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White Sox pitcher Sale suspended for \'insubordination\'
(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago White Sox suspended All-Star left-hander Chris Sale for five days due to a pregame incident on Saturday in which he reportedly cut up some of the team's uniforms, the club announced Sunday. Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms. "Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:55:09 -0400
July 25 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.83 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.68 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.67 4. (4) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.20 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.75 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.96 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.44 8. (8) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.31 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.14 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.50 11. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.27 12. (12) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.24 13. (13) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.10 14. (14) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.93 15. (15) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.47 16. (16) J.B. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:16 -0400
USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up
The game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:46:08 -0400
Griffey, Piazza inducted into baseball Hall of Fame
(Reuters) - With his distinctive style and ear-to-ear smile, Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former slugger Mike Piazza. Nicknamed ?The Kid?, Griffey?s timeless swing and grace in the outfield made him one of the most exciting and popular players in baseball history, and he once again thrilled fans during his ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. ?I want to thank my family, my friends, the fans, the Reds, the White Sox and the Mariners for making this kid?s dream come true,? Griffey said.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:27:09 -0400
Q&A with designer of first Olympic golf course in a century
Gil Hanse was chosen in 2012 to design the golf course for the return of the sport to Olympic competition after an absence of more than 100 years. In winning the prestigious assignment, the 52-year-old American beat out some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:29:28 -0400
US captures LPGA International Crown team title
Cristie Kerr birdied the par-5 16th hole to give the United States the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matches, edging South Korea by a point. The Americans, who failed to even qualify for the decisive last-day singles matches in the 2014 inaugural edition of the event, captured the trophy with 13 points over the four-day event to 12 for South Korea and 11 for England and Taiwan. Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Kerr combined for a 6-3 with one halved record through three days of four-ball matches and the singles -- taking the title after losing both matches to England on the opening day of the tournament.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:02:36 -0400
Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open golf
By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:53:20 -0400
Manning cleared of doping allegations in documentary: NFL
(Reuters) - There is no credible evidence that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning used human growth hormone or performance-enhancing drugs as was alleged in an Al-Jazeera documentary, the National Football League said on Monday. Manning, who retired at the end of last season after leading the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers, had denied allegations made in the documentary that he took human growth hormone while recovering from neck surgery in 2011. The NFL said in a statement that the Mannings were fully cooperative with the investigation and provided both interviews and access to all records sought by the investigators.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:57:20 -0400
Griffey, Piazza make tearful Hall of Fame entries
Ken Griffey Jnr and Mike Piazza made tearful speeches at their induction ceremonies into the Baseball Hall of Fame, recalling family, childhoods and even the September 11, 2001, terrorism tragedy. The retired Major League Baseball stars were added to the shrine Sunday in ceremonies that drew 50,000 people to the small town in upstate New York known as the birthplace of the American pastime. Catcher Piazza, the second Hall of Famer whose plaque will feature a Mets cap, hit 220 home runs over more than seven seasons in New York starting in May of 1998.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:43:34 -0400
Oerter, not Phelps, the greatest Olympian: historian
An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian. Phelps holds the record for career gold medals at 18, followed by Soviet gymnasts Larisa Latynina (nine) and Nikolai Andrianov (seven).
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:11:19 -0400
Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:37:26 -0400
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
July 24 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2701 2. (2) Jason Day (Australia) 2405 3. (3) Adam Scott (Australia) 2011 4. (4) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1904 5. (7) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1541 6. (5) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1498 7. (6) Russell Knox (Britain) 1457 8. (8) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1422 9. (9) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1409 10. (12) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1371 11. (10) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1346 12. (11) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1345 13. (13) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1306 14. (16) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 1298 15. (14) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 1293 16. (15) William McGirt (U.S.) 1283 17. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:38:56 -0400
League steps up effort to police concussions
The NFL is stepping up penalties on teams that fail to follow its concussion protocol designed to protect players from the dangers of repeated head injuries. The league and the NFL Players Association announced a new policy on Monday setting forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the protocol -- which calls for players who might have suffered a concussion to be medically cleared before returning to the field.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:59:27 -0400
Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth
Golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:40 -0400
Golf: Is time right for Fowler, Garcia or Westwood at the PGA?
Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood must be wondering if it will be their turn to leave the list of 'best yet to win a major' at next week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey. It has been the year of the breakthrough in major golf with England's Danny Willett at the Masters, American Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson at the British Open all registering their maiden majors.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:03:22 -0400
Golf-Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open
* Snedeker makes hot start en route to 66 * Seeking second win at Glen Abbey * Ten others within three strokes (Adds details, quotes) By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 23 (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:35:31 -0400
Olympics-Golf-Harrington hungers for Rio gold
By Larry Fine Springfield, New Jersey, July 25 (Reuters) - Some top golfers have passed on the Olympics because of a hectic schedule and others have health concerns, but three-times major winner Padraig Harrington is thrilled to be going and dreams of gold. My whole family are going," the 44-year-old Irishman told Reuters after a long session on the practice putting green on a sizzling hot and stormy Baltusrol, where the PGA Championship begins on Thursday. It's a big deal for us." Harrington, winner of the 2008 PGA Championship and two British Open titles (2007, 2008), accepted the honor of playing for Ireland after the withdrawals of four-times major champion Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell citing concerns over the Zika virus.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:32:03 -0400
Golf-Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth
By Liana B. Baker July 25 (Reuters) - Golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:00:02 -0400
Manning cleared over doping claims
The National Football League cleared Peyton Manning of involvement in doping on Monday, saying there was "no credible evidence" the legendary quarterback had used or been provided with performance enhancing drugs. An NFL statement said investigators had spent seven months probing allegations aired in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in December which alleged human growth hormone had been mailed to Manning's household in 2011. The claims were made by Charles Sly, a former pharmacist at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, where Manning starred for the NFL's Colts for 14 seasons.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:16:07 -0400
European Tour golf exec wants six-hole events with music
European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley plans to introduce six-hole tournaments complete with blaring music in a bid to shake up golf's staid image. Pelley succeeded George O'Grady last year and has already introduced measures aimed at tackling slow play as he tries to capture a younger audience for the sport.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:13:27 -0400
NFL\'s Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash
A Dallas Cowboys tour bus was involved in a road crash in Arizona in which four people in another vehicle died, the NFL team confirmed. Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no players, and that a few staffers who were aboard suffered "bumps and bruises". According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash, which involved the tour bus and a passenger van, occurred about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, not far from Dolan Springs, Arizona.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:50:27 -0400
League, union unveil concussion protocol enforcement policy
(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Monday that teams could be fined heavily and forfeit future draft picks if they violate the concussion protocol. According to the joint agreement of the NFL and NFL Players Association, each side will designate someone to monitor the implementation of the protocol and investigate any potential violations. If the parties are unable to agree, the matter will be brought to a third party arbitrator that would conduct a review and issue a report to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and the involved parties.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:50:58 -0400
England, USA, Taiwan advance in LPGA International Crown
With Charley Hull back in action, England cruised into the final singles matches along with the United States and Taiwan at the LPGA's International Crown team event. Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Holly Clyburn routed Pornanong Phatlum and Pornani Chutichai of Thailand 7 and 5. Hull, sidelined by illness on Friday, returned and teamed with Melissa Reid a day later to beat sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 1 as England won Pool B with nine points.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:33:31 -0400
Vegas powers to Canadian Open victory
Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas started fast and finished strong to seize a one-shot victory in the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club near Toronto. "I knew I had to get off to a fast start," said Vegas, who was five off the pace when play began. Dustin Johnson, a co-leader after each of the first two rounds who was tied for second heading into Sunday, shot a final-round 69 and finished in a three-way tie for second on 277.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:31:20 -0400
Australian Lee matches sister Minjee with U.S. junior title
(Reuters) - Min Woo Lee, younger brother of women's world number 14 Minjee, became the first Australian to win the prestigious U.S. junior golf title on Saturday, matching his sister's feat in the girl's championship in 2012. The 17-year-old beat Texan Noah Goodwin 2&1 over 36 holes at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. It feels great to win and be on the trophy with names such as Tiger." The Lees are the first siblings to have won their respective titles, something which delighted Rio Olympics-bound Minjee.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:31:51 -0400
Seahawks GM Schneider signs contract extension
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFL?s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. ?Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!? Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:10:19 -0400
Durant ready for starring role on US Olympic basketball team
Kevin Durant is ready for another starring role on the US Olympic team, hoping Rio heroics will relax him after a tumultuous NBA move from Oklahoma City to Golden State. The 27-year-old forward averaged 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game for the Thunder last season, leading them within one win of the NBA Finals. Thunder fans who once adored Durant were burning his jerseys.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:49:16 -0400
Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:08:28 -0400
Verizon to buy Yahoo\'s core business for $4.8 billion in digital ad push
By Malathi Nayak and Deborah M. Todd NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. Verizon will combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools with its AOL unit, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Verizon has been looking to mobile video and advertising for new sources of revenue outside the oversaturated wireless market.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:09:26 -0400
Email leak may hurt Democratic party chair\'s re-election bid
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An email leak that led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz could plague her bid for re-election to Congress, after a challenger said on Monday he would file a complaint alleging she had broken election rules. Political newcomer Tim Canova, who is challenging Wasserman Schultz in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary for her House of Representatives seat representing Florida's 23rd Congressional District, said he would file the complaint against her with the U.S. Federal Election Commission. Wasserman Schultz said on Sunday she would be stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after Wikileaks released more than 19,000 emails showing Democratic officials had worked to undermine U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in his presidential primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:20:08 -0400
Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech
DENVER (AP) ? A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:48:58 -0400
Report: \'Brexit\' move raises risks to US financial stability
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:28:24 -0400
Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip
Solar Impulse 2 landed Tuesday in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. The plane touched down at 04:05 (0005 GMT) in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on March 9 last year. Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard was in the cockpit during the 2,763 kilometre (1,716 mile) flight from Cairo, crossing the Red Sea, the vast Saudi desert and flying over the Gulf.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:31:04 -0400
Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems \'being ridiculous\'
Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite ? then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:09:47 -0400
Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees
CHICAGO (AP) ? Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:12:14 -0400
US Army special forces accepts first female candidates
Two women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the US Army's special forces, the military said Monday. "They are the first two women who have been selected for special forces assessment" following the elimination of the ban on women in combat roles, said Major Melody Faulkenberry, a spokeswoman for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. President Barack Obama's administration decided in 2013 that all combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the infantry and special operations forces.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:02:24 -0400
Fox News ousts 2 more executives
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:51:48 -0400
The Latest: 41 get medical help on convention\'s 1st day
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:34:11 -0400
Rangers\' Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:51:34 -0400
Sanders backers revolt on raucous opening day at Democratic convention
By John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Supporters of Bernie Sanders disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention on Monday, repeatedly chanting and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton's name as the party's hopes for a show of unity dissolved into frequent chaos. Speakers in the convention's first hours struggled to carry out business as angry Sanders supporters roared their disapproval, drawing a deafening response from Clinton delegates. "We're all Democrats and we need to act like it," U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the convention's chairwoman, shouted over the uproar.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:43:51 -0400
Activists protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:08:57 -0400
Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Alaska road
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ? Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:08:47 -0400
AP source: Lue, Cavs agree to multiyear contract extension
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:57:13 -0400
The Latest: Fire crews make gains in massive blaze
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:06:40 -0400
Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:54:55 -0400
California fire burns buildings as residents balk at leaving
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) ? A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:36:23 -0400
VIEWER\'S GUIDE: Tuesday\'s roll call says it all
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:25:34 -0400
Top California official\'s essay, posts lack citations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month lack citations to their original sources.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:31:46 -0400
Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:18:48 -0400
19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home
At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said. A fire department spokesman said that another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack which ranks as one of the worst mass killings in Japan's postwar history. Kyodo news agency identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had been arrested.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:22:56 -0400
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:47:30 -0400
Amazon gets permission from UK to explore drone deliveries
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The world's biggest online retailer, which has laid out plans to start using drones for deliveries by 2017, said a cross-government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority had provided it with the permissions necessary to explore the process. Amazon unveiled a video last year showcasing how an unmanned drone could deliver packages, narrated by former Top Gear TV host Jeremy Clarkson.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:15:55 -0400
WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward
NEW YORK (AP) ? WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:33:17 -0400
Japan official says 19 in \'cardiac arrest\' after knife attack
Nineteen people are "in a state of cardiac arrest" after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, a prefectural official said on Tuesday. Japanese officials often describe people as being in cardiac arrest before they are officially declared as dead. Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo, have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility, he said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:37:52 -0400
China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines
China's foreign minister has asked the U.S. secretary of state John Kerry to support the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:26:24 -0400
Canal found under Maya pyramid: Gateway to afterlife?
Mexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld. The hydraulic system was found under the Temple of the Inscriptions, which houses the seventh-century tomb of Pakal "The Great" in Palenque, the ancient Maya city in southern Chiapas state, the National Anthropology and History Institute announced Monday. "The presence of these canals is very important and very significant," said Arnoldo Gonzalez, the directory of archeology in Palenque.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:06:19 -0400
Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles
By Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. The so-called Soberanes Fire, burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, threatened 1,650 structures by Monday afternoon and was only 5 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. Near Los Angeles, a beefed-up force of nearly 3,000 firefighters battled to outflank the blaze there, which has charred at least 50 square miles (130 square km) on the rugged northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:52:19 -0400
Strong storms roll through Philadelphia during convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:52:32 -0400
NBA legend Michael Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence
Basketball icon Michael Jordan, long reluctant to speak out on social issues, has condemned violence fueling rising racial tension in America and pledged $2 million toward efforts to build trust. "I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," Jordan said in a letter released via theundefeated.com, a website backed by ESPN. It was a watershed moment for a superstar who throughout his playing career, in which he led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships between 1991 and 1998, was criticized for his hesitance to wade in on politics.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:57:29 -0400
LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:12:10 -0400
Disunity rules as Democratic convention gets underway
The Democratic convention opened to chaotic scenes Monday, as rival supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded boos, jeers and taunts in a very public show of party disunity. As shock polls showed Republican Donald Trump leading the race for the White House, Democrats gathering in Philadelphia to make Clinton the first woman presidential nominee from a major party were in disarray. Diehard supporters of Sanders booed when a pastor leading the invocation prayer mentioned Clinton's name, setting the stage for each successive mention to spark a raucous chorus of outbursts.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:52:17 -0400
Sturgeon preparing for independence to keep post-Brexit options open
By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she would start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain in order to keep the option of independence available following the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Although Britain voted to end its EU membership at the referendum, Scottish voters overwhelmingly backed remaining inside the bloc, reigniting the debate over Scotland's future as a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. Sturgeon renewed her position that a fresh independence bid, only two years after the country voted against it, should remain an option, depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the bloc and how well they worked for Scotland.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:59:01 -0400
Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:01:17 -0400
Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:52:25 -0400
Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers
SEATTLE (AP) ? A jury on Monday found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred to a different precinct amid a dispute about overtime pay.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:42:31 -0400
White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:56:24 -0400
Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) ? Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:10:39 -0400