American: I lived in West Bank
I am an American, and I love my country, but I also love my heritage. Palestinian-American Naim Naif spent a few years in the West Bank, where 70% of his family lives. His wish? For people to ignore politics and think about the people.
The best selfies from space
"Gee whiz! Look at that horizon. It's curved a little bit and the clouds are way down there. I wonder what the picture's going to look like?" recalls famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Buzz Aldrin: After moon, Mars
Back in July 1969, I stood on the talcum-like lunar dust just a few feet from our home away from home, Eagle, the lunar module that transported Neil Armstrong and me to the bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.
Leave kids alone, go to jail?
Mark O'Mara says too often parents leave kids unattended -- sometimes out of economic necessity -- and end up arrested. In the past, neighbors would have helped, not called police
All-American suicide bomber
The story of a former high school football player from Vero Beach, Florida, highlights the risk of Syria's war recruiting jihadists from the West, writes Peter Bergen
Homeowner, 80, should die in prison
Ruben Navarrette says Tom Greer is an 80-year-old crime victim who, if there is any justice, should spend the remainder of his golden years in prison
Legalizing weed too risky
Stuart Gitlow says pot is addictive and those who smoke it can experience long-term psychiatric disease.
Why do women often fail?
Carol Dweck and Rachel Simmons: Girls tend to have a "fixed mindset" but they should have a "growth mindset."
America's body image screwed up
LZ Granderson says the cyber-standing ovation given to Robyn Lawley, an Australian plus-size model who posted unretouched photos, shows how crazy Americans' notions of beauty have become.
From sex offender to millionaire
Michael Phillips spent 12 years in prison and 12 more as a sex offender for a rape he didn't commit. Is he mad at his accuser? No. "I pray for her, I forgive her, and I bless her."
HE DIDN'T ASK FOR FREEDOM
Michael Phillips was exonerated after serving 24 years in prison, though he never asked to be freed, a first in the U.S.
Red Sox trade Lester to A's for Cespedes
The Boston Red Sox traded ace pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics not with an eye to the distant future, but to next season, acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Yanks get Red Sox's Drew, D-backs' Prado
The Boston Red Sox have completed a rare trade with the rival New York Yankees, sending shortstop Stephen Drew to New York in exchange for veteran infielder Kelly Johnson.
FSU starts No. 1 in preseason coaches' poll
The Florida State Seminoles aren't going anywhere, as the defending national champions are the No. 1 team in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday.
Extra laundry: A's stuck with Cespedes shirts
The Oakland Athletics made one of the boldest moves ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, acquiring ace pitcher Jon Lester in a deal for popular slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Now they have to figure out what to do with 10,000 T-shirts.
Rice: 'I made the biggest mistake of my life'
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife and all women affected by domestic violence on Thursday, when he took questions for the first time since his alleged altercation with his then-fiancee in February.
Zimmer hire energized 'unhappy' Peterson
If there was ever a point in Adrian Peterson's career with the Minnesota Vikings when he could have thought seriously about leaving, the end of last season could have been it.
Cards land Lackey, send Craig to Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have traded veteran pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Allen Craig and right-hander Joe Kelly, a league source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.