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Alan Gross Says It's 'Good to be Home'

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Comments come after he spent five years in a Cuban prison.

Cruise Line Shares Sail Higher as U.S., Cuba Relations Improve

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Cruise Line Shares Sail Higher as U.S., Cuba Relations Improve
Investors place bet on cruise operator shares even though tourism is still banned
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Sony Hack Believed to Be Routed Through Infected Computers Overseas

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Cyber-security sources have confirmed there is evidence to indicate the Sony intrusion was routed through a number of infected computers overseas.

Who controls Congress? Banks

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Who controls Congress? Banks
Rick McGahey looks at how Congress passed a spending bill that repealed a key rule in the Dodd-Frank law.


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What role did Pope Francis play in U.S.-Cuba shift?

Obama referred twice to pontiff, thanking him for his involvement with change in relations between two countries

Church bells ring in Havana as U.S. and Cuba open relations

Raul Castro says U.S. and Cuba must relate "in a civilized manner"; opening may be about both economy and legacy for Communist leader

Man imprisoned in Cuba for spying on U.S. behalf freed

President Obama said the spy provided intelligence that led to the arrest of agents known as the Cuban Five, who were also freed by the ... more

Inside plane diverted by extreme turbulence

An American Airlines flight from South Korea hit turbulence en route to Dallas/Fort Worth and had to land to Japan. Dallas attorney Marc Stanley took ... more

Alan Gross makes first remarks after being freed from Cuban prison

American Alan Gross is home after being a five-year imprisonment in Cuba on spy charges. His release comes as the U.S. announced it would take ... more

Emma: Michigan Would Be Wise To Consider Joe Moglia

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Emma: Michigan Would Be Wise To Consider Joe Moglia
A former CEO in the corporate world, Moglia has gone 32-10 at Coastal Carolina.

MGM Resorts and FedEx Are Big Market Movers

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MGM Resorts, FedEx, Volcano, Auspex and Ruby Tuesday are big market movers

Study: Wealth Gap Largest on Record

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Pew Research says wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families largest on record

US-Cuba Thaw Could Benefit Farmers, Energy and Travel Firms

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US-Cuba diplomatic thaw could open market for hotels, department stores, even burger joints

US Stocks Jump as Fed Promises 'Patient' Approach

published about 2 hours ago
US stocks snap higher as Fed promises a 'patient' approach on rates; oil price steadies

Scientists optimistic comet lander will wake up

Engineers searching for Rosetta's Philae lander hope to pinpoint its location soon, hopeful the craft will be awoken by the sun

New York moves to ban fracking

Citing unresolved health issues, New York governor recommends prohibiting fracking in the state

BlackBerry CEO on new phone, the need to be "cooler"

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John Chen is "not nervous" about BlackBerry's future, which hangs in part on a return to its past

Are private messaging apps secure?

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The recent breach at Sony Pictures is calling into question whether anything can be kept private, even when using apps that are designed to eventually ... more

U.S. lights up like a Christmas tree at holidays

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Holiday light displays are changing the way Americans use energy, and the suburbs are stealing some of the shine from big cities

Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool | Capital One Cup quarter-final match report

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Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool | Capital One Cup quarter-final match report
Liverpool at last have some respite. A side left traumatised in the Champions League and so horribly off the pace in the top flight have ... more

Western Sydney Wanderers lose again at Club World Cup

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Western Sydney Wanderers lose again at Club World Cup
Campaign ends with defeat in shoot-out against African champions Fifth-place playoff deadlocked 2-2 in normal timeTony Popovic blasts referee after Cruz Azul defeatGareth Bale scores ... more

USC returns with 'extremely average' practice, Steve Sarkisian says

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USC returns with 'extremely average' practice, Steve Sarkisian says
After several days off, USC resumed practice Wednesday for the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against Nebraska.

Painkillers Lawsuit Against NFL Dismissed

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Judge dismisses painkillers lawsuit against NFL saying union and league work out such issues

Los Angeles the logical choice as US prepares 2024 Olympic bid

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Los Angeles the logical choice as US prepares 2024 Olympic bid
LA has the pre-existing infrastructure to cope with the summer Games – but most of all the city is an affordable choiceThe United States Olympic ... more

U.S. policy shift on Cuba follows change in Americans' attitudes

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U.S. policy shift on Cuba follows change in Americans' attitudes
For decades, the politics surrounding Cuba were as durable as they were predictable, as Democrats and Republicans alike condemned the Castro dictatorship and supported a ... more

Books of The Times: 'The David Foster Wallace Reader,' a Compilation

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Books of The Times: 'The David Foster Wallace Reader,' a Compilation
In “The David Foster Wallace Reader,” a blend of fiction, magazine articles, essays and guides for his students, logorrhea emerges as a stealth virtue.
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New Free App Helps Drunk Drivers Get Safe Rides Home

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New Free App Helps Drunk Drivers Get Safe Rides Home
A new mobile app to help people who have been drinking get a safe ride home was introduced yesterday in Washington, D.C as part of ... more

Dine L.A. returns: Alimento, Butchers & Barbers, Connie & Ted's, more

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Dine L.A. returns: Alimento, Butchers & Barbers, Connie & Ted's, more
Dine L.A. restaurant week, the two-week Los Angeles restaurant event, returns Jan. 19. More than 300 restaurants will participate in the biannual event, and showcase ... more

Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood

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Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood
A team of arson investigators is looking into a series of four suspicious vehicle fires that occurred in less than hour all in the same ... more

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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Rapper Bobby Shmurda arrested in New York City

Up-and-coming rapper is among several people arrested in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking

Robin Williams' son Zak opens up about his dad

Four months after the actor's suicide, his oldest son reveals what has helped him begin to heal

More theater chains pull plug on "The Interview"

Regal Cinemas is among the latest movie theater company to postpone movie showings in wake of threats by Sony hackers

Anna Kendrick makes Letterman blush on "Late Show"

"Into the Woods" actress also told the host stories about things she's done after taking the sleeping aid Ambien

Jamie Dornan visited sex dungeon for "Fifty Shades" prep

The actor opens up about what he did to prep for his role as Christian Grey in the upcoming film

Did cavemen really stick to the Paleo diet?

New research finds our ancestors probably weren't very picky about the ratios of protein, fat and carbs in their diet

Calorie counts coming to alcoholic drink menus

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The FDA wants you to know what booze will do to your diet, but there are some exceptions to the new rule

Pope credited with aiding U.S.-Cuba diplomatic deal

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Pope credited with aiding U.S.-Cuba diplomatic deal
Ed AdamczykVATICAN CITY, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The diplomatic skills of Pope Francis were lauded as a significant element in the historic breakthrough between the ... more

Tetraphase's antibiotic succeeds in late-stage trial

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(Reuters) - Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc said its antibiotic drug to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections was as effective as Merck & co Inc's ertapenem in a ... more

Laughing, Dancing and Learning with Swazi Girls

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Laughing, Dancing and Learning with Swazi Girls
Serving in the Peace Corps is an interesting beast. The experience varies from one person to another, from one country to another, from one village ... more