the 4-month-old could be injured says she was asked to leave because she had been breastfeeding her child in public. In the mother's short video clip that she posted on YouTube but has since been taken down, the security officer is seen telling her that the child doesn't have hearing protection and warning her of a crowd surge. But Megan Christopherson argues in the video that the baby, Gracie, who was asleep, was fine and that she had recently taken the infant to another concert at the same venue and had no problems with security. She also tells the officer that she thinks she's being ejected from the area because other security personnel had allegedly told her to stop breastfeeding because people were complaining.