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  • 1/100   News Photos Slideshows
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  • 2/100   List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards
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    Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

    Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:


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  • 3/100   The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
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    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:

    iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending November 3, 2014:


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  • 4/100   Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host
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    After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.

    After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.


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  • 5/100   Last Christmas: Coldplay's Chris Martin sings George Michael
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    LONDON (AP) — Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has paid tribute to fellow British singer George Michael during a visit to a London homeless shelter.

    LONDON (AP) — Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has paid tribute to fellow British singer George Michael during a visit to a London homeless shelter.


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  • 6/100   Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer quits over Trump inaugural
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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir says she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir says she has resigned from the famed group over its decision to perform at next month's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.


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  • 7/100   Reynolds and Fisher up and down in life, together in death
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Fisher played a supporting role at her own birth.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Fisher played a supporting role at her own birth.


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  • 8/100   Cosby, a year later: Will he seek deal or prepare for trial?
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    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby is starting 2017 in a legal dragnet that has only tightened around him since his stunning arrest a year ago.

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby is starting 2017 in a legal dragnet that has only tightened around him since his stunning arrest a year ago.


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  • 9/100   Run-DMC sues Wal-Mart, Amazon for $50M
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rap group Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit in New York accusing Wal-Mart, Amazon, Jet and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission.


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  • 10/100   Film stokes new row over Venezuelan boxing legend 'El Inca'
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    On an April morning in 2010, Venezuelan boxing legend Edwin "El Inca" Valero, an undefeated two-time world champion, murdered his wife. The movie, "El Inca," was a box office sensation when it premiered on November 25, rising to become the third-most lucrative film of the year in Venezuela in less than three weeks. The court case was brought by Valero's family, which accused director Ignacio Castillo Cottin of slander.

    On an April morning in 2010, Venezuelan boxing legend Edwin "El Inca" Valero, an undefeated two-time world champion, murdered his wife. The movie, "El Inca," was a box office sensation when it premiered on November 25, rising to become the third-most lucrative film of the year in Venezuela in less than three weeks. The court case was brought by Valero's family, which accused director Ignacio Castillo Cottin of slander.


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  • 11/100   Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem
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    Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.

    Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.


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  • 12/100   Lights out at Vegas' Rio casino forces 900-room evacuation
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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend, officials said.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend, officials said.


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  • 13/100   Schwarzenegger: 'Celebrity Apprentice' his show, not Trump's
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an epic mishmash of politics and celebrity, Donald Trump's elevation from "Celebrity Apprentice" host to president-elect has created an opening for actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to become a reality TV star.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an epic mishmash of politics and celebrity, Donald Trump's elevation from "Celebrity Apprentice" host to president-elect has created an opening for actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to become a reality TV star.


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  • 14/100   'Singin in the Rain' star Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher
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    Debbie Reynolds, the "Singin' in the Rain" actress who tap-danced her way into American hearts as a star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died, grief-stricken over daughter Carrie Fisher's death a day earlier. The 84-year-old suffered a stroke at son Todd Fisher's Beverly Hills home after telling him "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," he was quoted as telling celebrity news website TMZ. Coming so close to the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, this is truly a double tragedy," Screen Actors Guild president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement.

    Debbie Reynolds, the "Singin' in the Rain" actress who tap-danced her way into American hearts as a star of Hollywood's Golden Age, has died, grief-stricken over daughter Carrie Fisher's death a day earlier. The 84-year-old suffered a stroke at son Todd Fisher's Beverly Hills home after telling him "I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie," he was quoted as telling celebrity news website TMZ. Coming so close to the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, this is truly a double tragedy," Screen Actors Guild president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement.


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  • 15/100   Trey Songz charged with assault after concert outburst
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    DETROIT (AP) — Singer Trey Songz has been charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer after authorities said he threw microphones and speakers from the stage during a performance at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.

    DETROIT (AP) — Singer Trey Songz has been charged with aggravated assault and assaulting a police officer after authorities said he threw microphones and speakers from the stage during a performance at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.


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  • 16/100   In 2016, a year of painful goodbyes and politics
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    Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring.

    Our politics is often reflected in our popular culture, and vice versa — especially in an election year. That relationship seemed closer than ever in 2016, when a TV personality was elected president, reality shows and beauty contests were referenced in presidential debates, and even a Broadway show ignited partisan sparring.


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  • 17/100   Wife of 'Rogue One' star Ben Mendelsohn files for divorce
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show actor Ben Mendelsohn's wife has filed for divorce from the "Rogue One " star.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show actor Ben Mendelsohn's wife has filed for divorce from the "Rogue One " star.


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  • 18/100   Poland buys private art collection that includes a da Vinci
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    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Culture Ministry finalized a deal Thursday to buy a precious private art collection that includes a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, acting to ensure that the collection will remain part of Poland's patrimony for further generations.

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Culture Ministry finalized a deal Thursday to buy a precious private art collection that includes a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, acting to ensure that the collection will remain part of Poland's patrimony for further generations.


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  • 19/100   Pink announces birth of son Jameson with Instagram photos
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink and her motocross-champ husband got a bundle of joy for the holidays.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pink and her motocross-champ husband got a bundle of joy for the holidays.


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  • 20/100   Everyday items emit heartache at broken-relationships museum
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After her husband asked for a divorce, Amber Clisura gave back her engagement ring, kicked him out of the house and tossed everything that reminded her of the ruined marriage. Except for one item: a polished steel barbecue smoker that her future ex-husband had fashioned for her from an old oil drum.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After her husband asked for a divorce, Amber Clisura gave back her engagement ring, kicked him out of the house and tossed everything that reminded her of the ruined marriage. Except for one item: a polished steel barbecue smoker that her future ex-husband had fashioned for her from an old oil drum.


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  • 21/100   Poland buys Da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine'
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    Poland's culture ministry on Thursday bought a private art collection worth an estimated two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine". "Ladies and gentlemen, as Polish citizens, we are now all owners of the Czartoryski collection," Culture Minister Piotr Glinski said to applause at the signing ceremony at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Sitting alongside him among marble columns and chandeliers and under a fresco was Prince Adam Karol Czartoryski, president of the foundation that sold the collection.

    Poland's culture ministry on Thursday bought a private art collection worth an estimated two billion euros that includes Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine". "Ladies and gentlemen, as Polish citizens, we are now all owners of the Czartoryski collection," Culture Minister Piotr Glinski said to applause at the signing ceremony at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Sitting alongside him among marble columns and chandeliers and under a fresco was Prince Adam Karol Czartoryski, president of the foundation that sold the collection.


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  • 22/100   Museum getting a massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes
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    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A massive geodesic dome with 61 glass eyes is coming to Arkansas' Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


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  • 23/100   Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher linked by death
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    Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." Carrie Fisher brought the sarcasm and cynicism of the Baby ...

    Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." Carrie Fisher brought the sarcasm and cynicism of the Baby ...


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  • 24/100   Fans create impromptu Hollywood star for Carrie Fisher
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher didn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so fans have taken over a blank sidewalk star to pay tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher didn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so fans have taken over a blank sidewalk star to pay tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress.


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  • 25/100   Reactions to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday
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    Reaction to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday at 84, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died:

    Reaction to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday at 84, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died:


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  • 26/100   South Korea investigators look into alleged artist blacklist
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    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean investigators on Thursday summoned the country's ambassador to France as they widened their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye to include allegations her administration blacklisted thousands of artists for their political beliefs.

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean investigators on Thursday summoned the country's ambassador to France as they widened their inquiry into a corruption scandal involving impeached President Park Geun-hye to include allegations her administration blacklisted thousands of artists for their political beliefs.


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  • 27/100   Fans create impromptu Walk of Fame star for Carrie Fisher
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.


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  • 28/100   Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016
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    Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince ...

    Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince ...


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  • 29/100   Actress Debbie Reynolds, 84, dies a day after daughter
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in "Singin' in the Rain' and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous life, has died a day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in "Singin' in the Rain' and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous life, has died a day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84.


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  • 30/100   Police, other agencies ramp up security for Rose Parade
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren't disclosing.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren't disclosing.


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  • 31/100   Cavaliers hold off Celtics, Thunder fall as Westbrook ejected
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    NBA champions Cleveland withstood a late charge from the Boston Celtics, but Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said the 124-118 victory was no thanks to him. "I was horrible tonight," James said. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 32 points and 12 assists, his fifth double-double in his last seven games.

    NBA champions Cleveland withstood a late charge from the Boston Celtics, but Cavaliers superstar LeBron James said the 124-118 victory was no thanks to him. "I was horrible tonight," James said. Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 32 points and 12 assists, his fifth double-double in his last seven games.


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  • 32/100   Westbrook ejected as Thunder fall to Grizzlies
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    Russell Westbrook's tough night in Memphis was cut short when the Oklahoma City star was ejected in the third quarter of the Thunder's 114-80 NBA loss to the Grizzlies on Thursday. An argumentative Westbrook -- who notched his 15th triple-double of the season against the Heat on Tuesday -- was tossed with 6:41 remaining in the third quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls. The Grizzlies led 61-45 when he left the game and quickly stretched the lead to 65-45.

    Russell Westbrook's tough night in Memphis was cut short when the Oklahoma City star was ejected in the third quarter of the Thunder's 114-80 NBA loss to the Grizzlies on Thursday. An argumentative Westbrook -- who notched his 15th triple-double of the season against the Heat on Tuesday -- was tossed with 6:41 remaining in the third quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls. The Grizzlies led 61-45 when he left the game and quickly stretched the lead to 65-45.


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  • 33/100   Batum's Hornets sting Miami Heat
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    Charlotte guard Nicolas Batum fell just shy of his second triple-double in four games as the Hornets erased a halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 91-82. France's Batum on Thursday scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out eight assists. The host Hornets trailed by seven at halftime but scored the first eight points of the third quarter and went on to out-score Miami 31-17 in the period.

    Charlotte guard Nicolas Batum fell just shy of his second triple-double in four games as the Hornets erased a halftime deficit to beat the Miami Heat 91-82. France's Batum on Thursday scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out eight assists. The host Hornets trailed by seven at halftime but scored the first eight points of the third quarter and went on to out-score Miami 31-17 in the period.


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  • 34/100   Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam committed suicide -coroner
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    Rashaan Salaam, a winner of college football's Heisman Trophy, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in a park in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, a county coroner said on Thursday. A toxicology report showed Salaam, 42, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25, three times the legal limit for operating a vehicle in Colorado. The report did not specify what stressors Salaam experienced.

    Rashaan Salaam, a winner of college football's Heisman Trophy, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head in a park in Boulder, Colorado, earlier this month, a county coroner said on Thursday. A toxicology report showed Salaam, 42, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.25, three times the legal limit for operating a vehicle in Colorado. The report did not specify what stressors Salaam experienced.


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  • 35/100   Alabama seeks college title repeat as playoffs open
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    Unbeaten defending champion Alabama will face the University of Washington while Ohio State meets Clemson in Saturday's other semi-final as the US collegiate American football championships begin. The Crimson Tide (13-0) seek a 26th consecutive victory when they face Washington (12-1) in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta while Ohio State (11-1), winner of the first four-team playoff showdown in 2014, meets Clemson (12-1) in the Fiesta Bowl at suburban Phoenix, Arizona. "Thinking about last year's national championship isn't going to help us get this one," said Alabama senior defensive end Jonathan Allen.

    Unbeaten defending champion Alabama will face the University of Washington while Ohio State meets Clemson in Saturday's other semi-final as the US collegiate American football championships begin. The Crimson Tide (13-0) seek a 26th consecutive victory when they face Washington (12-1) in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta while Ohio State (11-1), winner of the first four-team playoff showdown in 2014, meets Clemson (12-1) in the Fiesta Bowl at suburban Phoenix, Arizona. "Thinking about last year's national championship isn't going to help us get this one," said Alabama senior defensive end Jonathan Allen.


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  • 36/100   Former NFL player Carpenter dies aged 39
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL safety and philanthropist Keion Carpenter died on Thursday morning at the age of 39, one day after collapsing on a run while on holiday in Miami, a family spokesman said. Cousin Jamila Smith told the Baltimore Sun that Carpenter had an accident while playing with his son.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL safety and philanthropist Keion Carpenter died on Thursday morning at the age of 39, one day after collapsing on a run while on holiday in Miami, a family spokesman said. Cousin Jamila Smith told the Baltimore Sun that Carpenter had an accident while playing with his son.


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  • 37/100   ESPN posts second-worst 'Monday Night Football' season
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    If not for this past Monday night's highly watched NFL game, The Walt Disney Co's ESPN network would have had its smallest audience for "Monday Night Football" in 2016 since the 2006 season. The National Football League has been plagued all season by ratings downturns, forcing its TV partners to give free extra commercial time to advertisers to compensate for lower-than-promised ratings. Advertiser demand has remained high though, as NFL games still attract more viewers than almost everything else on television, according to the Nielsen ratings service.

    If not for this past Monday night's highly watched NFL game, The Walt Disney Co's ESPN network would have had its smallest audience for "Monday Night Football" in 2016 since the 2006 season. The National Football League has been plagued all season by ratings downturns, forcing its TV partners to give free extra commercial time to advertisers to compensate for lower-than-promised ratings. Advertiser demand has remained high though, as NFL games still attract more viewers than almost everything else on television, according to the Nielsen ratings service.


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  • 38/100   Packers, Lions, Redskins hunt playoff spots in season finales
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    Green Bay, Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay will chase playoff berths in Sunday's final NFL regular-season games while four other clubs try to join Dallas and New England with first-round byes. The Detroit Lions entertain Green Bay with the Packers on a five-game win streak and both teams deadlocked at 9-6 atop the NFC North division. "Everything that we have accomplished up until this point -- the five-game win streak, pushing through adversity -- doesn't mean anything if we don't take care of business on Sunday," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

    Green Bay, Detroit, Washington and Tampa Bay will chase playoff berths in Sunday's final NFL regular-season games while four other clubs try to join Dallas and New England with first-round byes. The Detroit Lions entertain Green Bay with the Packers on a five-game win streak and both teams deadlocked at 9-6 atop the NFC North division. "Everything that we have accomplished up until this point -- the five-game win streak, pushing through adversity -- doesn't mean anything if we don't take care of business on Sunday," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.


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  • 39/100   Warriors bounce back from Christmas Day defeat
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    The Golden State Warriors, stung on Christmas Day in their NBA Finals rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers, took charge early Wednesday in a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Kevin Durant posted a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds and Stephen Curry scored 28 points for the Warriors, who had squandered a double-digit fourth-quarter lead in their 109-108 loss to the Cavs. "It's huge," Curry said of the bounce-back win.

    The Golden State Warriors, stung on Christmas Day in their NBA Finals rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers, took charge early Wednesday in a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Kevin Durant posted a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds and Stephen Curry scored 28 points for the Warriors, who had squandered a double-digit fourth-quarter lead in their 109-108 loss to the Cavs. "It's huge," Curry said of the bounce-back win.


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  • 40/100   Warriors spoil DeRozan's record achievement
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 21 points in Golden State's 42-point first quarter on Wednesday, which propelled the Warriors to a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Despite seeing a seven-game road winning streak end, the Raptors experienced a historic moment when DeMar DeRozan became the franchise's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Chris Bosh with the 15th of his team-high 29 points. DeRozan, currently in his eighth NBA season, finished the game with 10,290 career points, 15 more than Bosh, who played his first seven seasons for Toronto.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 21 points in Golden State's 42-point first quarter on Wednesday, which propelled the Warriors to a 121-111 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Despite seeing a seven-game road winning streak end, the Raptors experienced a historic moment when DeMar DeRozan became the franchise's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Chris Bosh with the 15th of his team-high 29 points. DeRozan, currently in his eighth NBA season, finished the game with 10,290 career points, 15 more than Bosh, who played his first seven seasons for Toronto.


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  • 41/100   Anthony ejected for flagrant foul as Knicks fall to Hawks
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    (Reuters) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ejected for a flagrant foul during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as tempers flared again in the National Basketball Association. The nine-times All-Star was given his marching orders in the second quarter for hitting Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha in the head with his right hand as they jostled anticipating a rebound. Anthony did not speak to the media afterwards, but Sefolosha pulled no metaphorical punches.

    (Reuters) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ejected for a flagrant foul during the game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday as tempers flared again in the National Basketball Association. The nine-times All-Star was given his marching orders in the second quarter for hitting Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha in the head with his right hand as they jostled anticipating a rebound. Anthony did not speak to the media afterwards, but Sefolosha pulled no metaphorical punches.


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  • 42/100   Aldridge leads short-handed Spurs over Suns
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    With San Antonio's leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sidelined by illness, LaMarcus Aldridge stepped up with 27 points on Wednesday to lead the Spurs to a 119-98 NBA victory over the Phoenix Suns. Leonard missed his first game of the season with a stomach bug. "He just couldn't keep anything down today, so he stayed home," coach Gregg Popovich said.

    With San Antonio's leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sidelined by illness, LaMarcus Aldridge stepped up with 27 points on Wednesday to lead the Spurs to a 119-98 NBA victory over the Phoenix Suns. Leonard missed his first game of the season with a stomach bug. "He just couldn't keep anything down today, so he stayed home," coach Gregg Popovich said.


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  • 43/100   'Phenomenal' Butler lifts Bulls over Nets
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    Jimmy Butler's 40 points included the first buzzer-beating game-winner of his career, but the Chicago Bulls forward said the last-gasp heroics weren't his dream scenario. "I hope it never comes down to that, to tell you the truth," Butler said after the Bulls edged the Brooklyn Nets 101-99. Butler also pulled down 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.

    Jimmy Butler's 40 points included the first buzzer-beating game-winner of his career, but the Chicago Bulls forward said the last-gasp heroics weren't his dream scenario. "I hope it never comes down to that, to tell you the truth," Butler said after the Bulls edged the Brooklyn Nets 101-99. Butler also pulled down 11 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season.


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  • 44/100   Woods worth $740 million, Jordan a billionaire says Forbes
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    (Reuters) - Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and former NBA player Michael Jordan are among the 20 wealthiest American celebrities, Forbes reported on Wednesday. Woods, 40, is the youngest person on the Forbes top-20 list, with a net worth estimated at $740 million. The 14-times major champion, who trails only Jack Nicklaus (18 majors) on the all-time list, recently launched a competitive comeback after being sidelined for more than 15 months while recovering from back surgery.

    (Reuters) - Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and former NBA player Michael Jordan are among the 20 wealthiest American celebrities, Forbes reported on Wednesday. Woods, 40, is the youngest person on the Forbes top-20 list, with a net worth estimated at $740 million. The 14-times major champion, who trails only Jack Nicklaus (18 majors) on the all-time list, recently launched a competitive comeback after being sidelined for more than 15 months while recovering from back surgery.


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  • 45/100   Buccaneers' Martin suspended, enters treatment
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    The National Football League has slapped Doug Martin with a four-game suspension after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back failed a drugs test. The ban begins with this week's final regular season game against the Carolina Panthers and Martin has now entered a treatment facility. Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter earlier benched the Pro Bowl running back in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

    The National Football League has slapped Doug Martin with a four-game suspension after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back failed a drugs test. The ban begins with this week's final regular season game against the Carolina Panthers and Martin has now entered a treatment facility. Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter earlier benched the Pro Bowl running back in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.


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  • 46/100   Pacers player, coach fined for criticizing refs
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    The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and head coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday over their comments criticizing league officials in the wake of the team's loss to Chicago on Monday. George, who was fined $15,000, was anticipating such a move even as he voice his frustration after the game. "I've been fined multiple times," George said, but went on to say he believes the Pacers don't get the benefit of the doubt on foul calls.

    The NBA fined Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and head coach Nate McMillan on Wednesday over their comments criticizing league officials in the wake of the team's loss to Chicago on Monday. George, who was fined $15,000, was anticipating such a move even as he voice his frustration after the game. "I've been fined multiple times," George said, but went on to say he believes the Pacers don't get the benefit of the doubt on foul calls.


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  • 47/100   Bucs' RB Martin suspended four games for doping violation
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    (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy and said on Wednesday he was entering a treatment facility. The NFL Network reported that two-time Pro Bowler Martin, who was held out of last week's loss against the New Orleans Saints, was suspended for using the stimulant Adderall. My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates," Martin, 27, said in a statement.

    (Reuters) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy and said on Wednesday he was entering a treatment facility. The NFL Network reported that two-time Pro Bowler Martin, who was held out of last week's loss against the New Orleans Saints, was suspended for using the stimulant Adderall. My initial instinct was to appeal the suspension and finish the season with my teammates," Martin, 27, said in a statement.


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  • 48/100   Interim Bills coach says benching QB Taylor business decision
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    (The Sports Xchange) - EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but interim head coach Anthony Lynn made it clear the decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in the season finale came from the front office. Taylor, signed to a long-term contract extension before the start of the 2016 season, joined the Bills following four seasons as a Ravens back-up after a strong endorsement from then-head coach Rex Ryan.

    (The Sports Xchange) - EJ Manuel will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but interim head coach Anthony Lynn made it clear the decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in the season finale came from the front office. Taylor, signed to a long-term contract extension before the start of the 2016 season, joined the Bills following four seasons as a Ravens back-up after a strong endorsement from then-head coach Rex Ryan.


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  • 49/100   McIlroy must strive harder to be the greatest - Nicklaus
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    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has the talent but he must work harder to dominate golf, 18-times major title winner Jack Nicklaus has said. McIlroy is only behind Australian Jason Day in the world rankings and has won four majors in his career so far, the last of which came in 2014. "Rory is one of those young men who has got a tremendous amount of talent," American Nicklaus told the BBC.

    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has the talent but he must work harder to dominate golf, 18-times major title winner Jack Nicklaus has said. McIlroy is only behind Australian Jason Day in the world rankings and has won four majors in his career so far, the last of which came in 2014. "Rory is one of those young men who has got a tremendous amount of talent," American Nicklaus told the BBC.


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  • 50/100   Bogut called for flagrant foul on Harden as tempers flare
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Tempers flared between the Houston Rockets and Dallas on Tuesday, with the Mavericks' Australian center Andrew Bogut among those involved in the thick of the action. Bogut seemed confused about why he had been called for a flagrant foul that helped spur a game-changing 16-0 run by the Rockets in the second quarter. Both locker rooms had plenty to say even though the Rockets won a lopsided game 123-107 in Dallas.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Tempers flared between the Houston Rockets and Dallas on Tuesday, with the Mavericks' Australian center Andrew Bogut among those involved in the thick of the action. Bogut seemed confused about why he had been called for a flagrant foul that helped spur a game-changing 16-0 run by the Rockets in the second quarter. Both locker rooms had plenty to say even though the Rockets won a lopsided game 123-107 in Dallas.


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  • 51/100   Knicks president Jackson and Lakers owner Buss split
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    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said they have ended their four-year engagement. Jackson and Buss, daughter of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, began dating after Jackson became coach of the Lakers in 1999.

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss said they have ended their four-year engagement. Jackson and Buss, daughter of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, began dating after Jackson became coach of the Lakers in 1999.


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  • 52/100   Another Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder over Heat
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    The seemingly unstoppable Russell Westbrook produced his 15th triple-double of the season Tuesday to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 NBA victory over the Heat in Miami. Westbrook's 52nd career triple-double was his 30th of 2016 -- a total spanning the latter part of last season. "He's a unique player," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of Westbrook, who reeled in a rebound to wrap up a triple-double with 6:40 remaining in the third quarter.

    The seemingly unstoppable Russell Westbrook produced his 15th triple-double of the season Tuesday to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 NBA victory over the Heat in Miami. Westbrook's 52nd career triple-double was his 30th of 2016 -- a total spanning the latter part of last season. "He's a unique player," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of Westbrook, who reeled in a rebound to wrap up a triple-double with 6:40 remaining in the third quarter.


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  • 53/100   Durant slams NBA for 'throwing refs under the bus'
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    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant wants the National Basketball Association to become less transparent, at least when it comes to its review of referee decisions. Durant made his comments after the league concluded he was on the wrong end of a non-call during the Warriors' blockbuster Christmas Day showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the game's final play, with the Warriors down by one point, Durant stumbled when Cleveland's Richard Jefferson trod on his foot.

    (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant wants the National Basketball Association to become less transparent, at least when it comes to its review of referee decisions. Durant made his comments after the league concluded he was on the wrong end of a non-call during the Warriors' blockbuster Christmas Day showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On the game's final play, with the Warriors down by one point, Durant stumbled when Cleveland's Richard Jefferson trod on his foot.


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  • 54/100   Right-hander Nova inks three-year deal with Pirates
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    (Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have bolstered their 2017 prospects by signing starting pitcher Ivan Nova to a new three-year deal, the Major League Baseball team announced on Tuesday. Free agent Nova ended the 2016 season in stellar fashion after being acquired from the New York Yankees in August. In 11 starts with Pittsburgh, the right-hander from the Dominican Republic went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA.

    (Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have bolstered their 2017 prospects by signing starting pitcher Ivan Nova to a new three-year deal, the Major League Baseball team announced on Tuesday. Free agent Nova ended the 2016 season in stellar fashion after being acquired from the New York Yankees in August. In 11 starts with Pittsburgh, the right-hander from the Dominican Republic went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA.


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  • 55/100   Durant no fan of league's officiating reports
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    Kevin Durant is no fan of the NBA's late-game officiating reports, even when they confirm his impression of referee errors. The league's most recent "Last Two Minutes" officiating report said that Durant was fouled on the final play of his Golden State Warriors' one-point loss to the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Christmas Day. No foul was called when the Cavs' Richard Jefferson's foot made contact with Durant, who ended up sprawled on the floor unable to connect on a potential game-winning shot.

    Kevin Durant is no fan of the NBA's late-game officiating reports, even when they confirm his impression of referee errors. The league's most recent "Last Two Minutes" officiating report said that Durant was fouled on the final play of his Golden State Warriors' one-point loss to the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Christmas Day. No foul was called when the Cavs' Richard Jefferson's foot made contact with Durant, who ended up sprawled on the floor unable to connect on a potential game-winning shot.


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  • 56/100   Foxconn joint venture to build $8.8 billion LCD plant in China

    A joint venture between Hon Hai Precision Industry Co , known as Foxconn, and Sharp Corp plans to build a 61 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) factory in China to produce liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Sakai Display Products Corp's plant will be a so-called Gen-10.5 facility specializing in large-screen LCDs and will be operational by 2019, the company said at a signing event with local officials in Guangzhou on Friday. It said the plant will have capacity equating to 92 billion yuan a year.

    A joint venture between Hon Hai Precision Industry Co , known as Foxconn, and Sharp Corp plans to build a 61 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) factory in China to produce liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Sakai Display Products Corp's plant will be a so-called Gen-10.5 facility specializing in large-screen LCDs and will be operational by 2019, the company said at a signing event with local officials in Guangzhou on Friday. It said the plant will have capacity equating to 92 billion yuan a year.


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  • 57/100   China's Midea receives U.S. green light for Kuka takeover

    China's Midea said it will complete its takeover of German robotics maker Kuka in the first half of January after the United States authorities gave the deal a green light. The bid for Kuka, a high-tech robotics manufacturer, sparked controversy in Germany amid fears that key technologies were falling into foreign hands at a time when China protects its own companies against foreign takeovers. "The United States government authorities Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls on December 29, 2016 have cleared the takeover of Kuka," Kuka said.

    China's Midea said it will complete its takeover of German robotics maker Kuka in the first half of January after the United States authorities gave the deal a green light. The bid for Kuka, a high-tech robotics manufacturer, sparked controversy in Germany amid fears that key technologies were falling into foreign hands at a time when China protects its own companies against foreign takeovers. "The United States government authorities Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls on December 29, 2016 have cleared the takeover of Kuka," Kuka said.


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  • 58/100   Amazon looks to the sky to store products

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones.

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has filed for a patent to use airships to store products and serve as a base for delivery-drones.


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  • 59/100   Continental CEO says jobs will be lost in shift to electric cars

    The shift to electric vehicles will cost jobs at German automotive supplier Continental, its chief executive told a newspaper, but he said many of those jobs would be offset by new positions related to electro-mobility. "Due to the low added value, production jobs will be lost," German weekly paper Welt am Sonntag quoted Elmar Degenhart as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Sunday. Some 30,000 of 218,000 jobs at Continental are dependent on combustion engines, the paper said.

    The shift to electric vehicles will cost jobs at German automotive supplier Continental, its chief executive told a newspaper, but he said many of those jobs would be offset by new positions related to electro-mobility. "Due to the low added value, production jobs will be lost," German weekly paper Welt am Sonntag quoted Elmar Degenhart as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Sunday. Some 30,000 of 218,000 jobs at Continental are dependent on combustion engines, the paper said.


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  • 60/100   How ties to an 'equestrian princess' landed Samsung at center of a scandal

    By Ju-min Park and Miyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea's top company in the center of the country's influence-peddling scandal. Samsung agreed last year to pay $18 million to Core Sports International GmbH, a consulting firm controlled by Park's friend Choi Soon-sil, who is in jail and faces charges of abuse of power and fraud in a criminal trial that began this month. A South Korean court has also issued an arrest warrant for Choi's Germany-based horse-riding daughter, 20-year-old Chung Yoo-ra – who has been the main beneficiary of the sponsorship – for alleged criminal interference related to her academic record, and other unspecified charges.

    By Ju-min Park and Miyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's sponsorship of the equestrian-athlete daughter of a long-time friend of President Park Geun-hye has helped to land South Korea's top company in the center of the country's influence-peddling scandal. Samsung agreed last year to pay $18 million to Core Sports International GmbH, a consulting firm controlled by Park's friend Choi Soon-sil, who is in jail and faces charges of abuse of power and fraud in a criminal trial that began this month. A South Korean court has also issued an arrest warrant for Choi's Germany-based horse-riding daughter, 20-year-old Chung Yoo-ra – who has been the main beneficiary of the sponsorship – for alleged criminal interference related to her academic record, and other unspecified charges.


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  • 61/100   China's cash-strapped LeEco in talks to gain $1.4 billion from investor

    By David Stanway and Jess Macy Yu SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's cash-strapped LeEco said it is in talks to secure 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) from an unidentified strategic investor, but the announcement was seen as insufficient to dispel concern over the high-tech conglomerate's financial health. Led by tycoon Jia Yueting, LeEco expanded aggressively into electric and driverless cars and smartphones after making its name in video streaming, but last month warned staff it was facing 'a big company disease' after growing too fast and in too many directions left it short of funds. LeEco is still finalizing details of the investment, according to a filing by its Shenzhen-listed unit Leshi Internet Information and Technology .

    By David Stanway and Jess Macy Yu SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's cash-strapped LeEco said it is in talks to secure 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) from an unidentified strategic investor, but the announcement was seen as insufficient to dispel concern over the high-tech conglomerate's financial health. Led by tycoon Jia Yueting, LeEco expanded aggressively into electric and driverless cars and smartphones after making its name in video streaming, but last month warned staff it was facing 'a big company disease' after growing too fast and in too many directions left it short of funds. LeEco is still finalizing details of the investment, according to a filing by its Shenzhen-listed unit Leshi Internet Information and Technology .


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  • 62/100   Russia will not expel anyone in response to U.S. sanctions, Putin says

    By Polina Devitt and Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would not expel anyone in response to Washington's decision to throw out 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it believes were involved in computer hacking in the 2016 presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier proposed expelling 35 U.S. diplomats after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the expulsions and sanctions on Thursday.

    By Polina Devitt and Polina Nikolskaya MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would not expel anyone in response to Washington's decision to throw out 35 suspected Russian spies and sanction intelligence agencies it believes were involved in computer hacking in the 2016 presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier proposed expelling 35 U.S. diplomats after outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the expulsions and sanctions on Thursday.


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  • 63/100   Putin says Russia won't expel US diplomats in hacking flap

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said ...

    President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States Friday for bringing sanctions and expelling Russian diplomats amid allegations of Russian meddling in the American presidential election, but said ...


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  • 64/100   The Latest: Putin says Russia will not expel US diplomats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Russia over hacking attacks in the US elections (all times EST):

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Russia over hacking attacks in the US elections (all times EST):


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  • 65/100   The Verge 2016 tech report card: Uber

    The Verge published an estimated 165 articles about Uber in 2016. Lyft and other competitors stayed in the game, and will remain a prominent thorn in Uber’s side, but there’s no question which company won the ride-sharing wars. Uber continued its furious pace of fundraising into 2016, at one point netting an insane $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s main investment fund.

    The Verge published an estimated 165 articles about Uber in 2016. Lyft and other competitors stayed in the game, and will remain a prominent thorn in Uber’s side, but there’s no question which company won the ride-sharing wars. Uber continued its furious pace of fundraising into 2016, at one point netting an insane $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s main investment fund.


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  • 66/100   The Verge 2016 tech report card: Uber

    The Verge published an estimated 165 articles about Uber in 2016. Lyft and other competitors stayed in the game, and will remain a prominent thorn in Uber’s side, but there’s no question which company won the ride-sharing wars. Uber continued its furious pace of fundraising into 2016, at one point netting an insane $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s main investment fund.

    The Verge published an estimated 165 articles about Uber in 2016. Lyft and other competitors stayed in the game, and will remain a prominent thorn in Uber’s side, but there’s no question which company won the ride-sharing wars. Uber continued its furious pace of fundraising into 2016, at one point netting an insane $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s main investment fund.


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  • 67/100   First Click: What tech trend interests you most in the year ahead?

    The world's biggest consumer electronics show kicks off next week. It's a curtain raiser of sorts; a place to glimpse where technology advancements are heading in 2017.Last year's CES saw 177,393 people from 81 countries converge on 3,887 exhibitors in a space spanning 2.47 million net square feet. It was attended by 7,545 members of the press which is 1,700 more than were at the 2016 Olympic Games according to numbers gathered by the organization that puts on the show. So yeah, it's huge.But CES isn't typically the place where huge, earth-shattering announcements are made. ...

    The world's biggest consumer electronics show kicks off next week. It's a curtain raiser of sorts; a place to glimpse where technology advancements are heading in 2017.Last year's CES saw 177,393 people from 81 countries converge on 3,887 exhibitors in a space spanning 2.47 million net square feet. It was attended by 7,545 members of the press which is 1,700 more than were at the 2016 Olympic Games according to numbers gathered by the organization that puts on the show. So yeah, it's huge.But CES isn't typically the place where huge, earth-shattering announcements are made. ...


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  • 68/100   First Click: What tech trend interests you most in the year ahead?

    The world's biggest consumer electronics show kicks off next week. It's a curtain raiser of sorts; a place to glimpse where technology advancements are heading in 2017.Last year's CES saw 177,393 people from 81 countries converge on 3,887 exhibitors in a space spanning 2.47 million net square feet. It was attended by 7,545 members of the press which is 1,700 more than were at the 2016 Olympic Games according to numbers gathered by the organization that puts on the show. So yeah, it's huge.But CES isn't typically the place where huge, earth-shattering announcements are made. ...

    The world's biggest consumer electronics show kicks off next week. It's a curtain raiser of sorts; a place to glimpse where technology advancements are heading in 2017.Last year's CES saw 177,393 people from 81 countries converge on 3,887 exhibitors in a space spanning 2.47 million net square feet. It was attended by 7,545 members of the press which is 1,700 more than were at the 2016 Olympic Games according to numbers gathered by the organization that puts on the show. So yeah, it's huge.But CES isn't typically the place where huge, earth-shattering announcements are made. ...


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  • 69/100   How to add a cloud-based document app on Nextcloud

    If you want to add document editing capabilities to your Nextcloud server, learn how to do so with the help of the Documents app.

    If you want to add document editing capabilities to your Nextcloud server, learn how to do so with the help of the Documents app.


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  • 70/100   Could a machine predict box office flops?

    Scriptbook is an algorithm that claims it can predict whether a movie is going to be a hit or a miss at the box office. Inspired by the dismal performance of "Gigli" starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the turn of the century, Scriptbook's CEO Nadira Azermai and her team spent over a year creating the machine-learning platform that claims to be able to predict the relative success of a film using its script.

    Scriptbook is an algorithm that claims it can predict whether a movie is going to be a hit or a miss at the box office. Inspired by the dismal performance of "Gigli" starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez at the turn of the century, Scriptbook's CEO Nadira Azermai and her team spent over a year creating the machine-learning platform that claims to be able to predict the relative success of a film using its script.


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  • 71/100   Silicon Valley's obscure unicorns could boost 2017 IPO market

    Social media firm Snap Inc may be the highest profile tech IPO planned for 2017, with the potential to raise billions. Such firms are a "leading indicator" of broader investor demand for market debuts, said Justin Smolkin, head of Americas technology equity capital markets at UBS Group AG .

    Social media firm Snap Inc may be the highest profile tech IPO planned for 2017, with the potential to raise billions. Such firms are a "leading indicator" of broader investor demand for market debuts, said Justin Smolkin, head of Americas technology equity capital markets at UBS Group AG .


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  • 72/100   This upsetting Barenaked Ladies remix is the perfect song for a horrible 2016

    If you've spent any time on the internet in recent months you'll have seen one of the multiple cuts of Bee Movie, inspired by the version that speeds up every time someone says "bee." Meme artists have also seized on Antz, Filipino cartoon The Nutshack, and Lazy Town villain Robbie Rotten's song "We Are The One" as prime fodder for this kind of weird solipsistic creation. The latest of these uses Barenaked Ladies' "One Week" (a song just behind Smash Mouth's "All Star" in terms of memeworthiness), and replaces every instrument and lyric with the very first line in the song — lead vocalist Steven Page singing "It's been..." Absorbing the results of the remix, I was struck by how fast the human voice stops sounding like a voice, and starts sounding like the kind of boinging synth you get on a Casio keyboard when you punch in random numbers.

    If you've spent any time on the internet in recent months you'll have seen one of the multiple cuts of Bee Movie, inspired by the version that speeds up every time someone says "bee." Meme artists have also seized on Antz, Filipino cartoon The Nutshack, and Lazy Town villain Robbie Rotten's song "We Are The One" as prime fodder for this kind of weird solipsistic creation. The latest of these uses Barenaked Ladies' "One Week" (a song just behind Smash Mouth's "All Star" in terms of memeworthiness), and replaces every instrument and lyric with the very first line in the song — lead vocalist Steven Page singing "It's been..." Absorbing the results of the remix, I was struck by how fast the human voice stops sounding like a voice, and starts sounding like the kind of boinging synth you get on a Casio keyboard when you punch in random numbers.


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  • 73/100   This upsetting Barenaked Ladies remix is the perfect song for a horrible 2016

    If you've spent any time on the internet in recent months you'll have seen one of the multiple cuts of Bee Movie, inspired by the version that speeds up every time someone says "bee." Meme artists have also seized on Antz, Filipino cartoon The Nutshack, and Lazy Town villain Robbie Rotten's song "We Are The One" as prime fodder for this kind of weird solipsistic creation. The latest of these uses Barenaked Ladies' "One Week" (a song just behind Smash Mouth's "All Star" in terms of memeworthiness), and replaces every instrument and lyric with the very first line in the song — lead vocalist Steven Page singing "It's been..." Absorbing the results of the remix, I was struck by how fast the human voice stops sounding like a voice, and starts sounding like the kind of boinging synth you get on a Casio keyboard when you punch in random numbers.

    If you've spent any time on the internet in recent months you'll have seen one of the multiple cuts of Bee Movie, inspired by the version that speeds up every time someone says "bee." Meme artists have also seized on Antz, Filipino cartoon The Nutshack, and Lazy Town villain Robbie Rotten's song "We Are The One" as prime fodder for this kind of weird solipsistic creation. The latest of these uses Barenaked Ladies' "One Week" (a song just behind Smash Mouth's "All Star" in terms of memeworthiness), and replaces every instrument and lyric with the very first line in the song — lead vocalist Steven Page singing "It's been..." Absorbing the results of the remix, I was struck by how fast the human voice stops sounding like a voice, and starts sounding like the kind of boinging synth you get on a Casio keyboard when you punch in random numbers.


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  • 74/100   China's Huawei sees slower revenue growth for 2016

    China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, said on Friday it expects 2016 revenue growth to slow slightly to 32 percent and forecast greater uncertainties next year. The Shenzhen-based company, which competes with Sweden's Ericsson for the top spot in the global market for telecoms equipment, sees 2016 revenue hitting 520 billion yuan ($74.8 billion), said Eric Xu, Huawei's rotating chief executive. The expected growth rate for this year represents a slowdown from the 35 percent rate posted in 2015 and the company said it would face greater global political and economic uncertainties in 2017.

    China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, said on Friday it expects 2016 revenue growth to slow slightly to 32 percent and forecast greater uncertainties next year. The Shenzhen-based company, which competes with Sweden's Ericsson for the top spot in the global market for telecoms equipment, sees 2016 revenue hitting 520 billion yuan ($74.8 billion), said Eric Xu, Huawei's rotating chief executive. The expected growth rate for this year represents a slowdown from the 35 percent rate posted in 2015 and the company said it would face greater global political and economic uncertainties in 2017.


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  • 75/100   Oil, equities, emerging markets end year of shocks on triumphant note
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    By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices edged down on Friday but headed for their biggest annual percentage rise since 2009, with world stocks also up nearly 6 percent over the year despite concerns over China's slowing growth and weakening currency. Global markets have fared surprisingly well in a year marked by major political shocks, including June's Brexit vote and the unexpected election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November.

    By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices edged down on Friday but headed for their biggest annual percentage rise since 2009, with world stocks also up nearly 6 percent over the year despite concerns over China's slowing growth and weakening currency. Global markets have fared surprisingly well in a year marked by major political shocks, including June's Brexit vote and the unexpected election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November.


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  • 76/100   China policymakers pledge stability for 'complex' year ahead
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    China's economy is on a steady growth path as 2016 ends, supported by a housing boom and billions in government investment, but the mood of policymakers is more cautious than celebratory as they face "complexity" in the new year. The central bank - while reaffirming a long-standing commitment to prudent policy - said on Friday it would pay more attention to maintaining a "neutral" stance and ensure that it is "neither too tight nor too loose". "At present, China's economic and financial operations are generally stable, but the complexity of the situation cannot be underestimated," the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said.

    China's economy is on a steady growth path as 2016 ends, supported by a housing boom and billions in government investment, but the mood of policymakers is more cautious than celebratory as they face "complexity" in the new year. The central bank - while reaffirming a long-standing commitment to prudent policy - said on Friday it would pay more attention to maintaining a "neutral" stance and ensure that it is "neither too tight nor too loose". "At present, China's economic and financial operations are generally stable, but the complexity of the situation cannot be underestimated," the People's Bank of China (PBOC) said.


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  • 77/100   Oil, metals post stellar 2016 gains on output cuts, demand hopes
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    Crude oil, rubber and metals are set to end 2016 with strong gains, bouncing back from several years of losses on output cuts and expectations of firmer demand. Benchmark zinc , steel rebar and rubber have all rallied around 60 percent this year, while Brent crude has climbed more than 50 percent. Crude oil output cuts announced by OPEC, stronger-than-expected demand in top commodities market China and expectations of higher infrastructure spending in the United States after the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump all boosted prices.

    Crude oil, rubber and metals are set to end 2016 with strong gains, bouncing back from several years of losses on output cuts and expectations of firmer demand. Benchmark zinc , steel rebar and rubber have all rallied around 60 percent this year, while Brent crude has climbed more than 50 percent. Crude oil output cuts announced by OPEC, stronger-than-expected demand in top commodities market China and expectations of higher infrastructure spending in the United States after the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump all boosted prices.


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  • 78/100   Pork giant Smithfield skips middlemen in grain supply chain
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    Smithfield Food Inc [SFII.UL], the world's biggest pork producer, is buying grain elevators and purchasing grain directly from farmers, a move that hits grain handlers already reeling from multiyear lows in corn and soybean prices. The Virginia-based company bought two Ohio grain elevators in September. For the first time, it can ship grain directly from Ohio to feed the pigs that Smithfield slaughters at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, packing plant - the world's largest, processing about 32,000 hogs daily.

    Smithfield Food Inc [SFII.UL], the world's biggest pork producer, is buying grain elevators and purchasing grain directly from farmers, a move that hits grain handlers already reeling from multiyear lows in corn and soybean prices. The Virginia-based company bought two Ohio grain elevators in September. For the first time, it can ship grain directly from Ohio to feed the pigs that Smithfield slaughters at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, packing plant - the world's largest, processing about 32,000 hogs daily.


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  • 79/100   Asian flash surge takes euro to $1.07
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    A short-lived surge in the euro dominated this year's last day of trade in major foreign exchange markets on Friday, with dealers citing a handful of orders as driving the dollar to its lowest since Dec. 8. The euro climbed to as much as $1.07, two full cents higher, and despite an immediate retreat it was still up half a percent on the day at $1.0548 in midday trade in Europe. "It looks like it was a combination of thin markets, some year-end rebalancing against the dollar and covering of shorts above $1.05," Alvin Tan, a strategist with Societe Generale in London, said.

    A short-lived surge in the euro dominated this year's last day of trade in major foreign exchange markets on Friday, with dealers citing a handful of orders as driving the dollar to its lowest since Dec. 8. The euro climbed to as much as $1.07, two full cents higher, and despite an immediate retreat it was still up half a percent on the day at $1.0548 in midday trade in Europe. "It looks like it was a combination of thin markets, some year-end rebalancing against the dollar and covering of shorts above $1.05," Alvin Tan, a strategist with Societe Generale in London, said.


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  • 80/100   Bankers cautious on outlook for global equity deals after 2016 slide
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    By Dasha Afanasieva LONDON (Reuters) - Global equity raising fell by more than a quarter in 2016, data showed on Friday, hit by geopolitical shocks and a string of failed initial public offerings (IPOs), with the outlook for 2017 looking shaky. Companies raised $648.9 billion in equity during 2016, against $873 billion last year, Thomson Reuters Equity Capital Markets (ECM) data up to Dec. 28 showed. Money raised from IPOs was down by almost a third at $130.6 billion despite equity indices touching record highs in the latter stages of the year.

    By Dasha Afanasieva LONDON (Reuters) - Global equity raising fell by more than a quarter in 2016, data showed on Friday, hit by geopolitical shocks and a string of failed initial public offerings (IPOs), with the outlook for 2017 looking shaky. Companies raised $648.9 billion in equity during 2016, against $873 billion last year, Thomson Reuters Equity Capital Markets (ECM) data up to Dec. 28 showed. Money raised from IPOs was down by almost a third at $130.6 billion despite equity indices touching record highs in the latter stages of the year.


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  • 81/100   Putin won’t expel U.S. diplomats
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    The Russian president contradicts his foreign minister's suggested response to the hacking flap.

    The Russian president contradicts his foreign minister's suggested response to the hacking flap.


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  • 82/100   ‘The Katie Couric Interview’: Best of 2016
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    Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric looks back at some of the fascinating, funny, and entertaining people of the year.

    Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric looks back at some of the fascinating, funny, and entertaining people of the year.


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  • 83/100   States face off over future of Obama global warming plan
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    Democratic officials from 15 states have asked the President-elect Trump to preserve President Obama’s plan to curb global warming.

    Democratic officials from 15 states have asked the President-elect Trump to preserve President Obama’s plan to curb global warming.


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  • 84/100   Obama leaves Russia's top spy off the hook
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    The White House portrays its measures against Moscow for an election cyberattack as tough, but they omit a key name.

    The White House portrays its measures against Moscow for an election cyberattack as tough, but they omit a key name.


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  • 85/100   Trump ally asked to resign from school board
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    Carl Paladino, who publicly insulted Barack and Michelle Obama, is asked to step down from his local position in New York.

    Carl Paladino, who publicly insulted Barack and Michelle Obama, is asked to step down from his local position in New York.


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  • 86/100   China says space program must help protect national security
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    China's space program must help protect the country's national security, but China is dedicated to the peaceful use of space and opposes a space arms race, the government said in a policy paper issued on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping has called for China to establish itself as a space power, and it has tested anti-satellite missiles, in addition to its civilian aims China has repeatedly said its space program is for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. Defense Department has highlighted its increasing capabilities, saying it was pursuing activities aimed to prevent adversaries from using space-based assets in a crisis.

    China's space program must help protect the country's national security, but China is dedicated to the peaceful use of space and opposes a space arms race, the government said in a policy paper issued on Tuesday. President Xi Jinping has called for China to establish itself as a space power, and it has tested anti-satellite missiles, in addition to its civilian aims China has repeatedly said its space program is for peaceful purposes, but the U.S. Defense Department has highlighted its increasing capabilities, saying it was pursuing activities aimed to prevent adversaries from using space-based assets in a crisis.


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  • 87/100   Bite the dust: meek dinosaur lost its teeth as it hit adulthood
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    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A modest little dinosaur that scampered across northwestern China 160 million years ago boasted a unique trait not seen in any other dinosaur or other prehistoric creature yet unearthed: it was born with teeth but became toothless by adulthood. Scientists on Thursday said fossils of 19 individuals of a dinosaur called Limusaurus, ranging in age from under a year to 10 years, showed that juveniles had small, sharp teeth but adults developed a toothless beak. This cluster of dinosaurs, found in Xinjiang Province, apparently became hopelessly trapped in a mud pit and died.

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A modest little dinosaur that scampered across northwestern China 160 million years ago boasted a unique trait not seen in any other dinosaur or other prehistoric creature yet unearthed: it was born with teeth but became toothless by adulthood. Scientists on Thursday said fossils of 19 individuals of a dinosaur called Limusaurus, ranging in age from under a year to 10 years, showed that juveniles had small, sharp teeth but adults developed a toothless beak. This cluster of dinosaurs, found in Xinjiang Province, apparently became hopelessly trapped in a mud pit and died.


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  • 88/100   Swat team: scientists track humongous number of flying bugs
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    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Counting the number of bugs whizzing high overhead annually may seem all but impossible, but researchers in Britain have completed the most comprehensive tally ever conducted. "High-altitude aerial migration of insects is enormous," said University of Exeter entomologist Jason Chapman, whose research was published in the journal Science. In terms of biomass, the insects greatly exceeded migratory birds in Britain.

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Counting the number of bugs whizzing high overhead annually may seem all but impossible, but researchers in Britain have completed the most comprehensive tally ever conducted. "High-altitude aerial migration of insects is enormous," said University of Exeter entomologist Jason Chapman, whose research was published in the journal Science. In terms of biomass, the insects greatly exceeded migratory birds in Britain.


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  • 89/100   Artificial leaf copies nature to manufacture medicine
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    Dutch scientists have developed an artificial leaf that can act as a mini-factory for producing drugs, an advance that could allow medicines to be produced anywhere there is sunlight. The work taps into the ability of plants to use sunlight to feed themselves through photosynthesis, something industrial chemists have struggled to replicate because sunshine usually generates too little energy to fuel chemical reactions. The leaf-inspired micro factory mimics nature's efficiency at harvesting solar radiation by using new materials called luminescent solar concentrators with very thin channels through which liquid is pumped, exposing molecules to sunlight.

    Dutch scientists have developed an artificial leaf that can act as a mini-factory for producing drugs, an advance that could allow medicines to be produced anywhere there is sunlight. The work taps into the ability of plants to use sunlight to feed themselves through photosynthesis, something industrial chemists have struggled to replicate because sunshine usually generates too little energy to fuel chemical reactions. The leaf-inspired micro factory mimics nature's efficiency at harvesting solar radiation by using new materials called luminescent solar concentrators with very thin channels through which liquid is pumped, exposing molecules to sunlight.


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  • 90/100   Debbie Reynolds' Death: Can You Die of a Broken Heart?
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    Actress Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke on Dec. 28, just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died from a heart attack, Variety reported. Reynolds, who starred in film classics such as "Singin' in the Rain," was 84. Reynolds told her son shortly before her stroke, "I miss her so much.

    Actress Debbie Reynolds died from a stroke on Dec. 28, just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died from a heart attack, Variety reported. Reynolds, who starred in film classics such as "Singin' in the Rain," was 84. Reynolds told her son shortly before her stroke, "I miss her so much.


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  • 91/100   European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack
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    By Oliver Denzer and Geert De Clercq BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European capitals tightened security on Friday ahead of New Year's celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people. In the German capital, police closed the Pariser Platz square in front of the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to deploy 1,700 extra officers, many along a party strip where armored cars will flank concrete barriers blocking off the area. "Every measure is being taken to prevent a possible attack," Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf told Reuters TV.

    By Oliver Denzer and Geert De Clercq BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European capitals tightened security on Friday ahead of New Year's celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people. In the German capital, police closed the Pariser Platz square in front of the Brandenburg Gate and prepared to deploy 1,700 extra officers, many along a party strip where armored cars will flank concrete barriers blocking off the area. "Every measure is being taken to prevent a possible attack," Berlin police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf told Reuters TV.


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  • 92/100   Iraqi forces face Islamic State car bombs, fierce resistance in south Mosul
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    By Stephen Kalin NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces faced car bombs and fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in southern Mosul on Friday, the second day of a renewed push to take back the city after fighting stalled for several weeks. An officer in the federal police forces, which joined the battle on Thursday, said there were heavy clashes in the southeastern Palestine district, but they had made progress in two other neighborhoods, disabling a number of car bombs. Iraqi forces in the east and north of the city were clearing areas they had recaptured on Thursday before advancing any further, officers said, and the army was trying to cut supply lines to the town of Tel Keyf, north of Mosul.

    By Stephen Kalin NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces faced car bombs and fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in southern Mosul on Friday, the second day of a renewed push to take back the city after fighting stalled for several weeks. An officer in the federal police forces, which joined the battle on Thursday, said there were heavy clashes in the southeastern Palestine district, but they had made progress in two other neighborhoods, disabling a number of car bombs. Iraqi forces in the east and north of the city were clearing areas they had recaptured on Thursday before advancing any further, officers said, and the army was trying to cut supply lines to the town of Tel Keyf, north of Mosul.


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  • 93/100   Clashes, air raids tarnish Russia and Turkey's Syria truce
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    By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes, shelling and air raids in western Syria marred a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire that aims to end nearly six years of war and lead to peace talks between rebels and a government emboldened by recent battlefield success. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced the ceasefire on Thursday after forging the agreement with Turkey, a longtime backer of the opposition. The truce went into force at midnight but monitors and rebels reported almost immediate clashes, and violence appeared to escalate later on Friday as warplanes bombed areas in the country's northwest, they said.

    By John Davison BEIRUT (Reuters) - Clashes, shelling and air raids in western Syria marred a Russian- and Turkish-backed ceasefire that aims to end nearly six years of war and lead to peace talks between rebels and a government emboldened by recent battlefield success. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, announced the ceasefire on Thursday after forging the agreement with Turkey, a longtime backer of the opposition. The truce went into force at midnight but monitors and rebels reported almost immediate clashes, and violence appeared to escalate later on Friday as warplanes bombed areas in the country's northwest, they said.


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  • 94/100   Taiwan announces U.S. itinerary for president, upsetting China
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    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Houston and San Francisco during her January visit to allies in Latin America, her office said Friday, prompting China to repeat a call for the U.S. to block any such stopover. Tsai's office declined to comment on whether she would be meeting members of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team, but the U.S. mission in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said the visit would be "private and unofficial".

    By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through Houston and San Francisco during her January visit to allies in Latin America, her office said Friday, prompting China to repeat a call for the U.S. to block any such stopover. Tsai's office declined to comment on whether she would be meeting members of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team, but the U.S. mission in Taiwan, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said the visit would be "private and unofficial".


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  • 95/100   Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel
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    By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump. After U.S. President Barack Obama enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by refusing to veto a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Kerry's public rebuke of Israel has unsettled some allies such as Britain.

    By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump. After U.S. President Barack Obama enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by refusing to veto a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Kerry's public rebuke of Israel has unsettled some allies such as Britain.


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  • 96/100   Exclusive: CDC considers lowering threshold level for lead exposure
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    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health practitioners identify more children afflicted by the heavy metal. Since 2012, the CDC, which sets public health standards for exposure to lead, has used a blood lead threshold of 5 micrograms per deciliter for children under age 6. While no level of lead exposure is safe for children, those who test at or above that level warrant a public health response, the agency says.

    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering lowering its threshold for elevated childhood blood lead levels by 30 percent, a shift that could help health practitioners identify more children afflicted by the heavy metal. Since 2012, the CDC, which sets public health standards for exposure to lead, has used a blood lead threshold of 5 micrograms per deciliter for children under age 6. While no level of lead exposure is safe for children, those who test at or above that level warrant a public health response, the agency says.


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  • 97/100   Tips from Spain’s centenarians on how to live to 100
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    By Andrea Comas CANGAS DE ONIS, Spain (Reuters) - With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, OECD data and the latest population census shows. Over a year, Reuters photographer Andrea Comas interviewed and photographed Spaniards aged 100 or more across the country from the green-hilled northern region of Asturias to the Balearic island of Menorca. Average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2, according to the latest OECD statistics made available in 2013, just a shade below the 83.4 years on average a Japanese newborn can expect to live.

    By Andrea Comas CANGAS DE ONIS, Spain (Reuters) - With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, OECD data and the latest population census shows. Over a year, Reuters photographer Andrea Comas interviewed and photographed Spaniards aged 100 or more across the country from the green-hilled northern region of Asturias to the Balearic island of Menorca. Average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2, according to the latest OECD statistics made available in 2013, just a shade below the 83.4 years on average a Japanese newborn can expect to live.


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  • 98/100   Verily and Nikon join forces to fight eye disease
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    The former Google Life Sciences division Verily and the technology manufacturer Nikon are working together to improve methods of detecting diabetes-related eye diseases. Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are two of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Verily and Nikon have entered into a partnership to improve the screening processes for these diseases and help early detection.

    The former Google Life Sciences division Verily and the technology manufacturer Nikon are working together to improve methods of detecting diabetes-related eye diseases. Diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are two of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Verily and Nikon have entered into a partnership to improve the screening processes for these diseases and help early detection.


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  • 99/100   Britain avoids M&A collapse as foreign buyers go Brexit bargain hunting
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    By Pamela Barbaglia and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity after the shock Brexit vote as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British companies, Thomson Reuters data shows. British M&A totalled $177.5 billion (145 billion pounds) in 2016, down sharply from the record $394.8 billion reached in 2015 - a year when the UK data was skewed by two of three biggest global deals - but was in line with the longer 5-year trend. Britain also retained its place as the third largest M&A market after the United States and China.

    By Pamela Barbaglia and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity after the shock Brexit vote as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British companies, Thomson Reuters data shows. British M&A totalled $177.5 billion (145 billion pounds) in 2016, down sharply from the record $394.8 billion reached in 2015 - a year when the UK data was skewed by two of three biggest global deals - but was in line with the longer 5-year trend. Britain also retained its place as the third largest M&A market after the United States and China.


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  • 100/100   With Trump's victory, GOP hopes to overhaul Medicaid
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    ATLANTA (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.

    ATLANTA (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, Republicans will have the opportunity to pull off something they have wanted to do for years — overhaul Medicaid, the program that provides health care to tens of millions of lower-income and disabled Americans.


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