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September 9, 2018 2:42 PM New Italian government plans to curb Sunday shopping: Di Maio

ROME (Reuters) - The new Italian government will introduce a ban on Sunday shopping in large commercial centers before the end of the year as it seeks to defend family traditions, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday. In a bid to spur economic growth, the then Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti liberalized Sunday trading in 2012, despite 46

September 6, 2018 9:00 AM What really happens when you flush with the toilet seat up

If this is how you frequently find a bathroom, it's time to have a talk with the homeowners. (iStock) I think it’s safe to say that this is about to be the grossest thing you’ll read all day. However, it’s probably one of the most important reads as well. Why? Because if you don’t close that toilet lid when you flush, a lot of unfriendly bacteria is going 109

September 4, 2018 5:05 PM Getty family to buy majority stake in Getty Images from Carlyle

(Reuters) - The Getty family said on Tuesday it would acquire Carlyle Group’s (CG.O) majority stake in photo agency Getty Images Inc. The Getty family will acquire all of Carlyle’s equity interests in Getty Images for cash plus units that provide the private equity firm with an ongoing financial interest in the future growth of the company. Carlyle had acquired 46

September 4, 2018 12:44 PM The Latest: Schools closing in Florida as Gordon approaches

A number of schools near Pensacola in northwest Florida have called off classes as Tropical Storm Gordon spins through the Gulf of Mexico. Officials along Pensacola Beach say the waves are picking up Tuesday morning and lifeguards are warning beachgoers of the danger. Pensacola Water Safety Capt. Jake Wilson tells WEAR-TV the strong east wind is bringing 64

September 1, 2018 2:41 PM Tottenham's Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service. Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games gold medal soccer game on Saturday. The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic medals with the exemption. Military service is compulsory 54

August 31, 2018 6:05 PM Trump Offers ‘Complete and Total Endorsement’ for Former Rival Ted Cruz

The Texas Republican senator, who is up for re-election, called Mr. Trump a ‘pathological liar’ on the closing day of his 2016 campaign WASHINGTON—President Trump on Friday said he would travel to Texas in October to headline a rally for Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign. “I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter 50

August 30, 2018 1:49 PM Stryker Agrees to Buy Spinal-Device Maker K2M

K2M will be merged into Stryker’s spine division, broadening its portfolio of spinal therapies Stryker Corp. said Thursday it has agreed to acquire medical-device company K2M Group Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at about $1.2 billion. The Kalamazoo, Mich., firm said it would buy all of K2M’s shares at $27.50 apiece, a 27% premium over its average three-month 48

August 22, 2018 7:50 PM Dustin Johnson: FedExCup title would equal 'great' season

Despite his calm demeanor, Dustin Johnson insists he still has a driving desire to add to his impressive list of golfing accomplishments. Johnson is the defending champion at this week’s The Northern Trust, and he enters as the top-ranked player in the world and the leader in the FedExCup standings - albeit by only 83 points over Justin Thomas 60

August 22, 2018 1:55 PM Chelsea's Tammy Abraham close to Aston Villa loan move

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is closing in on a loan move to Aston Villa, sources have told ESPN FC. Abraham will be allowed to leave on loan as he is currently down the pecking order in Maurizio Sarri's plans at Stamford Bridge. He featured off the bench in the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, but he has not been part of the matchday squads 81

August 20, 2018 9:39 PM Brazil has not ruled out closing border with Venezuela: minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s government has not ruled out closing its border with Venezuela at Pacaraima, in Roraima state, but sees obstacles to doing so because of international treaties it has signed, Political Affairs Minister Carlos Marun said on Monday. The minister said the government would not make a decision before further evaluating the situation 60