The former top-ranked amateur mixed an eagle, four birdies and a bogey for a five-under-par 66 in windy conditions at El Camaleon Golf Club where he and Argentine Emiliano Grillo were a shot clear of Norway's Viktor Hovland. "Took me a couple holes to like figure it out a little bit with the wind and stuff, but I'm really happy the way I played and the way I finished," Niemann said. World number three Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked player in the field, carded a one-over-par 72 that included a double-bogey at the par-four 14th.
Iran is unlikely to retaliate over the assassination of a prominent nuclear scientist before the inauguration of Joe Biden in case it jeopardizes any future sanctions relief, the top U.S. envoy on Iran told Reuters on Thursday. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who had little public profile in Iran but had been named by Israel as a prime player in what it says is Iran’s nuclear weapons quest, was killed on Friday when he was ambushed on a highway near Tehran and his car sprayed with bullets. Elliott Abrams, Washington's special representative on Iran and Venezuela, said in an interview that Tehran was "desperately" in need of sanctions relief from the United States and that would be a key calculation in their decision-making as President-elect Biden takes over from President Donald Trump on Jan. 20.
Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country are shutting down early next year. Disney Branded Television president Gary Marsh announced the news Thursday, which impacts 36 part-time and full-time employees. The move comes as Marsh's division looks to emphasize the production of kids and family content for streaming service Disney Plus and the linear Disney Channels. […]
Nearly 65 million people globally have been infected by the disease and the worst affected country, United States, is currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections. The novel coronavirus caused more deaths in the past year than tuberculosis in 2019 and nearly four times the number of deaths due to malaria, according to the World Health Organisation. Robert Redfield, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned on Wednesday that the pandemic will pose the country's grimmest health crisis yet over the next few months, before vaccines become widely available.
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U.S. appeals court judges appeared skeptical on Thursday of voiding a 2007 deal that shielded Jeffrey Epstein from child sex charges that one of his alleged victims says prevents her from talking to prosecutors about possible co-conspirators. The agreement shields unidentified alleged accomplices and nullifying it could impact the criminal case in New York against Ghislaine Maxwell, who stands accused of luring girls so Epstein could abuse them. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty.
“I was writing sad stuff but covering it up with a happy beat,” says 20-year-old singer Benee of her irresistible hit “Supalonely.” The tune started as a TikTok sensation in February, and by lockdown had crossed over to radio, amassing more than 272,600 spins in 2020, the vast majority at Top 40. Benee collaborated with […]
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Following a momentous week in which "The Mandalorian" became the first Disney Plus series to make Nielsen's new streaming top 10 list, there was very little change in week 2 of "Star Wars" show's second season. "Mandalorian" debuted in third position last week and retained that place this time around, drawing just under 1 billion […]
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Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez is set to return to action this weekend after the Liga club confirmed on Thursday that the Uruguayan had returned a negative COVID-19 test. The 33-year-old tested positive for coronavirus last month on international duty and missed his country's win over Colombia and defeat by Brazil as well as Atleti's last four fixtures. "Luis Suarez will rejoin the first team group training session... after returning a negative PCR test conducted by La Liga," a club statement read.
The Trump administration is accusing Facebook in a lawsuit of discriminating against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill more than 2,600 high-paying jobs. The Justice Department announced the suit Thursday, alleging that the tech giant refused to recruit, consider or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for the positions that the social medial giant reserved for temporary visa holders. Facebook sponsored the visa holders for “green cards” authorizing them to work permanently.
Kicking off the 2020 holiday season appropriately, lawn workers accidentally decapitated a life-sized Santa decoration in Wyckoff, New Jersey, on December 2.Security-camera footage taken at the home of Reyza Tanen shows a worker literally blowing Santa’s head off on her porch with a leaf blower.“Is this not the best way to end 2020?” wrote Tanen on the Facebook post. “This is the view from my front door earlier. It can’t get any better than this!” Credit: Reyza Tanen via Storyful
The top U.S. military officer said Thursday the United States should reconsider its decades-old practice of stationing troops and their families in allied countries at risk of war, like South Korea and in the Persian Gulf. In remarks on the future of warfare, Army Gen. Mark Milley said he believes the military should be more selective in its peacetime presence abroad. “Large permanent U.S. bases overseas might be necessary for rotational forces to go into and out of, but permanently positioning U.S. forces I think needs a significant relook for the future,” not just because of the cost but also because it can leave military families vulnerable in high-risk areas, he said.
The seven-times European champions were stunned as already-eliminated Celtic scored twice in the opening 13 minutes through Tom Rogic and Odsonne Edouard. But the Italian side responded in style as Hakan Calhanoglu pulled a goal back with a free kick in the 24th minute and two minutes later the hosts were level through Samu Castillejo. Milan went ahead five minutes after the break through Jens Petter Hauge and substitute Brahim Diaz finished off Celtic with a superb chipped finish in the 82nd minute.
The White House said President Donald Trump is signing an executive order on Thursday setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence that aims to foster public acceptance of the technology in government decision making. The order directs agencies to prepare inventories of AI-use cases throughout their departments and directs the White House to develop a roadmap for policy guidance for administrative use of AI. Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer, said the executive order "will foster public trust in the technology, drive government modernization, and further demonstrate America’s leadership in artificial intelligence."
Tottenham Hotspur earned the point they needed to reach the Europa League knockout stage on Thursday as they were held to a roller-coaster 3-3 draw at LASK Linz after Mamoudou Karamoko grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser for the Austrians. LASK are third with seven points and Bulgarian side Ludogorets are bottom without a point. Tottenham host Antwerp next week to decide the group winners.
Venezuelan politician Henry Gomez is running for parliament as part of an alliance that has promised to confront President Nicolas Maduro and the ruling Socialist Party, but he has an unusual profile for an opposition candidate. Gomez in 2017 sought to be a member of the National Constituent Assembly, an all-powerful pro-government body that the opposition and most Western nations said was helping Maduro consolidate a dictatorship. His Twitter handle includes the letters PSUV - the acronym of the Socialist Party - and his last tweet is a picture of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez and a message promising to "follow your legacy."