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wangqiangserenawilliams-jan24.jpg No.8 seed Serena Williams' dreams of a 24th Grand Slam singles title was shattered in the third round of Australian Open by China's 27th seed Wang Qiang. The 29-year-old player beat Williams 6-4 6-7(2) 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena Friday, avenging her quarter final loss to the American super star at the U.S. Open four months ago. Failing to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set forced Wang to p

telemarketing1-jan24.jpg Three men who defrauded primarily elderly victims in the United States from call centers in Costa Rica through a $11 million telemarketing scheme were sentenced to jail. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina sentenced Donald Dodt, 76, of Cleveland, Ohio,...

georgesoros-jan24.jpg George Soros, who is an advocate of liberal globalism, has announced that he is earmarking $1 billion for the creation of an open global university network that would save the world from climate change and dictators. He made the announcement while addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. The octogenarian billionaire said the world democracy needs to be rescued from "would-be or

California is planning to use QR codes to identify illicit cannabis businesses and sales in the state. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday proposed emergency regulations that would make it mandatory for licensed cannabis businesses in the state to post their unique Quick Response...

uscensus-jan23.jpg The extensive decennial counting of heads in the United States got off to a start in the ice-covered Alaska Tuesday. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham kicked off the 2020 Census in the remote Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay by counting the first person and household in the nation's once a decade population measuring process. He delivered the first 2020 Census questionnaire to a

coronavirus-jan23.jpg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new variety of coronavirus named "2019-nCoV" that killed 17 people and infected hundreds of others in China. The World Health Organization has convened an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee meeting Thursday to ascertain whether the outbreak constitute

uscommander-jan23.jpg A top General in charge of the U.S. military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria warned that the dreaded terrorist outfit has the potential to resurge if pressure is taken off from them for too long a period of time. Addressing a news conference at the Pentagon, Air Force Maj. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich said he doesn't think there is an immediate threat of an ISIS resurgence,

naomiosaka-012220.jpg U.S. teen sensation Coco Gauff has set up a big third round clash with defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open. 15-year-old Gauff was trailing Romania's Sorana Cirstea 0-3 in the third set Wednesday, but made an unbelievable come back to turn the match in her favor with a 4-6 6-3 7-5 win in two hours and six minutes. The world number 67 thanked the crowd in Australia for the support

trump-jan22.jpg After heated overnight debate, the Senate adopted ground rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. A series of Democratic amendments calling for more documents from the White House and other federal agencies related to Trump's dealings with Ukraine, and to subpoena witnesses, were defeated by Republican lawmakers, as all 53 of them voted on party lines early Wednesday morning. The r

jail-jan22.jpg A Minnesotta couple, who ran a real estate company, were sentenced to jail for running a fraudulent bidding and kickback scheme in connection with foreclosed properties. The U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota, sentenced Jeffrey J. Detloff, who is the owner of Detloff Marketing and Asset Management Inc., to 16 months' imprisonment and two years of supervised release. His wife and the acco

mariasharapovadonnavekic1-jan21.jpg Former champion Maria Sharapova crashed out of Australian Open losing 6-3 6-4 to Croatian 19th seed Donna Vekic. The defeat meant Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, would fall outside the world's top 350 in the rankings. The 32-year-old Russian player is currently ranked No.145. Sharapova, a winner at Melbourne Park in 2008, required a wildcard to make the main draw this year. Following

trump-jan21.jpg Hearings on an impeachment trial against President Donald Trump is set to begin in the Senate at 1 pm ET Tuesday. The Senate trial begins a month after the House of Representatives passed two impeachment articles against Trump - for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - over his alleged efforts to coerce Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden as well as his alleged atte

smokingwho-jan21.jpg Tobacco smokers are at significantly higher risk than non-smokers to develop post-surgical complications, a new study says. This includes impaired heart and lung functions, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, according to a joint study by the World Health Organization (WHO), the University of Newcastle, Australia and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). H

progunrally-jan20.jpg Tension is mounting in Richmond, where pro-gun campaigners have scheduled a massive gun rights rally on Monday that the Virginia authorities fear could turn violent. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group, said they are expecting around 50,000 people to participate in a "Lobby Day" annual event at the state Capitol on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to advocate for gun rights. Arme

cocogauff-jan20.jpg U.S. teen sensation Coco Gauff made a grand Australian Open debut. In a repeat of last year's Wimbledon first round victory over Venus Williams in Melbourne, the 15-year-old prodigy entered the second round with a score line of 7-6(5) 6-3. "I was really nervous before today's match. I was a bit shocked, I'm sure everybody was shocked when they saw the draw come out, but I'm glad I was able to g

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