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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
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A pedestrian shelters under an umbrella as she walks past a money exchange sign in central LondonBritain's pound fell on Monday as concern rose that the country is heading for a "hard" Brexit from the European Union and its single market, a day before a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the government's plans. Some British newspapers have billed May's speech on Tuesday as a shift away from preferential EU single market access - in order to win restrictions on immigration - and a toughening of the UK's stance toward an economic bloc that accounts for roughly half its exports and imports. A spokeswoman for May, who will also attend a gathering of the world's economic elite in Davos, Switzerland, this week, called the reports about the tone of her upcoming speech "speculation".
Hard Brexit fears hit pound ahead of May speech
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz at 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council in HamburgBy Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, said Trump's remarks contradicted views expressed by designated Defense Secretary James Mattis. "I've spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but NATO foreign ministers as well and can report that the signals are that there's been no easing of tensions," Steinmeier told reporters when asked about Trump's interview with Bild newspaper and the Times of London.
Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark
Reports British Prime Minister Theresa May is aiming for a "hard Brexit" cause the pound to tumbleThe pound slumped Monday on reports British Prime Minister Theresa May was ready to take the country out of the European Union in a so-called "hard Brexit". Sterling's weakness sent London's FTSE 100 index to a fresh record high, although the index later fell back and closed with a slight loss, ending a record 14-session winning streak. "The main action today has been on the currency market with the pound sliding to its lowest levels since the October flash crash, below 1.2000 against the US dollar, as markets price in further uncertainty ahead of tomorrows scheduled speech by UK Prime Minister Theresa May about how the UK intends to conduct its Brexit negotiations," said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets UK.
Stocks retreat as pound tanks on Brexit fear
A model wears a creation for Etro men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.
Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. A deadly shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the nightclub while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival, according to police. (AP Photo)CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said.
Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, N.J. Charter school advocate and wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, causing outrage among teachers’ unions. But Democrats and rights activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.
DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism
FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, file photo of Woody Harrelson as he smiles as he announces nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why that is. In London in the early hours of Friday Jan. 20, 2017 he's shooting a full length film, called "Lost In London LIVE," which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 US cinemas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/ File)LONDON (AP) — Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first.
Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'
FILE - This Jan. 7, 2017 file photo shows director Ava DuVernay at the 2017 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif. DuVernay talked about Donald Trump, race and change as she discussed her new Netflix documentary, `13th,’ with Oprah Winfrey and political commentator Van Jones on Sunday, Jan. 15. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ava DuVernay doesn't want to talk about Donald Trump's election. Her feelings are still too raw.
DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new film
Police is on guard next to the Congress Center ahead of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, January 16, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):
The Latest: PwC CEO doubts many firms to quit UK over Brexit
German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Tests commissioned by ZDF and freight industry organization ...
Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions
King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for ...
King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. (Bertrand Guay/Pool Photo via AP)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, speaks with lawmakers during a parliament session after opposition lawmakers ended their protest in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The parliament session hall was occupied by opposition lawmakers in a protest against the budget vote that was according to them illegal. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees as the German media's critical and harmful opinion of Poland.
Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel
Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early on Monday outside the venue in Playa del CarmenBy Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least five people, including four foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early on Monday when a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, state officials said. Quintana Roo State Attorney General Miguel Angel Pech told a press conference that two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian were killed. The shooting represents a major blow to Mexico's tourism industry, which has been one of the few bright spots in the economy thanks to a weak peso exchange rate.
At least five dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico's BPM music festival
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, left, talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world.
EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel
Business
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A frost covered logo of German luxury carmaker BMW is seen in MunichFRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S President-elect Donald Trump warned German car companies he would impose a border tax of 35 percent on vehicles imported to the U.S. market, a plan that drew sharp rebukes from Berlin and hit the automakers' shares. In an interview with German newspaper Bild, published on Monday, Trump criticized German carmakers such as BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen for failing to produce more cars on U.S. soil. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax," Trump said in remarks translated into German.
Trump threatens German carmakers with 35 percent U.S. import tariff
A worker shelters from the rain as he passes the London Stock Exchange in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Investors sold sterling and stocks on Monday, seeking shelter in gold and the Japanese yen as uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union and the policies of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump curbed appetite for risky assets.
Investors turn wary as Brexit, Trump uncertainty grows
FILE PHOTO: Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS attends the session "The Growth Illusion" during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, SwitzerlandA trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos. As political leaders, businessmen and bankers converge on the resort in the Swiss Alps this week, they can draw hope from a more benign economic picture and a rally in global stock markets on expectations of major stimulus under a new U.S. administration led by Donald Trump. The backdrop is brighter than it was a year ago, when concerns about a rapid economic slowdown in China led to what Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam described at the time as "the worst start to any year on record in financial markets ever".
Trade tensions, dollar danger cloud economic optimism in Davos
FILE PHOTO: Sunglasses from Ray Ban are on display at an optician shop in HanauBy Valentina Za and Sudip Kar-Gupta MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros. The all-share deal is one of Europe's largest cross-border tie-ups and brings together Luxottica, the world's top spectacles maker with brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, with leading lens manufacturer Essilor. "Finally ... two products which are naturally complementary -- namely frames and lenses -- will be designed, manufactured and distributed under the same roof," Luxottica's 81-year-old founder Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a statement on Monday.
Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant
Visitors walk along a Ford Kuga car during the media day at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in FrankfurtU.S. auto-maker Ford will recall 4,500 Kuga SUVs sold in South Africa after dozens of reports of the vehicles catching fire spontaneously, the head of the company's South Africa unit said on Monday. In a joint statement with the National Consumer Commission (NCC), Ford's Southern Africa President and chief executive Jeff Nemeth said the company could confirm 39 incidents of the cars catching fire.
Ford South Africa recalls Kugas after cars burst into flames
Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives to attend a hearing at the National Assembly in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye. Investigators had grilled Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee for 22 straight hours last week as a suspect in a corruption scandal, which last month led to parliament impeaching Park. The special prosecutor's office accused Lee of paying bribes total 43 billion won ($36.42 million) to organizations linked to Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the president who is at the center of the scandal, in order to secure the 2015 merger of two affiliates and cement his control of the family business.
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump leaves a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New YorkThe International Monetary Fund on Monday said the U.S. economy would grow faster than previously expected in 2017 and 2018 based on the incoming Trump administration's tax and spending plans, but it kept its global growth forecasts unchanged due to weakness in some emerging markets. Updating its World Economic Outlook, the IMF forecast overall global growth at 3.4 percent for 2017 and 3.6 percent for 2018, unchanged from October. It estimated a modest fiscal stimulus under President-elect Donald Trump would push U.S. gross domestic product growth to 2.3 percent in 2017, a gain of 0.1 percentage point on the last forecast, and to 2.5 percent in 2018, up 0.4 percentage point.
IMF boosts U.S. growth forecasts on Trump spending, tax plans
FILE PHOTO: Apartment blocks are pictured on a hazy day in Wuqing district of TianjinBy Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China will lower its 2017 economic growth target to around 6.5 percent from last year's 6.5-7 percent, policy sources said, reinforcing a policy shift from supporting growth to pushing reforms to contain debt and housing risks. The proposed target was endorsed by top leaders at the closed-door Central Economic Work Conference in mid-December, according to four sources with knowledge of the meeting outcome. "The target will be around 6.5 percent, which indicates that slightly slower growth is acceptable," said one of the sources, a policy adviser.
Exclusive: China to target around 6.5 percent growth in 2017 - sources
Saudi Arabia's energy minister al-Falih addresses a news conference after an OPEC meeting in ViennaSaudi Arabia will adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the global agreement among oil producers, its energy minister said on Monday, expressing confidence that OPEC's plan to prop up prices would work. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, speaking at an industry event in Abu Dhabi, also said he was encouraged by signs of commitments by other participants in the deal since it took effect on Jan. 1. Compliance with the deal will be a key influence in early 2017 on oil prices , which at $56 a barrel are about half their level of mid-2014.
Saudi pledges adherence to oil cut, confident others will
A pedestrian shelters under an umbrella as she walks past a money exchange sign in central LondonBritain's pound fell on Monday as concern rose that the country is heading for a "hard" Brexit from the European Union and its single market, a day before a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May on the government's plans. Some British newspapers have billed May's speech on Tuesday as a shift away from preferential EU single market access - in order to win restrictions on immigration - and a toughening of the UK's stance toward an economic bloc that accounts for roughly half its exports and imports. A spokeswoman for May, who will also attend a gathering of the world's economic elite in Davos, Switzerland, this week, called the reports about the tone of her upcoming speech "speculation".
Hard Brexit fears hit pound ahead of May speech
New Raspberry Pi board: Compute Module 3 means you'll see Pi in more productsThe Pi 3 is shrunk down into a slimmer board designed to be built into appliances.
New Raspberry Pi board: Compute Module 3 means you'll see Pi in more products
Video: Top 5 ways self-driving cars will change our livesThe world will look a lot different when people are no longer behind the wheel. Here are five big things that could change.
Video: Top 5 ways self-driving cars will change our lives
How to view and edit Word documents from Google Drive with easeIf the inability to edit MS Office files in Google Drive has been holding you back, here's how you how you can easily add this much-needed feature.
How to view and edit Word documents from Google Drive with ease
Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring?More than 90 coding bootcamps across the US aim to quickly train students in computer science skills to fill job gaps. Here's what your company should know about hiring them.
Coding school graduates: Are they worth hiring?
How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machinesIf apt-get is slowing to a crawl or even stopping, read about the IPv6 fix that will keep your Linux server and desktop updates running smoothly.
How to fix the slow apt-get update issue on Linux machines
World News
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New YorkBy Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Friday, Trump said the "One China" policy was up for negotiation. China's foreign ministry, in response, said "One China" was the foundation of China-U.S. ties and was non-negotiable.
China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns
Rebel fighters walk carrying their weapons on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of al-BabBy Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for full implementation of a ceasefire they say has been widely violated by the government and its Iranian-backed allies. Russia, President Bashar al-Assad's most powerful ally, set the new diplomatic effort in motion after Syrian rebels suffered a major defeat last month by losing the rebel-held districts of eastern Aleppo. The United States, which led failed efforts to launch peace talks last year, has not been involved in the latest diplomacy.
Syrian rebels to attend Kazakhstan peace talks
Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early on Monday outside the venue in Playa del CarmenBy Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least five people, including four foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early on Monday when a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, state officials said. Quintana Roo State Attorney General Miguel Angel Pech told a press conference that two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian were killed. The shooting represents a major blow to Mexico's tourism industry, which has been one of the few bright spots in the economy thanks to a weak peso exchange rate.
At least five dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico's BPM music festival
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York CityBy Guy Faulconbridge and William James LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow, he told The Times of London. Criticizing previous U.S. foreign policy in an interview published on Monday, he described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 as possibly the gravest error in the history of the United States and akin to "throwing rocks into a beehive".
Trump's offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut - London Times
Rescue teams are seen at the crash site of Turkish cargo jet near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport outside BishkekA Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul.
Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
U.S.President-elect Donald Trump makes an appearance in the lobby at Trump Tower in New YorkU.S. President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, but that the military alliance was still very important to him, The Times of London reported. “I took such heat, when I said NATO was obsolete," Trump told the newspaper in an interview. “A lot of these countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to be paying, which I think is very unfair to the United States," Trump said.
Trump says NATO is obsolete but still 'very important to me'
By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking after a meeting with alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels, said Trump's remarks contradicted views expressed by designated Defense Secretary James Mattis. "I've spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but NATO foreign ministers as well and can report that the signals are that there's been no easing of tensions," Steinmeier told reporters when asked about Trump's interview with Bild newspaper and the Times of London.
Germany says NATO concerned about Trump 'obsolete' remark
A model wears a creation for Etro men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.
Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. A deadly shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the nightclub while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival, according to police. (AP Photo)CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said.
Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
By Lin Taylor LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With more British men wanting to take an active role in raising their children, are workplaces preventing fathers from spending more time at home, asks an inquiry launched on Monday, with men's rights groups calling for a "childcare revolution". British lawmakers want to know the barriers that prevent men from sharing parental duties, from lack of workplace flexibility to attitudes toward fathers taking paternity leave, and how that affects the gender pay gap. Flexible working for both men and women -- including job shares, and working from home -- is key to addressing the gender pay gap, according to the Women and Equalities Committee, which monitors the performance of the government's Equalities Office.
Are fathers getting a raw deal in the workplace, UK inquiry asks
Akhilesh Yadav waves at his supporters during a Rath Yatra, or a chariot journey, as part of an election campaign in LucknowBy Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's election commission on Monday backed the leader of the country's biggest state in his battle with his father for control of their party, a feud Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to exploit in a crucial election. After a months-long dispute that has dominated headlines, the commission ruled that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav could use the party name and symbol, and not patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. The Yadavs' Samajwadi Party has ruled Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous and politically important region, since 2012, and is one of the biggest opponents of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in the state election that begins in February.
Indian election commission backs son in family dispute over party
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, center, talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right and Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders during an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country.
EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April
Israeli border police shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian youth during a clash with protesters in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. "Hundreds of rioters hurled rocks at the security forces in the area," an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "Due to the extent of the violence, border police fired 0.22 caliber rounds toward a main violent instigator, resulting in his death." Israel has built scores of settlements in the West Bank, territory that Palestinians seek for an independent state.
Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in West Bank clash
FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016 file photo, Tomas Rosicky of Czech Republic reacts during a friendly soccer match between Czech Republic and Malta in Kufstein, Germany. Rosicky who is recovering from a long term injury says he is not ruling out a return to the Czech Republic national team, it was reported in Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)PRAGUE (AP) — Still recovering from a long-term injury, Tomas Rosicky says he has not ruled out a return to the Czech Republic national team.
Rosicky doesn't rule out return to Czech Republic team
Police is on guard next to the Congress Center ahead of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, January 16, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):
The Latest: PwC CEO doubts many firms to quit UK over Brexit
Technology
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives to attend a hearing at the National Assembly in SeoulBy Ju-min Park and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye. Investigators had grilled Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee for 22 straight hours last week as a suspect in a corruption scandal, which last month led to parliament impeaching Park. The special prosecutor's office accused Lee of paying bribes total 43 billion won ($36.42 million) to organizations linked to Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the president who is at the center of the scandal, in order to secure the 2015 merger of two affiliates and cement his control of the family business.
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery
Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders speaks during a news conference on the aerospace group's annual results, in LondonAirbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday. Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style vehicle that can carry multiple riders. "One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground," Airbus CEO Tom Enders told the DLD digital tech conference in Munich, adding he hoped the Airbus could fly a demonstration vehicle for single-person transport by the end of the year.
Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year
The Oracle logo is seen on its campus in Redwood CityU.S. software provider Oracle Corp said on Monday it was opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are based in the cloud. A pilot program was first launched in India and more centers will be announced soon. Oracle's startup cloud accelerator program builds on its excellence center for Israeli startups, which was established in 2003 by Oracle Israel in cooperation with the government to support the growth of early stage startups.
Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation
A sign of Baidu is seen during the third annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen town of JiaxingChinese search engine Baidu Inc on Monday launched an augmented reality (AR) lab in Beijing as part of a $200 million effort to revitalize the company's shrinking profits with cutting edge technology. The lab, which currently employs 55 people, will initially aim to drive revenue through AR marketing, though will later explore healthcare and education. "AR marketing is taking off," Andrew Ng, the chief scientist overseeing Baidu's artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality and deep learning projects, told Reuters.
China's Baidu opens augmented reality lab to boost waning profits
FILE PHOTO -- A 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV is displayed during the North American International Auto Show in DetroitBy Laurence Frost DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules in China and Europe leave global carmakers and some consumers with little choice but to embrace plug-in vehicles, fuelling an investment surge, said industry executives gathered in Detroit this past week for the city's annual auto show. "Car electrification is an irreversible trend," said Jacques Aschenbroich, chief executive of auto supplier Valeo , which has expanded sales by 50 percent in five years with a focus on electric, hybrid, connected and self-driving cars.
China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as U.S. lags
Exchanged Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 is seen at company's headquarters in SeoulBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Investors and analysts say it is critical for Samsung to provide a convincing and detailed explanation about what went wrong with the Note 7 and how it will prevent such problems from recurring if it is to regain consumer trust. "They've got to make sure they come clean and they've got to reassure buyers as to why this won't happen again," said Bryan Ma, Singapore-based analyst for researcher IDC.
Samsung Electronics probe finds battery was main cause of Note 7 fires: source
German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Tests commissioned by ZDF and freight industry organization ...
Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions
Look, we're just going to go ahead and say it: the Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created. This is not open to debate. It's a fact. There's simply nothing else like the sleek glossy finish of Apple's Jet Black iPhones, which reflects just the right amount of light to appear as though the glass face of the phone wraps straight around to the back of the device. It's stunning, but there's a pretty big caveat to that bold statement we made. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are the most gorgeous smartphones that have ever been created... for about 3 minutes after you first remove one from the box. After that, Apple's Jet Black finish starts to scratch and scuff like crazy, and it's also a magnet for grease and grime. Apple didn't exactly admit how delicate its Jet Black finish is when it unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last September, but it did post a disclaimer on its website. Here's that disclaimer in full: The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone. Translation: the Jet Black finish on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is going to scratch. A lot. We've shown you what happens to the Jet Black iPhone finish in a couple of different posts. One showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after three months , and another showed a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus after just two months . Both of those posts were scary for potential Jet Black iPhone owners, and now there are even more examples of what Apple's sleek new iPhone finish looks like with normal wear and tear. A post on Reddit from over the weekend asked people to share what their Jet Black iPhones look like now that they've been used. Several people complied, and the photos they shared give us a good idea of what happens to Jet Black iPhones when they're in your hands as opposed to being featured in photos on Apple's website. Reddit user KateWalls shared the highest-quality photos in the thread, and you can see plenty of fine scratching on her Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus — which is only two weeks old. She does note that in person, the scratches are more visible on the antenna bands than they are on the aluminumhousing. Here are a couple of examples from her post: There's definitely plenty of scratching there but as you can see, it's much more visible at certain angles to the light. Another user named ctsikh posted one photo of his Jet Black iPhone 7, and you can clearly see some scratching. You can alsosee how much grease and dirt the Jet Black finish picks up — remember my tweet showing a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus that had been handled by customers in an Apple store? Yeah. https://twitter.com/zacharye/status/778223454935982080 If those photos don't scare you, this one from Redditor polygonarsenal definitely will: He used a filter to accentuate the scratches, which look downright terrible. This is pretty much the stuff nightmares are made of. There are a bunch more photos in the thread on Reddit , so definitely check them out.
People are showing off photos of their scratched up Jet Black iPhone 7 handsets
Apple’s new AirPods are insanely popular, having reportedly helped Apple’s share of the wireless headphone market skyrocket to 40% in recent months. In fact, they’re so popular that Apple can’t even manage to keep them in stock in a single Apple store anywhere on the planet. New orders placed on Apple’s website today won’t ship for 6 weeks according to the current delivery estimate, so your only option if you want to get them now is to buy them on Amazon and pay a premium. Of course, if you want truly wireless earbuds but you don’t necessarily need them to be AirPods, you’ve got plenty of options. Below you’ll find six suggestions got great alternatives to Apple’s trendy new buds, and they’ll all ship to your door much faster than AirPods will. And last but not least, a pair of knockoffs that look just like AirPods but cost less than half as much:
6 Apple AirPods alternatives that won’t take 6 weeks to be delivered
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with a Joy-Con Charging GripAs can be seen when visually comparing the two, the Joy-Con Charging Grip has a translucent shell — similar to the Switch Pro Controller — and features a USB-C port on the top of the device to charge the Grip’s battery. Nintendo is claiming that the Joy-Con controllers (without the Charging Grip) should get around 20 hours of use on a charge, and take about 3.5 hours to recharge, whether that’s connected to a plugged in or docked Switch unit or in the Charging Grip. While fans may be disappointed at the exclusion of the charging feature in the bundled Grip controller, it does make some sense given that the Joy-Con units will charge whenever they’re attached to the main Switch device, while any extra Joy-Cons would need some sort of external method to recharge — like a Charging Grip, for example — given that they contain no charging ports of their own.
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with a Joy-Con Charging Grip
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with a Joy-Con Charging GripAs can be seen when visually comparing the two, the Joy-Con Charging Grip has a translucent shell — similar to the Switch Pro Controller — and features a USB-C port on the top of the device to charge the Grip’s battery. Nintendo is claiming that the Joy-Con controllers (without the Charging Grip) should get around 20 hours of use on a charge, and take about 3.5 hours to recharge, whether that’s connected to a plugged in or docked Switch unit or in the Charging Grip. While fans may be disappointed at the exclusion of the charging feature in the bundled Grip controller, it does make some sense given that the Joy-Con units will charge whenever they’re attached to the main Switch device, while any extra Joy-Cons would need some sort of external method to recharge — like a Charging Grip, for example — given that they contain no charging ports of their own.
The Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with a Joy-Con Charging Grip
Apple's iOS 10 software is packed full of new features. In fact, there are so many new features that it's impossible to remember them all, which is why we often publish collections of lesser-known tips and tricks. A perfect example is this collection of 5 iPhone features only power users know about  — we always want to help people get the most out of their smartphones. When iOS 10 was first released as a closed beta last summer during WWDC 2016, developers instantly began picking it apart. In doing so,they stumbled upon a fantastic looking "dark mode" feature hiding inside iOS . The good news is it was there. The bad news, as we all know, is that it wasn't enabled when iOS 10 was finally released in September. Rumors suggest that a new " theater mode " might be introduced in iOS 10.3, but nothing has been confirmed at this point. What you might not know, however, is that there's already a dark mode feature hidden inside your iPhone browser. Night Shift is a nifty new feature Apple introduced in iOS 10 that reduces the amount of blue light emitted by an iPhone or iPad display at night. It theoretically helps users sleep better, but it doesn't do anything to make text more visible in low light situations. For that, you need "dark mode," which switches things up and makes the background black with light colored text. Dark mode is available in many third-party iOS apps and even a handful of first-party apps. Sadly, however, there's no system-wide dark mode feature for the time being. That said, there's actually a special dark mode in Safari that most people don't know about, and it'll let you read just about any article on the web in light text on a black background. Here's how toenable it: 1) First, load any article in Safari (if you're reading this Safari on an iPhone or iPad, you're good to go). 2) Tap the reader mode icon in the left corner of the URL bar. You'll then see something that looks like this: 3) Tap the "aA" icon in the right corner of the URL bar and you'll get a drop down menu that looks like this: 4) Tap the black circle all the way to the right in the top row of the drop down menu. Presto — you've just enabled dark mode in Safari: Here's what your screen will look like once you start scrolling around: In-line pictures will still display normally, but the rest of the page will be dark, as pictured above. It's not the system-wide dark mode we've all been waiting for, but people spend a tremendous amount of time reading in Safari, so this should be a big improvement at night.
How to enable the ‘dark mode’ feature hiding in your iPhone browser right now
Apple’s 2017 flagship iPhone is supposedly called the iPhone 8, though the company is also rumored to be releasing an iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 7s this year. Of those three, the iPhone 8 is going to be the most exciting new iPhone. Numerous reports claim that we’re looking at an all-screen, glass sandwich design for the iPhone 8, complete with curved edges, no home button, and wireless charging support. That said, designers out there are looking to get the jump on Apple by trying to imagine what the iPhone 8 will look like. The iPhone 8 concept video below checks off some of the phone's rumored features, but it’s also an iPhone I hope Apple never actually makes. Posted on ConceptsiPhone , this iPhone 8 has the rumored glass sandwich design that reminds us of the iPhone 4 and 4s. The iPhone in the video has a 5.8-inch OLED display with slightly curved side edges, as well as a dual rear camera. Rumors did mention these particular features for the iPhone 8. But the top and bottom bezels are still there, and they’re relatively large — almost as big as their iPhone 7 counterparts. There’s also still a home button in there. Rumors say the home button will be virtualized in iOS11 on the next-generation iPhone, and the Touch ID sensor is also rumored to be embedded beneath the screen. The physical volume, mute, and power buttons are still present on the sides. Existing Apple patents suggest some of these buttons, if not all, could also be virtualized — though it's not clear that this will happen in 2017. Finally, the concept suggests that wireless charging will be achieved with the help of a Smart Connector placed on the back of the phone. I hope that won’t be the case, since Apple is rumored to be working on wireless charging technology that’s a lot more exciting than Smart Connectors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bJM8uJscXc
I really hope Apple’s iPhone 8 looks nothing like this concept
Nest will sell its smart home products in more European countriesThere have been a lot of questions around what the future of Alphabet-owned Nest will be now that Google has stepped firmly into the smart home market, but in the near term Nest continues to ship its home monitoring products. The company just said it would be selling its products in more European countries, expanding its footprint to Austria, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Nest will sell its smart home products in more European countries
Nest will sell its smart home products in more European countriesThere have been a lot of questions around what the future of Alphabet-owned Nest will be now that Google has stepped firmly into the smart home market, but in the near term Nest continues to ship its home monitoring products. Nest says that will cost €10 per month or €100 a year.
Nest will sell its smart home products in more European countries
Politics
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
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U.S.President-elect Donald Trump makes an appearance in the lobby at Trump Tower in New YorkU.S. President-elect Donald Trump said NATO was obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, but that the military alliance was still very important to him, The Times of London reported. “I took such heat, when I said NATO was obsolete," Trump told the newspaper in an interview. “A lot of these countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to be paying, which I think is very unfair to the United States," Trump said.
Trump says NATO is obsolete but still 'very important to me'
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York CityBy Guy Faulconbridge and William James LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow, he told The Times of London. Criticizing previous U.S. foreign policy in an interview published on Monday, he described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 as possibly the gravest error in the history of the United States and akin to "throwing rocks into a beehive".
Trump's offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut - London Times
A visitor holds a commemorative booklet during the Martin Luther King, Jr. 46th Annual Commemorative Service in AtlantaHundreds are expected to pack the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church in Atlanta on Monday to mark the federal holiday for the slain civil rights leader, amid political and racial rancor as the first black U.S. president prepares to step down. The commemoration of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who would have turned 88 on Sunday, comes on the heels of Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s inflammatory remarks about civil rights champion John Lewis, a Democratic U.S. congressman who marched with King in the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten by police. Political commentary is a frequent feature of the service at Ebenezer Baptist Church where King preached.
Amid political rancor, Martin Luther King to be honored at Atlanta church
CIA Director John Brennan prepares to testify to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on “Russia’s intelligence activities" on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday offered a stern parting message for Donald Trump days before the Republican U.S. president-elect takes office, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia and warning him to watch what he says. Brennan rebuked Trump for comparing U.S. intelligence agencies to Nazi Germany in comments by the outgoing CIA chief that reflected the extraordinary friction between the incoming president and the 17 intelligence agencies he will begin to command once he takes office on Friday. In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," Brennan questioned the message sent to the world if the president-elect broadcasts that he does not have confidence in the United States' own intelligence agencies.
CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says, be careful on Russia
Democratic lawmakers are boycotting Trump’s inaugurationMore than two dozen Democratic lawmakers have announced they intend to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration this week to protest the president-elect’s plans for the country. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., told Yahoo News she decided she couldn’t celebrate Trump’s inauguration because of his comments during thecampaign about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the country and his vow to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Lee was among a growing handful of Democratic lawmakers who objected last week to the certification of the Electoral College results on the House floor.
Democratic lawmakers are boycotting Trump’s inauguration
Obama on Trump: ‘Don’t underestimate the guy, because he’s going to be 45th president of the United States’President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. “I don’t think so,” Obama said.
Obama on Trump: ‘Don’t underestimate the guy, because he’s going to be 45th president of the United States’
In America’s ‘forgotten places,’ Trump’s supporters hope to be heard, finallyIn the weeks leading up to the inauguration, Yahoo News visited towns and cities across the country, speaking to voters who had supported Donald Trump in the election. Donald Trump called them the “forgotten people” — working-class Americans all over the nation who struggled to make ends meet, only to feel overlooked by the political elite in Washington and cut off from more prosperous parts of the country. The “forgotten men and women” became Trump’s rallying cry in his unlikely quest for the White House, as he traveled to cities, big and small, all over the country, including many that had never before been visited by a presidential candidate.
In America’s ‘forgotten places,’ Trump’s supporters hope to be heard, finally
In a Klan enclave, questions about Trump aren’t welcomeIn the weeks leading up to the inauguration, Yahoo News visited towns and cities across the country, speaking to voters who had supported Donald Trump in the election.  HARRISON, Ark. — Shane Jones simply did not believe a pair of journalists had wandered into his barber shop/gun store on a Wednesday afternoon a few weeks after Election Day to talk about Donald Trump.
In a Klan enclave, questions about Trump aren’t welcome
Central Valley farmers wait for Trump to turn on the spigotIn the weeks leading up to the inauguration, Yahoo News visited towns and cities across the country, speaking to voters who had supported Donald Trump in the election. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — People often say Republicans are like an endangered species in California, but it doesn’t feel like that here. In this predominately blue state, where roughly two-thirds of voters backed Hillary Clinton last November, Kern County remained decidedly red, reaffirming its status as one of the last few Republican strongholds in increasingly liberal California.
Central Valley farmers wait for Trump to turn on the spigot
House Takes First Step to Repeal ObamacareRepublicans moved one step closer to repealing Obamacare after the House passed a measure this afternoon directing committees to begin working on legislation to repeal major pieces of the law. A group of nine moderate and conservative House Republicans voted against the bill with concerns that Republicans would end up repealing the law without clearly laying out and presenting their replacement. "The only thing I've ever asked for is that the replacement plan be fully developed before we take on the repeal issue," Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, a leading moderate who voted against the measure, said in an interview.
House Takes First Step to Repeal Obamacare
Trump's CIA Pick: 'Pretty Clear' Russia Was Behind Election HacksPresident-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA made clear today that he was convinced Russia had launched a massive cyber campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election. "It's pretty clear about what took place, about Russian involvement in efforts to hack information and have an impact on American democracy," Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, told the Senate Intelligence Committee today as it considers his nomination. Pressed on the matter by the top Democrat on the committee, Mark Warner, D-Virginia, Pompeo described the cyber campaign as "an aggressive action taken by the senior leadership in Russia," and he promised to impress that conclusion to the entire Trump administration so that the "enormous threat" can be addressed.
Trump's CIA Pick: 'Pretty Clear' Russia Was Behind Election Hacks
ANALYSIS: Rex Tillerson Is More Hawkish Than Expected but Still Good News for RussiaRex Tillerson’s nomination as Donald Trump’s secretary of state has been described by some analysts as a gift for the Kremlin. The oil executive worked profitably for years with Russia’s leadership as head of ExxonMobil, and has been an open proponent of lifting American sanctions on Moscow. Tillerson’s good relations with Vladimir Putin -- the Russian president awarded him an Order of Friendship -- as well the fact that the company where he spent his career stands to receive a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars if sanctions on Moscow are lifted, has left some in the U.S. government concerned that he might be too soft on Russia.
ANALYSIS: Rex Tillerson Is More Hawkish Than Expected but Still Good News for Russia
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump stands with Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos in Bedminster, N.J. Charter school advocate and wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, causing outrage among teachers’ unions. But Democrats and rights activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.
DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech at the opening of the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. Fearing a new eruption of violence in the Middle East, more than 70 world diplomats gathered in Paris on Sunday to push for renewed peace talks that would lead to a Palestinian state. (Bertrand Guay/Pool Photo via AP)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank.
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes
British pound sags ahead of prime minister's Brexit speechLONDON (AP) — After months of repeating the mantra that "Brexit means Brexit," Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reveal details of Britain's closely guarded plans for leaving the European Union, in a speech that has already increased pressure on the beleaguered pound.
British pound sags ahead of prime minister's Brexit speech
Sports
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
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Golf - WGC-HSBC Champions Golf Tournament(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to England's Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next week's Abu Dhabi Championship.
McIlroy set for back scan after painful South Africa defeat
Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to England's Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next week's Abu Dhabi Championship.
Golf-McIlroy set for back scan after painful South Africa defeat
NBA: Houston Rockets at Brooklyn Nets(Reuters) - Eric Gordon's sprained left big toe was not normal on Friday and neither was the pace and 3-point rhythm of the Houston Rockets. Pace and rhythm returned in a big way for the Rockets, who also mixed in effective second-half defense against the worst team in the league. Gordon scored 24 points, James Harden recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Houston snapped its first losing streak of the season with a 137-112 rout of the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night.
Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Nets
Michael Beasley (R) of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against Mike Dunleavy of the Atlanta Hawks during their NBA game at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 2017Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.
Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
Mason Crosby (L) of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with teammate Aaron Rodgers after kicking the game winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in the final seconds of their NFC Divisional Playoff game, in Arlington, Texas, on January 15, 2017Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle on Sunday. Crosby held his nerve superbly to kick the winning three-pointer from 51 yards with just three seconds left on the clock in the final twist of an epic duel at the AT&T Stadium. Green Bay will now play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the National Football Conference Championship game for a place in the February 5 Super Bowl in Houston.
Green Bay stun Cowboys, Steelers top Chiefs in NFL playoff battle
Jan 16 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (2) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1614 2. (1) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1177 3. (3) Pat Perez (U.S.) 754 4. (4) Brendan Steele (U.S.) 648 5. (5) Mackenzie Hughes (Canada) 643 6. (6) Rod Pampling (Australia) 560 7. (7) Cody Gribble (U.S.) 481 8. (8) Russell Knox (Britain) 449 9. (13) Gary Woodland (U.S.) 411 10. (10) Luke List (U.S.) 382 11. (9) Scott Piercy (U.S.) 356 12. (39) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 335 13. (11) Daniel Berger (U.S.) 330 14. (12) Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 316 15. (14) Patton Kizzire (U.S.) 300 15. Justin Rose (Britain) 300 17. (33) Jamie Lovemark (U.S. ...
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
NFL: AFC Divisional-Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers did not spend much time in the end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Sunday's AFC divisional round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, it was the home team that scored the game's only touchdowns. The victory sends the Steelers to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.
Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game
Justin Thomas of the US celebrates winning on the 18th green after the final round of the Sony Open, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 15, 2017Justin Thomas made more history at the Sony Open, firing a five-under 65 to set the PGA Tour's lowest 72-hole score at 253. Thomas on Sunday sank a one-foot birdie putt on the par-five 18th at the Waialae Country Club course where his 27-under 253 is the lowest four round score of all-time. Unforgettable," Thomas said.
Justin Thomas delivers Hawaiian punch, setting PGA record
PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii - Third Round(Reuters) - Justin Thomas overcame a slow start for a second straight day before five birdies in seven holes helped him wrap up a wire-to-wire victory in record style at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday. The long-hitting American clinched his fourth PGA Tour title, his second in a row and his third of the young season, by seven strokes after firing a five-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club for a stunning 27-under total of 253. Thomas, who had opened with a magical 11-under 59 to take control of the tournament, signed off with a comfortable two-putt birdie at the par-five last to add yet another slice of golf history to his dominant week of multiple records.
Thomas romps to Sony Open victory in record style
(adds quotes, detail) * Thomas finishes strong after nervous start to win by seven * Sets PGA Tour record low for 72 holes Jan 16 (Reuters) - Justin Thomas overcame a slow start for a second straight day before five birdies in seven holes helped him wrap up a wire-to-wire victory in record style at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday. The long-hitting American clinched his fourth PGA Tour title, his second in a row and his third of the young season, by seven strokes after firing a five-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club for a stunning 27-under total of 253. Thomas, who had opened with a magical 11-under 59 to take control of the tournament, signed off with a comfortable two-putt birdie at the par-five last to add yet another slice of golf history to his dominant week of multiple records.
Golf-Thomas romps to Sony Open victory in record style
Jan 16 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Sony Open at the par-70 course on Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii -27 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 59 64 65 65 -20 Justin Rose (Britain) 66 64 66 64 -19 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 65 67 66 63 -18 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 70 67 60 65 Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 64 68 65 65 -17 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 61 65 68 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 64 64 68 67 -16 Chez Reavie (U.S.) 67 67 69 61 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 65 66 68 65 -15 Jim Herman (U.S.) 66 67 67 65 -14 Russell Knox (Britain) 64 67 66 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 66 69 67 64 -13 Russell Henley (U.S.) 64 67 68 68 Bill Haas (U.S. ...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Sony Open scores
NFL: NFC Divisional-Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys(Reuters) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the MVP of Green Bay's Super Bowl triumph six years ago, was left almost speechless after his team's nailbiting 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys in a divisional playoff showdown on Sunday. After squandering an 18-point lead they established during the second quarter, the Packers held off a thrilling Cowboys comeback with successive field goals by Mason Crosby, the last of which was set up by another bit of playoff magic by Rodgers. Rodgers, taking over the ball with 44 seconds left and the score 31-31, connected on a stunning 35-yard completion to tight end Jared Cook, who nimbly tip-toed inbounds with just three seconds left on the clock.
Packers win an 'unbelievable effort', says QB Rogers
James Harden bagged his 12th triple-double of the season as the Houston Rockets routed the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on January 15, 2017James Harden bagged his 12th triple-double of the season as the Houston Rockets routed the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 to end their two-game losing streak on Sunday. Harden compiled 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, completing his triple with three assists in the final quarter as the Rockets pummelled the Nets. Harden was one of six Houston players to make double figures as the Rockets bounced back from consecutive losses to Minnesota and Memphis.
12th triple-double for Harden in Rockets rout
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as the Toronto Raptors outmuscled the New York Knicks 116-101 on January 15, 2017DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points as a physical Toronto Raptors outmuscled the New York Knicks 116-101 on Sunday. DeRozan added five assists and five rebounds for Toronto but it was the no-nonsense defensive effort from his team that delighted Raptors coach Dwane Casey. "I was really proud of the way the starters came out and set the tone, especially starting the third quarter," Casey said.
Toronto Raptors get physical as New York downed
NFL: NFC Divisional-Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys(The Sports Xchange) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was left with a few seconds and one shot at winning it and that was enough as Green Bay's 51-yard field goal at the gun gave them a 34-31 playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Rodgers, the NFL's hottest quarterback, put Green Bay in position to advance to the NFC Championship and kicker Mason Crosby did the rest to launch a Packers' celebration at AT&T Stadium.
Packers win thriller vs Cowboys to reach NFC title game
Entertainment
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:06
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FILE - This undated publicity photo released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows, Daniel Day-Lewis, center rear, as Abraham Lincoln, in a scene from the film, "Lincoln." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best drama on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Daniel Day Lewis was also nominated for best actor. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James, File)Nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:
List of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards
 Don Mischer, executive producer of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, left, host Jimmy Kimmel, center, and Television Academy chairman and chief executive Bruce Rosenblum attend the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will be held Sunday, Sept 23. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)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.
Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host
A model wears a creation for Etro men's Fall-Winter 2017-2018 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past.
Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. A deadly shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the nightclub while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival, according to police. (AP Photo)CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said.
Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
FILE - This is a Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, file photo of Woody Harrelson as he smiles as he announces nominations for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why that is. In London in the early hours of Friday Jan. 20, 2017 he's shooting a full length film, called "Lost In London LIVE," which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 US cinemas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello/ File)LONDON (AP) — Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first.
Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'
FILE - This Jan. 7, 2017 file photo shows director Ava DuVernay at the 2017 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif. DuVernay talked about Donald Trump, race and change as she discussed her new Netflix documentary, `13th,’ with Oprah Winfrey and political commentator Van Jones on Sunday, Jan. 15. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ava DuVernay doesn't want to talk about Donald Trump's election. Her feelings are still too raw.
DuVernay talks with Winfrey about Trump, race, her new film
The Big Apple Circus is up for sale. The one-ring circus filed for bankruptcy in November and is now putting its assets up for auction. Buyers can put in bids by a Feb. 3 deadline. The court-ordered auction ...
The Big Apple Circus puts its assets up for auction
FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Kate Mara, left, and Jamie Bell arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Man Down" at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood. A spokeswoman for Kate Mara confirmed Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, that the actress and her “Fantastic Four” co-star Jamie Bell are engaged.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The news is "Fantastic."
Fantastic! Mara and Bell of 'Fantastic Four" are engaged
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Sherlock in the BBC dramaA Russian state-controlled broadcaster on Monday blamed hackers for the embarrassing leak online of the final episode of the BBC drama Sherlock a day before it was due to air. Russia's Channel One was set to broadcast the final episode of the fourth series of the popular detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch on Monday just after midnight Moscow time (2100 GMT), simultaneously with Britain. "According to preliminary findings, the cause was a hacker attack," Channel One spokeswoman Larisa Krymova said in a statement sent to AFP.
Russian state television blames hackers for BBC Sherlock leak
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen is giving President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration the Pennsylvania Avenue freeze-out, but his songs will be performed by a cover band nearby on New Jersey Avenue.
Springsteen cover band catches heat for inaugural event
MOSCOW (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him.
Russian performance artist requests asylum in France
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand Bill English on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street ahead of their meeting in London, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in the American edition of Vogue magazine.
UK leader Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort.
Mexican police officer says gunman kills at least 4 people, wounds 9 others at nightclub at Playa del Carmen resort
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York. Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she is confident both businesses will continue to “thrive.” (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics.
Ivanka Trump to continue working on women's issues
FILE - In this March 29, 2004, file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and state Librarian Kevin Starr, smile after unveiling the design chosen for the California Quarter during ceremonies in Sacramento, Calif. Starr, California's former librarian and one of the state's premier historians, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. He was 76 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.
Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76
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A volunteer distributes cheeseburgers donated by McDonald's to a charity organization which bestowed them to needy people at a walk-in clinic in RomeBy Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt one of Pope Francis's cherished principles - feeding the hungry. The new restaurant, whose opening in a Vatican-owned building on Dec. 30 upset some purists, donated dozens of meals on Monday to a charity which distributed them at a walk-in clinic in Rome. Pope Francis has made defense of the poor and needy a cornerstone of his papacy, setting up shower stalls for the homeless near the Vatican, offering meals and even a VIP-style visit to the Sistine Chapel.
After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feed homeless in Rome
Athletes run on a road during a half marathon near the town of Eldoret in western KenyaBy Isaac Omulo ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals. Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete.
Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative
FILE PHOTO: Sunglasses from Ray Ban are on display at an optician shop in HanauBy Valentina Za and Sudip Kar-Gupta MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 46 billion euro ($49 billion) merger to create a global eyewear powerhouse with annual revenue of more than 15 billion euros. The all-share deal is one of Europe's largest cross-border tie-ups and brings together Luxottica, the world's top spectacles maker with brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley, with leading lens manufacturer Essilor. "Finally ... two products which are naturally complementary -- namely frames and lenses -- will be designed, manufactured and distributed under the same roof," Luxottica's 81-year-old founder Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a statement on Monday.
Luxottica and Essilor in 46 billion euro merger to create eyewear giant
Athletics - Men's MarathonBy Isaac Omulo ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals. Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete.
Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative
By Isaac Omulo ELDORET, Kenya Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kenyan athletes on Monday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country's top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals. Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete.
Athletics-Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative
A 35-year-old man was injured in a shooting near a primary school in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Monday morning, police said. "Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk," police said.
Man injured in shooting near Scottish school, say police
A 35-year-old man was injured in a shooting near a primary school in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Monday morning, police said. "Although it would appear that there was an intended victim, anyone could have been injured as a result, putting young children and innocent people at risk," police said.
Man injured in shooting near Scottish school, say police
Croatia banned outdoor poultry on Monday and started culling ducks and hens on a farm near the capital Zagreb where H5N8 bird flu was detected over the weekend. "The virus has probably come with migratory birds. The bird flu virus was detected on Saturday on a farm some 30 km (20 miles) southeast of Zagreb.
Croatia bans outdoor poultry after bird flu detected
A man sits hunched over on a staircase in Tokyo(This version of the Jan. 11 story corrects manufacturer of Prozac to Eli Lilly in seventh paragraph) By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - It is likely to be at least 10 years before any new generation of antidepressants comes to market, despite evidence that depression and anxiety rates are increasing across the world, specialists said on Wednesday. The depression drug pipeline has run dry partly due to a "failure of science" they said, but also due to big pharma pulling investment out of research and development (R&D) in the neuroscience field because the profit potential is uncertain. "I'd be very surprised if we were to see any new drugs for depression in the next decade.
No new antidepressants in sight despite growing need, experts warn
Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor confirmed on Monday plans to agree on a merger worth some 46 billion euros ($48.83 billion) to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear market. The two companies said in a joint statement that the deal would entail Delfin - the holding company of Luxottica's founder Leonardo Del Vecchio - contributing its shares in Luxottica to Essilor based on an exchange ratio of 0.461 Essilor share for 1 Luxottica share. "The marriage between two key companies in their sectors will bring great benefits to the market, for employees and mainly for all our consumers," Leonardo Del Vecchio, Chairman of Delfin and Executive Chairman of Luxottica Group said in a statement.
Luxottica and Essilor confirm plans to merge companies
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. China's Foreign Ministry has rejected President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that he might use support of Taiwan as a bargaining chip in future negotiations between the two sides. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night. Trump did not give the newspaper specifics about his proposals to replace Democratic President Barack Obama's signature health insurance law, but said the plan was nearly finished and he was ready to unveil it alongside the leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress. “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said.
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare
Sunlight reflecting off a building is seen during a foggy morning in the Canary Wharf financial district of LondonMergers and acquisitions activity in the United Kingdom will drop sharply in 2017 due to uncertainty over the terms of its exit from the European Union, law firm Baker McKenzie said in a report published on Monday. Britain avoided a collapse in mergers and acquisitions activity in 2016 as foreign companies used sterling's spectacular devaluation against the U.S. dollar to snap up British companies, Thomson Reuters data shows. Baker McKenzie said that while M&A activity would have only a modest impact on European transactions if there was an amicable divorce, the lack of clarity over Brexit could hurt activity in the United Kingdom.
UK M&A to drop sharply as investors await Brexit clarity - Baker McKenzie
The Luxottica name is reflected in a pair of sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in RomeMILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Luxottica and France's Essilor have agreed a 45-billion euro merger deal to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry, a source with knowledge of the matter said.
Luxottica, Essilor in 45-billion euro merger deal to create eyewear giant: source
FILE PHOTO - A man lights a cigarette along a road in MumbaiPhilip Morris International is fighting to keep a toehold in India's $11 billion tobacco market, as the government considers further tightening foreign investment rules in the sector, according to documents seen by Reuters. In previously unreported letters from Philip Morris to the trade minister and an influential government think-tank, the U.S.-based company said the "discriminatory" and "protectionist" proposals would represent a blow to its plans to launch new products and make further investments in India. "The proposed ban will impact our future investments in India and also force a review of our overall operations, including tobacco crop purchases," Martin G. King, Philip Morris' Asia president, wrote on Oct. 13 to NITI Aayog, India's most influential government think-tank that has a say in federal policies, including those related to foreign investments.
Exclusive: Philip Morris jolted by Indian proposal to ban foreign tobacco investment
Uganda's ministry for agriculture said on Sunday it had detected bird flu in two locations, one affecting wild birds and another hitting domestic birds, but it did not say whether it was a strain that has spread across Europe and the Middle East. The H5N8 strain, which is deadly for poultry but has not been found in humans, has spread in Europe and the Middle East since late last year, leading to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of farmed birds and the confinement of flocks indoors. Uganda's Agriculture, Industry and Fisheries Ministry said in a statement that in-country tests had identified "the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), that affects both humans and animals and which causes (a) high number of deaths in both species." But the statement did not indentify the strain.
Uganda detects bird flu in wild, domestic birds
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SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force BaseA SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. "It's a clean sweep – 10 for 10," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said after the satellites were released. SpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk's ambitious flight plans had been grounded since the Sept. 1 explosion during fueling ahead of a pre-flight test in Florida.
SpaceX returns to flight, sending satellites into orbit
NasaGrabBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a six-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory's solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running into the next decade, NASA said. U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough left the station’s airlock at about 6:30 a.m. EST (1130 GMT) to begin his second spacewalk this month. Kimbrough and Pesquet breezed through work on the batteries and completed several maintenance chores before heading back inside the station just before 12:30 p.m. EST (1730 GMT), a half-hour earlier than originally planned.
Astronauts upgrade station power system in six-hour spacewalk
An artist’s impression shows the planet orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to EarthThe European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. The ESO said it has signed a deal with Breakthrough Starshot, a venture that aims to deploy thousands of tiny spacecraft to travel to the system and send back pictures. Starshot, which is backed by internet billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking, will provide funding to allow equipment on the Very Large Telescope that studies in the mid-infrared to be adapted to better detect faint planets, the ESO said in a statement on Monday.
Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri
Japan's space agency postponed on Wednesday the launch of a mini rocket that will put a satellite into space because of strong wind, an agency spokeswoman said. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) had planned to launch the SS-520 rocket, which is about 10 meters (35 feet) long and 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter, at its Uchinoura Space Center in southern Japan, early on Wednesday. The rocket, which media has called the world's smallest space rocket, will carry a 3-kg (6.6 lb), 35-centimetre (14 inches) satellite, which will take images of the earth and gather other data.
Japan space agency postpones launch of mini rocket because of wind
'Donkey Kong' Smashes Neuroscientists in Thought ExperimentNever mind unraveling the mysteries of the human brain. A new study suggests that neuroscientists might not even have the analytical tools to understand the far simpler logic that drives the "brain" in "Donkey Kong."
'Donkey Kong' Smashes Neuroscientists in Thought Experiment
The Science of Beauty: What's Really Driving the Fuller Lip Trend?A quick scroll through Instagram may leave you with the impression that full lips are in style at this very moment, but a new scientific analysis of fashion models says that the trend is surprisingly absent. One explanation for the results may be that the fashion industry is no longer driving beauty trends — instead, it’s possible that celebrities may be the new driving factor instead, according to the study. However, the fashion industry has often played a role in what women seek from cosmetic procedures, the authors wrote in the study.
The Science of Beauty: What's Really Driving the Fuller Lip Trend?
How the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your HeartThe mind-body connection is more than just a catchphrase: A new study finds that increased levels of stress are indeed linked to greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers found that the people in the study who had more activity in an area of the brain that regulates the body's response to stress and fear, called the amygdala, were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those with less activity in the amygdala, according to the study. "This study identifies, for the first time in animal models or humans, the region of the brain that links stress to the risk of heart attack or stroke," lead study author Dr. Ahmed Tawakol, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said in a statement.
How the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your Heart
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York CityBritish climate scientists asked Britain's prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support international action to slow global warming. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Trump in Washington in the spring, in the first visit with the new president by the leader of one of the United States' closest allies. In a letter to May, the 100 scientists said there were "potential threats" to the British national interest from Trump's election in November.
UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a "Thank You USA" tour rally in Grand RapidsBritish climate scientists asked Britain's prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support international action to slow global warming. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Trump in Washington in the spring, in the first visit with the new president by the leader of one of the United States' closest allies. In a letter to May, the 100 scientists said there were "potential threats" to the British national interest from Trump's election in November.
UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency
A view under the Altesch Glacier where ice melts inside a glacier cave in FieschBritish climate scientists asked Britain's prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support international action to slow global warming. Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Trump in Washington in the spring, in the first visit with the new president by the leader of one of the United States' closest allies. In a letter to May, the 100 scientists said there were "potential threats" to the British national interest from Trump's election in November.
UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency
12 Years Later, Scientists Remember Epic Landing on Saturn Moon TitanAs NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft begins its final eight months of operation, scientists are looking back at one of the mission's most dramatic moments: the landing of the piggyback Huygens probe on the huge moon Titan. Huygens touched down on Titan's frigid surface on Jan. 14, 2005, three weeks after separating from the Cassini mothership. "The Huygens descent and landing represented a major breakthrough in our exploration of Titan as well as the first soft landing on an outer-planet moon," Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement.
12 Years Later, Scientists Remember Epic Landing on Saturn Moon Titan
Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye DiseaseResearchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then transplanted that tissue into mice that had end-stage retinal degeneration. More than 40 percent of the mice gained the ability to see light as the result of the procedure, the researchers said. "We were at first very excited to see that the transplants do robustly respond to light," Dr. Michiko Mandai, the first author of the paper and a deputy project leader at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan, told Live Science.
Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease
Green Glow from Ancient Galaxies Surprises ScientistsThe galaxies are greener on the other side of the universe, it seems: A new analysis reveals that some of the most distant galaxies ever observed are radiating green light, a finding that could deeply affect developing models of those early galaxies. Researchers have seen this same kind of green light coming from a few galaxies in the nearby universe, but, according to Malkin, the "shocking" part of the new analysis is in the number of galaxies involved: The green light that researchers observed in the new study appears to be coming from most or all of the galaxies that formed in the first 1 billion or 2 billion years of the universe.
Green Glow from Ancient Galaxies Surprises Scientists
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Clinging to hope in a fading factory town. (Eric Thayer/Yahoo News)As vague as Trump's promises were, his message felt hopeful for the people of Erie, Pa.
Clinging to hope in a fading factory town
A Syrian army gunman at a military airport in Deir Ezzor. (Thaer al-Ajlani/AFP)At least 82 people have been killed in the fighting, the heaviest in the city in a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Dozens reported dead as Syrians fight ISIS
Syrian rebels to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan. (AP)The talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, are set in hopes of ending the nearly six-year-old conflict.
Syrian rebels to attend peace talks
President Obama delivers the Nobel Peace Prize lecture at the award ceremony in Oslo, Norway. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, an award he did not seek and arguably did not deserve, in 2009.
Obama's contradictory legacy on war and peace
The German tabloid Bild Zeitung features an exclusive interview with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance to comments made by President-elect Donald Trump.
EU's response to Trump: We'll stay united
Kyrgyz Emergency Ministry officials and firefighters work among remains of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (Vladimir Voronin/AP)A Turkish cargo plane crashed in a residential area near the main Kyrgyz airport, killing people on the ground and in the plane.
Deadly Kyrgyzstan crash kills more than 30
Martin Luther King Jr. at the University of California, Berkeley, on May 17, 1967. Calif. (AP)Though he was known as a man of love and peace, Martin Luther King Jr. conveyed his message with increasing urgency.
Young blacks relate to MLK's more forceful activism
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her office in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)Sen. Elizabeth Warren has compiled a long and growing list of grievances with the president-elect.
Warren relishes role as a top Trump adversary
The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at Guantanamo Bay detention center. (Ben Fox/AP)The transfer is part of President Obama's effort to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Oman says it's taking 10 Guantanamo inmates
President-elect Donald Trump at a Dec. 9 rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Andrew Harnik/AP)He'll soon unveil a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that will leave no one without coverage, he says in an interview.
Trump vows health insurance 'for everybody'
An image from a video of a tunnel in the border city of Tijuana. (Mexico's Attorney General's Office via AP)The failure to fully seal up tunnels dug by drug smugglers is an "open invitation" for cartels to reactivate them, U.S. officials say.
Officials cite risk in Mexico border tunnels
President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in Mobile, Ala. (Evan Vucci/AP)Chinese state media continues pushing back against what it calls Donald Trump's "rookie" challenge to the "one China" policy.
China: Trump's Taiwan strategy 'despicable'
Bakersfield, Calif. (Yahoo News)Kern County remains one of the last few Republican strongholds in an increasingly liberal state.
Calif. farmers see Trump as potential ally
Sandy Hook, Ky. (Yahoo News)Myron Lewis, a convenience store owner in Elliott County, says his region didn’t enjoy the resurgence other parts of the country did.
Ky. town left behind in economic recovery
Donald Trump and Barack Obama (Reuters)Barack Obama is interested to see how the president-elect’s improvisational approach plays out during the course of his term.
Obama on Trump: 'Don't underestimate the guy'
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