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May tries to reassure EU as UK seeks trade pacts alone
BRUSSELS (AP) ? Prime Minister Theresa May signaled Friday that Britain is paving the way for trade talks with other countries well before it leaves the European Union but sought to reassure partners that this would not undermine the bloc's trade aims.
Missing European craft 'crashed' into Mars: ESA to AFP
A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown Wednesday "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead, a European Space Agency mission manager told AFP on Friday. A NASA photograph of the intended landing site confirmed the Schiaparelli craft, missing for two days, had "crashed on the surface of Mars", Thierry Blancquaert said by telephone from mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. Flight operations manager Michel Denis added that an image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showed a "white spot, consistent with the size of a parachute.
League expands video replay role for upcoming season
Video replays will be used to oversee more NBA referee calls in the upcoming season under an expanded plan announced Friday by the league. The new areas where decisions will be made by referees in the NBA Replay Center will include foul calls coinciding with shot clock violations, end of quarter fouls and fouls when a player has a clear path to the basket.
WNBA refs botch call again, this one in decisive Game 5
Let's toast: Striking Jim Beam workers accept new contractStriking Jim Beam workers at two Kentucky distilleries have accepted a contract offer, ending a walkout that lasted nearly a week. United Food and Commercial Workers union official Tommy Ballard says workers ...
Ongoing cyber attack hits Twitter, Amazon, other top websites
Major internet services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under sustained cyber attack. The internet service company Dyn, which routes and manages internet traffic, said that it had suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on its domain name service shortly after 1100 GMT. The cyber attack meant that millions of internet users could not access the websites of major online companies such as Netflix and Reddit as well as the crafts marketplace Etsy and the software developer site Github, according to media reports.
Ex-coach calls his ban from Penn State facilities 'wrong'BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) ? The former Penn State assistant football coach suing Penn State told jurors Friday he was angered when told he could not return to team facilities after being put on leave the week Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation.
Recalls this week: circular saws, lawnmowersTarget is recalling Halloween-themed LED gel decorations that stick to windows and light up because parts can be ingested by children. Other recalled consumer products this week include circular saws, lawnmowers and rice and slow cookers.
Coach mum on Giants' awareness of Josh Brown's abuse record
LONDON (AP) ? The New York Giants have yet to decide whether Josh Brown will stay on the team after admitting he abused his former wife, coach Ben McAdoo said Friday in a press conference that raised more questions about the franchise's knowledge of the kicker's off-field behavior.