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

    August 27, 2017 10:50 PM 74

    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 92

    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 89

    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 63

    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

  • High-Wire Feat for Single-Stem Flowers

    August 14, 2017 4:44 PM 100

    At an alfresco dinner on the edge of Lake Montauk last month, one long table was decorated with a charming and unusual floral arrangement. Individual blossoms hung upside-down from a wire strung over the table. “I wanted to do something different and fresh,” said Kelsie Hayes, the florist. “It gives a floating effect.” She uses 100-pound fishing line to run a single

  • Russia to train female fighter pilots

    August 13, 2017 2:13 PM 91

    Russia is to accept female fighter pilots into its Air Force for the first time since the World War Two. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said women were being accepted after the military received "hundreds of letters" expressing interest in enrolling. There will be 15 women in the first group, which starts training in October, Mr Shoigu said. During WWII, Russian

  • Former Google VP Megan Smith on biases in tech industry

    August 11, 2017 1:34 PM 60

    For safety reasons, Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a meeting meant to address a controversial memo. The 10-page document written by former employee James Damore criticized the tech giant's diversity initiatives. Pichai said the company needs to "step back and create a better set of conditions for us to have the discussion." Megan Smith, former vice president

  • Firefox is getting VR support tomorrow

    August 7, 2017 9:42 PM 68

    Chrome still supports the most VR platforms though Firefox, which was revamped in June with a speed boost, is going for the gold here. Its latest version, Firefox 55, is set to come out on August 8th complete with VR support. Firefox will be joining the ranks of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, which also added web-based VR functionality this past year. Web-based

  • 3 Marines missing after aircraft crashes off Australian coast

    August 5, 2017 2:20 PM 68

    SYDNEY -- Search and rescue operations were underway for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land. The Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement that 23 of 26 service members onboard the aircraft had been rescued, and the search continues

  • Trump, senators to unveil bill to cut legal immigration to U.S

    August 2, 2017 3:15 PM 65

    WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and two Republican senators on Wednesday will unveil a plan at the White House to overhaul the rules for legal immigrants, a proposal that would slash numbers overall and focus on skilled immigrants, the White House said. Trump will discuss his support for a bill developed by senators Tom Cotton