The burdens of Trae Young: How does a 19-year-old Oklahoma point guard navigate the constraints of modern fame?

The weekend of Trae Young’s high school graduation, his mother dropped him off at the airport, and so began the cycle of 10 months that would change everything.Airports so often signify beginnings and endings like that, home to two of life’s greatest feelings. There’s promise and opportunity when you take off, then the familiar comfort of home when you land. Already, so much of Young’s life has been spent navigating those two sensations and the confusing air in between.Young was flying out that weekend to work with individual coaches and train for his college basketball career. Soon after, he would become a student at the University at Oklahoma.In that moment at the airport, Candice Young bargained for a little more time with her son, proud to see him start a new journey but fearful to let go of the baby boy she and Rayford had as college-aged kids in Lubbock, Texas. Rayford played basketball at Texas Tech and Candice worked at Chili’s. They worried about paying for diapers.Eighteen years later, Trae Young was already a local celebrity with so much more ahead of him. He turned to his mother with a reminder.Later, when Young moved into Headington Hall on the southeast edge of the OU campus, Rayford says Candice was emotional, but he was mostly proud to see his son becoming a man.The move was strange because Young was only 11 minutes south of his childhood home in Norman. He would still take naps on his parents’ couch. Candice would still do his laundry. Rayford would still DVR basketball games so the two could analyze them together.“Sometimes I sit back and imagine,” Rayford said, “What if he would have went halfway across the country?”On Aug. 3, the Tulsa World ran a story with this headline: “Yet to play a college game, Trae Young’s life is already changing.”In that story, Young talked about going to Camp Crimson, an orientation event for OU freshmen, and trying to be like any other Continue Reading

Kate shows off bump to school kids with just weeks to go before royal baby arrives

THE Duchess of Cambridge showed off her bump to school kids today, with just weeks to go before the royal baby arrives. Kate arrived for a visit at Pegasus Primary School in Oxford to learn about the work of the charity Family Links. Pupils waved flags outside the school entrance as she arrived this morning. The visit will focus on the charity Family Links, to explain how it works with schools nationwide to support children and parents with their emotional health and wellbeing. Looking classic in cream, Kate wore a JoJo Maman Bébé coat, which she once wore on the set of ITV drama Downton Abbey in 2015. She met nine-month-old baby Tillie and her mum Diane Leach during the visit before joining a Year Two class during 'Circle Time'. teen mystery Girl, 17, who vanished with man, 45, had 'throat slashed' in cop van struggle DISABLED BY DARE Rugby player, 19, left paralysed after swallowing garden SLUG for a dare ‘HOW COULD SHE’ Evil mum arranged for total stranger to rape her daughter, 16, in a hotel CAR COVER SHOCK Driver shocked when slapped with eye-watering car insurance quote of £240k 'PARK LIKE A P***K!' Driver finds note about 'inconsiderate' parking - but is she in wrong? 'DAYLIGHT ROBBERY!' Londis sparks outrage charging £3 for a loaf of BREAD during Storm Emma The activity session encourages pupils to open up about a range of topics, including school bullying and how to cope with stress. It was exclusively revealed by The Sun that Kate's baby is due on St George’s Day. The 36-year-old was told her third child will arrive on or around the feast day of the patron saint of England. It's understood the mum-of-two doesn’t know if she’s having a girl or a boy – preferring a surprise - but has been told to expect it around 23rd April. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. We pay Continue Reading

Dr. Jon LaPook on what it takes to be a “true healer”

Dr. Jon LaPook is the CBS News chief medical correspondent, a professor at the NYU School of Medicine, an internist and gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Director of the NYU Langone Empathy Project. He delivered the 2017 commencement address to the first graduating class of new doctors from the Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine — sharing lessons he's learned from the worlds of medicine and journalism. Here are his remarks. I'm so honored to be here today, giving the inaugural commencement address. I want to thank President John Lahey, Dean Bruce Koeppen, and Don Weinbach for inviting me, and I congratulate them, Provost Mark Thompson, the other members of the platform party, and all of you for reaching this historic milestone. I thought you might want me to talk about what I've learned from blending medicine and journalism. If I'm wrong, I'm sure I'll find out soon enough from today's Quinnipiac graduation exit poll. I work in two worlds. Thirty-seven years ago, I graduated from medical school. Eleven years ago, I started as a correspondent for CBS News. But I continue to love medicine and still see patients.  I want to make sure you leave here today with at least one piece of advice that will help you be a better physician, will set you apart from the pack, no matter what specialty you enter. I'll tell you one story from each world, then leave you with a single piece of practical advice I've learned from doing both jobs.  Since the Hippocratic Oath outranks the Nielsen ratings, I'll start with medicine.  At this moment, you are about to become a doctor. When I was in your shoes, I remember thinking that every test, every paper, every minute of studying since kindergarten had led to this one enormous achievement: a medical degree. So breathe it in. But you are not doctors yet. At this delicious moment, breathe that in, too. Remember what it can feel like to be a patient: the mixture of Continue Reading

Trump Trolls ‘Failing New York Times’ by Quoting Paper’s Original Mission Statement

POTUS also congratulates new publisher after predecessor wrote "an apology to your readers for a job poorly done!" Jon Levine, provided by Published 8:34 am, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Trump Trolls ‘Failing New York Times’ by Quoting Paper’s Original Mission Statement 1 / 1 Back to Gallery President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to troll the New York Times’ new publisher, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, quoting the paper’s 1896 mission statement in a warning to say he was expecting better coverage in 2018. “The Failing New York Times has a new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger. Congratulations! Here is a last chance for the Times to fulfill the vision of its Founder, Adolph Ochs, “to give the news impartially, without fear or FAVOR, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved,” Trump wrote. “Get impartial journalists of a much higher standard, lose all of your phony and non-existent ‘sources,’ and treat the President of the United States FAIRLY,” he continued, repeating a gripe about the media’s use of unnamed White House officials in its stories. Also Read: NYT White House Reporters Under Fire for 'Softball' Trump Year-End Interview Latest entertainment videos Now Playing: Now Playing Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Are Engaged: 'I Have Never Felt So Happy' EWTime YouTube Star Logan Paul Under Fire After Filming Apparent Suicide Victim in Japanese Forest TMTime Hoda Kotb Joins Savannah Guthrie as 'Today' Show Co-Host Wibbitz Baby Girl on the Way for Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz EWTime Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Is Engaged — See Her (Huge!) Ring EWTime Carrie Underwood Reveals She Needed Over 40 Stitches in Her Face After November Fall EWTime YouTube Star Logan Paul Apologizes to Fans After Sharing Video From Japanese 'Suicide Forest' Continue Reading

Storms in his brain: Surgery disconnects left hemisphere, quells boy’s seizures

Storms swept across Kade Lubner’s brain.Electric in nature, they amassed in the cumulus folds of its left hemisphere, building and building until at last they surged across a wide arching tongue of nerves — called the corpus callosum — to engulf the right hemisphere too.Billions of neurons on both sides of Kade’s brain abandoned whatever it was they had been doing to fire in unnatural unison.And in that deluge, Kade, who is 9 years old, would have an epileptic seizure.As his medications became less and less effective, as his episodes grew longer and more frequent, Kade’s parents worried that the seizures would further damage his already injured brain. They could even kill him.In June, Kade underwent an operation at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin that was once considered only as a last resort. Even now, perhaps because of the brain's near-sacred status as our most supremely human attribute, the procedure seems to broach upon the surreal.A surgeon cracked open Kade’s skull and disconnected the troublesome left side from the rest of his brain.***Kade is Liz and Paul Lubner’s only child.Liz is an engineer at Harley-Davidson and Paul, when Kade was born, was a truck driver. They live in Wauwatosa, not far from Children’s Hospital, in a pretty house with a cat, a dog, and a vegetable garden out front.Kade was born without apparent incident on Dec. 14, 2007. At 9½ pounds, he seemed healthy and robust.Kade sailed through his four-month checkup. By his six-month checkup, however, the Lubners noticed that the infant favored his left side. He reached with his left hand. Put him in a car seat or a stroller, and his right arm would get lost under his body. He baby-kicked with his left leg, but hardly ever with his right.Infants less than a year old generally do not display left- or right-handedness. At Kade’s age, a decided preference for one side of the body over the other suggests brain injury.For Continue Reading

C.J. Beathard accounts for 3 TDs in 49ers 1st win of season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard has been playing on borrowed time as a starter in San Francisco ever since the 49ers traded for Jimmy Garoppolo almost two weeks ago to be the quarterback of the future.If that time runs out after the upcoming bye, at least Beathard went out on a high note.Beathard led the 49ers to their first win of the season by throwing for 288 yards and two touchdowns and running for another score Sunday in a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants."It feels great," Beathard said. "There's not a better feeling. That's why you play sports for that feeling in the locker room when you celebrate a win. There's nothing like it."After the game, coach Kyle Shanahan wouldn't commit to a plan for who he plans to start for the 49ers (1-9) in their next game when they host Seattle on Nov. 26.He said Garoppolo would get some extra time during the bye week to learn the offense and then he could determine the starter by the time the team ramps up preparation for the Seahawks a week from Wednesday."I'm taking it week-by-week," Shanahan said.San Francisco gave up a 2018 second-round pick to acquire Garoppolo from New England on Oct. 30 and believe he can be the quarterback to lead the franchise back to respectability.Beathard at least delivered the first win of the season by connecting on two long TD passes in the second quarter. He hit Marquise Goodwin on an 83-yarder that was the team's longest TD pass in 12 years and Garrett Celek on a 47-yard score .Beathard then ran for an 11-yard TD in the fourth quarter that put the 49ers in control over the Giants (1-8). Beathard hurt his right thumb on the play but stayed in the game."I wanted to be in there when we were in victory formation," he said. "I wasn't going to come out."The Giants (1-8) are just figuring where this season goes next following the latest loss."Losing to a 0-9 team, it can't get much worse than that," offensive lineman Justin Pugh said.MCADOO'S STATUS: This performance only heighted Continue Reading

Family: Mom accused of killing kids showed little sign of distress

The family of three young boys found murdered in their north Phoenix home was left in disbelief Thursday, saying the prime suspect — the boys’ mother — betrayed few signs of reaching a breaking point.Early Thursday, officers discovered the bodies of 8-year-old Jaikare Rahaman, 5-year-old Jeremiah Adams and 2-month-old Avery Robinson stabbed to death and stuffed in a closet. Avery's body was found in a suitcase. Some of the bodies, Phoenix police said, had been dismembered.The boys’ mother, identified by family as Octavia Rogers, 29, remained in critical condition from self-inflicted stab wounds. She was expected to survive.“She lived with me, so I didn’t understand what she had to be so overwhelmed about,” said Rogers’ mother, Tanella McCoy. “It wasn’t like she didn’t have help.”Police say Rogers likely would be charged with homicide when she is released from the hospital.Rogers posted often on her Facebook page about her children, many including public photos of them playing together and smiling. She shared inspirational quotes and wrote about loving God and working hard. She regularly posted about loving her sons, recently writing about how her youngest “makes the cutest faces” and how excited she is that he began smiling.“I'm just grateful to have amazing kids,” she said in another. “I thank God and my grandmother for the wisdom to be able to raise them into great young men.” SEE ALSO:  Grandmother reacts: "I don’t know what to feel right now. I don’t know where to go"It was Rogers’ brother who called police to the townhouse in the 16000 block of North 25th Drive at about 2 a.m. Thursday.The brother told officers he spoke to his sister in the garage after he got home from work that night. She was talking about religion and how she had found “the answer,” said Sgt. Trent Continue Reading

Rachel Zoe attempts to squash pregnancy rumors despite reports she’s expecting a baby boy

Is she or isn't she?Conflicting pregnancy rumors are surrounding celeb stylist Rachel Zoe this week. While she vaguely implied that she isn't expecting, E! Online reports that she is already 4 1/2 months pregnant and expecting a boy.A source was even quoted saying that Zoe, 39, and husband Rodger Berman have already confirmed the sex of the baby."They found out they were having a boy in the past week," the source told E!.Zoe has yet to sign on for another season of her hit Bravo reality show, "The Rachel Zoe Project," and furthered suspicions when she said people will "never know" what to expect from her.Zoe is rumored to be expecing a baby boy with husband Roger Berman (photo: LaVeris/FilmMagic; Vespa/Getty)She told, "I'm feeling great." And when asked directly about whether or not she is indeed expecting, she pulled upon her blazer revealing her flat stomach and said, "Not at all. I'd be home sleeping."At the event, Zoe was reportedly the only guest at her table to turn down champagne. She was also spotted with friend Nicole Richie giggling and gushing about babies.A guest at the fashion show commented to the mag, "It seems like all they talked about was babies."  Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech at the RNC

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's remarks at the Republican convention, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and fellow citizens: I am honored to be considered for the nomination for Vice President of the United States... I accept the call to help our nominee for president to serve and defend America. I accept the challenge of a tough fight in this election... against confident opponents ... at a crucial hour for our country. And I accept the privilege of serving with a man who has come through much harder missions ... and met far graver challenges ... and knows how tough fights are won - the next president of the United States, John S. McCain. It was just a year ago when all the experts in Washington counted out our nominee because he refused to hedge his commitment to the security of the country he loves. With their usual certitude, they told us that all was lost - there was no hope for this candidate who said that he would rather lose an election than see his country lose a war. But the pollsters and pundits overlooked just one thing when they wrote him off. They overlooked the caliber of the man himself - the determination, resolve, and sheer guts of Senator John McCain. The voters knew better. And maybe that's because they realize there is a time for politics and a time for leadership ... a time to campaign and a time to put our country first. Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage, and people like that are hard to come by. He's a man who wore the uniform of this country for 22 years, and refused to break faith with those troops in Iraq who have now brought victory within sight. And as the mother of one of those troops, that is exactly the kind of man I want as commander in chief. I'm just one of many moms who'll say an extra prayer each night for our sons and daughters going into harm's way. Our son Track is 19. And one week from tomorrow - September 11th - he'll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry Continue Reading


To wed, or not to wed? That supposedly is the question that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are toiling over. "We will never marry," Jolie is said to have told "Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez over tea at L. A. 's Bel-Air Hotel on Jan. 17. "If the kids get older and demand that we have a ceremony, we might. But that's a touchy subject with us. " Guess so. The same day, at the Chateau Marmont, Pitt is said to have told "Constant Gardener" director Fernando Meirelles he and Angie were planning to marry "very soon. " Star magazine says both quotes come from earwitnesses. The reporter who's said to have eavesdropped on Jolie's chat claims the actress told Rodriguez, "We planned on having the baby right near my birthday, June 4. My mom suggested it. She's really into astrology and thought it would be great to have a Gemini like me! "Brad is going to do a project in July, and we promised that we would trade off movies," so they can always be together as a family on set. The gender of said family's newest member is the subject of some speculation. Life & Style is reporting that Brad and Angelina are expecting a girl, while Us Weekly claims it's a boy. Meanwhile, another one of Pitt's babies arrived in Park City, Utah, this week - at the Sundance Film Fest. The Pitt-produced documentary "God Grew Tired of Us" centers on three Sudanese refugees trying to carve out a new life after their village is ravaged and their families are killed. Director Christopher Quinn told us that Pitt got behind the movie three years ago, well before Jolie had him diapering Third World orphans. "I was taken by surprise at just how detailed he is," Quinn recalls. "His follow-through was really intense. " Their movie is pretty intense, too. One Sundance audience member was so moved, she wrote a $25,000 check to a complete a clinic in the Sudan. Parker miscast by Post We ran into Sarah Jessica Parker yesterday in the Village. "So we hear you and Continue Reading