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Highlights of Monday’s NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Monday: Dec 11, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) reacts after a shot on the New Orleans Pelicans during the fourth quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports Rockets 130, Pelicans 123 Chris Paul and James Harden came alive late, and the Houston Rockets erased a 13-point, third-quarter deficit and extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 130-123 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Harden scored 12 ofRead More

Suspect in killing of Texas trooper viciously attacked another cop in 2015: Police – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Newly released dashcam video shows the suspect in last week’s murder of a Texas trooper brutally assaulting a Smith County deputy in 2015. The confrontation between Dabrett Black and Smith County Deputy Rigele Dean occurred in March 2015 after Dean spotted Black walking on the side of the road while he was en route to a domestic assault call, according to Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA. In a statement taken by Smith County officials, Dean said that he initially passed by Black and turned around because he though Black was tryingRead More

YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can trap people in bubbles of misinformation and like-minded opinions. Signage is seen at a YouTube stand at the Labour Party Conference venue in Brighton, Britain, September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville The new feature, which arrived in January but has not previously been reported, uses a measure of satisfaction derived from a massive and ongoing user survey to predict and promoteRead More

Backstage at Walt Disney World Holiday Services – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Ever wonder how the Walt Disney Parks go from nearly bare to completely decked out in their holiday best, seemingly overnight? Interested in Disney? Add Disney as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Disney news, video, and analysis from ABC News. It’s all part of the magic, of course — created by the magicians from the world of decorative pieces at the Holiday Services warehouse. From the outside, the warehouse seems pretty run of the mill. Nothing, save its sign, gives away what’s going on inside.Read More

German domestic spy agency hits out at Silicon Valley

BERLIN (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency accused U.S. tech giants like Facebook (FB.O) on Monday of failing to take enough responsibility for content on their sites, undermining democracy by not distinguishing between fact and opinion. The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White “Today we are discovering a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibility,” Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on cybersecurity organized by Germany’s Handelsblatt daily. “These are hugeRead More

Exclusive – State Dept. revolt: Tillerson accused of violating U.S. law on child soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to staff members at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Alex Brandon/Pool/File Photo A confidential State Department “dissent” memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the ChildRead More

WADA rules Russia ‘non-compliant’ in Winter Games blow

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SEOUL (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains “non-compliant” with its Code, dealing a major blow to its hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympics. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) has been suspended since a 2015 WADA report found evidence of state-sponsored doping and accused it of systematically violating anti-doping regulations. WADA set out a roadmap for Russia toRead More

Oxford to become first UK city to ban petrol and diesel cars from center

LONDON (Reuters) – The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. Whilst London is rolling out an “ultra low emission zone”, which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to enter the city center from 2020, Oxford’s “Zero Emission Zone” will ban emitting vehicles from entering part of the city center from that date. Since German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) admitted in 2015 toRead More

3 cozy treehouses where nature lovers can relax

Get a birds’ eye view of the beautiful fall foliage when you stay at one of these treehouse hotels. Nestled either near mountain ranges or lush forests, these modern treehouses will have you forgetting about the digital world. Still, the hotels have Wi-Fi just in case you need a fix. Tree Tops in Asheville, NC HomeAwayThis upscale 6 bedroom treehouse is tucked in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. This upscale, six-bedroom treehouse hotel boasts amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The three-level home features a living room withRead More

As Trump visits U.N., New York prepares for ‘Super Bowl’ of security

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the annual traffic and security nightmare known as the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by U.S. President Donald Trump and a parade of other dignitaries. The meeting of the world’s top leaders and diplomats, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, will bring street closures, thousands of police officers and hundreds of protesters to midtown Manhattan, an area already plagued with gridlock on an average weekday. “It’s the equivalent of the SuperRead More