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December 27, 2018 4:07 PM Magnitude 4.9 aftershock strikes near site of Alaska quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude 4.9 aftershock has shaken an area of south central Alaska near where a powerful temblor jolted the region last month. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 5:21 a.m. Thursday and was centered 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) northwest of Anchorage. The Alaska Earthquake Center tweets that the aftershock was closer 80

December 26, 2018 2:05 PM Victoria and David Beckham finally get 'The Simpsons' treatment eight years after rejection

The Beckhams have been immortalized as Simpsons characters – eight years after being snubbed by the show’s creator for "not being famous enough." David, 43, shared the snap of his family, including his wife Victoria, 44, and their children, Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and seven-year-old Harper, after they’d been turned into the iconic yellow characters 132

December 26, 2018 1:35 PM Thieves steal $800G in jewelry at Colorado luxury hotel

Three thieves stole $800,000 worth of diamond-encased jewelry from a display case at the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, Colo. on Friday. (Getty) Authorities in Colorado are searching for three men who stole about $800,000 worth of diamond-encased jewelry from a display case in the lobby of a luxury hotel in Aspen, Colorado on Friday. Aspen Police told the Aspen 106

December 25, 2018 12:35 PM Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

ISTANBUL – Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will," in comments carried by private DHA news agency. For weeks 112

December 24, 2018 5:35 AM NFL roundup: Saints hold off Steelers, clinch home field

Taking advantage of a special teams stop on a fake punt, Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with 1:25 left to lift the host New Orleans Saints to a 31-28 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Pittsburgh (8-6-1) led 28-24 with little more than four minutes 166

December 23, 2018 3:47 AM Tony Harrison upsets Jermell Charlo, wins junior middleweight world title

Tony Harrison pulled a major upset to win a junior middleweight world title by controversially outpointing Jermell Charlo on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Harrison, in his second world title opportunity, won by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 to claim the belt from Charlo, who was making his fourth title defense 106

December 23, 2018 12:19 AM The Latest: Man describes experience with Indonesia tsunami

A man who says he and his family survived the tsunami that hit the coast around Indonesia's Sunda Strait says he was taking pictures of a volcano Saturday night when he suddenly saw a big wave come toward him. "I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland," Øystein Lund Andersen writes on Facebook. "Next wave entered the hotel 112

December 21, 2018 4:48 PM ‘Girthy’ 500-pound alligator in Florida captured by trappers

It took two hours for alligator trappers in Parrish, Fla., to wrangle a massive 12-foot, 500-pound gator that was lurking in a waterway there. The gator, which was trapped Wednesday, was “menacing” divers who were working on a private project on the waterway, WKMG-TV reported. One of the trappers, Jim Cutway, told the news station the divers first noticed 170

December 21, 2018 1:55 PM Hang Time: All I want for Christmas is hoops

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec.14 Dominant 20 Issue. Subscribe today! Jayson Tatum is on the clock. The game: one hour of Christmas shopping at Natick Mall, 21 miles outside Boston, with an assist from his trusty elf-me. Says the rising Celtics sophomore: "Play hard, box out, get back on D, let's win." 0:59 We've taken a wrong turn in Macy's 83

December 19, 2018 9:44 PM MLB Agreement Will Let Cuban Players Sign Contracts Without Defecting

(HAVANA) — Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement, which runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under 93