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Baylor University paid ex-football coach $15 million after sex scandal

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:21pm
(Reuters) - Baylor University in Texas paid more than $15.1 million to its former head football coach Art Briles after firing him in 2016 for failing to address students' complaints of rape and sexual assault by football players, new tax filings show.

Fox's Ingraham taking vacation as advertisers flee amid controversy

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:52am
(Reuters) - Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter.

Russian tycoon Magomedov arrested on embezzlement charges

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 11:26am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities on Saturday arrested billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov on charges of embezzling more than $35 million, in one of the highest-profile prosecutions of a Russian tycoon in years.

Friends, family, public flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:18am
CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos".

Winning ticket for $521 million Mega Millions jackpot sold in New Jersey

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:08am
(Reuters) - The sole winning ticket for the Mega Millions lottery was sold in New Jersey, the state's lottery organization said on Saturday, but the identity of the winner of the $521 million jackpot was not immediately known.

Autopsy of California black man shot by police fuels more protests

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:57am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - About 200 demonstrators squared off with police in riot gear overnight in California's capital and more protests were planned for Saturday after an autopsy on Stephon Clark contradicted the police account of the shooting of the unarmed black man by officers.

Syrian mother hopes to reunite family shattered by war

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 8:34am
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Amira Gharmoush's family has been a victim of both sides of the war for the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. The 67-year-old Syrian mother of nine is now hoping to piece back together what's left of it.

UK-Russia standoff deepens as Moscow cuts UK diplomats

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 6:10am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow has told Britain it must cut "just over 50" more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of a Russian former spy and his daughter in England, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Come for your drugs, leave with more shopping: Walmart's new growth strategy?

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 6:05am
(Reuters) - Walmart Inc’s efforts to develop closer ties with health insurer Humana Inc , which came to light on Thursday, point to a brave new world of retail where superstores become healthcare centers offering basic medical care.

Violence subsides on Israel-Gaza border a day after deadly protest

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 5:49am
GAZA (Reuters) - Dozens of Palestinian youths gathered by the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, though the area remained mostly quiet, a day after deadly violence broke out in one of the biggest Palestinian demonstrations there in years.