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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 80

January 3, 2019 7:47 PM 15 Democrats defect on speaker vote to oppose Pelosi

Pelosi, the 78-year-old congresswoman from California, made history when she was first elected House speaker in 2007 as the first woman to serve in the role. While she isn’t the first to regain the speaker’s job, the last time a lawmaker reclaimed the gavel was more than a half-century ago. Pelosi needed an “absolute majority” of votes cast from the House 154

December 30, 2018 5:04 PM Congo police officer and civilian killed in fight over alleged voting fraud

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A police officer and civilian were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a dispute over alleged voting fraud in Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections, a witness and a politician from the area said. Vital Kamerhe, a politician from South Kivu province, and a witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said an altercation 66

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 68

December 23, 2018 1:51 AM Report: Mets, d'Arnaud avoid arbitration

The New York Mets avoided arbitration with catcher Travis d’Arnaud by agreeing to a one-year, $3.515 million deal, according to published reports. The 29-year-old has spent each of his first six seasons with New York. He is a .245 lifetime hitter with 47 home runs and 162 RBIs in 397 career games. Last season, d’Arnaud hit .200 with one homer and three 112

December 18, 2018 1:18 AM Reports: Astros agree to deal with OF Brantley

The Houston Astros agreed to terms on a two-year, $32 million deal with outfielder Michael Brantley on Monday evening, according to multiple reports. The deal was not yet official but both sides agreed to the terms, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported. The contract reportedly runs through the 2020 season and does not include any club or player options 96

December 16, 2018 9:06 AM Mulvaney called Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016, video shows

President Donald Trump's choice of new acting White House chief of staff once described him as "a terrible human being", it has emerged. A video shows Mick Mulvaney making the disparaging remark in a debate shortly before the 2016 presidential election. "Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I'm doing so despite the fact that I think he's a terrible 85

December 15, 2018 1:56 AM Matt Chapman has shoulder surgery, expected to swing bat in 6 weeks

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman had surgery Friday on his left shoulder, his second operation this offseason. Dr. William Workman performed a distal clavicle resection procedure on Chapman's shoulder, the team said Friday. Chapman is expected to begin swinging a bat in six weeks. The team said Chapman felt discomfort in the shoulder 51

December 10, 2018 5:50 PM Royals, outfielder Billy Hamilton agree to one-year deal

The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports. Hamilton, who spent the first six years of his career with the Cincinnati Reds, can also make an additional $1 million in incentives, according to Olney. Hamilton, 28, is one of the fastest 61

November 28, 2018 4:35 AM Curtis Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by peers

IRVING, Texas -- Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards. The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in 2009 and 2016, split last season between the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers. He was followed in the voting by Arizona 44