Italy's 5-Star party says ready to govern after Renzi resignation
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:12:47 -0500
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's opposition 5-Star Movement, which wants to pull the nation out of the euro, declared itself ready for government on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi suffered a big defeat in a constitutional referendum and said he would resign. "Democracy has won," the movement's founder, Beppe Grillo, wrote on his blog after partial vote results suggested Renzi's proposal to reshape Italian democracy had been defeated by as much as 20 points in an exceptionally high turnout. Grillo called for immediate elections and said that from next week the party would begin putting together a policy platform and a cabinet team so that Italians would have all the information they needed to put the party into power.
Former tenant: Run-down warehouse sometimes lacked utilities
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:11:29 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists.
Carr leads another rally for Raiders in 38-24 win over Bills
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:09:58 -0500
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the Oakland Raiders.
New cross-border stock link widens access to China's Nasdaq
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:09:08 -0500
Trading has begun on a new cross-border stock trading link between Hong Kong and the neighboring Chinese city of Shenzhen, the latest step to widen access to China's markets for global investors. The new ...
Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:07:58 -0500
The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing ...
Fidel Castro funeral subdues Cuba's popular Santeria festival
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:06:20 -0500
By Frank Jack Daniel HAVANA (Reuters) - The subdued atmosphere in Cuba to mark the funeral on Sunday of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro also dampened spirits at the annual celebration of Santa Barbara, a red-clad Roman Catholic saint revered by the island's Africa-inspired Santeria faith. Castro died aged 90 on Nov. 25 and his ashes were interred in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba on Sunday after nine days of national mourning. "Other years there is food and refreshments for people who aren't from here," said Armando Rodrigo, 26, mingling with his friends outside the church in the Parraga neighborhood as policemen looked on.
New Zealand PM Key announces surprise resignation
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:56:20 -0500
By Charlotte Greenfield and Swati Pandey WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who won praise for his economic stewardship after the global financial crisis, unexpectedly announced his resignation on Monday, saying it was time to leave politics after more than eight years in power. Key said he had no immediate future plans, but told reporters he would stay in parliament long enough for his center-right National Party to avoid a by-election for his seat. "There is no way I could have served out a full fourth term," Key said at his weekly press conference in Wellington, citing family reasons for his departure.
Westbrook first since Jordan with 5 straight triple-doubles
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:53:21 -0500
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.
Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:52:35 -0500
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback.
Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:50:07 -0500
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Bud Selig oversaw baseball during a time of transformation and turmoil — wild cards and a ballpark boom, the cancellation of a World Series and the Steroids Era. For much of his reign, though, there was one constant: those first-place Atlanta Braves, built by John Schuerholz.