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January 12, 2019 12:54 PM African swine fever hits farms in China's Jiangsu province: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A new outbreak of African swine fever has hit two farms in Jiangsu province in eastern China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, as the highly contagious disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd. The outbreak in Siyang county hit two farms with a total of 68,969 pigs, the Xinhua report said, citing 193

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding 167

January 10, 2019 12:13 AM LG Chem to spend $1.07 billion on expanding battery plants in China

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s LG Chem said on Thursday that it plans to invest a total of 1.2 trillion won ($1.07 billion) to expand its two battery plants in China by 2020 in a bid to meet rising global demand. Under the investment plan, LG Chem will spend 600 billion won each at an electric vehicle battery plant and a small-sized battery plant in Nanjing 225

January 7, 2019 12:59 PM DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billion

(Reuters) - IT and consulting services provider DXC Technology Co said on Monday it would buy software development company Luxoft Holding Inc for about $2 billion to expand its digital offerings to the financial and automotive sectors. Luxoft shareholders will get $59 per share in cash, representing a premium of about 86 percent to the company’s closing 173

January 5, 2019 9:34 PM Paul Maurice, Todd Reirden, Jon Cooper, Bill Peters named coaches for All-Star Game

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary. Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific). The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California 69

January 5, 2019 6:41 PM NHL names four coaches for All-Star Game

Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper, Winnipeg’s Paul Maurice, Washington’s Todd Reirden and Calgary’s Bill Peters will serve as the head coaches for NHL All-Star Weekend from Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, Calif., the league announced Saturday. They are the coaches of the teams with the highest points percentage — points earned divided by total possible points — in each of the four divisions 156

January 4, 2019 9:24 PM Here Are All of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses You Can See in 2019

2019 will have plenty in store for astronomy fans across the world, with a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse and more. The most exciting such event for U.S.-based stargazers may be the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse” on Jan. 21, says Christian Veillet, an astronomer at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory 184

January 4, 2019 12:48 AM Stephen Curry to auction off 'Moon Landing' shoes for STEM education

"One thousand percent," Curry told ESPN's Nick Friedell of accepting the invite. "One thousand percent. Obviously, I was joking when I was talking on the podcast." While the Golden State Warriors won't visit Texas until March, Curry had a special nod to the government agency in store Thursday night. He wore a NASA-themed pair of his Under Armour Curry 130

January 3, 2019 10:00 AM Scientists find the 'missing' dark matter from the early universe

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe. "Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant 127

January 3, 2019 5:22 AM China strengthens slaughter regulations to combat African swine fever

(This version of the January 2nd story corrects 10th paragraph to show more than 200,000 pigs culled on infected farms, not in total) BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s agriculture ministry said on Wednesday that slaughterhouses will need to run African swine fever virus tests for pig products before selling them to the market, in a move to control spread of the highly 147