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2016 long-shots think they can win?

2016 long-shots think they can win?

No one knows your name so here's an idea: why not run for President?
Christie to Obama: Next, get cop ki...

Christie to Obama: Next, get cop killer

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate -- finally broke his silence on President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba in a letter to the President issued on Sunday.
Officers shoot man at U.S. border

Officers shoot man at U.S. border

U.S. officers shot a Canadian man who walked toward a border inspection booth waving a handgun early Sunday.
Mom charged in deaths of 8 kids

Mom charged in deaths of 8 kids

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children in one home -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.
Runaway tire smashes into man

Runaway tire smashes into man

Manuel Mendoza is lucky to be alive after he was sent flying when a tire came crashing through a window. KPRC has more.
NASA emails wrench to ISS for fix

NASA emails wrench to ISS for fix

Thanks to a 3-D printer aboard the ISS, astronaut Barry Wilmore got the wrench he needed to make a repair.

FoxNews

America's cops put on high alert af...

America's cops put on high alert after execution killing of two NYPD officers

NORTH KOREA THREAT Pyongyang vows...

NORTH KOREA THREAT Pyongyang vows to strike US over Sony hack claims

PRINCESS CRIME? Spanish king's sis...

PRINCESS CRIME? Spanish king's sister facing tax fraud trial

SEARCH FOR EDEN Colorado dad hunts...

SEARCH FOR EDEN Colorado dad hunts for daughter abducted by mom

LONE WOLF IN FRANCE? Driver repor...

LONE WOLF IN FRANCE? Driver reportedly yelling 'Allahu Akbar' injures 13

Rubio: Paul 'chief cheerleader' of ...

Rubio: Paul 'chief cheerleader' of Obama foreign policy - Christie tells Obama to demand cop-killer's return before any Cuba talks

MSNBC

Police on high alert, fear more att...

Police on high alert, fear more attacks

Australia family found after 10 day...

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

Bratton: Cops Shouldn't Have Turned...

Bratton: Cops Shouldn't Have Turned Backs On De Blasio

Best images of the day from around ...

Best images of the day from around the world

?White? Southerners have more Afric...

?White? Southerners have more African ancestry than they know

S. Korea nuclear plant operator say...

S. Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, raising alarm

Washington Post

Pope Francis warns Vatican leaders ...

Pope Francis warns Vatican leaders against ?spiritual Alzheimers?

Every year at around this time, Pope Francis and the senior governing cardinals, bishops, and priests of the Vatican ? referred to as the Curia ? meet for an exchange of Christmas greetings. This year, Pope Francis brought a little something extra for the Curia: a 15-point ?catalog? of spiritual diseases he?s seen among leadership there, and how a little bit of Christmas spirit might help to make things better.Read full article >>
How ?Homeland? got its groove back ...

How ?Homeland? got its groove back (and then lost it again)

This post discusses the fourth season of ?Homeland,? which concluded on Showtime last night.Home again, home again. Tours of duty have to end sometime, of course. But after ?Homeland? spent most of its fourth season mounting a thrilling and unexpected comeback set in Islamabad and full of tense action sequences and new and worthy antagonists, it was a downer to see CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) come back to the United States, to family drama ginned up just for the occasion, and to the inside of her increasingly poorly written brain. It?s clear now that ?Homeland? has the formula for a terrific show. The people running it just can?t resist the elements that once made it special but have since become distractions from the lean action thriller ?Homeland? is capable of being.Read full article >>
In New York, rising tensions and ca...

In New York, rising tensions and calls for unity after two police officers are killed

Police-community relations, already strained by nationwide protests over the deaths in recent months of unarmed black people at the hands of white officers, grew even more fragile Sunday in the wake of the assassination-style slayings of two New York City patrolmen.Read full article >>
Samuelson: The ominous lesson from ...

Samuelson: The ominous lesson from the Sony Pictures hack

?In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film ?The Interview,? we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release.? ? Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dec. 17Read full article >>
As term ends, Gray reflects on succ...

As term ends, Gray reflects on success and struggles

On a Saturday three weeks before he was to leave office, Vincent C. Gray deployed his ceremonial scissors ? the title ?Mayor? across the silver blade ? to cut the ribbon at an indoor city pool in Southeast Washington.Read full article >>
Dionne: The duck that roared

Dionne: The duck that roared

Politics in a democracy is a team sport that leans heavily on individual high performers. This explains the paradoxical closing of President Obama?s most difficult year in office.He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions in foreign affairs and on issues ranging from immigration to climate change.Read full article >>

Reuters

Alstom to pay record $772 million t...

Alstom to pay record $772 million to settle bribery charges with U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The French firm Alstom SA has pleaded guilty and will pay $772 million in criminal penalties to settle charges with the U.S. Justice Department alleging the company bribed government officials to win business in Indonesia, India and China.
Ex-minister Kudrin warns of 'full-f...

Ex-minister Kudrin warns of 'full-fledged crisis' in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy.
U.S. existing home sales hit six-mo...

U.S. existing home sales hit six-month low, inventories low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery.
GM gets 104 more claims for faulty ...

GM gets 104 more claims for faulty ignition switch compensation

(Reuters) - General Motors Co has received 104 claims for compensation for ignition switch defects in its cars in the past week, bringing the total to 2,430, according to the official administering the compensation program.
Wall Street edges up after three-da...

Wall Street edges up after three-day run; Gilead slumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Monday, after the benchmark S&P 500 notched its best weekly performance in nearly two months, as a sharp drop in Gilead Sciences reined in broader gains.
American Apparel confirms takeover ...

American Apparel confirms takeover offer, sets new 'poison pill'

(Reuters) - Struggling American Apparel Inc, which fired controversial Chief Executive Dov Charney last week, said it was evaluating a proposed takeover and announced the appointment of a new head of the board, sending its shares up in early trade.

ABC

Slain Officers Remembered for Commu...

Slain Officers Remembered for Community, Family Dedication

The New York City police officers killed in Saturday's shooting are being remembered for their commitment to community and family.
What UPS Is Doing to Avoid Holiday ...

What UPS Is Doing to Avoid Holiday Mess on Year's Busiest Day

Today UPS expects to deliver 34 million packages globally: 394 packages every second.
The Most Heartwarming Stories of 20...

The Most Heartwarming Stories of 2014

Batkid may have won 2013, but this year saw no shortage of stories that warmed our hearts, and left readers feeling inspired and encouraged.
N. Korea Warns of Strikes at 'All o...

N. Korea Warns of Strikes at 'All of Mainland USA' Amid Hacking Claims

North Korea has warned of attacks against the United States, accusing the Obama administration of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."
Ex-Officer Not Charged in Fatal Mil...

Ex-Officer Not Charged in Fatal Milwaukee Shooting

Milwaukee police officer who was fired for killing mentally ill black man is not charged
Police Departments on Alert After C...

Police Departments on Alert After Cop Killings

Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed by man who hated law enforcement, government

BBC

North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
China investigates ex-leader's aide

China investigates ex-leader's aide

China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report.
Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills...

Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills'

The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Pedestrians killed in lorry crash

Pedestrians killed in lorry crash

Several pedestrians have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote

Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.
NYC police chief backs mayor

NYC police chief backs mayor

New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.

New York Times

Latest News: Police Killings, North...

Latest News: Police Killings, North Korea, N.F.L. Playoffs

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
Former Milwaukee Police Officer Won...

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Won?t Be Charged in Death of Black Man in Park

The Milwaukee district attorney found that the white officer, since fired, had acted in self-defense in a fatal shooting.
In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Sp...

In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

An investigation reveals how American, British and Indian agencies failed to pull together intelligence streams, including a plotter?s online activity, before attacks that Indians regard as their 9/11.
City Room: New York Today: After th...

City Room: New York Today: After the Shootings

Monday: A city mourns, rain coming later, and the accused Columbia University rapist speaks out.
About New York: Officers? Killer To...

About New York: Officers? Killer Took Aim at New York City of Today

In an instant this weekend, it seemed as though it was 1971 again, a time when the city was riven and dangerous, its ordinary criminal activity outdone by political violence.
Spain?s Princess Cristina to Stand ...

Spain?s Princess Cristina to Stand Trial on Tax Fraud Charges

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain?s King Felipe VI and sixth in line to the throne, will be the first Spanish royal to face prosecution.

WallStreet Journal

Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up O...

Why Saudis Decided Not to Prop Up Oil

Behind OPEC?s decision not to cut crude output was Saudi Arabia?s view that America?s energy boom poses a new threat?one factor in a growing distance between the two allies.
Price Deal on New Hepatitis Drug Co...

Price Deal on New Hepatitis Drug Could Limit Choices, Curb Costs

Express Scripts, the largest U.S. manager of drug benefits, agreed to pay less for AbbVie?s new hepatitis C drug in exchange for making it the exclusive option for patients.
Russian Regulators Take Over Retail...

Russian Regulators Take Over Retail Bank

Russian regulators took over a leading retail bank, as the impact of last week?s currency crisis reverberated through the economy even as the ruble recovered.
U.S. Stocks Trade Higher

U.S. Stocks Trade Higher

U.S. stocks rose Monday for a fourth straight session after the Federal Reserve reiterated last week it would be patient about raising interest rates.
Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Busines...

Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Business Deal Collapses

Rosneft?s planned acquisition of Morgan Stanley?s oil-trading and storage business has collapsed after the companies failed to win regulatory approval, amid tensions between the governments of the U.S. and Russia.
Caesars Merger Seen Aiding Debt

Caesars Merger Seen Aiding Debt

Caesars Entertainment agreed to acquire affiliate Caesars Acquisition in a stock-for-stock merger that will better position the $18.4 billion debt load of its largest unit.

Wired News

Photos: See the Progress on NYC?s L...

Photos: See the Progress on NYC?s Long-Awaited 2nd Avenue Subway

Photos: See the Progress on NYC’s Long-Awaited 2nd Avenue Subway

For New Yorkers, the Second Avenue Subway is something of a punchline, an accepted local synonym for “when pigs fly.” It’s easy to see why: City officials have been talking about a second line on Manhattan’s East Side since the 1920s, and the construction has been delayed so many times that former man-in-charge Michael Bloomberg […]

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G-Forces in the Millennium Falcon

G-Forces in the Millennium Falcon

G-Forces in the Millennium Falcon

In the Star Wars VII trailer, we see the Millennium Falcon pulling out of a dive. How many g-forces in this turn?

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The Week?s Best Trailers: Will Ferr...

The Week?s Best Trailers: Will Ferrell Goes to Prison and Jason Statham Hurts People

The Week’s Best Trailers: Will Ferrell Goes to Prison and Jason Statham Hurts People

When no clear blockbuster emerges, the herd must fill the cracks. We didn't get a Star Wars or a Mad Max, but we did get a whole lot of ambitious contenders vying for marquee position in this week's batch of trailers. The ironic indie showed promise. The Jason Statham offering provided incalculable amounts of Jason Statham to consider. And Terrence Malick, as always, came on like an existential force of nature. See them all here.

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F1 Racers Helped Design This Bike?s...

F1 Racers Helped Design This Bike?s Flawlessly Smooth Ride

F1 Racers Helped Design This Bike’s Flawlessly Smooth Ride

To develop the latest edition of its top-tier S-Works Tarmac racing bike, Specialized enlisted the help of McLaren, the F1 guys.

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The Best and Worst in a Tumultuous ...

The Best and Worst in a Tumultuous Year for Science

The Best and Worst in a Tumultuous Year for Science

It's been a roller-coaster year for science. It started with what looked like a remarkable breakthrough in stem cell science, which was soon followed by a stunning announcement by cosmologists: the first detection of gravitational waves, direct evidence for a popular theory of how the universe began. But as the year draws to a close, the first of these discoveries has been thoroughly discredited, and the second appears to be on the ropes.

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Why Virtual Reality Doesn?t Need a ...

Why Virtual Reality Doesn?t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

Just as people struggled to find a practical application for hydrogen balloons, small thinking has also plagued the development of one of today's flashiest technologies, virtual reality devices. But VR doesn't need a killer app. It just needs to be unleashed on the world, so the people tinkering with it can lead us all someplace new.

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It's official: Celtics ship Rondo t...

It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans' gr...

Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans' gratitude

Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James should be met with gratitude by Heat fans when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
State: Hernandez trial likely to la...

State: Hernandez trial likely to last 6-10 weeks

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.
NFL considering discipline for Raio...

NFL considering discipline for Raiola incident

The NFL is looking into a potential fine or discipline for Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola's stepping on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson on Sunday.
Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboy...

Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say

After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manzie...

Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.

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

Room for Debate: Do We Need the C.I...

Room for Debate: Do We Need the C.I.A.?

Would the security needs of the United States be better served if the agency were dismantled?
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Turk...

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How Turkey Sabotaged Its Future

President Erdogan's fixation on the Ottoman past deprives Turkish youth of the skills they need most.
Opinionator | Menagerie: Courtesy o...

Opinionator | Menagerie: Courtesy of the Gravedigger

After 38 years of raising horses, deciding when and how to euthanize one hasn?t gotten any easier.
Editorial: Workers? Rights at McDon...

Editorial: Workers? Rights at McDonald?s

The movement pushing for unions and better pay got some validation from the federal government, which issued complaints against the fast-food chain.
Editorial: Prosecute Torturers and ...

Editorial: Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses

The tactics used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks were crimes, and the perpetrators knew it. Now they must be brought to justice.
Op-Ed Columnist: Pursuing Justice f...

Op-Ed Columnist: Pursuing Justice for All

America?s anguish over judicial fairness stretches across generations and the racial gulf.

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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Among the year's oddest stories, an...

Among the year's oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.
Captive orangutan has human right t...

Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday.
Canadian driver jailed for deaths c...

Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.
Canadian picks stranger with ex-gir...

Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
NY City council votes to ban sale o...

NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.
Tennessee police looking for Christ...

Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.
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