Netflix tests cheaper subscription as Amazon looms – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is testing a cheaper subscription for new customers as the online video company prepares for what likely will be another competitive onslaught from Amazon in…

Paul Millsap leads Hawks in win vs Celtics – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBOSTON (AP) — Paul Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a 92-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday…

Oakland to ring in New Year with pair of protests – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)The folks over at Occupy Oakland have put out the call to gather at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve for a march to…

Google opens Glass purchase to All Access music users – CNET

CNETThose who use Google’s music streaming service, Music All Access, can skip the public waiting list and shell out $1,500 for Google Glass now. Donna Tam. by Donna Tam. December…

Chiefs spark rest vs. rust debate heading into playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAndy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs enter the playoffs coming off a virtual Week 17 bye when the coach rested 20 of 22 starters in the regular-season finale. Few would…

Duchess Kate spotted with sis Pippa at New Year’s party – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhere is Duchess Kate spending New Year’s Eve? Looks like it’s in her hometown of Bucklebury, England, judging from a report today in People. The magazine is reporting that…

Chiswick ‘explosion’: Elderly woman airlifted after flat fire – BBC News

BBC NewsAn elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital after a fire broke out in a flat in Chiswick, west London. About 30 firefighters were called to the blaze in…

Who will be this year’s Ravens? – ESPN

ESPNRay Lewis Harry How/Getty Images The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII after being the No. 4 seed in the AFC. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are the favorites…

Eric Bledsoe speeds Suns’ present by rekindling success of their past – SI.com

SI.comOnce behind Chris Paul on the Clippers’ depth chart, Eric Bledsoe has the Suns off to a surprising start. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images. LOS ANGELES — Twenty-six years ago, the…

Beyonce’s week: controversy and casserole – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeyonce’s triumphant year has ended on a mixed note. She got slammed for sampling audio from the Challenger disaster on her song XO. “My heart goes out to the…

Los Angeles, Orange counties top US metro construction employment, according … – Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles, Orange counties top US metro construction employment, according …Long Beach Press-TelegramAn estimated 17,300 jobs were added in the construction sector in the Los Angeles and Santa Ana areas,…

Gas prices down in ’13, set to go lower in ’14 – CNNMoney

CNNMoneyDrivers fueled up for the lowest price in three years during 2013, according to AAA, and even lower prices are expected in 2014. The motorist group reports that the national…

Miley Cyrus Praised by Courtney Love, Visited by Ghost Named Sheila – E! Online

E! OnlineLiving, dead, undead–it seems they all took a liking to Miley Cyrus in the past year! On Dec. 30, the Bangerz beauty was praised by Courtney Love for saving…

Why the Lakers should tank – ESPN

ESPNNick Young Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports There have been few good times for Lakers Nick Young and Pau Gasol. Welcome to Tankapalooza, Los Angeles Lakers. We’ve been expecting you. According…

LeBron returns on birthday to lead Heat past Nuggets – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER (AP) — LeBron James returned from a groin injury on his birthday and wasted no time finding his shooting touch. James scored 26 points and the Miami Heat…

UPDATE 1-Iran says nuclear deal to be implemented in late January – Reuters UK

Reuters UK… Print. * Iran says nuclear deal with world powers to go into effect in Jan. * Sanctions lifting part of the landmark accord (Adds Iranian official’s comments). DUBAI…

Britney Spears’ dress nearly falls off during performance as dancers try zipping it – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhat a circus! Britney Spears’ dress nearly fell off her body in what may be the best wardrobe malfunction of the year. While performing “Circus” at her…

South Sudan: Rebels, army forces clash in Bor – CNN

CNN(CNN) — East African nations had set Tuesday as a deadline for the two sides fighting in South Sudan to talk. Instead, they fought heavily in the key town of…

Peyton Manning’s passing record might not be a passing record – azcentral.com

azcentral.comYou can share your full access digital subscription with a friend by simply entering in their email address. Click below to proceed. Share now. Remind me. No thanks. Ahwatukee; |;…

Revelers start ringing in 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from Sydney’s iconic opera house and harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world began ushering in a new year. More than…

Report: Jimbo Fisher signs new contract with Florida State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWeeks after reportedly agreeing to terms on a new contract with Florida State, head football coach Jimbo Fisher signed a new deal Tuesday morning, a high-ranking university source has…

Depleted Zags stifle Dons – CBSSports.com

Depleted Zags stifle DonsCBSSports.comSPOKANE, Wash. — With two of Gonzaga’s starters out with injuries, and a third battling a foot issue, the stage was set for an upset by San…

Southern University Basketball Sets Record, Beats Champion Baptist College by … – NESN.com

NESN.comThere’s what some people call a “cupcake” matchup, and then there’s this — Southern University basketball beating Champion Baptist College by 116 – 12 on Monday night. The matchup between…

Katie Holmes vs. Jennifer Aniston — FINAL BIKINI WAR OF 2013 – TMZ.com

TMZ.comThis is it … the last bikini objectification of the year … and so, we proudly present — KATIE HOLMES VS. JENNIFER ANISTON!!!! Katie was out in Miami, flaunting her…

What the national media are saying about the New Orleans Pelicans and NBA – NOLA.com

NOLA.comPortland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec.…

Putin vows to annihilate “terrorists” after suicide bombings – Reuters

ReutersVOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate “terrorists” following two deadly bomb attacks in less than 24 hours in the southern Russian city of Volgograd…

‘Price is Right’ gives away most valuable car ever – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIf you haven’t checked in on CBS’ The Price Is Right in a while, you may be in for a shock. The stakes on the daytime game show have…

Alex Rodriguez emails with Randy Levine reveal steroid jokes, support – Newsday

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New Year’s Eve: What to Watch on TV – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterWho is performing in Times Square on Dec. 31? THR rounds up the broadcast and cable networks’ special New Year’s Eve programming. Anderson Cooper Carson Daly Ryan Seacrest Split…

Marvel Takes Top Spot In Worldwide Movie Box Office 2013 – The Escapist

The EscapistIron Man 3, Marvel’s latest blockbuster, took home $1.215 billion worldwide in 2013, making it the box office champ of the year. It’s the 5th highest grossing film of…

4 Ways Your Handy iPhone Changed The Way You Consumed Fashion In 2013 … – Global Grind

4 Ways Your Handy iPhone Changed The Way You Consumed Fashion In 2013 …Global GrindLong gone are the days of bell bottom jeans (that comeback flamed out quickly) and fashion…

East Asia Rings in the New Year – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFireworks crackled through the night skies in New Zealand and Australia as the two countries started the worldwide celebration of the first moments of 2014. Crowds gathered in…

UPDATE 5-South Sudan rebels agree to talks as fighting rages – Reuters

Reuters… slideshows. * Rebel delegation expected in Ethiopia on Tuesday. * Government forces, rebels clash again in Bor. * African Union threatens targeted sanctions. * Conflict risks sucking in South…

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraeli authorities have freed a group of 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of a US-brokered agreement to resume direct peace talks. The prisoners were greeted by cheering crowds on…

Christmas Sees App Downloads Rise By 91 Percent – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsAccording to a new report released by analytics firm Flurry, mobile phone application downloads increased by 91 percent on Christmas day compared to any other day in…