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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.




'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.




Americans are 'cutting the cord'

Now I Get It: Cord-cuttingDozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.




Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Harlan, Iowa. Walker wowed Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, jumping to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. But in the seven to eight weeks since the Wisconsin governor became an official candidate, he's had to backtrack and clarify his positions on immigration and Islamic terrorists, reassure jittery donors after a lackluster debate performance, and reshape his campaign to try and rekindle the spark that he showed in the middle of the winter in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.




Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.




Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasThe accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff's officials said. Goforth's wife, Kathleen, described her late husband as "an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility" in a statement released to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.




Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state
(Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a tree fell on his car, KOMO 4 TV reported. Within two hours, a falling branch struck and killed a 10-year-old girl in Federal Way, just east of Tacoma, the television station reported. Gusting winds were blamed for massive power outages affecting as many as 450,000 customers. ...

Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week.

Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi town
While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss., which saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.

Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner Field

New York Yankees v Atlanta BravesThis is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.





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White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.




'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.




Americans are 'cutting the cord'

Now I Get It: Cord-cuttingDozens of apps, subscription services and devices can help you ditch your cable company without facing any FOMO. Cable companies are scrambling to catch up by building better bundles and providing more options to their consumers.




Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Harlan, Iowa. Walker wowed Republicans at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, jumping to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. But in the seven to eight weeks since the Wisconsin governor became an official candidate, he's had to backtrack and clarify his positions on immigration and Islamic terrorists, reassure jittery donors after a lackluster debate performance, and reshape his campaign to try and rekindle the spark that he showed in the middle of the winter in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.




Sharper forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

South Miami-Dade County as seen during a fire department aerial reconnaissance..By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago. A range of technological advances, from a new generation of satellites to supercomputers and unmanned drones, promises more-accurate forecasts that would increase public officials' confidence in weather experts' advice. If authorities were quicker to heed warnings about the devastating potential of Katrina before it made landfall in Louisiana on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, some of the nearly 1,800 lives that were lost may have been saved, forecasters speculate.




Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

Shannon Miles, who has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of deputy Darren Goforth at a Houston gas station, is seen in this handout booking photo provided by Harris County Sheriff's Office in Houston, TexasThe accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff's officials said. Goforth's wife, Kathleen, described her late husband as "an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility" in a statement released to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston.




Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state
(Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a tree fell on his car, KOMO 4 TV reported. Within two hours, a falling branch struck and killed a 10-year-old girl in Federal Way, just east of Tacoma, the television station reported. Gusting winds were blamed for massive power outages affecting as many as 450,000 customers. ...

Hurricane Ignacio weakens as it moves closer to Hawaii
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Greg Colden, a farmer on Hawaii's Big Island, said he is most worried about the damage that more rain and sustained winds could do to the area as Hurricane Ignacio passes by this week.

Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi town
While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss., which saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.

Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Turner Field

New York Yankees v Atlanta BravesThis is the second major incident involving a fan falling from the upper deck at Turner Field in the last three years.





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Natural gas discovery could be largest ever
Italian energy company Eni says it might have uncovered the largest natural gas field ever.











Can the global gloom sink the U.S. economy?
The U.S. economy has performed well this year. But there's lots of global gloom. Which will influence the Fed the most?











Chinese official defends intervention: 'We must take action'
China's Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said if there is "systemic risk to the financial system, we must take action."











How to learn about investing...by watching Netflix
Looking for something good on Netflix? These entertaining films will help you learn more about finance and investing.











How New Orleans is learning to live with water
After Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans had to reinvent the way it manages water and protects itself from future storms.











Brazil falls deep into recession
Brazil's government announced that its economy fell into recession, shrinking 2.6% from a year ago.











Hurricane Katrina turned this guy into a seafood mogul
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it wiped out 75% of the state's fishing vessels. These businesses, in particular, bounced back.











Donald Trump: Tax the rich more
Donald Trump finally gives more detail on his economic plans.










China's shrinking copper appetite is killing US jobs
Mining companies are cutting jobs as China's economic slowdown causes prices to tumble.










How one Mexican company keeps its workers from crossing the border
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Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Florida university

Buzz Aldrin testifies at space competitiveness hearing on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Irene Klotz MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed at paving a path toward Mars exploration and settlement, officials said on Thursday. The Buzz Aldrin Space Institute will be based at the Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech, located about 40 miles (64 km) south of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Melbourne. Aldrin, 85, wants to expand his long-term space exploration program that includes human spaceflight, robotics and science initiatives.




Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter listens to questions during a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, VirginiaBy David Alexander MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane. Carter said funding for the Obama administration's newest manufacturing institute would go to the FlexTech Alliance, a consortium of 162 companies, universities and other groups, from Boeing , Apple and Harvard, to Advantest Akron Polymer Systems and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.




Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death

Journalists watch the full-sized polar bear Knut model covered with the original fur during the presentation to the media at the natural history museum in BerlinKnut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in humans, scientists said on Thursday. Knut, who was just four when he drowned at the zoo in 2011, was reared by his keeper Thomas Doerflein. Knut had an epileptic fit and drowned in a pool in his enclosure.




German scientists find rare dinosaur tracks
By Josie Le Blond BERLIN (Reuters) - German scientists have found an unusually long trail of footprints from a 30-tonne dinosaur in an abandoned quarry in Lower Saxony, a discovery they think could be around 145 million years old. "It's very unusual how long the trail is and what great condition it's in," excavation leader Benjamin Englich told Reuters at the site, referring to 90 uninterrupted footprints stretching over 50 meters. Englich said the elephant-like tracks were stomped into the ground sometime between 135 and 145 million years ago by a sauropod - a class of heavy dinosaurs with long necks and tails.

Massive Aztec human skull rack found in Mexico City

Matos Moctezuma, an archaeologist from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History points to a drawing of the Templo Mayor Aztec complex, during a news conference at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico CityArcheologists have discovered a massive ceremonial skull rack from the heyday of the Aztec empire in the heart of Mexico City, a find that could shed new light on how its rulers projected power by human sacrifice, the team said on Thursday. The skull rack, known as a tzompantli in the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, was used to display the bleached white craniums of sacrificed warriors from rival kingdoms, likely killed by priests atop towering temples that once stood nearby. Dug up behind the capital's colonial-era cathedral, the as yet partially uncovered skull rack was likely built between 1485 and 1502 and may have been about 112 feet (34 meters) long and 12 meters (40 foot) wide, lead archeologist Raul Barrera said.




New Math Could Reveal Hidden Sources of Chaos
It's that point when a smooth river turns into a tumultuous swirl of white water, the tornado that unpredictably changes course on a dime or the wild interactions of three planets under one another's gravitational pull. Although most people instinctively know chaos when they see it, there hasn't been one, single, universally agreed-upon mathematical definition of the term. Now, scientists have tried to come up with a mathematical way to describe such chaotic systems.

'Science of Mom': Author Sifts Through Childrearing Facts & Fictions
Some new moms might feel as if they need to be scientists to understand what's best for their babies: Vaccinate on schedule or not? Sink $20 into one of those CDs promising to turn my baby into a genius? Alice Callahan, who earned a Ph.D. in nutritional biology and went to do research on fetal physiology before she had her first child in 2010, decided to tackle motherhood in a way that was most natural to her: as a scientist.

Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates
Actress Lucy Liu has announced the arrival of her baby boy, which she had through the help of a surrogate. Although surrogacy is not very common, there are many reasons why women and couples may chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment. The 46-year old Liu made the announcement through Instagram, where she posted a photo of herself holding her son.

Venus Displays Its Brilliant Morning Finery for the Fall

Venus Displays Its Brilliant Morning Finery for the FallAll through the spring and early summer, the planet Venus dominated the western evening sky. Now, as summer turns into fall, Venus will dominate the eastern sky before sunrise. Venus has erupted into view in the eastern morning sky for the past couple of weeks.




Full Moon Tonight Offers Sneak Preview of September Lunar Eclipse

Full Moon Tonight Offers Sneak Preview of September Lunar EclipseA full moon will grace the sky tonight (Aug. 29), but it is only a dress rehearsal for next month, when the full moon will undergo a total lunar eclipse. Some Native American fishing tribes referred to the full moon of August as the "Sturgeon Moon," since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the "Full Red Moon" because, as the moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze.





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Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event on the nuclear agreement with Iran, in New YorkU.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. "I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Merkley wrote in a statement published on Medium.com. To read the statement, see (http://bit.ly/1PFmSwz) Obama is trying to muster 34 votes in the Senate to ensure lawmakers cannot kill the deal.




U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders gains ground on Clinton in Iowa poll

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders waves to the crowd after addressing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, MinnesotaBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders narrowed the gap with leading Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a recent opinion poll in the political bellwether state of Iowa as support for the front-runner fell below 50 percent for the first time this year. Clinton, former secretary of state and first lady, remained the top choice for 37 percent of likely Democratic voters in the party's nomination contest, down from 50 percent in June, according to the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll released late on Saturday.




Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Christie answers a question from the audience during a campaign town hall meeting in SalemBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration. "I don’t mean people are packages, so let’s not be ridiculous,” the New Jersey governor told an interviewer on Fox News Sunday who pointed out that foreigners do not have labels on their wrists. "We should bring in the folks from FedEx to use the technology to be able to do it.




Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit

U.S. President Obama listens to Pakistan's PM Sharif during the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit in The HaguePresident Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a meeting at the White House on Oct. 22, the U.S. National Security Council said on Sunday. The invitation came during a visit to Islamabad on Saturday and Sunday by National Security Adviser Susan Rice to meet with Sharif and senior officials, the NSC said in a statement. "Ambassador Rice commended Pakistan’s support for recent talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, underscored the U.S. commitment to an Afghan-led peace process, and urged Pakistan to intensify its efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders in order to promote regional peace and stability," the NSC said.




What I saw visiting post-Katrina New Orleans with President Bush
George W. Bush says criticism over his response to Katrina was “the worst moment of my presidency.” Holly Bailey was there when he finally landed on the ground in New Orleans.

High-tech policing: Do cities need Big Brother to lower crime?
In so enthusiastically embracing crime-fighting technology, the Camden County police department has become an example of a dystopian policing experiment that may have grown too big, too fast to understand its side effects.

As South Carolina debates Confederate flag, controversy spreads to other states that display it

Calls For Removal Of Confederate Flag Outside SC Statehouse Grow In Wake Of Race-Fueled Charleston Church ShootingEven if it is taken down at the South Carolina statehouse, the Confederate battle flag is still deeply entrenched in parts of the American South.




South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag
In a press conference Monday afternoon, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley joined those calling on state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from a war memorial on the state Capitol grounds. The announcement comes days after the massacre of nine members of Charleston's historic Emanuel church by alleged gunman Dylann Roof. Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric hosted a live stream of Gov. Haley's address and was joined for discussion by Morris Dees, co-founder of Southern Poverty Law Center and Jon Ward, Yahoo Senior Political Correspondent.

Uniquely Nasty: Original documents and White House recordings

Uniquely Nasty PromoThe memos and audio used in the reporting of the Yahoo News documentary "Uniquely Nasty."




Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar Confident Clinton Will Avoid Repeat of '08

Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar Confident Clinton Will Avoid Repeat of '08Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is confident Hillary Clinton’s campaign will avoid a repeat of 2008, when she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Sen. Barack Obama, even as the party's frontrunner starts to slip in the Iowa polls and faces growing controversy over her private email server. Although Klobuchar, a Democrat, has endorsed Clinton this election cycle, she supported Obama in 2008. A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll shows Clinton polling at 37 percent in Iowa, losing ground to Bernie Sanders, who is at 30 percent.





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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft: Washington Post

A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in SingaporeThe White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several unidentified Obama administration officials, said a final determination on whether to issue the sanctions was expected soon, possibly as early as the next two weeks. Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies as President Xi Jinping prepares to make his first visit to the United States next month.




Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview in Hong KongBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault. Avid Life said on Friday the departure of Noel Biderman was by "mutual agreement" and its existing senior management team would take over until a new CEO is appointed. On Aug. 18, hackers who claimed to be unhappy with its business practices released the Ashley Madison customer data, and police probing the breach said it had sparked extortion attempts and at least two unconfirmed suicides.




Paypal seen rising 40 percent from post spinoff lows: Barron's

The PayPal logo is seen during an event at Terra Gallery in San FranciscoNEW YORK (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc , the e-commerce group trading sharply off its recent offering price, could rise 40 percent to $46 a share if it succeeds with investments tied to payments systems innovation, the Aug. 31 edition of Barron's said. Spun off in July by auctioneer eBay Inc , PayPal is now clear to do deals with big vendors like Staples and move into back office operations and other services, according to Barron's. PayPal shares last week traded at $34.60, or over $4 less than its offering price in July, Barron's said. ...




Exclusive: Russia's Kaspersky threatened to 'rub out' rival, email shows

Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, listens to a question during an interview in New YorkBy Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In 2009, Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder of one of the world's top security companies, told some of his lieutenants that they should attack rival antivirus software maker AVG Technologies N.V. by "rubbing them out in the outhouse," one of several previously undisclosed emails shows. As previously reported by Reuters, the plan involved creating fake virus samples and malware identifications to fool competitors into disabling or deleting important files, thereby creating problems for their customers.




U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection

An illustration picture shows the logo of the U.S. National Security Agency on the display of an iPhone in BerlinBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said there were not sufficient grounds for the preliminary injunction imposed by the lower court. The ruling was a setback for privacy advocates but did not reach the bigger question of whether the NSA's actions were lawful.




Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaBy Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter Inc, and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, have resigned from their jobs and will join Uber next week. Miller and Valasek won wide attention this month after demonstrating that they could hack into a moving Jeep.




Hulu is picking up the big movies Netflix is losing this month

Hulu is picking up the big movies Netflix is losing this monthNetflix ended its deal with entertainment network Epix today, a change that will soon take a raft of big-name movies — including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and World War Z — off the streaming service. But those movies won't be homeless for long. A few hours after Epix parted ways with Netflix, the network announced a new deal with Hulu, an extensive multi-year agreement that will bring new movies from Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount to the Netflix rival.




VMA 2015: Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus live on the VMA stage

VMA 2015: Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus live on the VMA stageWhile accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj held host Miley Cyrus accountable for comments she made in an interview with The New York Times on Thursday. Cyrus was asked about Minaj's Twitter spat with Taylor Swift in July over this year's crop of nominees. "What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind," said Cyrus.




Alcatel-Lucent CEO to gain €14m from Nokia merger

Alcatel-Lucent CEO to gain €14m from Nokia mergerWith the pending merger of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, the CEO of the French company has come under fire by local governing bodies after it was revealed he is set to pocket €14 million when the deal is finalised.




Taylor Swift hangs out with a giraffe in the video for Wildest Dreams

Taylor Swift hangs out with a giraffe in the video for Wildest DreamsAs for the song itself, the Lana Del Rey comparisons have been streaming in since 1989's release, but as a video "Wildest Dreams" is a literal translation of what would happen if Lana cast Taylor in an Ernest Hemingway short story — complete with lions, elephants, and tumblers of whiskey, as well as flowing silk, cat-eye liner, and lush landscapes.





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Asia stocks sag as Fed rate prospects revived, China still a worry

A pedestrian is reflected on an electronic board showing the graph of the recent fluctuations of the Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks sagged on Monday after top Federal Reserve officials kept the door open for an interest rate hike in September and investors braced for China economic data this week. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, speaking at the central bank' conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, said recent volatility in global markets could ease and possibly pave the way for a rate hike. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard also said he still favored hiking rates next month, though he added that his colleagues would be hesitant to do so if global markets continued to be volatile into mid-September.




China stocks fall more than 1 percent in early trade

An investor monitors share market prices in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSHANGHAI (Reuters) - China major stock indexes fell more than 1 percent in early trade on Monday, after showing some signs of steadying on Friday on fresh government support.




Focus turns to U.S. data as China slowdown looms

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New YorkAfter a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings. The economic figures will culminate in Friday’s jobs report that should reveal more about the strength of the U.S. economy. Car sales, construction spending, the Federal Reserve's "beige book" and jobs growth may show the economy is strong enough to withstand the first rate hike in nearly a decade from the Federal Reserve, despite worries about a hard landing for China’s economy.




Suzuki Motor says it will buy back VW stake as court settles feud

A view shows the logo of a Suzuki truck for sale at a Suzuki dealership in National CityJapan's Suzuki Motor Corp said on Sunday it would buy back the 19.9 percent stake it sold to Volkswagen AG after an international arbitration court ordered the German automaker to sell its holding. VW's stake, acquired in January 2010 for 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion), was worth some $3.8 billion at Friday's closing price. "It used to feel as if a small bone were stuck in my throat," Suzuki Chairman and Chief Executive Osamu Suzuki told a news conference.




Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation

The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Potentially standing in their way, though, is Boeing, these people said. Boeing is the biggest customer of most aerospace suppliers, and is slowing some acquisitions by using its power to approve the transfer of its supply contracts from one owner to another.




World to Fed: We're prepared for U.S. rate hike, so don't delay

Federal Reserve Bank of New York VP Potter and Harvard University International Financial System professor Reinhart attend the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in WyomingCentral bankers from around the world are telling their American counterparts that they are ready for a U.S. interest rate hike and would prefer that the Federal Reserve make the move without further ado. In private and in public at last week's global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, the message from visiting policymakers was that the Fed has telegraphed an initial monetary tightening and, following a year-long rise in the dollar, financial markets globally are as ready as they can be.




Paypal seen rising 40 percent from post spinoff lows: Barron's

The PayPal logo is seen during an event at Terra Gallery in San FranciscoNEW YORK (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc , the e-commerce group trading sharply off its recent offering price, could rise 40 percent to $46 a share if it succeeds with investments tied to payments systems innovation, the Aug. 31 edition of Barron's said. Spun off in July by auctioneer eBay Inc , PayPal is now clear to do deals with big vendors like Staples and move into back office operations and other services, according to Barron's. PayPal shares last week traded at $34.60, or over $4 less than its offering price in July, Barron's said. ...




Carlyle's nominee on China Fishery's board steps down

Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein participates in the Washington Ideas Forum, in WashingtonCarlyle Group's nominee on the board of China Fishery Group has stepped down, a few months after the U.S. private equity firm declined to take part in the Singapore-listed company's rights issue. Carlyle's stake in China Fishery fell from 11.1 percent to 6.2 percent following a rights issue earlier this year. Shares of China Fishery and its parent, Pacific Andes International Holdings , have come under pressure following last month's announcement that the companies were facing a probe by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore's white-collar police for an offence under the securities and futures act.




Fed's Fischer sees inflation rebound, allowing gradual rate hikes

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks during a TV interview during the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in WyomingU.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The influential U.S. central banker was circumspect whether he would prefer to raise rates from near zero at a much-anticipated policy meeting on Sept. 16-17. The cautious confidence from Fischer, as well as from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who spoke at a conference alongside him, suggests at least two major central banks are poised to look beyond a week of financial-market turmoil brought on by fears that China's economy is faltering.




Buffett's Berkshire takes $4.48 billion stake in Phillips 66

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett participates in a newspaper throwing contest prior to the Berkshire annual meeting in OmahaWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a $4.48 billion stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 , rebuilding a bet it had made in the energy industry before oil prices fell. The 57.98 million-share, or roughly 10.8 percent, stake was revealed in a Friday night filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 shares closed Friday at $77.23.





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Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.




Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.




List of winners of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Here is a list of the winners of Sunday night's 2015 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles:




Kanye hits MTV awards with '2020 run for US presidency'

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West arrive on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015Mercurial rapper Kanye West used the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles to announce a run for the White House in 2020 after winning a career achievement award. Cheered by his biggest fan, pregnant wife and reality star Kim Kardashian in a lace-up olive dress that left little to the imagination, he was greeted by an extended standing ovation.




MTV VMA memorable moments from Kanye to Nicki

Taylor Swift, background, exits the stage after presenting the video vanguard award to Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)The MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the performances as the memorable moments. A few of the top moments in the 2015 VMAs:




Miley Cyrus shakes in barely there silver straps at VMAs

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Miley Cyrus shook a long, rock goddess ponytail and strutted in barely there silver straps Sunday on the arrivals carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards, later delivering on a promise for multiple costume changes as host.




Legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at age 76; made 'Nightmare on Elm Street'
Legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at age 76; made 'Nightmare on Elm Street'

Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

This Aug. 12, 2015 picture shows ascupture representing Jan Karski, a Polish World War II-era resistance fighter, in Warsaw, A Polish-American Holocaust survivor plans to build a memorial in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto to the thousands of Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the war. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp — where she was murdered with the Jews.




Nelson Shanks, painter of presidents and royalty, dies at 77

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2002 file photo, artist Nelson Shanks poses beneath his portrait of Pope John Paul II at his Bensalem, Pa., studio. Shanks, renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. He was 77. (AP Photo/Jessica Griffin, File)ANDALUSIA, Pa. (AP) — Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died. He was 77.




'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton." (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" fell completely flat and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.





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