GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The United States ended Canada's bid for a fourth consecutive men's Olympic curling gold medal with gritty 5-3 semi-final win over their northern neighbors on Thursday, Feb. 22, to set up a final showdown with Sweden. It marked the second time the team from the Duluth Curling Club beat Canada in a week — and now will face Sweden in the gold-medal game at 12:30 a.m. Central time on Saturday.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins delivered the first Olympic cross-country medal for the United States since 1976 with a stunning victory in a thrilling finish to the women's team sprint relay on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Diggins held off the challenge of Sweden's Stina Nilsson in a furious sprint for the line to win gold and Norway's Marit Bjoergen became the most successful winter Olympian of all time with 14 medals after taking bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - - Lindsey Vonn will have to wait for a first medal at the 2018 Olympic Games after a slip and near crash towards the end of the women's super-G cost her time. The American, who won bronze in the event at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 along with downhill gold, was first to go in the race she said she was skiing for her grandfather, who died in November. "I tried," she appeared to mouth at the end of her run. Vonn—the first skier out—slipped into a tie for fifth place.
NEW YORK — A majority of Americans are ready to move on from health care reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, July 29, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturday, July 30. Nearly two-thirds of the country wants to either keep or modify the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and a majority of Americans want Congress to turn its attention to other priorities, the survey found.
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump. Republican leaders had planned a vote on the measure after Trump cut off negotiations with Republicans who had balked at the plan and issued an ultimatum to vote on Friday, win or lose.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to sign two executive actions on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, an administration official told Reuters. The move comes after months-long protests by environmentalists and Native American groups in North Dakota against Energy Transfer Partners LP's $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which would bring crude oil from the state's Bakken oil patch through the Midwest and into the U.S. Gulf Coast. A company spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.
Authorities said on Sunday they had no plans to forcibly remove activists protesting plans to run an oil pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, despite telling them to leave by early December.
The Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. government to suspend review of the $8 billion project that sparked a political war between environmentalists and the oil industry. If granted by the U.S.
America's sugar beet growers are under siege as U.S. food companies increasingly shun genetically modified (GMO) crops. In the past seven years, the farmers - many in Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan and Idaho - have all switched to GMO seeds created by Monsanto Co and sold by others as they seek to increase yields and cut costs.
The fantasy sports company FanDuel Inc said on Wednesday that it had banned its employees from all daily fantasy games and also was banning employees of other fantasy sites from...