Britain's opposition Labour Party, already in the throes of a bitterly divisive leadership contest after June's Brexit vote, is facing more turmoil as a row over security jeopardises the staging of its annual conference. One of Labour's biggest supporting trade unions has objected to the proposed security firm, and now a potential replacement, G4S (Copenhagen: G4S.CO - news) , has declined a last-minute request to step into the breach. Labour is due to begin its conference in Liverpool, north west England, on Sept. 25, the day after the leadership contest result reveals whether veteran left-wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn has clung on to his job. More »Reuters - UK Focus - 6 minutes ago
U.S. stock futures were searching for direction, ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's 10 a.m. ET speech Jackson Hole Economic Symposium. More »CNBC - 49 minutes ago
Ryan Lochte has picked up a new endorsement deal with a brand that wants to give him 'a second chance'
US Olympian Ryan Lochte has managed to find a brand that still wants to sponsor him after he admitted to making up a story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics earlier this month. The swimmer has signed a deal with Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops, Adweek reported. Lochte confirmed the deal on Twitter, saying: "Thanks to all the folks at pine bros. More »Business Insider UK - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski, who won silver at the Rio Olympics, has auctioned off his medal to fund treatment for a three-year-old boy with cancer. The 33-year-old world champion wrote on his Facebook page that he was moved to sell his accolade after receiving a letter from the mother of a boy called Olek who said he had been battling a rare form of eye cancer for two years. According to Malachowski, the boy needs to travel to New York to receive specialist treatment which is not available in Poland. More »Sky News - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement to police, after he claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics. More »Sky News - 1 hour 49 minutes ago