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Pleading Bubba named a vice captain for U.S. Ryder Cup team

PGA: The Tour Championship by Coca-Cola - Third RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - One way or another, Bubba Watson always wanted to be a part of the United States Ryder Cup team this week and his pleas to be an assistant captain finally met with success on Monday. Notably overlooked as a wildcard pick by U.S. captain Davis Love III despite being ranked seventh in the world, Watson was officially appointed as one of five vice-captains for the hosts ahead of this week's competition at Hazeltine National. "Bubba has offered a couple times to come and be one of our assistant captains, and I told him we had an extra red cart and we'd love to have him," Love said during a joint news conference on Monday with his European counterpart, Darren Clarke.



Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:15:17 -0400

Golf-World ranking comparison for Ryder Cup teams
Sept 27 (Reuters) - World rankings for members of the United States and Europe Ryder Cup teams, who will compete for the trophy at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: United States Europe 2-Dustin Johnson 3-Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 4-Jordan Spieth 5-Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8-Patrick Reed 10-Danny Willett (England) 9-Rickie Fowler 11-Justin Rose (England) 15-Phil Mickelson 12-Sergio Garcia (Spain) 16-Jimmy Walker 30-Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 17-Matt Kuchar 32-Chris Wood (England) 21-JB Holmes 42-Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 22-Brooks Koepka ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:22:38 -0400

Strong team spirit is natural for Europe, says McIlroy
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - The U.S. have employed a Task Force and revamped their points system to try to end Europe's Ryder Cup dominance but one thing they cannot create is a team spirit that comes naturally, said Rory McIlroy. Fed up with losing for the third successive edition in Scotland in 2014, the Americans set up the 11-man Task Force to identify how they could compete better. "I think there comes a point where you maybe try a little too hard," European talisman McIlroy told a news conference at Hazeltine National on Tuesday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:37:50 -0400

NFL\'s Saints slump as Falcons soar

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made 20 completions from 30 attempts for 240 yardsMatt Ryan threw two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons piled on the misery for the winless New Orleans Saints with a 45-32 victory at the Superdome. Tevin Coleman ran for two scores before rookie linebacker Deion Jones galloped 90 yards for a touchdown after collecting an interception from Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the fourth quarter. The win left the Falcons on top of the NFC South with a 2-1 record as the Saints slumped to 0-3 on a night to forget for the home team.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:37:18 -0400

Bosh career with NBA Heat likely over: team chief

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, pictured in January 2016, failed a physicalMiami Heat president Pat Riley said Monday he believes Chris Bosh has played his last game for the team after his failure of a physical exam following long-running problems with blood clots. Riley told reporters the Heat were planning for a future without their star forward, who has missed large parts of the last two seasons. The Heat announced on Friday that the 11-time All-Star had failed a physical, but did not explain the reasons, citing medical confidentiality.



Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:33:28 -0400

Golf-Pleading Bubba named a vice captain for US Ryder Cup team
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 26 (Reuters) - One way or another, Bubba Watson always wanted to be a part of the United States Ryder Cup team this week and his pleas to be an assistant captain finally met with success on Monday. Notably overlooked as a wildcard pick by U.S. captain Davis Love III despite being ranked seventh in the world, Watson was officially appointed as one of five vice-captains for the hosts ahead of this week's competition at Hazeltine National. "Bubba has offered a couple times to come and be one of our assistant captains, and I told him we had an extra red cart and we'd love to have him," Love said during a joint news conference on Monday with his European counterpart, Darren Clarke.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:48:25 -0400

Baseball: Emotion, tears as Marlins pay tribute to Fernandez

Miami Marlins players all wearing jerseys bearing the number 16 and name Fernandez honor the late Jose Fernandez before their game against the New York Mets, at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, on September 26, 2016Miami Marlins players wearing No. 16 jerseys in honor of Jose Fernandez paid a tearful tribute to their fallen team-mate on Monday, a day after the star pitcher was killed in a boating accident. A night of wrenching emotion saw several of the Cuban-born player's team-mates choke back tears as they gathered on the pitcher's mound at Marlins Park ahead of their game against the New York Mets. Tributes followed throughout the game, eventually won 7-3 by the Marlins, with Dee Gordon breaking down in sobs after hitting his first home run of the season, before being embraced by team-mates.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:33:05 -0400

Golf-My Ryder Cup dream is about to come true, says Sullivan
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Andy Sullivan is the lowest ranked player in this week's Ryder Cup and the Englishman is still pinching himself in the knowledge his European dream is about to come true. "It's amazing I've got the opportunity to go and showcase myself on one of the biggest stages in the world," Sullivan told a news conference at Hazeltine National on Tuesday. Putting on the attire it was a dream come true, I go to bed at night and need to pinch myself that I'm here." Sullivan, who is never short of a grin and a cheery wave to the galleries when he is playing in a regular European Tour event, was smiling like a Cheshire Cat as he gave a flavour of his first few hours in the Ryder Cup team room.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:25:05 -0400

Spieth says US Ryder squad wants to honor Palmer

Arnold Palmer died Sunday at age 87 of heart issuesTwo-time major winner Jordan Spieth says the US Ryder Cup team is looking to pay tribute to Arnold Palmer this week after his death and bringing home the trophy would certainly qualify. The Americans have lost three in a row, six of seven and eight of the past 10 Ryder Cup showdowns to Europe ahead of Friday's start of the 41st biennial matches at Hazeltine. "As Team USA, we're all looking to do something to honor him this week," Spieth said.



Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:01:41 -0400

Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - A video tribute, a moment of silence and a tangible salute to Arnold Palmer will be part of a celebration of the late golfer's life at this week's Ryder Cup matches between U.S. and European golfers. A tribute to Palmer, who died on Sunday at age 87, will be held on the first tee on Friday's opening of the competition, PGA of America president Derek Sprague said on Monday. U.S. team captain Davis Love III and European captain Darren Clarke said the teams would both honor 'The King' during the 41st edition of the biennial match play competition.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:39:56 -0400

Phelps boosts USA as rugby\'s O\'Connell answers Europe\'s call at Ryder Cup

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps (L) and his fiancee Nicole Johnson (R) take a selfie with their son Boomer at Hazeltine National Golf Course in Chaska, Minnesota on September 26, 2016Olympic swim star Michael Phelps delivered a message on competing for America to the US Ryder Cup team while Irish rugby union legend Paul O'Connell is supporting Europe's "shoulder-to-shoulder" theme. "We had a very exciting talk from Michael Phelps," US captain Davis Love said. O'Connell, a 36-year-old former lock, played 108 international matches for Ireland, captaining his national side as well as Munster and the British and Irish Lions in 2009 and 2013.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:02:39 -0400

Golf-Palmer, America\'s first commercial hero
By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The earthy, endearing and gifted Arnold Palmer left a brilliant legacy in golf but he transcended the links, launching an era of sports stars as high paid pitchmen and pioneering in sports media. "Something of a pop hero," Bob Dorfman, creative director at San Francisco's Baker Street Advertising, told Reuters about Palmer, who died on Sunday aged 87. It was kind of the right guy, the right personality, the right time." Palmer, winner of seven majors, captured the public's imagination with his everyman demeanour, swashbuckling style and good looks just as television was coming of age nearly 60 years ago.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:07:39 -0400

McIlroy, Day, Scott among Player of Year finalists

Rory McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship playoff event as well as the Irish Open last May on the European TourRory McIlroy, who captured the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship last weekend to win a $10 million playoff bonus, was among the six finalists named Tuesday for PGA Player of the Year. The finalist lineup includes the six leaders in the world rankings -- Australia's world number one Jason Day and sixth-ranked Adam Scott, British Open winner Henrik Stenson of Sweden, US Open champion Dustin Johnson and two-time major winner Jordan Spieth.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:16 -0400

Golf-Strong team spirit is natural for Europe, says McIlroy
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. have employed a Task Force and revamped their points system to try to end Europe's Ryder Cup dominance but one thing they cannot create is a team spirit that comes naturally, said Rory McIlroy. Fed up with losing for the third successive edition in Scotland in 2014, the Americans set up the 11-man Task Force to identify how they could compete better. "I think there comes a point where you maybe try a little too hard," European talisman McIlroy told a news conference at Hazeltine National on Tuesday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:31:38 -0400

Golf-Europe captain Clarke hails \'inspirational\' McIlroy
By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's Tour Championship-FedExCup Series double in Atlanta at the weekend has given Europe's team a mighty fillip ahead of the Ryder Cup, said captain Darren Clarke on Monday. World number three McIlroy rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt at the fourth playoff hole on Sunday to beat American Ryan Moore and win the season-ending PGA Tour event, FedExCup honours and a mind-boggling $10 million bonus. "From a European perspective it is always good to have one of our members win the week before the Ryder Cup," a hay-fever stricken Clarke told a news conference after arriving at Hazeltine National.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:59:39 -0400

Ryder Cup extra special for McIlroy under captain Clarke

PGA: Ryder Cup - Practice RoundBy Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has added motivation playing for Europe captain Darren Clarke at this week's Ryder Cup, having first met his fellow Northern Irishman by chance on his 10th birthday 17 years ago. While McIlroy readily concedes that he has been lucky to represent his continent under three superb Ryder Cup captains in Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul McGinley, he says this week at Hazeltine will be extra special.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:14:51 -0400

Suspects, victims in California killings were \'furries\'

This photo released by the Fullerton, Calif., Police Department shows Josh Acosta, 21, arrested and jailed in Fullerton Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Acosta is one of two men arrested in connection with the murders of two men and a woman at a Fullerton home Saturday, Sept. 24. Two children were present in the home and called 911 to report that their parents had 'died.' (Fullerton Police Department via AP)FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) ? Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:14:47 -0400

Phelps to Lochte before scrape: \'Keep your head on straight\'

A May 15, 2015, file photo, Ryan Lochte, left, and Michael Phelps talk before the start of the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Charlotte, N.C. Add Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics. "I did have a talk with him about two days before about not doing anything bad," said Phelps, who retired after the Summer Games as the most-decorated Olympian of all time. "I told him: `Just keep your head on straight. Have fun.'" (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) ? Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:16:58 -0400

Bengals think they\'re better with volatile Burfict back

FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict adjusts his helmet during an NFL football mandatory minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals think that they'll improve significantly with Burfict back at linebacker. They did last year in a similar situation. (AP Photo/File)CINCINNATI (AP) ? The Bengals aren't sure how many plays they'll get out of linebacker Vontaze Burfict in his first game back from a league suspension.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:24:16 -0400

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend

FILE - In tis June 21, 2016, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, listen to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday, Sept. 27, for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim is to see if Republicans will relent and add money to help Flint, Mich., with its water crisis ? and get Capitol Hill off a collision course that could lead to a government shutdown this weekend. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:30:16 -0400

Official: Panama asks US to extradite ex-leader Martinelli

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli answers questions during an interview at a hotel in Guatemala City. Panama is formally asking the United States to extradite Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy, an official said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. He is believed to be living in Miami. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)PANAMA CITY (AP) ? Panama is formally asking the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy, an official said Tuesday.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:53:19 -0400

Senior national security official to leave Justice Department

Carlin, flanked by Comey, addresses a news conference to announce indictments on Iranian hackers at the Justice Department in WashingtonBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Justice Department official who oversaw efforts to prosecute Islamic State sympathizers and pursue cyber criminals is leaving the Obama administration next month, he told Reuters on Tuesday. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, chief of the national security division at the Justice Department, is departing on Oct. 15, less than a month before the U.S. presidential election. Carlin, who has served in government for more than 15 years, oversaw a range of prominent cases in three and a half years since assuming an acting rank of the Justice Department's top national security lawyer in March 2013, including the prosecution of one of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombers.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:51 -0400

Facebook to appeal German order on WhatsApp data

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo is seen in front of a displayed Facebook logo in this illustration takenFacebook said it would appeal against an order by a German privacy regulator on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing data protection law and had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp's 35 million users in Germany. "After the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook two years ago, both parties have publicly assured that data will not be shared between them," commissioner Johannes Caspar said in a statement.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:51:42 -0400

Trump-Clinton debate seen by record 80.9 million TV viewers - CNN
Some 80.9 million Americans watched the first, raucous, U.S. presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump on television, smashing a decades old record for such events, CNN said on Tuesday. The figure includes the approximately 45 million who watched the 90-minute debate on the four main TV networks, as well as millions more who watched cable channels, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and other smaller outlets, CNN said. If confirmed, the audience, due to be finalised later on Tuesday, beat the 80.6 million record set by the Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan TV presidential debate in 1980 but fell short of the 100 million viewers some analysts had predicted for the face-off.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:47:50 -0400

Tebow sharp in last tuneup before instructional league debut
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) ? Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and ended the game with a sliding grab in his final intrasquad game in the New York Mets' instructional league.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:12:44 -0400

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

Donald Trump y Hillary Clinton se saludan antes del debate el 26 de septiembre del 2016 en la Universidad de Hofstra en Hempstead, Nueva York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) ? Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:02:30 -0400

\'Bull,\' \'Designated Survivor\' have promising ratings starts
NEW YORK (AP) ? Nielsen's first "most likely to succeed" list is out, and it includes Michael Weatherley, Mandy Moore, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin James.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:25:01 -0400

House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race
WASHINGTON (AP) ? A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:50:41 -0400

Puerto Rico frees 3 men convicted of murder in 1995

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, Nelson Ortiz talks to a relative in Moca, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico?s Justice Department has dropped charges on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 against Ortiz and two other men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in the case. They had been convicted in 1995 in the killing of 21-year-old pharmacy student Glorimar Perez. (AP Photo/Danica Coto, File)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) ? Three men who spent more than 20 years in prison for murder were freed Tuesday in a historic ruling after new tests found none of their DNA on evidence in a case that captivated the U.S. territory.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:27:17 -0400

AP-GfK poll: Voters more confident in Trump\'s health

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spar during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:55:31 -0400

Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) ? A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday and was being questioned by Coast Guard officials.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:37:08 -0400

Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence
The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times at checkpoints in the capital, Juba. The Aug. 2 journey, which usually ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:39:37 -0400

WHO declares Americas world\'s first measles-free region

"The Americas region has shown that with strong national immunization programs... dedicated financing and strong political commitment and partner support, measles can be stopped," said World Health Organization director Margaret ChanMeasles has been eradicated from the Americas after decades of vaccination efforts, the world's first region to rid itself of the highly contagious disease, global health authorities said Tuesday. Measles remains a top killer of children worldwide, and took nearly 115,000 lives in 2014 -- or about 13 deaths every hour -- according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Before vaccination became widespread around the globe, measles killed about 2.6 million people per year.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:27:25 -0400

House explosion kills fire battalion chief, a rising star
NEW YORK (AP) ? A battalion chief who had been considered a rising star in the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday when a row house exploded as he was supervising an evacuation following a report of a gas leak, and authorities are looking into whether the building was being used to grow marijuana.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:50:37 -0400

My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen, left, greets a fan wearing a shirt with a Springsteen lyric, at the launch of his autobiography "Born to Run" at the Barnes & Noble in the New Jersey town where he grew up Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Freehold, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) ? The Boss was back in his hometown.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:16:49 -0400

How the AP-GfK poll on the candidates\' health was conducted
The Associated Press-GfK poll on health and the presidential race was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Sept. 15-19. It is based on online interviews of 1,694 adults, including 1,476 registered voters and 1,251 likely voters, who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:47:22 -0400

\'Deeply disappointed\' Allardyce forced to leave England job

Sam Allardyce gave advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules, criticised the FA's decision to rebuild Wembley and mocked his England predecessor Roy Hodgson while being secretly filmed by Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmenSam Allardyce's reign as England manager came to a humiliating end on Tuesday as he departed after just 67 days in charge following his controversial comments in a newspaper sting. Allardyce's reign was sensationally brought to a close as he paid the price for indiscreetly talking with undercover Daily Telegraph reporters posing as Far East businessmen. The 61-year-old was secretly filmed giving advice on how to circumnavigate transfer rules, criticised the FA's decision to rebuild Wembley and mocked his England predecessor Roy Hodgson.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:55:28 -0400

Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns
DALLAS (AP) ? A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to repeatedly strike a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:19:39 -0400

US probing possible worker abuse by Wells Fargo
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. Labor Department is investigating possible abuses of employees by Wells Fargo in connection with the bank's alleged efforts to open millions of unauthorized accounts to meet sales goals.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:19:02 -0400

AP-GfK poll: Americans divide on importance of tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) ? American voters are divided along party lines about whether it's important for presidential candidates to release their tax returns, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:06:55 -0400

Stop-gap bill to avoid government shutdown fails Senate procedural vote

Senator Cruz of Texas speaks with reporters regarding a stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown in WashingtonA stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with both Democrats and Republicans voting against the measure. The continuing resolution, or CR, which would have kept federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45 of the 60 votes needed to limit debate and consider passage by the 100-seat Republican-controlled Senate.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:15:36 -0400

Toll from Egypt migrant boat sinking rises to more than 200

Egyptian coast guard and rescue workers bring ashore bodies recovered from a Europe-bound boat that capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast last week, in Rosetta, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 . Dozens of bodies were pulled from the hold of the Mawkib al-Rasoul, or "Procession of the Prophet," the Egyptian fishing boat that sank carrying hundreds of migrants, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead. Families of those missing gathered at a pier outside the coastal city of Rosetta as the dead were brought to shore, and relatives went through the grisly task of searching through the body bags for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Maggie Michael)ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) ? Rescue workers on Tuesday pulled dozens of bodies from the hold of an Egyptian fishing boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea carrying hundreds of migrants trying to make it to Europe, bringing the toll from the disaster to more than 200 dead.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:55:58 -0400

Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) ? Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:12:13 -0400

Factbox: Trump\'s policies on immigration, economy, other issues
(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico, boost spending on the military and slap trade tariffs on China. Here are those positions and others the real estate developer, who has never held elective office, has put forward to convince the American people that he should be the next U.S. chief executive: ECONOMIC POLICY Trump has proposed collapsing the current seven income tax brackets to three with rates of 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent. Trump has proposed increasing spending on the U.S. military and infrastructure but says he would reduce spending on other categories by 1 percent each year.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:48:17 -0400

The Latest: Trump, Clinton to trade jokes at Smith dinner

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:06:24 -0400

Judge\'s ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois

FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republicans who claimed in a lawsuit that last year's extension of same-day registration is unconstitutional. Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan's move on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, temporarily blocks wider same-day registration lawmakers put into effect in 2015. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)CHICAGO (AP) ? Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on Election Day this November after a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted broader registration rules that Republicans call unconstitutional.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:46:52 -0400

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debateFor all of his occasional restraint, Donald Trump offered debate viewers a greatest-hits collection from his history of mangled facts, with some new ones thrown in. For all of her policy sobriety, Hillary ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:24 -0400

Allardyce loses job as England manager after newspaper sting

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 file photo Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce awaits the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England. England manager Sam Allardyce's comments during a newspaper sting will be examined by his employers at the Football Association, after he was filmed by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper appearing to advise undercover reporters posing as businessmen on how to sidestep an outlawed player transfer practice. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)MANCHESTER, England (AP) ? Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager on Tuesday after one match and just 67 days in charge, paying the price for damaging comments to undercover reporters that were deemed "inappropriate" by the English Football Association.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:07:11 -0400

Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

People look at the sky fearing an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Myassar neighbourhood of AleppoBy Tom Perry and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Tuesday, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire. The United States says the assault on Aleppo is proof that President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian and regional allies have abandoned an international peace process to pursue victory on the battlefield after nearly six years of civil war. More than 250,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, where intensive bombing over the past week has killed hundreds of people, many trapped under buildings brought down by bunker-busting bombs.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:38:36 -0400

Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As defense chief for a president who famously envisioned ?a world without nuclear weapons,? Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them. He has been quiet on a range of nuclear issues, including the Pentagon?s efforts to correct an array of morale, training, discipline and resource problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps. This is all the more notable for the fact that Carter, a physicist by training and policy wonk by reputation, cut his professional teeth on nuclear weapons during the Cold War. This quiet approach is expected to end when Carter visits Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:09:23 -0400

Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlockGov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:50:03 -0400

U.S. senators accuse Yahoo of \'unacceptable\' delay in hack discovery

File photo of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivering her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las VegasBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted the company's handling of the breach as "unacceptable." The lawmakers said they were "disturbed" the 2014 intrusion, disclosed by the company on Thursday, was detected so long after the hack occurred. "That means millions of Americans? data may have been compromised for two years," the senators wrote in a joint letter addressed to Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer. "This is unacceptable." A Yahoo spokesman said the company would respond in a "timely and appropriate manner" to the letter, which was signed by Senators Patrick Leahy, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, Ron Wyden and Edward Markey.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:05:00 -0400

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifiesWith international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:42:56 -0400

Wall Street climbs as consumer and tech stocks lead

Traders work on the floor of the NYSENEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer and technology stocks, including Amazon, led gains on Wall Street on Tuesday while the perceived win by Democrat Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate gave broader support to equities.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:06:59 -0400

The Latest: Unflappable in pool, Phelps shaky on the tee

United States' Michael Phelps and Europe's Martina Narvratilova wait to tee off during the celebrity match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) ? The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:36:21 -0400

Nationals catcher Ramos out for playoffs with torn ACL

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (12), center, watches as Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (40), second from left, is helped off the field after injuring his knee during the 6th inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Washington Nationals All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, after tearing the ACL in his right knee.



Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:43:29 -0400

 

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