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Romney announces he will not run for president in 2016 Mitt Romney announced Friday he will not run for president in 2016, after briefly flirting with a third White House run -- a decision that only slightly narrows the crowded field of potential Republican candidates. "After putting considerable thought into making ...  Super Bowl scouting report: Seahawks vs. Patriots Recent history: The Seahawks defeated the Patriots, 24-13, on Oct. 12, 2012, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The series is tied, 8-8. The Running Game. When the Seahawks run the ball: Marshawn Lynch is coming off a 157-yard rushing effort in the ...  Suge Knight Arrested On Murder Charge After Fatal Hit-And-Run WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run. Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the ...  The 17 best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows This year, pop sensation Katy Perry will perform during halftime at the Super Bowl. She's one of the biggest stars in the world, and has more number one singles than any other artist in history. But plenty of massive stars have bombed their Super Bowl ...  Saudi Authorities Delay Flogging of Blogger for 3rd Week Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International. Raif Badawi ...  The "Precision Medicine Initiative" Obama Teased Is Coming — And You (Plus ... If you've ever wanted to become a study participant for a good cause, now's your chance. There's no higher calling than helping out the president, right? On Friday, the president will propose his “Precision Medicine Initiative,” which would analyze the DNA of ...  US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004 The University of Michigan says that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 98.1 in January from 93.6 last month. Consumers say the prospects for the U.S. economy are the strongest in a decade, and half of consumers expect the expansion to keep going ...  Aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman dropped (CNN) George Zimmerman was arrested, again, this month in the suspected aggravated assault of a girlfriend. And, again, a Florida prosecutor has opted not to press formal charges -- after the alleged victim backed off her claims. State Attorney Phil Archer, ...  OSU disappointed by attention to pornographic library film CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University spokesman says he's received calls from national media about the 19-year-old woman accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library. Spokesman Steve Clark tells the Corvallis ...  US economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006. The slowdown followed two back-to-back quarters of bullish ...  Blast at Shi'ite mosque in southern Pakistan kills 49 SHIKARPUR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 49 people were killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers, the latest sectarian attack to hit the South Asian nation. Police said the blast was caused either by a ...  Ukraine military blames separatists for attack on Donetsk cultural center KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's military blamed separatists for a shell attack on a cultural center in Donetsk where humanitarian aid was being given out and which it said killed at least seven people on Friday. A statement said the separatists had used "a cynical ...  UPDATE 1-Burger chain Shake Shack sizzles in market debut (Updates shares). By Amrutha Gayathri. Jan 30 (Reuters) - Shares of trendy hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc soared 150 percent in their first few minutes of trading on Friday, valuing the company that grew out of a hotdog cart in New York's Madison Square ...  Saudi authorities delay beating of blogger for third week Amnesty International activists protest the flogging punishment of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on Jan. 29, 2015 in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy to Germany in Berlin. Amnesty International activists protest the flogging punishment of Saudi blogger Raif ...  US consumer sentiment rises to highest level since 2004 The University of Michigan says that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 98.1 in January from 93.6 last month. Consumers say the prospects for the U.S. economy are the strongest in a decade, and half of consumers expect the expansion to keep going ...  Shakira Welcomes a Son It's a boy for Shakira! The singer, 37, and her soccer player boyfriend Gerard Piqué, 27, have welcomed their second son, Sasha Piqué Mebarak, she announced Friday. The baby was born on Jan. 29 at 9:54 p.m. in Barecelona. “The name Sasha is of Greek ...  Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, listens as Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, talks with reporters after winning a critical procedural vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, at the Capitol in Washington, ...  Affleck, Damon star in DeflateGate skit on 'Kimmel' Were Patriots superfans Ben Affleck and Matt Damon responsible for DeflateGate? The “Good Will Hunting” stars, along John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler and director Eli Roth, starred in a skit on Thursday's episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in which ...  Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo banned two years for doping NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rita Jeptoo, a three-time winner of the Boston Marathon and two-time Chicago Marathon champion, was handed a two-year doping ban Friday in a case that has cast a shadow over Kenya's famed distance runners. Jeptoo tested ...  Hezbollah warns Israel it won't tolerate more attacks BEIRUT — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said this week's cross-border attack was a message that it will no longer tolerate any Israeli attacks against its members. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah told thousands of supporters in south Beirut Friday that ...  Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks at any time and place. "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and ...  50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians LONDON (AP) — Britain is paying tribute to Winston Churchill with memorial services to mark the 50th anniversary of the wartime leader's funeral. The Havengore, the boat that carried Churchill's coffin along the Thames in 1965, will carry the statesman's ...  ACM nominations announced, Miranda Lambert leads with 8 Miranda Lambert beats out all the boys (and girls) with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting her against ...  US pay and benefits rose at fastest pace in 6 years last year, though gains ... WASHINGTON — Wages and benefits rose at the fastest pace in six years last year, a sign strong job gains could be forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers. The Labor Department said Friday that the employment cost index, which measures pay and ...  Russia Cuts Interest Rates It's been a bad week for Russia's currency and economy. Mondayit was downgraded to junk by Standard & Poor's. That move hit the already battered ruble, sending it to new 2015 lows. Today, Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its key interest rate by two ...  Google to make privacy policy more clear after criticism from UK watchdog Google has been forced to change its privacy policy to be more clear about how the search giant uses the data is gathers. The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said that Google's privacy policy was too vague about how it uses the information it has ...  Mattel Needs to Redefine Its Business; So Don't Hire a Toy Chief Executive Due to Mattel's dramatic 7% drop in worldwide sales last year, its chief executive stepped down. Perhaps most embarrassing for Mattel is that the overall toy industry grew a modest 4%. There are many reasons cited for Mattel's woes. They include a decline in ...  Mattel Needs to Redefine Its Business; So Don't Hire a Toy Chief Executive Due to Mattel's dramatic 7% drop in worldwide sales last year, its chief executive stepped down. Perhaps most embarrassing for Mattel is that the overall toy industry grew a modest 4%. There are many reasons cited for Mattel's woes. They include a decline in ...  Top Iraq Kurd officer among six killed in IS attack KIRKUK - The Islamic State (IS) militants group killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters on Friday in a major attack in Iraq's Kirkuk province, an officer and a doctor said. The IS assault on areas south and west of the northern city of Kirkuk ...  Super Bowl 2015: Officials on Alert for Measles During Big Game Arizona health officials are attempting to contain a measles outbreak that has already spread through multiple states as thousands of fans arrive in Phoenix ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. Officials are already monitoring 1,000 people in Arizona who were ...  Robert Mugabe: 'Women can never be on a par with men' Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's aged and autocratic president, has said it is impossible for women to be "on a par with men" because their primary role is having and looking after babies. Speaking at an African Union summit on women's empowerment, ...  AbbVie (ABBV) Tops 4Q Earnings Estimates, Affirms View - Tale of the Tape which has been in the news thanks to the recent approval of its hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment Viekira Pak, is best known for its autoimmune disease drug, Humira. Humira, the company's flagship product which is approved for a wide range of indications, ...  Chevron quarterly profit drops 30 percent on cheap oil WILLISTON, N.D. Jan 30 (Reuters) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil producer, said on Friday its quarterly profit fell 30 percent due to plunging crude prices . The company posted fourth-quarter net income of $3.47 billion, or $1.85 per share, ...  McCain rips protesters during Kissinger hearing, calls them 'low-life scum' Sen. John McCain lashed out Thursday at protesters who loudly interrupted a hearing with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, calling their demonstration "disgraceful" and the protesters "low-life scum." The incident also raised immediate questions ...  Watch Live: Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Watch the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is charged with killing a semi-pro football player. Warning: Disturbing images might be shown during the trial. About Us · Careers · Contact · Privacy Policy – UPDATED ...  Mattel unveils double-digit drops in toys sales Just four days after taking over as Mattel CEO, Christopher Sinclair said sales of Barbie branded toys fell 16% last year while promising to "revitalize our brands" and "deliver greater value for shareholders." On Monday, the maker of Hot Wheels and Barbie ...  Jay-Z to snap up music streamer Aspiro in $56m deal Hip-hop star Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars. Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company controlled by the 45-year-old rapper, said on Friday it had ...  Shakira welcomes baby boy Shakira has given birth to her second child with partner Gerard Pique– a baby boy named Sacha. The singer shared the happy news on her website explaining their choice of name, "The name Sacha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of ...  More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday. A total of 84 cases in 14 states were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan.  More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday. A total of 84 cases in 14 states were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan.  Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, listens as Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, talks with reporters after winning a critical procedural vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, at the Capitol in Washington, ...  Jay-Z buys music streaming Aspiro for $56 million NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —In the music world, buying a tech startup is all the rage these days. Related. Here's how your desk should be organized · Super Bowl: Final quest for hottest... NFL gets billions in subsidies from... Europe hints at Greek bailout ...  Super Bowl 2015: 5 Storylines to Watch Anticipation is building toward what will be the biggest game of the year -- Super Bowl XLIX. Super Bowl XLIX: Facts and Figures Ahead of the Big Game · Jimmy Vaccaro Isn't Excited About the Super Bowl. As we get closer to kickoff, here are some of the key ...  Tributes to Winston Churchill as state funeral remembered Londoners broke off from the bustle to pay their respects to Winston Churchill 50 years to the day after the wartime leader's state funeral brought the city to a standstill. Thousands lined the banks of the Thames to watch the Havengore, an oak and teak yacht ...  Kenyan Marathon Champion Jeptoo Suspended Two Years for Doping (Bloomberg) -- Kenyan marathon champion Rita Jeptoo has been suspended by Athletics Kenya for two years after testing positive for a banned substance, said Isaiah Kiplagat, chairman of the country's governing body for sports. “We have today banned ...  Chevron Guts Spending by Most Since '03 as Profit Take Dive (Bloomberg) -- Chevron Corp. slashed its drilling budget by the most in 12 years and said it may delay some shale projects as energy producers around the world hoard cash and curtail ambitions in response to free-falling oil prices. Chevron is targeting $35 ...  Google (GOOGL) Stock Rising Today Despite Earnings Miss NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Google (GOOG) are up 1.14% to $516.50 in pre-market trading on Friday, despite its disappointing fourth-quarter earnings late yesterday, as foreign exchange and falling advertisement prices hurt the company's financial ...  American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province. It said another American was in the car but he was not harmed and that the source of the gunfire on Friday ...  Canadian daredevil climbs up ice-covered Horseshoe Falls Canadian daredevil Will Gadd has become the first person to climb up an ice-covered Niagara Falls. Details of the first-ever climb have just been revealed by sponsor Red Bull. Will Gadd celebrated the frigid, dangerous ascent with a tweet: “A couple of days ...  Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini says Diego Costa should change his ways Manuel Pellegrini would not be drawn into commenting on José Mourinho's current mood. Photograph: Matt McNulty/JMP/REX. Jamie Jackson · @JamieJackson___. Friday 30 January 2015 09.24 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via Email ...  Eddie Murphy returning to "Saturday Night Live" after 30 years It's been more than 30 years since Eddie Murphy was last on "Saturday Night Live," but the comedian is making a return next month to mark the show's 40th anniversary. Murphy shared the news in a phone interview with News One Now, saying he'll be part of ...  Teen who stormed Dutch TV obsessed with Free Masons and 'new world order' Former classmates of a teen who stormed the studios of Dutch national TV demanding airtime before being arrested described him on Friday as a "normal guy", but one fascinated by conspiracy theories. "Clever, pleasant and a bit of a loner, but certainly not a ...  American shot and injured in Saudi Arabia RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province. It said another American was in the car but he was not harmed and that the source of the ...  Big Sean's 'Blessings': His Racy Lyrics About Ariana Grande's Private Parts In Big Sean's new song, 'Blessings' with Drake and Kanye West, he calls out his girl, Ariana Grande, for having a really tight… well, just click inside to LISTEN! Big Sean, 26, has a new hit on his hands with “Blessings” and it's filled with some major names in ...  URGENT - Saudi Arabia American Shot (CNN) -- One American was killed and another was injured when a gunman attacked their vehicle convoy Friday, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing a Saudi police spokesman. The attacker subsequently was injured in an exchange of gunfire ...  Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations NEW YORK — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for ...  AbbVie Reports Better-Than-Expected 4Q on Humira Sales NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday due to double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira. Sales of Humira increased 10.6 percent to $3.36 billion, ...  Google Still a Search Company, Despite New Ventures Google's latest earnings report, released on Jan. 29, is yet another reminder of just how heavily dependent the company remains on its core search-related advertising business despite all its recent moves into new markets. For the final quarter of 2014, ...  Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the 2013 running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. 1. Friday, January 30, 2015. Print Email 0 Comments ...  Eddie Murphy: Returning to Saturday Night Live For 40th Anniversary Special! Eddie Murphy, one of Saturday Night Live's most famous and successful alumni, but one who has long been estranged from the show, is finally returning. He will take part in SNL's 40th anniversary special on February 15, in what will mark his first appearance ...  Victim's mom expected to take stand in Hernandez trial - WLNE Testimony continues in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial today with the mother of Odin Lloyd set to take the stand. UUrsulaWard, who left the courtroom in tears yesterday, is on the list of witnesses expected to be called in the second day of testimony.  Two US citizens shot at in Saudi, one wounded: police Two US citizens came under gunfire Friday in Saudi Arabia, and one of them was wounded but "in stable condition," police said. It was not immediately known who shot at them. The two were travelling on a road in Eastern Province's Shiite-populated Al-Ihsaa ...  Barbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointment FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, file photo, Barbie dolls, a Mattel product, are displayed in a Walmart store in Robinson Township, Pa. Mattel's fourth-quarter earnings released Friday Jan. 30, 2015 gave the first details on what contributed to a weak ...  Hostage-taker at Dutch TV had no terrorist links: police AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man who forced his way into the studios of Dutch national broadcaster NOS and demanded to go on live television had no known links to terrorist organizations and acted alone, police said on Friday. During the incident Thursday ...  ISIS-linked group kills 30, mostly soldiers, in Egypt CAIRO: Twenty-seven soldiers were among 30 people killed when militants struck multiple security posts in Egypt's North Sinai in a series of attacks, involving car bombs and mortar rounds, one of the deadliest assaults claimed by a group that recently ...  With fate of ISIS hostages in limbo, wife issues emotional plea The fate of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian military pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh remained unclear on Friday, a day after an Islamic State deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed without apparent incident or further word from the group.  Man United set to miss injured Carrick for a month Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Michael Carrick will miss about four weeks with a muscle injury, depriving the team of a player who has been instrumental in its improved results since November. Van Gaal also said on Friday that Darren ...  Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Defend Patriots On Kimmel: 'I Am The Locker Room Guy' Some of Boston's most famous men are coming in clutch and clearing Tom Brady's name. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler and Bill Simmons, among others, came together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday to take the fall ...  Greece rejects return of EU/IMF inspectors to Athens-source ATHENS Jan 30 (Reuters) - Greece will refuse the planned return of European Union and International Monetary Fund inspectors to the country since the new government rejects the 240-billion-euro bailout programme, a government official told Reuters on ...  Three-time Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years for doping Rita Jeptoo, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the 2013 running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. 1. Friday, January 30, 2015. Print Email 0 Comments ...  Two US citizens shot at in Saudi, one wounded: police RIYADH: Two US citizens came under gunfire in Friday in Saudi Arabia, and one of them was wounded but “in stable condition,” police said. It was not immediately known who shot at them. The two were travelling on a road in Eastern Province's ...  Chevron Results Top Expectations on Asset Sales, Refining Strength Chevron Corp. posted better-than-expected results in its December quarter, as asset sales and strength in its refining segment helped offset tumbling crude oil prices. Chevron, the second-biggest U.S. oil company in market value behind Exxon Mobil Corp.  Shakira and Gerard Pique welcome second son Colombian singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll popularly known as Shakira has given birth to her second child – a boy! The singer gave birth at the same hospital where she gave birth to her first child Milan two years ago, Quiron Teknon Hospital in ...  Rod McKuen dies; mega-selling poet and performer grew up in Oakland NEW YORK -- Rod McKuen, the Oakland-born, husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him Oscar nominations and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.  "American Sniper" praised Beach Marine as greatest - The Virginian "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle says Hathcock was the greatest sniper of all time. Kyle mentions Hathcock at the 2:25 mark. (Team Coco | YouTube). Video: An interview with Carlos Hathcock. (Benjamin Zentner | YouTube). More videos. Carlos Hathcock.  "American Sniper" praised Beach Marine as greatest - The Virginian "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle says Hathcock was the greatest sniper of all time. Kyle mentions Hathcock at the 2:25 mark. (Team Coco | YouTube). Video: An interview with Carlos Hathcock. (Benjamin Zentner | YouTube). More videos. Carlos Hathcock.  Movie Review: 'Project Almanac' The makers of Project Almanac have done just that and come up with a nifty little thriller. (3 stars out of 4). Originally titled “Almanac,” then “Welcome to Yesterday,” Project Almanac is a found-footage time-travel drama that recalls 2012's Chronicle, in which a ...  Barbie doll maker Mattel to move with "urgency" as sales fall again Jan 30 (Reuters) - Mattel Inc will evaluate its business and move with a "heightened sense of urgency," interim CEO Christopher Sinclair said, as the maker of Barbie dolls posted its fifth straight fall in worldwide quarterly sales. Shares of the company, which ...  Russia Unexpectedly Cuts Key Rate as Economy Eclipses Ruble (Bloomberg) -- Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate by two percentage points, letting the ruble slide as the economy sinks toward recession. The one-week auction rate was cut to 15 percent from 17 percent, the central bank said ...  South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil' South African Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha gives a press conference to announce the outcome on the Parole applications for one of South Africa's most notorious apartheid mass murderers, Eugene "Prime Evil" de Kock.  Hip-hop star Jay-Z buys music streaming service Aspiro for $56 million STOCKHOLM: Hip-hop star Jay-Z is buying a Scandinavian music streaming company for $56 million to add to a business empire that has spanned clothing and sports bars. Project Panther Bidco, a company controlled by the 45-year-old rapper, said on ...  Shakira and Gerard Piqué welcome second baby boy Shakira is still the queen of her household after having a second baby boy with long-term love Gerard Piqué. The Colombian pop princess and the soccer player welcomed their new son Sasha in Barcelona at 10 pm local time on January 29, sources have ...  Taliban says agent infiltrated Afghan's security forces for attack that killed 3 ... Just days after an Obama administration official went to great pains to explain that the Taliban is not considered a terrorist group, the Afghan-based organization on Friday to credit for an attack that killed three American contractors and said it was carried out ...  Ferrari unveils new 'sexy' car for 2015 MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has unveiled the Formula One car it hopes will help new drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen get the Italian team back to winning ways. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its ...  Mugabe Named AU Chairman Vowing to Protect Africa Resources (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was appointed chairman of the African Union, vowing to protect the continent's resources from “imperialists and colonialists.” Mugabe, who turns 91 in February, thanked God for recent oil finds in Africa ...  Shakira welcomes baby No. 2? And then there were four... Though Shakira and soccer pro Gerard Pique have yet to officially confirm, multiple reports say that the couple welcomed their second child in a Barcelona hospital. Photos: Stars share pics of their adorable tots · 31 Photos ...  Super Bowl 2015 picks: Defense makes the Seahawks popular choice Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) escapes a sack by New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76) during the game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Monday, December 2, 2013. (Michael ...  Google Inc (GOOG) Falls Prey To Rising Dollar; Misses Earnings, Sales For Q4 Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced its financials for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 after markets closed yesterday. Despite recording revenue growth of 15% during the quarter compared to year-ago quarter, the company failed to beat analysts' ...  'Largest attack on Egyptian military in years' The Egyptian president, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, is cutting short his attendance at an African Union summit in Ethiopia and returning home after a series of militant attacks in the Sinai peninsula. On Thursday, a series of apparently co-ordinated assaults targeted ...  McCain calls Code Pink protestors 'low life scum' It was quite a day yesterday for the Senate Armed Services Committee. Scheduled to testify were former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, 91, George Schultz, 94, and Madeline Albright, 77. Crashing the party was Code Pink, who proceeded to try and ...  Niagara Falls Climber Will Gadd Recounts Scaling 'Blue Icicle' Several people have survived plunges over Niagara Falls, but no one before Will Gadd has ever tried going in the opposite direction. The professional climber, 47, scaled a frozen section of the waterfall Tuesday, clinging to a wall of solid ice. He was close ...  England overcome jitters to reach tri-series final as India are bounced out again There were a few wobbles along the way, but England eventually produced a performance of character to overcome India for the second time in the Carlton Mid Series and book their place in the final on Sunday. Chasing India's total of 200 on an increasingly ...  Parade All-America football 2015 team released in advance of Sunday issue NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyler Murray, 17, of Allen High School in Allen, Texas, who averaged 5 touchdowns per game his senior year, has been named Player of the Year on Parade's annual All-America High School Football Team, published in Sunday's issue.  Jay Z will buy music streaming service Aspiro for $56 million Jay Z is taking on Spotify — he's purchased his own streaming service, the Scandinavian company Aspiro, for $56 million. Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company Jay Z controls, told Reuters on Friday that it decided to purchase Aspiro because it was "an ...  Jay Z will buy music streaming service Aspiro for $56 million Jay Z is taking on Spotify — he's purchased his own streaming service, the Scandinavian company Aspiro, for $56 million. Project Panther Bidco Ltd, a company Jay Z controls, told Reuters on Friday that it decided to purchase Aspiro because it was "an ...  Big field likely to split anti-Blatter vote FOOTBALL boss Sepp Blatter — the master of political one-upmanship — waited until the final hours to lodge his official candidature to stand for a fifth consecutive term as president of FIFA. Blatter declined to indicate which of the five national federations ...  Raif Badawi sentenced to 1000 lashes for 'insulting Islam' spared for third week ... The flogging of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for insulting Islam has been postponed for the third week in a row, his wife said today. Raef Badawi, 30, received the first 50 lashes of his sentence outside a mosque in the Red ...  Dutch teen gunman tells police he acted alone THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and had no links to any terror organization, police said Friday.  Djokovic advances to final with 5-set win against Wawrinka MELBOURNE, Australia – It was another five-setter between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka at the Australian Open, but this one was far from a classic. The world No. 1 Djokovic survived a third consecutive five-set match here against Wawrinka at this ...  Sam Smith Gets Candid About His One Night Stands in Upcoming Issue of ... (Photo : Sam Smith/Rolling Stone) Sam Smith recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to talk about his sex life. Sam Smith recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to talk about his sex life. The "I'm Not the Only One" crooner admitted to having ...