Northern Irish court sides with UK premier over Brexit challenge
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected an attempt to block Britain's exit from the European Union, saying that neither the province's parliament nor its laws could override a decision by the British government. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the ruling, with a spokesman saying it would allow the British government "to proceed to trigger Article 50 as planned". One of the plaintiffs, human rights activist Raymond McCord, said he would appeal against the ruling in the Supreme Court, Britain's highest judicial body.
'It's over' former top draft pick Oden confirms
Greg Oden, the 2007 top draft pick whose NBA dreams were derailed by injuries, says his playing days are over. "It's over," Oden told an Indianapolis Star reporter who caught up with the 28-year-old, who is enrolled this semester at Ohio State University. Although Ohio State fell to Florida, the seven-foot Oden had caught the eye of NBA scouts and leapt into the league the next year touted as the NBA's next great big man.
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Obama tips NFL's Patriots, NBA's Warriors to win titles
US President Barack Obama still believes in the Golden State Warriors, tipping them to claim the NBA title this season despite a sluggish start to their campaign. In a telephone interview on Friday on Sirius XM radio's "Sway in the Morning" program, Obama predicted the addition of former NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant would push the Warriors over the top a year after they fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the championship series. "I'm going to go with the Warriors just because of Durant, that addition.
Deep South drought kills crops, threatens herds, dries lakes
Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South. The very worst conditions ? what forecasters ...
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Clinton presidential campaign hit by FBI email probe 11 days before election
By Steve Holland MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hit on Friday by the FBI's reopening of its investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state, eroding a political boost from a strong U.S. economic report. With just 11 days to go before the Nov. 8 election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to several congressional Republicans that the agency had learned of the existence of emails that appeared to be pertinent to its investigation.
US discloses Russian fighter jet near miss over SyriaWASHINGTON (AP) ? In a previously undisclosed encounter in the skies over Syria, a Russian fighter jet flew so close to a larger American plane that its crew could feel the "jet wash," or turbulence, from the Russian plane, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.
Democrats are spending as Senate race tightens in WisconsinWASHINGTON (AP) ? A major Democratic Senate campaign committee is pouring $2 million into Wisconsin as the contest for control of the U.S. Senate goes down to the wire.
US economy grew at its strongest pace in 2 years