This Week in Boomer History: Jonestown … ‘White Album’ … JFK

Notable events from our shared experience After followers of cult leader Jim Jones ambush an investigative delegation, killing five (Rep. Leo Ryan, left, among them), more than 900 inhabitants of the cult’s Jonestown settlement in Guyana die in a mass suicide/murder on Nov. 18, 1978. On Nov. 18, 1966, American Roman Catholic bishops declare an end to meatless Fridays, except during Lent. That’s after the practice has given rise to countless fish lunches in school cafeterias and the Filet-O-Fish at McDonald’s. >> 10 Essential …

Cómo detectar la violencia de género en tu pareja

La violencia en las relaciones de pareja puede ser difícil de percibir porque en muchos casos se considera normal por los mismos cónyuges y, en el caso de las mujeres, ellas no buscan ayuda porque ni siquiera se dan cuenta de que son víctimas, según los especialistas. El caso del jugador de fútbol americano Ray Rice y su esposa Janay indignó a muchos, tras salir a la luz pública un video publicado por el portal TMZ en el que se …

Former Players Say NFL Teams Gave Pain Pills ‘Like Candy’

By Jim Litke, AP Sports Writer Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry says he often hobbled into the San Francisco 49ers locker room using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates for treatment – in his case, a shot of the painkiller Toradol. Ten minutes later, he sprinted onto the field to play. The toughness of pro football players is part of the league’s image, but a lawsuit filed on May 20 on …

¿Vas a ver el Super Bowl? No te pierdas estas curiosidades

Es el evento deportivo más importante para los estadounidenses, pero también lo viven millones de personas alrededor del mundo. El Super Bowl número XVLIII (llamado Super Tazón en algunos paí­ses hispanohablantes) se llevará a cabo este domingo en el MetLife Stadium en New Jersey, Nueva York, lugar donde se enfrentarán Los Broncos de Denver y los Seahawks (Halcones Marinos) de Seatle. Mientras haces tus planes para el juego, aquí­ tienes algunos datos y curiosidades del Super Bowl que probablemente no …

Retired NFL Players Settle Suit Over Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are more than 18,000 retired NFL players. Some time ago, more than 4,500 of these former players - a full quarter of them – sued the NFL over traumatic brain injuries that they claim caused dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. On Aug. 28 the players settled with the NFL – ending any future claims – by agreeing to the league’s offer to pay $765 million to provide medical benefits and injury compensation for the retired players, fund medical and …

Miami Dolphins Get White House Ceremony – 40 Years Later

Maybe this is what President Obama needs to get his way with Congress – scads of football legends lined up behind him. These players were a bit past their peak bench-pressing days – and more than 4o years past their first of back-to-back Super Bowl wins – but still in possession of the record for an undefeated season and postseason. (They remain the only undefeated team in NFL history.) So why now honor the 1972 Miami Dolphins? Related: America’s Top …