USWNT’s loss to Mexico was a jarring reminder that the team’s mystique is gone

Connected media – Associated media For those who weren’t following along during the 2011 World Cup qualifying cycle — in which the U.S. lost to Mexico in the CONCACAF semifinals before Alex Morgan finally sent the U.S. through in a playoff series against Italy — matches against Mexico might have felt like a rivalry in…

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Center for Public Integrity Weighs Merger or Shutdown Amid Dire Financial Straits

Linked media – Associated media “The board remains committed to C.P.I. and its essential mission, and is working hard to determine the best way forward for our journalism,” the nonprofit said in a statement. The financial peril facing the Center for Public Integrity threatens to extinguish a newsroom of about 30 journalists that has watchdogged…

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The tiny Brazilian club that fooled North Korea – ‘They would have been angry if we had won’

Associated media – Associated media Everyone seems to have a slightly different estimate of how many people were outside the stadium on that strange November afternoon, but the consensus is that it was a lot. As the bus crept through the crowd, the Brazilian footballers on board stared out of the windows. Locals — tens…

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Inquiry Into Ouster of OpenAI’s Chief Executive Nears End

Associated media – Associated media WilmerHale, a prominent U.S. law firm, is close to wrapping up a detailed review of OpenAI’s chief executive, Sam Altman, and his ouster from the artificial intelligence start-up late last year, two people with knowledge of the proceedings said. The investigation, when complete, could give insight into what went on…

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U.S. Proposes New Rules to Ease Flying for Travelers in Wheelchairs

Associated media – Related media The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it was proposing new regulations for how airlines must treat passengers in wheelchairs, an effort aimed at improving air travel for people with disabilities. Under the proposed rule, damaging or delaying the return of a wheelchair would be an automatic violation of an…

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On Klay Thompson as a sixth man, boost from a living (Larry) legend and uncertain Warriors future

Associated media – Related media SAN FRANCISCO — The motivational message, courtesy of the great Larry Bird, came at the perfect time. Klay Thompson was just a few days removed from the unwelcome start of his sixth-man life in Utah, where the 34-year-old Warriors legend had been asked to come off the bench after the…

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