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Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11

news.yahoo.com — Paris (AFP) - A driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great") as he ploughed into a crowd in the eastern French city of Dijon on Sunday injuring 11 people, two seriously, a source close to the investigation said.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @rcallimachi: Driver ploughs into pedestrians in France's second 'Allahu Akbar' attack news.yahoo.com/man-shouting-a…

Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

Driver ploughs into pedestrians in France's second 'Allahu Akbar' attack news.yahoo.com/man-shouting-a…

Dec 21, 2014

Driver yelling "Allahu Akbar" plows into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday; 11 injured. yhoo.it/13pKUt4 pic.twitter.com/ojMSwZZKka

Dec 21, 2014

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Sony Looks for Way to Release 'The Interview'

finance.yahoo.com — Sony Pictures Chief Executive Officer Michael Lynton is looking for a new way to release the satirical film "The Interview" after U.S. theater chains refused to show it over threats of violence from hackers linked to North Korea. Lynton, who runs the Culver City, California-based unit of Sony Corp.

Raiders player donates game check to four-year-old heart patient

sports.yahoo.com — You know, there are people involved in the NFL who use their vast powers and resources for good. Here's one of those stories. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer connected the Oakland Raiders with the family of four-year-old Ava Urerra of Las Vegas. Ava has a heart condition that Glazer says is like having "half a heart."

Blackhawks assistant equipment manager passes away Sunday morning

sports.yahoo.com — Photo via Chicago Blackhawks Some sad news just came out of Chicago. Blackhawks assistant equipment manager Clint Reif passed away Sunday morning. Below is the release from Chicago, which called Reif's death "untimely." No official cause has currently been reported.
Dec 21, 2014

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Several struck by lightning in parking lot after Tampa game

sports.yahoo.com — Several fans in the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium following the Buccaneers-Packers game have been struck by lightning and taken to area hospitals, according to multiple reports. The storm rolled in just as the game ended, and clearly many fans were caught without shelter: #BREAKING: We're working to confirm local reports of up to 9 ppl hit by #lightning at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Asian American Doll

screen.yahoo.com — The Asian American doll has no academic strengths or weaknesses and comes with harmless accessories like an adorable puppy and a chef's hat.

Sources: Kings discussing trade for Deron Williams

sports.yahoo.com — The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are discussing a deal centered on former All-Star guard Deron Williams, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have been shopping their high-priced star players, and the Kings have been probing the market for an impact point guard.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

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630 Gazans enter Egypt as Rafah reopens for two days

news.yahoo.com — Around 200 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said. It was only the second time in two months that Egypt had opened the Rafah terminal.

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

news.yahoo.com — From Yahoo News: NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Dec 21, 2014

as predicted: backlash now a concern for protestors. Not for police after being painted as racist devils. 2 dead. news.yahoo.com/killings-2-yor…

Lions' Raiola stomps on Bear's ankle

sports.yahoo.com — No way around it: this was a dirty play. Lions center Dominic Raiola finished up a play in Sunday's Bears-Lions game by stomping on the outstretched ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. No doubt about it; he saw the ankle and stomped down hard.

Rob Zepp starting for Flyers, debuting in NHL after 13 years

sports.yahoo.com — Goalie Rob Zepp has played in Florida, Lowell, Sweden and Germany. He's been an Everblade, a Monster, a Polar Bear and a Phantom. For the first time in his career on Sunday. Zepp will be something he's never been before: a starting goalie in the National Hockey League.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Falling oil prices worry Algeria

news.yahoo.com — ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - With oil prices at their lowest in five years and showing few signs of hitting bottom, Algeria is feeling the pinch. Though its problems are dwarfed by the impact on Russia for example, Algeria may have to rein back many of the policies it has held dear over many years.

The Minecraft Creator's New $70 Million Mansion Has A Massive Candy Wall

Dec 21, 2014

Minecraft's creator just bought a $70 million house that includes a giant candy wall. Figures. finance.yahoo.com/news/minecraft… via @YahooFinance

Jets' Nick Mangold wears NYPD hat

sports.yahoo.com — This has been the season of protest in the NFL, with players expressing support for the protesters in Ferguson, Mo.; frustration with the death by asphyxiation of Eric Garner in New York; and a call for justice in the deaths of two Ohio individuals at the hands of police.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @jaybusbee: The morning after the deaths of two police officers, Jets C Nick Mangold wore an NYPD hat. yhoo.it/1DZ31Hi pic.twitter.com/YPVrSrJ6nZ

Dec 21, 2014

The morning after the deaths of two police officers, Jets C Nick Mangold wore an NYPD hat. yhoo.it/1DZ31Hi pic.twitter.com/YPVrSrJ6nZ

NHL has warned 22 players for diving in 2014-15

sports.yahoo.com — "Here's how it works: Every Monday morning, they all get together. Nine voters in all, some from player ops, some from hockey ops, and they look at these videos. You need six of them to say 'yeah, that's diving' before you issue a warning or in Neal's case, a fine."

Top 10 shootout goals of 2014 (Puck Daddy's Year In Review)

sports.yahoo.com — (Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.) At some point in the near future, maybe by the time the next lockout ends, the shootout will be a distant memory.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium

news.yahoo.com — Jordan executed 11 men convicted of murder by hanging on Sunday, the interior ministry said, as it ended an informal eight-year moratorium on the death penalty. Authorities said the men were all Jordanians convicted on murder charges in 2005 and 2006. Jordan's last previous executions were in June 2006 and 122 people have since been sentenced to death.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @AFP: Jordan hangs 11 men after eight-year death penalty moratorium yhoo.it/1zkVaAV

Assad tells Iran's Larijani he backs local truces

news.yahoo.com — Syria's President Bashar al-Assad told a top official from key supporter Iran Sunday his regime is working on "reconciliations" to end the brutal civil war, state news agency SANA said. His regime refers to local truces agreed between troops and rebels in several opposition-held areas as "national reconciliations".
Dec 21, 2014

RT @neccia1: If confirmed an interesting signal from Syria.Assad tells Iran's Larijani he backs local truces news.yahoo.com/assad-tells-ir… via @YahooNews

Giants, Rams engage in large yet meaningless fighting

sports.yahoo.com — Of all the games on Sunday, only one had absolutely no playoff ramifications whatsoever: the New York Giants versus the St. Louis Rams. The very definition of a play-out-the-sched game, this one naturally descended into madness. There was plenty of chippiness from both teams throughout the game; even the Giants kicker got in on the act with an unnecessary roughness penalty.