Djokovic, Nadal eye US Open third round

August 31st, 2016

Novak Djokovic needed treatment on a right upper arm injury during his laboured win over Poland's Jerzy JanowiczDefending champion Novak Djokovic and fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal take centre stage on the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday looking to seal third round spots. World number one Djokovic, who needed treatment on a right upper arm injury during his laboured four-set win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, faces Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.


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Maine governor Paul LePage apologises for rude phone rant

August 31st, 2016

Maine’s Republican governor apologises for leaving an obscenity-laden voicemail for a rival politician and says he is considering his position.

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Ryan Lochte to dance with stars, says Rio scandal overblown

August 30th, 2016

US swimmer Ryan Lochte gives an interview to Globo TV in New YorkDisgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is joining the "Dancing With the Stars" cast, ABC television announced on Tuesday, as the gold medalist said he thought reaction to his tale about being held up at a Rio de Janeiro gas station had been blown out of proportion. Lochte, 32, was dropped by four of his major sponsors after admitting he "overexaggerated" a tale about being robbed and held at gunpoint with three other swimmers after a party during the Rio Olympics. Brazilian authorities say the group destroyed a bathroom and urinated in public, and have recommended that Lochte be charged with falsely reporting a crime.


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Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules

August 30th, 2016

Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from Apple in back taxes, the European Commission rules, but both parties say they will appeal.

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500 cows rustled from New Zealand farm in unusual case

August 30th, 2016

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — How do you steal 500 cows?

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Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83

August 30th, 2016

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, dies aged 83, his family confirms.

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The Latest: After retiring vs Kerber, Hercog defends choice

August 29th, 2016

Polona Hercog, of Slovenia, returns a shot to Angelique Kerber, of Germany, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):


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EpiPen maker to sell cheaper generic version

August 29th, 2016

The maker of the EpiPen allergy drug will start selling a generic version in the wake of criticism about steep price increases.

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Iran deploys S-300 air defense around nuclear site

August 29th, 2016

FILE -- In this April 17, 2016 file photo, a long-range S-300 missile system is displayed by Iran's army during a parade marking National Army Day, in Tehran, Iran. State media says the military has begun deploying a Russia-supplied S-300 air defense system around the underground Fordo nuclear facility. Video footage posted late Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, on Iranian state TV’s website showed trucks arriving at the site and missile launchers being aimed skyward. Russia began delivering the S-300 system to Iran earlier this year after sanctions were lifted under a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun deploying a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported.


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Los Angeles airport evacuation sparked by ‘loud noises’

August 29th, 2016

Unconfirmed reports of shots, later described by police as just “loud noises”, spark evacuations at Los Angeles airport.

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