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Lawsuits Claim SXSW Organizers Negligent in Deadly Crash

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Lawsuits Claim SXSW Organizers Negligent in Deadly Crash
4 killed, 20 injured as driver fled police in March
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Uber Suspends Operations in Portland for 3 Months

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Uber suspends operations in Portland for 3 months as city works to update transportation rules

Will Artists Skip Studio Support After Sony Scandal?

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What's the creative fallout from the Sony scandal? Can Hollywood overcome self-censorship?

Phoenix Police Chief Fired After Union Strife

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Embattled Phoenix police chief fired after requesting 2-year contract to 'silence the critics'

L.A. county hit-and-run kills 3 pedestrians

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After striking 12 people who were leaving a church, the vehicle kept going then hit another head-on, police say


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France abandons billion-dollar ship deal with Russia

In 2011 France agreed to make two Mistral navy ships for Russia, but with increased military tension and Russia's involvement with the Ukraine crisis, France ... more

Putin's long and crazy annual press conference summed up in one minute

Each year, Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference to address the concerns of the Russian people. This year's event ran four hours and ... more

Cubans eager for future but remain cautious

Scott Pelley reports from Havana where decades of an embargo has many Cubans expressing a cautious optimism

Canadian gets prison after stopping car for ducks, causing 2 deaths

The wife and mother of the victims said the family was hoping for a significant sentence and got it

Officials say arson to blame in massive LA apartment fire

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Officials say arson to blame in massive LA apartment fire
Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A massive fire that consumed an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex and caused damage to other buildings ... more

Asian stocks extend bounce on Wall Street, Fed cheer

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Asian stocks extend bounce on Wall Street, Fed cheer
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese stocks led Asian markets higher on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 ... more

Business Briefing: Hellman’s Maker Unilever Drops Suit Over Eggless Mayo

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Unilever had filed suit against the company, Hampton Creek, this year, claiming false advertising for Just Mayo, an eggless product. Unilever

DealBook: Xerox Sells Outsourcing Business to Atos for $1 Billion

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DealBook: Xerox Sells Outsourcing Business to Atos for $1 Billion
The disposal is the latest move for Xerox, which has been transformed under the leadership of Ursula Burns from a company best known for making ... more

Business Briefing: New York Warns Retailers on Realistic Toy Guns

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The state law says that toy guns cannot be sold in realistic colors unless they have an orange stripe on the barrel.

DealBook: For a Second Day, Fed Comments Send Shares Soaring

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DealBook: For a Second Day, Fed Comments Send Shares Soaring
The comments by the Federal Reserve open-market committee continue to push stock prices higher.

What you need to know about Amazon's one-hour delivery service

Amazon introduced it's new delivery program "Prime Now." The idea is that consumers can have packages within an hour. Right now the program is only ... more

Coastal cities could see 30 days of floods a year

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Researchers say rising sea levels could inundate most major cities on U.S. coasts with regular flooding by 2050

​Files of more than 40,000 federal workers breached in cyberattack

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It's the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background checks for workers at federal agencies

Space station team eager for yearlong flight

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are getting ready for a one-year stay on the space station

U.S. Struggles for Response to Sony Hack

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The White House is walking a fine line in its search for a response to North Korea’s apparent hack of Sony Pictures, a breach that ... more

Celtics Reportedly Near Agreement to Trade Rondo

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Celtics Reportedly Near Agreement to Trade Rondo
Boston was close Thursday to trading Rondo, a four-time All-Star, to the Dallas Mavericks for three players and two draft picks

Arizona's Ryan Lindley has another chance to shine on NFL's big stage

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Arizona's Ryan Lindley has another chance to shine on NFL's big stage
Typical pro athlete. When quarterback Ryan Lindley signed a practice-squad deal with the San Diego Chargers a few months ago, he had his wife stay ... more

Anthony Sits out Knicks' Game Against Bulls

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Carmelo Anthony sits out Knicks' game against Bulls because of sore left knee

Australia v India: second Test, day three – live

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Australia v India: second Test, day three – live
India remove Mitchell Marsh early on day three but Steve Smith nears another Test century as Australia make further inroads into the visitors’ first-innings total ... more

CIF State Championship Bowl Games

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CIF State Championship Bowl Games
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'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head

'Inside the Mind of Leonardo' tours Italy, not Da Vinci's head
Peter Capaldi of "Doctor Who" performs excerpts from some 6,000 pages of Leonardo da Vinci's journals for the documentary "Inside the Mind of Leonardo," but ... more

Downtown L.A. crash kills motorcyclist, causes traffic delays

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Downtown L.A. crash kills motorcyclist, causes traffic delays
A collision involving a car and a motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and caused delays during rush-hour traffic.

Jorge Pardo's 'Dads Cuba' at 1301PE is a lesson in everyday pleasures

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Jorge Pardo's 'Dads Cuba' at 1301PE is a lesson in everyday pleasures
Jorge Pardo was born in Cuba in 1963. He moved to the U.S. when he was 6 and didn’t visit Cuba for 43 years, when ... more

Lawyer convicted of laundering L.A., O.C. pot dispensary profits

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Lawyer convicted of laundering L.A., O.C. pot dispensary profits
A lawyer who helped a marijuana dispensary mogul launder profits faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced next year, officials ... more

Panel calls for Secret Service reforms, including new White House fence

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Panel calls for Secret Service reforms, including new White House fence
An independent panel created after multiple security failures by the Secret Service released its findings Thursday, calling for a series of improvements, including a redesigned ... more

Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy ... more
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Heroes Among Us: Aracely Basurto Teaches Kids with Diabetes How to Stay Healthy

After her daughter's life-threatening health struggles, Basurto started a nonprofit that has helped more than 200 Ecuadorian families

New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center

The invitation-only, twice-yearly fashion event is being evicted in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches

FBI sources: Sony Pictures cyberattack traced to North Korea

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Evidence shows North Korean hackers are likely responsible for the intrusion that exposed embarrassing emails, scuttled a movie premiere

Watch Nick Jonas play "Jealous" at FAO Schwarz

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The song, off his 2014 solo album, "Nick Jonas," gets the "Big" treatment at the famous NYC toy store

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to gun, drug charges

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Bobby Shmurda was arrested as part of a roundup of suspects in a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City

Over-the-counter painkillers may cut skin cancer risk

Drugs like Advil, Motrin and Aleve could offer protection but also come with some risks of their own

Officials say arson to blame in massive LA apartment fire

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Officials say arson to blame in massive LA apartment fire
Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A massive fire that consumed an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex and caused damage to other buildings ... more

Ashlee Simpson pregnant with second child

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Ashlee Simpson pregnant with second child
Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Singer Ashlee Simpson is expecting her first child with new husband Evan Ross.

Jeb Bush giving up Barclay's adviser role, paid speaking engagements

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Jeb Bush giving up Barclay's adviser role, paid speaking engagements
Frances BurnsWASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jeb Bush is reportedly giving up his role as a U.S. adviser to the British banking giant Barclays as ... more

Winston Churchill painting sells for record $2.82M

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Winston Churchill painting sells for record $2.82M
Danielle HaynesLONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A painting by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sold for a record $2.82 million at auction, more than ... more