Herman leads Barbasol as old man Toms moves into contention

(Reuters) – Jim Herman established a one-shot lead over fellow American Bill Haas as players battled searing heat and humidity in the second round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Friday. Herman, winner of one PGA Tour event, vaulted to the front with a seven-under-par 65 at Keene Trace …

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Searing heat grips much of the U.S. — with the worst still to come

The sweltering temperatures of recent days were just a warmup. The heat wave scorching two-thirds of the nation will hit its peak over the weekend. Thinking about playing the dangerous conditions cool? Think again, health and government officials warn. Officials from Wisconsin to Boston have declared heat emergencies, canceled classes …

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Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift come out to play in 'Cats' movie trailer

While a teaser video that was released earlier this week focused on actors like Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and James Corden, who are portraying the fancy-footed felines, the new video allows more glimpses of them in what was referred to in the teaser as “digital fur technology.” It’s also scored …

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Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Netanyahu still faces a tough fight for his political survival Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing the record set by the country’s founding father. Mr Netanyahu has led for 4,876 – one day more than Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion. …

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GamesBeat Decides 120: Fire Emblem or Marvel

The summer is still slow for news on the GamesBeat Decides podcast. But on this week’s episode, we’ve got plenty of coverage of the monthly NPD report. We also talk about a law firm’s potential class-action lawsuit against Nintendo and more. First, however, we dive into a lot of games. …

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Rory McIlroy stages dramatic late fight for Open cut

Rory McIlroy had made such a hash of the first day of the Open that even making the cut at Royal Portrush would represent a victory. Now, in the gloaming of Friday evening, the Northern Irishman was inching towards the cut mark, one nail-biting, stomach-churning birdie at a time. Leaders …

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U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran

With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington …

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