By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 25, 2019 at 1:59 pm | UPDATED: March 26, 2019 at 3:44 am OAKLAND — The Warriors found no need to harp on a 35-point loss to Dallas too much. The Warriors could rectify it instead with a better effort on Sunday against Detroit. “It’s what we do,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr wrote on the team’s whiteboard beforehand. Yes. They do. When accounting for the Warriors’ 121-114 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Oracle Arena, the Warriors have a 17-6 record following a loss. As much as the Warriors benefited from Curry’s return, other factors were in play. The main one: the Warriors did not like experiencing their most lopsided defeat of the season against Dallas. “You don’t want to get embarrassed like that again. Or just lose the next night,” Kevin Durant said. “We came out with a nice sense of urgency. We let go of that game. but … [Read more...] about Warriors put a new milestone in perspective
Retains bragging rights
With the second summit on February 27-28 between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un – this time in Vietnam – the question to be asked is: Who holds the high ground when the two leaders negotiate the issue of Pyongyang terminating its nuclear and missile programs? There should be little doubt North Korea will do whatever it can to retain its programs as, for Kim, these are important bragging rights with his military. In dealing with his Trump “problem,” we can expect Kim to employ “tricks of the trade” utilized by Iran’s mullahs in negotiating their nuclear deal – one heavily slanted in their favor as a result under President Barack Obama.The nuclear deal proved to be a goldmine for Tehran, allowing it to deceive the West on its compliance. This was an obvious outcome of a deal that even outrageously permitted Iran to inspect itself to ensure compliance. Any effort by Kim to discuss a deal ending his nuclear … [Read more...] about Zumwalt: The Greatest Threat to the Trump/Kim Summit
In February 2009, the Globe Magazine debuted Dinner with Cupid, a column that aims to match up Boston’s singles, send them out on blind dates at local eateries, and have them report back about what happened. It was one part social experiment, one part schadenfreude for the smug married crowd, and one part journalistic attempt to document that fundamental aspect of the human condition — the quest for love — often left unexamined in the news section.Ten years, thousands of applicants, and nearly 500 dates later, we’re here to report that, despite superhuman attempts, no happy nuptials have ensued. (At least, we’re still waiting for that wedding invitation.) Like our singles, Cupid has suffered through the indignities of the dating life. We’ve been stood up, ghosted by daters who dined on our dime and were never heard from again, and snookered by those who showed up looking nothing like their profile pictures. Together, Bostonians have borne witness to … [Read more...] about Blind dates: A behind-the-scenes look at Dinner with Cupid on its 10th anniversary
WorldThe president was upset. Watching TV in his White House residence, his usual morning routine, Donald Trump saw his intelligence chiefs kick the legs out from under yet another of his pet campaigns: Iran. Trump and two of his top national security officials had been suggesting for two years that the Islamic republic was still in pursuit of a nuclear weapon and posed a mortal threat to its neighbors and the West.But now, Dan Coats, his national intelligence director, was in a Capitol Hill hearing room saying that wasn’t true: Iran was living up to the letter of the deal the U.S. under President Barack Obama and five other nations had negotiated with the Middle Eastern country to dismantle its nuclear program, Coats said. Not only that, added CIA Director Gina Haspel, but Iran could well decide to restart the program if the sanctions that Trump had just reimposed—breaking America’s end of the bargain—weren’t lifted.Trump took to Twitter. Coats and … [Read more...] about America’s Next Phony War: Will Iran Be Trump’s Iraq?
WASHINGTON — Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days. The Crow tribe member's defense, however, in a case that has gotten all the way to the Supreme Court, is more than 150 years old: a treaty his tribe signed with the federal government in 1868. The justices on Tuesday heard arguments in Herrera's hunting rights case, which is important not only to the Crow tribe but also to other Native American tribes, states and the federal government. Herrera's case began in January 2014 when he went hunting with family. The group began on the Crow tribe's reservation in southern Montana but crossed into the neighboring Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming, where they killed several elk. Soon after, a game warden saw the photos Herrera posted on a bragging website for hunters, including one of him crouched in the snow behind … [Read more...] about Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights