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January 15, 2019 7:10 PM Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will rise to $12.99 per month 2365

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding 116

January 7, 2019 10:59 AM Pope decries rise of nationalism, flaws of globalization

In this photo taken with slow shutter speed Pope Francis leaves after celebrating an Epiphany Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Pope Francis has appealed to European leaders to show “concrete solidarity” to 49 migrants stranded aboard a pair of rescue vessels. Francis, addressing faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday 94

January 3, 2019 3:24 PM The government is STILL shut down

The Senate has adjourned for the day One furloughed federal worker, at home in Colorado anxiously watching CNN as the government shutdown clock continues to rise, tells our affiliate KMGH that she’s worried about how she’ll pay her bills -- she recently had surgery and her leg is in a cast. “I get up really early to watch” the news, Andrea Popelka said, hoping 100

December 31, 2018 8:23 AM A Suspected Gas Explosion at a High-Rise in Russia Has Killed at Least 3 People

A suspected gas explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk early Monday morning ripped through an apartment building, killing at least three people and burying dozens after a partial collapse of the structure. Russian news agency TASS reports that six people have been pulled out of the rubble, of which three died, and that 79 were missing. According 74

December 28, 2018 4:40 PM Amos Oz, author who chronicled Israel's struggles, dead at 79

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Amos Oz, Israel’s best-known author and an outspoken supporter of a two-state solution to its conflict with the Palestinians, died of cancer at the age of 79 on Friday, his daughter said. Over a 50-year career, Oz chronicled his country’s rise from the ashes of the Holocaust and its struggles - among Jews and Arabs, secularists 97

December 26, 2018 4:42 AM Persecution against Christians to be subject of British government review

Jeremy Hunt, then Britain's health secretary, is pictured during a tour of University College Hospital HQ and Education Centre in central London on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press) With violence against the world’s Christians reportedly on the rise, Britain’s government announced Wednesday that it has commissioned an independent review into the persecution 84

December 24, 2018 3:23 PM Iran says ready to respond, but U.S. aircraft carrier no threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is ready to respond to any hostile U.S. action, but it does not consider the arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf last week a significant threat, an Iranian navy commander said on Monday. The USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf on Friday, ending a long absence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the region as tensions rise between 78

December 23, 2018 7:00 PM Stars call on President Donald Trump to resign after government shutdown

Celebrities urged President Donald Trump to resign as commander in chief following the news of the government shutdown. Stars including George Takei, Bette Midler, Kathy Griffin, Chris Evans and Mark Hamill called on Trump to step down after the conflict over the controversial border wall and its funding. "Trump was eager to take credit for the stock 123

December 21, 2018 11:59 PM Incoming Campbell Soup CEO Clouse to be paid up to $7.4 million in 2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co (CPB.N) said on Friday that incoming Chief Executive Mark Clouse, a food industry veteran, could be paid as much as $7.4 million in compensation for fiscal 2019. Clouse, the former chief of frozen food maker Pinnacle Foods, was named Campbell’s new CEO on Thursday after a seven-month search to replace former CEO Denise 93