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Serena Williams Drops a Set, Then Cruises
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:47:37 GMT

Williams lost the first set before rallying for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Garbie Muguruza that put her back into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, a tournament she has won five times.






Saudis Expand Regional Power as Others Falter
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:51:58 GMT

Rather than undermine the Saudi dynasty, the chaos across the region appears instead to have lifted the monarchy to unrivaled power and influence.






Disillusioned by War, Israeli Soldiers Muted in 1967 Are Given Fuller Voice
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:23:05 GMT

As the International Criminal Court considers a war crimes investigation in the recent Gaza conflict, a new documentary film is showcasing previously unaired accounts of the brutal experiences of an earlier generation of Israeli soldiers.






At Least 18 Die in Egyptian Violence
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:32:31 GMT

The deaths came on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising, a reminder of the ruthless crackdown the military-backed government has used to silence any echoes of that revolt.






New York Prepares for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:02:39 GMT

The storm is expected to begin with flurries late Monday morning and gather force as the day goes on, bringing high winds, low visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.






W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:55:53 GMT

Key provisions include creating a global cadre of emergency health workers, establishing a fund that could be tapped quickly, and support for the development of treatments for emerging infectious diseases.

The Vatican Switches to Balloons for Peace
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:09 GMT

Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, a year after an attack by a gull and a crow on the symbolic birds set off protests by animal protection groups.

Memo From Dresden: German Quandary of How to Deal With Anti-Immigration Movement
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:20:03 GMT

Local leaders have started engaging with supporters of the movement, despite concerns about its roots and backing from neo-Nazis and extremists.

Obama Clears a Hurdle to Better Ties With India
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:19:32 GMT

President Obama came to an agreement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India on nuclear energy, renewed a 10-year defense pact, agreed to joint military hardware production and resolved to work with India to reduce the threat of greenhouse gas emissions.






Two Japanese Hostages, as Different as Can Be, Linked by Fate in Syria
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:56:10 GMT

The surviving hostage is a respected journalist, while the other man was a lost soul who had attempted suicide and seemed to become unhinged by setbacks in life.

Chitresh Das, Influential Performer and Educator of Indian Dance, Dies at 70
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:38:06 GMT

Mr. Das helped popularize kathak, one of the most prominent forms of classical Indian dance and the only one that has roots in both Muslim and Hindu traditions.

The Media Equation: Unease for What Microsoft’s HoloLens Will Mean for Our Screen-Obsessed Lives
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:35:36 GMT

Something about Microsoft’s new HoloLens technology feels unnerving, especially when considered against the dark television series “Black Mirror.”

Verizon’s Mobile ‘Supercookies’ Seen as Threat to Privacy
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:56:59 GMT

Advertisers, and possibly other third parties, are finding ways to exploit a hidden tracking mechanism that Verizon Wireless users cannot delete.






Music Review: New Juilliard Ensemble’s Focus! Festival Under Joel Sachs
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:41:52 GMT

Focus! Festival by the New Juilliard Ensemble and conducted by Joel Sachs features works of contemporary Japanese music since 1945.






Theater Review: ‘Lionboy,’ a Fairy Tale Set in a Dystopian Future
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:08:32 GMT

Set in a dystopian future in which corporations are more powerful than governments, “Lionboy” focuses on a young hero who comes home one day to find that his parents have disappeared.

‘The Hunting Ground,’ a Film About Rape Culture at Colleges
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:24:55 GMT

“The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses, drew gasps at a Sundance Film Festival viewing.






In Bold Push Forward, Islamist Militants Attack a Major Nigerian City
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:17:47 GMT

Maiduguri, the major city in Nigeria’s northeast, was attacked from at least two directions by the Islamist militants, and initial reports suggested that casualties were substantial.






Books of The Times: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:03:01 GMT

Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.






Greece Chooses Anti-Austerity Party in Major Shift
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:13:54 GMT

Syriza’s victory, which positions Alexis Tsipras as prime minister, comes as Europe’s economic crisis has stirred populist anger.






On Tennis: Nick Kyrgios Is Nicknamed the Wild Thing, With Good Reason
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:54:58 GMT

Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old Australian in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, offers a spirited and often salty approach to the game.


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Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity Greek government after crushing victory
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:51:54 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party.






Oil falls after Greek election sends euro tumbling
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:47:24 GMT

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil slid in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greece's election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar.

Rain on India's parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:12:58 GMT

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world's two largest democracies.

Greek leftist leader Tsipras scores victory over austerity
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:12:25 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday.






East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:26:56 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A swath of the U.S. East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.






Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe to merge in $11 billion deal
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:49:13 GMT

(Reuters) - Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the world's largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday.

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:47:05 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program "60 Minutes."






Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's murder
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:37 GMT

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities said on Sunday they arrested a suspected Algerian member of the militant group responsible for kidnapping and beheading French tourist Herve Gourdel east of Algiers in September.

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:33:52 GMT

NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.

Obama reveals nuclear breakthrough on landmark India trip
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:52:56 GMT

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In a glow of bonhomie, U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled plans to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership.






Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:13:06 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday.






U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:51:32 GMT

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the recognised government.

At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:45:10 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.






Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:28:34 GMT

MAIDUGURI/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.

Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:17:21 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street next week as investors get to hear from the U.S. central bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers, including the European Central Bank's massive stimulus plan.

Rebels press Ukraine offensive, Obama promises steps against Russian-backed 'aggression'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:41:16 GMT

NEW DELHI/KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive on Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago.

Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied visas for U.S.: Kerry
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:19:13 GMT

LAGOS (Reuters) - The United States will deny entry to anyone responsible for stoking violence during Nigeria's election next month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday, while urging the government not to delay the poll.






Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:10:18 GMT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.






Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:11:21 GMT

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported on Sunday.

U.S. ambivalence towards Moscow talks shows pressure easing on Syria's Assad
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:15:08 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An ambivalent U.S. response to a Moscow peace conference on Syria, despite a firm boycott by the main opposition, shows how the fight against Islamic State fighters has reduced international pressure against President Bashar al-Assad.


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Air, road, rail: Travel to be a nightmare
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:41:52 EST

The National Weather Service, which isn't prone to exaggeration, is using terms like "life-threatening" and "historic" to describe the weather system taking aim at the Northeast.

Opinion: How officials decide when to close schools
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:22:47 EST

Officials are faced with making a tricky call on whether it's safe to allow normal life to go on when a storm is coming.

Progress made on nuclear cooperation
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:39:24 EST

President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi say they have moved forward on efforts to provide liability protection to U.S. firms that build civilian nuclear projects in India. | OBAMA: YEMEN UNREST WON'T HALT DRONES | OBAMA: DON'T BULLY UKRAINE

Netanyahu's visit draws scrutiny
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:35:22 EST

White House doesn't plan to meet with the Prime Minister during his visit to speak to Congress. | NETANYAHU TO SPEAK 'WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME'

When politics and beauty pageants collide
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:24:56 EST

Even beauty pageants are not exempt from the tensions of global politics, as two Miss Universe contestants learned. | PHOTOS: STUNNING COSTUMES

2 days, 2 failed attempts to raise AirAsia fuselage
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:38:08 EST

On Sunday, a wire rope snapped as the fuselage reached the surface. The previous day, the wreckage cut through a strap connecting it to a big balloon.

2 die in Home Depot incident
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:38:17 EST

Shoppers crowded into a Manhattan Home Depot store to prepare for an anticipated snowstorm streamed into the streets Sunday afternoon after an employee shot a store manager and then himself, according to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Brendan Ryan.

Teen girl suspect in $4.6M heist
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:58:53 EST

Police are on the hunt for a girl as young as 12 and three adults allegedly involved in a $4.6-million diamond heist that targeted a luxury jewelry store in Hong Kong.

SAG Awards big winner is ...
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:13:34 EST

"Birdman" won the big prize -- outstanding motion picture cast -- at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, but it was talk about heritage and diversity that captured the evening.

SAG Awards: Red carpet
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:56:19 EST

Celebrities arrive in Los Angeles for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 25.

'SNL' tackles Deflategate
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:15:30 EST

"Saturday Night Lives' " 'Tom Brady' and 'Bill Belichick' offer their explanation on the controversy over deflated footballs surrounding the New England Patriots.

'My mom...really needs help'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:47:36 EST

Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The woman ISIS wants back
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:30:54 EST

In a televised confession in 2005 Sajida al-Rishawi recounted how she tried to take part in a string of attacks that killed at least 57 people, but her bomb failed to detonate.

Should U.S. pay ISIS ransoms?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:55:22 EST

CNN's Poppy Harlow talks with Robert Baer and Peter Bergen about countries possibly paying terrorists to release hostages.

Obama's Alaska move triggers fight
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:18:22 EST

The Obama administration is moving to block oil and gas production along a major part of Alaska's northern coastline, setting off another energy battle with Republican lawmakers.

Couple missing after responding to Craigslist ad
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:43:25 EST

A Georgia couple went missing after leaving their home to respond to a Craigslist ad about a car.

TV talk show pioneer dies
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:57:00 EST

Longtime New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88.

Opinion: Nudity doesn't shock us anymore
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:44:35 EST

In Paris on Thursday, fashion designer Rick Owens gave audiences quite a show when he sent male models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that offered a glimpse of the guys' formerly private parts.

Mandy Moore is getting divorced
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:11:17 EST

Huge asteroid to fly by Earth on Monday
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:45:14 EST

A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.

Kendrick Johnson's parents may face jail
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:04:06 EST

Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents will face the justice system themselves Monday on misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney said.

Maher: 'American Sniper' is 'psychopath patriot'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:28:20 EST

Bill Maher criticized the movie "American Sniper" and deceased Navy Seal Chris Kyle calling him a "psychopath patriot."

ISIS demand: Release terrorist to save captive
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:26:38 EST

A video posted online by a known ISIS supporter shows Japanese hostage Kenji Goto holding a photograph of what appears to be beheaded ISIS hostage Haruna Yukawa.

Greece's prime minister concedes election defeat
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:44:56 EST

Greek voters began voting Sunday in an election that could lead to a dramatic showdown with the debt-laden nation's lenders.

Hoax caller connected to U.K. prime minister
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:04:49 EST

British Prime Minister David Cameron got an unexpected call from someone claiming to be one of the country's top spy chiefs.

Dancing for Dr. Mengele
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:06:46 EST

A black-and-white photo shows the 16-year-old ballerina at her prime, mere months before her world would be destroyed.

Liberation of Auschwitz
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:07:35 EST

Blitzer: You can smell the death
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:07:36 EST

CNN's Wolf Blitzer describes his visit to Auschwitz and the moment he realized his grandparents' fate. Watch "Voices of Auschwitz" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.

Stunning Miss Universe costumes
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:33:16 EST

The week in 32 photos
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:36:33 EST

World's top 25 hotels
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:59:48 EST

It doesn't get much better than an overwater bungalow in the Maldives.

Backstage at a traveling circus
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:01:44 EST

Shadow photos of dogs reveal 'primal nature'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:18:21 EST

Super Bowl rings get more elaborate every year
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:56:45 EST

SkyMall's weirdest products
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:21:46 EST

Fake baby steals the scene in 'American Sniper'
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:16:36 EST

Can you spot the fake baby? Jeanne Moos takes aim at "American Sniper" for using a doll rather than a real baby.

App lets you rent your restroom to strangers
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:31:58 EST

A new app shows you where there's a nearby toilet at someone's home or even office. WABC has the story.

Meet 9 mental wellness warriors
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:12:15 EST

How do you know they won't kill again?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:07:21 EST

When Bill Stokes visits a cafe near the state Capitol, he admires one man behind the counter. To him, Chuck Petrucelly represents a life saved.

100 years of New York City from above
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:05:04 EST

Look who's turning 50 in 2015
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:25:51 EST

Who's been cast as Supergirl?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:25:51 EST

Badass women of sci-fi.

New (kinda creepy) advances in robot technology
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:05:44 EST

Astronaut to spend one year in space
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:05:51 EST

Air Force UFO files land on Internet
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:05:51 EST

It's enough to make Mulder and Scully seethe with envy.

Missing spacecraft found after 11 years
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:05:51 EST

68 years in 68 seconds
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:25:35 EST

The 11 best social media moments
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:08:11 EST

And they say people are disengaged from politics.

What Obama didn't say in his address
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:18:25 EST

President Barack Obama used Tuesday night's State of the Union address to demand action on progressive priorities — but his silence on a number of key issues spoke just as loudly as his words.


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Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:12:04 GMT

Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.

Obama attends India's Republic Day
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:25:33 GMT

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.

LRA commander due in Hague court
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:36:14 GMT

Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.

US braced for 'historic blizzard'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:04:12 GMT

A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, including New York, meteorologists warn.

Malaysia Airlines website hacked
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:51:53 GMT

A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not compromised.

Eighteen killed in Egypt protests
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:16 GMT

At least 18 people are killed in Egypt during street protests marking the fourth anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising.

Philippine police killed in clashes
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:43:36 GMT

At least 30 police are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.

Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:57:43 GMT

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead.

Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:45:43 GMT

Ukraine's President Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people died in Mariupol.

Umami taste buds 'key to health'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:07:18 GMT

A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.

US talk show pioneer Franklin dies
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:54:53 GMT

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.

Australia to knight Prince Philip
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:35:43 GMT

Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers.

Abraham Lincoln hair fetches $25,000
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:18:06 GMT

A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.

Post-traumatic stress 'in 1300BC'
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:40:47 GMT

Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.

US planes targeted by bomb threats
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:36:17 GMT

Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear.

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:21:47 GMT

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

Nisman reporter flees Argentina
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:16:12 GMT

A journalist believed to have been the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman says he has fled Argentina, fearing for his life.

Venezuela blocks access to Lopez
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:09:27 GMT

The Venezuelan authorities prevent the former presidents of Chile and Colombia from visiting jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Gabon 0-2 Equatorial Guinea
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:47:56 GMT

Hosts Equatorial Guinea make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating Gabon.

WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:01:32 GMT

The World Health Organization sets out plans for reform, admitting it was too slow to respond to the "horrific" Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

US envoy in Bangkok for talks
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:10:47 GMT

The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.

Asian shares down on Syriza victory
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:57:39 GMT

Asian shares traded mostly lower on Monday after the anti-austerity Syriza party won the Greek elections.

Cruise ship hit by engine room fire
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:28:13 GMT

A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.

Tangerine Dream's Froese dies at 70
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:03:06 GMT

Edgar Froese, the founding member of the German ambient electronic group Tangerine Dream, dies in Vienna at the age of 70.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:05:34 GMT

Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

World leaders pay respects in Riyadh
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:28:35 GMT

World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to offer condolences after the death on Friday of King Abdullah at the age of 90.

MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:09:26 GMT

A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:27:22 GMT

A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.

Euro falls sharply on Syriza victory
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:25:23 GMT

The euro dipped to an 11-year low against the dollar after Syriza won the Greek general election.

Aer Lingus considers higher IAG bid
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:28:26 GMT

Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.

Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:26:18 GMT

Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (667bn) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.

Uefa lack courage to stand - Blatter
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:49:09 GMT

Fifa president Sepp Blatter accuses Uefa of lacking the "courage" to challenge his leadership in May's election.

Serena battles into quarter-finals
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:57:06 GMT

Top seed Serena Williams fights back against Garbine Muguruza to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 Arsenal
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:34:07 GMT

Defending champions Arsenal reach the FA Cup fifth round but are forced to hang on for victory against Brighton.

Birdman given boost in Oscars race
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:33:01 GMT

Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.

Artes Mundi winner shares prize cash
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:17:31 GMT

Theaster Gates says he will share his 40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.

Cooper brings Elephant Man to London
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:33:22 GMT

Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.

VIDEO: Soldiers accused as teachers murdered
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:54:18 GMT

The Burmese government say investigations are continuing into the rape and murder of two teachers last week.

VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:58:44 GMT

Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

VIDEO: Footage shows shot Egypt protester
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:09:45 GMT

At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

VIDEO: Record snowstorm due in eastern US
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:14:02 GMT

Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.

VIDEO: Meet the PE teacher who carries a gun
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:15:40 GMT

Teachers at some schools in north-western Pakistan have been told they can take guns into school to protect students.

VIDEO: Badminton hero on doping claim
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:10:50 GMT

Malaysia's national hero, Lee Chong Wei, says he will retire from the sport of badminton if he is given a two-year suspension for allegedly doping.

VIDEO: 'Warm hugs' define Obama India visit
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:16:16 GMT

President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.

VIDEO: Pope replaces doves with balloons
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:12:21 GMT

Pope Francis has released colourful balloons at a ceremony in St Peter's Square to symbolise peace.

Why is Boko Haram so strong?
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:08:47 GMT

How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?

Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:03:09 GMT

US Air Force UFO secrets revealed

#FreeSpeechStories: A family feud on the French far-right
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:25:03 GMT

France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video

Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talks
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT

The American who changed the way Sherlock Holmes looks

Whatever happened to the future?
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:18 GMT

Whatever happened to the future of transport?

The petrol head and his hit car website
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:22 GMT

The young car fan whose website is a growing hit with petrolheads

Is Thailand's 'phoney war' over?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:28:26 GMT

Impeachment of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra is a major step

The camera that captured readers' lives
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT

The 100-year-old camera that has captured readers' lives


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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks: Futures lower as Greece vote triggers risk aversion
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:00:59 GMT

U.S. stock futures were so far taking news of Greek opposition party Syriza as an excuse to get out of perceived riskier assets, such as stocks.

Currencies: Euro hits fresh lows on Greek elections
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:31:57 GMT

The euro slides to fresh lows against the dollar and yen before attempting to rebound as the fallout from the Greek elections rattles through foreign exchange markets.

China to get tough on bank fraud after man wrongfully jailed
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:24:18 GMT

China’s central bank and its top financial regulator are vowing action against the theft of bank depositors’ money, an issue that has entered the spotlight after a man was wrongly jailed for trying to recover money stolen by a bank employee.

The Margin: Michael Moore pours gas on his ‘American Sniper’ firestorm
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:42:42 GMT

Filmmaker Michael Moore over the past week has been pilloried by an assortment of right-wing attack dogs, including the likes of Sarah Palin and Kid Rock, for some incendiary words he tweeted about the “American Sniper” film. Newt Gingrich went so far as to suggest Moore should spend some time with ISIS and Boko Haram.

Futures Movers: Oil futures down but off post-Greek-vote low
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:09:19 GMT

Oil futures roll further downhill though they trade above their daily low from an initial plunge amid Greek election news.

The Wall Street Journal: Obama, Modi say progress made on civil nuclear trade
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:14:01 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi say they made progress on a range of issues, including moving toward an agreement on civil nuclear trade, cooperating on defense and addressing climate change.

The Wall Street Journal: Blizzard bears down on New York region
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:49:49 GMT

The tri-state region is bracing for a blizzard which could measure up as one of the worst snowstorms in New York City history.

Craig Stephen's This Week in China: The real reason China isn’t the world’s biggest economy
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:53:54 GMT

China has denied its economy is bigger than that of the U.S., and therein lies a tale of hidden inflation, writes Craig Stephen.

The Wall Street Journal: Greek leftist party Syriza sweeps to power
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:06:52 GMT

Greece’s radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed voters rejected a ruling party that had implemented Europe’s harsh austerity medicine.

The Wall Street Journal: Google wireless service aims to switch between carriers, sources say
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:12:27 GMT

Google’s upcoming wireless service would aim to end subscribers’ reliance on a single carrier, instead giving them the ability to pick the best signal from a variety of sources, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Two killed as South Africa township looting spree spreads
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:48:47 -0500

Two men have been shot dead and shops owned by immigrants were looted in South Africa's biggest city, as unrest following the death of a teenager last week spread in Johannesburg townships, police said on Monday. The two men were killed in the Langlaagte township during a robbery at an immigrant-owned shop on Sunday, while another store was set ablaze and several others were looted, the South African police said on its Twitter feed. South Africa, with a population of about 50 million, is home to an estimated 5 million immigrants, some of whom are accused by local politicians and residents of taking jobs and services away from South Africans.

Oil falls after Greek election sends euro tumbling
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:47:24 -0500

A man fills up his car at a petrol station in RomeBy Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil slid in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greece's election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. Greece's left-wing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday's snap election, setting up a possible confrontation with international creditors. March Brent crude fell 44 cents to $48.35 a barrel by 0442 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of the Saudi King Abdullah, but off an early low of $47.85. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for March delivery was trading down 57 cents at $45.02 a barrel.


Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:43:33 -0500

Workers stand behind a computer which shows the hacked website of Malaysia Airlines, at a cafe in Petaling Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The airline's site was changed on Monday, at first with a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked by Cyber Caliphate." The browser tab for the website said "ISIS will prevail." (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group.


Seekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhood
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:41:02 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.

Pro Bowl a testing range for quirky rules
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:35:24 -0500

Indianapolis Colts' Adam Vinatieri kicks a field goal during the first half of the NFL Football Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The odd rules that the NFL tried in the Pro Bowl made for a strange sideshow.


Greece's Syriza seeks coalition partners after poll win
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:35:12 -0500

A woman waves a Greek flag during a speech by the leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. "Today the Greek people have made history. Hope has made history," Tsipras said in his victory speech at a conference hall in central Athens. (AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing Syriza party is preparing to launch coalition talks hours after a landmark general election victory fought on a pledge to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal with the eurozone.


Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:32:55 -0500

Icicles drip from the overhang of a picnic shelter at the Blacksburg Municipal "Hill" Golf Course after a winter storm in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, Jan. 24 2015. The National Weather Service has lifted a winter weather advisory for much of the Baltimore and Washington areas. But the advisory remains in effect until noon for western Maryland, western Virginia and points to the north.(AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast residents are girding for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow.


Afghan economic crisis looms as foreign aid dollars depart
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:28:04 -0500

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, An Afghan money changer, right, counts a pile of currency at the Money and Exchange Market in Kabul. Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as the international military and aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after U.S. President Barack Obama declared an end to the 13-year war against the Taliban _ leaving the government struggling for funds and key sectors lacking investment, economists, analysts and officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, FIle)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban.


Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:27:36 -0500

U.S. President Barack Obama, second right, and first lady Michelle Obama, second left, are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, as they arrive for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.


U.N. to hold new Libya talks, gunmen kidnap deputy foreign minister
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:17:39 -0500

By Ayman al-Warfalli and Ulf Laessing BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the recognised government. Nearly four years after a NATO-backed revolt ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is in turmoil with two rival governments and two parliaments backed by armed factions who Western governments fear may drag the country into civil war. The internationally-recognised government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and the elected House of Representatives have worked out of the east after one faction, Libya Dawn, took over Tripoli in the summer, set up its own government and reinstated the old parliament known as the GNC.

New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:13:23 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

Trial to begin in Boy Scout sex abuse civil case
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:10:50 -0500

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of sex abuse.

At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:07:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come.

Congo parliament passes election law stripped of census requirement
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:04:45 -0500

Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and triggered days of deadly protests. Last weekend, the lower house passed the law with a measure ordering a national census before the next presidential election. Critics of President Joseph Kabila said it was intended to delay the vote and allow him to stay in power. Diplomats called on Congo's government and lawmakers to drop the demand for a census, which could take years to complete in the country, which is home to over 60 million and lacks basic infrastructure.

AP Interview: Iraq 'sleeper cells' fight Islamic State group
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:01:34 -0500

In this Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Hakim al-Zamili, a parliament member and head of Security and Defense Committee speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq. “Sleeper cells” made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press. The comments by al-Zamili, are the first high-level confirmation of the groups’ existence after weeks of rumors. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — "Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.


Central African Republic minister kidnapped, another targeted
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:00:48 -0500

By Crispin Dembassa-Kette BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic's minister for youth and sport was kidnapped on Sunday by gunmen in the capital, Bangui, and a second minister narrowly escaped capture in a town to the north, officials said. The seizure of Armel Ningatoloum Sayo follows the brief kidnapping earlier this week of a U.N. staff member and a French charity worker, highlighting insecurity in the country despite the presence of French and U.N. peace keepers. Tatiana Yangeko, Sayo's spokeswoman, said the minister was driving his wife and his brother back from church when four unidentified gunmen in a taxi stopped their vehicle in Bangui's 8th arrondissement, in the north of the capital. Later, a government source told Reuters that Education Minister Eloi Anguimate was targeted in a separate kidnapping attempt in Kaga Bandoro, some 300 km (186 miles) north of Bangui on Sunday.

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:57:23 -0500

Soldiers walk through Hausari village during a military patrol near MaiduguriBy Lanre Ola and Ardo Abullah MAIDUGURI/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town. The assault on Maiduguri, with a population of around two million, began just after midnight. A raid on Monguno, 140 km (80 miles) north, began later in the morning and the town fell under militant control by the late afternoon. The militants also simultaneously attacked another town, Konduga, which is 40 km (24 miles) from Maiduguri, but the military was able to repel the raid.


Ecobank to comply with Ivorian order in defamation case
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:54:47 -0500

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Pan-African lender Ecobank will comply with an order by a court in Ivory Coast to publish in international media a judgment in a defamation case brought by its former chief executive even as it appeals against the ruling, a bank spokesman said on Sunday. Ecobank must publish the commercial court's ruling on former CEO Thierry Tanoh's case in "all news media and internet sites" or face a fine of $400,000 a day, according to the judgement issued on Jan. 15. The court said Ecobank and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) of South Africa must pay Tanoh $15 million for defamation in a ruling Tanoh's lawyer said re-established his honour. The PIC is the largest asset manager in Africa and one of the top shareholders in Ecobank, a bank headquartered in Togo and listed in Nigeria, Ghana and on the West African regional bourse BRVM.

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:52:41 -0500

A woman waves a Greek flag during a speech by the leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. "Today the Greek people have made history. Hope has made history," Tsipras said in his victory speech at a conference hall in central Athens. (AP Photo/Fotis Plegas G.)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks and the euro were weaker Monday after Greece's anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the European common currency bloc could unravel.


At least 17 killed in protests on anniversary of Egypt uprising
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:52:05 -0500

Anti-government protesters help an injured protester when pro-government protesters threw stones during a protest in CairoBy Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 17 people were killed on Sunday in Egypt's bloodiest protests since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president, as security forces fired at protesters marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Gunfire and sirens could be heard in Cairo into the night as armoured personnel carriers moved through the centre of a city where security forces had once again used lethal force against dissenters. A Health Ministry spokesman said at least 17 people had been killed at protests across the country. The anniversary was a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists had the resolve to challenge a government that has persistently stamped out dissent since the then-army chief Sisi ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.


Three Malian soldiers killed in clash with gunmen in north
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:48:28 -0500

Malian soldiers train for an ambush at the EU training mission headquarters in KoulikoroUnidentified gunmen clashed with Malian security forces in the northern region of Timbuktu on Sunday, killing at least three soldiers, officials said. The fighting took place between Timbuktu and the town of Goundam after security forces came across gunmen who had seized and were robbing a group of travellers on the remote desert road. Oumar Abocar Toure, the mayor of the nearby commune of Douekire who was among the group initially seized by the gunmen, said the major in charge of the Malian military unit and two other soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire. Colonel Souleymane Maiga, spokesman for Mali's armed forces, said a pickup truck with a mounted machinegun had been recovered and the situation was now under control.


Rain on India's parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:43:50 -0500

India's PM Modi, US President Obama, India's President Mukherjee and Vice President Ansari sit as they attend the Republic Day parade in New DelhiBy Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India's military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world's two largest democracies. It rained on the parade through the heart of New Delhi, but excitement nevertheless ran high over Obama's landmark visit, which began on Sunday with a clutch of deals and 'bromance' bonding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most significant was an agreement on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 pact, had stopped U.S. companies from setting up nuclear reactors in India and had become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations. The bonhomie was a remarkable spectacle, given that a year ago Modi was persona non grata in Washington and was banned from visiting the United States for nearly a decade after deadly Hindu-Muslim riots in a state he governed.


Falcons' Ryan throws deciding TD in Pro Bowl win
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:42:04 -0500

Team Irvin quarterback Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons walks off the field after the 45th Pro Bowl event, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on January 25, 2015Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw the deciding touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham late in the fourth quarter as Team Irvin edged Team Carter 32-28 in the NFL Pro Bowl. The 45th edition of the all-star event on Sunday featured teams picked by Hall of Fame receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford took most of the snaps for Team Irvin, throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns, including one of two caught by Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders.


Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:33:19 -0500

Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras raises his fist as he greets supporters following victory in the election in Athens on January 25, 2015Greece awoke to a new era of defiant anti-austerity Monday after voters handed a decisive victory to radical left party Syriza, putting the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors. In a result that exceeded analysts' expectations, Syriza and its 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras won 149 seats in the 300-seat Greek parliament, just two short of an absolute majority, with most of the votes counted. Incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's New Democracy party was routed and reduced to around 76 seats. European finance ministers are set to meet Monday when they will have the first chance to discuss the Syriza victory, which is likely to renew fears Greece could be forced out of the eurozone if it defaults on its debt repayments.


Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:21:02 -0500

FILE-This Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, shows parents of children who suffer from epilepsy. With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.


Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity Greek government after crushing victory
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:18:30 -0500

The head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras speaks to supporters after winning the elections in AthensBy Costas Pitas and James Mackenzie ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. Fresh from his defeat of conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the 40-year-old Tsipras will meet the head of the small Independent Greeks party which, like Syriza, opposes Greece's bailout deal. Syriza won 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament in Sunday's election, two short of an absolute majority, but the result marked a comprehensive rejection of the years of austerity demanded by the European Union and International Monetary Fund in return for the 240 billion-euro bailout.


James Harden gets 37, Rockets rout spiraling Lakers 99-87
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:50 -0500

Houston Rockets guard Jason Terry, second from left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis, second from right, as forward Donatas Motiejunas, left, of Lithuania, watches along with guard Jeremy Lin during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.


Safety concerns cloud early promise of powerful new cancer drugs
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:05:51 -0500

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new wave of experimental cancer drugs that directly recruit the immune system's powerful T cells are proving to be immensely effective weapons against tumors, potentially transforming the $100 billion global market for drugs that fight the disease. In some trials, the two new approaches, known as CAR T cells and bispecific antibodies, have eliminated all traces of blood cancers in 40 percent to 90 percent of patients who had no remaining options. Bispecific antibodies are a twist on conventional antibodies, Y-shaped proteins whose two arms grasp for the same protein target found on cancer cells. With bispecifics, one arm of the antibody typically grasps a cancer cell while the other arm takes hold of T cells, bringing the mortal enemies into contact.The T cell punches holes into the adjacent tumor cell and injects deadly enzymes.

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:05:21 -0500

Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, Diana Harkusha of Ukraine, center, and Nia Sanchez of the U.S., hold hands as the wait for the announcement of the second runner up during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami.


As Obama visits, Indian president slams nation's failures
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:55:02 -0500

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI (Reuters) - President Pranab Mukherjee gave a stern assessment of India 65 years after it declared itself a republic, criticizing parliamentary dysfunction and the overuse of decrees in a message that might also resonate with his visitor, U.S. President Barack Obama. In a Republic Day address on the eve of the celebrations, India's largely ceremonial president was also scathing about rampant violence against women in the world's second most populous nation. Mukherjee said the opposition should debate laws responsibly rather than disrupting the houses of parliament, and warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government against governing by decree.

Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:52:09 -0500

Bill Haas poses kisses the trophy after winning the Humana Challenge golf tournament on the Palmer Private course at PGA West on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas pulled off another imaginative escape to win the Humana Challenge.


Serena Williams to meet Cibulkova in Aussie Open quarters
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:45:46 -0500

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates a point won against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams avenged her heaviest Grand Slam defeat with a comeback 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Garbine Muguruza on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals.


SAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:44:14 -0500

Edward Norton, left, and Michael Keaton accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Birdman” on stage at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."


AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:40:16 -0500

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon carries the ball after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-year NFL ban. Gordon was suspended for 10 games last season for another violation of the league's drug policy. He appeared in just five games and was suspended by the Browns for violating team rules before the season finale. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances — and time.


Serena storms back to make Australian Open quarter-finals
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:39:42 -0500

Serena Williams of the US celebrates victory in her women's singles match against Spain's Garbine Muguruza, on day eight of the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on January 26, 2015Top seed Serena Williams staged a barnstorming comeback to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Monday, defeating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in a three-set dogfight. The American 18-time Grand Slam champion beat the 24th seed 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to set up a final eight clash with last year's finalist Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia, seeded 11. Muguruza went into the match with a 1-1 record against Williams, including bouncing her from last year's French Open, and showed no signs of nerves against the world number one. An early break in the second set was squandered when Muguruza broke back and again refused to buckle as Williams hammered away at her serve.


Watt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:23:51 -0500

New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham leaps to throw the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Football Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt danced, Jimmy Graham dunked, Odell Beckham Jr. dazzled.


Factbox: India's Republic Day: history, pomp and a parade
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:22:53 -0500

Barack Obama is the first U.S. president to be guest of honor at India's annual Republic Day parade, a flamboyant display of the South Asian nation's military might and cultural diversity in the heart of the capital, New Delhi. Despite intermittent rain, large crowds flocked to see the show on Monday morning and catch a glimpse of the U.S. president and his hosts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. HISTORY India won independence from British rule on August 15, 1947, but it was not until January 26, 1950, that the nation declared itself a sovereign republic state with the adoption of its constitution. On that day, Rajendra Prasad, India's first president, unfurled the national flag, and thereafter January 26 became a national holiday, Republic Day.

Federal judge stays Alabama gay marriage ruling for 2 weeks
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:20:09 -0500

Shanté Wolfe, left and Tori Sisson embrace near the Montgomery County Courthouse, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala., where they plan to stay overnight to be married Monday morning. A federal judge has stayed her order overturning Alabama's gay marriage ban for two weeks. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday put a two-week hold on her decision that overturned Alabama's gay marriage ban, but said same-sex couples should not be kept in lengthy legal limbo.


Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:17:14 -0500

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, pictured during a visit to Paderborn, western Germany, on November 19, 2014Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country's national day Monday by honouring Britain's Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp". Abbott said Queen Elizabeth II had accepted his recommendation that her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, be awarded the nation's highest honour as a Knight of the Order of Australia. "This honour recognises the contribution of the Duke of Edinburgh to Australia throughout the Queen's sixty-two year reign," the conservative leader and keen monarchist said in a statement. "Prince Philip's long life of service and dedication should be honoured by Australia," he said, adding that Prince Philip's son Charles, the Prince of Wales, was appointed a Knight of the Order of Australia in 1981.


Retrieval of more than 30 slain Filipinos commandos underway
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:15:25 -0500

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have recovered at least 21 bodies of the dozens commandos who were mowed down by Muslim rebel gunfire in a far-flung southern village where they moved in over the weekend to hunt down one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.


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'Crushed With Snow': Monster Blizzard to Bomb Northeast
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:37:24 GMT

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday, with as much as 3 feet of snow expected.






Two Planes Lose Fuel, Land in Ocean off Hawaii Hours Apart
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:32:01 GMT

The pilot was able to deploy the plane's parachute and glide to safety in the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard said.






Chris Christie Takes Critical Step Toward 2016 Run: Report
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:53 GMT

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken a critical first step on the path to a potential presidential run, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Pediatricians Say Medical Pot May Help Some Ill Kids
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:17 GMT

Marijuana use should be decriminalized and pot should be reclassified as a less dangerous drug to spur medical research, top pediatricians now say.






Pilot Ditches Small Plane Safely in Pacific
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:52:00 GMT

The pilot was able to deploy the plane's parachute and glide to safety in the Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe, Miss USA Runner-Up
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:23:51 GMT

Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, was crowned Miss Universe in Miami on Sunday night, while Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, came in second.






'Crushed With Snow': 'Historic' Blizzard to Bomb Northeast
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:07:54 GMT

The New York City area was placed under a 35-hour blizzard warning beginning Monday, with as much as 3 feet of snow expected.






Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:56:57 GMT

An incoming snow storm will likely impede the travel plans and commutes of millions in the Northeast Monday and Tuesday.






Blizzard Prep: Empty Shelves? Lines for Gas? Joints? Check.
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:16:11 GMT

As the Northeast braced for the "blizzard of 2015," the region's residents shared their preparations on social media, from rolled joints to Tostitos.






Same-Sex Marriage on Hold Temporarily in Alabama
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:31:55 GMT

The judge who threw out Alabama's same-sex marriage ban put a 14-day stay on her ruling, though she said the state wasn't likely to succeed on appeal.






Delta Flight Evacuated After Diversion to Dallas Airport
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:44:45 GMT

DFW Airport officials confirm a Delta flight has been diverted to Dallas, saying only that "the airport is responding per protocol."






Cold Case, Hot Tip: Will Weird Lead Solve 1990 Hit-Run?
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:16:26 GMT

Phillip Zerrillo was on a country road when he was struck and left to die. State Police reopened the case based on a tip from a mystery woman.






Cold Case, Hot Tip: Will Weird Lead Solve 1990 Hit-Run?
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:16:26 GMT

Phillip Zerrillo was on a country road when he was struck and left to die. State Police reopened the case based on a tip from a mystery woman.






Activist Among 18 Killed on Tahrir Protest Anniversary
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:12:12 GMT

A female activist shot in Cairo was among 18 people killed as Egypt marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.






Delta Flight From L.A. Diverted to Dallas Airport
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:59:07 GMT

DFW Airport officials confirm a Delta flight has been diverted to Dallas, saying only that "the airport is responding per protocol."

Two Dead in Home Depot Murder-Suicide
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:44:23 GMT

A man was fatally shot on Sunday at a Home Depot in Manhattan, police said, with the suspected shooter taking his own life.






The Biggest Super Bowl Ad Winner Could Be a Viewer
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:36:36 GMT

One company reached out to consumers to craft its Super Bowl ad.

Left-Wing Syriza Party Wins Big as Greece Rejects Austerity
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:36:07 GMT

Greece's leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday's snap election.






White House: U.S. Woman Still Held Hostage by ISIS
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:48:53 GMT

A White House official revealed Sunday that a U.S. woman remains a hostage of ISIS and that the administration will do what it takes to secure her return.






Going Somewhere? Planes, Trains and Automobiles Prep for Blizzard
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:31:51 GMT

An incoming snow storm will likely impede the travel plans and commutes of millions in the Northeast Monday and Tuesday.







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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil - Washington Post
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ATHENS, Greece — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country's international creditors that could shake the eurozone.
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Sheldon Silver to Temporarily Relinquish Speaker Duties - New York Times
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ALBANY — Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York State Assembly, agreed on Sunday to relinquish his duties on a temporary basis as he fights federal corruption charges. His decision came amid mounting pressure from his fellow Democrats ...
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Obama Makes the Most of India's Republic Day Parade - New York Times
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NEW DELHI — On one level, of course, it was just a parade. But as President Obama watched marching military units pass by at India's annual Republic Day celebration on Monday, it served as a fitting geopolitical metaphor as well. Overhead were ...
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Christie on Air: Undiluted and Pretty Great, if He Says So Himself - New York Times
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Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane ...
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A massive asteroid is set to safely pass Earth Monday. According to NASA scientists, the asteroid 2004 BL86 is approximately 1,500 feet across and will come closest to Earth at 11:19 a.m. ET. The asteroid will be approximately 745,000 miles away - about ...
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Anti-austerity Syriza party wins Greek election (+video)

It remains to be seen whether Syriza had enough seats to govern outright or would have to seek support from other parties. In any event, the win by the radical left group could shake up the eurozone.

With move on Arctic refuge, Obama again turns back on Republicans

President Obama has vowed to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, something the Republican-led Congress is likely to oppose. The move offers further evidence of how Mr. Obama is approaching the final two years of his presidency.

Japan stunned over video that purports execution of IS hostage

Some in the Asian nation have criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive for a more assertive Japan as responsible for the hostage crisis.

Nigerian troops, Boko Haram militants clash in Maiduguri

Meanwhile, the Islamist militant group attacked civilians in Nigeria's Adamawa state on Sunday as US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Lagos.

Humongous winter storm poised to strike northeast US (+video)

Upwards of two feet of snow or more could shut down schools and businesses between Boston and New York, starting Monday.

Ukraine says phone calls prove rebels attacked coastal city, killing 30

The rocket attack came a day after the rebels rejected a peace deal and announced they were going on a multi-pronged offensive against the government in Kiev in a bid to seize more territory.

Africa's quiet solar revolution

The continent skipped land lines for mobile phones. Now a new generation of start-ups is trying to bring sun power to rural Africa – and leapfrog the fossil fuel era. 

Anti-austerity Syriza looks set to take the reins of a battered Greece

Riding a wave of frustration at a deep economic recession and austerity measures demanded by other European powers, early results from Greece's election showed the left-wing Syriza with a comfortable lead.

Early in Obama's India visit, a nuclear power breakthrough (+video)

Climate change and defense issues remain ahead for Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the state visit. Tomorrow, Obama will be the first US leader to be guest of honor at India's Republic Day military parade.

Why progress endures

The rise and fall of civilizations is the drama of history. But quiet progress -- century by century, civilization by civilization -- is the real story to watch.

Five road trips to take while gas is dirt cheap

With gas prices near or below $2 per gallon, now is the perfect time to take a road trip. We've picked five hot road trip destinations for you and calculated how much a round trip car ride would be from seven of the country's biggest cities. 

Nations that tap female empowerment

On his visit to India, President Obama can take note of a new reform aimed at boosting the value of girls and women in the economy. Many countries now see female empowerment as necessary for growth.

International travel just became cheaper

The US dollar's exchange rates with international currencies have improved in the last eight months. This means food, transportation costs, and other expenses will cost you less when visiting some popular destinations across the globe. 

Why it matters that Donald Trump is attacking Mitt Romney (+video)

The Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday was a platform for conservatives considering a run for president, and Donald Trump was on the attack. It hinted at what lies ahead.

Obama gets high India honor. Are better US-India ties on the way? (+video)

Obama will be the first US presidential guest of honor at India's grand parade on Republic Day, Monday. While Obama has called the US-India relationship pivotal in the 21st century, divides on trade, energy, geopolitics are deeper than advertised. 

Super Bowl 2015 commercials: Will sponsors help mend NFL's image? (+video)

Super Bowl 2015 commercials: Why you may see some Super Bowl ads about 'real men' during the biggest game of the year.

Not Bush? Not Romney? Who does Donald Trump like for president in 2016? (+video)

At a Republican event Saturday in Iowa, the business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump revealed who he thinks best belongs in the White House.

Gov. Scott Walker in 2016? He draws biggest applause at Iowa summit

Iowa Freedom Summit message: Potential 2016 presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have some work to do to gain support of grassroots Republican activists.

American Sniper: What do veterans say about the movie? (+video)

While political debate over American Sniper grows, US veterans are finding the space they need to talk about their own war stories.

Bobby Jindal headlines prayer rally

Louisiana's two-term Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal opened an all-day prayer rally that drew thousands to LSU. Critics argued the American Family Association, the group hosting the rally, promotes discrimination.

Grateful Dead: Will Chicago let 'Deadheads' camp at Soldier Field?

The Grateful Dead will play in July. An online petition - with 8,000 signatures as of Saturday - asks that fans be allowed to park and camp overnight in lots surrounding Soldier Field stadium along Lake Michigan.

ISIS video: Is this Japanese beheading real or fake? (+video)

A new video claims that the Islamic State has executed one of their two Japanese hostages. Is it real?

Experts agree, the tide is turning in fight against Ebola

While officials agree that conditions are much improved in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, it's unclear if this Ebola outbreak could have been responded to quicker, with less cost and suffering.

Why Colorado teen got four years for trying to join ISIS (+video)

Shannon Maureen Conley of Arvada, Colo.,  was sentenced to four years in a federal prison for conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State, designated by the US government as a foreign terrorist organization. She had planned to fly to Syria join ISIS. 

Japan condemns new video, demands release of hostages (+video)

A new online video purporting to be from the Islamic State extremist group claimed one Japanese hostage had been killed, though neither the Japanese government or the Associated Press have verified the claim.

Ernie Banks a.k.a. Mr. Cub because of his enduring optimism (+video)

Ernie Banks, the legendary Mr. Cub, passed away on Friday night, and fans around the world remember his optimism and passion for America's pastime. 

Judge strikes down Alabama gay marriage ban: Three things to know (+video)

The Deep South state has just legalized same-sex marriage. What's next in the big debate?

Do Patriots have a Super Bowl win in them? (+video)

The New England Patriots could become three-time Super Bowl losers next Sunday. Despite their amazing success in the AFC East the Patriots have gone a full decade between titles.

Cities may be leaking more heat-trapping methane than previously thought

A new approach to measuring methane leaks revealed that the Boston area alone lost enough natural gas during one year to fuel 200,000 homes.

Obamas to skip Taj Majal for Saudi visit. Is it a big deal? (+video)

President Obama plans to cut short a visit to India in order to pay his respects to the late Saudi king, and meet the new king of Saudi Arabia. The right choice?

Spanish police arrest four in alleged terror plot (+video)

Four suspected jihadis were arrested Saturday in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta for allegedly having formed a terror cell and planning to carry out an attack.

Rescuers struggle to lift AirAsia fuselage, recover more bodies (+video)

On Saturday, four bodies were discovered near the area where divers worked to raise the fuselage of the AirAsia jet that crashed in December. Of the 162 people on board the flight, 69 bodies have been recovered.

Exploring Cuba's contradictions in Havana (+video)

In Havana, an Associated Press reporter explores culture, modernization, and politics. The recent elimination of a pre-authorization process means just about any American can visit the island now.

At Davos, rising income inequality worries some billionaires too

Some 2,500 of the world's elite descended upon Davos, Switzerland for the 45th World Economic Forum. What was on their minds? 

16 killed in shelling of strategic Ukrainian city Mariupol (+video)

A market and nearby homes in Mariupol, Ukraine came under rocket fire Saturday, killing at least 16 people. Mariupol is the major city between mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, and would be key to establishing a land link between the two. 

What made Ernie Banks great?

Ernie Banks hit 512 home runs during his 19-year career. Banks became known as much for his optimism and love of the game as his home runs and back-to-back National League MVPs.

Best tablet deals: Windows and Android slates from $77

If you're looking for cheap, mid-sized tablets for entertainment or work, you'll want to check out this list of five great tablet deals. You can save $30 on the full-HD Dell Venue 8, grab a Toshiba Encore Mini for just $79, or bag a Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 at $81 off.

Northeast gets a wet, wintery weekend (+video)

Residents from Maryland to New England will see a mix of sleet, rain, and snow over the weekend, as winter's first major storm moves along the Eastern Seaboard. Boston is expected to get between 4 to 6 inches of snow.

California helicopter crash kills two Marines

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter was carrying just two Marines when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Obama changes travel plans to pay respects in Saudi Arabia

Cutting his three-day trip to India short, President Obama plans to visit the new Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and pay his respects following the death of King Abdullah.


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What gets the internet REALLY excited? Kittens? No. EXPLODING Kittens
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:02:07 GMT

OMG what have we DONE?

Sysadmin Blog Let the internet run amok for long enough and you'll eventually find someone making millions with exploding kittens. Curious? Well look no further, because the internet has delivered!…

VAMPIRE BAT DRONE transforms wings into legs for SEARCH and RESCUE missions
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:36:27 GMT

Robots in the skies (AND on the ground) with DALER

Vid Swiss researchers, who developed a robot that can walk on its wings across tricky terrain, have flaunted their latest prototype which they hope could one day be used in search and rescue operations.…

'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:00:11 GMT

Translation: GOOGLE will be EVERYWHERE at ALL TIMES

Google exec chairman Eric Schmidt misled the world last week by claiming that – one day – the internet will vanish.…

Oi, Aussie sports fans! Take that selfie stick and stick it
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:00:04 GMT

Tennis and cycling events give Narcissism the flick

If you think selfie sticks are a sign of society's descent into a slough of narcissism, get thee to Australia where organisers of sporting events are making it know the telescoping terrors aren't entirely welcome.…

Say 'CHEESE', Pluto! New Horizons probe to snap photos of dwarf planet
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:07:58 GMT

Navigational images will help boffins home in on icy body

NASA's New Horizons spaceship, which has been on its mission to Pluto for nine years now, is expected to start snapping photos of the icy planet today.…

Game over? Sony FINALLY offers compensation to MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:57:29 GMT

Free goodies dished out in U.S.

Millions of PSN gamers, who were hit by a massive data breach on Sony's Playstation network back in 2011, are finally being offered the opportunity to claim compensation from the company.…

'People ACTUALLY CONFUSE Facebook and the internet in some places'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:00:05 GMT

Plus: UK.gov brags about 'successful' ID scheme

QuotW Ex-Googler, Facebook COO and mouthpiece Sheryl Sandberg claimed this week that some users (sorry, people) actually think that Mark Zuckerberg's free-content ad network is the internet.…

Ex Machina – a smart, suspenseful satire of our technology gods
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:00:04 GMT

Garland's riveting thriller takes fresh look at AI

Film review It’s not easy to say something new about artificial intelligence in the movies. It’s pretty much a toss-up between the they-could-be-people-too argument of sweet child robot David in A.I. or the sphincter-tightening terror of HAL and the Terminator. But with Ex Machina, we get a more complex picture of our android future packaged in a wickedly smart and funny film that sends up our technology gods at the same time.…

Landlines: The tech that just won't die
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:11 GMT

Do we have any choice about paying for home phone numbers?

Feature For a huge number of Brits, mobiles have become our primary way of communicating, even when we're at home. When a call comes in, we know it's ours. We can reply with a text, or use apps like WhatsApp to communicate with friends abroad. Increasingly, we don't rely on our landline phones and, thanks to lax policing of the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), for many of us, about the only thing they're used for is receiving unsolicited junk calls, or as a safety net so we can call 999 in an emergency.…

Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:00:06 GMT

Asbestos innards and a stomach for gov repression required

The eXpat Files Last time we chatted to an expat in Thailand, our secretive subject stayed schtum about his identity because he was working illegally.…

Uber isn't limited by the taxi market: It's limited by the Electronic Thumb market
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00:11 GMT

With apologies to Douglas Adams*

Worstall @ the Weekend We've had a look before at that valuation of Uber at $40k bar** and mulled over whether it makes any sense or not. And there's a little snippet of news out that shows that there might be more substance to it than most of us tend to think there is. It could, of course it could, still be just an absurdly over-hyped product of frenzied finance but if this number is true then maybe not.…

SUPERHANDS! Fossils of early human ancestors reveal a GRIPPING development
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:18:38 GMT

Hominin species had sturdy thumb and palm action

Ancestors of humans who lived around three to two million years ago appear to have had the ability to use their hands in a very similar way to how we grip tools today, according to a new study from anthropologists.…

Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:50:38 GMT

ISPs warn Parliament to reject proposed amendments

Britain's ISPs have attacked sneaky, proposed amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill that were tabled by four peers in Parliament this week – as they mounted an attempt to resurrect the Snoopers' Charter.…

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew la Bureau des Projets Spciaux
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:04 GMT

Notre own ripsnorting ragout recipe – avec pork, naturellement

As winter tightens its frosty grip across the land, and a chill wind bites hard to the quick, the moment has arrived to contemplate a hearty post-pub dish designed to fill bellies on a budget and warm the cockles of the heart.…

Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:00:05 GMT

She's a big old unit and no mistake

Vulture at the Wheel Why did the nice man from Volvo find me peering at the dashboard with a torch when he came to collect the XC60 I was testing?…

'Linus Torvalds is UNFIT for the WORKPLACE!' And you've given the world what, exactly?
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:00:11 GMT

Plus: You're not getting the 'rate article' button back

CoTW Pirates on copyright, state surveillance and Linux – another joyous week of your comments below the line. Yup, it's Comment of the Week time.…

Broadmoor: My Journey Into Hell, The Chimes and Cowboys and Indies
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:00:09 GMT

Memoirs of a bad mad lag and patchy record biz retrospective

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston peruses the pick of publishing this week with a début novel from Anna Smaill whose musicality abounds in the post-apocalyptic tale. Back in the real world, one man apocalypse Charles Bronson tells more tales of life inside, and finally Gareth Murphy tracks the history of the music industry.

YOU. Your women are mine. Give them to me. I want to sell them
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:30:09 GMT

YouTube's copyright killjoy bots amok

Something for the Weekend, Sir? A friend of mine had his wife stolen three times this week. The first two times, they gave her back within hours. On the third occasion, however, they seemed determined to hold on to her for a month.…

Hibernating NetMundial rattles internet governance world at Davos
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:05:04 GMT

Launch dumped, but ICANN boss stirs pot at elite conf

The controversial effort by ICANN and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to devise a new internet governance body may have gone into hibernation but it is still causing ructions.…

SpaceX makes nice with U.S. Air Force, gets shot at black ops launches
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:30:08 GMT

Company drops sueball, will be able to shoot spy sats

Private rocket firm SpaceX has settled its feud with the US Air Force over the rights to launch national security payloads.…

MASSIVE ASTEROID to PLAY CHICKEN with Earth on Monday
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:01:03 GMT

Biggest traveling rock visitor until 2027

NASA has warned skywatchers that a huge asteroid will pass over European and North American skies on Monday and that this will be the biggest space rock to do a fly-by of our planet until 2027.…

Google offers cloudy port for Docker container images
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:19:07 GMT

Park your images on the same storage your app uses

Google has expanded its support for Docker-based Linux containers on its Cloud Platform, with the addition of a new, cloud-based hosting service for private container registries.…

Dot-com is dead. Long live dot-com
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:30:57 GMT

Reports of domain king's death greatly exaggerated

As you probably know, the internet's domain names are dominated by a single three-letter ending: "com".…

China beefs up Great Firewall, snips off VPN access
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:15:35 GMT

Censorship tools get a boost as users scramble for workarounds

China's notorious "Great Firewall" is being blamed for widespread reports of virtual private network (VPN) outages in the country.…

Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? Well ... not so fast
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:10:35 GMT

Microsoft now says 'not every phone' will make the transition

The latest word from Microsoft is that owners of Windows Phone 8 handsets won't necessarily be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 10 after all, in an apparent retreat from what the software giant has said previously.…

Someone paid $85,000 for hated GLITTER BOMB FACTORY
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:48:27 GMT

Viral site fetches gonzo sale price in auction

We are all in the wrong business, it seems. An Australian man has just made himself an $85,000 payout selling a site that sends out packets glitter after only a few weeks of operations.…

SURPRISE! Microsoft ships next Windows 10 Preview build early
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:23:15 GMT

No need to wait until next week, after all

Microsoft has released the next preview build of Windows 10 to members of its Windows Insider program, slightly ahead of schedule.…

Atlas unplugged! DARPA's unTerminator robot cuts the power cable
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:08:39 GMT

Google's new humanoid machine also comes with a kill-switch

Atlas, the 6ft 2in (1.88m), 345lb (156kg) humanoid machine being used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), has had an extensive upgrade and is now free to roam on battery power alone, the defense research group has said.…

ICANN orders re-evaluation of dot-gay
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:46:39 GMT

But it may still not be gay enough

ICANN has ordered that the application for the dot-gay top-level domain be re-evaluated after 54 letters in support of it "inadvertently" fell through the cracks.…

Apple's Beats, Google, and Sony hammered with unpaid royalty claim
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:59:52 GMT

Firm wants fees for golden oldies

New Apple toy Beats Electronics, along with Sony and Google, are among the targets of a lawsuit over claims of unpaid royalties.…

YouTube: Nobody needs to get hurt Zoe, just sign the Ts&Cs
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:59:07 GMT

Cellist Keating not keen to play by Google’s rules

+Comment Google has revived its "our way or the highway" contracts with independent artists and labels, according to popular cellist Zoe Keating.…

Why so tax-shy, big tech firms? – Bank of England governor
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:57:48 GMT

Carney concerned over Rise of the machines, too

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has singled out technology companies as being among the worst offenders for tax avoidance.…

Then there were 3: Another UK mobile network borged ...
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:36:11 GMT

... and what it all means for speed, coverage and phone masts

Analysis Telefonica has sold O2 to Three big-daddy Hutchison Whampoa for £10bn - and it pretty much had to. Here's why.…

Microsoft: We bought Skype. We make mobiles.. Oh, HANG ON!
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:03:03 GMT

EUREKA! We should put the two together

Analysis Microsoft has given us a glimpse of Windows progress this week – and it was generally well received – particularly the one-year "grace period" allowing Windows 7 holdouts to climb on board for free.…

Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT, again
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:40:10 GMT

A bit of a wind-up?

+Comment The famous Doomsday Clock, which has been showing anywhere between 17 and two minutes to midnight since 1947, has advanced to three-minutes-to for the third time – on this occasion due to a perceived increase in the menace from human-driven climate change.…

Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:01:10 GMT

Autistic student 'probably didn't understand', court hears

A 17-year-old college student who suffered from autism hanged himself after receiving a ransomware scam.…

Kaminario swallows $15m – ONE MONTH after last cash gulp
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:32:15 GMT

Upstarts get fatter but there's only room for so many

Comment Not content with raising $53m in a E-round of funding at the end of November, flash array performance king Kaminario raised another $15m at the end of December.…

All-flash case rehash: Modus vs Nimbus lawyers off to DC
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:08:47 GMT

Venue moved from California

Modus, a customer of all-flash array startup Nimbus Data, has failed to have Nimbus’ suit against it for breach of contract dismissed.…

Microsoft raids Symantec, snaps up UK licensing sales head
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:46:10 GMT

It's a ‘mobile first, cloud first’ world

Microsoft has confirmed what the channel already knew: Jay Epton, Symantec director of new routes to market for the UK and Ireland, will be moving across to head up enterprise licensing resellers.…

Snoopy Fujitsu tech KNOWS you'll click that link – before YOU do
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:35:13 GMT

Creepware: You're a click-happy dope, aren't 'cha?

The next time you hover over a suspicious link a little too long, or download from a questionable site, you might get a nudge from Fujitsu.…

What was Tim Cook worth to Apple in 2014? $9 MILLION, apparently
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:14:09 GMT

CEO handed bulging package after 'extraordinary' year

Apple more than doubled chief exec Tim Cook's remuneration for 2014, handing him a bulging package worth $9.22m – including his $1.75m (£1.25m) base salary and a $6.7m (£4.5m) bonus.…

Developers, developers, developers! But WILL they support Windows 10?
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:03:08 GMT

HoloLens is sexy, but Microsoft faces a battle to win devs' hearts and minds

Analysis Microsoft has revealed more of its plans for Windows 10, with full release expected towards the end of 2015. The press event focused on eye-catching features like HoloLens, a virtual reality and augmented reality headset, but what really counts is this: will Windows 10 attract developers back to the Windows platform?…

Leaked doc: Europe's justice chiefs forming plans to cosy up to ISPs
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:38:10 GMT

Yeah, and bring back PNR! Think of the terrorists...

Europe’s justice ministers appear to be forming plans to make it easier to access ISPs' data, as part of a series of proposals intended to limit the spread of online radicalising material.…

UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:21:09 GMT

System holds records of ALL scouts in the country

Updated Serious concerns have been raised over the security of the Scout Association's database, which holds the contact details of 450,000 young people and volunteer adults, The Register can reveal.…

Gov.UK inhaled G-Cloud, spat out framework – ex-lead claims
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:02:10 GMT

Original team member claims there are 'vision' problems

Whitehall is coming under fire for subsuming the G-Cloud into its coding house GDS (government digital service) at the expense of encouraging uptake of the framework.…

Sony blames NORK The Interview cyber strike for delayed Q3 report
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:28:12 GMT

Offline finance and accounting systems not back until mid-Feb

Sony plans to delay its third-quarter financial results and has blamed North Korea’s crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment’s business systems.…

Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:07:04 GMT

Ding ding ding: Round 94 of the EU vs the US on privacy

A top US law enforcement commissioner has claimed European data protection authorities are too worried about helping consumers instead of robustly enforcing privacy laws.…

Telefnica to offload O2 to Three daddy Hutchison for 10.25bn
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:32:08 GMT

Talks reported last week, confirmed on Friday

Telefónica confirmed this morning it has entered into an “exclusivity agreement” with Hutchison Whampoa that could see it offload subsidiary O2 for up to £10.25bn in cash.…

Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:03:08 GMT

PLEASE! They're using consumer drives in enterprise gear, says firm

Online backup bods Backblaze have found Seagate hard disks fail much more than other suppliers, although recent improvements have redressed the situation.…

Symantec data centre security software has security holes
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:33:11 GMT

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there

Security bod Stefan Viehböck has detailed holes in Symantec's data centre security platforms that the company plugged this week because they allowed hackers to gain privilege access to management servers.…


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Bill Nye says Belichick is full of hot air (other scientists disagree)
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:31:57 GMT

The Science Guy says the only way to change ball pressure is with a needle. However, some researchers believe the Patriots coach.






Teen arrested after alleged Facebook emoji threats
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:44:24 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A Brooklyn teen posts little emojis of guns pointing at little emojis of police officers. His lawyer says he didn't actually intend to act out the implication.






For the lonely golfer, new site aims to offer links
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:29:25 GMT

Created by a former pro golfer, Forelinx not only allows you to book tee times, but also aims to help you find nice people to play with.






AT&T makes the first transcontinental call, 100 years ago (pictures)
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:27:10 GMT

In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell and assistant Thomas Watson again teamed up for a historic phone call, this one from New York to San Francisco.






AT&T ushers in the cross-country call, 100 years ago
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:54:01 GMT

On January 25, 1915, AT&T completed the first transcontinental telephone call in the US, after completing the challenging stretch from Denver to San Francisco.






Silicon Valley's big acquisition mantra: Buy it, leave it alone
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:26:37 GMT

As tech giants try to figure out their place in the future, they're giving more autonomy to founders of companies they've swallowed up.






Patriots coach invokes science in addressing deflated-football dustup
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:06:37 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Bill Belichick says he's not a scientist, but he offers a scientific reason why his team's footballs weren't at regulation pressure when Pats beat Colts to head to Super Bowl.






Can new tech boost safety in Uber cars, and in taxis, too?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:00:28 GMT

After a slew of alleged assaults by drivers for taxi companies and ride-hailing services, firms like AsterRide and Shuddle are looking to increase passenger safety.






​Google leaves most Android users exposed to hackers
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:58:15 GMT

An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which are relied on by around 60 percent of all Android users.






Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:43:06 GMT

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.

Watch seniors play Grand Theft Auto V for the first time
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:51:55 GMT

"Oh man! Destruction Derby!" Seniors have fun stealing and wrecking cars, shooting random people and running from the police as they play Grand Theft Auto V in this Fine Brothers video.






Turn your Instagram pictures into tattoos
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:00:04 GMT

Want to proudly display your Instagram feed on your bicep? A new service called Picattoo will turn a dozen of your pictures into temporary tattoos for cheap.






Low Latency 117: Pie in the sky
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:00:02 GMT

Microsoft's HoloLens looks pretty cool in proof of concept videos, but how will it shake out when it finally goes on sale?






Ring ring, it's your watch calling
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:00:05 GMT

On paper, it doesn't make sense for smartwatches to have their own independent connection. But AT&T is working to make sure it's in the mix when it comes to wearables.






Behold 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in 8-bit glory
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:00:04 GMT

This "Guardians of the Galaxy" tribute makes us long for a retro NES-style video game of Groot, Rocket, Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax in pixilated action.






Crave Ep. 189: 'Star Wars' supercut shows every GUI in the 1977 film
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:08:15 GMT

Relive the futuristic technology of "Star Wars" all over again with an edit of all the graphical user interfaces used in the original film contained within one video.






The pope: Stop swearing, get off your gadgets and talk to each other
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:33:36 GMT

Technically Incorrect: In a vigorous defense of the family to honor World Communications Day, Pope Francis offers the hope that humanity won't be dominated by technology.






Saturn steals the moon's place in stunning city view
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:54:55 GMT

What if it were Saturn's rings or Jupiter's red spot coming up over the horizon? Russia's space agency imagined what life on such a parallel planet (or moon) might be like.






What to watch this weekend
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:39:05 GMT

For a really, really limited time Amazon is giving away its award-winning show, "Transparent." Meanwhile, a very controversial movie is headed to Netflix.

The 404 Show 1,598: Windows 10 and HoloLens predictions, can it work? (podcast)
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:38:11 GMT

Jeff and Iyaz challenge the ideas and proof-of-concepts shown at Microsoft's Windows 10 press event. They also cover DeflateGate, pharmaceutical TV ads and the films of 2014 -- all while Jeff slowly loses his voice.


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Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:04:00 GMT

Ariastis writes Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three of its staffers to the FBI under a secret search warrant issued by a federal judge. WikiLeaks were told last month of warrants which were served in March 2012. The subjects of the warrants were the investigations editor of WikiLeaks, the British citizen Sarah Harrison; the spokesperson for the organisation, Kristinn Hrafnsson; and Joseph Farrell, one of its senior editors. When it notified the WikiLeaks employees last month, Google said it had been unable to say anything about the warrants earlier as a gag order had been imposed.

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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:08:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes The Independent reports that hacktivist group Anonymous, in a project named Operation DeathEaters, is calling for help in its fight against international pedophile networks, or what it calls the "paedosadist industry" and has issued a video instructing activists on how they can aid in the operation. The Anonymous project is intended to break what it says is a conspiracy of silence among sympathetic politicians, police and mainstream media to downplay the full extent of the online child sex industry. "The premise behind OpDeathEaters is to expose high level complicity, obstruction of justice and cover-up in the paedo-sadist industry in order to show the need for independent inquiries," says Heather Marsh, an online activist who is helping to co-ordinate the operation and describes herself as an "old friend" of Anonymous. The Anonymous database, which will be hosted on the GitHub online repository, promises to collate cases from all around the world, cross-referencing connections within sub-groups including the police, armed forces, schoolteachers, politicians, media, academics and religious organisations. The database's ultimate purpose has yet to be fully determined, but in the first instance the group says it wants to shut down the child-sex industry by "dismantling the power structure which held it there" and by "educating to create a cultural change". The group is calling on volunteers to help with the ongoing work, which has been divided into three steps. The first is about collecting "all the factual information," second is to "share that information as widely as possible," and the third step is "to set up an independent, internationally linked, inquiry into all the areas which do not appear to have been investigated properly." Activists point to the muted media coverage given to a recent case in Washington DC in which Michael Centanni, a senior Republican fundraiser, was charged with child sex offences after investigators traced transmissions of child pornography to his computers in his basement. The case was not covered by The Washington Post or the New York Times, and was only picked up by a local NBC affiliate state and The Washington Examiner, a small conservative paper in the city. According to the court filings, Centanni was found in possession of 3,000 images, many apparently filmed in his own bedroom, including one showing a man raping a five-year-old girl who cries "no" and "mommy" while the man says "good baby" and "stop crying," according to one filing.

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Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:49:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes In a Sacramento Bee op-ed, (in)famous computer security researcher Ed Felten responds to the State of the Union cybersecurity proposal. He doesn't mince words: "The odds of clearing Congress: low. The odds of materially improving security: even lower. "What he suggests as an alternative, though, is a surprise. "California," he writes, "could blaze a trail for effective cybersecurity policy." He calls for the state government to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive data, relying on outside auditors and experts. It's an interesting idea. Even if it doesn't go anywhere, at least it's some fresh thinking in this area of backward policy. From Felten's essay: Critical infrastructure increasingly relies on industrial automation systems. And those systems are often vulnerable – they keep a default password, for instance, or are accessible from the public Internet. These are not subtle or sophisticated errors. Fixing them requires basic due diligence, not rocket science. Requiring the state’s critical infrastructure providers to undergo regular security audits would be straightforward and inexpensive – especially relative to the enormous risks. Areas of sensitive data are also low-hanging cyber fruit. In health care, education and finance, California already imposes security and privacy requirements that go beyond federal law. Those legal mandates, though, are mostly enforced through after-the-fact penalties. Much like critical infrastructure, sectors that rely upon sensitive data would benefit from periodic outside auditing. Of any state government's, California's policies also have the chance to help (or harm) the most people: nearly 39 million people, according to a 2014 U.S. Census estimate.

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SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:47:00 GMT

hypnosec writes The US Air Force and private space flight company SpaceX have settled their dispute involving the military's expendable rocket program, thereby paving the way for SpaceX to join the spy satellite launch program known as Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). The settlement opens doors for SpaceX to compete with United Launch Alliance (ULA) for launch of spy satellites. ULA is a joint Boeing-Lockheed venture – the only private player to have received clearance for launching black ops satellites.

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DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:48:00 GMT

MojoKid writes After last Wednesday's Windows 10 event, early adopters and IT types were probably anxious for Microsoft to release the next preview build. Fortunately, it didn't take long as it came out on Friday, and it's safe to say that it introduced even more than many were anticipating (but still no Spartan browser). However, in case you missed it, DirectX 12 is actually enabled in this Windows 10 release, though unfortunately we'll need to wait for graphics drivers and apps that support it, to take advantage of DX 12 features and performance enhancements.

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A Call That Made History, 100 Years Ago Today
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:49:00 GMT

alphadogg writes These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don't even know they're talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen. The first commercial transcontinental phone line opened on Jan. 25, 1915, with a call from New York to the site of San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Alexander Graham Bell made the call to his assistant, Thomas Watson. Just 39 years earlier, Bell had talked to Watson on the first ever phone call, in Boston, just after Bell had patented the telephone.

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Fish Found Living Half a Mile Under Antarctic Ice
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:54:00 GMT

BarbaraHudson (3785311) writes "Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish investigating a submersible camera after drilling through nearly 2,500 feet (740 meters) of Antarctic ice. The swimmers are in one of the world's most extreme ecosystems, hidden beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, roughly 530 miles (850 kilometers) from the open ocean. "This is the closest we can get to something like Europa," said Slawek Tulaczyk, a glaciologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a chief scientist on the drilling project. More pictures here."

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Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:59:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes In the recent Slashdot discussion on the D programming language, I was surprised to see criticisms of Pascal that were based on old information and outdated implementations. While I'm sure that, for example, Brian Kernighan's criticisms of Pascal were valid in 1981, things have moved on since then. Current Object Pascal largely addresses Kernighan's critique and also includes language features such as anonymous methods, reflection and attributes, class helpers, generics and more (see also Marco Cantu's recent Object Pascal presentation). Cross-platform development is fairly straightforward with Pascal. Delphi targets Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. Free Pascal targets many operating systems and architectures and Lazarus provides a Delphi-like IDE for Free Pascal. So what do you think? Is Pascal underrated?

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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:06:00 GMT

New submitter AlCapwn writes [Fark founder] Drew Curtis announced on Friday that he will be running for governor of Kentucky. "We have a theory that we're about to see a huge change in how elections and politics work. Across the country, we have seen regular citizens stepping up and challenging the status quo built by political parties and career politicians. They have been getting closer and closer to victory and, here in Kentucky, we believe we have a chance to win and break the political party stronghold for good."

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Why We Still Can't Really Put Anything In the Public Domain
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:12:00 GMT

Press2ToContinue writes While you can make a public domain dedication or (more recently) use the Creative Commons CC0 tool to do so, there's no clear way within the law to actually declare something in the public domain. Instead, the public domain declarations are really more of a promise not to make use of the exclusionary rights provided under copyright. On the "public domain day" of Copyright Week, Public Knowledge has pointed out that it's time that it became much easier to put things into the public domain. Specifically, the PK post highlights that thanks to the way copyright termination works, even someone who puts their works into the public domain could pull them back out of the public domain after 35 years.

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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:12:00 GMT

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that In an abrupt U-turn, the California Department of Motor Vehicles late Friday retracted its finding that drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar must obtain commercial license plates. That determination — based on a 1935 state law — ignited a firestorm of criticism from the San Francisco startups and their supporters as stifling innovation. Commercial licenses are cumbersome to obtain, meaning they could impede the companies’ growth, which relies on getting new drivers, many of whom work just part time, into service quickly. And commercial registration probably would have necessitated that drivers get commercial insurance, which is significantly more expensive than personal auto insurance. Republican Assembly members threatened legislation over the “nonsensical” interpretation if the DMV didn’t reconsider its stance before Feb. 17. Now the department says it will do just that. That doesn't mean drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft can expect to be left alone by the DMV, though, which according to the article "will meet with regulators and the industry to work through the issue."

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Ask Slashdot: GPU of Choice For OpenCL On Linux?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:38:00 GMT

Bram Stolk writes So, I am running GNU/Linux on a modern Haswell CPU, with an old Radeon HD5xxx from 2009. I'm pretty happy with the open source Gallium driver for 3D acceleration. But now I want to do some GPGPU development using OpenCL on this box, and the old GPU will no longer cut it. What do my fellow technophiles from Slashdot recommend as a replacement GPU? Go NVIDIA, go AMD, or just use the integrated Intel GPU instead? Bonus points for open sourced solutions. Performance not really important, but OpenCL driver maturity is.

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NASA Considers Autonomous Martian Helicopter To Augment Future Rovers
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:15:00 GMT

SternisheFan (2529412) writes with this story at the Verge about an approach being considered by NASA to overcome some of the difficulties in moving a wheeled or multi-legged ground vehicle around the surface of Mars, which has proven to be a difficult task. Rover teams still have a tough time with the Martian surface even though they're flush with terrestrial data. The alien surface is uneven, and ridges and valleys make navigating the terrain difficult. The newest solution proposed by JPL is the Mars Helicopter, an autonomous drone that could 'triple the distances that Mars rovers can drive in a Martian day,' according to NASA. The helicopter would fly ahead of a rover when its view is blocked and send Earth-bound engineers the right data to plan the rover's route.

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Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:22:00 GMT

theodp writes Maybe Bill Gates' Summer Reading this year will include The Art of R Programming. Pushing further into Big Data, Microsoft on Friday announced it's buying Revolution Analytics, the top commercial provider of software and services for the open-source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. "By leveraging Revolution Analytics technology and services," blogged Microsoft's Joseph Sirosh, "we will empower enterprises, R developers and data scientists to more easily and cost effectively build applications and analytics solutions at scale." Revolution Analytics' David Smith added, "Now, Microsoft might seem like a strange bedfellow for an open-source company [RedHat:Linux as Revolution Analytics:R], but the company continues to make great strides in the open-source arena recently." Now that it has Microsoft's blessing, is it finally time for AP Statistics to switch its computational vehicle to R?

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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:22:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes Jennifer Abel writes at the LA Times that according to a recent survey (PDF), over 80% of Americans says they support "mandatory labels on foods containing DNA," roughly the same number that support the mandatory labeling of GMO foods "produced with genetic engineering." Ilya Somin, writing about the survey at the Washington Post, suggested that a mandatory label for foods containing DNA might sound like this: "WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children." The report echoes a well-known joke/prank wherein people discuss the dangers of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide" also known as hydrogen oxide and hydrogen hydroxide. Search online for information about dihydrogen monoxide, and you'll find a long list of scary-sounding and absolutely true warnings about it: the nuclear power industry uses enormous quantities of it every year. Dihydrogen monoxide is used in the production of many highly toxic pesticides, and chemical weapons banned by the Geneva Conventions. Dihydrogen monoxide is found in all tumors removed from cancer patients, and is guaranteed fatal to humans in large quantities and even small quantities can kill you, if it enters your respiratory system. In 2006, in Louisville, Kentucky, David Karem, executive director of the Waterfront Development Corporation, a public body that operates Waterfront Park, wished to deter bathers from using a large public fountain. "Counting on a lack of understanding about water's chemical makeup," he arranged for signs reading: "DANGER! – WATER CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF HYDROGEN – KEEP OUT" to be posted on the fountain at public expense.

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Europe and China Will Team Up For a Robotic Space Mission
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:27:00 GMT

Taco Cowboy writes with this excerpt from Space.com: On Monday (Jan. 19), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) issued a call for proposals for a robotic space mission that the two organizations will develop jointly. "The goal of the present Call is to define a scientific space mission to be implemented by ESA and CAS as a cooperative endeavor between the European and Chinese scientific communities," ESA officials wrote in a statement Monday. "The mission selected as an outcome of the present Joint Call will follow a collaborative approach through all the phases: study, definition, implementation, operations and scientific exploitation." The call envisions a low-budget mission, saying that ESA and CAS are each prepared to contribute about 53 million euros (U.S. $61.5 million at current exchange rates). The spacecraft must weigh less than 661 lbs. (300 kilograms) at launch and be designed to operate for at least two to three years, ESA officials wrote in the call for proposals. All proposals are due by March 16, and the peer-review process will start in April. Mission selection is expected to occur in late 2015, followed by six years of development, with a launch in 2021.

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Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:29:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes As reported by CNN and Time, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved their famed Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight. Now at 23:57, this clock attempts to personify humanity's closeness to a global catastrophe (as caused by either climate change or nuclear war). According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, this change is due to a lack of action regarding climate issues, the continued existence of nuclear weapon stockpiles, and the increased animosity that now exists between the United States and Russia.

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Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:31:00 GMT

Hammeh writes According to a report on Mashable, Twitter have sent out messages to some of their high profile users prompting them to share images using Twitter's own service rather than Instagram links. The news comes 2 years since Instagram pulled support for Twitter cards and has been part of the continuing battle between the two social networks. With Instagram now having overtaken Twitter in terms of users, this may be a move to try and use high profile users to show off Twitter's own image and content tools.

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In Addition To Project Spartan, Windows 10 Will Include Internet Explorer
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:38:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes After unveiling its new Project Spartan browser for Windows 10, Microsoft is now offering more details. The company confirmed that Windows 10 will also include Internet Explorer for enterprise sites, though it didn't say how exactly this will work. Spartan comes with a new rendering engine, which doesn't rely on the versioned document modes the company has historically used. It also provides compatibility with the millions of existing enterprise websites specifically designed for Internet Explorer by loading the IE11 engine when needed. In this way, the browser uses the new rendering engine for modern websites and the old one for legacy purposes.

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OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:36:00 GMT

kthreadd writes The OpenSSL project has released its second feature release of the OpenSSL 1.0 series, version 1.0.2 which is ABI compatible with the 1.0.0 and 1.0.1 series. Major new features in this release include Suite B support for TLS 1.2 and DTLS 1.2 and support for DTLS 1.2. selection. Other major changes include TLS automatic EC curve selection, an API to set TLS supported signature algorithms and curves, the SSL_CONF configuration API, support for TLS Brainpool, support for ALPN and support for CMS support for RSA-PSS, RSA-OAEP, ECDH and X9.42 DH.

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The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:44:40 GMT

The Challenge of the Planets, Part Three: Gravity

It is strange that Lexell’s Comet is not better remembered. Discovered by ace comet-hunter Charles Messier on the night of 14 June 1770, it passed Earth just two weeks later at a distance of 1.4 million miles, closer than any other comet in history. On the evening of 1 July 1770, its nucleus shown as […]

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The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:36 GMT

The Strangely Competitive World of Sci-Fi Writing Workshops

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Jeanne Cavelos, Jilly Dreadful, and John Joseph Adams discuss the value of sci-fi writing workshops.

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While You Were Offline: American Sniper’s Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:00:29 GMT

While You Were Offline: American Sniper’s Fake Baby and a Drug-Buying Bot

While Tumblr foments unrest in its many fandom communities, the rest of the Internet continues doing absolutely outlandish things. And here they are.

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Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:23:38 GMT

Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht

As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the site, the Dread Pirate Roberts, gave an interview and posted many thousands of words to the Silk […]

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Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:05:49 GMT

Leatherman’s New Wearable Tech Can Repair Your Wearable Tech

Leatherman's new Tread is an industry first: a serious multi-tool that's worn on the wrist. Each link on the band includes two to three functional tools, for a total of 25 usable features.

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Ford Finally Discovers Silicon Valley
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:01:06 GMT

Ford Finally Discovers Silicon Valley

Things like connectivity, infotainment, and autonomous features are as important to Ford as performance, styling, and safety.

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Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:59:07 GMT

Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna

The specific hackers behind the Sony breach and data leaks may never be identified or arrested. But authorities say they have caught a hacker behind another high-profile breach: the intrusion into computers owned by Madonna, which resulted in leaks of her songs before their scheduled release. The Israeli suspect, 39-year-old Adi Lederman, was arrested in […]

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George Lucas on How His New Film Is Like Star Wars for Girls
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:41:37 GMT

George Lucas on How His New Film Is Like Star Wars for Girls

"Just like Star Wars was designed for 12-year-old boys," says Lucas, "Strange Magic was designed for 12-year-old girls."

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Expedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel Sites
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:43:41 GMT

Expedia Buys Travelocity, Merging Two of the Web’s Biggest Travel Sites

Expedia has agreed to buy Travelocity from its parent company, Sabre Corp., for $280 million, merging two major travel booking sites amidst increasing competition from other players in the space.

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It’s Time to Fix America’s Infrastructure. Here’s Where to Start
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:42:27 GMT

It’s Time to Fix America’s Infrastructure. Here’s Where to Start

President Obama believesAmerica must build “21st century infrastructure—modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet,” and in his State of the Union this week he asked theRepublican-controlled Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan, likely the trillion-dollar legislationSenator Bernie Sanders proposed earlier this month. It’s an ambitious plan that many agree is desperately […]

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Uber’s Privacy Woes Should Serve As a Cautionary Tale for All Companies
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:43:25 GMT

Uber’s Privacy Woes Should Serve As a Cautionary Tale for All Companies

Revelations from the Washington Post and others are bringing to light growing concern that every Uber employee, and apparently interviewee, is allowed unlimited access to customer data. For instance, one article described how the company’s employees use a feature called “God View” that allows tracking of all Uber customers in real time; that information has then been […]

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Microsoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest Acquisition
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:24:45 GMT

Microsoft Continues Its March Toward Open Source With Latest Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to acquire open-source software company Revolution Analytics, heavily embracing the R programming language, a data analysis tool widely used by both academics and corporate data scientists. The software giant announced the deal on Friday, but did not disclose the terms. Revolution Analytics is best known for offering developer tools for use with […]

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Is Keeping Things Simple the Wearable Industry’s Way Forward?
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:49:25 GMT

Is Keeping Things Simple the Wearable Industry’s Way Forward?

Humans have a natural characteristic of living inside their own head and think that the way it works in their head is similar to how it works in someone else’s head. Chances are that the person who will read this article belongs to the 5% of people who naturally feel excited about the future, when […]

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Box Shares Surge in the First Big IPO of 2015
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:10:15 GMT

Box Shares Surge in the First Big IPO of 2015

Almost a year after it publicly filed for an IPO, Box finally made its debut on Wall Street on Friday morning. The market’s reaction was rather favorable.

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Is this the Earnest, Fast-Paced Future of Science Communication?
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:10:15 GMT

Is this the Earnest, Fast-Paced Future of Science Communication?

Jason Silva is bringing his guileless sense of wonder—and taste for scientific rigor—to a new show on National Geographic.

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An Ode to SkyMall as It Files for Bankruptcy
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:44:36 GMT

An Ode to SkyMall as It Files for Bankruptcy

SkyMall was a tradition. An absurd, capitalistic embodiment of everything that was shallow and wrong with our lives, and yet it also brought us comfort.

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People Who Are Good at Cocktail Parties Are Also Better at the Internet
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:00:46 GMT

People Who Are Good at Cocktail Parties Are Also Better at the Internet

Ban trolls. Research shows that groups of people who are good at reading signals from others are collectively smarter. Even online.

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The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:00:27 GMT

The Crowdfunding Site That Lets You Sell Shares in Your Videogame or Movie

The world's first publicly traded person and Kanye West's former technical consultant want to help you IPO anything.

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The Week’s Best TV: Obama’s Sick Burn and Bill Cosby’s Tone-Deaf Comedy Jam
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:46 GMT

The Week’s Best TV: Obama’s Sick Burn and Bill Cosby’s Tone-Deaf Comedy Jam

The best TV this week not only had excellent showings from the women of Broad City and the Saturday Night Live players, it also has a cameo from none other than President Obama. USA! USA!

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1977 Tablet Computer That Took Up an Entire Room
published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:42 GMT

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The 1977 Tablet Computer That Took Up an Entire Room

In the late '70s, researchers at MIT built a tablet that filled an entire room. It was called the Spatial Data Management System, and although it was enormous, it was an awful lot like a modern tablet or smartphone. It had a touch screen, voice recognition, and multiple apps. It couldeven make phone calls.

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2015 SAG Awards Makeup Trends: Bold Lips, Smoky Eyes and Soft Liner
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:42:55 GMT

Emma Stone, SAG AwardsThe makeup trends we saw at the 2015 SAG Awards were definitely among the more predictable this awards season. Smoky eyes, bold lips and eyeliner looks are far from breaking new ground. But as the...

Top Fashion Moments from E!'s Live From the Red Carpet at the 2015 SAG Awards—Watch Now!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:38:25 GMT

Jennifer Aniston, Maria Menounos, E! Live from the Red CarpetLet's get straight to business: There're a lot of looks to discuss from the 2015 SAG Awards! If there's a single word to sum up the red carpet, it's polarizing. All eyes...

Biggest Trends at the 2015 SAG Awards: Regal Purple Gowns, Thigh-High Slits, Plunging Necklines & More
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:38:00 GMT

Violet Gowns, SAG AwardsWe again put on our trend spotter goggles as stars hit the 2015 SAG Awards red carpet and found no shortage of statement-making looks. First on our radar were stunning royal purple...

2015 SAG Awards Accessory Trends: Ear Cuffs, Statement Rings and More
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:27:00 GMT

Emma Stone, Keira Knightley, Tatiana Maslany, SAG Awards, Ear CuffsIf you got it, flaunt it…right? Such was not the case at the 2015 SAG Awards. The typically low-key awards show saw mild makeup, effortless-looking hair and little to no...

Best Beauty Looks at the 2015 SAG Awards: Emma Stone, Keira Knightley, Lupita Nyong'o & More!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:14:56 GMT

Keira Knightley, Beauty, SAG AwardsRed lips and ponytails and sleek strands, oh my! Yes, the 2015 SAG Awards certainly had its fair share of beauty trends. But before we get into that, let's just admire the hair and...

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Crowned Miss Universe 2014
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:11:41 GMT

Miss Colombia, Miss USA, Miss UniverseLadies and gentlemen, meet your new (and absolutely gorgeous) Miss Universe! Miss Colombia Paulina Vega wowed the judges with her beauty, talents and intelligence at Sunday night's...

Christina Milian Is The Peacemaker During Her Sister & Brother-in-Law's Screaming Fight—Get the Full Turned Up Recap!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:01:00 GMT

CMTUWe could totally get used to this new Sunday night ritual of getting turned up! On the latest Christina Milian Turned Up, Danielle Milian and her husband Richard continued to argue...

Candid Pics From the 2015 SAG Awards: See Keira Knightley, Jared Leto, Julia Roberts and More Stars!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:55:25 GMT

Keira Knightley, James Righton, SAG Awards, CandidSince the SAG Awards is one of the few times a year where we can all see our favorite stars from both TV and filmin one place looking more fabulous than ever, it should be no shocker that...

Nailed It! Best of the 2015 SAG Awards Mani Cam, Plus Sofa Vergara's Massive Engagement Ring!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:50:41 GMT

Sofia Vergara, Mani Cam, SAG AwardsGloves off, nails out! Sure, there were plenty of gowns to ogle over at the 2015 SAG Awards, but it's the mani's moment now! And who better to show off her perfectly polished...

Zach Galifianakis Is Nearly Unrecognizable as Actor Shows Off Weight Loss, Rocks Man Bun at 2015 SAG Awards
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:44:40 GMT

Zach Galifianakis, SAG Awards"I am Zach Galifianakisand I am an actor," the Birdman star said upon the opening of the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. And if your first reaction was...

Naomi Watts Trips Over Emma Stone's Skirt, Zach Galifianakis Copies Julianne Moore's Speech After Birdman Win at 2015 SAG Awards
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:35:00 GMT

Naomi Watts, SAG AwardsZach Galifianakis may not have made it into the supporting actor categories this awards season—but neither Birdman nor the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards would have been the same...

2015 SAG Awards Best Hair Trends—Split Parts, Old Hollywood Glamour and More
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:20:40 GMT

Hair Trends, CenterHair played a big part at the 2015 SAG Awards—literally.  It is the year of the low-key, effortless look. Many stars kept it mild, with soft, relaxed curls and simple updos...

Kris Jenner Is Bruce Jenner's Fitness Model in This Hilarious Throwback Infomercial: Watch Now!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:08:00 GMT

Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner Sometimes, the Internet provides us with amazing things. Today is one of those days. Khlo Kardashian took to Twitter on Sunday to share a throwback Vine video of parents Kris...

Eddie Redmayne Kills Us With Cuteness During Touching SAG Awards Speech
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:08:00 GMT

Eddie Redmayne, SAG Awards, WinnerEddie Redmayne is just too freaking cute! While accepting his award for Male Actor in a Leading Role at Sunday's 2015 SAG Awards, the Theory of Everything star gave a touching and...

Did Sofia Vergara Just Throw Shade at Julianna Margulies?
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:01:23 GMT

Sofia Vergara, SAG AwardsIt looks like Sofia Vergara might not like The Good Wifeas much as the rest of us! The Modern Familyactress was caught in the act giving a major eye roll, seemily at...

WWE Diva Rosa Mendes Force Kisses Fellow Wrestler Paige—See the Full Total Divas Recap!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:01:00 GMT

TD 314 RecapThese WWE Divas sure are super friendly... On Sunday's all-new Total Divas, Rosa Mendes develops a huge crush on Paige and puts the moves on her, Brie Bella and husband Daniel Bryan...

2015 SAG Awards Best and Worst Moments: Orange Is the New Black Takes Over, Viola Davis Empowers, Birdman Wins and More!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:00 GMT

Viola Davis, SAG Awards, WinnerThe red carpet has been rolled out and the stars have arrived in their finest attire for yet another anticipated show. Awards season continues tonight with the21st Annual Screen...

Birdman and Downton Abbey Win Big at the 2015 SAG Awards—Read the Full Recap Here!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:57:00 GMT

Birdman, SAG Awards, WinnerTheScreen Actors Guild Awards are always a fun stop on the road to the Oscars during awards season, and this year's was certainly no exception. Stars far and wide gathered at...

2015 SAG Awards Winners: The Complete List!
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:09:00 GMT

Uzo Aduba, SAG AwardsIt may not be as one-name 'big" as the Oscars or as boozy as the Golden Globes, but the SAG Awards is the ceremony where the thesps get to be honored by their peers. And judging...

Viola Davis' Emotional SAG Awards Acceptance Speech Is Perfect: Read It Here
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:51:00 GMT

Viola Davis, SAG Awards, WinnerHow to get away with the perfect acceptance speech. In a category so filled with talent that an additional nominee was added, How to Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis took home the...


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NYC mayor warns those in storm's path: "Prepare for the worst"
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:53:42 -0500

Large storm system barreling out of Midwest and headed for Northeast prompts blizzard warnings for millions

White House tries to downplay Netanyahu controversy
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:08:43 -0500

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough insists a desire to stay out of Israel's elections, and not any personal feelings, is why Obama won't meet Israeli PM during visit

​Combating the scourge of sexual assault
published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:43:29 -0500

Through telling imagery, Project Unbreakable gives voice to survivors of abuse, as discussions build on the prevalence of assaults on college campuses

How a Chinese tennis champ stood up to the system
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:35:18 -0500

After winning the 2011 French Open, China's most famous tennis player was criticized for not properly thanking her country. Watch Lesley Stahl's report "Li Na."

Japan working to rescue ISIS-held hostage
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:18:58 -0500

Tokyo was still analyzing a video purporting to show that another hostage had been killed by the extremist group

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:15:39 -0500

Paulina Vega beat out contestants from 88 countries at the Miami pageant; Miss USA Nia Sanchez named runner-up

SAG Awards 2015: "Birdman" soars away with top prize
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:59:12 -0500

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's backstage farce won best ensemble; other prizes went to Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne

SAG Awards 2015 red carpet
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:26:56 -0500

Stars step out for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles

Potential 2016 candidates road test messages on immigration, marriage
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:39:04 -0500

With next presidential election less than 2 years away, pool of GOP hopefuls is very large

FDA debates releasing genetically modified mosquitoes into Florida Keys
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:32:06 -0500

Fierce public resistance in battle against Dengue and chikungunya as many fear insects' altered DNA could enter human bloodstream

Miss Colombia is the new Miss Universe
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:58:25 -0500

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega wins the title of Miss Universe

Greece elects new anti-austerity leader Alexis Tsipras
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:12:25 -0500

Leftist party leader says he will tear up painful austerity measures in a move that could shake world economy

Passengers evacuated from 2 planes in Seattle
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:51:15 -0500

Aircraft were clareld out due to "security concerns," airport spokesperson says

Judge puts 2-week stay on Alabama same-sex marriage ruling
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:57:39 -0500

The federal judge would not honor a request to place her ruling on indefinite hold until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue

SAG Awards 2015 highlights
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:57:27 -0500

A look at the best moments from the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Is White House prepared for collapse of Yemen?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:51:19 -0500

As Sen. McCain says the administration has "lost touch with reality" on foreign threats, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough defends Obama

Intercepted phone calls show separatists attacked Ukraine city
published: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:56:07 -0500

The Ukranian president said the attack on the southeastern city of Mariupol killed at least 30 people

Duke's Coach K nets 1,000th NCAA career win
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:50:48 -0500

Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils pushed past St. John's for 77-68 victory, giving him milestone win

Shelters struggle to meet demand for pets to adopt
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:40:25 -0500

Popularity of shelter dogs and cats and better animal population control have led to a shortage of pets for adoption in Northeast

Driver in 24-hour race sidelined after unusual collision
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:02:57 -0500

Andy Lally said he felt a bump at 5 a.m. during the Rolex 24, but didn't think anything of it until the crew working on his Porsche made an unusual discovery

Alaska National Wildlife Refuge: To preserve or drill?
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:03:58 -0500

Obama announces plans to prevent oil drilling on 12 million pristine acres; Republicans call proposal "not possible in this Congress"

Extremist assault on major Nigerian city leaves hundreds dead
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:32:04 -0500

Boko Haram's scorched-earth campaign in the countryside, as well as a multi-pronged assault on Maiduguri, come as Sec. Kerry visits

Two dead in NYC Home Depot store shooting
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:07:46 -0500

Police say a dust-up between two Home Depot employees at Midtown Manhattan store had a tragic end

Sundance Film Festival 2015
published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:24:49 -0500

Stars attend the 30th annual film festival in Park City, Utah

"American Sniper" stays atop weekend box office
published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:29:56 -0500

The Clint Eastwood film is up for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Bradley Cooper