Next major thirst same as first for US Open champ

Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts to his tee shot during a practice round prior to the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 27, 2016 in Springfield, New JerseyWorld number two Dustin Johnson finally won his long-sought first major title at last month's US Open. A victory and worse than a two-way tie for second by Day or a solo runner-up finish by Johnson and Day going 29th or worse would move the 32-year-old American into the top spot.

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

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs in Bangalore on December 7, 2012The 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 band is touring North America and recently announced a leg in Latin America that will last through November 26.

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

Living a sedentary lifestyle is associated with more than five million deaths in the world every year, the researchers sayHealth 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 $13.7 billion in lost productivity, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.

Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton. Obama, acting as a character reference for his former primary foe and secretary of state, will make the case to Democrats gathered in Philadelphia for their national convention that Clinton is uniquely qualified to be president. "Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office," the two-term president will say, according to excerpts of his speech released by the White House.

Kaine's mission: Win over skeptical liberals in VP speech

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., looks over the podium as he checks out the stage before the start of the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Facing a backlash from the left, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is expected to affirm his liberal credentials in his first prime-time speech as Hillary Clinton's running mate.

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