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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
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Marion Barry is sworn in as a city council member in Washington DC.By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...
Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies
Michael Palmer and Carin Schultz work to clear her car of snow and remove it from Union street on November 20, 2014 in the suburb of Hamburg, Buffalo, New YorkWeather forecasters and emergency officials warned Sunday that melting snow would lead to heavy flooding in parts of the US northeast, with hundreds of thousands of people told to brace for fast-rising waters. A flood watch was in effect until Wednesday in several counties in and around Buffalo in New York state after record-breaking snowfall killed at least 14 people, as Mother Nature struck its first blow of winter in the US, dumping more than six feet (two meters) of snow on Wednesday-Thursday. "While the snow has stopped, and we have made great progress on snow removal efforts, we are not out of the woods yet as the potential for flooding is great," said Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz. The New York state national guard was out in force to help residents dig out of their homes in hard-hit Erie and several other counties, while forecasters predicted the potential flooding from melting snow could be exacerbated by showers on Sunday and Monday.
US northeast braces for flooding after record snow
Ron Jeblonski uses a snow blower to clear snow from his driveway in South BuffaloBy Mark Blinch BUFFALO (Reuters) - The area around Buffalo, New York braced on Sunday for potential flooding as warming temperatures began to melt up to seven feet (2 meters) of snow that fell in a record snow storm last week in which 13 people died. More than 650 members of the New York National Guard were in Erie county and Buffalo to help with snow removal and flood prevention, and hundreds of volunteers fanned out over the city to help dig out homes still buried in snow. Recent rain compacted high banks of snow and made it heavy to dig out. "The focus right now is still snow removal. ...
Western New York braces for flooding as heavy snow melts
Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at a monument to Russian Czar Alexander I during an unveiling ceremony in Alexander Gardens at the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Czar Alexander I reigned as Emperor of Russia from March 23, 1801 to 1 Dec. 1, 1825. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.
Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life
A member of the Afghan National Army stands guard as new members attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants. The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the U.S. and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 45 people, officials said.
Suicide bomber kills at least 45 Afghans
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Iranian FM Zarif and EU envoy Ashton pose for photographers in ViennaBy Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say. The talks in Vienna could lead to a transformation of the Middle East, open the door to ending economic sanctions on Iran and start to bring a nation of 76 million people in from the cold after decades of hostility with the West. ...
Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension
Migrants settle into a sports hall, after being rescued, in the Turkish Cypriot breakaway northern coastal city of Kerynia or Girne, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Over 200 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — About 228 migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, have been rescued after their damaged ship drifted for hours in rough seas off Cyprus' northern coast, an official said Sunday.
Migrants rescued off Cyprus' north coast
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Yahya Khel district, where residents had gathered to watch a tournament final. He said most of the casualties were civilians. ...
Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
A woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote during the first round of the Tunisian presidential election, in a polling station at Marsa, outside Tunis, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia took another step forward in its transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy.
Tunisians hold landmark presidential election
Protesters hold signs Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed.
Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016
The front of Charing Cross train station in central London, which was evacuated as emergency services dealt with a fire on a train, Sunday Nov. 23, 2014. London Fire Brigade said that the "small fire" on a front carriage had been brought under control at the London station. (AP Photo/Olivia Rudgard, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — Emergency services in London briefly evacuated Charing Cross train station after a fire broke out on a small section in the front carriage of train. There were no injuries.
UK authorities briefly evacuate train station
Britain's Prime Minister Cameron delivers a speech at a UK Investment Summit in Newport, south WalesBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year. Immigration has shot to the top of voter concerns before a 2015 national election after the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants to limit inflows and leave the EU, won European elections in Britain in May and later secured two seats in the British parliament. ...
Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration
By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla and Saadiya, about 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Many residents fled the violence long ago. At least 23 peshmerga and militia fighters were killed and dozens were wounded in Sunday's fighting, medical and army sources said. ...
Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.
Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills some 45
Business
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
New 10-euro banknotes are pictured during their presentation at the Austrian national bank in ViennaBy Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy. A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing significantly to powerful forces already dragging down inflation across the globe. A spectacular drop in crude oil prices over the past month will be the center of discussion when ministers from the world's top oil exporters meets in Vienna on Friday. ...
Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world
The headquarters of the People's Bank of China is pictured behind an iron chain in BeijingBy By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday's surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures before finally deciding last week that a bold monetary policy step was required to stabilize the world's second-largest economy. ...
Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources
A euro logo sculpture stands in front the headquarters of the European Central Bank in FrankfurtBy Paul Taylor PARIS (Reuters) - The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. When European Union leaders meet on Dec. 18-19 under new management, they have a chance to launch a joint assault on the economic stagnation and high unemployment that are fuelling disenchantment and anti-EU protest among voters. All the signs are they are set to fall short. The 18-nation euro zone is struggling to pull out of the aftermath of its debt crisis, aggravated by the economic impact of a standoff with Russia over Ukraine. ...
Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy
A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock investors head into the Thanksgiving holiday thankful for the market's recent strength, which puts major indexes on track for another year of double-digit gains, though the swiftness of the advance has raised eyebrows.
Giving thanks for big stock gains
Russia's Central Bank Governor Nabiullina applauds during the VTB Capital "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum in MoscowBy Lidia Kelly and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float. Such tough measures may well help push the country deeper into recession next year, but have so far staved off financial panic, runaway inflation or a currency meltdown like the one that helped catapult Putin into power in the 1990s. ...
Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank - for now
Swedish banker and industrialist Jacob Wallenberg speaksBy Alistair Scrutton and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if they could one day run Wallenberg's Investor holding company and several foundations with major stakes in Electrolux, Atlas Copco and Ericsson. ...
Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation
The headquarters of the People's Bank of China is pictured behind an iron chain in BeijingSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's latest interest rate cut is set to dent the profitability of domestic lenders, especially mid-sized banks, which are already suffering from higher bad loans and a slowdown in profit growth.
China's rate-cut likely to hurt banks, curb new loans to small borrowers
ECB Vice President Constancio looks on during the monthly ECB news conference in FrankfurtFLORENCE Italy (Reuters) - Europe is not at risk of sliding into "full deflation" but the current rate of inflation is dangerously low, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday.
Europe not at risk of full-blown deflation: ECB's Constancio
The European Commission's new President Juncker reacts as he chairs the first official meeting of the EU's executive body in BrusselsBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a much anticipated 300-billion-euro ($370 billion) investment plan on Wednesday that is meant to trigger economic growth in the European Union.
EU investment plan to take shape next week
People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.
European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
Unemployment rates fell in two-thirds of U.S. states last month, evidence that modest economic growth is boosting hiring in most areas of the country.
Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states
FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Stocks were on track to finish higher Thursday afternoon for the second day in a row as investors drew encouragement from reports on Chinese manufacturing, U.S. home sales and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers.
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading
FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Major stock indexes shifted higher in midday trading Thursday, getting a lift from an encouraging report on Chinese manufacturing and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers. The market also got a boost from data showing modest improvement in sales of previously occupied homes.
US stocks edge higher in midday trading
FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Major stock indexes moved higher in morning trading Friday, shaking off the prior day's slide over the possible geopolitical fallout from the downing of a passenger jet flying over eastern Ukraine. Investors had their eye on financial results from several big companies, including Google and Honeywell International.
US stocks edge higher in morning trading
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies.
US stocks are mixed in early trading
World News
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Iranian FM Zarif and EU envoy Ashton pose for photographers in ViennaBy Parisa Hafezi and John Irish VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran, the United States and other world powers are all but certain to miss Monday's deadline for negotiations to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, forcing them to seek an extension, sources say. The talks in Vienna could lead to a transformation of the Middle East, open the door to ending economic sanctions on Iran and start to bring a nation of 76 million people in from the cold after decades of hostility with the West. ...
Iran, powers set to miss nuclear talks deadline, seek extension
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked spectators at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 40 people, a provincial official said. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Yahya Khel district, where residents had gathered to watch a tournament final. He said most of the casualties were civilians. ...
Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran. There was no independent confirmation that the army, Shi'ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces had completely retaken Jalawla and Saadiya, about 115 km (70 miles) northeast of Baghdad. Many residents fled the violence long ago. At least 23 peshmerga and militia fighters were killed and dozens were wounded in Sunday's fighting, medical and army sources said. ...
Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State
Russian President Putin chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Kremlin in MoscowBy Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin blamed the West for worsening relations with Russia since the Ukraine crisis and said Moscow would not allow itself to become internationally isolated behind another 'Iron Curtain'. In an interview published by state news agency TASS on Sunday, Putin also said Western sanctions against Moscow, combined with the slide in the rouble and oil price falls would have no "catastrophic consequences" on Russia's economy. ...
Putin says Russia not isolated over Ukraine, blames West for frosty ties
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Members of al Qaeda wing Nusra Front and other Sunni Islamist battalions seized an area south of a Shi'ite Muslim village in northern Syria on Sunday after deadly clashes with pro-government fighters, a group monitoring the war said. The fighters advanced overnight on al-Zahra, north of Aleppo city, seizing territory to the south and also trying to take land to the east in an attempt to capture the village, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. ...
Fighters from Syrian al Qaeda wing close in on Shi'ite village: monitor
Britain's Prime Minister Cameron delivers a speech at a UK Investment Summit in Newport, south WalesBy Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives said on Sunday they were unlikely to keep a promise to reduce net migration to "tens of thousands", possibly damaging their reelection chances next year. Immigration has shot to the top of voter concerns before a 2015 national election after the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which wants to limit inflows and leave the EU, won European elections in Britain in May and later secured two seats in the British parliament. ...
British PM Cameron's party says likely to fail to cut immigration
Technology
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica(Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possible option to rein in the Internet company’s dominance in the search market.
European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in SydneyBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved what she called a "highly unusual" accord. It calls for Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers if the company is unsuccessful in appealing a ruling that found it liable for antitrust violations. ...
Apple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
(Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block computer-graphics chips made by Nvidia Corp from the U.S. market, Bloomberg reported. Samsung had accused Nvidia of infringing several of its chip-related patents and for making false claims about its products, counter-suing after Nvidia filed a suit against the company in September. The Korean company's lawsuit came after Nvidia accused it and rival Qualcomm Inc of infringing patents on its graphics-processing unit (GPU). ...
Samsung files ITC complaint to block Nvidia chips from U.S.: Bloomberg
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday. The programmer, who operates a YouTube channel of 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, had bombarded the department with requests for video content from police cameras, which the department said it lacks the funds and staff to quickly fulfill. ...
Seattle police body cameras plan revived by deal with anonymous programmer
Aero CEO Kanojia departs the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S. Supreme Court said Aereo violated broadcasters' copyrights by capturing live and recorded programs on miniature antennas and transmitting them to subscribers who paid $8 to $12 a month. That decision effectively forbade New York-based Aereo's business model, an attempt to offer a less-expensive alternative to cable television. ...
Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy
A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna(Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includes a video service, the Post reported. The Post did not say if the new service would be free or chargeable. Amazon's Prime service costs $99 a year. Amazon was not immediately available for comment. The new service will compete directly with Hulu and Netflix Inc, whose charges start at $7.99 a month for customers in the United States. ...
Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY post
Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper
Inhabitat's Week in Green: magnetic hoverboard, cardboard robots and a Toyota Prius camper
FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick arrives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. In the midst of a controversy involving a top executive who reportedly suggested paying $1 million to dig up dirt on a journalist critical of the company, Kalanick on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 gave a speech to current and potential investors at a Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Paul Sakluma, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?
Does bad behavior really hurt business?
FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013 file photo, the Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police Bernard Hogan-Howe leaves 10 Downing Street in London, following a meeting of Cobra. The head of London’s police force says as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat. Hogan-Howe told the BBC on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 that normally security services disrupt one plot annually. However, he says this year alone authoritieshave disrupted “we think four or five.’’(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LONDON (AP) — The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat.
UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
Pebble updates bring support for 80 languages and notifications for all Android appsPebble continues to release firmware and smartphone application updates to improve their smartwatch experiences. The latest Android update is sure to please Pebble owners.
Pebble updates bring support for 80 languages and notifications for all Android apps
Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the riseVideo games made by small studios have an effective tool in their arsenal when it comes to setting themselves apart.>
Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise
castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon
castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon
Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool'Microsoft Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Teper talks about Microsoft's thinking on everything from its Minecraft acquisition, to how the leadership team is evaluating what's core to the company.
Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool'
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything
3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything
Eminem releases massive free mixtape onlineDo you want 66 free songs from Eminem's label, Shady Records? You can now download Shady Classics, a 66-track mixtape put together by DJ Whoo Kid that represents some of the material that couldn't fit on the upcoming Eminem compilation album Shady XV. It also has some Eminem freestyles, though don't expect too much brand new material: the rapper's manager tells MLive.com that "there’s not a bunch of new stuff on there or anything.
Eminem releases massive free mixtape online
Politics
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Tribal fighters take part in a military training to prepare for fighting against Islamic State militants, in AnbarBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress. The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of the larger, $1.6 billion spending request to Congress focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces. ...
U.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
U.S. soldiers line up to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he departs from Kabul International AirportBy Steve Holland and Mirwais Harooni WASHINGTON/KABUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said. The decision made in recent weeks extends previous plans by authorizing U.S. troops to carry out combat operations against the Taliban to protect Americans and support Afghanistan's security forces as part of the new ISAF Resolute Support mission next year. Obama had announced in May that U.S. ...
Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan
U.S. President Obama delivers remarks on his use of executive authority to relax U.S. immigration policy during a speech at Del Sol High School in Las VegasBy Steve Holland LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his decision to bypass Congress and impose an immigration overhaul unilaterally, Obama attempted to rally support for his move in a speech at a Las Vegas high school, saying illegal immigrants need a chance to come out of the shadows. ...
Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner
U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las VegasNORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Obama's foursome included Jeter, Brian Greenspun, who is owner of the Las Vegas Sun, and businessman and Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck. They played at Shadow Creek Golf Club, an exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts International. Jeter retired from the Yankees in September after a Hall of Fame career. His golf game will likely need some improvement. ...
Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter
CLAYTON, Mo. — On Saturday, grand jury watch started to feel more like a hurricane watch here in the heart of St. Louis County. Workers scrambled Saturday morning to barricade police headquarters and other government buildings, residents grabbed supplies at a corner store and some shop owners finished boardingup windows.
St. Louis County fortifies police headquarters before Ferguson grand jury ruling
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Kerry decided to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving Iran's foreign minister to ponder an apparent new proposal from Washington meant to bridge differences standing in the way of a deal with less than four days to deadline. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)The White House told a select group of Congressional Democrats on Friday that Secretary of State John Kerry will suggest to Iran that the two sides extend ongoing nuclear negotiations that are not expected to seal a comprehensive deal by a Nov. 24 deadline.
White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks
The Senate will vote Dec. 1 on whether to confirm a pair of big-time donors to President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as ambassadors to Argentina and Hungary. It could be Noah Bryson Mamet's and Colleen Bell's last chance — their odds become vanishingly small when the GOP takes over in January.
Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1
101217-N-5549O-228Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, who flat-out states that the U.S. lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, argues we need to learn from past mistakes so we don’t make the same ones in the fight against the Islamic State.
Retired U.S. general on how to handle IS and why we lost in Iraq, Afghanistan
President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)Sure, President George H.W. Bush did the same thing 25 years ago. But the consequences of Obama’s executive action will be very, very different.
How Obama’s immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is dismissing criticism that he overstepped his authority by acting unilaterally to shield millions of immigrants from the threat of deportation.
Obama defends moves on immigration
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants a Democrat in the White House in 2016 and is pledging to do everything possible to help that nominee succeed.
Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016
Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:
Marion Barry remembered for love of DC
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.
Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak
Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, has died at a Washington hospital, aged 78Former Washington mayor Marion Barry, who left office in disgrace and went to prison on drug charges only to return for a fourth term, died at a Washington hospital, a spokeswoman said Sunday. United Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Williams confirmed the former mayor's death, but declined to give further details. The Washington Post, citing hospital officials, said the mayor was in cardiac arrest when he arrived at the hospital and could not be revived. Local media said he had only just been released from another area hospital earlier in the evening after being admitted Thursday for observation, after what the local NBC affiliate reported was a urinary tract infection.
Controversial Washington ex-mayor Marion Barry dies
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs away from New York Giants' Jayron Hosley (28) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
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Stenson of Sweden lines up his putts on the third green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson retained the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, carding a final-round 70 to finish two shots clear and cement his status as Europe’s number two golfer. Overnight leaders Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello started the day on 14-under, three strokes clear of England’s Justin Rose, with four players including world number one Rory McIlroy a stroke further back. ...
Ice man Stenson overcomes nerves to retain Dubai title
MANILA (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat romped to an emotional six-shot win at the $1 million Manila Masters on Sunday to preserve his playing privileges on the Asian Tour for another two years. The 47-year-old entered the week in danger of losing his card but a three-under-par 69 in the wind at the Jack Nicklaus designed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club was more than enough to claim his fourth Asian Tour title and first since the 2012 Philippine Open. "It means a lot to me," said Mamat, who fell to his knees and kissed the green after closing with a par at the last. ...
Mamat marches to Manila Masters title
MANILA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat romped to an emotional six-shot win at the $1 million Manila Masters on Sunday to preserve his playing privileges on the Asian Tour for another two years. The 47-year-old entered the week in danger of losing his card but a three-under-par 69 in the wind at the Jack Nicklaus designed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club was more than enough to claim his fourth Asian Tour title and first since the 2012 Philippine Open. "It means a lot to me," said Mamat, who fell to his knees and kissed the green after closing with a par at the last. ...
Golf-Mamat marches to Manila Masters title
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Adam Scott's bid for an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at his home Australian Masters fell agonizingly short on Sunday, but the world number two declared himself in good shape ahead of his re-match with Rory McIlroy at the Australian Open this week. Scott bogeyed his last hole in Sydney last year to lose the Australian Open title to McIlroy, which also cost the Australian a rare sweep of his nation's three marquee events. ...
Scott says in good shape for McIlroy showdown in Sydney
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott's bid for a hat-trick of titles on Sunday. Clinging to a one-stroke lead on the 18th, Cullen's approach shot found a steep sand-trap left of the green, but the unheralded South Australian put his recovery within two feet of the hole to seal the biggest win of his career on a sun-drenched afternoon at Metropolitan Golf Club. ...
Scott denied by masterful bunker shot in Melbourne
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on November 22, 2014 in Cleveland, OhioCleveland (AFP) - Lou Williams scored 36 points to spark Toronto over Cleveland 110-93 Saturday as the Raptors matched the NBA's best record while stretching the Cavaliers' losing streak to four games.
Raptors match top record as Cavaliers lose again
Connecticut native Suzy Whaley watches the ball at the start of the second round of the Greater Hartford Open, 25 July, 2003 in Cromwell, ConnecticutSuzy Whaley, a former LPGA player who qualified and played in a 2003 men's PGA event, was elected Saturday as the first woman officer in the PGA of America's history. The balloting all-but assures that Whaley, who was voted into a two-year term as secretary, will become the first president in the organization's history in 2018 as officers typically rotate into higher PGA roles. Derek Sprague was elected president and Paul Levy was elected as vice president. The PGA of America also announced that the role of honorary president, which outgoing president's serve for two years, will be retained by Allen Wronowski for two more years rather than passed along to Ted Bishop, who was outsed as the PGA of America president last month for a remark made in a Twitter posting.
Whaley voted first female PGA of America officer
Julieta Granada of Paraguay plays a shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 22, 2014 in Naples, FloridaNaples (United States) (AFP) - New Zealand teen Lydia Ko and American Stacy Lewis battled for a $1 million season bonus Saturday but Paraguay's Julieta Granada was the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship leader after 54 holes.
Ko, Lewis fight for bonus as Granada grabs lead
Tiger Woods of the U.S. grimaces after hitting his tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville(Reuters) - Tiger Woods, who plans to return to competition in less than two weeks after a three-month absence, said on Saturday that he is working with a new coach, Chris Como, on his swing. Woods, who has been plagued by back issues and underwent back surgery in March, broke ties with swing coach Sean Foley in August. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods said on his Twitter account (@TigerWoods). ...
Woods working with new swing teacher Como
Tiger Woods of the US tees a shot during the second round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on January 31, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab EmiratesTiger Woods, the former world number one set to return to golf in less than two weeks, said Saturday that Chris Como is his new swing coach. Como, based in Texas, began working with Woods earlier this month and became the fourth swing coach for the 14-time major winner since the American turned professional in 1996. "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. Como, who works out of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, was named by Golf Digest as one of the sport's best young teachers last year at age 35, telling the magazine he developed a curiosity about swing motions while growing up in California and that he worked with a Japanese couple who spoke little English, convincing him of the value of new teaching strategies.
Tiger names Chris Como as new swing coach
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington WizardsBy Larry Fine (Reuters) - The return of the prodigal son to Cleveland is undergoing growing pains as LeBron James and the Cavaliers struggle to fulfill lofty National Basketball Association expectations. Despite being crowned favorites to win the NBA title by Las Vegas oddsmakers after James announced his return to Cleveland in July, the Cavs slipped to 5-6 after their third loss in a row in falling to the Washington Wizards on Friday. ...
James and Cavaliers struggle to find winning formula
U.S. President Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration from his office on Air Force One upon his arrival in Las VegasNORTH LAS VEGAS Nev. (Reuters) - Of all the more than 200 rounds of golf Barack Obama has played as president, his outing on Saturday will probably prove to be a highlight: Teeing it up with New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. Obama's foursome included Jeter, Brian Greenspun, who is owner of the Las Vegas Sun, and businessman and Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck. They played at Shadow Creek Golf Club, an exclusive course owned by MGM Resorts International. Jeter retired from the Yankees in September after a Hall of Fame career. His golf game will likely need some improvement. ...
Obama's day off: Golf with baseball great Derek Jeter
McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his shot from the second tee during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes in the third round of the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Saturday, slipping four strokes behind joint-leaders Henrik Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello. World number one McIlroy began two shots adrift of Sweden's Stenson, but the Northern Irishman sunk birdies on holes 5-7 and another at 10 to pull level. Then came 20 minutes of golf that will haunt McIlroy. ...
Double-bogeys blunt McIlroy's charge in Dubai
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Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.
Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations
Best Feature Film director Lou Ye, third from right, Best New Performer Zhang Lei, second from right and fellow production staff hold six awards for the film “Blind Massage” at the 51st Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Golden Horse awards are one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese-French film about blind masseurs and Chinese actor and director Chen Jianbin scooped the most accolades at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse movie awards, considered the Chinese-language equivalent of the Oscars.
'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan
PARIS (AP) — Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince's royal heir.
Monaco to celebrate birth of its royal twins
Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.
Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families in Utah.
Woman on "My Five Wives" accuses father of abuse
Esta foto del 19 de noviembre de 2014 muestra el cuadro titulado "El viejo ayuntamiento", que según la casa subastadora fue pintado por Adolf Hitler en Nuremberg, Alemania. Se vendió por 130.000 euros euros a un comprador de Oriente Medio. (AP Foto/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ($162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday.
Hitler watercolor sold for $162,000 at auction
Since renewed allegations of sexual assault erupted in late October, Bill Cosby has seen a career resurgence begin to crumble. Here's what's happened since Oct. 31:
As Cosby allegations spiral, fallout mounts
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, model and television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Make Equality Reality Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dickinson, in a June 6, 2006 radio interview with Howard Stern, describes Bill Cosby as a "bad guy" and says he "preys on women." Dickinson later tells "Entertainment Tonight" on Nov. 18, 2014 that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. She says Cosby gave her red wine and a pill in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., hotel room. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:
Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.
For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.
Florida crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby
FILE - In this 1939 file photo originally released by Warner Bros., from left, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, are shown in a scene from "The Wizard of Oz." A Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. Lahr’s costume will be auctioned with other Hollywood items Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York by Bonhams, said a spokesman for the owner, James Comisar. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale.
'Wizard of Oz' Cowardly Lion costume up for sale
NEW YORK (AP) — A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic:
Statement: Bill Cosby's lawyer criticizes media
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
NEW YORK (AP) — A technology consultant from Florence, South Carolina, has bragging rights as the king of kings on "Jeopardy!"
South Carolina man wins 'Jeopardy!' tournament
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Marion Barry is sworn in as a city council member in Washington DC.By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued former mayor of Washington, D.C., who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78. Before his fall from grace, Barry had been one of the nation's most promising black politicians. Years later, many Washingtonians would consider him a scoundrel but he remained a hero to many others in impoverished parts of the city, even as his continuing battles with substance abuse went public. ...
Scandal-plagued former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies
In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 photo, Merck scientist Janet Lineberger conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. The health care industry has announced about $438 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions worldwide so far, about 14 percent of the $3.2 trillion total for all industries, according to data provider Dealogic. Merck & Co. agreed in June to pay nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. to combine that company's hepatitis C medicines with its own. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.
Health care M&A leads global deal surge
PARIS (Reuters) - A U.N. health worker was discharged from a French hospital on Sunday and left the country after recovering from Ebola, the French Health Ministry said in a statement. The U.N. worker, whose name and nationality have not been disclosed, had been flown to France from Sierra Leone and was in isolation at the Begin military hospital in the eastern Paris suburb of Saint-Mandé. The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization said on Friday. ...
U.N. worker leaves French hospital after Ebola recovery
Swedish banker and industrialist Jacob Wallenberg speaksBy Alistair Scrutton and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if they could one day run Wallenberg's Investor holding company and several foundations with major stakes in Electrolux, Atlas Copco and Ericsson. ...
Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation
By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans on Saturday called for more research into the health effects of U.S. service members' exposure to Agent Orange, in a first of its kind open meeting at a VA hospital in Portland, Oregon, on the lingering effects of the chemicals. The U.S. military during the Vietnam War sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange to destroy foliage and expose enemy troops. The herbicide, nicknamed for its giant orange storage drums, was often contaminated with a type of dioxin, a potently carcinogenic chemical. ...
Landmark open meeting on Agent Orange held at Oregon VA hospital
(Reuters) - The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternal organizations until January after a magazine article described in detail an alleged sexual assault that occurred on the campus, the school said on Saturday. All fraternal organizations and associated social activities will shut down until Jan. 9, the beginning of the spring semester, so that students, faculty and alumni can address sexual assault and sexual violence on campus, said Teresa Sullivan, president of the prestigious state university, located in Charlottesville, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. ...
University of Virginia suspends fraternal organizations in assaults probe
A man walks past an AVIVA logo outside the company's head office in the city of LondonLONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovered staff had sold hundreds of customers inappropriate pensions in 2013. Savers with medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and smokers should have been offered an increased annuity - which provides an income for life - based on their lower life expectancy, the newspaper said. ...
Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the foreign minister and his fellow Social Democrats (SPD) against pursuing a more friendly approach towards Russia in the Ukraine crisis, according to Spiegel magazine. "I know Mr (Frank-Walter) Steinmeier as a sensible diplomat. And we also need the dialogue with Russia," Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday. ...
Merkel ally warns SPD against own diplomacy towards Russia
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird. The strain is highly contagious among birds but has never been detected in humans. "For the first time, the H5N8 virus has been confirmed in a wild bird in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern," Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt said in a statement. ...
Germany reports second case of bird flu: H5N8 found in wild bird
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country.
Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering solidarity to people living with the condition.
Pope meets with autistic children
Children watch as a health worker sprays disinfectants outside a mosque in BamakoBAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali has recorded a new case of Ebola in the capital Bamako after the friend of a nurse who died of the hemorrhagic fever earlier this month tested positive for the disease, health and medical officials said on Saturday. The nurse contracted the disease after treating an imam from neighboring Guinea, who died after being incorrectly diagnosed with kidney problems. This allowed Ebola to spread to five other people in the West African nation's second outbreak. "Of two suspected cases tested, one was negative and the other positive. ...
Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse
By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - (This story corrects to make clear that the finding that 97 percent of cases were hospital-acquired was from a study of an outbreak in Jeddah, paragraph 10) Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom. ...
Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the World Health Organization has described as an "intense" surge in cases.
UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.
Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar
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Japan's robot venture company Cyberdyne's Lower Limb Model HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) for welfare use is seen next to a laptop showing HAL monitor, which indicates signals of users including the center point of the balance, shift of the center point of thBy Sophie Knight and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.     Over the next dozen years he watched in frustration as the da Vinci, a rival endoscopic robot that U.S. regulators had already approved, became a commercial success while his and other Japanese prototypes languished in laboratories. ...
Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town said on Friday. The 10-15 mm-long crustacean has been christened the "star-gazer mysid" as its eyes seem to gaze permanently upwards. Similar to insects' eyes, they each look in a different direction. "The vivid ringed patterns are thought to be there to make the eyes appear to belong to a much bigger creature, and hence to scare off predators," the university said. ...
'Star-gazing' shrimp discovered in South Africa
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied bank workers and other professionals in experiments in which they won more money if they cheated, and found that bankers were more dishonest when they were made particularly aware of their professional role. ...
Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
Handout photo of a modern-day barley harvest in QinghaiBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Tibetan Plateau, the harsh Asian domain known as the 'roof of the world,' would not seem an ideal place for people to call home thanks to its extreme altitude, frigid temperatures, relentless winds and low-oxygen conditions. When people did succeed in colonizing this remote land, it was only after they discovered how to feed themselves year-round with cold-hardy crops like barley brought to the region from far away, scientists said on Thursday. ...
Want to live on the 'roof of the world'? Grow barley
Handout picture shows Retinal pigment epithelium treated with an HIV/AIDS drugBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A class of drugs used for three decades by people infected with the virus that causes AIDS may be effective in treating a leading cause of blindness among the elderly. HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), including AZT and three others, blocked age-related macular degeneration in mice and worked well in experiments involving human retinal cells in the laboratory, researchers said on Thursday. In HIV-infected people, NRTIs block an enzyme the virus uses to create more copies of itself. ...
HIV drugs show promise in treating common eye disease
Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells. "It is a complete 20-page parchment codex, containing the handbook of a ritual practitioner," write Malcolm Choat and Iain Gardner, who are professors in Australia at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney, respectively, in their book, "A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power" (Brepols, 2014).
Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered
Ship Traffic Increases Dramatically, to Oceans' DetrimentThe demand for global trade is driving huge growth in ship traffic in the world's oceans, with four times as many ships at sea now than in 1992, a new study reports. The study also found evidence of illegal fishing in protected marine areas, such as ships plying waters around the Kerguelen Islands Marine Reserve in the Southern Indian Ocean, said study author Jean Tournadre, an oceanographer at IFREMER, the French Institute for Marine Research in Plouzane. "I was surprised to see that in 20 years, the growth is almost fourfold, or almost four times larger," Tournadre said. The biggest increase in ship traffic between 1992 and 2012 was along popular shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the Chinese seas.
Ship Traffic Increases Dramatically, to Oceans' Detriment
Using marijuana daily for four years or longer may be related to certain changes in the brain, according to new research. The investigators found that the people who had been smoking marijuana daily for at least four years had a smaller volume of gray matter in a region called the orbitofrontal cortex, which is commonly associated with addiction. "We found that there … not only is a change in structure, but there also tends to be a change reflected in the connectivity," said study author Francesca Filbey, an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. The lost brain volume could explain the increasedconnectivity found in marijuana users' brains, Filbey told Live Science.
Marijuana Use Linked to Changes in the Brain
New Space Station Crew Launches Today: Watch LiveA new three-person crew is launching to the International Space Station atop a Russian rocket today (Nov. 23), and you can watch the liftoff live online. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov are scheduled to launch to the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT) on Nov. 23. You can watch the launch live on Space.com starting at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) via NASA TV. NASA will also air live coverage of the Soyuz as it docks to the space station at 9:53 p.m. EST (0253 Nov. 24 GMT), with coverage beginning at 9:15 p.m. EST (0215 Nov. 24 GMT).
New Space Station Crew Launches Today: Watch Live
Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking TicketThe 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) Gemini spacecraft, which was part of RR Auction's week-long space sale that ended on Thursday (Nov. 20), narrowly escaped officers giving it a ticket when it was parked in a loading zone outside the Boston auction house's salesroom on Sunday. "I had to talk my way out of a parking ticket!" wrote Bobby Livingston, RR Auction's executive vice president, in an e-mail to collectSPACE.com. Parking citations aside, the two-ton artifact is an example of a "boilerplate" — metal, none-functioning capsules built to the same size and shape as the spacecraft they were designed to test. According to Livingston, this particular Gemini boilerplate was originally used for tests supporting the recovery of the Gemini capsules after they returned from orbit to a splash downin the ocean.
Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket
Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global WarmingSmall volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of satellites, scientists reported Oct. 31 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The stratosphere is the second layer of Earth's atmosphere, above the one in which humans live (the troposphere). Closer to the polar regions, the boundary drops to about 6 miles (10 km), said lead study author David Ridley, an atmospheric scientist at MIT.
Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
President Barack Obama holds up a compact flash memory card as an example of technology innovations during his remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before awarding the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits and that we're not afraid to ask questions."
Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony
Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum PhysicsThe idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called Many Worlds theory could provide an answer to the controversial idea of quantum mechanics and its many different interpretations. Bill Poirier, a professor of physics at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, proposed a theory that not only assumes parallel worlds exist, but also says their interaction can explain all the quantum mechanics "weirdness" in the observable universe. Poirier first published the idea four years ago, but other physicists have recently started building on the idea and have demonstrated that it is mathematically possible. Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that describes the rules that govern the universe on the microscopic scale.
Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
CERN scientists discover 2 new subatomic particles
Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism (Op-Ed)With the goal of landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, nonprofit SpaceIL is competing for the Google Lunar XPrize: a modern race to the moon. First, instead of developing a rover to drive 500 m like most other teams, SpaceIL engineers are pursuing a "hop" — using the spacecraft's propulsion system first to land, and second to take off again and land 500 m away. Second, we are using the mission not only to stimulate technological advancement, but also to investigate the lunar magnetic field: To that aim, SpaceIL will be carrying a scientific experiment that will advance humanity's shared understanding of the moon. Although magnetized rocks were discovered decades ago, and astronauts returned some samples to Earth for research, the origin of the magnetic field presents an enigma — and an opportunity.
Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism (Op-Ed)
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President Obama discusses Iran nuclear talks.
'Significant' Gaps Remain in Talks Over Iran Nuke Program, Says Obama
Putin says he won't remain Russia's president for life, will decide later on a 4th term
Putin Says He Won't Be Russia's President for Life
Suicide bomber kills at least 45, wounds dozens, at Afghan volleyball match, officials say
Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 45 Afghans
Migrants, apparently refugees from Syria, rescued off Cyprus' north coast from stranded ship
Migrants Rescued off Cyprus' North Coast
Tunisia holds landmark presidential election, with voters weighing achievements of revolution
Tunisians Hold Landmark Presidential Election
Bahraini Shiite opposition group criticizes election turnout figure, says it lacks credibility
Bahrain Opposition Blasts Electoral Turnout Figure
UK emergency services briefly evacuate Charing Cross train station after fire on carriage
UK Authorities Briefly Evacuate Train Station
Afghan officials say suicide bomber kills "at least 45" at volleyball match in country's east
Afghan Officials Say Suicide Bomber Kills Some 45
Israeli Cabinet approves contentious bill that defines country as nation-state of Jews
Israeli Cabinet Approves Nationality Bill
Afghan official says suicide attack kills at least 45 at volleyball tournament in east
Afghan Official Says Suicide Attack Kills at Least 45 at Volleyball Tournament in East
Iranian delegate to nuclear talks says negotiations may turn to extension Sunday evening
Iran: Nuclear Talks May Focus on an Extension
President Obama and Speaker Boehner caught in fiery debate over immigration action; Tensions rising in Ferguson, MO in anticipation of Grand Jury decision; Bill Cosby's career in turmoil amid allegations of sexual assault.
Watch: Pres. Obama, Speaker Boehner In Fiery Debate Over Immigration Action; Tensions Rising In Ferguson, MO
GOP challenges Obama's executive order; Buffalo cleans up; Pakistan anti-government rally.
Watch: Day in Pictures 11.21.14
Images from across the globe: Congress Anticipates Immigration Speech, Senate Hearing on Airbag Recalls, Winter Blast in Buffalo, Christie's Art Auction in London
Watch: Day in Pictures: 11/20/14
U.S. entrepreneur Glenn Spicker opened the museum in 2000 to help tourists understand a bit of the Czech Republic's history.
Watch: Meet the Unlikely Man Behind Prague's Communism Museum
ABC U.S. News
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: U.S.
Ferguson, Mo., grand jury investigating killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.
Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge
Police in Cleveland ask for public's help in shootings that killed pregnant woman, 3 others
Cleveland Police Ask for Help in Fatal Shootings
As barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached
Ferguson Tense Ahead of Grand Jury Decision
Buffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow
Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding
As drugmakers and hospitals cut costs and sharpen focus, health care deals lead global surge
Health Care M&A Leads Global Deal Surge
Western New York residents help each other dig out from massive snowfall as flood threat looms
Cleanup on, Flood Threat Looms After Huge NY Snow
Rhodes Trust names scholars for 2015; will receive scholarships to attend Oxford
Rhodes Scholars Named for 2015
Rhodes Trust names 32 US students to receive full scholarships to pursue studies at Oxford
Rhodes Scholars for Class of 2015 Announced
Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision; civic group says no decision reached
Civic Group: No Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Yet
APNewsBreak: Official says man who killed Florida deputy made threats before against police
Official: Man Who Killed Deputy Had Made Threats
9-month-old girl accidentally shot in New York City home; charges pending against father
Baby Girl Accidentally Shot in New York City Home
Citizens eagerly await an indictment decision for Officer Darren Wilson.
Watch: Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene on Monday
Impending decision on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson could spark violent protests.
Watch: Ferguson Braces for a Grand Jury Decision
Sebastian Johnson, 4, fell 225 feet after taking a step too near the edge of the cliffs in Bodega Bay.
Watch: California Boy Wakes From Coma After Falling Off Cliff
Tom Jackson talks to ABC News' Steve Osunsami as people in Ferguson await the grand jury decision.
Watch: Ferguson Police Chief: 'I'm Going to See This Through'
ABC Politics
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Politics
President Obama almost forgot his blackberry before boarding Marine One to fly to Las Vegas.
Here's What Obama Almost Forgot to Bring to Las Vegas
Says the president created an environment where members do not trust him.
Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Immigration Action, Boehner Says
He announced his intended changes earlier this week.
President Obama Defends Use of Executive Action on Immigration
Below is the full interview transcript for the interview conducted by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos with President Barack Obama. ???THIS WEEK??? PRESIDENT OBAMA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. President, thank you for doing this. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Great to be here. STEPHANOPOULOS: So you...
Full Interview Transcript: President Obama on 'This Week'
President Obama's take on the 2016 presidential race.
Obama: Americans Want 'New Car Smell' in 2016
President Obama has authorized the military in Afghanistan to continue to target Taliban fighters next year, broadening the scope of the training mission.
U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year
The two presidents were given a great opportunity to fix the system in D.C. and provide common sense leadership.
Did Bush, Obama Squander Their Presidencies?
"A lot of people ... have her back if she says yes.??? one attendee says.
Top Hillary Clinton Supporters Gather to Plot, Strategize
Grand jury debates whether to indict officer who killed Michael Brown.
Obama: Don't Use Ferguson as 'an Excuse for Violence'
Pitching his immigration plan directly to the American people, President Obama today told a rowdy crowd that what he???s offering is a ???commonsense??? first step as he contin
Obama Raises Stakes on Immigration in Vegas Rally
Americans across the country gathered together on Thursday night to watch President Obamas address to the nation about his executive action on immigration.
How America Reacted to Obama's Immigration Announcement
"Dreamer" asks why his parents were not offered protection under the president's plan.
Watch: Obama Interrupted By Protester as He Pitches His Immigration Actions
President brings immigration reform battle to Las Vegas.
Watch: Obama's Big Gamble
President Obama makes clear those with criminal backgrounds cannot stay despite executive action.
Watch: 3 Stipulations Undocumented Immigrants Must Follow to Stay in US
U.S. president delivers impassioned remarks and challenges Congress to pass its own law.
Watch: President Obama Announces Sweeping Immigration Reform
MONEYScope
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Money
A group calling for better working conditions at Walmart is criticizing food donation campaign for workers in need, saying it's a symptom of wages being too low.
Walmart Employee Defends Food Donation Campaign for Co-Workers
Just as investors do with stocks or bonds, people should get a grip on Social Security???s complex rules to develop a strategy to maximize returns.
To Win the Social Security Game, Know the Rules
Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.
Why You Shouldn???t Reach for That $100 Bill on Your Windshield
Parents told of baby stroller recall.
Markets Get Boost on China Decision, ECB
As drugmakers and hospitals cut costs and sharpen focus, health care deals lead global surge
Health Care M&A Leads Global Deal Surge
More than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are viewable on a Russian-based website. Don't let yours be one of them.
Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You and You Can Stop It
A California start up company says it may have solved the problem of holiday package theft.
Start-up Tries to End Holiday Package Theft
Economists say broader immigration overhaul would drive more growth than Obama's actions
Obama Immigration Plan Good, Not Great for Economy
How to maximize outlet shopping on Black Friday.
3 Secrets to Shopping at Outlet Stores This Holiday Season
While not everyone can be in perfect financial shape before having kids, here are some ways you can prepare for the first year.
Can You Afford a New Baby?
Mark Ellwood provided his tips for cashing in on Black Friday deals days before Black Friday actually arrives.
Why You Should Start Black Friday Shopping Today
Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores to end operations following Dallas bankruptcy order
Alco Stores to Close Following Bankruptcy Order
US stocks rise, pushing Dow and S&P 500 indexes further into record territory
Dow, S&P 500 Push Further Into Record Territory
How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Friday
How the Dow Jones Industrials Did on Friday
Critics of the food drive wonder why employees of one of the richest retailers in the world need help.
Watch: Walmart Employee Defends Food Drive for Employees
SciTech
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Technology
A Russian website is spying on thousands of people through the owners' computers.
How Russian Website Is Spying on Thousands of Private Moments
Every public tweet ever sent is now searchable on Twitter -- but chances are there are a few on your own account that you'd rather stay buried forever.
3 Hacks to Delete Old Tweets
Officers don???t have to tell you when they're recording.
Why Police Departments Are Buying Body Cams
Privacy blowups, exec gaffes abound in Silicon Valley. But do customers actually walk away?
Does Bad Behavior Really Hurt Business?
Scotland Yard chief says up to 5 terror plots foiled this year amid increasing threat
UK Police: up to 5 Terror Plots Foiled This Year
he family cat may sit on your lap for hours, purring in domestic bliss as it savors human companionship, but underneath that friendly fur beats the heart of a lion.
How Cats Hung on to Their Wild Hearts
New Mexico spaceport shifts focus to wooing new customers, maintaining state support
New Mexico Spaceport Sets Sights on New Customers
Bothered by bathroom odors? Wisconsin-based Kohler introduces no-smell toilet seat
Kohler Introduces Odor-Eating Toilet Seat
Scientists search for more tombs and skeletons in excavation of ancient burial site
Search Continues at Ancient Greek Burial Mound
A growing body of evidence suggests that the passionate debate over public issues ranging from climate change to evolution has little to do with the facts.
Climate Change, Evolution: Here's Why We Disagree
What your favorite technology companies started out selling.
4 Tech Companies With Surprising Beginnings
California man pleads guilty to hacking conspiracy charge in New York malware case
Man Pleads Guilty in New York Cybercrime Case
Feds find struggling Western bird needs 3-mile buffer from drilling, impacting energy industry
Report: Grouse Needs 3-Mile Buffer From Drilling
Apple's event in Cupertino today was jampacked with product announcements, a hilarious phone call with Stephen Colbert, and new details about the Apple Watch.
What You Missed at Apple's Jam-Packed Event
How millions of New Yorkers and visitors are getting free Wi-FI.
Inside the Most Ambitious Public Wi-Fi Plan Ever
Health
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Health
Exercise in a bottle? Maybe someday.
The Skinny on Nestl??'s New Exercise in a Bottle Project
The prices of common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.
Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress
Running your first marathon? Having an affair? There's a good chance you're a 9-ender.
Birthday Years Ending in 9 Prompt Big Life Decisions
Find out why everyone gets sick in winter months. It may not be what you think.
Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Cold Weather and the Flu
A 10-second kiss transfers up to 80 million bacteria, a new study finds.
Germy Perils of a French Kiss, Especially if You're Short
A tour inside Britain's "Golden Blood" factory.
Take a Tour of the Eerily Beautiful 'Golden Blood' Factory
Fluffy, white snow may be the stuff of holiday greeting cards, but to cardiologists, it's a heart attack waiting to happen.
How to Shovel Snow Without Having a Heart Attack
NASA releases new information about how men and women react differently to living in space.
How Men and Women Differ in Zero Gravity
A chemical in antibacterial soap promoted liver tumor growth in mice, researchers found.
Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Promoted Tumor Growth in Mice
Word for e-smoking beat out "bae" and "slacktivism."
E-Smokers Rejoice Over 2014 Word of the Year
Think one tiny piece of pie won't sabotage your diet? Thanks to a new app that depicts 200 calories worth of common foods, you can stop kidding yourself.
New App Shows You What 200 Calories Looks Like
Cleveland Clinic does its 2nd face transplant; male patient was badly disfigured in car crash
Cleveland Clinic Does Its 2nd Face Transplant
Men aren???t the only ones rocking a mustache in honor of the Movember men???s health awareness movement.
Lady Transforms Into Dudes for Men's Health Awareness
The latest Ebola patient flown the United States for treatment died today despite receiving two experimental treatments -- the drug ZMapp and a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor, officials with Nebraska Medical Center said.
Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Died Despite ZMapp, Plasma Transfusion
Spider-Man surprised a 5-year-old boy who was in the middle of celebrating what may be his last birthday party.
Spider-Man Swings Into Birthday Party for Terminally Ill Boy
Entertainment
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Entertainment
Childhood friends Ben Affleck, 42, and Matt Damon, 44, plan to spend Thanksgiving together this year.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Spend Thanksgiving Together
"Everything is step by step," he said.
Robin Williams' Son Zak Says Their Family Is 'Acclimating to the New Normal'
You are never going to guess this one.
Elizabeth Banks Reveals Jennifer Lawrence's Secret Obsession
The 22-year-old opens up about telling her famous dad about the honor.
Meet Greer Grammer, Kelsey's Daughter and Miss Golden Globe 2015
The singer had rescheduled dates, but now those have been canceled too.
Why Cher Canceled the Rest of Her Tour
Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event but didn't comment on the recent sexual assault allegations against him.
Bill Cosby, Lawyer React to 'Innuendos'
Duchess Kate and Prince William are heading to the U.S. next month!
Dress Code Required for Reporters Covering the Royals' US Visit
Two stars made their personal announcements on the same day.
Country Singers Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon Come Out as Gay
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence.
Is 'Mockingjay Part 1' As Good As the Previous 'Hunger Games' Film?
John Stamos, Chris Pratt, Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebs appeared in a new installment of ???Celebrities Read Mean Tweets??? on ???Jimmy Kimmel Live.???
John Stamos, Britney Spears Star in 'Mean Tweets' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Danica McKellar is a married woman.
Danica McKellar Says 'I Do'
The actor wed his longtime beau, Scott Icenogle, last week.
Surprise! Sean Hayes Is Married
Reality star is expecting her third child.
Why Kourtney Kardashian Won't Be Getting a Baby Nurse
The legendary director and husband to Diane Sawyer died at 83.
Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Other Stars Remember Mike Nichols
Entertainment icon died Wednesday at 83.
Mike Nichols' Most Memorable Works
Travel
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
ABC News: Travel
The 2014 World Giving Index looks at charitable behavior across the world, involving 135 countries over a five-year period.
Guess Which Nation Is the Most Generous
Airline announced new fare structure for 2015.
JetBlue to Eliminate Free Checked Bag on Some Flights
Photos from ARIA Resort & Casino's Skyloft Villas.
Photos: Take a look inside ARIA's extravagant Skyloft Villas.
Some hotels (our favorites) go all out to provide a sexy space for travelers looking to up the romance level, whether they???re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or hey -- simply a kids-free Saturday.
9 Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness
Now that the wind has picked up that autumnal (burgeoning on wintry) chill, and the days have gotten shorter, cozy cabins ??? nestled among the country???s most gorgeous mountains and alongside picturesque lakes ??? have begun to beckon. Instead of the airy beachfront huts and jungle-surrounded tree houses we sought out this summer (long gone now), we here at Oyster look forward to snuggling up in log cabins and lodges. And fortunately throughout our travels, we???ve found quite a few. From log cabin-themed suites in Vermont to luxurious cliff-side cabins in Wyoming, these are the country???s 10 coziest cabin accommodations we???ve ever seen.
10 Coziest Cabin Accommodations in the US
How easy it is to let the good time roll in New Orleans! There???s a unique energy here ??? an enchantment ??? that makes this historic Southern city a truly special place to visit, and visit often. The list of fascinating landmarks to visit ??? and the list of amazing things to see, hear and taste ??? is endless, of course, So here are just a few of our favorites. Who dat!
What to See and What to Skip in New Orleans
Most of us don't have to worry about getting sick on a plane, but as we move into cold and flu season, even a sniffle provokes anxiety. The good news is there are a few helpful common sense things you can do to protect yourself.
Stay Healthy in Flight in 6 Easy Steps
It doesn't matter if you stay in a cheap motel in rural Tennessee or an uber-luxe hotel overlooking Central Park -- if the mattress isn't comfortable, it can ruin your entire vacation.
Best Hotel Beds, Ever
The Castle Hotel is a new luxury hotel in China
Photos: Magnificent Castle Hotel Fit for King, but Open to Public
Virgin America upgrades First Class menu for select long-haul business flights.
Photos: For Hungry Travelers, A Taste of First Class
Affordable suites in Manhattan with plenty of perks? Look no further.
Photos: Affordable NYC Suites With Plenty of Perks
New York City has unveiled suites for pampered pooches and owners, too.
Photos: Welcome to OUT Hotel Doggie Suites
Famous cities around the world appear to look like toy towns.
Photos: Bird's-Eye View of Famous Cities
World's Weirdest Restaurants
Photos: This Plane is a Tiny McDonald's
Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
Photos: Dazzling Photos Will Spin You Around the World
Relationships
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:26
GMA
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27
ABC News: GMA
Five things to know about Anna Camp.
5 Things to Know About 'Pitch Perfect' and 'Sofia the First' Star Anna Camp
Ferguson, Mo., grand jury investigating killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.
Grand Jury Keeps Ferguson on Edge
The executive producer of the 2014 American Music Awards says that if you don't tune in as soon as the show starts, you'll be missing something "huge" and "outrageous.
What to Expect From the 2014 American Music Awards
More than 73,000 unsecured webcams and surveillance cameras are viewable on a Russian-based website. Don't let yours be one of them.
Your Webcam Could Be Spying on You and You Can Stop It
Know what you can and can't carry on board your flight.
Skates on a Plane? Yes! Peanut Butter? No
The New Jersey attorney general's office is launching an investigation into the mysterious deaths of a couple who were close friends with Gov. Chris Christie.
NJ Couple's Deaths Lead to Investigation by State Attorney General
A 4-year-old California boy has awakened from an induced coma after he was injured in a 225-foot fall onto rocks from an ocean-side cliff, according to KGO-TV in S.F.
Boy Wakes Up From Coma After Surviving 225-Foot Fall From Cliff
While not everyone can be in perfect financial shape before having kids, here are some ways you can prepare for the first year.
Can You Afford a New Baby?
Savannah takes its moniker, The Hostess City of the South, very seriously. The hospitality is palpable, and a pervasive friendliness reigns supreme.
See This, Skip That: Savannah
Culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.
The Best Cities to Fall in Love This Fall
Rachel Smith reports the latest news in the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
Watch: Angelina Jolie Ready to Start Career as Director, Producer
Pitbull will step into the spotlight to host the 40th annual fan-driven awards show.
Watch: What to Expect at the 2014 American Music Awards
Police re-opened the 2012 investigation after new witness testimony came to light.
Watch: Husband Arrested in Suicide Turned Murder Investigation
The city council president has started a fund to track down a fuller tree.
Watch: Is the Worst Christmas Tree Ever on Display in Pennsylvania?
'Tis the season for robbers to try and take gifts sent in the mail.
Watch: Thieves Steal Holiday Packages Right Off People's Front Door Steps
Nightline
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27
ABC News: Nightline
Mark Ellwood provided his tips for cashing in on Black Friday deals days before Black Friday actually arrives.
Why You Should Start Black Friday Shopping Today
The FTC estimates that over 25 million Americans lose in excess of $2.5 billion to fraud each year, and phone scams account for a big chunk of that.
Why People Keep Falling for Phone Scams
Frankie Grande is part of a whole new breed of celebrity, one that earns a massive social media following and then turns that into a real selling point.
When Do-It-Yourself Social Media Fame Leads to Big Breaks
Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83.
Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Dies at Age 83
ABC's David Wright tours the amenities prepped for the end of days, deep underground in a missile silo converted to a luxury development.
Inside a Luxury Underground Doomsday Bunker
Louisiana has recently earned a new reputation as ???Hollywood South.???
Why New Orleans Is the New Movie-Making Capital
Officers don???t have to tell you when they're recording.
Why Police Departments Are Buying Body Cams
There are approximately 8 million cars subject to an airbag recall today, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Do Used Car Dealers Know about Open Airbag Recalls?
Screen siren Sophia Loren has been in front of the camera for most of her life
Sophia Loren Talks Plastic Surgery, Family, New Memoir
Joan Tarshis said she was just 19 when she first met Bill Cosby, who has been accused by several women of sexual assault.
Cosby Sex Assault Accuser: 'I Saw No Way Out'
Although Kendall Jenner is known for being a part of the reality TV-famous Kardashian-Jenner clan, the 19-year-old says she has tried to distance herself from her family in an effort to make it as a serious model.
Kendall Jenner on Modeling and Shying Away From Family Name
While her sister Kim Kardashian is tyring to "break the Internet," Kendall Jenner is trying to make a name for herself as a serious model.
9 Things You Didn't Know About Kendall Jenner
Luxe Pet Hotel is an 18,000-square foot pooch palace that is minutes from the Las Vegas strip.
This Vegas Hotel Offers Ultimate Pampering for Barking Guests
Every Sunday, thousands of people gather in New York City to get in line for a church service that is full of hand-raising, heart-thumping hipster-style Christianity.
Hillsong Church: Not Your Granddad's Church
It was 8 a.m. in Santa Monica, California, and Jenni Victor was meticulously preparing breakfast, one of the many struggles with food she will face that day.
When an Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Risk
Primetime
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27
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
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27
ABC News: 20/20
ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas talks to Therese Serignese, who claims Bill Cosby raped her when she was 19.
Watch: Florida Nurse Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault
Part 1: Police are looking for Vicheka Ly, who's been accused of stealing from friends in the past.
Watch: Woman Discovers Own Friend Allegedly Stole $13k From Her
Part 2: Margeux Vallee and Jamie Chareon call the police after they search on Google for Vicheka Ly.
Watch: Friends Shocked By Results When They Google New Roommate
Government says some retailers, consumers, online resellers not doing enough about dangerous products.
Watch: Recall Roulette: The Flawed System Meant to Protect Your Family
After her child was abused by a nanny, Whitney Matney is pushing for an online registry of child abusers.
Watch: Mom on Crusade After Catching Nanny Shaking Her Daughter
For fifty years, Mike Nichols, an impresario of the entertainment industry, pushed every limit.
Watch: Remembering Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols
Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event but didn't comment on the recent sexual assault allegations against him.
Bill Cosby, Lawyer React to 'Innuendos'
Whitney Matney is pushing for the creation of a child abuse registry after her daughter was violently shaken by her nanny.
A Mother's Mission Against Nightmare Nannies
By EAMON McNIFF, DENISE MARTINEZ-RAMUNDO and ALEXA VALIENTE Raising a child can be tough, and when both parents work, sometimes hiring a nanny is the only answer. But do you really know who is taking care of your child? ???You really can???t do too much...
What to Do When Hiring a Nanny: A Checklist for Parents
Nearly five million Graco baby strollers have been recalled due to ???fingertip amputation hazard,??? but an ABC News investigation found that if this recall goes like most s
Infant ???Fingertip Amputations??? Lead to Huge Graco Stroller Recall
A Salem, Oregon, woman went from best friend to frenemy after friends and family say she stole thousands of dollars from them.
Woman Allegedly Befriended Victims to Steal From Them
The parents of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who was killed in a train accident on the Georgia set of "Midnight Rider", announced a settlement.
Parents of ???Midnight Rider??? Crew Member Sarah Jones Settle Wrongful Death Suit
Men and women bid on dates with attractive singles through WhatsYourPrice.com.
What It's Like to Go Out With Someone Who Bought Your Date Online
At the click of a mouse, donors make their sperm available by offering to have sex for free in a method called "natural insemination."
Meet the Men Having Sex With Strangers to Help Them Have Babies
Kayden Kross was once a porn star herself.
My Fiance Is a Porn Star and I'm Okay With It
WNT
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:27
ABC News: World News Tonight
Henry Louis Gates unlocks the secrets to the past with Sally Field, Tina Fey, Derek Jeter and David Muir.
Watch: Finding Your Family Roots
Grand jury debates whether to indict officer who killed Michael Brown.
Obama: Don't Use Ferguson as 'an Excuse for Violence'
Protest groups and the attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the black teen shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, warn that residents are "nervo
Ferguson 'On Edge' and Worried, Brown Family Lawyer Says
Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event but didn't comment on the recent sexual assault allegations against him.
Bill Cosby, Lawyer React to 'Innuendos'
The CEO of Craigslist posted a letter to a top U.S. government safety official today, saying that while he agrees the consumer product recall system is deeply flawed...
Craigslist Fires Back After Criticism Over Recalled Products
Investigators collecting envelopes mailed to eight acquaintances by Myron May before he went to the Florida State University and shot three people and was killed by cops.
What We Know About the Packages Sent to Friends by FSU Shooter
President Obama has announced Executive Action on immigration reform. Now what?
The Impact of President Obama's Immigration Announcement
David Muir reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Instant Index: Little Boy Comes Out of a 10 Day Coma After Falling 23 Stories Off a Cliff
Secrets of outlet holiday shopping; unlocking the past of David Muir's family with Henry Louis Gates.
Full Episode: WN 11/21: President Obama Stresses Non-Violence
Duchess Kate and Prince William are heading to the U.S. next month!
Dress Code Required for Reporters Covering the Royals' US Visit
Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate issued a report about Adam Lanza.
5 Disturbing Things We Learned About Sandy Hook Shooter
Brian and Julie Whitman sell GrooveBook for $14 million to Shutterfly.
Watch: Family's Way to Preserve Images Hits Jackpot With the Help of "Shark Tank"
350 slices of pizza are sold every second in the U.S. and this CA export is in them all.
Watch: This Secret Ingredient in Pizza Is Creating American Jobs
With a wife and three young children, including a 5-week-old baby girl, Joel Steinhaus has a mighty long shopping list this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, the average US family will spend $804 on gifts this holiday season and the Steinhauses plan...
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