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  • 1/50   Michael Jackson verdict could shake up entertainment business model
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    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of late pop star Michael Jackson against his concert promoter is now in the hands of a jury, and the verdict could have far-reaching implications for how the entertainment industry does business with its biggest stars. The 21-week trial, which has opened a window into the private life and last days of the King of Pop, has put not only concert promoter AEG Live on trial but also the entertainment industry's live-performance business model, analysts say. ...

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of late pop star Michael Jackson against his concert promoter is now in the hands of a jury, and the verdict could have far-reaching implications for how the entertainment industry does business with its biggest stars. The 21-week trial, which has opened a window into the private life and last days of the King of Pop, has put not only concert promoter AEG Live on trial but also the entertainment industry's live-performance business model, analysts say. ...


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  • 2/50   Russia's Khodorkovsky awarded Lech Walesa prize
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    WARSAW (Reuters) - The jailed Russian former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been awarded the annual Lech Walesa prize, named after the Polish Nobel laureate who helped overthrow Communist rule. The Walesa Institute decided to give Khodorkovsy the prize, because he has "inscribed on the banner of his public life values such as economy freedom, civic values and social justice", Walesa said in the statement. Khodorkovsky, the former head of oil company Yukos, has been convicted of money-laundering, tax evasion and fraud. ...

    WARSAW (Reuters) - The jailed Russian former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been awarded the annual Lech Walesa prize, named after the Polish Nobel laureate who helped overthrow Communist rule. The Walesa Institute decided to give Khodorkovsy the prize, because he has "inscribed on the banner of his public life values such as economy freedom, civic values and social justice", Walesa said in the statement. Khodorkovsky, the former head of oil company Yukos, has been convicted of money-laundering, tax evasion and fraud. ...


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  • 3/50   Cher saves 'best effort' for first album in 12 years
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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Few musicians are able to keep their careers alive for more than five decades, but pop diva Cher says her latest album is her "best effort ever." Cher, 67, a staple of American dance music, released her 26th studio album, "Closer to the Truth" on Tuesday, her first record in 12 years. "It's my best effort ever, so I'm happy with that. I'm singing better than ever and the songs are really good. I'm unbelievably proud of it," the singer said in an interview with Reuters at her home in California's beachside community of Malibu. ...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Few musicians are able to keep their careers alive for more than five decades, but pop diva Cher says her latest album is her "best effort ever." Cher, 67, a staple of American dance music, released her 26th studio album, "Closer to the Truth" on Tuesday, her first record in 12 years. "It's my best effort ever, so I'm happy with that. I'm singing better than ever and the songs are really good. I'm unbelievably proud of it," the singer said in an interview with Reuters at her home in California's beachside community of Malibu. ...


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  • 4/50   Amanda Bynes' drunk driving case moved to mental health court
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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The drunk driving case against troubled actress and former teenage star Amanda Bynes has been moved to the mental health court at the request of her attorney, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday. Attorney Richard Hutton argued that the 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star was unable to stand trial in the case due to doubts about her mental competence. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks in July. ...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The drunk driving case against troubled actress and former teenage star Amanda Bynes has been moved to the mental health court at the request of her attorney, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Tuesday. Attorney Richard Hutton argued that the 27-year-old former Nickelodeon star was unable to stand trial in the case due to doubts about her mental competence. Bynes has been under court-ordered psychiatric care after she allegedly started a small fire in front of a home in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks in July. ...


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  • 5/50   Prominent Cuban dissident economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe dead at 72
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    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, a dissident Cuban economist whose work was censored by the government, died in Spain on Monday at age 72 after battling chronic liver disease and cancer, his wife announced on Facebook. Espinosa, a soft-spoken man known to friends and colleagues as Chepe, was one of 75 dissidents sentenced to long prison terms in an April 2003 crackdown on the opposition and named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. Espinosa's health quickly deteriorated in prison and he was paroled for health reasons in November 2004. ...

    By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, a dissident Cuban economist whose work was censored by the government, died in Spain on Monday at age 72 after battling chronic liver disease and cancer, his wife announced on Facebook. Espinosa, a soft-spoken man known to friends and colleagues as Chepe, was one of 75 dissidents sentenced to long prison terms in an April 2003 crackdown on the opposition and named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. Espinosa's health quickly deteriorated in prison and he was paroled for health reasons in November 2004. ...


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  • 6/50   Entertainer Rolf Harris appears in UK court on child sex charges
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    LONDON (Reuters) - Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was charged in a London court on Monday with 13 child sex offences, dating back to the 1980s, as part of an investigation which has led to the arrest of more than a dozen celebrities. Harris, 83, arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with his wife and was released on conditional bail after the hearing. He was committed for trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is due to appear on October 7. His lawyer indicated he would be pleading not guilty, according to the BBC. ...

    LONDON (Reuters) - Australian entertainer Rolf Harris was charged in a London court on Monday with 13 child sex offences, dating back to the 1980s, as part of an investigation which has led to the arrest of more than a dozen celebrities. Harris, 83, arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court with his wife and was released on conditional bail after the hearing. He was committed for trial at Southwark Crown Court where he is due to appear on October 7. His lawyer indicated he would be pleading not guilty, according to the BBC. ...


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  • 7/50   Billionaire Soros weds consultant in third marriage
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    By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Soros, the 83-year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and supporter of liberal political causes, married for a third time on Saturday, tying the knot with education consultant Tamiko Bolton. Soros and Bolton, 42, exchanged vows in a small ceremony at his Bedford, New York, estate, which Soros bought in 2003 from "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton. ...

    By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - George Soros, the 83-year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and supporter of liberal political causes, married for a third time on Saturday, tying the knot with education consultant Tamiko Bolton. Soros and Bolton, 42, exchanged vows in a small ceremony at his Bedford, New York, estate, which Soros bought in 2003 from "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton. ...


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  • 8/50   Eiji Toyoda, who helped steer Toyota's rise, dies at 100
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    By Yoko Kubota TOKYO (Reuters) - Eiji Toyoda, who helped steer Toyota Motor Corp's global rise and pioneered the automaker's vaunted production system, died on Tuesday, the Japanese automaker said. He was 100. Toyoda, cousin of the automaker's founder, died of heart failure in Toyota City, the company said in a statement. A taciturn engineer, Toyoda served as president between 1967 and 1982. He was chairman until 1994 and remained an honorary advisor at Toyota up until the time of his death. Over his career, Toyoda presided over Toyota's rise in the U.S. ...

    By Yoko Kubota TOKYO (Reuters) - Eiji Toyoda, who helped steer Toyota Motor Corp's global rise and pioneered the automaker's vaunted production system, died on Tuesday, the Japanese automaker said. He was 100. Toyoda, cousin of the automaker's founder, died of heart failure in Toyota City, the company said in a statement. A taciturn engineer, Toyoda served as president between 1967 and 1982. He was chairman until 1994 and remained an honorary advisor at Toyota up until the time of his death. Over his career, Toyoda presided over Toyota's rise in the U.S. ...


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  • 9/50   Pop singer Pink named Billboard's Woman of the Year
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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year, the music industry trade magazine said on Monday. Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled antidote to the girl-next-door image presented by young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, released her sixth album "The Truth About Love" last September. ...

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Pink has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year after scoring her first ever No. 1 album this year, the music industry trade magazine said on Monday. Pink, 34, who emerged on the pop scene in 2000 as a self-styled antidote to the girl-next-door image presented by young pop singers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, released her sixth album "The Truth About Love" last September. ...


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  • 10/50   Gates tops Forbes rich list again as young wealthy play catch up
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    By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - The richest 400 Americans are significantly richer in 2013 than they were last year and younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their baby boomer counterparts, according to two reports released Monday. The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 percent in the last year to $2.02 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion, with an average net worth per individual of $5 billion, up from $ 4.2 billion in 2012. It now takes $1.3 billion in assets just to get on the list. (See the full list at http://forbes. ...

    By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - The richest 400 Americans are significantly richer in 2013 than they were last year and younger Americans are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their baby boomer counterparts, according to two reports released Monday. The annual Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans list showed that total wealth climbed 19 percent in the last year to $2.02 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion, with an average net worth per individual of $5 billion, up from $ 4.2 billion in 2012. It now takes $1.3 billion in assets just to get on the list. (See the full list at http://forbes. ...


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  • 11/50   Berdych, Raonic reach Thailand Open final
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    BANGKOK (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych needed nearly three hours to outlast Gilles Simon of France 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5 Saturday and reach the final of the Thailand Open.

    BANGKOK (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych needed nearly three hours to outlast Gilles Simon of France 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5 Saturday and reach the final of the Thailand Open.


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  • 12/50   Sochi flame lighting rehearsal successful
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    ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — Using the sun's rays at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, organizers carried out a successful rehearsal Saturday to light the flame for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

    ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — Using the sun's rays at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics, organizers carried out a successful rehearsal Saturday to light the flame for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.


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  • 13/50   Cardinals clinch NL Central, beat Cubs 7-0
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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Louis Cardinals sprayed champagne, showing a wide smile he could not contain.

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Louis Cardinals sprayed champagne, showing a wide smile he could not contain.


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  • 14/50   Playoff Chase: Tribe, Rays, Texas seek last spots
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    Now that the St. Louis Cardinals have clinched the NL Central, the six division winners are set along with eight of the 10 playoff berths. Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Texas are competing for the final two — the AL wild cards.

    Now that the St. Louis Cardinals have clinched the NL Central, the six division winners are set along with eight of the 10 playoff berths. Cleveland, Tampa Bay and Texas are competing for the final two — the AL wild cards.


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  • 15/50   Cuba will let athletes sign with foreign leagues
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    HAVANA (AP) — Could a new wave of Cuban baseball players be headed for the major leagues without having to defect from the communist island?

    HAVANA (AP) — Could a new wave of Cuban baseball players be headed for the major leagues without having to defect from the communist island?


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  • 16/50   Wedge tells Mariners he won't return
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    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle manager Eric Wedge told the Mariners on Friday he will not return for next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization.

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle manager Eric Wedge told the Mariners on Friday he will not return for next season, saying it became obvious he did not have a future with the organization.


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  • 17/50   Woods voted PGA player of the year
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    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods was voted PGA Tour player of the year for the 11th time on the strength of his five big wins and return to No. 1 in the world.


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  • 18/50   New UCI boss wants Armstrong to come forward
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    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Cycling's governing body took another step toward clearing up its doping-tainted past by electing a president who hopes to usher in a new era of transparency.

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Cycling's governing body took another step toward clearing up its doping-tainted past by electing a president who hopes to usher in a new era of transparency.


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  • 19/50   Giants-Dodgers: long and sometimes violent rivalry
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have sustained one of the most passionate rivalries in American sport for more than a century, starting when both called New York City home and enduring through a cross-country move that placed them in California cities that — fittingly — also are rivals.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have sustained one of the most passionate rivalries in American sport for more than a century, starting when both called New York City home and enduring through a cross-country move that placed them in California cities that — fittingly — also are rivals.


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  • 20/50   Cards claim NL Central crown
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    Saint Louis (AFP) - The St. Louis Cardinals captured their first division title in four years with a 7-0 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday.

    Saint Louis (AFP) - The St. Louis Cardinals captured their first division title in four years with a 7-0 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday.


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  • 21/50   Shutdown threat puts heat on House GOP
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Balkanized Republicans are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure.

    Balkanized Republicans are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure.


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  • 22/50   Iran on Obama talk: Broad praise, pockets of anger
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    Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, reflecting wide support for an initiative that has the backing of both reformists and the country's conservative clerical leadership.

    Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, reflecting wide support for an initiative that has the backing of both reformists and the country's conservative clerical leadership.


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  • 23/50   UN Council orders Syria chemical weapons destroyed
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    The landmark resolution passed by a unanimous vote on Friday.

    The landmark resolution passed by a unanimous vote on Friday.


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  • 24/50   Shutdown impact: Tourists, homebuyers hit quickly
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow. But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow. But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.


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  • 25/50   UN votes to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons
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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.


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  • 26/50   'Captain Phillips' premieres at NY Film Festival
    ENTERTAINMENT TOPIC NEWS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks has had enough of playing real people.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks has had enough of playing real people.


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  • 27/50   Security tight at Miss World final in Indonesia
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    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of security personnel were patrolling at the Miss World final Saturday on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.

    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of security personnel were patrolling at the Miss World final Saturday on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.


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  • 28/50   Royal Mint coins to mark Prince George christening
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    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Mint says it will create a set of coins to mark the christening of Prince George next month.

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal Mint says it will create a set of coins to mark the christening of Prince George next month.


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  • 29/50   Williams tops Fox in return of sitcom vets
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams has early bragging rights over Michael J. Fox in the competition between two sitcom veterans returning to network TV — with an asterisk.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams has early bragging rights over Michael J. Fox in the competition between two sitcom veterans returning to network TV — with an asterisk.


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  • 30/50   4 funny guys go men-tal on CBS sitcom 'We Are Men'
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — We all know that men, in matters of love, are likely to be wounded warriors.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — We all know that men, in matters of love, are likely to be wounded warriors.


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  • 31/50   Samsung addresses EU concerns in antitrust probe
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    By Andrew Longstreth and Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co on Friday offered remedies that may settle a European Union probe over whether it breached antitrust rules through its use of patent lawsuits against rival Apple Inc. "Samsung has agreed to propose commitments that will be market tested," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a speech in New York on Friday. "We hope to conclude this case." The details of the offer were not disclosed, and Samsung could not immediately be reached for comment. ...

    By Andrew Longstreth and Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co on Friday offered remedies that may settle a European Union probe over whether it breached antitrust rules through its use of patent lawsuits against rival Apple Inc. "Samsung has agreed to propose commitments that will be market tested," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a speech in New York on Friday. "We hope to conclude this case." The details of the offer were not disclosed, and Samsung could not immediately be reached for comment. ...


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  • 32/50   Facebook to show users less unwanted ads in newsfeed
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    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook newsfeeds will contain fewer ads for products or services that users are not interested in, Facebook Inc said on Friday, announcing changes in advertising policy. It was the Web company's latest effort to refine the newsfeed ads that have become more important to its business. "When deciding which ad to show to which groups of people, we are placing more emphasis on feedback we receive from people about ads, including how often people report or hide an ad," Facebook said. ...

    By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook newsfeeds will contain fewer ads for products or services that users are not interested in, Facebook Inc said on Friday, announcing changes in advertising policy. It was the Web company's latest effort to refine the newsfeed ads that have become more important to its business. "When deciding which ad to show to which groups of people, we are placing more emphasis on feedback we receive from people about ads, including how often people report or hide an ad," Facebook said. ...


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  • 33/50   eBay must face Justice Department suit over recruiting: ruling
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    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday refused eBay's attempt to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its alleged agreement with Intuit to refrain from recruiting each other's employees. In a tandem order, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, granted eBay's motion to dismiss a parallel lawsuit brought by the state of California. Representatives for eBay and the California attorney general's office could not immediately be reached for comment. ...

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday refused eBay's attempt to dismiss a U.S. Department of Justice civil lawsuit over its alleged agreement with Intuit to refrain from recruiting each other's employees. In a tandem order, U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, granted eBay's motion to dismiss a parallel lawsuit brought by the state of California. Representatives for eBay and the California attorney general's office could not immediately be reached for comment. ...


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  • 34/50   How to Strip Ads from your Facebook Newsfeed
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    New tricks and tools to control the advertisements on your Facebook pages.

    New tricks and tools to control the advertisements on your Facebook pages.


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  • 35/50   Telecom Italia chief Bernabe considering resigning: source
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    By Paola Arosio MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Executive Chairman Franco Bernabe is considering resigning at a board meeting scheduled for Thursday, a source close to the situation said, as his plans to relaunch the heavily indebted company may not get enough backing. "We are heading towards a resignation," the source told Reuters on Friday. A second person familiar with the situation said Chief Operating Officer Marco Patuano could take up Bernabe's powers to ensure management continuity and that its core shareholders would name a new chairman with a broadly representation role. ...

    By Paola Arosio MILAN (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Executive Chairman Franco Bernabe is considering resigning at a board meeting scheduled for Thursday, a source close to the situation said, as his plans to relaunch the heavily indebted company may not get enough backing. "We are heading towards a resignation," the source told Reuters on Friday. A second person familiar with the situation said Chief Operating Officer Marco Patuano could take up Bernabe's powers to ensure management continuity and that its core shareholders would name a new chairman with a broadly representation role. ...


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  • 36/50   Top shareholders back Alibaba's controversial corporate structure
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    (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's biggest shareholders have backed a partnership structure that is at the center of a debate over where the Chinese e-commerce giant may list its shares in the most highly anticipated Internet IPO since Facebook Inc's $16 billion offer last year. Alibaba, which analysts value at as much as $120 billion, appears to have failed to convince Hong Kong regulators to waive tough listing rules, potentially handing the lucrative IPO to rival U.S. market operators. ...

    (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's biggest shareholders have backed a partnership structure that is at the center of a debate over where the Chinese e-commerce giant may list its shares in the most highly anticipated Internet IPO since Facebook Inc's $16 billion offer last year. Alibaba, which analysts value at as much as $120 billion, appears to have failed to convince Hong Kong regulators to waive tough listing rules, potentially handing the lucrative IPO to rival U.S. market operators. ...


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  • 37/50   Martha Stewart to Apple: come fix my iPad now
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    By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Martha Stewart broke her beloved iPad. Can someone from Apple rush over and fix it? She's waiting. Stewart, the doyen of home products who parlayed her image as America's household guru into a multibillion dollar empire, took to Twitter to vent about her shattered tablet, which she says Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs gave her. She is upset that the company has not sent anyone yet to pick it up for fixing, as per the tweet. "I am still waiting for an apple rep to come pick up my IPad. No action yey (sic)," she tweeted to her nearly 2. ...

    By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Martha Stewart broke her beloved iPad. Can someone from Apple rush over and fix it? She's waiting. Stewart, the doyen of home products who parlayed her image as America's household guru into a multibillion dollar empire, took to Twitter to vent about her shattered tablet, which she says Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs gave her. She is upset that the company has not sent anyone yet to pick it up for fixing, as per the tweet. "I am still waiting for an apple rep to come pick up my IPad. No action yey (sic)," she tweeted to her nearly 2. ...


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  • 38/50   The Xbox One hits the road on an international magical mystery tour
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    If you're still on the fence about choosing between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Microsoft wants to help you make your decision. Redmond is taking its next-gen console on a multi-city international tour starting October 1st, putting the ...

    If you're still on the fence about choosing between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Microsoft wants to help you make your decision. Redmond is taking its next-gen console on a multi-city international tour starting October 1st, putting the ...


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  • 39/50   Kaleidescape's digital store adds $2 Blu-ray-to-digital copy upgrades
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    Pristine video with resolution up to 1080p/24, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless soundtracks, and bit rates matching physical media

    Pristine video with resolution up to 1080p/24, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless soundtracks, and bit rates matching physical media


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  • 40/50   Sudanese protesters use crowdmapping to get around internet shutdowns
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    Like past regimes, Sudan's government is trying to silence protests by periodically shutting off internet access. Activists have found a way to keep everyone informed, however, by launching the Abena Crowd Map. The tool sends SMS-based reports of demonstrations and other events to a crowdmapping platform where contributors verify, locate and post stories.

    Like past regimes, Sudan's government is trying to silence protests by periodically shutting off internet access. Activists have found a way to keep everyone informed, however, by launching the Abena Crowd Map. The tool sends SMS-based reports of demonstrations and other events to a crowdmapping platform where contributors verify, locate and post stories.


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  • 41/50   'Little Miss Sunshine' directors sign up for Mr. Rogers movie 'I'm Proud of You'
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    The beloved children's classic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired for 33 years, and a new film is going to take a look at what Fred Rogers was like behind the camera as well. The Wrap reports that the directing team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will be directing I'm Proud of You. Based on Tim Madigan's autobiographical novel of the same name, it tells the story of a "jaded and distracted husband and father" whose life is changed when be becomes lifelong friends with Fred Rogers.

    The beloved children's classic Mister Rogers' Neighborhood aired for 33 years, and a new film is going to take a look at what Fred Rogers was like behind the camera as well. The Wrap reports that the directing team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will be directing I'm Proud of You. Based on Tim Madigan's autobiographical novel of the same name, it tells the story of a "jaded and distracted husband and father" whose life is changed when be becomes lifelong friends with Fred Rogers.


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  • 42/50   MLB to use iOS 7's iBeacon for pointing out sights (and seats) in stadiums
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    Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it's now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB's At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7's iBeacon feature to guide sports fans as they pass by low-power Bluetooth transmitters in the stadium. Enter the ballpark and you'll get seat directions; visit specific points and you may get coupons or highlight videos.

    Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it's now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB's At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7's iBeacon feature to guide sports fans as they pass by low-power Bluetooth transmitters in the stadium. Enter the ballpark and you'll get seat directions; visit specific points and you may get coupons or highlight videos.


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  • 43/50   CyanogenMod creator Steve Kondik on the challenges of refining the ROM
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    On the morning after the Oppo N1 launch, Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik was surrounded by several Oppo ambassadors and tech writers at a hotel lounge in Beijing. It's a far cry from where he began: toying with Android ROMs out of "boredom" about five years ago.

    On the morning after the Oppo N1 launch, Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik was surrounded by several Oppo ambassadors and tech writers at a hotel lounge in Beijing. It's a far cry from where he began: toying with Android ROMs out of "boredom" about five years ago.


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  • 44/50   Into the heart of CERN: an underground tour of the Large Hadron Collider (video)
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    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

    "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."


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  • 45/50   Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma on the Wii U's stumbles, Virtual Console support and a 'need to evolve'
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    It's cool to be different. That's the message we typically feed our children when they come up against peer opposition. It's also an attitude Nintendo's adopted time and time again when its penchant for innovation, aversion to hardcore gameplay and reliance on classic franchises have put the company in a perceived last place position.

    It's cool to be different. That's the message we typically feed our children when they come up against peer opposition. It's also an attitude Nintendo's adopted time and time again when its penchant for innovation, aversion to hardcore gameplay and reliance on classic franchises have put the company in a perceived last place position.


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  • 46/50   Scientists more convinced mankind is main cause of warming
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    By Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more convinced than ever that humans are the main culprits for global warming, and predicted the impact from greenhouse gas emissions could linger for centuries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a report that a hiatus in warming this century, when temperatures have risen more slowly despite growing emissions, was a natural variation that would not last. ...

    By Alister Doyle and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more convinced than ever that humans are the main culprits for global warming, and predicted the impact from greenhouse gas emissions could linger for centuries. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a report that a hiatus in warming this century, when temperatures have risen more slowly despite growing emissions, was a natural variation that would not last. ...


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  • 47/50   Fossil fish find in China fills in evolutionary picture
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    By Tim Hurd SYDNEY (Reuters) - An international team of scientists in China has discovered what may be the earliest known creature with a distinct face, a 419 million-year-old fish that could be a missing link in the development of vertebrates. The fossil find in China's Xiaoxiang Reservoir, reported by the journal "Nature" on Thursday, is the most primitive vertebrate discovered with a modern jaw, including a dentary bone found in humans. " finally solves an age-old problem about the origin of modern fishes," said John Long, a professor in palaeontology at Flinders University in Adelaide. ...

    By Tim Hurd SYDNEY (Reuters) - An international team of scientists in China has discovered what may be the earliest known creature with a distinct face, a 419 million-year-old fish that could be a missing link in the development of vertebrates. The fossil find in China's Xiaoxiang Reservoir, reported by the journal "Nature" on Thursday, is the most primitive vertebrate discovered with a modern jaw, including a dentary bone found in humans. " finally solves an age-old problem about the origin of modern fishes," said John Long, a professor in palaeontology at Flinders University in Adelaide. ...


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  • 48/50   Joint U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station
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    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket and capsule lifted off at 4:58 p.m. EDT on an express route to the station, which orbits about 250 miles above Earth. Less than six hours after liftoff, veteran Russian commander Oleg Kotov and rookies Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Michael Hopkins of the United States reached the outpost, a $100 billion project of 15 nations. Only two other crews have made the journey as quickly. ...

    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket and capsule lifted off at 4:58 p.m. EDT on an express route to the station, which orbits about 250 miles above Earth. Less than six hours after liftoff, veteran Russian commander Oleg Kotov and rookies Sergey Ryazanskiy of Russia and Michael Hopkins of the United States reached the outpost, a $100 billion project of 15 nations. Only two other crews have made the journey as quickly. ...


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  • 49/50   Termites' powerful weapon against extermination? Their own poop
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    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO (Reuters) - Scientists trying to understand why destructive wood-eating termites are so resistant to efforts to exterminate them have come up with an unusually repugnant explanation. Termites' practice of building nests out of their own feces creates a scatological force field that Florida scientists now believe is the reason biological controls have failed to stop their pestilential march all over the world. ...

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO (Reuters) - Scientists trying to understand why destructive wood-eating termites are so resistant to efforts to exterminate them have come up with an unusually repugnant explanation. Termites' practice of building nests out of their own feces creates a scatological force field that Florida scientists now believe is the reason biological controls have failed to stop their pestilential march all over the world. ...


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  • 50/50   U.N. scientists aim to pitch climate case to widest audience
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    By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A U.N. panel of global climate scientists were set to work through Thursday night to ensure that their strongest case yet for man-made global warming would make sense to the widest possible audience. Drafts show that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to pronounce that most of the warming of the Earth's surface since the 1950s is "extremely likely" -- at least 95 percent probable -- to be man-made. At its last meeting in 2007, it put the probability at 90 percent, and in 2001 it was 66 percent. ...

    By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A U.N. panel of global climate scientists were set to work through Thursday night to ensure that their strongest case yet for man-made global warming would make sense to the widest possible audience. Drafts show that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to pronounce that most of the warming of the Earth's surface since the 1950s is "extremely likely" -- at least 95 percent probable -- to be man-made. At its last meeting in 2007, it put the probability at 90 percent, and in 2001 it was 66 percent. ...


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