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Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

The Spanish cabinet is expected to approve measures allowing the government to impose direct rule over Catalonia. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meets with his cabinet almost three weeks after the region held a referendum. The Spanish government says the vote was illegal, but Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says he has been given a mandate to declare independence. As a result, the central government is preparing to take back power. It is expected to trigger Article 155 of the constitution, which allows it to impose direct rule in a crisis, taking ...

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yellowstone National Park is currently a placid and majestic landscape, but lurking beneath the surface is a supervolcano that wreaks widespread havoc whenever it awakens. Scientists have long expected it would take centuries for Yellowstone to transition to an active volcano again, but now they’re cutting that timeline down to as little as a few decades. The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted three times over the last 2.1 million years. It would have been a perilous ...

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World's largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

LONDON (Reuters) – “The Pink Raj”, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world’s largest, is expected to fetch up to $ 30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month. The stone, which weighs just over 37 carats, was displayed by auction house Sotheby’s in London this week. “It is a wonderful shape. It is a cushion modified diamond, with a lot of brilliance, a lot of facets, when you move it around and sort of have it on your finger,” Sotheby’s senior jewelry specialist Daniela ...

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Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, is expected to sell for about $ 100 million at Christie’s in November, making it among the most highly-valued works ever to be sold at auction. “This is truly the Holy Grail of art rediscoveries,” said Alan Wintermute, Christie’s senior specialist for ...

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Source: Texans turn to Watson, as expected

8:44 AM ET Though Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien has yet to officially name a starting quarterback for Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, rookie Deshaun Watson is expected to start over Tom Savage, a source told ESPN on Thursday. Watson has taken first-team reps this week at practice and all signs pointed to him being named the team’s Week 2 starter. Neil Schwartz, the agent of Texans quarterback Tom Savage, blasted the team for benching Savage after the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. Texans linebacker Brian ...

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Storm Harvey: 'Catastrophic' flooding expected to worsen

Media playback is unsupported on your device “Catastrophic” flooding in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers. But forecasters say that number could nearly double later this week. On Monday President Donald Trump also approved an emergency declaration for neighbouring Louisiana. Harvey made landfall as a category-four hurricane late on Friday, ...

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Intel Will Reveal 8th Generation CPUs This Month; Sooner Than Expected

Intel’s 7th-generation CPUs (Kaby Lake) released in January this year, about 17 months after the preceding generation (Skylake)–a usual transition in the CPU market. However, Intel is ready to reveal its 8th-generation on August 21. And while we don’t know of the release window quite yet, this announcement comes much sooner than what we’d expect. The Kaby Lake processor family was announced this time last year and released five months later. If this next generation (Coffee Lake) follows suit, we could have new Intel chips in early 2018. This also ...

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RB Fournette: NFL slower than expected, 'easy'

8:57 AM ET ESPN.com news services One preseason game into his NFL career, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette thinks he has it all figured out. Leonard Fournette’s Jaguars debut went nicely, as the first-round pick ran for 31 yards and a touchdown Thursday against the Patriots. “It’s a lot slower than I really thought,” Fournette told NFL.com after the Jaguars’ 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night. “That’s how I’ve been since I first got into the NFL. A lot of people were like, ‘It’s going ...

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U.S. Women's Open expected to draw protesters to Trump's Bedminster course

Is President Trump good for the golf industry? The U.S. Women’s Open tees off Thursday, and it’s attracting more than top golfers and avid fans. Protesters are planning to converge on the tournament this weekend because it’s being held at Trump National, the president’s private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Players faced uncomfortable questions from reporters this week about Trump, and at least four U.S. senators have called for the United States Golf Association to move the tournament, three of them citing the president’s “pattern of degrading and dehumanizing ...

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Sources: Phil, Knicks expected to part ways

3:13 AM ET ESPN.com news services The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson are expected to announce that they’re parting ways early Wednesday morning, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. Conversations between Jackson and Knicks owner James Dolan accelerated this week when the Knicks decided they would not buy out embattled forward Carmelo Anthony, sources said. Jackson had made it well known that he felt it was best for Anthony and the organization to part ways both publicly and privately, but Anthony refused to waive his no-trade clause and ...

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