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USC basketball gets overtime win against Vanderbilt

Jordan McLaughlin scored a career-high 35 points, and 10th-ranked USC rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the second half to a 93-89 overtime victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday night. McLaughlin forced overtime by hitting his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 25.8 seconds left in regulation....

Roberts Woods shoulders burden in Rams' passing game and then hurts shoulder in fourth quarter

Rams receiver Robert Woods left the locker room with a sling on his left arm after suffering a shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of a 24-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Rams coach Sean McVay said that he was uncertain about the severity of Woods’ injury....

Chile's presidential race appears headed for a December runoff

Businessman Sebastian Piñera, who was Chile’s president from 2010 to 2014, appeared headed for a victory in presidential elections Sunday, though a runoff was expected with the second-place finisher, according to partial returns. Piñera and the other candidates seemed likely to fall short of the...

Three dead after suspected gas leak at PetroChina refinery: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and six others injured during a suspected gas leak at a PetroChina-operated refinery in Dalian on Saturday evening, state media said on Monday.

Small tsunamis detected in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after magnitude 7 undersea quake

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 7 undersea earthquake struck east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, sending small tsunamis towards New Caledonia and neighboring Vanuatu, where authorities ordered evacuations.

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96

Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96. Segura died Saturday from complications of Parkinson's disease at his home at the Omni La Costa...

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp has rough outing in loss to Vikings

Rookie receiver Cooper Kupp has made numerous highlight-reel plays for the Rams. He also has played a role in some of the season’s most disappointing moments. On Sunday, in the Rams’ 24-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium, Kupp fumbled on the one-yard line in the second quarter...

Tsunami waves detected in New Caledonia, Vanuatu after quake: PTWC

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tsunami waves have been observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Tsunami warning issued after magnitude 7 undersea quake strikes near New Caledonia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicentre.

Argentine officials cannot confirm whether satellite signals came from missing submarine

Argentina’s navy said Sunday that there was no clear evidence that satellite communications initially believed to have come from a submarine with 44 crew members missing in the Atlantic were from the vessel. Officials said they were analyzing whether seven brief satellite calls the Defense Ministry...

Martin Truex Jr. wins the NASCAR Cup championship

Martin Truex Jr. clinched his first NASCAR Cup championship Sunday by winning the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Truex edged fellow Toyota driver Kyle Busch in the 400-mile finale. Kevin Harvick (fourth) and Brad Keselowski (seventh) were the only other championship contenders in the...

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said on Sunday.

Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 quake struck on Monday near New Caledonia in the South Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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