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McIlroy surges ahead in Dubai with flawless 64

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McIlroy surges ahead in Dubai with flawless 64
By Bernie McGuire DUBAI (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy stormed into a one-shot lead in the Dubai Desert Classic with a sparkling second-round 64 on Friday. McIlroy birdied his closing three holes to move to 14-under par as he seeks to win the Dubai title for a second time since breaking through to claim a first professional success in the 2009 tournament. Scotland’s Marc Warren stayed on target for a maiden Masters invitation and a fourth Tour title ... more

Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine

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Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine
There has been a recent surge in fighting between government forces and separatist rebels
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Shakira Welcomes a Son

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It???s a boy for Shakira!

New Dragon-Like Dinosaur Discovered in China

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New Dragon-Like Dinosaur Discovered in China
The Qijianglong has a neck that's half the length of its body
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Balloon pilots break distance record, eye "holy grail" next

2 pilots on journey across the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday and are now looking to surpass a harder milestone

World finally ready to take on Boko Haram?

U.S. "prepared" to help battle Nigeria's homegrown militant group, but massacres continue in spite of mounting military action

How ISIS uses hostages as strategic pawns

The hostage negotiations between Jordan, Japan and ISIS are raising questions about the way countries deal with terror groups. CBS News national security analyst Juan ... more

Fate of two ISIS hostages unknown after deadline passes

The deadline for Jordan's possible prisoner swap with ISIS has passed by nearly a day, as we wait to find out if the two hostages ... more

"We fail to cure patients the way they should be cured"

At Afghanistan's premiere children's hospital there are 3 or 4 kids packed onto single beds, and doctors and patients are at wit's end

The Bernstein Brief: Bad Bulls Are Good Star-Makers

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The Bernstein Brief: Bad Bulls Are Good Star-Makers
Jordan Hill, Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gobert. They've all been studs against Chicago.

Chevron slashes spending as oil prices crash

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America's No. 2 oil company cuts its 2015 capital spending plan by 13%. It's the latest oil company to get hit.

Chevron slashes spending as oil prices crash

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Another day, another problem for Big Oil. Chevron on Friday became the latest energy company to scale back its ambitions this year due to falling ... more

U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004

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U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Friday showed. ... more

U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey ... more

High-tech "Memory Mirror" records and shows outfits from all angles

It's not your average mirror at Neiman Marcus; it's actually a giant video screen and camera. A shopper who tried it out was able to ... more

NASA's SMAP satellite launch called off again

The launch of a NASA climate research satellite, set for Friday morning, was scrubbed for the second day in a row

Tesla's "insane" mode makes passengers freak out

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including rabbit beer delivery, Lars Andersen's amazing archery and a school snow day sing-along. Plus, ... more

BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software

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BMW fixes security flaw in its in-car software
German luxury carmaker BMW has fixed a security flaw that could have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of up to 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini ... more

Watch the leaked trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5

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Watch the leaked trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5
Viewers who attended HBO's IMAX screenings of Game of Thrones' Season 4 finale last night got a big bonus when it was all over: a first ... more

Burnley: Liverpool move to sign and loan Danny Ings would breach rules

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Burnley: Liverpool move to sign and loan Danny Ings would breach rules
• Burnley deny reports Liverpool could sign sought-after striker• ‘He won’t be going anywhere,’ says chief executive• Liverpool join scramble to sign Danny IngsBurnley have ... more

F1 2015: phoney war revs up as teams start testing in Jerez

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F1 2015: phoney war revs up as teams start testing in Jerez
It’s not only Lewis Hamilton’s father who thinks the Briton could have title wrapped up by halfway stage of the season• Lewis Hamilton: ‘No stress’ ... more

Five takeaways from Lakers' double-overtime win over Chicago Bulls

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Five takeaways from Lakers' double-overtime win over Chicago Bulls
The Lakers (13-34) ended a nine-game losing streak Thursday night, beating the Chicago Bulls (30-18) in double overtime.  Here are five takeaways from their 123-118 ... more

Novak Djokovic Beats Stan Wawrinka to Advance to Australian Open Final

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Novak Djokovic Beats Stan Wawrinka to Advance to Australian Open Final
The semifinal match between Djokovic and Wawrinka didn’t live up to the quality of their previous matches, as Djokovic hung on for a five-set victory.

Hull City v Newcastle United: match preview

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Hull City v Newcastle United: match preview
Its been a poor start to 2015 for Hull City, who have failed to win since New Year’s Day. They are currently enduring a catastrophic ... more

How 'The Rock' Became America's Unlikely Life Coach

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When The Rock made a cameo in the final minutes of last week’s WWE Royal Rumble, it was an exciting if unsurprising turn of events. ... more

The Inevitable Rebooting Of Indiana Jones

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The Inevitable Rebooting Of Indiana Jones
All signs point to Indiana Jones being the next Lucasfilm intellectual property to get the Disney treatment. This week saw a report from Deadline claiming ... more

Abbvie Expects $3B In Hepatitis C Drug Sales And 40% Of Insured Customers

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Abbvie Expects $3B In Hepatitis C Drug Sales And 40% Of Insured Customers
Abbvie, the maker of one of the costly hepatitis C pills captivating Wall Street and frustrating those who pick up the tab for its $1,000-per-pill ... more

The Carpetbagger: Shooting ‘Birdman’ and Drawing Soccer-Style Cheers

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The Carpetbagger: Shooting ‘Birdman’ and Drawing Soccer-Style Cheers
The cast recounts what it was like to film extralong takes, where missteps could be costly and successful completion would result in cries of “Bravo!”
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From 'Focus' To 'Suicide Squad,' Will Smith Is Making A Movie Star Comeback The Right Way

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From 'Focus' To 'Suicide Squad,' Will Smith Is Making A Movie Star Comeback The Right Way
With Focus, Concussion, and Suicide Squad, one of Hollywood's last true movie stars is remaining relevant by refusing to look back.
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2015 ACM Awards nominations announced

​Miranda Lambert leads this year's nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods

Eddie Murphy returning to "SNL" after 30 years

The comedian says he'll appear on a TV special airing next month honoring the sketch comedy show's 40th anniversary

High-tech "Memory Mirror" records and shows outfits from all angles

It's not your average mirror at Neiman Marcus; it's actually a giant video screen and camera. A shopper who tried it out was able to ... more

Damon, Affleck defend Brady in "deflate-gate" spoof

Some of Boston's most famous men have Tom Brady's back and explain who was really responsible for those deflated footballs

Shakira welcomes baby No. 2?

Multiple reports say Shakira and Gerard Pique welcomed their second child in a Barcelona hospital

Stroke risk for middle-aged heavy drinkers

New research finds that people who drink heavily in middle age have a one-third higher risk for stroke compared to light drinkers. Heavy drinkers are ... more

Concern over measles outbreak affects Super Bowl

Arizona health officials are on high alert for measles ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. The state is asking unvaccinated people who may have been exposed ... more

Heavy drinking may point to higher risk of stroke

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Researchers say heavy drinking may lead to a bigger risk of stroke than traditional risk factors like high blood pressure and diabetes. Also, new recommendations ... more

The fire alarm keeps going off in the Patriots' hotel

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The fire alarm keeps going off in the Patriots' hotel
Aileen GraefPHOENIX, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alarm keeps going off in the wing of the hotel where the Patriots are staying before Sunday's Super ... more

Teacher accused of pawning school laptops

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Teacher accused of pawning school laptops
Ben HooperSARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a teacher accused of pawning laptop computers belonging to the school district.