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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

  • newShire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Dublin-based Shire Plc , whose proposed sale to AbbVie Inc fell apart in October, is considering an offer for U.S-based drug developer NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. NPS's shares ros…
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  • newAlcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
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  • newU.N. warns 1 million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on W…
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  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the…
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  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 que…
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  • EU food labels to help allergy sufferers
    New EU labelling rules taking effect Saturday require restaurants and other businesses to tell customers if their food could trigger allergies or raise other health concerns.
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  • No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailor…
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  • 'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN
    A drawn-out drought in Central America has pushed some 2.5 million people in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into food insecurity, the UN warned Friday.
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  • Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later
    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.
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  • Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said. The Post said du Cille, 58…
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  • Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output
    World cereal output is expected to hit record highs this year but food insecurity is worsening across the globe thanks to Ebola and civil conflicts, the UN's food agency said Thursday.
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  • Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
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  • Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source
    PARIS (Reuters) - French food group Danone will hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, a person familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg earlier on Wednesday said that Danone's board would…
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  • Canada's Telus says wants in on 'Internet of things' growth
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp launched a package of technologies that connect and control machines via the Internet on Wednesday as the Canadian telecom company bids to generate sales from the so-called "Internet of things". Among…
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  • N.Z. dairy giant Fonterra slammed over botulism scare response
    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra bungled its response to a food contamination scare because it was more concerned with market share than public safety, an official inquiry found Tuesday.
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  • Dutch ship set for new mission to Ebola-hit countries
    Dutch navy transport ship Karel Doorman will on Friday return to West Africa to deliver dozens of vehicles, food and medical kit in the fight against Ebola, officials said Monday.
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  • Church of England warns over hunger
    The Church of England launched a parliamentary report Monday urging Britain's government to do more to eliminate hunger, pointing to a sharp rise in the number of people turning to food banks.
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  • Up to 50,000 displaced Iraqi families left without aid despite access - MSF
    By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 50,000 displaced Iraqi families in the Kirkuk area are being neglected by international aid groups despite sheltering in areas accessible to humanitarian organisations, medical charity Mede…
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  • Obesity clips up to 8 years off your life, says study
    Obesity and extreme obesity can reduce life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive people of as much as 19 years of good health, according to a study published on Friday.
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  • Gene company 23andme launches in UK after U.S. regulatory hurdle
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - A controversial personal DNA testing kit from Google-backed genetics business 23andme was launched in Britain on Tuesday. It offers users a chance to see if they are at risk from certain diseases and has a green li…
    - 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 8:55am -


Education & Learning


BBC Earth Videos

Ten breathtaking moments from Life Story DVD - Life Story - BBC
Ten breathtaking moments from Life Story DVD - Life Story - BBCFrom pack-hunting hyena's to skydiving goslings and artistic puffer fish, Life Story was jam packed with amazing moments. Now you can own them all on DVD. Click to buy the DVD -…
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Torpedo Gannet Diving! - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Torpedo Gannet Diving! - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBCIn summer, the gannet's main food source of sardines live far out to sea. This means the birds must dive for their food, but even one small miscalculation co...Fro…
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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…
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Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBCComing across a rare pool of water, the elephant heard knows that its stagnant. Luckily, they know a trick which will still allow them to take a well needed ...From:BBC EarthVie…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    You may not understand quite why you're doing what you're doing, but it's hard to argue with your results. Things may start to feel really sweet by the time you've made it through the day.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    Your big brain is making life sweeter, so get ready for a real ride today! Great ideas come your way all day long, and you are surrounded by the right sorts of people to help you bring them to life.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
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  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    You and a friend or colleague need to goad each other on toward something positive. Maybe you can be gym buddies, or maybe you can encourage each other to drop a bad habit you don't like.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
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  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    Legal issues may baffle you today -- more so than usual, if that's possible. Things need to be settled soon, or you may find that you're on the wrong side of someone in authority.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
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  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    All this great brainy energy has to be put to good use -- so make sure that you're dealing with things as they really are, not as you wish they would be. Your ability to see clearly is heightened.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    If you can just pay a little extra attention to that one person, all should go well for both of you. If it's too much trouble, expect for life to get a lot weirder as the day progresses.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    You need to be wary of new offers or prospects -- -not that they are toxic necessarily, just a bit riskier than you may think. Try to get your people to recognize that life can be trickier than it appears.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    Life gets a little easier for you -- and you should be able to coast through any obstacles that still remain. Things should be a lot simpler for you when you realize your true position.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    It's almost impossible for you to meet all your own needs today -- but you've got others you can count on. Even the stuff that feels intensely personal can still come to pass if you just ask.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    A simple task could be a career move -- if you treat it with the respect it deserves. Do everything as if it were the most important thing in the world and the right people are sure to notice.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    You and a friend or colleague -- or maybe a family member -- need to go in together on a big decision or purchase. It's a type of partnership, but you both have the right kind of energy for it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for December 17, 2014
    It's time to make a decision -- but you may be the only one ready to move forward. If you have to go it alone for a bit, that's okay. Others are sure to catch up once you take the lead.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • This Flying Car Is Real And It Can Fly 430 Miles On A Full Tank - Business Insider
    This Flying Car Is Real And It Can Fly 430 Miles On A Full TankBusiness InsiderAeroMobil 3.0, the flying car, is the core product of the Slovakia-based company AeroMobil. It has been in development since 1989. In flight, it can reach 124 mph and…
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  • The Next 60: Where Are My Flying Cars? - The Texas Observer
    The Texas ObserverThe Next 60: Where Are My Flying Cars?The Texas ObserverPredicting the future has its problems. We all try to do it, even if just to plan for the following day, but when you really get right down to it, life and people mess thi…
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  • Renaud Marion's Flying Cars At MADGallery, Genève - BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFORenaud Marion's Flying Cars At MADGallery, GenèveBLOUIN ARTINFOIt is the year 2014 and we still don't have flying cars. So French photographer Renaud Marion has taken cues from his childhood imaginings and science fiction films to…
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  • New Version of Aeromobil Flying Car Debuts - Flying Magazine
    New Version of Aeromobil Flying Car DebutsFlying MagazineIn comparing the video of the new version with the previous flying prototype of the Aeromobil, the 3.0 appears to exhibit more stability in flight. The following video shows the flying car…
    - 13 days ago 4 Dec 14, 8:55pm -
  • In pictures: Retro-futuristic flying cars - The Globe and Mail
    Scottish Daily RecordIn pictures: Retro-futuristic flying carsThe Globe and MailFrench photographer Renaud Marion, 39, depicts his childhood dreams of futuristic flying cars without wheels. The nine images are currently on display at the MB&F M.…
    - 15 days ago 3 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car - Grist
    GristWhatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying carGristMark this day in your calendar, for today is the day that you learned that the flying car — humanity's second noblest pursuit* — is coming soon! Possibly! Again! Bloomberg re…
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  • Will flying cars like the AeroMobil ever take off in Europe, or hit a wall of ... - Deutsche Welle
    Deutsche WelleWill flying cars like the AeroMobil ever take off in Europe, or hit a wall of ...Deutsche WelleThe idea of a flying car isn't new. People have been working on flying cars for almost a century. "The first flying car was produced in…
    - 20 days ago 28 Nov 14, 9:38am -
  • Futuristic flying cars with a vintage classic twist - Creative Boom
    Creative BoomFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twistCreative BoomThe future has arrived, and it comes in the form of nine visionary images of 'flying' cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues f…
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  • Will flying cars ever take off? - Deutsche Welle
    Will flying cars ever take off?Deutsche WelleSlovakian company, AeroMobil, says it's brought a future of flying cars one step closer with its AeroMobil 3.0. But skeptics warn we'd be wise to keep our expectations low - they don't see flying cars…
    - 24 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    Business InsiderThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderPeter Thiel is wrong. His famous comment on the failed promise of the internet — "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters" — is about to be upended as…
    - 24 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28pm -

Music

  • newHow Bad Music Became a British Christmas Tradition
    In 1993, when I was 10 years old, one of the biggest stars in my native Britain was a Pepto Bismol-pink leviathan with yellow spots, a jaunty bow tie, and manic green eyes that shook from side to side like Cookie Monster on a HFCS binge. The creatur…
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  • Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall
    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
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  • Starr, Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers…
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  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer wants video at gothic jail
    DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail.
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  • Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read…
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  • Buku 2015 music fest lineup released
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.
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  • Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music
    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm L…
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  • Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for mus…
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  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 21-27
    Dec. 21: Country singer Freddie Hart is 88. Talk-show host Phil Donahue is 79. Actress Jane Fonda is 77. Singer Carla Thomas is 72. Guitarist Albert Lee is 71. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 66. Singer Betty Wright is 61. Actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm…
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  • Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts
    LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said. The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio a…
    - 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • J. Cole: Still a Classic Album Away From Greatness
    While an impressive rapper and storyteller, J. Cole doesn’t quite fit the labels given to other hip-hop artists—the poignant and introspective, R&B-influenced Drake; the confident and aggressive street persona of Jay Z. In a genre littered with…
    - 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Ciao! Stand-in mentor Tulisa can't stop Andrea Faustini getting the X Factor final chop
    With Mel B missing through illness, the Italian singer lost the first public vote of the two-day series finale.
    - 4 days ago 13 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
  • Soccer-Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwrite…
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  • New Ailey dance pays tribute to civil rights icon
    NEW YORK (AP) — It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta," a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
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  • 4m watch inaugural BBC Music Awards
    Nearly four million people watched the inaugural BBC Music Awards last night to see Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take the top honours.
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  • Who won what at the BBC Music Awards?
    Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Catfish and the Bottlemen all walked away with golden gongs.
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  • A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America's Cultural Capitals
    In the early 1970s, a young singer-songwriter named Larry Groce was launching his career in the music business. He had grown up in Texas, moved to Los Angeles, started recording albums, and in 1976 had a Top Ten hit with the novelty song "Junk Food…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure
    ATLANTA (AP) — According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Guilty plea in NY music festival drug death
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.
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  • See the celebs that scrubbed up well at the BBC Music Awards
    They really were dressed to impress.
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  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is Spotify's most viral 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier, which has been adopted as a protest song against anti-gay discrimination in Russia, was the most viral single on Spotify in 2014, the online mu…
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:05pm -
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and d…
    - 7 days ago 11 Dec 14, 12:31pm -
  • Dr Dre Revealed As World's Top Earning Musician
    US rap producer and Beats headphones co-founder Dr Dre was the highest earning musician of 2014, according to Forbes.
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  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
    NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
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  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is top Spotify 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier that has been adopted as a protest song against gay discrimination in Russia was the most streamed single on Spotify in 2014, the online music s…
    - 8 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
  • Cowell not biased, says Haenow
    X Factor hunk Ben Haenow has insisted Simon Cowell does not have a "favourite" on the show as they visited the singer's home town to drum up support ahead of this weekend's eagerly anticipated final.
    - 8 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:12am -
  • 10 reasons we all love Katy Perry's Dark Horse video
    The singer’s music video has emerged the most popular YouTube video of 2014 and here’s why…
    - 8 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:01pm -
  • Katy Perry, spider-dog top popular online videos
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry and a dog dressed like a spider are among 2014's top online video subjects.
    - 8 days ago 9 Dec 14, 6:02pm -
  • Is Lindsay Lohan looking to get her music career back on track?
    Lindsay Lohan and her sister Aliana has been in the recording studio with English rockers Duran Duran.
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:50pm -
  • Robbie Williams wants a new job
    Rock DJ singer Robbie Williams has hinted he could give up music and is looking for a career change.
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  • Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones join Music Awards bill
    The Voice coaches will perform at the event at London’s Earls Court.
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  • Jay Z, Beyonce meet Kate and Wills
    Jay Z and Beyonce have rubbed shoulders with royalty when they met t he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a New York basketball match.
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Voice coaches on Music Awards bill
    The Voice stars Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have both been added to the bill of pop spectacular the BBC Music Awards later this week.
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Tulisa: I'm in control of my career now
    Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she has bounced back from her court ordeal.
    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 2:19pm -
  • Ryan Tedder: Madonna's new music is the 'best'
    Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic has been working with Madonna on tracks for her upcoming 13th album.
    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 1:11pm -
  • Tom Hanks, Sting among 5 Kennedy Center honorees
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Hanks and Sting joined Lily Tomlin, singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride in being awarded this year's Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through the arts.
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  • Guess who's the music king of iTunes in 2014?
    Chart-topping singer Ed Sheeran has topped the best-selling album list for iTunes in the UK and Ireland.
    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 12:00pm -
  • Tom Hanks, Sting and Lily Tomlin bask at Kennedy Center Honors
    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hollywood stars, ballet dancers, and soul singers on Sunday celebrated Kennedy Center Honors winners actor Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting and comedienne Lily Tomlin during Washington's high-profile tribute to…
    - 10 days ago 8 Dec 14, 4:40am -
  • Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' returns to top spot in UK singles chart
    LONDON (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's track "Thinking Out Loud" returned to the top of the British music singles chart on Sunday, five weeks after it last held the spot, the Official Charts Company said. The song, which last mont…
    - 10 days ago 7 Dec 14, 7:03pm -

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Culture

  • new$10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.
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  • newSinger J. Cole ousts Taylor Swift from top of Billboard 200
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American hip hop artist J. Cole bumped pop singer Taylor Swift from the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 on Wednesday, pushing her into second place. Cole's "2014 Forest Hill Drive" album sold 354,000 full copies, 109,000 songs and…
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  • newThird 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance
    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. As fate would have it, the sequel, entitled "Night at the Museum: Secret of the…
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  • newVerona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration
    MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.
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  • new'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A "shimmering" Paul Cezanne painting of the Mediterranean with a castle in the background is expected to attract the big-money buyers at a February auction that includes works by Modigliani, Giacometti and Picasso…
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  • newArena de Verona será restaurada
    MILAN (AP) — La famosa Arena de Verona, un anfiteatro de los tiempos de los romanos y sede de uno de los festivales de ópera más famosos del mundo, recibirá el apoyo de una nueva iniciativa del gobierno italiano que da incentivos a los donadore…
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  • U.S. judge OKs Seattle artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit
    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has allowed a Seattle artist's intellectual property lawsuit to go forward over her claims she was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of "Angry Birds" pet toys she designed,…
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  • Sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams
    Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum." The movie, subtitled "Secret of the Tomb," is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we're still…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 8:38pm -
  • Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward
    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a Seattle artist who says she was cheated out of millions of dollars when the company that sold her line of plush pet toys called "Angry Birds" reached a deal with the Finnish company…
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  • Seven Critics' Circle nods for Turner biopic
    Mike Leigh’s biopic about British artist JMW Turner is up for seven gongs at the London Critics’ Circle Awards.
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  • German foundation seeks ruling on Jewish art claim
    BERLIN (AP) — A German foundation has asked an expert panel to rule whether its painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris was looted by the Nazis.
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  • Night At The Museum stars salute Robin Williams
    The stars of Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams.
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  • Night At The Museum Pays Tribute To Williams
    Stars of the latest film in the Night At The Museum series have paid tribute to "kind and warm" Robin Williams, who makes one of his final appearances in the film.
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  • Museum stars salute Robin Williams
    The stars of Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, including Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Sir Ben Kingsley, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams at the film's European premiere.
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  • Dan Stevens felt weighed down by his Night At The Museum role
    Dan Stevens got a bad back playing Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
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  • Pre-Fall: Fashion's Lucrative, Imaginary Season
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  • Heavyweight role for actor Stevens
    Dan Stevens has revealed the biggest challenge of filming his role as Lancelot in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb - the heavy armour gave him a bad back.
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  • Damon Albarn has postponed his Sydney concert
    Damon Albarn has postponed a gig at the Sydney Opera House in Australia over security fears.
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  • Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.
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  • "Visitantes" explora el terror de lo conocido
    MEXICO (AP) — "Visitantes", la ópera prima del director mexicano Acán Coen, retrata el terror que puede producir lo que aparentemente es más familiar.
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:03pm -
  • Art with a bang - Portugal's VHILS blasts through barriers
    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, known by the tag name VHILS from his graffiti days, literally shakes the foundations when he explodes powder charges inserted into stucco facades, or drills and carves into brick…
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  • Sheeran and Pharrell win BBC gongs
    Chart-topping star Ed Sheeran was named British artist of the year at the BBC Music Awards tonight, to crown a year in which he has become one of the world's biggest pop acts.
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  • World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale art
    NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among…
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  • American Museum of Natural History plans addition
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
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  • Sam Smith is MTV's best artist of 2014
    Sam Smith has been rated ahead of global superstars as MTV US’s best artist of 2014.
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  • Baritone gets crash course for Wagner role
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a bare rehearsal room three floors underground at the Metropolitan Opera, Michael Volle was learning how to move around on a set that wasn't there.
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  • The Comic-Book Guys Quivering in Fear of Cosplay
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  • Art transforms armory into reflective pool
    NEW YORK (AP) — A light, music and performance installation will transform a New York City armory into a reflective pool.
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  • Soap star pleads guilty in northeast Ohio crash
    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the car crash that seriously injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio.
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  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
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  • Royal couple pays respects at New York's Sept. 11 Memorial
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  • Soprano Netrebko sparks outcry by posing with Ukrainian rebel flag
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    - 8 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:29am -
  • The Coming Democratization of Contemporary Art
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  • Austria unhappy over diva's outreach to Donetsk
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    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 3:18pm -
  • Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion home just a few blocks up Fifth Av…
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  • Art, commerce battle over soul of London's Soho
    LONDON (AP) — Madame Jojo's is dead, but the risque London institution is not passing quietly.
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  • Litvak Jewish art gets first global show after almost a century
    By Jonathan Saul LONDON (Reuters) - Scenes from Jerusalem and 1920s Paris are among the rare works showcasing Lithuania's Jewish artists from the last century that are going on show as a collection abroad for the first time. Lithuania, whose borders…
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 9:03am -
  • Cheaper real estate attracts art venue to Detroit
    DETROIT (AP) — High rental costs in New York City are pushing a Brooklyn performance center to Detroit.
    - 9 days ago 9 Dec 14, 12:43am -
  • Keira Knightley's furry festive dress is a fashion hit
    Keira got all Christmassy at the British Independent Film Awards.
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  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
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Business & Finance

  • newAvon fined $135m for China bribes
    Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:39am -
  • newFed decision lifts Asia stocks
    Asia stocks are rising after the Federal Reserve pledges to be 'patient' on raising interest rates from record lows.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:03am -
  • newSony cancels The Interview release
    Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:37am -
  • newUK using less energy, report finds
    People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:38am -
  • newNorth Sea firms facing 'crisis'
    The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:38am -

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Top News

  • newPalestinian peace plan put before UN
    A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
    - 45 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:15am -
  • newCastro urges US to lift Cuba embargo
    Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.
    - 51 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:09am -
  • newSydney gunman 'had illegal firearm'
    Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • newSydney academic resigns over emails
    An Australian professor and government education advisor, Barry Spurr, resigns from the University of Sydney for sending racist emails.
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 4:41am -
  • newMumps outbreak hits US hockey teams
    An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps has swept through teams in the US National Hockey League, with at least five affected.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:18am -

Industry News

  • newAmid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:28am -
  • newN Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately dro…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:01am -
  • newSony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • newSpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • newIBM says cloud business enjoying "breakthrough year"
    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough ye…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:16pm -
  • newLeaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs
    By Ritsuko Ando and Svea Herbst-Bayliss TOKYO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entert…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • newSprint accused of billing for unwanted services
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • newAmazon workers in Germany extend strike
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Labour union Verdi l…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 2:03pm -
  • newUphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
    Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
    - 22 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 7:38am -
  • U.S. judge OKs Seattle artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit
    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has allowed a Seattle artist's intellectual property lawsuit to go forward over her claims she was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of "Angry Birds" pet toys she designed,…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 2:28am -
  • Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven
    President Barack Obama declared Alaska's ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region's fishing and tourism industries.
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:18am -
  • 3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely. The initiative…
    - 1 day ago 17 Dec 14, 12:05am -
  • Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian
    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 8:17pm -
  • T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data
    NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments.
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 7:29pm -
  • China's Xiaomi booked $56 million profit in 2013 - filing
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - Privately owned Xiaomi booked 347.5 million yuan (35.65 million pounds) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins. The figur…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 2:20pm -
  • Rocket Internet backs rental start-up looking to replace realtors
    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet is backing online apartment rental firm Nestpick as the start-up expands into four European countries, aiming to connect landlords with tenants and put real estate agents ou…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:05am -
  • Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market
    By Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters) - From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing "Muslim lifestyle" market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards. Excl…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 5:14am -
  • Sony studio chiefs aim to reassure employees after damaging hack
    By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Executives at Sony Corp's Hollywood movie studio sought to reassure employees on Monday that the studio would recover from a massive cyber attack that exposed internal emails and sensitive employee data. Micha…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 2:14am -
  • Sony threatens to sue for publishing stolen emails
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing Sony Pictures Entertainment is warning news organizations not to publish details of company files leaked by hackers in one of the largest digital breaches ever against an American company.
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:42pm -
  • Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:02pm -
  • Fishermen, environmentalists pressure EU over fish quotas
    EU ministers went into difficult talks Monday to decide on fish catch limits for 2015 as they sought to balance conflicting demands from fishermen and environmentalists.
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:56pm -
  • France says UberPop to be banned as irate taxi drivers stall traffic
    PARIS (Reuters) - The UberPop transport service will be banned in France from Jan. 1 to avoid unfair competition, the Interior Ministry said on Monday as taxi drivers impeded morning traffic into Paris in a protest against the U.S.-based online cab-…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:42pm -
  • BT opts for EE over O2 for 12.5 billion-pound UK mobile deal
    By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - BT has entered exclusive talks with the owners of EE for a potential 12.5 billion-pound ($19.6 billion) acquisition deal to give the former UK state telecoms firm the top position in mobile as well a…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:55pm -
  • Mountains of Ice are Melting, But Don't Panic (Op-Ed)
    If the planet lost the entire West Antarctic ice sheet, global sea level would rise 11 feet, threatening nearly 13 million people worldwide and affecting more than $2 trillion worth of property. At Environmental Defense Fund, we spent a year talki…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:41pm -
  • Booking.com offers concession in bid to end competition probes
    By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online travel agent booking.com has offered to scrap a practice which prevents hotels from giving discounts to its rivals in a bid to end investigations by competition authorities in France, Sweden and Italy, the…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:02pm -
  • Amazon workers strike in Germany as Christmas orders peak
    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Amazon staff at German warehouses went on strike on Monday to press demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. Labour union Verdi said almos…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 3:56pm -
  • Hony, JD.com lead $148 million investment in travel firm Tuniu
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Investment firm Hony Capital and e-commerce firm JD.com Inc have led a $148 million (94.4 million pounds) round of investment into Chinese travel company Tuniu Corp, tapping into the country's fast-growing tourism market. Hony a…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:32am -
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk
    By Sumeet Chatterjee and Gerry Shih MUMBAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and c…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:01am -
  • What now for the Paris accord?
    Four years ago, the world's nations vowed to forge a pact by the end of 2015 that would tame climate change and bequeath a safer planet to future generations.
    - 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:14pm -
  • Uber executive in dispute with San Francisco landlord
    An Uber executive who recently suggested launching a million-dollar campaign to investigate journalists critical of the ride-booking company is in a bitter dispute with the landlord of his rental condo. ...
    - 4 days ago 13 Dec 14, 11:14pm -
  • Boat protest against Canaries oil prospecting
    Protesters plunged half-naked into the icy sea and unfurled banners Saturday to try to stop oil prospecting near Spain's Canary Islands, a major tourist destination.
    - 4 days ago 13 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • Can Amy Pascal's career survive Sony cyberattack?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man's world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits as "The Social Network" and "American Hustle," has had better days.
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 14, 1:40am -
  • Exclusive - Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defence firms, FBI warns
    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defence contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, ac…
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:44pm -
  • Facebook dumps Microsoft Web search results
    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has stopped including results from Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own se…
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • Norway scraps controversial seal hunting subsidy
    Norway's much-criticised commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament's decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice.
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 10:16pm -
  • Drone risks require more regulation, IATA chief says
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The surging popularity of inexpensive radio-controlled airplanes and helicopters raises risks that require a firm response from regulators to ensure safety, the head of a leading commercial aviation trade group told Reuters. "I'm…
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 9:59pm -
  • WTO talks on duty-free trade in IT goods collapse
    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks on cutting trade tariffs on hundreds of information technology products collapsed on Friday, delaying and potentially scuppering a deal estimated to be worth $1 trillion to global trade. "We are disappointed not…
    - 5 days ago 12 Dec 14, 8:44pm -
  • German union calls new strike at Amazon warehouses
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German union Verdi has called a fresh three-day strike at five Amazon warehouses, increasing pressure on the online retailer during the busy pre-Christmas period in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 12:32pm -
  • All calm amid political storm at 'Interview' premiere
    By Piya Sinha-Roy Los Angeles (Reuters) - All was calm on Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of Sony Pictures' parody film "The Interview", which had been in the spotlight for sparking tension with North Korea and potentially prompting a major cyb…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:04am -
  • Studio head, producer apologize for Jolie, Obama remarks
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin apologized Thursday for calling Angelina Jolie a "spoiled brat" and making racially offensive jokes about President Obama's presumed taste in movies.
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 12:38am -

Technology

  • newAmid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:28am -
  • newAP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking
    Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond ...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:14am -
  • newN Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
    NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately dro…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:01am -
  • newHow Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'
    NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about "The Interview," the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:41am -
  • newU.S. determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie
    By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A U.S. government source said investigators had determined North Korea was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as the studio pulled all plans to release its comedy, "The Inte…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53am -
  • newBlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort
    BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. With ...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:30am -
  • newSony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • newUber plans tighter screening for drivers
    (Reuters) - Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer. Uber has started research and development…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:52am -
  • newStolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers t…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:16am -
  • newU.S. investigators link North Korea to Sony hacking - sources
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators have determined that North Korea was behind a cyber attack on Sony Corp's computers, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday. One of the sources described the attack as "state-sponsored" and several source…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:14am -
  • newU.S. to announce that North Korea behind Sony hack - CNN
    BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators have determined that North Korea is behind the cyber attack on Sony Corp's Hollywood studio and plan to announce their findings on Thursday, CNN reported. (Reporting by Jim Finkle)
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:13pm -
  • newSony cancels Dec. 25 release of 'Interview' after theatres bail
    By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 theatrical release of its North Korea comedy "The Interview," after major U.S. theatre chains pulled out of showing the film fol…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 10:50pm -
  • newIBM says cloud business enjoying "breakthrough year"
    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a "breakthrough ye…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:16pm -
  • newNYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly
    NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.
    - 9 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:08pm -
  • newU.S. startup sues France's Orange over social calling app
    (Reuters) - French telecom group Orange SA confirmed on Wednesday that it has been sued in California by San Francisco-based startup Telesocial in an intellectual property case, but said that the startup's claims were unfounded. Orange said Telesoci…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • newLeaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs
    By Ritsuko Ando and Svea Herbst-Bayliss TOKYO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entert…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • newU.S. fears Sony hackers may never be caught - law enforcement official
    By Mark Hosenball and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Government investigators fear the hackers behind the unprecedented attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may never be caught if they are under the protection of North Korea, a U.S. official…
    - 10 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • newBlackBerry woos keyboard loyalists with launch of Classic
    By John McCrank and Euan Rocha NEW YORK/TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard dev…
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 7:17pm -
  • newDish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes
    NEW YORK (AP) — Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 6:55pm -
  • newCanada court to order Apple to turn over records in iPhone probe
    By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to order Apple Inc's Canadian subsidiary to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau to help investigate whether Apple unfairly used its market power to promot…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newNapster co-founder to invest in allergy research
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods.
    - 12 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • newUber turns to Brussels in battle to gain ground in Europe
    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Uber has taken its battle for acceptance in Europe to Brussels with a complaint against a French law, the first of what could become a series of challenges to EU member states reluctant to open their markets…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 5:25pm -
  • newAmazon workers in Germany extend strike
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Labour union Verdi l…
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  • newRocket Internet's online food delivery service expands in southeast Europe
    LONDON (Reuters) - Foodpanda, an online food delivery service backed by e-commerce investor Rocket Internet AG, said on Wednesday it is acquiring three companies in southeast Europe, the latest in a string of deals as it seeks to expand worldwide. F…
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  • newUber faces tough rivals, regulatory glare in China
    By Gerry Shih and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Deep-pocketed Chinese rivals and tough regulators stand in the way of U.S. car-hailing service Uber's plans to conquer one of the world's biggest transportation markets, even after it signe…
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  • newFight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar
    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A…
    - 38 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:22am -
  • newExecutions in United States at 20-year low: report
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid growing concerns about how executions are carried out in the United States, the number of prison inmates being put to death fell to a 20-year low in 2014, the Death Penalty Information Center said in a…
    - 39 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:21am -
  • newBrent edges further above $61 as companies cut upstream investments
    By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude edged further above $61 (£39.13) a barrel on Thursday, after sharply lower prices forced companies to cut upstream investments around the world. ...
    - 45 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:15am -
  • newHungary's priority is alliance with Germany, minister tells Figyelo
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's most important goal in foreign policy next year is to strengthen its alliance with Germany, a minister told the weekly Figyelo on Thursday ahead of an expected visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Janos Lazar, the minist…
    - 46 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:14am -
  • newCubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal
    HAVANA (AP) — Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in plac…
    - 48 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:12am -
  • newAutism risk linked to particulate air pollution
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Publ…
    - 49 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:11am -
  • newNot much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama's sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress.
    - 52 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 5:08am -
  • newFight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar - TRFN
    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A…
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  • newITC surges on report tobacco included in GST
    Reuters Market Eye - ITC (ITC.NS) gains 1.8 percent. Tobacco has been added in GST ambit - media reports. Inclusion in GST's realm will most likely keep tax rates lower for tobacco-based products - analysts. ...
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 4:53am -
  • newChina FX regulator says closely monitoring Russian rouble slide
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China is closely monitoring the slide in the Russian rouble, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, as the currency of one of its major energy importers struggles to avoid ...
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 4:39am -
  • newReal estate stocks gain on report regulatory bill deferred
    Reuters Market Eye - Real estate companies such as Unitech Ltd (UNTE.NS) gains 4.3 percent, DLF (DLF.NS) up 3.6 percent. The cabinet defers approval of real estate regulatory bill, according to media reports. ...
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 4:37am -
  • newUS, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties
    The United States and Cuba moved to end five decades of Cold War hostility Wednesday, agreeing to revive diplomatic ties in a breakthrough that would also ease a crippling US trade embargo.
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 4:31am -
  • newTeen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution
    A teenager executed by electric chair in 1944 has been exonerated by a South Carolina judge, who described the boy's conviction as a great injustice.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:26am -
  • newNightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator
    A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license ...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:22am -
  • newAsian markets up after Fed meeting
    Pedestrians gaze at a share prices board in Tokyo, on December 15, 2014
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:04am -
  • newChina home prices fall for third month, threaten economic growth
    By Xiaoyi Shao and Pete Sweeney BEIJING (Reuters) - China's home prices fell in November for a third consecutive month versus year-ago levels, Reuters calculations from official data showed on Thursday, ...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 4:03am -
  • newCuba's Raul Castro hails new era of "living together" with U.S.
    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro hailed a landmark exchange of prisoners with the United States on Wednesday and praised U.S. President Barack Obama as the two countries agreed to normalize relations after more than fi…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:58am -
  • newUber plans tighter screening for drivers
    REUTERS - Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers' credentials and make its service safer. ...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:57am -
  • newUS-Cuba agreement hailed as 'historic'
    Latin American and European leaders praise efforts to restore ties while exiled Cubans in Miami stage protest.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:54am -
  • newCastro survived odd, often inept, US schemes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For over half a century, the U.S. government's schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:49am -
  • newHeavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan
    At least three people have died in heavy snow that has blanketed swathes of Japan, reports said Thursday, with up to two metres (6ft 7ins) lying in some places and more forecast.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:48am -
  • newAP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that expos…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:46am -
  • newGold gains as Fed takes "patient" stance on rate hike
    By Manolo Serapio Jr SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold climbed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would take a "patient" approach in deciding when to raise interest rates even as the ...
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:44am -
  • newAvon beauty firm pays $138 mln to settle China bribe probe
    Skyline of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou where Avon's China operations are based, pictured on November 11, 2013
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:40am -
  • newFed rate wording boosts Asian stock markets
    Asian stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:35am -
  • newU.S., Cuba restore ties after 50 years
    By Daniel Trotta and Steve Holland HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long econo…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:14am -
  • newEU summit to discuss crisis-hit Russia, economic plan
    EU leaders on Thursday will discuss tense relations with Russia and punishing sanctions imposed over Moscow's actions in Ukraine at a summit led for the first time by Poland's Kremlin-wary former premier Donald Tusk.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:13am -
  • newUS and Cuba to restore ties after 50 years
    President Obama announces "new chapter" in relations as Castro hails prisoner exchange that paved way for breakthrough.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53am -
  • newAustralian PM says cafe siege 'horrific wake-up call'
    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday admitted Sydney's cafe siege was "an horrific wake-up call" as details emerged of the final minutes of the standoff which left the gunman and two hostages dead.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:48am -
  • newPalestinian U.N. draft calls for Israel occupation end by 2017
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jordan formally submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday a draft resolution calling for peace between Israel and the Palestinians within one year and an end to Israel's occupation…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:39am -
  • newSouth Korea increases efforts to contain foot-and-mouth outbreak
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry said in a statement on Thursday. South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fr…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:38am -
  • newAustralian leader: Siege may have been preventable
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing a string of violent charges grew louder…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:36am -
  • newObama on Hanukkah says small acts can make miracles
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:35am -
  • newUS, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
    After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the ...
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:32am -
  • newTakata says has sufficient funds to deal with recalls - Nikkei
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Air bag maker Takata Corp (7312.T) has sufficient funds to deal with a global recall that has climbed to about 21 million vehicles after five deaths linked to its products, the company ...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • newA look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
    HAVANA (AP) — The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents.…
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:19am -
  • newFed confident on U.S. growth, opens door wider to rate hike
    By Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge ...
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:03am -
  • newPalestine sets deadline on Israeli occupation
    Arab-backed draft resolution submitted to UN Security Council wants Israeli forces withdrawn by end of 2017.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 2:03am -
  • newAmerican Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.
    - 4 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:58am -
  • new14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
    Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals ...
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  • newNASA Holds Off on Asteroid-Capture Mission Decision Until Early 2015
    What will NASA's bold plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon look like? Space agency officials should decide on the final mission plan by early 2015, according to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Space agen…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:26pm -
  • newEuropean Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber
    Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation in mid-November, a few days after executing a dramatic and historic touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the first-ever soft landing on one…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:25pm -
  • newEight-year Venus probe ends after it runs out of fuel
    The space probe that spent eight years carrying out a detailed analysis of Venus is out of fuel and will float to a fiery demise in the planet's toxic atmosphere, the European Space Agency has announced.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • newSpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 8 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • newBlue Stars Sparkle in Spectacular Deep Space Star Cluster (Video, Photos)
    The blue stars are younger and hotter, while the red stars are cooler. Examining the Messier 47 star cluster using spectroscopy reveals that the red stars have short lives and are further along in their lifespans than the blue stars, which aren't qu…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • newCuriosity Rover Finds Life's Building Blocks on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found organic chemicals — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on the Red Planet. "This is really a great moment for the mission," Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger, of the California Institu…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 5:18pm -
  • newEurope's Venus probe set for fiery demise
    BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks.
    - 15 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 3:13pm -
  • newCuriosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water
    NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.
    - 18 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 12:23pm -
  • newHow Space Station Tech Is Helping the Fight Against Cancer
    One of the tools used in the fight against cancer is, quite literally, out of this world. When the Soviet Union launched Salyut 1, the first space station, into orbit in the 1970s, humans began spending more and more time in extremely low-gravity en…
    - 20 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • newVoyager 1 Rides 'Tsunami Wave' in Interstellar Space
    It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn't so peaceful. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic "tsunami wave," a…
    - 20 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Greenland's Ice-Melt Models May Be Too Sunny
    The vast ice sheet covering Greenland could melt more quickly in the future than existing models predict, new research suggests. Scientists looked at satellite data collected by NASA's ICESat spacecraft and Operation IceBridge and plotted the elevat…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:30pm -
  • Want to Name a Crater on Mercury? Now's Your Chance
    A NASA team has invited the public to name five impact craters on the surface of Mercury, but you'll have to win a contest to nab the otherworldly naming rights. The contest, launched by the outreach arm of NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, calls…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data.
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 9:08pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life
    NASA's Curiosity rover has recently made a surprising find on Mars that could help scientists get one step closer to figuring out if the Red Planet has ever supported life. The lack of methane measured earlier by Curiosity was disappointing for many…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 8:34pm -
  • Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what.
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 8:01pm -
  • NASA Probe Piecing Together How Mars' Atmosphere Escapes to Space
    A NASA spacecraft that recently arrived in orbit around Mars is already helping to solve a Martian mystery. Scientists are using the space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft to gather more data about how Mars' atmosph…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • Saturn's Rings Caught Streaking in NASA Photos
    The streaky details of Saturn's rings have been captured in amazing detail in new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spacecraft is currently in an extended mission phase that runs through 2017.
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:54pm -
  • New Omega Skywalker X-33 Space Watch Features Astronaut's Invention
    French astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, who was a crew member onboard three U.S. space shuttle missions in the 1990s, was inspired by his time orbiting the Earth to come up with a better clockwork for the wristwatches he and his fellow astronauts w…
    - 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:54pm -
  • Greenland ice loss may be worse than predicted
    A warming planet may lead to swifter ice loss on Greenland's ice sheet, and faster sea level rise for the rest of the world than previously predicted, scientists said Monday.
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:25pm -
  • Two Moons Cast Shadows on Jupiter Tonight: How to See It
    Skywatchers with telescopes on Earth will be able to witness a remarkable cosmic event tonight (Dec. 15): Two of Jupiter's moons will cast shadows on the face of the gas giant in the same night. As Jupiter's moons revolve around the gas giant, they…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:40pm -
  • Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Around the World (Photos)
    The Geminid meteor shower amazed skywatchers willing to brave the cold to catch the annual display this weekend. Some intrepid observers managed to capture some incredible pictures of the streaking meteors in clear skies around the world, with NASA…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:51pm -
  • Colliding Galaxies Spark a Stunning Holiday Light Show (Photo)
    Two colliding galaxies are lit up like a Christmas tree in a dazzling new NASA photo. The new image, which was released Thursday (Dec. 11), shows "ultra-luminous X-ray sources" (ULXs) studding the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163, which are graz…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:51pm -
  • Mountains of Ice are Melting, But Don't Panic (Op-Ed)
    If the planet lost the entire West Antarctic ice sheet, global sea level would rise 11 feet, threatening nearly 13 million people worldwide and affecting more than $2 trillion worth of property. At Environmental Defense Fund, we spent a year talki…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:41pm -
  • Iranian Woman's Quest to Become an Astronaut Stars in Documentary
    But an Iranian woman named Sepideh Hooshyar is doing just that, and a documentary released earlier this year provides a window into her five-year struggle to keep her dream of becoming an astronaut alive. The documentary, called "Sepideh: Reaching f…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:07pm -
  • Giant Sun Storm of 2012 Shown in Fiery Detail (Video)
    NASA released an amazing video that shows the awesome and potentially devastating force of the sun in action. But in 2012, the sun unleashed a CME much larger than the average, and it barreled through space at a staggering 6.7 million mph. NASA offi…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:07pm -
  • 'Frozen' in Space! Olaf the Snowman Floats in Zero-G (Photos)
    It's one giant leap for snowman-kind: Olaf, the goofy snowman from Disney's hit film "Frozen," is floating aboard the International Space Station, and we have the photos to prove it. Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov brought the small, stuffed Ola…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 1:07pm -
  • What now for the Paris accord?
    Four years ago, the world's nations vowed to forge a pact by the end of 2015 that would tame climate change and bequeath a safer planet to future generations.
    - 3 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:14pm -
  • Photographer Salgado tells AFP 'planet near extinction'
    World renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado has crisscrossed the globe to document the extremes of globalisation, migration and unchartered territories, but is most troubled by mankind's reckless plundering of the planet, which he says i…
    - 4 days ago 14 Dec 14, 11:52am -
  • 'Journey To Space' to Take Moviegoers on Giant-Screen Trip to Mars
    Having successfully splashed down after its first exploration flight test, NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to launch onto the big screen in a new large-format 3D movie premiering in February. "Journey To Space," from K2 Communications and Giant Scree…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 14, 12:48pm -
  • NASA Is 'All About That Space' in Hilarious Parody Music Video
    NASA is "all about that space, 'bout that space, space travel" in a new music video recently released by the space agency. The new music video shows a group of plucky young NASA interns dancing, lip synching and having fun at Johnson Space Center in…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 14, 12:41pm -
  • Geminid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: Watch It Live Online
    One of the most striking annual meteor showers of the year is set to peak tonight, and you can see it live online. NASA and the online Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast live views of the Geminid shower tonight, with the Slooh's webcast beg…
    - 5 days ago 13 Dec 14, 12:41pm -
  • Canadian Crowdfunding Project Aims to Build Mini Mars Rover
    A Canadian company wants to land a couple of robots on Mars in late 2018, but to do so, it might need your help. For the mission, called Northern Light, Thoth Technology plans to deliver a lander and a mini rover called "Beaver" to the Red Planet in…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:31pm -
  • 'Super-Earth' Alien Planet Spotted by Ground-Based Telescope, a First
    Finding Earthlike planets beyond our solar system has largely been the work of space-based telescopes, but new observations from a remote island suggest that could change. The Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma — one of the Canary Islands off th…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:30pm -
  • NASA Reveals Best-Ever Maps of Saturn's Icy Moons (Photos)
    Saturn's big, icy moons dazzle in a series of new maps that show the frigid worlds in unprecedented detail. The new maps of Saturn's moons, which were created by Paul Schenk of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston using data gathered by NASA…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:30pm -
  • Rosetta Spacecraft's Comet Water Discovery: What It Means for Earth
    Where did Earth's water come from? The new finding is giving scientists a more nuanced view of the solar system and its plethora of cosmic bodies. An instrument called ROSINA on the European Space Agency's Rosetta has found that the molecular makeup…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:30pm -
  • SpaceX Cargo Ship, Reusable Rocket Test Now Set to Launch on Dec. 19
    SpaceX's next robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station — which will apparently feature a highly anticipated reusable-rocket test as well — has been pushed back by three days, to Dec. 19. "The change of launch date allows SpaceX t…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 5:30pm -
  • Cosmic Mystery Solved? Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted
    Astronomers may finally have detected a signal of dark matter, the mysterious and elusive stuff thought to make up most of the material universe. While poring over data collected by the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton spacecraft, a team of resear…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 12:40pm -
  • Tiny Sphere Satellite Will Test Future Space Surveillance Network
    Astronauts released a tiny satellite from the International Space Station last month that will be used as a test bed for a future "space surveillance network," according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The spherical machine, called SpinSat, m…
    - 6 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:46am -
  • Private MoonMail Project Will Launch Your Stuff to the Lunar Frontier
    For a price, you could send a small object of your choosing on a one-way trip to the lunar surface. The private spaceflight company Astrobotic is offering people around the world the chance to fly their special item to the lunar surface with a new s…
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:39pm -
  • New Dates Tie Volcanic Flood to Dinosaur Extinction
    The youngest lava flows emerged 66.29 million years ago, about 250,000 years before the Chicxulub space rock crashed into eastern Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The findings could revive the idea that the Deccan Traps caused the Cretaceous-Paleogene ex…
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:18pm -

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  • newAustralia stumble to tea chasing India's 408
    (Reuters) - Australia stumbled into the tea break on 121 for three on the second day of the second test in Brisbane on Thursday after paceman Josh Hazlewood had taken five for 68 on debut to help dismiss India for 408. Opener Chris Rogers had just re…
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  • newGrizzlies outlast Spurs 117-116 in 3 overtimes
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.…
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  • newUPDATE 2-Cricket-Australia stumble to tea chasing India's 408
    (Updates at tea) * Hazlewood recovers from cramps on first day * India's tail collapses before lunch * Rogers falls after half century to bring up tea Dec 18 (Reuters) - Australia stumbled into the tea break on 121 for three on the second day of the…
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  • newCricket-Test Series Australia v India scoreboard
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at tea on the second day in the second Test between Australia and India on Thursday in Brisbane, Australia India 1st innings (Overnight: 311-4)M. Vijay c Haddin b Lyon 144 S. Dhawan c Haddin b M. Marsh 24 C. Pu…
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  • newNHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games
    Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games: - - - Bruins 3, Wild 2 (OT) Left winger Loui Eriksson scored in overtime as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Minnesota. Carl Soderb…
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 5:00am -
  • newUPDATE 3-NBA results
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) Phoenix 111 CHARLOTTE 106 Atlanta 127 CLEVELAND 98 BOSTON 109 Orlando 92 Dallas 117 DETROIT 106 Utah 105 MIAMI 87 TORONTO 105 Brooklyn 89 Memphis 117 SAN ANTONIO…
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  • newMack leads surging Hawks to blowout in Cleveland
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers' largest loss of the season didn't sit well with coach David Blatt.
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  • newSoccer-Colombian championship final liga postobon ii results and standings
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Colombian championship Final Liga Postobon II matches on Wednesday Wednesday, December 17 Independiente Medellin 1 Santa Fe 2 Next Fixtures (GMT): Sunday, December 21 Santa Fe v Independient…
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  • newUPDATE 1-NHL results
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) Ottawa 2 NEW JERSEY 0 Boston 3 MINNESOTA 2 (OT)
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  • newSoccer-Ecuador championship championship play-off results
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Ecuador championship play-offs matches on Wednesday Championship play-offThursday, December 18, first legBarcelona - Emelec 1-1 (halftime: 0-1) Next Fixtures (GMT): Championship play-offSunday, December 2…
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  • newSoccer-Peruvian championship final result
    Dec 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Peruvian championship Final match on Wednesday FinalThursday, December 18, second legSporting Cristal - Juan Aurich 0-0 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Juan Aurich - Sporting Cristal 2-2.
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  • newChattanooga women stun No. 7 Stanford 54-46
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The star power of the opponent doesn't concern Chattanooga. As long as the Mocs are playing at home, they believe they are going to win.
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:11am -
  • newManchester City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea
    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Saturday. With Chelsea not playing at Stoke City…
    - 3 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 3:08am -
  • newSoccer-Man City primed to pounce on leaders Chelsea
    (fixes headline, no changes to text) By Michael Hann LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Rejuvenated Manchester City can pile the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea for the first time this season if they beat struggling visitors Crystal Palace on Satu…
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  • newCricket-Hazlewood takes five as India are dismissed for 408
    Dec 18 (Reuters) - Paceman Josh Hazlewood took five for 68 on debut as Australia hit back on the second day of the second test in Brisbane on Thursday to bowl India out for 408 and bring up lunch. The hosts, 1-0 up in the series, needed a good start…
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  • newArmitage banned for 12 weeks after abusive rant
    LONDON (Reuters) - Former England international Delon Armitage has been banned for 12 weeks for abusing spectators after Toulon's European Cup clash with Leicester earlier this month. The 31-year-old wing/fullback will be eligible to play again from…
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  • newWisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is back at Wisconsin, settling into familiar surroundings in his hometown.
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  • newAPNewsBreak: Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal
    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head injury settlement with the NCAA on Wednesday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to the drawin…
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  • newRugby-Armitage banned for 12 weeks after abusive rant
    LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Former England international Delon Armitage has been banned for 12 weeks for abusing spectators after Toulon's European Cup clash with Leicester earlier this month. The 31-year-old wing/fullback will be eligible to play aga…
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  • newLiverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany
    Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and Tottenham advanced with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle.
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  • newFor MLB, changes in Cuba will take time to sort out
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.
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  • newTrack coach Drummond gets 8-year doping suspension
    DENVER (AP) — Over an angst-filled summer of 2012, track coach Jon Drummond and his ailing star sprinter, Tyson Gay, wrestled with whether Gay should use a mysterious medicine that might help him run pain-free at the London Olympics.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • newKurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.
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  • newSitting at the top table with Argentine Speroni
    By Rex Gowar LONDON (Reuters) - From regular Premier League football to being turned away from his own restaurant which is doing so well at weekends there are no free tables, life is good for Julian Speroni. There are regrets for the Crystal Palace g…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:04am -
  • newBaseball-Major League Baseball roundup
    Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has received approval from Major League Baseball to use Adderall for the 2015 season. Davis, 28, was suspended 25 games in September for testing positive for amphetamines. He missed…
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  • newPelini ripped Neb's AD in last talk with players
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On the day he was introduced as Youngstown State's new head coach, the ugly nature of Bo Pelini's departure from Nebraska was revealed.
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:35am -
  • newAll Black Carter to join French club after World Cup
    (Reuters) - World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year's rugby World Cup, a move that will almost certainly bring an end to his storied international career. The 32-year-old…
    - 5 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:32am -
  • newRevis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets.
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  • newRugby-All Black Carter to join French club after World Cup
    Dec 18 (Reuters) - World leading points scorer Daniel Carter will join French club Racing Metro on a three-year contract after next year's rugby World Cup, a move that will almost certainly bring an end to his storied international career. The 32-yea…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:19am -
  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated Wednesday as he points toward a return from a bout with the mumps. Crosby worked out on his own before the rest of the team took the ice. The reigning NHL MVP has missed P…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:02am -
  • newGolf-European Tour appoints two female non-executive directors
    LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The European Tour appointed two female non-executive directors on Thursday as it continued a structural overhaul after a testing year during which it lost a major sponsor and the chief executive decided to stand down. Jutta…
    - 6 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - The San Francisco 49ers released defensive end Ray McDonald on Wednesday within hours after an investigation by the San Jose Police Department into a possible sexual assault 49ers general manager Trent Baalke cited a "pa…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:55pm -
  • new10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
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  • newWallabies Ashley-Cooper, Horwill hopping to Europe
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's post-World Cup exodus is already in motion with former captain James Horwill and utility back Adam Ashley-Cooper confirming they will join European clubs after next year's global showpiece. Horwill, a 29-year-old lock…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:44pm -
  • newSoccer-Auckland City the moral winners, says coach
    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx declared his team the moral winners after the part-timers took South American champions San Lorenzo to extra time and came close to a meeting with Real Madr…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:35pm -
  • newCorrection: Brain Injury Program-NFL story
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injur…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:29pm -
  • newNBA-Deep Mavericks lighten load on Nowitzki
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Dirk Nowitzki can still fill up the basket in his 17th season with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, but it has become time to lighten the load on the 7-foot German sharpshooter. "Our roster is built on a lot of g…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:15pm -
  • newSoccer-Finnbogason double puts Sociedad into King's Cup last 16
    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - An Alfred Finnbogason double gave David Moyes's Real Sociedad a 2-0 victory over third tier Real Oviedo and earned them a place in the last 16 of the King's Cup on Wednesday. Oviedo had held Sociedad to a 0…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:12pm -
  • newLiverpool getting back to their best, says Rodgers
    By Sam Holden BOURNEMOUTH, England, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Hav…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:11pm -
  • newUPDATE 1-Doping-Tyson Gay's former coach suspended eight years
    * Panel finds Drummond administered banned substances * Gay tested positive while coached by Drummond * Drummond won Olympic gold, served as U.S. relay coach (Adds details) Dec 17 (Reuters) - American sprinter Tyson Gay's former coach has been suspen…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 11:11pm -

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