Summary USC will unveil plans for a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus. The formal groundbreaking is Monday, with the target completion date in fall 2017. "This is by far the biggest thing USC has ever done and probably ever will do. We are growing to the north in a big way," USC President C.
Summary US President Barack Obama has threatened to wipe out Syria's air defense system and topple the Syrian government if President Bashar al-Assad ordered his forces to shoot American planes entering Syrian airspace. "If he [Assad] dared to do that, Mr. Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria's air defense system, which he noted would be easier than striking ISIS (or ISIL) because its locations are better known," the newspaper said. "He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account," according to the Times.
Summary Irving named MVP of 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, headlines All-Star Five. Closing Ceremony, 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Madrid (Spain), 14 September 2014. MADRID (FIBA Basketball World Cup) - USA guard Kyrie Irving was rewarded for his impressive tournament and a huge individual performance in the Final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sunday by receiving the Most Valuable Player awarded, presented by Tissot.
Summary Fabulous! Mom Hannah Storm got emotional on SportsCenter while talking about having to explain the NFL's decisions with her football fan daughters. 3. Holding back tears, Storm talked about having to explain the Rice scandal to her young daughters:.
Summary WASHINGTON -- In his first year in office, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. put new limits on when the government could dismiss lawsuits in the name of protecting national security. Those statements, while circumspect, help explain the government's interest. In this case, however, the Justice Department said that "the concerned federal agency, the particular information at issue and the bases for the assertion of the state-secrets privilege cannot be disclosed" without jeopardizing national security.
Summary LONDON -- With opinion polls on Thursday's Scottish independence vote too close to call, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain faces the risk this week of becoming the leader who presided over the breakup of the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, with just days left before the Scottish vote, Mr. Cameron is expected to fly to Aberdeen on Monday to implore the Scots to stay in the United Kingdom, threatening them with a weaker economic future if they go it alone and emphasizing that a vote for independence is "forever," according to officials briefed on his text. The vote is a single-question referendum about independence after 307 years of union with England, and despite serious concerns about the financial and employment impact of going it alone, the opinion polls over the weekend only heightened the uncertainty about the outcome.
Summary WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Sunday that "several" Arab nations had offered to join in airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but any sustained military campaign does not appear imminent, and is likely to require an even more significant commitment from other nations and fighting forces in the region. American officials have made it clear they do not want the airstrikes to get ahead of the ground action against ISIS, which they said would take time to mass. "This isn't going to be 'shock and awe' with hundreds of airstrikes," one official said, referring to the initial attack on Baghdad at the opening of the Iraq war in March 2003.
Summary The select Benghazi Committee holds its first open hearing Wednesday, employing broad congressional powers to try to answer lingering questions ranging from what led to the fatal 2012 terror strikes on a U.S. outpost in Libya to what is being done to better protect U.S. diplomats worldwide. The hearing by the Republican-led House committee will focus on the extent to which the State Department has implemented post-attack recommendations made by the Accountability Review Board.
Summary ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev has been named the new Miss America, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev received the crown Sunday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America - and Miss New York - Nina Davuluri. Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor.
Summary "I know 10 structures have been destroyed already," Stuart said. A heat wave is expected to last through Tuesday in Southern California, and a smoke advisory was in effect for parts of Riverside and Orange counties. The Cleveland National Forest sprawls over the rugged peaks of the Santa Ana Mountains, straddling the Orange and Riverside county line southeast of Los Angeles.