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January 19, 2017 9:43 AM Yellen speech bolsters dollar after Trump's mixed messages

LONDON The dollar held firm against most of its major rivals on Thursday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen halted its worst run in five months by promising a "few" rises in U.S interest rates this year. The greenback gained as much as 2 percent on Wednesday after Yellen's speech, which turned investors back to the narrative of strong 13

January 19, 2017 8:07 AM Russell Westbrook on Zaza Pachulia's foul: 'I don't play that game'

"He hit me kind of hard," Westbrook said. "But it's alright. I'm gonna get his ass back. Straight up." With time ticking down at the end of the second quarter, Pachulia knocked Westbrook down, appearing to push the ball into Westbrook's face. Westbrook remained down on the ground holding his face. Pachulia was handed a flagrant one foul for the play following 13

January 19, 2017 3:35 AM With Hall of Fame election, deep wounds closing for Jeff Bagwell

As Jeff Bagwell exhales from the rigors of a seven-year wait and wraps his mind around his newfound Hall of Fame status, it's only natural for historians and fans to reflect upon the contributions that made him such a force in his prime. Bagwell's 449 home runs and .540 slugging percentage are testament to his value as a hitter. But he was also a superb 14

January 19, 2017 3:19 AM Tribune reporter gets last question at Obama’s last news conference

At President Barack Obama’s final White House news conference on Wednesday, the last question went to reporter Christi Parsons, who has covered Obama for the Chicago Tribune since he was an Illinois state senator in 1999. Parsons is now a White House reporter for the Washington bureau that serves the Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and their sister papers 11

January 19, 2017 2:23 AM Joel McHale Opens The 2017 People's Choice Award With Lots & Lots Of Babies! Watch HERE!

Well that was apparently Joel McHale's thinking when he opened the 2017 People's Choice Awards and tried to figure out how to be more likable with his Great Indoors costars, and they all agreed on babies! The tiny tots definitely seemed down as the former Soup host took the stage with a giant stroller filled with little ones he claims he won in the Brangelina 14

January 18, 2017 11:06 PM After slow burn, Tim Raines blazes his way into the Hall of Fame

He hasn't gotten a hit, scored a run or padded his glittering numbers in more than 14 years. So how amazing is it that on this stunning Wednesday evening in January 2017, the great Tim Raines finds himself celebrating his election to the Hall of Fame? Let's step back and swirl this around our brains for a minute. When a man has this moment, after 10 agonizing 15

January 18, 2017 8:40 PM Obama defends Manning commutation amid criticism, claims justice was ‘served’

President Obama, at his final press conference in office, on Wednesday defended his controversial decision to commute the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison term for leaking classified documents – claiming the former intelligence analyst served a “tough” sentence, and disputing the notion that clemency could embolden future leakers. “I feel very comfortable 11

January 18, 2017 8:14 PM YELLEN: The Fed is close to its goals and expects to hike rates 'a few' times this year

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is close to meeting its dual goals of full employment and price stability but can't be precise about the timing of interest-rate hikes. In a speech titled "The goals of monetary policy and how we pursue them," Yellen said she and most of her colleagues expect to raise interest rates "a few" times 11

January 18, 2017 3:20 PM Hero pup: Philadelphia family escapes fire after dog alerts them

PHILADELPHIA – A local dog is being hailed a hero after if helped save a family from a fire. The family tells Red Paw Relief that they were woken up by their two-year-old Shephard/Pit Bill mix Jack, who licked their faces to wake them. When they awoke around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, they discovered their home on the 1400 block of North Alden Street was on fire. Thanks 12

January 18, 2017 2:58 PM Johnny Manziel: 'I'm Doing Really Well' ... Sober and Training Hard

Johnny Manziel says he's focused on football again -- telling TMZ Sports he's training 5 to 6 days-a-week and sources say he's "dead serious" about a comeback. The ex-NFL quarterback was leaving Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills last night ... and told us how well he's been doing. He also appears sober. We're told it's part of a serious effort to clean 11