New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:13:38 -0500
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his shock resignation Monday, saying it was the right time to go, citing family reasons.
Renzi quits after losing reforms referendum by big margin
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:13:36 -0500
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections ...
Mississippi State, North Texas headed to bowls at 5-7
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:12:12 -0500
Mississippi State and North Texas are heading to bowls with 5-7 records.
Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:10:00 -0500
By Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and others have been protesting the 1,172-mile (1,885-km) Dakota Access Pipeline for months. It may prove to be a short-lived victory, however, because Republican President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he supports the project.
Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:06:27 -0500
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after learning he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform. "My experience of government finishes here," Renzi told a press conference, acknowledging that the No campaign had won an "extraordinarily clear" victory in a vote on which he had staked his future. Interior Ministry projections suggested the No camp, led by the populist Five Star Movement, had been backed by 59.5 percent of those who voted.
Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:03:43 -0500
Former commissioner Bud Selig, who oversaw baseball's great growth along with some of its darkest moments, and longtime general manager John Schuerholz were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. ...
Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:01:55 -0500
The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. ...
Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:01:31 -0500
Conference championships matter. Head-to-head matters. Strength of schedule matters. Every game counts, though some seem to count more than others and good luck figuring out which ones count most. This ...
Euro dives as Italy votes 'No' on reform, shares slip
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:54:30 -0500
The euro sank to 20-months lows in Asia on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign in the wake of a stinging defeat on constitutional reform that could destabilize the country's shaky banking system. Markets had earlier taken some encouragement when Austria's far-right presidential candidate was soundly defeated by a pro-European contender, confounding forecasts of a tight election.
Matsuyama holds on to win in Bahamas for 3rd straight win
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:52:34 -0500
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was only 5 when he first saw Tiger Woods, watching on videotape that 1997 Masters victory. Even sweeter was standing next to Woods in his Sunday red shirt to receive yet another trophy.