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Millions prepare for worst as storm...

Millions prepare for worst as storm moves in

The first big storm of the year may drop up to 3 feet of snow on Boston and New York, with freezing rain and winds up to 65 mph. | YOUR IMAGES
Governments move into action ahead ...

Governments move into action ahead of blizzard

One state has ordered a travel ban. Schools across the region plan to send students home early. Heavy equipment has been dispatched and emergency centers are being activated.
Drone found at White House

Drone found at White House

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "device" found on the grounds of the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday morning, adding early indications are that the device does not pose an ongoing threat.
Kurdish fighters turn back ISIS

Kurdish fighters turn back ISIS

Kurdish fighters are claiming progress in their fight against ISIS and now control at least 90% of the embattled Syrian city of Kobani, a monitoring group said Monday.
2 die in Home Depot incident

2 die in Home Depot incident

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.
Author's son detained at Yale

Author's son detained at Yale

New York Times columnist Charles Blow says his son was held at gunpoint by a Yale police officer because he fit the description of a suspect.

FoxNews

TERROR SWAP Ex-diplomat: Freed terr...

TERROR SWAP Ex-diplomat: Freed terrorist floated as part of trade

ASTEROID MOUNTAIN Earth flyby will ...

ASTEROID MOUNTAIN Earth flyby will be closest pass of large rock until 2027

SEEKING REFUGE Obama plan for oil-...

SEEKING REFUGE Obama plan for oil-rich land pokes GOP fight

NOR'EAST BEAST: Millions brace for ...

NOR'EAST BEAST: Millions brace for 'potentially historic' blizzard

DRONE MYSTERY Secret Service probin...

DRONE MYSTERY Secret Service probing quadcopter crash at WH

Christie launches PAC in move towar...

Christie launches PAC in move toward WH run - Paul clashes with Rubio, Cruz at Koch forum - KURTZ: Gender actually an obstacle for Hillary?

MSNBC

Small drone crashes at White House ...

Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear

To Collect Debts, Nursing Home Seiz...

To Collect Debts, Nursing Home Seizing Control Over Patients

Major storm threatens Northeast wit...

Major storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

In pictures: Following the Obamas

In pictures: Following the Obamas

The Gold Lurking in America's Sewer...

The Gold Lurking in America's Sewers

Mountain-Size Asteroid Flies By Ear...

Mountain-Size Asteroid Flies By Earth Today: Watch It Online

Washington Post

SAG Awards: List of winners, best a...

SAG Awards: List of winners, best and worst moments, and who tripped on stage

So, if we go by the theory that the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes predict the Oscars, looks like the Academy Award acting categories are pretty much a lock.At the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, Eddie Redmayne (?The Theory of Everything?) and Julianne Moore (?Still Alice?) won for best lead actor and actress, respectively; J.K. Simmons (?Whiplash?) and Patricia Arquette (?Boyhood?) took home the supporting prizes. While that foursome also swept the Golden Globes, the trophy for the biggest prize ? best picture ? remains unclear with a tight race between award season?s frontrunners: ?Birdman? snagged the SAG Award for best ensemble, while ?Boyhood? took the win at the Globes.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: S...

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Snow, rain, and wintry mix today, areas of snow tonight, then gradual drying Tuesday

Federal offices plan to open on time, but there will be some snow and wintry mix in the area today and tonight before gradual drying begins.
WorldViews: Obama attends India?s e...

WorldViews: Obama attends India?s elaborate Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI -- President Obama attended India?s Republic Day parade Monday, a stunning display of military might, lavish floats, dance performances, and daredevilish feats on motorcycles.Obama attended as a special guest of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The invitation, offered after Modi visited Washington in the fall, underscores the desire of the two men to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: Light rain and snow l...

Weather Gang: Light rain and snow likely late tonight into Monday morning; snowier wave possible late Monday

Federal offices will open on time, but there are still a couple of windows for some disruptive accumulating snow before showers depart.
?Downton Abbey? recap: A proposal t...

?Downton Abbey? recap: A proposal to remember

?Downton? was a bit dark this week. Is happiness really that hard to find for these mansion-dwellers? Apparently so.Lord Grantham, the grump-in-chief, is being forced to consider selling off part of Downton?s property to developers. He isn?t thrilled at the prospect. He considers himself the keeper of a sacred tradition and doesn?t want to be the Grantham responsible for turning the estate over to the rabble. Tom and Mary try to convince him that the estate can use the money, but he?s not moved.Read full article >>
GOP?s field of presidential hopeful...

GOP?s field of presidential hopefuls grows ever more crowded

In case you haven?t been paying attention to the 2016 Republican presidential race ? and you should be, given that the election is a mere 652 days away ? there was an interesting development last week: Everyone is running. Really, everyone.Read full article >>

Reuters

Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi ...

Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi transition

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Monday after Saudi Arabia's new King Salman moved to assuage fears of an unstable transition and any policy change in the world's largest oil exporter.
IBM dismisses Forbes report of mass...

IBM dismisses Forbes report of massive layoffs

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An IBM spokesman dismissed a Forbes magazine report claiming the technology giant was preparing to cut about 26 percent of its workforce.
Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco to merge, c...

Rock-Tenn, MeadWestvaco to merge, create packaging giant

(Reuters) - Packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co and MeadWestvaco Corp agreed to form a combined $16 billion company to take on market leader International Paper Co in the United States and abroad.
Wall Street flat after leftists win...

Wall Street flat after leftists win Greek elections

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday after a decisive Greek election victory by the Syriza party spurred concern over fresh instability in the euro zone, even as the possibility of Greece leaving the bloc was considered remote.
How Draghi got divided ECB to say '...

How Draghi got divided ECB to say 'yes' to money-printing

LONDON (Reuters) - When Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank's trillion-euro scheme to buy government bonds, he acknowledged that in the round of strategies to revive inflation and boost the economy, the bank had just played its last hand.
Soros eyes investing in auto dealer...

Soros eyes investing in auto dealer groups - report

DETROIT (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros wants to invest in or buy a large automotive dealership group, potentially following in the footsteps of Warren Buffett, Automotive News reported.

ABC

What You Need to Know Before the No...

What You Need to Know Before the Northeast Blizzard

What to know before the Northeast snow storm.
Suspect Surrenders in Case of Missi...

Suspect Surrenders in Case of Missing Craigslist Car Couple

A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car
Major Blizzard Forces Thousands of ...

Major Blizzard Forces Thousands of Flights Cancellations

Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights for Monday as a major winter storm takes aim at the Northeast.
Secret Service Investigating Drone ...

Secret Service Investigating Drone on White House Grounds

A small drone was found on the White House grounds overnight, two law enforcement sources told ABC News.
There???s a Reason Hillary Clinton ...

There???s a Reason Hillary Clinton Has Been M.I.A. Lately

At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal.
Obama Feted in India At Parade of C...

Obama Feted in India At Parade of Camels, Missiles and Tanks

It was a symbolic and soggy affair for the first American president given high honors at India's Republic Day parade.

BBC

Radical left takes power in Greece

Radical left takes power in Greece

The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition.
Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane...

Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, activists say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
US braced for 'historic blizzard'

US braced for 'historic blizzard'

Forecasters predict a huge blizzard on the US north-east coast, with New York's mayor warning of a record storm and thousands of flights cancelled.
Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case...

Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.
Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.
Obama attends India's Republic Day

Obama attends India's Republic Day

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.

New York Times

After Victory at Greek Polls, Alexi...

After Victory at Greek Polls, Alexis Tsipras Is Sworn In and Forms Coalition Government

The leftist politician created the government with a right-wing fringe party that will charge immediately into the task of reversing wrenching austerity policies.
City Room: New York Today: ?Crippli...

City Room: New York Today: ?Crippling and Potentially Historic Blizzard?

Monday: Gearing up for the storm, up to two feet of snow predicted, and Sheldon Silver steps aside.
Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves...

Autism Diagnosis in Siblings Serves as Poor Indicator of Risk

Most siblings with a diagnosis do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported.
After Voters in Greece Have Their S...

After Voters in Greece Have Their Say, Country?s Creditors Seek Their Turn

The new prime minister?s promise to end austerity, renegotiate the bailout and reduce the country?s debt burden may be hard to fulfill.
Latest News: Obama in India, New Yo...

Latest News: Obama in India, New York Blizzard, Australian Open

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
Well: Salt May Not Affect Heart Ris...

Well: Salt May Not Affect Heart Risks

A new study suggests that dietary salt may have little or no effect on the risk for heart disease in older adults.

WallStreet Journal

Mattel CEO Resigns Amid Company's S...

Mattel CEO Resigns Amid Company's Struggles

Mattel Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned after three years in the top executive post, as the struggling toy company also posted disappointing preliminary results for its fourth quarter.
Google, Cablevision Challenge Wirel...

Google, Cablevision Challenge Wireless Business Model

Google and Cablevision Systems are preparing new cellphone services that would turn the wireless industry?s business model on its head, increasing pressure on companies already dealing with a price war.
Packaging Companies to Join in $16 ...

Packaging Companies to Join in $16 Billion Deal

Packaging companies Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco said they agreed to merge in a deal with a combined equity value of about $16 billion.
Rout in Commodities Is a 'Buy' Sign...

Rout in Commodities Is a 'Buy' Signal for Some

A few brave investors are betting the gloom oppressing global commodity markets is on the verge of lifting.
IBM Dismisses Report of Massive Lay...

IBM Dismisses Report of Massive Layoffs

IBM dismissed a report stating that massive new layoffs were coming this week for the computing giant.
U.S. Stocks Little Changed

U.S. Stocks Little Changed

U.S. stocks were little changed Monday, as the victory of antiausterity party Syriza in Sunday?s Greek election failed to unsettle the market.

Wired News

Do Dolphins Grieve?

Do Dolphins Grieve?

Do Dolphins Grieve?

A new study adds Atlantic spotted dolphins to the list of animals that show nurturant behavior toward dead offspring. Filipe Alves of the University of Porto in Portugal and colleagues observed two instances off Madeira Island. In the first event, recorded by a tourist boat operator, four adult dolphins were supporting a dead calf at […]

The post Do Dolphins Grieve? appeared first on WIRED.

Nintendo?s New Zelda and Upgraded 3...

Nintendo?s New Zelda and Upgraded 3DS Made Me Love 3-D Again

Nintendo’s New Zelda and Upgraded 3DS Made Me Love 3-D Again

The New Nintendo 3DS XL's new features hold up great over long-term play sessions. You'll find this out, too, when you start digging into the latest Zelda.

The post Nintendo’s New Zelda and Upgraded 3DS Made Me Love 3-D Again appeared first on WIRED.

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revo...

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution is Officially Underway

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution is Officially Underway

If the offerings at this year's Sundace Film Festival are any indication, VR filmmaking is coming—as soon as these folks figure out how to master it.

The post At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution is Officially Underway appeared first on WIRED.

The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns ...

The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns and Salma Hayek Kills Pretty Much Everyone

The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns and Salma Hayek Kills Pretty Much Everyone

This week's trailer round-up has gunplay from Everly, a new Netflix comedy, two threats of mass extinction (one actual, one science fiction), the return of TV's most beloved serial killer since Dexter, the best worst American president ever, and a bunch of foosball figurines coming to life. Something for everyone! (Probably.)

The post The Week in Trailers: Veep Returns and Salma Hayek Kills Pretty Much Everyone appeared first on WIRED.

Asana?s New Android App Shows Desig...

Asana?s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World

Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World

On Tuesday, Asana finally came out with a native Android app, with significant upgrades to both its codebase and design.

The post Asana’s New Android App Shows Design Matters in the Business World appeared first on WIRED.

In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google ...

In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google Wallet Expands Its Online Reach, Too

In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google Wallet Expands Its Online Reach, Too

Apple Pay is changing the way we buy stuff, bridging the gap between the online world and the good old fashioned world where we walk into drug stores, fast food restaurants, and coffee shops. But it's not the only one.

The post In the Shadow of Apple Pay, Google Wallet Expands Its Online Reach, Too appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

Sources: 11 of 12 Pats footballs un...

Sources: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

Eleven of 12 footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.
Watt, Graham highlight memorable Pr...

Watt, Graham highlight memorable Pro Bowl

J.J. Watt intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and danced for the crowd, Jimmy Graham dunked over the crossbar twice after TD catches -- this time with no penalty and Team Irvin beat over Team Carter 32-28 .
Sources: Gordon fails another test,...

Sources: Gordon fails another test, faces ban

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year suspension, according to league sources.
Coach K gets 1,000th win; Duke tops...

Coach K gets 1,000th win; Duke tops St. John's

Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft...

Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft's Pats

Richard Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game, because of the relationship between Roger Goodell and Pats owner Robert Kraft.
Brady expects 'Deflategate' talk af...

Brady expects 'Deflategate' talk after season

Tom Brady told ESPN on Sunday that he hasn't yet spoken to NFL investigators regarding the allegations of the Patriots using underinflated footballs in the first half of the AFC Championship Game and expects that to happen after the season is completed.

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

Op-Talk: Who Gets a Raise?

Op-Talk: Who Gets a Raise?

Some say wages could rise this year ? but even a large-scale increase in pay might not benefit everybody equally.
Op-Docs: ?Midnight Three & Six?

Op-Docs: ?Midnight Three & Six?

This short documentary shows a mother?s efforts to manage her daughter?s daily struggle with a life-threatening condition: Type 1 diabetes.
Opinionator | Menagerie: In My Cat?...

Opinionator | Menagerie: In My Cat?s Death, a Human Comfort

Why were the last days of my cat?s life handled so much more compassionately than those of my parents?
Op-Ed Contributor: Turkey?s Politic...

Op-Ed Contributor: Turkey?s Politics of Fatigue

President Erdogan has chosen a divisive strategy, pursuing hostility over compromise.
Op-Ed Contributor: Sisi Goes to Add...

Op-Ed Contributor: Sisi Goes to Addis Ababa

Egypt must cooperate with Ethiopia to jointly manage the Nile?s waters.
Room for Debate: Mark Wahlberg and ...

Room for Debate: Mark Wahlberg and the Purpose of Pardons

What should the standards be for granting pardons to prisoners and former prisoners and how often should that power be used?

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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Hoax caller impersonating spy chief...

Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.
Iowa billboard mannequin startles m...

Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

(Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency number to report a man who looked like he was going to jump.
Death by chocolate: a problem for b...

Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of the treat.
Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for ...

Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.
Activists arrested after dousing Le...

Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.
Israeli selfie from Miss Universe c...

Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
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