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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
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Kevin Hart, center, has a conversation in his front row court side seats during the NBA all-star skills competition in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDITTORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):
The Latest: McCollum, Thomas, Anthony Towns, Cousins advance
(Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. Following is reaction to Scalia's death.
Reaction to death of U.S. Justice Scalia
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo, following their eighth straight loss.
Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, following 8th straight loss
RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 8:30 p.m. EST (0130 GMT on Sunday), the White House said in a statement on Saturday. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Paul Simao)
Obama to make statement on U.S. Justice Scalia's death: White House
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 file photo, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia joins the members of the Supreme Court for photos during a group portrait session, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.
In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions
United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) charges the ball on a penalty kick against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. Lloyd collected her own rebound and scored on the play in their 1-0 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carli Lloyd sent the U.S. women into the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals.
Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico
Phil Mickelson walks to the 17th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson stayed away from all the celebrity commotion Saturday at Pebble Beach. More importantly, he stayed away from bogeys on the toughest day.
Mickelson takes the lead at Pebble Beach
Taylor Fritz celebrates after defeating Ricardas Berankis, of Lithuania, in a semifinal at the Memphis Open tennis tournament Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. Fritz won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Teenager Taylor Fritz beat Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Memphis Open final, becoming the youngest American to reach a final since Michael Chang in 1989.
American teen Taylor Fritz reaches final in 3rd ATP event
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate have a constitutional duty to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Saturday. "The Supreme Court of the United States is too important to our democracy for it to be understaffed for partisan reasons. It is only February," Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said in a statement.
Obama, Senate have constitutional duty on Supreme Court vacancy: Sen. Leahy
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia jolted the Republican primary hours before Saturday night's debate, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio arguing that Scalia's replacement must be nominated by the next president, not Barack Obama.
Scalia death jolts GOP candidates ahead of debate
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New YorkBy Joan Biskupic and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement on Saturday, calling Scalia, 79, an "extraordinary individual and jurist." Scalia's death was first reported by the San Antonio News-Express, who said he had apparently died of natural causes while visiting a luxury resort in West Texas. Obama, who is traveling in California, extended his condolences, and the White House said he would have more to say about Scalia's death later on Saturday.
U.S. Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79
President Barack Obama should not nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Saturday. "The fact of the matter is that it’s been standard practice over the last 80 years to not confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential election year," Grassley said in a statement. "Given the huge divide in the country, and the fact that this president, above all others, has made no bones about his goal to use the courts to circumvent Congress and push through his own agenda, it only makes sense that we defer to the American people who will elect a new president to select the next Supreme Court Justice," Grassley said.
Senator Grassley: 'standard practice' to wait on Court nominee
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. adjusts his tie as he walks to address the media before departing the airport for campaign events in Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.
Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 7, 2004 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks to Presbyterian Christian High School students in Hattiesburg, Miss. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (Gavin Averill/The Hattiesburg American via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.
Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate a Supreme Court justice after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia created a vacancy, CNN reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mary Milliken)
Obama intends to nominate successor for Scalia on Supreme Court: CNN
Business
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
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Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem arrives for a European Union finance ministers meeting in BrusselsEurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem rejected calls for banking union regulations to be loosened after weeks of falling bank shares, saying new European bail-in rules had caused investors to look "more critically" at risks born by banks. Speaking on Dutch radio on Saturday, Dijsselbloem, who is also the Dutch finance minister, said stricter rules imposed in the wake of the 2007 financial crisis that would restore confidence in banks. The Stoxx Eurozone Banks Index has fallen more than 25 percent since the beginning of the year, prompting policymakers including Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco to call for a more gradual introduction of rules that place the burden of propping up failing banks on investors.
Dijsselbloem rejects calls for looser banking rules
A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the NYSEThe S&P 500 is down about 13 percent from its record high in May, as oil remains mired below $30 a barrel, while concerns about stability among banks and uncertainty about the U.S. Federal Reserve's path of rate hikes have pushed investors away from risk assets. Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank in Chicago, views that as a positive sign. "My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations," said Peter Kenny, equity market strategist at Kenny & Co LLC in Denver.
Late-day buying could be start of turnaround
An Apple logo is seen at the Apple store in Munich(Reuters) - Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 5se", and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the new devices, the blog reported. The technology giant has hit a trough in iPhone demand.
Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac
People burn incense to worship the God of Fortune at Guiyuan Temple on the fifth day of Chinese Lunar New Year in WuhanBEIJING (Reuters) - China's retail sales grew 11.2 percent during the week-long Lunar New Year vacation compared with the same holiday period last year, Ministry of Commerce data showed on Saturday.
China Lunar New Year holiday retail sales up 11.2 percent year-on-year
Snow rests on the eagle statue atop the U.S. Federal Reserve in WashingtonA recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said this week it was still too soon for the central bank to change its view that rate hikes are needed, a position supported by a still-robust pace of hiring that is helping consumers borrow more readily. "Financial conditions are tightening the Fed's belt," Deutsche Bank, which expects one rate increase this year, said in a note to clients on Friday.
Tougher lending standards pose risk to outlook for Fed
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras gestures during the session 'The Future of Europe' at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in DavosGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that differences between the country's international lenders over its pension reform plans are delaying the first review of its latest financial bailout. The government has faced widespread protests over its reform plans however, as austerity-weary Greeks push back against yet more cuts to the country's welfare system. "There are differences among the lenders on Greece's pension reform that are delaying the whole process," Tsipras said without elaborating, in an interview in the newspaper "Sunday's Avgi" released on Saturday.
Greek PM says differences between lenders delaying bailout review: paper
The Canary Wharf financial district is seen in east LondonAmerican and British regulators are likely to charge several banks with rigging interest rates, including Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank, and London-based HSBC Holdings, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority were preparing a final round of civil charges against the banks for rate manipulation in the Libor scandal, the newspaper reported, citing people close to the investigation. The Journal said the CFTC was still investigating J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest American bank by assets, but that may not lead to charges.
U.S., UK likely to charge multiple banks in Libor rigging: WSJ
Loeb, founder of Third Point LLC, participates in a panel discussion during the Skybridge Alternatives Conference in Las VegasBillionaire investor Daniel Loeb has told clients his firm has taken more defensive bets in the face of tumbling markets by dramatically increasing its short positions, which helped Third Point avoid "calamitous" losses last year. The fund manager also said the firm cut stakes in companies that were exposed to China and commodity prices, which have fallen sharply. Loeb, whose $17.5 billion hedge fund has delivered an average return of 16.2 percent a year over the last two decades, did not mince words in his assessment of tumbling markets.
Loeb says Third Point raised short bets to avoid losses
A F/A-18E comes in to land onboard USS George H.W. Bush in the GulfBoeing Co is nearing a decision to invest "a significant amount" to keep a F/A-18E/F fighter jet production line in St. Louis running as it waits for the U.S. government to approve a delayed order by Kuwait for 28 jets, a senior executive said. Dan Gillian, who runs Boeing's F/A-18E/F and EA-18G electronic attack jet programs, told Reuters the company would decide in coming weeks whether to buy titanium and other materials needed to start work on the jets, even before the Kuwait deal and potential U.S. Navy orders are finalized. Delays in orders for the jets mean Boeing must decide whether to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into the F/A-18 program, even as its commercial division faces job cuts and a federal investigation into whether it properly accounted for two jetliners, the 747 and 787.
Exclusive: Boeing nears decision to self-fund more F/A-18 fighters
Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in ParisNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Some industry watchers had expected Internet search giant Google to be a dark horse participant in the auction. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.
Google says will not participate in 2016 U.S. airwaves auction
Stocks are edging lower on Wall Street in early trading as investors take little solace from the latest deal to deliver financial help to Greece and an increase in U.S. home prices.
Stocks edge lower in early trading on Wall Street
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has kept interest rates steady as it remains cautious about Britain's economic recovery.
Bank of England keeps interest rates steady
Iran Plays and Backstabs the US: Iran Dumps Dollar in TradeThe Islamic Republic declared that it is moving away from the US dollar for use in trades and that Tehran welcomes replacing dollar with other currencies. According to Shana, Iran's official news agency, Safar-Ali Karamati, Deputy director of International Affairs for Marketing and Crude Oil Operation in the state-owned National Iranian Oil...
Iran Plays and Backstabs the US: Iran Dumps Dollar in Trade
DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in April
AIs get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories
World News
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Pope Francis wears a sombrero hat as he meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera after his arrival in Mexico CityBy Philip Pullella and Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and he then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe. Corruption is deeply ingrained in Mexico, and President Enrique Pena Nieto, his wife and finance minister have all been embroiled in conflict of interest scandals involving homes purchased from government contractors. The pope also exhorted Mexico's bishops to take a more active stand against the drug trade, which he said "devours like a metastasis." Drug-trafficking gangs have infiltrated police forces across the country and more than 100,000 people have been killed in drug violence over the last decade.
Pope presses Mexican president on corruption and drugs
Buildings which were damaged during the security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, are pictured in Sur district of DiyarbakirBy Orhan Coskun and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's military shelled Kurdish militia targets in northern Syria on Saturday and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded that the group withdraw from the area in a move that further complicated the conflict across the NATO member's border. The shelling took place after Kurdish YPG fighters backed by Russian bombing raids drove Syrian rebels from a former military air base, south of the town of Azaz and near the Turkish border. "Today retaliation was taken under the rules of engagement against forces that represented a threat in Azaz and the surrounding area," the prime minister told reporters in comments shown live by state broadcaster TRT Haber.
Turkey strikes Kurdish militia in Syria, demands it withdraw
A view of images of murdered journalists during a demonstration against the murder of a journalist Anabel Flores outside the Government of Veracruz building in Mexico CityThe presumed mastermind behind the murder of a Mexican journalist was arrested in the eastern state of Veracruz on Saturday, the state's governor said, as Mexico struggles with a wave of attacks on reporters. Anabel Flores, who covered the police force for regional media outlets, was violently dragged from her home in Veracruz by a group of armed men earlier this week and found dead on a highway. "Josele Marquez (alias) El Chichi is implicated, among other crimes, as (the one responsible) for the assassination of journalist Anabel Flores," Governor Javier Duarte wrote on his verified Twitter account in announcing the arrest.
Alleged killer of Mexican journalist arrested in Veracruz
Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
Swedish police investigate killing at refugee center
Soldiers stand guard in front of 17-storey apartment building collapsed after an earthquake, on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Tainan, southern TaiwanThe death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit. "The search and rescue has come to an end," said Tainan Mayor William Lai, in remarks carried live on local television, identifying the last individual to be pulled out from the rubble as Hsieh Chen-yu, who was part of the fallen building's management committee. All of those believed missing in the building have now been accounted for, city officials said.
Death toll at collapsed building in Taiwanese city reaches 114 as rescue efforts end
Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi sits in meeting room after opening of the new upper house of parliament in NaypyitawBy Timothy Mclaughlin LOI TAI LENG, Myanmar (Reuters) - Speaking to 1,000 of his soldiers at a mountain base on Myanmar's border with Thailand, the leader of a powerful ethnic armed group called on other rebels to join government-led peace talks and appealed for unity among the country's minorities. "Stop shooting and come to the negotiation table," said Yawd Serk, who leads the 6,000-strong Shan State Army-South (SSA-S). "Whether it is trustworthy or not, we should grab the chance to talk." Ending decades of ethnic conflict is one of the biggest challenges for the incoming government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has made it her first priority.
Ethnic rebels' show of force highlights Suu Kyi's peace challenge
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia confirmed late on Saturday it would send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants. Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told pan-Arab Al Arabiya television that the kingdom was committed to stepping up the fighting against Islamic State and that the move was part of those efforts. Saudi Arabia has resumed its participation in air strikes against Islamic State in recent weeks and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday welcomed its commitment to expand its role. ...
Saudi Arabia confirms will send deployment to Turkey base
Celtic's manager Ronny Deila, seen during an UEFA Europa League match at Celtic Park in GlasgowCeltic manager Ronny Deila believes his side are back on track after they defeated Ross County 2-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership on Saturday. The Hoops suffered a slump at the beginning of the month as their dreams of a domestic treble were ended by a 3-1 League Cup semi-final defeat to Ross County. "It's a good start and I'm very happy to get the three points," said Deila, whose side triumphed thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths and Dedryck Boyata.
Celtic back on track, says manager Deila
Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will see him meet with the country’s political and church elite, and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country.
Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (10) charges the ball on a penalty kick against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Frisco, Texas. Lloyd collected her own rebound and scored on the play in their 1-0 win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carli Lloyd sent the U.S. women into the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying semifinals.
Lloyd's late goal gives United States 1-0 win over Mexico
Phil Mickelson walks to the 17th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson stayed away from all the celebrity commotion Saturday at Pebble Beach. More importantly, he stayed away from bogeys on the toughest day.
Mickelson takes the lead at Pebble Beach
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the University of South Florida on February 12, 2016 in TampaDonald Trump and Ted Cruz take the stage with mainstream Republican candidates desperate to knock them off their perch in Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, where fireworks are expected ahead of South Carolina's primary. With the first two nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire under their collective belt, the candidates vying to be their party's standardbearer are blanketing the so-called Palmetto State known for its bare-knuckle politics. The state holds its Republican primary on February 20, the same day Democrats vote in Nevada for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.
Republican candidates brace for South Carolina slugfest
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured on October 5, 2011, has died at the age of 79Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, setting up a showdown over his succession in the run-up to the US election. The flag outside the Supreme Court was lowered to half-staff in tribute to its longest-serving justice, who died in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Texas according to media reports. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues," Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement.
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
Pope Francis celebrates Mass inside the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The Basilica is considered the largest and most important Marian shrine in the world. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):
The Latest: Pope prays silently before Virgin of Guadalupe
Adam Voges of Australia plays a shot during day three of the first cricket Test match between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington on February 14, 2016Adam Voges extended his record to 614 between dismissals with another double century as Australia made 562 for a commanding lead over New Zealand in the first Test in Wellington on Sunday. Voges, given a life on seven, was the last wicket to fall for 239 when the innings folded on the third morning, with Australia 379 ahead of New Zealand's 183. New Zealand faced one over before lunch in which Tom Latham scored one run.
Double century Voges gives Australia 379 run lead
Technology
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:11
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An Apple logo is seen at the Apple store in Munich(Reuters) - Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. Apple, which will introduce a new 4-inch iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 5se", and a new iPad Air at a launch event, is unlikely to take pre-orders for the new devices, the blog reported. The technology giant has hit a trough in iPhone demand.
Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac
Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in ParisNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Some industry watchers had expected Internet search giant Google to be a dark horse participant in the auction. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.
Google says will not participate in 2016 U.S. airwaves auction
Dorsey, interim CEO of Twitter and CEO of Square, goes for a walk on the first day of the annual Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley(Reuters) - Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has agreed to continue to forego any form of direct compensation, a regulatory filing by the company showed on Friday. Dorsey in June agreed to no salary until the company's compensation committee agreed upon a package for him. The committee decided on Wednesday to introduce a performance-based equity compensation program for Twitter's top executives to tie their performance more closely with that of the company, according to the filing.
Twitter says Dorsey continues to forego direct compensation
Jean-Jacques Fernier, Gustave Courbet Institute art expert, stands at his desk near photocopies of his own document which shows the "L'Origine du Monde, 1866" in ParisA French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian law. Facebook blocked the account of a French professor and art lover after he uploaded a picture of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 canvas 'The Origin of the World', which shows a close-up view of female genitals. The Paris Appeal Court's decision upheld a lower court ruling in March 2015 that a clause in Facebook's terms of agreement signed by users was 'abusive' in reserving exclusive rights to a California court to hear disputes.
Court says Facebook nude painting case can be tried in France
A Visa logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, LouisianaVisa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc based on a 2011 investment. Visa told Reuters its current holdings are just more than 4.19 million shares of Class B common stock. The company has the option to convert up to 3.52 million of these shares into Class A stock, according to a disclosure filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, which would give it at most a 9.99 percent stake in the share class.
Visa's investment in Square represents about 1 percent stake
A touch screen menu is displayed on a Lexmark Platinum Pro905 printer during "CES Unveiled" in Las VegasA printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. In a victory that reinforces U.S. patent owners' ability to control the use of their products after they are sold, the court also found Impression Products Inc liable for selling refurbished Lexmark cartridges that were originally marketed for a single use under its return and recycle program. The decision "will assist Lexmark in its efforts to combat the importation and sale of inferior toner cartridges that infringe our intellectual property rights," said the company's vice president and general counsel, Bob Patton, in a statement.
Printer maker Lexmark wins patent case against cartridge reseller
DARPA to unveil its 130-foot unmanned robot ship in April
Fox has ordered a Lethal Weapon pilot starring Damon WayansAfter Fox essentially guaranteed to air a pilot episode of the new show after a bidding war in October, the network has now settled on a star: Damon Wayans. The 55-year-old actor, of In Living Color fame, will take on the role of Roger Murtaugh, who was played by Danny Glover in the original films. The show is being written by Matt Miller, who wrote episodes for Forever and Chuck, among others, and the pilot will be directed by McG (The OC, Supernatural).
Fox has ordered a Lethal Weapon pilot starring Damon Wayans
AIs get a crash course in humanity by interpreting stories
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, comic book heroesAs Sanders and Clinton battle it out in the presidential debates, they're also competing for comic book fans, as stars of their own titles. Spoiler alert: Neither of them has mutant superpowers.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, comic book heroes
Watch how the Porsche 911 has changed (and stayed the same) for 50 yearsThe iconic Porsche 911 is a legitimate oddity for an auto industry that's always obsessed with the new, because in its half century of existence, it really hasn't changed all that much. Of course, once you get into the details, it has — the air-cooled engine is now water-cooled, there are turbochargers across the entire range, and technological advancements have been added left and right over the years — but it doesn't take a very vivid imagination to see how a 2017 Carrera is a direct descendant of the original model in 1963. ...
Watch how the Porsche 911 has changed (and stayed the same) for 50 years
Fix for iPhones and iPads bricked by the '1 January, 1970' date bugHas your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch been bricked by the '1 January 1970' date bug? Well, there's a fix for those willing to grab a screwdriver.
Fix for iPhones and iPads bricked by the '1 January, 1970' date bug
Gone are the days of wine and web-surfingIt’s from a distinctly pre-Google era, before Facebook, Twitter, and even RSS reshaped the internet into a series of easily digestible feeds. You wouldn’t find what you were looking for, generally, but you would always find something.
Gone are the days of wine and web-surfing
Ben Heck's FPGA dev board tutorial
US airlines will offer regularly scheduled service to Cuba this yearUS airlines will resume regularly-scheduled flights to Cuba by the end of the year. The flights — which will most certainly include routes like New York, Atlanta, and Miami to Havana — will represent the first normal commercial service between the two countries in over 50 years. According to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the news will be announced on Tuesday, when US officials will sign the agreement in Havana.
US airlines will offer regularly scheduled service to Cuba this year
Politics
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:11
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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop in Tampa, FloridaBy Steve Holland GREENVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) - Donald Trump will face pressure on Saturday night to show a more presidential side to his personality at a debate with his rivals where he may draw more fire than in previous encounters. With a week to go until South Carolina's Republican primary vote on Feb. 20, the 9 p.m. EST debate comes at a time of high anxiety for Trump's opponents. The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a champion of conservatives, was likely to be a prime topic at the debate.
Trump under pressure to show more presidential side at debate
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump responds to criticism from former Governor Jeb Bush as Senator Ted Cruz looks on during the Republican presidential debate in Las VegasBy Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For months Republican presidential candidates traded insults such as "dummy," "jerk" and "loser." Then, party front-runner Donald Trump repeated a supporter’s description of Ted Cruz as a "pussy." With the contest for the party's nomination moving into South Carolina and the stakes rising, it is possible the most disparaging discourse of the Nov. 8 election campaign is yet to come. Trump, the billionaire former reality TV star, sent a New Hampshire rally into a frenzy on Monday when he repeated the term "pussy" shouted by a person in the crowd, effectively questioning Cruz's manliness. Trump went on to win the state's primary the next day, ahead of the third-place Cruz by a 3-to-1 margin.
Loser! Jerk! Insults fly on Republican campaign trail
File photo of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sanders speaking to a supporter at a campaign rally at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount PleasantBy Emily Stephenson ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Reuters) - If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young. African Americans support former Secretary of State Clinton by more than a 3-to-1 margin nationwide, but among young blacks 18 to 29 years old, that margin shrinks to 46 percent for Clinton versus 33 percent for Sanders, according to recent Reuters/Ipsos polling. African Americans overwhelmingly back Democrats, but opinion polls in the run-up to the Nov. 8 presidential election show younger blacks more apt to reject an establishment candidate.
Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders' White House bid
Melania Knavs (Trump) poses for a picture in Ljubljana in the March 1987 pictureBy Marja Novak SEVNICA, Slovenia (Reuters) - If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia. “I was leaving a fashion show in Ljubljana and saw her in front of the building. “She was tall and slim so she caught my eye and I approached her and suggested that she come in for a trial photo shoot.” Jerko says the resulting black-and-white pictures of the 17-year-old known then as MelanijaKnavs – round face, bare feet, hair in a ponytail – launched a career that would take her to Milan and the United States, where she met Donald Trump at a party in New York in 1998.
From a river town in Slovenia to Trump Tower, and the White House?
Growing evidence of Russian support of the Afghan Taliban worries U.S.
U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with Taliban
In the current heroin and prescription opioid epidemic, which has seen a 200 percent increase in the rate of opioid-related deaths since 2000, Narcan has emerged as a lifesaver.
Rapper DMX revived by Narcan — the opioid antidote that stops an overdose in its tracks
Family Mourns Death of ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller, 1 Year LaterThe family of American hostage Kayla Mueller, murdered by ISIS a year ago, suggests they are preparing to go public with “the heartbreaking story” of their attempts to ransom her from the Islamic State.
Family of murdered ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller speaks out
Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli ("Pharma Bro") invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify during a congressional hearing Thursday morning.
‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli pleads the Fifth at hearing, dodges questions
The mayor of a small town in Georgia has been charged with impersonating an officer after he was pulled over while driving a marked police cruiser, officials said Tuesday.
Georgia mayor pulled over driving a police cruiser, charged with impersonating officer
Hillary Clinton Testing Out New Strategy Against Bernie Sanders – But Will It Work?Nothing’s stuck with voters, however, and Clinton left New Hampshire forced to grapple with both her bruising 22-point loss in the state’s primary and one existential question: How do you stop the Bern? "I am not a single issue candidate, and this is not a single issue country,” Clinton said Friday night during remarks at a campaign event in Minnesota, repeating a line she said earlier that day in South Carolina and at Thursday's Democratic debate. The remarks refer to Sanders' laser focus on the rigged economy and corruption in politics -- a simple message that, so far, has resonated with his supporters.
Hillary Clinton Testing Out New Strategy Against Bernie Sanders – But Will It Work?
John Kasich, Who Says He Won’t 'Win a Vote' With God, Brings Religion to ForefrontRepublican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich has said he does not wear his faith on his sleeve, but as his campaign shifted to South Carolina this week, he has incorporated religion into his pitch in a deeply personal way that was absent in less-religious New Hampshire. Kasich has honed his message in a state where about two-thirds of Republican voters are evangelicals, bringing the deeply personal story about how he found his faith to the forefront. "I don't go out and try to win a vote by using God,” Kasich told reporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Feb. 3.
John Kasich, Who Says He Won’t 'Win a Vote' With God, Brings Religion to Forefront
State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton EmailsThe State Department today made publicly available online 551 documents comprising 1,012 pages from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account. Combined with the department’s previous document releases –- which totaled 44,818 pages -– the total count of Clinton documents released is now 45,830 pages. Earlier this week a federal judge ordered the State Department speed up production of Clinton's emails, a process that was supposed to be completed by the end of January.
State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton Emails
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 file photo, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia joins the members of the Supreme Court for photos during a group portrait session, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia jolted the Republican primary hours before Saturday night's debate, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio arguing that Scalia's replacement must be nominated by the next president, not Barack Obama.
Scalia death jolts GOP candidates ahead of debate
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. adjusts his tie as he walks to address the media before departing the airport for campaign events in Colorado, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.
Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
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PGA: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Third Round(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson, aiming to end a PGA Tour title drought of 31 months, relied on his magical short game to move two shots clear after the third round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California on Saturday. The American left-hander, chasing a record-equalling fifth victory in the pro-am event held on the picturesque Monterey Peninsula, fired a flawless six-under-par 66 on the Pebble Beach host course, one of three venues being used for this event. Mickelson broke clear of a congested leaderboard with three consecutive birdies on his back nine on the way to a 16-under total of 199, two ahead of Japan's Hiroshi Iwata, who carded a 69 at Spyglass Hill.
Magical Mickelson moves two ahead at Pebble Beach
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston CelticsBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - A frigid Sunday night in winter-locked Canada may be the perfect place for a hockey player to take a bow, but for Kobe Bryant the NBA's most northern outpost would seem an odd setting to wave farewell. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, the first ever held outside the United States, will not represent Bryant's last goodbye - that will come on April 13 back home in sunny Los Angeles in the Lakers' regular season finale against the Utah Jazz. Reporters from across North America along with 336 international media outlets from 40 countries have made the trip to Toronto while 17 international television and radio networks including China, Japan and France will carry Sunday's showcase live.
Bryant soaks up warm farewell from frigid outpost
South Africa's Charl Schwartzel tees off during the DP World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai, on November 21, 2015Charl Schwartzel carded an excellent four under par 66 on Saturday to take a one shot lead ahead of the final day of the Tshwane Open in Pretoria. Home hope Schwartzel started the third round two strokes adrift of overnight leader Anthony Michael, but picked up a shot at the second before holing his eight foot eagle putt at the ninth to join Zander Lombard and Michael in a share of the lead at the turn. The 2011 Masters champion is now nine under overall, one better than compatriot Lombard, who hit a best-of-the-day 63 to catapult himself into contention.
Schwartzel takes one-shot lead at Tshwane Open
South African Charl Schwartzel is poised to mark his first appearance of the year with a win after taking a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open third round on Saturday. The 2011 U.S. Masters champion bagged an eagle and three birdies in a four-under-par 66 that earned a nine-under tally of 201, one ahead of compatriot Zander Lombard who carded the best round of the day with a scintillating 63. Schwartzel dropped his first shot since Thursday after finding a bunker at the 18th, ending a run of 40 holes without a bogey.
Golf: Schwartzel on course for victory on his 2016 debut
Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Tshwane Open at the par-70 course on Saturday in Waterkloof -9 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 71 64 66 -8 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 72 67 63 -6 Anthony Michael (South Africa) 64 69 71 Haydn Porteous (South Africa) 70 66 68 -4 Toby Tree (Britain) 70 71 65 Dean Burmester (South Africa) 70 68 68 -3 Richard Sterne (South Africa) 68 70 69 Nino Bertasio (Italy) 68 71 68 Jamie McLeary (Britain) 68 70 69 -2 Jeff Winther (Denmark) 73 66 69 George Coetzee (South Africa) 68 72 68 -1 Theunis Spangenberg (South Africa) 65 71 73 Andrew Curlewis ...
Golf-European Tour Tshwane Open scores
Thitiphun Chuayprakong of Thailand plays a shot during the final round of the Bangladesh Open golf tournament at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka on February 13, 2016Thailand's Thitiphun Chuayprakong clinched his maiden Asian Tour title when he carded four-under-par 67 in the final round to claim a two-shot victory at the $300,000 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open on Saturday. The 23-year-old Thai, who went to the final round with a three-shot lead, kept his composure to hit five birdies against a lone bogey for a winning total of 21-under-par 263 at the Kurmitola Golf Club. India's Shubhankar Sharma signed off with a splendid 65 to take the third place on his own on 270, while compatriot Chikkarangappa S. (73) shared fourth with Phachara Khongwatmai of Thailand (68) on 272.
Thitiphun clinches Asian Tour title in Bangladesh
Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the United States team holds up his MVP trophy after defeating the World team at the NBA Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto on February 12, 2016Minnesota forward Zach LaVine scored 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the United States to a 157-154 victory over the world team in the NBA's Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto. LaVine was named Most Valuable Player of the contest featuring many of the NBA's top rookies and second-year players, which launched the festivities of All-Star weekend. Sunday's All-Star Game will cap the action at Air Canada Centre, but before then LaVine will defend the title he won last year in Saturday's Slam Dunk contest.
LaVine shines as US beat World in NBA Rising Stars Challenge
Japan's Hiroshi Iwata during the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2016South Korea's Kang Sung fired a scintillating 60 to seize a share of the second-round lead in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday, never realizing how close he was to golf's magic number of 59. Kang had nine birdies and an eagle in his 11-under effort on the Monterey Peninsula course, one of three in use over the first three rounds of the PGA Tour event. Kang, who notched two victories in Asia in 2013 -- in the C.J. Invitational and Kolon Korea Open -- said he didn't realize Monterey Peninsula played to par-71, unlike the par-72 layouts of Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill.
Sparkling 60 lifts Kang to share of Pebble Beach lead
(Reuters) - South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon fell one stroke shy of becoming only the seventh player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour as he surged into a tie for the lead after the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday. Needing a birdie on his final hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to dip under 60, Kang hit his "worst shot of the day" off the tee and had to settle for a par three there and a career-best score of 11-under 60. Four-times champion Phil Mickelson was a further stroke back in a three-way tie for third, having also raised hopes of a magical 59 after making an electric start before he lost momentum on his back nine to card a 65 at Monterey Peninsula.
Korean Kang flirts with a 59 to share Pebble Beach lead
Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Thursday in Pebble Beach, California -11 Kang Sung-Hoon (Korea) 72 60 Hiroshi Iwata (Japan) 66 66 -10 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 68 65 Fredrik Jacobson (Sweden) 65 69 Chez Reavie (U.S.) 63 70 -9 Justin Rose (Britain) 66 68 -8 Roberto Castro (U.S.) 66 70 Mark Hubbard (U.S.) 70 66 Ricky Barnes (U.S.) 65 70 -7 Jim Herman (U.S.) 69 67 Ryan Ruffels (Australia) 67 70 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 67 69 -6 Bill Haas (U.S.) 69 68 Stewart Cink (U.S.) 70 68 Jason Day (Australia) 71 66 Matt Jones (Australia) 68 70 Vaughn Taylor (U.S. ...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am scores
South Korea's Kang Sung-hoon fell one stroke shy of becoming only the seventh player to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour as he surged into a tie for the lead after the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Friday. Needing a birdie on his final hole at Monterey Peninsula Country Club to dip under 60, Kang hit his "worst shot of the day" off the tee and had to settle for a par three there and a career-best score of 11-under 60. Four-times champion Phil Mickelson was a further stroke back in a three-way tie for third, having also raised hopes of a magical 59 after making an electric start before he lost momentum on his back nine to card a 65 at Monterey Peninsula.
Golf-Korean Kang flirts with a 59 to share Pebble Beach lead
New York Mets Jenrry Mejia delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New YorkMajor League Baseball (MLB) on Friday issued a lifetime ban to former New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia after he tested positive a third time for a performance-enhancing substance. Mejia, 26, tested positive for anabolic steroid Boldenone. The lifetime suspension is the longest drug-related ban MLB has issued.
Mets reliever Mejia banned for life for doping
NBA: All Star Game-Media DayBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The NBA got a frosty welcome as it brought its All-Star Game north to Canada for the first time where fans and players were greeted by an Arctic blast on Friday but a forecast for plenty of heat over a party packed weekend. Mother Nature and the host Toronto Raptors provided the stereotypical bone-chilling Canadian winter weather as A-list celebrities, industry kingpins and the world's best basketball players, including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry took over the frost-bitten city. Really cold," shivered Los Angeles Lakers great Bryant, who arrived for Media Day on Friday with a toque pulled down snuggly over his head.
Icy blast before Canada warms up for All-Star Game
Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks reacts during a game against the Miami Heat on December 14, 2015 in Atlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Hawks forward Al Horford was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Miami forward Chris Bosh in Sunday's 65th NBA All-Star Game. Bosh, named a reserve for the Eastern Conference squad that will face the Western Conference in Toronto, will be sidelined with a strained calf. "What a privilege to be named to the #NBAAllStarTO team," Horford posted on Twitter.
Hawks' Horford to replace Bosh in All-Star Game
Jenrry Mejia pitches for the New York Mets during a game against the Detroit Tigers on March 6, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, FloridaMajor League Baseball issued the toughest doping ban in its history Friday, imposing a life ban on New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia after a third positive test for steroids. Mejia was already in the midst of a 162-game suspension for both Boldenone and Stanozolol from a positive test last July. The life ban is the longest ban issued by Major League Baseball for using banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Mets pitcher Mejia gets record life doping ban from MLB
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Fashion from the Christian Siriano Fall-Winter 2016 collection is modeled during Fashion Week on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:
New York Fashion Week: Siriano goes for knits
Jesse Hughes, the singer for Eagles of Death Metal, during an interview with AFP in Stockholm on February 13, 2016Exactly three months after 90 people were massacred by Islamists at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, the band resumed its European tour Saturday, with frontman Jesse Hughes saying he felt "a sacred duty" to go on with the show. As the tears rolled down his cheeks, Hughes told AFP he was ready to return to the French capital on Tuesday to finish the concert that was so tragically cut short on November 13 when gunmen stormed the Bataclan music hall, opening fire on the 1,500-strong, mostly young crowd. Jihadists killed 130 people and wounded many more in a series of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks across Paris that night in November.
Eagles of Death Metal frontman feels 'sacred duty' to finish Paris gig
Rapper Kendrick Lamar attends the ceremony honoring him with the Keys of the City of Compton, on February 13, 2016Kendrick Lamar, the reflective rapper who is nominated for a near record haul of Grammys, enjoyed a hero's welcome Saturday as he returned to his hometown of Compton. The notoriously rough city in Los Angeles County, which gave birth to gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. in the 1980s, presented Lamar a symbolic key to the city, as students from local schools put on choreographed dances to his songs. Lamar is in contention for 11 Grammys on Monday at the music industry's signature award ceremony, more than any artist in history except Michael Jackson.
Rap capital honors native son Lamar before Grammys
(L to R) Giuseppe Fragapane, Pietro Bartolo, Italian director Gianfranco Rosi, Samuele Pucillo and assistant director Giuseppe del Volgo pose during a photo call for the film "Fuocoammare" (Fire At Sea) at the Berlinale Film FestivalA searing Italian documentary on Europe's refugee influx drew cheers Saturday at the Berlin film festival, which has rolled out the red carpet for pictures offering unique takes on the crisis. "Fire at Sea" by award-winning director Gianfranco Rosi, set on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, emerged as an early favourite among 18 contenders for the festival's Golden Bear top prize, to be awarded by jury president Meryl Streep on February 20. The film provides an unflinching look at the thousands of desperate people who arrive on the island each year trying to enter the European Union, and the thousands more who have died trying.
Ambitious refugee documentary cheered at Berlin film fest
People, one of them holding a puppet, gather outside Madrid city hall in support of two puppeteers who were detained without bail last Friday for using a sign saying, "Long Live Alka ETA," in a word-play reference to Spain's armed Basque group ETA and al-Qaida, in Madrid, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered the release of two puppeteers jailed since last week for allegedly praising terrorism in a controversial Carnival show funded with public money. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID (AP) — Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.
Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges
Director Gianfranco Rosi attends a press conference for the competition film 'Fire At Sea' at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)BERLIN (AP) — The director of "Fire at Sea" — a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of asylum-seekers have been arriving from lawless Libya — says he wanted "to show the tragedy that's playing out in front of our eyes ... We're all responsible."
Documentary "Fire at Sea" opens at Berlin Film Festival
In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, set builder Charlie Wright works on a giant replica of the BAFTA trophy which will be displayed during the forthcoming BAFTA awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb 14th, in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)LONDON (AP) — The head of the British Academy Film and Television Awards says its annual ceremony does not feature more ethnic minority nominees because the film industry itself is not diverse enough.
Head of BAFTA: Film industry not diverse enough
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Actress Jennifer Lawrence is donating $2 million to a Kentucky hospital where she visited sick youngsters during a recent holiday trip home.
Jennifer Lawrence donating $2 million to hometown hospital
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photograph, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker answers a question from students as he visits his childhood school, Harrington Park School, in Harrington Park, N.J. In his first book, “United,” Booker traces his political rise from a councilman in Newark to the mayor to the U.S. Senate through stories about the people he learned from or was inspired by along the way. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In his first book, "United," Sen. Cory Booker traces his political rise from a councilman in Newark to the mayor to U.S. senator through stories about the people he learned from or was inspired by along the way.
Sen. Cory Booker uses book to trace story of political rise
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2015 file picture, renowned Czech artist, designer and architect Borek Sipek is seen at his exhibition in Prague. Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died. He was 66. Prague’s Vaclav Havel Library announced his death Saturday. No cause was given but he was recently battling a pancreas cancer. (AP Photo,CTK/Katerina Sulova) SLOVAKIA OUTPRAGUE (AP) — Borek Sipek, Czech architect and designer best known in his country for his work for late President Vaclav Havel has died. He was 66.
Czech designer, architect Borek Sipek dies at age 66
A art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei with life vests used by refugees and collected on the Greek island of Lesbos is set up at the Konzerthaus Berlin (Concert Hall Berlin) for the Cinema For Peace gala alongside the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. The charity gala will take place at the Konzerthaus on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos.
Ai Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage."
Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, British actor-comedian Steve Coogan poses for photographers during a photo call to promote the film Philomena at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Coogan plays a lawyer battling to keep his client from the gallows in the Berlin Film Festival entry "Shepherds and Butchers," set in South Africa in the last years of apartheid. The film, directed by Oliver Schmitz, has its world premiere at the Berlin File Festival on Saturday Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)LONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so.
Steve Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Models in Polly Ho designs walk down the runway during the Fashion Hong Kong show at New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2016Three leading Hong Kong designers sent a riot of color and tailoring down the New York runway in a push to broaden their US client base and put the tiny territory more firmly on the global fashion map. The catwalk show at Moynihan Station, one block from Madison Square Garden, followed by a pop-up showroom in Soho marks the first time in 12 years that the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is sending local designers to take part in New York's fashion week.
Hong Kong brings east meets west to New York Fashion Week
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A woman walks past the Supreme Court building at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.By Ginger Gibson and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's future grabbed center stage in the country's presidential campaign with the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up an election-year battle over who should succeed him on a nine-member bench that interprets U.S. law over such hot-button issues as abortion, gay marriage, healthcare and immigration. The death of the 79-year-old conservative justice, announced by Chief Justice John Roberts, set up a political showdown between President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace Scalia and drew swift and furious comment from candidates vying to be elected president in November. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose Republicans control the Senate, issued a statement saying the vacancy should not be filled until Obama's successor takes office next January so that voters can have a say in the selection.
Sudden Supreme Court vacancy seizes U.S. campaign spotlight
Pope Francis wears a sombrero hat as he meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera after his arrival in Mexico CityBy Philip Pullella and Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Mexico's government on Saturday to fight endemic corruption and drug trafficking and he then prayed with thousands before the icon that unites the country - the Virgin of Guadalupe. Corruption is deeply ingrained in Mexico, and President Enrique Pena Nieto, his wife and finance minister have all been embroiled in conflict of interest scandals involving homes purchased from government contractors. The pope also exhorted Mexico's bishops to take a more active stand against the drug trade, which he said "devours like a metastasis." Drug-trafficking gangs have infiltrated police forces across the country and more than 100,000 people have been killed in drug violence over the last decade.
Pope presses Mexican president on corruption and drugs
Federal officials are investigating an allegation of misconduct at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, the latest problem for a scandal-plagued agency that has become a punching bag in the Nov. 8 presidential election campaign. The Department of Veterans Affairs on Saturday confirmed the latest investigation but provided no details about the allegation. "VA takes any allegations of conduct that negatively affect the care of veterans, or that is against our values, very seriously," the agency said in a statement, noting that the Cincinnati hospital is one of the top 20 VA hospitals for quality of care.
U.S. probes misconduct allegation at VA hospital in Cincinnati
In this images from video provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a toddler participates in a speech perception experiment in a laboratory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.. The toddler was conditioned to put a block in the bucket whenever she heard the “target” word. From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn. In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. (Emily Buss/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.
Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C) takes part in an awareness campaign about Zika, in the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz in Rio de Janeiro, on February 13, 2016Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Saturday launched a door-to-door "war" on mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, vowing they will not jeopardize the Rio Olympics in August. "The situation does not compromise the Olympics," Rousseff said as she joined soldiers in a nationwide campaign to teach citizens how to fight the outbreak. Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Games August 5 to 21, drawing athletes and spectators from around the world.
In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics
Pope Francis wears a sombrero hat as he meets Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera after his arrival in Mexico CityBy Philip Pullella and David Alire Garcia MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis launched a broadside against endemic corruption on Saturday on his first visit to Mexico as pontiff, calling on President Enrique Pena Nieto and his government to combat it. Corruption is deeply ingrained in Mexico, and Pena Nieto, his wife and finance minister have all been embroiled in conflict of interest scandals involving homes purchased from government contractors. The pope also exhorted Mexico's bishops to take a more active stand against the drug trade, which he said "devours like a metastasis." He told them to make it clear to drug dealers that they could not consider themselves good Catholics if their hands were "drenched in blood, but pockets filled with sordid money and their consciences deadened." Drug-trafficking gangs have infiltrated police forces across the country and more than 100,000 people have been killed in drug violence over the last decade.
Pope presses Mexico president, bishops on corruption and drugs
File photo of the Flint River is seen flowing thru downtown in Flint, MichiganFrom June 2014 to November 2015 Michigan's Genesee County, which includes Flint, had 87 cases of Legionnaires', 10 of them fatal. The outbreak began weeks after a switch in Flint's water supply that also led to lead contamination.
State officials blocked Flint Legionnaires' probe: CNN
Army soldiers set a banner that reads in Portuguese "A mosquito is not stronger than a whole country" at the Central station, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops are fanning out across Brazil to show people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects. The nationwide offensive is part of President Dilma Rousseff's declared war on the virus that has quickly spread across the Americas. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)BERLIN (AP) — A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.
WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak
By Michael Roddy BERLIN (Reuters) - Lisa, a former technical sergeant who worked for a U.S. government data-gathering system, thought the way information was being used for military drone strikes put her "on the right side of history". Lisa thinks the drone program poses a threat not only to civilians killed accidentally in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but to Americans back home as well. "It's not just one person sitting there with a little remote control, a little joystick moving around a plane that's halfway across the world," Lisa, whose last name and those of the other two are not revealed in director Sonia Kennebeck's film.
Berlin film 'National Bird' gives whistleblower view of drones
Claudio Maierovitch tells AFP the Zika virus is likely to spread this year to Brazil's densely populated citiesBrasília (AFP) - The Zika virus, linked to a surge in infants born with abnormally small heads, is likely to spread this year to Brazil's densely populated cities where it has barely surfaced, a top health official told AFP. Zika has struck hard in hot and humid southeastern and central Brazil, but largely spared bigger cities like Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, said Claudio Maierovitch, head of the communicable diseases surveillance department at the Ministry of Health. Since October, 462 cases of microcephaly have been confirmed in Brazil, which has a population of 204 million, and more than 3,800 cases are being studied as possibly being related to the virus, according to government figures.
Zika likely to spread to large Brazilian cities: expert
A Brazilian Army soldier distributes pamphlets with information to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito during the National Day of Mobilization Zika Zero at Central train station in Rio de JaneiroBy Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops. Under a scorching sun in the neighborhood of Zepellin in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, which will host the Olympic Games in August, Rousseff said everyone needed to take part in the battle against the mosquito carrying Zika, suspected of causing the birth defect microcephaly. "Brazil and the world have lost the battle against dengue, but we won the war against yellow fever, which is carried by the same mosquito.
Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos is to travel to Germany on Sunday for a limited period of time for medical checks, the official Oman state news agency said on Saturday. Qaboos had previously spent eight months in Germany for medical reasons returning to Oman in March. Western-backed Qaboos has ruled since taking over from his father in a bloodless coup with the help of Oman's former colonial power, Britain.
Oman leader Sultan Qaboos to travel to Germany for medical checks
Colombian women listen as a health worker distributes information how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, at the transport terminal in Bogota, ColombiaMore than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Zika, which has spread to more than 30 countries, has been linked to birth defect microcephaly and to neurological disease Guillain-Barre syndrome. Total reported Zika cases increased by 23 percent over last week's figures, while the number of pregnant women with the virus was up 57.8 percent.
More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government
Soccer legend Johan Cruyff gives Guadalajara Chivas soccer jerseys to fans at the Omnilife stadium in GuadalajaraDutch soccer great Johan Cruyff says he is "2-0 up in the first half" of his fight against lung cancer and confident of winning the battle. A former smoker who had heart surgery in 1991, the 68-year-old former Barcelona coach was diagnosed with cancer in October. "After several medical treatments I can say the results have been very positive, thanks to the excellent work of the doctors, the affection of the people and my positive mentality," triple Ballon d'Or winner Cruyff said in a statement.
Soccer-I'm 2-0 up in battle against cancer, says Cruyff
Fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees examine damage at the National Museum in TaizThe Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tonnes of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded. Taiz has been one of the hardest-fought fronts in a war in which local militias and forces loyal to a Saudi-backed government ousted by Houthi rebels last March are seeking to fight their way back to the capital Sanaa. "This is a breakthrough and we hope that today's operation will be followed by many more to come," Antoine Grand, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Yemen, said in a statement.
Red Cross says delivers medical aid to Taiz in Yemen 'breakthrough'
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Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this undated combined view from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space TelescopeBy Will Dunham and Scott Malone WASHINGTON/CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery announced on Thursday that opens a new window for studying the cosmos. The researchers said they identified gravitational waves coming from two distant black holes - extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein - that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together at high speed to form a single, larger black hole. The waves were unleashed by the collision of the black holes, one of them 29 times the mass of the sun and the other 36 times the solar mass, located 1.3 billion light years from Earth, the researchers said.
Einstein's gravitational waves detected in landmark discovery
Accomazzo SOM of ESOC reacts after successful landing of Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-GerasimenkoBy Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European scientists have given up hope of restoring contact with space probe Philae, which successfully landed on a comet in a pinpoint operation only to lose power because its solar-driven batteries were in the shade. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) said on Friday it suspects Philae is now covered in dust and too cold to operate. "Unfortunately, the probability of Philae re-establishing contact with our team at the DLR Lander Control Center is almost zero, and we will no longer be sending any commands," Stephan Ulamec, Philae Project Manager of the DLR, said in a statement.
Scientists bid comet lander Philae farewell after radio silence
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's next cargo run to the International Space Station will be delayed for at least two weeks after black mold was found in two fabric bags used for packing clothing, food and other supplies, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday. The source of the mold, a common fungal growth in humid climates like Florida's, is under investigation by NASA and Lockheed Martin, which prepares NASA cargo for launch aboard two commercial carriers, Orbital ATK and privately owned SpaceX. An Orbital Cygnus cargo ship was more than halfway packed for the launch, scheduled for March 10, when the mold was found during routine inspections and microbial sampling, NASA spokesman Daniel Huot said.
NASA delays space station cargo run due to mold on packing bags
A health technician analyzes a blood sample from a patient bitten by a mosquito at the National Institute of Health in LimaBy Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Thirty of the world's leading scientific research institutions, journals and funders have pledged to share for free all data and expertise on Zika to speed up the fight against an outbreak of the viral disease spreading across the Americas. Specialists welcomed the initiative, saying it showed how the global health community had learned crucial lessons from West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which killed more than 11,300 people and saw scientists scrambling to conduct research to help in the development of potential treatments and vaccines. Zika, a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, is causing international alarm as an outbreak in Brazil has now spread through much of the Americas.
World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika
Daniele Santos holds her son Juan Pedro who is 2-months old and born with microcephaly at their house in RecifeBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers on Wednesday reported new evidence strengthening the association between Zika virus and a spike in birth defects, citing the presence of the virus in the brain of an aborted fetus of a European woman who became pregnant while living in Brazil. An autopsy of the fetus showed microcephaly or small head size, as well as severe brain injury and high levels of the Zika virus in fetal brain tissues, exceeding levels of the virus typically found in blood samples, researchers in Slovenia from the University Medical Center in Ljubljana reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings help "strengthen the biologic association" between Zika virus infection and microcephaly, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, wrote in an editorial that accompanied the paper.
Researchers find new Zika clues to birth defect in fetus study
Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to AnswerAt least a dozen research groups are now working on developing a Zika virus vaccine, according the World Health Organization (WHO). More-immediate questions will need to be addressed in order for scientists and health officials to diagnose and contain the virus in the meantime, and to determine whether Zika is linked to microcephaly — a disorder in which babies are born with smaller-than-average heads — and Guillaine-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder. Live Science has rounded up some of the biggest questions about this mysterious virus, and talked to experts to get the low-down on the latest science that might provide answers.
Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer
The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say. The facts that blood levels of B12 do not always mirror brain levels of the vitamin, and that brain levels decrease more over the years than blood levels, may imply that various types of neurological diseases — such as old-age dementia and the disorders of autism and schizophrenia — could be related to poor uptake of vitamin B12 from the blood into the brain, the scientists said.
Low B12 Seen in Aging, Autism and Schizophrenia
Marijuana use may not be rising as quickly as thought — more people may simply be willing to admit to it, new research suggests. The widespread relaxation of marijuana laws in the U.S. may have reduced the stigma of smoking pot, the researchers reported today (Feb. 10) in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The new study comes on the heels of an October 2015 study, in which researchers said they found that marijuana use had more than doubled in the U.S. over the decade between 2003 and 2013, and that the percentage of people who have a "marijuana use disorder" had also skyrocketed.
High Numbers: Are More People Really Smoking Pot?
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
'Star Wars' Fans Feel the Force at New Jersey's Liberty Science Center"Star Wars" remixes and tribute songs filled the air as crowds of dressed-up fans and their parents (and children) packed into the learning center in New Jersey Friday to kick off "Science, Sabers and Star Wars," a celebration of the movies' world. Once there, they can train to be a Jedi, design a droid, blast rockets at the Death Star, meet R2-D2, and even see arcs of electricity pulsate to the beat in a "Star Wars"-themed Tesla Coil show — all activities aimed at teaching a bit of science with the movies' help. "We're able to marry something people like anyway — and, of course, that's their enthusiasm for 'Star Wars' — with actually going a bit into the science behind it," Paul Hoffman, Liberty Science Center president and CEO, told Space.com.
'Star Wars' Fans Feel the Force at New Jersey's Liberty Science Center
Gravitational Waves: What Their Discovery Means for Science and HumanityPeople around the world cheered yesterday morning (Feb. 11) when scientists announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time whose existence was first proposed by Albert Einstein, in 1916. The waves came from two black holes circling each other, closer and closer, until they finally collided. The recently upgraded Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) captured the signal on Sept. 14, 2015.
Gravitational Waves: What Their Discovery Means for Science and Humanity
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users. Its inventors say the app, released by the University of California, Berkeley, could give early warning of a quake to populations without their own seismological instruments. "MyShake cannot replace traditional seismic networks like those run by the U.S. Geological Survey," said Richard Allen, leader of the app project and director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.
App shakes up earthquake science by turning users into sensors
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said. The Neanderthals were once the closest relatives of modern humans. "This raises several fascinating questions like, 'What effect does the Neanderthal DNA that remains in modern humans have on our biology?'" said study senior author John Capra, an evolutionary geneticist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Neanderthal-Human Trysts May Be Linked to Modern Depression, Heart Disease
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo a model of Rosetta lander Philae stands on a model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany. European scientists said Friday Feb. 12, 2016 they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.
Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79
State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton EmailsThe State Department today made publicly available online 551 documents comprising 1,012 pages from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email account. Combined with the department’s previous document releases –- which totaled 44,818 pages -– the total count of Clinton documents released is now 45,830 pages. Earlier this week a federal judge ordered the State Department speed up production of Clinton's emails, a process that was supposed to be completed by the end of January.
State Department releases more than 1,000 pages of Clinton emails
A woman lifts her scarf up in front of her nose to shield from the cold air, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in New York. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures well below freezing on Saturday for New York. But wind chills could drop even lower, and wind gusts could reach around 44 mph. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up for the some of the worst cold of the winter — a snap so bad it forced an ice festival in Central Park to cancel and caused an Interstate pileup that killed three.
As teeth-chattering temps move in, officials urge caution
Pope Francis is welcomed by Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and first lady Angelica Rivera, upon his arrival at the Presidential palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Francis kicked off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with a long popemobile ride past cheering crowds on a day that will see him meet with the country’s political and church elite, and end with a silent prayer before the Virgin of Guadalupe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico's ruling classes on his first full day in the country.
Pope gives tough love to Mexico's political, church elite
Growing evidence of Russian support of the Afghan Taliban worries U.S.
U.S. sources: Russia forging alliance with Taliban
Over the past decade or so, the DOE's Office of Civil Rights, which is tasked with enforcing laws against discrimination of all kinds in educational programs, including Title IX, has watched its workload double while it’s resources have remained the same.
Obama’s budget request comes amid sexual assault investigation backlog
Two 15-year-old girls died on Friday in a shooting at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale and were found with a gun beside them, police said. Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said it was too early to determine if the incident at Independence High involved a suicide.
Two teen girls found shot dead at school in Phoenix suburb
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.
Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial
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The family was forced to leave the cat behind after he escaped.
Group Hopes to Reunite Lost Cat With Refugee Family
Pope Francis is challenging Mexico's political and ecclesial elites to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country
Pope Gives Tough Love to Mexico's Political, Church Elite
The Latest: After delivering his homily, Pope Francis sat silently in an armchair that was moved in front of the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe while the service continued in Mexico City
The Latest: Pope Prays Silently Before Virgin of Guadalupe
Greek authorities arrest two heavily armed suspects near the border with Turkey
2 Heavily Armed British Men Arrested Near Turkish Border
Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested the alleged head of an auto theft gang whose other members have been arrested in last month's killing of a prosecutor
Puerto Rico Arrests Leader of Gang in Killing of Prosecutor
State prosecutors in northern Mexico say the warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot that killed 49 people
Mexico Warden, 2 Other Prison Officers Charged Over Riot
Turkish prime minister Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says his country's military fired at Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in response to a provocation along the border
The Latest: Turkey Confirms Shelling Kurds in Syria
Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city
Syrian Troops Capture Village Near Northern City of Aleppo
Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but vowed to keep protesting until the government listens
Greek Farmers End Blockade of Central Athens in Tax Dispute
Uganda's long-time president says he will deal firmly with any security threats during next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers
Uganda's President Cites Security as Key Topic in Debate
The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago
Church Lifts Ban of Indian Priest Convicted of Sex Assault
Lance Sgt. Matt Lawson decided to "buy the lads a few seconds" when he saw three officers chasing a suspect.
Watch: British Soldier Says He's 'Not a Hero' After He Trips Fleeing Suspect
North Korean media broadcast footage of Kim Jong Un visiting the launch site in Pyongyang.
Watch: Video Purportedly Shows North Korea's Latest Rocket Launch
Reinhold Manning has been charged with being an accessory to 170,000 murders at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Watch: Former Nazi Guard, 94, on Trial for Auschwitz Deaths
Moscow's city government took down the 100 shops overnight.
Watch: Russian Government Demolishes Kiosks
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Scalia was nominated to the court by President Reagan.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79
Firefighters Saturday used helicopters and airboats to douse a blaze on a train trestle west of New Orleans, but some Amtrak and freight service remain disrupted
Train Trestle Fire Near New Orleans Doused, Amtrak Route Cut
A train trestle fire west of New Orleans has been extinguished
The Latest: Rail Bridge Fire out, Amtrak Service Disrupted
For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, a recent Supreme Court ruling temporarily blocking greenhouse gas reductions was seen as a rare victory
Reality Tempers Optimism in Coal Country After Court Ruling
The US Geological Survey says a 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states
5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Among Several Temblors in Oklahoma
A state-sanctioned hunt on public lands for invasive Burmese pythons is about to end
102 Pythons Caught as State Snake Hunt Enters Final Weekend
The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run
Recaptured Jail Inmate Says He Never Intended to Harm Anyone
A deadly pileup involving dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed 3 people and sent scores to hospitals appears to have been weather-related
Police: 3 Killed, Scores to Hospitals After Huge I-78 Pileup
A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in trading shots with man chased they through a Baton Rouge neighborhood before dawn Saturday
DA: Suspect Shot First in Battle Injuring Suspect, Officers
Recorded interview reveals the lies former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca told federal authorities who were investigating corruption at the jails he ran
Recordings Reveal the Lies Former LA Sheriff Told Prosecutor
The senior Supreme Court Associate Justice, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, was found dead at a West Texas ranch.
Watch: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at Age 79
Tracy was in the restaurant when the assailant started cutting people.
Watch: Witness Recounts Harrowing Details of Machete Attack
Two students are dead after a shooting in Glendale, Arizona.
Watch: Police, School Superintendent, Mayor Offer Remarks on School Shooting
Lola, an adorable little dog recently stolen during a carjacking, has been found and reunited with her owner in San Bernardino, California, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
Watch: Little Dog Stolen During Carjacking Is Reunited With Owner
Columbus Division of Police brief the media on attack.
Watch: Suspect Killed After Attacking Victims With Machete
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The 2016 presidential candidates reacted to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Presidential Candidates React to Death of Justice Scalia
The president has been informed of the passing of Justice Scalia.
Obama Extends Condolences to Justice Scalia's Family
More than 44,000 pages have now been released
State Department Releases More Than 1,000 Pages of Clinton Emails
"I don't go out and try to win a vote by using God," John Kasich told reporters last week.
Kasich, Who Says He Won’t 'Win a Vote' With God, Brings Religion to Forefront
But will it work?
Clinton Testing Out New Strategy Against Bernie Sanders
GOP presidential candidates will take the stage in Greenville, South Carolina.
What to Watch for at Tonight's GOP Debate
Rubio previously said Selective Service should be opened up to women.
Marco Rubio Opposes Drafting Women
Anyone who missed Thursday’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee could have tuned in to Hillary Clinton’s event in South Carolina for the highlights. In fact, it might have been clearer what she was trying to accomplish. Lines met with gentle nods in Wisconsin were greeted with vigorous applause Friday by the residents of Denmark, South Carolina, a rural town with a population of less than 4,000. At the heart of her message was a phrase that Clinton repeated multiple times during her remarks. “I want you to understand, I will not promise you something I cannot deliver,” Clinton said. “I will not make promises I know I cannot keep.” The pragmatic vow was a subtle dig at her opponent Bernie Sanders, who has campaigned on platforms of free college and universal healthcare. But it also functioned as a reminder to communities like this one – rural, poor, and overwhelmingly African American – that voters here have been burned before. In 1993, Denmark’s local school district was one of...
Clinton’s New Tactic to Keep South Carolina Dems in Her Corner
The former Virginia governor is ending his bid for president.
Jim Gilmore Suspends Presidential Campaign
The Cruz campaign began running multiple ads attacking Donald Trump.
Trump Tweets He Has 'Standing to Sue' Cruz
Rep. Duncan Hunter busted out his vaporizer in a House Transportation Committee hearing today while debating an amendment from Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC, that would formally ban the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes on airplanes.
Watch: California Congressman Vapes at Committee Hearing
A look at some of the highlights from the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2016 presidential election hosted by PBS on Feb. 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Watch: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate In A Minute
Bush hopes to set an example for certain other candidates.
Watch: Jeb Bush Says He's Giving Up Profanity for Lent
A new online ad by the Bernie Sanders campaign features Eric Garner's daughter, Erica Garner, explaining why she is backing the Vermont senator.
Watch: New Bernie Sanders Ad Features Eric Garner's Daughter
President Obama greets babies upon arrival in San Jose.
Watch: Pres. Obama Greets Babies on Ropeline in California
MONEYScope
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There is still nowhere to run or hide from the scammers and identity thieves.
Identity Theft Is Dead! Long Live Identity Theft!
Markets are off to a horrible start but don’t let fear rule your decisions.
Why Investors Shouldn’t Let China, Oil Rule Their Decisions
Taxpayers should be on high alert over fraud scam this season.
Treasury Department Warns Taxpayers About a Fraud Scams
A strengthening job market, low gasoline prices and rising home values are all helping consumers to spend more, even though stock markets on Wall Street and around the world are sputtering
Main Street Holds up as Wall Street Struggles, for a Change
Business Highlights
US stocks snapped a five-day losing streak Friday on higher oil prices and an encouraging retail sales report
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared on Friday
A rebound in bank shares and energy companies lifts US shares after 5 straight down days
US Stocks End a Down Week on an up Note
There are some financial questions you need to ask before tying the knot.
How to Tell If Your Valentine Is Cheating on You Financially
Deutsch Bank, Wynn Resorts and Square trade higher on Wall Street, while Pandora and Activision slump
Deutsche Bank and Wynn Resorts Rise, Pandora Tumbles
Wheat, corn, and soybeans lower, oats higher on the CBOT; beef lower and pork higher on the CME.
Grain Mostly Lower, Livestock Mostly Lower
ABC News Fixer will be on “GMA” with car care tips for you.
The Jiffy Lube Nightmare: Wrong Engine Installed in SUV
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541
US Rig Count Drops 30 This Week to 541; Texas Down 14
Recalls this week: ceiling lamps, propane gas, infant booties, snowmobiles
Recalls This Week: Ceiling Lamps, Propane Gas
ABC News' Charli James goes backstage to chat with the designer before his NY runway show.
Watch: Malan Breton Talks Fashion Week
Why this cowboy gave up rodeos for chocolate truffles.
Watch: One Wyoming Cowboy Is Working Overtime to Prep His Chocolate Truffles for Valentine's Day
SciTech
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ABC News: Technology
Gravitational waves have been detected a century after Albert Einstein first proposed their existence.
Einstein Was Right: Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves
Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!
5 Tech Hacks to Make It a Great Valentine's Day
A pair of lawmakers are introducing a new bill today that, if passed, would squash any potential state-level bills that could weaken encryption.
New Bill Could Stop States From Getting a Backdoor Into Your Smartphone
The State Department has released more than 1,000 new pages of Hillary Clinton's emails
1,000 Pages of Clinton Emails Released; 84 Classifications
A new report says the waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply
NYC Waters Are Teeming With Plastic Particles, Study Finds
Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window
Urbanization Leads to Change in Type of Bacteria in the Home
Whisper, the app popular for spilling your deepest hopes, dreams and secret wishes, crunched its trove of data to find out the most romantic state.
Whisper App Reveals Valentine's Day Secrets
Texas has become the first state to call for a ban on allowing bite mark evidence, which legal experts say will likely reverberate in courtrooms across the country
Texas 1st State to Recommend Court Ban on Bite Mark Evidence
Visa on Friday disclosed its ownership in Friday in Square, the mobile payment services company co-founded and led by Jack Dorsey
Visa Discloses Stake in Dorsey's Company, Square
Federal wildlife officials are recommending three island fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered and threatened species list
Feds: Remove 3 California Foxes From Endangered Species List
Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags, telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary, according to documents
Documents Show Volkswagen Resisted Takata Air Bag Recall
Federal wildlife officials are recommending three island fox subspecies native to California's Channel Islands be removed from the endangered and threatened species list
The Latest: Feds: Take California Foxes off Endangered List
A cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back after mold was discovered in some of the bags used for packing supplies.
Space Station Resupply Mission Delayed After Mold Found in Bags
After a rough few months, company reveals its 2015 report.
Twitter's Day of Reckoning Is Here
The speaker can now feed you, take you places and serenade you.
Amazon Echo Picks Up 3 Helpful New Skills
Health
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Kim Dillashaw said her daughter Kinley Galbreath, 7, can only move her right leg and her left hand months after the infection.
Watch: Mom Says Daughter Remains Partially Paralyzed 18 Months After Enterovirus Infection
The day brings more than just broken hearts to the ER.
Valentine's Day Tales From the ER
The women were infected with the virus after traveling abroad.
Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says
Tennessee parents say the doctor operated on the wrong infant.
Doctor Performed Oral Surgery on Newborn by Mistake, Parents Say
The Zika virus has been associated with a birth defect called microcephaly.
Zika Outbreak Updates: China Reports First Case
This is only the fourth time that the highest level has been activated.
Zika Outbreak Prompts CDC to Activate Highest Emergency Ops Level
Researchers looked at more than 200,000 people with concussions.
Concussions May Increase Suicide Risk, Study Finds
The Zika virus has been a concern in the area for months.
Zika Outbreak: USOC 'Will Not' Stop Brazil-Bound Athletes
Zika virus has spread throughout the Americas since early last year.
Zika Virus: Travel Companies Allow Employees to Avoid Outbreak Countries
Following the outbreak from Brazil where families are dealing with devastating effects to how it traveled to the United States.
Watch: Zika Virus Outbreak: Inside the Hot Zone
Scientists found genetic mutation in families with rare condition.
Rare Genetic Mutation Pinpointed as Cause of Vibration-Induced Hives
There have been nine people diagnosed with Zika virus in Florida.
Zika Virus Prompts Florida to Declare Emergency in 4 Counties
Buffalo Bills linebacker Tony Steward mourns death of Brittany Burns.
Fiancee of NFL Star Dies of Ovarian Cancer at 26
Lawmakers want updates on the Zika virus in the United States.
Senators Call for Federal Updates on Zika Outbreak
The case happened in Dallas County, health officials say.
Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus Case Found in US
Entertainment
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: Entertainment
Legendary singer Barry Manilow was rushed back to Los Angeles on Thursday following complications from oral surgery he had earlier this week.
Barry Manilow Reschedules Shows Following Oral Surgery Complications
Viewers were shocked when Ellen Pompeo's character was attacked by a patient inside the series' fictional hospital on the mid-season premiere of "Grey's Anatomy."
Ellen Pompeo Defends Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Attack
The actor revealed that "Titanic" was an "experiment" for him and Winslet.
Leonardo DiCaprio Reflects on Filming 'Titanic' With Kate Winslet
Marvel’s anti-hero superhero Deadpool is finally getting a movie.
'Deadpool': Movie Review
The single, titled "Make Me Like You," was released Thursday.
Gwen Stefani Releases New Single About Blake Shelton
The singer revealed in "Vogue" that she uses a notebook to write her lyrics.
Adele Proves Yet Again Why She's Retro Chic
"It was a very short evening," the actress said of their date.
Candice Bergen Opens Up About 'Blind Date' With Donald Trump
The actress gave birth Thursday to Owen Bartlett Hubbell.
Heather Morris of 'Glee' Welcomes 2nd Child
Kermit's relationship drama has played out in the spotlight for all to see.
Valentine’s Day Tips From Kermit the Frog
The actor felt "fireworks" for Blake while on a date with someone else.
The Unusual Way Ryan Reynolds Fell in Love With Blake Lively
If you liked the original, you'll want to see the sequel.
'Zoolander 2': Movie Review
See the models get the last minute finishing touches before they head out on the runway for New York Fashion Week.
Watch: Hair and Makeup at Tadashi Shoji Show
See the behind the scenes frenzy as models and crew get ready for the runway show at New York Fashion Week.
Watch: Backstage at Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji discusses his design approach ahead of his runway show at New York Fashion Week.
Watch: 'Small People and Large People Equally, They Want To Be Beautiful'
Diane Sawyer talks about her interview with the mother of Dylan Klebold.
Watch: Columbine Shooter's Mother Speaks to Diane Sawyer
Travel
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: Travel
We’ve found some inviting getaways in the U.S. you probably haven’t heard of.
5 Cozy Weekend Getaways in the U.S. You Haven't Thought Of
Here are 5 things to know to get those super airfare deals.
Is That $19 Deal for Real? Yes, Sometimes
Parts of the East Coast could be hit with an historic amount of snow.
Airlines Offer Refunds, Waivers Ahead of East Coast Winter Storm
Although you can't rent an igloo, other unique options are available.
Check Out AirBnb's Quirky Rentals
Hotel search Trivago.com listed the world's best private island hotels.
Check Out These Private Islands Around the World
Here are eight awesome all-inclusive resorts in the U.S.
7 Awesome All-Inclusive Resorts in the US for Your Next Vacation
All are great picks for a sandy getaway that won't wipe out your bank account.
11 Budget-Friendly Beach Destinations in the US
The new addition to Beantown's Innovation District offers sleek accommodations and great views.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Boston's Envoy Hotel 'Premier Suite'
Outside magazine asked its readers for their picks for America's Best Towns. After 1.6 million votes were cast, the list was narrowed to the final 16.
Photos: OUTSIDE Names America's Best Towns
Free admission today to all national parks.
Photos: The Majestic Beauty of the US
After an extensive renovation, Malliouhana is once again a go-to Anguilla hotel for the jet set.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Anguilla's Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort
View the entrees of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
Photos: Go Around the World in These Breathtaking Photos
Some vacationers are already planning their first post-holiday trip, whether it's a long President's Day weekend or extended spring break.
Watch: Planning Your Next Vacation Early May Help You Save
ABC News' Genevieve Shaw Brown on how travelers can navigate the busy travel week ahead without losing their sanity or their bags.
Watch: Top Tips for Thanksgiving Travel
ABC News' Genevieve Shaw Brown has tips on how to best save money when booking holiday travel.
Watch: Best Times to Book Your Holiday Travel
Relationships
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
GMA
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: GMA
Scalia was nominated to the court by President Reagan.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79
Wind chills in parts of New York could see wind chills of minus 40 degrees.
Northeast Braces for Life-Threatening Wind Chills
A 69-year-old Oregon man has two Nevada police officers to thank for saving his life after he was lost in the desert for a week.
Stranded Man Survives Week in Desert on Melted Snow, Canned Food
These are some of the most sought after destinations in Mexico for our users.
Mexico's 12 Most Popular Resorts
Evidence indicates one girl shot the other, then shot herself, police said.
Shooting Death of Two Teens in Arizona Appears to Be Murder-Suicide: Police
One of the 4 victims is in critical condition.
Machete-Wielding Man Known to FBI
Real Estate site Estately analyzed trends to find the top searches by state.
Most Popular Valentine's Day Gift Searches by State
The actor revealed that "Titanic" was an "experiment" for him and Winslet.
Leonardo DiCaprio Reflects on Filming 'Titanic' With Kate Winslet
Marvel’s anti-hero superhero Deadpool is finally getting a movie.
'Deadpool': Movie Review
Lola has been found and reunited with her owner in San Bernardino, California, according to police.
Little Dog Stolen During Carjacking Is Reunited With Owner
Federal Agencies Investigating Playing Turf; Democrat Battle Heads West.
Full Episode: GMA 02/13/16: Dangerous Cold Hits the Northeast
Sara Haines reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
Watch: New App Tells What Dog Breed You Most Resemble
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what you need to know to take care of your heart.
Watch: Taking Care of Your Heart
Psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor has warning signs your child may be having violent thoughts and what to do if you see them.
Watch: Preventing Another Columbine
The FBI now claims that Abigail Kemp was recruited to commit her alleged crimes by brothers Larry and Michael Gilmore.
Watch: New Details Emerge About Former-Model Turned Thief
Nightline
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: Nightline
Deep in the Ecuadorian rain forest, a woman handed Channing Tatum a bowl of tea made from a mysterious leaf believed to have mystical powers.
Channing Tatum's Energy Secret: This Amazonian Leaf Tea
Linda Patrik first suspected her brother-in-law was involved after reading the Unabomber's writing.
Unabomber's Family Recalls Turning Him in to FBI
The investigation may run in conjunction with the one underway for El Faro.
NTSB Weighs Probe of Cruise's Weather Troubles
The ship reversed course to head back to New Jersey.
Cruise Captain: Weather Forecast Wasn't 'Anything Near' What Happened
Jessica Sheridan gave ABC News her first-hand account of the terror at sea.
Passenger Recounts Terrifying 12 Hours on Cruise Ship
In her first television interview since being released from federal prison, reality TV star Teresa Giudice said the living conditions in prison were horrible and like “li
EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice Says Prison Was Like ‘Living in Hell’
The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50.
Peyton Manning 'Very Much at Peace' After Super Bowl Win
But Playboy, with this weekend’s revolutionary re-launch, will be a nudie magazine no more.
The Evolution of Playboy, From First Centerfold to Last Nude Issue
The captivating O.J. Simpson murder investigation, the White Bronco police case, the criminal trial that resulted in that infamous not-guilty verdict.
'People vs. O.J. Simpson' Cast Reveal How Roles Impacted Them
For Chris Pine, the role of captaining a Coast Guard crew in a rescue mission against all odds for Disney’s “The Finest Hours” came with a very real waterlogged feeling.
'Finest Hours' Star Chris Pine's Transformation Into Coast Guard Hero
A former legal adviser for the founder of Bikram yoga who brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against the guru was awarded more than $7 million in damages.
Bikram Yoga Founder Accuser Feels 'Vindicated'
They are professional matchmakers who get paid thousands of dollars to find matches for their clients.
Old School Matchmakers Help Unlucky Daters Find Love
Unconditional love isn’t always healthy, but Morgan Salinger accepts that about Hachi – her 2-year-old chow mix who suffers from separation anxiety.
Pets on Prozac: Dogs Take Meds for Separation Anxiety
A new report recommends a change to what some see as a broken admissions system.
Good Grades, Extracurriculars, May Not Be All Colleges Look For Anymore
The Netflix docu-series “Making a Murderer” explores the strange legal odyssey of Steven Avery, who in 2007 was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder.
'Making a Murderer': Is Steven Avery Guilty? A Deeper Look
Primetime
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: 20/20
In her first television interview, Klebold wanted to share her journey in the aftermath of the Columbine massacre.
Watch: Sue Klebold Explains Why She's Coming Forward: Part 1
Klebold said she had no idea her son, who she used to call her "Sunshine Boy," was depressed and secretly suicidal.
Watch: Sue Klebold Recalls What Her Son Dylan Was Like at Home: Part 2
Experts examine the differences between the two Columbine killers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.
Watch: What Happened to Dylan Klebold Over Time: Part 3
Klebold said she thought Columbine was just a "moment of madness" until detectives showed her the boys' homemade videotapes.
Watch: When Sue Klebold's Denial of Son's Involvement Ended: Part 4
An FBI expert talks about the "epidemic" of school shootings and what everyone can do to help prevent them.
Watch: Thwarted Shooters and Copycats After Columbine: Part 5
Those who were injured or lost loved ones in the tragedy have tried to move on and some have set up foundations.
Watch: Columbine Victims, Survivors Remembered: Part 6
'20/20' What's Your Story: Bailey said she was 15 years old when she attempted suicide and talks about how she got through it.
Watch: Teen Shares Her Story of Battling Depression
A look at the statistics of gun violence on school campuses nationwide.
Watch: School Shootings Since Columbine: By The Numbers
Sue Klebold believed that like many parents, she was sure she would have known if something were wrong with her son -- but all that changed after Columbine.
Columbine Killer's Mother Reflects on Her Son, What She Missed
Anne Marie Hochhalter was a student at Columbine High School when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris suddenly opened fire.
Healing After Columbine: Survivors, Victims' Families on Moving Forward
ABC News spoke to several experts who have studied mental health in children and teens, as well as studied the Columbine tragedy.
Experts' Tips on How to Talk to a Troubled Child
Information about mental health organizations and other resources.
Resources for Suicide Prevention, Mental Illness Concerns, Helping Parents Cope
Russell Frantom was just 16 years old when he began talking online about a plan to attack his Indiana high school.
Thwarted School Shooter Says He Was 'Relieved' He Was Stopped
A look at statistics of gun violence on school campuses nationwide.
School Shootings Since Columbine: By the Numbers
"The first words out of his mouth [were], 'I got them,'" Khatie Krisztian said.
Friend Recalls Moment She Turned in Alleged 'Road Rage' Killer
WNT
Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:34
ABC News: World News Tonight
Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold, told Diane Sawyer that when the Columbine tragedy happened, she couldn’t stop thinking about the victims.
Sue Klebold, Mother of Columbine Killer Dylan Klebold, Speaks
Evidence indicates one girl shot the other, then shot herself, police said.
Shooting Death of Two Teens in Arizona Appears to Be Murder-Suicide: Police
The women were infected with the virus after traveling abroad.
Two US Women Miscarry After Zika Infection, CDC Says
One of the 4 victims is in critical condition.
Machete-Wielding Man Known to FBI
Wind chills in this cold can bring on frostbite in as little as 10 minutes.
Deep Freeze Heading to East Coast
The Cruz campaign began running multiple ads attacking Donald Trump.
Trump Tweets He Has 'Standing to Sue' Cruz
The stories people have been buzzing about.
Watch: Index: Historic Meeting Between Pope Francis and Head of Russian Orthodox Church
Mother of Columbine school shooter breaks her silence 17 years later; Tim Tebow helps children with special needs all over the world have a prom.
Full Episode: WN 02/12/16: Bitter and Dangerous Cold From New England to the Carolinas
The two journalists, badly injured by a roadside bomb, celebrate their recovery and "tenth" alive day with wounded warriors.
Watch: ABC News' Bob Woodruff and Doug Vogt's 10th Anniversary of Being Attacked in Iraq
"Sopranos" star is giving people with the disease hope and wants them to know they can fight it too.
Watch: Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Message About Having Multiple Sclerosis
Find out how much, from the ads to the footballs to the trophies and more, are made right here in the U.S.A.
Watch: Made in America Super Bowl 50
Find out why this delicious treat is such a hit and what the enticing smell had to do with its winning recipe for success.
Watch: The Power of Made in America All Over the World
With the cold weather here to stay here are some easy ways to lower your home heating costs.
Watch: Simple Tips to Save on Heating Costs
Tamara Warren, senior transportation writer for the Verge shares tips with potential car buyers to help them avoid common mistakes that can lead to driving off the lot wi
Tips to Avoid Buyer's Remorse With Your New Car
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene has been nominated twice for his album honoring his daughter who was killed in the Newtown school massacre.
Album Dedicated to Memory of Sandy Hook Victim Nominated for 2 Grammys

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