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Google Maps marks 15-year milestone with new features

Business / Tech Feb 7, 2020

Google Maps marks 15-year milestone with new features

Google Maps marked 15 years on the road Thursday with the rollout of new features for its popular mobile app that has helped move navigation into the digital age. The technology giant is celebrating the occasion with a new look and product updates, Vice President ...

U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

World / Politics Feb 7, 2020

U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

The British government said Thursday it had changed the policy of flying flags on royal birthdays, with local authorities no longer required to raise the Union Flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew. Officials earlier said they were considering how the policy applied "in changing circumstances, such ...

Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

Business Feb 7, 2020

Trump to formally launch U.S.-Kenya trade deal talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States would formally initiate trade talks with Kenya, adding that he would "probably" sign a deal with the East African country. The announcement, made at a White House meeting between Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, ...

Ikuma Horishima wins World Cup moguls event

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 7, 2020

Ikuma Horishima wins World Cup moguls event

Ikuma Horishima won his second World Cup men's moguls event of the season Thursday. Horishima scored 89.17 points in Park City, Utah, to finish 1.8 points ahead of Pyeongchang Olympic champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada. Sweden's Felix Elofsson was third with 81.18. The 22-year-old Horishima claimed ...

England boss Eddie Jones says abuse from fans comes with job

Rugby Feb 7, 2020

England boss Eddie Jones says abuse from fans comes with job

England coach Eddie Jones has insisted being taunted by supporters comes with the territory as he prepared his side for another Calcutta Cup clash away to Scotland on Saturday. The Australian found himself on the receiving end of verbal and physical abuse from a few ...

Past World Cup stars join Major League Rugby teams

Rugby Feb 7, 2020

Past World Cup stars join Major League Rugby teams

Tendai Mtawarira, who helped South Africa capture the 2019 World Cup title, and two former New Zealand All Blacks highlight new stars joining Major League Rugby for its third season beginning on Saturday. Mtawarira, a 34-year-old loosehead prop better known as "The Beast," joined Old ...

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

Olympics Feb 7, 2020

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

For the first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece. Greece's Hellenic Olympic Committee said Thursday it has picked Rio de Janeiro shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki ...

Giannis Antetokounmpo carries  Bucks past 76ers

Basketball / NBA Feb 7, 2020

Giannis Antetokounmpo carries Bucks past 76ers

Giannis Antetokounmpo believes the Milwaukee Bucks did the right thing by standing pat at the trade deadline. The reigning league MVP and his teammates kept rolling Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points and 20 rebounds in a 112-101 victory over the struggling Philadelphia 76ers. Milwaukee did not ...

Underdogs rule Copa del Rey as Real Madrid, Barcelona eliminated

Soccer Feb 7, 2020

Underdogs rule Copa del Rey as Real Madrid, Barcelona eliminated

The Copa del Rey's new single-elimination format claimed its biggest victims on Thursday, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both being eliminated in the quarterfinals. Madrid lost 4-3 to Real Sociedad at home before Barcelona conceded a late goal to lose 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on ...