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January 26, 2017 12:27 PM Comcast Q4 Earnings Soar Behind Cable Strength, 2-for-1 Split Announced

The media conglomerate reported earnings Thursday morning that beat expectations This year’s crazy election paid dividends for NBCUniversal parent Comcast Corp., which rode a wave of advertising to a solid fourth-quarter performance that beat expectations. The company also announced a 15 percent increase in its dividend and reported a 2-for-1 stock split 113

January 26, 2017 12:16 PM Ford reports $4.6B profit in '16 despite drop in quarter

The automaker's pretax profit in the final three months was $2.1 billion, contributing to $10.4 billion for the year, the second-best in company history. Ford Motor reported one of its better full-year profits, enough to trigger $9,000 profit-sharing checks for about more than 56,000 hourly workers. The automaker today reported a drop in net income of $800 million 58

January 26, 2017 10:08 AM India Marks Anniversary of Post-Independence Constitution

India celebrated the anniversary of the day its constitution came into effect Thursday with an elaborate display of military hardware and cultural events. The annual celebration included floats from the various Indian states and its defense and police forces. Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was the guest of honor at Thursday's 38

January 26, 2017 4:08 AM Jury awards $1.25 million in school bathroom break lawsuit

SAN DIEGO – A jury has awarded $1.25 million to a former San Diego high schooler who was denied a bathroom break and forced to urinate in a bucket. The girl, then 14, used the bucket in a Patrick Henry High School supply room in 2012. A teacher had denied her request to leave a 25-minute class, believing it was against school rules. Her lawyer said after 35

January 26, 2017 12:06 AM EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a “temporary hold” before it can be released. The communications director for President Donald Trump’s transition team at EPA, Doug Ericksen, said Wednesday the review extends to all existing content 54

January 25, 2017 10:45 PM Matthew McConaughey draws hair inspiration from Dana Holgorsen

Matthew McConaughey, who has always been an avid college football fan, particularly when it comes to his beloved Texas Longhorns, has a new movie coming out. It's called "Gold," and I don't know what it's about, and to be perfectly honest, I don't really care. The only thing that matters here is how McConaughey looks in the movie, and his inspiration 37

January 25, 2017 8:46 PM Mary Tyler Moore turned the world on as comedy icon

Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose 1970s TV show helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday, January 25, her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said. Moore was 80 years old. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted in 1970 and starred the actress as Mary Richards, a single career woman at a Minneapolis TV station. The series was hailed 68

January 25, 2017 6:25 PM Ranking 16 years of Oscar winners

The first Academy Awards were given out at a dinner on May 16, 1929. The best picture winner was 1927's "Wings," a film about World War I pilots starring Clara Bow, right, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, left, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper. Even today, the silent film's aerial sequences stand out as some of the most exciting ever filmed. Another film, "Sunrise 49

January 25, 2017 5:47 PM Bruno Mars to perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Bruno Mars is set to take the stage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Mars would be joining the event's lineup for the first time since 2013. A four-time Grammy winner himself, Mars is also nominated for his work on Adele's smash-hit 25. Mars' recently released album 24K Magic was not nominated 41

January 25, 2017 4:21 PM Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band co-founder and drummer, dead at 69

Musicians Butch Trucks (right) and Melinda Trucks at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. Butch died on Tuesday at 69. Butch Trucks, one of the founding drummers of the Allman Brothers Band, has died. Trucks — whose real name is Claude Hudson — was born in Jacksonville, Fla., and first encountered Gregg and Duane Allman at a gig in Daytona Beach, according to Rolling 46