NFL puts Giants' Brown on 'exempt' list pending abuse probe
Silver says NBA labor deal not done yet, but getting close
Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos
By Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year's presidential election rigged and has coyly said "I will keep you in suspense? on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll. Only half of Republicans would accept Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as their president. Conversely, seven out of 10 Democrats said they would accept a Trump victory and less than 50 percent would attribute it to illegal voting or vote rigging, the poll showed.
A major threat to Trump the brand? Trump the candidate
Donald Trump's self-inflicted wounds threaten not only his White House chances but his business empire's core asset: his name. Emblazoned on luxury residential towers or sprawled over casinos and used to market steaks, shirts and ties, the Trump brand has long been a central selling point for the Republican presidential nominee, helping him amass a personal fortune estimated at several billion dollars and seemingly unlimited media attention. It has already cost him at least one business associate, who was repelled by Trump's remarks on women, veterans, Mexicans and others.
Dollar hits eight-month high; stocks post weekly gain
The dollar rose to its highest since early February against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors increased bets on higher U.S. interest rates, while a measure of world stocks posted its first weekly gain in four weeks despite some soft U.S. corporate results. On Wall Street, energy and healthcare stocks weighed on the S&P 500 and Dow, but Microsoft touching an all-time high moved the Nasdaq to positive territory.
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.
Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real ? and less sexualized ? woman.
Pence again finds himself as Donald Trump's clean-up man
US military reports 2 strikes against extremists in YemenWASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. military says it launched two attacks earlier this month in Yemen, killing eight people associated with the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
McDonald's U.S. sales revive amid stiff competition
Sales at established U.S. restaurants rose 1.3 percent, amid industry softness that executives partly blamed on lower grocery prices that encouraged some diners to cook at home. The result from the United States, which accounts for about 40 percent of overall profit at McDonald's, just exceeded analysts' lowered expectations, and was not as robust as the 2 percent U.S. same-store sales gain reported by rival Dunkin' Brands Group Inc on Thursday. McDonald's international restaurants easily beat expectations on same-store sales growth in Britain, Australia, Canada and Germany.