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By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday raised the standard for high-speed Internet, voting that only connections with download speeds of 25 megabits per second or faster will qualify as broadband, meaning fewer pa ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba's Group shares dropped 10 percent on Thursday after the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse reported holiday-quarter revenue that surged 40 percent but missed analyst expectations.It was the second day of stock decline followin ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Parson is going from a scientific nerd in "The Big Bang Theory" to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty.Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a stage adaptation of the humor book "The Last Testament: A Memoir ...more

Reuters News - 9 mins ago

DRESDEN (Reuters) - The German anti-Islam group PEGIDA, whose rallies have brought up to 25,000 onto the streets of Dresden in recent weeks, appeared to be all but finished on Thursday after five of its founding members said they were setting up a riva ...more

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.Dartmouth has long tried t ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants has received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market.Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment received a statement of compli ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading as the price of oil continues to fall.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,242 as of 11:57 a.m. Thursday. The Standard & Poor's 500 eased one po ...more

Reuters News - 18 mins ago

By Bernie McGuire DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - A dynamic sequence of five birdies in a row lifted Austrian Bernd Wiesberger to the top of the leaderboard on eight-under 64 after the Dubai Desert Classic first round on Thursday. World n ...more

Reuters News - 18 mins ago

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will likely pass a bill approving the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, a measure the White House has said President Barack Obama would veto. Republicans ha ...more

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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's collection includes Sea Spa ...more