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It's now an official "record breaking" heat wave in Illinois. The National Weather Service says more than a dozen cities set records for warmth over the weekend. Yesterday's temperatures set records from the Quad Cities to Effingham. Forecasters say there's a chance more records could fall by Wednesday....read more
Feb 20 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (3) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 10.28 2. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 9.77 3. (2) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.13 4. (4) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.64 5. (5) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 8.59 6. (6) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 8.47 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 5.80 8. (8) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 5.52 9. (9) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.18 10. (11) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 5.07 11. (10) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.07 12. (12) Justin Rose (Britain) 4.83 13. (13) Danny Willett (Britain) 4.61 14. (14) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 4.54 15. (15) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 4.36 16. (16) Paul Casey (Britain) 4. ...
By Kwiyeon Ha SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - The club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or organizers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates told Reuters on Monday. The private Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture, which is set to host both men's and women's tournaments in July and August 2020, forbids women from playing on Sundays and excludes them from becoming full members. Coates, who is head of the coordination commission which oversees preparations for the Games, said he had only become aware of the issue on his last visit to Tokyo at the end of last year and that organizers were now aware of the IOC's stance.
Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days ago. The storm is expected to drop as much as 5 inches (13 cm) of rain in the San Francisco region through Wednesday, bringing more water to already saturated land that has been inundated with heavy precipitation since early January, the National Weather Service said. It added the Sierra Nevada mountain area could receive as much as 40 inches (101 cm) of new snow.
By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of ultimately getting asylum, but does not give specific criteria for establishing credible fear of persecution if sent home. The guidance instructs asylum officers to "elicit all relevant information" in determining whether an applicant has "credible fear" of persecution if returned home, the first obstacle faced by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border requesting asylum.