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January 2, 2019 10:59 PM Daryl Dragon of pop duo Captain and Tennille dies at 76

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and pianist Daryl Dragon, best known as “The Captain” of 1970s soft rock duo Captain and Tennille, has died at the age of 76, his publicist said on Wednesday. Dragon died of kidney failure in Prescott, Arizona, on Wednesday, publicist Harlan Boll said in a statement. Captain and Tennille were best known for their Grammy-winning 132

December 25, 2018 10:00 AM Stars share their favorite Christmas traditions

Whether it be cutting down a Christmas tree, making cookies or watching a holiday movie, traditions are a fun way to create lifelong memories. “The Christmas season is something we start anticipating as a family months before its arrival. We look forward to celebrating our favorite traditions --like packing into the car and driving to the tree farm to pick out the tallest 502

December 17, 2018 3:09 PM Google announces $1B New York campus

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot 189

December 17, 2018 12:48 PM Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion

NEW YORK — Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus that includes lease agreements along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. Google Hudson 101

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for using homophobic slur to describe Mike Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Wednesday for using a homophobic slur when describing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “butt-boy.” Brzezinski took issue with Pompeo’s recent comments to Fox News regarding Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Why doesn’t Mike Pompeo 121

December 6, 2018 6:13 PM Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith suffering from complications after surgery on broken leg, reports say

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith’s right ankle bent in an awkward direction during a play against the Houston Texans. Smith was carted off the field. Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is reportedly battling post-operation complications after surgery on his broken fibula and tibia, which he suffered in a game more than two weeks ago. Smith 116

November 28, 2018 4:43 PM Facebook to expand its section for local news 'Today In'

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday said it is expanding its ‘Today In’ feature, a dedicated section for local news and starting a test for local alerts from relevant government pages. The feature, which is now available in over 400 cities in the U.S., has also been launched as test in Australia, Facebook said in a blog post here. In addition 120

November 21, 2018 4:17 PM How many calories are in a Thanksgiving meal?

Gobble, gobble indeed: Though calculations vary, Americans could consume several days' worth of calories on Thanksgiving. “A typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of 3,000 calories,” the Calorie Control Council (CCC), an association representing the reduced-calorie food and beverage industry says, noting that “many nibble through another 1,500 calories 82

November 14, 2018 8:49 PM NASA prepares to ‘light up the sky' on the East Coast with space station rocket launch

Northrop Grumman Antares rocket sits atop its launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) NASA is set to launch an Antares rocket on a resupply mission to the International Space Station from the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this week. Weather permitting 117

November 13, 2018 8:37 AM Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny barred from leaving Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was stopped from leaving Russia on Tuesday, a move he said was designed to prevent him from attending the finale of a legal case he filed at Europe’s top human rights court. Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, said border guards had detained him as he tried to pass through passport control 84