Super 16: Sabres debut in power rankings

Super 16: Sabres debut in power rankings

Columbus is 3-0-2 in its past five games and 6-2-2 in its past 10. Buffalo has won three in a row and four of its past five games. The Sabres are 7-2-2 since Oct. 20. The top five teams are the same for the third straight week. The Minnesota Wild and New York Islanders each…
US military ‘losing its competitive edge’

US military ‘losing its competitive edge’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US Navy needs to expand its submarine fleet, the report recommends A panel of experts has issued a hard-hitting and sober assessment of US President Donald Trump's National Defense Strategy. "The global role the United States has played for many generations rests upon a foundation of unmatched military…
The California Wildfires: How Experts Track a Blaze to Its Origin

The California Wildfires: How Experts Track a Blaze to Its Origin

In the age of the cellphone, another important investigative tool will be video. Many people turned on their phone cameras as they were escaping or as the fire was approaching their homes, and posted the video to social media. Investigators will be searching for the video, hoping to create a kind of composite from multiple…
Japan’s cyber-minister ‘never used computers’

Japan’s cyber-minister ‘never used computers’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yoshitaka Sakurada said his lack of experience with computers should not pose a problem Japan's new cyber-security minister has dumbfounded his country by saying he has never used a computer. Yoshitaka Sakurada made the admission to a committee of lawmakers. "Since I was 25 years old and independent I have…
Utility Customers May Be on the Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

Utility Customers May Be on the Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

As wildfires ravage large swaths of California for a second year, one of the state’s biggest utilities has declared that it faces billions of dollars in potential liability — far more than its insurance would cover. The potential losses could leave the company’s customers on the hook to pay the bill, exposing businesses and consumers…
Rajon Rondo Hand Injury Diagnosed as Fracture; Lakers PG out ‘A Couple Weeks’

Rajon Rondo Hand Injury Diagnosed as Fracture; Lakers PG out ‘A Couple Weeks’

Adam Pantozzi/Getty Images The Los Angeles Lakers will be without point guard Rajon Rondo after he suffered a fractured hand in Wednesday's win over the Portland Trail Blazers.  Lakers coach Luke Walton told reporters the team expects Rondo to miss at least a couple weeks.  Rondo joined the Lakers in the offseason as part of…