What are the odds? Daily fantasy sports win reprieve in N.Y

By Michael Erman and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge on Friday ruled that the leading daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings must cease operating in the state, in what could be a crippling blow to the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar industry. New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez granted an injunction sought by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after hearing arguments last month over whether daily fantasy sports games amounted to┬áillegal games of chance or lawful ones involving skill

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N.Y. appeals court temporarily suspends shutdown of daily fantasy sports

A New York State appeals court judge on Friday temporarily suspended an order that would have required daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings to stop operating in the state. The short-term stay, issued in an emergency appeal filed by the companies on Friday, allows the companies to do business in New York until at least Jan.

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More than a million OPM hack victims still not notified

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than a million victims of a massive hack of U.S. government computer files have still not been officially notified that their data was compromised and that they are eligible for free credit-monitoring protection, officials said on Friday.

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Alphabet mulls expanding Fiber internet service to LA, Chicago

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc said it would consider bringing its Fiber internet service to Los Angeles and Chicago, the two biggest cities the tech giant has worked with so far for the super-fast web service.

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South Carolina military college suspends cadets over KKK-like hoods

The Citadel military college in South Carolina said on Thursday it was suspending eight cadets after photographs were posted on social media showing them wearing pointed white pillowcases that resemble hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist group. Seven freshmen cadets wore the hoods and all-white clothing while singing Christmas carols as part of a “Ghosts of Christmas Past” skit, according to initial findings by the college in Charleston

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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan – still a tongue-twister for Hollywood

(Reuters) – Irish actress Saoirse Ronan expressed delight that no-one stumbled over her name when she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award on Wednesday. On Thursday, Ronan was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Irish immigrant drama “Brooklyn” but Hollywood veteran Dennis Quaid fumbled her first name, calling her “Sheesha” while making the televised announcement. Entertainment website Moviefone.com called Quaid “the John Travolta of 2106 Golden Globe Pronounciations” likening his slip to Travolta's introduction of “Wicked” singer Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem” at the 2014 Oscars ceremony.

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