(The Sports Xchange) – Giannis Antetokounmpo caught the inbounds pass and immediately turned to size up his defender. Antetokounmpo took a quick step to his right, crossing over his left leg toward the baseline as he drove around the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Josh Heustis and then elevated toward the basket. The Milwaukee Bucks star needed
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jay-Z released a music video on Friday that features the rapper addressing the pain of infidelity as he appears in a confessional booth opposite his wife Beyonce. Set partly in a church and also featuring the couple’s 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, the “Family Feud” video pays tribute to family ties and
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(Reuters) – The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Friday and brought record cold to some spots, as forecasters warned revelers from Memphis to Maine to expect numbing conditions on New Year’s Eve. As far south as Charleston, South Carolina, freezing rain
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Did you mean Birkenstock? A German court has ordered Amazon not to lure internet shoppers to its online marketplace when they mistakenly search for “Brikenstock”, “Birkenstok”, “Bierkenstock” and other variations in Google. The ruling is a victory for the German sandal maker, whose relationship with Amazon has grown increasingly antagonistic. It convinced
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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Bitterly cold conditions have prompted authorities across Canada to issue extreme weather alerts, including one in the nation’s capital Ottawa, where the government scaled back a New Year’s Eve party and moved a hockey tournament indoors. The Canadian government on Friday canceled a New Year’s Eve outdoor concert on Parliament Hill
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SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to charge “much more” to ship packages for Amazon (AMZN.O), picking another fight with an online retail giant he has criticized in the past. “Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – A New Year’s Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country’s biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said. Farmers in Kansas grow hard red winter (HRW) wheat, the largest U.S. wheat class that typically is milled into flour for bread.
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Russia on Friday signed an accord for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, Turkish authorities said, finalizing a deal set to deepen military ties between NATO member Turkey and the Kremlin. The S-400 deal, reportedly worth some $2.5 billion and in the works for more than a
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LONDON (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange (LSE.L) raised 15 billion pounds ($20.28 billion) from 106 initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2017, a 63 percent increase compared to last year and the highest level for three years. Money raised from the exchange’s listings was up 164 percent compared to 5.7 billion pounds in 2016, the
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LIENZ, Austria (Reuters) – Italian Federica Brignone upset favorites Mikaela Shiffrin and Viktoria Rebensburg to win the women’s giant slalom World Cup race at Lienz on Friday. Rebensburg led after the first run with Shiffrin second while Brignone was fourth but the 27-year-old overhauled both on the second leg to win by 0.04 seconds from
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The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – While the Fake News loves to talk about my so-called low approval rating, @foxandfriends just showed that my rating on
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing may have turned a corner in its battle against the city’s notorious smog, according to Reuters calculations, and environmental consultants say the Chinese government deserves much of the credit for introducing tough anti-pollution measures. The Chinese capital is set to record its biggest improvement in air quality in at least nine
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the first time from state-licensed retailers of recreational pot. Dozens of newly authorized marijuana stores are due to open for business across California
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