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  • China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

    Monday, 1:34 AM

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry delivers remarks as China's Foreign Minister Wang looks on, before their meeting in WashingtonBy Megha Rajagopalan and Steve Holland BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said. North Korea has denied it was to blame and has vowed to hit back against any U.S. retaliation, threatening the White House and the Pentagon. The hackers said they were incensed by a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has pulled. ...


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  • U.S. leads 22 more air strikes against Islamic State: task force

    Monday, 6:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement. In Iraq, the strikes hit near the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar as well as near Asad, Tal Afar, Ramdi, Mosul and Falluja, the Combined Joint Task Force said. They destroyed six units of Islamic State fighters as well as a weapons factory, numerous buildings and several vehicles, it said. ...... read more

  • Exclusive: WHO says Syria approves medicine deliveries to Aleppo, other areas

    Monday, 8:16 AM

    A woman carries a child as she walks past a boy selling yogurt along a street in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed districtBy Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government has approved the delivery of medicine and surgical supplies to three areas of the country aid workers were previously unable to reach regularly, including opposition-held Aleppo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. All sides in Syria's three-year civil war have prevented medicine from crossing front lines fearing it could be used to help wounded enemy fighters. This has deprived trapped civilians from life-saving medical assistance. ...


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  • Obama picks Sally Yates for No. 2 spot at Justice Department

    Monday, 12:29 PM

    By Julia Edwards HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he intends to nominate Sally Yates, a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia, to fill the second-highest ranking position at the Justice Department. Yates, 54, has a record of fighting public corruption and has handled several high-profile cases, including the prosecution of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bomber. The U.S. Senate must vote to confirm Yates as deputy attorney general, but she will assume the job on an acting basis Jan. 10 while her nomination is pending. ...... read more

  • DOJ seeks benefits for families of slain officers

    Monday, 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car, the Justice Department said Monday.... read more

  • Lebanon holds 7 over Syria abductions

    Monday, 12:25 PM

    A supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration in the southern Lebanese city of Nabatiyeh, to celebrate the anniversary of Syria's ruling Baath Party on April 8, 2012Seven people suspected of abducting members of Syria's opposition in Lebanon and turning them over to the Damascus regime have been arrested, a security official said on Monday. The seven, all members of the Baath party that has ruled Lebanon's neighbour for 50 years, were detained last week, the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. Among them was a Baath "official" from the Bekaa region of eastern Lebanon bordering Syria. He confessed to having kidnapped a member of the Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham, and is also suspected of abducting a Syrian opposition member more than a month ago in eastern Lebanon and a sheikh he handed over to the Syrian authorities.


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  • Scott hires new caddie for 2015

    Monday, 11:46 AM

    Australia's Scott takes his putter from caddie Williams on the second hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta(Reuters) - Australian world number three Adam Scott has hired a new caddie to replace the semi-retired Steve Williams after trying out several bagmen in recent months. Scott announced on Monday that Zimbabwean Mike Kerr, who has previously worked for Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez, would take over as his permanent caddie next year. "I'm delighted that Mike has accepted my offer and I am confident that he will be a valuable member of my team for 2015 and beyond," Scott, 34, said in a statement. ...


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  • Pirates win bidding for Korean shortstop Kang

    Monday, 10:59 AM

    South Korea's Kang Jung-ho raises his arms after hitting a home run against Taiwan in the ninth inning of their gold medal baseball game at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have posted the winning bid for power-hitting South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho, Major League Baseball said on Monday. Pittsburgh has an exclusive 30-day window to negotiate with the 27-year-old Kang, who hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBIs in 117 games for the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization. The $5 million bid is the second highest for a Korean baseball player, behind the $25.7 million bid the Los Angeles Dodgers posted for starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin in 2012. ...


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  • Golf-World Rankings

    Monday, 12:53 AM

    Dec 22 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.04 2. Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.13 3. Adam Scott (Australia) 7.71 4. Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.27 5. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.70 6. Justin Rose (Britain) 6.69 7. Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.62 8. Jason Day (Australia) 5.81 9. Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 5.75 10. Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.47 11. Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 5.11 12. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 4.86 13. Billy Horschel (U.S.) 4.48 14. Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 4.45 15. Graeme McDowell (Britain) 4.16 16. Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.12 17. Victor Dubuisson (France) 4.02 18. Zach Johnson (U.S.) 3. ...... read more

  • LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

    Monday, 12:28 PM

    In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, Jim Albaugh talks about his living arrangements in the New York apartment he shares with two roommates. Albaugh could be thought of as just one of the working poor, untold millions in the baby boomer generation who are not prepared for retirement. But he represents something more as one of thousands of gay and lesbian baby boomers confronting a retirement of greater financial hardship than his straight peers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month.


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  • NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals

    Monday, 12:27 PM

    Mourners hold signs and an American flag as they gather with dozens to show support for policemen in New YorkNEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Monday for a temporary halt to protests over police conduct as he faced a widening rift with a force preparing Christmastime burials for two of its own and decrying the demonstrations as a factor in the officers' cold-blooded executions.


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  • UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

    Monday, 12:24 PM

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th RegimentUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for alleged crimes against humanity.


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  • 8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

    Monday, 12:12 PM

    8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New YearI am not a time traveler. Nor am I a psychic. But I do know a few things about you.I know, for instance, that a few things are going to happen to you in this coming year. Guaranteed. Some are awesome. Some... not so much.I know this to be true because it's true for all of us every year. Yet, for some reason, we forget about them. Or we think...


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  • Wall St. on track for four-day rally; tech lifts Dow

    Monday, 11:54 AM

    Trader Kevin Lodewick works on the floor of the NYSE, which has been decorated with Christmas lights, in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday, putting major indexes on track for a fourth straight daily gain, with gains in large-cap tech shares giving an outsized boost to the Dow.


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  • Icahn's money could keep Atlantic City casino open another year: lawyer

    Monday, 11:38 AM

    Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network's Neil Cavuto show in New YorkBy Daniel Kelley WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The Trump Taj Mahal, a casino hotel in New Jersey's struggling Atlantic City gambling hub, could stay open for all of 2015 with a $20 million financing package from investor Carl Icahn, lawyers for Trump Entertainment Resorts said on Monday. The casino was supposed to shut its doors on Saturday, which would have made it the fifth in the city to close this year. But it stayed open through the weekend as Icahn and the company hashed out a financing deal. ...


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  • Fat Could Be the New Smoking in Terms of Life Expectancy

    Monday, 11:41 AM

    Fat Could Be the New Smoking in Terms of Life ExpectancyWhen you're thinking about loading up on that second helping of apple pie, you might want to remember the results of a just-released study from McGill University. It showed that obesity can reduce your lifespan by eight years. The study examined the records of 3,993 people logged in a survey called the National Health and Nutrition Examination...


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  • FDA approves Bristol-Myer's skin cancer drug

    Monday, 11:35 AM

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an accelerated approval to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's drug for an advanced form of skin cancer. The drug, Opdivo, inhibits the action of the protein PD-1, which prevents the body's immune system from attacking melanoma tumors. The FDA's approval comes well before its scheduled review date of March 30. (Reporting by Anjali Rao Koppala in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey)... read more

  • Hong Kong halts some U.S. poultry imports due to bird flu in U.S

    Monday, 11:33 AM

    By P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters) - Hong Kong said Monday it has suspended imports of certain U.S. poultry and poultry products because strains of avian influenza have been identified in the United States, marking the second foreign market to issue such a ban. Two separate virus strains were identified in Whatcom County, Washington, including H5N2 in northern pintail ducks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a statement last week. This same strain has killed thousands of birds on two Canadian farms in British Columbia. ...... read more