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  • 1/99   News Photos Slideshows
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  • 2/99   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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  • 3/99   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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  • 4/99   Fifth Harmony makes quartet debut at People's Choice
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifth Harmony has made its debut as a quartet at the People's Choice Awards in the group's first performance since Camila Cabello's departure last month.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifth Harmony has made its debut as a quartet at the People's Choice Awards in the group's first performance since Camila Cabello's departure last month.


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  • 5/99   Stars of 'Hidden Figures' among SAG Awards presenters
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nominated stars of "Moonlight," ''Hidden Figures," ''Manchester by the Sea" and "Captain Fantastic" will be among the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nominated stars of "Moonlight," ''Hidden Figures," ''Manchester by the Sea" and "Captain Fantastic" will be among the presenters at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.


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  • 6/99   After short hiatus, Lady Antebellum is back with new music
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave Haywood honed his skills as a producer.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave Haywood honed his skills as a producer.


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  • 7/99   Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People's Choice Awards
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    Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday's ceremony for a career total of ...

    Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People's Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show's history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday's ceremony for a career total of ...


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  • 8/99   Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to get back to where it once belonged.


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  • 9/99   Netflix adds 7 million subscribers in global expansion
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    Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming television giant. California-based Netflix said in its quarterly report Wednesday it ended the year with nearly 94 million subscribers, adding five million outside the United States in the last three months of the year. "This was the largest quarter of net additions in our history and was driven by strong acquisition trends in both our US and international segments," Netflix said in its quarterly update.

    Netflix added a record seven million subscribers over the past quarter as part of its global expansion drive, fueling a surge in revenue and profit for the streaming television giant. California-based Netflix said in its quarterly report Wednesday it ended the year with nearly 94 million subscribers, adding five million outside the United States in the last three months of the year. "This was the largest quarter of net additions in our history and was driven by strong acquisition trends in both our US and international segments," Netflix said in its quarterly update.


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  • 10/99   Obama praised for bridging gap between hip-hop, politics
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    ATLANTA (AP) — Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.

    ATLANTA (AP) — Not only is President Barack Obama the nation's first black president, but it's safe to say he has been America's first hip-hop commander-in-chief.


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  • 11/99   'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty
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    Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set. The 2015 video, published by the celebrity website TMZ, shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water. "He ain't gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in," someone is heard saying on the video, as the dog claws at the edges of the pool and is finally pushed into the turbulent water.

    Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified canine being forced into rushing water on the set. The 2015 video, published by the celebrity website TMZ, shows a German Shepherd struggling to get away from his handler at the edge of a pool with swirling water. "He ain't gonna calm down till he goes in the water, you just gotta throw him in," someone is heard saying on the video, as the dog claws at the edges of the pool and is finally pushed into the turbulent water.


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  • 12/99   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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  • 13/99   Bill O'Reilly sticks up for 'Old School' in next book
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    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book won't be a story of military wars but of the culture wars.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly's next book won't be a story of military wars but of the culture wars.


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  • 14/99   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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  • 15/99   Tenor Kaufmann returns to stage after 5-month absence
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    The superstar German tenor Jonas Kaufmann made a triumphant return to the stage in Paris on Wednesday after taking five months out to recover from damaged vocal cords. It was in the third act of the demanding opera that Kaufmann displayed the full quality and nuances of his rich tenor voice, wringing maximum emotion from the music.

    The superstar German tenor Jonas Kaufmann made a triumphant return to the stage in Paris on Wednesday after taking five months out to recover from damaged vocal cords. It was in the third act of the demanding opera that Kaufmann displayed the full quality and nuances of his rich tenor voice, wringing maximum emotion from the music.


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  • 16/99   President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis
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    The Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is because of the designer's dis over dressing his wife, Melania.

    The Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is because of the designer's dis over dressing his wife, Melania.


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  • 17/99   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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  • 18/99   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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  • 19/99   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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  • 20/99   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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  • 21/99   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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  • 22/99   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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  • 23/99   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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  • 24/99   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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  • 25/99   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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  • 26/99   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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  • 27/99   Study illustrates Facebook's growth as campaign news source
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    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 other's.

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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 other's.


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  • 28/99   '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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  • 29/99   '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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  • 30/99   Durant's 40 points help Warriors silence Thunder
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    Kevin Durant took it to his former team on Wednesday, erupting for 40 points to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who scored 39 points in the Warriors 26-point win over the Thunder in November, was brutally efficient, connecting on 13 of his 16 shots from the field, including five of seven from three-point range. Durant downplayed the significance of facing his former club.

    Kevin Durant took it to his former team on Wednesday, erupting for 40 points to propel the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA triumph over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who scored 39 points in the Warriors 26-point win over the Thunder in November, was brutally efficient, connecting on 13 of his 16 shots from the field, including five of seven from three-point range. Durant downplayed the significance of facing his former club.


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  • 31/99   Westbrook vows retribution after hard foul
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    (Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook offered a warning that he will seek retribution for a hard foul on him on Wednesday by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia delivered a flagrant foul on Westbrook late in the second quarter of the Warriors' 121-100 rout of the Thunder, striking the guard in the face as he attempted a shot then appearing to stand over him as he lay on the court. "I'm going to get his ass back," Westbrook told reporters.

    (Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook offered a warning that he will seek retribution for a hard foul on him on Wednesday by Golden State's Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia delivered a flagrant foul on Westbrook late in the second quarter of the Warriors' 121-100 rout of the Thunder, striking the guard in the face as he attempted a shot then appearing to stand over him as he lay on the court. "I'm going to get his ass back," Westbrook told reporters.


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  • 32/99   Torn Achilles may have ended Gay's season
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    (Reuters) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is believed to have suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles on Wednesday, the team announced. Gay went down in the third quarter of Sacramento’s 106-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Kings will perform an MRI on Gay on Thursday.

    (Reuters) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is believed to have suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles on Wednesday, the team announced. Gay went down in the third quarter of Sacramento’s 106-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Kings will perform an MRI on Gay on Thursday.


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  • 33/99   Kings' Gay suffers suspected torn Achilles
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    The Sacramento Kings' 106-100 home loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was made even more painful when Kings forward Rudy Gay exited with a suspected torn Achilles tendon. Gay was injured late in the third quarter, and the team said a preliminary report indicated the torn tendon. Gay was hurt as he tried to drive the baseline and went down with 14.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Kings leading 79-69.

    The Sacramento Kings' 106-100 home loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday was made even more painful when Kings forward Rudy Gay exited with a suspected torn Achilles tendon. Gay was injured late in the third quarter, and the team said a preliminary report indicated the torn tendon. Gay was hurt as he tried to drive the baseline and went down with 14.3 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Kings leading 79-69.


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  • 34/99   Rampant Durant helps Warriors silence Thunder
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    (The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time on Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who left the Thunder as a free agent in the off-season and dropped 39 points on them in November, contributed 13 points to a third-quarter flurry as the Warriors (36-6) exploded into a 93-78 lead after having been tied at 56-56 at halftime. Durant's big scoring night, the 47th 40-point game of his career, helped the Warriors overcome Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double of the season.

    (The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time on Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who left the Thunder as a free agent in the off-season and dropped 39 points on them in November, contributed 13 points to a third-quarter flurry as the Warriors (36-6) exploded into a 93-78 lead after having been tied at 56-56 at halftime. Durant's big scoring night, the 47th 40-point game of his career, helped the Warriors overcome Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's 21st triple-double of the season.


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  • 35/99   Wizards still hot at home, down Grizzlies 104-101
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    John Wall and Otto Porter scored 25 points apiece on Wednesday as the Washington Wizards notched their 13th straight home NBA win, 104-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat Washington earlier this season after forcing overtime with a long-range basket.

    John Wall and Otto Porter scored 25 points apiece on Wednesday as the Washington Wizards notched their 13th straight home NBA win, 104-101 over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat Washington earlier this season after forcing overtime with a long-range basket.


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  • 36/99   Rose fuels slumping Knicks to win over Celtics
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    Derrick Rose scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday as the New York Knicks pulled away for a 117-106 victory over the Celtics in Boston. The win was a needed boost for the beleaguered Knicks, who came into the contest having dropped 11 of their last 13 and without injured Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. Star forward Carmelo Anthony, caught up in speculation over his relationship with Knicks president Phil Jackson and his future with the club, had a relatively quiet night with 13 points.

    Derrick Rose scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday as the New York Knicks pulled away for a 117-106 victory over the Celtics in Boston. The win was a needed boost for the beleaguered Knicks, who came into the contest having dropped 11 of their last 13 and without injured Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. Star forward Carmelo Anthony, caught up in speculation over his relationship with Knicks president Phil Jackson and his future with the club, had a relatively quiet night with 13 points.


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  • 37/99   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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  • 38/99   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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  • 39/99   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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  • 40/99   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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  • 41/99   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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  • 42/99   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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  • 43/99   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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  • 44/99   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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  • 45/99   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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  • 46/99   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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  • 47/99   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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  • 48/99   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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  • 49/99   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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  • 50/99   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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  • 51/99   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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  • 52/99   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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  • 53/99   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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  • 54/99   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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  • 55/99   Alibaba not interested in acquisitions, more interested in partnerships

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's Alibaba is not interested in acquisitions this year as it is in partnerships, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday. "I am not interested in acquisitions. I am more interested in partnerships," Ma said at a news conference on Alibaba's Olympic sponsorship deal, when he asked about his company's plans for the year. "We want to look for partners and empower them to be powerful," he said. (This version of the story corrects word in lead to 'not') (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Larry King)

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China's Alibaba is not interested in acquisitions this year as it is in partnerships, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Thursday. "I am not interested in acquisitions. I am more interested in partnerships," Ma said at a news conference on Alibaba's Olympic sponsorship deal, when he asked about his company's plans for the year. "We want to look for partners and empower them to be powerful," he said. (This version of the story corrects word in lead to 'not') (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Larry King)


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  • 56/99   U.S exchanges rent helicopter, drape banner in pursuit of Snapchat IPO

    By Lauren Hirsch, Liana B. Baker and Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange - its arch-rival - on the same day tweeted a video shot from the floor of its exchange, showing that it too was using the social media giant's gadget. The scramble to promote Snapchat's "spectacles" is revealing the fierce competition between the two exchanges to host initial public offerings (IPOs) of prominent technology startups.

    By Lauren Hirsch, Liana B. Baker and Olivia Oran SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers. The New York Stock Exchange - its arch-rival - on the same day tweeted a video shot from the floor of its exchange, showing that it too was using the social media giant's gadget. The scramble to promote Snapchat's "spectacles" is revealing the fierce competition between the two exchanges to host initial public offerings (IPOs) of prominent technology startups.


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  • 57/99   Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries: CEO

    Panasonic Corp aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the automotive business. The electronics maker has placed automotive applications at the center of a growth strategy that targets corporate clients at the expense of low-margin consumer goods, where low-cost Asian rivals have diminished the dominance of Japanese firms. Panasonic is the exclusive supplier of batteries for Tesla's Model S, Model X and upcoming mass market Model 3, and plans to contribute $1.6 billion to Tesla's $5 billion battery factory.

    Panasonic Corp aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the automotive business. The electronics maker has placed automotive applications at the center of a growth strategy that targets corporate clients at the expense of low-margin consumer goods, where low-cost Asian rivals have diminished the dominance of Japanese firms. Panasonic is the exclusive supplier of batteries for Tesla's Model S, Model X and upcoming mass market Model 3, and plans to contribute $1.6 billion to Tesla's $5 billion battery factory.


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  • 58/99   Facebook to build third foreign data center in Denmark

    By Nikolaj Skydsgaard COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Facebook will build a new data center in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company said at a press conference with local authorities, only the third such facility outside of the United States. "The Odense data center will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world," Facebook's director of data center operations, Niall McEntegart said on Thursday. Facebook already has a data center in Lulea, Sweden and another in Clonee in Ireland.

    By Nikolaj Skydsgaard COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Facebook will build a new data center in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company said at a press conference with local authorities, only the third such facility outside of the United States. "The Odense data center will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world," Facebook's director of data center operations, Niall McEntegart said on Thursday. Facebook already has a data center in Lulea, Sweden and another in Clonee in Ireland.


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  • 59/99   BlackRock owns 5 percent of Toshiba, likely becoming top shareholder

    BlackRock Inc has a stake in Toshiba Corp of 5.01 percent, according to a Japanese government filing, likely becoming the struggling firm's top shareholder. According the filing, BlackRock had bought the stake for investment purposes. JP Morgan Chase owned 4.14 percent of Toshiba shares as of Sept. 30, its biggest shareholder at the time, according to an earlier Toshiba filing.

    BlackRock Inc has a stake in Toshiba Corp of 5.01 percent, according to a Japanese government filing, likely becoming the struggling firm's top shareholder. According the filing, BlackRock had bought the stake for investment purposes. JP Morgan Chase owned 4.14 percent of Toshiba shares as of Sept. 30, its biggest shareholder at the time, according to an earlier Toshiba filing.


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  • 60/99   Samsung begins rollout of Android Nougat

    Samsung has this week begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy devices and has listed further devices that will get the update in the first half of 2017. With the update, the devices now also support Samsung Pass, which works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet and will soon be expanded to support mobile banking app integration.

    Samsung has this week begun rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy devices and has listed further devices that will get the update in the first half of 2017. With the update, the devices now also support Samsung Pass, which works as a master key for website login on Samsung Internet and will soon be expanded to support mobile banking app integration.


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  • 61/99   Toshiba woes intensify on reports of $6 billion writedown, shares plummet

    Toshiba Corp's financial crisis deepened on Thursday as media reported it may unveil a bigger-than-expected $6 billion writedown for its U.S. nuclear business, sending its shares sliding 16 percent. Toshiba executives met with some of its main banks on Thursday to discuss possible support, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Battered by an accounting scandal in 2015, Toshiba was plunged back into crisis late last year after it emerged that it would have to write down cost overruns at projects handled by a U.S nuclear power plant construction firm which was recently acquired by its Westinghouse division.

    Toshiba Corp's financial crisis deepened on Thursday as media reported it may unveil a bigger-than-expected $6 billion writedown for its U.S. nuclear business, sending its shares sliding 16 percent. Toshiba executives met with some of its main banks on Thursday to discuss possible support, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Battered by an accounting scandal in 2015, Toshiba was plunged back into crisis late last year after it emerged that it would have to write down cost overruns at projects handled by a U.S nuclear power plant construction firm which was recently acquired by its Westinghouse division.


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  • 62/99   French minors will soon be able to watch real sex scenes in cinemas

    Minors in France will no longer be automatically prohibited from watching movies with non-simulated sex scenes, under new regulations that are set to be announced next month. As French television station BFM TV reports, the forthcoming changes will relax a film ratings system that has repeatedly come under criticism from filmmakers and conservative groups alike. Under a law passed in 2003, people under the age of 18 are automatically barred from seeing films “with non-simulated sex scenes and extreme violence” in French cinemas.

    Minors in France will no longer be automatically prohibited from watching movies with non-simulated sex scenes, under new regulations that are set to be announced next month. As French television station BFM TV reports, the forthcoming changes will relax a film ratings system that has repeatedly come under criticism from filmmakers and conservative groups alike. Under a law passed in 2003, people under the age of 18 are automatically barred from seeing films “with non-simulated sex scenes and extreme violence” in French cinemas.


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  • 63/99   French minors will soon be able to watch real sex scenes in cinemas

    Minors in France will no longer be automatically prohibited from watching movies with non-simulated sex scenes, under new regulations that are set to be announced next month. As French television station BFM TV reports, the forthcoming changes will relax a film ratings system that has repeatedly come under criticism from filmmakers and conservative groups alike. Under a law passed in 2003, people under the age of 18 are automatically barred from seeing films “with non-simulated sex scenes and extreme violence” in French cinemas.

    Minors in France will no longer be automatically prohibited from watching movies with non-simulated sex scenes, under new regulations that are set to be announced next month. As French television station BFM TV reports, the forthcoming changes will relax a film ratings system that has repeatedly come under criticism from filmmakers and conservative groups alike. Under a law passed in 2003, people under the age of 18 are automatically barred from seeing films “with non-simulated sex scenes and extreme violence” in French cinemas.


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  • 64/99   These Samsung devices are getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update

    Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets earlier this week, but the company is also planning to keep some of its older devices up to date. ...

    Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets earlier this week, but the company is also planning to keep some of its older devices up to date. ...


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  • 65/99   These Samsung devices are getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update

    Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets earlier this week, but the company is also planning to keep some of its older devices up to date. ...

    Samsung started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets earlier this week, but the company is also planning to keep some of its older devices up to date. ...


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  • 66/99   First Click: A foreboding photo from Obama’s last press conference

    Pete Souza, the White House’s official photographer, has been winding down his time in the Obama administration with a series of retrospective posts on Instagram. Souza has documented some of the president’s most intimate moments over the last eight years — playing with his daughters, sitting alone in his office — and his photography is consistently beautiful. In these waning days of the Obama era, Souza’s Instagram has served as a poignant reminder of the dramatic change that will unfold with Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

    Pete Souza, the White House’s official photographer, has been winding down his time in the Obama administration with a series of retrospective posts on Instagram. Souza has documented some of the president’s most intimate moments over the last eight years — playing with his daughters, sitting alone in his office — and his photography is consistently beautiful. In these waning days of the Obama era, Souza’s Instagram has served as a poignant reminder of the dramatic change that will unfold with Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.


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  • 67/99   First Click: A foreboding photo from Obama’s last press conference

    Pete Souza, the White House’s official photographer, has been winding down his time in the Obama administration with a series of retrospective posts on Instagram. Souza has documented some of the president’s most intimate moments over the last eight years — playing with his daughters, sitting alone in his office — and his photography is consistently beautiful. In these waning days of the Obama era, Souza’s Instagram has served as a poignant reminder of the dramatic change that will unfold with Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.

    Pete Souza, the White House’s official photographer, has been winding down his time in the Obama administration with a series of retrospective posts on Instagram. Souza has documented some of the president’s most intimate moments over the last eight years — playing with his daughters, sitting alone in his office — and his photography is consistently beautiful. In these waning days of the Obama era, Souza’s Instagram has served as a poignant reminder of the dramatic change that will unfold with Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.


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  • 68/99   11 US jobs that pay more than $100K

    Positions at Apple, Google, and Facebook are included in a Glassdoor list of jobs with six figure salaries at top-rated places to work.

    Positions at Apple, Google, and Facebook are included in a Glassdoor list of jobs with six figure salaries at top-rated places to work.


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  • 69/99   The first GMO non-browning apples will go on sale in the US next month

    The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in ‘grab-and-go’ pouches.

    The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in ‘grab-and-go’ pouches.


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  • 70/99   The first GMO non-browning apples will go on sale in the US next month

    The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in ‘grab-and-go’ pouches.

    The first genetically-modified apples will go on sale in the US next month, according to agricultural site Capital Press. The fruit, produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits and sold under the brand name Arctic Apples, were approved by the USDA in 2015 with a first harvest collected last fall. The apples have been modified to brown less quickly than ordinary fruit, and will be sold pre-sliced in ‘grab-and-go’ pouches.


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  • 71/99   NATO sees sharp rise in state-backed cyber attacks: Stoltenberg

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online defence capabilities. "According to our latest evaluations, there was a monthly average of 500 threatening cyber attacks last year against NATO infrastructure that required intensive intervention from our experts," he told Die Welt daily. Voicing deep concerns about the development, Stoltenberg said cyber defence will play a key role at the next NATO summit.

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said the alliance is coming under an increasing number of state-sponsored cyber attacks as he called on the bloc to boost its online defence capabilities. "According to our latest evaluations, there was a monthly average of 500 threatening cyber attacks last year against NATO infrastructure that required intensive intervention from our experts," he told Die Welt daily. Voicing deep concerns about the development, Stoltenberg said cyber defence will play a key role at the next NATO summit.


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  • 72/99   Apple updates GarageBand and Logic Pro X

    Apple has made significant updates to GarageBand and Logic Pro X for music makers. 

    Apple has made significant updates to GarageBand and Logic Pro X for music makers. 


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  • 73/99   EU antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal

    BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday. The companies announced their decision on Jan. 5 after talks with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. Such curbs had prompted a complaint from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association to both regulators, triggering an investigation by the German enforcer in November 2015.

    BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A decision by Amazon and Apple to scrap all exclusivity obligations in the supply and distribution of audiobooks will likely boost competition, EU antitrust regulators said on Thursday. The companies announced their decision on Jan. 5 after talks with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. Such curbs had prompted a complaint from the German Publishers and Booksellers Association to both regulators, triggering an investigation by the German enforcer in November 2015.


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  • 74/99   Samsung starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices

    Samsung has officially started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. While beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits for around a week, unlocked devices in the UK, US, China, and elsewhere are starting to see the Nougat update appear over-the-air (OTA). Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly.

    Samsung has officially started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. While beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits for around a week, unlocked devices in the UK, US, China, and elsewhere are starting to see the Nougat update appear over-the-air (OTA). Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly.


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  • 75/99   Samsung starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices

    Samsung has officially started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. While beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits for around a week, unlocked devices in the UK, US, China, and elsewhere are starting to see the Nougat update appear over-the-air (OTA). Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly.

    Samsung has officially started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to existing Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets. While beta testers of the software update have had access to the final bits for around a week, unlocked devices in the UK, US, China, and elsewhere are starting to see the Nougat update appear over-the-air (OTA). Nougat includes a number of new Android features that Samsung has tweaked accordingly.


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  • 76/99   Six Coolpad workers detained in patent dispute with former employer Huawei

    By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad, part of the LeEco technology conglomerate, said six employees had been detained by authorities, accused of infringing the intellectual property rights of their former employer Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL]. The official Securities Times reported on Wednesday that the former Huawei engineers and designers had been detained for leaking company secrets to LeEco and Coolpad. The employees' lawyers and families say none of them took technology documents or codes from Huawei, a Coolpad unit, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co Ltd, said in a statement.

    By Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad, part of the LeEco technology conglomerate, said six employees had been detained by authorities, accused of infringing the intellectual property rights of their former employer Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL]. The official Securities Times reported on Wednesday that the former Huawei engineers and designers had been detained for leaking company secrets to LeEco and Coolpad. The employees' lawyers and families say none of them took technology documents or codes from Huawei, a Coolpad unit, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co Ltd, said in a statement.


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  • 77/99   Indian government wants Apple, but not all officials are biting

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some Indian officials have balked 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.

    By Sanjeev Miglani and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some Indian officials have balked 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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  • 78/99   China aims to build world’s first exascale supercomputer prototype by 2017

    Building supercomputers is a digital arms race, and China is moving quickly to solidify its lead. Last year, the country unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (above). The prototype computer will be ready before the end of the year, said Zhang Ting, an engineer at the country’s National Supercomputer Center, but the finished product won’t be operational for several years more.

    Building supercomputers is a digital arms race, and China is moving quickly to solidify its lead. Last year, the country unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (above). The prototype computer will be ready before the end of the year, said Zhang Ting, an engineer at the country’s National Supercomputer Center, but the finished product won’t be operational for several years more.


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  • 79/99   China aims to build world’s first exascale supercomputer prototype by 2017

    Building supercomputers is a digital arms race, and China is moving quickly to solidify its lead. Last year, the country unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (above). The prototype computer will be ready before the end of the year, said Zhang Ting, an engineer at the country’s National Supercomputer Center, but the finished product won’t be operational for several years more.

    Building supercomputers is a digital arms race, and China is moving quickly to solidify its lead. Last year, the country unveiled the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (above). The prototype computer will be ready before the end of the year, said Zhang Ting, an engineer at the country’s National Supercomputer Center, but the finished product won’t be operational for several years more.


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  • 80/99   Dozens of firefighters killed in Iran blaze
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    An iconic high-rise building in downtown Tehran collapsed following a fire, killing at least 30 firefighters.

    An iconic high-rise building in downtown Tehran collapsed following a fire, killing at least 30 firefighters.


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  • 81/99   At least 30 missing in Italy hotel avalanche
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    An avalanche buries a four-star hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes in the area.

    An avalanche buries a four-star hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes in the area.


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  • 82/99   Trump and the end of the American Century
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    Donald Trump’s election repudiates the political establishment's long-cherished ideal of an essential, expansive America.

    Donald Trump’s election repudiates the political establishment's long-cherished ideal of an essential, expansive America.


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  • 83/99   Assange backtracks on extradition pledge
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    The WikiLeaks founder retreats from his vow to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning is granted clemency.

    The WikiLeaks founder retreats from his vow to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning is granted clemency.


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  • 84/99   Obama reflects on his biggest mistake
    POLITICS TOPIC NEWS

    The president has had a shifting response over the years when asked to assess his failures.

    The president has had a shifting response over the years when asked to assess his failures.


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  • 85/99   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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  • 86/99   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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  • 87/99   Southern African maize munching pest is South American invader: experts
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

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

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


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  • 88/99   Live and Let Die: James Bond's Smoking Habits Over the Years
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    When it comes to vices, James Bond may be known for martinis, but a new study finds that he's been quite the smoker as well. In the study, the researchers reviewed Bond's smoking habits, as well as those of his friends, lovers and enemies, over the course of all 24 Bond films. After the '60s, however, Bond's smoking declined — as did the American public's, CDC statistics show —and ended with the 2002 film "Die Another Day," when the spy stubbed out his last cigarette, the researchers found.

    When it comes to vices, James Bond may be known for martinis, but a new study finds that he's been quite the smoker as well. In the study, the researchers reviewed Bond's smoking habits, as well as those of his friends, lovers and enemies, over the course of all 24 Bond films. After the '60s, however, Bond's smoking declined — as did the American public's, CDC statistics show —and ended with the 2002 film "Die Another Day," when the spy stubbed out his last cigarette, the researchers found.


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  • 89/99   Cup of Joe Could Fight Age-Related Inflammation
    SCIENCE TOPIC NEWS

    Caffeine could counteract the inflammation that comes with aging, a new study finds. The difference could come down to just a few cups of coffee a day, study co-author and Stanford University professor of microbiology and immunology Mark Davis told Live Science. The study's findings may explain why coffee drinkers tend to live longer than those who do not drink coffee, the researchers suggested in a statement from Stanford University.

    Caffeine could counteract the inflammation that comes with aging, a new study finds. The difference could come down to just a few cups of coffee a day, study co-author and Stanford University professor of microbiology and immunology Mark Davis told Live Science. The study's findings may explain why coffee drinkers tend to live longer than those who do not drink coffee, the researchers suggested in a statement from Stanford University.


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  • 90/99   Avalanche destroys Italian hotel, up to 30 feared dead under snow
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Roberto Mignucci PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday. Italian media said three bodies had been retrieved from the site. Rescue workers declined to comment on the reports, but said they had yet to find any sign of life.

    By Roberto Mignucci PENNE, Italy (Reuters) - A huge avalanche swallowed up a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes rocked the area, burying up to 30 people under tonnes of snow and debris, officials said on Thursday. Italian media said three bodies had been retrieved from the site. Rescue workers declined to comment on the reports, but said they had yet to find any sign of life.


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  • 91/99   Exclusive: Kremlin plans special clinic for Putin's top officials
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project. The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the president, prime minister and other senior figures, according to design and planning documents. See a special report on the project here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/russia-kremlin-hospital/ In a written reply to Reuters questions, the Kremlin's property management department said the clinic was being built but said it was for hundreds of state officials whose care falls within its remit, including but not limited to the president and prime minister.

    By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin is planning to build an exclusive health clinic for President Vladimir Putin and senior officials, according to documents seen by Reuters and to medical sources familiar with the project. The proposed three-storey building, in the grounds of the Kremlin-run Central Clinical Hospital in a Moscow suburb, will have space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the president, prime minister and other senior figures, according to design and planning documents. See a special report on the project here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/russia-kremlin-hospital/ In a written reply to Reuters questions, the Kremlin's property management department said the clinic was being built but said it was for hundreds of state officials whose care falls within its remit, including but not limited to the president and prime minister.


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  • 92/99   Troops, rescuers search for trapped firefighters after Iran building collapse
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers searched for trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey commercial building's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." State TV reported that at least 75 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the building came crashing down in a giant cloud of dust early on Thursday morning. Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said there were about 25 firefighters trapped under rubble and the semi-official Tasnim news agency said troops had been sent to help dig through the ruins.

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers searched for trapped firefighters and medics treated dozens of casualties after a blazing high-rise building collapsed in downtown Tehran on Thursday. One witness described the 17-storey commercial building's collapse as like a "scene from a horror movie." State TV reported that at least 75 people, including 45 firefighters, had been hurt when the building came crashing down in a giant cloud of dust early on Thursday morning. Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said there were about 25 firefighters trapped under rubble and the semi-official Tasnim news agency said troops had been sent to help dig through the ruins.


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  • 93/99   Most Islamic State commanders in Mosul already killed, Iraqi general says
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    By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday. The fight to take the western side of Mosul, which remains under the jihadists' control, should not be more difficult than the one on the eastern side, Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi told Reuters before embarking on a tour of areas newly retaken. Assadi climbed during his visit to the upper floor of a huge unfinished mosque and gazed out at the western side of the northern Iraqi city, which is divided into two halves by the Tigris river.

    By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday. The fight to take the western side of Mosul, which remains under the jihadists' control, should not be more difficult than the one on the eastern side, Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi told Reuters before embarking on a tour of areas newly retaken. Assadi climbed during his visit to the upper floor of a huge unfinished mosque and gazed out at the western side of the northern Iraqi city, which is divided into two halves by the Tigris river.


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  • 94/99   Syria's Assad hopes for 'reconciliation' deals from Astana talks
    WORLD TOPIC NEWS

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in Aleppo. Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the conference would be a platform to discuss "everything" but that it was unclear if there would be political dialogue "because it is not clear who will participate". ...

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he believed peace talks in Kazakhstan would lead to local "reconciliation" deals with rebels, a sign of his confidence in a process launched by his Russian allies after the opposition's defeat in Aleppo. Assad told a Japanese TV station he hoped the conference would be a platform to discuss "everything" but that it was unclear if there would be political dialogue "because it is not clear who will participate". ...


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  • 95/99   Anthem extends Cigna deal closing date ahead of court ruling
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Anthem Inc on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its acquisition of Cigna Corp by three months as it awaits a federal court ruling on the U.S. government's lawsuit to block the deal. Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans in 14 states, is trying to buy smaller rival Cigna. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has not yet issued an opinion on the case.

    Anthem Inc on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its acquisition of Cigna Corp by three months as it awaits a federal court ruling on the U.S. government's lawsuit to block the deal. Anthem, which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans in 14 states, is trying to buy smaller rival Cigna. Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has not yet issued an opinion on the case.


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  • 96/99   $460 mn vaccine initiative to tackle viruses
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    As the world still reels from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities on Thursday launched a $460-million initiative to "outsmart" infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop safe vaccines to contain outbreaks before they become global health emergencies, the creators of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "We want to prioritise vaccine development for what we have defined as the most important threats," CEPI's interim chief executive John-Arne Rottingen told journalists.

    As the world still reels from outbreaks of deadly Ebola and baby-deforming Zika, governments and charities on Thursday launched a $460-million initiative to "outsmart" infectious epidemics. The goal is to develop safe vaccines to contain outbreaks before they become global health emergencies, the creators of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "We want to prioritise vaccine development for what we have defined as the most important threats," CEPI's interim chief executive John-Arne Rottingen told journalists.


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  • 97/99   Special Report: VIP treatment - Special health clinic planned for Putin's elite officials
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - At a televised debate about Russia's healthcare system last year, a young doctor asked President Vladimir Putin why so many senior officials sought medical treatment abroad - and if the president was one of them. Putin replied he was not. "Doctors who work at the TSKB (Central Clinical Hospital) believe that the level of professional training, the financing, the equipment, don't meet modern standards.

    By Svetlana Reiter and Pavel Miledin MOSCOW (Reuters) - At a televised debate about Russia's healthcare system last year, a young doctor asked President Vladimir Putin why so many senior officials sought medical treatment abroad - and if the president was one of them. Putin replied he was not. "Doctors who work at the TSKB (Central Clinical Hospital) believe that the level of professional training, the financing, the equipment, don't meet modern standards.


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  • 98/99   Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source. Lit by Islamic State as they fled Iraqi forces in August, huge oil fires are still raging across northern Iraq, bringing a litany of problems in their wake. A toxic cloud has hung for months over the town of Qayyara, just 60 km (40 miles) from Mosul where Iraqi forces are battling to defeat the militant Sunni group.

    Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source. Lit by Islamic State as they fled Iraqi forces in August, huge oil fires are still raging across northern Iraq, bringing a litany of problems in their wake. A toxic cloud has hung for months over the town of Qayyara, just 60 km (40 miles) from Mosul where Iraqi forces are battling to defeat the militant Sunni group.


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  • 99/99   Women marching against Trump plan next step: public office
    HEALTH TOPIC NEWS

    After she spends Saturday marching in Washington among an expected 200,000 women protesting the presidency of Donald Trump on his first full day in office, Amy Davis-Comstock plans to take her first steps toward her own possible run for office. The 50-year-old resident of Saginaw, Michigan, is part of a sharp increase in U.S. women signing up for courses run by political activist groups aimed at helping them mount campaigns for mostly low-level political offices. Groups including Emily's List, which supports Democratic women candidates, and nonpartisan VoteRunLead and Ignite report that online and in-person classes that typically see a few dozen participants are now attracting hundreds of women newly interested in politics.

    After she spends Saturday marching in Washington among an expected 200,000 women protesting the presidency of Donald Trump on his first full day in office, Amy Davis-Comstock plans to take her first steps toward her own possible run for office. The 50-year-old resident of Saginaw, Michigan, is part of a sharp increase in U.S. women signing up for courses run by political activist groups aimed at helping them mount campaigns for mostly low-level political offices. Groups including Emily's List, which supports Democratic women candidates, and nonpartisan VoteRunLead and Ignite report that online and in-person classes that typically see a few dozen participants are now attracting hundreds of women newly interested in politics.


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