Kevin Durant scores 51, Nets extend Pistons’ skid

Reuters 12/13/2021

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 51 points as the visiting Brooklyn Nets earned a 116-104 victory Sunday, while handing the Detroit Pistons their 12th consecutive defeat. Durant’s point total set a LIttle Caesars Arena record. Ex-Pistons forward…

Devastated Kentucky tornado survivors pick through debris, shelter with relatives

Reuters 12/13/2021

MAYFIELD, Kentucky — Kentucky residents — many without power, gas, or even a roof over their heads — woke on Sunday to a landscape scarred by a string of powerful tornadoes that officials fear killed at least…

Many trapped after Amazon warehouse roof collapse near US city of St. Louis

Reuters 12/12/2021

Many people were trapped after a roof partially collapsed at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse near the US city of St. Louis late on Friday after tornadoes and strong storms roared through the area, local authorities said. The…

Simone Biles earns Time’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ honour

Reuters 12/10/2021

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles earned Time magazine’s “Athlete of the Year” honour, the publication said on Thursday. The 24-year-old gymnast traveled to the Tokyo Games this year with the intent of rewriting the recordbooks but…

Clippers hit big triples late to hold off Lakers

Reuters 12/04/2021

Marcus Morris had a season-high 21 points and Paul George added 19 as the visiting Los Angeles Clippers held on for a 119-115 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in the first meeting of the…

What??! George Clooney turned down $35M for one day’s work

Reuters 12/04/2021

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) — George Clooney turned down an offer of $35 million for a day’s work for an airline commercial, the star revealed to the U.K.’s The Guardian newspaper. In an interview published in the newspaper…

First known US Omicron case found in fully vaccinated overseas traveler

Reuters 12/02/2021

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday identified its first known case of Omicron, discovered in a fully vaccinated patient who traveled to South Africa, as scientists continue to study the risks the new COVID variant could pose.…

3 students dead, 6 wounded in Michigan high school shooting; suspect arrested

Reuters 12/01/2021

NEW YORK — A 15-year-old boy killed three fellow high school students and wounded six other people upon opening fire with a semi-automatic handgun at a Michigan high school, and he was quickly taken into custody, police…

BTS named artist of the year at 2021 American Music Awards

Reuters 11/22/2021

  South Korean boy group BTS was named artist of the year at the American Music Awards show in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21 — the top prize at the world’s largest fan-voted ceremony. The K-pop…

‘Don’t get caught napping’: Pillow fighting enters combat sports arena

Reuters 11/20/2021

Pillow fighting is moving out of the bedroom and into the boxing ring when Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) holds its first live, pay-per-view event in Florida on Jan. 29. Steve Williams, the man with the dream of…

Duterte ally Apollo Quiboloy indicted for sex trafficking in US

Reuters 11/19/2021

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday announced sex–trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of…

Japan has zero daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months — media

Reuters 11/08/2021

TOKYO — Japan recorded no daily deaths from COVID-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday, according to local media. Prior to Sunday, there hadn’t been a day without a COVID-19 death since…

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