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Tennis: Pliskova serves her way past Safarova into round four

Top Sports News - 1 hour 1 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova beat fellow Czech Fed Cup team mate Lucie Safarova 7-6(6) 7-5 to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

Political News - 2 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.

U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 11 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.

Landry halfway PGA Tour leader as Rahm falls one behind

Top Sports News - 3 hours 16 min ago
(Reuters) - Jon Rahm missed a five-foot birdie putt to end the second round one stroke behind leader Andrew Landry at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs on Friday.

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Political News - 3 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday.

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday.

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose: coroner

Entertainment News - 3 hours 53 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday.

Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

Top Sports News - 3 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - American world 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the 60 meters indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.

Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

Top U.S. News - 4 hours 24 min ago
(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city's police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

Sainz on the brink of Dakar Rally triumph for Peugeot

Top Sports News - 4 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz was one stage away from winning the Dakar Rally on Friday but Peugeot's hopes of a one-two finish in Argentina disappeared after reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel hit trouble.

Manchester United's Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

Top Sports News - 4 hours 35 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United's Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Tiger Woods to face Rahm, Matsuyama, Rose and Fowler at Torrey Pines

Top Sports News - 4 hours 37 min ago
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will face a strong field that includes four of the world's top seven players at next week's Farmers Insurance Open in southern California.

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Political News - 5 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.

U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

Political News - 5 hours 14 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.

McGregor's reign as lightweight champion set to end says UFC

Top Sports News - 5 hours 27 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - Conor McGregor's reign as UFC lightweight champion looks to be over after the organization's president Dana White said on Friday that American Tony Ferguson and Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight for the undisputed title on April 7.

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Political News - 5 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Entertainment News - 5 hours 52 min ago
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

Political News - 5 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

Top U.S. News - 5 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

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