Lonzo Ball one assist shy of triple-double in Lakers’ win vs. Suns – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

PHOENIX — Luke Walton came to Lonzo Ball’s defense on Friday, saying that his rookie point guard did not play as poorly in his debut as some might’ve said. Then Ball backed up his coach’s words by nearly becoming the youngest player in NBA history to post a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists to help the? Los Angeles Lakers?outlast the? Phoenix Suns? 132-130. On Friday night, Ball bounced back and displayed the kind of triple-double versatility that made the Lakers take him second overall in theRead More

Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Nine months into leading the world’s biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA (NESN.S) Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done. FILE PHOTO: Nestle CEO Ulf Mark Schneider speaks during the Nestle shareholders meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, whose firm Third Point made a $3.5 billion investment in Nestle in June, told his clients that he wasRead More

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

(Reuters) – Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Singer Justine Skye arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Some NFL players have sat or taken a knee during renditions of the song the past two seasons to protest racial inequality in the United States but NBA players have stood in accordance with league rules.Read More

Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

(Reuters) – Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier’s customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday. Undated handout photo of a Project Loon balloon to be used in Puerto Rico, being launched from Nevada. REUTERS/Google/Handout Alphabet said the “Project Loon” balloon project would deliver limited internet connectivity to LTE enabled phones in the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico. The island’s wireless and broadband communications networks were devastatedRead More

Monsanto sues Arkansas over proposed herbicide limits

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monsanto Co sued Arkansas agricultural officials on Friday to stop proposed restrictions on the use of a weed killer linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting up a legal battle between the agrichemical company and a major farm state. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto logo is displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., May 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Monsanto’s lawsuit seeks to block the Arkansas State Plant Board from prohibiting theRead More

France gets serious over sexual harassment after Weinstein scandal: minister

PARIS (Reuters) – The Harvey Weinstein scandal is forcing a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance, said the minister tasked with cracking down on violence against women. FILE PHOTO: French Junior Minister in charge of Equality between men and women Marlene Schiappa arrives at the Elysee Palace to attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, France, May 24, 2017. Picture taken May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Movie producer Weinstein has been accused by numerousRead More

White House officials used private email, violated federal record-keeping rules, top Democrat says – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

White House officials have violated federal record-keeping laws by not promptly forwarding private emails to public accounts, a top House Democrat said today. Interested in Trump Administration? Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News. In a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said White House lawyers told committee staff that “several White House employees came forward and ‘confessed’ that they failed to forward official records from theirRead More

Three charged in shooting after white nationalist’s Florida speech

(Reuters) – A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist’s speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to “kill them” have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday. No one was injured in the shooting incident, which occurred on Thursday near the campus in Gainesville where hundreds of people protested Richard Spencer’s speech amid a heavy police presence and a preemptive state of emergency declaration by the governor. Gainesville police said Tyler Tenbrink, 28, and William and Colton Fears, 30Read More

Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands ‘positive’ Model 3 rating

DETROIT (Reuters) – Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) had apparently misunderstood the “average” reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker’s Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally “positive” for an all-new vehicle. FILE PHOTO: Tesla Model 3 cars are seen as Tesla holds an event at the factory handing over its first 30 Model 3 vehicles to employee buyers at the company’s Fremont facility in California, U.S. on July 28, 2017. Courtesy Tesla/Handout via REUTERS Tesla criticized the rating on Thursday, saying ”it’sRead More

Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) – Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany’s Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Shanghai Masters tennis tournament – Shanghai, China – October 13, 2017 – Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in action against Rafael Nadal of Spain. REUTERS/Aly Song Dimitrov needed six match points to complete the victory which maintains his challenge for a debut at the season-ending championshipsRead More