NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ew. Just when you’ve mastered enough legitimate Scrabble words to beat your bestie on the game board and twerk in victory, Merriam-Webster has released a sixth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. FILE PHOTO; Letters from a scrabble game are seen in this illustration picture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, November 15,
Veteran winger Brian Gionta hung up his skates Monday after 16 seasons and more than 1,000 games in the NHL. FILE PHOTO: Feb 21, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Brian Gionta (12) celebrates after scoring on the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at First Niagara Center. Penguins beat the Sabres 4-3.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of “false and uncorroborated” sexual misconduct allegations against him. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The European Union and the United States are still in exploratory talks about how they can pursue a limited trade agreement, with no real negotiations yet started, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: European Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom holds a news conference in Brussels, Belgium March 7, 2018.
GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded dozens of others on Monday taking part in a protest near the border between Israel and Gaza, Gaza health officials said. Relatives of Palestinian Emad Ishtawi, who was killed during a protest along the Israel-Gaza border fence, mourn during his funeral in Gaza
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May told her ministers on Monday that they must hold their nerve in an impasse with the European Union over Brexit, her office said after a cabinet meeting. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement on Brexit negotiations with the European Union at Number 10 Downing Street,
(Reuters) – A former Facebook contract employee has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant. FILE PHOTO – The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – He has chaired board meetings, cabinet meetings and starred in a reality television show, but on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump will wield the gavel in the United Nations Security Council to denounce Iran for what it sees as its malign regional behavior. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting
MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him. JD.com founder Richard Liu, also known as Qiang Dong
Yuli Gurriel and Evan Gattis recorded multi-hit, multi-RBI games while rookie Framber Valdez delivered a strong pitching performance in a pinch as the Houston Astros capped a three-game series sweep of the visiting Los Angeles Angels with a 6-2 win on Sunday. Sep 23, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Yuli Gurriel (10)
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A reshuffling of Wall Street benchmark industry sectors that transferred high-flying FANG stocks like Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Google-parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) out of the technology label may be a boon to some under-the-radar companies that used to compete with them for investor attention. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Monday spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers, but the less flashy home modems, routers and internet gateways that make them work weren’t so lucky. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his speech next
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday. The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine
LONDON (Reuters) – A man has been arrested at the visitors’ entrance to Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence for possession of a taser, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday. Armed police patrol the grounds of Buckingham Palace after a man was arrested at the visitor entrance of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s residence in London, Britain, September
MILAN (Reuters) – Plus-sized models led by Ashley Graham joined 1990s-era supermodels and celebrities on Dolce & Gabbana’s catwalk on Sunday as the Italian fashion house presented its opulent “DNA” spring-summer collection. VIPs also studded the audience at one of the last shows of Milan’s fashion week, with singers Stevie Wonder, Cardi B and Liam
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Rafiki, an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian romance that was until Friday banned in Kenya where it was made, showed on Sunday to a cheering, sold-out audience in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO: 71st Cannes Film Festival – Screening of the film “Summer” (Leto) in competition – Red Carpet Arrivals – Cannes, France, May