Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year’s Eve

Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year’s Eve

Top Stories December 31, 2017 0

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York’s Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year’s Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation. The temperature in midtown Manhattan is expected to... Read more
Serena Williams Loses to Jelena Ostapenko in Return After Giving Birth

Serena Williams Loses to Jelena Ostapenko in Return After Giving Birth

Sports December 31, 2017 0

“I am taking it one day at a time. I am going to assess everything with my team before deciding.” Williams, 36, formerly ranked No. 1 in the world, had not played since she won the Australian Open, her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, a record for the professional... Read more
Trump urges crowd to vote for Roy Moore

Trump urges crowd to vote for Roy Moore

Video Gallery December 31, 2017 0

During a rally in Pensacola, Florida, President Donald Trump urged rally goers to vote for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. source Read more
Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership

Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country’s leadership

Top Stories December 31, 2017 0

LONDON (Reuters) – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to the government and clerical leadership since a revolution in 1979. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s unelected clerical elite... Read more
The BBC in Pidgin? People Like It Well-Well

The BBC in Pidgin? People Like It Well-Well

Business December 31, 2017 0

The BBC also has a website in Korean, and it broadcasts radio programs in Korean that can reach the reclusive state of North Korea, bringing the total number of languages it uses to more than 40. The media organization says it aims to reach 500 million people by its... Read more
Israeli pipeline, once a link to Iran, will remain a mystery

Israeli pipeline, once a link to Iran, will remain a mystery

Top Stories December 31, 2017 0

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An oil pipeline company established decades ago by Israel and Iran, and a new Israeli company that is meant to replace it, can continue to operate secretly, an Israeli parliamentary committee ruled on Sunday. The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Co (EAPC) was a joint venture set up in... Read more
Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

Taye Diggs Doesn’t Feel Like Dancing

Lifestyle December 31, 2017 0

Tiptoeing out of the theater class, he met up with Suzy Norton-DiCerto, an assistant managing director at Steps and another former work-study kid. Peering down the main hallway, dancer-strewn and sweat-perfumed, Mr. Diggs recalled that “as a black man with pride, the last thing I wanted to be seen... Read more
Cryptocurrency expert released after $1 million bitcoin ransom

Cryptocurrency expert released after $1 million bitcoin ransom

Technology December 31, 2017 0

The Guardian reports that an employee of a U.K. bitcoin exchange has been released after a bitcoin ransom of $1 million was paid. EXMO Finance, the company that abductee Pavel Lerner works for, stated that the blockchain expert was kidnapped on Boxing Day while in Ukraine. The company said that... Read more
South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

Top Stories December 31, 2017 0

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, a customs official said on Sunday. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United Nations... Read more
Orange Bowl Win Over Miami Caps Wisconsin’s Stellar Season

Orange Bowl Win Over Miami Caps Wisconsin’s Stellar Season

Sports December 31, 2017 0

The Hurricanes had a chance to get within a touchdown midway through the fourth, but Michael Badgley’s chip-shot field goal went off the right upright. By the time the Hurricanes got the ball back, most of their fans were gone and only 1 minute 37 seconds remained. Rosier was... Read more