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  • Tomic awarded U.S. Open wild card

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been awarded a wild card for the U.S. Open by Tennis Australia after his drop down the world rankings had threatened to send him back to qualifying for the last grand slam tournament of the year. The 21-year-old,...
  • Kristen Stewart, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies Headed to Toronto Film Fest

    By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will spotlight films featuring Kristen Stewart as an actress' personal assistant, Dustin Hoffman as a choir teacher, John Travolta as an art forger, Adam Sandler as...
  • No doubting Ricciardo now, says Jones

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Put "baby-faced assassin" Daniel Ricciardo behind the wheel of a Mercedes and there would be no doubt he would take the Formula One title race to the wire, according to compatriot Alan Jones, Australia's last world champion. The...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Australia's biggest consumer class action widened to include more banks, customers

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian law firm is widening a consumer class action case, already the country's largest, to target five major local and international banks over credit card fees worth as much as A$250 million ($231 million). Maurice...
  • Dendy and Nine Raise The Stakes in Australia's Online Video Sector

    HONG KONG - Independent cinema chain Dendy is to launch a VoD service next week in Australia. The move follows shortly after TV giant Nine Entertainment took a A$1 million stake in existing VoD platform QuickFlix. Dendy Direct will kick off on Aug. 6...
  • Japan reduces chance of El Nino weather pattern this year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday it sees less chance of an El Nino weather pattern forming later this year than it previously forecast. In a monthly online bulletin, the Japan Meteorological Agency said it sees a 50 percent...
  • Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals

    Like old days: Lochte, Phelps 1-2 in 200 IM at nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka's Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. The top two finishers in nearly all events at...
  • How Kentucky tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

    When two American aid workers came down with the deadly Ebola virus recently, an experimental treatment materialized seemingly out of nowhere. How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away...
  • Conor Dwyer gets up to speed

    Conor Dwyer gets up to speed
    IRVINE, Calif. – Like all the elite swimmers at this U.S. Championships, Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer faced a dilemma because of the unusual selection process to which results from this meet contribute. Top two finishers at nationals – and...
  • Ukraine fighting prompts Dutch to halt search for Malaysia jet remains

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte halted the search for victims' remains and belongings at the eastern Ukraine site of the July 17 Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, saying Wednesday that the intensifying clashes in the area made it too dangerous for...