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Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected
Miss USA, 4 others in finals for the Miss Universe crown
'Birdman' tops SAG Awards, Redmayne upsets Keaton
Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraines president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.
Millsap, Horford lead Hawks to 16th straight win
Quotes from the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Complete list of winners at 21st annual SAG Awards
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US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
Fake bank swindles China savers
Building was made to look just like a real bank with uniformed staff serving customers.
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Images from around the world: 23 January
Day in pictures: 21 January 2015
Images from around the world: 21 January
Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.
Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.
Umami taste buds 'key to health'
A persons ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.
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Stunning Miss Universe costumes
Opinion: How officials decide when to close schools
Officials are faced with making a tricky call on whether its safe to allow normal life to go on when a storm is coming.
Close encounter with Pluto gets underway
NASAs New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on Pluto and its five moons. Soon we will see what no one has ever seen before: Crisp, clear pictures of the tiny, icy world.
Backstage at a traveling circus
Just outside of a white and yellow tent in Germany, an elephant heaves a heavy sigh. His ears are lowered, his skin relaxed -- his trunk arched into a final pose.
SAG Awards 2015: Winners List
The winners of the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are noted with an asterisk (*WINNER):
When politics and beauty pageants collide
It was an innocent mistake, one that was easy to correct -- before the social media age.
2 die in Home Depot shooting
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.
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ILL WIND Utilities bail on America's first offshore wind project
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Pentagon bureaucracy grows as troops are cut
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2 planes evacuated in Seattle, 3rd flight diverted to Dallas
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'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview
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‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over easing of one-child policy
BEIJING — When China announced it was relaxing its one-child policy in late 2013, marketing director Kang Lu chatted with her husband about whether they wanted a second baby.“But given our current circumstances, we quickly abandoned the idea,” she said.
New Saudi king ascends to the throne as terrorism threat grows
ARAR, Saudi Arabia — At 3 a.m. on a cold desert night earlier this month, four Islamic State militants carrying guns, grenades and cash slipped into Saudi Arabia here through a hole in the new heavy fencing that separates this
Greeks emphatically reject austerity, elect Syriza in historic vote
ATHENS — After five years of extreme austerity prescribed to treat an epidemic of debt, a battered but defiant Greece on Sunday emphatically rejected the medicine.With millions of voters turning out — from graffiti-scarred lanes in the Parthenon’s shadow to
Obama, India’s Modi claim breakthrough on nuclear issues
NEW DELHI — At the start of a three-day U.S. presidential visit rich with pageantry and symbolism, President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the two countries have made progress toward resolving a long-standing impasse on
Rocket attack puts Ukraine back on the West’s agenda
Moscow — Western leaders are weighing what new pressure they can put on Moscow to rein in pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, after a rocket attack on the port city of Mariupol left dozens of civilians dead.Read full article >>
WorldViews: How Indians feel about Obama’s visit for their country’s Republic Day
President Obama will be attending Indias Republic Day festivities Monday on his second visit to India during his administration. Despite lukewarm relations with India in the past, the Modi and Obama administrations have been pursuing a strong bilateral partnership.Read full article >>
As Boko Haram rampages, Nigerians head to polls. John Kerry is worried.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Against a backdrop of militant Islamist attacks, Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria’s president and his leading opponent in upcoming elections to accept the results of next month’s vote and encourage their supporters
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East Coast braces for 'historic' blizzard on Monday
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
Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe to merge in $11 billion deal
(Reuters) - Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the worlds largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday.
Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was critically important to improve the countrys infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the
Morocco arrests suspected Algerian militant tied to Frenchman's murder
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'
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
Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity
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
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A new round of talks between rival Libyan rival factions will take place in Geneva on Monday, the United Nations said, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the recognised government.
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NYC mayor: Snowstorm could be biggest in history
Blizzard watches are in place for much of the region for Sunday night and Monday.       
Reports: 1 dead in Manhattan store shooting
Reports say gunman shot another person, then turned gun on self       
Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics
Jurors must be open to the death penalty; Catholic doctrine bars it in almost all cases.       
Two dead in Manhattan store shooting
A gunman shot another person, then turned gun on self, in a Home Depot       
Suspect identified in missing Georgia couple case
Bob and June Runion went to buy a car from someone they contacted through Craigslist.       
NYC mayor: Snowstorm could be worst ever
Blizzard watches are in place for much of the region for Sunday night and Monday.       
Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins vote
The election was held nearly two years ahead of time.       
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Blizzard Prep: Empty Shelves? Lines for Gas? Joints? Check.
As the Northeast braced for the blizzard of 2015, the regions residents shared their preparations on social media, from rolled joints to Tostitos.
Same-Sex Marriage on Hold Temporarily in Alabama
The judge who threw out Alabamas same-sex marriage ban put a 14-day stay on her ruling, though she said the state wasnt likely to succeed on appeal.
Delta Flight Evacuated After Diversion to Dallas Airport
DFW Airport officials confirm a Delta flight has been diverted to Dallas, saying only that the airport is responding per protocol.
Delta Flight From L.A. Diverted to Dallas Airport
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
A man was fatally shot on Sunday at a Home Depot in Manhattan, police said, with the suspected shooter taking his own life.
Left-Wing Syriza Party Sails to Major Win as Greece Rejects Austerity
Greeces leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sundays snap election.
White House: U.S. Woman Still Held Hostage by ISIS
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.
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Big City: Disparate Education Plans From Obama and Cuomo
President Obama proposes to make community college free for two years for qualifying students. Education ideas that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo endorsed include a tax credit for charitable contributions to public, charter and parochial schools.
Anti-Austerity Party Appears Poised to Win Greek Elections
Syriza’s victory would represent a dramatic milestone at a moment when Europe’s continuing economic crisis has stirred an angry, populist backlash from France to Spain to Italy.
Republican Governors Buck Party Line on Raising Taxes
There are proposals for raising the sales tax in Michigan, a tax on e-cigarettes in Utah and gas taxes in South Carolina and South Dakota, to name a few.
In India, Obama Aims to Improve Countries’ Ties
President Obama 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.
A Twist in the Murder of a 97-Year-Old Man: He Was Knifed 5 Decades Ago
The New York City medical examiner determined that an operation after the stabbing in the 1950s led to Antonio Ciccarello’s death in September. The police have opened a murder investigation.
Boko Haram Attacks Major Nigerian City in a Sustained Assault
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.
Kerry Meets With Nigerian Leaders to Encourage Peaceful Election
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Lagos hoping to encourage an orderly vote amid the continuing fight against the militant group Boko Haram.
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Zach Galifianakis Shows Off a Slimmer Look, Debuts Man Bun at SAG Awards
Zach, is that you? During the Screen Actors Guild Awards opening bit Sunday, the star-studded crowd of thespians offered humorous quips about their craft. While it was easy to spot Jennifer Aniston and winner Uzo Aduba, there was one face
The Invisible Presidential Campaign Kicks Off in Earnest
Presidential candidates-to-be, and a passel of well-known clingers on, converged in Iowa this weekend with all the flash and fun the nation has come to expect of the Grand Old Party. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie,
L.A.’s Homeless Camps are Growing as More People are Forced onto the Streets
Gentrification and shelter closures are leaving more people without a roof over their heads
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: See All the SAG Winners
All the winners as they are announced
What the New Senate Education Chair Thinks About No Child Left Behind
Sen. Lamar Alexander, the new chairman of the Senate committee on education, walked into Congress this month with guns a-blazin’. Twelve years after the passage of George W. Bush’s signature education bill, No Child Left Behind, and eight years after
Full House Stars Reunite for Show Creator’s Birthday
All these parties are only adding fuel to the reunion fire for the beloved 90s sitcom
2 Dead After Shooting at New York City Home Depot
(NEW YORK) — An employee at a Home Depot store in Manhattan argued with a co-worker before fatally shooting him and then killing himself on Sunday, police said, sending panicked workers and shoppers rushing to get away from the gunfire.
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Miss Universe competition sees 88 countries represented and Natalie Morales hosting
A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part.
SAG Awards 2015: 'Birdman' cast, Eddie Redmayne take home top awards
The backstage farce Birdman topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast.
SAG Awards to offer possible preview of Oscar winners
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches.
Assembly Dems ponder chamber's leadership Monday
Monday looms large for Assembly Democrats, who are weighing a leadership decision and want to hear from Speaker Sheldon Silver for the first time since he was arrested on corruption charges, lawmakers said.
'Crippling' storm could dump up to 3 feet of snow on Long Island, forecasters say
A blizzard bringing up to 3 feet of snow could wallop Long Island and New York City starting Monday, prompting warnings of dangerous conditions and the potential for stranded motorists, the National Weather Service says. Whiteout conditions could make secondary
Teen assaulted another student at Elmont High School, police say
A 17-year-old Elmont High School student was arrested Sunday after police say he assaulted another student inside the school, causing him to lose several teeth and fracturing his jaw.
PBA chief seeks probe of music video depicting violence against NYPD
The president of the Patrolmans Benevolent Association called for an investigation Sunday into a music video released last month called Hands Up that depicts violence against the NYPD and features a Bronx legal aid group.
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