Nike gives cautious North American outlook; profits jump

Nike reported solidly higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday, but warned a tough North American selling environment would crimp profit margins.The sports apparel and sneaker giant scored profits of $1.1 billion for the quarter ending February 28, up 20 ...

Rarities by late stars to come out for Record Store Day

Rare music from three stars who died last year -- Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen -- will come out next month for the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, the celebration of vinyl's rebirth.Launched in 2007 by struggling US shops in hopes of sti...

When might you get Alzheimer’s? New gene test may tell

International researchers said Tuesday they have found a way to assess a person's genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by a given age, a tool that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.The report in the journal PLOS Medicine was based ...

Petrobras sees $4.3 bn 2016 loss, but fourth quarter up

Brazil's troubled national oil company Petrobras posted a $4.255 billion loss in 2016 but ended in positive territory for the fourth quarter, executives said Tuesday.Petrobras, which has been pounded by a giant corruption scandal shaking Brazilian poli...

Tens of thousands in Macedonia anti-govt protest

At least 50,000 Macedonians protested Tuesday in Skopje against a coalition government between Social Democrats and ethnic Albanians, which they perceive as a threat to the country's national unity.The protest took place while European Union Enlargemen...

Star-studded telethon to support US civil rights group

Tom Hanks and other stars will lead a Facebook "telethon" this month to raise funds for the American Civil Liberties Union, which has become a symbol of resistance to President Donald Trump.The event, to be filmed on March 31 in New York and live-strea...

Wawrinka believes Federer on course for No.1

Roger Federer's comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.Federer beat Wawrinka in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday for his second win...

Los Angeles ‘only bidding for 2024’ – official

Los Angeles Olympic bid organisers on Tuesday reiterated that officials remained focused on staging the games in 2024."Los Angeles is the right city at this critical time for the Olympic Movement and is only bidding for 2024," a statement from LA 2024 ...

Cocaine-tainted O’Connor back training with Toulon

Australian international James O'Connor, suspended by Toulon after he was arrested and fined in a cocaine bust in Paris, returned to training with the Top 14 rugby side on Tuesday.The 26-year-old, with his trademark peroxide blond hair, was spotted dur...

Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: mission to Mars

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a law that said manned missions to deep space, including to Mars, would be the US space agency's main goal in the decades to come.According to the text -- adopted by a rare unanimous vote in the Senate and House...