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Satellite images show China may be building powerful radar on disputed islands

Satellite images show China may be building a powerful new radar system on a disputed island in the South China Sea, which could have worrisome military uses in monitoring -- and potentially trying to control -- a strategically vital waterway, according to the Center for Strategic and International …

China

Dr. Luke breaks his silence, denies Kesha's allegations of rape and abuse

<b>(CNN) —</b> Megaproducer Dr. Luke has taken to his defense on Twitter after singer Kesha accused him of emotional and sexual abuse.<p>Last week, a New York Supreme Court judge denied Kesha a preliminary injunction that would have allowed her to make music outside her six-album contract with Dr. Luke's …

Kesha

Yoko Ono: 'I thought my music was beautiful all along'

Yoko Ono is giving me a demonstration of her vocal technique. Almost half a century after it was first unleashed on an unsuspecting British public – at a 1968 Ornette Coleman concert at the Royal Albert Hall, while John Lennon was away in India with the Maharishi – it’s still a hair-raising …

Art

Jose Bautista won't negotiate with the Blue Jays anymore

Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Jose Bautista's demands, Freddie Freeman's chill cat and the probably dead Jay Bruce trade.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes …

Baseball

Warriors slip past Hawks, become fastest team to 50 wins in NBA history

AP<p>NBA All-Stars explain what makes Warriors great<p>NBA All-Stars break down the most impressive parts of the Golden State Warriors' historic start to the season.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>ATLANTA (AP) — The Golden State Warriors reached 50 wins faster than any team in NBA history.<p>Sounds nice.<p>Doesn't mean more …

Basketball

Hillary Goes on Offense Against Bernie

Al Shabab claims Somalia plane bomb attack

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a purported bomb attack on a passenger plane in Somalia earlier this month, saying it was targeted at Western officials and Turkish NATO forces.<p>The blast punched a one-metre-sized hole in the side of the Airbus A321 about 15 minutes after it had taken off …

Extremism

Shag Rugs Are Back: The Coziest Options to Keep Your Feet Warm This Winter

It seems that shag is back, and what better time of year to embrace the famous vintage-era floor covering than winter? While we typically associate the deep-pile carpet with the ’60s and ’70s—hello, Carol and Mike Brady’s living room—the origins of the shag rug are in fact more ancient than vintage.<p>…

Coverage of Paris Couture Spring 2016 Fashion Shows: Chanel, Versace, Valentino

The spring 2016 couture shows are coming to a close in Paris and this season brought more than just dramatic, embellished-to-the-hilt dresses—the week also brought a fair share of did-that-just-happen? moments.<p>From Rita Ora's barely-there cocktail dress at Atelier Versace to Cara Delevingne's furry …

22 Hall of Famers make Super Bowl Golden Team

CANTON, Ohio -- Joe Montana, Joe Greene and Emmitt Smith are among the 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers voted to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team.<p>The …

Americans reported missing in Iraq

Iraqi security forces fanned out across Baghdad on Monday looking for three Americans who were reportedly kidnapped over the weekend, closing streets and conducting house-to-house searches.<p>An Iraqi intelligence official told the Associated Press news agency that the Americans had been kidnapped …

Airports

Bodies of Kenyan soldiers dragged through Somali streets after al-Shabaab attack on base

Kenyan Defence Force initially denies its base was overrun, says KDF soldiers went to the aid of a local Somali base that was attacked; Amisom later confirms attack, says fighting continues.<p>The bodies of Kenyan soldiers were said to have been dragged through the streets of a Somali town yesterday …

Dow plunges 391 points as fear grips markets

The market freakout of 2016 keeps getting scarier. Cheap oil and China remain the major culprits.<p>The Dow dropped another 391 points on Friday, leaving the index down an incredible 1,437 points in just the first two weeks of the year. The S&P 500 lost 2.3% and the Nasdaq plunged 2.7% to its lowest …

Stock Markets

French drug trial disaster leaves one brain dead, five injured | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - One person has been left brain dead and five others have been hospitalized after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental drug made by Portuguese drug company Bial, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said on Friday.<p>In total, 90 people have taken part in …

North Africa

6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz dropped their buddy-buddy act -- trading blows in explosive exchanges over Cruz's Canadian birth and his denunciation of Trump's "New York values."<p>The two stole the show the Fox Business Network debate in North Charleston, South Carolina, where …

Government

12 Marines missing after helicopters collide off Hawaii; loved ones report names

<b>(CNN) —</b> Crews are searching for 12 Marines missing at sea after two CH-53 helicopters apparently collided during an overnight training flight off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.<p>Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Honolulu Fire Department looked for survivors seven miles …

Military

STOCKS GET CRUSHED: Here's what you need to know

For now.<p>Stocks got slammed again on Friday as the market continues its terrible start to 2016 that is, on a first-10-trading-days basis, the worst start ever.<p>Yes, ever.<p>Crude oil also continues diving to new lows with Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, falling below $29 at one point on …

Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO.<p>It says …

Russia