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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Morning Digest: Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

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Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations..
Hong Kong police haul protesters away as camp site is dismantled
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong cleared most of the main pro-democracy protest site on Thursday as police hauled activists away, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations that have blocked key roads in the Chinese-controlled city..
Shares, oil steady ahead of crunch ECB loan offer
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks and oil prices steadied on Thursday as investors waited to see how much help the ECB's latest funding flood could provide the euro zone and if an expected sharp hike in Russian interest rates could stabilize the rouble..
Bill Cosby sued for defamation by sexual assault accuser
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was sued for defamation on Wednesday in Massachusetts by a sexual assault accuser who said he branded her a liar in public statements made through his representatives denying her allegations of abuse..
NFL touts 'tougher' personal conduct policy after crisis
IRVING, Texas (Reuters) - National Football League owners on Wednesday unanimously endorsed what they called a tougher personal conduct policy following a spate of domestic violence cases involving players that harmed the league's reputation..
Sony CEO ordered 'The Interview' toned down, Rogen objected: emails
NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - Sony Corp. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai ordered the film "The Interview" to be toned down after Pyongyang denounced it for depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader, according to emails apparently stolen from Sony's Hollywood studio..
Rosetta shows Earth's water did not come from comets: study
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Early results from Europe's Rosetta spacecraft challenge a long-held theory that comets delivered water to early Earth, a study released on Wednesday shows..
Tennessee attraction offers Zombie Santa and undead elves for charity
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A Nashville-area haunted house is getting into the Christmas spirit this weekend, with Zombie Santa, his undead elves and one demonic reindeer going on the attack for fun and charity..
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