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Ex-soccer boss in Americas pleads not guilty to U.S. bribery charges | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former high-ranking soccer official in the Americas pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme at the heart of a U.S. investigation into corruption in the sport’s world governing body.<p>A security guard is seen inside the National …

Corruption

Haley swipes at Trump in State of the Union response

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley offered a not-so-subtle rebuke of Donald Trump's fiery immigration rhetoric as part of her response to President Barack Obama's Tuesday State of the Union speech — winning widespread praise for gracefully taking on the GOP frontrunner.<p>While a good chunk of …

Republicans

Fact checking the 2016 State of the Union address

A State of the Union address is often difficult to fact-check, no matter who is president. The speech is a product of many hands and is carefully vetted, so major errors of fact are relatively rare. But State of the Union addresses often are very political speeches, an argument for the president’s …

Fossil Fuels

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Mitch McConnell

Microsoft's speedy Chakra JavaScript engine is now open source

Following Microsoft announcing it would open-source its Chakra JavaScript engine late last year, the company has done exactly that, uploading it to GitHub today.<p>ChakraCore is a self-contained JavaScript virtual machine, also used in Microsoft Edge, that the company now allows developers to …

JavaScript

Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 8.3% in Q4 2015, Apple only company in top 5 to see growth

The PC market ended its poor year with another negative quarter. Both Gartner and IDC agreed: PC shipments were down globally, again.<p>Gartner estimated worldwide PC shipments fell 8.3 percent to 75.7 million units in Q4 2015. The top five vendors were Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, and Apple.<p>As you can see …

IT

Stocks Take a Beating as Alarm Grows

Investors flee amid anxiety over global economy, oil; Dow nears correction territory<p>The new year’s stock-market rout deepened Wednesday, dragging the Dow Jones Industrial Average down almost 10% from its highs of late last year and sending investors flocking to safety.<p>The Dow ended the day …

Stock Markets

Istanbul suicide bomber had registered as a refugee in Turkey

The suicide attacker who detonated a bomb that killed 10 German tourists in the heart of Istanbul's historic district had registered as a refugee just a week earlier, Turkish officials said Wednesday, raising questions over whether extremists are posing as asylum-seekers to inflame anti-immigrant …

Extremism

U.S. Sailor Shown 'Apologizing' on Iranian State TV

A U.S. Navy sailor who was among ten briefly taken into custody by Iranian authorities Tuesday was shown on state television apologizing for entering the country’s territory.<p>"It was a mistake that was our fault, and we apologize for our mistake," the sailor is shown saying on state television. It …

South Asia

Canada's national parks will be free to all in 2017

Canada wants to be the destination of nature lovers in 2017.<p>Parks Canada will waive entry fees at the more than 40 national parks around the country, …