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  • Exactly what is going on with Stephen Strasburg? He’s feeling better and seems ‘very determined.’

    11 October 2017 6:11 PM 5

    Does anybody know what’s going on here with Stephen Strasburg, the former and now current Game 4 starter for the National League Division Series? Well, if anybody can explain the situation with the air conditioner, the mold, the illness and the, shall we say, fluid situation with Strasburg and Tanner Roark as the starter of an elimination game, it’s Nationals

  • ​LG opens smart home platform to developers

    10 October 2017 4:11 AM 50

    LG Electronics has opened the API of its smart home platform SmartThinQ to developers. LG Electronics has opened a dedicated website for its smart home platform SmartThinQ for developers. Developers can visit the site to apply for a partnership, and if successful, will gain access to the platform's application programming interface (API). If approved

  • Death toll from Florida nursing home where Irma knocked out power rises to 14

    9 October 2017 8:11 PM 44

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Police say two women who were taken from an overheated Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning during Hurricane Irma have died, becoming the 13th and 14th fatalities linked to the home. Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman told The Associated Press on Monday that Cecilia Franco, 90, and Francesca Andrade, 95, died from ailments

  • How does the Google Home Mini compare to the Amazon Echo Dot?

    5 October 2017 4:16 PM 57

    Does Google's fun-sized smart speaker have the specs to stack up to Amazon's popular Dot? The Mini is a smaller, more affordable version of Google's voice controlled smart speaker Google Home. It's obviously inspired by the Dot, which similarly shrunk the power of the original Amazon Echo down into a compact puck you could buy for a reasonable price

  • 2018 World Cup play-off: Syria 1-1 Australia

    5 October 2017 3:04 PM 57

    Omar Al Somah scored a late penalty as Syria kept their 2018 World Cup hopes alive with a draw in the first leg of their play-off against Australia. In their previous match, striker Al Somah netted an injury-time equaliser against Iran as Syria finished third in their Asian qualifying group. He also converted the leveller in Malaysia - where Syria play their

  • Sierra Leone's 709 carat diamond lands in Antwerp for sale

    3 October 2017 2:35 PM 42

    Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp, Belgium. The diamond's discovery in March caused a sensation and is the second-largest ever found in this West African nation. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is among

  • Equifax reviews its top lawyer's role in executive stock sales: WSJ

    2 October 2017 12:01 AM 42

    (Reuters) - Equifax Inc is reviewing its Chief Legal Officer John Kelly’s involvement in stock sales by company executives made weeks before the credit-reporting service disclosed a massive data breach, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Three senior executives including the company’s chief financial officer sold $1.8 million in shares within

  • Puerto Rico oversight board asks Washington for more aid for island

    30 September 2017 9:25 PM 41

    (Reuters) - Members of the board in charge of resolving Puerto Rico’s debt crisis met this week with Trump administration officials and members of the U.S. Congress to ask for more financial assistance for the hurricane-struck island, the panel said on Saturday. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that filed for the biggest-ever U.S. local government bankruptcy

  • The Latest: News agency reports Iran will maneuver with Iraq

    30 September 2017 12:03 PM 41

    Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country's armed forces plan to hold a joint military drill with the Iraqi army near Kurdish territory. The Saturday report quotes Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, spokesman for Iran's joint armed forces staff, as saying the maneuver will be held in the coming days in northwest Iran near the Iraqi Kurdistan

  • U.S. Trade Envoy Says Bombardier Dispute With Canada Does Impact Relations

    27 September 2017 7:57 PM 2

    OTTAWA — Canada raised its unhappiness over a U.S. decision to impose preliminary subsidies on Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets during NAFTA talks on Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said, a day after the U.S. accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. Asked whether the Bombardier dispute could affect talks on modernizing