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Golf-Aussie Luck wins U.S. Amateur Championship
Curtis Luck says he will put his professional career on hold after becoming the third Australian to win the United States Amateur Championship. Luck beat American Brad Dalke 6&4 in the final in Michigan on Sunday. The 20-year-old from Perth follows in the footsteps of previous Australians to win the U.S. Amateur, Walter Travis (1900, 1901, 1903) and Nick Flanagan (2003).
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:31:32 -0400

Golf: Korean Kim wins by five strokes in Greensboro

PGA: Wyndham Championship - Final Round(Reuters) - Kim Si-woo made his 38th start on the PGA Tour a winning one when he clinched a commanding five-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Sunday. An hour-plus rain delay with two holes left merely postponed Kim's celebration at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro. Kim, 21, is the second South Korean to win in Greensboro, 11 years after his mentor K.J. Choi.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:36:40 -0400

Orioles\' Tillman to be sidelined with ailing shoulder

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday. Tillman was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Washington but felt pain in his shoulder during a bullpen session and received a cortisone shot. "I thought once it got loose it would really go away, but it never really did, and that was my first time actually experiencing it while throwing," Tillman told reporters after the Orioles' 8-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:14:14 -0400

American Peterson beats Pieters to Czech Masters title

Paul Peterson of the US, pictured in action on June 17, 2016, won the Czech MastersAmerican Paul Peterson birdied the final hole to seal a thrilling one-shot victory over defending champion Thomas Pieters in the final round of the Czech Masters on Sunday. Belgian Pieters led by two strokes overnight from Peterson, who had catapulted himself into contention with a 64 on Saturday. "This is the best feeling in the world," he told the European Tour website.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:27:48 -0400

Sandusky is innocent, deserves new trial, lawyer says

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky leaves after his appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte PennsylvaniaBy David DeKok BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is innocent and should get a new trial, his defense lawyer told reporters following a three-day hearing in a Pennsylvania state court. "There were so many flaws in his trial," attorney Alexander Lindsay said. The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault in 2012 and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:35:45 -0400

Basketball: U.S. routs Serbia for third straight gold

Basketball - Men's Gold Medal Game Serbia v USABy Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men's basketball title on Sunday, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off. After scrapping to a tense three-point win over Serbia in the group round, the United States quickly removed any suspense from the rematch, surging to a 52-29 halftime lead then cruising to their 25th straight win on Olympic hardwood. Kevin Durant led the assault, pouring in 30 points including 24 in a brilliant opening half, while DeMarcus Cousins was again a beast on the boards, pulling down 15 rebounds.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:32:21 -0400

Basketball: Spain edge Australia for bronze in thriller

Basketball - Men's Bronze Medal Game Australia v SpainBy Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Spain beat Australia 89-88 in a thrilling clash to take bronze in the Olympic men's basketball tournament on Sunday and bring home a medal from a third straight Games. For Australia, who had set an ambitious gold medal target, it was another bitterly disappointing end to what looked a promising Olympics. With five seconds left in regulation time, Sergio Rodriguez drew a controversial foul and made two free throws to give Spain a one point lead and Australia one last possession.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:00:06 -0400

Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant gestures as he speaks during a public appearance in Manila on June 25, 2016Los Angeles (AFP) - Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured Wednesday with a ceremony in Los Angeles, the city where he played his entire 20-year professional career.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:44:32 -0400

Knox could be record-tying sixth European Ryder rookie

PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational - First RoundBy Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team. Knox has won twice this season and had a pair of runner-up finishes but landed outside the group of nine automatic qualifiers because his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China did not earn him Ryder Cup points as he was not a European Tour member at the time. European captain Darren Clarke will announce on Aug. 30 three picks to complete a team that will go for an unprecedented fourth win in a row against the U.S. in the biennial event at Hazeltine in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:15:28 -0400

Seniors rule in USA\'s run to basketball gold

American Carmelo Anthony became the first man to collect three basketball goldsOn a team of mostly first-time young Olympians, it was the USA veterans Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant who stole the Rio show as the USA won its third straight gold medal. Anthony on Sunday became the first man to collect three basketball golds, a week after he became the USA's all-time Olympics scorer, surpassing NBA superstar LeBron James. The newly assembled team they led was occasionally challenged in Rio, raising some doubts about the outcome.



Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:51:46 -0400

Players agree to interviews over PED report

NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks(Reuters) - Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers along with Pittsburgh?s James Harrison have agreed to meet with NFLinvestigators regarding allegations of doping, the league said on its website on Monday. The NFL had set an Aug. 25 deadline for four players, including free agent Mike Neal, to come forward for questioning or face possible suspension. The accusation against the players was made in a report by Al Jazeera America in December.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:21:10 -0400

Basketball: Coach K gets perfect send-off with Serbia rout

Basketball - Men's Semifinal Spain v USABy Chris Gallagher RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - U.S. men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his national team career on a high note as Team USA overpowered Serbia at the Rio Games for their third straight Olympic gold medal. Sunday's 96-66 victory capped off the most successful coaching career in men's Olympic basketball history, with Krzyzewski becoming the first coach to lead three teams to gold. Krzyzewski, 69, will hand the reins to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich as he leaves Team USA after nearly 11 years and with a 24-0 record in the Olympics.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:22:24 -0400

Kim four shots clear after three rounds at Wyndham
By Andrew Both GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - South Korean Kim Si-woo was focused intensely on his own task, birdying the final hole as he turned a narrow advantage into a four-shot lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday. Kim was almost flawless, carding a six-under-par 64 to move within sight of his first PGA Tour victory.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:33:38 -0400

Golf-Korean Kim joins young guns with Greensboro runaway
* Fifth South Korean to win on PGA Tour * Youngest Greensboro champion since Seve * Sets up victory with second-round 60 (Adds quotes, details) Aug 21 (Reuters) - Kim Si-woo completed a brilliant weekend for South Korean golf when he blew away the field for a five-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Sunday. Eleven years after his compatriot K.J. Choi won in Greensboro, Kim added his name to the Sam Snead Cup, matching the lowest numerical score posted in the event that dates back to 1938. Englishman Luke Donald (67) put his mediocre recent play behind him to take second place on 16-under, but the day belonged to Kim.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:26:00 -0400

South Korea\'s Kim stretches Wyndham lead to four

Kim Si-Woo hits a tee shot on the 16th hole on August 20, 2016 in Greensboro, North CarolinaSouth Korea's Kim Si-Woo extended his lead to four strokes at the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship by shooting a six-under 64 in the third round on Saturday. The 21-year-old Kim wasn't as dominating as a day earlier when he fired a course-record 60, but he managed to stay at the front of the pack for all of Saturday's round at the Sedgefield Country Club course in Greensboro, North Carolina. First-round co-leader Rafa Cabrera Bello, of Spain, moved up to second place with a 65, while American Jim Furyk (67), Kevin Na (67) and Luke Donald (64) are five shots back in a tie for third.



Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Aug 2016 19:50:23 -0400

Rugby, golf eye Olympics halo but face Tokyo 2020 challengers

Fiji's Osea Kolinisau scores a try in the men's rugby sevens Olympics gold medal match between Fiji and Great Britain in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016Rugby and golf thrived on their return to the Olympics after a century away, but will face new challengers in the battle to retain a place beyond the Toyko 2020 Games. Baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding will all be included in Japan and will be anxious to make a good impression to get a possible place among the so-called "core sports" with access to Olympic riches. Rugby's last Olympic incarnation was as a men's 15-a-side tournament in 1924 won by the United States.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:34:12 -0400

Rising star Kim Si-Woo earns maiden PGA Tour crown

South Korea's Kim Si-Woo closed with a three-under 67 to run away with the Wyndham Championship title by five strokesSouth Korea's Kim Si-Woo persevered through down-the-stretch jitters and a brief rain delay to claim his first USPGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship. "He looked like he was very much in control of his game and he was going to be a hard man to catch," Donald said of Kim. Kim finished four rounds at the Sedgefield Country Club course at 21 under for the 21-year-old.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:20:58 -0400

Golf-European Tour Czech Masters scores
Aug 21 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Czech Masters at the par-72 course on Sunday in Prague -15 Paul Peterson (U.S.) 72 70 64 67 -14 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 67 67 70 70 -11 Ryan Evans (Britain) 66 73 70 68 David Howell (Britain) 70 68 71 68 -10 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Britain) 69 69 71 69 -9 David Lipsky (U.S. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 11:53:31 -0400

Comcast\'s Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud

Convicted financier Allen Stanford, who faces up to 230 years in prison for his $7 billion Ponzi scheme, arrives at Federal Court in Houston for sentencingRalph Janvey, a court-appointed receiver for Stanford's companies, had argued that the sponsorship, in which Golf Channel aired hundreds of commercials for Stanford, had no real value because they furthered the Ponzi scheme.



Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:57:59 -0400

Golf - Rose, after golden Olympic run, returns to regular job

Golf - Men's Individual Stroke PlayBy Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Justin Rose, still feeling the glow of winning Olympic golf gold at the Rio Games, says he hopes the experience will carry him on a strong run after claiming a prize he considers "at the top". Rose prevailed in Rio in a tight, final-round duel with British Open champion Henrik Stenson and the Briton said the reaction to his victory has been overwhelming. "The whole experience...exceeded my expectations and certainly winning has blown me away in terms of the reach that it has and the global audience that it has," Rose told reporters at Bethpage Black, where The Barclays will kick off the FedExCup playoffs on Thursday.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:12:46 -0400

HIGHLIGHTS-Olympics-Day 16 at the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Latest news from the 16th and final day of competition at the Rio Olympics on Sunday (all times GMT): 1845 YOKA SEES OFF JOYCE FOR SUPER-HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING GOLD Defending world champion Tony Yoka of France beat Britain's Joe Joyce to win the men's Olympic super-heavyweight boxing title. Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko and Croatia's Filip Hrgovic were awarded the bronze medals as losing semi-finallists. 1840 U.S. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:12:47 -0400

Aussie Luck wins U.S. Amateur Championship
(Reuters) - Curtis Luck says he will put his professional career on hold after becoming the third Australian to win the United States Amateur Championship. Luck beat American Brad Dalke 6&4 in the final in Michigan on Sunday. The 20-year-old from Perth follows in the footsteps of previous Australians to win the U.S. Amateur, Walter Travis (1900, 1901, 1903) and Nick Flanagan (2003).
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 17:35:31 -0400

Performance Sports ex-chairman may bid for hockey-gear maker
By John Tilak and Jessica DiNapoli TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of Performance Sports Group Ltd, Graeme Roustan, told Reuters he has hired investment banks Jefferies Group LLC and Canaccord Genuity to explore a possible bid for the troubled maker of hockey gear. Roustan said he believes he can turn around the money-losing company, which is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. The company is conducting an internal investigation into its accounting practices, which has delayed the release of its annual report.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:20:53 -0400

NFL: League tightens clarification on injury reports

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys(Reuters) - The NFL has opted to drop the "probable" designation in injury reports ahead of games, bringing more clarity to the availability of players and their chances of taking the field, the league announced on Sunday. The NFL had previously utilized the "probable" category for those that had a 75 percent chance of taking part, though the tag was used loosely as gamesmanship by teams in instances where players were certain to take the field.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:25:00 -0400

Korean Kim joins young guns with Greensboro runaway

PGA: Wyndham Championship - Final Round(Reuters) - Kim Si-woo completed a brilliant weekend for South Korean golf when he blew away the field for a five-stroke victory at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Sunday. Eleven years after his compatriot K.J. Choi won in Greensboro, Kim added his name to the Sam Snead Cup, matching the lowest numerical score posted in the event that dates back to 1938. Barely 24 hours after Park In-bee captured the Olympic women's golf gold, Kim carded 67 to finish at 21-under-par 259, capping off his performance with a 13-foot birdie at the final hole at Sedgefield Country Club.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:30:03 -0400

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Wyndham Championship scores
Aug 21 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Wyndham Championship at the par-70 course on Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina -21 Kim Si-Woo (Korea) 68 60 64 67 -16 Luke Donald (Britain) 65 68 64 67 -15 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 66 64 68 67 Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 65 68 65 67 -14 Billy Horschel (U.S.) 66 68 64 68 Brett Stegmaier (U.S.) 66 67 69 64 Johnson Wagner (U.S.) 66 68 65 67 Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 63 68 65 70 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 68 66 64 68 -13 Kevin Na (U.S.) 63 67 67 70 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 70 67 67 63 Jim Furyk (U.S.) 66 64 67 70 Bud Cauley (U.S. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:11:59 -0400

Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe\'s \'fantastic\' mix
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:59:51 -0400

Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe\'s \'fantastic\' mix

BMW PGA ChampionshipEurope's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.



Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:01:35 -0400

Basketball: U.S. golden run set to continue at Tokyo 2020

Olympics: Basketball-Men's Team-Final -SRB vs USABy Steve Keating RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. women's Olympic gold medal-winning basketball team, says he is constantly reminded that, "It's not whether you win or lose -- until you lose". The U.S. women rubber-stamped their credentials as an Olympic dynasty when they claimed a sixth straight gold on Saturday with a 101-72 rout of Spain that ran their Games winning record to a staggering 49-0. The U.S. men's basketball team earned seven consecutive gold medals from 1936-1968 while India claimed six straight men's field hockey titles from 1928-1956.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:26:59 -0400

Australia irked by late calls in bronze basketball loss to Spain

L-R: Australia's power forward Brock Motum, guard Damian Martin, centre David Andersen, forward Aron Baynes, centre Andrew Bogut and guard Patty Mills react after losing the men's bronze medal basketball match on August 21, 2016Australia missed out on its first Olympic men's basketball medal by the narrowest of margins Sunday and ripped Serbian referee Ilija Belosevic for calling "soft fouls" that helped Spain capture bronze. NBA star Pau Gasol scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to power Spain over Australia 89-88 in a thriller that went down to the final possession. "It's frustrating when their last four points come from the foul line on what you would term soft fouls," Australia coach Andrej Lemanis said.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:57:21 -0400

Day aims to defend Barclays\' crown as playoffs begin

US golfer Jason Dufner watches his drive from the 6th tee during his third round on day three of the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland on July 16, 2016World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this week's The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. Defending champion Day is joined by Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott at the event which will cut the FedEx Cup playoff field to 100 and give others a chance to bid for spots in the Ryder Cup. Also in the field of 121 is Justin Rose who is fresh off winning the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:28:28 -0400

Golf-American Peterson pips Pieters to win maiden tour title
Paul Peterson of the United States won his maiden European tour title when he beat Belgian holder Thomas Pieters by one stroke in the Czech Masters on Sunday. Peterson completed a 15-under-par victory ahead of Pieters, who had held a two-stroke lead overnight, with Britons David Howell and Ryan Evans joint third on minus 11. "This is the best feeling in the world," Peterson told the European Tour website (www.europeantour.com).
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:28:15 -0400

The Latest: US goalie Solo calls Sweden "a bunch of cowards"

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a penalty during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016. The United States was eliminated by Sweden after a penalty shoot-out.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):



Publ.Date : Sat, 13 Aug 2016 04:38:23 -0400

US women ready to dominate basketball for 20 more years

An overview shows USA's small forward Angel McCoughtry watching the ball after scoring on August 20, 2016 during the Rio Olympic GamesAs dominating as the US Olympic women's basketball team has been for the past 20 years, there are American teens set to extend the dynasty for another two decades. The Americans captured their sixth consecutive gold medal and eighth in nine tries by beating Spain 101-72 on Saturday, stretching their Olympic win streak to 49 games since a 1992 semi-final defeat. "If you took this whole squad away and bring in another group of girls, they will probably win a gold medal," US forward Angel McCoughtry said.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:18:54 -0400

Los Angeles Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi

Basketball - Lakers sign Chinese Olympian YiYi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced. Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games at the Summer Olympics, which wrapped up on Sunday. "We're excited to have a player of his worldwide accomplishments," general manager Mitch Kupchak said on Monday.



Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:16:57 -0400

Sanchez making an impression with Yankees
(Reuters) - Dominican rookie Gary Sanchez continued the blistering start to his New York Yankees career by blasting two home runs in Monday's 7-5 loss to Seattle. The 23-year-old, who was called up to the Major Leagues on Aug. 3, now has eight homers in his first 19 games, setting a Yankees record for the fastest to reach that total. A highly touted prospect as a catcher, the Yankees signed Sanchez as an international free agent when he was 16.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:38:28 -0400

American Peterson pips Pieters to win maiden tour title
Paul Peterson of the United States won his maiden European tour title when he beat Belgian holder Thomas Pieters by one stroke in the Czech Masters on Sunday. Peterson completed a 15-under-par victory ahead of Pieters, who had held a two-stroke lead overnight, with Britons David Howell and Ryan Evans joint third on minus 11. "This is the best feeling in the world," Peterson told the European Tour website (www.europeantour.com).
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:31:37 -0400

US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row

From L: The members of the USA men's basketball team celebrate with their gold medalsCompleting a third consecutive unbeaten run to gold, the United States crushed Serbia 96-66 in Sunday's Rio Games basketball final to win its sixth Olympic title with NBA talent in seven tries. Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 30 points in the second quarter to trigger the rout, stretching the USA's Olympic winning streak to 25 games and its decade-long unbeaten string to 76 in what was the final gold medal match of the Games. With the win, US forward Carmelo Anthony became the first man with three Olympic basketball gold medals.



Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:52:18 -0400

Battle on for last automatic spots on U.S. Ryder Cup team

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship(Reuters) - With the Ryder Cup just over a month away, the teams are shaping up, with this week's Barclays tournament at Bethpage determining the last three automatic spots on a United States team desperate to end Europe's recent domination. U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker and Ryder rookie Brooks Koepka are set for the trip to Hazeltine outside Minneapolis for the biennial matches starting on Sept. 30. Eight players automatically qualify from the U.S. points list, creating a scramble for the last three on offer from candidates such as (number six) Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Olympic bronze medallist Matt Kuchar and Rickie Fowler.



Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:36:56 -0400

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
Aug 22 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2735 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2701 3. (3) Adam Scott (Australia) 2063 4. (4) Russell Knox (Britain) 2001 5. (5) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1965 6. (6) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1717 7. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1575 8. (7) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1532 9. (10) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1529 10. (9) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1512 11. (11) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1491 12. (19) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1468 13. (12) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1422 14. (13) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 1387 15. (43) Kim Si-Woo (South Korea) 1382 16. (14) William McGirt (U.S.) 1360 17. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:58:27 -0400

Biden seeks to ease Turkey tensions over coup suspect Gulen

Turkish President Erdogan meets with U.S. Vice President Biden at the Presidential Palace in AnkaraBy Jeff Mason and Ece Toksabay ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sought on Wednesday to ease tensions with Turkey over its demands for extradition of a cleric it blames for July's failed coup, saying Washington was cooperating but needed evidence to meet U.S. legal standards. Demands for the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, in exile since 1999, and Turkish perceptions of an unsympathetic Western response to the coup soured relations between the United States and Turkey, a NATO partner in the U.S.-led war on Islamic State.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:22:45 -0400

The Latest: NRA to advertise on Trump\'s behalf

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with law enforcement leaders in New York. If this week?s string of vague and contradictory statements by Donald Trump and his team revealed anything, it?s that his immigration policy is still evolving. Just days ago Trump reshuffled his campaign staff just as he tries to recalibrate his message for the general election, in which his tough stance on immigration may be more of a liability than it was in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:47:15 -0400

U.S. monitoring situation in Kabul amid university attack: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Kabul, where gunmen attack the American University of Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, adding that it was deeply concerned about the attack. White House spokesman Josh Earnest also told reporters in a daily briefing that forces from the U.S.-led coalition were involved in the response to the attack in an advise and assist capacity. Suspected militants attacked the university with explosives and gunfire earlier on Wednesday. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and Susan Heavey; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:49 -0400

Trump: Perry will \'do well\' if he challenges Cruz for Senate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks in the rain with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as they arrive at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry mounting a possible primary challenge against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well."



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:31:03 -0400

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town

A Turkish army armoured vehicle is pictured in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep provinceBy Humeyra Pamuk and Jeff Mason KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. President Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:34:51 -0400

Military identifies American soldier killed in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. military has identified the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:05:53 -0400

The Latest: Erdogan says Syrian rebels take back border town

U.S Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim walk to review a guard of honour before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Biden has arrived in Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders as Turkey launched a military operation to clear a Syrian border town of Islamic State militants. The visit comes at a difficult time for ties between the two NATO allies.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? The Latest developments in the civil war in Syria (all times local):



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:28:13 -0400

U.S. State Department condemns attack on American University in Kabul
The U.S. State Department condemned the attack on Wednesday on the American University of Afghanistan in the strongest possible terms, calling it an attack on the future of Afghanistan. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the U.S. Embassy was working to account for all of its personnel and to locate and assist any U.S. citizens affected by the attack.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:01 -0400

U.S. State Department condemns North Korean missile test
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Wednesday strongly condemned North Korea's latest submarine-launched ballistic missile test and called upon Pyongyang to refrain from actions and rhetoric that raise tensions in the region. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said U.S. commitment to protect its allies in the region from North Korea's threats remained "iron-clad," and called Tuesday's test the latest "in an accelerating campaign of missile tests" that violate U.N. Security Council resolutions barring such activity. ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:42:10 -0400

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa trains during an NFL football rookie training camp in San Diego. The Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, said they believe "Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and in preseason games."(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) ? The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:06:44 -0400

\'The Color Purple\' lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2014 file photo shows actress and singer Jennifer Holliday during an interview in Atlanta. Holliday will take over the role of Shug Avery from Heather Headley in "The Color Purple," on Oct. 4. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Broadway's revival of "The Color Purple" has lured a real dream girl ? Jennifer Holliday.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:02:34 -0400

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheets

The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheetsAmerica has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages ...



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:25:22 -0400

Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy

Turkish army tanks are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces crossed into Syria as part of the operation. (DHA via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration's strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria's civil war or rupturing relations with Turkey.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:26 -0400

Biden says US understands \'intense feeling\' in Turkey over Gulen after coup

US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a joint press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister following their meeting on August 24, 2016 at the Cankaya Palace in AnkaraUS Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he understood the "intense feeling" in Turkey over the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup and wants to see extradited. Biden's one-day trip to Ankara was largely aimed at repairing damage to ties caused by the botched coup and Turkey's impatience over the failure of the US to rapidly surrender Gulen. Speaking at a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Biden said work was continuing by US legal experts to evaluate the evidence produced by Turkey that needs to "be supplied to an American court" for an extradition.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:35:37 -0400

U.N. Security Council to meet Wednesday on North Korea missile launch
The United Nations Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Wednesday at the request of the United States and Japan to discuss North Korea's latest missile launch, diplomats said. North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 kilometers (311 miles) toward Japan, an indication of improving technological capability for the isolated North Asian country that has conducted a series of missile launches in defiance of UN sanctions. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon found the launch "deeply troubling," and urged North Korea to de-escalate the situation and return to talks on denuclearization, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:42:45 -0400

North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

TV screens show file footage of a similar North Korea's ballistic missile that North Korea claimed to have launched from underwater at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:09:05 -0400

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Warren, Mich. Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a ?disturbing alt-right? political philosophy that her campaign says presents ?a divisive and dystopian view of America.? She?ll make the case in a speech Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Nevada. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a lower bar to clear.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:05:41 -0400

US conducts strikes to support Turkey anti-IS ops in Syria

Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 24, 2016 shows smoke billows following air strikes by a Turkish Army jet fighter on the Syrian Turkish border village of JarabulusUS military aircraft on Wednesday pounded the northern Syrian border town of Jarabulus as part of a Turkish-led effort to push Islamic State group jihadists from the key crossing point. By Wednesday evening in Syria, rebels said they had seized full control of Jarabulus, which had been held by IS since 2014 and was a key transit point for IS fighters flowing between Syria and Turkey. A second US defense official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said some IS fighters appeared to be attempting to flee Jarabulus, and would be targeted from the air if they are confirmed to be jihadists.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:59 -0400

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West

In this photo provided by inciweb.nwcg.gov, a plane drops fire retardant near the northwest side of Owyhee Canyon south of Vale, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The nearly 50-square-mile fire in eastern Oregon near the Idaho state line is now threatening Succor Creek State Park. (inciweb.nwcg.gov via AP)BOISE, Idaho (AP) ? Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:21:53 -0400

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. ?We are trying to assess the situation,? President Mark English told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:18:42 -0400

Trump\'s evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obama

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2106 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meets with active and retired law enforcement in Akron, Ohio. If this week?s string of vague and contradictory statements by Trump and his team revealed anything, it?s that his immigration policy is still evolving. Just days ago Trump reshuffled his campaign staff just as he tries to recalibrate his message for the general election, in which his tough stance on immigration may be more of a liability than it was in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Donald Trump's new line on immigration ? "fair, but firm" ? is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famously hard-line GOP nominee softening his approach?



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:13:54 -0400

Documents: Soviets worried about detente after Nixon quit

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1973 file photo, then-vice presidential nominee Gerald R. Ford, right, listens as President Richard Nixon, accompanied by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Overseas reaction to Nixon?s resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon?s exit the ?falling out? of the ?wicked boss? of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation. (AP Photo/Harvey W. Georges, File)YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) ? Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:49:08 -0400

Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov\'t
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) ? U.S. communities in eight Appalachian states and Texas that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:21:17 -0400

Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during his "The High Road Tour" at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at the Aug. 5, concert is suing the performers and the venue's owner. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the venue's owner and the performers claiming they didn't take enough precautions to ensure concertgoers would be safe.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:57:06 -0400

France\'s Sarkozy brands burkinis a "provocation"

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, poses prior to a TV interviews at French TV station TF1 in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. France's former conservative president Nicolas Sarkozy announced he is running for the presidency again in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) ? France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that he says supports radicalized Islam.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:13:34 -0400

Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen in Charlotte, N.C. Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, recommended to supporter, Florida Gov. Rick Scott that he give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose case history is at odds with many of Trump?s policy positions. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ? Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:25:59 -0400

The Latest: 8-year-old pulled out alive from quake rubble

A rescued woman is carried away on a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) ? The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:39:32 -0400

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

FILE - In this May 6, 2015 file photo, a computer-based practice ACT English test is displayed on a computer monitor in Washington. Nearly two-thirds of this year?s high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:37:54 -0400

French Muslims fear renewed stigmatization in burkini ban

A Muslim woman wears a burkini, a swimsuit that leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, on a beach in MarseilleFrench Muslims are concerned that decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatization of Muslims, the head of a body representing Muslims in France said on Wednesday. Anouar Kbibech, president of the French Council of Muslim Faith said after meeting Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve that there was growing concern especially among French Muslim women over the ban. "This is creating emotion and anxiety among Muslims in France and beyond," Kbibech said after the meeting.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:27:24 -0400

Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Turkish artillery stationed near the Syrian border in Karkamis, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation.The operation was launched hours before Vice President Joe Biden was due in Ankara for talks that include developments in Syria.(AP Photo)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian rebels retake a border town from Islamic State militants.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:54 -0400

Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students flee

Afghan policemen stand guard at the site of an attack at American University of Afghanistan in KabulBy Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Suspected militants stormed the Kabul campus of the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday with some students jumping from second floor windows to escape the gunfire and explosions, witnesses and officials said. News of casualties was sketchy, but the head of hospitals in the Afghan capital said at least one person had been killed and 14 students wounded in the assault. "Many students jumped from the second floor, some broke their legs and some hurt their head trying to escape," Abdullah Fahimi, a student who escaped, told Reuters.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:00:26 -0400

Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

Aerial view of Amatrice in central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, as it appears after a magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) ? Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:20:45 -0400

At least 120 killed as quake flattens towns in central Italy

People stand by a road following a quake in AmatriceBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - An earthquake flattened towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and burying some alive in their sleep, with volunteers and firefighters racing to free those trapped under mounds of rubble as darkness fell. In the nearby village of Accumoli, a family of four, including two boys aged 8 months and 9 years, were buried when their house imploded. Aerial photographs showed whole areas of Amatrice, last year voted one of Italy's most beautiful historic towns, flattened by the 6.2 magnitude quake.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:35:00 -0400

Burkini ban: US warns tourists to obey French law

Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion such as a "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit for Muslim womenThe US State Department warned travelers to France that they should obey local laws Wednesday after several beach towns imposed a ban on swimwear incorporating Muslim veils. Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion such as a "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit for Muslim women. "In the country specific information for France that we provide on our website... we inform US citizen travelers that they are subject to local laws," he said.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:04:09 -0400

Militants storm American University in Kabul

Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016Explosions and gunfire rang out as militants stormed the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul Wednesday, prompting desperate calls for help from students trapped inside classrooms, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital. At least one person was killed and 26 others were wounded in the assault, which comes just weeks after two university professors -- an American and an Australian -- were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school. Dozens of special forces cordoned off the area after the attack started on Wednesday evening, when the private university is usually packed with students, many of them working professionals doing part-time courses.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:16:57 -0400

Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. (European Southern Observatory via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) ? After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:19:30 -0400

Syria rebels backed by Turkey tanks \'seize\' IS-held town

A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep on August 24, 2016Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside Syrian territory Wednesday in a lightning operation that within hours ousted Islamic State jihadists from a key Syrian border town. The air and ground offensive -- the most ambitious launched by Ankara in the Syria conflict -- made rapid progress towards Jarabulus with rebel fighters already proclaiming victory by the late afternoon just 14 hours after it started. "Jarabulus is completely liberated," Ahmad Othman, a commander of the Sultan Mourad rebel group, told AFP from the scene, while another rebel spokesman said IS fighters had fled towards Al-Bab to the southwest.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:42:57 -0400

US steps up fight against EU tax crackdown on Apple

A demonstration outside of an Apple Store on April 15, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe US stepped up its fight against the European Commission's crackdown on tax avoidance by Apple and other multinational companies, accusing the commission of unilateralism and overstepping its mandate. With potentially billions of dollars in tax levies at stake, the Treasury also reiterated its view that the investigations "disproportionately" target US companies and would prevent Washington from recovering taxes that it is eying from the companies' offshore earnings.



Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:30:07 -0400

Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:32:30 -0400

Pandora to release weekly show with Roots drummer Questlove
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? Roots drummer Questlove is starting a new three-hour weekly show on the streaming music service Pandora that will feature music, interviews and conversations from the Grammy-winning musician.
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:19:49 -0400

 

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