South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Have Accused Their Coaches of Derailing the Team

Kim Tong-Hyung / AP SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Garlic Girls, South Korea’s hugely popular Olympic silver medalist curlers, accused their coaches Thursday of ruining the team with abusive treatment in a dispute that has spoiled one of the year’s feel-good sports stories.The women’s claims, if confirmed, suggest a familiar tale of abuse, corruption and nepotism that has regularly marred South Korea’s highly hierarchical elite sports scene. Men often run South Korean sports efforts, and while the team’s head coach is a woman, men in her family, including her father, a former leading figure in South Korean curling, play … Continue reading South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’ Have Accused Their Coaches of Derailing the Team

Winning Big at the CMAs, Chris Stapleton Honors the Victims of the Borderline Bar Shooting in California

Mesfin Fekadu / AP Chris Stapleton is cleaning house, as usual, at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards. The singer-songwriter, who has won at the CMAs every year since 2015, picked up multiple awards during the show Wednesday night, including single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, “Broken Halos.” When he won single of the year — where he won as a performer and producer — Stapleton said he was “thinking about the people in California right now” and he wants to “dedicate this award to them.” He was referring to the 12 people who were killed … Continue reading Winning Big at the CMAs, Chris Stapleton Honors the Victims of the Borderline Bar Shooting in California

Monopoly for Millennials Is Here and People Are Not That Happy About It

Casey Quackenbush Monopoly, the timeless game about owning property, has a new edition targeting the people infamous for their inability to do so: Millennials. Hasbro, the maker of the board game, has unveiled a new edition called Monopoly for Millennials, a twist on the original apparently targeted at the generation of people born between 1981-1996. On the cover of new edition, Rich Uncle Pennybags dons earphones, sunglasses, and a “participation” medal while taking a selfie. Below, the game’s tagline reads: “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” “Money doesn’t always buy a great time, but experiences, whether they’re good … Continue reading Monopoly for Millennials Is Here and People Are Not That Happy About It

Migrants in Caravans Are Arriving in Their Hundreds at the Mexico-U.S. Border

Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza / AP TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred people from the caravan got off buses and made their way to a shelter on the Mexican side near the border to line up for food. Doctors checked those fighting colds and other ailments while several dozen migrants, mostly single men, spent the night at a Tijuana beach that … Continue reading Migrants in Caravans Are Arriving in Their Hundreds at the Mexico-U.S. Border

At ASEAN Summit, Pence Warns Against Empire Building While Bolton Says Another Kim Summit Is Possible

TIME Staff “Empire and aggression have no place” in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says, in an apparent allusion to China’s growing presence in the area and Beijing’s determination to make the South China sea a sphere of Chinese influence. Associated Press reports that Pence told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that Washington sought “an Indo-Pacific in which all nations, large and small, can prosper and thrive — secure in our sovereignty, confident in our values, and growing stronger together.” Before departing for the summit of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN), which … Continue reading At ASEAN Summit, Pence Warns Against Empire Building While Bolton Says Another Kim Summit Is Possible

National Guard Troops Are Searching for More Remains in the Aftermath of California’s Deadliest Wildfire

Kathleen Ronayne and Andrew Selsky / AP (PARADISE, Calif.) — With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community completely destroyed by the flames. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke joined Gov. Jerry Brown on a visit to the leveled town of Paradise, telling reporters it was the worst fire devastation he had ever seen. “Now is not the time to point fingers,” Zinke said. “There are lots of reasons these catastrophic fires are happening.” He cited warmer … Continue reading National Guard Troops Are Searching for More Remains in the Aftermath of California’s Deadliest Wildfire

Bangladesh Says It’s Ready to Return Rohingya to Myanmar, But They Are Too Scared to Go

Julhas Alam / AP COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh authorities said they are ready to begin repatriating some of the more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled from army-led violence in Myanmar since last year. But refugees scheduled to leave said they would refuse to go because of fears for their safety. Some said their families have fled from their shanties in the refugee camps to avoid being sent back. The situation remained tense in camps overnight. Refugees, Repatriation and Rehabilitation Commissioner Abul Kalam said earlier Wednesday that 30 refugee families would be handed over Thursday at the … Continue reading Bangladesh Says It’s Ready to Return Rohingya to Myanmar, But They Are Too Scared to Go