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  • 2/97   Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch
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    MADRID (AP) — It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.

    MADRID (AP) — It may not be the most suitable exhibit for the squeamish but the Prado Museum's 500th anniversary display of the most and best of Dutch Renaissance master Hieronymus Bosch is definitely a must for art lovers, and maybe gore freaks too.


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  • 3/97   In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented
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    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.


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  • 4/97   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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  • 5/97   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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  • 6/97   Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.


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  • 7/97   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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  • 8/97   '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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  • 9/97   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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  • 10/97   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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  • 11/97   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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  • 12/97   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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  • 13/97   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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  • 14/97   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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  • 15/97   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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  • 16/97   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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  • 17/97   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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  • 18/97   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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  • 19/97   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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  • 20/97   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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  • 21/97   Chinese developer Wanda opens theme park to take on Disney
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    NANCHANG, China (AP) — China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.

    NANCHANG, China (AP) — China's largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, opened an entertainment complex on Saturday that it's positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5 billion Shanghai theme park opening next month.


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  • 22/97   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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  • 23/97   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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  • 24/97   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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  • 25/97   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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  • 26/97   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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  • 27/97   '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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  • 28/97   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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  • 29/97   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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  • 30/97   '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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  • 31/97   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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  • 32/97   Thailand's Ariya captures third LPGA title in a row
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    Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn won her third consecutive LPGA title, 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 consecutively, pushing the 20-year-old from Bangkok 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 when she took 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, 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 consecutively, pushing the 20-year-old from Bangkok 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 when she took the Yokohama Tire Classic in Alabama earlier this month and added the Kingsmill Championship last week.


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  • 33/97   Wood eyes Ryder Cup, Olympic teams
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    England's Chris Wood is eyeing a spot in the Ryder Cup and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. Wood put himself in the frame for a place in the European team, under Darren Clarke at Hazeltine, with his one million euro ($1.11 million) prize money, but still has to overtake one of Danny Willett and Justin Rose in the world rankings to make the Great Britain team for Rio. The Wentworth victory will push Wood into the top 25, but Willett was ninth and Rose 10th the week before the event.

    England's Chris Wood is eyeing a spot in the Ryder Cup and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after his win in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. Wood put himself in the frame for a place in the European team, under Darren Clarke at Hazeltine, with his one million euro ($1.11 million) prize money, but still has to overtake one of Danny Willett and Justin Rose in the world rankings to make the Great Britain team for Rio. The Wentworth victory will push Wood into the top 25, but Willett was ninth and Rose 10th the week before the event.


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  • 34/97   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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  • 35/97   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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  • 36/97   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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  • 37/97   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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  • 38/97   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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  • 39/97   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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  • 40/97   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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  • 41/97   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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  • 42/97   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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  • 43/97   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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  • 44/97   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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  • 45/97   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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  • 46/97   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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  • 47/97   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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  • 48/97   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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  • 49/97   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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  • 50/97   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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  • 51/97   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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  • 52/97   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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  • 53/97   Indian minister: discussing Apple's request for FDI rules waiver

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government on Monday said it was discussing Apple Inc's foreign direct investment application that seeks a waiver from a local sourcing rule. Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister in the federal cabinet, told reporters her ministry would discuss the issue with the finance ministry. The finance ministry's foreign investment promotion board (FIPB), which clears foreign direct investment applications, has asked the iPhone maker to sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods if it wished to open shops in India.

    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government on Monday said it was discussing Apple Inc's foreign direct investment application that seeks a waiver from a local sourcing rule. Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister in the federal cabinet, told reporters her ministry would discuss the issue with the finance ministry. The finance ministry's foreign investment promotion board (FIPB), which clears foreign direct investment applications, has asked the iPhone maker to sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods if it wished to open shops in India.


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  • 54/97   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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  • 55/97   Bangladesh panel finds possible insider role in central bank cyber theft

    Officials of Bangladesh Bank may have been involved in a brazen theft of $81 million from its account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February, the head of a government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist told reporters on Monday. Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank and issued instructions through the SWIFT network to transfer $951 million of its deposits held at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Most of the transactions were blocked but four went through, amounting to $81 million, sparking allegations by Bangladeshi officials that both the Fed and SWIFT had failed to detect the fraud.

    Officials of Bangladesh Bank may have been involved in a brazen theft of $81 million from its account with the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February, the head of a government-appointed panel investigating the cyber heist told reporters on Monday. Hackers broke into the computer systems of the Bangladesh central bank and issued instructions through the SWIFT network to transfer $951 million of its deposits held at the New York Federal Reserve Bank to accounts in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Most of the transactions were blocked but four went through, amounting to $81 million, sparking allegations by Bangladeshi officials that both the Fed and SWIFT had failed to detect the fraud.


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  • 56/97   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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  • 57/97   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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  • 58/97   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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  • 59/97   Computex 2016: the future of computers revealed in Taipei

    Computex Taipei 2016 comes at a time when there's wider interest in the PC and computer hardware industry than there has been in many years. Taiwanese company Nvidia has just launched the GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs amid a flurry of hype, much of which is down to the fact that you need a powerful PC to run virtual reality headsets like the Vive from compatriots HTC. VR is likely to be a major theme at this year's Computex, with HTC making an unexpected appearance after years of skipping the show.

    Computex Taipei 2016 comes at a time when there's wider interest in the PC and computer hardware industry than there has been in many years. Taiwanese company Nvidia has just launched the GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs amid a flurry of hype, much of which is down to the fact that you need a powerful PC to run virtual reality headsets like the Vive from compatriots HTC. VR is likely to be a major theme at this year's Computex, with HTC making an unexpected appearance after years of skipping the show.


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  • 60/97   First Click: Code Conference, Computex, Civil War II, and more in the week ahead

    Computex has already shifted into high gear with Sam Byford in Taipei covering the action live all week long. Asus kicked things off early with a MacBook killer and a trio of nice looking phones as part of its “Zenvolution” event.

    Computex has already shifted into high gear with Sam Byford in Taipei covering the action live all week long. Asus kicked things off early with a MacBook killer and a trio of nice looking phones as part of its “Zenvolution” event.


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  • 61/97   This is the first unibody metal phone without antenna lines

    Asus has somehow worked around the iPhone's most glaring aesthetic shortcoming, beating competitors like HTC, Huawei, and Meizu in producing a "full-metal" phone with completely discreet antennas. Alongside the 5.7-inch Deluxe, Asus today also unveiled the 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra, which resides firmly in phablet territory while also matching the invisible antenna design. Both devices have 1080p displays and an enviable 79 percent screen-to-body ratio, so Asus has truly done its utmost in terms of design measurables.

    Asus has somehow worked around the iPhone's most glaring aesthetic shortcoming, beating competitors like HTC, Huawei, and Meizu in producing a "full-metal" phone with completely discreet antennas. Alongside the 5.7-inch Deluxe, Asus today also unveiled the 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra, which resides firmly in phablet territory while also matching the invisible antenna design. Both devices have 1080p displays and an enviable 79 percent screen-to-body ratio, so Asus has truly done its utmost in terms of design measurables.


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  • 62/97   Iran orders foreign messaging apps to store data within its borders

    Iran has ordered foreign messaging apps to store all data on its citizens within the country's borders, Reuters reports, giving the companies one year to comply. Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace announced the measures on Sunday, saying they are based on the "guidelines and concerns of the supreme leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the local IRNA news agency. Iran has long held tight control over the internet, censoring objectionable content and blocking access to services like Facebook and Twitter.

    Iran has ordered foreign messaging apps to store all data on its citizens within the country's borders, Reuters reports, giving the companies one year to comply. Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace announced the measures on Sunday, saying they are based on the "guidelines and concerns of the supreme leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the local IRNA news agency. Iran has long held tight control over the internet, censoring objectionable content and blocking access to services like Facebook and Twitter.


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  • 63/97   Apple's plan to sell used iPhones in India officially gets rejected

    Luckily for the Cupertino, California-based company, it still has hopes of opening up its own retail stores in the populous nation.

    Luckily for the Cupertino, California-based company, it still has hopes of opening up its own retail stores in the populous nation.


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  • 64/97   For an Optimistic Revolution

    The world has seen more than one industrial revolution and another one is already upon us. We should face it as optimists. According to the classical legend, a Greek messenger named Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message. It took him 36 hours. A horse-drawn carriage or a modern car would have saved Pheidippides...

    The world has seen more than one industrial revolution and another one is already upon us. We should face it as optimists. According to the classical legend, a Greek messenger named Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver a message. It took him 36 hours. A horse-drawn carriage or a modern car would have saved Pheidippides...


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  • 65/97   Here's an Asus VR headset with fancy leather straps

    Asus didn't mention this during their laptop- and phone- and robot-packed Computex Taipei press conference, but in the demo area there's a virtual reality headset on display behind glass; other than the name "Asus VR" emblazoned above it, there's zero explanation of what it actually is. But! It does have stitched leather straps, which look a little too ZenWatch-like for my taste but are arguably more fashion forward than the likes of the HTC Vive.

    Asus didn't mention this during their laptop- and phone- and robot-packed Computex Taipei press conference, but in the demo area there's a virtual reality headset on display behind glass; other than the name "Asus VR" emblazoned above it, there's zero explanation of what it actually is. But! It does have stitched leather straps, which look a little too ZenWatch-like for my taste but are arguably more fashion forward than the likes of the HTC Vive.


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  • 66/97   Watch Jonney Shih announce Asus’ MacBook killer

    The scarcely believable Asus ZenBook 3 is the undeniable highlight of an action-packed press conference from Asus today. The ZenBook 3 has a higher screen-to-body ratio at 82 percent, it has twice the key travel, and it boasts faster recharge times with Asus' proprietary fast-charging tech.

    The scarcely believable Asus ZenBook 3 is the undeniable highlight of an action-packed press conference from Asus today. The ZenBook 3 has a higher screen-to-body ratio at 82 percent, it has twice the key travel, and it boasts faster recharge times with Asus' proprietary fast-charging tech.


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  • 67/97   Here's how the Asus ZenBook 3 looks next to the MacBook

    Asus' new ZenBook 3 is plainly aimed straight at the MacBook's heart; chairman Jonney Shih made multiple comparisons to Apple's 12-inch laptop on stage this afternoon at Computex Taipei, highlighting how the latest Zenbook is thinner and lighter while managing to cram in an Intel Core i7 processor.

    Asus' new ZenBook 3 is plainly aimed straight at the MacBook's heart; chairman Jonney Shih made multiple comparisons to Apple's 12-inch laptop on stage this afternoon at Computex Taipei, highlighting how the latest Zenbook is thinner and lighter while managing to cram in an Intel Core i7 processor.


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  • 68/97   Zenbo family robot destroys Computex with cuteness before it even begins

    Asus dropped an unexpected robot revolution on its Computex press conference, launching the Zenbo household assistant, priced at $599.

    Asus dropped an unexpected robot revolution on its Computex press conference, launching the Zenbo household assistant, priced at $599.


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  • 69/97   The Asus Zenbo is a ridiculous home robot for $599

    Meet Zenbo, a new robot friend for seniors, kids, and anybody else who wants to invite a less-cute real-world version of BB-8 into their own home. Asus chairman Jonney Shih showed off Zenbo on stage at Computex today, describing the robot as a smart home manager, security guard, hands-free kitchen assistant, and family photographer. Zenbo looks like an iMac G4 riding a Sony Rolly, but appears to work like Amazon's Echo, providing recipe recommendations and similar services in response to voice queries.

    Meet Zenbo, a new robot friend for seniors, kids, and anybody else who wants to invite a less-cute real-world version of BB-8 into their own home. Asus chairman Jonney Shih showed off Zenbo on stage at Computex today, describing the robot as a smart home manager, security guard, hands-free kitchen assistant, and family photographer. Zenbo looks like an iMac G4 riding a Sony Rolly, but appears to work like Amazon's Echo, providing recipe recommendations and similar services in response to voice queries.


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  • 70/97   MediaTek's Pump Express 3.0 charges a smartphone from 0 to 70 in 20 minutes

    The Taiwanese chipmaker's new battery solution looks promising, but will only be available at the end of the year.

    The Taiwanese chipmaker's new battery solution looks promising, but will only be available at the end of the year.


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  • 71/97   Asus announces new Transformer 2-in-1s to rival Microsoft's Surface

    Asus is taking on Microsoft's latest Surface's tablets with its Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro, a new generation of 2-in-1 devices, announced today at Computex Taipei. The Asus Transformer 3 Pro is a direct competitor for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, and will be purchasable with an Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid state drive. The device is a hybrid laptop and tablet, but Asus is emphasizing the device's power, describing it as "the world's most versatile PC," and detailing an array of ports to make the Transformer 3 Pro simpler to connect to other devices.

    Asus is taking on Microsoft's latest Surface's tablets with its Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro, a new generation of 2-in-1 devices, announced today at Computex Taipei. The Asus Transformer 3 Pro is a direct competitor for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, and will be purchasable with an Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB solid state drive. The device is a hybrid laptop and tablet, but Asus is emphasizing the device's power, describing it as "the world's most versatile PC," and detailing an array of ports to make the Transformer 3 Pro simpler to connect to other devices.


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  • 72/97   Asus announces Zenfone 3 alongside premium Deluxe and giant Ultra models

    Asus has kicked off its Computex Taipei announcements with the Zenfone 3 series, comprising a trio of phones with some pretty big differences. The regular Zenfone 3 is positioned as a mainstream phone with strong design at a low price; the Zenfone 3 Deluxe goes for high-end performance and build quality; and the Zenfone 3 Ultra is centered around entertainment with a gigantic screen. All three of the models look to be far better built than the plastic Zenfone 2.

    Asus has kicked off its Computex Taipei announcements with the Zenfone 3 series, comprising a trio of phones with some pretty big differences. The regular Zenfone 3 is positioned as a mainstream phone with strong design at a low price; the Zenfone 3 Deluxe goes for high-end performance and build quality; and the Zenfone 3 Ultra is centered around entertainment with a gigantic screen. All three of the models look to be far better built than the plastic Zenfone 2.


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  • 73/97   Tesla's Gigafactory grand opening to take place July 29

    The company's giant battery manufacturing facility outside Reno, Nevada will be celebrating a grand opening in just two months' time.

    The company's giant battery manufacturing facility outside Reno, Nevada will be celebrating a grand opening in just two months' time.


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  • 74/97   Asus ZenBook 3 is thinner and lighter than Apple’s MacBook

    Shih said the ZenBook 3 was "the best of both" MacBook and MacBook Air, being lighter and thinner than the former, and more powerful than the latter. The ZenBook 3 will also feature the company's highest screen-to-body ratio of any of its laptops — 82 percent.

    Shih said the ZenBook 3 was "the best of both" MacBook and MacBook Air, being lighter and thinner than the former, and more powerful than the latter. The ZenBook 3 will also feature the company's highest screen-to-body ratio of any of its laptops — 82 percent.


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  • 75/97   Blizzard trying to crack down on Overwatch porn

    Fighting Rule 34 may seem futile, but Blizzard has a good reason for trying to stop X-rated fan interpretations of its multiplayer first-person shooter.

    Fighting Rule 34 may seem futile, but Blizzard has a good reason for trying to stop X-rated fan interpretations of its multiplayer first-person shooter.


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  • 76/97   Pope Francis meets with YouTube creators to 'promote empathy'

    Pope Francis has met with 11 young YouTube personalities to have a discussion about spreading peace and understanding through videos.

    Pope Francis has met with 11 young YouTube personalities to have a discussion about spreading peace and understanding through videos.


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  • 77/97   Graphics in Samsung's next super phone will look much prettier thanks to this chip

    ARM Holdings, whose technology is the basis for Apple and Samsung processors, has created a new CPU and GPU that work better for VR and other intensive tasks.

    ARM Holdings, whose technology is the basis for Apple and Samsung processors, has created a new CPU and GPU that work better for VR and other intensive tasks.


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  • 78/97   Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 79/97   Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 80/97   19 people rescued from Kentucky cave
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  • 81/97   G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 82/97   Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 83/97   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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  • 84/97   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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  • 85/97   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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  • 86/97   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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  • 87/97   From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 88/97   U.S.-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    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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  • 89/97   Hopes and fears for jobs as Afghan cement factory reopens
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    By Mirwais Harooni and James Mackenzie JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan's first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. "By selling our products and improving the factory's production, we can avoid having our young generation go abroad," said Amir Mohammad. "If there are job possibilities, they can stay with their families and look after their children." But the outdated state-owned plant 75 km (47 miles) outside Kabul also shows how far there is to go before that promise can be achieved and there are serious questions whether the plant has a viable future unless it is thoroughly modernized.

    By Mirwais Harooni and James Mackenzie JABAL SARAJ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - After a break of 20 years, Afghanistan's first cement factory is once more clanking noisily in the countryside near Kabul as crushed-up limestone rocks rattle along a battered conveyor belt to the newly restored kiln. "By selling our products and improving the factory's production, we can avoid having our young generation go abroad," said Amir Mohammad. "If there are job possibilities, they can stay with their families and look after their children." But the outdated state-owned plant 75 km (47 miles) outside Kabul also shows how far there is to go before that promise can be achieved and there are serious questions whether the plant has a viable future unless it is thoroughly modernized.


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  • 90/97   Japan puts military on alert for possible North Korea missile launch
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    TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said. Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan's NHK state broadcaster said.

    TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan put its military on alert on Monday for a possible North Korean ballistic missile firing, while South Korea also said it had detected evidence of launch preparations, officials from Japan and South Korea said. Tension in the region has been high since North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test in January and followed that with a satellite launch and test launches of various missiles. Japan ordered naval destroyers and anti-ballistic missile Patriot batteries to be ready to shoot down any projectile heading for Japan, Japan's NHK state broadcaster said.


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  • 91/97   U.S.-backed Syrian alliance widens offensive near IS capital
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    A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias is widening an offensive against Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa, targeting an area where the group controls a disused air base, a monitoring group and a Kurdish official said on Monday. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes the Kurdish YPG militia, launched an attack against Islamic State-held areas north of Raqqa city last week. The city itself is not a target of the current offensive however, the SDF has said.

    A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian militias is widening an offensive against Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa, targeting an area where the group controls a disused air base, a monitoring group and a Kurdish official said on Monday. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes the Kurdish YPG militia, launched an attack against Islamic State-held areas north of Raqqa city last week. The city itself is not a target of the current offensive however, the SDF has said.


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  • 92/97   Reconstruction of ruined palace begins in Afghan capital
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    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani dedicated an ambitious reconstruction project on Monday to restore the ruins of historic Darul Aman palace, an initiative aimed at signaling a new future for the war-torn country. "Today, we witness returning to the past while building a foundation for the future," Ghani said, standing inside the bombed-out shell of the structure. Now Darul Aman and the neighboring Tajbeg Palace, also ruined, sit within view of a new, nearly $100 million Afghan National Assembly building, which was inaugurated in December.

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani dedicated an ambitious reconstruction project on Monday to restore the ruins of historic Darul Aman palace, an initiative aimed at signaling a new future for the war-torn country. "Today, we witness returning to the past while building a foundation for the future," Ghani said, standing inside the bombed-out shell of the structure. Now Darul Aman and the neighboring Tajbeg Palace, also ruined, sit within view of a new, nearly $100 million Afghan National Assembly building, which was inaugurated in December.


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  • 93/97   Alibaba tells vendors to halt drug sales online, cites government rule change
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular from the Hebei province branch of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on "urgent control measures relating to drug products". The regulator's surprise directive comes as the government promotes retail sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, with a pledge to harness technology to solve issues as varied as high drug prices and snarling hospital queues.

    Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has told vendors on its Tmall website to stop selling medicine, saying a local regulator has issued an "urgent" directive halting drug sales via third-party platforms. Alibaba, in a notice dated May 27 seen by Reuters, cited a circular from the Hebei province branch of the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on "urgent control measures relating to drug products". The regulator's surprise directive comes as the government promotes retail sales of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine, with a pledge to harness technology to solve issues as varied as high drug prices and snarling hospital queues.


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  • 94/97   How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech
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    The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a $80 million profit from selling a stake in Anacor Pharmaceuticals , a firm it had backed for its work on neglected diseases, which is now being bought by Pfizer . With an endowment of $40 billion, the Gates foundation is the world’s largest charity, while Wellcome has an 18 billion pound ($26 billion) investment portfolio.

    The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a $80 million profit from selling a stake in Anacor Pharmaceuticals , a firm it had backed for its work on neglected diseases, which is now being bought by Pfizer . With an endowment of $40 billion, the Gates foundation is the world’s largest charity, while Wellcome has an 18 billion pound ($26 billion) investment portfolio.


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  • 95/97   Exclusive: Chinese, Japanese suitors eye $4 billion sale of CIT plane leasing unit - sources
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    By Anshuman Daga and Denny Thomas SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. lender CIT Group Inc has kicked off the sale of its aircraft leasing assets by inviting more than a dozen entities to consider bidding, including China's HNA Group, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's ICBC Leasing, and Japan's Orix Corp , sources familiar with the matter said. The sale of CIT's Commercial Air unit could fetch between $3 billion to $4 billion, with Century Tokyo Leasing , sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, CDB Leasing, plus some global pension funds and insurers, also invited to bid for the assets, the sources added.

    By Anshuman Daga and Denny Thomas SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. lender CIT Group Inc has kicked off the sale of its aircraft leasing assets by inviting more than a dozen entities to consider bidding, including China's HNA Group, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's ICBC Leasing, and Japan's Orix Corp , sources familiar with the matter said. The sale of CIT's Commercial Air unit could fetch between $3 billion to $4 billion, with Century Tokyo Leasing , sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, CDB Leasing, plus some global pension funds and insurers, also invited to bid for the assets, the sources added.


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  • 96/97   Samsung Bioepis receives final European approval for its Remicade copy
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    South Korea's Samsung Bioepis said on Monday its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade has received final approval from European regulators, paving the way for its second product launch in Europe. Samsung Bioepis, an unlisted arm of South Korea's top conglomerate Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], also said last week the biosimilar had been submitted for review in the United States. A relative latecomer to the industry, Samsung Bioepis has found early success by beating rivals to market on some of the world's top-selling drugs.

    South Korea's Samsung Bioepis said on Monday its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade has received final approval from European regulators, paving the way for its second product launch in Europe. Samsung Bioepis, an unlisted arm of South Korea's top conglomerate Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], also said last week the biosimilar had been submitted for review in the United States. A relative latecomer to the industry, Samsung Bioepis has found early success by beating rivals to market on some of the world's top-selling drugs.


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  • 97/97   Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    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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