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North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

Sep 23, 2017

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard." The what? Dotard means a person in ...

TPP members make progress on new trade accord, eye November deadline

Sep 22, 2017

TPP members make progress on new trade accord, eye November deadline

The Trans-Pacific Partnership nations have made progress toward adopting a new free trade agreement in November, Japan's representative said Friday, raising hopes for revisions after the United States withdrew from the pact. The chief negotiators of the 11 TPP members ended a two-day meeting in ...

Son outshines Lin to reach Japan Open semifinals

Sep 22, 2017

Son outshines Lin to reach Japan Open semifinals

World No. 1 Son Wan-ho overpowered two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China at the Japan Open on Friday. South Korea’s Son beat the Chinese badminton great with a hard-fought 21-15, 21-15 quarterfinal victory at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and now faces world champion Viktor Axelsen ...

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Sep 22, 2017

Goeido loses again, lead cut to just one

Ozeki Goeido suffered a second straight shock defeat Friday and saw his lead cut to one heading into the final weekend of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido, seeking a second career championship title, was second best throughout his match against fifth-ranked maegashira Takakeisho and ...

Grand Canyon University opens museum to honor Colangelo

Sep 22, 2017

Grand Canyon University opens museum to honor Colangelo

Jerry Colangelo has been an owner of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. He's been an owner of indoor soccer and football teams, was executive director of USA Basketball and has been chairman of ...

Sep 22, 2017

Amazon, Facebook could enrich Premier League teams

Manchester United is anticipating Amazon and Facebook to pursue broadcast rights for the English Premier League. Soccer's wealthiest competition is preparing to sell rights for games for the 2019-2022 cycle, with the most valuable domestic rights due to be auctioned early in 2018. The rights to ...