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Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it will drop a lawsuit against the U.S. government after the Department of Justice (DOJ) changed data request rules on alerting internet users about agencies accessing their information.<p>The new policy limits the use of secrecy orders and calls for such orders to be …

Privacy

Najib will aim to win over voters in last budget before elections

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will aim to reduce unhappiness over rising costs of living when he unveils his 2018 budget on Friday, ahead of an election that must be held within 10 months.<p>Prices rose sharply in Malaysia - where household debt is among the highest in …

Business

Costume Contest to Highlight 'Halloween Theme Night' on Oct. 26 vs. WPG

Prizes will be awarded for Best Kids' Costume, Scariest Costume, Funniest Costume, Most Creative Costume and Best Couples' Costume.<p>Kids also will be …

PPG Paints Arena

Rapper B.o.B. starts GoFundMe to prove earth is flat - Salon.com

Rapper and adherent to an antiquated cosmography, B.o.B. won't stop until he proves once and for all that the earth is flat (which means never, because it isn't.)<p>Last week the rapper launched a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise $200,000 to help "B.o.B. find the curve!" The site says that the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Egypt’s millennials act out their discontent on stage

CAIRO — A simple white backdrop, two seats and four small wooden boxes make up the stage for “1980 W Enta Taleh,” (“1980 and Above”), a play about …

How Does the Carmelo Anthony Trade Affect Everyone

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Carmelo Anthony<p>In recent news, the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a deal to send Carmelo Anthony to the …

NBA

Milwaukee Bucks: 49 years in 49 days – 1994-95 season

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 25: Glenn Robinson #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks slam dunks against Shawn Bradley #76 the Philadelphia 76ers during a game at The …

Basketball

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.<p>1/ STRONG QUARTER? NOT HALF<p>It's the end of the quarter. And what a remarkable quarter it has been. Wall Street and world stocks have …

Economy

Japan firms see U.S., China economies expanding at a healthy clip

TOKYO (Reuters) - A vast majority of Japanese firms are upbeat about the outlook for the U.S. economy, a Reuters poll found, a reassuring sign after some market concern earlier this year that the pace of U.S. growth could be slowing. (Japan Inc upbeat about U.S. and Chinese economic outlook, see …

Economy

Stocks move up, dollar dips as investors await Fed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stock markets edged higher on Tuesday and the dollar dipped as investors awaited signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve on when it will hike interest rates again and start shrinking its balance sheet.<p>Wall Street stocks gained slightly, with the Dow climbing to a fresh …

Economy

Big 12 Announces ESPN WBB Telecast Schedule

Big 12 women’s basketball is slated for five appearances on ESPN networks during the 2017-18 season.<p>Four league games will be featured on the …

Big 12

Egypt arrests lawyer linked to slain Italian student

Authorities in Egypt have arrested a lawyer whose human rights group opposes enforced disappearances and is linked to one such case involving …

Egypt

Ted Cruz's Twitter Account Got Caught 'Liking' Porn

Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account Got Caught ‘Liking’ Porn<p>It’s the latest addition to a long list of weird social media moments for the junior senator.<p>U.S. …

Ted Cruz

Sensex, Nifty end down one percent, snap four-day winning streak

(Reuters) - The Sensex and Nifty declined more than 1 percent on Tuesday, snapping four consecutive sessions of gains, as escalating worries around North Korea added to the volatility ahead of local derivatives contracts expiry this week.<p>A man walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building …

Stock Markets

Australia Day: Darebin council to follow City of Yarra with controversial vote on local events

Another Melbourne council appears likely to dump its Australia Day citizenship ceremony when it convenes for an urgent vote on the issue next week, …

Australia