NBA Finals Game 1 Celtics vs. Mavericks: Predictions, betting odds

Winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals doesn’t guarantee a championship. But it beats losing Game 1, according to 77 years of Finals data. Teams that win Game 1 also win the title 70.1% of the time. The team that wins Game 1 at home wins the series 78% of the time and the team […]

First-in-nation reparations program is unfair to residents who aren’t Black, lawsuit says

A lawsuit filed by a conservative activist group claims a Chicago suburb discriminated against residents who are not Black when it paid nearly $5 million in reparations to some Black residents in recent years as a part of an ongoing program. Evanston, Illinois, in 2021 became the first city in America to offer reparations to Black Americans, including descendants […]

Over 20,000 pounds of beef products recalled for not being properly inspected, USDA says

South American Meat Inc., also known as 5Gogi LLC, is recalling over 20,000 pounds of various frozen raw beef products that were not presented to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for import reinspection upon entry to the United States. The items were imported from Uruguay on or around March 17, 2024, according […]

When is Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul fight? No new date requested yet after promoters’ promise

The fate of the Mike Tyson-Jake Paul bout appears to be uncertain. Theories about whether the postponed bout would be rescheduled or canceled mounted Thursday with promoters having pledged to announce a new date by Friday. On Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), which oversees combat sports, said no new […]

Joro spiders, giant, venomous flying arachnids, are here to stay, pest experts say

Giant venomous flying spiders with 4-inch legs are real, and they’re going to potentially invade the New York area sometime this year, according to the New Jersey Pest Control. Joro spiders are coming to the Northeast after initially infiltrating the Southeastern U.S. from Japan, the pest control service said in a news release earlier this year. […]