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Report: NSA nabs 5B phone location records daily The National Security Agency is tracking hundreds of millions of cellphones worldwide and storing nearly 5 billion records every day on users' whereabouts and their contacts, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed U.S. officials and Amid Pause in Protests, Thai King Calls for Unity Thailand's revered monarch called on the Thai people to "support each other for the sake of the country," during his annual birthday address to the nation. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 86 Thursday, spoke as opposition protesters paused their efforts Rob Ford 'crack video' was allegedly on murdered Toronto teen's phone and ... Rob Ford and Project Brazen: Read the newly released documents. On the night he was killed in a clubland shooting now entwined with the fate of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Anthony Smith, known by fellow gang members by his nickname “Grenades,” spotted Sandy Hook 911 calls show anguish inside school HARTFORD, Conn. – As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, “There's still shooting going on! Please!” A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said Analysis: Yankees opening the vault And to think there was a time one wondered if Hal Steinbrenner might be content with his outfield, or if he'd dismiss the idea of a $100 million catcher. Now that the Yankees have assumed their old business model — flexing monetary muscle by securing President Obama: Income inequality a 'defining challenge of our time' President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and growing economic inequality, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus in Washington. The president said the income gap between America's rich and poor is a The Latest Defection Comments jacoby_ellsbury Throughout last season, there was little hope Jacoby Ellsbury would re-sign with Boston. (USA TODAY Sports). There always is a big-time wrestling feel when someone from the Boston Red Sox moves along to the New York Autumn Statement: Longer Wait For Pensions People now in their forties will have to wait until they are 68 to receive the state pension, George Osborne will announce. 7:06am UK, Thursday 05 December 2013. A retiree. Video: Retirement Age Rise To Come Sooner. Enlarge. 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As of 10 p.m., it was 37 degrees in Lancaster, 21 in Lockwood Valley in Ventura County and 49 Sub-freezing temperatures expected as cold air mass grips region Temperatures were beginning to drop across Southern California on Wednesday night as sub-freezing weather was expected in mountain and inland valley areas. As of 10 p.m., it was 37 degrees in Lancaster, 21 in Lockwood Valley in Ventura County and 49 Dutch cancer survival rates lower than in neighbouring countries Cancer survival rates in the Netherlands are 'notably' lower than in many of surrounding countries, figures presented by medical magazine The Lancet and quoted by the Volkskrant, show. In particular, the chance of surviving stomach, kidney, prostate lymph No. 1 Michigan State loses to North Carolina 79-65 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tom Izzo was somber after his team's first setback of the season. Al Goldis | AP Photo Michigan State's Adreian Payne, left, grabs a rebound against North Carolina's Joel James (42) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball Business in 90 Seconds In this update: Qantas shares plunge after the company announces more job losses; Australia's trade deficit blows out more than expected in October. ABC Business. Source: ABC News | Duration: 1min 30sec. Topics: business-economics-and-finance, Detroit's bankruptcy ruling makes headlines Detroit made history when a U.S. bankruptcy judge approved the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation on Tuesday, the news made the front page the next day of several newspapers throughout the country. On Wednesday, the New York Times featured Box causes a scare in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material. Arizona commission OKs fine in firefighter deaths - WXIA PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona commission has approved a nearly $560,000 fine against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters. The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday in favor of the recommended fine at its meeting in Phoenix. Cherington likes Sox' in-house options post-Ellsbury For the Red Sox, the latest harsh reminder that baseball is very much a business came on Tuesday night when they heard the news that Jacoby Ellsbury had jumped to the Yankees for $153 million. Not only was their center fielder and leadoff hitter leaving, White House pup tips over toddler at holiday event The theme this year for the White House holidays is “Gather Around: Stories of the Season,” described as telling tales of the country's history and displaying decorations that reflect it. By Jura Koncius. The Washington Post. PREV of NEXT. First lady Michelle Now Maple Leafs have to deal with HBO 24/7... Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Coach Randy Carlyle gets his microphone adjusted by the HBO 24/7 film crew at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Dec. 4, 2013. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency). Sun Carnegie Museum welcomes Santa Lissa Fairfield sets out decorations for the Santa Claus display at the Carnegie Museum. Santa will be available to take pictures for free from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday. Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:15 am. Carnegie Museum welcomes Santa John Sensex up 369 pts on exit polls showing strong showing by BJP The S&P BSE benchmark sensex rallied by 369 points in the late morning after exit polls predicted a strong showing by the BJP in recently-concluded assembly elections in four states. Shares of Banking, Capital Goods, Realty, Refinery, PSU, Power and Mass hack affects almost 2 million Internet accounts Almost 2 million accounts on Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other social media and Internet sites have been breached, according to a Chicago-based cybersecurity firm. The hackers stole 1.58 million website login credentials and 320,000 e-mail Qantas to cut 1000 jobs, says challenges 'immense' SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian carrier Qantas said it would axe 1,000 jobs and anticipates "immense" challenges ahead in a shock profit warning on Thursday, flagging a half-year loss of up to A$300 million (S$339 million). Chief executive Alan Joyce said India likely to agree to 8 of 10 draft texts of WTO Anand Sharma Trade minister Anand Sharma takes a question during a news conference at the ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua in Bali. (Reuters). Related. Keen to remove restrictions on banking with India, says Iran China rebuffs US BEIJING: In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders. SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier: electric UN Security Council faces vote on CAR violence UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is set to authorize increased military action by France and African troops to try to end near-anarchy in the Central African Republic, which has seen an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence along with Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone A deal with China Mobile would give Apple access to a subscriber base that is seven times the size of Verizon Wireless, the U.S.'s largest carrier. Bloomberg. The rollout of iPhones on the world's largest mobile carrier by users, with over 700 million Apple, China Mobile Sign Deal to Offer iPhone A deal with China Mobile would give Apple access to a subscriber base that is seven times the size of Verizon Wireless, the U.S.'s largest carrier. Bloomberg. The rollout of iPhones on the world's largest mobile carrier by users, with over 700 million At 50, new-look Mustang still has plenty of muscle DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — America's first pony car — the Ford Mustang — is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global. Ford Motor Co. was to reveal the 2015 Mustang Thursday morning at events in New York, Los Exit polls predict Narendra Modi wave, Congress 4-0 rout In a major boost for BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, the exit polls and post poll surveys at the end of assembly elections in five states have predicted Congress massive rout for Congress Party. According to the exit polls, it is going to be a 4-0 win for BJP in Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up It's an unmistakable sign that's it's officially Christmas time in the city: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. Forty-five-thousand multi-colored lights adorned the 76-foot-tall Norway Spruce that's topped with a nine-foot-wide Swarovski star. Qantas issues profit warning, announces job cuts SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways(QAN.AX) warned on Thursday it expects to post an underlying pre-tax loss between A$250 million and A$300 million for the first half of the current year, following a "marked deterioration" in market conditions. Shares in Paul Walker: 1973-2013 Paul Walker was more than Hollywood's hottest wingman. He was one of the good guys. By Darren Franich on Dec 12, 2013 @DarrenFranich. Comments +; Add comment. Image credit: William Volcov/Getty Images NWS warns of winter weather Whatever plans you have for the next few days should take into account the possibility of some hazardous weather. According to the National Weather Service, multiple rounds of precipitation will move through the area Friday night leading to the possibility of Today's News: Our Take - Martin Bashir Resigns from MSNBC After Sarah Palin ... Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC in the wake of his controversial comments aboutSarah Palin. "After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon further reflection, and after 2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting Near NC College WINGATE, N.C. (AP) -- Police say two men were shot and killed and a third man wounded in a shooting that led to a lock-down at a North Carolina university. Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said no students or employees of Wingate University were Families respond to Yarnell Hill Fire investigation PHOENIX -- Juliann Ashcraft, widow of fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot Andrew Ashcraft, says the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) investigation into the Yarnell Hill Fire confirms what she knew all along. "Nineteen men should not Today's News: Our Take - Martin Bashir Resigns from MSNBC After Sarah Palin ... Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC in the wake of his controversial comments aboutSarah Palin. "After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon further reflection, and after US President Barack Obama says he is not allowed an iPhone Washington: US President Barack Obama admitted on Wednesday he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears -- explaining why he is sometimes seen with a bulky super secure BlackBerry. "I'm not allowed for security reasons to have an No deal yet, but sides said to be closer to budget agreement Washington (CNN) -- The Republican congressman and Democratic senator charged with hashing out a federal budget deal are "closer" to an agreement but not there yet, according to senior aides in both parties. A senior Democratic aide told CNN that Biden Faults China on Foreign Press Crackdown BEIJING — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. sharply criticized the Chinese government's crackdown on the foreign press, telling an audience of American business people Thursday that the United States had “profound disagreements” with its “treatment of Posted by Parvez Jabri image SAN FRANCISCO: Apple and China Mobile have inked a deal to offer iPhones on the colossal telecom firm's network in that country's coveted market, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources as NBA Game Postponed in Mexico Because of Smoke in Arena The game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Mexico City was postponed because of smoke inside the arena. The rescheduled game will be played in Minneapolis. An N.B.A. spokeswoman, Sharon Lima Everything you need to know about Bitcoins Digital currency Bitcoins were in the news recently after James Howell, an IT worker from Newport, Wales, discovered that he had accidentally thrown out a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins -- now worth almost $8 million. Howell obtained the bitcoins in Apple completes key China Mobile deal - report Apple and China Mobile have reportedly inked a long-anticipated deal that should make buying an iPhone easier for hundreds of millions of Chinese. The deal's completion, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, will greatly expand Apple's reach in the Two million stolen Facebook, Google passwords uncovered by security experts Security experts have uncovered a trove of some 2 million stolen passwords to websites including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo from Internet users across the globe. Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials Coach Earns 300th Victory At Wisconsin Josh Gasser scored 11 points as No. 8 Wisconsin won a defensive struggle over host Virginia, 48-38, on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge, giving Coach Bo Ryan his 300th victory with the Badgers. Enlarge This Image India refuses to budge on subsidies at WTO talks India's Trade Minister Anand Sharma, center, listens during the plenary session of the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia. Bali, Indonesia: Chances of a breakthrough in global trade negotiations dimmed on Beyonce treats Jay Z to vegan birthday feast Beyonce Knowles treated Jay Z to a vegan feast for his 44th birthday on Wednesday (12.04.13). The 'Love On Top' hitmaker took her rapper husband, who has vowed to stick to a plant-based diet until Christmas Day, to the popular organic restaurant, Café MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir resigns over Palin remarks Martin Bashir has stepped down from his job as an anchorman for U.S. political news network MSNBC after making offensive comments towards Sarah Palin. (WENN.com). Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir resigns over Palin remarks Martin Bashir has stepped down from his job as an anchorman for U.S. political news network MSNBC after making offensive comments towards Sarah Palin. (WENN.com). Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error Ellsbury's deal doesn't surprise Harper one bit There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harper's heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox Ellsbury's deal doesn't surprise Harper one bit There figures to always be a soft spot in Tommy Harper's heart for Jacoby Ellsbury. Harper got to know Ellsbury when the latter was on the fast track through the minor-league ranks, hence why the former had no trouble relinquishing his 36-year-old Red Sox Lawson back for court grilling Nigella Lawson will return to court today to finish giving evidence in the trial of two of her former personal assistants. Yesterday TV cook Ms Lawson admitted to using cocaine and spoke of the "intimate terrorism" she suffered at the hands of Mr Saatchi. 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NC college Police say two men were shot and killed and a third man wounded in a shooting that led to a lockdown at a North Carolina university. Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said no students or employees of Wingate University were involved in Wednesday's 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NC college Police say two men were shot and killed and a third man wounded in a shooting that led to a lockdown at a North Carolina university. Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said no students or employees of Wingate University were involved in Wednesday's Qantas CEO says airline management 'great' QANTAS chief executive Alan Joyce has launched a spirited defence of his management team's performance, saying they're doing a "great job in tough circumstances". Qantas said on Thursday it would shed at least 1000 jobs as it works to save $2 billion Santa Claus Tracking Website: Now Google Is Watching Too “On Dec. 24, 1955, a call was made to the Continental Air Defense Command,” and little girl asked if somebody at the Colorado Springs, Colorado installation could tell her where Santa Claus was. That call, describes the North American Aerospace Defense Lawson back for court grilling Nigella Lawson will return to court today to finish giving evidence in the trial of two of her former personal assistants. Yesterday TV cook Ms Lawson admitted to using cocaine and spoke of the “intimate terrorism” she suffered at the hands of Mr Saatchi. Canadiens top Devils 4-3 in shootout NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. Lars Eller also scored in Desharnais scores in 3rd period and shootout and Canadiens top Devils 4-3 New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) tries to score against Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj (30), of Slovakia, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Democratic infighting erupts with squabble over entitlements The Democratic rift over entitlements deepened this week as a top party contender for governor in Pennsylvania came under fire from liberals after a think tank of which she is co-chairwoman criticized economic-populism messages of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Carl Icahn steps up pressure on Apple for stock buyback San Francisco: Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that he has filed a shareholder proposal with Apple for a much smaller stock buyback plan than he has advocated previously, as he continued to pressure Apple to share more of its cash pile. Biden tells Xi that US unhappy with new air defence zone Joe Biden, US vice-president, told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Washington does not recognise China's new air defence zone and wants Beijing to take steps to “lower tensions” in the Asia-Pacific region. On Wednesday, the first day of a two-day visit to 2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near NC college WINGATE, N.C. (AP) — Police say two men were shot and killed and a third man wounded in a shooting that led to a lockdown at a North Carolina university. Wingate Police Chief Donnie Gay said no students or employees of Wingate University were Officials try to herd stranded whales to deeper waters That might be one of the reasons why a pod of 41 short-finned pilot whales remains stranded in shallow waters near Highland Beach at Everglades National Park. On Tuesday, nine whales were beached and six died overnight. On Wednesday, four more Liverpool boss Rodgers: Incredible Suarez performance was sheer brilliance Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers declared Luis Suarez as world class after their 5-1 rout of Norwich City . Rodgers likened an "incredible" performance from Suarez to those from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the striker will have a Arizona probe places blame in firefighter deaths An Arizona commission that oversees workplace safety blamed the state's Forestry Division on Wednesday for the June deaths of 19 firefighters, saying state fire officials knowingly put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled crews out Arizona probe places blame in firefighter deaths An Arizona commission that oversees workplace safety blamed the state's Forestry Division on Wednesday for the June deaths of 19 firefighters, saying state fire officials knowingly put protection of property ahead of safety and should have pulled crews out Arizona probe places blame in firefighter deaths - Post Dan Parker, right, the father of Wade Parker, who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, receives a hug following an Industrial Commission of Arizona hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Phoenix. The commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Arizona probe places blame in firefighter deaths Dan Parker, right, the father of Wade Parker, who died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, receives a hug following an Industrial Commission of Arizona hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Phoenix. The commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Woman live tweets about crash, learns it killed her husband A 47-year-old Vancouver man was killed in a collision on I-205 Northbound Wednesday afternoon. The man's wife, who follows scanner traffic with her Twitter account, happened to be live tweeting about the crash as she learned that her own husband was 4-point play: Instant analysis on Wisconsin-Virginia Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) shoots the ball as Virginia Cavaliers guard Justin Anderson (1) defends in the first half at John Paul Jones Arena. / Geoff Burke, USA TODAY Sports. USA Today Autopsy: Actor Paul Walker died from impact, fire in crash LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. The actor died Qantas could sell frequent flyer plan Qantas could sell frequent flyer plan. Updated: 13:55, Thursday December 5, 2013. Qantas could sell frequent flyer plan. Qantas is looking to cut at least 1000 jobs after flagging its largest ever first half loss. The airline is also reviewing its international arm and Game In Mexico City Postponed MEXICO CITY -- The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. [+] Enlarge Timberwolves. Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images The Joyce, board should go: Xenophon Independent senator Nick Xenophon is calling for the heads of Qantas chief Alan Joyce and its board, saying the crisis facing the airline is "of their own making". Qantas has announced it will cut at least 1000 jobs as it works to save $2 billion over the next Heyman: Yankees Agree To Sign Kelly Johnson To One-Year Deal Tampa Bay second baseman Kelly Johnson, left, is late with a tag on the Yankees' Robinson Cano during the teams' meeting on Sept. 25, 2013, at Yankee Stadium. The Bombers are close to signing Johnson, possibly to replace Cano, who could leave via Official 'Fast & Furious' Tribute to Paul Walker While the world still mourns the shocking death of Paul Walker, the fallen actor's Fast & Furious collaborators have released an official tribute to their leading man. The two-minute video features scenes from the Fast & Furious franchise played over Dirty Nigella: I took cocaine but I am not an addict London: Nigella Lawson told a jury on Wednesday that "acts of intimate terrorism" by her "brutal" ex-husband, Charles Saatchi, drove her to cocaine and cannabis use. The television cook told Isleworth Crown Court in west London that she had succumbed to Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, the 80-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is lit during the 80th annual lighting ceremony in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). FILE- In this Nov. New Details on Removing Unsafe Materials From Syria The United Nations official in charge of coordinating the disposal of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal provided new details on Wednesday about the plan to eliminate them, saying the most dangerous materials would be sealed by trained Syrians and sent Obama says he's not allowed iPhone for 'security reasons' WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry(BB.TO) still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not Will American Art Lovers Ever See Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' Again? Mystery buyer pays a record price for the American masterpiece that broke all records at auction. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. For nearly ten minutes, everyone in the auction room at Sotheby's New York held their breath and tensed their shoulders as the fate Singletons are on the rise thanks to changes in IVF practices Triplets are out, singletons are in and twins are holding steady. So says a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that examined birth trends in the United States from1971 to 2011. The authors of the report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Joyce, board should go: Xenophon Independent senator Nick Xenophon is calling for the heads of Qantas chief Alan Joyce and its board, saying the crisis facing the airline is "of their own making". Check for warnings near you. loader. The car and bike burning shortly after they exploded into Detroit anchorman Mort Crim inspired Ferrell's Ron Burgundy Ron Burgundy is everywhere, but Ron Burgundy wouldn't be Ron Burgundy without Mort Crim. “Anchorman” star Will Ferrell recently told the New York Times that his bloated, egotistical, wildman news anchor character is inspired by Crim, who spent nearly Sundance reveals 2014 dramatic film lineup This photo provided by the Sundance Institute shows Kristen Stewart in a scene from the film, "Camp X-Ray." In her first feature since “The Twilight Saga. Sundance reveals 2014 dramatic film lineup. Greg Smith Martin Bashir leaves MSNBC over remarks on Palin FILE - This Jan. 22, 2013 file photo shows Martin Bashir at the EA SimCity Learn. Build. Create. Inauguration After-Party, in Washington. The MSNBC host Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, nearly three weeks after making graphic Icahn pressures Apple with $50B share buyback proposal Carl Icahn is taking his battle with Apple CEO Tim Cook over the tech giant's hefty cash stash directly to shareholders. “Gave $AAPL notice we'll be making a … proposal to call for vote to increase buyback program,” the billionaire corporate agitator tweeted on Ten whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. — Federal officials say 10 of the dozens of whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park are now dead. Blair Mase, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says four of the Jameis Winston investigation complete TALLAHASSEE -- The Heisman Trophy and Florida State's national championship hopes could be hanging in the balance Thursday when a prosecutor investigating sexual assault allegations against Seminoles' quarterback Jameis Winston reveals his Ariz. Forestry Division fined over deadly wildfire Family members of some of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell HIll wildfire react to the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health report on the workplace safety investigation. From left, David Turbyfill, Tom Ashcraft and Qantas to cut 1000 jobs, challenges 'immense': Joyce [SYDNEY] Australian carrier Qantas announced the axing of 1,000 jobs and said it faced "immense" challenges in a shock profit downgrade Thursday, flagging a half-year loss of up to Aus$300 million (S$339.8 million). Chief executive Alan Joyce said 49ers-Seahawks matchup has rival coaches excited - Vallejo Times SANTA CLARA -- Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll are excited for the next episode of their coaching rivalry, one that promises more big-time football Sunday at Candlestick Park. This could be the 49ers' last stand to defend their NFC West crown, which they've Labour targets Treasury minister over role at Libor scandal bank Labour last night sought to make political capital over Treasury Financial Secretary Sajid Javid's senior role at Deutsche Bank during the period when the EU found the bank was one eight institutions engaged in cartels that conspired to manipulate European Barrick Gold to Focus on China, Chairman Says TORONTO--Barrick Gold Corp. will focus on establishing long-term relationships with Chinese partners but has no current plans to sell its Pascua Lama project or its majority stake in African Barrick Gold PLC, two sources of trouble for the world's largest gold