VENICE, Italy (AP) â The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:
By Alistair Bell and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state caused confusion, in her most contrite comments yet about an issue that is plaguing her White House bid. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner ahead of the November 2016 presidential election, did not apologize for her own behavior but said she was wrong not to use a government email account when she was serving as the nation's top diplomat. Clinton has faced steady criticism from political opponents since it emerged in March that she used her own email account on an unsecured private server in her New York home for official business, rather than a government-issued email address.
(The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Gonzalez continued his home run barrage and Chris Rusin threw a complete game Thursday night as the Colorado Rockies pounded the fading San Francisco Giants 11-3. Gonzalez, who hit two homers and had seven RBIs on Wednesday, hit a two-run homer in the Rockies' four-run first and belted another two-run shot in the four-run third as the Rockies strafed starter Ryan Vogelsong. "I just stunk," said Vogelsong (9-11) who left after the first three batters reached base in the fourth and allowed a career-high tying 11 hits and eight runs.
(The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Pirates since it opened in 2001. Pittsburgh is 84-41 at the stadium but, after Thursday, is just 17-61 since the 2007 season. This year alone, the Pirates dropped seven of nine meetings there, exactly the same number that separates them from the Cardinals in the standings.
"With this jobs report, in which below-expectation job creation in August is offset by several factors â including a lower unemployment rate, prior positive revisions, wage growth, etc â the Federal Reserve finds itself in a real uncertainty jam when it comes to a September interest rate hike," said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz. The Fed, which meets on Sept. 16-17, has said it will increase rates only if it sees sustained economic recovery.