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

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


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  • 3/100   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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  • 4/100   Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend
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    NEW YORK (AP) — "Hidden Figures," the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final studio figures Tuesday.

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Hidden Figures," the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final studio figures Tuesday.


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  • 5/100   Lin-Manuel Miranda to play 'Hamilton' for Oscar Lopez Rivera
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    CHICAGO (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance in honor of the commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera's sentence by President Obama.

    CHICAGO (AP) — "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says he will play Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance in honor of the commutation of Oscar Lopez Rivera's sentence by President Obama.


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  • 6/100   Red Hot Chili Peppers to head new Lollapalooza Paris
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    The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands. Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at the Longchamp Racecourse in the west of the French capital, the Parisian government announced in November. Unveiling the lineup on Tuesday, promoter Live Nation said the headliners would include veteran Los Angeles alternative band Red Hot Chili Peppers, fellow US rockers Imagine Dragons and R&B sensation The Weeknd.

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and the Pixies will play the inaugural Paris edition of Lollapalooza as the longstanding US alternative culture festival expands. Lollapalooza will take place on July 22-23 at the Longchamp Racecourse in the west of the French capital, the Parisian government announced in November. Unveiling the lineup on Tuesday, promoter Live Nation said the headliners would include veteran Los Angeles alternative band Red Hot Chili Peppers, fellow US rockers Imagine Dragons and R&B sensation The Weeknd.


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  • 7/100   'My mother didn't love me enough' says French writer Houellebecq
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    Controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq admitted Tuesday that the bleakness at the heart of his work was because his mother didn't love him enough. "It explains everything else, my personality, the most painful parts anyway," he said in the book, which also includes tributes to his work penned by fellow novelists Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes as well as the rock star Iggy Pop. Although Houellebecq later played down the emotional privations of his childhood in an interview on French public television, his relations with the hippy doctor he once branded "my old slut of a mother" were notoriously bad.

    Controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq admitted Tuesday that the bleakness at the heart of his work was because his mother didn't love him enough. "It explains everything else, my personality, the most painful parts anyway," he said in the book, which also includes tributes to his work penned by fellow novelists Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes as well as the rock star Iggy Pop. Although Houellebecq later played down the emotional privations of his childhood in an interview on French public television, his relations with the hippy doctor he once branded "my old slut of a mother" were notoriously bad.


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  • 8/100   Long-awaited Tupac biopic set for 2017 release
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    A long-awaited biopic on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is set for release in mid-2017, the film production company said Tuesday. "All Eyez On Me," named after the title of one of Tupac's albums, will come out in US theaters on June 16, which would have been the rapper's 46th birthday, Summit Entertainment said. The movie project was announced nearly six years ago with previous participants to include John Singleton, a director closely linked with hip-hop culture whose previous films included 1993's "Poetic Justice," a drama starring Tupac and Janet Jackson.

    A long-awaited biopic on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is set for release in mid-2017, the film production company said Tuesday. "All Eyez On Me," named after the title of one of Tupac's albums, will come out in US theaters on June 16, which would have been the rapper's 46th birthday, Summit Entertainment said. The movie project was announced nearly six years ago with previous participants to include John Singleton, a director closely linked with hip-hop culture whose previous films included 1993's "Poetic Justice," a drama starring Tupac and Janet Jackson.


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  • 9/100   Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.


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  • 10/100   Andy Cohen's near-clash: Joan Rivers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Andy Cohen revels in his free-wheeling talk show, but Joan Rivers' last appearance on his Bravo series almost led to a clash with another guest.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Andy Cohen revels in his free-wheeling talk show, but Joan Rivers' last appearance on his Bravo series almost led to a clash with another guest.


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  • 11/100   Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.


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  • 12/100   Artwork depicting Ferguson removed from Capitol display
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.


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  • 13/100   Mexico: no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo
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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations.

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations.


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  • 14/100   UK's Tate art galleries get first female chief
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    Britain's prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country's best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of Maria Balshaw. The 46-year-old will succeed Nicholas Serota in one of the most influential jobs in the country's arts industry after transforming Manchester's cultural landscape. "I am honoured to be asked by the trustees of Tate to become the new director," said Balshaw, who takes over on June 1.

    Britain's prestigious Tate institution, which runs four of the country's best known art galleries, announced Tuesday it would have its first female director with the appointment of Maria Balshaw. The 46-year-old will succeed Nicholas Serota in one of the most influential jobs in the country's arts industry after transforming Manchester's cultural landscape. "I am honoured to be asked by the trustees of Tate to become the new director," said Balshaw, who takes over on June 1.


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  • 15/100   Streep, Meyers, 'Moonlight' to be honored at LGBTQ gala
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Meryl Streep, TV host Seth Meyers, and the Golden Globe-winning movie "Moonlight" will be honored next month by the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ civil rights organization.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Meryl Streep, TV host Seth Meyers, and the Golden Globe-winning movie "Moonlight" will be honored next month by the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ civil rights organization.


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  • 16/100   London needs new concert hall: Simon Rattle
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    British conductor Simon Rattle on Tuesday called for a new concert hall in London to make the city more competitive on the international music scene, as he takes up his baton at the London Symphony Orchestra. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new home of the LSO. Rattle, 61, will head the LSO from September while also conducting his final season at the Berlin Philharmonic until 2018.

    British conductor Simon Rattle on Tuesday called for a new concert hall in London to make the city more competitive on the international music scene, as he takes up his baton at the London Symphony Orchestra. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new home of the LSO. Rattle, 61, will head the LSO from September while also conducting his final season at the Berlin Philharmonic until 2018.


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  • 17/100   Fans celebrate Betty White on actress' 95th birthday
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    Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed.

    Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed.


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  • 18/100   CNN's documentary 'The End' tracks end of Obama presidency
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than 48 hours before President Barack Obama leaves office, CNN will air an intimate tribute told through the workdays and accounts of key White House staff members.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Less than 48 hours before President Barack Obama leaves office, CNN will air an intimate tribute told through the workdays and accounts of key White House staff members.


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  • 19/100   Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit against financial advisers
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    BOSTON (AP) — Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009.

    BOSTON (AP) — Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009.


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  • 20/100   Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations
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    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president.

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president.


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  • 21/100   'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.


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  • 22/100   AP FACT CHECK: TV personality Sherri Shepherd isn't dead
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    Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month.

    Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month.


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  • 23/100   Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.


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  • 24/100   Armani as furry wrapper-in-chief for Milan menswear season
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    MILAN (AP) — There have been lots of warm fuzzies on the Milan runway this season: shaggy fur, furry footwear, thick knits, big gloves, droopy caps, face-framing neck-warmers. All useful for hunkering down in turbulent times.

    MILAN (AP) — There have been lots of warm fuzzies on the Milan runway this season: shaggy fur, furry footwear, thick knits, big gloves, droopy caps, face-framing neck-warmers. All useful for hunkering down in turbulent times.


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  • 25/100   Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizes
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.


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  • 26/100   Steve Harvey Sorry for Jokes About Asian Men
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    CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.


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  • 27/100   Review: Evan Smoak returns in Hurwitz's 'The Nowhere Man'
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    Associated Press (AP) — "The Nowhere Man" (Minotaur), by Gregg Hurwitz

    Associated Press (AP) — "The Nowhere Man" (Minotaur), by Gregg Hurwitz


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  • 28/100   Book Review: 'Little Deaths' by Emma Flint is mesmerizing
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    "Little Deaths" (Hachette Books), by Emma Flint

    "Little Deaths" (Hachette Books), by Emma Flint


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  • 29/100   'Momentous changes' push back release for Ivanka Trump book
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing "momentous changes" in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book "Women Who Work" from early March to early May.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing "momentous changes" in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book "Women Who Work" from early March to early May.


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  • 30/100   Review: Depravity on display in 'Homesick for Another World'
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    "Homesick for Another World" (Penguin Press), by Ottessa Moshfegh

    "Homesick for Another World" (Penguin Press), by Ottessa Moshfegh


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  • 31/100   Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half
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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.


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  • 32/100   Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers
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    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.


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  • 33/100   Anthony reportedly keen to stay with floundering Knicks
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    New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says he's willing to "look at everything" in a bid to find a winning formula, but Knicks watchers were looking beyond lineup changes Tuesday in a bid to parse the future of the NBA franchise. A meeting between veteran star Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson was described variously in US media reports as "contentious" and "calm and business-like" with the New York Daily News reporting that Anthony told Jackson he wants to stay in New York.

    New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says he's willing to "look at everything" in a bid to find a winning formula, but Knicks watchers were looking beyond lineup changes Tuesday in a bid to parse the future of the NBA franchise. A meeting between veteran star Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson was described variously in US media reports as "contentious" and "calm and business-like" with the New York Daily News reporting that Anthony told Jackson he wants to stay in New York.


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  • 34/100   Elite quarterbacks hold key to Super Bowl tickets
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    Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes, but high-flying offences look set to unleash a bombs-away spectacle led by elite quarterbacks that may be the best quartet to ever reach the conference championships. Following a thrilling divisional round of playoff action, the bar has been set high for Sunday when the Green Bay Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers with Super Bowl berths on the line. The Patriots' Tom Brady, Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and Falcons' Matt Ryan, who could all one day reach the Hall of Fame, boast experience and panache.

    Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes, but high-flying offences look set to unleash a bombs-away spectacle led by elite quarterbacks that may be the best quartet to ever reach the conference championships. Following a thrilling divisional round of playoff action, the bar has been set high for Sunday when the Green Bay Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers with Super Bowl berths on the line. The Patriots' Tom Brady, Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger and Falcons' Matt Ryan, who could all one day reach the Hall of Fame, boast experience and panache.


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  • 35/100   Steelers coach Tomlin contrite, but irked by Brown Facebook faux pas
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    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he regrets the language he used in discussing upcoming NFL playoff foes New England in a locker room speech, but he'll punish receiver Antonio Brown for streaming it live on Facebook. In a fiery, and he believed private, address to his players after their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Tomlin said the Steelers had "spotted those assholes (the Patriots) a day and a half" of preparation time for next Sunday's AFC championship game.

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he regrets the language he used in discussing upcoming NFL playoff foes New England in a locker room speech, but he'll punish receiver Antonio Brown for streaming it live on Facebook. In a fiery, and he believed private, address to his players after their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Tomlin said the Steelers had "spotted those assholes (the Patriots) a day and a half" of preparation time for next Sunday's AFC championship game.


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  • 36/100   Morgan Stanley's profit doubles on bond-trading surge
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    Morgan Stanley's profit doubled in the fourth quarter as trading activity surged across Wall Street, and the bank said it was on track to reach a number of financial goals set out by Chief Executive James Gorman. In announcing earnings on Tuesday, Morgan Stanley detailed huge gains in bond trading, an area where it has long struggled. The bank also reported stronger revenue in equities trading, where Morgan Stanley is typically a leader, and said it was close to hitting targets for cost-cutting, wealth management profits and returns on shareholder equity.

    Morgan Stanley's profit doubled in the fourth quarter as trading activity surged across Wall Street, and the bank said it was on track to reach a number of financial goals set out by Chief Executive James Gorman. In announcing earnings on Tuesday, Morgan Stanley detailed huge gains in bond trading, an area where it has long struggled. The bank also reported stronger revenue in equities trading, where Morgan Stanley is typically a leader, and said it was close to hitting targets for cost-cutting, wealth management profits and returns on shareholder equity.


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  • 37/100   Triple-double machine Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew
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    By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the league's most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma City's one-man show has become basketball's most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season.

    By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the league's most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma City's one-man show has become basketball's most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season.


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  • 38/100   Supreme Court asks Trump team for New Jersey sports betting views
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    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to consider Governor Chris Christie's bid to bring sports betting to New Jersey and asked President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to offer its views on the matter. The justices are weighing whether to hear an appeal by Christie and some of his top officials of a lower court's 2016 ruling striking down a New Jersey law legalizing sports wagering because it ran afoul of a 1992 federal law that bans such gambling in all but four of the 50 states. New Jersey argues that the federal law infringes upon state sovereignty as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to consider Governor Chris Christie's bid to bring sports betting to New Jersey and asked President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to offer its views on the matter. The justices are weighing whether to hear an appeal by Christie and some of his top officials of a lower court's 2016 ruling striking down a New Jersey law legalizing sports wagering because it ran afoul of a 1992 federal law that bans such gambling in all but four of the 50 states. New Jersey argues that the federal law infringes upon state sovereignty as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.


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  • 39/100   Spieth looking forward to 'tough competition' in 2017
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    American Jordan Spieth faces "very tough competition" to return to the top of the world golf rankings this year, he said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who won the U.S. Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, started his campaign with a third-place finish in last week's Sony Open in Hawaii and lies fifth in the rankings. It's going to be a good year," Spieth told reporters at an event in Tokyo where he unveiled the "Spieth One" golf shoe which he has been working on with U.S. brand Under Armour.

    American Jordan Spieth faces "very tough competition" to return to the top of the world golf rankings this year, he said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who won the U.S. Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, started his campaign with a third-place finish in last week's Sony Open in Hawaii and lies fifth in the rankings. It's going to be a good year," Spieth told reporters at an event in Tokyo where he unveiled the "Spieth One" golf shoe which he has been working on with U.S. brand Under Armour.


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  • 40/100   Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign
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    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success. Garcia has won five events in as many countries on the Asian Tour and Singapore could become a sixth should he navigate the demanding Serapong Course better than a field of rivals that includes three-times tournament winner Adam Scott and Ernie Els. "I've always felt comfortable coming to Asia, I've done very well here in the tournaments I have played," the world number 15 told reporters at Sentosa Golf Club on Tuesday.

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success. Garcia has won five events in as many countries on the Asian Tour and Singapore could become a sixth should he navigate the demanding Serapong Course better than a field of rivals that includes three-times tournament winner Adam Scott and Ernie Els. "I've always felt comfortable coming to Asia, I've done very well here in the tournaments I have played," the world number 15 told reporters at Sentosa Golf Club on Tuesday.


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  • 41/100   Clippers' Paul to have MRI on injured thumb
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    (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul injured his left thumb during his team’s 120-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday and will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Paul was injured late in the second quarter while being guarded by Russell Westbrook and did not return for the second half. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul underwent X-rays that revealed no bones were broken. ...

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul injured his left thumb during his team’s 120-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday and will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Paul was injured late in the second quarter while being guarded by Russell Westbrook and did not return for the second half. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul underwent X-rays that revealed no bones were broken. ...


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  • 42/100   Clippers silence Thunder despite Paul injury
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    Los Angeles (AFP) - The Los Angeles Clippers shook off the early exit of point guard Chris Paul to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday and claim a seventh straight NBA victory.

    Los Angeles (AFP) - The Los Angeles Clippers shook off the early exit of point guard Chris Paul to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday and claim a seventh straight NBA victory.


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  • 43/100   Warriors humble Cavaliers 126-91
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    The Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 on Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the reigning NBA champions. In the season's second meeting between the teams that dueled in the past two NBA championship series, the Warriors started fast and never let up. Before adoring fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Draymond Green notched his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who led wire-to-wire to improve their league-leading record to 35-6.

    The Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 on Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the reigning NBA champions. In the season's second meeting between the teams that dueled in the past two NBA championship series, the Warriors started fast and never let up. Before adoring fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Draymond Green notched his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who led wire-to-wire to improve their league-leading record to 35-6.


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  • 44/100   World's top woman golfer Ko wants to get ball rolling on equal pay
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    The world's top woman golfer Lydia Ko wants her stunning achievements as a teenager to narrow the sport's huge gap in prize money between men and women. "One of our roles is to obviously play great golf, but to also make a difference in the game," said Ko this week in a telephone interview from her Florida home to confirm she will take part in the $1.5 million HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore beginning on March 2. Ko, who turns 20 in April, was the youngest player -- man or woman -- to become world golf number one when she achieved the feat almost two years ago.

    The world's top woman golfer Lydia Ko wants her stunning achievements as a teenager to narrow the sport's huge gap in prize money between men and women. "One of our roles is to obviously play great golf, but to also make a difference in the game," said Ko this week in a telephone interview from her Florida home to confirm she will take part in the $1.5 million HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore beginning on March 2. Ko, who turns 20 in April, was the youngest player -- man or woman -- to become world golf number one when she achieved the feat almost two years ago.


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  • 45/100   Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
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    (Reuters) - With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthony's stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question. Anthony, who has been an All Star for the franchise each season since being traded to the Knicks in 2011, has been asked in recent days about the possibility of waiving the no-trade clause in his contract which would allow the team to move him. Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart New York, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have." Following New York's 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Anthony was again pushed on the subject of his stay with the team.

    (Reuters) - With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthony's stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question. Anthony, who has been an All Star for the franchise each season since being traded to the Knicks in 2011, has been asked in recent days about the possibility of waiving the no-trade clause in his contract which would allow the team to move him. Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart New York, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "that's a conversation that we should have." Following New York's 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Anthony was again pushed on the subject of his stay with the team.


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  • 46/100   Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win
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    (The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and Draymond Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, propelling the Warriors to their first win over the Cavaliers since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals. The Cavaliers, swept by the Warriors in two games in the regular season last year and down 3-1 in the Finals, rallied to sweep the final three games en route to their first-ever NBA championship.

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and Draymond Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, propelling the Warriors to their first win over the Cavaliers since Game 4 of last year's NBA Finals. The Cavaliers, swept by the Warriors in two games in the regular season last year and down 3-1 in the Finals, rallied to sweep the final three games en route to their first-ever NBA championship.


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  • 47/100   Davis hurt as New Orleans fall to Pacers
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    New Orleans star Anthony Davis took another frightening fall on Monday and the Pelicans succumbed 98-95 to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. The Pacers, humbled 140-112 by the Denver Nuggets in London on Thursday, got 19 points from Paul George and held on for the bounce-back victory that still had coach Nate McMillan wanting to see better. "We had lots of lazy possessions and missed free throws down the stretch," McMillan said.

    New Orleans star Anthony Davis took another frightening fall on Monday and the Pelicans succumbed 98-95 to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. The Pacers, humbled 140-112 by the Denver Nuggets in London on Thursday, got 19 points from Paul George and held on for the bounce-back victory that still had coach Nate McMillan wanting to see better. "We had lots of lazy possessions and missed free throws down the stretch," McMillan said.


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  • 48/100   Embiid shines late as NBA 76ers down Bucks
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    Philadelphia center Joel Embiid came on strong in the fourth quarter on Monday to power the suddenly surging 76ers to a 113-104 NBA victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Embiid, playing his injury delayed rookie season, scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots in 29 minutes as the 76ers notched their fourth win in five games. It was his strong move to the basket that drew a sixth foul against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo with 2:51 remaining.

    Philadelphia center Joel Embiid came on strong in the fourth quarter on Monday to power the suddenly surging 76ers to a 113-104 NBA victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Embiid, playing his injury delayed rookie season, scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots in 29 minutes as the 76ers notched their fourth win in five games. It was his strong move to the basket that drew a sixth foul against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo with 2:51 remaining.


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  • 49/100   With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks
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    Atlanta's German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks' 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday -- with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. "I thought Kris was unbelievable," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the power forward who came off the bench to score 14 points with seven rebounds and one -- crucial -- assist.

    Atlanta's German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks' 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday -- with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. "I thought Kris was unbelievable," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the power forward who came off the bench to score 14 points with seven rebounds and one -- crucial -- assist.


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  • 50/100   McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship with rib injury
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    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship after tests on Monday showed he picked up a rib injury in South Africa last week, the European Tour said. The Northern Irishman had intense physiotherapy treatment and took pain-killers over the weekend at the South Africa Open after struggling through much of Friday's second round. The four-time major champion, who lost to Englishman Graeme Storm on the third playoff hole at Glendower Golf Club, will start a rehabilitation program for the stress fracture.

    (Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship after tests on Monday showed he picked up a rib injury in South Africa last week, the European Tour said. The Northern Irishman had intense physiotherapy treatment and took pain-killers over the weekend at the South Africa Open after struggling through much of Friday's second round. The four-time major champion, who lost to Englishman Graeme Storm on the third playoff hole at Glendower Golf Club, will start a rehabilitation program for the stress fracture.


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  • 51/100   Obama fetes world-champion Chicago Cubs, his (wife's) favorite
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    Barack Obama, the man once known as the "hope candidate," on Monday warmly feted a team that had gone more than a century without much hope -- the world champion baseball team the Cubs from his adopted hometown of Chicago. Just four days before he hands power to Donald Trump, President Obama welcomed the members of the Chicago team -- who in November won their first World Series title since 1908 -- to a light-hearted White House ceremony. "I made a lot of promises in 2008," Obama said, referring to his first presidential campaign.

    Barack Obama, the man once known as the "hope candidate," on Monday warmly feted a team that had gone more than a century without much hope -- the world champion baseball team the Cubs from his adopted hometown of Chicago. Just four days before he hands power to Donald Trump, President Obama welcomed the members of the Chicago team -- who in November won their first World Series title since 1908 -- to a light-hearted White House ceremony. "I made a lot of promises in 2008," Obama said, referring to his first presidential campaign.


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  • 52/100   Cowboys Elliott seeks 'closure' on domestic violence probe
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see "closure" on the NFL's domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the league's leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic violence incident involving the woman, who said she was hurt in a July argument. "I do want closure," Elliott told reporters after the Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoff game Sunday.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see "closure" on the NFL's domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the league's leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic violence incident involving the woman, who said she was hurt in a July argument. "I do want closure," Elliott told reporters after the Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoff game Sunday.


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  • 53/100   McIlroy set for back scan after painful South Africa defeat
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    (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to England's Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next week's Abu Dhabi Championship.

    (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to England's Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next week's Abu Dhabi Championship.


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  • 54/100   Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Nets
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    (Reuters) - Eric Gordon's sprained left big toe was not normal on Friday and neither was the pace and 3-point rhythm of the Houston Rockets. Pace and rhythm returned in a big way for the Rockets, who also mixed in effective second-half defense against the worst team in the league. Gordon scored 24 points, James Harden recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Houston snapped its first losing streak of the season with a 137-112 rout of the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night.

    (Reuters) - Eric Gordon's sprained left big toe was not normal on Friday and neither was the pace and 3-point rhythm of the Houston Rockets. Pace and rhythm returned in a big way for the Rockets, who also mixed in effective second-half defense against the worst team in the league. Gordon scored 24 points, James Harden recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Houston snapped its first losing streak of the season with a 137-112 rout of the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night.


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  • 55/100   Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
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    Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.

    Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.


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  • 56/100   Green Bay stun Cowboys, Steelers top Chiefs in NFL playoff battle
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    Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle on Sunday. Crosby held his nerve superbly to kick the winning three-pointer from 51 yards with just three seconds left on the clock in the final twist of an epic duel at the AT&T Stadium. Green Bay will now play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the National Football Conference Championship game for a place in the February 5 Super Bowl in Houston.

    Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle on Sunday. Crosby held his nerve superbly to kick the winning three-pointer from 51 yards with just three seconds left on the clock in the final twist of an epic duel at the AT&T Stadium. Green Bay will now play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the National Football Conference Championship game for a place in the February 5 Super Bowl in Houston.


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  • 57/100   Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game
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    (The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers did not spend much time in the end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Sunday's AFC divisional round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, it was the home team that scored the game's only touchdowns. The victory sends the Steelers to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers did not spend much time in the end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Sunday's AFC divisional round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, it was the home team that scored the game's only touchdowns. The victory sends the Steelers to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.


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  • 58/100   Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen. Zuckerberg, the founder of one of the world's largest companies, faced hours of tough, public questioning about where Oculus obtained its ideas and how much he knew about the startup when Facebook bought it for $2 billion. A jury is hearing evidence in a civil lawsuit brought by videogame publisher ZeniMax Media Inc against Oculus in 2014, in the middle of the Facebook-Oculus deal.

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen. Zuckerberg, the founder of one of the world's largest companies, faced hours of tough, public questioning about where Oculus obtained its ideas and how much he knew about the startup when Facebook bought it for $2 billion. A jury is hearing evidence in a civil lawsuit brought by videogame publisher ZeniMax Media Inc against Oculus in 2014, in the middle of the Facebook-Oculus deal.


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  • 59/100   Uber to invest more than $60 million in Sao Paulo support center

    Ride-hailing service Uber inaugurated a support center in Brazil's biggest city on Tuesday with plans to invest 200 million reais ($62 million) and create 2,000 jobs, underscoring an aggressive growth strategy in Latin America's biggest nation. The new facility in Sao Paulo may employ up to 7,000 people by the end of the year, providing technical support for around 9 million users in Brazil along with thousands of drivers, the company said in a statement. Uber's latest investment in Brazil comes just weeks after Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company, announced it was investing more than $100 million in Brazilian company 99, an on-demand taxi and ride sharing service.

    Ride-hailing service Uber inaugurated a support center in Brazil's biggest city on Tuesday with plans to invest 200 million reais ($62 million) and create 2,000 jobs, underscoring an aggressive growth strategy in Latin America's biggest nation. The new facility in Sao Paulo may employ up to 7,000 people by the end of the year, providing technical support for around 9 million users in Brazil along with thousands of drivers, the company said in a statement. Uber's latest investment in Brazil comes just weeks after Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing company, announced it was investing more than $100 million in Brazilian company 99, an on-demand taxi and ride sharing service.


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  • 60/100   U.S. antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips to impose "onerous" supply and licensing terms on cellphone manufacturers and to weaken competitors. Qualcomm said in a statement that it would "vigorously contest" the complaint and denied FTC allegations that it threatened to withhold chips in order to collect unreasonable licensing fees.

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips to impose "onerous" supply and licensing terms on cellphone manufacturers and to weaken competitors. Qualcomm said in a statement that it would "vigorously contest" the complaint and denied FTC allegations that it threatened to withhold chips in order to collect unreasonable licensing fees.


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  • 61/100   After pound's fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

    Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Apps which currently cost British consumers 0.79 pounds ($0.97) will cost 0.99 pounds following the hike, which is set to take place over the next seven days. The move follows similar price rises in Apple hardware in September and October last year.

    Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Apps which currently cost British consumers 0.79 pounds ($0.97) will cost 0.99 pounds following the hike, which is set to take place over the next seven days. The move follows similar price rises in Apple hardware in September and October last year.


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  • 62/100   Samsung chief Lee arrives for hearing on arrest warrant

    By Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee arrived at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on Wednesday en route to a court hearing, where a judge will decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea. The 48-year-old Lee, wearing a dark overcoat and purple necktie, did not answer questions from reporters as he entered the special prosecutor's office, from where he was due to be driven to the Seoul Central District Court. A special prosecutor on Monday said it would seek a warrant to arrest the third-generation leader of the country's largest conglomerate on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.

    By Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee arrived at a prosecutor's office in Seoul on Wednesday en route to a court hearing, where a judge will decide whether he should be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea. The 48-year-old Lee, wearing a dark overcoat and purple necktie, did not answer questions from reporters as he entered the special prosecutor's office, from where he was due to be driven to the Seoul Central District Court. A special prosecutor on Monday said it would seek a warrant to arrest the third-generation leader of the country's largest conglomerate on suspicion of bribery, embezzlement and perjury.


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  • 63/100   Bitcoin exchange employee pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to hacking

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from his employment with an unlicensed bitcoin exchange that prosecutors say was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co. Ricardo Hill, 38, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to seven counts, including conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, wire fraud and bank fraud. The Brandon, Florida-resident is one of nine people to face charges following an investigation connected to a data breach that JPMorgan disclosed in 2014 involving records for more than 83 million accounts. The charges against Hill stemmed from his employment as a finance support manager and business development consultant for an unlicensed bitcoin exchange called Coin.mx, according to court papers.

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from his employment with an unlicensed bitcoin exchange that prosecutors say was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co. Ricardo Hill, 38, entered his plea in Manhattan federal court to seven counts, including conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, wire fraud and bank fraud. The Brandon, Florida-resident is one of nine people to face charges following an investigation connected to a data breach that JPMorgan disclosed in 2014 involving records for more than 83 million accounts. The charges against Hill stemmed from his employment as a finance support manager and business development consultant for an unlicensed bitcoin exchange called Coin.mx, according to court papers.


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  • 64/100   Low-cost Android One phones reportedly coming to the US

    Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Android One phones have historically been produced by companies you probably haven’t heard of, like Micromax, Cherry, and QMobile. Originally Google had a direct hand in detailing what components would go into the phone, but apparently became more flexible over time and eventually expanded the program beyond India to parts of Africa, Spain, and Portugal.

    Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Android One phones have historically been produced by companies you probably haven’t heard of, like Micromax, Cherry, and QMobile. Originally Google had a direct hand in detailing what components would go into the phone, but apparently became more flexible over time and eventually expanded the program beyond India to parts of Africa, Spain, and Portugal.


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  • 65/100   Low-cost Android One phones reportedly coming to the US

    Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Android One phones have historically been produced by companies you probably haven’t heard of, like Micromax, Cherry, and QMobile. Originally Google had a direct hand in detailing what components would go into the phone, but apparently became more flexible over time and eventually expanded the program beyond India to parts of Africa, Spain, and Portugal.

    Google’s Android One platform was originally designed to provide low-cost Android devices to developing markets without the stuff that usually comes with low-cost Android devices: bloatware, competing services, and a crippling lack of software and security updates. Android One phones have historically been produced by companies you probably haven’t heard of, like Micromax, Cherry, and QMobile. Originally Google had a direct hand in detailing what components would go into the phone, but apparently became more flexible over time and eventually expanded the program beyond India to parts of Africa, Spain, and Portugal.


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  • 66/100   Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is leaving Crackle for Netflix

    Jerry Seinfeld is taking his interview web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to Netflix, according to Variety. The move is yet another big get for Netflix, which has been courting high-profile comedians like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, and Jim Gaffigan to its platform with lucrative contract deals and an ever-growing audience. As part of his deal with Netflix, Seinfeld will also deliver two exclusive stand-up specials for the service and participate in developing scripted content down the line.

    Jerry Seinfeld is taking his interview web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to Netflix, according to Variety. The move is yet another big get for Netflix, which has been courting high-profile comedians like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, and Jim Gaffigan to its platform with lucrative contract deals and an ever-growing audience. As part of his deal with Netflix, Seinfeld will also deliver two exclusive stand-up specials for the service and participate in developing scripted content down the line.


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  • 67/100   Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is leaving Crackle for Netflix

    Jerry Seinfeld is taking his interview web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to Netflix, according to Variety. The move is yet another big get for Netflix, which has been courting high-profile comedians like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, and Jim Gaffigan to its platform with lucrative contract deals and an ever-growing audience.

    Jerry Seinfeld is taking his interview web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to Netflix, according to Variety. The move is yet another big get for Netflix, which has been courting high-profile comedians like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, and Jim Gaffigan to its platform with lucrative contract deals and an ever-growing audience.


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  • 68/100   Toshiba mulls chip business stake sale to Western Digital: Nikkei

    Toshiba Corp is looking to spin off its semiconductor business assets and sell a roughly 20 percent stake in the unit to Western Digital Corp for up to $2.7 billion, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. Some U.S. investment funds are also showing interest in Toshiba's semiconductor business, the Nikkei reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. California-based data storage company Western Digital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Toshiba Corp is looking to spin off its semiconductor business assets and sell a roughly 20 percent stake in the unit to Western Digital Corp for up to $2.7 billion, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. Some U.S. investment funds are also showing interest in Toshiba's semiconductor business, the Nikkei reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. California-based data storage company Western Digital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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  • 69/100   Verizon still has ‘thousands’ of customers using the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    There are still “thousands” of Verizon customers in possession of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the carrier recently told Fortune. "In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase," Verizon told Fortune.

    There are still “thousands” of Verizon customers in possession of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the carrier recently told Fortune. "In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase," Verizon told Fortune.


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  • 70/100   Verizon still has ‘thousands’ of customers using the recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7

    There are still “thousands” of Verizon customers in possession of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the carrier recently told Fortune. "In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase," Verizon told Fortune. First, the company will soon redirect all calls placed from a Note 7 to its customer service department.

    There are still “thousands” of Verizon customers in possession of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, the carrier recently told Fortune. "In spite of our best efforts, there are still customers using the recalled phones who have not returned or exchanged their Note 7 to the point of purchase," Verizon told Fortune. First, the company will soon redirect all calls placed from a Note 7 to its customer service department.


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  • 71/100   Jawbone’s CFO has left the company

    The chief financial officer of Jawbone, the troubled consumer tech company that made popular Bluetooth speakers and the UP activity tracker, has left the company, The Verge has learned. Former CFO Jason Child had joined Jawbone in July 2015 from Groupon, where he had served as chief financial officer for nearly five years and took the company public. According to Child’s LinkedIn profile, he is now on the global advisory board of the business school at the University of Washington.

    The chief financial officer of Jawbone, the troubled consumer tech company that made popular Bluetooth speakers and the UP activity tracker, has left the company, The Verge has learned. Former CFO Jason Child had joined Jawbone in July 2015 from Groupon, where he had served as chief financial officer for nearly five years and took the company public. According to Child’s LinkedIn profile, he is now on the global advisory board of the business school at the University of Washington.


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  • 72/100   Jawbone’s CFO has left the company

    The chief financial officer of Jawbone, the troubled consumer tech company that made popular Bluetooth speakers and the UP activity tracker, has left the company, The Verge has learned. Former CFO Jason Child had joined Jawbone in July 2015 from Groupon, where he had served as chief financial officer for nearly five years and took the company public. According to Child’s LinkedIn profile, he is now on the global advisory board of the business school at the University of Washington.

    The chief financial officer of Jawbone, the troubled consumer tech company that made popular Bluetooth speakers and the UP activity tracker, has left the company, The Verge has learned. Former CFO Jason Child had joined Jawbone in July 2015 from Groupon, where he had served as chief financial officer for nearly five years and took the company public. According to Child’s LinkedIn profile, he is now on the global advisory board of the business school at the University of Washington.


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  • 73/100   Google Just Dropped Daydream VR Headset to $49

    Google just slashed the price of its Daydream View VR headset to $49 with free shipping. Daydream View is a stylish VR headset that's covered in a light, breathable mesh rather than plastic like the Samsung Gear VR or cardboard like Google's $15 Cardboard VR.

    Google just slashed the price of its Daydream View VR headset to $49 with free shipping. Daydream View is a stylish VR headset that's covered in a light, breathable mesh rather than plastic like the Samsung Gear VR or cardboard like Google's $15 Cardboard VR.


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  • 74/100   If the iPhone 8 Looks Like This, the Galaxy S8 Is in Trouble

    The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are great upgrades, especially if you opt for the dual-camera-equipped Plus, but they don't really look any different from Apple's previous iPhones. If the new device looks anything like this, Apple will probably have a winner on its hands in time to celebrate the iPhone's tenth anniversary. Like the current iPhone, the iPhone 8 models on display here have curved edges, but both the front and back are made of glass, while the frame is stainless steel.

    The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are great upgrades, especially if you opt for the dual-camera-equipped Plus, but they don't really look any different from Apple's previous iPhones. If the new device looks anything like this, Apple will probably have a winner on its hands in time to celebrate the iPhone's tenth anniversary. Like the current iPhone, the iPhone 8 models on display here have curved edges, but both the front and back are made of glass, while the frame is stainless steel.


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  • 75/100   Monkeys on diets are healthier, but their longevity is still up for debate

    Putting monkeys on a diet delays the health problems of old age, new science says. Calorie restriction is one of the surest ways to stave off aging-related diseases and boost longevity in creatures with short lifespans, like mice, yeast, and worms.

    Putting monkeys on a diet delays the health problems of old age, new science says. Calorie restriction is one of the surest ways to stave off aging-related diseases and boost longevity in creatures with short lifespans, like mice, yeast, and worms.


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  • 76/100   Qualcomm allegedly bribed Apple into not making a WiMAX iPhone

    The FTC filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the chipmaker used its baseband processor patents to illegally force competitors out of the market. Anyway, a big part of the complaint has to do with Apple, and the fact that Qualcomm spent a lot of time working and reworking its deal with Cupertino to remain the exclusive provider of modems in the iPhone. The FTC says that in 2007, Qualcomm agreed to refund some of Apple’s patent royalty payments if Apple agreed not to make a WiMAX iPhone.

    The FTC filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the chipmaker used its baseband processor patents to illegally force competitors out of the market. Anyway, a big part of the complaint has to do with Apple, and the fact that Qualcomm spent a lot of time working and reworking its deal with Cupertino to remain the exclusive provider of modems in the iPhone. The FTC says that in 2007, Qualcomm agreed to refund some of Apple’s patent royalty payments if Apple agreed not to make a WiMAX iPhone.


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  • 77/100   Qualcomm allegedly bribed Apple into not making a WiMAX iPhone

    The FTC filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the chipmaker used its baseband processor patents to illegally force competitors out of the market. Anyway, a big part of the complaint has to do with Apple, and the fact that Qualcomm spent a lot of time working and reworking its deal with Cupertino to remain the exclusive provider of modems in the iPhone. The FTC says that in 2007, Qualcomm agreed to refund some of Apple’s patent royalty payments if Apple agreed not to make a WiMAX iPhone.

    The FTC filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the chipmaker used its baseband processor patents to illegally force competitors out of the market. Anyway, a big part of the complaint has to do with Apple, and the fact that Qualcomm spent a lot of time working and reworking its deal with Cupertino to remain the exclusive provider of modems in the iPhone. The FTC says that in 2007, Qualcomm agreed to refund some of Apple’s patent royalty payments if Apple agreed not to make a WiMAX iPhone.


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  • 78/100   Qualcomm sued by US regulators for anti-competitive practices

    Qualcomm is being sued by the United States Federal Trade Commission for anti-competitive practices relating to the way it sells modems for devices like smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm used its dominant position as a modem supplier to muscle out competition by essentially giving smartphone manufacturers two choices: pay extra for use of its patents, or don’t make a widely available phone. The FTC says that Qualcomm maintained a “no license, no chips” policy, whereby it would refuse to sell modems to companies that wouldn’t agree to its onerous licensing terms.

    Qualcomm is being sued by the United States Federal Trade Commission for anti-competitive practices relating to the way it sells modems for devices like smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm used its dominant position as a modem supplier to muscle out competition by essentially giving smartphone manufacturers two choices: pay extra for use of its patents, or don’t make a widely available phone. The FTC says that Qualcomm maintained a “no license, no chips” policy, whereby it would refuse to sell modems to companies that wouldn’t agree to its onerous licensing terms.


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  • 79/100   Qualcomm sued by US regulators for anti-competitive practices

    Qualcomm is being sued by the United States Federal Trade Commission for anti-competitive practices relating to the way it sells modems for devices like smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm used its dominant position as a modem supplier to muscle out competition by essentially giving smartphone manufacturers two choices: pay extra for use of its patents, or don’t make a widely available phone. The FTC says that Qualcomm maintained a “no license, no chips” policy, whereby it would refuse to sell modems to companies that wouldn’t agree to its onerous licensing terms.

    Qualcomm is being sued by the United States Federal Trade Commission for anti-competitive practices relating to the way it sells modems for devices like smartphones. According to the FTC, Qualcomm used its dominant position as a modem supplier to muscle out competition by essentially giving smartphone manufacturers two choices: pay extra for use of its patents, or don’t make a widely available phone. The FTC says that Qualcomm maintained a “no license, no chips” policy, whereby it would refuse to sell modems to companies that wouldn’t agree to its onerous licensing terms.


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  • 80/100   Obama pardons former general charged in Stuxnet leak investigation

    President Obama has granted a pardon to retired Marine Corps general James Cartwright, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cartwright was charged with crimes related to leaked information about the Stuxnet computer virus. Cartwright, the government alleged, leaked information to the press about the operation.

    President Obama has granted a pardon to retired Marine Corps general James Cartwright, according to The Wall Street Journal. Cartwright was charged with crimes related to leaked information about the Stuxnet computer virus. Cartwright, the government alleged, leaked information to the press about the operation.


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  • 81/100   Sterling basks in glow of May's Brexit speech; stocks slip
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    The British pound consolidated gains on Wednesday after posting its biggest rise in nearly two decades in the previous session, while Asian stocks are set to drift lower following a weak Wall Street. Sterling saw its biggest daily rise since at least 1998 on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May promised a parliamentary vote on Britain's deal to leave the EU and sought to draw a line under discussion of a "hard" or "soft" Brexit. It was trading at 1.2392 against the dollar in early Asian hours after surging 2.9 percent to a 10-day high in the previous session.

    The British pound consolidated gains on Wednesday after posting its biggest rise in nearly two decades in the previous session, while Asian stocks are set to drift lower following a weak Wall Street. Sterling saw its biggest daily rise since at least 1998 on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May promised a parliamentary vote on Britain's deal to leave the EU and sought to draw a line under discussion of a "hard" or "soft" Brexit. It was trading at 1.2392 against the dollar in early Asian hours after surging 2.9 percent to a 10-day high in the previous session.


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  • 82/100   Deutsche Bank signs $7.2 billion deal with U.S. over risky mortgages
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank finalized a $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the government agency said on Tuesday. Deutsche's agreement represents the largest resolution for the conduct of a single entity in misleading investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, the department said in a statement. The settlement was higher than the $7 billion paid by Citigroup to federal and state authorities in 2014.

    By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank finalized a $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over its sale of toxic mortgage securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the government agency said on Tuesday. Deutsche's agreement represents the largest resolution for the conduct of a single entity in misleading investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, the department said in a statement. The settlement was higher than the $7 billion paid by Citigroup to federal and state authorities in 2014.


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  • 83/100   What Manning's clemency means for Assange
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Last week WikiLeaks tweeted that its founder would "agree to U.S. extradition" if Chelsea Manning were given clemency.

    Last week WikiLeaks tweeted that its founder would "agree to U.S. extradition" if Chelsea Manning were given clemency.


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  • 84/100   Obama pardons 'favorite general' in leak case
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Gen. James Cartwright was convicted of lying to the FBI as it probed a leak about efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.

    Gen. James Cartwright was convicted of lying to the FBI as it probed a leak about efforts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.


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  • 85/100   AARP's top 4 priorities for Trumpcare
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    The advocacy group points to basic policy principles that will continue to be key for Americans 50 and older.

    The advocacy group points to basic policy principles that will continue to be key for Americans 50 and older.


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  • 86/100   What the inauguration costs, and who pays
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Public funds are involved, but so are private donations, which have increased markedly over the past 40 years.

    Public funds are involved, but so are private donations, which have increased markedly over the past 40 years.


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  • 87/100   Audio contradicts Trump on Putin meeting
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    In 2015, the president-elect told a radio host that he had met the Russian president, saying he "got along with him great."

    In 2015, the president-elect told a radio host that he had met the Russian president, saying he "got along with him great."


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  • 88/100   Antarctic ice floe crack forces UK scientists to leave
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    The decision was taken after a huge crack appeared in the Brunt Ice Shelf, just 10 miles away from the Halley VI research station. "We want to do the right thing for our people,” said Captain Tim Stocking, Director of Operations at the British Antarctic Society (BAS). "Bringing them home for winter is a prudent precaution given the changes that our glaciologists have seen in the ice shelf in recent months." There are currently 88 scientists stationed at the Halley VI research centre, which monitors climate data and played a key role in discovering the ozone hole in 1986.

    The decision was taken after a huge crack appeared in the Brunt Ice Shelf, just 10 miles away from the Halley VI research station. "We want to do the right thing for our people,” said Captain Tim Stocking, Director of Operations at the British Antarctic Society (BAS). "Bringing them home for winter is a prudent precaution given the changes that our glaciologists have seen in the ice shelf in recent months." There are currently 88 scientists stationed at the Halley VI research centre, which monitors climate data and played a key role in discovering the ozone hole in 1986.


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  • 89/100   Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    By Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) - A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday. The fall armyworm outbreak has erupted in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi and follows a crippling El Nino-triggered drought which scorched much of the region last year. The pest devours maize and other crops.

    By Chris Mfula LUSAKA (Reuters) - A maize pest that has devastated crops in southern Africa is a South American species which is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart, agriculture officials and experts said on Tuesday. The fall armyworm outbreak has erupted in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi and follows a crippling El Nino-triggered drought which scorched much of the region last year. The pest devours maize and other crops.


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  • 90/100   Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Cernan, who was also the second American to walk in space, died surrounded by his family, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said in a statement without providing details. Cernan and fellow Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt became members of the most exclusive club in the universe on Dec. 11, 1972, when they stepped from their lunar landing module onto the moon's surface. "Oh, my golly," Cernan told mission control in Houston as he touched the moon.

    Cernan, who was also the second American to walk in space, died surrounded by his family, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said in a statement without providing details. Cernan and fellow Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt became members of the most exclusive club in the universe on Dec. 11, 1972, when they stepped from their lunar landing module onto the moon's surface. "Oh, my golly," Cernan told mission control in Houston as he touched the moon.


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  • 91/100   Japan space agency fails to launch mini rocket
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said in a statement it had fired the SS-520 rocket at 0833 JST on Sunday at its Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan. JAXA said it was unable to receive data from the rocket, which has fallen back to earth in a spot it had expected.

    Japan's space agency said on Sunday it failed to launch a mini rocket carrying a satellite into space due to failure of the communications systems. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said in a statement it had fired the SS-520 rocket at 0833 JST on Sunday at its Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan. JAXA said it was unable to receive data from the rocket, which has fallen back to earth in a spot it had expected.


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  • 92/100   SpaceX returns to flight, sending satellites into orbit
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. "It's a clean sweep – 10 for 10," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said after the satellites were released. SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk's ambitious flight plans had been grounded since the Sept. 1 explosion during fueling ahead of a pre-flight test in Florida.

    A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. "It's a clean sweep – 10 for 10," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said after the satellites were released. SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk's ambitious flight plans had been grounded since the Sept. 1 explosion during fueling ahead of a pre-flight test in Florida.


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  • 93/100   Britain to leave EU market as May sets 'hard Brexit' course
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. Setting out a vision that could determine Britain's future for generations and the shape of the EU itself, May answered criticism that she has been coy about her strategy with a 12-point plan for what has been dubbed a "hard Brexit". May promised to seek the greatest possible access to European markets but said Britain would aim to establish its own free trade deals with countries far beyond Europe, and impose limits on immigration from the continent.

    By Kylie MacLellan and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. Setting out a vision that could determine Britain's future for generations and the shape of the EU itself, May answered criticism that she has been coy about her strategy with a 12-point plan for what has been dubbed a "hard Brexit". May promised to seek the greatest possible access to European markets but said Britain would aim to establish its own free trade deals with countries far beyond Europe, and impose limits on immigration from the continent.


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  • 94/100   Xi says world needs China, U.S. to have stable relationship
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Xi told Biden that he "positively appraised" his efforts to increase friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.

    The world needs China and the United States to have a stable and cooperative relationship, Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, just days before new uncertainty looms with Donald Trump taking office as president. Meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Xi told Biden that he "positively appraised" his efforts to increase friendship and mutual understanding between the two countries, China's Foreign Ministry said late on Tuesday.


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  • 95/100   Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp: MSF
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. MSF said the strike occurred in Rann in Borno state, the epicentre of the jihadist group's seven-year-long bid to create an Islamic caliphate. Nigerian General Lucky Irabor, a regional military commander, located the incident at Kala Balge, a district that includes Rann.

    By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. MSF said the strike occurred in Rann in Borno state, the epicentre of the jihadist group's seven-year-long bid to create an Islamic caliphate. Nigerian General Lucky Irabor, a regional military commander, located the incident at Kala Balge, a district that includes Rann.


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  • 96/100   Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world's problems. Lavrov, speaking days before Trump's inauguration, used an annual news conference to flag potential areas of cooperation and to belittle what he described as malicious attempts to link Trump to Russia in a negative light.

    By Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow was ready to talk to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration about nuclear weapons and Syria, saying the two countries could together solve many of the world's problems. Lavrov, speaking days before Trump's inauguration, used an annual news conference to flag potential areas of cooperation and to belittle what he described as malicious attempts to link Trump to Russia in a negative light.


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  • 97/100   With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.


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  • 98/100   Texas Planned Parenthood asks judge to block Medicaid funding cut
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood has said the threatened funding cut, by terminating Planned Parenthood's enrollment in the state-funded healthcare system for the poor, could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abortions. Planned Parenthood has said the threatened funding cut, by terminating Planned Parenthood's enrollment in the state-funded healthcare system for the poor, could affect nearly 11,000 patients across Texas.


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  • 99/100   Puerto Rico needs urgent Congress action: U.S. Treasury, Health chiefs
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    The secretaries of the U.S. Treasury and Health and Human Services called for fast congressional action to help Puerto Rico out of its economic mess, and said a bipartisan task force report failed to go far enough on recommending a low-income tax credit for the commonwealth. In a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell reaffirmed calls to step up healthcare funding for Puerto Rico.

    The secretaries of the U.S. Treasury and Health and Human Services called for fast congressional action to help Puerto Rico out of its economic mess, and said a bipartisan task force report failed to go far enough on recommending a low-income tax credit for the commonwealth. In a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell reaffirmed calls to step up healthcare funding for Puerto Rico.


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  • 100/100   Florida airport shooting suspect inspired by Islamic State: media
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    (Reuters) - An Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at a Florida airport told investigators he was inspired by Islamic State and previously chatted online with Islamist extremists, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday, U.S. media reported. Esteban Santiago, 26, was ordered held in jail until a Jan. 30 arraignment, court records show. At that time he would enter a formal plea to charges that he opened fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale airport on Jan. 6.

    (Reuters) - An Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people at a Florida airport told investigators he was inspired by Islamic State and previously chatted online with Islamist extremists, an FBI agent testified on Tuesday, U.S. media reported. Esteban Santiago, 26, was ordered held in jail until a Jan. 30 arraignment, court records show. At that time he would enter a formal plea to charges that he opened fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale airport on Jan. 6.


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