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January 2, 2019 7:34 PM Brazil president says military provides bulwark against usurpers

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said that the country’s armed forces were an obstacle for any person or group who might wish to usurp power. Speaking at the swearing-in of his new Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva, the former army captain said his election victory was proof that Brazil’s people 89

January 2, 2019 1:00 PM Cardi B Rubs Noses with Warrior, Welcomed with Haka Dance in New Zealand

Cardi B went head-to-head with a New Zealand warrior ... and came away with a HUGE smile. The rapper got the warmest welcome Wednesday after landing in Auckland where she'll headline in the country's biggest summer (yeah, their seasons are backward) festival ... the Bay Dreams Festival. Cardi was in awe as a warrior from the Kai Haka group embraced her arrival 97

January 2, 2019 9:21 AM Water advocate, injured, aims for 100 marathons in 100 days

JOHANNESBURG – Mina Guli, an Australian activist seeking to highlight global water shortages and encourage people to conserve, is struggling to complete 100 marathons in 100 days across the world. Now in South Africa, 48-year-old Guli is more than half-way through the punishing project, but she's injured and a spokeswoman said Wednesday that the advocate 94

January 2, 2019 8:16 AM Cillian Sheridan joins Wellington Phoenix from Jagiellonia Bialystok

Wellington coach Mark Rudan says midseason recruit Cillian Sheridan will provide much-needed competition in his strike force for the second half of the A-League season. The mid-table Phoenix announced on Thursday the Republic of Ireland forward has signed with them until the end of the current season. The 29-year-old signed from Polish first division 94

January 2, 2019 7:36 AM Playtech to pay 28 million euros after Israeli tax audit

(Reuters) - Gambling software company Playtech will pay 28 million euros ($32.16 million) under a settlement with Israeli tax authorities following an audit of its accounts for the years from 2008 to 2017, the company said on Wednesday. Playtech, which warned last month that an Italian gambling tax law change would hurt 2019 adjusted core earnings, said no penalties 131

January 1, 2019 4:52 AM U.S. beats Finland 4-1 to finish 2nd in Group B at world juniors

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes 86

December 31, 2018 9:47 AM 2 dead, 21 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine shopping mall; Muslim militants eyed

COTABATO, Philippines – A Philippine general says at least two people were killed and 21 others wounded when a bomb believed to be detonated remotely by suspected Muslim militants exploded near the entrance of a mall in the country's south. Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana says the bomb went off Monday near the entrance of the South Seas mall in Cotabato 88

December 30, 2018 2:28 PM Journalists To Drop New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square

Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech. The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the Times Square 95

December 30, 2018 1:25 AM Clemson defeats Notre Dame, 30-3, in NCAA Cotton Bowl

Clemson celebrates their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter) When Clemson's Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in September, this is what the Tigers' coach had in mind. Lawrence 111

December 29, 2018 9:35 PM The Latest: Mourners gather for boy whose mother got to US

FILE - This recent undated photo, released Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Sacramento, Calif., shows Ali Hassan with his dying 2-year-old son Abdullah in a Sacramento hospital. Abdullah Hassan, the son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died. The Council 90