Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect
A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia’s “world first” sex tourism law came into effect.
Op-Ed Contributor: Trump and Bannon Can’t Save the Day
The president and the populist badly botched their attempt to put Roy Moore over the top.
‘Fake News,’ Trump’s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen
Leaders who don’t like to be criticized or investigated have embraced the term. Scholars fear that it further erodes trust in democracy.
Op-Ed Columnist: Alabama Says No to Trump’s Tribalism
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Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads
The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.
Op-Ed Columnist: As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism
A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House — but it won’t.
Review: In ‘The Children,’ the Waters Rise and a Reckoning Comes Due
In Lucy Kirkwood’s chilling play, the meltdown of a nuclear power plant is not just an environmental crisis, but an existential one.
In Texts, F.B.I. Officials in Russia Inquiry Said Clinton ‘Just Has to Win’
Some messages criticized the Clinton team and the Obama administration, but the officials appeared appalled at some of Donald J. Trump’s comments during the campaign.
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Struggling Senators take on Rangers (Dec 13, 2017)
OTTAWA -- On the way home from their longest road trip of the season, the Ottawa Senators scraped bottom and suffered more damage.
Bruins try to continue mastery of Red Wings (Dec 13, 2017)
The Boston Bruins have been one the hottest teams in recent weeks. They have been dominating the Detroit Red Wings for much longer.
Davis questionable as Pelicans brace for Bucks (Dec 13, 2017)
NEW ORLEANS -- Playing without Anthony Davis on Monday night, the increasingly explosive New Orleans Pelicans scored virtually at will against the Houston Rockets before eventually falling 130-123 on the road in a game that had an ABA, red-white-and-blue-basketball feel.
Hornets next to challenge versatile Rockets (Dec 13, 2017)
HOUSTON -- It was yet another showcase of the Rockets' enviable offensive weaponry, with Houston eclipsing the 120-point plateau for the sixth time this season despite a quiet night from sharpshooter Ryan Anderson and an 0-fer shooting performance from Luc Mbah a Moute.
Islanders, Stars seek more net gains from goalies (Dec 13, 2017)
NEW YORK -- A pair of goaltenders could be in the spotlight Wednesday night when the New York Islanders host the Dallas Stars at Barclays Center in the teams' final meeting of the season.
Colts simply playing for pride in matchup versus Broncos
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Mirotic-led Bulls look to stay hot vs. Jazz (Dec 13, 2017)
CHICAGO -- Nikola Mirotic is not short on confidence to begin with, but these days, the numbers are backing him up.
Cane LIVE To Go: Hurricanes win in shootout over Vegas, 3-2.
Cam Ward earned his 300th career win as Phil Di Giuseppe scored the decisive goal in the shootout to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory in Las Vegas over the Golden Knights. It was the first ever meeting between the two franchises.
Ward wins 300th, Hurricanes top Golden Knights in shootout (Dec 12, 2017)
LAS VEGAS (AP) Cam Ward earned his 300th career win when Phillip Di Giuseppe's goal in the fifth round of a shootout lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.
Sri Lanka wins toss, will bowl in second ODI against India
MOHALI, India (AP) Sri Lanka won the toss on Wednesday and sent India in to bat, attempting to clinch the three-match limited-overs series and achieve a historic milestone.
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FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A
FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The round is led by VC firm Northzone, with participation from existing investors. The latter includes Rocket Int...
Uber doubles down on Indonesia after hiring its first country president
As part of its new approach to Asia, Uber has announced a first president for its business in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country. Monika Rudijono will take up the role in January, joining from advertising and marketing firm Grey where she had...
Here’s what people were Googling in 2017
There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’s annual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming roundups, Google’s offers a clear snapshot of the things that captured our imaginations and baffled us during what felt l...
Payments startup iZettle raises $47M, reportedly at a $950M valuation
iZettle — the payments startup based out of Stockholm that competes against companies like Square, Paypal and SumUp to provide card transactions using smartphones and tablets as well as related accounting services — has raised another €40 million ($47 million), money that CEO and co-founder Jaco...
Techstars is launching its first accelerator program in Asia in partnership with Rakuten
Techstars is bringing its global accelerator program to Asia for the first time in partnership with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten and its chat app Viber. The companies will run a three-month program in Singapore starting in July, according to a joint announcement made today. The focus will b...
Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence
Google has officially announced that it is opening an AI center in Beijing, China. The confirmation comes after months of speculation fueled by a major push to hire AI talent inside the country. Google’s search engine is blocked in China, but the company still has hundreds of staff in China whic...
New York City moves to establish algorithm-monitoring task force
New York City may soon gain a task force dedicated to monitoring the fairness of algorithms used by municipal agencies. Formed from experts in automated systems and representatives of groups affected by those systems, it would be responsible for closely examining algorithms in use by the city an...
Facebook Messaging VP David Marcus joins Coinbase board
Coinbase is growing up fast — or at least trying to. As an emblem of its current effort to accommodate the massive demand on its platform, the mainstream U.S. cryptocurrency exchange just added Facebook Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus to its board of directors. Read More
Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky Lab software from federal use
Capping off months of controversy, espionage claims and international intrigue, the U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software has been signed into law. The ban, wedged into the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would preclude all federal computers and connected netw...
How hate speech crowdfunding outfit Hatreon crept back online
If you want to make a living creating white supremacist content, you’re probably not going to do it via sites like Kickstarter and Patreon, which prohibit hate speech. Fortunately there’s Hatreon, a hate speech crowdfunding site that, despite having been booted from the web by a couple hosts, is...