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  • New Zealand Labour leader says will not yet concede election

    September 24, 2017 12:56 AM 14

    Speaking outside her home in Auckland, Ardern told media that her centre-left party would not concede, despite lagging almost 10 points behind the incumbent National Party, which received 46 percent of the vote in Saturday’s election. A final tally of all votes, which will include overseas ballots, will not be released until Oct. 7. New Zealand First

  • LaDainian Tomlinson rips Ezekiel Elliott, says he quit

    September 18, 2017 1:50 PM 8

    Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had by far the worst game of his career on Sunday, managing just nine carries for eight yards in a blowout loss to the Broncos. And Elliott is hearing it today for what appeared to be a lack of effort. Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson was particularly vocal in his criticism of Elliott. “I didn’t like the way he quit today

  • How Apple envisions phones without a Home button

    September 13, 2017 3:26 PM 20

    It seems as though Apple (AAPL) almost enjoys ripping away features we love. Apple was the first major computer company to kill off the dial-up modem. The floppy drive. In last year’s iPhones, the headphone jack. I’ll bet you anything that at some point, they’ve considered eliminating the screen. In any case, Apple’s done it again. The new $999 premium

  • 'Star Wars: Episode IX' has new release date and a new director

    September 12, 2017 3:43 PM 15

    J.J. Abrams is going to finish the "Star Wars" trilogy that he started. Abrams, who directed 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," is returning to direct "Star Wars: Episode IX," Disney's Lucasfilm announced Tuesday. Disney also moved the release date for "Star Wars: Episode IX" from May 24, 2019 to December 20, 2019. This keeps "Episode IX" in the same season

  • (BREAKING) Ekiti 2018: PDP To Get Consensus Candidate Today — OsunDefender

    September 6, 2017 12:08 PM 4

    Our correspondent learnt that party bigwigs are already in Ado Ekiti for an intervention meeting where some issues including ‎that of the governorship candidate would be discussed. Among the frontline politicians for the PDP ticket are the deputy to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Prof. Olusola Kolapo‎, a former Commissioner for Works, Kayode Oso; a former

  • Dell Championship: Rory McIlroy misses cut as Jon Rahm leads in Boston

    September 2, 2017 11:14 PM 25

    Defending champion Rory McIlroy missed the cut by a single shot at the Dell Championship in Boston. The 28-year-old world number four from Northern Ireland, without a win in 2017, had four bogeys and a double bogey in a 74 for a four over total. Spaniard Jon Rahm birdied five of his final eight holes in a 66 and leads by two strokes at nine under

  • Northern Trust: Dustin Johnson beats Jordan Spieth in first hole of sudden-death play-off

    August 27, 2017 10:50 PM 30

    World number one Dustin Johnson clawed back a five-shot deficit before beating fellow American Jordan Spieth at the first sudden-death hole to win the Northern Trust Open. Johnson forced the play-off by sinking a 17-foot putt at the final hole, with both men finishing on 13 under par. The world number one's ball caught the edge of the hole and did a half-circle

  • Missed the Solar Eclipse? You’ll Have Another Chance in 7 Years

    August 21, 2017 10:39 PM 41

    In Canada, the lucky locales include Fredericton and Miramichi, New Brunswick; Bonavista, Grand Falls and Stephenville, Newfoundland; Burlington, Hamilton, Kingston, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, Ontario; Summerside, Prince Edward Island; and Longueuil, Montreal and Sherbrooke, Quebec. In Mexico, the total eclipse will be visible in Ciudad Acuña

  • Bannon Is 'Going Nuclear'

    August 18, 2017 8:42 PM 41

    The ousted White House chief strategist is back at Breitbart News, and he’s planning to make mischief. In firing Steve Bannon, President Trump has lost his chief ideologue, the man who channeled his base and advocated for the populist-nationalist policies that helped propel Trump to victory. But he has gained an unpredictable and potentially troublesome

  • Crash causes 5-mile backup on northbound I-95 in Fairfax County

    August 15, 2017 12:42 PM 19

    Two northbound lanes of Interstate 95 have reopened following a crash earlier this morning, but backups persist, authorities said. While the Interstate was fully reopened by about 8:45 a.m., the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination program said delays continued for about 3.5 miles. A rush-hour crash was causing a miles-long backup