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Andy Murray Is Not Here For This Reporter's Casual Sexism
- August 16, 2016

He said: "Emotionally it was tough, physically it was hard with so many ups and downs". Del Potro, a bronze medallist in London four years ago, was inconsolable, weeping as he sat courtside. "I am happy to still be here and still playing". Ever since reuniting with coach Ivan Lendl, with whom he won the 2012 Olympics and US Open, we have seen a resurgence from Murray that has propelled him back to the very top of global tennis. (more...)
Yelich throws out runner to end game; Marlins beat Sox 5-4 Yelich throws out runner to end game; Marlins beat Sox 5-4
- August 16, 2016

The Marlins will be without Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after suffering a groin injury. Rodriguez hadn't played the field at all this season until his final game with the Yankees. Hopefully, he's out a couple of weeks, and we get back at it. "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season". The right fielder attempted to stretch a single into a double and was tagged out to end the game. (more...)
Aetna Drops Obamacare In Most States
- August 16, 2016

Aetna's AET, -0.34% move will sharpen concerns about competitive options in the exchanges - and it puts at least one county, Pinal in Arizona, at risk of having no insurers offering exchange plans in 2017, a circumstance that would present a major challenge to the basic mechanics of the ACA. (more...)
Backed Syrian forces to target Al-Bab
- August 16, 2016

Chasing Isis from northern Aleppo province could also free up Syrian army troops for the fierce battle for the provincial capital, Syria's second city, where fighting between the army and the al-Qaida-affiliated Levant Conquest Front (LCF) escalated yesterday. (more...)
Elvis fans make pilgrimage to his gravesite at Graceland Elvis fans make pilgrimage to his gravesite at Graceland
- August 16, 2016

The $45 million complex is set to open next spring, replacing the aging visitor center across the street from the Graceland home where the rock and roll singer and film star spent 20 years before his death on August 16, 1977. Jack Soden said he really hopes protesters will think twice about disrupting Elvis Week and tonight's candlelight vigil. The Commercial Appeal reports that the new complex will replace the existing complex, which contains a vehicle museum, restaurants and memorabilia ... (more...)
Simone Biles Proves Unstoppable While Team USA Wins More Medals
- August 16, 2016

Olympic Trials in July. Biles' three golds in Rio are the most by a female gymnast from the U.S.in one Olympics. The countries placed in second and third for the total number of Olympic medals are tied in second for the race towards gaining the most number of gold medals from the most popular sporting event. (more...)
Clintons earned $10.75 million last year, paid 34.2 percent federal tax rate
- August 16, 2016

The Trump campaign statement came hours after Ms. Clinton released the latest tax returns of her and her husband Bill Clinton. Though Clinton continues to reject calls that she release transcripts of paid speeches she gave to Wall Street over recent years, the Clintons-especially given their long history of living in the public eye-have disclosed decades of detailed information regarding their personal wealth and taxes. (more...)
2 terminals at JFK airport resume operations after gun scare 2 terminals at JFK airport resume operations after gun scare
- August 16, 2016

Members of the Port Authority Police Department stand guard at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy airport. Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceled a flight to Frankfurt. "All terminals searched & cleared.Negative results. No shots were fired", New York Police Department Chief of Special Operations Division Chief Harry Wedin tweeted. (more...)
Brexit may be delayed until 2019 Brexit may be delayed until 2019
- August 16, 2016

In a statement released on Saturday setting out the future of European funding in the United Kingdom following the vote to leave, Hammond said government would also maintain funding where United Kingdom organisations bid directly to the European Commission on a competitive basis for EU funding projects. (more...)
UNISON backs Corbyn for leader
- August 16, 2016

It comes after two-thirds of his neighbouring Islington South and Finsbury Constituency Labour Party (CLP) also backed him to remain as leader last week. Momentum say that party membership has more than doubled under Jeremy Corbyn, and that despite Cadbury's fears, Labour's electoral record under his leadership has been impressive, winning numerous by-elections with an increased share of the vote and recapturing the London mayoralty, among other victories. (more...)
Clinton 30 Points Ahead Of Trump In New York
- August 16, 2016

Clinton's national voter registration program is being launched on the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama's 2012 executive order that temporarily shielded some young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. RCP's average (which does not include this poll) has Hillary up 17.3. According to Politico , party leaders have started talking about how they're going to go about cutting off Donald Trump from party funds so the cash can be better spent in congressional ... (more...)
Stocks Trade Around Records as Crude Enjoys Another Rally
- August 16, 2016

The S&P 500 index has notched 14 record highs since July, but analysts have expressed skepticism over the length of the rally in what is traditionally a low-volume period. However, traders are largely skeptical of a rate hike in the near term, with US inflation below the Fed's 2 percent target and as central banks worldwide unleash stimulus programs to support their economies. (more...)
Former IS stronghold controlled by US-backed forces, says Kurdish official
- August 16, 2016

Then came crowds of men, women and children, returning on foot from the countryside, where they took refuge while fighters from the Syria Democratic Forces fought to liberate the once-tranquil city. SDF fighters have been slowly advancing in the town and nearby villages over the past weeks. According to the observatory, 437 civilians, including more than 100 children, were killed in the battle for Manbij and surrounding territory. (more...)
DC chef Michel Richard has died DC chef Michel Richard has died
- August 16, 2016

Richard, 68, suffered a stroke on Tuesday, she explained to Washington's CityPaper. Apart from restaurant Central Michel Richard , Pommes Palais, Richard's bakery in New York City, also remains open. He opened Citrus in Los Angeles in 1986. Richard inspired an entire generation of chefs and restaurateurs who've run some of Santa Barbara's best kitchens, among them the Wine Cask's Alex Castillo and David Cecchini, Charlie Fredrick of Bouchon, James Sly of Sly's in Carpinteria, Empty Bowls' ... (more...)
Gas customers may be due refund after billing errors Gas customers may be due refund after billing errors
- August 16, 2016

Older meters used imperial units of measurement, calculating gas usage in cubic feet, while newer meters calculate using cubic meters. Customers whose metric meters have been read as though they are imperial may have been undercharged by up to 60 per cent; those whose metric meters have been read as though they are imperial may have been overcharged by at least 130 per cent. (more...)
Bookie William Hill rejects bid approach Rank Group and 888 Bookie William Hill rejects bid approach Rank Group and 888
- August 16, 2016

It had originally based its sums around the terms of a stock offer for Rank by 888 that would precede their proposed takeover of William Hill . "The Board of William Hill continues to believe that the Revised Proposal is highly opportunistic and does not reflect the inherent value of the Group". (more...)
Indian bonds continue to gain post RBI monetary policy decision
- August 16, 2016

Rajan, who has made a decision to return to academia after his three-year tenure ends on September 4, said Tuesday's policy review was likely to be the last one to be Governor-led, as a the exercise would be conducted by new six-member panel going forward. (more...)
Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers
- August 16, 2016

The systems were infected with malware between March 1st, 2015 to June 21st, 2016. Hackers have attacked 20 hotels run by HEI Hotels and Resorts , including Hyatt , Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental with a targeted malware. Since being alerted to the breach, the company said it has been able to remove the malware from its system. "We take this matter and the security of personal information very seriously and we will continue to review and enhance our security measures to further ... (more...)
Modi chides Pakistan, urges Indian unity on national day Modi chides Pakistan, urges Indian unity on national day
- August 16, 2016

In his Independence Day speech, the deputy CM said that attempts were being made to vitiate the atmosphere in the Jammu region also but the people foiled such nefarious designs. "What kind of life is this, inspired by terrorism?" But on the other hand, look at those who glorify terrorists. In the name of Maoism at the forest areas and in the name of terrorism at the borders, violence is being carried out. (more...)
Woman left behind at closed Mass. dialysis clinic Woman left behind at closed Mass. dialysis clinic
- August 16, 2016

The woman was evaluated by EMTs, found to be OK, and returned to her Wilmington care facility, Sullivan said. "She said she screamed out and said, 'is anyone here, am I alone, ' and crickets". "Someone needs to be held accountable for this". Stone said the facility deeply regrets what happened and said they have spoken with the woman's family about the incident. (more...)

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