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MLB roundup: Yanks' Tanaka shuts out Rays

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 02:13:00 -0400

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter and was backed by two homers, as the New York Yankees opened a 10-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. In three starts this ....
FOREX-Australian dollar sags on easing rates outlook, pound hobbled by Brexit anxiety

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 02:06:31 -0400

With markets focused on U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan meetings later this week, traders latched on to minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) June meeting which showed policymakers w....
Late homers push Royals past Mariners

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 02:03:16 -0400

Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the host Seattle Mariners 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of last-place teams. Martin Maldonado also hom....
Jury chosen for Navy SEAL's war crimes trial, opening arguments on Tuesday

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:48:59 -0400

Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that h....
Late homers push Royals past Mariners

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:48:54 -0400

Jorge Soler hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the host Seattle Mariners 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of last-place teams. Martin Maldonado also hom....
Rugby-Highlanders bullish on Smith return for Crusaders clash

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:45:13 -0400

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith could be rushed back into the Otago Highlanders side for Friday's quarter-final against the Canterbury Crusaders as Aaron Mauger's side prepare for Super Rugby's 'Mission....
UPDATE 2-Don't open 'Pandora's Box' in Middle East, China warns

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:45:06 -0400

The Chinese government's top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a "Pandora's Box" in the Middle East, as he denounced U.S. pressure on Iran and called on it not to drop out of a....
Jury chosen for Navy SEAL's war crimes trial, opening arguments on Tuesday

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:38:31 -0400

Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that h....
Giants' Beede beats Dodgers for first career win

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:38:25 -0400

Rookie Tyler Beede gave up just one run over six innings to earn his first major league victory as the visiting San Francisco Giants upended the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday in the opener of a fo....
UPDATE 1-Former Egyptian president Mursi buried in Cairo, son says

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:29:44 -0400

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The burial was a....
Beede earns 1st big league victory, Giants edge Dodgers 3-2

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:29:37 -0400

Tyler Beede allowed one run over six innings to earn his first big-league victory and the San Francisco Giants defeated the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Monday night in the opener of a four-gam....
Sandy Hook families switch tactics, put hoaxers on defensive

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:29:10 -0400

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims....
Padres' Lucchesi, bullpen blank Brewers

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:26:52 -0400

After 23 pitchers gave up 48 runs on 69 hits over four games at Coors Field in Denver over the weekend, the Padres desperately needed starter Joey Lucchesi to go deep into Monday night's opener of a t....
French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:24:09 -0400

French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future. S....
Jury to be seated in Navy SEAL's California murder trial

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:23:37 -0400

Combat veterans who lost friends and comrades in battle are being questioned as potential jurors in the war-crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL. Seven Marines, including one woman who is a major, f....
'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:22:27 -0400

Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most famous fire, a plucky new generation of Cleveland artists and entrepreneurs has turned the old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment in....
Cricket-Calm dressing room key to Bangladesh win, says Shakib

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:20:29 -0400

Bangladesh's successful run chase against West Indies at the World Cup on Monday was aided by a calm and confident dressing room atmosphere that the players were able to replicate on the pitch, all-ro....
Former Egyptian president Mursi buried in Cairo, son says

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:13:52 -0400

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The burial was a....
Soccer-Concern over poor ticket sales grows at Copa America

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:11:50 -0400

The organisers of the Copa America expressed concerns over poor attendance at initial games on Monday and said they must correct errors in the ticketing process to ensure more fans have access to matc....
New Zealand man jailed for sharing video of mass shooting: media

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:03:09 -0400

A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported. The lone gunman who killed 51 peopl....
Fiers, A's eke past Orioles

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:01:45 -0400

Mike Fiers outdueled Andrew Cashner in a battle of veteran right-handers handcuffed by shaky defenses Monday night, and the host Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 in the open....
New Zealand man jailed for sharing video of mass shooting -media

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:01:16 -0400

A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported. The lone gunman who killed 51 peopl....
Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:23 -0400

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Hollywood seems to be coming down with a contagious case of franchise fatigue this summer, as "Men in Black: International" and "Shaft" be....
Reuters Health News Summary

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:23 -0400

Doing things one at a time in drug development is not a luxury that GlaxoSmithKline can afford any longer, the head of pharmaceuticals at Britain's largest drugmaker told Reuters. Luke Miels, who joi....
Reuters People News Summary

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:22 -0400

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remembered his mother, designer and society grand dame Gloria Vanderbilt, as a woman who endured a string of heartbreaks but still remained deeply in love with love. Pop si....
Reuters Science News Summary

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:21 -0400

The persistence of Congo's Ebola outbreak and its deadly spread to Uganda in recent days show how societal issues are as crucial as scientific advances in controlling disease outbreaks, specialists in....
Reuters Sports News Summary

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:21 -0400

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, sidelined all season after suffering a severe groin strain near the end of spring training, began a rehab assignment at Class-A Daytona on Monday. "We ....
Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:58:17 -0400

More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data ....
AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:56:42 -0400

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. At 25, she'd struggled with mental illness for years, but Xanax and hyperactivity medica....
Former Egyptian president Mursi buried in Cairo, son says

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:55:29 -0400

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday. The burial was a....
California man suspected of threatening synagogue free on bond

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:50:45 -0400

Police said on Monday that Ross Farca, 23, of Concord, Ca., was freed on a bond of $125,000 over the weekend, after being charged with making criminal threats, possession of an illegal assault rifle a....
Attorney: Officer who shot 3 in Costco was attacked first

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:48:52 -0400

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman's attorney said Monday. Attorney Da....
California man suspected of threatening synagogue free on bond

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:47:58 -0400

California police have arrested a man suspected of making online threats to shoot up a Jewish temple, saying he had a fascination with Adolf Hitler and planned to emulate a mass shooting at a synagogu....
UPDATE 1-'Systemic failure' of U.N. ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: review

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:47:49 -0400

There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security C....
Cricket-India intimidate Pakistan, says Younis

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:36:03 -0400

Pakistan go into cricket matches against arch-rivals India feeling like the weaker team these days, former fast bowling ace Waqar Younis has said following Sunday's World Cup encounter. India extend....
MLB roundup: Yanks' Tanaka shuts out Rays

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:33:51 -0400

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter and was backed by two homers, as the New York Yankees opened a 10-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. In three starts this ....
Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:33:36 -0400

At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his four....
Yankees' Tanaka silences Rays with two-hitter

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:23:22 -0400

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter and was backed by two homers, as the New York Yankees opened a 10-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night in the opener of a thre....
Beijing-backed candidate announces bid to lead casino hub of Macau

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:20:59 -0400

The head of the legislature in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, formally declared his candidacy on Tuesday in the race to run the Chinese-controlled territory for the next five years. The pol....
Beijing-backed candidate announces bid to lead casino hub of Macau

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:17:42 -0400

The head of the legislature in Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, formally declared his candidacy on Tuesday in the race to run the Chinese-controlled territory for the next five years. The pol....
Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:15:16 -0400

President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himsel....
Some of the stories behind those involved in jail suicides

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:14:21 -0400

A Marine with PTSD, a schizophrenic father, a granddad struggling with depression: They are just some of the many who've taken their lives in U.S. jails — a problem experts say is preventable with mor....
Porcello pitches Red Sox past Berrios and Twins 2-0

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:12:11 -0400

After an awfully sluggish start to their World Series title defense, the Boston Red Sox have begun to round into form. Porcello pitched seven innings to outduel Twins ace Jose Berrios, and the Red So....
Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:08:54 -0400

The nation's jails face increasing pressures as they house large numbers of mentally ill and addicted inmates. HOW MANY JAIL INMATES ARE MENTALLY ILL? About 4 to 5% of Americans are seriously mental....
Comcast partners with Charter, Cox to advance targeted advertising

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:08:49 -0400

The initiative, called "On Addressability," aims to create standards for addressable advertising, which targets ads to certain households based on their interests. It has so far been done only on a s....
AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:08:27 -0400

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, but Xanax and hyperactivity medication had....
Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:05:19 -0400

Superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem. The MTV Movie and TV awards usually ....
Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:01:00 -0400

Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online. The Global All....
Porcello, Red Sox blank Twins

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:59:48 -0400

J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Rick Porcello threw seven shutout innings to outduel Jose Berrios and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota T....
Authorities ID man allegedly behind Ortiz plot

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:55:40 -0400

Dominican Republic authorities identified the man they believe led the plot to assassinate former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, but they did not have him in custody as of Monday. Alberto Miguel Ro....