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Peyton Manning inactive, Brock Osweiler to start in Week 16

Peyton Manning inactive, Brock Osweiler to start in Week 16

Mathis suffered the injury late in the Broncos' 17-15 win a month ago at Chicago - a game otherwise remembered as quarterback Brock Osweiler's starting debut. Broncos lost S David Bruton Jr.to broken right leg. He played 75 snaps with fractured fibula against Steelers thinking it was only bad bruise. Or maybe Osweiler can hold up over the course of a full game, push the Broncos to a playoff spot (and potentially a first-round bye) and create some serious controversy.


NHS Choir beats Justin Bieber to UK X-mas no.1

NHS Choir beats Justin Bieber to UK X-mas no.1

The choir said "it's a brilliant celebration for the NHS across the country, so well done and thank you everyone". But at lunchtime on Christmas Day, they were gathered together to discover whether the impossible could come true - a number one festive hit...


House avoids government shutdown

House avoids government shutdown

But House members say they hope to have the full text of the bill posted by Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. "We're not going to allow Democrats to jam us with hard deadlines", Republican John Fleming said. Ryan said earlier in the week he wasn't "going to put a deadline on it", the AP reported. Ryan assured lawmakers from Northeastern states that legislation extending health benefits and a compensation fund for 9/11 first responders would be made part of the spending bill.


Large quantity purchases of pre-paid cellphones is causing concern in Missouri

Large quantity purchases of pre-paid cellphones is causing concern in Missouri

Such phones also have been linked to suspected terror activity - including by a man accused of plotting to bomb Times Square in 2010 and using a prepaid phone to communicate with co-conspirators in Pakistan. She said the department was investigating whether they were fraudulently purchased and that they informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the incident.


Microsoft Issues Critical Security Fixes For Windows

Microsoft Issues Critical Security Fixes For Windows

The bulletin patches two vulnerabilities, a memory corruption flaw, which can be exploited remotely, and an information disclosure flaw, which requires local access. Three of the updates are aimed at browsers (MS15-124 - Internet Explorer, MS15-125 - Edge and MS15-126 - Javascript libraries in Vista and Windows Server 2008), and address an impressive 30 issues, some of which Kandek said were "critical leading to remote code election (RCE)".



China's Xi arrives in South Africa for talks with Zuma, trade summit

The new approach to Africa - a hot-spot for Chinese investment - could illustrate how Beijing tries to strike that balance of new security priorities without abandoning a decades-old vow against interfering in other countries. Xi's visit comes ahead of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation, a meeting that brings together African and Chinese leaders every three years. However, opposition officials dismissed Xi's visit as a mere "public relations exercise" and said Zimbabwe was unlikely to ...