Auburn, Mizzou Guarding Against SEC Letdowns – ABC News

ABC NewsAuburn and Missouri are competing for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday, and possibly a chance to play for the national championship. Yet both teams have to guard against a…

Kobe Bryant announces he’ll play Sunday for Lakers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLos Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will return to the court Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, he announced on his Facebook page Friday afternoon. Out since tearing his left…

Disney secures rights for future ‘Indiana Jones’ films – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has gained marketing and distribution rights for any future “Indiana Jones” films under an agreement with Paramount Pictures, the studio that released the first four…

Live Performance of ‘Sound of Music’ Is Big Hit for NBC – New York Times

New York TimesNBC’s gamble of filling an entire night with live musical theater paid off handsomely on Thursday as “The Sound of Music,” with Carrie Underwood in the Julie Andrews…

Bob Dylan’s Newport Guitar Sells for Nearly a Million Bucks – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comEpic rock memorabilia brings epic money: Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster, first unsheathed at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, sold at auction for a record-breaking $965,000 on Friday, according to…

Attention, Apple Shoppers: You’re Being Followed – Reuters

ReutersBehold our retail Christmas future? Perhaps. Apple officially activated iBeacon today, meaning customers in all 254 of its U.S. stores can be tracked – with their permission – and sent…

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAs if crocodiles and alligators weren’t terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and…

Paris Hilton slams fake Nelson Mandela tweet: ‘Get a life and stop talking about … – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyIn the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday, many celebrities took to social media, including Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman, to express their condolences for the late South African…

Yankees Did The Right Thing – ESPN

ESPNJay Z might have encountered “99 Problems” during his foray into the baseball representation business, but finding a team willing to spend $240 million on a player who’s never finished…

‘Revitalizing’ coach is what Houston Texans owner seeks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHouston Texans owner Bob McNair gave his underachieving 2-11 team a much-needed jump start on the 2014 season Friday with his expectation they’ll return to the postseason if successful…

Mets fan hopes Curtis Granderson wipes away thoughts of Jason Bay in ‘Sports … – SILive.com

SILive.comCurtis Granderson’s arrival in Queens is a good starting point for the Mets. (Associated Press). Print

Mandela’s goddaughter: ‘He found everyone he met important’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNelson Mandela dies: latest reaction

Guitar used by Bob Dylan to ‘go electric’ sets auction record – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The electric guitar Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when the acoustic. troubadour shocked traditionalists with a set of rock…

Google Squeezes Margins on Moto G Phone – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGoogle Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit is selling its new Moto G smartphone at starkly thinner profit margins than rival phones, according to a new analysis, a move that…

Behind the myth, Mandela wore his halo loosely – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald‘Deepest sorrow’: Nelson Mandela dead

Niners impressed with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSANTA CLARA, Calif. – For all the genuine nastiness between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, one player in particular seems to have been spared the vitriol: Russell…

Nelson Mandela Honored In New York City (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post

Huffington PostNew Yorkers are mourning the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

Al-Qaida-claimed attack in Yemeni capital kills 52 – Businessweek

BusinessweekCAIRO (AP) — Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen’s capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault…

French launch Central African Republic mission but deaths mount – Reuters

ReutersBANGUI (Reuters) – France rushed troops to Central African Republic on Friday but violence between Muslim and Christian militias continued unabated, spiraling into widespread killings of civilians. Hundreds of soldiers…

Houston lands RHP Scott Feldman – ESPN

ESPNFree-agent right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a three-year contract, the club said Friday. Various reports say it’s worth $30 million. Feldman, 30,…

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks – Xinhua

XinhuaJERUSALEM, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhibited Friday optimism on the Mideast peace talks at the end of his trip to Israel, saying “Israel and…

World Cup draw: the strong, the weak, the lucky – Washington Post

Washington PostWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil,…

World Cup Draw: the Strong, the Weak, the Lucky – ABC News

ABC NewsWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil,…

The Jacksonville Jaguars could actually make the playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYExactly one month ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars were 0-8 and had analysts legitimately wondering whether they’d be the second team in NFL history to finish 0-16. After an unexpected…

Cops prepare for car crowd at Paul Walker memorial – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThis weekend, thousands of car enthusiasts and Paul Walker fans are expected to descend upon the site where the actor died in a fiery car crash last Saturday in…

The Picker: You can’t explain it, but Auburn wins again in SEC title game – al.com

al.comJames Franklin and Missouri.jpg Missouri quarterback James Franklin is a dangerous passer and runner, and someone Auburn must contain to win SEC championship. (Associated Press). As a 29-point underdog, it’s…

Kerry: Israelis, Palestinians are closer to peace than ever before – Haaretz

HaaretzU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, before his departure from Israel, Dec. 6, 2013. Photo by AP. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend. Share on Facebook. Share…

6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleMEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government official says six people being tested for possible radiation exposure are suspects in the theft of truck carrying cobalt-60. The official says…

Ryan Seacrest Invests in ‘Typo’ iPhone Keyboard Case – PC Magazine

PC MagazineEntertainment personality Ryan Seacrest has his hand in everything, from radio and television to film and philanthropy. But now he seems to be taking a page from Ashton Kutcher’s…

Encore and MGM Grand named among world’s top hotels – Las Vegas Sun

Encore and MGM Grand named among world’s top hotelsLas Vegas SunSocial trip-planning site Gogobot announced the latest edition of its semi-annual Travelers’ Favorite Awards on Thursday, with Las Vegas taking…

Officials: 20 whales spotted closer to shore – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleEVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say 20 whales believed to be part of a pod found stranded in the Everglades this week were spotted Friday afternoon…

New York Fashion Week Is About To Get Way More Exclusive – Business Insider

Business InsiderFans of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week take note: The February 2014 event will be markedly different than in years past with more up-to-date venues and an amped up…

Coaching job evaluation: Boise State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDirk Koetter built the foundation for Boise State football. His successor, Dan Hawkins, added another wing, taking the Broncos from regional powerhouse to a toehold on the national stage.…

Stop freaking out about the United States’ World Cup draw – USA TODAY

USA TODAYReally, it couldn’t have been more difficult. The Americans open the tournament against Ghana, who eliminated the U.S. in the last two World Cups, and then face two of…

Kate Middleton Looks Sexier Than We’ve Ever Seen Before in a Roland Mouret … – E! Online

E! OnlineAre we allowed to call Kate Middleton sexy or is that against some kind of princess etiquette? We feel like the British tabloids would use words like “regal” or…