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Three killed, two injured in Maryland shooting
(Reuters) - Three people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Maryland home on Friday night, police said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:55:14 -0400

Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership

Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits out of a bunker during a practice round ahead of the British Open golf championship at Muirfield in Scotland(Reuters) - Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open. The decision drew criticism from several top golfers, including four-times major winner Rory McIlroy, and Muirfield was removed from the list of courses that host Britain's Open championship by tournament organizers, the Royal and Ancient. With 64 percent of members voting in favor of admitting women in the first ballot, club captain Henry Fairweather felt a second vote would be a step towards restoring their damaged reputation.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:25:00 -0400

Olympics-Golfer Grace pulls out of Olympics due to Zika
South African Branden Grace joined a growing list of leading golfers withdrawing from the Rio Olympics on Friday due to concerns about the Zika virus. The world number 11, who is South Africa's top ranked golfer, joins compatriots Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel in pulling out of the August Games, which will see the sport return for the first time in 112 years. "After serious consideration, it is with regret that I have decided to withdraw myself from the Olympic competition due to the risk posed by the Zika virus," the 28-year-old, who is engaged to Nieke Coetzee, said in a statement.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:39:48 -0400

Golf-Playing schedule for the 2016-17 PGA Tour
June 27 (Reuters) - Tournament schedule for the 2016-17 PGA Tour: Oct. 13-16 Safeway Open, Napa, California Oct. 20-23 CIMB Classic GOLF, Kuala Lumpur Oct. 27-30 WGC-HSBC Champions, Shanghai, China Oct. 27-30 Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson, Mississippi Nov. 3-6 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Las Vegas, Nevada Nov. 10-13 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico Nov. 17-20 The RSM Classic, St. Simons Island, Georgia Jan. 5-8 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Kapalua, Hawaii Jan. 12-15 Sony Open, Honolulu, Hawaii Jan. 19-22 CareerBuilder Challenge, La Quinta, California Jan. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:26:13 -0400

Reyes returns to Mets after domestic violence ban from MLB

Jose Reyes, pictured on August 7, 2015 in Washington, DC, served a 51-game ban under Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policyDominican shortstop Jose Reyes, who started the Major League Baseball season on a 51-game suspension related to a domestic violence incident, signed a minor-league contract Saturday with the New York Mets. The 33-year-old spent his first nine major league seasons with the Mets and was a free agent for only minutes after being waived by the Colorado Rockies before the Mets inked him to a deal. Reyes was set to join the Brooklyn Cyclones, three levels below the major leagues, for what would likely be a tuneup stint before rejoining the Mets since Reyes has not played this season.



Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:36:50 -0400

Warriors coach Kerr makes emotional gun control plea

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr, pictured here in Cleveland on June 16, 2016, lost his father when he was gunned down in the hallway outside his office at the American University of BeirutGolden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, whose father was murdered by a violent Islamic group in 1984, has made a passionate plea for stronger background checks on US gun purchases. Kerr spoke Friday on a podcast by San Jose Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami about the Warriors' loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals then took the conversation into politics. "Our government is insane," Kerr said, for failing to pass gun control legislation.



Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:53:25 -0400

Sizzling Ko joins Pressel in tie for lead in Arkansas

LPGA: KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Final Round(Reuters) - World number one Lydia Ko finished birdie-eagle for a tournament-record tying nine-under-par 62 to charge into a share of the second-round lead with Morgan Pressel at the Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Former major winner Pressel held the clubhouse lead after a bogey-free 63 for a 14-under total of 128 in the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers before being caught late in the day by the fast-finishing Ko. "I've played well here the past few years and had the opportunity to play here as an amateur," Ko told Golf Channel.



Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:00:24 -0400

Golf-Hurley moves two ahead at Congressional, Els lurks
Local favourite Billy Hurley III moved one step closer to a first PGA Tour victory as he seized a two-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. PGA Tour veteran Ernie Els, seeking a 20th win on the U.S. circuit but his first in four years, was alone in second after shooting a bogey-free 65 with joint second-round leader Jon Rahm of Spain (70) a further stroke back at 12 under. South African Els, whose most recent PGA Tour victory came at the 2012 British Open, holed out from 157 yards to eagle the par-four 12th, then sank a 24-foot birdie putt at the par-four 14th to surge up the leaderboard.
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:44:23 -0400

Singh, Els lurk while Rahm, Hurley share PGA lead

Golf - Singh, Els lurk while Rahm, Hurley share PGA leadFiji's Vijay Singh, trying to become the PGA's oldest winner at age 53, and Ernie Els, trying to end a three-year title drought, moved into contention Friday at the National. Unlikely co-leaders Jon Rahm, a 21-year-old Spaniard in his professional debut, and Billy Hurley, a 607th-ranked local product seeking his first PGA win, shared the top spot on 11-under 131 after 36 holes of the Tiger Woods-hosted event at Congressional Country Club. "Us old guys can still play a bit," Els said.



Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:54:59 -0400

Uehara ties tournament record to surge clear in Arkansas

Uehara of Japan watches on the 9th hole during the women's British Open golf tournament at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport(Reuters) - Japan's Ayako Uehara scorched her way to a tournament-record tying nine-under-par 62 to seize a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Arkansas Championship on Friday. Uehara made nine birdies in a bogey-free round to match the 18-hole scoring record set by Jane Park and Angela Park in 2008. "With (my) caddie and trainer, everybody is like a team and so everything is coming together, including the swing coach," Uehara told reporters.



Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:01:57 -0400

2016 Greenbrier Classic canceled due to flooding
(Reuters) - The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, scheduled to be played next month in West Virginia, has been canceled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfall in the state, organizers announced on Saturday. The Old White TPC, the host course at White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, suffered extensive damage from the flooding and is beyond reasonable repair to conduct the tournament, PGA Tour officials said. "We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding," PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:39:19 -0400

Els surges to second but Hurley leads at PGA National

Ernie Els of South Africa plays a shot from the ninth tee during the third round of the Quicken Loans National on June 25, 2016 in Bethesda, MarylandErnie Els, a four-time major winner trying to end a three-year title drought, fired a six-under par 65 and leaped into second place after Saturday's third round of the PGA National. "The way I'm hitting it now, the way I'm swinging, I'm getting more confidence," Els said. Els finished on 13-under par 200 after 54 holes, two strokes behind leader Billy Hurley, a 607th-ranked resident of nearby Annapolis who fired a bogey-free 67 to stand on 198, a three-round event record, in search of his first PGA crown.



Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:28:42 -0400

Sizzling Ko seizes share of LPGA lead in Arkansas

Lydia Ko of New Zealand jokes while she walks up the fairway on the 18th hole during the second round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, ArkansasNew Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko fired a record-equalling second-round 62 on Saturday to seize a share of the lead with Morgan Pressel at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. Pressel posted her low round of the year with a bogey-free eight-under par 63 on the Friday at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. The two go into the final round of the 54-hole event with a two-stroke lead over China's Yan Jing, and Canadian Alena Sharp, who carded 65s,and Taiwan's Candie Kung, who signed for a 66.



Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:13:09 -0400

EBay\'s StubHub to resell Yankees tickets from July

MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees(Reuters) - EBay Inc's StubHub said on Monday that it had won a 6.5 year revenue-sharing deal to resell tickets for the New York Yankees, ending a feud between the baseball franchise and the ticket broker. StubHub will replace Live Nation Entertainment Inc's Ticketmaster, which currently runs the ticket-resale business for the baseball team, starting on July 7. Ticketmaster will remain the seller of all online original ticket sales.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:29:33 -0400

Trump\'s Muslim ban: From simple clarity to plain confusion

FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. From the start, Trump?s call ?for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States? has been a signature of the Republican?s campaign for president. Yet from that first moment, the White House candidate has evaded questions when pressed for details. Now, faced with sliding poll numbers, his spokeswoman says he?s no longer seeking the ban at all. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) ? From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:16:09 -0400

AP FACT CHECK: Warren fudges some facts at Clinton stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. A sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts:



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:51:52 -0400

France opens manslaughter inquiry into EgyptAir crash

FILE - In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris. Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them. Both were extensively damaged when EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)PARIS (AP) ? French authorities opened a manslaughter inquiry Monday into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:50:59 -0400

US accuses Russia of harassing, intimidating diplomats

US State Department says over the past two years, harassment and surveillance of American diplomatic personnel in Moscow by security personnel and traffic police have increased significantlyThe United States has complained to Russia about a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of American diplomats and their families in Moscow, the State Department said. Among those to raise objections, US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said. "Over the past two years, harassment and surveillance of our diplomatic personnel in Moscow by security personnel and traffic police have increased significantly," she told reporters during a news conference.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:13:26 -0400

Rescuers must try again to free entangled blue whale
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) ? Rescuers in Southern California failed to free a blue whale from a life-threatening tangle of fishing line but they'll keep trying ? if they can find it again.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:04:52 -0400

LEADING OFF: Giolito debuts, Indians go for 11th straight

Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall (8) and Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, follow the flight of a three-run home run in the fourthinning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:36:44 -0400

Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. President Barack Obama?s $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:23:01 -0400

Scandal-hit Takata shares jump as boss hints at resignation

Japan's Takata Corp President Shigehisa Takada speaks at a press conference in Tokyo, in 2015Takata shares jumped on Tuesday after the airbag supplier's boss reportedly said he would resign once the company recovers from a scandal linked to at least 13 deaths and scores of injuries globally. The Tokyo-listed stock soared as much as 10 percent in early afternoon trade after chief executive Shigehisa Takada told the annual shareholder meeting that he would step down from his family company, before trimming those gains.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:16:55 -0400

California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power

FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach, Calif. California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday, June 28, 2016, whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:08:35 -0400

Last words: language of China\'s emperors in peril

School teacher Shi Junguang points at characters that reads "Welcome to the Sanjiazi Manchu school" during a classIt was the language of China's last imperial dynasty which ruled a vast kingdom for nearly three centuries. Traders and farmers from what are now the borders of China and Korea, the Manchus took advantage of a crumbling Ming state and swept south in the 1600s to establish their own Qing Dynasty. Now after centuries of decline followed by decades of repression, septuagenarian Ji is the youngest of some nine mother-tongue speakers left in Sanjiazi village, one of only two places in China where they can be found.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:54:55 -0400

AP FACT CHECK: Some debatable Warren claims at Clinton stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. A sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts:



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:28:38 -0400

Aerosmith drummer\'s new Massachusetts coffee shop to open

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, drummer Joey Kramer poses for a portrait in New York. A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Kramer, Aerosmith's drummer, is set to open in Massachusetts on Friday, July 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) ? A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith's drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:03:48 -0400

European stocks rally at open

Europe's main stock markets, including in London, have rallied in opening deals, rebounding from recent Brexit-driven heavy losses despite lingering fearsLondon (AFP) - Europe's main stock markets rallied in opening deals on Tuesday, rebounding from recent Brexit-driven heavy losses despite lingering fears over the global economic fallout.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:21:40 -0400

Oakland council bans coal shipments, citing health risks

Stevie Johnson holds up a pair of signs during a protest outside City Hall before a scheduled vote, Monday, June 27, 2016, to decide whether to ban rail shipments of coal over concerns it would pose a public health or safety hazard in Oakland, Calif. A yes vote Monday by the Oakland City Council could scuttle the plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah coal heading to Asia. (AP Photo/Janie Har)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The Oakland City Council voted unanimously Monday night to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:47:28 -0400

Franklin drives in 5, Rays beat Red Sox to stop 11-game skid

Tampa Bay Rays' Nick Franklin, right, high-fives first base coach Rocco Baldelli after his RBI-single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez scored Oswaldo Arcia during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) ? Tampa Bay's longest losing streak in seven years is over, thanks to a breakout offensive performance led by Nick Franklin.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:57:59 -0400

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

Lucy Ceballos, center, and Isabella Soto, left, members of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' abortion restrictions in front of Whole Woman's Health Monday, June 27, 2016, in McAllen, Texas. Whole Woman's Health is a abortion provider that stayed open despite the restrictions as many other providers closed over the past two years. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:16:29 -0400

Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman

FILE - In this May 19, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey, calls on a reporter during a news conference in Chicago. When Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman?s name. The name Comey was refusing to say had already been known for nearly 24 hours: Omar Mateen. Forty-nine people were killed in the attack, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:30:35 -0400

Iceland\'s greatest win easier than expected, says coach
By John Geddie NICE, France (Reuters) - The greatest achievement in Iceland's soccer history came more easily than expected as a lacklustre England failed to put the tournament debutants under any serious pressure, their joint-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Monday. England were expected to dominate possession and wear down Iceland's deep defence. Instead, the only goal they managed in the 2-1 defeat was an early penalty while Iceland pressed them high up the pitch and looked more dangerous in attack.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:15:05 -0400

IS gone but some Fallujans shun return to \'cursed city\'

An Iraqi woman displaced from the city of Fallujah carries a child at a newly opened camp where hundreds of Iraqis are taking shelter in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016Amriyat al-Fallujah (Iraq) (AFP) - When her five-year-old son asked her to kill him because he was too hungry, Umm Issam knew she would never come back to Fallujah if she was able to leave. Iraqi forces on Sunday wrapped up operations in Fallujah and declared the area free of jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group after a month-long operation. After more than two years under the tyrannic rule of IS and months of a siege that starved the population, Umm Issa, 42, said she thought she could never be happy in Fallujah again.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:37:59 -0400

Ledecky blazes path to Rio with 400m freestyle win

American Katie Ledecky wins the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98secFreestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. Seizing the race by the throat, Ledecky was more than two seconds under the pace of the world record of 3:58.37 she set at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia in 2014. "I could tell I was tightening up a little bit, but just knowing I had to get my hand to the wall pushed me through that," Ledecky said, admitting that she had trouble sleeping in anticipation of her first race of the trials despite her dominance of the past two years.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:17:37 -0400

Arizona\'s Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in 3-0 Game 1 win

Arizona pitcher JC Cloney reacts to the final out against Coastal Carolina in the ninth inning in Game 1 of the NCAA Men's College World Series finals baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 27, 2016. Arizona won 3-0. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ? JC Cloney just keeps rolling along at the College World Series, pushing Arizona to the doorstep of its second national championship in five years.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:32:59 -0400

Woman mauled by 2 dogs dies in Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ? Officials say a woman who was attacked by two dogs outside of a Connecticut home last week has died.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:02:47 -0400

Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders

FILE - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington. On Monday, June 27, 2016, The Supreme Court overturned the bribery conviction of McDonnell. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Legal experts say a Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and brings welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:16:46 -0400

Durant, Anthony lead 12-player US Olympic basketball roster

The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team poses for a photo during a news conference, Monday, June 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) ? Kyrie Irving took one last shot on the flight home from the NBA Finals, hoping LeBron James would play in the Olympics.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:14:16 -0400

Crown wins approval for Sydney casino aimed at Asian gamblers

An artist impression of how Australian mogul James Packer's towering six-star hotel and casino (tallest building in the image), will appear in the Sydney skyline once completedAustralian mogul James Packer won approval on Tuesday for a towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbour aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly. The New South Wales state government legislated to site the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort on foreshore land previously earmarked as public open space in 2013. The casino, which will sit at Barangaroo on the northwestern edge of Sydney's central business district, was then awarded a 99-year gambling licence.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:16:41 -0400

British media call Iceland loss worst in English history
England's football journalists left their readers with no illusions on Tuesday after their side's Euro 2016 hopes were crushed by Iceland, describing the 2-1 loss as the worst in their history. Goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson were enough to lead the tiny nation to a quarter-final clash with hosts France, with the loss costing England manager Roy Hodgson his job. British media held nothing back on Tuesday with the headlines proclaiming the loss as not only "embarrassing" but also "the ultimate humiliation." Many referred to England's shock 1-0 loss to the United States in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil in their post-match reports, though they felt the result in Nice would now surpass that as their worst in international football.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:14:08 -0400

AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could diminish the vehicle's performance under a settlement of claims tied to the German automaker's emissions-cheating scandal.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:31:08 -0400

Girl, 4, is sole survivor of van-train crash in Colorado

Workers from BNSF railway and fire department personnel from Fisher's Peak Fire Department work to clear track following a fatal accident involving a vehicle and this westbound AmTrack train at a crossing located about 3 mi east of Trinidad, Colo., Sunday, June 26, 2016. A Southwest Chief train headed from Chicago to Los Angeles hit a van as it drove across the tracks Sunday a railroad crossing with a history of problems near Trinidad. A 4-year-old girl is the sole survivor of the crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train that killed her parents and three sisters. (Eric John Monson/The Chronicle News via AP)TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) ? A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 01:41:08 -0400

Asian stocks mostly lower as \'Brexit\' worries linger

Trader Jeffrey Lucchesi works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 27, 2016. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following bigger losses in Europe as investors continue to grapple with the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) ? Most Asian stock benchmarks slipped on Tuesday as Britain's vote to quit the European Union and its messy aftermath continued to reverberate throughout global financial markets.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:25:39 -0400

Astronaut John Glenn gets Ohio airport renamed in his honor

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite before a discussion titled "Learning from the Past to Innovate for the Future" in Columbus, Ohio. The 94-year-old former U.S. senator and his wife are scheduled to appear at a ceremony Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to rename Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio's capital city as John Glenn Columbus International Airport. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport renamed in his honor in his home state of Ohio.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:04:36 -0400

Consumer group to release annual list of dangerous toys
BRIGHTON, Mass. (AP) ? A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings.
Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:05:50 -0400

Uber, Lyft settle litigation involving top executives

File photo of a driver displaying Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs on his car windscreen in Santa MonicaBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a California state court in which Lyft accused VanderZanden of breaking his confidentiality pledges when he went to work for Uber. Uber also withdrew a subpoena on Monday in separate litigation over a data breach at Uber, which had targeted an Internet address assigned to Lyft's chief technology officer (CTO), according to a court filing.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:26:40 -0400

Kris Bryant hits 3 homers as Cubs, Arrieta beat Reds 11-8

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant celebrates in the dugout after scoring on an RBI sacrifice fly by Miguel Montero off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)CINCINNATI (AP) ? When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:39:50 -0400

Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling
HONOLULU (AP) ? The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison for smuggling Alaska ivory to the Philippines, where items were carved into fish hooks then shipped back and passed off as made in Hawaii by local artisans.
Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:44:03 -0400

Rangers-Yankees game delayed in 9th by rain, teams wait

Texas Rangers batter Shin-Soo Choo (17) returns to the dugout as grounds crew workers pull the tarp over the field in the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) ? A rain delay in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium kept Texas and New York waiting past 2 a.m. before the game resumed.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:38:32 -0400

Congo says aims to vaccinate 11.6 mln against yellow fever

Handout of staff of the Teaching Hospital receive the first vaccination treatment for yellow fever in El Geneina, West Darfur(Reuters) - A campaign to vaccinate 11.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo against yellow fever will start on July 20, the health minister said on Monday. Health Minister Felix Kabange said the aim was to cover everyone in the capital Kinshasa and the provinces of Kwango, Lualaba and Kasai, except children under 9 months. (Reporting by Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko and; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Hugh Lawson)



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:54:34 -0400

Rangers wrap up win at 2:44 a.m., outlast rain, Yankees

A groundskeeper removes the tarp from the field after a lengthy rain delay during a Monday, June 27, 2016, baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers in New York, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The game is planned to resume early hours of Tuesday. (EDT). (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) ? The Texas Rangers wrapped up a weird win at 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, rallying after a rain delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in the ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 9-6 with maybe 100 fans left in the stands.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 02:57:41 -0400

Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider

Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after losing 4-2 to Chile in penalty kicks during the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? Lionel Messi arrived back in Argentina on Monday and avoided commenting on his abrupt resignation from the national team after losing the Copa America final to Chile.



Publ.Date : Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:18:06 -0400

EU leaders push for divorce after Brexit vote

(L-R) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi address a press conference ahead of talks following the Brexit referendum at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 27, 2016Spurned EU leaders will press Britain to waste no time triggering its divorce from the bloc at a tense summit on Tuesday, while trying to plot a future course through a crisis that has rocked global markets. Germany, France and Italy agreed on the eve of the summit in Brussels that there could be no talks on Britain's relations with the group until after it has formally notified the European Union of its intention to leave by invoking Article 50. With England's disgraced football team returning from France after being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Cameron heads to Brussels for an awkward encounter with his 27 counterparts.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:15:26 -0400

Palestinians say Israel caused their summer water shortage

In this Saturday, June 18, 2016 photo, a Palestinian man checks the water tank on the roof of his home after water supply was cut in the village of Salem near the West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinians in the West Bank have long faced shortages of water in the summer months. But this year, as they fast dawn-to-dusk amid scorching heat during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many villagers in the north of the territory say Israel has intentionally cut the water flow to their taps. (AP Photo/ Majdi Mohammed)SALEM, West Bank (AP) ? As Palestinians in the West Bank fast from dawn to dusk in scorching heat during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, tens of thousands of people have been affected by a drought that has greatly reduced the flow to their taps.



Publ.Date : Tue, 28 Jun 2016 03:12:28 -0400

 

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