Category Archives: sports

Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking

Serena Williams reacts as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 22, 2014. Credit: NEWS.GNOM.ES/Edgar Su (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Continue reading

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, demonstrates how a sensor fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco Continue reading

Germany’s BASF cuts 2015 profit outlook

BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF has cut its outlook for next year, pointing to slower global economic growth and industrial production. Shares in BASF SE dropped 2.4 percent to 69.34 euros ($87.70) in Frankfurt trading Friday after the company revised its forecast. BASF upheld its target of a slight increase in pre-tax earnings this year but said that “from today’s point of view” it no longer expects to reach its previous 2015 forecast of 80 billion euros in revenue and 14 billion euros in pretax profit Continue reading

Official cites ‘epidemic of fear’ in US

New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, center right, speaks during a news conference alongside New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center left, at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Continue reading

With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don’t

By JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say “I do.” Her longtime partner’s reaction, however, was “I’m not so sure.” The couple had been together more than 20 years, which Anndee Hochman figured already made them good as married. They owned their Philadelphia home together, kept their money in a joint bank account and were both named as parents on their 13-year-old daughter’s birth certificate. “I didn’t really see what the additional benefits would be,” says Hochman, a freelance writer Continue reading

Poland’s Tusk denies claim on partition offer

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine. That claim was made by former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in an interview with Politico Continue reading

Sweden calls off search for submarine

CORRECTS YEAR – The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen under way in Namdo Bay, Sweden, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago Continue reading

Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

By ANN SANNER, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal Continue reading

Doctor becomes NYC’s first Ebola patient

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Continue reading

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who is New York City’s first Ebola patient is being praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, as officials stress that the nation’s most populous city need not be alarmed by his diagnosis. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, is being treated in an isolation ward at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital, a designated Ebola center. He reported Thursday morning coming down with a 103-degree fever and diarrhea Continue reading