Guns N’ Roses tour to extend into 2017, says manager

The long-awaited and lucrative reunion tour by Guns N' Roses will extend into 2017, the band's production manager said in remarks aired Wednesday.The hard rock legends reunited in April for their first shows bringing together singer Axl Rose and guitar...

Next major thirst same as first for US Open champ

World number two Dustin Johnson finally won his long-sought first major title at last month's US Open. Now the long-driving US star finds himself hungry for more major success."Absolutely. Yeah. That doesn't change," Johnson said of his major desire. "...

Lack of exercise runs up $67.5 bn annual health tab: study

Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some $67.5 billion (61 billion euros) in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday.The total was divided between $53.8 billion in healthcare spending and ...

Scientists find Zika antibodies in step toward vaccine

US researchers have identified antibodies in lab mice that may be able to prevent infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in what they described Wednesday as a "significant step" toward a vaccine.The team at Washington University School of Medici...

Congo opposition chief comes home as crisis looms

Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds Wednesday as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence.Thousands of supporters sporting Tshisekedi T-shirts...

Classmate recalls Clinton, politically astute at 20

Many of Hillary Clinton's university classmates have traveled to Philadelphia to witness her historic Democratic presidential nomination, including Nancy Wanderer, who recounts how the candidate caught the political bug at Wellesley in the 1960s.Clinto...

Obama to say Clinton uniquely qualified to be president

US President Barack Obama will hail Hillary Clinton as uniquely qualified to be the next commander-in-chief Wednesday, in a primetime speech to Democrats gathered in Philadelphia."You know, nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office,...

Apple says one billion iPhones have been sold

Apple announced Wednesday the sale of its billionth iPhone, a milestone for the company as it seeks to keep momentum in a competitive smartphone market.Chief executive Tim Cook made the announcement at a staff meeting at the company's California headqu...

NBC fails in bid to change opening ceremony

Seeking to maximize its prime-time audience for the Olympics, US TV network NBC tried but failed to change the order of the teams in the opening ceremony, Brazilian organizers said Wednesday.NBC wanted the countries to parade in alphabetical order by t...

Olympic TV channel to launch after Rio close

The Olympic television channel will be launched on the internet on August 21 just after the closing ceremony of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday."Starting Sunday 21 August, after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic...

Winning return for Djokovic in Toronto tennis masters

Novak Djokovic made a winning return on Wednesday in his first match back since a shock third-round defeat at Wimbledon, defeating Gilles Muller in straight sets to advance at the Toronto Masters.The Serbian world number one took the first step toward ...

Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated b...

Pope tells young to ‘make some noise!’

Pope Francis told cheering crowds of young pilgrims Wednesday to do their duty and "make some noise" as he kicked off an international Catholic festival in Poland.The Argentine, 79, was making his first evening appearance at the window of the archbisho...

Florida probes four suspected non-travel cases of Zika

Florida is investigating two new cases of Zika virus that may not involve people infected while traveling outside the United States, bringing the state's total number of such cases to four, officials said Wednesday.If any of the cases are confirmed, it...

Facebook quarterly profit surges 186% to $2 bn

Facebook said Wednesday its second quarter profit leapt 186 percent from a year ago to $2 billion, as its global user base grew to 1.71 billion."Our community and business had another good quarter," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and chief exec...