UPS to End Health Benefits for Spouses of Some Workers

U.P.S., the world’s largest package delivery company, said its decision was prompted in part by “costs associated with” the federal health care law that is commonly called Obamacare. Several health care experts, however, said they believed the company was motivated by a desire to hold down health care costs, rather than because of cost increases […]

Shabazz Muhammad sent home from NBA rookie program

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Minnesota Timberwolves rookie ensure Shabazz Muhammad was sent home from a NBA’s Rookie Transition Program for violating a order and bringing a womanlike guest into his hotel room Tuesday evening, a chairman informed with conditions told USA TODAY Sports. The chairman requested anonymity since he wasn’t certified to pronounce publicly about […]

USA only excellent with not-so-home diversion in Gold Cup quarters

Landon Donovan had dual goals and an support in Gold Cup organisation play for a USA.(Photo: David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports) SHARECONNECT 10 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE BALTIMORE — The U.S. soccer organisation has a payoff of hosting each Gold Cup on home soil. When it faces El Salvador on Sunday in a tournament’s quarterfinals, it competence […]

Columbus emerges as unlikely fashion hub

High Street, in Columbus’ Short North Fashion District, is lined with intriguing boutiques, art galleries, bars and restaurants.(Photo: Jay LaPrete for USA TODAY) You probably never thought you’d read a story about Columbus, Ohio, being a mecca for fashionistas. But this Midwestern city has a surprising secret: It’s one of the country’s chicest capitals. So […]

Brazil protests run gamut from health care to World Cup

In the past week, at least 1 million people demonstrated nationwide although, as one beachgoer says, “We each had a different cause!” A man holds up a sign during a rally in Recife, Brazil.(Photo: Girish Gupta, USA TODAY) RIO DE JANEIRO — Protests continued across Brazil on Sunday, capping a week of unrest that saw […]

Book Buzz: Ringo to pen Beatles-inspired children’s book

Ringo Starr poses in a garden in London.(Photo: Chris Jackson, Getty) Ringo’s children’s book: The former Beatle is writing a children’s book for Simon Schuster inspired by the whimsical song Octopus’s Garden, a track he wrote 45 years ago. The book will be accompanied by a CD that will include a previously unheard song by […]

Justin Verlander on Home Run Derby: ‘I’d strike 3 or four’

Tigers ace Justin Verlander says he could “hit 3 or four” homers in a Home Run Derby.(Photo: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports) BALTIMORE — Don’t call it a campaign. If adequate fans opinion him in, it could spin into a movement. Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander pronounced he’s adult for participating in a Home Run […]

Execs’ cushy health care could trigger fines – USA Today

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington in March 2012.(Photo: Charles Dharapak, AP) Many executives have long enjoyed perks such as free health care and better health benefits for themselves and their families. But under a little noticed anti-discrimination provision in the federal health law, such advantages […]

Kevin Garnett’s run with Celtics concluding in true KG fashion

Paul Pierce may not be in Boston next season. (Reuters)

BOSTON – Kevin Garnett changed Doc Rivers’ life, changed forever the way people will remember him as a basketball coach. Rivers is a champion now, a paragon of his profession and there’s never been a day on the job he hasn’t understood that Garnett made it possible. This is the reason the tears welled within […]

4 killed in Indiana home were integrate and 2 friends – USA Today

Investigators brush a area in and around 2634 Main Cross Street in Waynesville, Ind., Sunday.(Photo: AP/Joe Harpring, The Republic) WAYNESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities pronounced Sunday that 4 people found shot to genocide in a southern Indiana home were a integrate who lived there and dual of their masculine friends. Daniel Burton, a 27-year-old son […]