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ISIS video appears to show beheaded...

ISIS video appears to show beheaded body

A new ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Kenji Goto. The Japanese journalist went to Syria, he said, to try to tell the stories of war in all its complexity.
ISIS fighters explain why they left...

ISIS fighters explain why they left Kobani

Two ISIS fighters say the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes is the reason for retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani. ISIS ATTACKS OIL-RICH KIRKUK
5 things to know for the big game

5 things to know for the big game

Whether you're a hardcore NFL fan or just a wannabe watching the game for the halftime show and commercials, here are 5 things you need to know for the Super Bowl.
Says some U.S. troops to Iraq front...

Says some U.S. troops to Iraq front lines possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says "not everyone at the White House" has agreed with him on how to release Guantanamo Bay detainees. He also said that "we have to look at all the options" in helping Iraqi troops fight ISIS.
Arizona parents worry about child w...

Arizona parents worry about child with leukemia

"My family has been through enough with cancer," says the mother of 3-year-old Maggie Jacks. "I don't want her to go through anything else." | MEASLES: WHAT TO KNOW
Whitney Houston's daughter in medic...

Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive Saturday morning in a bathtub full of water in Roswell, Georgia, police in that Atlanta suburb said.

FoxNews

MALE OR FEMALE? NYC Health Dept. a...

MALE OR FEMALE? NYC Health Dept. asks gender of new moms

RUSHED TO HOSPITAL Houston's daught...

RUSHED TO HOSPITAL Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

'IMMORAL AND HEINOUS' Japan condem...

'IMMORAL AND HEINOUS' Japan condemns ISIS beheading of journalist

UPHILL BATTLE Woman's innocence to...

UPHILL BATTLE Woman's innocence tough to prove in salt case

REPEALING OBAMACARE: GOP readies vo...

REPEALING OBAMACARE: GOP readies vote to rid of health care law

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi K...

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, found unresponsive in tub

MSNBC

Storm crawls into Midwest, threaten...

Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens Northeast

Islamic State says it has beheaded ...

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage

Details about assassination could i...

Details about assassination could intensify shadow war

The most powerful military nations ...

The most powerful military nations 2015

Daughter of Whitney Houston in medi...

Daughter of Whitney Houston in medically induced coma

Detectives review video to find clu...

Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight case

Washington Post

Good cop, bad cop on North Korea? W...

Good cop, bad cop on North Korea? Washington plays the tough guy.

SEOUL ? Differences between the United States and South Korea over their approach to North Korea are becoming increasingly apparent, and Seoul?s interest in exploring renewed contacts with its estranged Communist sibling could call into question the likely success of the Obama administration?s harder line.Read full article >>
She fought for patients? rights, th...

She fought for patients? rights, then she was put in a hospital against her will

The morning of the recommitment hearing, Alison Hymes sat in a small waiting area of a Virginia mental hospital in a navy blue sweatsuit, clutching a green composition book to her chest.She?d scribbled down a list of arguments in favor of releasing her from Western State Hospital in Staunton, Va. They included: ?Been here too long? and ?Becoming institutionalized.?Read full article >>
Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-r...

Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 ? so now what?

Mitt Romney?s decision to forgo a third try at the White House has settled the question of whether the 2016 GOP presidential field has a front-runner ? bestowing a coveted status on former Florida governor Jeb Bush that also raises new challenges and perils.Read full article >>
John B. Geer had hands up when shot...

John B. Geer had hands up when shot by police, four officers say in documents

John B. Geer stood with his hands on top of the storm door of his Springfield, Va., townhouse and calmly said to four Fairfax County police officers with guns pointed at him: ?I don?t want anybody to get shot . .?.?. And I don?t wanna get shot, ?cause I don?t want to die today.?Read full article >>
New Islamic State video appears to ...

New Islamic State video appears to show beheading of Japanese journalist

TOKYO ? The Islamic State released a video Saturday purportedly showing the beheading of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist being held hostage by the extremist group, after negotiations for a prisoner exchange stalled.Read full article >>
Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the...

Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

Carl Djerassi, who provided the chemistry behind the sexual revolution by patenting the synthetic hormone used in the Pill, the oral contraceptive sold under various names in the U.S. since 1960, died Jan. 30 at his home in San Francisco. He was 91.Read full article >>

Reuters

Fed's 'solid' growth view faces tes...

Fed's 'solid' growth view faces test as Greek drama unfolds

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's upgraded view that growth in the world's biggest economy is "solid", and so capable of withstanding an interest rate rise this year, will be put to the test by U.S. jobs data this week.
GM and China?s SAIC to push into In...

GM and China?s SAIC to push into Indonesia with no-frills vans

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors and Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp will soon announce a joint push into Indonesia, using their no-frills Wuling brand to establish a beachhead in Southeast Asia?s biggest market and from there tackle other markets in the region.
China factory sector jolts by shrin...

China factory sector jolts by shrinking in January

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory sector unexpectedly shrank for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years in January and firms see more gloom ahead, an official survey showed, raising expectations that policymakers will take more action to forestall a sharper slowdown.
U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million ...

U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

(Reuters) - The auto industry's air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to.
Germany, ECB play hardball with Gre...

Germany, ECB play hardball with Greece

BERLIN/HELSINKI (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package.
Greece seeks to reassure Europe as ...

Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

ATHENS (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement.

ABC

With Threat of New Winter Storm, Ai...

With Threat of New Winter Storm, Airlines Cancel Flights

A major winter storm is set to hit parts of the Midwest and Northeast, delivering a significant amount of snow that could affect travel across the country.
Law Enforcement Puts on Its Game Fa...

Law Enforcement Puts on Its Game Face for Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is supposed to be about fun and games, but law enforcement is planning for every possible security scenario.
Mom of 3-Year-Old Measles Patient C...

Mom of 3-Year-Old Measles Patient Calls Diagnosis 'Shocking'

The mother of a measles-infected child said she was shocked and scared when doctors gave her the diagnosis.
Horror in Japan as Video Purports t...

Horror in Japan as Video Purports to Show Hostage Beheaded

Horror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto
Analysis: The World's Problems Ente...

Analysis: The World's Problems Enter Japan's Psyche, Again

Analysis: Why Japan may still pursue a greater global role despite the hostage crisis
College Student With Measles Boarde...

College Student With Measles Boarded Train at Penn Station

New York health officials warn of possible measles exposure.

BBC

Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading...

Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
Key Nigerian city under fresh attac...

Key Nigerian city under fresh attack

Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
Greek PM offers olive branch on deb...

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
Protesters back on Hong Kong street...

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
Abbott vow after Queensland rout

Abbott vow after Queensland rout

Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in co...

Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

New York Times

The Carpetbagger: Top Sundance Priz...

The Carpetbagger: Top Sundance Prizes Go to ?Me and Earl and the Dying Girl?

The whimsical tearjerker that rode a crescendo of buzz after screening in Park City last week claimed top prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival awards on Saturday night.
City Room: Papers Fuel a 7-Alarm Fi...

City Room: Papers Fuel a 7-Alarm Fire at a Warehouse in Brooklyn

More than 200 firefighters worked to control a blaze at the CitiStorage building in Williamsburg on Saturday. Smoke was visible as far away as New Jersey.
Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness...

Arizona Sheriff Known for Toughness Is Allowing Inmates to Watch the Super Bowl

Inmates at the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona will be allowed to watch the Super Bowl on television, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio still has strict rules.
Tribal Loyalties Drive Jordan?s Eff...

Tribal Loyalties Drive Jordan?s Effort to Free Pilot

A Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State is a member of a politically influential tribe, part of a crucial base of tribal support for the king.
ISIS Says It Has Killed 2nd Japanes...

ISIS Says It Has Killed 2nd Japanese Hostage

A video showed the beheading of a journalist, Kenji Goto, killed a week after ISIS announced the killing of another Japanese hostage.
Whitney Houston?s Daughter Found Li...

Whitney Houston?s Daughter Found Limp in Tub

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was taken to a hospital and was alive on Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.

WallStreet Journal

Lafarge, Holcim Near Deal to Sell A...

Lafarge, Holcim Near Deal to Sell Assets to CRH

Cement giants Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. are nearing a deal to sell at least $7 billion worth of assets to Ireland?s CRH PLC, according to people familiar with the matter.
China's Weak Data Renews Push for G...

China's Weak Data Renews Push for Growth Measures

China?s economy got off to a weak start in 2015 with disappointing manufacturing- and service-sector readings, renewing calls for the government to introduce more measures to spur growth in the months ahead.
Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Car...

Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix

An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of a component supplied by TRW Automotive.
Savings at the Pump Are Staying in ...

Savings at the Pump Are Staying in Wallets

Americans are taking the money they are saving at the gas pump and socking it away, a sign of consumers? persistent caution even when presented with an unexpected windfall.
Russia GDP Seen Shrinking 3% in 201...

Russia GDP Seen Shrinking 3% in 2015

Russia?s economy minister said Saturday that the country?s gross domestic product is expected to shrink by 3% in 2015 with oil prices at $50 a barrel and an estimated capital outflow at $115 billion, Russian news agencies reported.
Panasonic Stops Making Televisions ...

Panasonic Stops Making Televisions in China

Panasonic Corp. has stopped making televisions in China, faced with severe price competition and slowing market growth, a person at the company said Saturday.

Wired News

A New Satellite Will Watch the West...

A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

The launch of a small satellite won?t fix the the drought in the American West?now entering its fourth year?and it won?t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission might at least tell scientists and farmers something new about that drought, and maybe how much […]

The post A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space appeared first on WIRED.

The White House 2016 Budget Include...

The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance

The President's 2016 budget asks for ambitious funding to fight antibiotic resistance, and combatting that healthcare peril may be the one thing both parties can agree on.

The post The White House 2016 Budget Includes Big Funding for Antibiotic Resistance appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: Taylor Swif...

While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet

While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet

This week, the Internet abounded with important questions: How can someone who's trademarking a random phrase not look like a villain in these days of information wants to be free? Why shouldn't you piss off Comcast? Why are error pages the hot new thing on a certain website? The answers to all of these (and more) await you here, as we round up what you need to know about the last seven days on this wild wooly web.

The post While You Were Offline: Taylor Swift Gets Hacked and Comcast Enrages the Internet appeared first on WIRED.

What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man...

What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical

What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical

In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, playwright Glen Berger discusses his time on the ill-fated Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

The post What Went Wrong With the Spider-Man Musical appeared first on WIRED.

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return ...

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time

Watch John Sherman use a voice synthesizer to place the first computer-assisted pizza delivery order in history.

The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Return to 1974, When a Computer Ordered a Pizza for the First Time appeared first on WIRED.

The Evolution of the Super Bowl?s Z...

The Evolution of the Super Bowl?s Zany Logos

The Evolution of the Super Bowl’s Zany Logos

The Super Bowl?s branding lacked consistency, which was likely the result of the NFL commissioning different firms to design it every year.

The post The Evolution of the Super Bowl’s Zany Logos appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

Kobe has surgery, expected out 9 mo...

Kobe has surgery, expected out 9 months

Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.
Rodgers tops Watt, collects 2nd MVP...

Rodgers tops Watt, collects 2nd MVP award

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL MVP on Saturday night.
Seau, Bettis, Shields among 8 in HO...

Seau, Bettis, Shields among 8 in HOF class

Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, both 12-time Pro Bowl selections in their NFL careers, were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.
Watt 1st unanimous DPOY; Murray hon...

Watt 1st unanimous DPOY; Murray honored

NFL Defensive Player Of The Year J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.
Wolves coach upset by spoof of Love...

Wolves coach upset by spoof of Love return

The Minnesota Timberwolves' promotional video "#TheReturn," a spoof of the Cleveland Cavaliers' visit being all about Mike Miller's return to the Target Center rather than Kevin Love's, was meant to be a joke, but Flip Saunders isn't laughing.
Sources: Rockets fear Howard out fo...

Sources: Rockets fear Howard out for 'weeks'

The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Opinionator | Disunion: Was Aboliti...

Opinionator | Disunion: Was Abolitionism a Failure?

The movement didn?t end slavery; the Civil War did.
Opinion: Onward, Christian Health C...

Opinion: Onward, Christian Health Care?

In our new Gilded Age, mutual aid societies revive.
News Analysis: Why Judges Tilt to t...

News Analysis: Why Judges Tilt to the Right

Politics shape the bench, even though most lawyers are liberal.
Opinion: The Death of the Dinosaurs

Opinion: The Death of the Dinosaurs

Maybe an asteroid didn?t wipe them out.
Opinion: Lights Out in Nigeria

Opinion: Lights Out in Nigeria

Bulbs dim. Fans slow. Once, my air-conditioner caught on fire.
Editorial: Retroactively Authorizin...

Editorial: Retroactively Authorizing War

An expansive mandate would leave President Obama and his successors with broad authority to use military force in perpetuity. There are better ideas.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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Trucker pulling loose tooth trigger...

Trucker pulling loose tooth triggers backup on Alabama freeway: report

(Reuters) - A truck driver distracted by yanking free his loose tooth veered off the road and caused a miles-long backup on an Alabama freeway, a local newspaper reported on Friday.
Winging it: Chicago man smashes Phi...

Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A professional competitive eater from Chicago downed 444 chicken wings in 30 minutes at the 23rd annual Wing Bowl in Philadelphia, narrowly edging out his nearest rival and shattering the record of 363 wings set a year earlier.
Zimbabwean jailed for nine years fo...

Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday.
Secretary of State Kerry fined for ...

Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday.
Canadian man loses appeal on missin...

Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.
Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claw...

Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
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