WADA cites near collapse of anti-doping program at Rio Games
MONTREAL (AP) ? The World Anti-Doping Agency has detailed serious failings of doping control management at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, saying the system was only saved from collapsing by the "enormous resourcefulness and goodwill" of some key staff.
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensiveSyrian rebel groups say they have launched a large-scale offensive to break the government's siege of eastern Aleppo, a contested city in the north of the country and the current focal point of the six-year ...
Swiss bank UBS in Hong Kong investigation for IPO workSwiss bank UBS says it's being investigated by Hong Kong regulators over its work on some initial public offerings on the southern Chinese financial center's stock market. UBS also said Friday that the ...
Syrian rebel groups say they have launched a large-scale offensive to break government siege of AleppoBEIRUT (AP) ? Syrian rebel groups say they have launched a large-scale offensive to break government siege of Aleppo.
Comedian Pikotaro astonished by viral success of 'PPAP' songTOKYO (AP) ? The Japanese comedian behind the viral hit "PPAP" says he is astonished by the global success of his "pen-pinapple-apple-pen" song.
Titans breeze past Jaguars 36-22 to reach 4-4 for season
Hideki Matsuyama piles up birdies and leads in Shanghai
Consumers, exports seen buoying U.S. third-quarter GDP growth
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the third quarter as consumers maintained a strong pace of spending and exports surged, potentially keeping the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in December. In addition to support from consumer spending and exports, the economy is also expected to have received a boost from a rebound in mining activity and inventory investment. "As long as you have consumer spending, some stabilization of capital spending, trade kicking in and inventories switching from being a significant drag, that balanced composition will make us confident that things are moving in the right direction," said Anthony Karydakis, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak in New York.
National Geographic's famed 'girl' denies getting fake IDPESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) ? A Pakistani prosecutor says National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl' has made her first appearance before a court, insisting she did not fraudulently obtain Pakistani nationality.
Michigan State motivated to spoil No. 2 Michigan's season
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) ? Jim Harbaugh has Michigan marching toward a special season, winning its first seven games and climbing to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in a decade.