The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team travels to the Bahamas to play four exhibition games from Aug. 10-14, 2022. Lexington Herald-Leader sports columnist John Clay and Kentucky.com UK basketball beat writer Ben Roberts preview what to look for from the Wildcats on the trip. Ben discusses players to watch, team-bonding, the competition and what’s new with UK basketball recruiting. For more University of Kentucky athletics coverage, visit www.kentuckysports.com.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Kentucky vs. Dominican Republic National Select Team, 7 p.m. (SEC)
Thursday, Aug. 11: Kentucky vs. Tec de Monterrey, 7 p.m. (SEC)
Saturday, Aug. 13: Kentucky vs. Carleton University, 6 p.m. (SEC)
Sunday, Aug. 14: Kentucky vs. Bahamas National Team, noon (SEC)
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian militant in the restive northern West Bank on Friday, Palestinian authorities said, the latest death in a spiral of violence that has gripped the occupied territory over the last year and a half, surging to levels unseen in two decades. The militant Islamic Jihad group claimed the man as its fighter and identified him as 18-year-old Abdallah Abu Hasan. The Palestinian Health Ministry said Hasan was shot in the abdomen by Israeli forces early Friday morning in a Palestinian village north of the West Bank city of Jenin.
Donald Trump has said that he does “not believe” that he “forced Rupert Murdoch into retirement”. The chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp announced in a memo to staff on Thursday that he was retiring from his position at the helm of his right-wing empire and handing over the reins to his son Lachlan. There is ZERO Republican Leadership in the United States Senate.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday said it was formally launching two new U.S.-China working groups on economic and financial issues aimed at providing a regular policy communications forum between the world's two largest economies. In a statement, the Treasury said the two groups would "meet on a regular cadence" and report to Yellen and Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng. China's Ministry of Finance will be Treasury's counterpart for the Economic Working Group, while the People's Bank of China will be its counterpart for the Financial Working Group.
Three crocodiles saved a dog seeking refuge in a river - in a possible display of "emotional empathy". A report published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa outlines how a young dog was observed being chased by a pack of feral dogs and entered the shallow waters of the Savitri River, in India's Maharashtra. The dog had not spotted the three mugger crocodiles floating nearby, which began edging closer to what appeared to be certain prey.
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking to the media before Liverpool's Premier League match against West Ham on Sunday. Klopp says he is "massively" enjoying the moment right now and has been "excited" about the rebuild of the team since they returned for pre-season.
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TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says Labour Minister Monte McNaughton is leaving government. Ford says McNaughton is going into the private sector. McNaughton has been a legislator for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex since 2011. He has been a key ally to Ford by drumming up support from private sector unions in the construction industry. The news comes a day after Ford pledged to return protected Greenbelt lands his government had selected to be removed in order to build housing. Two cabinet minister
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.3 per cent to $66.1 billion in July, helped by the strength of sales at supermarkets and grocery stores. However, the agency says its early estimate for August suggests retail sales fell 0.3 per cent for that month, though it cautioned the figure would be revised. For July, Statistics Canada says sales at food and beverage retailers gained 1.3 per cent as supermarkets and other grocery retailers, except convenience stores, rose 1.5 per cent and