Young Jeezy Shares New Track “God,” Writes Letter Addressing Current Affairs

Young Jeezy came roaring back with a vengeance today. He managed to accomplish many things at once: announce plans for a new album due out in November, release its first single titled “God,” and pen a letter detailing the social injustices he and others have faced as a black men in America. The rapper then explained a recent image of a black cat and cross-adorned door that appeared on his Instagram account, saying “You see the black cat is something we’ve always associated with bad luck and evil…The truth is if you see a cat walking as if it has a destination, it more than likely is following its own path. The question is are you following yours?”

The scathing document ends with Jeezy hinting that his commentary on the matter is “To Be Continued… Friday, November 13th,” likely the date in which his yet-to-be-named album will be released. Check out “God” below, which features production from Atlanta compatriots TM88 and Southside.

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Former UFC Fighter Chris Leben Sentenced to 120 Days in Jail After Guilty Plea

Former UFC middleweight and veteran of The Ultimate Fighter season 1 Chris Leben has been sentenced to 120 days in jail. The news was first reported by MMAWeekly.com.

The sentence was handed down for charges stemming from incidents in June involving Leben and his ex-wife, Kaleena Leben. Leben allegedly attempted to break into his ex-wife’s apartment on June 8, banging on the door before trying to scale the building’s balconies, per NBC San Diego. Afterwards, an M16 assault rifle was discovered in the building.

These events resulted in a slew of charges, including felony possession of an assault weapon and 11 counts of violating a court order, per MMAWeekly.com. While he initially denied the allegations and claimed to have been a victim of Kaleena’s abuse, he would plead guilty to three charges on August 4, per MMAFighting.com.

Leben became a fan favorite following a tumultuous run on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter. That exposure led to a 22-fight UFC career, which included 12 wins over the likes of Patrick Cote, Wanderlei Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama. He retired from MMA in 2013 following a four-fight losing skid. 

While The Crippler had a largely successful MMA career, he often found himself struggling outside the cage. Leben was twice arrested on charges of driving under the influence, and twice failed drug tests during his fighting career (once for stanozolol and once for banned painkillers).

In addition to the 120 days in jail, Leben also faces three years of probation. According to MMAWeekly.com, he will report to jail on September 21, where he will stay for 30 days. From there, he will serve another 30 days on work furlough (which allows him to leave jail during the day to work, while returning at night), and will then be eligible for probation based on good behavior.

Ivorian opposition coalition threatens to obstruct elections

Charles Konan Banny, candidate for the 2015 presidential election and member of ruling coalition of RHDP attends a news conference in AbidjanA coalition of opposition groups in Ivory Coast threatened on Monday to try to block presidential elections in October unless the government opens talks on issues such as insecurity and the electoral commission. The National Coalition for Change (CNC), formed in May and led by former prime minister Charles Konan Banny, groups 13 political leaders, several of whom have declared themselves candidates in the Oct. 25 election. With the economy booming in Ivory Coast, the world's largest cocoa exporter, President Alassane Ouattara is widely regarded as favourite.


Missed Opportunities Haunt the Yankees on a Frustrating Night in Boston – New York Times


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Report finds speed cameras can curb traffic deaths and injuries

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According to a new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, speed cameras can dramatically reduce the number of traffic deaths and fatalities.

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Alejandro De Aza to Giants: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza late Monday from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor league left-handed pitcher Luis Ysla, the Giants announced

The Giants will also receive $650,000 from the Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. 

This was not the first time De Aza was moved this season. The Baltimore Orioles traded him to the Red Sox in June, although Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors pointed out why it seemed like a strange addition for Boston at the time:

He’s a somewhat curious add for a Red Sox club that is already flush with outfield options and recently picked up fellow lefty-swinging corner outfielder Carlos Peguero in a trade with the Rangers. Boston also has Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo on the roster as its starting trio in the outfield, with veterans Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino on the DL.

Given all that outfield depth and the fact that Boston is going nowhere of significance this season, it makes sense that the team traded the outfielder and received something of value in return.

While De Aza struggled in Baltimore and hit only .214 with three home runs in 30 games, he played much better as a member of the Red Sox, hitting .292 over 60 games. He saw his average increase with better power at the plate, which is more reflective of the numbers he put up as a member of the Chicago White Sox from 2010-14, when he hit .270.

He is currently sitting at .261 with seven homers, 32 RBI and a .319 OBP. 

De Aza is a low-risk target for the Giants since he cost Boston only $1 million after its trade with Baltimore. He brings strong defense and the necessary speed to cover plenty of ground in the field and can serve as a solid piece off the bench who can fill in at multiple outfield positions for a Giants team with postseason aspirations.

He also hits for average and gets on base, which sets the table for the power hitters in the middle of the order.

Depth and versatility are important down the stretch run of a long baseball season when injuries and fatigue become concerns, and De Aza is another valuable piece for San Francisco as it chases a spot in the postseason.

Kevin Rudd ‘hoped for a sympathetic call’ from Hillary Clinton, emails reveal

Correspondence released by State Department says former PM’s aide mentioned his boss was keen to hear from secretary of state in the wake of his ousting

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Kevin Rudd’s aide told the US embassy that the former Australian prime minister had “hoped for a sympathetic call” from Hillary Clinton after he lost the Labor leadership in 2010, newly released emails show.

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The Three Latest American Horror Story: Hotel Promos Are Delightfully Frightening!

Can it just be October now, please?!

American Horror Story is consistently one of our favorite dramas on TV, but the latest set of promos for the anthology series remind us that things can get pretty scary in their world as well.

That’s because Ryan Murphy shared the latest trio of clips for the upcoming season of Hotel on Twitter on Monday night, and they are downright creepy.

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Ryan treats us to three videos entitled, Sleepwalk, Towhead, and Jeepers Peepers, and all three make us squirm in our seats!

Our personal fave has to be the one of the man stuffed inside a mattress, but, of course, you’ll have to watch all three to figure out your favorite ahead of Hotel‘s premiere on October 7, on FX!

Ch-ch-check them out before you check into Hotel (below)!!!

Which one spooked you the most??

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