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Father-son team plans Antarctic trek powered by renewable energy

LONDON (Reuters) – With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, a British father and son duo will attempt to reach the South Pole relying solely on green energy. Seasoned explorer Robert Swan and his 23-year-old son Barney will begin their eight week, 600-mile expedition on Wednesday, hoping to show renewable energy can work in extreme conditions and prove a viable alternative to fossil fuels. “For the first time in history we will be surviving only on renewable energy. It’sRead More


Gunman kills 26 in rural Texas church during Sunday service

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) – A man with an assault rifle killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 in a rural Texas church during Sunday services, adding the name of Sutherland Springs to the litany of American communities shattered by mass shootings. The massacre, which media reports say was carried out by a man thrown out of the Air Force for assaulting his wife and child, is likely to renew questions about why someone with a history of violence could amass an arsenal of lethal weaponry. The lone gunman,Read More


Manafort offers $12 million in assets in bid to avoid house arrest: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort offered to pledge $12 million in real estate and life insurance assets and limit his travel in a bid to avoid continued house arrest, according to court documents filed on Saturday. Paul Manafort, former U.S. President Donald Trump 2016 campaign chair (R), departs after a status conference at the U.S. District Court following his indictment on tax fraud and money laundering charges in the special counsel’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Washington,Read More


The LeBron-Wade duo is reunited, and the stakes are as high as ever

Seven years ago, with the entire basketball world watching, a thick-bearded, checkered-shirt-donning LeBron James announced his decision to take his talents to South Beach to pursue championships. In doing so, James made sacrifices to both his ego and his wallet. He was joining a Miami Heat franchise and fan base that clearly belonged to Dwyane Wade, while taking a $15 million haircut on the maximum contract he could’ve received in order to make the numbers work. This time around, it’s Wade coming to play in James’ sandbox and making hisRead More


Nadal hails Moya’s impact on training routine

(Reuters) – World number one Rafa Nadal says the addition of compatriot Carlos Moya to his coaching team has added freshness and positive energy to the Spaniard’s training routine. Moya, a former world number one, joined Nadal’s team to work with his uncle Toni Nadal last December and has helped revitalize the 31-year-old’s career. Plagued by injuries and a loss of form in the past two years, Nadal has risen to number one in the rankings and won his 10th French Open title and third U.S. Open this year. HeRead More


Amazon affiliate to buy $27.6 million stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop

MUMBAI (Reuters) – An affiliate of Amazon.com Inc has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing. Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4 million shares, equivalent to an about 5 percent stake, in the Indian retailer at 407.78 rupees apiece on a preferential basis, Shoppers Stop told the stock exchanges late on Saturday. On Friday, Shoppers Stop shares had closed 3 percent lower at 418.10 rupees on theRead More


Trump to begin tax reform push next week, White House adviser tells FT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will begin a major push next week to convince the public of the need for tax reform, shifting his focus to fiscal policy in an effort to win a big legislative victory by the end of the year, The Financial Times reported on Friday. Trump would begin the effort next Wednesday with a speech in Missouri, the first in a series of addresses to generate public support on the issue, Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, told the newspaper. “We areRead More


GameStop reports lower-than-expected quarterly profit

(Reuters) – GameStop Corp, the world’s largest video game and gaming console retailer, reported a quarterly profit that narrowly missed estimates as growth in the company’s technology brands business failed to live up to market expectations. Shares of the company fell 7.6 percent to $20.13 after the bell on Thursday. The company has been beefing up its technology brands unit, which includes AT&T and Apple authorized retail stores, to offset declines in video game sales at its outlets. Although sales in the unit rose 7 percent to $188.3 million, theyRead More


US rig count decreases by 5 this week to 949; Texas loses 7 – Abc news headlines

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by five this week to 949. A year ago, just 481 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 768 rigs sought oil and 181 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California and New Mexico each increased by one rig. Texas lost seven rigs and Louisiana decreased by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged. TheRead More