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COLLEGEFOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS SET
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4Washington, No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio State Look, I’m trying to whip myself into an indignant frenzy over Sunday’s final College Football Playoff rankings, but I just don’t seem to be able to pull it off.
I feel like it really should...
A VICTORY FOR PIPELINE PROTESTERS
CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement necessary for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental victory for the native American tribes and thousands of others who have flocked in recent months to protest the pipeline....
HEART OF A
Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman has reached the sweet spot in her career. She only has to please three people: herself and her two children.
“They have a lot of say in where I go and what I do,” she tells Postmedia Network. “They’re always like, ‘Where is it and can we bring the cats?’ If I can’t bring the cats, I can’t do it.”...
JAYS XMAS SPREE?
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Fresh off a season in which the Blue Jays made a second consecutive trip to the ALCS, the team has some work to do to make it three in a row.
Over the next four days here at the baseball Winter Meetings, we’ll start to get an idea if...
OAKLAND, Calif. — The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. Less than half of the charred remains...
COMING UP ROSES
The Big Ten’s champion won’t go where it hoped.
Penn State will, however, still will go where it dreamed.
Controversially shut out of the College Football Playoff, the Nittany Lions instead will head to California to face No .9 Southern California in the 103 rd Rose Bowl Game, set for 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena....
FEELING THE HEAT
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman walks off the field after a 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona. The Redskins remain in third place in the NFC East and are losing their grip on a playoff spot with the loss. GLENDALE, ARIZ...
Far right has to concede defeat in Austrian vote
Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has lost Austria’s presidential election.
On Facebook, he described himself as “infinitely sad” and congratulated Alexander Van der Bellen, former head of the Greens, on his victory.
Van der Bellen said his victory over the right-wing populist showed that most voters backed his message of “freedom, equality, solidarity”....
Castro reaches final resting place
A wooden box containing Fidel Castro’s ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba’s only official monument to the charismatic bearded former leader.
The private, early-morning ceremony was...
Tiger ends up 15th in comeback
Tiger Woods struggled through a roller-coaster final round yesterday at the Hero World Challenge, firing a four-over par 76 to conclude his comeback event after a 16-month layoff following back surgery.
Woods, who turns 41 later this month, made five birdies,...
Syrian army nears Aleppo’s Old City
BEIRUT: The Syrian army and allied groups advanced toward rebel-held areas of Aleppo’s Old City Sunday, thrusting deeper into opposition parts of the city in a relentless attack which a military source said would be over in a matter of weeks.
A senior rebel...
TRUMP WARNS OF 35% TAX ON FIRMS SHIPPING JOBS ABROAD
President-elect Donald Trump warned US companies that moving manufacturing to other countries would be a “very expensive mistake” as they will face heavy new taxes — an approach likely to face resistance from lawmakers in his own party.
In an early-morning...
MONETARY POLICY REVIEW
RUN -UP TO The monetary policy committee, headed by RBI Governor Urj it Pa tel, is likely to cut the policy rate by at least 25 basis points in the December 6-7 policy review, say a feweconomists, writes The six-member Monetary Policy Committee headed by Reserve...
Stone wins Alfred Dunhill tournament
Brandon Stone cruised to victory in the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday as fellow South African and defending champion Charl Schwartzel faded on the back nine. Richard Sterne came second. Brandon Stone cruised to a seven-shot victory on Sunday in the...
Know your ARV meds
HIV medication sometimes doesn’t mix with other pills.
Most of the time people with HIV tend to have other conditions too, chronic or acute. Or some just take over-the-counter medications, even herbal or traditional medicines. I find literature lacking for patients to know what the risks are. Most of the literature out there is meant for clinicians....
Lakers fall to Memphis; Wolves win
– Troy Daniels scored a career-high 31 points as the Memphis Grizzlies hung on for a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night after Julius Randle missed three free throws with 5.9 seconds left.
Lou Williams converted a threepoint play with...
Trump talk with Tsai sparks row
US president-elect Donald Trump has caused an unexpected diplomatic incident with China by taking a phone call from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen, but the call itself is expected to have “very limited influence” and is not expected to affect the one-China policy, analysts in Washington and Beijing said over the weekend....
Najib leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbors and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence.
Najib said the rally at a stadium in suburban Kuala Lumpur will send a strong message to Aung San Suu Kyi’s government that “enough is enough”....
Fire at rave kills up to 40 people
UP TO 40 people were feared dead last night after a fire broke out at a rave in a converted warehouse in California.
Nine people were confirmed dead but that figure was expected to rise once firefighters had gained access to the whole the building.
How to save money with homemade Christmas gifts
The lunches, the parties, the hangovers … Christmas is wonderful, but the cost can add up. If, on the way to a festive drinks party, you’ve ever ducked into a corner shop and found yourself scouring the shelves for a generouslooking but not too expensive gift...