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December 30, 2018 8:35 AM Burnley end run of defeats with win over West Ham

Goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil gave struggling Burnley a much-needed 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham United at Turf Moor on Sunday, ending a run of three straight defeats for Sean Dyche's team. After his side's 5-1 mauling by Everton on Boxing Day, Dyche dropped former England goalkeeper Joe Hart and brought back Tom Heaton for his first 81

December 30, 2018 4:29 AM Polling stations open in eastern Congo for presidential election: witness

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday for a presidential election that is meant to lead to the country’s first democratic transfer of power, according to a Reuters witness in the city of Goma. Due to the time difference, voting is due to start an hour later in western 88

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 101

December 28, 2018 11:14 PM No Woods, but seven of world's top eight will play in Maui

(Reuters) - Seven of the top eight players in the world rankings will contest next week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour, but Tiger Woods will not be saying ‘Aloha’ to golf fans in Hawaii. There had been speculation Woods would play at Kapalua but he was not on the list of the final field of 34 players released by the tournament on Friday 102

December 28, 2018 4:40 PM Amos Oz, author who chronicled Israel's struggles, dead at 79

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known author and an outspoken supporter of a two-state solution to its conflict with the Palestinians, died of cancer at the age of 79 on Friday, his daughter said. Over a 50-year career, Oz chronicled his country’s rise from the ashes of the Holocaust and its struggles - among Jews and Arabs, secularists 97

December 27, 2018 12:40 PM College football player to forgo senior season to join seminary

Blake LaRussa #11 of the Old Dominion Monarchs plans to join the seminary next fall. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Old Dominion University quarterback Blake LaRussa has found his calling – and it’s not the NFL. The Virginia native who led the Monarchs to an upset win over Virginia Tech this season announced Wednesday he will forgo his senior season 135

December 27, 2018 5:05 AM Pope's initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Pope Francis arrives in Piazza Armerina, Sicily. It has been a wretched year for Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File) 101

December 26, 2018 9:33 PM Titans' Mariota misses practice, 'fighting' to play finale

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota missed Wednesday’s practice and is day-to-day ahead of a crucial Sunday night finale against the Indianapolis Colts. On his weekly radio appearance on 104.5 FM’s Wake-Up Zone, Mariota vowed he is doing “everything in my power” to be on the field. “I am doing my best, (trying) to get back,” Mariota said. “That’s 108

December 26, 2018 3:40 PM California police officer shot, killed during traffic stop; suspect sought

A California police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop. The suspect is still being sought. Authorities in Northern California launched a dragnet Wednesday after a police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop, according to officials. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that Newman Police Officer 89

December 25, 2018 10:00 AM Stars share their favorite Christmas traditions

Whether it be cutting down a Christmas tree, making cookies or watching a holiday movie, traditions are a fun way to create lifelong memories. “The Christmas season is something we start anticipating as a family months before its arrival. We look forward to celebrating our favorite traditions --like packing into the car and driving to the tree farm to pick out the tallest 431