US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.
Mickelson revives 2004 Ryder Cup flap over Tiger flop
Phil Mickelson tossed 2004 US Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton under the bus Wednesday at Hazeltine the same way he did 2014 captain Tom Watson at Gleneagles after the dysfunctional US side lost to Europe. The 46-year-old left-hander will make his 11th consecutive appearance in the men's team golf showdown starting Friday after he, assistant captain Tiger Woods and US captain Davis Love guided a task force designed to build a successful long-term Cup program. "You play how you prepare," Mickelson said.
Southgate vows England 'stability' as Allardyce admits error
Gareth Southgate promised to bring some "stability" to the England set-up after Sam Allardyce admitted an "error of judgement" was behind his shock exit as the national side's manager. Allardyce's one-game career as England manager came to a humiliating end after just 67 days on Tuesday following controversial comments made to undercover reporters. Southgate has been promoted to caretaker boss of the senior England side from his post as Under-21 manager.
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Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy shot and killed his father then drove to an elementary school where he wounded two children and a teacher with a handgun before being tackled by a firefighter who held him for police, authorities said on Wednesday. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was accused by police of fatally shooting his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, then driving a pickup truck about 2 miles (3.2 km) to Townville Elementary School where he crashed into a fence surrounding the playground. After the teenager began shooting, volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock pinned him down while staff led children to safety inside the building, Anderson County emergency services director Taylor Jones told a news conference.
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. OBAMA SUFFERS FIRST VETO OVERRIDE In a resounding rebuke to the White House, Congressional ...
Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation
FORT LEE, Va. (AP) ? Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans on both sides of the issue to listen to others' concerns and not go into separate corners.
FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.
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Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) ? Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California's Santa Cruz Mountains.