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April 6, 2015 6:36 PM Examining the worst first-round NFL draft pick for each team since 1990

It's the offseason and the draft is approaching, which means the NFL world is full of reminiscing about years and drafts gone by, whether they be good or bad. But mostly bad, including the following grouping of players who will make your head and heart hurt depending on your allegiance. Who is your team's worst draft pick over the past 25 years? That's 25

April 6, 2015 6:22 PM Unlocking the Secrets of That Flamenco Music

When I was not yet quite a teenager, I spent a few years studying the classical guitar under Dorothy De Goede. She was a strikingly beautiful woman who had been a student of Andre Segovia. I was, of course, in love with her even though I was barely a decade old. I then wanted to study flamenco, so my parents sent me to Carlos Montoya. I loved flamenco 45

April 6, 2015 6:12 PM Art Historians Explain Why A Medieval Man Is Getting Rolled Into A Joint, Among Other Things

Once upon a time in the Middle Ages, some artist spent a surprising amount of time painting a face on the butt of a horse. Fast forward to 2015, and social media users centuries later are gleefully adding modern captions to the medieval handiwork for their Tumblr and Twitter audiences. Because lol! And yet these illustrations would surprise no expert 29

April 6, 2015 4:09 PM Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper due in federal court for rape case

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no contest to rape or attempted rape in three states, is due to be arraigned in federal court in New Orleans on Monday on charges that he drugged women to sexually assault them. Sharper, 39, a five-time Pro Bowl National Football League safety who helped lead the New Orleans 11

April 6, 2015 3:24 PM Three-Minute Briefing: Rand to Jump In 2016 Race, Marco to Follow Suit; Et Tu, Hillary?

Jeb used to be Latino, Feinstein to Bibi: Slow your roll, and Snowden says the NSA might have pics of your junk. Move Over, Ted: Sen. Ted Cruz, currently the only official presidential candidate in the 2016 field, is about to get some company at the starting line – but it’s not Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush. Two of Cruz’s Senate Republican colleagues 26

April 6, 2015 12:47 PM Ryan Pace's QB quest for Bears almost the impossible dream

Mike McCarthy's anxiety mushroomed beyond normal game-week levels in January every time he entered the Packers' training room to check on Aaron Rodgers' strained left calf. The 10th-year head coach knows what's at stake when it comes to excellent quarterback play. Rodgers has lifted McCarthy's team by playing at a Hall-of-Fame level over the last six seasons 17

April 6, 2015 8:59 AM Sharper back in New Orleans for plea deal on rape charges; has already pleaded in 3 states

File- This March 23, 2015, file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them. A member of the Saints team that won the Super Bowl in 2010, Sharper was set to appear 13

April 6, 2015 7:30 AM UPI Almanac for Monday, April 6, 2015

The first Tony Awards, designated hitters and NCAA basketball sweep ... on this date in history. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include Italian painter Raphael in 1483; newspaper editor Joseph Medill in 1823; journalist 28

April 6, 2015 12:06 AM Pope Francis and the New Rome

The most radical part of Francis’ papacy is his embrace of the liberalizing principles of Vatican II—from poverty and sexual ethics to church governance. One Saturday last month, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Ognissanti (All Saints’) Church in one of Rome’s working-class neighborhoods. Little known to tourists or art historians, Ognissanti was the site of a momentous 156 19

April 5, 2015 6:20 PM 'Walking Dead' star Norman Reedus appears on 'Saturday Night Live'

SNL cast member Pete Davidson was expressing his concern for possibly being mistaken for an undead creature during a zombie apocalypse, noting his love for marijuana has left him with glazed eyes, a shuffling gait and impaired cognitive function. Davidson is then shot in the chest with an arrow as Reedus playing Dixon appears. Davidson then explains 10