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June 9, 2017 5:00 PM US Open hole by hole

No. 1, 608 yards, par 5: The last time the U.S. Open began with a true par 5 was at Olympia Fields in 2003 (the first hole at Chambers Bay played a par 5 and a par 4). A tee shot up the left side, closer to the wetlands, will help the hole play shorter. Players going for the green will negotiate a right-to-left slope in the fairway that can feed the ball toward 20

May 21, 2017 11:01 PM General election 2017: Labour brings forward tuition fees pledge

Labour says it would bring forward its pledge to scrap tuition fees to include students starting university in England this autumn if it wins the election. The party also says students part-way through their courses would not have to pay for the remaining years. Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would "lift this cloud of debt and make education free for all". The Tories 41

May 19, 2017 1:54 PM Dutch Qatari groups aim to get Syrians into higher education

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Organizations from Qatar and the Netherlands are joining forces to get 6,000 Syrian refugees into higher education courses, a move aimed at helping them integrate in the countries where they live now and rebuild their own nation if they are able to return. The organizations, Al Fakhoora and Spark, announced Friday that their 21

May 10, 2017 5:02 AM Runners take in stunning views during popular race around Edgworth

RUNNERS took in some stunning views as they raced through one of the most picturesque courses in the North West. The Edgworth 5K Reservoir Challenge attracted keen and leisurely runners over the weekend. "We had 151 entrants, which is the largest field we’ve had for the 5k. "We had the 5k and the 10k a couple of years ago on the same day and everyone 23

May 8, 2017 12:12 PM Trump congratulates golfer John Daly for winning PGA event

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is congratulating golfer John Daly for winning his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 51-year-old Daly had not won on tour since the PGA Tour's 2004 Buick Invitational. Daly, who endorsed Trump during the campaign, was wearing American flag pants when he finished at 14-under 202 at The Woodlands. Trump is an avid golfer 22

May 8, 2017 6:40 AM Facebook shuts down thousands of UK accounts in clamp down on fake news

The site has also introduced its fake news tools ahead of the general election In April, Facebook announced initiatives designed to tackle the ever-growing problem of fake news. Now, it's revealed how it plans to curb this rise specifically in the UK. This includes the removal of "tens of thousands" of fake accounts, a so-called Informed Sharing iniative 166

May 7, 2017 5:07 PM Amber Rudd won't say if immigration target to stay

The home secretary has refused to say whether the Conservative manifesto will repeat their 2015 pledge to cut net migration to the "tens of thousands". Amber Rudd told the BBC the manifesto was "not going to be identical to the last one" and said things had changed since 2015 because of Brexit. The target, set by David Cameron in 2010, has never been met and recent 34

May 6, 2017 10:45 AM Latest: Texas officer released on bond after turning self in

A white former Texas police officer has been released on bond after he turned himself in to authorities to face a murder warrant in the shooting of a black teenager. A sign sits in welcome to those entering Balch Springs, Texas, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. As the family of a black teenager slain by a white police officer calls for an indictment and more investigation 25

May 6, 2017 10:45 AM Police officer free on bond in teen’s suburban Dallas death

Fifteen-year-old Jordan Edwards was shot and killed by Roy Oliver, a white Balch Springs, Texas, police officer. DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer faces a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager after being fired earlier in the week, authorities said. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff’s 28

May 6, 2017 6:06 AM Texas police officer faces murder charge in teen's death

A white Texas police officer faces a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager after being fired earlier in the week, authorities said Friday. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night, just hours after the Dallas County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for his arrest in the April 29 death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Oliver, a former officer 27