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    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. — James Surowiecki



Living Well

  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovere…
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  • Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints
    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros (23.97 billion pounds) from new medicin…
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  • Nearly 30% of world population is overweight
    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
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  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion
    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
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  • U.S. court denies Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generics
    (Reuters) - A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral , a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit…
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  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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  • Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity
    Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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  • Gene study boosts interest in heart drug Zetia
    Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half.
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  • Algae virus may affect mental abilities
    People with an algae virus in their throats had more difficulty completing a mental exercise than healthy people, and more research is needed to understand why, US scientists say.
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  • Minimalist running shoes tread lightly, more naturally, experts say
    By Dorene Intenicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enthusiasm for minimalist running shoes may have waned since the barefoot running craze that sparked them but fitness experts say the idea of minimalism has left a lighter, flatter, more natural footprint on…
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  • The slow decline of fast food in America
    The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald's in 2012 -- two years ahead of schedule.
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Education & Learning

  • newTax relief threat to private schools
    A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" some £165m yearly in rate relief by helping out state schools.
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  • newReview into school sex ed rape case
    A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
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  • newTeacher 'taped pupil to chair'
    A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
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  • new'Abuse risk' for 132 city children
    At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
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  • newEnglish school system 'unforgiving'
    A top girls' schools leader says England's children are being taught in an "unforgiving system" with "no real second chances".
    - 8 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 2:58pm -

BBC Earth Videos

Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve gets a little more than he bargained for when he goes out with rhino expert Tim. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add...From:BBC EarthVie…
- 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:36am -
Vsauce - This Is Your Life On Earth
Vsauce - This Is Your Life On EarthClick here for YOUR life on Earth: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth Our planet has been around for 4.5 billion years. But how has i...From:BBC EarthViews:12155349rati…
- 24 hours ago 23 Nov 14, 11:24pm -
Grizzly Bears Catching Salmon - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Grizzly Bears Catching Salmon - Nature's Great Events - BBCIts the time of year when the salmon make their annual pilgrimage upstream to spawn, but leaping past the waiting hungry bears is no easy task. Subscribe to ...From:BBC Earth…
- 24 hours ago 23 Nov 14, 11:21pm -
Cheetah Goes to the Dentist - Vet Safari - BBC
Cheetah Goes to the Dentist - Vet Safari - BBCContains graphic medical scenes. Scribble the cheetah is an old male by cheetah standards and he hasn't been eating too well of late. So it's time for a trip...From:BBC EarthViews:4865…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • newLibra Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Make sure that you're in touch with the right people today -- your ability to communicate is enhanced, but that doesn't do anyone any good if you're isolated or stuck with people who don't matter.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
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  • newAquarius Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Your brainpower is essential to getting things done today -- so make sure that your people are all lined up and ready for instructions! Your plans are almost certain to work out for the best.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
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  • newTaurus Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Try to take greater care with people's feelings -- it's easier than you think to bring them down. Things should start to look really good to you in a few days, but until then, keep it low-key.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newSagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    A small gesture brings quite a bit of happiness your way -- so make sure that you're in the right place to enjoy it! You probably need to adjust your schedule a bit but it's totally worth it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newGemini Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Your amazing mental energy is pushing you in wild new directions -- but you've got all the angles covered. It's practically risk-free for you to try new activities and start new businesses.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newAries Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    You've got to take the lead today -- things are sure to look a lot better for you once you get moving. In fact, all you really have to do is suggest a new plan in order to get a ton of support.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
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  • newCancer Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    You may not like how you feel by the end of the day, but things are sure to get better. It all comes down to whether or not your friends and family trust you to do what's right for everyone.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newScorpio Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Your plans may go right out the window today as you find yourself caught up in the moment. Things are sure to go sideways at some point, and you may find that you're happy they did.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newLeo Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    You're driven to explore new territory today -- which could mean actually getting out in the wild or turning inward and checking out your inner space. Your amazing energy guarantees success!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newCapricorn Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Perseverance is all you need to succeed today -- time is on your side, after all. Push yourself toward something new and see if you can encourage others to hang on when things look dire.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newVirgo Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    Your wanderlust is fully engaged today -- so much so that you could find yourself miles away from wherever you intended to end up tonight. Let it happen naturally; you need the adventure.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newPisces Daily Horoscope for November 24, 2014
    A new awareness of a person or problem that has been bugging you lately turns into a solid answer. Things should start to make a lot more sense by the time you've put it all together.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coup…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • newThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    Business InsiderThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderCritics say flying cars are unlikely to be both great airplanes and great automobiles. But that misses the point, says Dietrich, who explains the Transition is intended…
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  • Aeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to Reality - Singularity Hub
    Customs Today NewspaperAeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to RealitySingularity HubSince the invention of the automobile and powered flight in the early 1900s, the idea of a flying car has inspired dreams in tech enthusiasts…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:29pm -
  • The race is on for flying car start ups - CNN
    CNNThe race is on for flying car start upsCNN(CNN) -- Not since the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk in 1903 has the competition been so intense. The technology that can give us the world's first affordable and eas…
    - 10 days ago 14 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
    - 15 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
    - 18 days ago 6 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • Enough with the flying cars already - The Verge
    Enough with the flying cars alreadyThe VergeI might even call the AeroMobil beautiful, in its own strange way. But the problem is that these aircraft don't solve any problems for normal human beings, nor do they even gesture toward a meaningful…
    - 21 days ago 3 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • Another flying car prototype is ready to take off - The Verge
    Another flying car prototype is ready to take offThe VergeSince the 20s, inventors have been promising flying cars as part of humanity's glorious future, only to back off once they start grappling with issues like fuel efficiency and safety stan…
    - 21 days ago 3 Nov 14, 4:36pm -
  • Flying car prototype unveiled in Vienna - CityMetric
    CityMetricFlying car prototype unveiled in ViennaCityMetricSelf-driving cars are all very well and good, if you ignore the fact that they can't spot potholes or drive in the rain. Today, though, an even more satisfyingly futuristic prototype was…
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  • Flying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – video - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – videoThe GuardianA prototype of a fully-functional flying car is shown for the first time at a technology festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The six-metre-long AeroMobil 3.0 i…
    - 26 days ago 29 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiledThe GuardianSpeaking at Pioneers festival, a two-day entrepreneurship and digital technology conference in Vienna, AeroMobil's chief designer, Stefan Klein, and…
    - 27 days ago 29 Oct 14, 10:06am -

Music

  • newSelena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards
    No, they haven’t had a bust up.
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  • newJennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards
    If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.
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  • new1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
    - 13 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 10:19am -
  • newBoy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
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  • newFactbox - List of winners at the American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
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  • new1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
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  • newList of winners of the American Music Awards
    Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
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  • Taylor Swift makes US chart history
    Taylor Swift has made US chart history after becoming the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • Stars join Unicef's Imagine project
    Idris Elba, Katy Perry, Craig David, Hugh Jackman and Suki Waterhouse are among the stars who have joined Unicef’s Imagine campaign.
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • Billboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consu…
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would ins…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • Artists Must Be Delusional
    The story told in Gruff Rhys’s American Interior—a vast, interdisciplinary epic by the lead singer of acclaimed rock band Super Furry Animals—sounds outlandish, but is as true as life. The project chronicles the travels of John Evans, an 18th-c…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:56pm -
  • Producer moves to dismiss part of Kesha lawsuit
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to dismiss allegations that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit, court filings show.
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • Take That to record first show without Jason Orange
    Take That are recording an intimate BBC gig, their first since saying goodbye to Jason Orange.
    - 7 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:22am -
  • Kesha mentor tries to bar sex claim
    A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to drop claims that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit.
    - 7 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • Wendy Williams 'proud' of 'Aaliyah' TV movie
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it t…
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • Band Aid 30 Ebola Charity Single Goes On Sale
    A reworked version of the Band Aid charity single featuring stars including One Direction, U2's Bono and Ellie Goulding is now on sale.
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • Tempah: Hope my music helps fans
    Tinie Tempah has said how proud he feels when fans tell him his music has helped them through difficult times.
    - 8 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie on Sunday drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic. Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, was a singer-…
    - 8 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Lyrics Changed As Band Aid 30 Song Recorded
    One Direction, U2's Bono, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding are among the music stars who have been recording the Band Aid 30 single today.
    - 9 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola
    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "…
    - 9 days ago 15 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.
    - 11 days ago 13 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Berlin Landing
    U2 frontman Bono has been involved in a mid-flight drama after his private plane lost a hatch as it came in to land at Berlin airport.
    - 11 days ago 13 Nov 14, 11:55am -
  • China's Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a statement, t…
    - 12 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • YouTube adds subscription service to music mix
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.
    - 12 days ago 13 Nov 14, 12:18am -
  • "Rebel Music" de MTV presenta a indígenas de EEUU
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuando "Rebel Music" de MTV se estrenó el año pasado, la serie documental presentaba a jóvenes artistas buscando el cambio en países en ebullición como Egipto y Afganistán.
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:45pm -
  • MTV's 'Rebel Music' highlights Native Americans
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When MTV's "Rebel Music" debuted last year, the globe-trotting documentary series searched out passionate young artists driving change in hotspots including Egypt and Afghanistan.
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 8:15pm -
  • Live Nation, Vice to launch digital platform for live music
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday. The pla…
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 7:23pm -
  • YouTube launches paid music subscription service
    (Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and list…
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Me Against the Music: How Should Fans Behave in the Digital Age?
    Earlier this year, the fans at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina started getting drunk and chatty—as fans at music festivals tend to do. Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek didn't take it lightly. Instead, the indie-folk act frontman ref…
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:20pm -
  • A Minute With: Gugu Mbatha-Raw on women in music, facade of fame
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing a mixed-race slave in this year's period film "Belle," British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw found herself stepping outside of her comfort zone entering the glitz and glamour of the contemporary pop…
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 14, 4:06pm -

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Culture

  • newKerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.
    - 25 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:55pm -
  • newSwiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove
    By Erik Kirschbaum and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:40pm -
  • newSwiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish he…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 5:35pm -
  • newUnseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain
    LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • newOne Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • newHieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014
    The paintings of fanatical late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch were popular for their little nightmare details: a man playing a flute made out of his own nose, or a bird-monster devouring sinners and pooping them into the gaping maw of a pit. King…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • new1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
    - 13 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 10:19am -
  • newSwiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector
    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector.
    - 13 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 10:16am -
  • newBoy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 19 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • new1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
    - 19 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • newOne Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
    One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.
    - 19 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:58am -
  • Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours…
    - 2 days ago 22 Nov 14, 5:43pm -
  • John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
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  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
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  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
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  • Presentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
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  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
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  • German art collector's cousin claims inheritance
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  • Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
    BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 4 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
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    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
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  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
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  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
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  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
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    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
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    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
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    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • 'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen found competent for trial in artist's death
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar
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    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
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  • Queen star 'nicked Freddie Mercury statue' from theatre
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    - 7 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:44am -
  • Fashion chains chase faster supplies to counter volatile weather
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  • Man who damaged Banksy art in Utah gets probation
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man who pleaded guilty to defacing two murals believed to have been created by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy was sentenced to five years' probation Monday.
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:12pm -
  • Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world's largest museum complex.
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:42pm -
  • Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
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    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio crash
    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has been charged with felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash that injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio.
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  • NYC show focuses on portraits of Madame Cezanne
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening an exhibition that focuses on the portraits Paul Cezanne made of his most frequent model — his wife.
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River'
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    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
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  • newFerguson jury rules on Brown death
    A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.
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  • newAston Villa 1-1 Southampton
    England defender Nathaniel Clyne scores late on to deny Aston Villa a win and rescue a point for Southampton.
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  • newTax relief threat to private schools
    A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" some £165m yearly in rate relief by helping out state schools.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:19pm -
  • newJet attacks Tripoli's last airport
    An unidentified jet carries out two air strikes on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital's last functioning airport.
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  • newNames 'put through Adams' letterbox'
    Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says the names of alleged republican sex abusers were posted anonymously through his letterbox in Belfast.
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  • newSlow economic growth 'prolonged'
    Many of the world's major economies face a prolonged period of slow growth, the Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC.
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  • newReview into school sex ed rape case
    A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
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  • newRecall powers approved by MPs
    "Recall" powers, which could see MPs subject to a public vote on their future in cases of serious misconduct, are backed by the House of Commons.
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  • newVIDEO: Wiggins reveals 2014 SPOTY nominees
    2012 Sports Personality of the Year Bradley Wiggins reveals the candidates for this year's award.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:03pm -
  • newAMs set to be given £10,000 pay rise
    Members of the Welsh assembly could get a £10,000 pay rise after the 2016 election, the body which sets their salaries says.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:28pm -
  • newTeacher 'taped pupil to chair'
    A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
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  • newDying woman sues for diagnosis delay
    A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:07pm -
  • new'Militant traders' raid Nigeria town
    Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
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  • newSports Personality shortlist named
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  • newVIDEO: Llewelyn-Bowen's festive park closes
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  • newIran nuclear talks deadline extended
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    - 4 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • newSturridge will return 'soon enough'
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  • newRBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'
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  • newID-theft equality boss found guilty
    The former head of the Somerset Racial Equality Council is convicted of fraud after stealing another man's identity.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:38pm -
  • newVIDEO: US police kill boy carrying fake gun
    A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • newAssembly passes murder info motion
    The Northern Ireland Assembly calls on republicans to provide more information to the police about the murder of County Armagh man Paul Quinn seven years ago.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:22pm -
  • newWhere did Chuck Hagel go wrong?
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  • newBritain's soggy future?
    The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC that there's a risk that long term growth in the UK, and other developed economies, will be "soggier than it has been in the past"
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • newUS defence secretary to step down
    Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
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  • newC. diff inquiry blames health board
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  • newVIDEO: Lewis Hamilton's season in numbers
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  • newBT in talks to buy O2 from Telefonica
    Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network in the UK from the Spanish firm.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 5:09pm -
  • new'Abuse risk' for 132 city children
    At least 132 Birmingham children are suffering or are vulnerable to child sexual exploitation, a report shows.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • newVIDEO: Man's 20-year fake identity
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    - 6 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:55pm -
  • newWomen not equal to men, says Erdogan
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  • newLlewelyn-Bowen vows action over park
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  • newMorocco hit by deadly flash floods
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  • newPolar sub gauges sea ice thickness
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  • newUkraine 'will hold Nato referendum'
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  • newSwiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'
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  • newFamily fear murderer may kill again
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  • newIssues in Google online abuse case
    Clive Coleman examines the case which tried to get Google to monitor and remove false posts.
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  • newVideo of nanny abusing toddler shocks Uganda
    Maid child abuse shocks Uganda
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  • newHave any prices fallen faster than singles?
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  • newVIDEO: Israel: 'Don't give Iran atomic bombs'
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the BBC's Kevin Connolly that the only acceptable deal for Israel would be the dismantling of Iran's nuclear capabilities.
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  • newVIDEO: Why does the rouble keep sliding?
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  • newVIDEO: Can UK change migrant benefit rules?
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  • new'Time is right' for new terror powers
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  • newHamilton on way to greatness - Stewart
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  • newVIDEO: Looted 'Nazi art' to be returned
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  • newVIDEO: RBS apology for 'incorrect' evidence
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  • newNHS strike: A walkout with a difference
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    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 1:27pm -
  • newOver 40s 'frozen out' of home loans
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  • newDivorce 'damages children's GCSEs'
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  • newNHS staff stage four-hour strike
    Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers have staged a four-hour strike over pay.
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  • newASML sees sales at 10 billion euros in 2020 if Moore's Law slows
    By Thomas Escritt and Eric Auchard AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros (7.92 billion pounds) by 2018 -- o…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • newBT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
    By Paul Sandle and Julien Toyer LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadb…
    - 7 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • newAutomakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • newElectric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
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  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
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  • After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
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    - 2 days ago 23 Nov 14, 6:16am -
  • New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
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  • Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
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  • Hackers Target Medical Records as Electronic Data Becomes Less Lucrative
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    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:04am -
  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
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    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
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    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • European Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
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  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
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    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
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  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
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    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:57pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
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  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
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  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
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    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • Yahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
    Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser
    - 5 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules
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    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • Brazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
    Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions have risen for the first time in a decade, mainly due to increased deforestation, the Climate Observatory said Wednesday.
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:09pm -
  • City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels
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    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:54pm -
  • Royal Bank of Scotland set to be fined by regulator for 2012 system crash
    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to be fined by Britain's financial regulator on Thursday for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, according to industry sources. The penalty…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks
    By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome. Banks are on re…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • California cities consider gas-pump warning labels
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • 'Greenest Automaker' Gets $100 Million Federal Fine (Op-Ed)
    Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a veteran science journalist and author of six books. Columns, can be found on the UCS website. Hyundai and Kia, it turns out, submitted data to the U.S. Environmental Protec…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Top German spy says Berlin under cyber attack from other states
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German government and business computers are coming under increasing cyber attack every day from other states' spy agencies, especially those of Russia and China, Germany's domestic intelligence (BfV) chief said on Tuesday. Addres…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • 'Vape' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of 2014
    Vape was added to Oxford's online dictionary in August 2014, and the word is now being considered for admission into the more prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford Dictionaries pointed out that an article called "Why Do People Smoke?" that w…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • EU leans towards broader net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are considering less stringent rules on how internet service providers manage traffic on their networks, according to a draft seen by Reuters, a move that could be welcomed by Europe'…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:39pm -
  • Repsol starts search for oil in Spain's Canary Islands
    Spanish energy firm Repsol began searching for oil Tuesday in the waters off the Canary Islands, a top holiday destination, despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • Jack Ma, social media firm Tencent raise stakes in Huayi Bros
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A firm controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and social media firm Tencent are set to invest a combined 2.8 billion yuan (0.29 billion pounds) to raise their stakes in Huayi Brothers Media Corp, as China's tech giants push into…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:13pm -
  • AstraZeneca trumpets solo strength in cancer drugs, snubbing Pfizer
    By Ben Hirschler and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca touted an "industry-leading" line-up of hot new cancer drugs on Tuesday, aiming to show investors it has a strong independent future just days before takeover rules would allow Pfizer…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:41pm -

Technology

  • newUK police spied on reporters for years, docs show
    LONDON (AP) — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:04pm -
  • newTelekom Austria wraps up cap hike raising 997 million euros
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Telekom Austria has finalised its cash call, reaching 99.7 percent of its target of 1 billion euros (791.95 million pounds) with top shareholders Carlos Slim and Austria's state holding company OIAG making full use of their allotm…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:01pm -
  • newDigital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans for "net neutrality" were being ec…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • newGoogle reaches out-of-court settlement in UK defamation case
    LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer. Former Morgan Stanley banker Daniel H…
    - 7 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • newBlack Friday: Walmart is Most Dangerous Place for Violence
    Walmart is the most dangerous place to shop on Black Friday, according to new figures that reveal two-thirds of all Black Friday-related injuries take place in the aisles of America's largest retail chain.
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  • newAutomakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • newRecharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can
    By Ori Lewis and Rinat Harash TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic cons…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 1:32pm -
  • newSpying Virus May Be Work Of A 'Nation State'
    A bug that spies on computer users may have been developed by a "nation state", according to the internet security company that uncovered it.
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 1:23pm -
  • newDo you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
    NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a th…
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  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
    NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for bu…
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
    LONDON (AP) — The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 14, 1:59pm -
  • The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2
    The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot that hit the pavement this week in Silicon Valley.
    - 2 days ago 22 Nov 14, 7:28pm -
  • Hackers Target Medical Records as Electronic Data Becomes Less Lucrative
    Cyber security has recently become a major concern for large companies, governments and individuals in line with the rising number of hacking attacks and the leakage of large amounts of data.
    - 3 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:04am -
  • Telecom Italia seals $1 billion masts deal, to examine tie up with Oi
    By Silvia Aloisi and Danilo Masoni MILAN/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Telecom Italia will examine a possible tie-up between its Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes and local group Oi, it said as it announced the sale of mobile phone masts for more than 900 mi…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:21pm -
  • The Scary Merry Mistletoe Drone
    According to legend, Alan Stillman had one goal in mind when he founded T.G.I. Friday's, the neighborhood casual franchise that now boasts nearly a thousand outposts. "It seemed to me that the best way to meet girls was to open up a bar," Stillman s…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:53pm -
  • Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million (287.54 million pounds) to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. Dur…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:22pm -
  • Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy
    By Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S.…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:28pm -
  • Thales to name dual successors to CEO Levy - source
    By Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Departing Thales Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy will be replaced by a non-executive chairman from outside Europe's largest defence electronics company and a CEO chosen from within the group, a source close to t…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11
    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:33pm -
  • Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service - New York Post
    (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includ…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Square's point-of-sale service goes global
    LONDON (AP) — Financial services startup Square is taking aim at cash registers across the globe, making its point-of-sale software available internationally in English, Spanish, French and Japanese.
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  • Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.
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  • Next Year, One Billion Works Will Be Free to Use Online
    Sometime in 2015, the number of works licensed under Creative Commons agreements will surpass the 1-billion mark, the organization which stewards the licenses announced Thursday.The prediction came in a “State of the Commons” report, the first i…
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:52pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
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  • newPalestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy
    Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.
    - 7 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
  • newWish granted: Same day delivery for the holidays
    A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier ...
    - 13 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • newMissouri grand jury makes decision in fatal shooting of black teen
    By Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that s…
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  • newPutin strengthens ties with Georgia breakaway region; Tbilisi protests
    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia on Monday, angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory. The agreement drew strong cr…
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  • newFARC to free Colombia soldiers, sends warning to army
    Colombia's FARC guerrillas confirmed they will release two soldiers Tuesday in a deal to revive peace talks, warning the army not to jeopardize the separate release of a captive general.
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  • newUS judge sentences cartel lieutenant to 22 years
    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge sentenced a reputed lieutenant of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to 22 years in prison on Monday for his role in a $1 billion conspiracy to traffic narcotics to Chicago and other cities.
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  • newGreece faces two decades to recoup lost jobs: labour group
    A view of the 'Prosfygika' complex in Athens taken on October 29, 2014
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  • newUS stocks inch further into record territory
    The stock market eked out another record close Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus from central banks would revive global growth. Retail stocks rose ahead of the crucial holiday season. ...
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  • newS&P 500 ticks up to record on central bank bets
    By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday on hopes that China will take further accommodative monetary policy action if needed, while merger deals kept traders focused even as volumes ...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • newUN: Deadline to curb Ebola will not be met
    UN response mission says increasing infections in Sierra Leone will make it hard to meet December 1 deadline.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:12pm -
  • newFerguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision
    A Missouri grand jury has reached a decision on whether to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:11pm -
  • newUS Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh
    United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins. Company, team, ...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:04pm -
  • newRussia gets greater control over Black Sea region
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia's breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • newDow, S&P 500 at new records; Apple lifts Nasdaq
    US stocks have opened higher due to a rise in German business confidence
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:59pm -
  • newMired in crisis, Mexican president aided by discredited opposition
    By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Deep anger over the apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers has plunged Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto into his worst crisis as president, but with no credible opposition in sight, mass protests look unlikely to…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:59pm -
  • newHagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary
    By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq an…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:54pm -
  • newIsrael, Palestinians must step back from the brink: UN chief
    UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to step back from the brink and return to peace talks before time runs out.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:52pm -
  • newTimeline - Ferguson, Missouri police shooting and investigation
    REUTERS - A St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the investigation into the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman Darren Wilson in August, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:48pm -
  • newIran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress
    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • newReports: Ferguson jury reaches decision
    Grand jury makes decision on whether to charge white police officer in fatal shooting of unarmed black boy in August.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • newEgyptian leader meets pope, Italian premier
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and the Egyptian president exchanged warm greetings during a private meeting Monday in which the pontiff emphasized Egypt's role in establishing peace in the Middle East.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:43pm -
  • newHagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defence secretary
    By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq an…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • newBear cub found dead in Spanish Pyrenees
    A brown bear cub that was part of an effort to reintroduce the species to the Pyrenees mountains has been found dead on the Spanish side of the mountain range, local officials said Monday.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
  • newMexican billionaire Slim's Panamanian assets seized
    Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim is pictured at a press conference on September 18, 2014
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:31pm -
  • newPope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visit
    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Pope Francis will deliver his first public speech about Europe on Tuesday, likely to focus on complex continental issues such as high jobless rates among the young, and immigration.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:28pm -
  • newPentagon chief Hagel out as IS war heats up
    President Barack Obama announced the departure of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday, with the White House under fire over perceived fumbling in its response to the Islamic State threat.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • newRaid targets Libya capital's only working airport
    An air raid claimed by a renegade anti-Islamist general's forces targeted the Libyan capital's sole operational airport on Monday, a day after Islamists were driven out of a key western town.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:25pm -
  • newCanada's Ontario province cracks down on e-cigarettes
    Canada's most-populous province moved Monday to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and to regulate their use the same way as tobacco.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:21pm -
  • newUS jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting
    A US grand jury has reached a decision on whether or not to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in a tense suburb, prosecutors said Monday.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:17pm -
  • newSyrian on hunger strike outside Greek parliament
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than 200 Syrian civil war refugees started a hunger strike Monday in front of Greece's Parliament, urging the government to grant them temporary working and residence rights.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:17pm -
  • newFerguson Cop Who Shot Michael Brown Marries
    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has tied the knot while he awaits a grand jury's decision on whether he will be charged for shooting dead Michael Brown.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:57pm -
  • newRussia step closer to 'annexing' Abkhazia
    Georgia denounces Moscow's deal with its breakaway region that puts Russian commander in charge of the territory.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:52pm -
  • newChuck Hagel Resigns As US Defence Secretary
    Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has stepped down amid criticism of the campaigns in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:14pm -
  • newIran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1
    Iran and world powers missed a Monday deadline to clinch a landmark nuclear deal and defuse a 12-year standoff but gave themselves seven more months to reach agreement.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:07pm -
  • newIran's Rouhani says two sides' positions closer after nuclear talks
    By Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the positions of Tehran and six major powers over its nuclear programme had come closer after a week of marathon talks that failed to clinch a fi…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:03pm -
  • newApple teams up with (RED) to fight AIDS
    Apple on Monday teamed up with the (RED) campaign, founded by U2 singer Bono, to raise money to fight AIDS.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:03pm -
  • newStolen Ebola blood 'lost for good' says Guinea
    Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • newChina defends land reclamation in South China Sea
    BEIJING (AP) — Defying a U.S. call to halt the project, China defended its land reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, saying the work is for public service use, although a London-based security group says th…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 7:59pm -
  • newAround 100 killed in east DR Congo, Uganda rebels blamed
    About 100 people were slaughtered last week in a fresh massacre in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blamed by the government on Uganda rebels, lawmakers told AFP on Monday.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 7:54pm -
  • newIsrael: Jewish state vs democracy?
    Rights groups condemn a draft law defining Israel "as the national homeland of the Jewish people".
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 7:52pm -

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  • newNASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)
    An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter a…
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  • newLife in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team
    With support from NASA, the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned tri…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • newPhilae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
    Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents. Separated by two millennia, the Philae lander and the Philae obelisk illuminate t…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:53pm -
  • newCassini Spacecraft Sees Swirling Clouds on Saturn (Photo)
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this intimate snapshot of Saturn on Aug. 23 while flying about 1.1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) from the ringed planet, though the space agency unveiled the image on Monday (Nov. 17) as an image feature.…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • newRussian Soyuz Delivers Crew of 3 to International Space Station
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT, 3:01 a.m. local time in…
    - 18 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • newMulti-national crew reaches space station
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule carryi…
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  • newItaly's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA
    A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
    - 19 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • newCrew docks at International Space Station
    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhsta…
    - 20 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:38am -
  • Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
    By Irene Klotz A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming…
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • New Space Station Crew Launches Today: Watch Live
    A new three-person crew is launching to the International Space Station atop a Russian rocket today (Nov. 23), and you can watch the liftoff live online. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonau…
    - 1 day ago 23 Nov 14, 1:33pm -
  • Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket
    The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) Gemini spacecraft, which was part of RR Auction's week-long space sale that ended on Thursday (Nov. 20), narrowly escaped officers giving it a ticket when it was parked in a loading zone outside the Boston auction house's…
    - 2 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
    G. Jogesh Babu is director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State, and Eric Feigelson is the center's associate director and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. After a century hiatus, astronomy and statistics recently re…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • International Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:50pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Antarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as th…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a good, long look at the first rocks it encountered at the base of a huge Martian mountain. The car-size Curiosity rover continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp that is dubbed Pahrump Hill…
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Unlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field
    The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star, researchers say. This research could help gauge the strength of other exopl…
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Andromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
    André van der Hoeven, a photographer based in the Netherlands, captured the image. It took van der Hoeven about 9.6 hours to complete the new photo of Andromeda, which was reprocessed since it was initially taken in September. Andromeda is located…
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Philae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere
    Europe's Philae lander found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the frigid object's surface is as hard as ice. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Philae became the first probe to softly land on the face of a comet.…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?
    An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy. Further observation should provide a definitive answer, but whatever the outcome, the object is unique: If it is a supernova, it's a new breed t…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
    A new satellite photo shows the eastern United States locked in a cold front's icy grip. The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic an…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
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  • Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024
    If all goes according to plan, the newly announced Lunar Mission One will drill at least 65 feet (20 meters) — and perhaps as much as 330 feet (100 m) — underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on t…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
    The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort. The speculation centers on "Object 2014-28E," which Russia lofted along with three military co…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)
    A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe. Scientists working with a telescope in Chile discovered the alignment by studying 93 quasars — objects that shine very brightly an…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • This Map of the Huge Asteroid Vesta Is the Best Geologic Look Ever
    High-resolution new maps show the cratered, rocky surface of the huge asteroid Vesta in unprecedented detail, researchers say. Images captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft were woven together to create geologic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta. The map…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:03pm -
  • Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses
    Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, when chef Bryan Voltaggio cooks for his guests, he aims to transport them to a much-loved place or evo…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:32pm -
  • Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public
    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there. Lunar Mission One laun…
    - 5 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:01pm -
  • Boeing aims to make missile defence more like space programs
    By Andrea Shalal EL SEGUNDO Calif. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to address quality and reliability issues with the sharply criticized $41 billion homeland missile defence system by adopting controls from spac…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:15pm -
  • The Art of Space, Envisioning the Universe (Op-Ed)
    Ron Miller is an award-winning artist and best-selling author who has written more than 50 books, including the recently published "The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era." (Zenith Pres…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:08pm -
  • Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism (Op-Ed)
    With the goal of landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, nonprofit SpaceIL is competing for the Google Lunar XPrize: a modern race to the moon. First, instead of developing a rover to drive 500 m like most other teams, SpaceIL engineers a…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • Small Asteroid Impacts Spark Fireballs in Earth's Sky Every Other Week
    Fireballs caused by disintregrating asteroids streak through Earth's skies at least twice per month on average, scientists say. A new map created by NASA researchers documents 556 fireball events — produced when small asteroids explode in Earth's…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • NASA Pluto Probe to Wake From Hibernation Next Month
    NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Dark Matter Murder Mystery: Is Weird Substance Destroying Neutron Stars?
    The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests. If astronomers successfully detect a neutron star dying…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
    A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology,…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Have Spacecraft, Will Travel? (Op-Ed)
    Christopher Phillips is a professional science communicator, astronomer, author and educator based in the Hawaiian Islands. This is not a new idea —  the concept of space habitats has proven very popular with science fiction authors and academics…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
    It may not be a "Star Trek" replicator, but the first zero-gravity 3D printer is set up and ready for action on the International Space Station. Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore of NASA installed the space 3D printer inside the orbiting lab'…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:20am -

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Entertainment

  • newNetflix picks up new Tina Fey comedy
    Tina Fey's first comedy since 30 Rock, set to premiere in March, will move from network TV to Netflix in a two-season deal.
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  • newSting to join Broadway musical
    Sting is to join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month in a bid to help boost ticket sales.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:26pm -
  • newSwiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'
    Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 3:21pm -
  • newVIDEO: Samoan singers find their voice
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  • newArgentina protests over Top Gear
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Sports

  • newPablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kung Fu Panda is moving to Boston.
    - 9 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • newAustralia's Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India. "N…
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  • newChiefs place Berry on non-football illness list
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list Monday after a mass was found in his chest following last week's game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma.
    - 18 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:02pm -
  • newSoccer-Division de Honor results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Division de Honor matches on Monday Monday, November 24Sportivo Luqueno 1 Cerro Porteno 0 Sunday, November 2312 de Octubre 0 Libertad 2 3 de Febrero 2 Deportivo Capiata 1 Saturday, November…
    - 19 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:01pm -
  • newCricket-Australia's Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries
    MELBOURNE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against In…
    - 20 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • newClyne rocket earns lofty Saints a point at Villa
    LONDON (Reuters) - Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England international C…
    - 34 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:46pm -
  • newSoccer-La Liga top scorers
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Monday 20 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 6 Leo Baptistao…
    - 39 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:41pm -
  • newBills president: Stadium should be ready Sunday
    DETROIT (AP) — Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon says all indications are that Ralph Wilson Stadium will be ready for next weekend's game against the Cleveland Browns.
    - 40 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:40pm -
  • newClyne Strikes To Deny Villa
    Southampton conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they fought back to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa.
    - 46 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:34pm -
  • newSoccer-English premier league top scorers
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the English premier league on Monday 12 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 11 Diego Costa (Chelsea) 8 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 7 Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) 6 Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Gra…
    - 52 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:28pm -
  • newSoccer-Serie A summaries
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Serie A matches on Monday Monday, November 24Genoa 1 Luca Antonelli 30 Palermo 1 Paulo Dybala 7 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 18,588- - -Sunday, November 23AC Milan 1 Jeremy Menez 23 Inter Milan 1 Joel Chu…
    - 56 mins ago 24 Nov 14, 10:24pm -
  • newBrowns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
    CLEVELAND (AP) — A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • newBeckham thought during 1-hand grab: just catch it
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s mindset was simple before making a one-handed catch quickly heralded as one of the best in NFL history: Just catch the ball.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:08pm -
  • newVettori could make surprise return for New Zealand in third test
    (Reuters) - Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Vet…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • newHamilton says new contract looks a formality
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven’t discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • newCricket-Vettori could make surprise return for NZ in third test
    Nov 25 (Reuters) - Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-o…
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  • newEgypt coach Gharib not offered new contract
    Cairo (Reuters) - Egypt coach Shawky Gharib has left his post having not been offered a new contract after failing to steer the country to the 2015 African Nations Cup, the Egyptian FA (EFA) said on Monday. Egypt's fate was sealed after a 2-1 defeat…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:58pm -
  • newSoccer-Clyne rocket earns high-flying Saints a point at Villa
    LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England internat…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • newSoccer-English premier league results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Monday Monday, November 24Aston Villa 1 Southampton 1 Sunday, November 23Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1 Hull City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 Saturday, November 22A…
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  • newSoccer-English premier league summaries
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the English premier league matches on Monday Monday, November 24Aston Villa 1 Gabriel Agbonlahor 29 Southampton 1 Nathaniel Clyne 81 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 25,311- - -Sunday, November 23Hull City 1 Jake…
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  • newSoccer-Egypt coach Gharib not offered new contract
    Cairo, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Egypt coach Shawky Gharib has left his post having not been offered a new contract after failing to steer the country to the 2015 African Nations Cup, the Egyptian FA (EFA) said on Monday. Egypt's fate was sealed after a 2-1…
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  • newSoccer-Serie A results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Monday Monday, November 24Genoa 1 Palermo 1 Sunday, November 23AC Milan 1 Inter Milan 1 Cesena 1 Sampdoria 1 Napoli 3 Cagliari 3 Parma 0 Empoli 2 Torino 0 Sassuolo 1 Udine…
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  • newNot Muslim enough for ISIL
    Apparent killing of Peter Kassig and 12 Syrians is further proof that for ISIL it is their way or no way at all.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
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    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, November 24Granada CF 0 Almeria 0 Sunday, November 23Elche 2 Cordoba 2 Levante 2 Valencia 1 Rayo Vallecano 1 Celta Vigo 0 Villarreal 2 Getafe 1 Saturday, No…
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  • newSoccer-La Liga summaries
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, November 24Granada CF 0 Almeria 0 Red Card: Ramon Azeez 53Halftime: 0-0; Attendance: 16,957- - -Sunday, November 23Villarreal 2 Mario 38, Gerard 43 Getafe 1 Medhi Lacen…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:36pm -
  • newTaylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:29pm -
  • newMcIlroy the clear favourite as 2014 SPOTY shortlist named
    The golfer joins Gareth Bale, Lewis Hamilton and more on the list.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • newBills vs Jets a hot ticket in Detroit
    DETROIT (AP) — Die-hard fans of the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might be hard to come by in the hometown of the Detroit Lions. But there's certainly no shortage of fans of free tickets to an Empire State matchup in the Motor City.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 9:20pm -
  • newSoccer-Israeli championship results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Israeli championship matches on Monday Monday, November 24 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona 2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 Sunday, November 23 Bnei Sakhnin 1 Beitar Jerusalem 0 Saturday, November 22 Ashdod…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • newRedskins' Gruden hedges on RG3 starting next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Griffin III's chances of starting next week are under further review.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:46pm -
  • newArgentina field Caniggia lookalike in Brazil masters game
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A consumer rights official has vowed to question the organisers of a masters football match after Argentina brought a lookalike rather than the advertised Claudio Caniggia to take part in a veterans game, Brazilian media reporte…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:42pm -
  • newSoviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
    MOSCOW (AP) — Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the "Miracle on Ice," died after a long illness. He was 84.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
  • newSoccer-Romanian championship results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Romanian championship matches on Monday Monday, November 24 Universitatea Craiova 2 Rapid Bucharest 0 Sunday, November 23 CFR Cluj 4 CSMS Iasi 0 Pandurii Targu-Jiu 1 FC Botosani 2 Petrolul P…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:28pm -
  • newFalcons coach admits mistakes in final minute
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — In a rare admission for a coach, Atlanta's Mike Smith conceded Monday that he "didn't do the things that needed to be done to put our guys in the best position to win the game" in a bitter loss to the Cleveland Browns.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:15pm -
  • newSouth Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time
    Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:14pm -
  • newGreek league ready to resume after attack on official
    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's SuperLeague elected Giorgos Borovilos as president on Monday and asked the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) to lift the suspension on professional matches imposed after a refereeing official was attacked b…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:13pm -
  • newSoccer-Greek league ready to resume after attack on official
    By Graham Wood ATHENS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Greece's SuperLeague elected Giorgos Borovilos as president on Monday and asked the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) to lift the suspension on professional matches imposed after a refereeing official was at…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:10pm -
  • newAnalysis: O’Connell leads Irish defensive resurgence to deny the Wallabies
    There was almost a repeat of Ireland’s last-gasp defeat to New Zealand, but they showed their mental edge this time.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 8:05pm -
  • newRookie sensation Ko faces 'tough' task to match 2014
    (Reuters) - New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko knows full well that she will face a formidable challenge next year in trying to replicate, at the very least, her astonishingly successful rookie campaign on the LPGA Tour. The 17-year-old capped a storming…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Nov 14, 7:56pm -
  • newSoccer-Turkish championship results and standings
    Nov 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Turkish championship matches on Monday Monday, November 24 Balikesirspor 1 Sivasspor 3 Bursaspor 1 Fenerbahce 1 Sunday, November 23 Besiktas 2 Kasimpasa 0 Eskisehirspor 2 Erciyesspor 1 Gencl…
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