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What's really behind Trump's Twitter madness?
Some view the president-elects Twitter tirades as purely instinctive, while others see them as the work of a master manipulator.

A chat with 'the angry Trump voter next door'
Yahoos Lisa Belkin continues her discussion with neighbor Chris Fresiello about Donald Trump and the election.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush hospitalized
Bush, 92, is in stable condition and "doing fine," his chief of staff tells a Houston TV station.

Has Obama kept his promise on transparency?
He came into office in 2009 vowing hed have the "the most transparent administration in history."

DeVos hints at sweeping changes in education
Cabinet nominee Betsy DeVos indicates she is open to radically re-framing the governments role in education.

What Manning's clemency means for Assange
Last week WikiLeaks tweeted that its founder would "agree to U.S. extradition" if Chelsea Manning were given clemency.

Obama pardons 'favorite general' in leak case
Gen. James Cartwright was convicted of lying to the FBI as it probed a leak about efforts to sabotage Irans nuclear program.

AARP's top 4 priorities for Trumpcare
The advocacy group points to basic policy principles that will continue to be key for Americans 50 and older.

What the inauguration costs, and who pays
Public funds are involved, but so are private donations, which have increased markedly over the past 40 years.

Audio confirms Trump-Putin meeting
In 2015, the president-elect told a radio host that he had met the Russian president, saying he "got along with him great."

Some taxpayers can expect refund delays
As the IRS battle against fraud and identity theft intensifies, many needy taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence
The former Army intelligence analyst was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified information in 2010 to WikiLeaks.

Obama won't keep one high-profile promise
The detention facility at Guantánamo Bay wont close by the time the president leaves office, his press secretary admits.

White House blasts Trump pick on stock buy
Tom Price, the president-elects choice for health secretary, is facing a call for an investigation into a vote he cast in 2016.

Abortions drop to lowest level since 1974
According to a new survey, abortions for women between 15-44 have reached their lowest rates since the passage of Roe v. Wade.

German court rejects ban on neo-Nazi party
The countrys high court rules that the political group does not pose an existential threat to the republic.

Orlando gunman's wife faces charges
She is accused of knowingly aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, and misleading police.

Fort Lauderdale suspect blames 'mind control'
Alleged airport gunman Esteban Santiago tells investigators he was under government mind control before claiming to be inspired by ISIS.

Trump continues railing against John Lewis
The president-elect fired off still more tweets ripping Rep. Lewis, four days after the initial assault.

Deadly superbug resists antibiotics
Concerns have been raised since the death of a woman with a bacterial infection that resisted all FDA-approved treatments.

First gorilla born in a zoo dies at 60
Colo, who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., passed away in her sleep at the Columbus Zoo.

Boko Haram refugees die in air strike
A Nigerian air force jet mistakenly bombards a camp for those made homeless by Islamist jihadists.

Obamacare repeal may leave 32M uncovered
Repeal of the ACA would mean many uninsured Americans and skyrocketing premiums for private insurance.

Orlando gunman's wife faces charges
She is accused of knowingly aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, and misleading police.

2,700 jobs offshored by Trump’s Commerce pick
Wilbur Ross, who specialized in turning around troubled companies, eliminated a large number of American jobs as part of that effort.

Putin: U.S. administration undermining Trump
Russias president says the Obama administration is trying to "undermine the legitimacy of the president-elect."

Search for Flight MH370 ended after 3 years
In suspending their hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, officials end the most expensive, complex search in aviation history.

Best inauguration performances of all time
From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, the event has never been short of A-listers to welcome a new president — until this year.

Russia bothered by hundreds of Marines in Norway
Officials played down any link between the operation and NATO concerns over Norways Arctic neighbor.

Trump continues his Twitter assaults
President-elect Trump lashed out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.

Trump pick for NSC role turns it down
Monica Crowley, the foreign policy adviser tapped for a White House job under the president-elect, will relinquish the post, a transition official said.

List of Dems boycotting inauguration grows
A dozen lawmakers have said theyre skipping the event as a protest of the president-elects plans for the country.

How Trump spoke to voters in a fading factory town
As vague as Trumps promises were, his message felt hopeful for the people of Erie, Pa.

Obama's contradictory legacy on war and peace
President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, an award he did not seek and arguably did not deserve, in 2009.

Deadly Kyrgyzstan crash kills more than 30
A Turkish cargo plane crashed in a residential area near the main Kyrgyz airport, killing people on the ground and in the plane.

Young blacks relate to MLK's more forceful activism
Though he was known as a man of love and peace, Martin Luther King Jr. conveyed his message with increasing urgency.

Warren relishes role as a top Trump adversary
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has compiled a long and growing list of grievances with the president-elect.

Oman says it's taking 10 Guantanamo inmates
The transfer is part of President Obamas effort to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Trump vows health insurance 'for everybody'
Hell soon unveil a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that will leave no one without coverage, he says in an interview.

Officials cite risk in Mexico border tunnels
The failure to fully seal up tunnels dug by drug smugglers is an "open invitation" for cartels to reactivate them, U.S. officials say.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Fish and seafood recipes
How much fish and seafood should you eat each week? What are some good recipes?

Inside the new Dietary Guidelines: Fish and other seafood
Jennifer LaRue Huget explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on seafood into your diet.

Parenting an overweight child can be difficult
Should they intervene early and practice a form of benign neglect, hoping that the baby fat will melt away as a child grows?

Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20
U.S. cases in those under 20 have grown from almost zero to tens of thousands in just over a decade.

Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together
Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together.

Wisconsin's health-care fight illustrates challenges as states change leadership
After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out. Then a Republican governor came to power and changed all that.

Drums Alive: Feel the beat, feel the burn
Could Drums Alive be the next Zumba? Vicky Hallett explores Baltimore's latest exercise craze.

Top green vegetables for your health -- and St. Patrick's Day
Get in the spirit with these top five green vegetables.

Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis
The psychological impact of Japanese nuclear crisis could turn out to be significant

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Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese
Among other things, radiation from nuclear power plants could increase cancer rates for decades.

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million
Washington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.

Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.

More information about ranch dressing
The original, handmade batches of buttermilk dressing were made in the mid-1950s by Steve Henson at his Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Buttermilk is now the sixth ingredient in the Hidden Valley full-fat dressing, after soybean oil, water, egg yolk, sugar and salt; it's third on t...

March madness? A basketball league that doesn't keep score
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...

Ranch dressing: How good is it for you?
Is ranch dressing the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables?

Milestones in the eradication of smallpox
With officials debating whether to destroy the remaining specimens of the pathogen, here is a look at notable dates in smallpox history:

Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?
Intense debate rages over whether to destroy the remaining laboratory specimens of the smallpox virus.

Smart food choices can cut excess sugar and empty calories from your diet
The average U.S. adult consumes about a half-cup of added sugar a day, which amounts to roughly 355 nutritionally empty calories.

Paperbacks discuss antidepressants and technology's role in marriage
Irving Kirsch's describes "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth." Spouses Edward M. Hallowell and Sue George Hallowell explain how technology leaves people "Married to Distraction."

Children seem to gain extra weight after having their tonsils removed
A study analyzes data from nine studies, involving 795 children who had a tonsillectomy, with or without adenoid removal, before they turned 18.

Vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in development of allergies
Young people low in Vitamin D may be more prone to allergies, according to a new study.

Doctor-owned centers spark criticism, scrutiny
When Kenneth Baker found out he had prostate cancer, his urologist detailed his options: The 84-year-old was too old for surgery, but he could pick from two forms of radiation or simply wait to see if he really needed treatment.

Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their n...

Hospital, union brace for nurses' strike
Managers at Washington Hospital Center and the nurses union are bracing for a planned strike Friday at the region's largest hospital, with managers flying in replacement nurses from all across the country and nurses seeking support from city officials.

Republicans shift focus to Medicaid complaints
A day after President Obama said he would support amending the health-care law so states can opt out of key provisions sooner, Republicans sought to shift the rhetorical battle back to an issue that would be largely unaffected by the president's proposal: the impact of the law's Medicaid requirem...

Can't judge an exercise book by its cover
Crack open a copy of "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!" and you'll find a compilation of 619 moves designed to work every muscle in your body. If you thought you'd see anything all that different inside "The Women's Health Big Book of Ex...

How men and women exercise differently
No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

The Checklist: Fitness and nutrition advice for March
March is my pudgiest month. Winter has made it challenging to get to the gym or outside for regular runs. But now spring is nigh (it officially starts March 20!), and shorts-wearing weather can't be far behind. So now's the time to start getting in shape for the warm months ahead. I will if you w...

Many Americans have poor health literacy
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert
A woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.

Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states can opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the law.

Patients find plenty of health information on line, but not all of it is reliable
The Internet has no equal as an information storehouse. The trick is to know how to get right to a source of useful information and not waste time on Web sites that are biased, trying to sell you something or just plain wrong.

Medical Mysteries: A Teen's Swollen Ankle
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt. Her parents brushed it off, believing her discomfort was the result of her fondness for fashionable thin-soled sneakers and an extremely heavy backpack. "We thought nothing of it," recalled h...

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County
At last, dentist Belinda Carver-Taylor was sitting in the new mobile dental clinic with a child before her. She had hoped for this day so long that now she could only shake her head.

Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid
Democratic and Republican governors, burdened by crushing budget pressures from Medicaid, said Sunday that federal officials should allow them more freedom to change eligibility rules and other aspects of the public health insurance program for the poor. But they displayed sharp ideological diffe...

The Checkup: More questions about cell phone safety
Are cell phones safe? That question has gotten a lot of attention, but so far, as my colleague pointed out on Monday, there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom...

Obama administration asks states to cut costs without dropping Medicaid coverage
The Obama administration is deploying squadrons of in-house experts to help budget-strapped states figure out how to save money on Medicaid, the health program for the poor that has been a source of rising tensions between state capitals and Washington.

Whole grain and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
It's no secret that whole grains are good for us. They deliver way more nutrients per calorie than refined grains do, which just happens to fall in line with one of the major themes of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (published by the U.S. Agriculture and Health and Human Services d...

Hospitals aim to reduce the number of patients readmitted after discharge
"Welcome back" are two words you'd really rather not hear at a hospital, especially if you've just been discharged. Yet one in five Medicare patients found themselves back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving it in 2003 and 2004, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medi...

I cannot tell a lie: Racing Presidents tryout isn't easy
I had to be Teddy. Nothing else would make sense. This is, after all, a fitness column, and any high school history student can tell you which U.S. president is most closely linked with "the life of strenuous endeavor," as Roosevelt liked to put it himself.

Flu season heats up
Don't let the warmer, brighter days fool you. Flu season is not over.

Fiber seems to be linked to a reduced risk of disease in people older than 50
THE QUESTION: Diets high in fiber have been shown to aid weight loss and help with digestive problems. Might fiber also offer other health benefits?

'Policy Review' essay covers PTSD; veteran benefits
How could a Veterans Administration rule making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to file disability claims be a bad thing? In a "Policy Review" essay called "PTSD's Diagnostic Trap," psychiatrist and Yale University School of Medicine lecturer Sally Satel argues that ful...

Bacteria's role in colon cancer, cystic fibrosis; burning paper to measure carbon
Here's a not-so-savory news flash: There are more bacterial cells living in our bodies than human cells. Researchers are learning how the balance of these bugs affects our health, but reaping the benefits of bacteria is not quite as simple as eating probiotic yogurt. That's the gist of "The Good,...

Google, Yahoo! BabelFish use math principles to translate documents online
Early one morning in 2007, Libby Casey was trying to do her laundry in a guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. When she couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine, she opened up the instruction manual.

An insomniac learns to make the most of getting the least sleep
In the wee hours of the morning - or is it still night? - my eyes snap open and my mind races. What do I have to do today? What didn't I get done yesterday? Why did I get into that disagreement? Other nights, I am on a high wire, hovering between sleep and wakefulness and chewing over my next mov...

Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
Once, "relaxation beverages" consisted of alcohol, chamomile tea and warm milk. Now, the field includes a slew of new drinks promising a better night's sleep using such ingredients as melatonin, valerian root and - think turkey - tryptophan.

Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others
Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the needs of sick kids, elderly parents, an ailing spouse or incontinent pet. So, who takes the night shift: Mom or Dad?

Free app adjusts color on monitors to prevent disruption of sleep cycle
I stare at screens almost every waking hour. Computer monitor. Laptop. TV. Tablet. Smartphone. So I've tested a few ways to ease the strain on my eyes - and, in the process, learned about something that might be helping me in non-waking hours, too. It's about the light that these screens emit. It...

Obama administration unlikely to block Arizona plan to cut 250,000 from Medicaid rolls
The administration will probably permit the plan despite a provision in the new health-care law barring states from tightening their eligibility standards for the program, federal officials said.

The sports bra: Your No. 1 supporter
Everyone has a pair of feet, but women have an additional pair of something to worry about while exercising. And they're every bit as tricky to fit, control and protect, which is why bras are beginning to rival shoes as the most technical of all sporting apparel.

Z drugs keep sleep-aid market awake
With almost a third of Americans reporting sleep problems, it's not surprising that sales of Ambien, Sonata and similar sleep aids are high: It's a $1.8 billion market.

Study of recalled medical devices faults lax FDA testing methods
A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

Meditation and mindfulness may give your brain a boost
They are the simplest instructions in the world: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, clear your mind and try to focus on the present moment. Yet I am confident that anyone who has tried meditation will agree with me that what seems so basic and easy on paper is often incredibly challe...

Humor, music and spirituality may offer physical benefits
Humor, music and spirituality can boost your mood, but growing evidence suggests that they also offer physical benefits.

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
"Take two tablets by mouth twice daily." This printed instruction, common on prescription pill bottles, might seem straightforward. Yet in a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.

Book explains allergies, asthma; magazine rates teen TV shows for safe-sex info
POZ, the lifestyle magazine for people with HIV/AIDS, evaluated a variety of teen TV shows for how often characters practiced safe sex.New book discusses allergies and asthma in children.

Apps and gadgets to track your sleep
A bunch of gadgets and apps are now on the market to help high-tech insomniacs (or just the sleep-curious) track their z's. These aren't meant to help you fall asleep, though there are plenty of other apps intended to do that. We're talking here about gizmos that claim to record your movements al...

Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart
Quick Study: Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart.

Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream
It's 1945, and you want a tattoo. You drive to the part of town your mom warned you about, past scruffy bars and burlesque shows, and arrive at a tiny shop offering maybe 200 designs in three or four colors. An ex-sailor who just clocked out of his day job rinses off his tattoo machine. Five minu...

Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention
In a new book, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dartmouth researchers and physicians H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the medical establishment's embrace of early diagnosis and treatment as the key to keeping people healthy actually does ...

2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines
Consumer Reports Insights: 2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines.

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
More Americans have been signing up for special health plans designed for people with medical problems that caused them to be spurned by the insurance industry, according to new government figures. But enrollment continues to lag significantly behind original predictions.

FlyScreen Lands On iPhone But Not As We Know It
FlyScreen , the lock screen replacement for Android and Symbian phones from Israeli startup Cellogic, has landed on the iPhone . But not as we know it.That's because Apple's iOS is locked down as it were (see what I did there) and doesn't allow third-party apps to take over the lock screen. This...

D.C.'s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25
The leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts in the District to help stem the spread of AIDS plans to shut its doors by the end of the month, officials said Wednesday, in the city that has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country.

Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida
Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal
Many women with early breast cancer do not appear to need removal of their lymph nodes, as is often recommended, according to a federally funded study released Tuesday.

Want to be one of the Nationals' racing presidents?
Applications are due Friday for those interested in becoming one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents: Abe, George, Tom or Teddy, right. The mascots are starting their sixth year of entertaining home crowds with a race on the field during the fourth inning.

The February wellness checklist
February's long winter slog is brightened by Valentine's Day, a good reminder to take care of our hearts. Here are some ideas for being well during this shortest, and often snowiest, of months in Washington.


When injuries interrupt exercise: Readers weigh in
I got some great feedback on my Jan. 27 column about the sudden interruption to my running regimen, "Coping with an out-of-the-routine injury." Here are edited excerpts of what two readers had to say, followed by excerpts from an online Q&A nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott and I did with ...

'Why We Get Fat' by Gary Taubes; teen smoking prevention online
Once more, with feeling "Why We Get Fat" (Knopf, $24.95)

Health benefits of falling and staying in love
Love may make the world go 'round, but is it powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we set out to find the answer and discovered that science says yes.

Getting a tattoo is largely safe, though experts advise using a reputable shop
Dermatologists' organizations, tattoo artists and the Food and Drug Administration agree that tattooing is largely safe, but any time you stick a needle into skin there are risks. Consumers need to do their homework.

Military personnel take extreme measures to meet body-fat and weight rules
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sommerdyke spent $12,000 on two liposuction surgeries last spring. She was running eight to 10 miles, six days a week. She even switched to a starvation diet. It was all part of a last-ditch effort to trim her waistline to the 35.5-inch maximum for female airmen. She ...

Mediation can bring justice with no need for a trial
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing many of the same benefits to patients and th...

New dietary guidelines: Eat less, eat better and lose the salt
Americans need to make big changes in their eating habits to fight the obesity epidemic and a host of ailments caused by poor diets, including consuming less sugar, fat and salt and more fish, fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration recommended Monday.

Report on global cardiac risks: World gets fatter, but blood pressure goes down
The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones.

State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...

No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge
Much to the chagrin of the proudly purple people of Baltimore, the Ravens will not be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super thin Super Bowl spread
Like other food-centered celebrations, Super Bowl gatherings can be both fun and fraught with apprehension for those concerned about their waistlines. Nobody wants to sit on the sidelines, skipping the traditional snacks. But who wants to deal with postgame regrets? You can work football-fan food...

Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines. (Of course, if someone uses Google to look up "shin...

Liposuction can't salvage Navy career
KEY WEST, FLA. - Mick Kruger is not out of shape. The 38-year-old master-at-arms first class has never failed a physical readiness test. He routinely scores "excellent" on the mile-and-a-half run. He has run one marathon and finished three others on in-line skates. His performance evaluations du...

AnyBody: Parents are ignoring their children for their BlackBerry
Increasingly, it is adults' constant, obsessive use of these technologies that's coming under fire.

Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
A federal judge in Florida on Monday became the first to strike down the entire law to overhaul the nation's health-care system, potentially complicating implementation of the statute in the 26 states that brought the suit.

House Republicans sharpen attack on health-care reform in two Hill hearings
Republicans on Wednesday used their new majority in the House of Representatives to hold the first of what they promise will be a steady drumbeat of congressional hearings to denounce the new health-care law.

Nutritional information: Milk
Sales of whole milk in the United States made up about 70 percent of the market in the mid-1970s but have dropped dramatically since, while the sales of skim and 2 percent have risen. The most recent sales figures show:

Got milk? What kind?
After spending a day with her boyfriend's family recently, my daughter marveled, "They only drink whole milk!" That milk was delicious, she reported, even after the container had sat on the counter for a while.

U.S. recovers $4 billion from health-care fraud cases
The government recaptured a record $4 billion last year from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other providers of care that defrauded federal health-care programs, the Obama administration reported Monday.

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Lady Gaga practicing for Super Bowl in her backyard
You can get a sneak peek of Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance if you score an invite to her house.

Celebs turning 50 in 2017
See photos of celebrities who will celebrating their 50th birthday in 2017.

Carrie Fisher's death renews questions about digital re-creation
Carrie Fisher's death could help spark a necessary and overdue conversation about digital etiquette, and the practice of using computer-generated imagery to re-create and manipulate the likenesses of dead actors.

Reese Witherspoon on Hollywood's limiting roles for women: 'Things have to change'
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are hoping their upcoming HBO limited series "Big Little Lies" is one small step toward big changes in Hollywood.

Steve Harvey in 'Family Feud' with fans
Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans?

Meet the 'Creators'

Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton to present Lily Tomlin with SAG award
This year's SAG Awards will also serve as a "9 to 5" reunion.

Katherine Heigl welcomes new baby with husband Josh Kelley
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley know how to keep a secret.

Kristin Chenoweth writes about being adopted, 'Lion' film
For Kristin Chenoweth, the movie "Lion" hit very close to home.

Is 'Deadpool' an Oscar contender?
When Oscar nominations are announced later this month, films like "La La Land," "Moonlight" and Manchester by the Sea" are all likely to nab nods, but "Deadpool" is shaping up to be a dark horse.

'Is O.J. Innocent?' is the latest take on the notorious case
The O.J. Simpson murder case has become the latest to get the reality TV treatment.

Frontline's 'Divided States' tracks roots of toxic political culture
To those stunned by the election of Donald Trump, "How did we get here?" is a question that can't be comprehensively answered in a tweet or sound bite. Frontline recognizes that with "Divided States of America," a four-hour, two-part deep dive into the toxic tone of American politics.

Michael Jackson episode pulled after backlash over white actor
After an uproar over the portrayal of Michael Jackson in a British TV production, Sky Arts announced it would not broadcast the episode featuring Joseph Fiennes as the late superstar.

Why Justin Bieber sent Mark Wahlberg underwear pictures
Mark Wahlberg tells Conan why Justin Bieber sent a picture of himself in his underwear.

Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga urge action on women's right to education
Hollywood is taking a stand when it comes to education for women everywhere.

The inspiration behind Netflix's timely 'One Day at a Time' reboot
Gloria Calderón Kellett was never quite able to fit Hollywood's out-of-touch mold for a Latino woman back in her acting days more than a decade ago. Nor did she care to.

'24, 'Six' add to TV's terrorism glut
There's a growing wave of terrorism and international crises in the fictional world of primetime, where, like everything else on TV, a glut of shows deal with such threats.

'Homeland' boss on 'soul-searching,' Season 6 and the inevitable end
Much has been said over the course of "Homeland's" five-season run about its sometimes eerie relevance, but while filming Season 5, reality caught up with the show in a chilling way.

'Victoria' brings regal Queen to PBS' Masterpiece
PBS' life-after-"Downton Abbey" phase continues with "Victoria," another handsome historical drama about a British monarch. Still, the bar's set pretty high for such endeavors, with this polished eight-part series falling somewhat short of Netflix's recent "The Crown" and Masterpiece's own "Wolf Hall."

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' is heading to Netflix

Meryl Streep's critics expose hypocrisy over celebrity politics

NFL denies is asked Lady Gaga to stay silent on Trump

CNN to Sean Spicer: Jim Acosta 'has our complete support'
The Trump transition team's calls for an apology from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta are being met by something else: a strong statement from CNN supporting Acosta.

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Japan golf club eyes changing 'sexist' policy
A Japanese country club set to host the 2020 Olympics golf competition said Wednesday it would consider changing a policy not to admit women as full members after Tokyos female governor slammed the rule. Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, north of Tokyo, came under fire last week as Yuriko Koike said she felt "very uncomfortable that women cannot become full members in the 21st century". This week, Britains Telegraph newspaper cited unnamed sources as saying that the International Olympic Committee had serious concerns, and was in contact with the International Golf Federation (IGF) over the issue.

Harden's triple-double not enough for Rockets
The Miami Heat withstood Houston star James Hardens 40-point triple-double on Tuesday to upend the Rockets 109-103 and snap a four-game NBA losing streak. Harden, who had six turnovers, had added 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 13th triple-double of the season. "At least it wasnt 60," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra quipped of Hardens gaudy points total.

Leonard, Aldridge propel Spurs past Timberwolves
(The Sports Xchange) - Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 as the San Antonio Spurs shrugged off a ragged first three quarters and rolled to a 122-114 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Leonards rebound and rush down the court for a dunk over two Minnesota defenders with 7:36 to play highlighted a 20-2 run for San Antonio that turned a 90-83 deficit into a 103-92 lead. Leonard has 12 games of 30 or more points this season and has reached that mark in four consecutive contests.

Paul to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the team announced on Tuesday. Paul, who will undergo the operation on Wednesday, was hurt during the first half of the Clippers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. The Clippers (29-14) have been hit hard by injuries this season and are awaiting the return of All Star forward Blake Griffin, who has missed the last 15 games with a knee injury.

Thumb surgery to sideline Clippers' Paul six to eight weeks
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the NBA team said Tuesday. Paul was injured in the second quarter of the Clippers 120-98 victory over Oklahoma City when he collided with Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Anthony reportedly keen to stay with floundering Knicks
New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says hes willing to "look at everything" in a bid to find a winning formula, but Knicks watchers were looking beyond lineup changes Tuesday in a bid to parse the future of the NBA franchise. A meeting between veteran star Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson was described variously in US media reports as "contentious" and "calm and business-like" with the New York Daily News reporting that Anthony told Jackson he wants to stay in New York.

Elite quarterbacks hold key to Super Bowl tickets
Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes, but high-flying offences look set to unleash a bombs-away spectacle led by elite quarterbacks that may be the best quartet to ever reach the conference championships. Following a thrilling divisional round of playoff action, the bar has been set high for Sunday when the Green Bay Packers visit the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers with Super Bowl berths on the line. The Patriots Tom Brady, Packers Aaron Rodgers, Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and Falcons Matt Ryan, who could all one day reach the Hall of Fame, boast experience and panache.

Steelers coach Tomlin contrite, but irked by Brown Facebook faux pas
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he regrets the language he used in discussing upcoming NFL playoff foes New England in a locker room speech, but hell punish receiver Antonio Brown for streaming it live on Facebook. In a fiery, and he believed private, address to his players after their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Tomlin said the Steelers had "spotted those assholes (the Patriots) a day and a half" of preparation time for next Sundays AFC championship game.

Morgan Stanley's profit doubles on bond-trading surge
Morgan Stanleys profit doubled in the fourth quarter as trading activity surged across Wall Street, and the bank said it was on track to reach a number of financial goals set out by Chief Executive James Gorman. In announcing earnings on Tuesday, Morgan Stanley detailed huge gains in bond trading, an area where it has long struggled. The bank also reported stronger revenue in equities trading, where Morgan Stanley is typically a leader, and said it was close to hitting targets for cost-cutting, wealth management profits and returns on shareholder equity.

Triple-double machine Westbrook a one-man wrecking crew
By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Russell Westbrook is either on the verge of history or overkill this NBA season while on pace for one of the leagues most baffling statistical efforts. Soaring, scowling and prowling the court, Oklahoma Citys one-man show has become basketballs most captivating storyline as he is seemingly everywhere at once, compiling numbers like an accountant. Through the first half of the 2016-17 campaign, Westbrook is threatening to join Oscar Robertson as the only player average a triple-double for an entire season.

Disabled pups get ruff for TV's annual Puppy Bowl
Three disabled dogs are joining America's annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruffness to the celebration intended as an antidote to the nation's Super Bowl football extravaganza. A hearing- and sight-impaired Australian shepherd, a deaf English pointer and a terrier born with three legs are among the more than 80 puppies from 34 U.S. shelters and rescue groups that were brought to New York for the taping of the game. A lot of people didn't think she could do it but she tried it and we just saw her play," referee Dan Schachner said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court asks Trump team for New Jersey sports betting views
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to consider Governor Chris Christies bid to bring sports betting to New Jersey and asked President-elect Donald Trumps incoming administration to offer its views on the matter. The justices are weighing whether to hear an appeal by Christie and some of his top officials of a lower courts 2016 ruling striking down a New Jersey law legalizing sports wagering because it ran afoul of a 1992 federal law that bans such gambling in all but four of the 50 states. New Jersey argues that the federal law infringes upon state sovereignty as laid out in the U.S. Constitution.

Spieth looking forward to 'tough competition' in 2017
American Jordan Spieth faces "very tough competition" to return to the top of the world golf rankings this year, he said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who won the U.S. Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, started his campaign with a third-place finish in last weeks Sony Open in Hawaii and lies fifth in the rankings. Its going to be a good year," Spieth told reporters at an event in Tokyo where he unveiled the "Spieth One" golf shoe which he has been working on with U.S. brand Under Armour.

Golf-Spieth looking forward to "tough competition" in 2017
American Jordan Spieth faces "very tough competition" to return to the top of the world golf rankings this year, he said on Tuesday. The 23-year-old, who won the U.S. Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, started his campaign with a third-place finish in last week's Sony Open in Hawaii and lies fifth in the rankings. It's going to be a good year," Spieth told reporters at an event in Tokyo where he unveiled the "Spieth One" golf shoe which he has been working on with U.S. brand Under Armour.

Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign
By John OBrien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success. Garcia has won five events in as many countries on the Asian Tour and Singapore could become a sixth should he navigate the demanding Serapong Course better than a field of rivals that includes three-times tournament winner Adam Scott and Ernie Els. "Ive always felt comfortable coming to Asia, Ive done very well here in the tournaments I have played," the world number 15 told reporters at Sentosa Golf Club on Tuesday.

Golf-Garcia hoping for Singapore slingshot to new campaign
By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia enjoyed a hard-earned winter break after a hectic 2016 and the Spaniard is now fit, fresh and raring to go when he opens his campaign at the Singapore Open this week in a region where he has enjoyed plenty of success. Garcia has won five events in as many countries on the Asian Tour and Singapore could become a sixth should he navigate the demanding Serapong Course better than a field of rivals that includes three-times tournament winner Adam Scott and Ernie Els. "I've always felt comfortable coming to Asia, I've done very well here in the tournaments I have played," the world number 15 told reporters at Sentosa Golf Club on Tuesday.

Clippers' Paul to have MRI on injured thumb
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul injured his left thumb during his team’s 120-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday and will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. Paul was injured late in the second quarter while being guarded by Russell Westbrook and did not return for the second half. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul underwent X-rays that revealed no bones were broken. ...

Clippers silence Thunder despite Paul injury
Los Angeles (AFP) - The Los Angeles Clippers shook off the early exit of point guard Chris Paul to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-98 on Monday and claim a seventh straight NBA victory.

Warriors humble Cavaliers 126-91
The Golden State Warriors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 on Monday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the reigning NBA champions. In the seasons second meeting between the teams that dueled in the past two NBA championship series, the Warriors started fast and never let up. Before adoring fans at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Draymond Green notched his third triple-double of the season with 11 points, 11 assists and 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who led wire-to-wire to improve their league-leading record to 35-6.

World's top woman golfer Ko wants to get ball rolling on equal pay
The worlds top woman golfer Lydia Ko wants her stunning achievements as a teenager to narrow the sports huge gap in prize money between men and women. "One of our roles is to obviously play great golf, but to also make a difference in the game," said Ko this week in a telephone interview from her Florida home to confirm she will take part in the $1.5 million HSBC Womens Champions in Singapore beginning on March 2. Ko, who turns 20 in April, was the youngest player -- man or woman -- to become world golf number one when she achieved the feat almost two years ago.

Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
(Reuters) - With each successive defeat, Carmelo Anthonys stay in New York becomes more contentious as his future with the Knicks is put into question. Anthony, who has been an All Star for the franchise each season since being traded to the Knicks in 2011, has been asked in recent days about the possibility of waiving the no-trade clause in his contract which would allow the team to move him. Responding to an article that suggested it was time for Anthony to depart New York, the forward said on Sunday that if Knicks management no longer wants him then "thats a conversation that we should have." Following New Yorks 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Anthony was again pushed on the subject of his stay with the team.

Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, using a 78-point, first-half explosion to crush the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson scored a game-high 26 points and Draymond Green recorded an 11-point, 13-rebound, 11-assist triple-double, propelling the Warriors to their first win over the Cavaliers since Game 4 of last years NBA Finals. The Cavaliers, swept by the Warriors in two games in the regular season last year and down 3-1 in the Finals, rallied to sweep the final three games en route to their first-ever NBA championship.

Davis hurt as New Orleans fall to Pacers
New Orleans star Anthony Davis took another frightening fall on Monday and the Pelicans succumbed 98-95 to the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. The Pacers, humbled 140-112 by the Denver Nuggets in London on Thursday, got 19 points from Paul George and held on for the bounce-back victory that still had coach Nate McMillan wanting to see better. "We had lots of lazy possessions and missed free throws down the stretch," McMillan said.

Embiid shines late as NBA 76ers down Bucks
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid came on strong in the fourth quarter on Monday to power the suddenly surging 76ers to a 113-104 NBA victory over the Bucks in Milwaukee. Embiid, playing his injury delayed rookie season, scored 22 points with 12 rebounds and five blocked shots in 29 minutes as the 76ers notched their fourth win in five games. It was his strong move to the basket that drew a sixth foul against Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo with 2:51 remaining.

With Humphries help Hawks' Schroder sinks Knicks
Atlantas German guard Dennis Schroder delivered the killing blow in the Hawks 108-107 NBA victory over the New York Knicks on Monday -- with a big assist from Kris Humphries. Humphries had a good look at a potential game-winning shot, but instead tossed the ball to Schroder, who drained a three-pointer with 22 seconds remaining that saw the Hawks swoop for their ninth win in their last 10 games. "I thought Kris was unbelievable," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of the power forward who came off the bench to score 14 points with seven rebounds and one -- crucial -- assist.

McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship with rib injury
(Reuters) - World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship after tests on Monday showed he picked up a rib injury in South Africa last week, the European Tour said. The Northern Irishman had intense physiotherapy treatment and took pain-killers over the weekend at the South Africa Open after struggling through much of Fridays second round. The four-time major champion, who lost to Englishman Graeme Storm on the third playoff hole at Glendower Golf Club, will start a rehabilitation program for the stress fracture.

Obama fetes world-champion Chicago Cubs, his (wife's) favorite
Barack Obama, the man once known as the "hope candidate," on Monday warmly feted a team that had gone more than a century without much hope -- the world champion baseball team the Cubs from his adopted hometown of Chicago. Just four days before he hands power to Donald Trump, President Obama welcomed the members of the Chicago team -- who in November won their first World Series title since 1908 -- to a light-hearted White House ceremony. "I made a lot of promises in 2008," Obama said, referring to his first presidential campaign.

Cowboys Elliott seeks 'closure' on domestic violence probe
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see "closure" on the NFLs domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the leagues leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic violence incident involving the woman, who said she was hurt in a July argument. "I do want closure," Elliott told reporters after the Cowboys 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoff game Sunday.

Golf-McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship with rib injury
World number two Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi Championship after tests on Monday showed he picked up a rib injury in South Africa last week, the European Tour said. The Northern Irishman had intense physiotherapy treatment and took pain-killers over the weekend at the South Africa Open after struggling through much of Friday's second round. The four-time major champion, who lost to Englishman Graeme Storm on the third playoff hole at Glendower Golf Club, will start a rehabilitation programme for the stress fracture.

McIlroy set for back scan after painful South Africa defeat
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to Englands Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next weeks Abu Dhabi Championship.

Golf-McIlroy set for back scan after painful South Africa defeat
Rory McIlroy was suffering from a back problem during his South African Open playoff loss to England's Graeme Storm on Sunday and the Briton will undergo scans this week to learn the extent of the injury and time he could be forced to sit out. McIlroy has been injury-free since missing two months with a sprained ankle in 2015, a layoff that prevented him from defending his British Open title, and the latest setback could rule him out of next week's Abu Dhabi Championship.

Harden's triple-double leads Rockets past Nets
(Reuters) - Eric Gordons sprained left big toe was not normal on Friday and neither was the pace and 3-point rhythm of the Houston Rockets. Pace and rhythm returned in a big way for the Rockets, who also mixed in effective second-half defense against the worst team in the league. Gordon scored 24 points, James Harden recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as Houston snapped its first losing streak of the season with a 137-112 rout of the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night.

Dunleavy settles in at Atlanta, NBA Raptors batter Knicks
Mike Dunleavy is fitting in nicely with his new team, scoring a season-high 20 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-98. Dunleavy, who was playing in just his second NBA game with the Hawks, initially baulked at a trade to Atlanta that sent Kyle Korver to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It took a meeting with coach Mike Budenholzer to convince him it was a good career move.

Green Bay stun Cowboys, Steelers top Chiefs in NFL playoff battle
Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle on Sunday. Crosby held his nerve superbly to kick the winning three-pointer from 51 yards with just three seconds left on the clock in the final twist of an epic duel at the AT&T Stadium. Green Bay will now play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday in the National Football Conference Championship game for a place in the February 5 Super Bowl in Houston.

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Jan 16 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (2) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1614 2. (1) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1177 3. (3) Pat Perez (U.S.) 754 4. (4) Brendan Steele (U.S.) 648 5. (5) Mackenzie Hughes (Canada) 643 6. (6) Rod Pampling (Australia) 560 7. (7) Cody Gribble (U.S.) 481 8. (8) Russell Knox (Britain) 449 9. (13) Gary Woodland (U.S.) 411 10. (10) Luke List (U.S.) 382 11. (9) Scott Piercy (U.S.) 356 12. (39) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 335 13. (11) Daniel Berger (U.S.) 330 14. (12) Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 316 15. (14) Patton Kizzire (U.S.) 300 15. Justin Rose (Britain) 300 17. (33) Jamie Lovemark (U.S. ...

Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game
(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers did not spend much time in the end zone at Arrowhead Stadium in Sundays AFC divisional round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, it was the home team that scored the games only touchdowns. The victory sends the Steelers to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.

Justin Thomas delivers Hawaiian punch, setting PGA record
Justin Thomas made more history at the Sony Open, firing a five-under 65 to set the PGA Tours lowest 72-hole score at 253. Thomas on Sunday sank a one-foot birdie putt on the par-five 18th at the Waialae Country Club course where his 27-under 253 is the lowest four round score of all-time. Unforgettable," Thomas said.

Thomas romps to Sony Open victory in record style
(Reuters) - Justin Thomas overcame a slow start for a second straight day before five birdies in seven holes helped him wrap up a wire-to-wire victory in record style at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday. The long-hitting American clinched his fourth PGA Tour title, his second in a row and his third of the young season, by seven strokes after firing a five-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club for a stunning 27-under total of 253. Thomas, who had opened with a magical 11-under 59 to take control of the tournament, signed off with a comfortable two-putt birdie at the par-five last to add yet another slice of golf history to his dominant week of multiple records.

Golf-Thomas romps to Sony Open victory in record style
(adds quotes, detail) * Thomas finishes strong after nervous start to win by seven * Sets PGA Tour record low for 72 holes Jan 16 (Reuters) - Justin Thomas overcame a slow start for a second straight day before five birdies in seven holes helped him wrap up a wire-to-wire victory in record style at the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday. The long-hitting American clinched his fourth PGA Tour title, his second in a row and his third of the young season, by seven strokes after firing a five-under-par 65 at Waialae Country Club for a stunning 27-under total of 253. Thomas, who had opened with a magical 11-under 59 to take control of the tournament, signed off with a comfortable two-putt birdie at the par-five last to add yet another slice of golf history to his dominant week of multiple records.

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Jan 16 (Gracenote) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Sony Open at the par-70 course on Sunday in Honolulu, Hawaii -27 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 59 64 65 65 -20 Justin Rose (Britain) 66 64 66 64 -19 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 65 67 66 63 -18 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 70 67 60 65 Jamie Lovemark (U.S.) 64 68 65 65 -17 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 69 61 65 68 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 64 64 68 67 -16 Chez Reavie (U.S.) 67 67 69 61 Charles Howell III (U.S.) 65 66 68 65 -15 Jim Herman (U.S.) 66 67 67 65 -14 Russell Knox (Britain) 64 67 66 69 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 66 69 67 64 -13 Russell Henley (U.S.) 64 67 68 68 Bill Haas (U.S. ...