Science 

Trump’s environmental rollback rolls on

Image copyright The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images The Trump administration has dealt a double blow to Obama-era environmental policies in an ongoing rollback that has targeted scores of rules. The Department of the Interior unveiled plans to allow oil drilling on millions of acres that have been off-limits to protect the greater sage grouse. And the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would end rules limiting carbon emissions on new coal plants. The rollback continues despite the US’ own dire warnings about climate change. Interior department documents said…

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Royal tour: Tonga rolls out red carpet for Harry and Meghan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Princess Angelika Latufuipeka (right) greets Harry and Meghan as they arrive in Tonga The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received a royal welcome on arrival in the South Pacific nation of Tonga. They were greeted by a Tongan princess when they landed as well as hundreds of children – who were given the day off school to cheer the couple’s arrival. A meeting with Tonga’s king and queen was followed by traditional dancing and singing at an evening party. Meghan opted for the colours…

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Lifestyle 

‘Rolls Royce’ of whiskies sold for record $1.1 million at auction

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – One of the world’s most sought-after whiskies, a 60-year old The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, was auctioned for a record 848,750 pounds ($1.1 million) on Wednesday. The auctioneer calls for bids as a 60-year old The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 sold for a record amount at Bonhams in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne The buyer was a private collector from Asia who bid by phone, auctioneer Bonhams said. The firm sold one of 12 other bottles with a label by the Italian artist Adami…

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Sports 

Osaka rolls Sasnovich with double bagel at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A ruthless Naomi Osaka crushed Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-0 6-0 to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the first time on Saturday. The 20-year-old Indian Wells champion put on a near-flawless display as she fired four aces and 12 winners to dispatch the Belarusian in 50 blistering minutes. Osaka committed just three unforced errors as she notched up her third successive straight sets win, dropping only seven games in total during her run to the second week of the hardcourt major. The 20th seed…

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Sports 

Anderson defeats Chardy and rolls into third round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fifth-seed Kevin Anderson advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 victory over France’s Jeremy Chardy. Aug 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Kevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates match point against Jeremy Chardy of France in a second round match on day three of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports The match was a relative sprint compared to the four hour, 14 minute-long…

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Technology 

Facebook rolls out Watch video service internationally

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc’s YouTube. FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File photo Facebook’s Head of Video Fidji Simo said Watch was gaining real momentum in a crowded marketplace because it was built on the notion…

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Sports 

DeChambeau rolls to 4-stroke win at Northern Trust

Bryson DeChambeau carded a stress-free, final-round 69 on Sunday to post a four-stroke win at The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., in the first of the PGA Tour’s four FedExCup playoff events. Aug 26, 2018; Paramus, NJ, USA; Bryson DeChambeau (USA) kisses the trophy after winning The Northern Trust golf tournament at Ridgewood Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports DeChambeau finished at 18-under 268 after 72 holes to move from ninth place to first in the playoff standings. He produced a four-birdie, two-bogey round…

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Sports 

American Daly rolls back the years to share lead in Prague

(Reuters) – John Daly rolled back the years on Thursday with an error-free eight-under-par 64 in his opening round at the Czech Masters to grab a share of the lead with Ryder Cup hopeful Thomas Pieters, England’s Callum Tarren and Malaysia’s Gavin Green. FILE PHOTO: Aug 10, 2018; Saint Louis, MO, USA; John Daly on the 18th green during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports American Daly, a former British Open and U.S. PGA champion who…

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US embassy in London auctions off toilet rolls and old goods

Image copyright US State Department Image caption One of several broken vacuums and packs of toilet rolls for sale on the US embassy’s online auction The US embassy in London is auctioning off unwanted items following its relocation this year to a $1bn (£762m) new facility in Vauxhall. Among the goods up for grabs: a set of vacuum cleaners all in need of repair, a used car and 1,200 toilet rolls. None of the items have any official US insignias or historical value. The US embassy moved from its Mayfair…

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Sir Paul McCartney rolls back the years in Cavern comeback (but no phones please)

Image copyright Sonny McCartney/MPL Image caption Sir Paul McCartney played a lunchtime gig, as The Beatles usually did at the original Cavern More than six decades have passed since Sir Paul McCartney first performed at the Cavern Club, but the Beatles legend returned to roll back the years at a “secret” gig there on Thursday. Around 250 people crammed into a sweaty Cavern to hear the 28-song set. The set list ranged from classics he performed when the Beatles started out at the Cavern in the early ’60s to songs…

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