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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Icebound Ship in Antarctica Edges Closer to Rescue – ABC News

ABC NewsA ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a …Ship trapped in Antarctic ice awaits rescue as Chinese icebreaker ‘Snow […]

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USA TODAY Sports’ Week 17 NFL predictions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have met 187 times, the longest-running rivalry in NFL history. (If you’re wondering, the Bears own a 93-88-6 advantage.) But rarely have the stakes been this high. Three years ago, they squared off in the NFC …Bears’ ‘new offense’ gives Jay Cutler cause to end Packers’ hexChicago […]

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See the contract that made Babe Ruth a Yankee – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAccording to the contract, it cost the Yankees “$25,000 and other good and valuable considerations,” to have Ruth play for New York. While Ruth’s contract ended up being a special one, it might have not seemed so at the time. From SI.com: Ruth was one of …Fresh off title, Red Sox set sights on […]

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NY Giants can be contenders again in 2014 by following this five-point plan – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt’s so hard to see the light when things have been so dark around the Meadowlands lately. The Giants’ slide began late last season and ever since the 0-6 start it’s felt like they’ve just been gasping for air. Sure, they were in playoff contention for …Even In Tough Season, Manning’s Reliability […]

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More Diversity in New York City’s Police Dept., but Blacks Lag – New York Times

New York TimesBy J. DAVID GOODMAN. Published: December 26, 2013. It is among Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly’s prouder legacies: A majority of the police officers in New York City are now members of minorities, and have been since roughly 2006. and more …read more Source: New York News By Google

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CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller To Return To NYPD – CBS Local

CBS LocalAccording to his official bio on CBSNews.com, Miller briefly served as New York City Deputy Police Commissioner from 1994-1995, when Bratton was commissioner. Miller served as chief spokesman for the department during his tenure with the NYPD.CBS News correspondent John Miller coming back to NYPDNew York Daily News (blog)CBS News’ Miller back to law […]

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Miley Cyrus fires back at video leaker – Newsday

NewsdayMiley Cyrus had choice words for whoever leaked her racy music video for the song “Adore You” a day early, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. Yesterday after the official release, she complained about the early release, tweeting, “Please only watch …Miley Cyrus makes underwear top prop in new music videoReutersIs Miley Cyrus’ ‘Adore You’ Her […]

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Bears’ Cutler, Future Already Unclear, Will Finish Season in a Rival’s Shadow – New York Times

New York TimesLAKE FOREST, Ill. — At Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears’ practice complex, the news trickled in on Thursday afternoon — tweet by tweet, unconfirmed report after unconfirmed report — until it was finally official: The Green Bay Packers had named Aaron …USA TODAY Sports’ Week 17 NFL predictionsUSA TODAYNFL notes: Packers’ Aaron Rodgers […]

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Mother says goodbye to boy thrown off high-rise – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBurial was set for a Russian Orthodox cemetery in Nanuet, N.Y.. The innocent child was tossed 52 floors to his death by his father, who then killed himself by leaping from the roof of a W. 60th St. skyscraper. RELATED: SHORT HILLS MALL CARJACKING …Boy Thrown From Roof by Dad Mourned at […]

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New International Poster Hits For THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG – Comic Book Movie

Comic Book MovieBy now, most of you have probably had the chance to see Peter Jackson’s latest hit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out this new One-Sheet, featuring tall elves and small hobbits, all in front of The Lonely …Boffo box office as slew of Christmas movies […]

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US Captive of Al Qaeda Makes a Plea to Obama – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom in an impassioned video message released by the group.American Hostage in Pakistan Pleads for HelpVoice of AmericaKidnapped American feels ‘abandoned’ by USNBCNews.comAmerican hostage asks US […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson gifts wife Miss Kay a wedding ring for Christmas – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt only took five decades, but beleaguered “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson exhibited some of the traditional family values that he preaches. The 67-year-old reality television star and evangelical Christian gifted his wife, known to fans as Miss Kay, …Is there a ‘Duck Dynasty’ double standard?MSNBC‘Duck Dynasty,’ ‘Wimpy Kid,’ ‘Gatsby’ sell like […]

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African Leaders Press For Peace in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesJUBA, South Sudan — As clashes between government troops and rebels continued in South Sudan on Thursday, diplomats moved swiftly to drag the warring sides to the negotiating table but announced none of the breakthroughs they had hoped for.UN envoy in South Sudan urges political leaders to give peace a chanceXinhuaAverting Civil War […]

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American Al-Qaeda Captive Warren Weinstein Seeks Obama’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsAn elderly American man kidnapped and believed to be held captive by Al Qaeda for more than two years has a direct message for PresidentObama: He wants to come home. Warren Weinstein, 72, delivered the message in a new video released by Al …In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandonedCNNAbducted American […]

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Turkish Leader Denounces Graft Investigation – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — An Istanbul prosecutor who had been overseeing a sprawling corruption investigation of the prime minister’s inner circle was removed from the case on Thursday, in a new sign of a profound power struggle within Turkey’s judiciary and police …Turkey’s Byzantine ScandalWall Street JournalTurkish PM struggles to contain corruption probeNTVProtesting Turkish prosecutor […]

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In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama. In the video released by al Qaeda on Christmas Day, he says he feels abandoned and forgotten …American Al Qaeda Hostage Begs Obama for HelpWall Street Journal‘Abandoned and forgotten’: American abducted […]

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New York Giants rookie wants you to live in his house during the Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Giants aren’t going to the playoffs so when the Super Bowl comes to New York, rookie Cooper Taylor isn’t sticking around. Instead, Taylor took out an ad on Craigslist and is renting his New Jersey condo during Super Bowl week. “We thought it would …NYG Rook Renting Out Apt. for SBBleacher ReportLive like […]

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Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014 – CBS Local

Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. The poll looked at the public’s expectations … and more […]

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We probably will never get the Kobe-LeBron showdown we want – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Miami Heat muscled past the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day, 101-95. LeBron James dropped 19 points and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each added 23. There was little the Lakers could do to match the Big 3′s output. The helplessness was …Kobe Bryant denies that knee injury had anything to do with […]

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Super Bowl IX: Pitt Defense, Franco’s Runs Super, 16-6 – New York Daily News

New York Daily News12 – The Steelers played exactly like a team that was taking out the frustration of 42 fruitless seasons today in humiliating, not just beating, the Vikings, 16-6, in Super Bowl IX. This roughhouse gang from Pittsburgh demolished the running attack of … …read more Source: NFL – Super Bowl Game News

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No Carmelo, no contest in blowout – Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionNew York. Not only was there no Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony showdown, there wasn’t much of a game, either. The Oklahoma City Thunder made sure of it. Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by the middle of the third quarter, …Thunder quiets MSG crowd with rout of KnicksTulsa WorldWestbrook’s triple-double leads […]

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Why Japan’s Shinzo Abe went to Yasukuni shrine – BBC News

BBC NewsWhatever Shinzo Abe says, any visit to the Yasakuni shrine by a Japanese prime minister is deeply political and sure to cause offence. In the 1960s and 70s, the spirits of scores of convicted Japanese war criminals were “enshrined” there. The most …Japan’s PM sparks tension in Asia with visit to WWII shrineTelegraph.co.ukJapan PM’s […]

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New York Today: Political Lowlights – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)New York Today: Political Lowlights. By ANDY NEWMAN and ANNIE CORREAL. Clockwise from top left: Eliot Spitzer, Vito Lopez, Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Pedro Espada, and Shirley Huntley. Good morning on this bitingly cold Thursday. Let’s see … …read more Source: New York News By Google

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1. LeBron, Kobe: Two Historic Paths Diverge – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — LeBron James didn’t like having his defending champion Miami Heat playing on the road for Christmas, and he wasn’t thrilled about facing the depleted and struggling Los Angeles Lakers. But before James could launch deeply into his …Heat hold off undermanned LakersBoston GlobeNBA: Miami Heat beat Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas DaySkySportsHeat […]

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Thought you were retiring? Justin Bieber can’t make up his mind as he sings for … – Daily Mail

Daily MailHe shocked his legion of fans when he confirmed news of his early retirement earlier this week. But it seems that Justin Bieber can’t quite make up his mind. The singer spent Christmas Day busy recording music for his fans a ‘Christmas present’. Scroll down …Bieber’s ‘Believe’ is damage controlBoston GlobeJustin Bieber tweets retirement, […]

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