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Standing ovation at Met Opera despite protest
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 10:42 PM
About The opera is based on the 1985 killing of passenger Leon Klinghoffer on the Achille Lauro, an Italian cruise ship hijacked by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Front. The 69-year-old was shot in his wheelchair and pushed overboard.American composer John Adams' opera has been a lightning rod since February, when it was scheduled for this season. The first large demonstration came on the Met's Sept. 22 season opening night, featuring a Mozart work, when protesters jeered at ...
Moroccan man sentenced to 30 years in U.S. bomb plot
Fri Sep 14, 2012 - 9:53 AM
WASHINGTON Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
"The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to d ...
Brazil presidential race heading for Oct 26 photo finish
Wed Oct 15, 2014 - 8:02 PM
In an increasingly acrimonious campaign, the candidates traded accusations of lies, corruption and nepotism in a bruising television debate on Tuesday night that had no clear winner and saw more attacks than discussion of policy issues. Neves, the market favorite, gained ground after his stronger-than-expected showing in the first-round vote on Oct. 5, when he bested environmentalist Marina Silva to place second behind Rousseff. But Neves has struggled to ...
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Costa Rica downs Trinidad & Tobago on PKs
Fri Oct 24, 2014 - 7:08 PM
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) â?? Costa Rica earned the team's first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women's Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.Costa Rica will face the winner of the late semifinal between the United States and Mexico in the final Sunday.Trinidad and Tobago will play in the third-place match Sunday. The top three finishers earn World Cup bids and the fourth-place finisher will have another ...
Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
Fri Oct 24, 2014 - 7:21 PM
Eustace's Friday's success marked a major step forward in that effort, company officials said."This has opened up endless possibilities for humans to explore previously seldom visited parts of our stratosphere," Grant Anderson, Paragon president and CEO, said in a statement.The technology that has gone into developing the balloon, the spacesuit and the other systems that were used in Friday's launch will be used to advance commercial spaceflight, namely efforts by Arizona-b ...
PGA president sacked over Poulter 'lil girl' jibe
Fri Oct 24, 2014 - 9:40 PM
The "The members and apprentices of the PGA of America must uphold the highest standards and values of the profession, as well as the manner in which we conduct ourselves at all times," said PGA vice president Derek Sprague, who will replace Bishop on an interim basis."We apologize to any individual or group that felt diminished, in any way, by this unacceptable incident." The PGA of America said the decision to remove Bishop came from a vote from the board of directors.&quo ...
From 'Bates Motel' to 'Ouija,' Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror
Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 9:02 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge. "Recently I did a scene on 'Bates' where I just cried, and the director was able to tap into something where my emotions just came flooding out," the British actress said in her native Manchester accent. "My emotions are very readily available, which ...
Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report
Fri Oct 24, 2014 - 7:26 PM
HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report found that Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago, did not have to become a violent adult, Scott Jackson, chairman of the ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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