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Commonwealth Games: 2022 deadline looms with Birmingham in box seat

Top Sports News - 1 hour 35 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Britain's Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organizers continue the search for a new host.

Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games

Top Sports News - 1 hour 37 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games:

Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 1 min ago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Political News - 3 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

Top U.S. News - 3 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.   

MLB breaks record for home runs in season

Top Sports News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:17pm
(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year.

Convicted killer recaptured after escape from Mississippi prison

Top U.S. News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:14pm
(Reuters) - Authorities in Mississippi have recaptured a convicted killer who slipped away from a state prison, but a second escaped inmate who was serving time for burglary remains at large, the state department of corrections said on Tuesday.

Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Top U.S. News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:14pm
Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein interviewed over FBI ex-director's firing: WSJ

Political News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:58pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has interviewed U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

Hospital allow kids to drive themselves to operating room

Top U.S. News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:47pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A San Diego children's hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to 'drive' themselves to the operating room.

NFL: National Football League roundup

Top Sports News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Miami Dolphins suspended starting linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely on Tuesday, stemming from his mysterious weekend disappearance in Los Angeles.

NHL: National Hockey League roundup

Top Sports News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:01pm
(The Sports Xchange) - New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, the team announced Tuesday.

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Political News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

Top U.S. News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

Political News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:43pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Ex-Trump campaign chief Manafort wants probe of leaks

Political News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 6:20pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, lashed out on Tuesday at reports he was wiretapped by federal authorities, and his spokesman sent out a statement demanding a leaks probe and suggesting the surveillance was politically motivated.

South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics

Top Sports News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:53pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympic Games amid the escalating standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.

After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

Top U.S. News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:40pm
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

Political News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:14pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law.

Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with 'rock circus' show

Entertainment News - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:04pm
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event.

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