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  • 1/98   News Photos Slideshows
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  • 2/98   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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  • 3/98   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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  • 4/98   Alexander Hamilton's letters to be auctioned in NYC
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The hottest Broadway show is shining its spotlight on a collection of historic American documents: Alexander Hamilton's letters, being auctioned at Sotheby's.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The hottest Broadway show is shining its spotlight on a collection of historic American documents: Alexander Hamilton's letters, being auctioned at Sotheby's.


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  • 5/98   Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force, it seems, was with Los Angeles. And San Francisco was left on the dark side.


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  • 6/98   Shonda Rhimes: Don't look for Donald Trump in 'Scandal'
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Tuesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Tuesday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.


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  • 7/98   Contest will pick opening acts for Bon Jovi tour
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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Who says you can't open for Bon Jovi?

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Who says you can't open for Bon Jovi?


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  • 8/98   Chef brings attention to cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland
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    NEW YORK (AP) — A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland.


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  • 9/98   Jenna Elfman tries again for TV comedic success
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jenna Elfman is taking aim again at finding comedic success on television.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jenna Elfman is taking aim again at finding comedic success on television.


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  • 10/98   Writer: Gay rights TV miniseries is for all, including Trump
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black says his upcoming TV miniseries about the gay rights movement is for everyone, up to and including the incoming president.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black says his upcoming TV miniseries about the gay rights movement is for everyone, up to and including the incoming president.


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  • 11/98   Report: Fox News settled harassment claims against O'Reilly
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    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News personality who accused Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment was paid a sum in the high six figures by the network's parent company in exchange for her silence and agreement not to sue, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News personality who accused Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment was paid a sum in the high six figures by the network's parent company in exchange for her silence and agreement not to sue, The New York Times reported Tuesday.


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  • 12/98   Investigators: 'Inside job' suspected in Kardashian robbery
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    PARIS (AP) — Investigators in Paris focused Tuesday on the possibility that the October robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West was an inside job following the arrests of a chauffeur and his brother.

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators in Paris focused Tuesday on the possibility that the October robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West was an inside job following the arrests of a chauffeur and his brother.


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  • 13/98   TV ratings dip for CFP championship on ESPN; streaming up
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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership for all the New Year's Six bowls and title game was up 15 percent, ESPN said Tuesday.

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership for all the New Year's Six bowls and title game was up 15 percent, ESPN said Tuesday.


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  • 14/98   Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 2-8
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Jan. 2-8. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.


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  • 15/98   Football, Globes help NBC to 7th straight weekly ratings win
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    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC kicked off the new year with a winning week and a football clash that took the top spot.

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC kicked off the new year with a winning week and a football clash that took the top spot.


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  • 16/98   Correction: Carrie Fisher story
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 10 about the death of Carrie Fisher, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Carrie Fisher's death certificate said she died of a heart attack. Her death certificate shows she died from cardiac arrest, but does not state whether the cardiac arrest was due to a heart attack.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Jan. 10 about the death of Carrie Fisher, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Carrie Fisher's death certificate said she died of a heart attack. Her death certificate shows she died from cardiac arrest, but does not state whether the cardiac arrest was due to a heart attack.


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  • 17/98   Book sales suspended for Trump aide accused of plagiarism
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    NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her text.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Monica Crowley's "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?" said Tuesday it is halting sales of the book, pending the "opportunity" for the aide to President-elect Donald Trump to revise her text.


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  • 18/98   Review: Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is by the numbers
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    Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with a granite jaw, a fast-talkin', two-timin' moll, crooked cops, and a sweaty loyal partner. There's the one-last-job-gone-awry, some rum-running, a few epic shootouts and the big questions about whether or not our man has become everything he swore he wouldn't. It seems like enough to hold audience interest for a few hours, but somehow even with all that going for it (not to mention a parade of recognizable faces), "Live by Night" is dull as sin.

    Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and all the elements are there: A conflicted anti-hero with a granite jaw, a fast-talkin', two-timin' moll, crooked cops, and a sweaty loyal partner. There's the one-last-job-gone-awry, some rum-running, a few epic shootouts and the big questions about whether or not our man has become everything he swore he wouldn't. It seems like enough to hold audience interest for a few hours, but somehow even with all that going for it (not to mention a parade of recognizable faces), "Live by Night" is dull as sin.


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  • 19/98   Gretchen Carlson: Fighting sex harassment is everyone's job
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    Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says fighting sexual harassment is a job for everyone, not just women. The former "Fox and Friends" host settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with the network ...

    Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says fighting sexual harassment is a job for everyone, not just women. The former "Fox and Friends" host settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with the network ...


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  • 20/98   Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson decline Trump invite
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    NEW YORK (AP) — British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have declined to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

    NEW YORK (AP) — British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have declined to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.


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  • 21/98   Debbie Reynolds' death certificate confirms stroke
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    Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke and her daughter Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest, according to their death certificates. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued Reynolds' death ...

    Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke and her daughter Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest, according to their death certificates. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued Reynolds' death ...


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  • 22/98   Breedlove, land-speed record breaker, can sue Chicago museum
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    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Craig Breedlove can move forward with his legal claim that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ruled that Craig Breedlove can move forward with his legal claim that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.


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  • 23/98   'La La Land,' 'Moonlight,' 'Deadpool' among PGA nominees
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar favorites "La La Land," ''Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" were nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its top award on Tuesday. But the snarky, expletive-spewing superhero of "Deadpool" continued his unlikely awards season campaign.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar favorites "La La Land," ''Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" were nominated by the Producers Guild of America for its top award on Tuesday. But the snarky, expletive-spewing superhero of "Deadpool" continued his unlikely awards season campaign.


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  • 24/98   Solange calls Beyonce 'master class' for musical success
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    Solange says growing up in a house with older sister Beyonce was like a "master class" for becoming a musical success.

    Solange says growing up in a house with older sister Beyonce was like a "master class" for becoming a musical success.


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  • 25/98   Shonda Rhimes: Don't look for Donald Trump in 'Scandal'
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's the world of Trump and the world of "Scandal." Don't go looking for similarities between the two, because the ABC show's creator certainly isn't.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's the world of Trump and the world of "Scandal." Don't go looking for similarities between the two, because the ABC show's creator certainly isn't.


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  • 26/98   Knott's Berry Farm to auction memorabilia in March
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    BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California amusement park Knott's Berry Farm plans to sell animatronics and other memorabilia at an auction.

    BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California amusement park Knott's Berry Farm plans to sell animatronics and other memorabilia at an auction.


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  • 27/98   London's Royal Albert Hall offers rare sale of private box
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    LONDON (AP) — Britain's historic Royal Albert Hall is offering a rare chance for a deep-pocketed arts lover to sit near Queen Elizabeth for music performances, films and fundraisers.

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's historic Royal Albert Hall is offering a rare chance for a deep-pocketed arts lover to sit near Queen Elizabeth for music performances, films and fundraisers.


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  • 28/98   France blocks sale of rare Da Vinci 'Saint Sebastian'
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    France has deemed a newfound Leonardo da Vinci sketch to be a national treasure and now has 30 months to raise 15 million euros ($15.8 million) to purchase it, an auction house said Tuesday. The Renaissance master's dreamily sensual sketch of Saint Sebastian was classified as a French national treasure on December 29, Tajan auctioneers in Paris said during an unveiling of the work to the press. The French government has a "right of pre-emption" under which it has 30 months to purchase items that it deems should remain in France.

    France has deemed a newfound Leonardo da Vinci sketch to be a national treasure and now has 30 months to raise 15 million euros ($15.8 million) to purchase it, an auction house said Tuesday. The Renaissance master's dreamily sensual sketch of Saint Sebastian was classified as a French national treasure on December 29, Tajan auctioneers in Paris said during an unveiling of the work to the press. The French government has a "right of pre-emption" under which it has 30 months to purchase items that it deems should remain in France.


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  • 29/98   Rose fined, back with Knicks after mystery absence
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    New York Knicks star Derrick Rose has been fined an unspecified amount and is back with the team following his mysterious no-show, the NBA franchise said on Tuesday. Rose baffled team officials and fans after failing to appear for the Knicks' 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "Derrick Rose has rejoined the team and has been fined.

    New York Knicks star Derrick Rose has been fined an unspecified amount and is back with the team following his mysterious no-show, the NBA franchise said on Tuesday. Rose baffled team officials and fans after failing to appear for the Knicks' 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden on Monday. "Derrick Rose has rejoined the team and has been fined.


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  • 30/98   Ex-NFL star Hernandez's tattoos may be shown at murder trial: judge
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    Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez's tattoos may be shown as evidence at his upcoming double-murder trial because they appear to refer to the killings at issue, a Massachusetts judge ruled. Two of the heavily inked Hernandez's tattoos depict recently fired guns, one of which prosecutors contend is a reference to the 2012 double murder of two men outside a Boston nightclub, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke said in a ruling dated Monday and released on Tuesday. Hernandez, 27, who was one of the NFL's top tight ends while playing for the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2012, already is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murdering an acquaintance in June 2013.

    Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez's tattoos may be shown as evidence at his upcoming double-murder trial because they appear to refer to the killings at issue, a Massachusetts judge ruled. Two of the heavily inked Hernandez's tattoos depict recently fired guns, one of which prosecutors contend is a reference to the 2012 double murder of two men outside a Boston nightclub, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke said in a ruling dated Monday and released on Tuesday. Hernandez, 27, who was one of the NFL's top tight ends while playing for the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2012, already is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murdering an acquaintance in June 2013.


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  • 31/98   McIlroy keeps promise to line up in South African Open
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    Rory McIlroy will be keeping a promise to fellow major champion Ernie Els when he lines up in the South African Open this week as the European Tour begins a new calendar year. Els is player-host of the second oldest national Open championship in world golf and extracted the commitment when he played in the 2014 Irish Open, which is hosted by McIlroy’s Foundation. “Rory was very serious about coming to South Africa when I told him he ‘owed me one’ at the Irish Open,” said Els.

    Rory McIlroy will be keeping a promise to fellow major champion Ernie Els when he lines up in the South African Open this week as the European Tour begins a new calendar year. Els is player-host of the second oldest national Open championship in world golf and extracted the commitment when he played in the 2014 Irish Open, which is hosted by McIlroy’s Foundation. “Rory was very serious about coming to South Africa when I told him he ‘owed me one’ at the Irish Open,” said Els.


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  • 32/98   Late TD lifts Clemson to coveted collegiate crown
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    Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second to play Monday to lift Clemson to a 35-31 victory over Alabama in college football's championship game in Tampa, Florida. With the dramatic win the Tigers avenged their 45-40 loss to the Crimson Tide in last year's final at Glendale, Arizona. Clemson quarterback Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns.

    Deshaun Watson threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with one second to play Monday to lift Clemson to a 35-31 victory over Alabama in college football's championship game in Tampa, Florida. With the dramatic win the Tigers avenged their 45-40 loss to the Crimson Tide in last year's final at Glendale, Arizona. Clemson quarterback Watson completed 36 of 56 passes for 420 yards and three touchdowns.


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  • 33/98   Clemson clinch national championship
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    (Reuters) - A last-second touchdown gave Clemson a thrilling 35-31 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday. In a rematch of last year’s title game, which Alabama won, Clemson got their revenge when quarterback Deshaun Watson tossed the game-winning score with just a second left. Watson threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns and led the final drive after Alabama had seized the lead with a late score of their own.

    (Reuters) - A last-second touchdown gave Clemson a thrilling 35-31 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday. In a rematch of last year’s title game, which Alabama won, Clemson got their revenge when quarterback Deshaun Watson tossed the game-winning score with just a second left. Watson threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns and led the final drive after Alabama had seized the lead with a late score of their own.


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  • 34/98   Westbrook's Thunder roll over Bulls, Davis paces Pelicans
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    Russell Westbrook fell one rebound shy of his 18th triple-double of the season, but his 21 points were plenty in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 109-94 NBA victory over the Bulls in Chicago. NBA scoring leader Westbrook maintained his sizzling form, adding 14 assists and nine rebounds in the win. The anticipated clash between Westbrook and red-hot Bulls forward Jimmy Butler didn't materialize, with Butler hampered by the illness that prevented him from attending Chicago's morning shoot-around.

    Russell Westbrook fell one rebound shy of his 18th triple-double of the season, but his 21 points were plenty in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 109-94 NBA victory over the Bulls in Chicago. NBA scoring leader Westbrook maintained his sizzling form, adding 14 assists and nine rebounds in the win. The anticipated clash between Westbrook and red-hot Bulls forward Jimmy Butler didn't materialize, with Butler hampered by the illness that prevented him from attending Chicago's morning shoot-around.


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  • 35/98   Westbrook, Thunder breeze past shorthanded Bulls
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    (The Sports Xchange) - The anticipated matchup between Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler fizzled, but Westbrook sizzled to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-94 win against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at the United Center. Led by Westbrook's 21 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists, the Thunder (23-16) cruised to the victory while capitalizing on Butler's illness, which prevented him from attending Chicago's morning shootaround. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 and the Bulls (19-19) got 11 points each from Jerian Grant and Cristiano Felicio.

    (The Sports Xchange) - The anticipated matchup between Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler fizzled, but Westbrook sizzled to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-94 win against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at the United Center. Led by Westbrook's 21 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists, the Thunder (23-16) cruised to the victory while capitalizing on Butler's illness, which prevented him from attending Chicago's morning shootaround. Dwyane Wade had 22 points, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 and the Bulls (19-19) got 11 points each from Jerian Grant and Cristiano Felicio.


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  • 36/98   Knicks' Rose a no-show for game against Pelicans
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    (Reuters) - New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose did not show up for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to the opening tip off the Knicks said he was not with the team but provided no other information. The New York Daily News reported that Rose was with the team at morning shoot-around but did not appear in the locker room for warmups.

    (Reuters) - New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose did not show up for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to the opening tip off the Knicks said he was not with the team but provided no other information. The New York Daily News reported that Rose was with the team at morning shoot-around but did not appear in the locker room for warmups.


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  • 37/98   Slugger Ramirez set for Japan baseball comeback at 44
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    Former Major League Baseball slugger Manny Ramirez has joined Japanese independent league team the Kochi Fighting Dogs, the club said on its website. The 44-year-old, who has also played in Taiwan after retiring from the major leagues in 2011 as one of only 25 players to pass 500 home runs, is set to play in the four-team Shikoku Island League on the smallest of Japan's four main islands.

    Former Major League Baseball slugger Manny Ramirez has joined Japanese independent league team the Kochi Fighting Dogs, the club said on its website. The 44-year-old, who has also played in Taiwan after retiring from the major leagues in 2011 as one of only 25 players to pass 500 home runs, is set to play in the four-team Shikoku Island League on the smallest of Japan's four main islands.


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  • 38/98   Lakers guard Clarkson fined $15,000 by NBA for swipe at Dragic
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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $15,000 for elbowing Miami Heat Guard Goran Dragic in a game, the NBA said Monday. Both players were ejected from the Lakers' 127-100 win over the Heat on Friday. Clarkson used his forearm to shove Dragic to the court as they tangled in the lane.

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson was fined $15,000 for elbowing Miami Heat Guard Goran Dragic in a game, the NBA said Monday. Both players were ejected from the Lakers' 127-100 win over the Heat on Friday. Clarkson used his forearm to shove Dragic to the court as they tangled in the lane.


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  • 39/98   Jags stick with Marrone as coach, hire Coughlin as exec
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    The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted Doug Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time job and hired NFL veteran Tom Coughlin as executive vice president on Monday. The team also signed general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year contract extension as they put a leadership team in place aimed at improving on their dismal 3-13 showing in the just-ended season. Marrone is the fifth full-time head coach in team history, following Coughlin, Jack Del Rio, Mike Mularkey and Gus Bradley, who was sacked on December 18 after the Jaguars dropped their ninth straight.

    The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted Doug Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time job and hired NFL veteran Tom Coughlin as executive vice president on Monday. The team also signed general manager Dave Caldwell to a two-year contract extension as they put a leadership team in place aimed at improving on their dismal 3-13 showing in the just-ended season. Marrone is the fifth full-time head coach in team history, following Coughlin, Jack Del Rio, Mike Mularkey and Gus Bradley, who was sacked on December 18 after the Jaguars dropped their ninth straight.


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  • 40/98   Evolution of 3-point shots sparks record scoring in NBA
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    Russell Westbrook could become the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double over a season. A growing emphasis on 3-point shooting, aided by rule changes that encourage more outside activity and a growing sense that potential rewards from beyond the arc outweigh the risks, have seen the NBA evolve into a haven for long-range sharpshooters and versatile playmakers. Oklahoma City star Westbrook leads the NBA with 31.4 points a game and averages 10.6 rebounds and 10.3 assists in a bid to become only the second player to average a triple-double for a season -- Oscar Robertson achieving the feat with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists over 79 games in the 1961-62 campaign.

    Russell Westbrook could become the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double over a season. A growing emphasis on 3-point shooting, aided by rule changes that encourage more outside activity and a growing sense that potential rewards from beyond the arc outweigh the risks, have seen the NBA evolve into a haven for long-range sharpshooters and versatile playmakers. Oklahoma City star Westbrook leads the NBA with 31.4 points a game and averages 10.6 rebounds and 10.3 assists in a bid to become only the second player to average a triple-double for a season -- Oscar Robertson achieving the feat with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists over 79 games in the 1961-62 campaign.


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  • 41/98   Packers' Nelson out of hospital but uncertain with rib injury
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    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hospitalized overnight after suffering a rib injury in Sunday's 38-13 NFL playoff win over the New York Giants, the team said Monday. Nelson, 31, was hit in the midsection by Giants safety Leon Hall after a dropped pass early in the second quarter. After spending the night in the hospital he was released, but Nelson's availability for next Sunday's game against the Cowboys in Dallas was unclear.

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hospitalized overnight after suffering a rib injury in Sunday's 38-13 NFL playoff win over the New York Giants, the team said Monday. Nelson, 31, was hit in the midsection by Giants safety Leon Hall after a dropped pass early in the second quarter. After spending the night in the hospital he was released, but Nelson's availability for next Sunday's game against the Cowboys in Dallas was unclear.


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  • 42/98   Steelers' Roethlisberger 'good to go' despite foot injury
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    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday the foot injury he suffered in an NFL playoff win over Miami is "nothing severe" and he expects to be ready to play Kansas City next weekend. Roethlisberger departed the stadium in a walking boot after the Steelers beat the Dolphins 30-12 in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Monday the foot injury he suffered in an NFL playoff win over Miami is "nothing severe" and he expects to be ready to play Kansas City next weekend. Roethlisberger departed the stadium in a walking boot after the Steelers beat the Dolphins 30-12 in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.


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  • 43/98   Steelers assistant coach on leave after bar arrest
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers placed assistant coach Joey Porter on leave Monday after he was charged with assault in an incident at a bar hours after the team's NFL playoff win over Miami. "We are continuing to gather information concerning Sunday night's incident involving Joey Porter," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. "We have been and will continue to be in communication with the NFL as is required by the Personal Conduct Policy.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers placed assistant coach Joey Porter on leave Monday after he was charged with assault in an incident at a bar hours after the team's NFL playoff win over Miami. "We are continuing to gather information concerning Sunday night's incident involving Joey Porter," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement. "We have been and will continue to be in communication with the NFL as is required by the Personal Conduct Policy.


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  • 44/98   McIlroy still resents Olympics for forcing his hand
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    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has said he still resents the Olympic Games for forcing him to choose between Britain and Ireland and revealed that Tiger Woods sends him texts in the early hours. The Northern Irishman, who agonized for years before opting to represent Ireland, ultimately withdrew from last year's Rio de Janeiro Games after citing health fears over the Zika virus. The four times major winner told Ireland's Independent newspaper in an interview that it was a choice he had never wanted to make.

    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has said he still resents the Olympic Games for forcing him to choose between Britain and Ireland and revealed that Tiger Woods sends him texts in the early hours. The Northern Irishman, who agonized for years before opting to represent Ireland, ultimately withdrew from last year's Rio de Janeiro Games after citing health fears over the Zika virus. The four times major winner told Ireland's Independent newspaper in an interview that it was a choice he had never wanted to make.


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  • 45/98   Steelers coach Porter arrested after bar incident
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    Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter is facing a number of charges, including making terrorist threats, after an alleged incident at a Pittsburgh bar late Sunday, US media reported. Porter, who is also a former player, was arrested just hours after the Steelers 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins in an National Football League playoff game. US television broadcaster ESPN reported that Porter, who was taken to a Pittsburgh-area jail, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terrorist threats.

    Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter is facing a number of charges, including making terrorist threats, after an alleged incident at a Pittsburgh bar late Sunday, US media reported. Porter, who is also a former player, was arrested just hours after the Steelers 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins in an National Football League playoff game. US television broadcaster ESPN reported that Porter, who was taken to a Pittsburgh-area jail, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terrorist threats.


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  • 46/98   Grizzlies hold off Jazz, Warriors rebound from loss
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    Guard Mike Conley finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Memphis Grizzlies managed to hold off a fourth quarter rally from the Utah Jazz for an 88-79 NBA win Sunday. Forward Zach Randolph came off the Grizzlies' bench in front of a crowd of 16,100 at the FedExForum to post a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. "I was really happy with the effort," Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said.

    Guard Mike Conley finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Memphis Grizzlies managed to hold off a fourth quarter rally from the Utah Jazz for an 88-79 NBA win Sunday. Forward Zach Randolph came off the Grizzlies' bench in front of a crowd of 16,100 at the FedExForum to post a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. "I was really happy with the effort," Grizzlies coach David Fizdale said.


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  • 47/98   Harden triple-double lifts Rockets to 8th in row
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    "Key plays at the end of the game," Harden said after the Houston Rockets' 129-122 comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. The plays helped the Rockets, who trailed by 13 points in the third quarter, rally to extend their winning streak to eight games. "They put their heads down, attacked our feet," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.

    "Key plays at the end of the game," Harden said after the Houston Rockets' 129-122 comeback victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. The plays helped the Rockets, who trailed by 13 points in the third quarter, rally to extend their winning streak to eight games. "They put their heads down, attacked our feet," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said.


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  • 48/98   Harden triple-double boosts Rockets to eighth straight win
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    Houston's James Harden scored 40 points in his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday as the Rockets rallied to beat the Raptors 129-122 in Toronto and notch an eighth straight NBA win. Harden added 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the triumph, and has had at least a double-double in 17 straight games as he continues to make his claim alongside that of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook for Most Valuable Player honors. Harden said the key to the Rockets' success is unselfishness.

    Houston's James Harden scored 40 points in his 10th triple-double of the season on Sunday as the Rockets rallied to beat the Raptors 129-122 in Toronto and notch an eighth straight NBA win. Harden added 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the triumph, and has had at least a double-double in 17 straight games as he continues to make his claim alongside that of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook for Most Valuable Player honors. Harden said the key to the Rockets' success is unselfishness.


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  • 49/98   Giants' Beckham a non-factor on playoff debut
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    (Reuters) - Six days after taking heat for being in party mode in Miami, wide receiver Odell Beckham endured a nightmare playoff debut for the New York Giants on Sunday as his team lost 38-13 to Green Bay in a National Football Conference wild card game. Beckham, who recorded his first 100-reception season in 2016, never found his rhythm with quarterback Eli Manning and caught just four of 11 targets for 28 yards. "I'm not sure how many targets Odell had," Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters.

    (Reuters) - Six days after taking heat for being in party mode in Miami, wide receiver Odell Beckham endured a nightmare playoff debut for the New York Giants on Sunday as his team lost 38-13 to Green Bay in a National Football Conference wild card game. Beckham, who recorded his first 100-reception season in 2016, never found his rhythm with quarterback Eli Manning and caught just four of 11 targets for 28 yards. "I'm not sure how many targets Odell had," Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters.


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  • 50/98   Clippers back on track with fourth straight NBA win
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    The Los Angeles Clippers put their late-December swoon further behind them on Sunday with a convincing 98-86 NBA victory over the under-manned Miami Heat. J.J. Redick scored 25 points and point guard Chris Paul added 19 points, 18 assists and six rebounds as the Clippers won their fourth straight. Paul became the 10th player in league history to reach 8,000 assists, finishing the night 8,012.

    The Los Angeles Clippers put their late-December swoon further behind them on Sunday with a convincing 98-86 NBA victory over the under-manned Miami Heat. J.J. Redick scored 25 points and point guard Chris Paul added 19 points, 18 assists and six rebounds as the Clippers won their fourth straight. Paul became the 10th player in league history to reach 8,000 assists, finishing the night 8,012.


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  • 51/98   Packers, Steelers advance with home playoff romps
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    Aaron Rodgers matched a Green Bay playoff record with four touchdown passes Sunday while Le'Veon Bell ran for a Pittsburgh playoff record 167 yards and two touchdowns to spark first-round home routs. The Packers stretched their NFL win streak to seven games by ripping the New York Giants 38-13 as Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four TDs. Also matching a one-game Packers mark was Randall Cobb, who hauled in three touchdown throws, including a spectacular "Hail Mary" desperation toss to end the first half.

    Aaron Rodgers matched a Green Bay playoff record with four touchdown passes Sunday while Le'Veon Bell ran for a Pittsburgh playoff record 167 yards and two touchdowns to spark first-round home routs. The Packers stretched their NFL win streak to seven games by ripping the New York Giants 38-13 as Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four TDs. Also matching a one-game Packers mark was Randall Cobb, who hauled in three touchdown throws, including a spectacular "Hail Mary" desperation toss to end the first half.


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  • 52/98   Revenge of the Hail Mary propels Packers over Giants
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    (The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 38-13 on Sunday thanks in no small measure to a Hail Mary touchdown that provided sweet revenge. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who shocked the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals with end-of-game Hail Mary touchdowns last season, stunned the Giants with a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown to Randall Cobb on the final play of the first half of Sunday's NFC wild card playoff game at frigid Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants 38-13 on Sunday thanks in no small measure to a Hail Mary touchdown that provided sweet revenge. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who shocked the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals with end-of-game Hail Mary touchdowns last season, stunned the Giants with a 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown to Randall Cobb on the final play of the first half of Sunday's NFC wild card playoff game at frigid Lambeau Field in Green Bay.


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  • 53/98   Golf's Thomas holds off Matsuyama for Tournament of Champions title
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    Justin Thomas held off red-hot Hideki Matsuyama to win his third USPGA Tour title on Sunday with a final-round 69 at the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii. Thomas's four-under par effort gave him a 22-under total of 270 and a three-shot win over Japan's Matsuyama -- who arrived in Hawaii having won four of his prior five tournaments worldwide. Thomas was, in fact, the only man to beat Matsuyama in that span, at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in October.

    Justin Thomas held off red-hot Hideki Matsuyama to win his third USPGA Tour title on Sunday with a final-round 69 at the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii. Thomas's four-under par effort gave him a 22-under total of 270 and a three-shot win over Japan's Matsuyama -- who arrived in Hawaii having won four of his prior five tournaments worldwide. Thomas was, in fact, the only man to beat Matsuyama in that span, at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in October.


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  • 54/98   Tesla taps Apple engineer for Autopilot software

    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc has hired a key Apple Inc software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in a online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning that he would "leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another space" without saying which company he planned to join. Later in the day, Tesla posted a message on the company's website saying that Lattner had been hired as vice president of Autopilot software but did not say when he would start work there.

    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc has hired a key Apple Inc software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in a online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning that he would "leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another space" without saying which company he planned to join. Later in the day, Tesla posted a message on the company's website saying that Lattner had been hired as vice president of Autopilot software but did not say when he would start work there.


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  • 55/98   Exclusive: Regulators criticize banks over Uber loan - sources

    Led by Morgan Stanley, the banks helped the ride-sharing network tap the leveraged loan market in July for the first time, persuading institutional investors to focus on its lofty valuation and established markets rather than its losses in countries such as China and India. The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which are trying to reign in risky lending across Wall Street, took issue with the way in which the banks carved out Uber's more mature operations from the rest of the business, the people said, declining to be named because talks with the regulators are private.

    Led by Morgan Stanley, the banks helped the ride-sharing network tap the leveraged loan market in July for the first time, persuading institutional investors to focus on its lofty valuation and established markets rather than its losses in countries such as China and India. The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which are trying to reign in risky lending across Wall Street, took issue with the way in which the banks carved out Uber's more mature operations from the rest of the business, the people said, declining to be named because talks with the regulators are private.


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  • 56/98   Snapchat becomes latest tech firm to pick London despite Brexit

    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's tech standing as the country prepares to leave the European Union. The company, which has 150 million daily users globally, will book sales in countries where it has no local entity in Britain rather than routing them through lower tax jurisdictions like Ireland and Luxembourg as some other U.S. tech companies do. Snap Inc, which plans to go public this year in the biggest U.S. stock market debt since 2014, said the UK's strong creative industries made the country "a great place to build a global business".

    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's tech standing as the country prepares to leave the European Union. The company, which has 150 million daily users globally, will book sales in countries where it has no local entity in Britain rather than routing them through lower tax jurisdictions like Ireland and Luxembourg as some other U.S. tech companies do. Snap Inc, which plans to go public this year in the biggest U.S. stock market debt since 2014, said the UK's strong creative industries made the country "a great place to build a global business".


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  • 57/98   EU privacy proposal could dent Facebook, Gmail ad revenue

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tougher rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by the European Union executive on Tuesday which could hurt companies reliant on advertising. The web companies would have to guarantee the confidentiality of their customers' conversations and get their consent before tracking them online to target them with personalized advertisements. For example, email services such as Gmail and Hotmail will not be able to scan customers' emails to serve them with targeted advertisements without getting their explicit agreement.

    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tougher rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by the European Union executive on Tuesday which could hurt companies reliant on advertising. The web companies would have to guarantee the confidentiality of their customers' conversations and get their consent before tracking them online to target them with personalized advertisements. For example, email services such as Gmail and Hotmail will not be able to scan customers' emails to serve them with targeted advertisements without getting their explicit agreement.


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  • 58/98   China's WeChat seeks slice of Apple's app store with 'mini' function

    China's largest mobile social media network WeChat is offering its 768 million users a function which allows them to by-pass app stores such as Apple's . The launch of "Xiaochengxu", which translates as "mini programs", challenges Apple founder Steve Jobs' idea of an app store overseen by the maker of the iPhone, the device which marked its 10th anniversary on Monday. App stores run by Apple and Google generate billions of dollars in revenue globally for them and China is a key target market as its users rely heavily on their phones for daily tasks ranging from grocery shopping to booking nail appointments.

    China's largest mobile social media network WeChat is offering its 768 million users a function which allows them to by-pass app stores such as Apple's . The launch of "Xiaochengxu", which translates as "mini programs", challenges Apple founder Steve Jobs' idea of an app store overseen by the maker of the iPhone, the device which marked its 10th anniversary on Monday. App stores run by Apple and Google generate billions of dollars in revenue globally for them and China is a key target market as its users rely heavily on their phones for daily tasks ranging from grocery shopping to booking nail appointments.


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  • 59/98   Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

    Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing is, nuclear weapons are just machines. Because the consequences for a mistake are enormous.

    Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing is, nuclear weapons are just machines. Because the consequences for a mistake are enormous.


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  • 60/98   Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

    Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing is, nuclear weapons are just machines. Because the consequences for a mistake are enormous.

    Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing is, nuclear weapons are just machines. Because the consequences for a mistake are enormous.


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  • 61/98   This unverified report about Trump’s Russian ties is Twitter gold

    Normally, Twitter loses its mind over something President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted. This evening, it’s losing its mind over an unverified, leaked report that supposedly details the ways in which Russia has been alternately teaming up with Trump and working to collect compromising information about him. The allegations contained in it are startling.

    Normally, Twitter loses its mind over something President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted. This evening, it’s losing its mind over an unverified, leaked report that supposedly details the ways in which Russia has been alternately teaming up with Trump and working to collect compromising information about him. The allegations contained in it are startling.


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  • 62/98   This unverified report about Trump’s Russian ties is Twitter gold

    Normally, Twitter loses its mind over something President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted. This evening, it’s losing its mind over an unverified, leaked report that supposedly details the ways in which Russia has been alternately teaming up with Trump and working to collect compromising information about him. The allegations contained in it are startling.

    Normally, Twitter loses its mind over something President-elect Donald Trump has tweeted. This evening, it’s losing its mind over an unverified, leaked report that supposedly details the ways in which Russia has been alternately teaming up with Trump and working to collect compromising information about him. The allegations contained in it are startling.


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  • 63/98   US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in heart devices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker.


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  • 64/98   AT&T is raising the price of grandfathered unlimited plans again

    AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plans are vestiges of an earlier era, when unfettered access to mobile data was a perk offered to those willing to buy into the smartphone before it became ubiquitous. AT&T has just announced a $5 increase on its grandfathered unlimited plans, bringing the total cost per month to $40, according to a report from DSLReports yesterday and confirmed by ArsTechnica today. The price hike won’t occur until March 2017.

    AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plans are vestiges of an earlier era, when unfettered access to mobile data was a perk offered to those willing to buy into the smartphone before it became ubiquitous. AT&T has just announced a $5 increase on its grandfathered unlimited plans, bringing the total cost per month to $40, according to a report from DSLReports yesterday and confirmed by ArsTechnica today. The price hike won’t occur until March 2017.


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  • 65/98   AT&T is raising the price of grandfathered unlimited plans again

    AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plans are vestiges of an earlier era, when unfettered access to mobile data was a perk offered to those willing to buy into the smartphone before it became ubiquitous. AT&T has just announced a $5 increase on its grandfathered unlimited plans, bringing the total cost per month to $40, according to a report from DSLReports yesterday and confirmed by ArsTechnica today. The price hike won’t occur until March 2017.

    AT&T’s grandfathered unlimited plans are vestiges of an earlier era, when unfettered access to mobile data was a perk offered to those willing to buy into the smartphone before it became ubiquitous. AT&T has just announced a $5 increase on its grandfathered unlimited plans, bringing the total cost per month to $40, according to a report from DSLReports yesterday and confirmed by ArsTechnica today. The price hike won’t occur until March 2017.


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  • 66/98   Night into daytime: behind the scenes with The Verge at CES 2017

    Photo: James Bareham The Consumer Electronics Show can be broken down in numbers a billion different ways. 177,000 attendees. 2.47 million square feet of exhibitions. One extremely dubious electric car startup. For The Verge? 240+ posts. Three Twitter Live shows. Seven nights and six days in the desert. Thirty-something twenty-something and thirty-somethings. One, and only one, production trailer. CES is where we preview the future, even though it’s hard to see through the noiseLook, we hate to love and love to hate the madness of CES. ...

    Photo: James Bareham The Consumer Electronics Show can be broken down in numbers a billion different ways. 177,000 attendees. 2.47 million square feet of exhibitions. One extremely dubious electric car startup. For The Verge? 240+ posts. Three Twitter Live shows. Seven nights and six days in the desert. Thirty-something twenty-something and thirty-somethings. One, and only one, production trailer. CES is where we preview the future, even though it’s hard to see through the noiseLook, we hate to love and love to hate the madness of CES. ...


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  • 67/98   Ellen Pao, once at center of gender case, joins Kapor in diversity role

    By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday. Pao, also a former chief executive officer of the social network Reddit, was named Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer for the non-profit founded by Mitch Kapor, creator of the pioneering Lotus spreadsheet software, and his wife Freada Kapor Klein. Pao will also be a Venture Partner at Kapor Capital, which invests in startups that solve problems for under-served people.

    By Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday. Pao, also a former chief executive officer of the social network Reddit, was named Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer for the non-profit founded by Mitch Kapor, creator of the pioneering Lotus spreadsheet software, and his wife Freada Kapor Klein. Pao will also be a Venture Partner at Kapor Capital, which invests in startups that solve problems for under-served people.


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  • 68/98   All-Glass iPhone 8? New Report Says Yes

    Apple's newest flagship iPhone could take some cues from one of its old iPhones. Apple is planning to deliver an iPhone 8 design that might resemble the iPhone 4, Digitimes is reporting, citing sources within the company's supply chain. The next iPhone, believed to be known as the iPhone 8, will use two glass panes for the front and back and a metal frame in the middle to keep them together.

    Apple's newest flagship iPhone could take some cues from one of its old iPhones. Apple is planning to deliver an iPhone 8 design that might resemble the iPhone 4, Digitimes is reporting, citing sources within the company's supply chain. The next iPhone, believed to be known as the iPhone 8, will use two glass panes for the front and back and a metal frame in the middle to keep them together.


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  • 69/98   Tesla's new Autopilot chief is a longtime Apple veteran

    Tesla has hired Chris Lattner as vice president of autopilot software, bringing him over from Apple where he was in charge of the Developer Tools Department. At Tesla, Lattner will lead the Autopilot engineering team and “accelerate the future of autonomous driving,” according to a Tesla blog post. In his 11 years at Apple, Lattner led development of the Swift programming language and also led work on Xcode and Apple’s CPU and GPU compilers and a number of other development tools across a variety of roles.

    Tesla has hired Chris Lattner as vice president of autopilot software, bringing him over from Apple where he was in charge of the Developer Tools Department. At Tesla, Lattner will lead the Autopilot engineering team and “accelerate the future of autonomous driving,” according to a Tesla blog post. In his 11 years at Apple, Lattner led development of the Swift programming language and also led work on Xcode and Apple’s CPU and GPU compilers and a number of other development tools across a variety of roles.


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  • 70/98   Tesla's new Autopilot chief is a longtime Apple veteran

    Tesla has hired Chris Lattner as vice president of autopilot software, bringing him over from Apple where he was in charge of the Developer Tools Department. At Tesla, Lattner will lead the Autopilot engineering team and “accelerate the future of autonomous driving,” according to a Tesla blog post. In his 11 years at Apple, Lattner led development of the Swift programming language and also led work on Xcode and Apple’s CPU and GPU compilers and a number of other development tools across a variety of roles.

    Tesla has hired Chris Lattner as vice president of autopilot software, bringing him over from Apple where he was in charge of the Developer Tools Department. At Tesla, Lattner will lead the Autopilot engineering team and “accelerate the future of autonomous driving,” according to a Tesla blog post. In his 11 years at Apple, Lattner led development of the Swift programming language and also led work on Xcode and Apple’s CPU and GPU compilers and a number of other development tools across a variety of roles.


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  • 71/98   Italy arrests siblings accused of huge VIP hacking campaign

    ROME (AP) — Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy.

    ROME (AP) — Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy.


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  • 72/98   Watch President Obama’s farewell speech live tonight in VR

    Tonight at 9PM ET, President Barack Obama will give his farewell address, before handing the reins over to President-elect Trump later this month. The video will be shot with multiple Nokia Ozo cameras, placed around the venue at McCormick Place. You can watch it either in full virtual reality (through YouTube on PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, for instance, or Facebook on Samsung Gear VR) or as a flatscreen 360-degree video online.

    Tonight at 9PM ET, President Barack Obama will give his farewell address, before handing the reins over to President-elect Trump later this month. The video will be shot with multiple Nokia Ozo cameras, placed around the venue at McCormick Place. You can watch it either in full virtual reality (through YouTube on PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, for instance, or Facebook on Samsung Gear VR) or as a flatscreen 360-degree video online.


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  • 73/98   Watch President Obama’s farewell speech live tonight in VR

    Tonight at 9PM ET, President Barack Obama will give his farewell address, before handing the reins over to President-elect Trump later this month. You can watch it either in full virtual reality (through YouTube on PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, for instance, or Facebook on Samsung Gear VR) or as a flatscreen 360-degree video online. You can read more about the farewell address, or watch it normally, on the White House site.

    Tonight at 9PM ET, President Barack Obama will give his farewell address, before handing the reins over to President-elect Trump later this month. You can watch it either in full virtual reality (through YouTube on PlayStation VR and Google Daydream, for instance, or Facebook on Samsung Gear VR) or as a flatscreen 360-degree video online. You can read more about the farewell address, or watch it normally, on the White House site.


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  • 74/98   Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hires Obama campaign mastermind David Plouffe

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic arm. The news of Plouffe’s new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as the organization is called, was announced in a Facebook post published on Zuckerberg’s page this afternoon. Also joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and a former Republican National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic arm. The news of Plouffe’s new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as the organization is called, was announced in a Facebook post published on Zuckerberg’s page this afternoon. Also joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and a former Republican National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007.


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  • 75/98   Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hires Obama campaign mastermind David Plouffe

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic arm. The news of Plouffe’s new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as the organization is called, was announced in a Facebook post published on Zuckerberg’s page this afternoon. Also joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and a former Republican National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have hired David Plouffe, the manager of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, to lead policy and advocacy efforts for their philanthropic arm. The news of Plouffe’s new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, as the organization is called, was announced in a Facebook post published on Zuckerberg’s page this afternoon. Also joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is Ken Mehlman, the manager of George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and a former Republican National Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007.


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  • 76/98   The D3-U virtual reality camera controller desperately needs a Pokémon Snap game

    HTC announced the Vive Tracker — a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories — last week at CES 2017. Now, as far as I can tell, the D3-U is just a controller: it doesn’t actually take real-life pictures, but it does offer a tactile object with controls that you can hold in your hand and interact with in VR to take pictures of things in virtual reality. For now, the DE-U is just a proof-of-concept designed to show off what’s possible with HTC’s Vive Tracker, so we don’t know how much it will cost or even whether it will ever get a public release.

    HTC announced the Vive Tracker — a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories — last week at CES 2017. Now, as far as I can tell, the D3-U is just a controller: it doesn’t actually take real-life pictures, but it does offer a tactile object with controls that you can hold in your hand and interact with in VR to take pictures of things in virtual reality. For now, the DE-U is just a proof-of-concept designed to show off what’s possible with HTC’s Vive Tracker, so we don’t know how much it will cost or even whether it will ever get a public release.


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  • 77/98   The D3-U virtual reality camera controller desperately needs a Pokémon Snap game

    HTC announced the Vive Tracker — a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories — last week at CES 2017. Now, as far as I can tell, the D3-U is just a controller: it doesn’t actually take real-life pictures, but it does offer a tactile object with controls that you can hold in your hand and interact with in VR to take pictures of things in virtual reality. For now, the DE-U is just a proof-of-concept designed to show off what’s possible with HTC’s Vive Tracker, so we don’t know how much it will cost or even whether it will ever get a public release.

    HTC announced the Vive Tracker — a small puck that lets third-party companies make motion-tracking VR accessories — last week at CES 2017. Now, as far as I can tell, the D3-U is just a controller: it doesn’t actually take real-life pictures, but it does offer a tactile object with controls that you can hold in your hand and interact with in VR to take pictures of things in virtual reality. For now, the DE-U is just a proof-of-concept designed to show off what’s possible with HTC’s Vive Tracker, so we don’t know how much it will cost or even whether it will ever get a public release.


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  • 78/98   Exclusive: Regulators criticize banks over Uber loan - sources

    Federal regulators criticized several Wall Street banks over the handling of a $1.15 billion loan they helped arrange for Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] this past summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Led by Morgan Stanley , the banks helped the ride-sharing network tap the leveraged loan market in July for the first time, persuading institutional investors to focus on its lofty valuation and established markets rather than its losses in countries such as China and India. The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which are trying to reign in risky lending across Wall Street, took issue with the way in which the banks carved out Uber's more mature operations from the rest of the business, the people said, declining to be named because talks with the regulators are private.

    Federal regulators criticized several Wall Street banks over the handling of a $1.15 billion loan they helped arrange for Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] this past summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Led by Morgan Stanley , the banks helped the ride-sharing network tap the leveraged loan market in July for the first time, persuading institutional investors to focus on its lofty valuation and established markets rather than its losses in countries such as China and India. The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which are trying to reign in risky lending across Wall Street, took issue with the way in which the banks carved out Uber's more mature operations from the rest of the business, the people said, declining to be named because talks with the regulators are private.


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  • 79/98   Watch live: President Obama's farewell address
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    The president reflects on achievements and encourages supporters during his speech in Chicago.

    The president reflects on achievements and encourages supporters during his speech in Chicago.


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  • 80/98   Resistance to Trump pick for State chief
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    Environmentalists mobilize against ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and question his loyalty to the interests of the American people.

    Environmentalists mobilize against ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and question his loyalty to the interests of the American people.


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  • 81/98   FBI: Trump campaign wasn't hacked by Russians
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    FBI chief James Comey says hackers did break into some state GOP systems, but there is no evidence Trump's camp was compromised.

    FBI chief James Comey says hackers did break into some state GOP systems, but there is no evidence Trump's camp was compromised.


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  • 82/98   Trump team pushes back on Kennedy claim
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    Robert Kennedy Jr., nephew of late President John F. Kennedy, says he's been asked to lead a commission on vaccine safety.

    Robert Kennedy Jr., nephew of late President John F. Kennedy, says he's been asked to lead a commission on vaccine safety.


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  • 83/98   South Carolina church shooter gets death
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    Jurors unanimously decide Dylann Roof should be put to death for the killing of nine black church members in Charleston.

    Jurors unanimously decide Dylann Roof should be put to death for the killing of nine black church members in Charleston.


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  • 84/98   Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri
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    The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. The ESO said it has signed a deal with Breakthrough Starshot, a venture that aims to deploy thousands of tiny spacecraft to travel to the system and send back pictures. Starshot, which is backed by internet billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking, will provide funding to allow equipment on the Very Large Telescope that studies in the mid-infrared to be adapted to better detect faint planets, the ESO said in a statement on Monday.

    The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. The ESO said it has signed a deal with Breakthrough Starshot, a venture that aims to deploy thousands of tiny spacecraft to travel to the system and send back pictures. Starshot, which is backed by internet billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking, will provide funding to allow equipment on the Very Large Telescope that studies in the mid-infrared to be adapted to better detect faint planets, the ESO said in a statement on Monday.


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  • 85/98   U.S. lists first bumble bee species as endangered
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    The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain such federal protection. One of several species facing sharp declines, the bumble bee known to scientists as Bombus affinis has plunged nearly 90 percent in abundance and distribution since the late 1990s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency listed the insect after determining it to be in danger of extinction across all or portions of its range, attributing its decline to a mix of factors, including disease, pesticides, climate change and habitat loss.

    The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain such federal protection. One of several species facing sharp declines, the bumble bee known to scientists as Bombus affinis has plunged nearly 90 percent in abundance and distribution since the late 1990s, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency listed the insect after determining it to be in danger of extinction across all or portions of its range, attributing its decline to a mix of factors, including disease, pesticides, climate change and habitat loss.


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  • 86/98   FAA grants SpaceX license to resume rocket launches on Monday
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    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has been cleared to resume flying following a launch pad explosion four months ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday. The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc satellites as early as Monday, a day later than originally planned. SpaceX, owned by Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Musk, on Friday declined to comment about what caused the delay.

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has been cleared to resume flying following a launch pad explosion four months ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday. The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc satellites as early as Monday, a day later than originally planned. SpaceX, owned by Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Musk, on Friday declined to comment about what caused the delay.


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  • 87/98   London museum bids farewell to Dippy the dinosaur
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Britain's Natural History Museum bids farewell to its most famous exhibit, Dippy the diplodocus, on Wednesday after almost four decades of greeting visitors before being dismantled ahead of a national tour. For 35 years, the huge skeleton cast, 4.25 metres (14 ft) high and 21 metres long, has been the first sight visitors see when they enter the London museum's main entrance. From the end of 2020, a bronze cast of Dippy will then go on display outside the museum.

    Britain's Natural History Museum bids farewell to its most famous exhibit, Dippy the diplodocus, on Wednesday after almost four decades of greeting visitors before being dismantled ahead of a national tour. For 35 years, the huge skeleton cast, 4.25 metres (14 ft) high and 21 metres long, has been the first sight visitors see when they enter the London museum's main entrance. From the end of 2020, a bronze cast of Dippy will then go on display outside the museum.


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  • 88/98   Sorry, Steak Lovers: Red Meat Linked to Gut Condition
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new study finds. The men in the study who ate six or more servings of red meat weekly were 58 percent more likely to develop diverticulitis during the 26-year study than the men in the study who ate the least amount, which was 1.2 servings weekly on average. Diverticulitis occurs when the wall of a person's gut bulges out from its usual position and forms a small sac — called a diverticulum — and this sac becomes inflamed, according to the study, published today (Jan. 9) in the journal Gut.

    Men who regularly eat red meat have a higher risk of developing an inflammatory bowel condition called diverticulitis than men who don't have much red meat in their diet, a new study finds. The men in the study who ate six or more servings of red meat weekly were 58 percent more likely to develop diverticulitis during the 26-year study than the men in the study who ate the least amount, which was 1.2 servings weekly on average. Diverticulitis occurs when the wall of a person's gut bulges out from its usual position and forms a small sac — called a diverticulum — and this sac becomes inflamed, according to the study, published today (Jan. 9) in the journal Gut.


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  • 89/98   Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Stephen Kalin and John Davison ERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts, the army said. Iraqi forces and their allies have captured villages and towns surrounding Mosul and seized at least two-thirds of its eastern districts, military officials say, reaching the eastern bank of the Tigris river for the first time on Sunday. The government had initially hoped to retake Mosul by the end of 2016 but three months into the U.S.-backed campaign, the militants control the territory to the west of the Tigris that bisects the city from north to south.

    By Stephen Kalin and John Davison ERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts, the army said. Iraqi forces and their allies have captured villages and towns surrounding Mosul and seized at least two-thirds of its eastern districts, military officials say, reaching the eastern bank of the Tigris river for the first time on Sunday. The government had initially hoped to retake Mosul by the end of 2016 but three months into the U.S.-backed campaign, the militants control the territory to the west of the Tigris that bisects the city from north to south.


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  • 90/98   Russia hacked Republican state campaigns but not Trump's: FBI head
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    By Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday. Comey also told lawmakers Russia did not release information obtained from the state campaigns or the old RNC email domains, comments that may buttress the U.S. intelligence view that Moscow tried to help Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign.

    By Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday. Comey also told lawmakers Russia did not release information obtained from the state campaigns or the old RNC email domains, comments that may buttress the U.S. intelligence view that Moscow tried to help Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign.


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  • 91/98   U.S. says might not shoot down North Korean ICBM, eying intel
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military might monitor a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test and gather intelligence rather than destroy it, as long as the launch did not pose a threat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. North Korea declared on Sunday it could test-launch an ICBM at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy was to blame for its arms development. If it's not threatening, we won't necessarily do so," Carter said in his final news briefing before President Barack Obama's administration leaves office on Jan. 20.

    By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military might monitor a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test and gather intelligence rather than destroy it, as long as the launch did not pose a threat, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. North Korea declared on Sunday it could test-launch an ICBM at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy was to blame for its arms development. If it's not threatening, we won't necessarily do so," Carter said in his final news briefing before President Barack Obama's administration leaves office on Jan. 20.


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  • 92/98   Chinese bomber flies round contested Spratlys in show of force: U.S. official
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    A Chinese H-6 strategic bomber flew around the Spratly Islands at the weekend in a new show of force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. It was the second such flight by a Chinese bomber in the South China Sea this year. It comes after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has signaled a tougher approach to China when he takes office on Jan. 20, with tweets criticizing Beijing for its trade practices and accusing it of failing to help rein in nuclear-armed North Korea.

    A Chinese H-6 strategic bomber flew around the Spratly Islands at the weekend in a new show of force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. It was the second such flight by a Chinese bomber in the South China Sea this year. It comes after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has signaled a tougher approach to China when he takes office on Jan. 20, with tweets criticizing Beijing for its trade practices and accusing it of failing to help rein in nuclear-armed North Korea.


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  • 93/98   Obama says Israeli settlements making two-state solution impossible
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    U.S. President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future Palestinian state impossible. "Bibi says that he believes in the two-state solution and yet his actions consistently have shown that if he is getting pressured to approve more settlements he will do so regardless of what he says about the importance of the two-state solution," Obama said, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

    U.S. President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future Palestinian state impossible. "Bibi says that he believes in the two-state solution and yet his actions consistently have shown that if he is getting pressured to approve more settlements he will do so regardless of what he says about the importance of the two-state solution," Obama said, referring to Netanyahu by his nickname. Some 570,000 Israelis now live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem, together home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.


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  • 94/98   Trump appears to dial back from vaccine skeptic nod
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    US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team appeared to dial back from naming noted vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr to lead a committee on vaccines safety, officials said. Earlier in the day, Trump met with Kennedy, a prominent environmentalist who has authored a book about his concerns that ingredients in childhood vaccines may cause autism -- a notion long debunked by the scientific community. After that meeting, Kennedy told reporters Trump had asked him to head a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, and the 62-year-old son of slain senator Bobby Kennedy and nephew of late president John F. Kennedy said he had agreed.

    US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team appeared to dial back from naming noted vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr to lead a committee on vaccines safety, officials said. Earlier in the day, Trump met with Kennedy, a prominent environmentalist who has authored a book about his concerns that ingredients in childhood vaccines may cause autism -- a notion long debunked by the scientific community. After that meeting, Kennedy told reporters Trump had asked him to head a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, and the 62-year-old son of slain senator Bobby Kennedy and nephew of late president John F. Kennedy said he had agreed.


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  • 95/98   Trump to Republicans: Act swiftly to replace Obamacare
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    By Susan Cornwell and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured fellow Republicans working to repeal Obamacare in Congress to pass a replacement for the healthcare law at the same time or soon after they vote to dismantle it. Trump told the New York Times he wanted a substitute for President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law done "very quickly or simultaneously" to the vote to get rid of it.

    By Susan Cornwell and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured fellow Republicans working to repeal Obamacare in Congress to pass a replacement for the healthcare law at the same time or soon after they vote to dismantle it. Trump told the New York Times he wanted a substitute for President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law done "very quickly or simultaneously" to the vote to get rid of it.


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  • 96/98   Robert Kennedy Jr. says tapped by Trump to head vaccine safety review
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    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would chair a presidential panel to review vaccine safety and science at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's request, drawing fierce criticism from vaccine experts who fear such a panel would give credence to debunked theories tying childhood immunizations to autism. "President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policy, and he has questions about it," Kennedy, who has raised questions about the safety of vaccines, told reporters after a meeting with Trump in New York on Tuesday. "He asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would chair a presidential panel to review vaccine safety and science at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's request, drawing fierce criticism from vaccine experts who fear such a panel would give credence to debunked theories tying childhood immunizations to autism. "President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policy, and he has questions about it," Kennedy, who has raised questions about the safety of vaccines, told reporters after a meeting with Trump in New York on Tuesday. "He asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity.


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  • 97/98   U.S. Senate hearings delayed for three wealthy Trump nominees
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    By Robert Iafolla WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has postponed confirmation hearings for three nominees to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, all wealthy people with wide-ranging potential conflicts of interest, including billionaire Wilbur Ross for Commerce secretary. The Senate Commerce Committee said on Tuesday it was moving Ross's hearing to Jan. 18 from Jan. 12 because Ross has not completed all of the necessary government paperwork. Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

    By Robert Iafolla WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate has postponed confirmation hearings for three nominees to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet, all wealthy people with wide-ranging potential conflicts of interest, including billionaire Wilbur Ross for Commerce secretary. The Senate Commerce Committee said on Tuesday it was moving Ross's hearing to Jan. 18 from Jan. 12 because Ross has not completed all of the necessary government paperwork. Trump takes office on Jan. 20.


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  • 98/98   With some nostalgia, Obama to give farewell address to America
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    By Jeff Mason CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday night, looking back at his legacy as he encourages supporters demoralized by the election of Republican Donald Trump to feel optimism about the future of the country. The Democratic president is feeling some nostalgia as he prepares to leave the White House on Jan. 20 after eight years in office. In an 8 p.m. CST (0200 GMT Wednesday) speech at McCormick Place, the city's main convention center, Obama will talk about how his experience in Chicago - at the start of his political career - taught him that change happens from the grassroots.

    By Jeff Mason CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday night, looking back at his legacy as he encourages supporters demoralized by the election of Republican Donald Trump to feel optimism about the future of the country. The Democratic president is feeling some nostalgia as he prepares to leave the White House on Jan. 20 after eight years in office. In an 8 p.m. CST (0200 GMT Wednesday) speech at McCormick Place, the city's main convention center, Obama will talk about how his experience in Chicago - at the start of his political career - taught him that change happens from the grassroots.


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