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China police chief who let off drunk son charged with graft

Wednesday, 10:21 PM

BEIJING (Reuters) - The former police chief of a major city in northern China has been charged with corruption, state media said on Thursday, after he was sacked for allowing his drunk son to be set free, despite having attacked a policeman. Li Yali was the top police officer in Taiyuan, which lies about 500 km (300 miles) southwest of Beijing, until last year, when footage of his son's drunken violence went viral on the Internet. His son, Li Zhengyuan, was stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence in October 2012 and was found to be drunk at the wheel. ...

AP source: US probe links NKorea to Sony hacking

Wednesday, 10:10 PM

This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, Seth Rogen, center, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, arriving in North Korea to a welcoming crowd in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony, Ed Araquel)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers.

Iowa and New Hampshire voters will listen before they judge Bush

Wednesday, 10:02 PM

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush addresses the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in WashingtonBy Mark Guarino DAVENPORT, Iowa (Reuters) - Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a coaster for his coffee mug. By no coincidence, it covers the face of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who just announced he will explore a bid for the White House in 2016. In a coffee shop in this riverfront city, Shelley, 63, and a life-long Republican, says he is not certain which Republican presidential candidate he’ll vote for in 2016 But he knows Bush is not his man. ...

Executions, new death sentences continue to fall

Wednesday, 9:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.

Federal judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

Wednesday, 9:37 PM

Michigan Wolverines receiver Arrington grabs a pass away from Florida Gators defender Anderson for a 37-yard gain during Capital One Bowl in Orlando(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday rebuffed a $75-million NCAA settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit over head injuries suffered by student athletes, court records show. U.S. District Judge John Lee wrote in a 21-page opinion that while the proposed agreement was a step in the right direction, the $70 million devoted to fund concussion testing and diagnosis for players might not cover potential costs, among other issues. "Although these concerns may prove surmountable, the Court cannot grant preliminary approval of the settlement as currently proposed," Lee wrote. ...

Another victory for Raptors, first in the East to 20 wins

Wednesday, 8:39 PM

Kyle Lowry and Patrick Patterson of the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 5, 2014 in Boston, MassachusettsKyle Lowry scored 20 points and handed out 12 assists Wednesday to lead Toronto to a 105-89 NBA victory over Brooklyn that made the Raptors the first Eastern Conference team to 20 wins this season. Patrick Patterson and Lou Williams contributed eight points apiece in the fourth quarter and Lowry scored six as the Raptors out-scored the Nets 29-16 in the final frame to pull away for their fourth straight win. Toronto improved to 20-6 and have enjoyed three winning streaks of at least four games this season. Mason Plumlee had 23 points to lead Brooklyn, Joe Johnson scored 17 and Mirza Teletovic added 14 in the first meeting between the Atlantic Division rivals since the Nets' seven-game win in the first round of last season's playoffs.

Asia relieved by Wall Street bounce, upbeat Fed

Wednesday, 10:08 PM

People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in TokyoSYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets rallied on Thursday after U.S. stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus.

Brent edges further above $61 as companies cut upstream investments

Wednesday, 9:18 PM

A customer uses a petrol nozzle to fill up his tank in a gas station in NiceBy Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude edged further above $61 a barrel on Thursday, after sharply lower prices forced companies to cut upstream investments around the world. Chevron Corp has put a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely, while Marathon Oil cut its capital expenditure for next year by about 20 percent. Canadian oil producers also deepened 2015 spending cuts, as Husky Energy, MEG Energy and Penn West Petroleum joined those hacking back capital budgets in response to tumbling crude prices. ...