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Rising Treasury Yields Challenge Precious Metals Rally

Gold prices closed slightly higher after a wild trading session Wednesday, extending a volatile spell for the market as climbing yields on U.S. government bonds sap investors’ appetite for the precious metal. Futures contracts for delivering gold in December, which notched a record high just last week, ended the day up 0.1% at $1,949 a…

CELL PHONE VIDEO: Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women; family sets up GoFundMe

Kelsy Wallace, 17, a hostess at Chili's and a student at Broadmoor Senior High, says she was attacked by a large group of women after trying to inform them of the restaurant's COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. (Source: Kelsy Wallace) By Rachael Thomas | August 12, 2020 at 3:02 PM CDT - Updated August 12 at…

Ousted COO sues Pinterest, alleges rampant gender discrimination

hostile environments — Suit claims woman-focused social platform discriminates against female employees. Kate Cox - Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm UTC Enlarge / A Pinterest logo seen displayed on a smartphone.The former chief operating officer of Pinterest is suing her ex-employer, claiming that the platform's woman-friendly public face is not matched internally and instead "reflects…

Giannis Antetokounmpo suspended final seeding game for headbutt, per report; Bucks star regrets action

Giannis Antetokounmpo let his emotions get the best of him on Tuesday, and the reigning MVP is paying the price for it. In a tense second quarter between his Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards, Giannis, who had been fouled several times, finally lost his temper after a charge call. The Bucks called timeout, but Antetokounmpo, in…

Champions League TV schedule, scores: Neymar, Mbappe, PSG stun Atalanta to reach semifinals on Wednesday

Watch Now: UEFA Champions League Postgame: PSG vs. Atalanta (4:09) The UEFA Champions League resumed the 2019-20 season this week after nearly five months without a game. The Champions League, like the rest of the sports world, came to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. UEFA then gave domestic leagues a chance…

Nicklas Backstrom Hit By Anders Lee, Forced To Leave Game

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Yankees’ concern leads to Aaron Judge being scratched from lineup

August 12, 2020 | 4:59pm | Updated August 12, 2020 | 7:44pm No matter how high Aaron Boone is on Clint Frazier, there is no way the Yankees improved their lineup Wednesday night when the manager didn’t have Aaron Judge healthy enough to face the Braves. After leaving Tuesday night’s 9-6 win over the Braves…

Rockets’ Russell Westbrook (quad) to be reevaluated before NBA playoffs

4:21 PM ETTim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas MavericksAppears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FMHouston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook's availability for the beginning of the NBA playoffs is uncertain after an MRI revealed a strained muscle in his right quadriceps, the team announced Wednesday.Westbrook will not play…

FC Dallas soccer game will be the first major league team sports event played in front of a crowd since pandemic

(CNN)Despite the state recently experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, will play host Wednesday to the first Major League Soccer game of the season with fans in attendance.FC Dallas will be facing off against Nashville SC at 7:30 p.m. in the opener of two back-to-back matchups. Both teams were forced…

Howard Mudd dies two weeks after motorcycle accident

Getty Images Longtime NFL offensive line coach Howard Mudd has died as a result of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago. Wednesday brought word that Mudd remained in intensive care and in need of more surgery, but his condition took a turn for the worse and his death was announced a…

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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

Police brutality under lockdown: Public has ‘no faith’ in cops

Police members. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images UKZN lecturer, Dr Bronwynne Anderson, believes that the policing system continues to fail the most vulnerable groups in society. Professor Sadhana Manik says the public has no faith in police officers.The police say they are striving to be professional and ethical.Policing systems are failing women and children, according…