Deceuninck-QuickStep rider led this year's Giro d'Italia for two weeks
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and adviser, was questioned under oath this week as part of a civil lawsuit alleging misuse of nonprofit funds for Donald Trump's inauguration four years ago. District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine's office disclosed in a court filing on Tuesday that the deposition had taken place that day. In a January 2020 lawsuit, Racine claimed Donald Trump's real estate business and other entities misused nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that could close US stock and money markets to Chinese firms.
Before being rescued from a freezing Illinois River, an escaped wallaroo, named Wally, sparked a two-hour long police chase in Peru, Illinois, on December 2.As police tried to snag the meandering marsupial, he tried to escape their grasp by jumping into the river.“Without warning Wally jumped into the river and attempted to swim across from the north shore to the south shore,” a Peru Police Department statement said. He was pulled from the frigid river by a passing fishing boat crew and was treated by a veterinarian. Police said they were “optimistic he will not only survive but will be okay.”Footage taken by Jake Ficek shows the wallaroo hopping down a street. Credit: Jake Ficek via Storyful
When Toshitsune Tamashiro was young and closeted in 1980s Japan, Tokyo's Shinjuku Ni-chome gay district was a haven. Now he runs a bar there, and has fought to keep the district going during the coronavirus pandemic. Ni-chome, believed the most dense concentration of gay bars globally, fulfills a vital role for Japan's LGBT community in a nation where some gay men still marry women, and even a few Ni-chome bar owners haven't come out to their families.
Fit-again James O'Connor was reinstated as chief Wallabies playmaker Thursday, with Reece Hodge shifted to fullback as Australia look to end the year on a high against a rattled Argentina in the Tri Nations.
The couple have now been married for two years.
Clinging to notions of widespread vote rigging that his own attorney general has disputed, President Donald Trump repeated a litany of baseless assertions Wednesday of political corruption, machine tampering and mysterious votes appearing out of nowhere that allowed Joe Biden to steal the election. “This election is about great voter fraud, fraud that has never been seen like this before,” Trump said in a 46-minute address posted on social media. One month after the Nov. 3 election and as states begin certifying their votes, Trump is clinging to false notions of voter fraud that Attorney General William Barr disputed as unsubstantiated and not significant enough to overturn Biden’s margin of victory.
The Dish satellite service is in the midst of another feud with a programmer. Nexstar Media, the nation's largest owner of TV stations, and Dish have failed to come to terms on a new carriage contract, leaving subscribers without access to the WGN America cable network and programming from stations in 115 different markets. The […]
Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Dec. 2, up from nine cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to six from three a day earlier.
Justin Thomas is the only top 10 player in the field and a heavy favorite to win the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the final event of the USPGA Tour's 2020 season.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that it was President Donald Trump on the phone when he silenced a call from the White House while in the middle of signing papers certifying election results showing Trump narrowly lost the state. Ducey said he returned the call after the event but repeatedly declined to talk about his discussion with the president, though he did say Trump never asked him not to sign the certification of Arizona’s election. “The President has got an inquisitive mind,” Ducey said.
Valencia president Anil Murthy insists that Singapore owner Peter Lim has a long-term vision for the club – and is definitely not thinking of selling.
China wants to boost its ability to modify the weather and will extend an artificial rain and snow programme to cover at least 5.5 million square kilometres of land by 2025, the country's cabinet said late on Wednesday. The State Council said in policy guidelines that it would ensure that its weather modification capabilities would reach an "advanced" level by 2035, and would focus on revitalising rural regions, restoring ecosystems and minimising losses from natural disasters. China has frequently made use of cloud seeding technologies to relieve droughts or clear the air ahead of major international events.
A clifftop compound situated along one of the best streets atop Malibu's Point Dume peninsula recently sold for a hefty $17.5 million, one of the biggest deals inked in that neighborhood this year. Records reveal the seller was Wendy Miller Hughes, the ex-wife of billionaire Public Storage heir B. Wayne Hughes Jr., while the new […]
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING WITH ENGLISH TRANSCRIPTIONS AND SCRIPT. FRENCH TRANSLATIONS TO FOLLOW. VIDEO SHOWS: POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCES WITH MANCHESTER UNITED COACH OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER AND PARIS ST GERMAN COACH THOMAS TUCHEL AFTER PSG BEAT MAN UNITED 3-1 IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE / STILLS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MATCH SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF PARIS ST GERMAIN'S NEYMAR IN ACTION WITH MANCHESTER UNITED'S FRED AND SCOTT McTOMINAY 2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NEYMAR SCORING THEIR FIRST GOAL OF THE NIGHT MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020".) 3. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS ST GERMAN COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, SAYING: "(Translation to follow)." MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 4. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF PARIS ST GERMAIN'S, MARQUINHOS, SCORING THEIR SECOND GOAL 5. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF TUCHEL DURING THE MATCH MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "©UEFA 2020".) 6. (SOUNDBITE) (French) PARIS ST GERMAN COACH, THOMAS TUCHEL, SAYING: "(Translation to follow)." MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 7. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF PARIS ST GERMAIN'S, LEANDRO PAREDES, ON THE GROUND AS NEYMAR CLASHES WITH FRED 8. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF REFEREE SHOWING FRED A YELLOW CARD 9. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FRED FOLLOWING PARIS ST GERMAIN'S ANDER HERRERA FOR WHICH HE IS LATER SENT OFF 10. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NEYMAR REACTING FOLLOWING THE FOUL 11. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF REFEREE SHOWING FRED HIS SECOND YELLOW CARD 12. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF REFEREE SHOWING FRED (NOT PICTURED) A RED CARD MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) 13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED COACH, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, ON FRED'S RED CARD, SAYING: "Yeah, we spoke to him (Fred) at halftime and be sensible, and I thought he was. I thought he played really well. I thought he was very, very sensible in the second half and he covers the ground. He gets up to men without trying to tackle. The ball that he actually gets a yellow card for, though, the tackle, that's nowhere near a foul. So, if you see that again, that's a mistake by the referee. But that's also human error. It's allowed. I can't sit there and complain about that now. I thought Fred was unlucky there, but he was probably lucky enough to come off the first half." MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 14. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MANCHESTER UNITED'S, MARCUS RASHFORD, SCORING THEIR ONLY GOAL OF THE NIGHT MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) 15. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED COACH, OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, ON GROUP STANDINGS, SAYING: "We know that destiny is in our own hands. We know that we play against a good team (RB Leipzig), obviously, Leipzig in the semi-finals last year, but we are developing into a better team as well. And tonight, very pleased with the performance apart from - of course, they were more clinical. We need to be clinical in these types of games. Big games, most of the time are decided by fine margins and today they were against us." MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (DECEMBER 2, 2020) (REUTERS STILLS VIA ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 16. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF SOLSKJAER LOOKING DEJECTED ON THE PITCH 17. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NEYMAR CELEBRATING SCORING HIS SECOND GOAL, PSG'S THIRD, WITH TEAM MATES 18. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF PSG PLAYERS CELEBRATING ON PITCH FOLLOWING WIN STORY: Brazilian Neymar scored twice and his compatriot Fred was sent off as Paris St Germain beat 10-man Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday (December 2) to throw Champions League Group H wide open. United, PSG and RB Leipzig all on nine points heading into next week's final round of games in which the English side go to the German club and the French champions host Istanbul Basaksehir. Neymar fired PSG into a sixth-minute lead after a Kylian Mbappe shot was deflected and fell kindly to the former Barcelona forward who drilled the ball into the bottom corner. United drew level in the 32nd minute through a Marcus Rashford shot which deflected off the outstretched leg of Danilo to beat PSG keeper Keylor Navas. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side created several good chances after the break with Edinson Cavani hitting the bar but PSG grabbed the win when Marquinhos poked home in the 69th minute after a drive into the box had been diverted to him by Abdou Diallo. United's difficulties intensified when, a minute later, midfielder Fred was sent off for a second yellow card and Neymar added the third in stoppage time after a counter-attack. (Production: Kurt Michael Hall)
Outgoing Attorney General William Barr's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the handling of the Russia probe ensures his successor won't have an easy transition. The move, which Barr detailed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, could lead to heated confirmation hearings for President-elect Joe Biden's nominee, who hasn't been announced. Senate Republicans will likely use that forum to extract a pledge from the pick to commit to an independent investigation.
Dec.02 -- Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at George Mason University, discusses potential security threats as President-elect Joe Biden picks his national security team. Jaffer speaks on "Bloomberg Technology."
Neymar dropped a bombshell on Wednesday as he followed up scoring twice for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-1 Champions League win over Manchester United by revealing his desire to reunite with Lionel Messi next season.
Brexit talks have stretched late into the night as both sides fought their corners with the clock ticking down to the deadline for a trade deal. Several boxes of pizza were delivered to the talks venue on Wednesday night as officials from London and Brussels tried to hammer out an agreement. The last-ditch discussions come ahead of the end of the transition period on December 31.