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Alonso launches his own eSport team

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula One driver to launch his own eSport virtual racing team. Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2017 McLaren’s Fernando Alonso ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The 36-year-old, who drives for McLaren, presented the FA Racing G2 Logitech G team at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Thursday. “I am a team principal, finally,” the Spaniard told reporters. “It is very exciting and itRead More

Harvey Weinstein hired elite intelligence agency to target accuser Rose McGowan, others: Source – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Harvey Weinstein hired an elite private agency run by former intelligence officers to gather information on women who had accused him of sexual misconduct, and specifically targeted accuser Rose McGowan, a source familiar with the investigation told ABC News. The use of the company — called Black Cube — was first reported by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker. Farrow appeared on “Good Morning America” Tuesday to discuss his latest New Yorker piece and what he calls “an international campaign” on behalf of Weinstein to keep his accusers from comingRead More

Kvyat will not return to Toro Rosso, says Marko

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Toro Rosso will continue with rookies Brendon Hartley and Pierre Gasly for the rest of the Formula One season after deciding there is no way back for Russian driver Daniil Kvyat. Formula One – Singapore Grand Prix 2017 – Practice – Singapore – September 15, 2017 Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat during practice REUTERS/Edgar Su Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko, a key figure at the two teams owned by the Austrian energy drink company, told Germany’s Auto Bild the decision had been taken. “Kvyat will notRead More

Column: With U.S. elder abuse in spotlight, a look at guardians

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away? Sometimes, yes – according to a recent article in the New Yorker magazine. The investigation by journalist Rachel Aviv shines a light on problems in the Nevada courts that run the system of court-appointed guardians for the elderly ( Aviv’s article paints a frightening portrait of a private guardian who was able to obtain a court order making her the guardian of aRead More

John Kelly ‘stunned’ at lawmaker’s criticism of Trump’s call to widow Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Now Playing: John Kelly ‘stunned’ at lawmaker’s criticism of Trump’s call to widow Now Playing: Senators unveil bill to regulate online political ads Now Playing: Trump gives Puerto Rico response a ’10,’ calls storm ‘worse than Katrina’ Now Playing: Bush appears to blast Trump without naming him Now Playing: The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump’s patriotism challenge? Now Playing: Trump doesn’t support bipartisan health care plan after all Now Playing: Trump’s words spark anger Now Playing: ‘The Briefing Room’: Health care, taxes and Gold Star familiesRead More

Trump nails Obamacare with decision to cut off billions in subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump moved to undermine Obamacare dramatically late on Thursday by cutting off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, sparking threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to fight back withRead More

Golf: Steele rallies to defend Safeway title

(Reuters) – Brendan Steele rallied in windy conditions to successfully defend his title at the Safeway Open in California on Sunday and become the tournament’s first repeat winner. Steele, who began the day two strokes back, shot a three-under 69 in the final round to reach 15-under and claim a two-stroke victory over fellow American Tony Finau in the PGA Tour’s season-opener. “(There) was a brutal wind today,” Steele told reporters after sealing the win with birdies on the 16th and 18th holes. “Lots of holes into the wind, lotsRead More

Car crash death rates highest in remotest rural areas

(Reuters Health) – Car crash death rates get increasingly high as population density drops, fueled in part by lower seat belt use in the remotest rural areas, a U.S. study suggests. “We already knew that death rates were higher and seat belt use was lower in rural versus urban areas,” said lead study author Laurie Beck, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. “This study expanded those findings to show that, even within rural areas, there are differences in passenger-vehicle occupant death rates and seatRead More

EU approves Sanofi and Regeneron’s dupilumab in eczema

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Commission approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ and Sanofi’s key biologic treatment dupilumab for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, the two companies said on Thursday. The move comes after the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulator had also approved the injectable antibody drug in March. The product is sold as Dupixent. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic type of skin inflammation also known as eczema, which in severe cases causes constant, and often unbearable, itching. A human monoclonal antibody, Dupixent is designed to specifically inhibit two key proteins which areRead More

Evidence of invasive grass carp signals threat to Lake Erie

Researchers have fresh evidence that invasive grass carp are swimming and spawning near the mouth of a river that flows into Lake Erie. Their next step is figuring out how to stop it from gaining a foothold and devouring wetland plants along the shoreline and underwater vegetation in the lake that shelters native fish. Grass carp are one of four Asian carp species threatening the Great Lakes, but they’re not as worrisome as the bighead and silver carp, which could devastate fish populations in the lakes. While environmental groups andRead More