Wednesday, 18 January 2017  
Asia stocks hover near three-month highs; sterling in spotlight

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stock markets stabilized near three-month highs on Wednesday, helped by Hong Kong and Chinese shares, as investors judged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's concerns over a stronger dollar to be beneficial to some of the regional bourses.

Global Warming Stealing Beautiful Weather Days

A new study says those nice weather days _ the kind for grilling or are perfect for outdoor weddings _ will be dwindling in the future because of global warming. The planet on average will lose 10 postcard-perfect days by the end of the century. (Jan. 18)


Battling bucks die after antlers lock together in Missouri woods

Torn-up ground and trampled grass around deer give evidence of a relentless battle.


6 things college students need to know about Betsy DeVos
Texas police officer shot, killed; suspect dies in standoff
Man burned during protest outside Trump hotel in D.C.
Today in History for January 18th
Women's March on Washington FAQ: What you need to know
DeVos outlines vision for U.S. Department of Education
Shooting erupts at MLK park in Miami
Cowboy's thumb pops off while roping at stock show
Today in History for January 17th
Pity the Sad Legacy of Barack Obama

, The Guardian
Eight years ago the world was on the brink of a grand celebration: the inauguration of a brilliant and charismatic black president of the United States of America. Today we are on the edge of an abyss: the installation of a mendacious and cathartic white president who will replace him. This is a depressing decline in the highest office of the most powerful empire in the history of the world. It could easily produce a pervasive cynicism and poisonous nihilism. Is there really any hope for truth and justice in this decadent time? Does America even have the capacity to be honest about itself and...


The Week That Obama and Biden Cried
Unstable Coalitions in Unstable Times
What Happened to the Honeymoon?
Trump's Conflicts: He's Done Enough
Jason Chaffetz Doesn't Care About Ethics
New Security Software Traps Ransomware in a Honey Pot

A company called Cybereason has developed software that it claims can detect and kill ransomware before it has a chance to encrypt personal or business data and lock it up until the victim pays an expensive ransom.


Microsoft Acquires Canadian AI Firm
Hacking Group 'ShadowBrokers' Release NSA Exploits, Then Go Dark
New Lucid Bluetooth Headset Also Controls Ambient Sounds
Microsoft's New StaffHub Office 365 App Helps Workers Schedule Shifts
Google Updating Way to Distribute Custom Android Apps in Play Store

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