Sarah's Most Recent Stories

  • November 19, 2014

    After a 13-year career in the NBA, Jason Collins, the first openly gay professional basketball player, is retiring. Eighteen months ago Collins came out as gay through a first person article published in Sports Illustrated. In the first line he wrote, “I am a 34-year old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” He announced his plans to retire today, again through first person, this time on The Players’ Tribune. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2014

    Brian Krebs has uncovered many of the major data breaches that have made headlines recently, including the one on Target last year that compromised tens of millions of credit cards. He is a former Washington Post reporter who now runs the site Krebs on Security. He has also written a book, out today, called, “Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime — From Global Epidemic to Your Front Door.” Continue reading

  • November 18, 2014

    The Archdiocese of Chicago is transferring powers today to Blase Cupich, a humble bishop from Spokane, Washington. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Francis George in September and surprised many by appointing Cupich instead of several others in more … Continue reading

  • October 21, 2014

    Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post who led the paper during its legendary Watergate coverage, died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C., the newspaper reported. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. He was 93. Continue reading

  • October 2, 2014

    While the patient with Ebola remains in critical condition in Dallas, Texas, medical staff are tracing everyone who may have possibly been exposed to the infectious disease. There are around 100 people currently being monitored for symptoms and more may be added to that list as new details emerge, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. They will be monitored for 21 days, the amount of time it can take between exposure and Ebola symptoms to begin. Continue reading