Senate overwhelmingly rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government. The final vote was 97-1 against the veto. Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid was the lone "no" vote. Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats and is a former White House contender, did not vote. ...
OPEC could announce oil freeze in Algeria, details later: sourcesALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC could announce an output-freeze deal on Wednesday in Algeria, although full details are unlikely to be firmed up before a formal meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in November, two OPEC sources said.
LMA 'extremely concerned' by bribe allegationsThe League Managers Association (LMA) is "extremely concerned" by newspaper allegations that Premier League managers have received "bungs" for player transfers, it said on Wednesday. The Daily Telegraph reported that eight current and former managers had received money for transfers after the paper filmed soccer agents boasting about how many managers they had paid off. "The LMA is extremely concerned by the current situation of allegations made against a number of managers.
McClaren criticises lack of privacy following Allardyce departureBy Chris Bertram MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former England manager Steve McClaren has expressed sympathy for Sam Allardyce who left his job as national team coach on Tuesday following a sting by the Daily Telegraph newspaper. Allardyce, who was England manager for 67 days, was recorded on camera telling reporters how to avoid the FA's own transfer rules. McClaren, England manager for 16 months from 2006-07, believes the episode highlights the lack of privacy in top-level sport.
Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.
The Latest: US backs report that Russian missile downed MH17
The Latest on the probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The U.S. State Department says it backs the findings of the interim report of the ...
Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.
World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace
LONDON (AP) ? Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.
MH17 shot down by missile brought into Ukraine from Russia
The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, announcing about 100 people were being investigated for playing "an active role" in the disaster. Saying they had "irrefutable evidence" that the BUK missile system was used to blow the Malaysia Airlines plane out of the sky, investigators also confirmed the device was fired from a field in a part of eastern Ukraine then controlled by pro-Russia separatists. The findings of the Dutch-led probe stopped short of directly accusing Moscow of involvement in the tragedy in July 2014, and both the rebels and Russia issued fresh statements denying any responsibility.
Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national security
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry is urging Congress to adopt a landmark 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security.