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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring against Norwich during their English Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium in London, on October 19, 2013

Wilshere warns Arsenal will bounce back in Premier League
London (AFP) - Jack Wilshere is convinced Arsenal will bounce back from their European disappointment when the Premier League leaders bid to cement their position at the top against managerless Crystal Palace on Saturday.
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Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in…
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Manchester United vs. Stoke City: Preview and TV schedule

Suffice to say, David Moyes' start to life as Manchester United boss hasn't gone quite as smoothly as he'd hoped. United are down in eighth place in the Premier League heading into round nine, and are already eight points adrift of league leaders Arsenal. They may have squeaked past Real Sociedad…
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9 Amazing Limited and Special Edition Cars and Trucks

Here's a smattering of the many, many excellent special edition vehicles from over the last couple of decades.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet51 mins ago
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Hippest hotels of 2013 (7 photos)

Freshly picked from the Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards , these hotels around the globe are the coolest places to stay right now. Among the one-of-a-kind attractions, guests can enjoy mixology lessons and bingo at Minneapolis’s The Commons Hotel, or raid a room full of ice cream at San Francisco’s Hotel…

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7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan; no damage reports

TOKYO (AP) — A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck offshore of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant early Saturday, triggering small tsunamis but causing no damage.
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McIlroy fury after blowing BMW Masters chance

Shanghai (AFP) - Rory McIlroy stormed off the 18th green at the BMW Masters on Saturday having seen a great chance to challenge for the trophy disappear into a greenside bunker.
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Gunfight breaks out between Afghan and foreign soldiers

KABUL (Reuters) - A gunfight broke out between Afghan and foreign soldiers on the outskirts of the capital Kabul on Saturday, leaving at least one Afghan serviceman dead and a number of other soldiers injured on Saturday, according to Afghan and NATO officials. So-called "insider attacks" are…
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U.S. must embrace Holy See: Column

The governing body of Catholic Church has moral influence and promotes important values.
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Quincy Jones sues Michael Jackson's estate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quincy Jones sued Michael Jackson's estate claiming he is owed millions in royalties and production fees on some of the superstar's greatest hits.
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Vampiresses You Should Love the Most (12 photos)

They're evil. They're sultry. And sometimes they expose way too much cleavage. Vampiresses have been stalking our favorite movies and television shows for decades, and these are the sharp-toothed ladies of the night we think you should most revere.

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Adriano: We are relieved Ozil won't be playing for Madrid

The Barcelona defender is happy the German won't be involved in the Clasico following his move to Arsenal on deadline day, but believes Gareth Bale will come good for Real
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Will This $0.50 Stock Hit $5.00?

Watch This Free Video to Learn How, if a $0.50 Hits $5.00, $10,000 Can Turn into $50,0000.AdChoices900 Percent StocksSponsored


Group: Egyptian ex-army officer was suicide bomber

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida-inspired militants say the suicide bomber who carried out a failed assassination attempt on Egypt's interior minister last month was a sacked military officer.
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Does This Latest Obamacare Figure Surprise You?

Despite a lengthy government shutdown and chronic glitches to the federally-run health exchange, a compilation of polls by The Huffington Post shows an odd but intriguing trend.
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What to do when your computer gets kidnapped by ransomware

Thousands of consumers are getting a nasty shock when they turn on their computers these days: They find their screen frozen with an alarming note from what appears to be a government agency claiming they've ...
San Jose Mercury News
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ND bishop exposes churchgoers to hepatitis A

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The bishop of the Fargo Catholic Diocese exposed some parishioners at North Dakota churches in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown to the hepatitis A virus in late September and early October.
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McDonalds ending relationship with Heinz

McDonald's has lost its taste for Heinz ketchup. The fast-food giant said in a statement Friday that it is cutting ties with the condiment company after 40 years due to management changes there. A former ...
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Tens of Thousands Flee India Flooding; 39 Dead

Rain-fueled floods in southeast India kill 39, force more than 70,000 to evacuate villages
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Your official BMW i3 photo gallery

An unobscured, on-road look at the new BMW EV city car.
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Tests prove Roma couple are mystery girl's parents

NIKOLAEVO, Bulgaria (AP) — The mystery is solved — but the future of the young girl known only as Maria is still uncertain.
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Death toll in Lebanon clashes rises to 9

Tripoli (Lebanon) (AFP) - Three people died overnight in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's regime, bringing to nine the toll this week, an official said Saturday.
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Kate Middleton, Prince William Bought Baby Prince George a $2,350 Stroller

Kate Middleton and Prince William bought 3-month-old son Prince George a $2,350 stroller, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly
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Snooki, Baby Lorenzo, Fiance Jionni Lavalle Dress as Wizard of Oz Characters For Halloween: Pictures

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, her fiance Jionni LaValle and baby Lorenzo, 14 months, dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz for Halloween -- see the pictures
Us Weekly
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6 Surprising Rides Driven by Wealthy CEOs

These six individuals show that having wealthy and means doesn't necessitate spending outrageous sums on their daily drivers.
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Think Wrinkle Creams Don't Work? This One Does

Are you tired of wasting money on wrinkle creams that don't work? LifeCell is the all-in-one anti-aging solution for anyone at any ageAdChoicesLifeCell™ Skin CareSponsored


Twitter, Facebook, and Peers Will Face Off for a $40 Billion Market

This rapidly growing market is more important than ever, and Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook will be the biggest players.
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Former KISS Members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss Reunite for All-Star Jam

"Anyone who says that Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are a couple of drunken losers, you tell them to f*** themselves!" exclaimed "That Metal Show" host and radio personality Eddie Trunk at the New York Hard Rock Café on October 25 during a party to celebrate his 30th year on the air. The comment came…
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Suspect in Northern Calif. standoff surrenders

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The gunman in a violent confrontation that wounded a federal immigration officer and three local police officers surrendered early Saturday after an hours-long standoff in a Sacramento suburb, authorities said.
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Tennessee judge cited for ordering baby's name changed from Messiah

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - A Tennessee judge who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin, saying the former was reserved for Jesus Christ, has been cited by a court panel for an inappropriate religious bias in violation of the state judicial code of conduct. Child Support…
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Greenpeace activist hangs off Eiffel Tower in Russia protest

Paris (AFP) - A Greenpeace activist Saturday staged a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower against Russia's detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby group.
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Pension Cut is a Must for Detroit (8 photos)

Cuts to Detroit's public pensions and retiree healthcare were inevitable given the city's sagging finances, a top consultant for the city testified on Friday during the third day of a trial to determine whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy. Money owed to Detroit workers and retirees is a key…

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Why boomers are happier than millennials at work

It takes years, if not decades, to learn to love one’s job, a new study finds.
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NBC's Dracula: Fangtastic or Bloody Awful?

Dracula, NBC’s new Friday-night offering, features a familiar story, a supernatural lead-in and a proven, easy-on-the-eyes leading man. But are you planning to sink your teeth into the period drama? The gothic series, which bowed Friday (10/9c), introduces us to […]
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'Mad Money' Lightning Round: Take a Pass on Sony

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener . NEW YORK ( TheStreet ) -- Here's what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the ...
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Good-bye, Giant George. The former world's tallest dog dies at 7:yhoo.it/19EYZBU #petsReply Retweet Favorite


Judge May Allow Serial Rapist to Be Released, Live in Palmdale

A serial rapist who assaulted more than three dozen California women between 1971 and 1982 may be released from prison and allowed to live in Palmdale, a judge has decided. Steve Kujz reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA News at 1 on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
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Dean McDermott Explains Vasectomy Quote: Tori Spelling and I Aren't Broke

Dean McDermott is setting the record straight, telling Us Weekly that he and his wife Tori Spelling are in dire financial straits; earlier this week, Spelling was quoted as saying the couple couldn't even afford a vasectomy
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Why Apple’s Mac software isn’t really free

The most surprising announcement at Apple’s event Tuesday wasn’t the new and thinner iPad, but the company’s decision to give away the software that runs its computers. The Mac OS X operating system, for ...
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The Indian Motorcycle Returns in All Its Glory

The classic motorcycle makes another return. This time, it might stick around for a while.
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Activists: Syrian Kurds capture border post

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish fighters captured Saturday the sole border post held by al-Qaida-linked groups on their border with Iraq, a major source of the militants' support, activists said.
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Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

Washington (AFP) - A Texas hunting club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia.
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Townhouse bursts into flame after car crashes into it

A car crashes into a townhome, ruptures a gas line, and sets off an explosion.
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Largest orange diamond seen setting world record

The world's largest orange diamond will be hitting the auction block and it's expected to set a new world record for "fire diamonds" in both size and price.
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Banksy Unmasked?

Has Banksy finally been photographed? This is allegedly a photograph of the graffiti artist at work. By Marlow Stern.
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Do Christians Have Something to Fear About Baptism in America?

"nose-diving rates of baptism in the United States."
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Exclusive - Boeing gets $20.7 billion worth of 737 Max commitments from China: sources

Boeing Co has secured commitments for around 200 of its 737 Max aircraft, the upgraded variant of its best-selling short-haul planes, from multiple Chinese customers, said two sources familiar with the ...
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Crook Who Tried to Use Hot Coffee as a Weapon Gets Surprise From 7-Eleven Clerk

Hot coffee can be quite painful -- just ask Stella Liebeck, the woman who famously sued McDonald's back in the 90s after she was burned when she spilled a piping hot cup of Joe on herself.
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A Closer Look at Mazda's 2014 Lineup

Mazda may not be the largest automaker on the block, but it is certainly drawing some attention with its revitalized 2014 lineup. Two key players, the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6, have been redesigned for 2014 with new styling, engines, safety systems, and features.
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Ga. man guilty of killing 8 in mobile home

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys insisted it would have been nearly impossible for one man to beat eight people to death inside a cramped mobile home — his father and seven others whom he loved like family, no less — without someone getting away.
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Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr Split

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have split after three years of marriage, E! News reports.
TV Guide
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Wizards to decline fourth-year options on Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton

The Washington Wizards have reportedly decided to decline the fourth-year options on forwards Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton, via J. Michael of CSN Washington.
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Mad Frenchmen shoehorn a Ferrari V-8 into a quad bike

No, you didn't read the title wrong. The French lunatics at Lazareth, makers of the nutty V-8 Mini pickup truck, have gone even madder. They've taken an engine from a Ferrari, bolted it to a BMW M3 gearbox, and shoved it into a Wazuma R1 quad bike. The result is quite spectacular. Named the Wazuma…
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Kurt Sutter On Extending ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Past Seven Seasons, Playing Prison-Rape Victim And Being Influenced By ‘The Shield’

The outspoken creator and showrunner of FX‘s highest-rated program ever was his usual candid self at an ATAS event tonight. Kurt Sutter was asked during “An Evening With Sons Of Anarchy” if he plans to take the biker drama past its previously announced seventh season next year. During a long reply…
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Kurds rout Syria jihadists on Iraq border

Damascus (AFP) - Fierce clashes raged Saturday after Syrian Kurds seized from jihadists a crossing on the Iraqi border, a key supply route for weapons and fighters in the 31-month war, activists said.
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How to Wear Over-the-Knee Boots

Can thigh-high boots escape their risqué reputation—and even become a wardrobe staple?
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Photos of the day - October 25, 2013 (17 photos)

The best photos of the day for October 25, 2013.
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In the Pantry: Classic Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Get ready to cook a dish that will fill your home with the cozy, comforting smell of fall. This week on "In the Pantry," Aida Mollenkamp makes a classic, slow-cooked pulled pork. "It's so easy you can set it and forget it," says Mollenkamp.
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NASA Space Telescopes to Peer Deeper Into Universe Than Ever Before

Three NASA space telescopes are teaming up to give astronomers their best-ever looks at some of the most distant objects in the universe.
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Apple's New iPads: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Breaking down the most recent update to Apple’s tablet launch.
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US Assets are Falling in the Hands of Foreign Owners at Record Pace

America is no longer known as a manufacturing and export powerhouse. There is one exception, however, America is the leading exporter of wealth. Every year the United States exports hundreds of billions ...
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5-Second Makeup Tricks that Make You Look More Awake

Sometimes no matter how much sleep we get (or don't get), we wake up with tired-looking eyes - under-eye circles, puffy eyes, and worse. The good news is that you don't have to walk out the door looking tired. In fact, with a few quick makeup tricks, you can look way more awake than you feel in…
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World Series scene shifts, Cards right at home

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Koji Uehara emerged from the dugout, walked onto the field at Busch Stadium and gazed at the gleaming Gateway Arch.
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Witness: Driver in Crash That Killed 6 Was Speeding, Using Phone

A witness to a crash in Lodi, Calif., says that the responsible driver was speeding and using a cellphone right before the crash. The crash killed 6 people, almost an entire family.
Tribune
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AT&T's Plan Revamp Signals the End of Voice Minutes

The days of worrying about minutes ticking away on your cell phone plan are nearly gone.
The Wall Street Journal
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Mike Miller considers a suit against the Miami Heat for introducing him to an alleged conman

In July, the Miami Heat waived swingman Mike Miller while utilizing the amnesty provision, cutting millions of dollars in salary off their books in luxury tax fees, while denying Miller (who played a crucial part in both the team’s 2012 … Continue reading →
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‘Jackass: Bad Grandpa’ Kicking Up $27.5M; ‘The Counselor’ Bombing Badly

FRIDAY 11 PM, 2ND UPDATE: Full analysis coming. Are there really going to be 86-year-old Irving Zismans at Halloween parties this weekend? This fourth moronic Jackass movie was outselling R-rated comedies like We’re The Millers and This Is The End at the same point in their online pre-sales cycles.…
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29 years later, Cuba hijacker wants to go home

HAVANA (AP) — William Potts burned with the desire to change the world. Nothing really turned out the way he planned.
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Iran border guards killed fighting bandits near Pakistan: report

DUBAI (Reuters) - About 20 Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with "bandits" on the southeastern frontier with Pakistan overnight and several others were seized, Iranian media said on Saturday. The reports gave no more details on the identity of the armed group but security forces have…
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Sea Lions Shot to Death, Wash Up on Malibu Beaches

Wildlife officials say that four sea lions have been found fatally shot since August.
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Britney Spears Reveals New Album Cover, Tells Fans She's 'Been Through A Lot'

Britney Spears has revealed the cover of her upcoming new album, "Britney Jean." The superstar posted a photo of the black and white cover on Twitter on Friday, along with the caption, "A personal letter from me 2 u & the cover 4 my most personal album ever" and a link to letter written by Britney.
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Sony shares PlayStation 4 launch features, announces day-one patch

With just a few weeks left until the release of the PlayStation 4, Sony has sent out a press release detailing the features that will be available on the console at launch. Many of the features were announced months ago along with the original reveal, but there are some noteworthy additions — as…
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1 officer shot, 3 others hurt in Northern Calif.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded Friday during a violent confrontation with a suspect in a Sacramento suburb.
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Should the #Bulls pursue Kobe Bryant upon free agency? Check out what@thekapman and @SportsTalkCHI panel had to say: bit.ly/HhwqkvReply Retweet Favorite


Why Pope Francis won't cause a schism in the U.S. religious right

Protestants and Catholics used to eye each other with mistrust, even deep theological enmity. But somewhere in the midst of shouting matches over the relative merits of grace versus good works, idolatry versus sainthood, and fealty to Rome, an alliance of sorts formed between conservative Catholics…
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Mozilla Lightbeam Helps You Find Out Who Is Watching You on the Internet

A New App Lets You See Which Websites May Be Tracking You
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Saudi women break driving ban, defying warnings - campaigners

RIYADH (Reuters) - A few women filmed themselves driving in Saudi cities on Saturday, defying government warnings of arrest and prosecution to take part in a campaign against men-only road rules, activists said. But some others stayed at home, put off by phone calls from men who said they were from…
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Brad Keselowski speaks out against baseline concussion testing

When NASCAR announced Thursday it would require drivers to undergo baseline neurological testing starting in 2014, it seemed liked a slam-dunk decision by the sanctioning body.
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Best Caribbean All-Inclusives for 2013 (5 photos)

Ever since Club Med promised the “antidote to civilization,” all-inclusive resorts have increasingly blanketed the Caribbean island-scapes. Once cookie-cutter, they've increasingly diversified in a battle for tourist dollars. Today's they come in every conceivable style and price range, as…

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‘True Blood’s’ Luke Grimes to Play Christian Grey’s Brother in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Luke Grimes is set to play Christian Grey’s brother in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
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Lions May Be Losing Their Reign in Uganda

As the largest predator in Africa, the lion has earned its place at the top of the food chain and the title "king of beasts." But the reign of the noble lion could be coming to a close in parts of Uganda, a new study suggests.
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Mike Francesa takes on New York Daily News reporter over A-Rod coverage

Just when you think all is quiet on the A-Rod front, another story pops up that turns a few heads. In this rare case, though, Alex Rodriguez is not directly involved with the drama. Instead, it's the reporting surrounding his … Continue reading →
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Warriors waive 3, extend contracts of 3 others

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Before signing center Andrew Bogut to a contract extension Friday, the Golden State Warriors waived three training camp invitees and extended the contracts of three regulars.
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Evidence of Colorado theater gunman's 'smirk' ruled inadmissible

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado police officer's description of a purported smirk made by accused theater gunman James Holmes minutes after his arrest cannot be used at trial because the officer had an unreliable memory, a judge ruled on Friday. Arapahoe County District Court Judge…
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Obama's Top Economic Adviser Tells Democrats They'll Have to Swallow Entitlement Cuts

Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council, sounds far more interested in entitlement cuts than in enhanced revenue via taxes
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‘Charmed’ Reboot in the Works at CBS

Get ready for more witches on TV. Possibly.
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Fukushima worker exploitation

Reuters uncovers widespread exploitation as Japan looks to recover from the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Produced by Chris Meyers.
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Golf-Dyson disqualified in Shanghai for touching line of putt

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Englishman Simon Dyson was disqualified from the BMW Masters on Saturday for a rules violation during the second round of the European Tour event in Shanghai. Dyson, who was tied for second place at the halfway stage of the event at the Lake Malaren Golf Club, tapped a spot on…
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A cord cutter’s dream come true: Comcast offers HBO without cable service

It happened, cord cutters… it really happened. Following a report from DSLReports, it appears as though Comcast has made a new Internet service plan available in some markets that really is a cord cutter’s dream come true. The new offering, dubbed “Internet Plus,” bundles 25Mbps Internet service…
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Post 9/11, NSA spying 'virtually unchecked'

Washington (AFP) - Revelations of America's industrial-scale surveillance have painted an alarming picture of the National Security Agency as a spy service operating virtually without limits since the 9/11 attacks, experts say.
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5 Boy Names for Born Leaders (5 photos)

Have a hunch your diapered dude is destined for greatness? Notable leaders have inspired this list of names that will certainly pave the way for your baby boy's bright future. -By Taylor Hengen Newman MORE ON BABYZONE 11 smart and sharp Ivy League baby names 8 names you could NEVER name…

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Tito Ortiz fractures his neck, Bellator cancels PPV, moves rest of Nov. 2 card to Spike TV

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said Friday during a hastily called conference call that Tito Ortiz suffered a fractured neck during training for his planned Nov. 2 bout against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, forcing the cancellation of the bout and moving the … Continue reading →
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13-Year-Old With Pellet Gun Shot 7 Times by Police

Northern Calif. community skeptical, questions shooting of 13-year-old by deputy
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What Kelly Clarkson's Husband's Ex Thinks About Her

The former "American Idol" star is now a stepmother of two.
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TIGER GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Missouri

Mizzou looks for just the second 8-and-0 start in school history. Get set for kickoff between the Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks right here.
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Boeing, Lockheed team up for new US Air Force bomber

Washington (AFP) - Boeing and Lockheed Martin said Friday they have teamed up to bid for a new $55 billion US Air Force bomber program aimed at replacing the aging bomber fleet.
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Katy Perry: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Pop star, Katy Perry, 29, shares part of herself with Us. You can hear her "Roar" on her new album Prism, which is out now!
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California gunman leads police on car chase with injured in trunk

By Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A gunman with two captives in the trunk of his car opened fire at passing vehicles and bystanders during a chaotic, hour-long car chase with police on Friday near Ridgecrest, California, before police shot him dead in a gunbattle, authorities said. Earlier in the day,…
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Starks, Lacy to share time in Green Bay backfield

With Packers running backs James Starks (pictured) and Eddie Lacy finally healthy at the same time, both guys will be playing. But while the carries will be shared, Lacy is expected to remain the No. 1 guy. “Eddie is running the ball well right now,” running backs coach Alex Van Pelt recently said,…
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Nigeria says killed 95 Boko Haram fighters

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's army said Friday it had killed 95 suspected Boko Haram fighters in raids in the country's northeast, as gunmen from the Islamist group battled security forces in a neighbouring area.
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Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady Buy $14 Million Condo in NYC

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are reportedly in contract to buy a $14 million full-floor condo in New York City
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Girl, 12, Appears in Court in Bullying Death Case

The 12-year-old suspect was represented by Jose Baez, former attorney for Casey Anthony.
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'Dark is Beautiful' movement takes on unfair India

Mumbai (AFP) - Looking to find a husband, make friends, and get ahead at work? Then you need to have lighter skin. That's the all-pervasive message in India, and it's something that one actress is fighting to overturn.
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NASCAR Martinsville 2013 qualifying results: New track record gives Hamlin pole

It was an afternoon of few surprises.
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'The Good Wife' Star Archie Panjabi Raves About the Show's 'Reboot'

"The Good Wife" Season 5 so far can be summed with just six letters: O-M-G-W-T-F.
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Senator Paul plans 'hold' on Yellen Fed nomination

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul threatened on Friday to put a 'hold' on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve unless he gets a vote on a bill he has sponsored to put the central bank under more scrutiny. "As part of Senate consideration of the…
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The World Series continues to get poor ratings

Major League Baseball has had ratings problems in recent years and that has continued during the World Series. The website Sports Media Watch writes that Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night got the third-worst overnight ratings ever, ahead of last year’s Game 2 between the Giants and…
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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Movie Stills (10 photos)

Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Calif. gunman killed after shooting 2 hostages in trunk

The homicide suspect posted to Facebook during the chase and shootout.
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Game breakdown: Florida State - NC State

NC State upset Florida State last year with the Seminoles ranked No. 3 in the country. FSU hosts NCSU on Saturday, and are ranked No. 3 again.
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Danica goes to backup after crash at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- It was a rough opening practice at Martinsville Speedway for NASCAR's most prolific rookies.
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Official photo shows rare British royal gathering

LONDON (AP) — Britain's monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together.
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Harden hurt in Rockets rout of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Houston Rockets guard James Harden was listed as day-to-day after leaving Friday night's preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a right knee bruise.
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Sox pitcher John Danks marries Pistol Annies' Ashley Monroe

White Sox pitcher John Danks and country singer Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies officially tied the knot Thursday night, according to People.
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Belichick acknowledges difficulties of making trades

Lot of variables involved
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California cop's mistaken fatal shooting of boy unfolded in seconds

By Ronnie Cohen SANTA ROSA, California (Reuters) - No more than 10 seconds elapsed from the time sheriff's deputies spotted a 13-year-old California boy carrying what they thought was an assault rifle and the moment they shot him dead, only to learn afterward the gun was a plastic replica, police…
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2 Broke Girls Scoop: Gilles Marini and Mary Lynn Rajskub to Get Baked With Max

2 Broke Girls is getting ready to serve up a tasty, French treat. Gilles Marini (Switched at Birth, Brothers & Sisters) will recur on the CBS comedy as a handsome, sexy, French “master baker,” TVLine has learned. RELATED | CBS […]
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Cardinals keep winning without former MVP Pujols

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tony La Russa was always protective of his players, so it comes as no surprise that the former St. Louis Cardinals manager swims against the current when it comes to Albert Pujols.
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Halloween gets ruff

New Yorkers and their pets prepare for Halloween. Alicia Powell reports.
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Rams face big task in stopping Seahawks' Lynch

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams' weakness will be severely tested by the Seattle Seahawks' strength.
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'Breaking Bad' Stays Super Cool on Ice

Is there such a thing as too much "Breaking Bad"? Nope! fans are still fiending for the meth-fueled drama. One way to cool off devotees: Put the action on ice. That's exactly what "Breaking Bad" assistant editor Sharidan Williams-Sotelo did, shooting an Ice Capades-inspired homage appropriately…
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Iran 'hangs 16 rebels' in reprisal for Pakistan border killings

Tehran (AFP) - Gunmen killed at least 14 Iranian guards on the Pakistani border, in a rugged area used by drug traffickers, prompting Tehran to retaliate by hanging 16 "rebels," reports said Saturday.
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Fox Unveils Midseason Schedule, Sets Dates for Idol, The Following — Plus: Glee Takes a Breather

Fox has announced its midseason game plan, and it includes return dates for American Idol and The Following, as well as the annual spring hiatus for Glee. Idol returns with its traditional two-night, four-hour premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and […]
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Walker, Bobcats rally, spoil Knicks' return to MSG

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks had old faces on the floor and a new look to their arena. Only Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats kept it from being a completely successful night.
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Geno Smith Is Now Heard Loud and Clear

Geno Smith has gotten better at something that only the other 10 guys in the Jets' offensive huddle have noticed: enunciating.
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Ratings: NBC Steady; Scandal, Big Bang Down

NBC's Thursday lineup finally stopped bleeding with a little help from The Voice.Following a Voice repeat, which built on Parks and Recreation's and the now-canceled Welcome to the Family's numbers, Sean Saves the World drew 4 million and a 1.1 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, even with last…
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Japan PM says ready to be more assertive against China: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive in guarding against what he said might be an attempt by China to use force to attain its diplomatic goals. But a top retired Chinese diplomat said any move by Tokyo to…
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Bulls' comeback win over Denver ends undefeated preseason

The Bulls finished their exhibition campaign in style, battling back from a lackluster first-half performance to make a huge surge after halftime, then hold off visiting Denver in the clutch to win, 94-89, Friday evening at the United Center, giving the squad an 8-0 mark in the preseason.
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'Stars of Hope': Inspirational messages for Staten Island Sandy victims (39 photos)

Thousands of "Stars of Hope" have been attached to utility poles in the Staten Island borough of New York, The stars are made of wood and have been painted with inspirational messages by community organizations to bring hope to the locals. As the first year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy…
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Affleck Reveals Reluctance to Take On Batman

The Internet frenzy over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel has settled considerably, and the new Caped Crusader spoke out about his initial hesitance to take on the role exclusively with 411mania.com's Al Norton.
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LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan: Who Would Win a One-on-One Matchup in Their Prime?

COMMENTARY | One of the greatest tragedies in professional sports is the fact that Michael Jordan retired (for the final time) just months before LeBron James first stepped onto an NBA court.
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Week 8 Rankings

Patrick Daugherty takes a look at Robert Griffin III's recent turnaround while breaking down all of Week 8's top plays.
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‘True Blood’s Adina Porter Upped To Regular

After six seasons as a recurring player, True Blood veteran Adina Porter has been promoted to a regular. Porter has portrayed Lettie Mae Thornton since the vampire drama’s first season. Porter also recurs on another HBO drama, Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom. The screen and stage actress, repped by…
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Broncos bench RB Ronnie Hillman, will use C.J. Anderson

Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman will not dress for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.
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Ted Cruz says he knows how to unite the GOP

Cruz spoke Friday at the Republican Party of Iowa's annual Ronald Reagan fundraising dinner.
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Saudi Women Defy Authority, Seize the Driver’s Seat – Help Them Accelerate

Saudi women are planning to seize the right to drive in a mass protest on Saturday in which they will challenge their government by getting behind the wheel of their own cars.
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Yahoo Homes of the Week: Barn-style homes for sale (19 photos)

Welcome to Yahoo Homes of the Week, powered by Zillow. There's nothing like a rustic retreat to soak in the crisp fall weather and scenic landscape. With the leaves changing color in many parts of the country, here's a look at renovated barns for sale combining the comforts of home with the…
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Teaser: X-Men in the 1970s on Instagram

Fox has released a very short teaser for Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," alternating between images of the 1970s and a dismal future.
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Some Alabama students losing football seating privileges after leaving games early

Colleges all around the country are having problems keeping their students at football games until the final whistle is blown. To combat fans leaving early, the University of Alabama has revoked seating privileges from some students for this weekend's game with Tennessee.
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DNA confirms Bulgarian Roma couple as Maria's parents

Sofia (AFP) - DNA tests confirmed Friday a Bulgarian Roma couple living in dire poverty as the biological parents of Maria, a mystery blonde girl discovered last week in a Greek Roma camp.
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GOP Primary Fights Cloud Online Sales-Tax Bill

Legislation that would allow states to collect online sales taxes has emerged as an issue in GOP Senate primary fights, creating new uncertainty on the issue.
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Ketchup changeup: McDonald's dropping Heinz after CEO change

World's biggest fast-food chain seeks new ketchup for its famous french fries. McDonald's Corp on Friday said it plans to end its 40-year relationship with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, since that company ...
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Time Warner and DirecTV reportedly looking at Aereo-style streaming

TV network executives like CBS' Les Moonves have warned that they would take their networks cable-only if streaming services like Aereo succeed in court, and it looks like they'll have plenty of motivation: Bloomberg reports that top cable providers have been considering adopting Aereo-style…
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Will Gronk and Amendola fix the Patriots offense?

Andy Hart joins Gary Tanguay on Sports Tonight to discuss the status of key Patriots, and what it will mean when the Patriots are able to get Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski on the field at the same time.
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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Signing Prenup- Who Is Worth More?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decide to sign a prenup!
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FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy in Northern California.
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Wachowskis hope to surprise with next film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Wachowski siblings say they're hoping to again surprise audiences with the science-fiction movie "Jupiter Ascending," starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
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Syria claims al-Qaida linked group's leader killed

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run TV reported Friday that the leader of a powerful al-Qaida-linked rebel group has been killed — a claim that if confirmed would be a huge blow to fighters trying to topple President Bashar Assad. At least one rebel commander denied the report.
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Kudlow: No Obamacare delay, GOP

Will the Obamacare glitches get the GOP off the shutdown hook for the 2014 midterm elections? The key could be for the GOP to stop trying to delay.
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5 Films Fighting for Weekend Box Office Dominance

Has 'Gravity' finally met its match? Here's a preview of the top five films at this weekend's box office.
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30-team draft, pick-by-pick

Dr. A serves up the first seven rounds from the infamous 30-Deep Expert Draft - which includes 210 players. See where your favorites went.
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Jury sought child abuse charges against Ramseys

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury that reviewed evidence in the death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey believed her parents were involved in the crime but didn't say who killed the beauty queen, according to documents released Friday, 14 years after the grand jury made its recommendation.
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Demolition of Sandy Hook school begins

New school will be built on the site where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Is Disney’s ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ in Trouble?

According to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Arndt has exited 'Star Wars Episode VII.' But is this good news or bad news?
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Red Sox send the beards to the bench — Napoli and Gomes won’t start Game 3

ST. LOUIS — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't making us wait until Saturday to clear up a few of his World Series lineup questions heading into the first of three games at Busch Stadium. In a not-at-all surprising … Continue reading →
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2014 Kia Soul (10 photos)

Tucked and renovated, the 2014 Kia Soul arrives as the best-seller — almost the only seller — in the funky-box corner of the compact car market.

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Black players may boycott Russia World Cup: Toure

(Reuters) - Black players could boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia if the country does not tackle racism in the stands, according to Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure. Toure, whose allegations that he suffered racist abuse during Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League victory at CSKA…
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National Guard renews sponsorship of Earnhardt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Army National Guard has extended its sponsorship of Dale Earnhardt Jr. through the 2014 season with Hendrick Motorsports.
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10 MLB teams valued at $1 billion or more, are the Dodgers to thank?

Bloomberg published valuations for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, finding that the average value of a team is at $1 billion, 35% higher than previous estimates. The Yankees and Dodgers led the way of course, valued at $3.3 and $2.1 billion, respectively. But eight other teams joined them in…
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Small tsunami hits Japan after quake

Tokyo (AFP) - A small tsunami hit Japan Saturday after a powerful and shallow undersea quake, although there were no immediate signs of serious damage and no reports of injuries or deaths.
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Lakers end preseason with 111-106 win over Jazz

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Blake scored 13 of his 19 points in the third quarter, Pau Gasol and Nick Young each had 16, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 111-106 Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
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Spy scandal another blow to fretting US allies

Washington (AFP) - In Europe, America's friends are furious, in the Middle East they are mystified and in the Pacific, they are merely puzzled.
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Israel issues warning on report on Iran bomb

Israel says military action may be needed to stop bomb
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Mystery girl's suspected family lives in poverty

NIKOLAEVO, Bulgaria (AP) — Attempts to track down the biological parents of a blue-eyed blond girl found living with a Roma couple in Greece have led authorities to an impoverished Roma camp in neighboring Bulgaria, where a couple with several other children says the child might be theirs.
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Hockey dad attacks 14-year-old player on ice, arrested for child abuse say police

On his website, Dr. Matthew Supran lists himself as the team chiropractor for the Palm Beach Hawks, a youth hockey team in Florida. Perhaps he was just looking to give a 14-year-old player on an opposing team a vertebrae adjustment … Continue reading →
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Katie Holmes Joins Twitter -- See Her First Tweet!

Katie Holmes is the latest celebrity to join Twitter -- read her first tweet!
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Russian Mercenaries May Now Be Helping Syrian President Battle Rebels

"Lots of unemployed bad guys available."
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Week 8 Over/Under: Addressing the Peterson problem

Fantasy is a speculative game. Predict the future, and you look like a genius. Don't, and you're painfully human. Gazing into the crystal ball, here's our view on 10 intriguing over/unders this week. Adrian Peterson, who admitted Thursday he's run too cautiously after he suffered a hamstring bruise…
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Start 'em, Sit 'em, Smash 'em

Fantasy recommendations, picks, predictions, survivor selections and more for Week 8 in the NFL.
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After tough week, White House buys time for Obamacare website fix

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama promised on Saturday that his troubled healthcare website was just weeks away from a cure as he struggled to convince Americans he is on top of what has become a self-inflicted wound to his signature first-term…
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