Great 3-point night doesn't mean a win for No. 15 Notre Dame
Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady's "gold standard"
Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady's shoulder pads ended up making that impossible. Their brief exchange ...
U.S. envoy warns against being too trusting of Sudan's armed opposition
By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to Sudan and South Sudan urged the international community on Wednesday to be clear-eyed in dealing with armed Sudanese opposition groups which put political ambitions above the interests of their own people. Donald Booth, speaking a day before he leaves office at the end of the Obama administration, said he recently talked with Sudan's armed rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) about a U.S. proposal to deliver food and medicine to conflict areas it controls but the group rejected the offer.
Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump
Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handleANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.
Kings' Gay suffers suspected torn Achilles
The Sacramento Kings' 106-100 home loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was made even more painful when Kings forward Rudy Gay exited with a suspected torn Achilles tendon. Gay was injured late in the third quarter, and the team said a preliminary report indicated the torn tendon. Gay was hurt as he tried to drive the baseline and went down with 14.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Kings leading 79-69.
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. ...
Toshiba dives on fears of huge loss at nuclear unit
Toshiba shares went into freefall Thursday, with the embattled stock down by nearly half since late December on concerns about huge losses at its nuclear power business in the United States. The stock fell as much as 26 percent earlier in the day, its biggest intraday decline in more than four decades, according to Bloomberg. Toshiba, one of Japan's best-known firms, said exact figures were not finalised.
Second Nigerian tomato paste plant shuts, in embarrassment for BuhariBy Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has shut his new tomato paste plant in Nigeria due to a shortage of dollars needed to import raw materials, a senior executive said, the second such closure in months in a blow to official plans to diversify the economy. President Muhammadu Buhari, elected in 2015 on a platform of fixing a country mismanaged for decades, frequently speaks of ending Nigeria's dependency on oil exports by boosting food production, repeating his mantra: "We must produce what we eat".
Britain will find ways to stay competitive if no EU deal - Hammond
British Chancellor Philip Hammond warned the European Union on Thursday that if there was no "comprehensive trading relationship" after Brexit, the government would be forced to find ways to remain competitive. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Hammond told Reuters that Britain already had a competitive tax system and it was "not indicative of any kind of race to the bottom". The best way to do that is to have a comprehensive trading relationship with the European Union, our closest neighbours," he said.