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5 behaviors that may be hurting your retirement

Click to expand Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO UP NEXT Video by GoBankingRates If you’re looking at your retirement fund, or you’re not looking at it because you don’t have one yet, you may be wondering what in the heck happened. Well, you may have happened. Yes, life events can get in the way of saving for retirement; things like illnesses, divorce, putting kids through college or paying for a wedding, not to mention simply paying the mortgage and a slew of other bills are challenge enough. But our own human behavior is also often a factor when it comes to not saving for retirement. If you’ve just bought a hat and are learning guitar because you’re pretty sure the only remaining way you can fund your retirement is as a street corner musician, you may w...

NBA Hall of Famer says Carmelo should come off the bench

© Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports NBA Hall of Famer says Carmelo Anthony should consider coming off the bench On Friday, before the Thunder defeated the Timberwolves in Oklahoma City, Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady became arguably the highest profile observer to advocate for Carmelo Anthony to come off of the bench for the Thunder. McGrady’s assessment came just one day after Anthony responded with a “Hell No” when asked if the struggling Thunder should consider a lineup change. The strong response was considered by many to be a refusal of Anthony to accept what could be considered a demotion. The noise has gotten louder as the Thunder sputtered to an 8-12 record and people began wondering what needed to change. Appearing on ESPN’s The Jump with Rachel Nichols, McGrady...

Kiffin wins C-USA title in first year at FAU

Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin has won much bigger games. He’s got national championships, Southeastern Conference titles, victories before more than 100,000 fans and with millions more watching on television. This one wasn’t like those. It still mattered plenty. Kiffin is a league champion yet again, and Florida Atlantic is one for the first time. Kiffin’s first season at FAU delivered a Conference USA title, as the Owls defeated North Texas 41-17 for the league crown on Saturday. And Kiffin found himself savoring the moment more than many of the big wins he’s been part of in the past. “It’s a cool story,” Kiffin said. “The Christmas present that you give to the kid that has nothing, they̵...

Xavier player swears at Cincy coach during post-game handshake

© Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Crosstown Shootout strikes again. No. 21 Xavier upset No. 11 Cincinnati, 89-76, on Saturday afternoon, and everything was pretty low key.  Until the postgame handshake. Here’s video of Cronin being escorted away: According to sources, Cincinnati’s head coach Mick Cronin had some … choice words … for Xavier’s senior guard JP Macura. This apparently stemmed from trash talk from Macura during the game as he swore at him three times and some other not-so-polite things.  Mick Cronin on JP Macura: “I’ve never had a kid tell me to ‘F off’ three times in a game.”  Xavier’s Coach Chris Mack was fired up as he addressed the situation post-game, adding an anecdote about an interaction he had with Cincinnati’s Lance Stephens...

How police used a traffic stop to hold a man who nearly died in jail

© Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune Lisa Alcorn talks about her son Tyler Lumar at the office of her attorney Eileen O’Connor in Chicago on Sept. 5, 2017. Outside a West Side medical clinic late last summer, a fed-up Tyler Lumar told Chicago police he’d had enough. Officers were called to the East Garfield Park clinic after Lumar, a 22-year-old with asthma there for a first visit after his longtime doctor died, yelled and allegedly threatened a physician who refused to refill his cough medicine prescription, then tossed papers on the floor and said he would come back and shoot the place up, according to a police report. “I’m so tired of racism, bro,” Lumar said outside the clinic, according to a Chicago police squad car dashcam recording of the encounter, alleg...

Oklahoma thumps TCU, leaves no doubt that it belongs in the College Football Playoff

On to the playoffs? (Kevin Jairaj/USA Today Sports) Oklahoma knew it had to come out swinging against TCU on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game. Over their past seven games, the Horned Frogs had allowed a grand total of six points in the second half, at one point shutting out five consecutive opponents after halftime. With a spot in the College Football Playoff on the line, the third-ranked Sooners couldn’t take any chances And so Oklahoma scored 10 points in a span of nine seconds early in the first quarter, jumping out to a lead it would not relinquish in a 41-17 win over TCU that almost certainly will result in a playoff berth for the second time in three seasons. The Sooners (12-1) took the opening kickoff and had little trouble marching down the field, but the drive stalled and ...

Yemen’s rebel alliance appears to fracture as clashes leave dozens dead

SANA, Yemen — Days of fierce clashes here in Yemen’s capital have opened a violent new front in the country’s multisided civil war, with an alliance of Yemeni forces battling a Saudi-led military coalition fracturing — a potentially major shift in the conflict.   The latest clashes have pitted a Yemeni rebel group known as the Houthis against forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen who was ousted five years ago but continues to wield outsized influence. Dozens of people have been killed in the fighting, which started Wednesday. The clashes started with a standoff at a mosque in Sana, according to officials in the capital. But like most episodes in the war, the exact cause remained murky, and there was immediate suspicion that Saudi Arabia and its allies, including...

Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter, Fox Business host suggests

[embedded content] Call it an unwritten rule — a matter of decorum among the small fraternity of men who once held the title “leader of the free world.” Before he left office, Barack Obama said his goal was to steer clear of the political spotlight — as George W. Bush had done when he left the White House — giving the new president room to govern without Obama’s shouldering into every debate with the megaphone that being a former commander in chief affords. But a Fox Business commentator said Obama violated that unwritten rule with a recent comment about Trump’s tweets. What’s more, according to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, that violation should merit arrest. “I think U.S. marshals should follow [Obama], and anytime he wants to go follow the president like he is and behave [like that...

Photos from the ‘Running of the Brides’ race in Thailand

Brides-to-be and their grooms competed in a race in Bangkok to win more than two million baht (61,000 US dollars or 51,000 euro) of wedding package prizes, including a pair of white gold diamond rings and honeymoon trip to the Maldives. Dec. 2, 2017 Brides-to-be compete in the Running of the Brides race event in Bangkok to win more than two million baht (61,000 US dollars or 51,000 euro) of wedding package prizes, including a pair of white gold diamond rings and honeymoon trip to the Maldives. Rungroj Yongrit/European Pressphoto Agency/EFE Buy Photo

Former Trump aides reveal a campaign filled with screaming fits, constant rivalries, Big Macs

Elton John blares so loudly on Donald Trump’s campaign plane that staffers can’t hear themselves think. Press secretary Hope Hicks uses a steamer to press Trump’s pants — while he is still wearing them. Trump screams at his top aides, who are subjected to expletive-filled tirades in which they get their “face ripped off.” And Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” The scenes are among the most surreal passages in a forthcoming book chronicling Trump’s path to the presidency co-written by Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump’s campaign manager, and David Bossie, another top aide. The book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” paints a portrait of a campaign with an untested cand...

Egyptian Presidential Hopeful Leaves Exile to Uncertain Fate

A former Egyptian prime minister who declared his intention to run in next year’s presidential elections has returned from exile in the United Arab Emirates to an uncertain fate, his whereabouts unknown hours after his plane arrived in Cairo. Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force fighter pilot who fled after losing Egypt’s 2012 presidential run-off to the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, left the UAE for Egypt in a private jet, the UAE state news agency WAM reported earlier on Saturday. It said Shafiq’s family remained behind, but didn’t confirm whether Shafiq had been arrested and deported, as his lawyer Dina Adly had said earlier on her Facebook page. Three hours after his plane landed, however, the 76-year-old still hadn’t arrived at his villa in an eastern suburb of Cairo, where family m...