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The real reason Staples and Office Depot are merging: Amazon

We’ve seen this movie before.<p>The office megastore Staples, which today agreed to buy Office Depot for $6.3 billion, tried to tie the knot with its rival nearly two decades ago, only to be thwarted by the Federal Trade Commission. That was before Wal-Mart’s meteoric rise across the US and just three …

Office Depot

Plane hits bridge, crashes into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone in the cockpit of a TransAsia Airways flight apparently made a mayday call because of an engine problem shortly before the plane crashed Wednesday into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 32 people.<p>A male voice on a recording of radio conversations between air traffic control and …

Airplanes

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

Manatees crowd out humans at Three Sisters Springs | CNN Travel

Marine Mammals

13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26.<p><b>1.</b> Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Catching a film on Christmas Day? Here's what to see and what to avoid

December 25 isn’t just about carb-loaded dinners – it’s also a time when studios try to cash in on the Christmas cinema crowd. We’ve rounded up the best Yuletide releases<p>In the US, going to the cinema on Christmas Day is a time-honoured tradition. This year’s holiday releases have been dominated by …

Review: The Problem with Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

In the trailer for Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," we discover Amy Adams' earnest exposition isn't directed toward the audience -- she's actually speaking …

Transformers: Age of Extinction named highest-grossing film of 2014

Chinese audiences help Michael Bay’s sci-fi saga blow away the competition, while Guardians of the Galaxy and Angelina Jolie fantasy vehicle Maleficent round out the top three<p>Transformers: Age of Extinction has been named the highest-grossing film of 2014, thanks largely to huge success in …

The Hobbit instalment marches towards year’s top of UK box office

The third Hobbit instalment keeps Paddington at bay, as family films shine brightest in the Christmas holiday charts – and The Lego Movie revealed as year’s biggest UK earner<p>The winner<p>Dropping an OK 45% in its second frame, final Hobbit film Battle of the Five Armies stands at a healthy £20.35m …

Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton announce break-up

Director and actor who have two children and live in adjoining London houses are said to have separated amicably<p>Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter have split up while “continuing to be friends and co-parent their children”, a spokeswoman has said.<p>The director and actor, who never married, …

‘The Interview’ Is Back So Here Are Three New Teasers From Sony

With all of this talk about how <i>The Interview</i>’s release was canceled because of terror threats by a hacker group known as Guardians of Peace, which may or may not have been sponsored by North Korea (or an inside job!), people might have forgotten what the film was actually about. That’s why Sony …

Grumpy Cat turns a genetic defect into a $100 million empire

A cat that does nothing but look mildly peeved has managed to parlay that "talent" into nearly $100 million in just over two years, according to <i>the Express</i>. Grumpy Cat's newly-rich owner, Tabatha Bundeson called the feline (whose real name is Tardar Sauce) "unstoppable... what she's achieved in …

Obama glad 'Interview' released, but won't say if he'll watch film

President<p>Obamacheered Sony's decision to make theSeth Rogencomedy "The Interview" widely available on digital platforms, but declined to say whether he would be streaming the spoof of North Korea while on his Hawaii vacation.<p>During a photo op midway through a round of golf with Malaysia's prime …

North Korea

Sanctioning Putin

Congress gives President Obama the tools he needs against Russia if he wants to use them.<p>The Russian ruble hit a record low against the dollar on Tuesday, falling another 20% even after the panicked Russian central bank raised interest rates by 6.5 percentage points to 17% in a surprise bid to …

Russia

The New Stupid Party

Democrats call Republicans the stupid party. But now, there’s dumb, and dumber.<p>A constant of political life has been that there is only one “stupid party” in America—the Republican Party. Then one day you get out of bed, look out the window and what do you see? Democrats. The Democrats are turning …

Tea Party

Hillary backs Obama on Cuba change

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAlex Jones compares Maxine Waters to a ‘mad dog’ Senate panel invites Comey, former officials to briefing …

Cuba

Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout

IN RECENT months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime’s refusal to allow Cubans greater freedoms. Worse, the accelerating economic collapse of …

A Victory for Oppression

President Obama’s policy is bad news for the Cuban people living under a dictatorship, and it sends a dangerous message to the world.<p>The announcement by President Obama on Wednesday giving the Castro regime diplomatic legitimacy and access to American dollars isn’t just bad for the oppressed Cuban …

Cuba

'We have to talk'

How Obama and Castro came together.<p>On a February afternoon in Havana, Congressman Jim McGovern was strolling the halls of the Revolution Palace with Cuban president Raul Castro. The Massachusetts Democrat had long worked to normalize relations between Washington and Havana, and urged the Cuban …

Boehner Invites Obama for State of the Union Address on January 20

House Speaker John Boehner has formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015.<p>In the customary letter of invitation, Boehner said that the GOP-led majorities in both houses of Congress will work towards economic progress for the United …

Barack Obama

On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's …

Jeb Bush leaving health care company

Jeb Bush is stepping down from the board of a health care company that has reportedly profited from Obamacare, a move that comes as the Republican explores a run for the presidency.<p>The former Florida governor’s resignation from the board of directors of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. is …

Americans appear comfortable with political dynasties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really?<p>There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking …

Harper asks Canadians to pray for troops in Iraq in Christmas message

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Liberal and NDP counterparts released Christmas greetings, with the Conservative leader calling for Canadians to pay tribute to soldiers fighting the Islamic State.<p>In a video message recorded and posted to his website, Mr. Harper echoed his party's political …

Canada

The Queen and Royal Family attend church service in Sandringham, in pictures - Telegraph

Mary Magdalene