RESULTS: Democrat Mary Peltola defeats Sarah Palin in Alaska US House special election

Insider   The races & the stakes Democrat Mary Peltola won the US House special election for Alaska's at-large US House seat, vacated by the death of longtime Rep. Don Young in March. Peltola's win makes her the first-ever woman to represent Alaska in the US House, the first Alaska Native person to serve in Congress, […]

Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson for Florida Senate seat after tense recount

Wilfredo Lee, File via AP Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for the state’s Senate seat. Scott led Nelson by more than 10,000 votes Sunday after the recount’s noon deadline, according to the Associated Press. Over the course of the campaign, Scott baselessly claimed rampant voter fraud […]

20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in a chaotic US Open final racked by violations

Associated Press/Julio Cortez Naomi Osaka won the US Open to become the first Grand Slam champion from Japan, beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 after the American sparred with the umpire over violations. Williams was given three code violations, the first for coaching, which Williams vehemently denied, arguing, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.” She […]

Brad Gushue defeats defending champ to take curling Masters title

St. John’s, N.L., skip Brad Gushue defeated Niklas Edin 8-4 to win the curling Masters event in Llyodminster, Sask., on Sunday. Gushue, the reigning world champion and former Olympic champion, broke the match open with a triple in the fifth end to go up 6-2.  Sweden’s Edin, who was going for back-to-back titles at the […]

The ‘Diva of Distressed’ investing Lynn Tilton defeats SEC fraud charges

Thomson Reuters The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suffered a defeat on Wednesday, as a judge said it failed to prove private equity fund manager Lynn Tilton defrauded investors by hiding the poor performance of assets underlying three debt funds. SEC Administrative Law Judge Carol Fox Foelak dismissed the charges against Tilton, the founder of […]

Syrian army defeats strongest ISIS group in Euphrates valley – Moscow

Published time: 27 Aug, 2017 13:13 The government forces of Syria supported by Russian warplanes have defeated a large group of Islamic State fighters in the Raqqa governorate, the Russian defense ministry reported. The offensive operation resulted in the defeat of the “most capable and best armed group of ISIL in the Euphrates River valley” […]

Axon, maker of the Taser weapon, defeats copycat firm in patent lawsuit

Enlarge / Phazzer’s Enforcer weapon retailed for around $ 600, compared with $ 900 for a comparable Taser weapon. (credit: Phazzer) Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, said Monday that it has successfully defeated a Florida company in a patent lawsuit over its electrical stun gun design. For Axon, the victory is the third […]

Canada defeats U.S. to claim 1st-ever World League medal

Behind 13 points from Gord Perrin, Canada wrapped up their storybook FIVB Volleyball World League campaign with a bronze medal after coming from behind for a 3-1 (18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21) win over the United States on Saturday evening in Curitiba, Brazil. #USAvsCAN (25-18, 20-25, 22- 25, 21-25) #FIVBworldleague What he said!! FINAL — @VBallCanada The […]

Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats the world’s best human Go player

Google’s AI star, AlphaGo, wins again. It bested Ke Jie, the world’s best Go player, by just half a point — the closest margin possible. After the match, Google’s DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis explained that this was how AlphaGo was programmed: to maximise its winning chances, rather than the winning margin. This latest iteration of […]