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Four Russian cross-country skiers get life ban for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Four Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for life from the Olympics after they were found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Russian cross-country federation said on Thursday. Russia’s Maxim Vylegzhanin skis during the men’s cross-country team sprint classic final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder The head of the federation, Elena Valbe, told R-Sport that skiers Maxim Vylegzhanin, Alexei Petukhov, Evgenia Shapovalova and Yulia Ivanova had been disqualified and their results annulledRead More

Mallinckrodt dives as sales of main drug Acthar disappoint

(Reuters) – Shares of Mallinckrodt Plc plunged more than 30 percent to an all-time low on Tuesday after the drugmaker reported disappointing quarterly revenue and warned of slower sales of Acthar, its biggest source of revenue. Bottles of prescription painkillers Hydrocodine Bitartrate and Acetaminopohen, 5mg/325mg pills, made by Mallinckrodt sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey Acthar, which is used to treat infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis, has been under scrutiny for its costly price tag and was at theRead More

Russia investigates whether 141 dead seals starved to death – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Russian authorities were investigating whether 141 Baikal earless seals starved to death after their carcasses washed up in Siberia on the shoreline of the world’s deepest lake, officials said Friday. The dead seals started appearing along Lake Baikal last weekend, the Irkutsk region’s government said in a statement. Most of the seals were pregnant females. The population of the Baikal earless seals, or nerpa, is estimated to be around 130,000. The lake near the Mongolian border, 2,600 miles (4,185 kilometers) east of Moscow, contains 20 percent of the world’s freshwaterRead More

Asia shares reassured by Powell pick, pause for U.S. jobs test

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares took a breather on Friday as investors gave a guarded greeting to Republican plans for massive U.S. tax cuts, while welcoming the appointment of a sober centrist at the helm of the world’s most powerful central bank. FILE PHOTO: Passersby are reflected in an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato Apple stock (AAPL.O) reached new heights after it forecast holiday sales would beat market expectations, a likely positive for its many suppliers scattered across Asia. EMiniRead More

Former Yahoo CEO, Equifax CEO to testify at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and the current and former CEOs of Equifax Inc will testify before a U.S. Senate panel on Nov. 8 on two massive data breaches, the committee said Wednesday. File Photo – Marissa Mayer participates in a panel discussion at the 2015 Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco, California, U.S. on November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless operator, acquired most of Yahoo Inc’s assets in June. Yahoo disclosed in October that a 2013 data breach affectedRead More

UK economy resilient to Brexit impasse in late summer

A raft of economic figures show the British economy largely performing stronger than anticipated in late summer, a development that may ease concerns over the economic impact of the country’s struggles to progress in Brexit talks with the European Union. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed industrial production was 0.2 percent higher in August from the previous month, while construction rose 0.6 percent during the same period. One disappointment was the news that the country’s trade deficit, including goods and services, widened in the three months toRead More

Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

(Reuters) – Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N). The news would expand the number and claims of class action lawsuits by shareholders and Yahoo account holders, they said. Plaintiffs are still putting together cases and John Yanchunis, a lawyer representing some of the affected Yahoo users,Read More

Spanish police storm polling station in Catalonia independence vote

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish riot police smashed their way into a polling station in Catalonia on Sunday as they sought to shut down a banned independence referendum that has thrown the country into its worst constitutional crisis for decades. They burst into a polling station, in a town in Girona province, minutes before Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was due to vote there. They shattered glass panels to force open the door as voters, fists in the air, sang the Catalan anthem. Police with riot shields also jostled with hundreds ofRead More

Motor racing: The name’s Red Bull, Aston Martin Red Bull from 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Aston Martin will become Red Bull’s Formula One title partner next season in a move that will raise the British marque’s track profile against commercial sportscar rivals Ferrari and McLaren. The former world champions will be known officially as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. “Title partnership is the next logical step for our innovation partnership with Red Bull Racing,” Aston Martin president and chief executive Andy Palmer said in a statement on Monday. “We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalised Formula One provides.” RedRead More

Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests

Hundreds of police officers in riot gear mobilized in downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer’s acquittal in the death of a black man, making dozens of arrests amid reports of property damage and vandalism in the streets. Authorities made the arrests shortly before midnight, saying people had ignored orders to disperse after the peaceful protests. A judge ruled Friday that Jason Stockley, a 36-year-old who left the department and moved to Houston three years ago, was not guilty in the 2011 death ofRead More