Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open.

ArtsBeat: In Topping Charts, Disturbed Accomplishes a Rare Feat

The metal band Disturbed has the No. 1 album this week with “Immortalized” (Reprise), pushing Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” to the No. 2 spot.


Griffin overlooked as starting quarterback for Redskins

(Reuters) – The Washington Redskins on Monday named Kirk Cousins as their starting quarterback for the 2015 National Football League season, the latest signal that former standout Robert Griffin III could be on his way out.


Ashley Madison Says Business Is Booming

6907410218_54610ba649_k (1) If you felt bad for the folks who work at “discreet encounter” site Ashley Madison, don’t. They’re just fine, apparently. According to this lovely press release, the company behind Ashley Madison, Avid Media, has had “hundreds of thousands of morons who want their info stolen people sign up for the service” since the hack heard round the world.
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Defending champion Cilic advances in straight sets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Marin Cilic made a strong start in defense of his U.S. Open title by powering past Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in Monday’s opening day at the U.S. Open.


VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood

A flood in a zoo in Russia’s far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — American Pharoah defeated and may be retired, Flintshire victorious and headed for the Arc, headling one of the top weekends of the racing summer

The Real Unicorns Are Female Angel Investors

unicorn Despite the attention over the past year, the lack of diversity in tech — both in race and gender — has not markedly changed. Only 3 percent of tech CEOs are women, and just 15 percent of startups have at least one female founder. Most agree that something needs to be done, but much of the attention is misplaced into a caricature. What’s missing? The role of women as angel… Read More