Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

$1.6B Powerball jackpot: 3 winning tickets sold

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

Last Updated Jan 14, 2016 2:24 PM EST. MUNFORD, Tenn. -- An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

Alan Rickman dies at 69 due to cancer

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At 'undercard' debate, Huckabee is skeptical of US efforts in Afghanistan

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee offered skepticism about the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan during Thursday's “undercard” Republican debate, saying that he saw little hope for rebuilding a nation “like the land of the Flintstones.

Ben McAdoo hired as coach of New York Giants

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

Ben McAdoo, one of the internal favorites to replace Tom Coughlin, was hired as the 17th head coach in New York Giants history, the team announced Thursday.

Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

WASHINGTON - Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a “moonshot” effort to cure cancer.

Catching a dream: SNC's tenacious spacecraft selected for NASA's CRS-2 contract

From spaceflightinsider.com | Archived Version

The cargo version of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft was selected to proceed under the second phase of NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

Critic's Notebook: Alan Rickman, Reluctant Villain

From hollywoodreporter.com | Archived Version

The star of the Harry Potter films, 'Die Hard' and the original stage incarnation of 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' refuted the common perception that he relished the sinister roles most.

Céline Dion's husband René Angélil dies

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

René Angélil, the husband of and mentor-manager who helped make Canadian singer Céline Dion a mega star, has died after a years-long battle with throat cancer.

Deadly blasts, shootout in Indonesia capital; ISIS claims credit

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) Attackers struck midday Thursday at a busy commercial hub in Jakarta, killing at least two, wounding 24 and raising alarm about terrorism in the world's most populous Muslim country.

Designing Avista: How Buick got its mojo back

From slashgear.com | Archived Version

Even in its hometown, Buick couldn't have expected to so thoroughly wow auto show attendees with its Avista concept. The brand known for being the oldest active American car maker is also the frequent butt of jokes about the age - and aged ...

Elton John cranks up the hype machine at the Wiltern

From latimes.com | Archived Version

What does it mean when a veteran pop superstar plays a venue several times smaller than the arenas and stadiums he usually fills? When the venue is in a media capital like Los Angeles, it means he has a very special new album to promote.

Energy leads Wall Street rebound; S&P has best day since December

From reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK A rally in battered energy shares led U.S. stocks to rebound on Thursday, while financials rose after upbeat results from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia plans new sovereign wealth fund - sources

From reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK/DUBAI Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, and has asked investment banks and consultancies to submit proposals for the project, according to people familiar with the ...

Goldman Sachs agrees to tentative $5.1B mortgage settlement

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Goldman Sachs Group (GS) has reached a nearly $5.1 billion tentative settlement of a federal and state investigation of the investment banking giant's handling of mortgage-backed securities before the national financial crisis, the bank said Thursday.

Heisman RB Derrick Henry projects in the draft's top two rounds

From cbssports.com | Archived Version

Four Alabama running backs have been drafted in the first two round since 2011 and Derrick Henry should be the fifth this spring. The Heisman-winning running back will enter the 2016 NFL Draft and is a projected top-60 prospect, according to ...

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy and Focusing on Art and Activism

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

In 1964 the New School hosted a series of lectures called “The American Race Crisis.” In 2016 the subject still feels urgent. One of the 15 civil rights leaders who spoke at the New School that year was the Rev.

How Cops Busted the U.Ks Biggest Heist

From thedailybeast.com | Archived Version

The conviction of the men involved in Britain's biggest robbery came after cops identified a car that was never supposed to have been involved in it.

Intel Declines On Slight Disappointment

From seekingalpha.com | Archived Version

Disclosure: I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. (More...)I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ...

Ithaca College President Announces Retirement After Campus Protests

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

"I am proud of the progress and accomplishments achieved by the college over what will be a nine-year tenure as president," Rochon wrote in a statement.

Liberia's Ebola orphans rebuild lives with new families as epidemic declared over

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MONTSERRADO, Liberia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twelve-year-old Meama rarely drags her gaze away from the ground as she recalls living alone and relying on food from neighbours to survive after her mother died of Ebola in the world's worst ...

Luis Enrique wins 2015 FIFA World Coach of the Year

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NASA creates Planetary Defense Coordination Office. Why now?

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

NASA's creation of a well-funded Planetary Defense Coordination Office to deal with the remote possibility of an asteroid collision with Earth is driven by both growing concern about near-Earth objects and developing American strategy for space.

Netflix is making it a lot harder to access another country's catalog of movies

From mashable.com | Archived Version

Now that Netflix is in 190 countries, the company really, really doesn't want users to login using proxies or VPNs. In a blog post published Thursday, the company said that users will only be able to use "proxies and unblockers" in the coming weeks to ...

Oscar nominations 2016: The complete guide to snubs and surprises

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

You can't talk about awards nominations without getting up in arms about who got shafted and which contenders no one saw coming.

Oscars 2016: Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan and More Nominees React

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Never mind the powerball winning numbers—these stars woke up to the best news of their careers. As the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, A-list actors and Hollywood newcomers alike basked in the glory of joining the industry's ...

Planned Parenthood Sues Anti-Abortion Group Behind Undercover Videos

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

The provider called the series of videos an "elaborate, illegal conspiracy in order to block women's access to safe and legal abortion.

Police say Patriots DE Chandler Jones 'desperately' sought help

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones apologized Thursday for making "a pretty stupid mistake" that led him to be hospitalized Sunday after having a bad reaction to a substance he put into his body.

San Francisco 49ers hire Chip Kelly as head coach

From nfl.com | Archived Version

The San Francisco 49ers announced they hired Kelly as the team's 20th coach in franchise history on Thursday. He will be formally introduced as the team's new head coach during a news conference next week, the team said.

Sleep disruptions in seniors tied to unhealthy brain changes

From reuters.com | Archived Version

Reuters Health - Older people who have trouble sleeping through the night are at an increased risk of unhealthy changes in the brain, a new study found.

Teacher in French Alps Avalanche Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

From time.com | Archived Version

The teacher who was caught in an avalanche that killed three people on a closed ski slope in the French Alps now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, a prosecutor announced on Thursday, according to CNN.

Ted Cruz looks to parlay loan controversy into fundraising opportunity

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) Ted Cruz is looking to turn the controversy over undisclosed loans he received into a campaign windfall. "I told you it was going to happen, and last night it did," the presidential candidate wrote to supporters on Thursday, a day ...

The six big issues in Republicans' sixth presidential debate

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Seven candidates. Eighteen days before the Iowa caucuses. Donald Trump's continued dominance. The stakes are high, and the political drama is expected to be as well in Republicans' sixth main presidential debate, held in South Carolina on Thursday ...

This suspected supernova is 570 billion times as bright as our sun

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

A small, bright object that first flared up in June could be the brightest, most powerful supernova ever spotted by astronomers. If it is indeed a supernova, the object ASASSN-15lh pushes the upper limits of what scientists thought exploding stars were ...

Transportation Department clears way for self-parking cars

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) Vehicles as we know them are being revolutionized right before our eyes. Automatic breaking? Check. Crash avoidance technology, like lane departure warnings?

Turkey's Kurdish Rebels Attack Police Complex, Leaving At Least Six Dead

From wsj.com | Archived Version

ISTANBUL—Kurdish separatists attacked a police complex in southeastern Turkey overnight, killing at least six people and wounding dozens in the most sophisticated attack since violence flared up between insurgents and the Turkish state in July ...

Under an Antarctic ice sheet, the world's largest canyon?

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

The Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, is seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica, in this NASA/British Antarctic Survey handout photo.

Video released of deadly Chicago police shooting

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Chicago (CNN) Newly released video of a 2013 fatal police shooting shows a teen running away from two police officers when he was shot and killed in the street in a South Side Chicago neighborhood.

Warning labels might stop parents from buying sugary drinks

From reuters.com | Archived Version

(Reuters Health) - - Warning labels detailing health risks associated with sugary drinks such as diabetes and obesity may convince parents not to buy these beverages for their kids, a U.S.

Yahoo Releases Free 13.5TB Data Set for Academia

From pcmag.com | Archived Version

Yahoo has released a gigantic, 13.5TB machine-learning data set for the academic research community it hopes will encourage innovation (and perhaps bolster Yahoo's own products, of course).

Yosemite: Famed Hotel Name to Change in Trademark Dispute

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle over who owns the intellectual property, park officials said Thursday.