• HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

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  • COMMENT: Singapore doesn't need a Donald Trump

    It was the week that was worth shouting about. To spoil the party, out came the bulldozer without brakes Calvin Cheng. He went on his Facebook page advocating that children of terrorists should be annihilated to stop them from taking revenge.

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  • City, Liverpool turn eyes to League Cup prize

    Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semi-finals this week as the competition reaches the quarter-final stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have designs on the February 28 final at Wembley. City, who host second-tier Hull City on Tuesday, won 3-1 against Southampton at the weekend and having lost to Liverpool and Juventus in their two previous games, goalkeeper Willy Caballero hopes Saturday's success proves a turning point.

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  • Russia plane entered Israel control zone from Syria: minister

    A Russian warplane recently entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria but the intrusion was resolved without incident, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Sunday. Yaalon's comments come amid deep concern over the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, which claims it strayed over the Syrian border into its airspace and ignored repeated warnings to change course. Moscow denies the allegations.

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  • Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned

    The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides ...

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  • LA Lakers star Bryant says this is last season of his epic career

    Kobe Bryant announced that this would be his final NBA season, the 37-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star walking away as one of the greatest legends in basketball history. The five-time NBA champion, who ranks third in all-time scoring with 32,670 points, on Sunday said in a first-person poem on the Players Tribune website that "this season is all I have left to give." Bryant spent his entire 20-season career with the Lakers, the first NBA player to stay so long with the same club. "My body knows it's time to say goodbye," Bryant said in his poem, an open love letter to his sport entitled "Dear Basketball".

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  • Klopp gets behind under-fire Swansea boss Monk

    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Swansea should stick with their under-pressure manager Garry Monk.

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  • Antonio Banderas: Melanie Griffith divorce changed everything

    Antonio Banderas is pleased he and his ex-wife Melanie Griffith haven't turned into a "bitter and angry" former couple following their split.

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  • Diana Ross invites daughter Tracee Ellis Ross to perform on stage

    Tracee Ellis Ross was shocked when her mother Diana Ross invited her on stage to sing a song with her.

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  • Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.

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  • Philippines goes supersonic again with South Korean fighter jets

    The Philippines took delivery of two South Korean-made FA-50 aircraft on Saturday, marking the country's return to supersonic fighter jet status after almost a decade, amid growing tensions with China. Gazmin has said the aircraft could serve as both trainers and fighters, and that among the areas they would be posted will be the western island of Palawan, the country's closest point to the South China Sea where the Philippines has a territorial dispute with China. Other countries have conflicting claims and the Philippines has been the most vocal in opposing China despite its overwhelming military superiority.

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  • I was left with a mountain to climb, claims Formula One's Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton said his Mercedes engineers’ strategy left him "with a mountain to climb" to beat team-mate Nico Rosberg in Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In the end, however, he had to settle for a distant second place in a race dominated by Rosberg from pole position. Hamilton closed his gap to Rosberg to 1.359 seconds before the German pitted for a second time, but found himself 12.573 seconds adrift after his own second stop 10 laps later.

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  • Last Boeing C-17 leaves Southern California assembly plant

    The last C-17 Globemaster III built at a Southern California Boeing plant soared into history on Sunday with a flyover that marked the end of an era for the region's once-thriving aerospace industry. The ...

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  • Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

    U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday. It's a major shift that has made it difficult for stores to track and learn from shoppers' ...

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  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey after downing of jet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday ...

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  • Scans of King Tut's tomb point to hidden chamber

    Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy. A wife of Tutankhamun's father Akhenaten, Nefertiti played a major political and religious role in the 14th century BC, and the discovery of her tomb would be a major prize for Egyptologists. Experts are now "approximately 90 percent" sure there is a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb, Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati told a news conference.

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  • Kanye West 'desperate to move out of mother-in-law's'

    Kanye West is said to be going "bonkers", as Kim Kardashian is constantly changing her mind when it comes to home renovations.

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  • Italy farmers call for Christmas blacklist of planet-polluting food

    Italy's farmers on Sunday called for Alaskan salmon, Californian nuts and Peruvian asparagus to be banished from the nation's Christmas tables to support efforts to stop global warming after the Paris climate summit. Instead, festive hosts looking to wow their guests should seek out locally-grown but less common fruit and vegetables such as prickly pears and persimmons or vintage varieties such as limoncello apples or madernassa pears, they advised. Although Italians continue to generally favour produce grown as locally as possible, a "strongly growing snob trend" means the end-of-year festivities generate demand for out-of-season luxuries such as Chilean cherries and melons from Guadeloupe, according to farmers' organisation Coldiretti.

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  • Man killed in Colorado shooting was veteran, served in Iraq

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A look at the three people who were killed in a shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic:

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  • Town demolishes veteran's house while he has surgery

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — When a U.S. Navy veteran traveled from Long Island to Florida for a knee replacement, his house was the last thing on his mind. But now his memory of it is all he can think about.

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