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U.S. senator calls for FBI probe of billionaire ex-Trump adviser

WASHINGTON – A Democratic U.S. Senator on Wednesday urged the FBI to launch a criminal probe into whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn broke the law when he called for a change in the federal biofuel program that would have enriched him personally while he was an adviser to President Trump. “It appears Mr. Icahn potentially violated the principal conflict of ...

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Roger Federer beats Frances Tiafoe in thrilling U.S. Open match

Roger Federer nearly got the FedEx treatment at the U.S. Open late Tuesday night, when American teenage upstart Frances Tiafoe took the five-time Open champion to the limit before the Swiss legend emerged with a nail-biting, five-set victory – 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 – that ended just before midnight. “It was more than a test, it was a good ...

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Roger Federer beats Frances Tiafoe in thrilling U.S. Open match

Roger Federer nearly got the FedEx treatment at the U.S. Open late Tuesday night, when American teenage upstart Frances Tiafoe took the five-time Open champion to the limit before the Swiss legend emerged with a nail-biting, five-set victory – 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 – that ended just before midnight. “It was more than a test, it was a good ...

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Venus Williams hoping to be No. 1 in world after U.S. Open

Ready to be an aunt and raring to contend for a U.S. Open championship that would catapult her back to the No. 1 ranking, Venus Williams, in a black visor, fought through three sets Monday. She then twirled and waved to the crowd in victory. “I definitely wasn’t expecting or planning on dropping sets today,” she said. “But things happen. ...

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Maria Sharapova gets emotional win at return to U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was experiencing a mini meltdown in her first Grand Slam action since her doping ban, an emotional rollercoaster of a match that included loud grunts and tense moments from both sides. Then, Sharapova ran off the court. She literally left after collapsing in the second set. Nearly 10 minutes later, the Russian returned through the tunnel and the ...

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Maria Sharapovaget emotional win at return to U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova was experiencing a mini meltdown in her first Grand Slam action since the drug suspension, an emotional rollercoaster of a match that included loud grunts and tense moments from both sides. Then, Sharapova ran off the court. She literally left after collapsing in the second set. Nearly 10 minutes later, the Russian returned through the tunnel and the ...

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5 players to watch in women's, men's draw at U.S. Open

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic may not be in Flushing Meadows, but there are plenty of big names that will. Here’s a breakdown of the players that can win this year’s U.S. Open: WOMEN 1. Maria Sharapova Russian intrigue spread to President Trump’s home borough with Sharapova’s acceptance of a wild-card invitation. Her opener will come against second-seeded Simona Halep. ...

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5 menu items to try as U.S. Open serves up culinary Grand Slam

Now serving at the U.S. Open … some of the best food in the five boroughs. New York City’s Grand Slam event may be about the tennis first and foremost, but the tournament doubles as a food lover’s dream. The folks that run the U.S. Open out at Flushing Meadows continue to step up their game when it comes to ...

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Sharapova opens with No. 2 Simona Halep in return to U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Maria Sharapova’s first Grand Slam match in more than 1 1/2 years will come against No. 2-seeded Simona Halep at the U.S. Open. Sharapova’s first-round matchup with two-time French Open runner-up Halep was set up by Friday’s draw, which also put Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the same side of the men’s bracket, meaning they could ...

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U.S. could soon add up to 3,900 troops to Afghanistan war

The next surge of American troops in Afghanistan could arrive in weeks or even days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Tuesday, as military officials revealed the Trump administration will send up to 3,900 more fighters into America’s longest war. The new plans added the first solid details to President Trump’s firm but vague declaration on Monday ...

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