Rats! Paris fights back against rodent infestation
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:12:37 -0500
PARIS (AP) — Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris.
Report: UK Brexit chief not interested in transitional deal
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:11:07 -0500
LONDON (AP) — British Brexit Secretary David Davis told London financial-sector bosses that he is "not really interested" in seeking a transitional deal with the European Union to soften the process of the U.K.'s exit from the bloc, the Financial Times reported Friday.
Trump still campaigning, hopes to boost GOP in Louisiana
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:10:37 -0500
Tending to party politics, President-elect Donald Trump is rallying supporters in Louisiana on Friday ahead of the state's Senate runoff election, aiming to pad the Republican majority he will inherit. ...
IOC says Russian scheme is fundamental attack on integrity of sport
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:06:58 -0500
(Note: Coarse language in final paragraph) By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that a new report on state-sponsored doping in Russia had revealed "a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general". In a statement, it pledged to re-test all Russian competitors' samples from the 2014 Winter Games in Russia, and IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters that the IOC would now also test all the samples of the Russians who took part in the 2012 London Olympics. The second and final part of an independent report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) provided evidence that more than 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sport were involved in or benefited from a conspiracy to hide positive drug tests.
Judge Reinhold 'embarrassed' about Dallas airport arrest
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:04:36 -0500
DALLAS (AP) — Actor Judge Reinhold says he's "embarrassed" that he was taken to jail after a confrontation with security agents at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:03:17 -0500
Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around ...
Dylann Roof hesitates just a moment before confessing
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:02:42 -0500
Dylann Roof hesitated for about 20 seconds when an FBI agent asked him what he was doing on the night nine black church members were killed during Bible study. "Uh, I did it," Roof said in a ...
The Latest: Mutko begins FIFA integrity check process
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:02:29 -0500
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian doping report (all times local):
GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:02:25 -0500
One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the ...
Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:59:52 -0500
Syrian warplanes launched fresh raids on the last rebel-held districts in Aleppo on Friday, as key regime ally Russia vowed the assault would continue until opposition fighters left the battleground city. Government strikes had halted briefly from Thursday night, when Moscow announced a pause in the regime's offensive to allow the evacuation of civilians, though artillery fire did not stop. Syria's army is three weeks into a battle to retake east Aleppo from rebels who are now confined to just a few neighbourhoods in their former bastion.