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  • 1/99   News Photos Slideshows
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  • 2/99   Greenwood proud to add voice to Charlotte, NASCAR salute
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    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing.

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing.


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  • 3/99   Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.


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  • 4/99   Lady Gaga lays down her latest track at Indy speedway
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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti.

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti.


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  • 5/99   'X-Men' sequel eclipses 'Alice' during US Memorial Day weekend
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    Los Angeles (AFP) - Superhero sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted as the top movie at North American box-offices this Memorial day weekend with ticket sales of $65 million, industry figures showed on Sunday.

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Superhero sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted as the top movie at North American box-offices this Memorial day weekend with ticket sales of $65 million, industry figures showed on Sunday.


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  • 6/99   Sellout crowd arrives early for 100th Indianapolis 500
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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was gridlock. There were lines.

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was gridlock. There were lines.


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  • 7/99   Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry
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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.


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  • 8/99   Loss, accusations mark a turbulent few days for Johnny Depp
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.


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  • 9/99   Vuitton show draws fashion world to crisis-hit Brazil
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    NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.

    NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.


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  • 10/99   Sam Mendes: It's time for a new James Bond director
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    HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.

    HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — Sam Mendes is finished with James Bond.


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  • 11/99   Tourism boom fires Iberian economies but leaves some cold
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    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — With sunny days getting longer and lazier, sparkling beaches warming up and terrorism fears driving customers away from other Mediterranean destinations, Spain and Portugal are reaping an economic bonanza from tourism.


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  • 12/99   Here's a story of a lovely lady and Gomer at the Indy 500
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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves.

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — They are the names that stamped the Indianapolis 500 as a four-wheeled slice of Americana from the heartland. Rick Mears. A.J. Foyt. The Andrettis. Helio Castroneves.


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  • 13/99   Spain police nab 7 suspects of large Francis Bacon art heist
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    MADRID (AP) — Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.

    MADRID (AP) — Seven people suspected of being involved in stealing five paintings by the Irish-born painter Francis Bacon worth more than 25 million euros ($27.8 million) have been arrested, Spanish police said Saturday.


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  • 14/99   Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living
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    PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.

    PARIS (AP) — He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.


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  • 15/99   The Latest: European artists win for cartoons on migrants
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    ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

    ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):


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  • 16/99   China's richest man declares war on Disney with giant theme park
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    The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. "Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group. "We want to be a model... and highlight Chinese influence in the cultural domain," Wanda founder Wang Jianlin said during an opening ceremony at the park as he referenced an "invasion" of foreign cultures, according to state television channel CCTV.

    The Chinese conglomerate Wanda on Saturday opened its first theme park, with its billionaire boss declaring war on Disney weeks before the American entertainment giant launches a similar attraction in Shanghai. "Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group. "We want to be a model... and highlight Chinese influence in the cultural domain," Wanda founder Wang Jianlin said during an opening ceremony at the park as he referenced an "invasion" of foreign cultures, according to state television channel CCTV.


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  • 17/99   Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
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    ROME (AP) — Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.

    ROME (AP) — Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.


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  • 18/99   DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.


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  • 19/99   Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.


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  • 20/99   Carlos Vives feels like a kid riding a bike with Shakira
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta (The bicycle)" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will reflect how much fun the pair had filming it.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta (The bicycle)" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will reflect how much fun the pair had filming it.


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  • 21/99   10-year sentence in 'Thunder From Down Under' case in Vegas
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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who admitted firing a gun while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue in March 2014 has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man who admitted firing a gun while trying to steal costumes and props from the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue in March 2014 has been sentenced to 10 to 25 years in Nevada state prison.


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  • 22/99   Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.


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  • 23/99   'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.


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  • 24/99   Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore
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    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.


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  • 25/99   Police test bullets from shooting at T.I. concert in NYC
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.


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  • 26/99   'Full House' property for sale if new family can swing $4M
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Victorian that served as the exterior of the iconic 1980s' sitcom "Full House" is for sale, and the price tag for any would-be Tanner family is $4.15 million.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Victorian that served as the exterior of the iconic 1980s' sitcom "Full House" is for sale, and the price tag for any would-be Tanner family is $4.15 million.


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  • 27/99   The Latest: Police testing bullets in T.I. concert shooting
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):


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  • 28/99   Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina
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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.


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  • 29/99   Josh Duhamel celebrates Memorial Day by helping veterans
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans.


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  • 30/99   Will Trump continue to dominate media in 1-on-1 match?
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    NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of the primary season, a sense of Donald Trump overload in the media united a divided electorate.

    NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of the primary season, a sense of Donald Trump overload in the media united a divided electorate.


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  • 31/99   Spieth dispatches Masters nightmare with Colonial win
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    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth exhibited his short-game wizardry with six back-nine birdies to claim the Colonial tournament on Sunday for his eighth career PGA Tour victory before his 23rd birthday, an impressive run that is one better than Tiger Woods managed at that age. The emphatic win not only gave Spieth, who turns 23 on July 27, his first win in his home state after three second-place showings in Texas, but the performance came in his third start since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month. “To come back in only our third tournament and close it out is really, really special,” Spieth said.

    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth exhibited his short-game wizardry with six back-nine birdies to claim the Colonial tournament on Sunday for his eighth career PGA Tour victory before his 23rd birthday, an impressive run that is one better than Tiger Woods managed at that age. The emphatic win not only gave Spieth, who turns 23 on July 27, his first win in his home state after three second-place showings in Texas, but the performance came in his third start since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month. “To come back in only our third tournament and close it out is really, really special,” Spieth said.


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  • 32/99   Spieth birdies last three to win PGA title at Colonial
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    Shaking off a Masters meltdown as he prepares to defend his US Open crown, world number two Jordan Spieth birdied the last three holes Sunday to win the Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth led last month's Masters with nine holes remaining and appeared set for a second consecutive wire-to-wire victory at Augusta National, only to collapse on the back nine and hand England's Danny Willett the green jacket, literally doing so at the award ceremony with a grim facial expression. "I knew it was going to be tough to put the Masters behind me," Spieth said.

    Shaking off a Masters meltdown as he prepares to defend his US Open crown, world number two Jordan Spieth birdied the last three holes Sunday to win the Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth led last month's Masters with nine holes remaining and appeared set for a second consecutive wire-to-wire victory at Augusta National, only to collapse on the back nine and hand England's Danny Willett the green jacket, literally doing so at the award ceremony with a grim facial expression. "I knew it was going to be tough to put the Masters behind me," Spieth said.


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  • 33/99   Thailand's Ariya captures third LPGA title in a row
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    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title on Sunday, firing a final-round five-under par 67 to win the inaugural Volvik Championship by five strokes over American Christina Kim. Ariya became the first player to capture her first three LPGA crowns in consecutive fashion, the 20-year-old from Bangkok moving within two of the tour record win streak of five events by Sweden's Annika Sorenstam and American Nancy Lopez. Ariya became the first Thai player to win an LPGA title by taking the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship last week.

    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title on Sunday, firing a final-round five-under par 67 to win the inaugural Volvik Championship by five strokes over American Christina Kim. Ariya became the first player to capture her first three LPGA crowns in consecutive fashion, the 20-year-old from Bangkok moving within two of the tour record win streak of five events by Sweden's Annika Sorenstam and American Nancy Lopez. Ariya became the first Thai player to win an LPGA title by taking the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship last week.


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  • 34/99   NBA Grizzlies name heat assistant Fizdale as new coach
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    David Fizdale, an assistant coach for the Miami Heat for the past eight seasons, was named on Sunday as the new coach of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. It will be the first head coaching post for Fizdale, who replaces the fired Dave Joerger, now coach of the Sacramento Kings.

    David Fizdale, an assistant coach for the Miami Heat for the past eight seasons, was named on Sunday as the new coach of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. It will be the first head coaching post for Fizdale, who replaces the fired Dave Joerger, now coach of the Sacramento Kings.


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  • 35/99   England's Wood edges to PGA Championship title
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    England's Chris Wood revealed a text message from his former coach helped him to glory in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 28-year-old shot a final round 69 to give him a nine-under-par total of 279 and a one-shot win over Sweden's Rikard Karlberg, who stormed through the pack with a 65. Masters champion Danny Willett was third after a 71 and two Frenchmen, Julien Quesne and Romain Wattel, joined South Africa's Thomas Aiken in a tie for fourth.

    England's Chris Wood revealed a text message from his former coach helped him to glory in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 28-year-old shot a final round 69 to give him a nine-under-par total of 279 and a one-shot win over Sweden's Rikard Karlberg, who stormed through the pack with a 65. Masters champion Danny Willett was third after a 71 and two Frenchmen, Julien Quesne and Romain Wattel, joined South Africa's Thomas Aiken in a tie for fourth.


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  • 36/99   Golf-Britain's Wood wins BMW PGA Championship
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    Britain's Chris Wood achieved the biggest victory of his career when he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by one stroke on Sunday. Wood claimed the first prize of 833,330 euros ($926,079)after firing a closing three-under-par 69 to finish nine under on 279 at the European Tour's flagship event. Sweden's Rikard Karlberg compiled the best round of the day, a hole-in-one at the second helping him to a 65 for 280.

    Britain's Chris Wood achieved the biggest victory of his career when he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by one stroke on Sunday. Wood claimed the first prize of 833,330 euros ($926,079)after firing a closing three-under-par 69 to finish nine under on 279 at the European Tour's flagship event. Sweden's Rikard Karlberg compiled the best round of the day, a hole-in-one at the second helping him to a 65 for 280.


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  • 37/99   Wentworth going back to original design, says tour chief
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    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - The bulldozers will arrive at Wentworth next month as organizers begin their bid to restore the BMW PGA Championship venue to its former glory, European Tour supremo Keith Pelley said on Sunday. The iconic layout on the outskirts of London was originally designed by Harry Colt in 1926 but has undergone a complete facelift from four-times major champion Ernie Els in the last decade. The changes have not met with unanimous approval and top players such as Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington chose to give the tour's flagship event a miss this year for a variety of reasons.

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - The bulldozers will arrive at Wentworth next month as organizers begin their bid to restore the BMW PGA Championship venue to its former glory, European Tour supremo Keith Pelley said on Sunday. The iconic layout on the outskirts of London was originally designed by Harry Colt in 1926 but has undergone a complete facelift from four-times major champion Ernie Els in the last decade. The changes have not met with unanimous approval and top players such as Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington chose to give the tour's flagship event a miss this year for a variety of reasons.


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  • 38/99   Curry keen to avoid another Game Seven letdown
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    (Reuters) - Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who became the first unanimous winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player award when he picked up the highest individual honor for a second straight season, lost his only previous appearance in a Game Seven in 2014. The Warriors were beaten 126-121 by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of that year's playoffs, with Curry scoring 33 points.

    (Reuters) - Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who became the first unanimous winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player award when he picked up the highest individual honor for a second straight season, lost his only previous appearance in a Game Seven in 2014. The Warriors were beaten 126-121 by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of that year's playoffs, with Curry scoring 33 points.


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  • 39/99   Thompson, Curry rally Warriors to force game 7 with Thunder
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    Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry saved the season for defending NBA champion Golden State, sparking a stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat host Oklahoma City 108-101 and avoid playoff elimination. Thompson scored a career playoff high 41 points, including an NBA one-game playoff record 11 3-pointers in 18 attempts, and NBA Most Valuable Player Curry added 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors leveled the best-of-seven Western Conference final at three wins each. "I'm so proud of everybody," Thompson said.

    Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry saved the season for defending NBA champion Golden State, sparking a stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat host Oklahoma City 108-101 and avoid playoff elimination. Thompson scored a career playoff high 41 points, including an NBA one-game playoff record 11 3-pointers in 18 attempts, and NBA Most Valuable Player Curry added 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors leveled the best-of-seven Western Conference final at three wins each. "I'm so proud of everybody," Thompson said.


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  • 40/99   NBA-Thompson, Warriors shock Thunder, force Game 7
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 41 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Thompson hit 11 of 18 from 3-point range to set a new NBA playoff record. Steph Curry scored 29 to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 41 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Thompson hit 11 of 18 from 3-point range to set a new NBA playoff record. Steph Curry scored 29 to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists.


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  • 41/99   Japan's Darvish triumphant in Rangers return
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    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won in his first Major League Baseball start after almost 22 months, striking out seven batters in five innings in returning from elbow surgery. The 29-year-old Japanese right-hander threw 51 strikes among his 81 pitches against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one run on three hits with one walk to earn the decision, departing with his team ahead 4-1 on the way to a 5-2 victory. Darvish underwent "Tommy John" right elbow tendon replacement and reconstruction surgery in March of last year.

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won in his first Major League Baseball start after almost 22 months, striking out seven batters in five innings in returning from elbow surgery. The 29-year-old Japanese right-hander threw 51 strikes among his 81 pitches against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one run on three hits with one walk to earn the decision, departing with his team ahead 4-1 on the way to a 5-2 victory. Darvish underwent "Tommy John" right elbow tendon replacement and reconstruction surgery in March of last year.


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  • 42/99   Spieth leads by one stroke after three rounds at Colonial
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    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday. The world number two hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month.

    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday. The world number two hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month.


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  • 43/99   Closing eagle keeps Ariya ahead in LPGA treble bid
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    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn eagled the 18th hole and clung to a one-stroke lead over Americans Jessica Korda and Christina Kim after Saturday's third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Ariya, trying to win her third consecutive event, struggled to a one-over-par 73 but her final shot lofted her to the lead at 10-under 206 at windy Ann Arbor, Michigan. "To me it was very hard today because (it was) very windy and the greens very, very firm," Ariya said.

    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn eagled the 18th hole and clung to a one-stroke lead over Americans Jessica Korda and Christina Kim after Saturday's third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Ariya, trying to win her third consecutive event, struggled to a one-over-par 73 but her final shot lofted her to the lead at 10-under 206 at windy Ann Arbor, Michigan. "To me it was very hard today because (it was) very windy and the greens very, very firm," Ariya said.


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  • 44/99   NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
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    (Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out. When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said.

    (Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out. When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said.


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  • 45/99   Spieth grabs one-stroke US PGA lead at Colonial
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    World number two Jordan Spieth fired a five-under-par 65 to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth, who defends his US Open title next month at Oakmont, found only four fairways but suffered his only bogey in 29 holes at the 18th to put the 22-year-old American on 12-under 198 entering the final round at Colonial. Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson shared second on 199, Simpson after a bogey of his own at 18.

    World number two Jordan Spieth fired a five-under-par 65 to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round of the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth, who defends his US Open title next month at Oakmont, found only four fairways but suffered his only bogey in 29 holes at the 18th to put the 22-year-old American on 12-under 198 entering the final round at Colonial. Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson shared second on 199, Simpson after a bogey of his own at 18.


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  • 46/99   Pelicans rookie Dejean-Jones dies from gunshot wound
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    New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died on Saturday from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police told the Dallas Morning News and Des Moines Register that the 23-year-old was killed early on Saturday after kicking open the door of a Dallas apartment and being shot by a man inside. Authorities said the man, who had been sleeping before the forced entry, fired from inside his bedroom after Dejean-Jones kicked the door to the room.

    New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died on Saturday from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police told the Dallas Morning News and Des Moines Register that the 23-year-old was killed early on Saturday after kicking open the door of a Dallas apartment and being shot by a man inside. Authorities said the man, who had been sleeping before the forced entry, fired from inside his bedroom after Dejean-Jones kicked the door to the room.


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  • 47/99   Golf: Wentworth leader Hend wanted to punch drunk hecklers
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    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Scott Hend came close to punching two drunk fans who heckled him as the Australian was plotting his way to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard, he said on Saturday. Hend featured in the last two-ball of the third round at Wentworth with home favorite, U.S. Masters winner Danny Willett of England. "Danny was getting all the crowd support and I had no problem with that but there were a couple of guys out there who were really over the top and it wasn't very nice what they were saying," the 43-year-old told reporters.

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Scott Hend came close to punching two drunk fans who heckled him as the Australian was plotting his way to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard, he said on Saturday. Hend featured in the last two-ball of the third round at Wentworth with home favorite, U.S. Masters winner Danny Willett of England. "Danny was getting all the crowd support and I had no problem with that but there were a couple of guys out there who were really over the top and it wasn't very nice what they were saying," the 43-year-old told reporters.


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  • 48/99   Hend packs punch to take Wentworth lead over Willett
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    Australia's Scott Hend had the backing of Masters champion Danny Willett in confronting a drunken spectator on route to eagling the last for a second day running to take a one shot lead into the final round of the EPGA Championship at Wentworth. Hend, 43, had just a virtual tap-in eagle 'three' in a round of 73 for a nine under par tally as he seeks to end a 26-year Australia winless drought at the European Tour's flagship event. Willett, who shared the lead with Hend heading into day three of the 4-million euros ($4.4 million) event, went ahead with a birdie at the fifth but stumbled with five bogeys over his remaining 10 holes in an eventual 76 for a five-way share of fifth place at six under par.

    Australia's Scott Hend had the backing of Masters champion Danny Willett in confronting a drunken spectator on route to eagling the last for a second day running to take a one shot lead into the final round of the EPGA Championship at Wentworth. Hend, 43, had just a virtual tap-in eagle 'three' in a round of 73 for a nine under par tally as he seeks to end a 26-year Australia winless drought at the European Tour's flagship event. Willett, who shared the lead with Hend heading into day three of the 4-million euros ($4.4 million) event, went ahead with a birdie at the fifth but stumbled with five bogeys over his remaining 10 holes in an eventual 76 for a five-way share of fifth place at six under par.


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  • 49/99   Irving, Love key to Cleveland resurgence, says LeBron
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    LeBron James believes the return to form and fitness of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love is responsible for powering the Cleveland Cavaliers into their second consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals. A year ago, the Cavaliers stumbled into the championship series to face the Golden State Warriors with Irving hobbling on one leg and Love already ruled out of the finals following a serious shoulder injury.

    LeBron James believes the return to form and fitness of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love is responsible for powering the Cleveland Cavaliers into their second consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals. A year ago, the Cavaliers stumbled into the championship series to face the Golden State Warriors with Irving hobbling on one leg and Love already ruled out of the finals following a serious shoulder injury.


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  • 50/99   Spieth one behind leaders after two round at Colonial
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    (Reuters) - World number two Jordan Spieth was one stroke behind halfway leaders Webb Simpson and Martin Piller after the second round on the Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday.Overnight leader Bryce Molder, among half the field who returned to Colonial Country Club at the crack of dawn to complete the weather-delayed round, took a while to rub the sleep from his eyes. Local man Piller, meanwhile, had to complete 12 holes, and he recovered from a double-bogey at the par-five 11th, picking up three birdies in the final six holes to shoot 66 and join Simpson (67) in the lead at eight-under.

    (Reuters) - World number two Jordan Spieth was one stroke behind halfway leaders Webb Simpson and Martin Piller after the second round on the Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday.Overnight leader Bryce Molder, among half the field who returned to Colonial Country Club at the crack of dawn to complete the weather-delayed round, took a while to rub the sleep from his eyes. Local man Piller, meanwhile, had to complete 12 holes, and he recovered from a double-bogey at the par-five 11th, picking up three birdies in the final six holes to shoot 66 and join Simpson (67) in the lead at eight-under.


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  • 51/99   Hometown hero Piller grabs share of lead at Colonial
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    Washington (AFP) - Hometown hero Martin Piller completed a four-under par 66 second round Saturday to match fellow American Webb Simpson for the 36-hole lead at the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational.

    Washington (AFP) - Hometown hero Martin Piller completed a four-under par 66 second round Saturday to match fellow American Webb Simpson for the 36-hole lead at the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational.


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  • 52/99   Hend hits front as Willett's Wentworth bid unravels
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    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - A last-gasp eagle gave Scott Hend the outright lead in the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday, the Australian taking advantage as Danny Willett's challenge unravelled in spectacular style. The back nine at Wentworth is unlikely to go down as U.S. Masters winner Willett's favourite piece of land after he suffered on the inward half for the second successive day. Willett, however, is still in title contention on six-under 210, three behind Hend who had a tap-in eagle putt at the 18th to return a 73.

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - A last-gasp eagle gave Scott Hend the outright lead in the BMW PGA Championship on Saturday, the Australian taking advantage as Danny Willett's challenge unravelled in spectacular style. The back nine at Wentworth is unlikely to go down as U.S. Masters winner Willett's favourite piece of land after he suffered on the inward half for the second successive day. Willett, however, is still in title contention on six-under 210, three behind Hend who had a tap-in eagle putt at the 18th to return a 73.


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  • 53/99   Older and wiser Colsaerts seeks to recapture past glories
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    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Nicolas Colsaerts may finally be seeing some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel after watching his fortunes nosedive since he featured in Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup victory. The long-hitting Colsaerts has not won since landing the World Match Play title in Spain in 2012 but if he maintains his current rate of progress, he may not take too long to achieve the third European Tour victory of his career. Colsaerts followed his 15th-place finish at this month's China Open by sharing third at the Mauritius Open and his form in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week has improved with each passing day to give him an outside chance of victory.

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Nicolas Colsaerts may finally be seeing some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel after watching his fortunes nosedive since he featured in Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup victory. The long-hitting Colsaerts has not won since landing the World Match Play title in Spain in 2012 but if he maintains his current rate of progress, he may not take too long to achieve the third European Tour victory of his career. Colsaerts followed his 15th-place finish at this month's China Open by sharing third at the Mauritius Open and his form in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this week has improved with each passing day to give him an outside chance of victory.


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  • 54/99   More good times are just around corner: Sullivan
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    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - World number 37 Andy Sullivan is refusing to panic despite suffering from something of a golfing hangover after enjoying by far the best year of his career last season. The Englishman catapulted himself up the rankings by winning three European Tour events in 2015 but has made little impact this term, registering just one top-10 finish when sharing second place at the Dubai Desert Classic in February. "It was always going to be hard to come off three wins last year and come out of the blocks firing this year," the 29-year-old Sullivan told Reuters in an interview after carding a third-round 72 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - World number 37 Andy Sullivan is refusing to panic despite suffering from something of a golfing hangover after enjoying by far the best year of his career last season. The Englishman catapulted himself up the rankings by winning three European Tour events in 2015 but has made little impact this term, registering just one top-10 finish when sharing second place at the Dubai Desert Classic in February. "It was always going to be hard to come off three wins last year and come out of the blocks firing this year," the 29-year-old Sullivan told Reuters in an interview after carding a third-round 72 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.


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  • 55/99   Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

    By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google's offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. "We have collected a lot of computer data," Houlette said in an interview with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people took part in the raid.

    By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google's offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. "We have collected a lot of computer data," Houlette said in an interview with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people took part in the raid.


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  • 56/99   Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves into battle of tech billionaires

    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.

    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.


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  • 57/99   French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted

    By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - France will "go all the way" to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. Sapin, speaking in an interview with Reuters and three European newspapers, ruled out negotiating any deal with Google on back taxes, as Britain did in January. Dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters on Tuesday, escalating an investigation on suspicions of tax evasion.

    By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - France will "go all the way" to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. Sapin, speaking in an interview with Reuters and three European newspapers, ruled out negotiating any deal with Google on back taxes, as Britain did in January. Dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters on Tuesday, escalating an investigation on suspicions of tax evasion.


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  • 58/99   Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks

    By Dustin Volz and Jeremy Wagstaff WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony's Hollywood studio. A senior executive at Mandiant, the cybersecurity company investigating the Bank Bangladesh heist, also told Reuters the hackers had recently penetrated banks in Southeast Asia.

    By Dustin Volz and Jeremy Wagstaff WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony's Hollywood studio. A senior executive at Mandiant, the cybersecurity company investigating the Bank Bangladesh heist, also told Reuters the hackers had recently penetrated banks in Southeast Asia.


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  • 59/99   Push for encryption law falters despite Apple case spotlight

    By Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one of the shooters. Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of advancing, the sources said. Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone, according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and outside observers.

    By Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one of the shooters. Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of advancing, the sources said. Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone, according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and outside observers.


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  • 60/99   Taiwan does travel SIMs properly: Unlimited data on LTE-A

    A week of unlimited 4G+ data for $15 and no restrictions on tethering or other such rot. It really is how things should be.

    A week of unlimited 4G+ data for $15 and no restrictions on tethering or other such rot. It really is how things should be.


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  • 61/99   Now you can be a cat and knock things over in VR

    Everyone's favorite cat destruction simulator, Catlateral Damage, is now available for virtual reality on the HTC Vive. The VR version of the game turns you into a cat ghost that can warp around and materialize wherever the most damage can be inflicted on a human domicile. The VR version of Catlateral Damage is available as a free update to the game on Steam, and you can get the full game for $4.99 through the end of the month.

    Everyone's favorite cat destruction simulator, Catlateral Damage, is now available for virtual reality on the HTC Vive. The VR version of the game turns you into a cat ghost that can warp around and materialize wherever the most damage can be inflicted on a human domicile. The VR version of Catlateral Damage is available as a free update to the game on Steam, and you can get the full game for $4.99 through the end of the month.


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  • 62/99   Computers may be given 'human' rights, says professor

    Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings.

    Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings.


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  • 63/99   After a shaky start DTS:X is finally ready to take on Dolby Atmos

    Twelve months after DTS' next-generation surround-sound format was announced, compatible discs and hardware are still scarce. We visit the company's headquarters to find out how it plans to compete against Dolby.

    Twelve months after DTS' next-generation surround-sound format was announced, compatible discs and hardware are still scarce. We visit the company's headquarters to find out how it plans to compete against Dolby.


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  • 64/99   Please don't make death threats because a video game got delayed

    I can think of lots of reasons to delay a video game, and zero reasons to threaten to kill someone because a video game was delayed. And yet that's exactly what happened to No Man's Sky creator Sean Murray, who announced last night on Twitter that he had received "loads of death threats" following the news that release of his game would be pushed back a couple of months.I have received loads of death threats this week, but don't worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016

    I can think of lots of reasons to delay a video game, and zero reasons to threaten to kill someone because a video game was delayed. And yet that's exactly what happened to No Man's Sky creator Sean Murray, who announced last night on Twitter that he had received "loads of death threats" following the news that release of his game would be pushed back a couple of months.I have received loads of death threats this week, but don't worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone #pillowfort— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) May 28, 2016


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  • 65/99   'Walking Dead' cast crafts a 'Star Wars Holiday Special' spoof

    Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and others from the hit show envision a Star Wars-esque special complete with musical acts, weird celebrity appearances and nonhuman sidekicks for Red Nose Day.

    Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and others from the hit show envision a Star Wars-esque special complete with musical acts, weird celebrity appearances and nonhuman sidekicks for Red Nose Day.


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  • 66/99   Extending Your Healthy Lifespan

    At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), our goal is to extend the healthy human lifespan and to revolutionize healthcare.You've often heard me speak about how converging exponential technologies have the potential to disrupt industries. This is a blog providing a detailed overview of the road map for reinventing medicine and extending your "healthy,...

    At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), our goal is to extend the healthy human lifespan and to revolutionize healthcare.You've often heard me speak about how converging exponential technologies have the potential to disrupt industries. This is a blog providing a detailed overview of the road map for reinventing medicine and extending your "healthy,...


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  • 67/99   Tokyo Thrift: Infobar is the most beautiful series of phones ever made

    Fukasawa conceived the first phone in the line, pictured above, as an intentional breakaway from the flip phones you probably associate with Japan in the 2000s. “I designed this mobile phone in 2000, the year in which the market for mobile phones expanded dramatically towards a situation where there would be one phone per person,” Fukasawa says in Phaidon’s excellent monograph on his work. As a reaction against this homogeniety, Fukasawa created a candybar-style phone unlike any other.

    Fukasawa conceived the first phone in the line, pictured above, as an intentional breakaway from the flip phones you probably associate with Japan in the 2000s. “I designed this mobile phone in 2000, the year in which the market for mobile phones expanded dramatically towards a situation where there would be one phone per person,” Fukasawa says in Phaidon’s excellent monograph on his work. As a reaction against this homogeniety, Fukasawa created a candybar-style phone unlike any other.


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  • 68/99   Airbnb-style rentals, for those who like a good toke

    From CNET Magazine: Watch out, Airbnb. The sharing economy and weed are bonding over a bowl.

    From CNET Magazine: Watch out, Airbnb. The sharing economy and weed are bonding over a bowl.


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  • 69/99   The Verge Review of Animals: spiders

    This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.

    This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.


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  • 70/99   Tesla's Gigafactory sets grand opening for July 29th

    Multiple publications, including Fortune and Tesla Central, have confirmed the July 29th date. Speaking of the Model 3, the Gigafactory is seen as a key element to affordable mass production of the Model 3 (or of any other Tesla vehicle).

    Multiple publications, including Fortune and Tesla Central, have confirmed the July 29th date. Speaking of the Model 3, the Gigafactory is seen as a key element to affordable mass production of the Model 3 (or of any other Tesla vehicle).


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  • 71/99   How to be human: when (and how) do I open up about past traumas?

    Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and read more How to be Human here.

    Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and read more How to be Human here.


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  • 72/99   The interior of GM's 1990 CERV III concept car is the future we deserved

    I went down a Wikipedia hole looking up Corvettes recently. I can't remember how exactly I got there (does anyone ever remember how they ended up down a Wikipedia hole?), but it did give me occasion to remember GM's Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicles (CERVs) — a series of concept cars mostly based on Vettes that spanned over three decades from 1959 to 1993.

    I went down a Wikipedia hole looking up Corvettes recently. I can't remember how exactly I got there (does anyone ever remember how they ended up down a Wikipedia hole?), but it did give me occasion to remember GM's Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicles (CERVs) — a series of concept cars mostly based on Vettes that spanned over three decades from 1959 to 1993.


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  • 73/99   The Crow and the Heron: An inside look at the legendary Himeji and Matsumoto castles of Japan

    Himeji and Matsumoto are two of the most famous Japanese castles. One mostly white, one mostly black, and both are magnificent inside and out. Here's a tour of both, in photos and 360 video.

    Himeji and Matsumoto are two of the most famous Japanese castles. One mostly white, one mostly black, and both are magnificent inside and out. Here's a tour of both, in photos and 360 video.


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  • 74/99   New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S. Mexico Relations

    The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was expected to be perfunctory, but when Dr. Olivia Graeve, the new Center's first director, stepped to the podium, it all changed."This center will be filled with the spirit of '¡Si, se puede!' It...

    The opening of the new Cali-Baja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), on May 24, 2016, was expected to be perfunctory, but when Dr. Olivia Graeve, the new Center's first director, stepped to the podium, it all changed."This center will be filled with the spirit of '¡Si, se puede!' It...


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  • 75/99   Asia shares slip, dollar firm after Yellen's hike remarks
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    By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged down on Monday and the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike could be around the corner. The U.S. central bank should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if economic growth picks up and the labor market continues to improve, Yellen said on Friday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.25 percent as markets pondered the Fed outlook.

    By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged down on Monday and the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike could be around the corner. The U.S. central bank should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if economic growth picks up and the labor market continues to improve, Yellen said on Friday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.25 percent as markets pondered the Fed outlook.


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  • 76/99   China bets on duty-free paradise to keep luxury spenders at home
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    China's efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury. Firms such as the owner of the world's biggest duty-free shopping center, China International Travel Service Corp Ltd (CITS) , are capitalizing on a relaxation of duty-free spending restrictions in February, with HNA Group Co Ltd [HNAIRC.UL] reporting a 160 percent surge in sales. Government initiatives, including 19 more duty-free shops nationwide, come as sales of the types of luxury goods that line duty-free shelves fell 2 percent last year.

    China's efforts to lift local consumption, spur domestic tourism and keep within its borders citizens that splurge in Milan or Seoul have spawned a duty-free paradise on the southern island of Hainan that it hopes will satisfy a lust for luxury. Firms such as the owner of the world's biggest duty-free shopping center, China International Travel Service Corp Ltd (CITS) , are capitalizing on a relaxation of duty-free spending restrictions in February, with HNA Group Co Ltd [HNAIRC.UL] reporting a 160 percent surge in sales. Government initiatives, including 19 more duty-free shops nationwide, come as sales of the types of luxury goods that line duty-free shelves fell 2 percent last year.


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  • 77/99   Fed's Bullard keeps mum on monetary policy in academic conference speech
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    SEOUL (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard did not comment on current U.S. monetary policy in his speech at an academic conference on Monday in South Korea. Bullard will be giving a new conference later in the day. (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)

    SEOUL (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard did not comment on current U.S. monetary policy in his speech at an academic conference on Monday in South Korea. Bullard will be giving a new conference later in the day. (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Eric Meijer)


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  • 78/99   Bourbon maker Brown-Forman shares seen expensive
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    Shares of Brown-Forman , which makes Jack Daniel's and other liquors, are seen as pricey as the world's top bourbon seller faces slowing growth in an increasingly crowded field, Barron's said in its latest online edition. Brown-Forman's stock had delivered annual gain of 12.5 percent in the past decade including dividend, outpacing the Standard & Poor's 500 index by 5 percent points, the financial weekly paper said.

    Shares of Brown-Forman , which makes Jack Daniel's and other liquors, are seen as pricey as the world's top bourbon seller faces slowing growth in an increasingly crowded field, Barron's said in its latest online edition. Brown-Forman's stock had delivered annual gain of 12.5 percent in the past decade including dividend, outpacing the Standard & Poor's 500 index by 5 percent points, the financial weekly paper said.


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  • 79/99   Suncor ramping up operations after Canada wildfire
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    By Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc's facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to partially restart by the end of the week, the company said on Sunday, the latest sign Canadian oil sands producers are coming back online after a massive wildfire. The start-up of Suncor's base plant and MacKay River sites is under way, with "initial production" expected by the end of the week, the company said in a statement, which noted initial production at its Firebag site began early last week. A spokeswoman declined to specify the production volume expected as operations resume.

    By Ethan Lou TORONTO (Reuters) - Suncor Energy Inc's facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to partially restart by the end of the week, the company said on Sunday, the latest sign Canadian oil sands producers are coming back online after a massive wildfire. The start-up of Suncor's base plant and MacKay River sites is under way, with "initial production" expected by the end of the week, the company said in a statement, which noted initial production at its Firebag site began early last week. A spokeswoman declined to specify the production volume expected as operations resume.


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  • 80/99   Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
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    As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.

    As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.


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  • 81/99   Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
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    The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.

    The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.


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  • 82/99   19 people rescued from Kentucky cave
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  • 83/99   G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
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    By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.

    By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.


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  • 84/99   Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
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    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.


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  • 85/99   New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs
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    By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. "The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it," said David Payne, who heads GlaxoSmithKline PLC's antibiotics drug group. Other pharmaceutical companies expressed a similar sentiment.

    By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. "The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it," said David Payne, who heads GlaxoSmithKline PLC's antibiotics drug group. Other pharmaceutical companies expressed a similar sentiment.


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  • 86/99   Prototype space station module inflated on NASA's second try
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    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may provide a less expensive and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Designed and built by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace previously flew two unmanned prototypes.

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may provide a less expensive and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Designed and built by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace previously flew two unmanned prototypes.


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  • 87/99   Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a comet
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    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made several detections of the amino acid glycine, used by living organisms to make proteins, in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists said on Friday. Glycine previously was indirectly detected in samples returned to Earth in 2006 from another comet, Wild 2.

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made several detections of the amino acid glycine, used by living organisms to make proteins, in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists said on Friday. Glycine previously was indirectly detected in samples returned to Earth in 2006 from another comet, Wild 2.


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  • 88/99   Radar images reveal Mars is coming out of an ice age
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    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday. The Martian ice began its retreat about 370,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, according to the research published in the journal Science. Using images taken by satellites orbiting Mars, the researchers determined that about 20,872 cubic miles (87,000 cubic km) of ice has accumulated at its poles since the end of the ice age, mostly in the northern polar cap.

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday. The Martian ice began its retreat about 370,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, according to the research published in the journal Science. Using images taken by satellites orbiting Mars, the researchers determined that about 20,872 cubic miles (87,000 cubic km) of ice has accumulated at its poles since the end of the ice age, mostly in the northern polar cap.


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  • 89/99   From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma
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    It poses a thorny problem for European policymakers wary of new molecular manipulation in agriculture after a quarter century of conflict over genetically modified food. In a research lab in Norwich, 100 miles northeast of London, Wendy Harwood is making exact DNA tweaks in barley plants to produce better-germinating grain, with higher yield and quality. "We've never been able to go in and make such a precise change as we can now with gene editing," said the John Innes Centre scientist.

    It poses a thorny problem for European policymakers wary of new molecular manipulation in agriculture after a quarter century of conflict over genetically modified food. In a research lab in Norwich, 100 miles northeast of London, Wendy Harwood is making exact DNA tweaks in barley plants to produce better-germinating grain, with higher yield and quality. "We've never been able to go in and make such a precise change as we can now with gene editing," said the John Innes Centre scientist.


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  • 90/99   U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive
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    By Isabel Coles HASSAN SHAMI, Iraq (Reuters) - Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold. Commenting on the ground deployment of coalition soldiers seen near the battle front, Baghdad-based spokesman for then coalition, U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, said: "U.S. and coalition forces are conducting advise and assist operations to help Kurdish Peshmerga forces". The sighting of the servicemen near the frontline is a measure of the U.S.-led coalition's deepening involvement on the ground in Iraq as the war against Islamic State approaches its third year.

    By Isabel Coles HASSAN SHAMI, Iraq (Reuters) - Servicemen from the U.S.-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from Islamic State east of their Mosul stronghold. Commenting on the ground deployment of coalition soldiers seen near the battle front, Baghdad-based spokesman for then coalition, U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren, said: "U.S. and coalition forces are conducting advise and assist operations to help Kurdish Peshmerga forces". The sighting of the servicemen near the frontline is a measure of the U.S.-led coalition's deepening involvement on the ground in Iraq as the war against Islamic State approaches its third year.


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  • 91/99   Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs
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    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. "We will never know exact numbers," Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.

    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. "We will never know exact numbers," Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.


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  • 92/99   French government to stand firm on labour reform
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    By Ingrid Melander and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - The French government will stand by its labour reform plans, it said on Sunday, while resuming talks with unions in an effort to end widespread protests before the country hosts the Euro 2016 soccer tournament next month. The hardline CGT union has organised street protests, train strikes and refinery blockades to pressure the government to scrap plans that would make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying on Sunday that he is determined not to join a long list of politicians who have conceded defeat to protesters.

    By Ingrid Melander and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS (Reuters) - The French government will stand by its labour reform plans, it said on Sunday, while resuming talks with unions in an effort to end widespread protests before the country hosts the Euro 2016 soccer tournament next month. The hardline CGT union has organised street protests, train strikes and refinery blockades to pressure the government to scrap plans that would make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying on Sunday that he is determined not to join a long list of politicians who have conceded defeat to protesters.


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  • 93/99   Brother of man killed in U.S. strike on Taliban chief files police report
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    By Gul Yousufzai and Saud Mehsud QUETTA/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in southwest Pakistan has filed a report with police asking for his brother's killing to be investigated, officials said on Sunday. Muhammad Azam, a Pakistani citizen, was driving Mansour from the Pakistan-Iran border to Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, when a U.S. drone destroyed the car in the Koshki area of Noshki district, killing them both. Azam was a regular taxi driver on the route and was not connected to the Taliban, his brother Muhammad Qasim said in a police report seen by Reuters.

    By Gul Yousufzai and Saud Mehsud QUETTA/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in southwest Pakistan has filed a report with police asking for his brother's killing to be investigated, officials said on Sunday. Muhammad Azam, a Pakistani citizen, was driving Mansour from the Pakistan-Iran border to Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, when a U.S. drone destroyed the car in the Koshki area of Noshki district, killing them both. Azam was a regular taxi driver on the route and was not connected to the Taliban, his brother Muhammad Qasim said in a police report seen by Reuters.


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  • 94/99   Jordan's King Abdullah dissolves parliament, names caretaker PM
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    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as caretaker prime minister on Sunday after dissolving parliament as its four-year term nears its end, and charged him with organising new elections by October. The king accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour before appointing Mulqi by royal decree. Jordan traditionally votes according to tribal and family allegiances but parliament amended the electoral laws in March in a move government sources and political analysts say will lead to more candidates from political parties vying for votes.

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah appointed veteran politician Hani Mulqi as caretaker prime minister on Sunday after dissolving parliament as its four-year term nears its end, and charged him with organising new elections by October. The king accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour before appointing Mulqi by royal decree. Jordan traditionally votes according to tribal and family allegiances but parliament amended the electoral laws in March in a move government sources and political analysts say will lead to more candidates from political parties vying for votes.


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  • 95/99   Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike
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    PARIS (AP) — A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.

    PARIS (AP) — A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.


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  • 96/99   Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
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    BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.

    BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.


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  • 97/99   WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears
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    The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus. An open letter addressed to the global health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday had called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus. Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia, said the letter.

    The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus. An open letter addressed to the global health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday had called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus. Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia, said the letter.


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  • 98/99   Flint, Michigan, pipe-replacement cost nearly doubles: newspaper
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    (Reuters) - The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported on Saturday. The average cost for replacing a service water line in Flint through a pilot project that ended this month was $7,500, the newspaper said. The figure is almost twice the $4,000 estimated by the state Department of Environmental Quality at the beginning of Flint's water crisis last fall.

    (Reuters) - The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported on Saturday. The average cost for replacing a service water line in Flint through a pilot project that ended this month was $7,500, the newspaper said. The figure is almost twice the $4,000 estimated by the state Department of Environmental Quality at the beginning of Flint's water crisis last fall.


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  • 99/99   Canada's Trudeau defends assisted suicide bill as deadline nears
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    By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, predicting confusion if it is not approved. The draft legislation, introduced by Trudeau's Liberal government in April, would allow people with incurable illnesses or disabilities to end their lives with a medical professional's help, but stopped short of extending the right to minors and the mentally ill. "There are people who think we should have gone further with this bill, there are people who think we already went too far," Trudeau told reporters at a Liberal convention in Winnipeg.

    By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, predicting confusion if it is not approved. The draft legislation, introduced by Trudeau's Liberal government in April, would allow people with incurable illnesses or disabilities to end their lives with a medical professional's help, but stopped short of extending the right to minors and the mentally ill. "There are people who think we should have gone further with this bill, there are people who think we already went too far," Trudeau told reporters at a Liberal convention in Winnipeg.


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