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Second half goals take USA into Gold Cup final

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:59pm
(Reuters) - The United States breezed into the final of the 2017 Gold Cup after second half goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey secured the hosts' 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Saturday.

Marvel brings hammerless Thor, new king Black Panther for Comic-Con

Entertainment News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:00pm
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney's Marvel studios' upcoming superhero movies at San Diego's Comic-Con.

Firefighters gain ground on Central California wildfire

Top U.S. News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in central California was contained enough on Saturday for authorities to consider allowing more people back to their houses, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for a gold rush era town that was previously threatened.

Sons remember Princess Diana in film 20 years after her death

Entertainment News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week.

Golf: Nelly Korda, seeking to emulate sister, takes third-round LPGA lead

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 7:36pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Rookie Nelly Korda used a late flourish to claim a two-stroke lead entering the final round at the Marathon Classic on Saturday in Sylvania, Ohio.

Golf: Stallings shoots 11-under 60 to take third-round lead in Alabama

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:51pm
(Reuters) - Scott Stallings coped with energy-sapping heat and humidity to card 11-under-par 60 and vault to a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Saturday.

'Stranger Things' new season to explore impact of Upside Down world

Entertainment News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 6:45pm
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The cast of Netflix's breakout supernatural mystery series "Stranger Things" received a hero's welcome on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season.

Tennis: Roddick reflects on career spent in vacuum of Big Four

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 5:48pm
(Reuters) - International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.

Russian envoy, at heart of U.S. investigations, ends tenure in Washington

Political News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 5:07pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday.

Wonder Woman the star among Warner Bros' expanding superhero franchise

Entertainment News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:59pm
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - After smashing box office records this year, Wonder Woman received the loudest cheers among the DC superheroes gathered on Saturday at San Diego's annual Comic-Con to present new footage and trailers for Warner Bros' expanding comic book film franchise.

'Blade Runner' sequel a siren song for director Villeneuve

Entertainment News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 4:52pm
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Canadian director Denis Villeneuve had fended off numerous requests to direct big-budget sequels until he was approached to make a follow-up to Ridley Scott's 1982 neo-noir sci-fi film "Blade Runner."

Drunk teens at Chance the Rapper concert flood hospitals in Connecticut

Top U.S. News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - More than 90 people, including dozens of teens, were taken to local hospitals after drinking too much alcohol at a concert in Connecticut that featured Chance the Rapper, a Hartford police official said on Saturday.

Diving: Daley puts Rio failure behind him to regain world title

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 3:00pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - - Tom Daley, Britain’s 2009 world champion, thwarted China’s bid to become the first country to win four successive diving world titles in the men's 10-metre platform when the 23-year-old prevailed in a thrilling final.

After protests, St Louis to install air conditioning in sweltering jail

Top U.S. News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:50pm
(Reuters) - St. Louis will install temporary air conditioners in a city jail known as "the workhouse" after temperatures in the city topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit, triggering protests outside the lockup, the mayor's office and local media reported on Saturday.

Senator McCain's daughter says went for hike with father

Top U.S. News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer, went on a hike with his daughter on Saturday, according to a tweet from Meghan McCain.

NSA chief on Russia-U.S. cyber unit: Now is 'not the best time'

Political News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 1:40pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Saturday rebuffed the prospect for a U.S.-Russia cyber unit, a proposal which has been greeted with incredulity by several senior U.S. lawmakers and which President Donald Trump himself appeared to back down from after initially indicating interest.

Shock findings thrust mental health into soccer spotlight

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:06pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The issue of mental health in soccer was thrown back into the spotlight this week as figures released in Norway showed that four in 10 of the nation's elite soccer players have suffered from anxiety and depression.

U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

Top U.S. News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State, allowing the case to move to a federal trial without a preliminary hearing, officials said on Saturday.

Maglione wins third term as FINA president after bitter campaign

Top Sports News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:22am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Julio Maglione, president of swimming's world governing body FINA, was re-elected for a third term on Saturday following a bitter campaign which threatened to overshadow the start of the world championships.

U.S. lawmakers reach deal on sanctions bill for Russia, Iran, North Korea

Political News - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:06am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and now also North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday.