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News Corp to supply headlines for Facebook's upcoming news tab

Posted 16 minutes ago

Facebook Inc's upcoming news tab will feature headlines from the Wall Street Journal and some other News Corp media properties when it launches in fall of 2019, the social network said on Friday. [Link]

WTA roundup: Bencic advances to Moscow semifinals

Posted 52 minutes ago

Third-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland dispatched Belgium qualifier Kirsten Flipkens 7-6 (8), 6-1 in 94 minutes on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. [Link]

Horse racing: Hollendorfer banned from Breeders' Cup

Posted 83 minutes ago

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will not be allowed to enter horses in next month's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as he is banned from the racetrack, officials said on Friday. [Link]

G20 kicks off debate to regulate 'stablecoins' in hit to Facebook's Libra

Posted 107 minutes ago

Group of 20 finance leaders on Friday agreed to set strict regulations on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra, warning that issuance of such "stablecoins" should not be allowed until various global risks they pose are addressed. [Link]

'I threw until I couldn’t anymore': Sabathia

Posted 2 hours ago

After a career plagued with injuries, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said it was perhaps fitting that his near two-decade-long career ended with his aching left shoulder giving up the fight. [Link]

Cardinals GM: 'We are not trading Patrick Peterson'

Posted 3 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim reiterated his desire against trading star cornerback Patrick Peterson on Friday. [Link]

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

Posted 3 hours ago

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the "first part" of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday. [Link]

Giants star RB Barkley returning from ankle injury

Posted 3 hours ago

New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley is slated to return from a high ankle sprain and play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. [Link]

Rookie QBs in spotlight as Giants host Cardinals

Posted 4 hours ago

Rookies Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones will face career-long comparisons after being the first two quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Early on, it's no contest. [Link]

U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela

Posted 4 hours ago

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela's government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday. [Link]

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020

Posted 4 hours ago

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the "first part" of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday. [Link]

Spain calls in civil guard to outskirts of Barcelona

Posted 4 hours ago

The Spanish Interior Ministry said on Friday it had given the go ahead for civil guard police reinforcements to be sent to the outskirts of Barcelona following five days of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of pro-separatist leaders. [Link]

Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Posted 4 hours ago

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. [Link]

Packers rule Adams out, other WRs iffy versus Oakland

Posted 4 hours ago

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are set to take on the Oakland Raiders without top wide receiver Davante Adams. [Link]

Lebanon's Hariri gives government 72-hour deadline to act amid protests

Posted 4 hours ago

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gave a 72-hour deadline on Friday to his "partners in government" to stop obstructing reforms and threatened to take a different approach otherwise, but stopped short of resigning. [Link]

Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows

Posted 4 hours ago

Security forces fired tear gas and chased down protesters in Beirut on Friday as tens of thousands of people across Lebanon marched to demand the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse. [Link]

Spanish minister warns protesters face up to six years in prison

Posted 4 hours ago

Spain's acting interior minister said on Friday violent protesters in Catalonia could face up to six years in prison under Spanish law. [Link]

Stanton returns to Yankees' lineup for ALCS Game 5

Posted 4 hours ago

Giancarlo Stanton is back in the lineup for the New York Yankees, who face elimination Friday night in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. [Link]

Road-ready Raiders hit Green Bay to face Rodgers, battered Packers

Posted 4 hours ago

The Sunday game between the Green Bay Packers and the visiting Oakland Raiders could be decided by which quarterback can make the most out of his suspect receivers corps. [Link]

Canada's Trudeau says fighting for every vote, concedes rival could win

Posted 4 hours ago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, trying to retain power after scandals dimmed his image, on Friday said he was fighting for every vote in an election next week and conceded his main rival could win. [Link]

'Failure:' Mexico admits bungled arrest of kingpin's son after mayhem

Posted 4 hours ago

Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of jailed kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son, who they let go amidst shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working. [Link]

Factbox: Major incidents in Mexico's drug wars

Posted 4 hours ago

Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city and made them free one of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover. [Link]

Factbox: Canada's political party positions ahead of October 21 election

Posted 4 hours ago

Here is a roundup of the main Canadian political parties' positions ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party is neck and neck in opinion polls with the opposition Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer. [Link]

Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says

Posted 4 hours ago

Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said on Friday. [Link]

Chiefs QB Mahomes (knee) to miss limited time

Posted 4 hours ago

An MRI exam confirmed Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap in Thursday night's game against the Denver Broncos, but he sustained no other significant damage, according to multiple reports on Friday. [Link]

Spain closes Catalan protest group website and probes riots

Posted 4 hours ago

A Spanish judge ordered the closure of a secretive Catalan protest group's website on Friday as authorities scrambled to find who is behind street demonstrations that have turned unusually violent. [Link]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute

Posted 4 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants. [Link]

Chile calls for tougher penalties to crack down on fare hike protests

Posted 4 hours ago

Chile's government said on Friday it would ask the courts to use a state security law to impose tougher penalties on youth who have been protesting a recent hike in bus and metro fares by jumping turnstiles and disrupting transport in the capital. [Link]

Turkey plans presence across northeast Syria, Erdogan says

Posted 4 hours ago

Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal. [Link]

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

Posted 4 hours ago

Oracle Corp co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd has died, the business software maker said on Friday, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the company's ongoing transition to cloud computing. [Link]


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