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Apple’s new hire set to lead enterprise push like never before

Apple is serious about getting its products into the enterprise market — and to prove it, it’s calling in the services of longtime Hewlett-Packard executive John Solomon to take charge.<p>Solomon’s precise job title and role at Apple are unclear, but according to the well-connected Re/code, he will be …

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee jailed for six months in China on drugs charge

Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was jailed for six months in China on Friday on a drugs charge, the latest celebrity felled by the government’s aggressive anti-narcotics campaign.<p>The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was formally charged last month with “the …

China

Indian worker sacked after going on leave for 24 years

An Indian public official has been sacked for taking leave 24 years ago and never returning to his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry said.<p>Assistant executive engineer A.K Verma went on leave in 1990 after joining India’s central public works …

India

Yasiel Puig: 'I will not be a distraction'

Polarizing Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has adopted a slogan for 2015, it seems, sharing with his followers on Twitter and Instagram this drawing from March 2014 that depicts Puig as the Bart Simpson of MLB.<p><i>[Original photo: Fox Sports]</i>

Yasiel Puig

Harden has 25 points, Rockets hand Knicks 14th straight loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Just to the left of their bench was a row of fans wearing paper bags over their heads. On the court in front of them, a New York Knicks team filled with unrecognizable faces.<p>Only thing that mattered to the Houston Rockets is how they looked.<p>James Harden had 25 points and nine …

Basketball

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace among Hall of Fame finalists

Class of 2015 to be announced on 31 January Jerome Bettis and Marvin Harrison also candidates<p>First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.<p>The list of nominees was reduced on Thursday to 15 from the modern era, one senior …

NFL

Carl Icahn publishes open letter to Tim Cook, requests Apple increase buyback through tender offer

High-profile investor and Apple shareholder Carl Icahn has published an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook urging him to once again increase its share repurchase program for stock holders. Citing strong iPhone 6 sales and predicting the larger devices will help Apple gain marketshare from Android, …

Robert Downey Jr not solder on Iron Man 4

The Tony Stark actor suggests he may not return for a previously-promised fourth instalment in the superhero franchise<p>Robert Downey Jr has hinted he may walk away from Iron Man, contradicting an earlier statement in which he said he was in negotiations for a fourth film as the power-suited Marvel …

Quarantined family of Ebola victim in US left to mourn in isolation

It had been planned as a vigil, but the service quickly turned into a memorial once the news broke that Ebola had killed Eric Duncan, the virus’s first victim in the US.<p>Before his condition worsened and he died in a Dallas hospital at 7.51am local time on Wednesday, eight days after his diagnosis …

J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle

HARTFORD, Conn. -- After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the …

Denarius Moore gets a clean slate

Interim coach Tony Sparano said he is giving former starting receiver Denarius Moore a clean slate. Moore was inactive in the last game after having a ball bounce off his chest in the closing minutes of a loss in New England. Former coach Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Greg Olson often …

The 'itis, and 6 other factors that could decide the Royals-Orioles ALCS

The Orioles and Royals will open the 2014 American League Championship Series on Friday in Baltimore. Neither club has reached the World Series since Kansas City’s championship season in 1985.<p>Here are 7 important factors that could decide the ALCS:<p>1. The running game<p>The Royals basically play like a …

iPhone 6 and 6 plus bending fears 'seem overblown'

User reports and fears that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones are bending in trouser pockets are overblown, according to independent testing by the US non-profit Consumer Reports.<p>In fact, its tests found that HTC’s One M8 phone bent under the same force as the iPhone 6 - and that the “phablet-size” …

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin appear together after Venice wedding

At just before 3pm, it wasn’t quite the morning after the night before. But the wait didn’t seem to matter to the crowds of tourists and paparazzi who cheered and whistled from the banks of the Grand Canal as George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin emerged in public for the first time as a married couple.<p>…

10 NBA Players with the Most to Prove in 2014 Training Camp

Link to Media<p>For young players and veterans alike, NBA training camps are often proving grounds.<p>The hours on the practice court and the minutes logged in preseason games don't go in the record books, but they're important for coaches formulating rotations and players looking to establish themselves.<p>…

NBA

This Physicist Says She Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don't Exist

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to slow. They contain entire universes.<p>But here's something about black holes you might not have heard: they simply don't exist.<p>At least that's the …

Suh likely to leave Lions, likes NY

A quarter of the way through the season, the Detroit Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on as …

Jordan Zimmermann throws first no-hitter in Washington Nationals history

Pitcher leads NL East champions to 1-0 win over Miami Tigers take AL Central, Cardinals win NL Central<p>Jeter ends Yankees career with single in Boston<p>The Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann had a no-hitter on Sunday’s final day of Major League Baseball’s regular season, in a 1-0 victory …

X-Men director Bryan Singer files motion to dismiss sex-abuse lawsuit

Film-maker calls for Michael Egan's lawsuit about alleged sexual abuse to be dismissed for 'lack of jurisdiction'<p>X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a suit to dismiss sex abuse claims lodged against him by a former Hollywood hopeful.<p>Last month, Michael Egan claimed that Singer and three other …

Devonaire Clarington scouting report: Could excel at tight end or defense

Scouting tight end/defensive end recruit Devonaire Clarington.<p>Devonaire Clarington is one of the best tight ends in the Class of 2015.<p>Clarington, out of Champagnat Catholic in Miami, Fla., stands 6'6 and weighs in at 230 pounds (verified at spring Nike Camp). As of May, he's rated a consensus …

Matt Cain strains hamstring, Carlos Gonzalez day-to-day with finger inflammation

Cain could be headed to the disabled list for the second time this month.<p>Matt Cain left Wednesday's start against the Rockies after three innings due to a right hamstring strain.<p>Cain was making just his third start of the month after hitting the disabled list earlier in May with a finger injury he …

Danny Green's 7 3s give Spurs 2-0 series lead with rout of Thunder

SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs are rolling toward a return to the NBA Finals, and Oklahoma City looks powerless to slow them down without Serge …

Basketball

Prince Charles's Putin-Hitler comparison is outrageous, says Russia

Russia has accused Prince Charles of making outrageous and low remarks in comparing Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler, as the fallout from the comments threatens to descend into a diplomatic row.<p>The delayed but furious response to the prince's comments came before a meeting with the Foreign Office …

Arrests worldwide in FBI-led crackdown on 'snooping' cybercrime

Are you being spied on? Has your personal information been seized?<p>They are questions all computer users can ask themselves with news that around 100 people in at least 16 countries have been arrested as part of an FBI-coordinated global crackdown on cybercrime.<p>It has targeted spying software called …

Apple cites 'jihadist' and 'Vietnam' insults as Samsung settlement hope fades

Both sides manufacture outrage over stalled settlement talks<p>Not even a day after a new report that Apple and Samsung had resumed settlement talks, lawyers from both sides have expressed difficulties with one another. As part of a court-mandated update from the pair, following the conclusion of …

Johnny Manziel has 'positive' 1st step

CLEVELAND -- Johnny Manziel spent his first weekend in the NFL hanging around other rookies and unsigned free agents.<p>He's about to take the field …

Daniel Radcliffe set to star in film of Dave Eggers comic buddy travelogue

You Shall Know Our Velocity, in which two friends try to give away thousands of dollars on a world trip, to shoot next spring<p>Daniel Radcliffe looks set to star in a big screen adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel You Shall Know Our Velocity, reports Screen.<p>The Harry Potter star is attached to …

NBA charges Donald Sterling, schedules June 3 vote

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has until May 27 to respond to the National Basketball Association, which on Monday "initiated a charge" seeking to terminate all ownership rights in the franchise, the NBA announced in a written statement.<p>Sterling, who owns the team with his wife, Shelly, …

Andrew Wiggins keeps coming

The Kansas freshman entered the season with unprecedented hype, but he continues to get better as March draws near.<p>The hype for the 2014 NBA Draft unofficially began in October 2012. That's when Andrew Wiggins decided to reclassify in high school and become eligible for the 2013-14 college season. …