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December 23, 2018 3:15 PM France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming 114

December 23, 2018 4:35 AM Wizards, Suns combine to score 295 points in 3-OT game; Bradley Beal shines with 40-11-15 triple-double

The Wizards and Suns combined to score the most points in an NBA game since 2008, and Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant put up some historic individual numbers in leading Washington to a 149-146 triple-overtime home win on Saturday. The 295 combined points were the most in a game since April 6, 2008, when the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics combined 102

December 23, 2018 1:48 AM Titans quarterback Mariota departs game with stinger

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was knocked out of Saturday’s contest against the Washington Redskins due to a stinger, the team announced. Mariota was injured late in the second quarter when he landed on his right elbow while being sacked by Washington defensive tackle Jonathan Allen. Mariota discussed the situation with the training staff 132

December 23, 2018 12:17 AM Marcus Mariota replaced by Blaine Gabbert after leaving with stinger

Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert replaced Mariota before halftime and finished the game 7-of-11 passing for 101 yards and a touchdown. "It was huge," Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Gabbert's effort. "That's why he's here. That's his job is to be ready to go, to prepare like a starter -- and then if his opportunity comes, to come in and make the most of it. Really 88

December 22, 2018 11:24 PM Mnuchin says Trump told him he 'never suggested firing' Fed chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that President Donald Trump told him he had “never suggested firing” the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Mnuchin said in a tweet that Trump had told him that he “never suggested firing” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Trump also told Mnuchin he did not believe he had the right 90

December 22, 2018 8:27 PM U.S. Senate session ends with no deal to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has ended a short legislative day on Saturday and will hold its next legislative session on Thursday, as negotiators continued to search for a way to end the partial government shutdown that began just after midnight. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would meet in a “pro forma” session on Monday 147

December 22, 2018 7:42 PM White House expects $5 billion allocated for border security and barriers, official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House wants to see $5 billion for border security and the construction of physical barriers in any stop-gap government funding bill passed by Congress, a senior administration official said on Saturday. “We continue to articulate what our expectations are for Congress, which is $5 billion for border 161

December 22, 2018 5:08 PM U.S. State Department says special envoy McGurk resigns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brett McGurk, the special envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State, submitted his resignation on Friday, effective Dec. 31, a U.S. State Department official said on Saturday. A person familiar with the matter said McGurk has quit because he objected to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria 72

December 22, 2018 9:59 AM Russia warns of global conflict over nuclear pact collapse

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday that the scrapping of a Cold War era nuclear pact may lead to an arms race and direct confrontation between several global regions, after a proposal by Moscow was rejected in a United Nations vote. Moscow had put forward a resolution in support of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) which 116

December 22, 2018 5:54 AM NHL roundup: Hall enjoys 4-point night for Devils

Reigning NHL MVP Taylor Hall scored two goals and added two assists as the New Jersey Devils routed the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night in Newark, N.J. The Devils’ Kyle Palmieri also scored once, giving him a team-best 18 goals, and had two assists. Pavel Zacha and Nico Hischier scored New Jersey’s other goals. New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid earned 125