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  • 1/96   News Photos Slideshows
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    News Photos Slideshows - Hot Trends

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  • 2/96   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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  • 3/96   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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  • 4/96   American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose."


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  • 5/96   Nicole Richie is new kid on block in Tina Fey TV comedy
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nicole Richie is the new kid on the comedy block in an upcoming NBC workplace comedy from Tina Fey.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nicole Richie is the new kid on the comedy block in an upcoming NBC workplace comedy from Tina Fey.


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  • 6/96   Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future
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    Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming ...

    Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player — one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming ...


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  • 7/96   Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.


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  • 8/96   Jennifer Lopez: NBC's 'Bye Bye Birdie' evokes stage roots
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says NBC's version of "Bye Bye Birdie" will bring the musical back to its stage roots.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lopez says NBC's version of "Bye Bye Birdie" will bring the musical back to its stage roots.


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  • 9/96   Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a First Amendment clash over a law barring offensive trademarks, the Supreme Court on Wednesday raised doubts about a government program that favors some forms of speech but rejects others that might disparage certain groups.


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  • 10/96   Review: Fun performances aren't enough to save 'Split'
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    "Split " is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap teenage girls, lock them in a basement and make them dance naked. As with any thriller, of course, this one from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan chooses to focus on the increasingly scantily clad teenage girls in peril. Forgive me if I'm a little bored already, but not even McAvoy sporting a tight turtleneck and pleated midi skirt while affecting a posh accent as one of the personalities, Miss Patricia, is enough to really save this film.

    "Split " is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap teenage girls, lock them in a basement and make them dance naked. As with any thriller, of course, this one from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan chooses to focus on the increasingly scantily clad teenage girls in peril. Forgive me if I'm a little bored already, but not even McAvoy sporting a tight turtleneck and pleated midi skirt while affecting a posh accent as one of the personalities, Miss Patricia, is enough to really save this film.


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  • 11/96   Washington U. class focuses on Kanye West
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    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West.

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new course at Washington University in St. Louis is focused on the world of Kanye West.


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  • 12/96   Rock supergroup Audioslave reunites for anti-Trump show
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    The rock supergroup Audioslave on Wednesday announced its first concert in more than a decade as part of protests against Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. Audioslave -- fronted by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell with guitarist Tom Morello and other members of Rage Against the Machine -- will play the "Anti-Inaugural Ball" Friday in Los Angeles. The show will be led by Prophets of Rage -- a newer supergroup that brings together Morello with Public Enemy rapper Chuck D and Cypress Hill rapper B-Real.

    The rock supergroup Audioslave on Wednesday announced its first concert in more than a decade as part of protests against Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. Audioslave -- fronted by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell with guitarist Tom Morello and other members of Rage Against the Machine -- will play the "Anti-Inaugural Ball" Friday in Los Angeles. The show will be led by Prophets of Rage -- a newer supergroup that brings together Morello with Public Enemy rapper Chuck D and Cypress Hill rapper B-Real.


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  • 13/96   NBC renews hit drama 'This Is Us' for 2 more seasons
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC's hit freshman drama "This Is Us" will be sticking around for at least a couple more years.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NBC's hit freshman drama "This Is Us" will be sticking around for at least a couple more years.


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  • 14/96   Music Review: Delbert McClinton, at 76, brings it once again
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    Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, "Prick of the Litter" (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)

    Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men, "Prick of the Litter" (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers)


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  • 15/96   Kevin O'Leary to run for Conservative leadership in Canada
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    TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting its own reality show politician.

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada is getting its own reality show politician.


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  • 16/96   Study illustrates Facebook's growth as campaign news source
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    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each ...

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each ...


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  • 17/96   'Blacklist' producers: Tom will be part of original, sequel
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Keen will remain part of "The Blacklist" as he steps into "The Blacklist: Redemption," the spinoff's producers said.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Keen will remain part of "The Blacklist" as he steps into "The Blacklist: Redemption," the spinoff's producers said.


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  • 18/96   'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award
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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When author Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When author Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.


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  • 19/96   Monae among performers at Women's March on Washington
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Janelle Monae, Maxwell and Angelique Kidjo are set to perform at the Women's March on Washington this weekend.


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  • 20/96   Tenor Kaufmann returns chastened after 5 month absence
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    The superstar German tenor Jonas Kaufmann admitted that he "should have taken more care" of his voice as he finally returned to the stage on Wednesday night after a near five-month lay up. The dashing Munich-born singer -- the biggest draw in the opera world at the moment -- ruptured a blood vessel in his vocal cords last year, forcing him to pull out of a series of major productions in Europe and the US.

    The superstar German tenor Jonas Kaufmann admitted that he "should have taken more care" of his voice as he finally returned to the stage on Wednesday night after a near five-month lay up. The dashing Munich-born singer -- the biggest draw in the opera world at the moment -- ruptured a blood vessel in his vocal cords last year, forcing him to pull out of a series of major productions in Europe and the US.


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  • 21/96   Classical fuses with punk to kick off Paris menswear shows
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    PARIS (AP) — Subzero temperatures were an apt backdrop for fashionistas who arrived in Paris for the first day of warmly-wrapped fall/winter 2017 menswear fashion shows.

    PARIS (AP) — Subzero temperatures were an apt backdrop for fashionistas who arrived in Paris for the first day of warmly-wrapped fall/winter 2017 menswear fashion shows.


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  • 22/96   Harry Winston jewelry store robbed in French Riviera
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    PARIS (AP) — A French official says a robber with a hand grenade and an automatic handgun has stolen diamond necklaces and other jewelry from a Harry Winston store in the French Riviera city of Cannes.

    PARIS (AP) — A French official says a robber with a hand grenade and an automatic handgun has stolen diamond necklaces and other jewelry from a Harry Winston store in the French Riviera city of Cannes.


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  • 23/96   China's richest man warns Trump against trade war
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    China's richest man, Hollywood investor Wang Jianlin, warned Donald Trump Wednesday against dragging the entertainment industry into a trade war -- saying his country's millions of movie-lovers are key to the future of cinema. The Chinese billionaire joined a chorus of concern from international business chiefs gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week over the protectionist leanings of the US president-elect, who takes office Friday. Wang, whose Wanda conglomerate owns a US cinema chain, a Hollywood production company and the firm that runs the Golden Globe awards, said America would be the bigger loser if the entertainment sector fell victim to a trade war.

    China's richest man, Hollywood investor Wang Jianlin, warned Donald Trump Wednesday against dragging the entertainment industry into a trade war -- saying his country's millions of movie-lovers are key to the future of cinema. The Chinese billionaire joined a chorus of concern from international business chiefs gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week over the protectionist leanings of the US president-elect, who takes office Friday. Wang, whose Wanda conglomerate owns a US cinema chain, a Hollywood production company and the firm that runs the Golden Globe awards, said America would be the bigger loser if the entertainment sector fell victim to a trade war.


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  • 24/96   'Will & Grace' 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season
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    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Will & Grace" is making a comeback.

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "Will & Grace" is making a comeback.


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  • 25/96   Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in "The Help," was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.


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  • 26/96   'Orange is the New Black' actress denies quitting show
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show.


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  • 27/96   Brutal workout injuries highlight US college football flaws
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    The hospitalization of three US college American football players after a grueling workout has exposed failings in safety standards at university athletic programs, experts say. Three members of the University of Oregon's football team were left in hospital last week following the punishing fitness session, which was described in media reports as military-style training that had included one hour of continuous push-ups. At least one of the three, lineman Sam Poutasi, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a potentially deadly condition which occurs when broken down muscle tissue leaks into the blood stream.

    The hospitalization of three US college American football players after a grueling workout has exposed failings in safety standards at university athletic programs, experts say. Three members of the University of Oregon's football team were left in hospital last week following the punishing fitness session, which was described in media reports as military-style training that had included one hour of continuous push-ups. At least one of the three, lineman Sam Poutasi, was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a potentially deadly condition which occurs when broken down muscle tissue leaks into the blood stream.


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  • 28/96   Bonds, Clemens move closer to baseball Hall of Fame welcome
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    The Baseball Hall of Fame announced three new members to its fraternity on Wednesday but a spike in voting for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two of the most controversial candidates ever, was creating just as much buzz. Bonds and Clemens, whose MLB career achievements would ordinarily have earned them landslide entry into the Hall of Fame, have yet to reach the necessary 75 percent threshold for election with both linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, registered 54.1 percent of the 442 votes cast, a jump of nearly nine points, while Bonds, a seven-time MVP and baseball's home-run king, came in at 53.8 percent compared to 44.3 percent last year.

    The Baseball Hall of Fame announced three new members to its fraternity on Wednesday but a spike in voting for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two of the most controversial candidates ever, was creating just as much buzz. Bonds and Clemens, whose MLB career achievements would ordinarily have earned them landslide entry into the Hall of Fame, have yet to reach the necessary 75 percent threshold for election with both linked to performance-enhancing drugs. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, registered 54.1 percent of the 442 votes cast, a jump of nearly nine points, while Bonds, a seven-time MVP and baseball's home-run king, came in at 53.8 percent compared to 44.3 percent last year.


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  • 29/96   The heat is on for Atlanta's 'Matty Ice' in NFC title game
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    Matt Ryan will be playing for more than a Super Bowl berth on Sunday as his performance in the NFC Championship will go a long way in determining if the Atlanta Falcons quarterback can be rated among the game's greats. The other three quarterbacks competing in Sunday's two NFL conference championships -- New England's Tom Brady, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger -- all possess undisputed Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials.

    Matt Ryan will be playing for more than a Super Bowl berth on Sunday as his performance in the NFC Championship will go a long way in determining if the Atlanta Falcons quarterback can be rated among the game's greats. The other three quarterbacks competing in Sunday's two NFL conference championships -- New England's Tom Brady, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger -- all possess undisputed Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials.


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  • 30/96   Love skips Cavaliers' contact drills, in doubt to face Suns
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    Kevin Love missed full contract drills for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday and could be sidelined when the reigning NBA champions play host to Phoenix on Thursday. Kyle Korver, Cleveland's newly acquired 3-point specialist, could make his first start for his new club if Love's sore back keeps him out of the lineup against the Suns. "He went through half the practice," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

    Kevin Love missed full contract drills for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday and could be sidelined when the reigning NBA champions play host to Phoenix on Thursday. Kyle Korver, Cleveland's newly acquired 3-point specialist, could make his first start for his new club if Love's sore back keeps him out of the lineup against the Suns. "He went through half the practice," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.


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  • 31/96   Bagwell, Raines, Rodriguez to join Hall of Fame
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    Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were named Wednesday as the newest Baseball Hall of Fame members while steroid-linked stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens edged nearer to selection. Players needed 75 percent support, or 332 of the 442 votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, to be elected among the sport's icons. Long-time San Diego pitcher Trevor Hoffman, an ace reliever with 601 career saves, just missed with 74 percent backing -- five votes shy after missing by 34 last year, with Vladimir Guerrero next at 71.7 percent, out by 15 votes.

    Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were named Wednesday as the newest Baseball Hall of Fame members while steroid-linked stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens edged nearer to selection. Players needed 75 percent support, or 332 of the 442 votes cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, to be elected among the sport's icons. Long-time San Diego pitcher Trevor Hoffman, an ace reliever with 601 career saves, just missed with 74 percent backing -- five votes shy after missing by 34 last year, with Vladimir Guerrero next at 71.7 percent, out by 15 votes.


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  • 32/96   Ivan Rodriguez elected to baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2017
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    (Reuters) - Ivan Rodriguez, a strong hitter and rifle-armed catcher who nabbed would-be base stealers at a 46 percent career rate, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his first year of eligibility. Rodriguez, who spent most of his Major League Baseball career with the Texas Rangers, will be joined in the Class of 2017 by Houston Astros great Jeff Bagwell and former Montreal Expos All-Star Tim Raines. (Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)

    (Reuters) - Ivan Rodriguez, a strong hitter and rifle-armed catcher who nabbed would-be base stealers at a 46 percent career rate, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday in his first year of eligibility. Rodriguez, who spent most of his Major League Baseball career with the Texas Rangers, will be joined in the Class of 2017 by Houston Astros great Jeff Bagwell and former Montreal Expos All-Star Tim Raines. (Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)


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  • 33/96   Atlanta's Ryan, Oakland's Mack take top awards
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    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who directed the NFL's highest-scoring attack, and Oakland defensive end Khalil Mack took top awards in media voting announced Wednesday. Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who directed the NFL's highest-scoring attack, and Oakland defensive end Khalil Mack took top awards in media voting announced Wednesday. Ryan, who led the Falcons with club records in passing yards and touchdowns, was chosen the 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.


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  • 34/96   Mickelson begins comeback in California desert
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    Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson said Wednesday that he will make his comeback from two sports hernia operations on Thursday in the opening round of the PGA CareerBuilder Challenge. Mickelson, a 46-year-old US left-hander, underwent surgery on October 19 and again December 12 but has been hitting balls since January 12 and played a practice round before teeing off Thursday at LaQuinta Country Club in the California desert. "I feel good and I want to play," Mickelson said.

    Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson said Wednesday that he will make his comeback from two sports hernia operations on Thursday in the opening round of the PGA CareerBuilder Challenge. Mickelson, a 46-year-old US left-hander, underwent surgery on October 19 and again December 12 but has been hitting balls since January 12 and played a practice round before teeing off Thursday at LaQuinta Country Club in the California desert. "I feel good and I want to play," Mickelson said.


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  • 35/96   Steelers' Brown apologizes for posting coach's rant
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    Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for posting a video of coach Mike Tomlin's post-game locker room comments Sunday, harsh-language remarks that stirred an NFL uproar. After Pittsburgh's playoff victory at Kansas City set up next Sunday's showdown at New England for a Super Bowl berth, Brown streamed live on his Facebook account Tomlin firing up his players, including the comments that the NFL "spotted those assholes (New England) a day and a half" of preparation time.

    Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for posting a video of coach Mike Tomlin's post-game locker room comments Sunday, harsh-language remarks that stirred an NFL uproar. After Pittsburgh's playoff victory at Kansas City set up next Sunday's showdown at New England for a Super Bowl berth, Brown streamed live on his Facebook account Tomlin firing up his players, including the comments that the NFL "spotted those assholes (New England) a day and a half" of preparation time.


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  • 36/96   Striking balance to test top players in golf difficult: Adam Scott
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    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Golf has come a long way since Tiger Woods changed the nature of the sport following his maiden major triumph 20 years ago - courses are longer, players are fitter and equipment is advancing as quickly as technology will allow. When Woods won the 1997 U.S. Masters with a staggering 18-under total it appeared no course could withstand the best in the game. Players admit that while the weather is one of the major factors in determining the outcome of a tournament, courses do not have to be outrageously long to offer up any sort of resistance to the current crop of top professionals.

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Golf has come a long way since Tiger Woods changed the nature of the sport following his maiden major triumph 20 years ago - courses are longer, players are fitter and equipment is advancing as quickly as technology will allow. When Woods won the 1997 U.S. Masters with a staggering 18-under total it appeared no course could withstand the best in the game. Players admit that while the weather is one of the major factors in determining the outcome of a tournament, courses do not have to be outrageously long to offer up any sort of resistance to the current crop of top professionals.


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  • 37/96   Tiger Woods praised for raising the stakes
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    Tiger Woods' return can only mean good things for golf which reaped the rewards of his popularity, former world number one Ernie Els said Wednesday. Woods, a 14-time major winner, is returning after a long injury layoff and launches his 2017 campaign at Torrey Pines in California next week. Els, a four-time major winner himself, said the current crop of players had a lot to thank Woods for.

    Tiger Woods' return can only mean good things for golf which reaped the rewards of his popularity, former world number one Ernie Els said Wednesday. Woods, a 14-time major winner, is returning after a long injury layoff and launches his 2017 campaign at Torrey Pines in California next week. Els, a four-time major winner himself, said the current crop of players had a lot to thank Woods for.


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  • 38/96   Police say 526 possible victims in UK soccer abuse scandal, 184 suspects
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    British police investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse at soccer clubs dating back to the 1970s said on Wednesday they had now identified 184 potential suspects and 526 victims, adding other sports had also been implicated in the scandal. Police forces across the country launched inquiries after former player Andy Woodward revealed in November he had been abused as a boy by a youth team coach, prompting other ex-professionals to come forward with allegations. Victims say the scale of wrongdoing is likely to be worse than in the case of TV star Jimmy Savile, a cigar-chomping BBC television host who abused hundreds of youngsters over six decades until his death in 2011.

    British police investigating allegations of widespread child sex abuse at soccer clubs dating back to the 1970s said on Wednesday they had now identified 184 potential suspects and 526 victims, adding other sports had also been implicated in the scandal. Police forces across the country launched inquiries after former player Andy Woodward revealed in November he had been abused as a boy by a youth team coach, prompting other ex-professionals to come forward with allegations. Victims say the scale of wrongdoing is likely to be worse than in the case of TV star Jimmy Savile, a cigar-chomping BBC television host who abused hundreds of youngsters over six decades until his death in 2011.


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  • 39/96   Bjorn gets extra wildcard pick as Europe tweak Ryder Cup criteria
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    (Reuters) - The European Tour amended its selection criteria for the 2018 Ryder Cup on Wednesday, handing captain Thomas Bjorn an extra wildcard pick and tweaking the qualifying system so the team contains more in-form players. Europe lost to the United States by a crushing 17-11 margin at Hazeltine National last year, prompting the European Tour to change its selection criteria for the 2018 edition in Paris. Tournaments in the latter half of the season will also be given a greater points weighting to ensure the team contains the players who are in the best form before the Ryder Cup begins.

    (Reuters) - The European Tour amended its selection criteria for the 2018 Ryder Cup on Wednesday, handing captain Thomas Bjorn an extra wildcard pick and tweaking the qualifying system so the team contains more in-form players. Europe lost to the United States by a crushing 17-11 margin at Hazeltine National last year, prompting the European Tour to change its selection criteria for the 2018 edition in Paris. Tournaments in the latter half of the season will also be given a greater points weighting to ensure the team contains the players who are in the best form before the Ryder Cup begins.


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  • 40/96   Japan golf club eyes changing 'sexist' policy
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    A Japanese country club set to host the 2020 Olympic golf competition said Wednesday it would consider changing a policy not to admit women as full members after Tokyo's female governor slammed the rule. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, came under fire last week as Yuriko Koike said she felt "very uncomfortable that women cannot become full members in the 21st century". This week, Britain's Telegraph newspaper cited unnamed sources as saying that the International Olympic Committee had serious concerns, and was in contact with the International Golf Federation (IGF) over the issue.

    A Japanese country club set to host the 2020 Olympic golf competition said Wednesday it would consider changing a policy not to admit women as full members after Tokyo's female governor slammed the rule. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, came under fire last week as Yuriko Koike said she felt "very uncomfortable that women cannot become full members in the 21st century". This week, Britain's Telegraph newspaper cited unnamed sources as saying that the International Olympic Committee had serious concerns, and was in contact with the International Golf Federation (IGF) over the issue.


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  • 41/96   Els backs Tiger to gain strength from roaring forties
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    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Four-time major winner Ernie Els believes age is no barrier to success for Tiger Woods as the American great embarks on his latest comeback attempt after crippling injuries have blighted his last three seasons. Woods experienced mixed results on his return to action after 15 months out in December but the 41-year-old 14-times major winner has committed to a busy schedule, starting at next week's Farmers Insurance Open, as he targets a return to full-time play. There have been a few cases where we have won majors in our 40s, it doesn't happen that often but it does happen," Els, who was 42 when he won the 2012 British Open, told reporters on Wednesday.

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Four-time major winner Ernie Els believes age is no barrier to success for Tiger Woods as the American great embarks on his latest comeback attempt after crippling injuries have blighted his last three seasons. Woods experienced mixed results on his return to action after 15 months out in December but the 41-year-old 14-times major winner has committed to a busy schedule, starting at next week's Farmers Insurance Open, as he targets a return to full-time play. There have been a few cases where we have won majors in our 40s, it doesn't happen that often but it does happen," Els, who was 42 when he won the 2012 British Open, told reporters on Wednesday.


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  • 42/96   Steelers' Brown apologizes for live locker room video
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    (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized on Tuesday night for going live on Facebook from the locker room following Sunday's 18-16 playoff victory against Kansas City Chiefs. After the Steelers' AFC divisional-playoff win over the Chiefs, Brown streamed live on his Facebook account a video that captured Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin referring to the New England Patriots using an expletive.

    (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown apologized on Tuesday night for going live on Facebook from the locker room following Sunday's 18-16 playoff victory against Kansas City Chiefs. After the Steelers' AFC divisional-playoff win over the Chiefs, Brown streamed live on his Facebook account a video that captured Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin referring to the New England Patriots using an expletive.


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  • 43/96   Mavericks edge Bulls, Spurs and Raptors win
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    Dallas forward Wesley Matthews drained the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining on Tuesday as the Mavericks spoiled Chicago guard Dwyane Wade's 35th birthday with a 99-98 NBA victory over the Bulls. Wade missed at the buzzer and the Bulls fell to the Mavericks for the second time this season -- after absorbing a 25-point defeat last month in Dallas. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points, Seth Curry had 18 and JJ Barea added 12 for the Mavericks, who notched their third straight win.

    Dallas forward Wesley Matthews drained the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.8 seconds remaining on Tuesday as the Mavericks spoiled Chicago guard Dwyane Wade's 35th birthday with a 99-98 NBA victory over the Bulls. Wade missed at the buzzer and the Bulls fell to the Mavericks for the second time this season -- after absorbing a 25-point defeat last month in Dallas. Harrison Barnes scored 20 points, Seth Curry had 18 and JJ Barea added 12 for the Mavericks, who notched their third straight win.


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  • 44/96   Harden's triple-double not enough for Rockets
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    The Miami Heat withstood Houston star James Harden's 40-point triple-double on Tuesday to upend the Rockets 109-103 and snap a four-game NBA losing streak. Harden, who had six turnovers, had added 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 13th triple-double of the season. "At least it wasn't 60," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra quipped of Harden's gaudy points total.

    The Miami Heat withstood Houston star James Harden's 40-point triple-double on Tuesday to upend the Rockets 109-103 and snap a four-game NBA losing streak. Harden, who had six turnovers, had added 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 13th triple-double of the season. "At least it wasn't 60," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra quipped of Harden's gaudy points total.


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  • 45/96   Leonard, Aldridge propel Spurs past Timberwolves
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 as the San Antonio Spurs shrugged off a ragged first three quarters and rolled to a 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Leonard's rebound and rush down the court for a dunk over two Minnesota defenders with 7:36 to play highlighted a 20-2 run for San Antonio that turned a 90-83 deficit into a 103-92 lead. Leonard has 12 games of 30 or more points this season and has reached that mark in four consecutive contests.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 as the San Antonio Spurs shrugged off a ragged first three quarters and rolled to a 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Leonard's rebound and rush down the court for a dunk over two Minnesota defenders with 7:36 to play highlighted a 20-2 run for San Antonio that turned a 90-83 deficit into a 103-92 lead. Leonard has 12 games of 30 or more points this season and has reached that mark in four consecutive contests.


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  • 46/96   Paul to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery
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    (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday. Paul, who will undergo the operation on Wednesday, was hurt during the first half of the Clippers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. The Clippers (29-14) have been hit hard by injuries this season and are awaiting the return of All Star forward Blake Griffin, who has missed the last 15 games with a knee injury.

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday. Paul, who will undergo the operation on Wednesday, was hurt during the first half of the Clippers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. The Clippers (29-14) have been hit hard by injuries this season and are awaiting the return of All Star forward Blake Griffin, who has missed the last 15 games with a knee injury.


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  • 47/96   Thumb surgery to sideline Clippers' Paul six to eight weeks
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    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the NBA team said Tuesday. Paul was injured in the second quarter of the Clippers' 120-98 victory over Oklahoma City when he collided with Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the NBA team said Tuesday. Paul was injured in the second quarter of the Clippers' 120-98 victory over Oklahoma City when he collided with Thunder star Russell Westbrook.


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  • 48/96   Europe ups ante with Ryder Cup qualification changes
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    Europe has made significant changes to its qualification process to allow more in-form players to make the side for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. Tournaments that take place closer to the Ryder Cup will carry weighted points, helping in-form European players to qualify for the team, it was decided following a meeting of the European Tour's Tournament Committee on Tuesday night on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Other major changes include giving European captain Thomas Bjorn four wildcard picks for 2018 instead of three, as Europe ramps up its attempt to wrestle back the Ryder Cup from the United States.

    Europe has made significant changes to its qualification process to allow more in-form players to make the side for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. Tournaments that take place closer to the Ryder Cup will carry weighted points, helping in-form European players to qualify for the team, it was decided following a meeting of the European Tour's Tournament Committee on Tuesday night on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Other major changes include giving European captain Thomas Bjorn four wildcard picks for 2018 instead of three, as Europe ramps up its attempt to wrestle back the Ryder Cup from the United States.


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  • 49/96   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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  • 50/96   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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  • 51/96   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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  • 52/96   Netflix adds a third more subscribers than expected; shares jump eight percent

    Streaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. Netflix signed up 7.1 million new subscribers globally, far more than the 5.2 million analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet, beating targets at home and abroad even as it raised prices. Original shows like "Marvel's Luke Cage" and British drama "The Crown" performed strongly around the world, Netflix said, noting that competitors were adapting to compete.

    Streaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. Netflix signed up 7.1 million new subscribers globally, far more than the 5.2 million analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet, beating targets at home and abroad even as it raised prices. Original shows like "Marvel's Luke Cage" and British drama "The Crown" performed strongly around the world, Netflix said, noting that competitors were adapting to compete.


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  • 53/96   Nintendo says to launch Super Mario Run Android version in March

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its first ever Super Mario mobile game in March following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc's iPhone in December. The Japanese company announced the planned launch on through its Twitter feed. (Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Michael Perry)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its first ever Super Mario mobile game in March following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc's iPhone in December. The Japanese company announced the planned launch on through its Twitter feed. (Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Michael Perry)


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  • 54/96   South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief

    By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The pre-dawn decision by the Seoul Central District Court to allow Jay Y. Lee to go home is likely to come as a major relief to Samsung Group, which the 48-year-old has led after his father and founding Lee family patriarch Lee Kun-hee was incapacitated after a May 2014 heart attack. Lee, who had been questioned for 22 hours last week and was held overnight on Wednesday while the court reached its decision, is still under investigation for bribery, embezzlement and perjury and could still be arrested at a later date.

    By Joyce Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The pre-dawn decision by the Seoul Central District Court to allow Jay Y. Lee to go home is likely to come as a major relief to Samsung Group, which the 48-year-old has led after his father and founding Lee family patriarch Lee Kun-hee was incapacitated after a May 2014 heart attack. Lee, who had been questioned for 22 hours last week and was held overnight on Wednesday while the court reached its decision, is still under investigation for bribery, embezzlement and perjury and could still be arrested at a later date.


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  • 55/96   Indian government wants Apple, but not all officials are biting

    Some Indian officials have baulked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to launch a key project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to lure foreign investors. The country is still keen for the U.S. tech giant to produce its signature smartphones there, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that India would keep an "open mind" in negotiations. "We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," he said.

    Some Indian officials have baulked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to launch a key project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to lure foreign investors. The country is still keen for the U.S. tech giant to produce its signature smartphones there, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday that India would keep an "open mind" in negotiations. "We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," he said.


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  • 56/96   Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

    Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users. The sharp rebuke, sent in response to a December letter from Senior Vice President Joel Kaplan, reflected increasing impatience among advocacy groups that say Facebook has inadequately addressed their concerns despite repeated promises of action from senior executives.

    Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users. The sharp rebuke, sent in response to a December letter from Senior Vice President Joel Kaplan, reflected increasing impatience among advocacy groups that say Facebook has inadequately addressed their concerns despite repeated promises of action from senior executives.


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  • 57/96   Alibaba's Ma says no chance of U.S. trade war with China

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China and the United States are not about to be drawn into a trade war, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China and the United States are not about to be drawn into a trade war, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.


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  • 58/96   Toshiba shares slump on reports of U.S. nuclear business loss

    Toshiba Corp shares slumped on Thursday after a media report said the industrial conglomerate will post a loss of more than 500 billion yen ($4.36 billion) at its U.S. nuclear reactor business. Toshiba said in a press release through the Tokyo Stock Exchange that it had not announced the reactor business loss, reported by the Nikkei business daily, or a separate report by public broadcaster NHK that it will sell other business units and assets to raise 300 billion yen.

    Toshiba Corp shares slumped on Thursday after a media report said the industrial conglomerate will post a loss of more than 500 billion yen ($4.36 billion) at its U.S. nuclear reactor business. Toshiba said in a press release through the Tokyo Stock Exchange that it had not announced the reactor business loss, reported by the Nikkei business daily, or a separate report by public broadcaster NHK that it will sell other business units and assets to raise 300 billion yen.


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  • 59/96   Super Mario Run will be available on Android in March

    Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first real foray into mobile gaming, won’t be available on Android until March, the company announced in a tweet. The question now is was it worth it for Nintendo? The company has been fretting about a move to mobile gaming for years, and is set to release two further titles in 2017 (Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing) with more to come in the following years.

    Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first real foray into mobile gaming, won’t be available on Android until March, the company announced in a tweet. The question now is was it worth it for Nintendo? The company has been fretting about a move to mobile gaming for years, and is set to release two further titles in 2017 (Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing) with more to come in the following years.


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  • 60/96   Palmer Luckey defends the early days of Oculus in VR trade secrets trial

    Palmer Luckey became tech industry royalty at age 21, when he sold his burgeoning virtual reality company Oculus VR to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. Luckey took the stand today in Dallas to testify in the trial alleging he helped Oculus steal trade secrets and violate copyrights owned by ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game developer id Software. At the center of the dispute is John Carmack, a legendary programmer and video game creator behind id Software titles Doom and Quake.

    Palmer Luckey became tech industry royalty at age 21, when he sold his burgeoning virtual reality company Oculus VR to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. Luckey took the stand today in Dallas to testify in the trial alleging he helped Oculus steal trade secrets and violate copyrights owned by ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game developer id Software. At the center of the dispute is John Carmack, a legendary programmer and video game creator behind id Software titles Doom and Quake.


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  • 61/96   Palmer Luckey defends the early days of Oculus in VR trade secrets trial

    Palmer Luckey became tech industry royalty at age 21, when he sold his burgeoning virtual reality company Oculus VR to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. Luckey took the stand today in Dallas to testify in the trial alleging he helped Oculus steal trade secrets and violate copyrights owned by ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game developer id Software. At the center of the dispute is John Carmack, a legendary programmer and video game creator behind id Software titles Doom and Quake.

    Palmer Luckey became tech industry royalty at age 21, when he sold his burgeoning virtual reality company Oculus VR to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion. Luckey took the stand today in Dallas to testify in the trial alleging he helped Oculus steal trade secrets and violate copyrights owned by ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game developer id Software. At the center of the dispute is John Carmack, a legendary programmer and video game creator behind id Software titles Doom and Quake.


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  • 62/96   American Airlines will offer cheaper tickets but carry-on bags won’t be allowed

    American Airlines is launching a new discounted fare class called Basic Economy. It does away with free overhead-bin space for carry-on baggage, you board last, can’t pick your seat, and there are no changes or refunds. Members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will receive no free first class upgrades and elite status qualification is cut in half, though they will earn frequent flyer miles.

    American Airlines is launching a new discounted fare class called Basic Economy. It does away with free overhead-bin space for carry-on baggage, you board last, can’t pick your seat, and there are no changes or refunds. Members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will receive no free first class upgrades and elite status qualification is cut in half, though they will earn frequent flyer miles.


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  • 63/96   American Airlines will offer cheaper tickets but carry-on bags won’t be allowed

    American Airlines is launching a new discounted fare class called Basic Economy. Members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will receive no free first class upgrades and elite status qualification is cut in half, though they will earn frequent flyer miles. Regular checked bags cost as well, just like with standard coach class tickets.

    American Airlines is launching a new discounted fare class called Basic Economy. Members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program will receive no free first class upgrades and elite status qualification is cut in half, though they will earn frequent flyer miles. Regular checked bags cost as well, just like with standard coach class tickets.


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  • 64/96   Netflix adds a third more subscribers than expected; shares jump eight percent

    Streaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. Netflix signed up 7.1 million new subscribers globally, far more than the 5.2 million analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet, beating targets at home and abroad even as it raised prices. Original shows like "Marvel's Luke Cage" and British drama "The Crown" performed strongly around the world, Netflix said, noting that competitors were adapting to compete.

    Streaming video pioneer Netflix Inc added over a third more subscribers than expected in the last quarter of 2016, a sign of success for its ambitious global expansion that sent its shares up 8 percent in extended trading. Netflix signed up 7.1 million new subscribers globally, far more than the 5.2 million analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet, beating targets at home and abroad even as it raised prices. Original shows like "Marvel's Luke Cage" and British drama "The Crown" performed strongly around the world, Netflix said, noting that competitors were adapting to compete.


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  • 65/96   Google is doing a terrible job at shipping its Pixel smartphones

    The Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched three months ago in October to a very enthusiastic response. Google has done a poor job of shipping adequate supply of both Pixels, as it’s now January and there’s still no easy way of obtaining the model you want without resorting to eBay or Swappa. Availability problems extend beyond Google’s own site.

    The Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched three months ago in October to a very enthusiastic response. Google has done a poor job of shipping adequate supply of both Pixels, as it’s now January and there’s still no easy way of obtaining the model you want without resorting to eBay or Swappa. Availability problems extend beyond Google’s own site.


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  • 66/96   Google is doing a terrible job at shipping its Pixel smartphones

    The Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched three months ago in October to a very enthusiastic response. Google has done a poor job of shipping adequate supply of both Pixels, as it’s now January and there’s still no easy way of obtaining the model you want without resorting to eBay or Swappa. Availability problems extend beyond Google’s own site.

    The Google Pixel and Pixel XL launched three months ago in October to a very enthusiastic response. Google has done a poor job of shipping adequate supply of both Pixels, as it’s now January and there’s still no easy way of obtaining the model you want without resorting to eBay or Swappa. Availability problems extend beyond Google’s own site.


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  • 67/96   ‘Fake news’ didn’t swing the election because people barely remembered it, study says

    “Fake news” is an all-purpose non-sequitur at this point, but the term does describe a relatively new phenomena popularized in the 2016 presidential election: deliberately fabricated (as opposed to erroneous or biased) stories from little-known sources, which could spread rapidly through direct sharing on sites like Facebook. The paper, written by Stanford University professor Matthew Gentzkow and NYU professor Hunt Allcott, aims to calculate the effect of “fake news” by answering a few basic questions. First of all, how many Americans read and trust news they find through social media?

    “Fake news” is an all-purpose non-sequitur at this point, but the term does describe a relatively new phenomena popularized in the 2016 presidential election: deliberately fabricated (as opposed to erroneous or biased) stories from little-known sources, which could spread rapidly through direct sharing on sites like Facebook. The paper, written by Stanford University professor Matthew Gentzkow and NYU professor Hunt Allcott, aims to calculate the effect of “fake news” by answering a few basic questions. First of all, how many Americans read and trust news they find through social media?


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  • 68/96   ‘Fake news’ didn’t swing the election because people barely remembered it, study says

    “Fake news” is an all-purpose non-sequitur at this point, but the term does describe a relatively new phenomena popularized in the 2016 presidential election: deliberately fabricated (as opposed to erroneous or biased) stories from little-known sources, which could spread rapidly through direct sharing on sites like Facebook. The paper, written by Stanford University professor Matthew Gentzkow and NYU professor Hunt Allcott, aims to calculate the effect of “fake news” by answering a few basic questions. First of all, how many Americans read and trust news they find through social media?

    “Fake news” is an all-purpose non-sequitur at this point, but the term does describe a relatively new phenomena popularized in the 2016 presidential election: deliberately fabricated (as opposed to erroneous or biased) stories from little-known sources, which could spread rapidly through direct sharing on sites like Facebook. The paper, written by Stanford University professor Matthew Gentzkow and NYU professor Hunt Allcott, aims to calculate the effect of “fake news” by answering a few basic questions. First of all, how many Americans read and trust news they find through social media?


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  • 69/96   Shepard Fairey's protest posters for the Trump inauguration will run as full-page newspaper ads

    Washington, DC is expecting nearly a million people to attend and protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. To that end, a nonprofit is looking to put its artwork into the hands of attendees in an unconventional way: Kickstarter. Due to security concerns, the District of Columbia’s city government has provided a list of items that will be banned from the ticketed viewing areas on the US Capitol Grounds: there are obvious items such as explosives, firearms, knives, and other dangerous objects, but posters and signs will also be prohibited.

    Washington, DC is expecting nearly a million people to attend and protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. To that end, a nonprofit is looking to put its artwork into the hands of attendees in an unconventional way: Kickstarter. Due to security concerns, the District of Columbia’s city government has provided a list of items that will be banned from the ticketed viewing areas on the US Capitol Grounds: there are obvious items such as explosives, firearms, knives, and other dangerous objects, but posters and signs will also be prohibited.


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  • 70/96   Shepard Fairey's protest posters for the Trump inauguration will run as full-page newspaper ads

    Washington, DC is expecting nearly a million people to attend and protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. To that end, a nonprofit is looking to put its artwork into the hands of attendees in an unconventional way: Kickstarter. Due to security concerns, the District of Columbia’s city government has provided a list of items that will be banned from the ticketed viewing areas on the US Capitol Grounds: there are obvious items such as explosives, firearms, knives, and other dangerous objects, but posters and signs will also be prohibited.

    Washington, DC is expecting nearly a million people to attend and protest President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. To that end, a nonprofit is looking to put its artwork into the hands of attendees in an unconventional way: Kickstarter. Due to security concerns, the District of Columbia’s city government has provided a list of items that will be banned from the ticketed viewing areas on the US Capitol Grounds: there are obvious items such as explosives, firearms, knives, and other dangerous objects, but posters and signs will also be prohibited.


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  • 71/96   Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric

    Google is acquiring Twitter's mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Twitter last year was in talks to sell itself with several firms including Google parent Alphabet, but without a deal decided to continue on an independent path, cutting jobs and refocusing on its core services. The sale of Fabric will shift to Google the platform used by developers for mobile apps.

    Google is acquiring Twitter's mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Twitter last year was in talks to sell itself with several firms including Google parent Alphabet, but without a deal decided to continue on an independent path, cutting jobs and refocusing on its core services. The sale of Fabric will shift to Google the platform used by developers for mobile apps.


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  • 72/96   US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, claiming that the technology giant has a "systemic practice" of paying white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles.


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  • 73/96   Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Heroes is coming to Android on February 2nd

    Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the game will feature a brand new story about two warring kingdoms, and it features the same anime fantasy style as the rest of the series along with characters pulled from past games.

    Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the game will feature a brand new story about two warring kingdoms, and it features the same anime fantasy style as the rest of the series along with characters pulled from past games.


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  • 74/96   Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Heroes is coming to Android on February 2nd

    Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the game will feature a brand new story about two warring kingdoms, and it features the same anime fantasy style as the rest of the series along with characters pulled from past games.

    Nintendo has provided some new details on its next mobile game, a smartphone take on the long-running strategy series Fire Emblem. The game — dubbed Fire Emblem: Heroes — is described as a tactical role playing game. According to Nintendo, the game will feature a brand new story about two warring kingdoms, and it features the same anime fantasy style as the rest of the series along with characters pulled from past games.


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  • 75/96   Asian shares down, dollar jumps on Yellen's rate hike signal
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    Asian shares edged lower on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that interest rates in the United States could rise quickly this year. The dollar had been grinding lower in recent sessions, dropping to its weakest levels since early December after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed concerns about a stronger greenback. Investors have also remained anxious ahead of Trump's inauguration on Friday, with many using it as an excuse to take some money off the table.

    Asian shares edged lower on Thursday and the dollar rebounded after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that interest rates in the United States could rise quickly this year. The dollar had been grinding lower in recent sessions, dropping to its weakest levels since early December after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed concerns about a stronger greenback. Investors have also remained anxious ahead of Trump's inauguration on Friday, with many using it as an excuse to take some money off the table.


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  • 76/96   Chinese paper warns Boeing, U.S. agriculture in crosshairs of Trump trade war
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    An influential Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday again warned that U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co and U.S. agricultural imports could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Trump, who is sworn into office on Friday, has criticized China's trade practices and threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, Trump's choice for commerce secretary, voiced sharp criticism of China's trade practices on Wednesday, telling senators he would seek new ways of combating them.

    An influential Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday again warned that U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co and U.S. agricultural imports could be targets for retaliation in any trade war ushered in by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Trump, who is sworn into office on Friday, has criticized China's trade practices and threatened to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports. Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, Trump's choice for commerce secretary, voiced sharp criticism of China's trade practices on Wednesday, telling senators he would seek new ways of combating them.


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  • 77/96   Here's how Trump will tackle Mexico and China
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Wilbur Ross is the president-elect's point man on trade, and he gave some important clues during his confirmation hearing.

    Wilbur Ross is the president-elect's point man on trade, and he gave some important clues during his confirmation hearing.


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  • 78/96   Obama at final press conference: ‘We’re going to be OK’
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    In his final press conference, the outgoing president defends the press corps that President-elect Donald Trump likes to bash.

    In his final press conference, the outgoing president defends the press corps that President-elect Donald Trump likes to bash.


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  • 79/96   Obama: Vote restrictions go back to Jim Crow
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    President Obama offered a reminder of the racist history behind some U.S. voting restrictions.

    President Obama offered a reminder of the racist history behind some U.S. voting restrictions.


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  • 80/96   Haley hopes to 'educate' Trump on foreign policy
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    The South Carolina governor differs sharply with the president-elect on a range of issues, including the importance of the United Nations.

    The South Carolina governor differs sharply with the president-elect on a range of issues, including the importance of the United Nations.


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  • 81/96   Climate disasters: More common, costlier
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    The top 15 weather events in the U.S. last year, led by Hurricane Matthew, caused 138 deaths and $46 billion in direct costs.

    The top 15 weather events in the U.S. last year, led by Hurricane Matthew, caused 138 deaths and $46 billion in direct costs.


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  • 82/96   World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause. Average surface temperatures over land and the oceans in 2016 were 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average of 13.9C (57.0F), according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the Arctic, U.S. government agencies said on Wednesday. The data, supported by findings from other organizations, was issued two days before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who questions whether climate change has a human cause. Average surface temperatures over land and the oceans in 2016 were 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average of 13.9C (57.0F), according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


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  • 83/96   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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  • 84/96   Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts
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    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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  • 85/96   Well, That Sucks: Vampire Bats Found Drinking Human Blood
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Unlike mythical vampires, vampire bats do not prey on humans — or do they? Scientists have found the first evidence of vampire bats supping on human blood. Diphylla ecaudata, also known as the hairy-legged vampire bat, inhabits forests in northeastern Brazil and is one of three species of vampire bats that feed only on blood.

    Unlike mythical vampires, vampire bats do not prey on humans — or do they? Scientists have found the first evidence of vampire bats supping on human blood. Diphylla ecaudata, also known as the hairy-legged vampire bat, inhabits forests in northeastern Brazil and is one of three species of vampire bats that feed only on blood.


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  • 86/96   Goodnight, Colo! Oldest Gorilla in the US Dies in Sleep
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    At her death, Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, had outlived the average gorilla by 20 to 30 years, according to her keepers. In her long time on Earth, Colo became the matriarch of a huge gorilla family, having lived to see the birth of three children, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, according to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where she lived. "Colo touched the hearts of generations of people who came to see her and those that cared for her over her long lifetime," Tom Stalf, president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, said in a statement.

    At her death, Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, had outlived the average gorilla by 20 to 30 years, according to her keepers. In her long time on Earth, Colo became the matriarch of a huge gorilla family, having lived to see the birth of three children, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, according to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, where she lived. "Colo touched the hearts of generations of people who came to see her and those that cared for her over her long lifetime," Tom Stalf, president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, said in a statement.


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  • 87/96   Obama to Trump: Keep Russia sanctions separate from nuclear talks
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to keep separate the issue of economic sanctions on Russia from the pursuit of talks to reduce nuclear stockpiles. Trump, who takes office on Friday after winning the Nov. 8 election, said in an interview with the Times of London published on Monday that he would propose offering to end sanctions on Moscow in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal. Obama's administration imposed the sanctions in 2014 after Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine.

    By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to keep separate the issue of economic sanctions on Russia from the pursuit of talks to reduce nuclear stockpiles. Trump, who takes office on Friday after winning the Nov. 8 election, said in an interview with the Times of London published on Monday that he would propose offering to end sanctions on Moscow in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal. Obama's administration imposed the sanctions in 2014 after Russia's annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine.


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  • 88/96   Xi portrays China as global leader as Trump era looms
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems. Two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump who has promised to be a U.S. president putting "America first", Xi urged countries to resist isolationism.

    By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - China will build a "new model" of relations with the United States, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in a speech that portrayed China as the leader of a globalized world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems. Two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump who has promised to be a U.S. president putting "America first", Xi urged countries to resist isolationism.


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  • 89/96   North Korea may test-launch ICBM soon: South Korean media
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources. In his New Year's speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country was close to test launching an ICBM, and state media has said a launch could come at any time.

    By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to test-launch a new, upgraded prototype of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media reported on Thursday, citing military sources. In his New Year's speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the country was close to test launching an ICBM, and state media has said a launch could come at any time.


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  • 90/96   Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat
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    By Stephen Adler and Sujata Rao DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Ukraine, whose Crimea region was annexed by Russia in 2014, under the spotlight. Poroshenko played down speculation that Washington could backtrack on its support for Kiev, noting that Trump had said publicly he would stick to U.S. obligations and there had been "promising" statements by nominees to his cabinet.

    By Stephen Adler and Sujata Rao DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Ukraine, whose Crimea region was annexed by Russia in 2014, under the spotlight. Poroshenko played down speculation that Washington could backtrack on its support for Kiev, noting that Trump had said publicly he would stick to U.S. obligations and there had been "promising" statements by nominees to his cabinet.


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  • 91/96   Obama suggests U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem could be 'explosive'
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Jeff Mason and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to re-locate the embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with longstanding U.S. policy. Israel and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, and such a change would draw international condemnation.

    By Jeff Mason and Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could have "explosive" results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to re-locate the embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with longstanding U.S. policy. Israel and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, and such a change would draw international condemnation.


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  • 92/96   Nearly 1 in 5 Trauma Patients in Chicago Area Treated in Ill-Equipped Hospitals, Study Finds
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    With dramatic increases in shootings and homicides in Chicago in recent years, more and more patients are being taken to hospitals with traumatic injuries. Nearly one-fifth of patients who should have been taken to a designated level 1 trauma center from 2009 to 2013 were instead taken to community hospitals in the Chicago area that are not fully equipped to deal with these traumatic cases, according to a new study published today in JAMA Surgery. The city has long struggled with a lack of hospitals that are level 1 trauma centers, meaning they are designated specifically for the most serious types of traumatic injuries.

    With dramatic increases in shootings and homicides in Chicago in recent years, more and more patients are being taken to hospitals with traumatic injuries. Nearly one-fifth of patients who should have been taken to a designated level 1 trauma center from 2009 to 2013 were instead taken to community hospitals in the Chicago area that are not fully equipped to deal with these traumatic cases, according to a new study published today in JAMA Surgery. The city has long struggled with a lack of hospitals that are level 1 trauma centers, meaning they are designated specifically for the most serious types of traumatic injuries.


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  • 93/96   AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. ...

    Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. ...


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  • 94/96   FDA issues draft guidance to better medical product labeling
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    (Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator issued draft guidance, recommending ways to communicate promotional materials and additional information that is not on the label of medical products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration typically determines what information goes on the labels of medical drugs and devices, after evaluating whether the product is safe and effective for the proposed indication. If a firm communicates information, including on promotional material, that has not been evaluated by the regulator, but appears to be FDA-ratified, then it could lead to misbranding, and could subject firms to enforcement action if the representations or suggestions are considered false or misleading.

    (Reuters) - The U.S. health regulator issued draft guidance, recommending ways to communicate promotional materials and additional information that is not on the label of medical products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration typically determines what information goes on the labels of medical drugs and devices, after evaluating whether the product is safe and effective for the proposed indication. If a firm communicates information, including on promotional material, that has not been evaluated by the regulator, but appears to be FDA-ratified, then it could lead to misbranding, and could subject firms to enforcement action if the representations or suggestions are considered false or misleading.


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  • 95/96   Father files suit against police in California for son's fatal shooting
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    The father of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot to death by police in Southern California last year, has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved and his department, accusing them of unjustly killing his son who was suffering from a mental breakdown. The slaying last September of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango, 38, in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon sparked several days of street protests after video of the deadly incident emerged online. The civil suit, filed on Friday in federal court in San Diego, came three days after local prosecutors announced that the officer who opened fire, Richard Gonsalves, would not be criminally charged for the shooting.

    The father of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot to death by police in Southern California last year, has filed a lawsuit against the officer involved and his department, accusing them of unjustly killing his son who was suffering from a mental breakdown. The slaying last September of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango, 38, in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon sparked several days of street protests after video of the deadly incident emerged online. The civil suit, filed on Friday in federal court in San Diego, came three days after local prosecutors announced that the officer who opened fire, Richard Gonsalves, would not be criminally charged for the shooting.


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  • 96/96   Canadian Pacific CEO Harrison to leave early
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd , Canada's No. 2 railroad operator, reported a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Wednesday and said its chief executive would leave five months earlier than originally expected. Hunter Harrison will officially step down Jan. 31 and will take vacation leave with immediate effect. Last April, a company spokesman said Harrison planned to serve out his contract ending in June 2017.

    Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd , Canada's No. 2 railroad operator, reported a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Wednesday and said its chief executive would leave five months earlier than originally expected. Hunter Harrison will officially step down Jan. 31 and will take vacation leave with immediate effect. Last April, a company spokesman said Harrison planned to serve out his contract ending in June 2017.


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