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Spectator killed during 1st stage of Monte Carlo rally race
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  • 2017-01-20 07:03:52Z

MONACO (AP) - A spectator was killed after being hit by a car during the first stage of the season-opening Monte Carlo rally, race organizers said.

Top Asian News 6:51 a.m. GMT
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  • 2017-01-20 06:51:35Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of Trump's inauguration, he called the U.S.-Japan alliance an "unchanging principle" for his country's foreign and security policy. His urgency to meet Trump reflects worries in Japan about how Trump's "America first" policy will affect U.S. commitments to the Asia region, as well as fallout from any heightened tensions with China and North Korea. Abe was the first foreign leader to meet Trump after the U.S. election, making a stop in New York in November on his way to Latin America.

Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump
Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from Trump
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  • 2017-01-20 06:51:02Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Left-wing and Muslim activists urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump who after he is sworn in as president on Friday.

Japan says isle name on 2018 Olympic website
Japan says isle name on 2018 Olympic website 'unacceptable."
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  • 2017-01-20 06:39:54Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says it is "unacceptable" that the official website for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics refers to disputed isles in the Sea of Japan under the South Korean name "Dokdo."

Leonard, Murray power Spurs past Nuggets
Leonard, Murray power Spurs past Nuggets

All-star game starter Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and rookie Dejounte Murray added a career-high 24 as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 118-104 on Thursday. Leonard, who earlier in the day was named an NBA all-star starter for the second straight year, posted his fifth consecutive game with at least 30 points while Murray, 20, becomes the youngest player in franchise history to score 24 or more points in a game. Hopefully I can keep it going," said Leonard of the all-star nod.

Caleb Ewan wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under
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  • 2017-01-20 06:36:28Z

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Rising Australian star Caleb Ewan claimed his third stage victory on this year's Tour Down Under cycle race when he won Friday's 149.5-kilometer (93-mile) stage from Norwood to Campbelltown while compatriot Richie Porte remains the overall leader.

Mexican drug lord
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to appear in New York court on Friday
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  • 2017-01-20 06:34:28Z

Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to appear in a court in New York on Friday, shortly after his surprise extradition from Mexico ended a decades-long career in drug-trafficking, dare-devil jail breaks and murder. A Justice Department spokesman said El Chapo, or Shorty, once one of the world's most wanted drug lords, was set to appear for an arraignment at the federal court in Brooklyn. Guzman, 59, arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport after nightfall Thursday, from a prison in the city of Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his Sinaloa cartel crushed the rival Juarez gang.

Guzman extradition opens door to new cartel
Guzman extradition opens door to new cartel
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  • 2017-01-20 06:31:07Z

Mexican drug baron Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's powerful Sinaloa cartel will likely survive his extradition to the United States, but a well-armed rival gang could intensify a war to seize his empire. Analysts often compare the Sinaloa cartel -- with its multi-billion-dollar drug business spanning the globe -- to an international corporation strong enough to withstand the loss of its CEO. Thursday's extradition "is a great moral victory, but it's not going to have any impact on the Sinaloa cartel," Mike Vigil, a former senior US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official, told AFP.

Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump
Pageantry, protests to mark the start of Trump's U.S. presidency

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will be sworn in on Friday as the 45th president of the United States, taking power over a divided country after winning a savage campaign and setting the country on a new, uncertain path at home and abroad. In a ceremony likely to be attended by 900,000 people, some of them protesters, Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take the oath of office at midday (1700 GMT) outside the domed U.S. Capitol, with U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Trump, 70, enters the White House with work to do to bolster his image.

Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes U.S. president
Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes U.S. president

By Ian Simpson and Scott Malone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. About 900,000 people were expected to pack central Washington, including the grassy National Mall facing the Capitol, where the New York businessman and former reality TV star will be sworn in, and the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

'Dance Moms' star's 2-day sentencing hearing set to begin
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  • 2017-01-20 06:23:36Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A federal judge will decide if "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should be sentenced to prison or probation for concealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of income during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Trump to be sworn in as 45th US president
Trump to be sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. An estimated 800,000 people will gather on the National Mall in the center of the nation's capital to celebrate a man whose short 19-month political career has defied all predictions, and many norms. When Trump descended the escalators of his glitzy New York tower in June 2015, his candidature was dismissed and even mocked.

More TV networks follow Netflix to binge-watching model
More TV networks follow Netflix to binge-watching model

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc's lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next installment. The move poses a direct challenge to Netflix and a way for more traditional networks to reach for younger, digital-savvy consumers who insist on watching on their own schedules. "There are moments when it's really hard to make a decision about a pickup," Freeform President Tom Ascheim said, announcing the renewal at a Television Critics Association event.

Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump
Asian markets mixed ahead of Trump's inauguration
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  • 2017-01-20 06:22:01Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Asian markets were mixed in cautious trading Friday ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. China's report that its economy grew at a 6.8 percent pace in October-December was in line with expectations.

For stock performance under Trump, don
For stock performance under Trump, don't look to prior transitions

As he is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president on Friday, Donald Trump will mark one of the best performances for the American stock market for any presidential transition period of the modern era. For guidance, investors need only recall the oscillations under the outgoing administration. Democratic President Barack Obama's transition period, which came amid the throes of the 2008 financial crisis, also overlapped a 15.5 percent fall for the S&P 500 from his election to the day of his inauguration.

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom
Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom
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  • 2017-01-20 06:20:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will stand in a U.S. courtroom, two decades after he was first sought by federal authorities.

Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos
Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos
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  • 2017-01-20 06:16:02Z

By Martinne Geller and Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines. From taxi drivers to healthcare professionals, technologies such as robotics, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing mean more and more types of jobs are at risk. "Jobs will be lost, jobs will evolve and this revolution is going to be ageless, it's going to be classless and it's going to affect everyone," said Meg Whitman, chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise .

All-stars James, Irving lead Cavs over Suns
All-stars James, Irving lead Cavs over Suns

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving celebrated being named NBA all stars by combining for 47 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 118-103 rout of the Phoenix Suns. James, who led all players in fan voting, and Irving were named Eastern Conference all-star starters for the game on February 19 in New Orleans. James scored 21 points, matching his season-high with 15 assists and grabbing nine rebounds to fall one shy of a triple-double.

NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen
NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen
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  • 2017-01-20 06:13:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) - A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms
Paramount inks $1B film co-finance deal with 2 Chinese firms
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  • 2017-01-20 06:11:54Z

HONG KONG (AP) - Paramount Pictures said Friday it has inked a co-financing deal with two Chinese companies for the Hollywood studio's slate of movies over the next three years.

Marathon bombing film productions won
Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits
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  • 2017-01-20 06:11:44Z

BOSTON (AP) - Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location at the finish line and other landmarks last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

Trumponomics may be wrong medicine for U.S. economy today
Trumponomics may be wrong medicine for U.S. economy today

Tax cuts, deregulation and more federal spending advocated by the incoming Trump administration are a classic remedy for economic stagnation and long unemployment lines. What the country needs now, labor economists and Fed officials say, is small-bore surgery - policies focused on depressed regions in its rural areas and industrial heartland, which fell out of sync with the global economy and emerged as Donald Trump's power base, helping him win the presidency. "When you think of what Trump is inheriting, it is an economy in which much of the recent crisis has been solved," said Jed Kolko, chief economist for the job site indeed.com.

Japan PM pledges
Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump
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  • 2017-01-20 06:10:29Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump.

Turkish parliament nears approval of presidential system
Turkish parliament nears approval of presidential system
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  • 2017-01-20 06:09:14Z

Turkey edged closer to adopting a constitutional bill extending President Tayyip Erdogan's powers overnight, with parliament approving four more articles of a reform which opponents see as a step towards an authoritarian state. Erdogan, who could rule the European Union candidate country until 2029 if the legislation is passed, says it will provide stability at a time of turmoil and prevent a return to the fragile coalitions of the past. During the evening debate an independent lawmaker, Aylin Nazliaka, handcuffed herself to the podium in protest against the stronger presidency, triggering a scuffle between MPs of the ruling AK Party and opposition parties.

Frustrated Bouchard hits
Frustrated Bouchard hits 'pause' on comeback at Australian Open
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  • 2017-01-20 06:09:11Z

Eugenie Bouchard cut a frustrated figure after she threw away a chance to reach the Australian Open last 16 on Friday, putting her comeback on hold. The 22-year-old Canadian has returned to competitive form after a torrid period with injuries, but her promising run in Melbourne was halted by America's Coco Vandeweghe. Bouchard was a break up in the final set but she was broken back and then squandered four break points before losing 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Former president
Former president's breathing tube indicates severe pneumonia
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  • 2017-01-20 06:08:18Z

Former President George H.W. Bush is being treated for pneumonia in intensive care at a Houston hospital where doctors are evaluating him before removing a breathing tube.

Madonna on Trump:
Madonna on Trump: 'We have gone as low as we can go'

NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.

Thousands join Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore in pre-inauguration protest outside Trump Hotel
Thousands join Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore in pre-inauguration protest outside Trump Hotel

Thousands of New Yorkers - led by a star-studded roster of speakers and performers - gathered outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City Thursday evening to protest Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration. "This is the beginning of the 100 days of resistance," declared filmmaker Michael Moore, who led the pre-inauguration rally along with other outspoken Trump critics, including Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Rosie Perez and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

AP PHOTOS: Long-married Bushes hospitalized together
AP PHOTOS: Long-married Bushes hospitalized together

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 72 years - longer than any U.S. presidential couple.

'Would-be-dictator' Trump will fail: Soros

Billionaire George Soros on Thursday delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US President-elect a "would-be-dictator" who is "going to fail". On the eve of Trump's inauguration in Washington, Soros said Trump was "gearing up for a trade war" which would have "a very far reaching effect in Europe and other parts of the world". The "would-be-dictator... didn't expect to win, he was surprised," the Hungarian-born financier told an audience of business leaders and journalists at a Hotel in Davos where the World Economic Forum is being held.

Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush
Doctors consider removing George H.W. Bush's breathing tube
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  • 2017-01-20 06:05:06Z

HOUSTON (AP) - Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered whether to take out a breathing tube inserted two days ago to clear his airway.

Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside
Farmers battered by Thailand floods find a golden upside
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  • 2017-01-20 06:00:32Z

BANG SAPHAN, Thailand (AP) - Nature regularly taunts the farmers of Thailand by flooding their fields, but this time she's tossed some of them a potential safety net: the chance to pan for gold.

New Zealand court lets Low family replace trustees in 1MDB-linked case
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  • 2017-01-20 05:46:09Z

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court on Friday approved a request by relatives of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho to appoint new trustees to fight the seizure of assets by the U.S. government in its investigation of the scandal-tainted 1MDB fund. Low and several family members stand to lose $260 million in assets held in New Zealand trusts that they benefited from after the U.S. government seized the assets in a California court proceeding. Assets included a aircraft, property in New York and the Viceroy L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters party in the
On Inauguration Eve, Trumpsters party in the 'swamp' of Washington

By Melissa Fares WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They voted to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C., but on the night before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, they came to wallow in it. At parties across the city, Trump supporters danced and drank to celebrate an incoming president that they said would shake up a city that they saw as corrupt, complacent and out of touch with the rest of America. "Washington is freaked out.

East Timor suspended over fake eligibility for Brazilians
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  • 2017-01-20 05:37:23Z

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - East Timor has been expelled from the 2023 Asian Cup after an investigation proved the national team selected as many as 12 Brazilian players during qualifying for the 2019 event, using fake documents to claim they were eligible through Timorese heritage.

3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne
3 killed, 20 hurt after car strikes pedestrians in Melbourne
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  • 2017-01-20 05:37:17Z

SYDNEY (AP) - A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.

Westbrook a notable omission in voting for All-Star Game
Westbrook a notable omission in voting for All-Star Game

(Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging a league-best 30.6 points per game this season but was a conspicuous absentee from the starting lineups announced by the NBA on Thursday for next month's All-Star Game. Instead of Westbrook, Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry and James Harden of the Houston Rockets were selected as the starting guards for the Western Conference in voting by fans, current players and the media. Curry, the league's Most Valuable Player in 2015 and 2016, will make his fourth All-Star appearance while Harden, averaging 28.9 points this season, gets the nod for a fifth time.

Timing of Mexico drug lord
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
  • World
  • 2017-01-20 05:28:53Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.

Here
Here's the schedule of Donald Trump's official Inauguration events
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  • 2017-01-20 05:26:55Z

Here are the events you can expect to see surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump this week.

How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV
How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV
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  • 2017-01-20 05:19:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) - The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country.

Surveillance video captures Manayunk consignment store bandits
Surveillance video captures Manayunk consignment store bandits
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  • 2017-01-20 05:19:09Z

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing a trio of brazen bandits ransacking a Manayunk consignment store before making off with $60,000 worth of merchandise.

Japan PM aims to strengthen U.S. alliance under President Trump
Japan PM aims to strengthen U.S. alliance under President Trump
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  • 2017-01-20 05:14:41Z

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament hours before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, said on Friday he wanted to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance. Trump sparked worries in Tokyo and the rest of the Asia-Pacific with campaign comments which included a pledge to make allies pay more for the security provided by U.S. forces and opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. This is an immutable principle," Abe said in his policy speech at the start of the regular parliament session.

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration
  • US
  • 2017-01-20 05:10:21Z

Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Republican president-elect's policies.

Japan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance
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  • 2017-01-20 05:07:27Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's leader Abe says he wants to meet new US President Donald Trump as soon as possible to deepen U.S.-Japan alliance.

Robbery leads to police chase, crash on I-95 in Chester Twp.
Robbery leads to police chase, crash on I-95 in Chester Twp.
  • US
  • 2017-01-20 05:07:04Z

It all began shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday with a robbery at a McDonald's in Brookhaven.

Police: Protests in Center City to cause delays today
Police: Protests in Center City to cause delays today
  • US
  • 2017-01-20 05:05:54Z

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking visitors to avoid parts of Center City today, if possible, due to a number of planned protests.

Key dates in Mexico
Key dates in Mexico's pursuit and extradition of 'El Chapo'
  • World
  • 2017-01-20 05:05:40Z

Key dates in the various pursuits, captures, escapes and the extradition of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman:

A look at notable dates in Mexico
A look at notable dates in Mexico's decade-old drug war
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  • 2017-01-20 05:04:28Z

A look at key events in Mexico's war on drugs following the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Jan 19)-Rev. Graham, Washington D.C., Inauguration
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  • 2017-01-20 05:04:12Z

The following bullet points are from the U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump's Twitter account. Reuters has not edited the tweets. * "It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, thiscountry has been divided for a long time!" Stated today byReverend Franklin Graham." [0752 EST] * "Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. The journeybegins and I will be working and fighting very hard to make it agreat journey for.." [0800 EST] * "the American people. ...

Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
Captures, extraditions of Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
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  • 2017-01-20 05:03:49Z

Top Mexican drug cartel bosses captured, killed or extradited in recent years:

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