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Chilean senator named presidential candidate of center-left party

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean journalist-turned senator Alejandro Guillier accepted the presidential nomination of the center-left Radical Party on Saturday with promises to deepen education reforms and revamp the private pension system.

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Retiree and volunteer fireman among Florida airport shooting fatalities

(Reuters) – A volunteer firefighter in his sixties and a retiree en route to a cruise ship vacation with her husband were among the five travelers fatally gunned down during Friday’s airport attack in Florida, according to relatives and friends.

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Why ‘Amazon Alexa everywhere’ is a big problem

Amazon Alexa everywhere, and that might be a problem. At CES 2017, the voice assistant kept popping up in unusual places. At a booth for smart home integrator Legrand, there were outlets used for plugging in lamps and appliances that will work with Alexa (in addition to the lights and appliances themselves). At the Dish […]

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South Africa's ANC Women's League backs Dlamini-Zuma for party leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The women’s arm of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress on Saturday backed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, to be the party’s next leader.

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Defending champions Cleveland acquire sharp-shooter Korver

(The Sports Xchange) – The Cleveland Cavaliers completed the trade to acquire guard Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, giving the defending NBA champions another premier shooter.

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U.S. warns citizens against visiting tourist spot Gambia

DAKAR (Reuters) – The United States warned its citizens against visiting the tourist destination of Gambia on Saturday, and told those there to considering leaving, citing the risk of unrest as President Yahya Jammeh digs in despite losing an election.

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Kentucky lawmakers pass 'right-to-work' legislation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body.

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Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

GUEST: Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content. Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services. And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades before the invention of digital and online services, […]

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Djokovic makes statement in epic win over Murray in Doha final

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic made an immense statement in his bid to rule men’s tennis again when he defeated Andy Murray, the man who deposed him as world number one, 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic Qatar Open final in Doha on Saturday.

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Saudi prince readies strategy if clerics oppose reforms: report

RIYADH (Reuters) – The young prince leading Saudi Arabia’s drive for economic reform has laid out a three-pronged strategy to avoid a backlash from any religious conservatives opposed to his plan, according to remarks reported by Foreign Affairs magazine on Saturday.

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