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PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship - First Round

Day back in contention, Spieth struggles

Jason Day kept his spectacular run of form going as he moved into contention for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday, en…

  • Johnny Depp is darling of the Venice Film Festival in gritty gangster tale Black …
    Johnny Depp is darling of the Venice Film Festival in gritty gangster tale Black … 16 hours ago

    The critics are raving about Johnny Depp’s portrayal of gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass. More »

  • Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped in Venice for possible Oscar
    Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped in Venice for possible Oscar 17 hours ago

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. More »

  • Penneys had a ridiculously swanky US launch last night
    Penneys had a ridiculously swanky US launch last night 19 hours ago

    Incredible hors-d’oeuvres and celebs as far as the eye could see – it’s a world away from the flagship store on Henry Street. More »

  • Penneys had a very glam launch party in New York last night
    Penneys had a very glam launch party in New York last night 21 hours ago

    America is EXCITED for Penneys! More »

  • Foreign investors navigate turmoil in Chinese markets with new playbook Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    By Tim McLaughlin and Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Foreign investment funds are moving at breakneck speed to retool their strategies in an attempt to profit from Chinese stock markets whipsawed by panic, paranoia and unprecedented government intervention. The implosion in Chinese equity prices after a domestic, debt-fuelled buying binge has triggered a range of responses from foreign investors. More »

  • Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts
    Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by a commanding six shots at The Barclays last week and now turns his attention to the TPC Boston in Norton where he finished second in 2010 and tied for third in 2011. "I love coming back up here," PGA Championship winner Day told reporters on Thursday as he prepared for Friday's opening round when he will play in high-profile company with world number two Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked Bubba Watson. More »

  • Venice film puts spotlight on Boston's pedophile priests
    Venice film puts spotlight on Boston's pedophile priests Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    By Hanna Rantala VENICE (Reuters) - "Spotlight" starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of pedophile Roman Catholic priests deals with just a fraction sexual predation in the Church, its director says. Reports of sexual misconduct by the late British entertainer Jimmy Savile and other high profile cases are an indication of the global scope of the problem, and of failures to deal with it, Tom McCarthy said before his film's screening on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival. The Globe's Spotlight team exposed the attacks over a period of decades by priests in the Boston archdiocese who molested young boys and girls but instead of being reported to the police were given counseling and moved to a different parish. More »

  • Los Angeles bid is 'new start' for all, says LA mayor
    Los Angeles bid is 'new start' for all, says LA mayor Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Los Angeles' 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston's failed effort behind it, the city's mayor said on Thursday. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which had picked Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington earlier this year, was under mounting pressure to deliver an American bid after the Massachusetts capital pulled out in late July over financial concerns. "This is a brand new start for everybody," Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti told a conference call after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at the Olympic body's headquarters in Lausanne on Thursday. More »

  • Obama enthusiastic for Los Angeles Summer Olympics bid - White House
    Obama enthusiastic for Los Angeles Summer Olympics bid - White House Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    President Barack Obama was pleased with Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the White House said on Wednesday. "Both the president and first lady are very enthusiastic and strongly supportive of the bid put forward by the city of Los Angeles," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said while travelling with the president in Alaska. Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. More »

  • US sees steady growth in July-August: Fed Beige Book
    US sees steady growth in July-August: Fed Beige Book Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The US economy stuck to its modest-to-moderate pace in recent months but companies complained that China's slowdown and the strong dollar were hurting business, a Federal Reserve report said More »

  • Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has arrived home
    Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has arrived home Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Her flight landed at Shannon Airport at 6:15 this morning. More »

  • Venice Film Festival 2015: 5 highlights to look out for
    Venice Film Festival 2015: 5 highlights to look out for Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Here’s a look ahead at the 2015 edition of the festival, which kicks off today. More »

  • Los Angeles In The Hunt For 2024 Olympics
    Los Angeles In The Hunt For 2024 Olympics Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Los Angeles has been proposed as a host city for the 2024 Summer Games by the US Olympic Committee. The California city moved into top contention as a potential American host site after officials in Boston took the Massachusetts capital off the table . The USOC was quick to nominate Los Angeles after the city council there voted unanimously to pursue a bid. More »

  • Aisling Brady McCarthy arrested and set to return to Ireland
    Aisling Brady McCarthy arrested and set to return to Ireland Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The Irish woman was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston today. More »

  • Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
    Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Isla Binnie and Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials. Francis described the "existential and moral ordeal" faced by women who have terminated pregnancies and said he had "met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonising and painful decision". More »

  • Los Angeles named U.S. bid candidate for 2024 Games
    Los Angeles named U.S. bid candidate for 2024 Games Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Jonathan Tolliver LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, will be among the front-runners and joins a race that includes heavy favourite Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg. "It is my distinct honour today to formerly name the city of Los Angeles as the U.S. bid city to host the 2024 Olympics," USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun told a news conference held just off the beach front in Santa Monica. More »

  • Los Angeles Named U.S. Bid Candidate for 2024 Olympic Games
    Los Angeles Named U.S. Bid Candidate for 2024 Olympic Games Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Los Angeles was selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said. Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice before in 1932 and 1984, joins a race that includes Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg. "It is my distinct honor today to formerly name the city of Los Angeles as the U.S bid city to host the 2024 Olympics," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun told a news conference in Santa Monica. More »

  • LFF 2015: Who's hitting the red carpet for this year's BFI London film …
    LFF 2015: Who's hitting the red carpet for this year's BFI London film … Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    It’s another star-studded line-up with Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Cate Blanchett set to attend. More »

  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Helen Mirren to attend BFI London Film Festiv …
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Dame Helen Mirren to attend BFI London Film Festiv … Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Maggie Smith are among the big British stars leading the 2015 BFI London Film Festival (LFF). More »

  • Irish nanny won’t be prosecuted in Boston baby death case
    Irish nanny won’t be prosecuted in Boston baby death case Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Brady McCarthy had been released on bail while the finding was being reviewed. More »

  • Here’s what it’s like inside (and outside) the best café in Ireland
  • UK has 'second tier' railways
    UK has 'second tier' railways Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Britain's railways are in a second tier behind other European networks because of high fares, poor punctuality and a lack of high speed rail, according to a study. More »