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'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.
EPA targets East Chicago, other contaminated Superfund sites for development | ABC News
ABC News | January 17, 2018
The EPA says it identified 31 Superfund sites as prime candidates for redevelopment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wall Street opens higher as tech stocks gain | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks including Microsoft and IBM.
Utilities, mining boost U.S. industrial production | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production increased more than expected in December as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month boosted demand for heating, but manufacturing output barely rose, pointing to moderate growth in the industrial sector.
Rolls-Royce shares jump as commercial marine unit goes on block | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce is considering the sale of its commercial marine business, which has been hit by weak demand in offshore oil and gas markets, as part of a restructuring of the company into three core units.
UK PM May pressured to safeguard jobs after Carillion's collapse | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to allow more time for firms to take on 8,500 workers whose jobs are threatened by the demise of Carillion, unions said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May faced criticism for the way the government outsources public services.
Extreme airfare bargains for London, Paris and Rome | USA Today
USA Today | January 17, 2018
Most folks don’t want to go to Europe in winter, so demand drops and airlines are forced to lower prices to lure travelers aboard empty planes.        
Rolls-Royce shares jump as commercial marine unit goes on the block | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Wednesday it was considering the sale of its commercial marine business, which has been hit by weak demand in offshore oil and gas markets, as part of a restructuring of the company into three core units.
Goldman posts first quarterly loss in 6 years on tax hit; trading slumps | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Inc on Wednesday posted its first quarterly loss in six years on a huge tax charge but adjusted profit trumped analysts' estimates, as strength in the investment banking business cushioned the blow from a slump in trading.
State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
Apple gave us the modern smartphone. Now, it can create a new take on the device by encouraging us to use it more deliberately — and a lot less.
Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome) | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
With a new cloud-computing service, businesses can build their own artificial intelligence algorithms, even if they have little experience with the technology.
DealBook Briefing: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Could Get Their Wings Clipped | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
The tech giants aren’t Standard Oil. But critics are starting to ask if antitrust laws could apply to them anyway.
Carillion Collapse Could Lead to Thousands of Job Losses in U.K. | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
The company’s demise leaves a vast web of subcontractors unsure what to expect. The government says Carillion’s public-sector work will continue.
On the Runway: Alexander Wang Is Leaving New York Fashion Week | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
He is the latest in a string of high-profile New York designers to depart the official schedule. Here’s why you care.
Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.
The Awl and The Hairpin, Eccentric Showcases for Writers, Are Shutting Down | The New York Times
The New York Times | January 17, 2018
The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.
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.
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.
The most anticipated theme park attractions of 2018 | USA Today
USA Today | January 17, 2018
What new thrills, chills, and Incredibles' rides will everyone be talking about this year?        
Tour San Diego's Liberty Public Market | USA Today
USA Today | January 17, 2018
In San Diego's historic Liberty Station, Liberty Public Market hosts nearly 30 food vendors, offering cereal, lobster rolls, empanadas and more.        
Goldman Sachs swings to loss on tax charge | Reuters
Reuters | January 17, 2018
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Inc on Wednesday reported a quarterly loss, hit by a one-time charge of $4.40 billion from the sweeping tax code changes enacted by President Donald Trump.
Bus fire kills 52 Uzbeks traveling in Kazakhstan: Kazakh government | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
ALMATY (Reuters) - A bus fire in northwestern Kazakhstan killed 52 Uzbek citizens on a route used by migrant workers heading to Russia, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.
Strong China data cranks up pressure on bond markets | Reuters
Reuters | January 18, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Strong Chinese data on Thursday kept world stocks hovering near record highs, as bond markets pushed U.S. Treasury yields - the benchmark for global borrowing costs - to a 10-month high.
North Korea’s long, complicated Olympic history | Washington Post
Washington Post | January 18, 2018
North Korea and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement under which Pyongyang will send a team to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month and field a joint ice hockey team. The two nations also will march together under one flag during the opening ceremony. The news comes after a year of escalating tensions […]
Romanians apologize to Japan's prime minister over visit | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Hundreds of Romanians have apologized to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whose visit to Romania at the end of a European tour fell short on protocol and diplomacy
Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
In pre-dawn raid, Israeli forces kill Palestinian wanted in fatal shooting of West Bank rabbi
Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia | ABC News
ABC News | January 18, 2018
Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister
Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force | Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera | January 18, 2018
Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.
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.
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.