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February 20, 2017 11:47 PM CPAC’s Organizer Explains Why He Invited (and Disinvited) Yiannopoulos

Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, was in the eye of a hurricane when we arrived at his office for a chat over ice cream. Barely an hour earlier, Schlapp had announced that he would drop Milo Yiannopoulos from the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual gathering his organization runs that attracts everyone on the right 15

February 20, 2017 11:07 PM Milo Yiannopoulos’s Pedophilia Comments Cost Him CPAC Role and Book Deal

“We initially extended the invitation knowing that the free speech issue on college campuses is a battlefield where we need brave, conservative standard-bearers,” Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, said in a written statement. Regarding Mr. Yiannopoulos’s comments, Mr. Schlapp called them “disturbing” and said Mr. Yiannopoulos’s 10

February 20, 2017 9:43 PM Steve Sarkisian On Leaving 'Bama For NFL: 'Crazy How the World Works'

Steve Sarkisian says his new offensive coordinator job with the Atlanta Falcons was too good to pass up ... explaining, "You get great opportunities, you just try to take advantage of them." Of course, Sark left his offensive coordinator job at the University of Alabama after just 1 game -- the National Championship game -- when the Falcons offered him the NFL gig. He's clearly 12

February 20, 2017 9:09 PM Tiny cheetah cubs visit Daily News to celebrate NatGeo Wild's 'Big Cat Week'

Tiny cheetah cubs visit Daily News to celebrate 'Big Cat Week' Mitchie and Poe are a pair of 10-week-old cheetahs who roared into The Daily News Monday along with NatGeo Wild’s big cat handler, Boone Smith. The trio of cat-tastic wildlife ambassadors were on hand to talk about the launch of the network’s 7th annual edition of “Big Cat Week” (Feb. 20 at 9 p.m.) — a marathon 1

February 20, 2017 7:39 PM Kings announcer rips DeMarcus Cousins for creating 'dark cloud' in Sacramento

Grant Napear let loose once the trade was announced With the trade, the Kings and Cousins end a long, dysfunctional relationship which became exacerbated at times due to the franchise’s decisions and the All-Star’s attitude. And while currently the trade seems like a clear loss for the Kings, the team’s play-by-play man Grant Napear is overjoyed by the deal. Taking 14

February 20, 2017 7:20 PM Texans Shouldn't Use Chilean Flag Emoji To Talk About Their State, Lawmaker Says

Confusing it for the Texas state flag makes some people tate Rep. Tom Oliverson (R) filed a resolution asking people to think more carefully about their use of the Chilean flag emoji, according to Reuters. All too often, the Chilean flag emoji is used as a substitute for the Lone Star Flag in text messaging and on social media platforms; the Chilean 19

February 20, 2017 4:09 PM US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

BAGHDAD — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. Speaking at the end of a day of meetings in Baghdad with military commanders and Iraqi political leaders, Mattis said he is open to any request 13

February 20, 2017 12:36 PM Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin

MOSCOW — A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among the preliminary conclusions? The new American leader is a risk-taker but can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser. Trump "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin — he is a tough guy," former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei 15

February 20, 2017 11:51 AM Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

BAGHDAD — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. Mattis' arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq as the battle to oust Islamic State militants from western Mosul moved into its second day, and as the Pentagon 16

February 20, 2017 8:19 AM DeMarcus Cousins' Kings Tenure Ends In Unnecessary Chaos

Shortly after another dull All-Star Game played out in front of a sleepy crowd, the Smoothie King Center’s media work area jolted awake with word that Cousins, who had suspiciously logged just two minutes, might be traded to the Pelicans. While LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and other All-Stars fielded standard-issue post-game questions in a converted 18