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January 17, 2017 1:33 AM Apollo Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

U.S. astronaut Gene Cernan, who as the commander of the final Apollo lunar landing mission in 1972 became known as the "last man on the moon," died on Monday (Jan. 16). He was 82. NASA confirmed Cernan's death on its website and social media channels, noting he was surrounded by his family at the time he died. The cause of death was not stated, but he was known 13

January 17, 2017 12:17 AM Chinese president to defend globalization in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalization in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role. Xi's appearance, a first for a Chinese leader at the annual meeting of political leaders, CEOs and bankers in Davos, comes 18

January 16, 2017 10:38 PM Astronaut Gene Cernan, last Apollo moonwalker, dies at 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, a Navy pilot and veteran of NASA’s pioneering Gemini program who was the second American to walk in space and then flew to the moon twice as an Apollo astronaut, becoming the last human to leave his bootprints on its dusty surface, died Monday after a long illness. He was 82. NASA announced Cernan’s death on its web page, saying 14

January 16, 2017 9:03 PM For fan in chief Obama, a Chicago champion caps his own record run

The Obama presidential library might need a special wing for all the memorabilia sports teams have given him, but by his own assessment, no team has delivered the sort of mementos the Chicago Cubs did Monday. Among the tributes: a “midnight pardon” for a Chicago sports fan whose baseball loyalties are for that city’s other baseball team, the White Sox. Add to that a “44” tile from the historic

January 16, 2017 9:02 PM Noble Buys Clayton for $2.7 Billion to Expand in Permian

The combination will create the second-largest acreage position in the Southern Delaware Basin of the Permian shale formation, Houston-based Noble said in a statement Monday. The deal provides more than 4,200 drilling locations on about 120,000 net acres, with resources of more than 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, Noble said. The Permian has been a hot spot for deals 13

January 16, 2017 8:13 PM Cubs, world champions at last, visit White House for first time in 129 years

WASHINGTON — The Chicago Cubs visited the White House for the first time since 1888 on Monday, with President Obama congratulating the baseball world champions in one of his last official acts as president. "I will say to the Cubs, it took you long enough," Obama said. "I mean I only have four days left. You’re just making it under the wire." Indeed 11

January 16, 2017 8:06 PM Aroldis Chapman Gets Hope Solo Treatment ... From Prez Obama

President Obama seems to have a White House rule -- no special shout-outs to athletes accused of domestic violence ... because Aroldis Chapman got no love at the White House today. Chapman was with the Chicago Cubs as part of their World Series trip to 1600 Pennsylvania ... and stood directly behind POTUS as Obama cracked jokes about the team. But as Obama 13

January 16, 2017 7:09 PM Royals, Duffy Agree to $65M, 5-Year Contract

The Royals and Danny Duffy have agreed to a $65 million, five-year contract that will keep the popular left-hander in Kansas City. Duffy will make $5 million this year, $14 million in 2018, $15.25 million each in 2019 and 2020 and $15.5 million in 2021. Duffy was eligible for arbitration this offseason and would have been eligible for free agency after 10

January 16, 2017 5:24 PM Skip Bayless is incapable of giving Aaron Rodgers credit for the Packers’ win over the Cowboys

Skip Bayless is incapable of giving Aaron Rodgers any credit The FS1 talker and Cowboys backer was an emotional wreck during Sunday’s NFC divisional round game, tweeting in all-caps about Dallas’ gameplan and pouring cold water on the red-hot Aaron Rodgers. Bayless was the only man in America who downplayed Rodgers’ 36-yard completion to tight end Jared 8

January 16, 2017 5:21 PM ‘It’s just kind of schoolyard': Aaron Rodgers drew up that amazing pass play in the huddle

The play of the game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys may well have been the moment at which Aaron Rodgers managed not to fumble as he was being hit on his blind side, but what came a little later was equally remarkable for what it says about Rodgers. With the score tied and about 12 seconds left, Rodgers rolled out on a third-and- 12