Matt Harvey designated for assignment by Angels

SEATTLE — The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday. Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. He gave up six runs, seven hits and five walks over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Houston AstrosRead moreRead more

‘Frugal’ carpenter secretly saves $3M to send 33 kids to college

An Iowa man who owned only two pairs of jeans and saved every penny he made had one dying wish: to send small-town Iowa kids to college. “He was that kind of a blue-collar, lunch pail kind of a guy,” Steve Nielsen, a friend, tells KCCI. “[He] went to work every day, worked really hard,Read moreRead more

Accused ISIS sniper done in by trove of terror texts: feds

A Kazakhstan-born Brooklyn man who the feds say moved to Syria six years ago to join ISIS  — rising to become one of the terror group’s top snipers — was ordered held without bail Friday as it emerged that a trove of threatening and boasting text messages was his undoing. “You will be f–king scaredRead moreRead more

Communications failure grinds 7 subway lines to a halt during sweltering rush hour commute

A computer glitch brought seven subway lines to a halt for more than 90 minutes on Friday evening, stranding rush hour commuters in stuck trains and on sweltering platforms as temperatures in the city climbed to 92 degrees. Transit officials on Twitter attributed the suspension of service on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 andRead moreRead more

Key witness in Mueller probe now facing child sex trafficking charges

A key witness from the Robert Mueller investigation got slapped with sex trafficking charges on Friday. Businessman George Nader, 60, was already facing child pornography charges — and he has a long history of sexually abusing minors. His latest indictment came down in federal court Friday and was in connection to an alleged trip thatRead moreRead more

What your breakfast choices say about you

The average American only eats breakfast three times a week, according to a new study. In fact, 13% of respondents admitted they rarely — if ever — eat breakfast in the morning. The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Sabra, examined the overall eating habits, preferences and behaviors of 2,000 Americans and uncovered uniqueRead moreRead more

British tankers seized by Iran in Strait of Hormuz

UK officials said two tankers were seized by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz Friday — a British vessel and a Liberian-flagged ship – bringing escalating tensions between Tehran and the West in the region closer to the boiling point, according to reports. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard took responsibility for one of the seized vesselsRead moreRead more

Dan Le Batard rips ESPN’s no-politics policy but stays on the air

ESPN spent Friday telling employees that its no-politics policy is still in place even after Dan Le Batard violated it and remained on the air without any known discipline. ESPN officials were spreading the word through the media Friday that nothing has changed in terms of the policy under which it only wants its commentatorsRead moreRead more

Apollo 11 was all about winning hearts and minds

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union pulled off one of the greatest propaganda triumphs in history. For the first time ever, it put a satellite into earth orbit, catching the United States by surprise and kicking off the space age. Sputnik’s steady radio beep-beep-beep relayed no scientific information, but it clearly told the worldRead moreRead more

Graydon Carter’s Air Mail newsletter set to take flight

Graydon Carter, the former Vanity Fair editor in chief, will let fly his new weekly newsletter creation Air Mail on the morning of July 19. Carter has backing from private equity giant TPG, which he said “is the majority owner” as well as some “family and friends.” He’s looking to get subscribers to pay $50Read moreRead more