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Top WNBA players use new leverage to demand trades, sit out

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several of the WNBA's marquee players are flexing newly gained leverage to make demands on the league, including forcing trades and dictating when they'll play.<p>Candace Parker is sitting out at least the first half of the upcoming WNBA season. Diana Taurasi had announced earlier …

Basketball

Spieth back on top at the Masters; Can he finish the job?

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — 7:37 p.m.<p>Jordan Spieth was already one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour.<p>He showed no signs of letting up at the Masters.<p>There are still three rounds to go, but the 21-year-old Spieth looks very much like the one to beat after opening with an 8-under 64 and making a serious …

Golf

Shanghai Stock Exchange: What's Holding It Back?

After a mainland equity collapse in 2007, investors the world over largely wrote off Shanghai’s stock exchange as the lesser cousin of regional heavyweight Hong Kong. But tides have turned since the middle of last year, when the Shanghai Composite Index started rocketing upwards from around 2,500 …

Stock Markets

Kosovans risk perils of roads, forests and criminals in chase for better life in EU

Border agency says 40% of attempted illegal entries to European Union come from Kosovo, as Pristina government begs people to stay<p>For the thousands of Kosovans who have left their country for Hungary in recent months, Vila Lira has stood as poetic reminder of the opportunities and risks of trying …

Winter Weather: Ice Storm Leaves 300,000 Without Power in South

More than 300,000 people woke up without power and federal government offices in Washington were closed on Tuesday after a rare band of snow and ice sliced across the South.<p>The northern edge of the system dropped another round of snow on the Northeast and winter-weary New England. But the system …

Weather

GOP lawmaker flunks Anatomy 101

When it comes to Republicans, anatomy, biology, and reproductive health, the last few years have not been kind. Rush Limbaugh has repeatedly been …

An Elegant Examination of the Power of the Tuxedo—as Shown by Cary Grant, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie

Soon after its “invention,” in 1886, the tuxedo became the ne plus ultra of formal male attire, and little has changed since. Actor George Hamilton recalls his first, purchased for a debutante party, and Vanity Fair chooses the most memorable tuxedo ensembles in history.<p>A milestone recently came …

Here's Proof That Naomi Campbell Is The Undisputed Queen Of The Catwalk

"You can’t help but be captivated by her. It’s not charisma. It’s more powerful than that," designer Anna Sui has said of Naomi Campbell. Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to the supermodel. There is no one who works the runway quite like Naomi, which explains why she is the …

A Branded Act of Kindness From Target That Will Warm Your Heart

It was an ordinary Wednesday afternoon for Audrey Shepps Mark in North Raleigh. She was shopping at the Super Target located at the Triangle Town Center. In the midst of buying some headbands and a ham, according to Audrey, she had her heart <b>warmed</b>.<p>It turned out that a young teenager boy had stopped …

Leadership

New York train crash: funerals begin for victims of collision with SUV

Six people died in railroad’s deadliest ever crash SUV driver Ellen Brody, 49, described as ‘warm, vivacious and dynamic’<p>Families are beginning to hold funerals for six victims killed in a train crash on Tuesday when a fast-moving Metro-North commuter train crashed into a Mercedes SUV stopped on a …

Why the Apple TV Rumors Are More Believable This Time

Another year, another rumor that Apple is planning to enter the pay-TV business.<p>This time the report comes from Re/code, which says that the company …

Argentinian president to write letter to Mia Farrow over tweets

Fernández will write letters to the actress and Martina Navratilova in response to tweets about the mysterious death of a federal prosecutor<p>Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will write letters to the US actor Mia Farrow and former tennis superstar Martina Navratilova in response …

Apple And Samsung Join Forces For iPhone 7

Following reports at the end of last year that Samsung’s manufacturing plant in Austin was working on the early batches of A9 system-on-chips (SoC) for the presumptively named Apple iPhone 7, it appears that the South Korean manufacturer will be the lead manufacturer for most, if not all, of the A9 …

South Korea

Super Bowl TV And Online Advertisement Numbers Are Eye-Popping

If you’re into not only the Super Bowl, but the TV and online ads during the game, you’re not alone. Hundreds of millions will tune into Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, with a growing community hosting parties just to take in the advertising.<p>With the digital …

Advertising
Modern Architecture

Now It's NFL On Trial--and It Won't Err on Side of Leniency Again

Forget the Patriots, who have already been convicted by public opinion. It’s now the commissioner of the NFL who’s on trial in Deflategate.<p>Guess what? Roger Goodell won’t err on the side of leniency, as he did so recently with Ray Rice.<p>This is no longer a dispute over footballs that were 1.5 PSI …

NFL

Yemen's Tumultuous History in 12 Pictures

In 1962, a coup ousted the monarchy ruling North Yemen and spawned a devastating civil war between the newly established<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Gery …

Middle East

Yemeni Government Collapses as President and Prime Minister Resign

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dead

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, Saudi state television announced early on Friday local time.<p>Abdullah's designated successor is Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, his 79-year-old half-brother.<p>Abdullah had been in poor health in recent months. Reuters reports that the king had been admitted to …

See the Original Concept Art for Frozen

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The Smack Track: Heroin Smuggling Is Undermining African Countries

Two drug busts in November, netting 712kg of the stuff, closed a record year for heroin seizures off the coast of Kenya. The haul is less a sign of improved policing and more evidence of the growing importance of the route.<p>The largest seizure took place in April, when an Australian warship found …

Africa