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Even in the Desert | NASA
NASA | January 17, 2018
For the second time in three years, snow has accumulated in the desert near the northern Algerian town of Aïn Séfra.
'Castle Cloud' Caught in Spectacular Astronaut Photo | Live Science
Live Science | January 17, 2018
It looks like a ghostly medieval tower — like something out of "Game of Thrones" — looming over the crystal-blue Caribbean waters of the Bahamas.
Tech stocks lead Wall Street higher; banks drop | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were lifted by modest gains in technology stocks on Wednesday, led by Microsoft, IBM and Intel.
BofA takes one-time tax hit, vows longer term boost | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's quarterly profit nearly halved due to tax-related charges, though net income excluding that hit topped estimates and management promised the new U.S. tax system would eventually benefit shareholders.
Bitcoin slumps below $10,000, half its peak, as regulatory fears intensify | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last year.
SandRidge to meet with investor Icahn to quell rising tensions | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
HOUSTON (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc plans to meet with activist investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday over his demands for a board shake-up and other governance changes, part of a bid by the U.S. shale oil producer to quell tensions with its largest shareholder and most outspoken critic.
U.S. approval to close Glencore's HNA deal seen by end-June: sources | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss trader and miner Glencore expects to secure U.S. approval by the end of June on the U.S. portion of a deal to sell a 51 percent stake in its storage and logistics business to China's HNA Group, sources familiar with the matter said.
USAG won't seek fine if Maroney talks of abuse | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
McKayla Maroney will be allowed to discuss the sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar without fear of being fined by USA Gymnastics.
Source: Munchak declines 2nd Cards interview | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Mike Munchak has declined the Cardinals' request to interview him a second time for their head-coaching vacancy. Munchak has been the Steelers' offensive line coach since 2014.
Kiffin hires Charlie Weis Jr. as FAU's new OC | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has hired 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. as his offensive coordinator.
Apologists vs. Deniers: What voting -- or not voting -- for Bonds and Clemens says about you | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are two of the greatest -- and most controversial -- stars MLB has ever seen. As the Cooperstown debate rages, which side voters land on tells us much more than just their stance on steroids.
How Alabama got Tua | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Before Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench and into Alabama lore, the QB recruit had to get discovered. With a decommitment from Jake Fromm and an assist from Lane Kiffin, the QB went from Honolulu to college football history.
Liga MX 101: The terms you need to know | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Do you know your Clausuras from your Aperturas? Your Clasico Regio from your Clasico Tapatio? Tom Marshall gives you the lowdown to follow Liga MX.
Donovan in Liga MX kicks off new rivalry | ESPN
ESPN | January 17, 2018
Landon Donovan doesn't fit the typical "U.S. star to Mexico" signing but the league's pursuit of big names will take their rivalry to a new level.
Indonesian president to reshuffle cabinet: presidential palace | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will swear in new members of cabinet on Wednesday, the presidential palace said, in what will be the third reshuffle of his five-year term.
Rats May Not Be to Blame for Spreading 'Black Death' | Live Science
Live Science | January 16, 2018
Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or Black Death, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe. But they may not be to blame.
Archaeologists Begin Search for Tomb of King Tut's Wife | Live Science
Live Science | January 16, 2018
Nobody knows when King Tut's wife died, or even how she died, but they have an idea about where she was buried.
Matt Damon apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct | ABC News
ABC News | January 16, 2018
Matt Damon says he's sorry for comments he made that there are varying degrees of sexual misconduct and that the punishment should vary as well
6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic | Live Science
Live Science | January 16, 2018
Tamiflu can sometimes cause psychosis. You should probably still take it if your doctor prescribes it.
Automakers, U.S. lawmakers hope for progress on self-driving car bill | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and lawmakers expressed hope on Tuesday that U.S. Congress would soon pass a stalled bill aimed at speeding self-driving cars to market, even as safety advocates argued for more performance requirements.
A growing number of actors are renouncing Woody Allen | ABC News
ABC News | January 16, 2018
Timothee Chalamet says he will donate his salary from an upcoming Woody Allen film to charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse
Nations at North Korea meeting commit to considering more sanctions | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A 20-nation meeting on North Korea agreed on Tuesday to consider imposing unilateral sanctions on Pyongyang that go beyond those required by U.N. Security Council resolutions, the United States and Canada said in a joint statement.
Warming climate could affect life in Arctic Ocean, says new study | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
The study looked at the concentration of radium-228 in the central Arctic Ocean and found that between 2007 and 2015 the concentration doubled, suggesting an increase in other elements and nutrients.
Uganda Confirms Case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: What Is It? | Live Science
Live Science | January 16, 2018
A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.
The Internet Is Changing the Way People Feel About Religion | Live Science
Live Science | January 16, 2018
Does more Internet mean less God? Probably not — but it might mean less church.
Pope meets victims of child sexual abuse in Chile, 'cries with them' | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis publicly expressed "pain and shame" on Tuesday over the rape and molestation of children by priests in Chile and later listened, prayed and cried at a private meeting with victims.
Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage.
Asian shares dip as commodities ease, bitcoin licks wounds | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were dented by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations.
Miramax bid for Weinstein Co. complicates sale process: LA Times | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
(Reuters) - An attempt by Qatar-owned film company Miramax to buy Weinstein Co. has complicated plans to sell the studio to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Ford gives disappointing outlook, says turnaround to take years | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Tuesday estimated financial results for 2017 and 2018 that fell short of investor expectations, in a downbeat forecast that contrasted with a more positive outlook from rival automaker General Motors Co .
At Retail Trade Show, Technology Is the Star | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 16, 2018
The National Retail Federation expo resembles the electronics trade show CES, fixating on artificial intelligence, big data and automation.
Poll Finds Upturn in Sentiment on Tax Overhaul and Economy | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 16, 2018
The finding could be good news for Republicans looking to the midterm elections, but less comfort for President Trump, who was given little credit.
Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown | ABC News
ABC News | January 16, 2018
Myanmar's military, once despised for its stranglehold on the country, has seen its popularity surge alongside a rise in nationalism that has accompanied a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims
How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental state | CBC
CBC | January 16, 2018
Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health — likely putting to rest days of Washington political gossip. And one Arab-Canadian couldn't be prouder.
Back Brexit law or risk chaos, British PM May's Conservatives tell lawmakers | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party urged lawmakers to back the government's Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, warning opponents that trying to block the plan would bring chaos.
U.S. Navy officers face possible homicide charges over ship collisions | Reuters
Reuters | January 16, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and could be charged with negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday.
Agent: Yelich relationship with Marlins 'broken' | ESPN
ESPN | January 16, 2018
Agent Joe Longo advocated Tuesday for the Marlins to trade Christian Yelich, saying the oufielder's relationship with the team has "soured" and is "irretrievably broken."
Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough right field | ABC News
ABC News | January 16, 2018
Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will still make him feel like a center fielder all over again
Danish inventor is charged with killing and dismembering reporter Kim Wall on his submarine | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 16, 2018
The Danish inventor at the center of the mysterious death of Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body was found off the coast of Copenhagen in August, was formally charged with killing her Tuesday. Prosecutors say that during a trip on his private submarine, Peter Madsen, 47, either strangled or cut Wall's throat before severing her body and […]
22 Attorneys General Sue to Block Net Neutrality Repeal | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 16, 2018
Led by Eric Schneiderman of New York, the attorneys general said the rollback of so-called net neutrality rules were “arbitrary and capricious.”