Ancient primate may be missing link
Achilles' heel was his weak spot in the Greek myth, but the heel of a newly discovered primate provides a strong connection between humans and their possible ancestors.
Tusks fund terror
Mark Quarterman says the slaughter of elephants for their tusks is at its worst in decades. As demand for ivory soars in Asia, Africa's vicious militant groups are killing elephants to pay for their arms and ammunition.
Bring voting into the digital age
Wendy Weiser says the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona voting restrictions was a win for voters, but why stop there? It's time to modernize the U.S. election system
Cops should back reform
George Gascon, a former police chief, says immigrants are less likely to report if they are victims of crimes if they fear police. It's in law enforcement's interest to bring them out of shadows
Alternative healing or quackery?
Although non-traditional therapies can be valuable, sometimes a line is crossed. So how can you tell if your alternative healer is a quack?
Boy beats racists in NBA Finals
Ruben Navarrette says the story of the boy who was bashed on social media after singing the National Anthem in mariachi costume is instructive
Wipe out stigma of mental illness
Fifty years ago, President Kennedy defined civil rights and equality as a moral issue. Patrick Kennedy says today's moral issue is that people with brain injuries and mental illness face stigma and inadequate treatment.
Rep said what about abortion?
Donna Brazile says anti-abortionist Rep. Trent Franks just doesn't get it when he justified why victims of rape and incest get no exception in his proposal for an abortion bill.
Heat edge Spurs in OT, force deciding Game 7
LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force OT and the Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Blackhawks even series on Seabrook's OT goal
Brent Seabrook's goal 9:51 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night and tied the Stanley Cup finals through four games.
Sources: Clippers, Celtics talk trade again
Discussions between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics on a deal that would send Kevin Garnett and coach Doc Rivers to Los Angeles resumed on Wednesday just one day after they were declared "off" by both sides, sources told ESPN.
Lawsuit alleged Hernandez shot man in Feb.
Embroiled in the investigation of the shooting death of a man near his Massachusetts home this week, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez also was the subject of a civil lawsuit alleging he shot a Connecticut man in the face in February, court records say.
Ramirez, Puig power Dodgers past Yanks
Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles, Yasiel Puig homered to complete a dazzling debut in New York and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees 6-0 Wednesday for a split of their day-night doubleheader.
Bosh to Heat fans: Watch the game at home
LeBron James has a message for fans who were stuck outside AmericanAirlines Arena after leaving before the Miami Heat's rally to an overtime victory in Game 6 against San Antonio: Wait for the buzzer next time.
Kobe's prediction: Howard, Paul both stay put
It is sure to be a frenzied summer across the NBA when free agency officially begins July 1, but Kobe Bryant thinks it will be mostly quiet on the Western front for the two professional teams in Los Angeles.
Vehicle stolen from home of Sooners' Stoops
The home of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was robbed early Wednesday morning, police confirmed to ESPN.com. The burglary occurred around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while the Stoops family slept.
Three Navy players charged in sexual assault
The U.S. Naval Academy on Wednesday charged three midshipmen -- all current or former football players -- with sexually assaulting a female student at an off-campus house in Annapolis more than a year ago.
A-Rod met Bosch at ALCS, clinic crony says
A previously elusive figure in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal has spoken out, saying clinic founder Anthony Bosch paid a visit to Alex Rodriguez during last year's ALCS after the New York Yankees slugger sought his help amid a 1-for-9 s