After serving as a correspondent on TheDaily Show for 7 1/2 years â€” and hosting it last summer while Jon Stewart took a break to direct his movie â€” British comedian John Oliver now has his own show.
Last Week Tonight, a political satire,airs on HBO on Sunday nights.
There's no lack of evidence that children are getting fatter and weaker. And children who are obese or out of shape tend to do worse in school. But scientists are just starting to figure out just what it is in that mix that makes the difference with academics.
It looks like just being strong isn't the secret. Children and teens who did well on a hand-grip test and on a standing long jump did less well in school than peers who tested well on cardiovascular fitness and motor ability, according to a study of about 2,000 people in Spain. And motor ability mattered the most.
This week the Republican Party of Texas released itâ€™s finalized 2014 platform, which includes a line item addressing support for voluntary "reparative therapy" for gays and lesbians.
"We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."
A big deal has been made about the Republican Party's so-called Hispanic problem during recent U.S. election cycles. But there's another group â€” largely white and male â€” that has also struggled to increase the number of Latinos in its ranks: America's religiously unaffiliated. Until recently, that is.
Wednesday night Spurs fans flooded downtown for a celebration the city hasnâ€™t seen in seven years; since the last time the team brought home an NBA championship.
The doors of the Alamodome opened at 4:30 p.m. and by 8 p.m. nearly every single seat was taken with nearly 70,000 people in attendance. Many fans waited up to five hours to see the team show off the five golden Larry Oâ€™Brien Trophies. Overhead, replays of game five and the Spurs river parade played on a large video screens as fans entered the arena.
An Iowa man who was sentenced to 25 years for not disclosing to a sexual partner his HIV-positive status had his sentence vacated last week. Â
Nick Rhoades, who was 26 years old at the time, used a condom, was actively taking anti-viral drugs, and didn't transmit the disease to anyone, but the crime of criminal transmission of HIV in Iowa and many other states doesn't require you actually transmit.