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North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal North Korea has demanded a joint inquiry with the US into the Sony hacking scandal. The regime on Saturday proposed that the Washington and Pyongyang conduct a joint inquiry into the affair, threatening "grave consequences" if its wishes were ignored. Cuban Americans deeply divided over opening to Cuba MIAMI — Christmas Eve dinner just got a little more interesting in this South Florida city. As Cuban Americans soak in the news that the United States is re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, a deep divide in the ... Taliban "intelligence chief and arms dealer" released from Guantanamo A Guantanamo inmate once named as a top Taliban intelligence official who kept Stinger missiles and uranium at his farm is among four men who have been released and sent back to Afghanistan. Mohammed Zahir was a leading Taliban weapons supplier, ... Aston Villa vs Manchester United: live ... - United will fight for title, says Michael Carrick - Van Gaal: Falcao is fit at last and must now prove himself - Fellaini: I was Old Trafford scapegoat - Live scores. Can Man Utd still win the Premier League title? Email your thoughts and predictions to ... New video shows aftermath of Ray Rice's elevator incident Nov. 5, 2014: Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL (AP). ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A video released Friday shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both ... Madonna releases six songs from spring album after demo tracks are leaked Madonna sings Express Yourself during her MDNA Tour stop in the New Orleans Arena, Saturday October 27, 2012. (Photo by David Grunfeld, Nola.com |The Times-Picayune). David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune · Print · The Associated Press ... Cricket: Indians fume over net loss Brisbane: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't want to make too much of a fuss but he said on Saturday the practice wickets at Brisbane's Gabba Test ground "can certainly improve." The Indian captain blamed the state of the Gabba's practice wickets ... Pakistan starts hanging militants in revenge for school massacre People hold candles and signs to condemn the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, during a rally in Lahore December 19, 2014. (Reuters / Mohsin Raza). Tags. Children, Conflict, Law, Military, Pakistan, Scandal, Security, Terrorism. REFILE-UN's Ban urges end to discrimination against Ebola workers (Adds missing words at end of 9th paragraph). By Matthew Mpoke Bigg. CONAKRY Dec 20 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers fighting to ... Procrastinated this holiday season? Tips for last-minute shoppers. FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping shortly after midnight on Black Friday, in South Portland, Maine. The Black Friday ... Supreme Court allows same-sex marriages in Florida The Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to commence in Florida, meaning such unions will soon be allowed in five of the nation's six most populous states. The court, without comment, turned down a request to block gay ... Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism NEW YORK (AP) — Even as New York's police department takes heat for its tactics in the outrage over the Eric Garner chokehold case, year-end crime statistics show two clear trends: low-level arrests are holding steady and overall crime continues to fall. Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travel As a record number of Americans prepare to hit the road for the holidays, a massive storm is poised to disrupt travel plans for two-thirds of the nation. Starting Tuesday, the system — stretching from the Midwest down to the South and up the East Coast — will ... Megabus crash overturns bus in Indiana - WLS Crews have removed an overturned bus that crashed in Indiana while traveling from Chicago to Atlanta, police said. The incident happened on I-65 south of Indianapolis around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Megabus officials said. It's unknown how many passengers ... Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard welcome daughter Delta Bell It's a girl for Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard! The couple announced Friday that they have welcomed their second daughter, Delta Bell, with a pair of humorous tweets. “Delta Bell Shepard is here,” the “Parenthood” star tweeted. “She doesn't look like either ... Rajon Rondo's move to Dallas – and spotlight – should end uninterested play Rajon Rondo was either incapable of leading a rebuilding effort, reluctant to expend his talents for a team headed nowhere or in decline after sustaining a devastating knee injury and a broken wrist in the past two years. But none of those explanations for ... CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into ... Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United LIVE: Plus all the other latest Premier League ... 'Mini pitch invasion by United fans to embrace Falcao there – stewards back in control now and fans back behind barrier.' 16:10. GOAL! Aston Villa 1-1 MANCHESTER UNITED. Louis van Gaal is punching the air in delight and so he might as Radamel Falcao ... Ainge should think long and hard about trading Green BOSTON — Danny Ainge said one of the major factors in trading Rajon Rondo had to do with the uncertainty of re-signing him this summer. Well, Ainge may be in for a similar concern playing itself out with Jeff Green, who is expected to opt-out of his contract ... 'I can breathe - thanks to the NYPD' shirts flood pro-police NYC rally Protesters wear shirts with “I can breathe” on the front and “thanks to the NYPD” on the back during a rally in support of the New York City Police Department, Friday, Dec. 20, 2014. (Image: Twitter, The Independent) more >. By Kellan Howell - The Washington ... Aussies win by four wickets to take 2-0 series lead Australia's David Warner dives in an attempt to take a catch on the boundary line on the fourth day of the second cricket Test match between Australia and India at Gabba in Brisbane, Australia, yesterday. Photo: AFP. Steve Smith claimed the victory he craved ... Phelps admits drink-driving Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, almost three months after he was arrested on leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was stopped for speeding and crossing a double yellow line while driving in a tunnel. Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomes EnlargeCowboys on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County work to get some cattle into a truck on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the state's driest year ever in 2011, forcing ... Dashing Santa busted for speeding Santa Claus has admitted being in a bit too much of a rush after being caught speeding on his way to an old folks' home. "I've been a bit naughty - I ended up in too much of a hurry to deliver everything," said the rogue Santa who talked on condition of ... Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides. It's a pattern ... So the time Kim Kardashian totally slammed her mom's style Apparently, Kim Kardashian, whose own style has been, um, critiqued, had words for her mom, Kris Kenner. Mind you, this comes from someone who cropped her daughter out of a selfie because North had her eyes closed. “After spending an amazing ... Texas Ranchers Seeking Alternative Incomes The Muleshoe Ranch's profits were chopped in half when the drought withered pastures, dried up stock tanks and forced the owner to move most of his cattle out of state. Three years later, the sprawling 33,000-acre West Texas ranch is again populated with ... Chris Martin claims he was KIDNAPPED by Angelina Jolie who wanted him to ... Chris Martin claims Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie KIDNAPPED him in an attempt to get him to agree to write a song for her new movie. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track Miracles for her film Unbroken, joked that Brad Pitt's fiery missus was ... Stephen Collins: A Woman Repeatedly Exposed Herself to Me When I Was a Boy Stephen Collins shares a vividly detailed confession with PEOPLE in which he admits he had inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls. Subscribe now to access the complete statement, only in PEOPLE. Embattled 7th Heaven actor Stephen Collins ... Cairns stabbings: Eight killed children identified as mother remains under arrest Police have identified the eight children stabbed to death in Cairns as the mother of seven victims remains under arrest on suspicion of their murder. Four girls aged two, 11, 12 and 14, and four boys aged five, six, eight and nine were found dead yesterday ... In Response To A Critique of Serial serial.response.f In Aditya Desai's recent piece in The Aerogram (Did Serial Fail South Asian Americans?), he argues that the main problem with the reporting in Serial is that Sarah Koenig belabors the split cultural worlds Adnan Syed lives in as a South Asian ... Retailers preparing for Super Saturday Procrastinators who spent the last two months rolling their eyes at holiday promotions that began on Halloween and avoiding the Black Friday crowds are facing the final shopping rush. And retailers are striving to meet them where they are, pushing shipping ... Silva gives strikerless Man City win over Crystal Palace David Silva came to the rescue of a strikerless Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace that drew them level on points with Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Silva eased an increasingly tense atmosphere at the ... Eoin Morgan: The Irishman who is England's one-day captain Just as the croupier was taking breath to order "no more bets", chairman of selectors James Whitaker and co decided that Alastair Cook was not the man to play the World Cup hand and the cards were passed to Eoin Morgan. Professional gamblers will say ... Bush's 2016 remarks kick other potential GOP candidates into higher gears FILE: Nov. 20, 2014: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C. (AP). Jeb Bush's announcement this week that he's considering a 2016 presidential run appears to have dropped the starting gate on the ... Russia says new sanctions on Crimea a 'collective punishment' Russia's foreign ministry has described new Western sanctions against the Crimea region as a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia. Moscow said it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States ... Watch: what astronauts will see as they return from Mars in Orion The video released by Nasa shows Orion's re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere 10 minutes before it splashed down into the Pacific Ocean. Heating from the friction caused by the atmosphere rubbing against Orion's heat shield comes less than two minutes ... No, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell did not name their new daughter Elsa Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn't look like either @IMKristenBell or me, but we're gonna keep her anyway. #christmascameearly. — dax shepard (@daxshepard1) December 20, 2014. Their firstborn is big sister Lincoln. Bell and Shepard have never ... In Case You Missed It, Obama Made History Today: Calls Only on Female ... Mark this down as a historic day in White House history. President Obama has just become the first president to field questions from only female reporters at a White House press conference. President Obama Says Company Made 'Mistake' in Canceling 'The ... Kurdish Forces Break Siege on Sinjar Mountain, Freeing Yazidis Kurdish forces retook the southern part of Sinjar Mountain, freeing about 1,500 trapped families from the Yazidi religious minority, an Iraqi official said today. The Peshmerga, as the Kurdish fighters are known, are still battling Islamic State militants near Sinjar ... Afghanistan civilian casualties hit record high: United Nations KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban. Casualties jumped 19 per cent by the end of November compared ... Did You Shop At Staples In Summer? Over 1 Million Cards Likely Compromised Staples has issued a warning that 1.16 million of its customers' credit and debit cards may have been compromised, following a breach in summer. The hack affects customers of 115 stores, all the way from Los Angeles to New York, according to a five- page ... Lindsey Vonn closer to history with World Cup downhill win in France VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday's downhill, the 30-year-old ... Sad Christmas as cinemas shun Santa and sleigh bells The Big Picture columns · Movie session times · Full movies coverage. All I want for Christmas is a Christmas movie, but there are none to be had this year, at least if you are looking for something with sleighs and bells and a fat man in a suit. The Christmas ... North Korea proposes joint probe with US over Sony hack TOKYO — Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it, North Korea on Saturday insisted that it was not behind a damaging cyberattack on Sony Pictures and offered to prove its innocence by proposing a joint investigation with ... Turkey's Erdogan 'closely following' legal case against rival cleric ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he is closely following an inquiry into a U.S.-based Islamic preacher and media outlets close to him and dismissed criticism that the case is politically motivated. Erdogan spoke ... Contaminated caramel apples linked to four deaths, dozens of illnesses in 10 ... MINNEAPOLIS – Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak ... UPDATE 1-Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment" (Updates with comment on retaliatory measures). MOSCOW Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region were a "collective punishment" on residents who voted last March to join ... Erdogan praises 'clean' legal process against opponents - Al His comments came a day after an Istanbul court issued an arrest warrant for the U.S.-based Gulen. (File Photo: AFP). Text size A A A. Agence France Presse, Istanbul Saturday, 20 December 2014. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday ... Kurdish fighters advance against IS group in Syria's Kobani BEIRUT: Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, ... State Department issues worldwide travel alert The U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert in response to a lone wolf attack in Australia earlier this week that resulted in the deaths of two hostages. The department said the assault on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, on Monday is "a reminder ... Here's Why Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes' Trial Has Been Delayed DENVER (AP) -- Defense lawyers acknowledge that James Holmes opened fire on an Aurora movie theater auditorium on July 20, 2012, killing 12 people and injuring 70. Yet jury selection for his trial doesn't begin until next month. Q: What's taking so long? Here's Why Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes' Trial Has Been Delayed DENVER (AP) -- Defense lawyers acknowledge that James Holmes opened fire on an Aurora movie theater auditorium on July 20, 2012, killing 12 people and injuring 70. Yet jury selection for his trial doesn't begin until next month. Q: What's taking so long? Obama's fast and loose press conference This post originally appeared on Slate. President Obama has a more than 11-hour flight ahead of him to Hawaii, but at his press conference on Friday it felt like he was already on vacation. He was loose as he joked with a Politico reporter about the ... Japan, S.Korea condemn Sony hack; Chinese paper says movie is senseless TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington. Japan, S.Korea condemn Sony hack; Chinese paper says movie is senseless TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington. After summer war, winter exacerbates hopelessness on the Gaza Strip Winter is setting upon the Gaza Strip, which was all but destroyed in seven weeks of war between Israel and Hamas. The humanitarian disaster continues for tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and work. Gaza Zerstörung 27.08.2014. Kristen Bell gives birth to a baby girl The news was announced by Kristen's actor husband Dax Shepard, who took to Twitter on Friday (19.12.14) to confirm that the 34-year-old star had given birth to a healthy baby girl. Dax - who started dating Kristen in 2007 and married her in 2013 - said: ... More than 70 arrested during Hamilton protest MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested after marchers protesting the death of a black man shot by Milwaukee police in April blocked traffic on Interstate 43. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1ACpm7S ) reports ... Obama has women do the asking at press event Was President Obama trying to send a message Friday about women in the news media? Loading… Post to Facebook. Obama has women do the asking at press event Was President Obama trying to send a message Friday about women in the news media? Peshmerga Forces Enter Sinjar Town A senior Peshmerga commander on Mount Sinjar has confirmed that Kurdish Peshmerga force has entered the Yazidi majority twon of Sinjar in northern Iraq. A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official has said that a large number of Kurdish Peshmerga ... Spurs suffer second straight triple overtime loss, plus other Southwest Division ... San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) reacts after missing one of two free throws in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. Portland won 129-119 in triple overtime. The week the dam broke in Russia and ended Putin's dreams Gallows humour is back in Moscow. Asked what he would do to stop the rouble spiralling out of control, the former governor of Russia's central bank replied: “I would pick up a pistol and shoot myself.” This was the week when the country's long-festering crisis ... Caramel apples linked to fatal listeria outbreak (CNN) — A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states. At least four people have died — in a fifth case tests are pending — after eating caramel apples that may have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Some 28 ... Ben Stokes left out of England's World Cup squad England have axed all-rounder Ben Stokes along with Alastair Cook from their under-performing one-day international squad for next year's World Cup in Australia in New Zealand. Stokes, the Durham all-rounder, has failed to turn his obvious talent into ... Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7373 - WHO GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from Ebola in the three worst-affected countries in West Africa has risen to 7,373 among 19,031 cases known to date there, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The latest data, posted overnight on the WHO ... Easy Tips to Survive Last-Minute Shopping As of December 10, around half of shoppers had completed their shopping, reveals the National Retail Federation. It means that massive number of people will be picking up final items mentioned in their lists in the coming days. If you are among those there is ... Michael Phelps gets no jail time after entering guilty plea in DUI case The Maryland Transportation Authority has provided video from the morning of Michael Phelps arrest for driving under the influence. He was pulled over after being observed speeding and changing lanes in the Fort McHenry Tunnel. (Baltimore Sun video). UN's Ban urges end to discrimination against Ebola workers CONAKRY Dec 20 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers fighting to end the disease. Ban was speaking in Guinea on the second day of a ... Sony Hires Scandal Crisis Expert The company has hired crisis management expert Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington's popular ABC Scandal persona in the wake of an uproar over emails leaked by hackers. By: Lynette Holloway. Posted: Dec. 20 2014 8:22 AM. Sony Hires Scandal Crisis Expert The company has hired crisis management expert Judy Smith, the inspiration for Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington's popular ABC Scandal persona in the wake of an uproar over emails leaked by hackers. By: Lynette Holloway. Posted: Dec. 20 2014 8:22 AM. NASA releases video featuring inside view of Orion spacecraft as it returns to The new video recorded while NASA's Orion returned through Earth's atmosphere this month gives an idea of the intense conditions the spacecraft and the astronauts will have to bear while returning from deep space destinations on journey to Mars. One of ... Obama's traditional Hawaii Christmas: Shaved ice and golf President Obama and his family arrived in Hawaii Friday evening for their traditional Christmas vacation. He won't return to Washington until Jan. 4. By Josh Lederman, Associated Press December 20, 2014. About video ads. Kailua, Hawaii — A tumultuous ... Manchester City 0-0 Crystal Palace LIVE Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini's ... Nice embrace from Palace's Argentine goalie Speroni after he sees compatriot Zabaleta chip inches wide of the upright after 43 minutes. 0-0. 13:29. Big chance! - Pablo Zabaleta. 43 mins: It really should be 1-0 to City. Yaya Toure threads a glorious ... Things to know about Friday's baseball news San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. Obama: Keystone benefits for US consumers, workers nominal WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would only nominally benefit American consumers and workers in perhaps his strongest ... Alistair Cook dropped as England's one-day captain How much can you remember about the past week's biggest news stories? Find out with Newsround's quiz of the week! Commander Barry Wilmore on board the International Space Station, holding a 3D-printed ratchet ISS astronauts print tool in 3D. Outraged by 'The Interview': Assassination isn't funny (Your letters) This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Randall Park, center, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in "The Interview." (Sony, Ed Araquel | The Associated Press). Print · Your Letters By Your Letters The Post-Standard on December 20, 2014 ... Theater shooter's parents plead for his life The parents of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty. email · print. Comment. By The Associated Press. poconorecord.com. By The Associated Press. Posted Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:56 pm. By The ... Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment" MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region on Saturday as a "collective punishment" on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. Both the European ... Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment" MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region on Saturday as a "collective punishment" on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. Both the European ... NBA scores 2014: Damian Lillard went bananas against the Spurs in triple OT ... Lillard scored 43 points as Portland handed San Antonio their second triple-overtime loss of the week, plus three other things we learned Friday night. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Share Share on Google Plus + Comments. Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest Canada slapped fresh measures on Russia's oil and gas sector and issued travel bans on several politicians in Russia and the separatist regions. The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the ... Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough A 360º view of the surface of the comet around the point of final touchdown, during Philaes descent. Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team currently believe it is in. This image was taken around ... 'Mr. Turner': What the Critics Are Saying Mr. Turner, currently in limited release, has Timothy Spall grunting and painting while portraying British landscape artist J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's buzzy biopic, roughly spanning the last 25 years of Turner's life. Also featuring Dorothy Atkinson and Marion ... A TV Addict's Guide to College Football's Bowls It's college bowl time again, and the 2014-15 slate of matchups is full of unusual names. WSJ's Jason Gay asks fans in New York: Is that bowl name real, or is it fake? Photo: Getty Images. By. Jonathan Clegg and. Jonathan Clegg. The Wall Street Journal. The James Milner and David Silva bromance will save Manchester City James Milner is about to play his first game as a Manchester City striker and the City fans are worried. But fear not you Blues, Pellegrini knows all about his new super duo... Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Getty James Milner and David Silva. Awww, aren't ... Parents of Colorado theater shooter plead for his life On Friday, the parents of James Holmes, the Colorado theater shooter begged for their son's life through a plea bargain. In an incident that dates back to 2012, James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others. This move has rekindled the long-running, ... David Schwimmer Playing A Kardashian On FX David-Schwimmer Ross from “Friends” has been added to the cast of the upcoming FX miniseries, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”. He'll be playing a Kardashian, and no, not Khloe. David Schwimmer will portray the late Robert ... Kurds advance against IS group in Syria's Kobani BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Union ... Erdogan praises 'clean' legal process against opponents Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani give a press conference after a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, on December 19, 2014. (AFP PHOTO). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow ... Manchester City vs Crystal Palace team news: City line-up with no striker as ... Manchester City head into their Premier League match against Crystal Palace knowing that a four-goal win will see them replace Chelsea at the top of the table for the first time since the opening weekend of the season. However, they will have to do so ... Same-sex Marriages to begin January 6 in Florida On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex marriages will begin from January 6 in Florida. Earlier, Pam Bondi, Attorney General of Florida, had requested the court to maintain a stay to keep the same-sex marriages from happening ... Michael Phelps gets probation on drunken-driving charge Our Ohio State headlines email newsletter delivers Buckeyes athletics news from The Dispatch. Sent weekday mornings and Saturday game days during football season. You'll also be alerted when breaking news happens involving the Buckeyes. Sign Up ... Five observations from the Thunder's 114-109 loss in Golden State 1. KD goes down – Disaster, at this point, seems to be averted. Kevin Durant was walking without crutches, a walking boot or much of a limp postgame. X-rays on his right ankle were negative. He even said he hopes to play as soon as Friday (you can read all ... Ask Nick: Talking Jim Harbaugh's 'torn' feelings, leverage and attrition I don't think I have to get into any detail here about what's on the mind of most Michigan fans and mailbag readers. That would be a former Michigan quarterback with a limited wardrobe, a pen necklace and wins a lot of football games. Jim Harbaugh. Yeah. Mike Babcock, Red Wings stay positive as winless streak hits five Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) shot as defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) blocks Matt Martin (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal How Studio Dumped Asshole Adam Sandler Leaked drama-filled emails between Sony Pictures studio chief Amy Pascal and other execs show some of the reasons why the longtime Sandler home let him move over to Netflix. Back in October, Variety broke the news that Adam Sandler had signed an ... Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment" MOSCOW, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region on Saturday as a "collective punishment" on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. Both the ... Kate Upton crowned Sexiest Woman Alive: Her low-carb diet, workout secrets Kate Upton, who was crowned the first annual Sexiest Woman Alive by People magazine, said her bikini-body secrets are a low carb, sugar-free diet and body-sculpting workouts. Jason Merritt, Rommel Demano, Andrew Walker/Getty Images. Supermodel ...