Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:18:07 -0400
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:17:09 -0400
The US accused Moscow of "barbarism" over the worsening carnage in Aleppo, as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded the city in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to demand Russia rein in its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and halt intense air strikes, Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes. "What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism.
U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:16:33 -0400
By Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen’s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters. The publicly financed schools, a key source of jobs and business opportunities for U.S. members of Gulen’s global movement, have sharply slowed their expansion in recent years, public records show. The slowdown comes amid a series of government probes in more than a dozen states into allegations ranging from misuse of taxpayer funds to visa fraud.
Reaction to Arnold Palmer's death Sunday
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:14:34 -0400
Reaction to golf great Arnold Palmer's death Sunday at age 87 in Pittsburgh:
From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:12:51 -0400
By Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House. Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, which represents more than 500 tribes, spoke to nearly a dozen of President Barack Obama's Cabinet-level advisers at a September 6 meeting of the White House's three-year-old Native American Affairs Council.
Ross helps Cubs edge Cardinals 3-1
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:09:08 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross got fired up when Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked to the mound with two out in the seventh inning, ready to argue for Jon Lester to stay in the game.
Colombian, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:08:25 -0400
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebels, Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, are due to sign a historic peace deal Monday to end a five-decade war. The guests will include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and an array of Latin American leaders -- notably Cuban President Raul Castro, whose country hosted the nearly four-year-long peace talks that produced a final deal on August 24. Once the peace agreement is signed between the rebels and the government, the European Union will temporarily suspend the FARC from its list of terrorist organizations, the bloc's ambassador in Bogota, Ana Paula Zacarias, told RCN television.
Rookie Dak Prescott solid again, Cowboys beat Bears 31-17
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:07:00 -0400
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe the Cowboys will be OK without quarterback Tony Romo this time. The future of the Dallas running game with Ezekiel Elliott looks pretty good, too.
Pam Grier, Jessye Norman win Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois medals
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:02:06 -0400
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture.
Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:53:04 -0400
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings was played without interruption.