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January 15, 2019 3:50 PM Trump AG nominee Barr says Mueller would not back witch hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general said on Tuesday he did not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a “witch hunt,” a charge often levied by Trump against the Russia probe that Mueller leads. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” William Barr told a U.S. Senate 1335

January 13, 2019 9:47 PM NBA Power Rankings: Surging Spurs and a change at the top

The Toronto Raptors are back atop the East after a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards. In the midst of a top-three shakeup, Kawhi Leonard & Co. have regained the No. 1 spot in our weekly Power Rankings. Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre' Snellings, The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight's 58

January 8, 2019 1:02 PM India forms panel to deepen digital payments, led by Infosys' Nilekani

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s central bank on Tuesday said it has constituted a panel with Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani as its head in a bid to deepen digital payments in Asia’s third-biggest economy. The five-member panel, which includes a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), will identify ways to widen financial inclusion via the use of digital 112

January 7, 2019 6:35 PM Debris off Madagascar 'most likely' from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, report says

Aircraft debris found in Madagascar is "most likely" from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to a report released Sunday. The five pieces of debris were found in different locations in Madagascar as recently as this August and included a floor panel of a Boeing aircraft. The report released Sunday from the MH370 Safety Investigation 269

January 4, 2019 8:16 PM High rate of food allergies seen in U.S. adults

(Reuters Health) - More than 10 percent of American adults are allergic to at least one food, a new study suggests. Among more than 40,000 adults surveyed, 10.8 percent reported the kinds of severe symptoms that are consistent with a food allergy, and another 8.2 percent said they believed they had food allergies, but their symptoms suggested other causes 90

December 29, 2018 1:25 AM Dick's Sporting Goods to end U.S. Olympic sponsorship

(Reuters) - Sporting goods retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc (DKS.N) said on Friday it will not renew its United States Olympic Committee (USOC) sponsorship beyond 2018. The company, in an emailed statement, cited “new investment focus” as the reason but did not elaborate further. All 86 athletes currently in its program that offers compensation and flexible 94

December 24, 2018 5:05 PM Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: Non-quarterback MVPs for all 32 teams

Since 2001, quarterbacks have won the NFL MVP award 14 out of 17 times. Quarterbacks deservedly receive the lion's share of the attention when it comes to team MVP talk, too. But who would the most valuable contributors be if quarterbacks were taken out of the mix? Our NFL Nation reporters have their picks. How we rank: Our power panel -- a group of more than 80 writers 46

December 19, 2018 8:49 PM U.S. agency recommends opioid overdose antidote to high-risk patients

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Wednesday recommended prescribing or co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, to high-risk patients. The agency’s recommendation comes a day after an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) narrowly recommended prescribing the drug, along with addictive 89

December 10, 2018 4:29 PM Zainab Mughal: Nottingham woman donates blood for toddler with cancer

A British blood donor says she feels "privileged" to help a two-year-old girl receive crucial cancer treatment in the United States. Zainab Mughal, who lives in Florida, suffers from neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children. She also has one of the rarest blood types in the world. The donor, a mother-of-two from Nottingham 67

December 4, 2018 4:26 PM U.S. House panel reschedules Google CEO testimony for Dec. 11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11, the panel said in a statement on Tuesday as Washington prepared for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The hearing will examine the Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O unit’s social media practices, according to the notice 91