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- Some investors still gaga for Alibaba despite revenue miss By Luciana Lopez and David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's surprise revenue miss sent shares plunging on Thursday, but some investors say their enthusiasm for the Chinese e-commerce giant has not cooled given its long-term potential. "I don't think it's even a stumbling block," said Mark Yusko, head of the $4 billion Morgan Creek Capital Management. Alibaba shares fell 8.8 percent on Thursday to close at $89.81, sending the stock below its Sept. 19 first-day opening price of $92.70, after reporting lower-than-expected revenues for the third quarter. The company's record $25 billion initial public offering was met with great fanfare, attracting big purchases from hedge funds managers eager for exposure to a company frequently referred to as the 'Amazon of China.' Shares soared, hitting a high of $120 in November, but the stock has slumped since, losing 25 percent of its value.
- Kim Kardashian, other celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads
- Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her home and work computers.
- Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
- Simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 26
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers.
- Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
- Convicted drug dealer charged with murder of movie executive LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive, who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert area in October.
- Dartmouth bans hard liquor, takes steps to prevent rape
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they are at the Ivy League school.
- Investors crave Shake Shack: IPO prices above expected range NEW YORK (AP) — Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger.
- Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter
- Senator: Taliban detainees have communicated with Haqqani WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five still are being monitored in Qatar.
- AP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features
- Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.
- NFL: ref inspected footballs properly in AFC title game PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly.
- Visa 1Q profit rises 11 percent, sets 4-for-1 stock split NEW YORK (AP) — Visa's quarterly profit rose 11 percent as consumer spending grew on the credit and debit card processor's massive payment network.
- India woman sues Uber after reporting driver raped her SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who says an Uber driver raped her in New Dehli, India, on Thursday accused the company in a lawsuit filed in U.S. court of failing to properly investigate the alleged assailant's background.
- U.S. lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama moved toward normal relations last month. The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, as well as on related banking transactions. The Obama administration announced some loosening of restrictions on travel last month, but Congress must vote to end them.
- Long-awaited trial to open in Etan Patz missing-child case
NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Thirty-five years later, Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children.
- Protest hits California city for linking with Vietnam city RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Riverside on Thursday to protest its new sister-city relationship with a city in Vietnam, arguing that nation's communist government abuses human rights.
- U.S. Congress questions plan to admit Syrian refugees By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led House Committee on Homeland Security is challenging an Obama administration plan to admit Syrian refugees to the United States, saying it could allow potential terrorists to sneak into the country. In a letter sent to the White House, Michael McCaul, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee and Peter King and Candice Miller, who chair subcommittees, said the administration's plan "raises serious national security concerns." The letter, dated Wednesday, said the United States lacks the resources to fully investigate the backgrounds of refugees from Syria, a base for Islamic State militants, before they are admitted to the country. Anne Richard, an Assistant Secretary of State, said on Dec. 9 that the United States resettled nearly 70,000 refugees from nearly 70 countries in 2013 and that the administration's refugee plans would lead to "resettling Syrians as well." Richard said the United States was already reviewing around 9,000 Syrian refugee cases referred by a United Nations agency and was receiving "roughly a thousand new ones each month." Ned Price, a National Security Council spokesman, said all refugees including those from Syria would be rigorously screened.
- Texas GOP chief leaves role, joins Rand Paul political team WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday picked up the backing of the Republican Party of Texas' chairman, who is stepping down from his role to take a position as a national senior adviser to the Kentucky Republican's presidential campaign-in-waiting
- Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime.
- Desert stars: Celebs converge on Phoenix for Super Bowl 49
- APNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Dan Lafferty sees himself as a prophet who will prepare the world for the second coming and he has little following, but 10 years ago he started a relationship with a young woman who was drawn to him after reading a book chronicling the slayings that put him in prison.
- Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday.
- Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.
- Katy Perry says halftime performance will make you 'Roar'
- Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
- Amy Poehler feted by Harvard's Hasty Pudding
- Idina Menzel ready for spotlight at Super Bowl
- Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, traveling farther than the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. But according to the rules of international aviation, they didn't set a new record quite yet.
- Dems threaten to block action on Homeland-immigration bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats threatened Thursday to block action on legislation funding the Homeland Security Department until Republicans jettison House-passed provisions that reverse President Barack Obama's key immigration policies.
- No. 4 Blue Devils dismiss junior Rasheed Sulaimon from team
- Obama budget seeks boost for military, domestic programs By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as 'sequestration,' the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. Obama intends to announce his budget plans during a meeting with congressional Democrats in Philadelphia later in the day. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the administration plans to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs that Republicans are unlikely to support. It is the latest salvo by the Democratic president lobbed at a Congress controlled by the opposition party, and follows a defiant State of the Union address last week that critics said betrayed an unwillingness to seek compromise.
- Google takes hit on slower-than-expected growth
Google on Thursday reported that its profit jumped in the recently ended quarter, but the leap fell short of market expectations. The Internet colossus reported net profit up 41 percent year-over-year at $4.76 billion in the final three months of 2014. Revenues were up 15 percent in the quarter to $18.1 billion, also slower that anticipated as Google saw slowdowns in some of its online advertising metrics such as costs per click. Google shares fell immediately following the results in after-hours trade, but later recouped the losses and traded up 0.3 percent.
- Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear SEATTLE (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades.
- Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.
- Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift
- Woods stumbles with chipping in return to golf
- APNewsBreak: Pot arrests plunge in NYC after policy change NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall.
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