Month: November 2018

Brian Agler has resigned after four seasons as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, the team announced on Friday. “We’d like to thank Brian for his contributions to the Sparks organization over the last four seasons, including helping the team win the 2016 title,” said general manager Penny Toler in a statement. “We wish
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will tentatively face sentencing on March 5, a federal judge ruled on Friday, after the U.S. special counsel investigating whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia said Manafort had breached his plea agreement. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign chair and
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FRASCATI, Italy (Reuters) – The European Central Bank launched on Friday a new system aimed at letting banks settle payments instantly across Europe, helping them to compete with PayPal and other global tech giants. The PayPal and Androin Pay apps are seen on a mobile phone in this illustration photo October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China hopes the United States can show sincerity and promote proposals both countries can accept when their two leaders meet at this week’s G20 summit, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday ahead of the key trade talks. World leaders started arriving in Buenos Aires on Thursday ahead of the gathering of
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Danny Green made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:07 to play in overtime, and the Toronto Raptors went on to defeat the visiting Golden State Warriors 131-128 Thursday night. Nov 29, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to get past Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) on his way to
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Quarterback Marcus Mariota misfired on one pass in his last outing, and the Tennessee Titans still lost by 17 points. FILE PHOTO: Nov 26, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports That
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FILE PHOTO: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. attends a news conference to announce he is joining Japanese Mixed Martial Arts promotional company Rizin Fighting Federation, in Tokyo, Japan November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and a music producer known as “DJ Khaled” failed to disclose payments
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted its annual blending mandate for advanced biofuels by 15 percent for 2019, while keeping steady the requirement for conventional biofuels like corn-based ethanol, according to an agency document seen by Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO – An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection
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FILE PHOTO: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine poses for a photographer after an interview with Reuters at NASA headquarters in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA on Thursday named nine U.S. companies, including Lockheed Martin Corp, that will compete for funding under the space agency’s renewed long-term moon program,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece concerning the evolution of today’s huge filter-feeding whales, scientists said on Thursday. An illustration showing an artistic reconstruction of a mother and calf of Maiabalaena nesbittae nursing offshore of Oregon during the Oligocene, close
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STOCKHOLM/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely, has no current plans to go for a stockmarket listing, its chief executive said, more than two months after the Swedish carmaker postponed its flotation blaming trade tensions and an automotive stocks downturn. FILE PHOTO: Hakan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo, smiles
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FILE PHOTO: The 75th Venice International Film Festival – Awards Ceremony – Venice, Italy, September 8, 2018 – Director Alfonso Cuaron poses with the Golden Lion for Best Film. REUTERS/Tony Gentile LONDON (Reuters) – After winning an Oscar for space film “Gravity”, director Alfonso Cuaron chose to tell a touching personal story for his next movie, “Roma”, looking back
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