Aug 28, 2014 — Shaw had explained that he hurt his ankle because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.
Aug 28, 2014 — Also: Leslie Jamison on a lonely whale; Ben Lerner on writing fiction.
Aug 28, 2014 — One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."
Aug 28, 2014 — Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer has just written his first graphic novel, the noirish Kill My Mother. Reviewer Alan Cheuse is discovering graphic novels equally late, but still finds it a good read.
Aug 28, 2014 — Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she's put fiction on hold.
Aug 28, 2014 — When pandas have symptoms of pregnancy, keepers put them in private rooms and feed them extra food. When it's clear the pandas aren't pregnant, some maintain the act to keep the better accommodations.
Aug 28, 2014 — Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.
Aug 28, 2014 — A former assistant to pop artist Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property. James Meyer admitted he lacked permission to take or transport art from 2006 to 2011.
Aug 28, 2014 — A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.
Aug 28, 2014 — Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.