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Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacy

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In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber’s playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.

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A look at what is and isn’t known about the London attack

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A look at what’s known and what isn’t about the attack in London that left seven people and three attackers dead: What happened? Police say three men drove a van into pedestrians on busy London Bridge just after 10 p.m. Saturday. The attackers, wielding blades and knives, ran down a set of stairs into Borough Market, a well-known fruit and vegetable market that’s also home to popular restaurants and pubs. There they stabbed people in several different restaurants. Seven people…

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Bengals, Redskins face off in London in early NFL start

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Wake up, NFL fans! Week eight of the season features an early start from London, where the Cincinnati Bengals host the Washington Redskins. The 9:30 a.m. Eastern (1330 GMT) kickoff from Wembley Stadium launches the first of 11 games Sunday. It’s also the last of this year’s three NFL contests in London. Wembley, the 84,000-seat home of English soccer, is expecting another sellout crowd to watch the Bengals (3-4) against the Redskins (4-3). Later, the Patriots (6-1) take their two-game…

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Jaguars earn first victory of the season in London

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The Jacksonville Jaguars finally got into the win column on Sunday with a 30-27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Wembley Stadium in London. With two of their three losses coming down to the wire, it was good to finally make plays at the end of the game that led to a win. Jacksonville sprinted out to a 17-6 halftime lead and had a chance to take full control, but two trips into Colts’ territory in the third quarter produced…

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Jags kick off NFL Sunday with early London game

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This NFL Sunday is about 3 1/2 hours longer than usual thanks to an early start in London. The Jaguars play the Colts at Wembley Stadium to begin a slate of 13 games Sunday in the fourth week of the season. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley could be in danger of losing his job with a loss, given higher expectations for the Jags going into this season. The Patriots play their last game without suspended quarterback Tom Brady, with a chance…

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Wife of FSU prof slain in London knife attack

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Florida State University officials have confirmed that an American woman killed in a mass stabbing in London was the wife of a university eminent scholar. The school issued a press release Thursday. Richard Wagner, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and his wife, Darlene Horton, were in London where he taught in the summer session at the university’s renowned London Study Program. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a tweet Thursday afternoon: “Extremely saddened to hear about the loss of…

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Yahoo! The Jaguars, Bills are going to start Internet football

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Good news, everybody. Blake Bortles is on the Internet! Download him today! And he’s facing E.J. Manuel in a battle for bandwidth and the pride of England. Yahoo! This is a good thing, I think. The NFL and Yahoo have announced a partnership that will bring a football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars (tally-ho) and Buffalo Bills (carry on) to the Internet. That means that if you happen to be weary of playing Candy Crush for a morning, there will…

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