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  • Germany's foreign minister on Brexit: Stop 'playing games'

    January 16, 2019 6:56 AM 1295

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said there was not much time left to find a solution for Britain’s departure from the European Union and “the time for playing games is now over.” He told broadcaster Deutschlandfunk that after the vote in British parliament on Tuesday there needed to be new talks between Britain and the EU, adding

  • U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

    January 16, 2019 5:35 AM 1333

    DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained

  • Australia's Barty shines brightly as compatriots stumble

    January 16, 2019 5:14 AM 1256

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Barty beat Wang Yafan 6-2 6-3 in a straight-forward affair on Wednesday, propelling the home country’s leading prospect into the third round. The 15th-seeded Barty is the highest ranked local player — either man or woman — in the tournament and is known for her court craft and is an accomplished

  • Jason Reitman to direct sequel to original 'Ghostbusters' films

    January 16, 2019 3:17 AM 1273

    FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Jason Reitman attends the 2018 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Honoring Hugh Jackman at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES – Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct

  • Maryland coast rattled by 4.7-magnitude earthquake: USGS

    January 16, 2019 3:03 AM 1279

    A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Maryland Tuesday evening, officials said. The episode was reported to have occurred roughly 136 miles east-southeast of Ocean City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). There was no tsunami warning in effect amid the report, The Associated Press reported. State and local authorities commented

  • Verizon deepens ties with Apple, offers free Apple Music to some U.S. customers

    January 16, 2019 1:57 AM 1252

    (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier U.S. data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is increasingly turning for growth to its services segment, which includes businesses such as iCloud storage, Apple Music and the App Store

  • Hamstring to sideline Utah's Ricky Rubio at least one more week

    January 16, 2019 1:50 AM 1293

    Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss at least another week as he continues to deal with a mild right hamstring strain. The Jazz said Tuesday that Rubio was re-examined by the team's medical staff Tuesday, and will be re-evaluated again in a week. Rubio, who is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 assists in 40 games this season, hasn't played since Jan. 7. Also Tuesday

  • 7th-grade QB Isaiah Marshall gets scholarship offer from Michigan

    January 16, 2019 1:46 AM 1286

    Isaiah Marshall, a seventh-grade quarterback at MacArthur Academy in Southfield, Michigan, has been offered a scholarship to play at Michigan, according to his father, Brian. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh extended the offer after watching tape of the 13-year-old signal-caller while visiting the school searching for high school prospects at Southfield

  • U.S. Senate advances measure to block Trump administration from easing Russia sanctions

    January 15, 2019 11:05 PM 1250

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to move ahead with a resolution disapproving of a Trump administration plan to ease sanctions on Russian aluminum giant Rusal (0486.HK), its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo. While the vote did not determine the fate in the Senate of the resolution, it broke with Republican President Donald

  • Trump's attorney general pick faces Senate hearing

    January 15, 2019 10:54 PM 1274

    In her line of questioning, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to draw out a situation in which attorney general nominee William Barr would not take the advice of career ethics officials if they advised him to recuse himself. If it came down to a judgement call, Barr said he could ignore the advice of those officials — if he disagreed with that advice