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'A Gentle and Reserved Man of Many Talents': Céline Dion's Brother Dies Just ...

From people.com | Archived Version

Her brother Daniel Dion - one of Céline's 13 siblings - has died, PEOPLE has confirmed. He was 59. Daniel had brain, throat and tongue cancer, according to the Associated Press.

'Pandamonium' over baby panda Bei Bei at National Zoo

From ocregister.com | Archived Version

Giant panda cub Bei Bei, seen through glass, roams in his pen at the National Zoo in Washington Jan. 16. The cub, born Aug. 22, made his public debut Saturday, though zoo members have been able to see him since Jan. 8. JOSE LUIS MAGANA , THE ...

'Simpsons' Clip Featuring David Bowie and Alan Rickman Resurfaces: Watch

From usmagazine.com | Archived Version

Paying tribute. A clip from a 2013 episode of The Simpsons has resurfaced online following the deaths of rocker David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman.

A film geek primer on where to see Oscar nominated movies in-flight

From runwaygirlnetwork.com | Archived Version

Even if you live in major cities where smaller, independent films like Room, The Danish Girl or Anomalisa are actually still playing in theatres, keeping up with Oscar-worthy fare during Hollywood's increasingly crowded award season can be a daunting task.

Activists: IS Kills at Least 135 in Eastern Syria

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants on Saturday killed dozens of people, most of them pro-government militiamen, in wide-scale attacks on government-held areas of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, opposition activists said.

Amazon Echo now lets Alexa read Kindle books to you

From mashable.com | Archived Version

In addition to serving as your connection to Amazon's vast inventory of products, Amazon Echo can now also read your Kindle books to you.

American Missionary Among At Least 23 Killed in al Qaeda-Linked Burkina Faso ...

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

An American missionary was among at least 23 people killed by al Qaeda-linked militants - including two female jihadis - in the Burkina Faso capital, a family member said Saturday.

Apple to shut down iAd App Network on June 30

From appleinsider.com | Archived Version

Apple on Friday announced plans to cease iAd App Network operations at the end of June, ending one facet of the company's six-year play at the mobile advertising market.

Baby in Hawaii is Confirmed With Zika-Linked Birth Defect

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

A baby born in Hawaii with a birth defect that affects head size had also been infected with Zika virus, state health officials said Saturday.

Big investors see lousy US environment but no 2008-style collapse

From reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK With signs of a bear market in U.S. stocks emerging, some of the world's biggest investors say the buying opportunity is not here yet and instead believe further drops of 10 to 20 percent are a possibility.

Brightest galaxy in the universe threatens to rip itself apart

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

The brightest galaxy ever observed is in danger of unravelling. But beyond the fate of this distant corner of the cosmos, what can this insight contribute to our understanding of the universe?

China aims for 2018 landing on far side of the moon

From cbsnews.com | Archived Version

China aims to continue ramping up its space exploration efforts by landing the first lunar probe on the far side of the moon -- the hemisphere that faces away from Earth -- in 2018, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Community Disagrees with Mike Hearn,as He Sparks Bitcoin Classic Adoption

From newsbtc.com | Archived Version

Mike Hearn's departure from Bitcoin and his recent blog post revealing issues with Bitcoin has evoked response from the Bitcoin community.

Company to recall, redesign medical scope linked to 'superbug' outbreaks

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Olympus Corp., whose specialized medical scopes are among those linked to a series of deadly "superbug" outbreaks around the country, said Friday that it will voluntarily recall and redesign the devices in an effort to prevent future infections.

Could eating potatoes lead to gestational diabetes?

From modernreaders.com | Archived Version

Could eating potatoes lead to gestational diabetes? A new British study suggests that women who eat a lot of potatoes have a higher chance of developing gestational diabetes, though it might not be all too bad for expectant moms worried about having to ...

Donald Trump Calls Ted Cruz 'Hypocrite' for Accepting Loans

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said today that his opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz "finally went off the wagon a little bit and went a little crazy" for attacking Trump this week -- calling him "a great hypocrite" for taking and failing to ...

Dustin Diamond Begins Jail Sentence for Bar Stabbing

From thehollywoodgossip.com | Archived Version

If you do the crime, you do the time, and the time has come for Dustin Diamond. The actor, best known for playing "Screech" on Saved by the Bell, has checked into the Ozaukee County jail in Wisconsin to begin a four-month sentence for disorderly ...

High surf complicating Hawaii search for missing Marines

From miamiherald.com | Archived Version

Rescuers battled winds of up to 23 mph and waves up to 30 feet as they searched for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters they were in crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

History Repeating Itself? 2016 Feeling Like 2008 For Hillary

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Young people worship her opponent; her husband is hitting the stump, but bringing some inauspicious headlines with him; and her campaign is turning increasingly aggressive against a challenger no one thought would be ...

Honoring Rev. Dr. Luther King Jr. - Remembering the Prophetic in the Prophet

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

One of my sons recently asked me who the defining public figure in my life has been. I answered him without hesitation: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Chris Davis megadeal affects 5 top Cespedes suitors

From nypost.com | Archived Version

Think of the Mets as the person who buys one lonely Powerball ticket, just for sport, and goes on without giving it a second thought as scores of others obsess over the drawing.

International sanctions against Iran lifted

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

VIENNA —Iran reentered the global economy Saturday, as years of crippling international sanctions were lifted in exchange for the verified disabling of much of its nuclear infrastructure.

Iran frees Post reporter Jason Rezaian, 4 other Americans, officials say

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

VIENNA - Iran released Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and three other detained Iranian Americans on Saturday in exchange for the freedom of seven people imprisoned or charged in the United States, U.S.

Kopitar, Kings agree to eight-year contract extension

From nhl.com | Archived Version

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with Anze Kopitar to an eight-year contract extension, the Kings announced Saturday. The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with center Anze Kopitar on an eight-year contract extension, the Kings announced ...

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

From theverge.com | Archived Version

Soon, if you have a new PC, you won't be able to run Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced an update to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new rules mean that future PC owners with ...

Milky Way's Second Most Massive Black Hole Found?

From news.discovery.com | Archived Version

Astronomers have detected what could be the second most massive black hole in our galaxy and it may be the missing piece of a cosmic puzzle.

Oil glut dampens Iran's hopes for big cash flows as sanctions lift

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

This post has been updated. Iran is about to get a refresher course in the capricious nature of the oil market and the durable nature of economic sanctions.

Oregon names ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke defensive coordinator

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

Former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke has been named Oregon's new defensive coordinator, the school announced Saturday. "We are extremely excited to welcome coach Hoke to the Oregon family," Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said in a statement.

Patriots-Chiefs Live: Fired Up Tom Brady Scores TD; New England Up 14-6

From nesn.com | Archived Version

After getting inside the red zone, all they could do was continue to throw the ball, which was unsuccessful. They had to settle for a field goal, to cut the Patriots' lead to 14-6.

President Obama clears way for federal aid in Flint, Mich., water crisis

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

President Obama on Saturday signed an emergency declaration for the state of Michigan, clearing the way for federal aid to help resolve the water crisis in Flint.

Qatari housing project in Gaza concludes 1st stage

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - More than 1,000 Palestinian families took possession of new apartments Saturday as part of a large Qatari-funded housing project in the Gaza Strip.

Singer's Apology for Waving Taiwan Flag Stirs Backlash of Its Own

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

BEIJING - A teenage singer made headlines in China and on her home island of Taiwan this weekend, but not for the winsome K-pop music that she hoped would attract fans.

SpaceX Prepares For Another Rocket Landing On West Coast

From techcrunch.com | Archived Version

Tomorrow at 10:42 AM PST SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Jason-3 satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Supreme Court to hear class action suit over Xbox

From upi.com | Archived Version

Attendees mill around a Microsoft Xbox sign at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 in Los Angeles on June 18, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI.

Swedish citizens get 11 years in US prison for terror support

From arabnews.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK: Two Swedish citizens who US prosecutors said fought alongside the militant group Al-Shabab in Somalia in battles to take control of the country's capital of Mogadishu were sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday.

United CEO Oscar Munoz on way home after heart transplant

From modernreaders.com | Archived Version

United CEO Oscar Munoz on way home after heart transplant After almost three months in hospital, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will be on his way home soon, having tweeted on Friday that he will be returning to Chicago following a successful heart ...

Warning Labels on Sodas Could Cut Sales

From medpagetoday.com | Archived Version

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Why Obama wants a new unemployment insurance plan

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

On Saturday, President Obama proposed a new unemployment benefit and wage insurance plan for the 2017 federal budget. By Christina Beck, Staff January 16, 2016.