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College football picks, schedule: ATS predictions, odds for the top 25 games today in week 12

Major races to the championships, both at the conference level and college football playoffs, heat up on Saturday as the regular season draws to a close. There is no conference in which the separation is potentially greater than the Big Ten, and two of the conference’s Eastern Division titans with …

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2 men wrongly convicted of the assassination of Malcolm X are cleared

Two men who served decades in prison for the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X were officially canceled on Thursday. But only one of them, Muhammad Aziz, was in the New York City courtroom to hear a judge announce his exoneration – and finally see the long-delayed justice. …

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Biden-Xi meeting left big question unanswered, analyst says

The flags of the United States and China stand behind a microphone at the United States Embassy in Beijing on April 9, 2009. Frédéric J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images The United States and China have just emerged from a high-profile meeting between their two leaders, with both sides …

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Beto O’Rourke announces his bid for governor of Texas, testing Democrats’ strength

HOUSTON – Beto O’Rourke entered the Texas gubernatorial race on Monday, challenging an ultra-conservative and well-funded two-term Republican nominee in a long-running bid to win a post the Democrats last held in 1995 . Mr. O’Rourke’s arrival immediately set the stage for a political showdown next November over the future …

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Satellite images appear to show China is making significant progress in developing missile silos that could potentially launch nuclear weapons

Experts from the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), a non-partisan national security research and defense organization, have found that China has made significant progress on suspected silo fields in the western part of the country. “For China, this is an unprecedented nuclear build-up,” wrote Matt Korda and Hans M. Kristensen, …

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