Brent's agent vows appeal of 10-game ban
Aside from a brief first-set blip, Roger Federer was rather dominant in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory against 17th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain that put the five-time champion in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 10th time in 11 years.
Bradley, Mahan, Simpson make Ryder Cup team
Welker suspended 4 games for drug violation
Israel is lobbying world powers anew against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technologies, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday as another deadline for the international diplomacy loomed. Negotiators hope for a comprehensive agreement by Nov. 24 under which Iran, which denies seeking nuclear weaponry, would curb its disputed activities in exchange for an easing of economic sanctions crippling its economy. The next round of talks between six world powers and Iran is expected to be held later this month in New York, possibly on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly. Yuval Steinitz, Israeli minister for strategic affairs, said in a radio interview he would head a government delegation to Washington next week to press the Jewish state's demand that the Islamic republic be stripped of all nuclear capacity - something Tehran rules out and many Western diplomats deem unfeasible.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) â More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu remains almost a complete mystery to foreign scientists who have â until recently â been unable to conduct on-site studies.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) â President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
PHOENIX (AP) â An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State". A statement released by Sotloff's family through a spokesman indicated the family considered the video to be authentic.
The "Airing of the Quilts", modeled after a similar event held each year in Sister, Oregon, will be an open-air quilt show in downtown Rensselaer Falls, NY. Quilts will be hung from fences, on the fronts of buildings, on parked cars, and other available and suitable surfaces. The event will be hosted by Susan's Stitches, 216B Rensselaer St. from 10am to 3pm.
One of the mysteries of the post-crisis world is why the U.S. has lacked inflation despite all the money being pumped in.
Canaccord Genuity strategist Tony Dwyer says selling in September could be a big mistake.
A major investment firm is getting ready for the next market downturn by seeking to raise a massive pool of capital for distressed bets.
Bove sees a scenario in which long-term financing that has come with fixed interest rates is endangered as mortgage buyers dry up.