MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Lisa De Vanna once had to wash her sports bras in the sinks of cheap hotels to save money but the footballer is now relishing the good times as a surge of investment transforms women’s professional sport in Australia. Over the last few months, De Vanna and her team mates in the
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is locked in last minute discussions over “key issues” with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale. Toshiba said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell the prized unit to
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island. Maria has killed at least 10
(Reuters) – Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said. The committee, along with other congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller, is investigating possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.
ROME/TUNIS (Reuters) – A powerful armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange for stopping migrant boats from leaving the coast of Sabratha for Italy, a senior group member said. The group, the Anas al-Dabbashi brigade, struck a deal with Libya’s United
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm’s death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10. Maria, the second
(The Sports Xchange) – A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees’ home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon. The girl, who was seated down the third-base line, was treated
(Reuters) – For the first eight months of Donald Trump’s presidency, new U.S. citizens did not receive the customary presidential welcome at their naturalization ceremonies. That changed this week, as immigration officials rolled out a video in which Trump welcomes new citizens into “the American family.” More than 4,500 people from 120 countries were among
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican rescuers on Wednesday labored for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230. Television stations broadcast live the painstaking, hours-long attempt to rescue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of “real human suffering.” President Donald Trump, who has expressed frustration at
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing widespread flooding and knocking power out across the island after killing at least nine people elsewhere in the Caribbean. Maria, the second major hurricane
(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby. Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of a wifi glitch that causes cellular connectivity problems. The
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite a recent bout of low inflation. The Fed, as expected, also said it would begin in October to reduce its approximately $4.2 trillion in holdings of U.S.
(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth feels good about the quality of his game heading into the season-ending Tour Championship starting in Atlanta on Thursday, even if he is not holing as many long putts as when he won the event in 2015. Spieth will tee off at East Lake in top spot in the PGA Tour
UNITED NATIONS/COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take “strong and swift action” to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, declaring the crisis a threat to world. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on peacekeeping reform, Pence accused the