Month: August 2018

Aug 31 2018

Oregon's only heart transplant program ends indefinitely

PORTLAND, Ore. — The only Oregon hospital to offer heart transplants is ending its program indefinitely, just days after announcing it would suspend the program for 14 days to regroup. Oregon Health & Science University has lost all four of the doctors on the heart transplant team and can no longer perform the operations or […]

Aug 31 2018

Brewers swing deadline trade with Nationals, reportedly add Gio Gonzalez for rotation help

The Milwaukee Brewers have been looking for rotation help all season and they’ve finally landed another starter. According to multiple reports, the Brewers have acquired left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Nationals. It’s unclear what Washington will receive in the trade. Neither team has announced the deal. Because he was acquired prior to 11:59 p.m. ET on […]

Aug 31 2018

Reports: Milwaukee Brewers acquire Gio Gonzalez from Washington Nationals

7:34 PM ET The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports. Veteran lefthander Xavier Cedeno has been traded from the White Sox to the Brewers for two prospects. The Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for […]

Aug 31 2018

US, Canada Pass Friday Deadline With No Nafta Deal

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived on Friday for talks with Canada on renegotiating Nafta this week. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press 652 Comments By Jacob M. Schlesinger in Washington and Paul Vieira in Ottawa Paul Vieira The Wall Street Journal Biography @PaulVieira Paul.Vieira@wsj.com Updated Aug. 31, 2018 7:06 p.m. ET The U.S. and Canada missed […]

Aug 31 2018

The UN's Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters

The U.N.’s Palestinian Refugee Agency: What It Does and Why It Matters ImageStudents at a school for Palestinians run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City on Wednesday.CreditCreditFelipe Dana/Associated Press By Rick Gladstone Aug. 31, 2018 The United Nations agency that assists Palestinians who are classified as refugees has received more […]

Aug 31 2018

Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact's new demo, leaves us wanting more

Enlarge / Getting one’s Artifact on. Valve Software Editor’s note: This feature’s two videos include transcripts, and many of their details appear in the article’s text and galleries. So however you want to learn about Valve’s latest video game, Ars has your back. BELLEVUE, Washington—Right as this article goes live, Valve Software is taking the […]

Aug 31 2018

Google won't be releasing its own smartwatch this year

Google has confirmed to Tom’s Guide that it has no plans to release its own smartwatch this year. Earlier rumors had pointed to a likely release of a so-called “Pixel Watch” and many were expecting it would be announced alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and whatever else Google has planned for an expected […]

Aug 31 2018

WATCH: Yankees' Aaron Boone explains Andrew McCutchen's impact

NEW YORK — Watch Yankees manager Aaron Boone break down the trade that brought 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen to the Bronx for New York’s playoff push in the video above. On Thursday night, the Yankees and Giants agreed to the deal, which sent two mid-level prospects to San Francisco in infielder Abiatal Avelino and pitcher Juan De […]

Aug 31 2018

Oregon's only heart transplant program now stopped indefinitely

Oregon Health & Science University has placed its heart transplant program on hold indefinitely while leaders try to replace four cardiologists who announced their departures in the past few weeks. The heart transplant program will go dark Friday. That leaves Oregon without a heart transplant center for the foreseeable future, meaning local patients must now travel to Seattle […]

Aug 31 2018

Yankees 'very optimistic' Aaron Judge will return 'with plenty of time'

6:44 PM ET NEW YORK — Despite the New York Yankees‘ acquisition Friday of veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen, manager Aaron Boone contends injured superstar Aaron Judge remains on track to return from a chip fracture of the right wrist before the end of the regular season. “We’re still very optimistic that Aaron — it’s obviously […]