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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's whaling fleet leaves Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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Slater and Gordon shares reverse slide
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By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot-button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.
Dozens injured as bus filled with college students overturns in Virginia
The bus, carrying some 50 people, most of them students, from Richmond back to Virginia Tech, Radford University and the University of Virginia, flipped onto its side on the Powhite Parkway near Chesterfield, media reported, citing State Police and emergency responders. The Virginia State Police could not be reached to verify the reports' details.
Police capture suspect in shooting of Pennsylvania officer
Police searched six hours for Ray Shetler Jr., 31, who is suspected of shooting St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed at a residence in New Florence, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, state police said in a statement. Pennsylvania State Police captured Shetler without incident, police said. Reed, who had more than 20 years experience as an officer including five years with the St. Clair Police Department, died from gunshot wounds, police said.
Planned Parenthood said on Sunday that news reports that the gunman who attacked its Colorado health clinic had uttered "no more baby parts" during his arrest showed that the suspect was motivated by an anti-abortion agenda. The remark attributed to suspect Robert Lewis Dear was an apparent reference to Planned Parenthood's abortion activities and its role in delivering fetal tissue to medical researchers, a hot button issue in the 2016 race for the presidency. "We now know the man responsible for the tragic shooting at PP's health center in Colorado was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion," the organization said on Twitter.
Hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world Sunday on the eve of a Paris summit aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, but violent clashes in the French capital soured the show of people power. The global protests, including an emotional linking of hands near the heart of this month's terror attacks in Paris, were aimed at building grassroots pressure for an historic deal at the UN talks to limit global warming. As US President Brack Obama and other world leaders began flying into Paris for Monday's official opening, negotiators vowed at a preliminary session to honour the victims of the attacks by forging an ambitious deal.
The motive for a shooting that took place outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado on Friday still isn’t clear, but all three of the top Democratic presidential candidates quickly rushed to express their support for the organization.
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Murphy not locked in as Blues skipper
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Motorway horror claims two lives
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My High School Teammate, Kobe Bryant
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Fed to take up 'too big to fail' emergency lending curb
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Board will consider on Monday a proposal to curb its emergency lending powers, a change demanded by Congress after the central bank's controversial decision to aid AIG , Citigroup and others in 2008.
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The Apple CEO addresses new iPhone features, privacy concerns, the iPad Pro as a desktop replacement, and why you can’t delete that pesky Stocks app, in a car ride across Manhattan.
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Tim Cook is twisted sideways in the deep passenger-side backseat of a black Cadillac Escalade, rolling through Manhattan from the Flatiron district up to the company's flagship Fifth Avenue Apple Store — where a great glass cube sits atop Apple's subterranean retail center. Nobody at the store knows he's coming. Not the manager. Not security. There's no timetable for him to appear. And so for the 20 minutes or so it takes the car to wind through the late afternoon Manhattan traffic, I have him largely to myself.
Cook likes the secrecy. He does these store drop-ins periodically and has found that surprise visits are far better for everyone involved, himself included. The CEO of Apple visiting one of Apple's many retail stores is de facto a big deal, particularly for store employees who'd likely agonize over preparations if they knew he was coming. So Cook keeps it quiet. "I almost always go in unannounced," he says. "It's rare that I tell anyone that I'm going. But I do try to go to stores every time I'm traveling to a new city. It's important."
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In another car, also winding through Manhattan on the way to the same store, is Apple SVP Eddy Cue, the company's top deal-maker and the guy quarterbacking its new Apple Music service and forthcoming next generation Apple TV. Also aboard: longtime Apple VP Greg "Joz" Joswiak, the guy who's headed up iPhone and iOS product marketing since the very beginning. They've done some of these store drop-ins before as well. But Cue says they typically end up spectators like everyone else. "This is all about Tim." (Later, after having watched Cook pose for innumerable selfies with Apple Store customers and employees, Cue will take one of himself alongside his boss. "Might as well get mine," he jokes.)
Less than a week ago, Cook and Cue — and a handful of other Apple executives — presided over a media event introducing a pair of new iPhones, a long-anticipated overhaul of the Apple TV, a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a pressure sensitive Pencil stylus to that turns it into a sketchbook, medical imaging tool or a drafting pad. It was a big launch, held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, an honest-to-god, 7,000-seat concert hall that has hosted the likes of The Who, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, and the 1920 Democratic National Convention.
Adele’s 25 Debuts at No. 1 With Record-Smashing Sales
Adele's 25 sold 3.38 million copies in its first week
Adele’s record-shattering first-week album sales for 25 have earned her the No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 chart.
According to Billboard, the set earned 3.48 million equivalent album units in its first week — 3.38 million of which were pure album sales.
It’s Adele’s second No. 1 album, following her 2011 smash 21, which also returned to the top 10 for the first time in nearly two and a half years. That album has now spent 82 nonconsecutive weeks in the chart’s top 10.
The original story on Adele’s big week is below.
Hello from the top of the world! It’s Adele, breaking all the records, selling all the albums, and crushing every artist’s sales in her path.
The first-week sales are in for 25, the collection Adele released on Nov. 20, and they’re staggering. The album sold a record-setting 3.38 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, Billboard reports, marking the largest sale week for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991 and making 25 the first album to sell more than 3 million in a single week.
As of Tuesday, Adele had already sold 2.433 million albums and broke the single-week sales record, which was previously held by *NSYNC’s No Strings Attached, released in 2000. (They graciously ceded her the honor.) That number rose to 3 million as of Thursday.
Adele’s collection is far and away the top selling album of the year. The only album that’s come close so far is Justin Bieber’s Purpose, which beat out One Direction’s Made In The A.M. for the No. 1 spot in last week’s charts. At that time, it had sold 649,000 units.
And before Bieber, Taylor Swift’s 1989 was the biggest selling-album in recent memory. Released last year, it sold 1.287 million albums in its first week, and was the only album of 2014 to sell a million copies. At the time it was the 19th album to sell a million copies in a week, which makes 25 the 20th.