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Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: media

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Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: media
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed himself, in what may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities, U.S. media said. The police deaths in Brooklyn followed weeks of protests in New York and other parts of the United States after separate cases in which grand juries declined to charge two white police officers involved in the deaths of ... more

No. 23 Utah Routs Colorado St in Las Vegas Bowl

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Wilson runs for 3 TDs, throws another as No. 23 Utah tops Colorado St 45-10 in Las Vegas Bowl

Authorities: Man stole $$$ to freeze wife

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Federal authorities have accused a New York man of defrauding investors out of millions of dollars and using the misappropriated funds to pay for a lavish lifestyle -- luxury cars for himself and something a bit more unusual for his wife.

Texas Southern Stuns Michigan State 71-64 in OT

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Texas Southern delivers the latest college hoops stunner, 71-64 over Michigan State in OT


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U.S.-Cuba thaw puts papal diplomacy on display

Pope Francis played a big role behind the scenes bringing the U.S. and Cuba together. This may well signal a revival of a more active ... more

NHL Capsules

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby ended his drought with a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in ... more

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a ... more

Indonesian capital bets on web drive to lift fortunes

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Indonesian capital bets on web drive to lift fortunes
The Indonesian capital -- a chaotic metropolis with shaky Internet access -- is hoping to turn its fortunes around with an ambitious online platform that ... more

Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera wounded in Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela.

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that ... more

Rev. Al Sharpton's Key Tax Tips...From Lois Lerner

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Rev. Al Sharpton's Key Tax Tips...From Lois Lerner
Reverend Sharpton still owes the IRS and NY, but his Teflon coating is the envy of many a taxpayer.

Chanting ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America

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Chanting ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America
Organizers estimated that 3,000 people, demonstrating against the failure to indict or charge police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, filled the rotunda ... more

Two New York police officers killed, gunman dead: NYT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman fatally shot two New York police officers as they sat in their squad car on Saturday and then killed ... more

Emma: Perfection Is Possible For Dominant Kentucky

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Emma: Perfection Is Possible For Dominant Kentucky
Kentucky started it with a touchdown and extra point in the opening 90 seconds. The lead grew to 24-0 before UCLA could finally muster up ... more

Sony hackers appear to mock FBI in new message

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Response that appears to be from hackers comes after FBI says North Korea was responsible for attack

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

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North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
By Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony ... more

U.S. says consulting UK, Australia, New Zealand on North Korea hack response

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By Julia Edwards Honolulu (Reuters) - The Obama administration is consulting the UK, Australia and New Zealand, among other countries in hopes of organizing an ... more

FBI investigates suspicious death of North Carolina teen Lennon Lacy

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FBI investigates suspicious death of North Carolina teen Lennon Lacy
Teresa Edwards was driving to Bo's Food Market when she spotted the teenager walking along the dirt road. It was getting dark. He was alone. ... more

Microsoft Introduces the Surface Tablet

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Microsoft Introduces the Surface Tablet

Perth Glory beat Central Coast to extend A-League lead to six points

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Perth Glory beat Central Coast to extend A-League lead to six points
Perth Glory 4-1 Central Coast MarinersMariners eighth, now winless in 10 gamesRising star Danny De Silva nailed a 25-yard wonder goal and Chris Harold scored ... more

USC plays at Boston College on Sunday afternoon

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USC plays at Boston College on Sunday afternoon
When: 1 p.m. PST.

Up next for Lakers: at Sacramento Kings on Sunday

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Up next for Lakers: at Sacramento Kings on Sunday
AT SACRAMENTO

Trojans wrap up preparations for Holiday Bowl against Nebraska

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Trojans wrap up preparations for Holiday Bowl against Nebraska
USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams wore a Christmas-themed necktie during practice Saturday.

Q&A: USC Coach Steve Sarkisian on good, and bad, of first season

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Q&A: USC Coach Steve Sarkisian on good, and bad, of first season
Steve Sarkisian was hired as USC's coach in December 2013, a few weeks before he observed the Trojans end a season of turmoil with a ... more

Box office: 'Hobbit' leads pack; 'Night at the Museum,' 'Annie' follow

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Box office: 'Hobbit' leads pack; 'Night at the Museum,' 'Annie' follow
Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," injected a bit of pre-holiday merriment at the box office this weekend, grossing $16.6 million ... more

For drug crime defendants, sentencing can be a crapshoot

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For drug crime defendants, sentencing can be a crapshoot
Noah Kleinman faced his moment of reckoning: Should he tell a federal judge his marijuana dispensaries were just a front to distribute bulk marijuana and ... more

San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings

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San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings
It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious.

Trojans wrap up preparations for Holiday Bowl against Nebraska

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Trojans wrap up preparations for Holiday Bowl against Nebraska
USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams wore a Christmas-themed necktie during practice Saturday.

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 09:11 GMT
Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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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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Uber probes driver for allegedly trying to kiss singer

Singer-songwriter tweets driver with ride-sharing service "tried to grab and kiss on me" in her driveway

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Welcome Baby Girl

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The couple made the announcement by posting an unexpected photo to Twitter

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion

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SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that ... more

China: Wanda Strategy to Beat Disney, Dreamworks Takes Shape With Wuhan Theme Park Launch

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AMC cinema chain owner wants to become a major entertainment industry player

Scarlett Johansson Dishes on Her Family’s Christmas Traditions

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As a new mom and newlywed, the actress is in store for one very memorable holiday

South Korea halts U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu in U.S.

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By Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has suspended imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products because of an outbreak of bird flu in ... more

First auction of military Humvees to civilians lures bidders

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First auction of military Humvees to civilians lures bidders
Richard TomkinsPLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Department of Defense surplus Humvees have been auctioned to the general public for the first time.

Michael Vick, draft analysts, praise Florida State's Jameis Winston

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Michael Vick, draft analysts, praise Florida State's Jameis Winston
Alex ButlerPASADENA, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston gaining steam before Jan. 1 College Football Playoff.

Red light cameras do not make driving safer, according to a new study

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Red light cameras do not make driving safer, according to a new study
Thor BensonCHICAGO, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- According to a new study, red light cameras do not make driving safer and actually cause more rear-end accidents.

Massive protest shuts down parts of the Mall of America on a busy shopping day

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Massive protest shuts down parts of the Mall of America on a busy shopping day
Thor BensonBLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A demonstration against police brutality took over large sections of the Mall of America on Saturday afternoon.