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Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

Mexican football star Alan Pulido was snatched by armed men as he returned from a party, his family saidMexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference, several hours after his abduction following a party. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.




Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.




Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.




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G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.




Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.




IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.




19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston




Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.




Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.





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Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

Mexican football star Alan Pulido was snatched by armed men as he returned from a party, his family saidMexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference, several hours after his abduction following a party. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.




Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.




Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.




19 people rescued from Kentucky cave




G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

Colonies of E. coli bacteria are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDCBy Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.




Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukesHIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.




IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

FILE - This Saturday, May 5, 2012 file photo shows the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in London. The IOC says 23 athletes have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics. The International Olympic Committee announced the results Friday, May 27, 2016 after retesting 265 London samples with improved techniques. The IOC says the athletes represent five sports and six countries. It did not name them. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.




19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston




Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.




Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.





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Janet Yellen says rate hike 'appropriate' soon
Janet Yellen hinted again Friday that a June or July interest rate hike is a very real possibility.



23% of American homes have 2 (or more) fridges
Americans love refrigerators. Nearly 100% have at least one fridge and 23% of homes have two (or more).

Still anemic: U.S. growth picks up to only 0.8%
The U.S. economy grew more in the first quarter than initially thought, according to revisions released by the Commerce Department Friday.

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Atlantic City may finally get rescued. Now it's up to Chris Christie
As Atlantic City teeters on bankruptcy, state and local officials have reached a deal to keep the town up and running -- for a while, anyway.

How young millionaires invest their money
The overwhelming majority of young, wealthy millennials believe that impact investing is important to their decisions, according to a new survey.



She's in, he's out. Brexit divides British farming family
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Clinton predicted to beat Trump...due to economics
Moody's Analytics has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential race since 1980. The model says Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will triumph in 2016.

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Minimum wage since 1938
When the federal minimum wage first became law in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.19 today. Scroll over the chart to see historical minimum wage amounts, and their corresponding values in today's dollars.

Trump rooted for the housing crash. I lost everything
Andrew Crider lost his welding business and his home when the real estate market crashed. Now the Nevada man is offended by comments Donald Trump made showing the billionaire rooted for the housing collapse.



Countries with higher wages than the U.S.
Some Republicans say high wages in the U.S. are hurting America's global competitiveness. See the countries where wages are even higher.


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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered from an infection of E. coli resistant to colistin. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. "The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it," said David Payne, who heads GlaxoSmithKline PLC's antibiotics drug group. Other pharmaceutical companies expressed a similar sentiment.




Prototype space station module inflated on NASA's second try

The unexpanded BEAM is seen attached to the Tranquility module on the International Space StationBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may provide a less expensive and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space, a NASA TV broadcast showed. Designed and built by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space. Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace previously flew two unmanned prototypes.




Rosetta spacecraft finds key building blocks for life in a comet

Handout of the Rosetta comet being studied by Europe's orbiting Rosetta spacecraftBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered such chemical building blocks for life long ago to Earth and throughout the solar system. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made several detections of the amino acid glycine, used by living organisms to make proteins, in the cloud of gas and dust surrounding Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scientists said on Friday. Glycine previously was indirectly detected in samples returned to Earth in 2006 from another comet, Wild 2.




Radar images reveal Mars is coming out of an ice age

A undated simulated 3-D perspective view of MarsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An analysis of radar images that peered inside the polar ice caps of Mars shows that Earth's neighbor is coming out of an ice age that is part of an ongoing cycle of climate change, scientists said on Thursday. The Martian ice began its retreat about 370,000 years ago, marking the end of the last ice age, according to the research published in the journal Science. Using images taken by satellites orbiting Mars, the researchers determined that about 20,872 cubic miles (87,000 cubic km) of ice has accumulated at its poles since the end of the ice age, mostly in the northern polar cap.




From hardy pigs to super-crops, gene editing poses new EU dilemma

Professor Wendy Harwood poses for a photograph in a plant breeding incubator room with barley plants that have undergone gene editing at the John Innes Centre in NorwichIt poses a thorny problem for European policymakers wary of new molecular manipulation in agriculture after a quarter century of conflict over genetically modified food. In a research lab in Norwich, 100 miles northeast of London, Wendy Harwood is making exact DNA tweaks in barley plants to produce better-germinating grain, with higher yield and quality. "We've never been able to go in and make such a precise change as we can now with gene editing," said the John Innes Centre scientist.




Neanderthals Likely Built These 176,000-Year-Old Underground Ring Structures

Neanderthals Likely Built These 176,000-Year-Old Underground Ring StructuresAbout 40,000 years before the appearance of modern man in Europe, Neanderthals in southwestern France were venturing deep into the earth, building some of the earliest complex structures and using fire. That's according to new research that more precisely dated bizarre cave structures built from stalagmites, or mineral formations that grow upward from the floor of a cave. Scientists discovered about 400 stalagmites and stalagmite sections that were collected and stacked into nearly circular formations about 1,100 feet (336 meters) from the entrance of Bruniquel Cave, which was discovered in 1990.




Snorkeling Paradise Inside a Volcano Named Best US Beach

Snorkeling Paradise Inside a Volcano Named Best US BeachHanauma Bay's new title represents the third in a streak of winners from the island of Oahu in the annual "Best Beaches" rankings, which are put together annually by Stephen Leatherman, a coastal researcher at Florida International University also known as "Dr. Beach." Leatherman ranks the top 10 public beaches around the United States based on factors ranging from sand softness and wind speeds to wave height and pollution. "Frankly, the United States is blessed with hundreds of wonderful beaches," Leatherman told Live Science.




Can Stomach Botox Injections Help People Lose Weight?
Doctors are considering a new use for Botox: The drug may help obese people lose weight, according to early research. In addition, researchers in earlier studies assumed that Botox, which relaxes muscles, would help people lose weight because it would slow down the rate that the stomach empties itself.

Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos

Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.




Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space

Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.





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Judge criticized by Trump unseals documents in Trump University case

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in San DiegoBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge, called a "hater" by Donald Trump for his handling of a lawsuit related to the businessman's Trump University real estate school, has unsealed documents related to the case. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is fighting a lawsuit that accuses his school venture of misleading thousands of people who paid up to $35,000 for seminars to learn about the billionaire's real estate investment strategies. In an order signed on Friday, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said that materials, including Trump University procedures on dealing with students and the media, should be unsealed.




Against a backdrop of motorcycles, Trump pledges to help veterans

Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in WashingtonBy Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a move to bolster support among veterans, Republican Donald Trump joined a leather-jacket-wearing, motorcycle-riding crowd in Washington on Sunday to honor fighters who served in foreign wars and advocate for those still missing in action. Riders from across the country converged on the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial for the annual "Rolling Thunder" rally and to listen to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who hopes to be commander in chief next year. "We're going to rebuild our military and we're going to take care of our veterans," Trump told the crowd of thousands, many of whom wore leather vests, veterans' hats and biker insignia.




Rubio warms to Trump, but won't be his vice president

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaksFormer U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Sunday ruled out becoming Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate, but said he'd be "honored" to play some kind of a role in helping him win the White House. Rubio, who clashed bitterly with Trump in the brutal race for the Republican nomination, said his policy differences with the real estate mogul were too great for Rubio to join the ticket.




Illinois governor blasts House budget, Chicago mayor

Republican Bruce Rauner smiles after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, IllinoisBy Dave McKinney SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Reuters) - Just days before the end of the Illinois legislature's spring session, the governor said on Sunday he would veto a House-passed budget, which includes school funding, and fired back at an angry Chicago mayor. Lawmakers face a midnight Tuesday deadline to pass a fiscal 2017 budget and adopt a 2016 spending plan that has remained elusive for the past 11 months, leaving Illinois as the only state without a complete budget for the fiscal year ending June 30. The impasse between the Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature showed strong signs of extending into fiscal 2017, with Bruce Rauner pushing for pro-business and anti-union reforms and Democrats in the House of Representatives last week passing a spending plan short about $7 billion in revenue.




Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.

What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.

Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.

Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.

Greensboro Police Pull Out of RNC, Cleveland Cries Foul

Greensboro Police Pull Out of RNC, Cleveland Cries FoulThe Greensboro Police Department in North Carolina has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to Cleveland in July to help secure the Republican National Convention, citing a lack of workers' compensation insurance provided by the city for visiting officers, as well as staffing challenges and a failure of logistics and planning for the large-scale event. Lt. Brian James, Greensboro deputy chief of police, told ABC News that police administrators in other jurisdictions have also expressed a lack of confidence in Cleveland and its preparedness for the upcoming event. “Police work is dangerous by nature.





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Indian minister: discussing Apple's request for FDI rules waiver

A pedestrian walks past an Apple iPhone 6 advertisement at an electronics store in Mumbai, IndiaBy Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government on Monday said it was discussing Apple Inc's foreign direct investment application that seeks a waiver from a local sourcing rule. Nirmala Sitharaman, commerce and industry minister in the federal cabinet, told reporters her ministry would discuss the issue with the finance ministry. The finance ministry's foreign investment promotion board (FIPB), which clears foreign direct investment applications, has asked the iPhone maker to sell at least 30 percent locally sourced goods if it wished to open shops in India.




Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustrationBy Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google's offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. "We have collected a lot of computer data," Houlette said in an interview with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people took part in the raid.




Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves into battle of tech billionaires

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley investor who co-founded PayPal, talks to students during his visit to the 42 school campus in ParisBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media outlets to file legal briefs in support of Gawker, First Look said in a statement on Friday. First Look said its goal was to protect constitutional rights.




Push for encryption law falters despite Apple case spotlight

A worker checks an iPhone in a repair store in New YorkBy Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek a law requiring technology companies to give law enforcement agencies a "back door" to encrypted communications and electronic devices, such as the iPhone used by one of the shooters. Draft legislation that Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Intelligence Committee, had circulated weeks ago likely will not be introduced this year and, even if it were, would stand no chance of advancing, the sources said. Key among the problems was the lack of White House support for legislation in spite of a high-profile court showdown between the Justice Department and Apple Inc over the suspect iPhone, according to Congressional and Obama Administration officials and outside observers.




Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks

Photo illustration of the SWIFT logoBy Dustin Volz and Jeremy Wagstaff WASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the 2014 hack on Sony Pictures, cybersecurity company Symantec Corp said in a blog post. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has blamed North Korea for the attack on Sony's Hollywood studio. A senior executive at Mandiant, the cybersecurity company investigating the Bank Bangladesh heist, also told Reuters the hackers had recently penetrated banks in Southeast Asia.




Facebook expands ads on third-party apps, websites to beyond users

A man reads a newspaper at the reception area of Facebook's new office in Mumbai(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said its customers' ads would now be visible on third-party apps and websites to everyone who has ever visited its website, and not just to users logged into its social networking service. In the first quarter, Facebook generated more than 80 percent of its $5.20 billion ad revenue from mobile ads.




ASUS ROG unveils Avalon, a hassle-free approach to a DIY PC


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This is the first unibody metal phone without antenna lines

This is the first unibody metal phone without antenna linesAsus has somehow worked around the iPhone's most glaring aesthetic shortcoming, beating competitors like HTC, Huawei, and Meizu in producing a "full-metal" phone with completely discreet antennas. Alongside the 5.7-inch Deluxe, Asus today also unveiled the 6.8-inch ZenFone 3 Ultra, which resides firmly in phablet territory while also matching the invisible antenna design. Both devices have 1080p displays and an enviable 79 percent screen-to-body ratio, so Asus has truly done its utmost in terms of design measurables.




Iran orders foreign messaging apps to store data within its borders

Iran orders foreign messaging apps to store data within its bordersIran has ordered foreign messaging apps to store all data on its citizens within the country's borders, Reuters reports, giving the companies one year to comply. Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace announced the measures on Sunday, saying they are based on the "guidelines and concerns of the supreme leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to the local IRNA news agency. Iran has long held tight control over the internet, censoring objectionable content and blocking access to services like Facebook and Twitter.





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European shares hit one-month high, dollar firms on Yellen's hike hint

Visitors looks at an electronic board showing the Japan's Nikkei average at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in TokyoEuropean shares hit one-month highs on Monday, while the dollar index rose to a two-month peak after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States may be around the corner. The Fed should raise rates "in the coming months" if growth picks up and the labor market continues to improve, Yellen said on Friday. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard chimed in, saying on Monday, global markets appear to be "well-prepared" for a summer rate hike, although he did not specify a date for the policy move.




Fed's Bullard says global markets seem well-prepared for summer rate hike

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture on "Slow Normalization or No Normalization" in SingaporeBy Christine Kim and Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday global markets appear to be "well-prepared" for a summer interest rate hike from the Fed, although he did not specify a date for the policy move. "My sense is that markets are well-prepared for a possible rate increase globally, and that this is not too surprising given our liftoff from December and the policy of the committee which has been to try to normalize rates slowly and gradually over time," Bullard told a news conference after speaking at an academic conference in Seoul. "So my ideal is that if all goes well this will come off very smoothly." Bullard added a rebound in U.S. GDP growth seems to be materializing in the second quarter, but reserved his opinion on whether the Fed should hike in June or July for the next policy meeting at the U.S. central bank.




Boeing set to win $2.9 billion contract from UK MoD: the Telegraph

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company Boeing (BA) is seen in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Boeing Co is set to win a 2-billion-pound ($2.92 billion) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for new Apache helicopters, the Telegraph reported. The MoD has decided to give Boeing a 50-aircraft contract, including servicing, and the announcement could come as early as July, the newspaper said. U.S. planemaker Boeing is offering the helicopters at a lower price by tacking them on to the end of a larger Apache order from the US military, the paper added.




Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

A woman holds her smart phone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustrationBy Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) - Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday. Dozens of French police raided Google's offices on Tuesday, escalating an investigation over suspected tax evasion. "We have collected a lot of computer data," Houlette said in an interview with Europe 1 radio, TV channel iTele and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people took part in the raid.




Oil prices dip on strong dollar, rising Canadian output

File photo of pump jacks at Lukoil company owned Imilorskoye oil field outside West Siberian city of KogalymOil prices dipped on Monday as a strong dollar weighed on markets and Canadian oil sands production was expected to increase this week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at $49.22 per barrel at 0656 GMT (02:56 a.m. EDT), down 11 cents from their last settlement. The dollar hit a one-month high against the yen on Monday and stood tall against other leading currencies after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen increased the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike.




How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech

Melinda Gates and her husband attend a news conference in New YorkThe Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Glaxo in 1995. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently made a $80 million profit from selling a stake in Anacor Pharmaceuticals , a firm it had backed for its work on neglected diseases, which is now being bought by Pfizer . With an endowment of $40 billion, the Gates foundation is the world’s largest charity, while Wellcome has an 18 billion pound ($26 billion) investment portfolio.




Bourbon maker Brown-Forman shares seen expensive

A Whiskey tasting station is seen at the Jack Daniel's distillery in Lynchburg, TennesseeShares of Brown-Forman , which makes Jack Daniel's and other liquors, are seen as pricey as the world's top bourbon seller faces slowing growth in an increasingly crowded field, Barron's said in its latest online edition. Brown-Forman's stock had delivered annual gain of 12.5 percent in the past decade including dividend, outpacing the Standard & Poor's 500 index by 5 percent points, the financial weekly paper said.




ConAgra Foods stock seen rising 30 percent: Barron's

ConAgra Foods production facility is seen in OakdaleConAgra Foods' stock could climb up to 30 percent in the coming months as the U.S. packaged food company seeks to shed businesses, improve existing brands and achieve lower overheads, Barron's said in its latest online edition. After ConAgra sold its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings for about $340 million to Givaudan last week, Barron's said analysts speculate it might consider sales of other brands including Lamb Weston, its commercial frozen potato business. Without Lamb Weston, the Omaha-based company would remain the second biggest U.S. frozen entree producer and top maker of shelf-stable meals with $9 billion in annual revenue, the paper said.




Dalian Wanda makes $4.4 billion offer to take Hong Kong-listed property arm private

Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group in China, speaks before a dialogue session during the Asian Financial Forum in Hong KongChina's Dalian Wanda Group is offering $4.4 billion in cash to buy out Hong Kong-listed unit Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties , part of a plan to take it private before relisting it in Shanghai where it hopes to gain better valuations. Mainland-listed firms typically command higher valuations than those in Hong Kong, helped by a large pool of retail investors. The move comes just 15 months after Wanda Commercial's market debut.




AirAsia has had $1 billion takeover offer for leasing unit: report

Fernandes speaks during a group news conference in TokyoAsia's largest budget airline AirAsia Bhd has received a $1 billion offer for its aircraft leasing unit, Bloomberg News quoted Chief Executive Tony Fernandes as saying. AirAsia intends to divest the business, Asia Aviation Capital Ltd, at some point, Fernandes told Bloomberg on Monday but added that the offer needs to be discussed further with the board. Reuters reported in October that AirAsia has been in talks with lessors, including cash-rich Chinese companies, to sell a stake in its leasing subsidiary.





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Spain's Prado unveils major exhibit of Dutch master Bosch

In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, a man stands next to "The Haywain" triptych painting, right, by Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch during an exhibition at the Prado museum in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition for the 500th anniversary of Bosch that is billed as a once-in-a-lifetime review of the best and most of the Renaissance master was inaugurated by Spain's King Felipe VI Monday May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI is inaugurating a major exhibition for the 500th anniversary of Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch that is being billed as a once-in-a-lifetime review of the Renaissance master.




In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented

In this May 25, 2016 photo, Haitian visual artist Tessa Mars stretches out on a concrete path to correct a detail on the bottom of a student's oil painting, at the resurrected Centre d’Art or Art Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Mars is helping the students who hope to enter their work in a best depictions of daily life in a democracy compeition. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Haiti where a rich artistic heritage has suffered decades of decline.




Greenwood proud to add voice to Charlotte, NASCAR salute

A parachutist descends into the Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing.




Johnny Depp's daughter defends him after abuse allegations

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, actress Lily-Rose Depp poses during portraits for the film La Danseuse (The Dancer) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chanel has tapped Johnny Depp's 16-year-old daughter to represent a new perfume, announced on Lily-Rose Depp's Instagram account on May 23, 2016. Depp's mother is model Vanessa Paradis. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.




Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

FILE - In this image released by Disney, Johnny Depp, left, and Mia Wasikowska appear in a scene from "Alice Through The Looking Glass." (Peter Mountain/Disney via AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.




Lady Gaga lays down her latest track at Indy speedway

James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, leads the field into the first turn on the start of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti.




'X-Men' sequel eclipses 'Alice' during US Memorial Day weekend

US actress Jennifer Lawrence poses on arrival for the premiere of X-Men Apocalypse in central London on May 9, 2016Los Angeles (AFP) - Superhero sequel "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted as the top movie at North American box-offices this Memorial day weekend with ticket sales of $65 million, industry figures showed on Sunday.




Sellout crowd arrives early for 100th Indianapolis 500

Fans dressed in checked flags and patriotic gear pose for a photo before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was gridlock. There were lines.




Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

FILE -- In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, right, sits with Maryland head coach Brenda Frese for a live interview with sportscaster David Lloyd, left, on SportsCenter at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. About a decade after the state had high hopes of luring major movies, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV's TLC to the Internet's YouTube.





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