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  • 2/100   Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
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    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


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  • 3/100   Who will win at the Tony Awards? AP predicts
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The great comedian W.C. Fields is credited with the line, "Never work with children or animals." He would have had trouble on Broadway this season.


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  • 4/100   Italian film comic Bud Spencer, the 'good giant,' dies at 86
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    ROME (AP) — Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.

    ROME (AP) — Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.


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  • 5/100   'Avatar' mobile game landing ahead of film sequels
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones.


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  • 6/100   Aerosmith drummer's new Massachusetts coffee shop to open
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    NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith's drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week.

    NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock 'n' roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith's drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week.


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  • 7/100   Ex-US soccer star Donovan getting comfortable on TV
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    Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his high school speech class: "Speaking is 10 percent what you actually say, and 90 percent how you're presenting it."

    Landon Donovan keeps thinking back to a lesson from the teacher in his high school speech class: "Speaking is 10 percent what you actually say, and 90 percent how you're presenting it."


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  • 8/100   Spaghetti western film star Bud Spencer dies
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    Italian actor Bud Spencer, who starred in a string of spaghetti westerns, died in Rome aged 86, his family confirmed. "With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey," his family said on Spencer's Twitter account in English. Spencer, born Carlo Pedersoli in Italy in 1929, played in 16 films alongside Terence Hill, whose real name was Mario Girotti.

    Italian actor Bud Spencer, who starred in a string of spaghetti westerns, died in Rome aged 86, his family confirmed. "With our deepest regrets, we have to tell you that Bud is flying to his next journey," his family said on Spencer's Twitter account in English. Spencer, born Carlo Pedersoli in Italy in 1929, played in 16 films alongside Terence Hill, whose real name was Mario Girotti.


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  • 9/100   'Finding Dory' splashes box office competition
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    Los Angeles (AFP) - Pixar's "Finding Dory" floated atop the box office over the weekend, taking in $73 million and sinking the sequel to "Independence Day," industry results showed Monday.

    Los Angeles (AFP) - Pixar's "Finding Dory" floated atop the box office over the weekend, taking in $73 million and sinking the sequel to "Independence Day," industry results showed Monday.


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  • 10/100   Jimmy Buffett musical unveils creative team and new name
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team.


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  • 11/100   Half of US households have streaming TV services: survey
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    Streaming television services from companies like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have reached a key milestone -- half of US households are now subscribing, a survey showed Monday. The Nielsen Total Audience Report found that in the first quarter of 2016, streaming video on-demand (SVOD) services reached 50 percent of American homes, the same percentage as digital video recorders. "While DVR penetration has plateaued, SVOD penetration is growing," the report said.

    Streaming television services from companies like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have reached a key milestone -- half of US households are now subscribing, a survey showed Monday. The Nielsen Total Audience Report found that in the first quarter of 2016, streaming video on-demand (SVOD) services reached 50 percent of American homes, the same percentage as digital video recorders. "While DVR penetration has plateaued, SVOD penetration is growing," the report said.


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  • 12/100   Judge says no hurry in determining Prince claims
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    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince's estate said Monday there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar.

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince's estate said Monday there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar.


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  • 13/100   'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller pleads in bankruptcy case
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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty Monday to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country.

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller pleaded guilty Monday to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country.


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  • 14/100   APNewsBreak: Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown Over Club Shooting
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  • 15/100   Molly Shannon tearjerker about cancer mom wins at Nantucket
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    NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A tearjerker about a family dealing with a mother's death to cancer has won top honors at the Nantucket Film Festival .

    NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A tearjerker about a family dealing with a mother's death to cancer has won top honors at the Nantucket Film Festival .


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  • 16/100   Justin Timberlake apologizes for tweet after backlash
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams' moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams' moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture.


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  • 17/100   Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss
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    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi.

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi.


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  • 18/100   J.K. Rowling to host a special screening of her next film
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will host a benefit screening this fall of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with some special guests — author J.K. Rowling, actor Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the film.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will host a benefit screening this fall of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with some special guests — author J.K. Rowling, actor Eddie Redmayne and other cast members from the film.


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  • 19/100   BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments
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    The BET Awards — or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the U.S. presidential election.

    The BET Awards — or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on issues ranging from racial injustice to the U.S. presidential election.


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  • 20/100   'Fifty-Year Mission' is compelling 'Star Trek' time line
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    "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman

    "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years" (Thomas Dunne Books), by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman


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  • 21/100   Subway musical 'In Transit' to emerge on Broadway this fall
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    NEW YORK (AP) — "In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has found the express train to Broadway.

    NEW YORK (AP) — "In Transit," a long-gestating, a cappella romantic comedy set in the New York City subway, has found the express train to Broadway.


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  • 22/100   German actor Goetz George dies at age 77
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    BERLIN (AP) — German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, has died. He was 77.

    BERLIN (AP) — German actor Goetz George, much beloved for his role as hard-nosed but good-hearted inspector in the country's iconic "Tatort" TV crime series, has died. He was 77.


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  • 23/100   After Dalai Lama met Lady Gaga, China warns of his motives
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    BEIJING (AP) — China warned people to be aware of what it said are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga on a trip to the U.S. and spoke about love and compassion.

    BEIJING (AP) — China warned people to be aware of what it said are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga on a trip to the U.S. and spoke about love and compassion.


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  • 24/100   Politically charged BET Awards honor Prince, Muhammad Ali
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    A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday's awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

    A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday's awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


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  • 25/100   Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jesse Williams brought the energy of a civil rights rally to the BET Awards Sunday night as he accepted the humanitarian award, demanding equal rights and calling for an end to police brutality against black people and white appropriation of black culture.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Jesse Williams brought the energy of a civil rights rally to the BET Awards Sunday night as he accepted the humanitarian award, demanding equal rights and calling for an end to police brutality against black people and white appropriation of black culture.


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  • 26/100   Laila Ali, Jaime Foxx pay tribute to Muhammad Ali
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    Laila Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

    Laila Ali paid tribute to her late father, sports icon Muhammad Ali, during the BET Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


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  • 27/100   Winners at Sunday Night's BET Awards in Los Angeles
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:


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  • 28/100   Christoph Waltz blasts Cameron over 'really stupid' Brexit
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    Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz blasted Prime Minister David Cameron for leading Britain toward a referendum in which a majority cast a "really stupid" vote to leave the European Union. The Vienna-born star of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" said he was "worried shitless" by the damage Britain's successful "Leave" campaign was doing to the rest of Europe. Cameron is due to gather his cabinet Monday at the start of a crunch week for Europe's leaders after Britain's shock vote on Thursday to leave the EU.

    Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz blasted Prime Minister David Cameron for leading Britain toward a referendum in which a majority cast a "really stupid" vote to leave the European Union. The Vienna-born star of "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" said he was "worried shitless" by the damage Britain's successful "Leave" campaign was doing to the rest of Europe. Cameron is due to gather his cabinet Monday at the start of a crunch week for Europe's leaders after Britain's shock vote on Thursday to leave the EU.


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  • 29/100   Robbie plays thoroughly modern 'Jane' in new 'Tarzan' film
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    With her cut-glass cheekbones, porcelain skin and cascading flaxen locks, it is hard to imagine a better choice to play Tarzan's love interest than Australian actress Margot Robbie. Robbie agreed early on with director David Yates that her take on Jane Porter, and later Lady Greystoke, in the 51st live-action Tarzan movie would be a feisty character, capable of fighting back.

    With her cut-glass cheekbones, porcelain skin and cascading flaxen locks, it is hard to imagine a better choice to play Tarzan's love interest than Australian actress Margot Robbie. Robbie agreed early on with director David Yates that her take on Jane Porter, and later Lady Greystoke, in the 51st live-action Tarzan movie would be a feisty character, capable of fighting back.


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  • 30/100   Award-winning Barbadian-born author Austin Clarke dies at 81
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    TORONTO (AP) — Austin Clarke, the award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada, died Sunday at age 81.

    TORONTO (AP) — Austin Clarke, the award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada, died Sunday at age 81.


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  • 31/100   Olympics: World No.1 golfer Day withdraws over Zika fears
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    (Reuters) - The world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus. "The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife's future pregnancies and to future members of our family," the Australian said in a statement posted on Twitter. "While it has always been a major goal to compete in the Olympics on behalf of my country, playing golf cannot take precedent over the safety of our family.

    (Reuters) - The world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus. "The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife's future pregnancies and to future members of our family," the Australian said in a statement posted on Twitter. "While it has always been a major goal to compete in the Olympics on behalf of my country, playing golf cannot take precedent over the safety of our family.


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  • 32/100   Legendary U.S. women's basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64
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    (Reuters) - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in U.S. Division I college basketball history, died on Tuesday at the age of 64, the University of Tennessee said. Summitt, who coached the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols women's team, announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. “Pat was the greatest coach of all time," university Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a statement.

    (Reuters) - Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in U.S. Division I college basketball history, died on Tuesday at the age of 64, the University of Tennessee said. Summitt, who coached the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols women's team, announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. “Pat was the greatest coach of all time," university Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said in a statement.


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  • 33/100   Muirfield to hold second vote on female membership
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    (Reuters) - Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open. The decision drew criticism from several top golfers, including four-times major winner Rory McIlroy, and Muirfield was removed from the list of courses that host Britain's Open championship by tournament organizers, the Royal and Ancient. With 64 percent of members voting in favor of admitting women in the first ballot, club captain Henry Fairweather felt a second vote would be a step towards restoring their damaged reputation.

    (Reuters) - Muirfield will hold a second vote to admit female members, the golf club confirmed, after last month's initial ballot rejected the lifting of a ban on women, leading to the historic course losing hosting rights for the British Open. The decision drew criticism from several top golfers, including four-times major winner Rory McIlroy, and Muirfield was removed from the list of courses that host Britain's Open championship by tournament organizers, the Royal and Ancient. With 64 percent of members voting in favor of admitting women in the first ballot, club captain Henry Fairweather felt a second vote would be a step towards restoring their damaged reputation.


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  • 34/100   World golf No.1 Day out of Olympics over Zika fears
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    World number one Jason Day on Tuesday became the latest golfer to withdraw from the Rio Olympics because of apparent fears over the Zika virus.

    World number one Jason Day on Tuesday became the latest golfer to withdraw from the Rio Olympics because of apparent fears over the Zika virus.


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  • 35/100   EBay's StubHub to resell Yankees tickets from July
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    (Reuters) - EBay Inc's StubHub said on Monday that it had won a 6.5 year revenue-sharing deal to resell tickets for the New York Yankees, ending a feud between the baseball franchise and the ticket broker. StubHub will replace Live Nation Entertainment Inc's Ticketmaster, which currently runs the ticket-resale business for the baseball team, starting on July 7. Ticketmaster will remain the seller of all online original ticket sales.

    (Reuters) - EBay Inc's StubHub said on Monday that it had won a 6.5 year revenue-sharing deal to resell tickets for the New York Yankees, ending a feud between the baseball franchise and the ticket broker. StubHub will replace Live Nation Entertainment Inc's Ticketmaster, which currently runs the ticket-resale business for the baseball team, starting on July 7. Ticketmaster will remain the seller of all online original ticket sales.


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  • 36/100   Jaguars' Skuta charged with battery
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    The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars said Monday they were looking into the arrest of team member Dan Skuta, who was charged with misdemeanor battery over an alleged altercation with a woman in Florida. "The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving linebacker Dan Skuta and are currently gathering more information," the National Football League team said in a statement. "The team has been in constant communication with Dan through this process in its entirety.

    The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars said Monday they were looking into the arrest of team member Dan Skuta, who was charged with misdemeanor battery over an alleged altercation with a woman in Florida. "The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving linebacker Dan Skuta and are currently gathering more information," the National Football League team said in a statement. "The team has been in constant communication with Dan through this process in its entirety.


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  • 37/100   USA Basketball announce Rio squad lacking LeBron
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    LeBron James, who cemented his status as an NBA great in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship this month, won't play for the USA at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. USA Basketball named a 12-man squad for the Games on Monday that didn't include James, confirming last week's reports that he had withdrawn from consideration for the team. Cleveland star guard Kyrie Irving, who played a key role alongside James in bringing the first sports title to Cleveland since 1964 with the Cavs' seven-game NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors, is on the 12-man squad that will try to bring a third straight Olympic gold home to the United States.

    LeBron James, who cemented his status as an NBA great in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship this month, won't play for the USA at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. USA Basketball named a 12-man squad for the Games on Monday that didn't include James, confirming last week's reports that he had withdrawn from consideration for the team. Cleveland star guard Kyrie Irving, who played a key role alongside James in bringing the first sports title to Cleveland since 1964 with the Cavs' seven-game NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors, is on the 12-man squad that will try to bring a third straight Olympic gold home to the United States.


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  • 38/100   USA to head to Rio without James
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    (Reuters) - LeBron James was a glaring absentee from the United States Olympic lineup as USA Basketball unveiled its squad for the Rio Games on Monday. U.S. media reported last week that James, who led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game NBA Finals series, had asked USA Basketball to remove his name from Olympic consideration. The three-times NBA champion and four-times league Most Valuable Player won gold medals with Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics but after six consecutive trips to the NBA Finals James decided he needed rest.

    (Reuters) - LeBron James was a glaring absentee from the United States Olympic lineup as USA Basketball unveiled its squad for the Rio Games on Monday. U.S. media reported last week that James, who led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in a seven-game NBA Finals series, had asked USA Basketball to remove his name from Olympic consideration. The three-times NBA champion and four-times league Most Valuable Player won gold medals with Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics but after six consecutive trips to the NBA Finals James decided he needed rest.


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  • 39/100   Tiger says he might not play again this year
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    Tiger Woods said Sunday he might not return to competitive golf this year following back surgery nine months ago, but he's counting on the wait being worthwhile by producing impressive form. The 14-time major champion updated his recovery status after Sunday's final round of the US PGA National at Congressional Country Club, which benefits his charity foundation. "I'm trying to get back as fast as I can," Woods said.

    Tiger Woods said Sunday he might not return to competitive golf this year following back surgery nine months ago, but he's counting on the wait being worthwhile by producing impressive form. The 14-time major champion updated his recovery status after Sunday's final round of the US PGA National at Congressional Country Club, which benefits his charity foundation. "I'm trying to get back as fast as I can," Woods said.


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  • 40/100   Hot start propels Ko to Arkansas Championship title
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    Lydia Ko withstood a late stumble on the last hole on Sunday to record her third victory of 2016 by winning the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Morgan Pressel carded a 71 to tie for second with Taiwan's Candie Kung at 199. World number one Ko went into the par-five 18 with a comfortable four shot lead but tried to lay up with a six-iron and put her ball into the water.

    Lydia Ko withstood a late stumble on the last hole on Sunday to record her third victory of 2016 by winning the LPGA Tour's NW Arkansas Championship. Morgan Pressel carded a 71 to tie for second with Taiwan's Candie Kung at 199. World number one Ko went into the par-five 18 with a comfortable four shot lead but tried to lay up with a six-iron and put her ball into the water.


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  • 41/100   Hurley rises from tragedy to take emotional first PGA triumph
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    Billy Hurley rose from a family tragedy to complete a shocking triumph by capturing the National for his first PGA title, a tribute to his late father Willard. Hometown hero Hurley, whose golf-teacher father died last August of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was on Sunday part of a tearful family celebration at Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington after some support from playing partner Ernie Els, a four-time major winner from South Africa. "Ernie said to me after I holed the last putt, 'I think your dad is looking down and is really proud of you,'" Hurley said.

    Billy Hurley rose from a family tragedy to complete a shocking triumph by capturing the National for his first PGA title, a tribute to his late father Willard. Hometown hero Hurley, whose golf-teacher father died last August of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was on Sunday part of a tearful family celebration at Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington after some support from playing partner Ernie Els, a four-time major winner from South Africa. "Ernie said to me after I holed the last putt, 'I think your dad is looking down and is really proud of you,'" Hurley said.


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  • 42/100   Ko coasts in Arkansas to third LPGA win of the year
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    (Reuters) - Teenager Lydia Ko cruised into the winner's circle for a third time this season to claim her 13th career title on the LPGA Tour with a three-shot victory at the Arkansas Championship on Sunday. The world number one carded a three-under-par 68 for a tournament-record total of 17-under 196 in the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club, three shots clear of Taiwan's Candie Kung (69) and American Morgan Pressel (71). "It wasn't the greatest ending to finish up with a six," Ko told Golf Channel.

    (Reuters) - Teenager Lydia Ko cruised into the winner's circle for a third time this season to claim her 13th career title on the LPGA Tour with a three-shot victory at the Arkansas Championship on Sunday. The world number one carded a three-under-par 68 for a tournament-record total of 17-under 196 in the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club, three shots clear of Taiwan's Candie Kung (69) and American Morgan Pressel (71). "It wasn't the greatest ending to finish up with a six," Ko told Golf Channel.


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  • 43/100   Woods not ready to return to action, will 'do it right'
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    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods on Sunday gave the strongest indication yet that he might not return to competition this year, saying that he needed to be patient during his recovery from back surgeries. The former world number one has not played on the PGA Tour since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September and, at the age of 40, has decided not to rush his comeback. "I am playing, just I need more time," tournament host Woods told CBS Sports during Sunday's final round of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland.

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods on Sunday gave the strongest indication yet that he might not return to competition this year, saying that he needed to be patient during his recovery from back surgeries. The former world number one has not played on the PGA Tour since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September and, at the age of 40, has decided not to rush his comeback. "I am playing, just I need more time," tournament host Woods told CBS Sports during Sunday's final round of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland.


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  • 44/100   Hurley lands first PGA Tour win at Congressional
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    (Reuters) - Local favorite Billy Hurley III, helped by a stunning chip-in on 15 and a monster putt at the 16th, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by three shots on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. The 34-year-old American, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who calls nearby Annapolis home, never relinquished his overnight lead in the final round at Congressional as he closed with a two-under-par 69 in the event hosted by Tiger Woods. One stroke in front with four holes to play, Hurley chipped in from 35 yards to birdie the par-four 15th, and then sank a 27-footer at the par-five 16th to forge three ahead on the way to a 17-under total of 267.

    (Reuters) - Local favorite Billy Hurley III, helped by a stunning chip-in on 15 and a monster putt at the 16th, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by three shots on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. The 34-year-old American, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who calls nearby Annapolis home, never relinquished his overnight lead in the final round at Congressional as he closed with a two-under-par 69 in the event hosted by Tiger Woods. One stroke in front with four holes to play, Hurley chipped in from 35 yards to birdie the par-four 15th, and then sank a 27-footer at the par-five 16th to forge three ahead on the way to a 17-under total of 267.


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  • 45/100   Reds retire all-time hit leader Rose's number
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    Pete Rose, Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader who was banned from the sport for betting on games, had his jersey number 14 retired Sunday by the Cincinnati Reds. The 75-year-old former player and manager for the National League club appeared in a pre-game ceremony at Great American Ballpark, a rare exception allowing him involvement in weekend activites honoring him and his teammates on the 1976 World Series championship squad. Rose's son, Pete Jnr, threw him a ceremonial first pitch.

    Pete Rose, Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader who was banned from the sport for betting on games, had his jersey number 14 retired Sunday by the Cincinnati Reds. The 75-year-old former player and manager for the National League club appeared in a pre-game ceremony at Great American Ballpark, a rare exception allowing him involvement in weekend activites honoring him and his teammates on the 1976 World Series championship squad. Rose's son, Pete Jnr, threw him a ceremonial first pitch.


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  • 46/100   Stenson survives wobble to claim German golf open
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    Henrik Stenson sealed a second BMW International Open title in Germany on Sunday, after recovering from a mid-round wobble to win by three shots. The Swede went into the final round with a one-stroke lead from Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, and he finished strongly to reach 17 under par and hold off the chasing pack. It is a 10th European Tour title for a player who is regarded by many peers and pundits as one of the best to have never won a major crown, and a first since his second World Tour Championship win two seasons ago in Dubai.

    Henrik Stenson sealed a second BMW International Open title in Germany on Sunday, after recovering from a mid-round wobble to win by three shots. The Swede went into the final round with a one-stroke lead from Dane Thorbjorn Olesen, and he finished strongly to reach 17 under par and hold off the chasing pack. It is a 10th European Tour title for a player who is regarded by many peers and pundits as one of the best to have never won a major crown, and a first since his second World Tour Championship win two seasons ago in Dubai.


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  • 47/100   Sizzling Ko seizes share of LPGA lead in Arkansas
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    New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko fired a record-equalling second-round 62 on Saturday to seize a share of the lead with Morgan Pressel at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. Pressel posted her low round of the year with a bogey-free eight-under par 63 on the Friday at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. The two go into the final round of the 54-hole event with a two-stroke lead over China's Yan Jing, and Canadian Alena Sharp, who carded 65s,and Taiwan's Candie Kung, who signed for a 66.

    New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko fired a record-equalling second-round 62 on Saturday to seize a share of the lead with Morgan Pressel at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. Pressel posted her low round of the year with a bogey-free eight-under par 63 on the Friday at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. The two go into the final round of the 54-hole event with a two-stroke lead over China's Yan Jing, and Canadian Alena Sharp, who carded 65s,and Taiwan's Candie Kung, who signed for a 66.


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  • 48/100   Deadly California wildfire destroys 150 homes, more threatened
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    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75, officials said on Saturday, warning that more residents may be forced to flee the advancing flames. The so-called Erskine fire, which broke out on Thursday some 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Bakersfield in Kern County, has already claimed at least two lives, sent three firefighters to the hospital and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. More than 1,100 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blaze, which has blackened some 35,700 acres and was zero percent contained as of Saturday afternoon.

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75, officials said on Saturday, warning that more residents may be forced to flee the advancing flames. The so-called Erskine fire, which broke out on Thursday some 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Bakersfield in Kern County, has already claimed at least two lives, sent three firefighters to the hospital and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. More than 1,100 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blaze, which has blackened some 35,700 acres and was zero percent contained as of Saturday afternoon.


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  • 49/100   Sizzling Ko joins Pressel in tie for lead in Arkansas
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    (Reuters) - World number one Lydia Ko finished birdie-eagle for a tournament-record tying nine-under-par 62 to charge into a share of the second-round lead with Morgan Pressel at the Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Former major winner Pressel held the clubhouse lead after a bogey-free 63 for a 14-under total of 128 in the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers before being caught late in the day by the fast-finishing Ko. "I've played well here the past few years and had the opportunity to play here as an amateur," Ko told Golf Channel.

    (Reuters) - World number one Lydia Ko finished birdie-eagle for a tournament-record tying nine-under-par 62 to charge into a share of the second-round lead with Morgan Pressel at the Arkansas Championship on Saturday. Former major winner Pressel held the clubhouse lead after a bogey-free 63 for a 14-under total of 128 in the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers before being caught late in the day by the fast-finishing Ko. "I've played well here the past few years and had the opportunity to play here as an amateur," Ko told Golf Channel.


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  • 50/100   Irving, Barnes to complete US Olympic basketball team: report
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    Washington (AFP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes have agreed to play for the United States at the Rio Olympics, completing the American roster, ESPN reported Saturday.

    Washington (AFP) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Golden State forward Harrison Barnes have agreed to play for the United States at the Rio Olympics, completing the American roster, ESPN reported Saturday.


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  • 51/100   Els surges to second but Hurley leads at PGA National
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    Ernie Els, a four-time major winner trying to end a three-year title drought, fired a six-under par 65 and leaped into second place after Saturday's third round of the PGA National. "The way I'm hitting it now, the way I'm swinging, I'm getting more confidence," Els said. Els finished on 13-under par 200 after 54 holes, two strokes behind leader Billy Hurley, a 607th-ranked resident of nearby Annapolis who fired a bogey-free 67 to stand on 198, a three-round event record, in search of his first PGA crown.

    Ernie Els, a four-time major winner trying to end a three-year title drought, fired a six-under par 65 and leaped into second place after Saturday's third round of the PGA National. "The way I'm hitting it now, the way I'm swinging, I'm getting more confidence," Els said. Els finished on 13-under par 200 after 54 holes, two strokes behind leader Billy Hurley, a 607th-ranked resident of nearby Annapolis who fired a bogey-free 67 to stand on 198, a three-round event record, in search of his first PGA crown.


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  • 52/100   Hurley moves two ahead at Congressional, Els lurks
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    (Reuters) - Local favorite Billy Hurley III moved one step closer to a first PGA Tour victory as he seized a two-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. PGA Tour veteran Ernie Els, seeking a 20th win on the U.S. circuit but his first in four years, was alone in second after shooting a bogey-free 65 with joint second-round leader Jon Rahm of Spain (70) a further stroke back at 12 under. South African Els, whose most recent PGA Tour victory came at the 2012 British Open, holed out from 157 yards to eagle the par-four 12th, then sank a 24-foot birdie putt at the par-four 14th to surge up the leaderboard.

    (Reuters) - Local favorite Billy Hurley III moved one step closer to a first PGA Tour victory as he seized a two-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland. PGA Tour veteran Ernie Els, seeking a 20th win on the U.S. circuit but his first in four years, was alone in second after shooting a bogey-free 65 with joint second-round leader Jon Rahm of Spain (70) a further stroke back at 12 under. South African Els, whose most recent PGA Tour victory came at the 2012 British Open, holed out from 157 yards to eagle the par-four 12th, then sank a 24-foot birdie putt at the par-four 14th to surge up the leaderboard.


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  • 53/100   West Virginia's worst flooding in a century kills 24
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    West Virginia's three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state's worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for West Virginia and ordered federal aid to affected individuals in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties that could include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other programs. Obama spoke with West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Saturday afternoon to give his condolences and make sure the governor has the federal resources he needs, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.

    West Virginia's three most devastated counties and possibly others will receive federal assistance after the state's worst flooding in more than a century killed at least 24 people, officials said on Saturday. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster for West Virginia and ordered federal aid to affected individuals in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties that could include grants for temporary housing, repairs and other programs. Obama spoke with West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Saturday afternoon to give his condolences and make sure the governor has the federal resources he needs, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said.


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  • 54/100   Warriors coach Kerr makes emotional gun control plea
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    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, whose father was murdered by a violent Islamic group in 1984, has made a passionate plea for stronger background checks on US gun purchases. Kerr spoke Friday on a podcast by San Jose Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami about the Warriors' loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals then took the conversation into politics. "Our government is insane," Kerr said, for failing to pass gun control legislation.

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, whose father was murdered by a violent Islamic group in 1984, has made a passionate plea for stronger background checks on US gun purchases. Kerr spoke Friday on a podcast by San Jose Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami about the Warriors' loss to Cleveland in the NBA Finals then took the conversation into politics. "Our government is insane," Kerr said, for failing to pass gun control legislation.


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  • 55/100   Trump plays down post-Brexit market turmoil on Aberdeen visit
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    U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump played down market turmoil in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union on a visit to his Trump International golf course in Aberdeen on Saturday. Wearing an open-necked shirt, a suit and a white baseball cap with his slogan "Make America great again", Trump was asked if he was worried about the volatility in financial markets following Britain's vote to leave the EU on Thursday. Trump, whose mother was Scottish, was greeted by around a dozen protesters at the course waving Mexican flags, rainbow flags for Gay Pride day and signs that read "Donald stop the hating" and "Shame on you for ruining a beautiful landscape." Trump last year proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States as a response to Islamist attacks in Paris and California, causing a furor in Europe.

    U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump played down market turmoil in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union on a visit to his Trump International golf course in Aberdeen on Saturday. Wearing an open-necked shirt, a suit and a white baseball cap with his slogan "Make America great again", Trump was asked if he was worried about the volatility in financial markets following Britain's vote to leave the EU on Thursday. Trump, whose mother was Scottish, was greeted by around a dozen protesters at the course waving Mexican flags, rainbow flags for Gay Pride day and signs that read "Donald stop the hating" and "Shame on you for ruining a beautiful landscape." Trump last year proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States as a response to Islamist attacks in Paris and California, causing a furor in Europe.


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  • 56/100   Uber, Lyft settle litigation involving top executives

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a California state court in which Lyft accused VanderZanden of breaking his confidentiality pledges when he went to work for Uber. Uber also withdrew a subpoena on Monday in separate litigation over a data breach at Uber, which had targeted an Internet address assigned to Lyft's chief technology officer (CTO), according to a court filing.

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Rival ride services Uber and Lyft have settled high stakes litigation involving two of their top executives, court filings show, in advance of a trial that could have aired sensitive details about both companies. Lyft and its former chief operating officer Travis VanderZanden ended litigation in a California state court in which Lyft accused VanderZanden of breaking his confidentiality pledges when he went to work for Uber. Uber also withdrew a subpoena on Monday in separate litigation over a data breach at Uber, which had targeted an Internet address assigned to Lyft's chief technology officer (CTO), according to a court filing.


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  • 57/100   South Korea antitrust regulator says investigating Apple on 'some matters'

    South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating "some matters" relating to tech giant Apple Inc , the head of the anticompetition body said during a parliamentary hearing, without disclosing further details. Speaking at the hearing on Tuesday, FTC Chairman Jeong Jae-chan declined to comment on the specifics of the regulator's investigation when asked to do so by a South Korean lawmaker. Apple didn't immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

    South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating "some matters" relating to tech giant Apple Inc , the head of the anticompetition body said during a parliamentary hearing, without disclosing further details. Speaking at the hearing on Tuesday, FTC Chairman Jeong Jae-chan declined to comment on the specifics of the regulator's investigation when asked to do so by a South Korean lawmaker. Apple didn't immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.


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  • 58/100   London start-up scene weighs threat of British Techxit

    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Britain's tech start-up scene was having a bumper year in terms of new company creation, fresh funding and acquisitions by global tech players before voters decided to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. Now high-profile companies are threatening to pull out or slow down plans to enter the UK market, international employees are second-guessing their immigration standing and investors could cut new funding that is the lifeblood of young tech firms. Market researchers are predicting a sharp slowdown in UK technology and advertising spending and the longer-term threat that sizeable portions of these budgets will move to the continent.

    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Britain's tech start-up scene was having a bumper year in terms of new company creation, fresh funding and acquisitions by global tech players before voters decided to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. Now high-profile companies are threatening to pull out or slow down plans to enter the UK market, international employees are second-guessing their immigration standing and investors could cut new funding that is the lifeblood of young tech firms. Market researchers are predicting a sharp slowdown in UK technology and advertising spending and the longer-term threat that sizeable portions of these budgets will move to the continent.


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  • 59/100   Young Turks: e-commerce start-ups bet on enviable demographics

    By Asli Kandemir ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When Demet Mutlu dropped out of Harvard six years ago to found an online fashion retailer in her native Turkey, friends thought she was crazy to leave the world's top business school for a leap into the unknown. While that represents just 2 percent of Turkey's fragmented e-commerce market, Trendyol is growing fast and Mutlu expects sales to almost double to 1 billion lira this year and grow another 50 percent in 2017. "News about Turkey is very negative recently, but if you set up the right business model and target young people, there is tremendous growth potential in e-commerce, even more so than in the U.S. or Europe," Mutlu said.

    By Asli Kandemir ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When Demet Mutlu dropped out of Harvard six years ago to found an online fashion retailer in her native Turkey, friends thought she was crazy to leave the world's top business school for a leap into the unknown. While that represents just 2 percent of Turkey's fragmented e-commerce market, Trendyol is growing fast and Mutlu expects sales to almost double to 1 billion lira this year and grow another 50 percent in 2017. "News about Turkey is very negative recently, but if you set up the right business model and target young people, there is tremendous growth potential in e-commerce, even more so than in the U.S. or Europe," Mutlu said.


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  • 60/100   Siemens to invest $1.1 billion in new startups unit

    German industrial group Siemens plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next five years in a new startups unit to help it develop businesses in areas such as artificial intelligence and decentralized electrification. The funds will be available to employees, external startups and established companies if they want to pursue business ideas in fields that are strategic to Siemens' future, the trains-to-turbines group said on Tuesday. Siemens, which was founded in 1847 on the then-new telegraph technology, is expanding its core strengths in automation and electrification in new directions to stay at the cutting edge of the digitization of industry.

    German industrial group Siemens plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next five years in a new startups unit to help it develop businesses in areas such as artificial intelligence and decentralized electrification. The funds will be available to employees, external startups and established companies if they want to pursue business ideas in fields that are strategic to Siemens' future, the trains-to-turbines group said on Tuesday. Siemens, which was founded in 1847 on the then-new telegraph technology, is expanding its core strengths in automation and electrification in new directions to stay at the cutting edge of the digitization of industry.


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  • 61/100   Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement lets US owners get rid of their cars or 'wait and see' if a fix happens

    Widely reported by media outlets yesterday, Volkswagen's settlement for US owners of 2-liter diesel vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal is now official. As expected, VW will end up shelling out about $15 billion just to cover its costs in the US — never mind the rest of the world — and to get back into the good graces of the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

    Widely reported by media outlets yesterday, Volkswagen's settlement for US owners of 2-liter diesel vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal is now official. As expected, VW will end up shelling out about $15 billion just to cover its costs in the US — never mind the rest of the world — and to get back into the good graces of the EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).


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  • 62/100   Power Suit: Startup Brings Wireless Charging to Clothes

    BauBax’s first Kickstarter campaign was a wild success, raising over $9 million for its innovative travel jacket with more pockets and built-in gadgets than you can shake a stick at. Now, BauBax is back to bring wireless charging to almost any piece of clothing with what it says it the thinnest charging pad in the world.

    BauBax’s first Kickstarter campaign was a wild success, raising over $9 million for its innovative travel jacket with more pockets and built-in gadgets than you can shake a stick at. Now, BauBax is back to bring wireless charging to almost any piece of clothing with what it says it the thinnest charging pad in the world.


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  • 63/100   Top Gear USA canceled 'for the immediate future'

    Rutledge Wood, one of the three co-hosts of the History Channel's Top Gear USA, has announced that the show has been canceled. It's not clear exactly why the show was canceled, but Top Gear USA never managed to gather the same momentum as the BBC original. Hosts Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara took a little bit to find their rhythm, and while some viewers criticized the show for cleaving to close to the original, others claimed it strayed too far away.

    Rutledge Wood, one of the three co-hosts of the History Channel's Top Gear USA, has announced that the show has been canceled. It's not clear exactly why the show was canceled, but Top Gear USA never managed to gather the same momentum as the BBC original. Hosts Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara took a little bit to find their rhythm, and while some viewers criticized the show for cleaving to close to the original, others claimed it strayed too far away.


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  • 64/100   This RAM is lit

    For the vast majority of people, random-access memory is just a number on a spec sheet, and optimizing it is a simple matter of making it as big as one's budget would allow. But numbers aren't enough for everyone — some of us demand our memory sticks be dressed up in anodized aluminum and illuminated with the pulsating power of red and white LED lights. Enthusiast memory maker Corsair is happy to oblige the latter crowd, and its latest LED-lit RAM sticks are as polarizing as you might expect.

    For the vast majority of people, random-access memory is just a number on a spec sheet, and optimizing it is a simple matter of making it as big as one's budget would allow. But numbers aren't enough for everyone — some of us demand our memory sticks be dressed up in anodized aluminum and illuminated with the pulsating power of red and white LED lights. Enthusiast memory maker Corsair is happy to oblige the latter crowd, and its latest LED-lit RAM sticks are as polarizing as you might expect.


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  • 65/100   Watching lightning strikes in real time is engrossing as hell

    It may sound silly but it was a genuinely awe-inspiring thing: the lightning turned the room incandescent, the sonic boom rattled the window like cannon fire, and then left with a bass rumble like continental drift. Being dazed from waking up no doubt strengthened this impression, but it's still strange to think how dramatic and yet ordinary thunder and lightning like this is. Honestly, if you don't believe me then just look at this real time map of lightning strikes around the world.

    It may sound silly but it was a genuinely awe-inspiring thing: the lightning turned the room incandescent, the sonic boom rattled the window like cannon fire, and then left with a bass rumble like continental drift. Being dazed from waking up no doubt strengthened this impression, but it's still strange to think how dramatic and yet ordinary thunder and lightning like this is. Honestly, if you don't believe me then just look at this real time map of lightning strikes around the world.


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  • 66/100   Huawei MateBook review: this tablet wants to be a PC, but misses the basics

    In the world of tablet computing, there are two camps. There’s the Microsoft Surface (and its clones) camp, which attempts to make hardware that transforms from tablet to laptop and back again. Then there’s Apple’s take, which is to just make its iOS platform powerful enough for productivity without dramatically changing the hardware.

    In the world of tablet computing, there are two camps. There’s the Microsoft Surface (and its clones) camp, which attempts to make hardware that transforms from tablet to laptop and back again. Then there’s Apple’s take, which is to just make its iOS platform powerful enough for productivity without dramatically changing the hardware.


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  • 67/100   Watch NASA fire up a giant rocket booster in the desert this morning

    NASA is going to light a massive fire in the Utah desert this morning. The space agency plans to test out one of the solid rocket boosters that will be used on the Space Launch System (SLS), the giant expandable rocket that NASA is building to take humans into deep space. For the test, the engines on the booster will be ignited for two minutes at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

    NASA is going to light a massive fire in the Utah desert this morning. The space agency plans to test out one of the solid rocket boosters that will be used on the Space Launch System (SLS), the giant expandable rocket that NASA is building to take humans into deep space. For the test, the engines on the booster will be ignited for two minutes at Orbital ATK’s test facilities in Promontory, Utah.


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  • 68/100   Microsoft tweaks aggressive Windows 10 upgrade prompt following complaints

    Microsoft started aggressively pushing its Windows 10 upgrade notifications back in February. Microsoft is paying out $10,000 to a woman in Seattle who claims that Windows 10 installed itself on her work computer without her permission. Microsoft's initial upgrade prompts for Windows 10 were relatively clear, but in recent months the company tweaked its prompt so that if you simply dismissed it using the "Red X" the upgrade would schedule itself anyway.

    Microsoft started aggressively pushing its Windows 10 upgrade notifications back in February. Microsoft is paying out $10,000 to a woman in Seattle who claims that Windows 10 installed itself on her work computer without her permission. Microsoft's initial upgrade prompts for Windows 10 were relatively clear, but in recent months the company tweaked its prompt so that if you simply dismissed it using the "Red X" the upgrade would schedule itself anyway.


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  • 69/100   First Click: The Xbox One isn't my cord-cutting dream anymore

    Microsoft's original Xbox One vision was a digital entertainment center at the heart of your living room, and I've been living that dream for nearly three years. Microsoft announced last year that it was planning to add TV DVR features to the Xbox One, and it immediately became clear the console was turning into the perfect cord-cutting set-top-box. With a vast array of on-demand TV services from British broadcasters and services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, I have little reason to pay for cable or satellite TV providers like Sky, Virgin Media, or BT unless I really want to watch live sports.

    Microsoft's original Xbox One vision was a digital entertainment center at the heart of your living room, and I've been living that dream for nearly three years. Microsoft announced last year that it was planning to add TV DVR features to the Xbox One, and it immediately became clear the console was turning into the perfect cord-cutting set-top-box. With a vast array of on-demand TV services from British broadcasters and services like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, I have little reason to pay for cable or satellite TV providers like Sky, Virgin Media, or BT unless I really want to watch live sports.


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  • 70/100   Google+ is five years old today

    Somehow, don't ask me how, Google's zombie of a social network experiment has shambled its way to the grand age of five years old. Like its predecessor Google Buzz, G+ failed to convince people to make it part of their everyday lives, even though it hooked into ubiquitous online services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google search. At varying points, Google+ was pushed as Google's premier photo-sharing platform, or its go-to video chat destination, or, most egregiously, a necessary portal for logging in to your YouTube account.

    Somehow, don't ask me how, Google's zombie of a social network experiment has shambled its way to the grand age of five years old. Like its predecessor Google Buzz, G+ failed to convince people to make it part of their everyday lives, even though it hooked into ubiquitous online services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google search. At varying points, Google+ was pushed as Google's premier photo-sharing platform, or its go-to video chat destination, or, most egregiously, a necessary portal for logging in to your YouTube account.


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  • 71/100   Don't forget to floss: Upcoming app tells you how nice your smile is

    In addition to rating your gnashers, the app also tells you how trustworthy, elegant and friendly your smile makes you look.

    In addition to rating your gnashers, the app also tells you how trustworthy, elegant and friendly your smile makes you look.


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  • 72/100   This flying phallus will follow you around and take your picture

    "Tube-like" is one delicate way to put it, "flying carrot" is another, but let's go ahead and call a spade a spade — and a fuselage a phallus. The drone's creators say it uses facial recognition technology to track users, and is capable of staying aloft for 20 minutes at a time,  taking selfies, shooting "perfectly uninterrupted panoramic shots" from its 1080p camera, or live streaming footage. Also, how good and how useful is that facial recognition technology?

    "Tube-like" is one delicate way to put it, "flying carrot" is another, but let's go ahead and call a spade a spade — and a fuselage a phallus. The drone's creators say it uses facial recognition technology to track users, and is capable of staying aloft for 20 minutes at a time,  taking selfies, shooting "perfectly uninterrupted panoramic shots" from its 1080p camera, or live streaming footage. Also, how good and how useful is that facial recognition technology?


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  • 73/100   Norton releases app for stopping wi-fi naughtiness

    Constantly posting your experiences in real time to social networks is now as integral to the typical summer vacation as remembering to pack sunscreen. "We know many consumers believe that using a password to access public Wi-Fi means their information is safe, but that's not necessarily the case," said Fran Rosch, executive vice president, Norton Business Unit, Symantec.

    Constantly posting your experiences in real time to social networks is now as integral to the typical summer vacation as remembering to pack sunscreen. "We know many consumers believe that using a password to access public Wi-Fi means their information is safe, but that's not necessarily the case," said Fran Rosch, executive vice president, Norton Business Unit, Symantec.


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  • 74/100   Line's IPO price range indicates strong demand, values firm at up to $6.6 billion

    By Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Line Corp on Tuesday set a price range for a Tokyo share sale that could value the messaging app operator at up to $6.57 billion, indicating strong demand for a firm that pitched itself as a stable investment rather than quick-growing startup. Line, owned by South Korea's Naver Corp , set a tentative range of 2,700 yen to 3,200 yen a share. At the top of the range, Line could raise 129 billion yen ($1.26 billion) from the sale of as many as 40.25 million shares.

    By Thomas Wilson TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Line Corp on Tuesday set a price range for a Tokyo share sale that could value the messaging app operator at up to $6.57 billion, indicating strong demand for a firm that pitched itself as a stable investment rather than quick-growing startup. Line, owned by South Korea's Naver Corp , set a tentative range of 2,700 yen to 3,200 yen a share. At the top of the range, Line could raise 129 billion yen ($1.26 billion) from the sale of as many as 40.25 million shares.


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  • 75/100   Clinton to offer debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday.


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  • 76/100   Google Maps gets sharper thanks to satellite upgrade

    Satellite images on Google Maps and Earth are now higher res thanks to a new, more powerful satellite launched by the search giant.

    Satellite images on Google Maps and Earth are now higher res thanks to a new, more powerful satellite launched by the search giant.


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  • 77/100   Norton's new VPN app wants to save us from dangers of public Wi-Fi

    It's billed as a way to stay secure on public networks, but Norton's new Wi-Fi Privacy app also gives you plenty of VPN benefits on your mobile, though you'll need to pay for the privilege.

    It's billed as a way to stay secure on public networks, but Norton's new Wi-Fi Privacy app also gives you plenty of VPN benefits on your mobile, though you'll need to pay for the privilege.


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  • 78/100   WWDC: What kinds of app and OS changes should you expect?

    Each WWDC brings a lot of changes with it. This year's was no exception, so what should business tech users look forward to in 2016?

    Each WWDC brings a lot of changes with it. This year's was no exception, so what should business tech users look forward to in 2016?


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  • 79/100   Google vs the EU's antitrust complaints

    The European Union has been battling with Google over antitrust complaints for years, with the European Commission — the part of the EU responsible for enforcing and writing the Union's laws — accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in a number of markets. This history of informal probes and official complaints dates back to 2010, and includes the US company's search, shopping, advertising, mobile, and mapping businesses. After 18 months of investigation into Google's search practices, the European Commission has found four particular areas of concern where the search engine giant may be exploiting its market dominance to the detriment of competition.

    The European Union has been battling with Google over antitrust complaints for years, with the European Commission — the part of the EU responsible for enforcing and writing the Union's laws — accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in a number of markets. This history of informal probes and official complaints dates back to 2010, and includes the US company's search, shopping, advertising, mobile, and mapping businesses. After 18 months of investigation into Google's search practices, the European Commission has found four particular areas of concern where the search engine giant may be exploiting its market dominance to the detriment of competition.


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  • 80/100   Global stocks, sterling fight back after Brexit beating
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    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks rose for the first time in three days and sterling and the euro climbed on Tuesday, as investors made a rush for Brexit-bashed assets hammered by some of the biggest falls since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Bargain hunting trumped still widespread uncertainty over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, as the bloc's leaders, including soon-to-be-ex UK Prime Minister David Cameron, held their first post-vote meeting in Brussels. Wall Street shares were expected to bounce 1 percent when the market reopens, as European shares clawed back 2.4 percentage points of the 10 percent they lost in the wake of the UK's vote in favor of Brexit on Friday.

    By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks rose for the first time in three days and sterling and the euro climbed on Tuesday, as investors made a rush for Brexit-bashed assets hammered by some of the biggest falls since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. Bargain hunting trumped still widespread uncertainty over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, as the bloc's leaders, including soon-to-be-ex UK Prime Minister David Cameron, held their first post-vote meeting in Brussels. Wall Street shares were expected to bounce 1 percent when the market reopens, as European shares clawed back 2.4 percentage points of the 10 percent they lost in the wake of the UK's vote in favor of Brexit on Friday.


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  • 81/100   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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  • 82/100   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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  • 83/100   19 people rescued from Kentucky cave
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  • 84/100   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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  • 85/100   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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  • 86/100   Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 touched down shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time in Seville after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 2.30 a.m. EDT on June 20. The flight of just over 71 hours was the 15th leg of the round-the-world journey by the plane piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.

    An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the Atlantic from New York in one of the longest legs of the first ever fuel-less flight around the world. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 touched down shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time in Seville after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 2.30 a.m. EDT on June 20. The flight of just over 71 hours was the 15th leg of the round-the-world journey by the plane piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg.


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  • 87/100   Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    You'll have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said, putting doubt on claims that the journey could happen sooner. "If there was enough money then we could possibly do it earlier but there is not as much now as the Apollo program had," ESA Director-General Jan Woerner said, referring to the U.S. project which landed the first people on the moon. Woerner says a permanent human settlement on the moon, where 3D printers could be used to turn moon rock into essential items needed for the two-year trip to Mars, would be a major step toward the red planet.

    You'll have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) said, putting doubt on claims that the journey could happen sooner. "If there was enough money then we could possibly do it earlier but there is not as much now as the Apollo program had," ESA Director-General Jan Woerner said, referring to the U.S. project which landed the first people on the moon. Woerner says a permanent human settlement on the moon, where 3D printers could be used to turn moon rock into essential items needed for the two-year trip to Mars, would be a major step toward the red planet.


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  • 88/100   British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station 'in a heartbeat'
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Britain's first official astronaut said on Tuesday he would join another trip to the International Space Station "in a heartbeat" and would love to explore the moon. Tim Peake was one of three astronauts to return to earth on Saturday after spending half a year on the space station. It was "extremely important" for Britain to be involved in the advancement of human space flight, Peake, said on Tuesday.

    Britain's first official astronaut said on Tuesday he would join another trip to the International Space Station "in a heartbeat" and would love to explore the moon. Tim Peake was one of three astronauts to return to earth on Saturday after spending half a year on the space station. It was "extremely important" for Britain to be involved in the advancement of human space flight, Peake, said on Tuesday.


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  • 89/100   Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Early Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.

    Early Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.


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  • 90/100   Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.

    Thanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.


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  • 91/100   Europe presses Britain for quick exit to limit global fallout
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain faced angry calls from other European leaders to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union which the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial markets recovered slightly on Tuesday after the result wiped a record $3 trillion off global shares and sterling fell to its lowest level in 31 years, but trading was volatile and policymakers vowed to take all necessary measures to protect their economies. British finance minister George Osborne, whose attempt to calm markets fell on deaf ears on Monday, said he would have to cut spending and raise taxes to secure fiscal stability after a third credit ratings agency downgraded the country's debt.

    By Michael Holden and Elizabeth Piper LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain faced angry calls from other European leaders to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union which the IMF said could put pressure on global growth. Financial markets recovered slightly on Tuesday after the result wiped a record $3 trillion off global shares and sterling fell to its lowest level in 31 years, but trading was volatile and policymakers vowed to take all necessary measures to protect their economies. British finance minister George Osborne, whose attempt to calm markets fell on deaf ears on Monday, said he would have to cut spending and raise taxes to secure fiscal stability after a third credit ratings agency downgraded the country's debt.


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  • 92/100   Lebanese PM fears new wave of terrorism: minister
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    Lebanon's prime minister said on Tuesday he feared a multiple suicide attack in the Christian village of Qaa marked the start of a new wave of terrorism in the country. Eight suicide bombers targeted the village at the border with Syria on Monday in two waves of attacks that killed five people and wounded dozens. Prime Minister Tammam Salam "expressed his fear that what happened in Qaa is the start of a new wave of terrorist operations in different areas of Lebanon," Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said in televised comments after a cabinet meeting.

    Lebanon's prime minister said on Tuesday he feared a multiple suicide attack in the Christian village of Qaa marked the start of a new wave of terrorism in the country. Eight suicide bombers targeted the village at the border with Syria on Monday in two waves of attacks that killed five people and wounded dozens. Prime Minister Tammam Salam "expressed his fear that what happened in Qaa is the start of a new wave of terrorist operations in different areas of Lebanon," Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said in televised comments after a cabinet meeting.


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  • 93/100   Kremlin: mending ties with Turkey 'not a matter of a few days'
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Denis Pinchuk and Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday it would take more than a few days to mend Russia's relations with Ankara, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret over the downing of a Russian military plane last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin had said an apology from Erdogan was the condition for repairing relations between the two countries, which were poisoned when the Russian jet was shot down near the Syrian-Turkish border in November. After writing to Putin to voice his regret over the incident, Erdogan said he now believed that Ankara would normalize relations with Moscow "rapidly".

    By Denis Pinchuk and Dmitry Solovyov MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday it would take more than a few days to mend Russia's relations with Ankara, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expressed regret over the downing of a Russian military plane last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin had said an apology from Erdogan was the condition for repairing relations between the two countries, which were poisoned when the Russian jet was shot down near the Syrian-Turkish border in November. After writing to Putin to voice his regret over the incident, Erdogan said he now believed that Ankara would normalize relations with Moscow "rapidly".


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  • 94/100   Myanmar court lays new charges against Saffron Revolution leader
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    By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court laid additional charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 "Saffron Revolution" anti-junta uprising on Tuesday, accusing him of trespass and "mischief" committed four years ago. Nyi Nyi Lwin, better known as Gambira, was arrested in January for illegally entering Myanmar from neighboring Thailand. "Gambira force-opened the gates of three monasteries in Yangon, which were sealed off by the military in the crackdown on the protests, since the activist monks couldn't find anywhere to live after their release in the amnesty in 2012," said Gambira's lawyer, Robert San Aung.

    By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court laid additional charges against a former monk and leader of the 2007 "Saffron Revolution" anti-junta uprising on Tuesday, accusing him of trespass and "mischief" committed four years ago. Nyi Nyi Lwin, better known as Gambira, was arrested in January for illegally entering Myanmar from neighboring Thailand. "Gambira force-opened the gates of three monasteries in Yangon, which were sealed off by the military in the crackdown on the protests, since the activist monks couldn't find anywhere to live after their release in the amnesty in 2012," said Gambira's lawyer, Robert San Aung.


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  • 95/100   Scotland's Sturgeon to meet EU parliament chief on Wednesday: sources
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    EDINBURGH/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Wednesday as part of her efforts to maintain Scotland within the EU after the United Kingdom as a whole voted to leave, sources said on Tuesday. A large majority of Scots voted to stay within the EU in Thursday's referendum. Sturgeon has said she will pursue all available options to maintain Scotland in the bloc and that a second referendum on Scottish independence from the UK is now "highly likely". ...

    EDINBURGH/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will meet European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Wednesday as part of her efforts to maintain Scotland within the EU after the United Kingdom as a whole voted to leave, sources said on Tuesday. A large majority of Scots voted to stay within the EU in Thursday's referendum. Sturgeon has said she will pursue all available options to maintain Scotland in the bloc and that a second referendum on Scottish independence from the UK is now "highly likely". ...


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  • 96/100   World No.1 golfer Day withdraws over Zika fears
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    (Reuters) - The world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus. "The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife's future pregnancies and to future members of our family," the Australian said in a statement posted on Twitter. Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names, including four-times major champion Rory McIlroy, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have pulled out due to Zika concerns.

    (Reuters) - The world's top-ranked golfer Jason Day on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, citing fears over the Zika virus. "The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential risks that it may present to my wife's future pregnancies and to future members of our family," the Australian said in a statement posted on Twitter. Golf is returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, but a number of big names, including four-times major champion Rory McIlroy, Fiji's Vijay Singh and Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, have pulled out due to Zika concerns.


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  • 97/100   Former pope Benedict makes rare appearance with successor Francis
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    Former pope Benedict made one of his rare public appearances on Tuesday to be feted by his successor Pope Francis, two days after Francis denied reports that Benedict was still exercising influence in the Vatican. Benedict, an 89-year-old German, stood without a cane for part of a ceremony in a Vatican hall to mark the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. In 2013 Benedict, citing health reasons, became the first pope to resign in some 600 years, ending a papacy of nearly eight years marked by a scandal centered around leaked documents that alleged corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican.

    Former pope Benedict made one of his rare public appearances on Tuesday to be feted by his successor Pope Francis, two days after Francis denied reports that Benedict was still exercising influence in the Vatican. Benedict, an 89-year-old German, stood without a cane for part of a ceremony in a Vatican hall to mark the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. In 2013 Benedict, citing health reasons, became the first pope to resign in some 600 years, ending a papacy of nearly eight years marked by a scandal centered around leaked documents that alleged corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican.


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  • 98/100   WHO appoints ex-UNICEF health expert to head new emergency unit
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has named a public health expert with experience of Middle East trouble spots to head a health emergencies unit set up after the UN agency was severely criticized for its response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak. Peter Salama, an Australian epidemiologist who is currently UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, will take up his post next month, the WHO said in a statement. The health emergencies program was set up after the WHO was accused of "egregious failure" in its handling of the Ebola crisis, in which more than 11,000 people died as the viral disease spread through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has named a public health expert with experience of Middle East trouble spots to head a health emergencies unit set up after the UN agency was severely criticized for its response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak. Peter Salama, an Australian epidemiologist who is currently UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, will take up his post next month, the WHO said in a statement. The health emergencies program was set up after the WHO was accused of "egregious failure" in its handling of the Ebola crisis, in which more than 11,000 people died as the viral disease spread through Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.


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  • 99/100   Nestle's new chief expected to drive health expansion through M&A
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Nestle's surprise appointment of former Fresenius chief Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO could trigger a series of acquisitions by the Swiss food giant to further its ambitions in nutrition and medical foods. Shares in the company rose 3.5 percent to 73.60 Swiss francs on Tuesday as analysts and investors digested the previous day's announcement of Nestle's first external hire as CEO in nearly a century and the potential for expansion of its relatively small but highly profitable health and wellness business. With estimated sales of about 4 billion Swiss francs ($4.09 billion) out of Nestle's total 88.8 billion francs in 2015, the health business is seen as faster growing and more profitable than Nestle's traditional food and beverage operations, which include Nescafe instant coffee and KitKat chocolate bars.

    Nestle's surprise appointment of former Fresenius chief Ulf Mark Schneider as its new CEO could trigger a series of acquisitions by the Swiss food giant to further its ambitions in nutrition and medical foods. Shares in the company rose 3.5 percent to 73.60 Swiss francs on Tuesday as analysts and investors digested the previous day's announcement of Nestle's first external hire as CEO in nearly a century and the potential for expansion of its relatively small but highly profitable health and wellness business. With estimated sales of about 4 billion Swiss francs ($4.09 billion) out of Nestle's total 88.8 billion francs in 2015, the health business is seen as faster growing and more profitable than Nestle's traditional food and beverage operations, which include Nescafe instant coffee and KitKat chocolate bars.


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  • 100/100   Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town.


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