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Matthew Wolff cards a 65, takes lead at 2020 U.S. Open

Matthew Wolff cards a 65, takes lead at 2020 U.S. Open

Sports
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- American Matthew Wolff shot a 5-under par 65 in the third round of the 2020 U.S. Open on Saturday to earn a two-shot lead on the field as the major championship enters Sunday's final round. Wolff, 21, is the youngest player to lead the tournament through three rounds since 1975. Advertisement "I feel really good in all parts of my game and I'm just excited to be where I'm at," Wolff told reporters. "I look forward to tomorrow." The 2019 NCAA Division I golf champion began the third round with a birdie on hole No. 1 Saturday at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Wolff went on to make five birdies through the front nine. He then made par on his first six holes on the back nine before he carded a bogey on No. 16. He made par on No. 17 before he finished the round wi...
Unemployment rate creeps up to 4.1% as pandemic takes toll

Unemployment rate creeps up to 4.1% as pandemic takes toll

Business
Britain's unemployment rate rose to 4.1% in the three months to July as the total number of jobless rose by 62,000, the Office for National Statistics said.The jobless rate was the highest in nearly two years and up from 3.9% a month earlier - but is still yet to be fully illustrative of the economic crisis with the Treasury's soon-to-end furlough scheme helping keep the numbers down. Live coronavirus updates from UK and around the world Image: Sandwich chain Pret is among employers cutting jobs during the crisis Meanwhile, payroll data showed that 695,000 fewer people were employed in August compared to March when the UK lockdown started - though after revisions to earlier data that was a smaller number than before.Darren Morgan, dir...
Bright Eyes takes a new direction with a bit of nostalgia

Bright Eyes takes a new direction with a bit of nostalgia

Entertainment
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Bright Eyes is back with Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was, their first new album in nearly 10 years, and the venerated indie rock band's three core members said the record is designed to be a mix of the new and the familiar. Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was marks Bright Eyes' first album since 2011's The People's Key, and the band's core members -- singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, composer/keyboardist Nate Walcott and multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis -- told UPI in a recent interview that their return to the studio was inspired by their experiences and the state of the world. Advertisement "Living in Trump's America has felt extremely horrible and oppressive," Oberst said. "Not that he has anything to do with our record, and I'm happy to say t...
Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Technology
Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases.Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data. The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook's potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing.The social media giant has filed an appeal to the EU courts, arguing against the breadth of the document requests. 'Irrelevant documents'"We are cooperating wi...
Coronavirus: KPMG takes axe to jobs and pensions

Coronavirus: KPMG takes axe to jobs and pensions

Business
KPMG is to cut more than 100 jobs and slash contributions to employees' pension pots as part of a cost-saving drive accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic and looming reform of the audit profession.Sky News has learnt that the big four accountancy firm has decided to axe just under 200 jobs across its UK workforce, the latest sign of how professional services giants are being forced to contend with growing structural headwinds. KPMG partners and affected employees were informed about the proposals in a briefing by Bill Michael, its UK chairman, on Wednesday morning. ...