Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team once more
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double for the Thunder.
Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen
Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen. KEEPING ...
91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inaugurationSALEM, N.J. (AP) ? Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person.
Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized
HOUSTON (AP) ? 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.
Raonic continues streak by reaching 3rd round in Australia
Struggling hedge funds still expense bonuses, bar tabs
Investors are starting to sour on the idea of reimbursing hedge funds for multi-million dollar trader bonuses, lavish marketing dinners and trophy office space. Powerful firms such as Citadel LLC and Millennium Management LLC charge clients for such costs through so-called "pass-through" fees, which can include everything from a new hire's deferred compensation to travel to high-end technology. Clients of shops that made money, including Paloma Partners and Hutchin Hill Capital LP, were left with returns of less than 5 percent partly because of a draining combination of pass-through and performance fees.
Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling ...
Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy
Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors. The quakes, all measuring more than five magnitude, struck close to Amatrice, the mountain town devastated by an August earthquake that left nearly 300 people dead. The body of one victim was found under the debris of a building in the town of Castel Castagna, in the province of Teramo, local authorities said in a statement.
Wizards still hot at home, down Grizzlies 104-101
John Wall and Otto Porter scored 25 points apiece on Wednesday as the Washington Wizards notched their 13th straight home NBA win, 104-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat Washington earlier this season after forcing overtime with a long-range basket.
Hotly tipped Pliskova continues impressive Australian Open march
Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her impressive march through the Australian Open Thursday, and is beginning to believe she could be on track for a Grand Slam to remember. The towering Czech star dished out a 6-0, 6-2 lesson to hapless Russian qualifier Anna Blinkova in the second round and has only dropped four games so far in two matches. Awaiting her next is Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko, who upset 31st seed Yulia Putintseva in straight sets.