With summer vacation for the schoolchildren, and softball, baseball, basketball, theater, overnight and day camps running strong, some parents may find themselves consumed on their own projects this summer, and may miss out on what else is happening. Here are some “did you know” updates and reminders as summer charges along.
Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces a long-term problem: Its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it.
Clayton Kershaw’s notion that the past five extraordinary weeks are the new norm for the Los Angeles Dodgers seems to be taking hold.
Going into the All-Star break, Kershaw suggested the Dodgers’ surge might not be a surge at all, but a sustainable pace. Then his team began the second half of the season with a threegame sweep at Miami last weekend.
The New York Yankees made an early push for playoff run Tuesday night, acquiring infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects.
The Yankees currently hold the second AL wildcard spot. They’re close to the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.
[img_assist|nid=1161175|title=|desc= AUSTRALIA’S Michael Matthews, left, crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 102.5 miles with the start in Le Puy-en-Velay and finish in Romans-sur-Isere, France, on Tuesday. Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen, right, finished second. Britain’s Chris Froome still leads the overall competition.
Henrik Stenson has ambitious plans to go skydiving with the claret jug if he manages to retain the British Open title at Royal Birkdale this week.
On current form, that’s a long shot — and Stenson acknowledges as much.
The Trenton Thunder (63-31) scored seven times with two outs in the second inning and defeated the Portland Sea Dogs (43-49), 9-6 in the middle game of a three-game Eastern League series Tuesday night at Hadlock Field.
The season is winding down for Senior American Legion teams Highland Green and Zone 3 United. Neither will make the postseason, but that didn’t stop the squads from playing two entertaining contests on Tuesday at Bruce Kingdon Field.
France’s military chief quit today in a dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts, in a new challenge to Macron’s administration and his economic reforms.
BANGASSOU, Central African Republic
Bullet-riddled roofs line the “boulevard of death” in Central African Republic’s southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy.
Iraqi forces committed human rights violations during the battle to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, the country’s prime minister acknowledged, but insisted that these were “individual acts” for which the perpetrators would be punished.
President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for 17 years. For the first 16 years, my wife would make me lattes without being asked. Last year, she announced she would no longer make any more lattes for me. When I asked her if she expected me to go the rest of my life without one, she said yes!