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In a small field, the more seasoned candidate has the advantage. "The stakes are too high, the costs are too dear, and I am not and will not be afraid to keep fighting for common sense reforms and along with you, achieve those on behalf of all who have been lost because of this senseless gun violence in this country", she said in June.
  • Angelique Kerber of Germany won 2016 Australian Open women's singles tennis title

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    A tearful Kerber , 28, stunned an errant Serena Williams to win Saturday's final and thwart the American top seed's bid to equal Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam titles. Kerber was already flopping to the ground before the ball had landed, and she flung her racquet away as a packed crowd of 15,000 roared in elation and disbelief.  Williams has dominated tennis across three generations, seeing off a dozen different rivals in grand slam finals over a remarkable 16-year ...
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton unlikely to attend MVP announcement

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    Newton's major sponsors include Microsoft, General Motors, Under Armour, Gatorade and Dannon Oikos Triple Zero yogurt. Imagine a Super Bowl decided by a flubbed kick following a TD. "That just gets the spark back going, and that's how we have been able to keep rolling". The seven players on injured reserve will fly out with the team when the Denver Broncos leave for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
  • How Much Attention Did Donald Trump Get With His Debate Boycott?

    How Much Attention Did Donald Trump Get With His Debate Boycott?

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    Fox News said on Tuesday the war of words escalated behind the scenes over the weekend, and accused Trump's campaign manager of "terrorizations" against Kelly. Instead, the cable news channel was forced to share the spotlight. One factor that confounds an easy "viewers didn't care about Trump" conclusion: By dramatically pulling out, Trump nearly certainly increased viewer awareness of the debate running up to last night.
  • Syria's Kurds leave Geneva after not being invited to talks

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    The first meeting was between the U.N. Special Envoy to  Syria  Staffan de Mistura and a government delegation headed by the country's ambassador to the U.N., Bashar Ja'afari. De Mistura has decided that these will be " proximity talks ", rather than face-to-face sessions, meaning that he plans to keep the delegations in separate rooms and shuttle in between.
  • Star Wars Episode VIII release delayed

    Star Wars Episode VIII release delayed

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    It is also the third highest grossing movie globally, with over $1,886.7 billion collections. Disney is obviously seeing $/£ signs here. Star Wars fans will have to wait two more years for the next installment as Walt Disney Co pushes back its release by seven months.
  • Denver police respond to reports of 2 people shot, 1 stabbed

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    At a press briefing, Raquel Lopez, a spokeswoman for Denver Police, said there was at least one stabbing as well as shooting. Denver Health tweeted that nine people were transported to area hospitals after the violence broke out. Police officers and several ambulances rushed to the Denver Coliseum, which is believed to be staging a motorbike Expo event . Police do not have anyone in custody at this time.
  • Obama defends Iran pact, imposes new sanctions on Tehran

    Obama defends Iran pact, imposes new sanctions on Tehran

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    With the International Atomic Energy Agency certifying that Iran had complied with its agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Mr. Obama signed an executive order lifting nuclear-related sanctions. Official Iranian reports have set the total amount of frozen Iranian assets overseas at $100bn. "We remain steadfast in opposing Iran's destabilizing behavior elsewhere", he said.
  • Boxing promoter Arum hints at Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch while in Hong Kong

    Boxing promoter Arum hints at Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch while in Hong Kong

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    If Pacquiao doesn't come back, then Arum will need to find someone in his Top Rank stable that he can turn into a PPV attraction. "I'm not ready to guarantee that", the 84-year-old promoter added. The former WBO light welterweight champion vowed to do whatever it takes to win over Pacquiao, including a tactical way of targeting the Filipino's recovering shoulder.
  • North Korea says arrested United States university student

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    A professor at the university's school of commerce, Jeremy Marcel, called Warmbier "a very intelligent, wonderful young man". Wyoming City Schools spokeswoman Susanna Max said the arrested student, Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir), was the salutatorian of his 2013 graduating class and played soccer for Wyoming High School in the suburb north of Cincinnati.
  • Bernie Sanders Meets With Obama And Debunks Clinton Endorsement Media Nonsense

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    Sanders is the preferred candidate by wide margins among male Iowa Democrats and likely caucus goers who make an annual salary of $50,000 or less. " Feel the Bern " is a slogan used by the Sanders campaign. The long-discussed meeting between Obama and his sometime critic was a moment for the president to display his public neutrality in the heated primary race to replace him - rebutting suggestions that he's in the tank for Clinton.
  • 'Top secret' information found in Hillary Clinton emails

    'Top secret' information found in Hillary Clinton emails

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    Which means that at the time Clinton sent out those emails, they were not classified " top secret ", or were even deemed secret enough to be withheld from the public domain. "Or maybe she just wanted the convenience of being able to read this stuff on her Blackberry". While the ultimate effect this will have on her campaign remains to be seen, it is nonetheless a blow for the former top diplomat who has maintained that housing her  e-mails  on a private server did not constitute a threat to ...
  • Isis confirms 'Jihadi John' was killed in USA drone strike

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    Emwazi, 27, appeared in a string of IS videos showing the execution of foreign hostages. Dabiq , the official magazine of the Islamic State, paid tribute to Jihadi John . Two US MQ-9 Reaper drones and one British MQ-9 cruised above the Syrian town of Raqqa, according to US officials. In an excerpt from the Dabiq article, it reads: "His harshness towards the kuffar  [non-believers] was manifested through deeds that enraged all the nations, religions, and factions of kuffar , the ...
  • Megyn Kelly Reportedly Called Trump 'Voldemort' Before the Debate

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    Trump said Fox was "really unable psychologically to do that and I said that's ok we went out and raised $6 million dollars which is fantastic so it worked out". But I said give five million dollars, make a donation of five million dollars to the vets and I'll come and do your debate . But Trump said his competing event was "a 10" and suggested he would get a boost in the polls as a result of his bold decision.
  • Oil prices rise for three straight days

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    Russia's  energy minister  Alexander Novak  revealed to reporters that Saudi had proposed each nation would reduce output by 5%. Analysts expect Brent and WTI futures to average United States dollars 34.4 and USD 33.2, respectively, in the first quarter, considerably higher than what the futures market is pricing in.
  • Oil Prices Surged by Possible Production Cutback

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    And there was an indication of the thinking there from the fact that when Russian government officials and oil executives met this week to discuss the merits of jointly cutting oil output with OPEC, President Vladimir Putin's close ally Igor Sechin did not attend.
  • Level of alarm extremely high for Zika virus

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    Two mosquito species known to transmit Zika virus have been found in three southern New Mexico counties, but diseases associated with those species historically have not reached New Mexico, said Paul Ettestad, the state's public health veterinarian.
  • New poll: Trump, Clinton lead big in Tennessee

    New poll: Trump, Clinton lead big in Tennessee

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    A poll of 600 registered Tennessee voters shed some like on where the state stands ahead of the March 1 SEC Primary. In a Trump versus Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders matchup,  adding  Bloomberg would erode Sanders' lead over Trump to seven points from 12, the poll results showed.
  • Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber 2016 Australian Open Final Pick, Odds, Prediction

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    The second set was significantly closer. But the 34-year-old Williams lifted again to finish it off, winning the last eight points of the match and closing with three aces and a big forehand victor. It seems a world away from a year ago when Konta was ranked 141st in the world and was stewing over defeat to China's world number 132 Lin Zhu in qualification.
  • Donald Trump campaign silent on veterans' groups receiving funds

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    The GOP presidential front-runner threw an unexpected curveball into the 2016 campaign this week when he declared that he would boycott the debate sponsored by Fox News amid an escalating feud with the network. Businessman Donald Trump's row with Fox News that boiled over this week leading to his decision to skip the television network's debate last night has exposed fissures within the broader Republican family.
  • Hingis, Paes out of mixed doubles in Melbourne

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    The dominant top seed was untouchable in overpowering Pole Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 in just 64 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. A win in the women's final on Saturday and Williams will join German Steffi Graf won 22 grand slam titles, second only to Margaret Court (24) all-time.
  • Ethan Couch, 'Affluenza' Teen, Back in Texas After Escape to Mexico

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    If Couch's case is transferred to adult court and he violates his probation again, he could face up to 10 years in prison per death. Sheriff Dee Anderson said Couch was calm and only requested food when he arrived at the facility. He could be seen walking through the airport escorted by law enforcement. Couch was sentenced to 10 years' probation in juvenile court for the 2013 drunken-driving wreck that killed four people and injured several others.
  • How Donald Trump Would React To Tonight's GOP Debate

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    He boycotted the Iowa showdown over complaints about Fox News and co-moderator Megyn Kelly . Biden says between Cruz and Trump, "I don't know who to root for more". Marco Rubio , R-Fla., comes in third with 12 percent, followed by Dr. Ben Carson with 7 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. As the public clash intensified, Trump's Republican competitors hunkered down for a day of private debate preparations filled with uncertainty.
  • North Korea says it has arrested a Virginia student for 'hostile acts'

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    Warmbier is the third known Westerner to be held in North Korea. It did not elaborate. "[North Korean authorities] kind of trickle information out, but what's actually going on can be very different", said attorney Timothy Tepe of Lebanon, Ohio, adding that he learned that North Korea monitors reports and comments about detainees.
  • Donald Trump Solidifies Lead Over GOP Rivals in First States to Vote

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    On Wednesday evening, Cruz got specific with the debate challenge he extended a day earlier, inviting him to match in a "Mano-a-Mano" event this Saturday at Western Iowa Tech University in Sioux City at 8 p.m. "But I'm not sure it will really change anyone's mind about Trump". "We're going to be friends at the end of this, and we'll see how it all plays out".
  • Trump Counterprograms Fox Debate

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    TRUMP SPECIAL EVENT FOR VETERANS, will begin at 7 p.m. (9 p.m. NYT, when the debate is scheduled to begin) at 2507 Carpenter Ave in Des Moines , which is on the campus of Drake University, which is hosting the GOP debate. "But if you try to beat him up, it won't play well because he's not there to defend himself". If "The Donald" really does take a pass on tonight's debate, perhaps that will help his GOP rivals more fully address that fundamental fiscal crisis, which has been largely ...