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Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

The capitulation followed a week of escalations by pro-government forces against the IS-held Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus.

Nats beat Dodgers 5-2 in uneven matchup of Scherzer, Kershaw (Apr 21, 2018)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Scherzer scattered four hits over six innings against Clayton Kershaw in the 13th all-time meeting of three-time Cy Young Award winners and the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Friday night.

Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2

Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2

Ross flirts with history as Padres defeat DBacks

Tyson Ross lost his bid to pitch the first no-hitter in the history of the San Diego Padres

Moreland's slam, Red Sox beat A's 7-3 for 8th straight win (Apr 21, 2018)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Mitch Moreland hit a grand slam, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run homer and the streaking Boston Red Sox won their eighth in a row, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Friday night.

Cardinals expect Carpenter to rediscover prowess at the plate

Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals preview

Coulthard kicked out of Phillip Island qualifying

The Penske Ford driver qualified second alongside teammate Scott McLaughlin, but will now start the race from the back of the grid due to a technical breach related to the rear wing of his Falcon.«During Parc Ferme following Qualifying for Race 9, Car #

Protectionist policies also hurt countries that impose them – Russia’s Finance Minister

Protectionist policies and sanctions hurt not only the countries they target, but the global market as a whole, ultimately hampering the economic growth of the states that implement them, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

Oops! I did it again… Another Deutsche Bank ‘fat finger’ mistake sends $35 billion out the door

Germany’s biggest bank said an “operational error” led to the accidental collateral payment of €28 billion ($35 billion) to an exchange it does business with. The incident occurred in late March, sources told CNN Money. Read Full Article at RT.com

Why weather forecasters still struggle to get the big storms right

There are many predictive models… sometimes, they work. Sometimes, they’re just plain wrong.

Real-world reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy

Neglecting to protect your kid’s privacy can have serious consequences

Japan has no immediate plan to bring US tariffs to WTO

Japan is the only major U.S. ally that did not receive exemptions from President Donald Trump#39;s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

Photo storage service SmugMug acquires Flickr

Flickr will continue to operate as a separate entity after the deal closes, SmugMug said

Browns GM hints team will select Josh Allen with first pick

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has played it close to the vest heading into next week’s 2018 NFL Draft. Well, until now.In speaking to the media on Thursday, Dorsey could have very well told us who he plans on selecting No. 1 overall in th

LoU ban: Prabhu says to call bankers-exporters meet soon

He said without going into the definition of the priority sector lending, we need to understand that credit flow to exporters is the «most priority sector».

US fines Wells Fargo USD 1 bn for mortgage, auto loan violations

The company will adjust its first-quarter earnings USD 800 million downward due to the penalty, which is not tax deductible

US said to investigate ATT, Verizon over wireless collusion claim - source

Verizon and ATT acknowledged the government probe and said they were working with regulators

Delhiites to get hourly compensation for power outages

The proposal has now been sent to the DERC and it will be notified soon

North Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

The announcement is seen as an opening gambit aimed at setting the tone for talks ahead of Kim#39;s summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in next Friday

Cardinals beat Reds 4-2, spoil Riggleman's debut as manager

Michael Wacha kept up his strong pitching against Cincinnati, Yadier Molina hit two-run double in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals won 4-2

Young aces Teheran, deGrom square off (Apr 20, 2018)

ATLANTA -- Julio Teheran was 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA in two starts in New York against the Mets last season and 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three home outings.

Twi-lights: Bucks' Game 3 win over Celtics

Check out highlights from the Milwaukee Bucks' Game 3 win over the Boston Celtics

Cespedes has go-ahead single as Mets top Braves in 12th

ATLANTA (AP) Yoenis Cespedes, who struck out in his previous four at-bats, hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

Marlins fail to put runs on the board, get shutout in Milwaukee 8-0

The Marlins have struggled to throw strikes the first two games of the series. Miami pitchers have walked 15, hit two batters and thrown three wild pitches.

Cardinals beat Reds 4-2, spoil Riggleman's debut as manager (Apr 20, 2018)

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Wacha kept up his strong pitching against Cincinnati, Yadier Molina hit two-run double in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals won 4-2 Friday night to spoil Jim Riggleman's debut as Reds interim manager.

Packers star Rodgers joins Bucks' ownership group

Packers star Aaron Rodgers has joined the Bucks' ownership group as a limited partner

Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2 (Apr 20, 2018)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jean Segura hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth inning after Mitch Haniger's tying homer in the eighth, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night.

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Heat forward Justise Winslow fined for stepping on Joel Embiid's facemask in Game 3

Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3.

Beal, Wall each get 28, Wiz top Raps 122-103; series at 2-1 (Apr 20, 2018)

WASHINGTON (AP) Bradley Beal heeded his coach's plea to ''do his job'' by scoring 21 of his 28 points in the first half, his All-Star backcourt running mate John Wall delivered 28 points and 14 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 122

Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car ay Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) Matt Hagan took the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday night in the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Cuomo's belated restoration of felon voting rights is welcome, but he's motivated by pure cynicism

In a surprise move, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he would issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of most of New York’s 35,000 citizens who are currently disenfranchised because they are on parole for a felony convi

Republican appointed to succeed lawmaker killed by drunk driver failed to disclose his own DUIs

The Indianapolis Star reported on Thursday that in 2003, when Luke Messer was persuading local Indiana GOP leaders to appoint him to replace a state representative who had been killed by a drunk driver, Messer kept his own two DUIs a secret. Messer got th

ICE kept a 22-year-old man with Down Syndrome detained for three weeks

Campaign Action Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested Juan Gaspar-García, a 22-year-old diabetic man with Down syndrome, during a workplace raid and kept him detained for three weeks before releasing him to his outraged Florida community. 

Republicans' tax cut scam proving a windfall for Wall Street, making it a hard sell on Main Street

Republicans are already finding it a challenge to run on their single new legislative accomplishment in the Trump era—the tax scam. Voters are underwhelmed by it, if not downright hostile to it, and most people just aren't going to see much relief from it a

Heat’s Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid’s mask

NEW YORK (AP) Miami's Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid's facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.

Seattle still seeks first win as it hosts Minnesota (Apr 20, 2018)

SEATTLE -- Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer acknowledged the team's players and coaches all heaved a big sigh of relief last week when Will Bruin scored just before halftime at Sporting Kansas City.

Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa's offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next.

Touchdown Bucks! Packers’ Rodgers becomes buys into NBA team

MILWAUKEE (AP) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner.
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