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Naked TV dating series heads into season two
Mon Sep 15, 2014 - 10:32 PM
Los Angeles (AFP) - Cable channel VH1 said Monday it's picking up a second season of its edgy reality series "Dating Naked," in which hip young singles take it all off in their quest for true love.The hour-long show has pulled about a million TV viewers every week in the United States, and as many as 750,000 online streams per week, since its premiere in July.And a dozen participants now consider themselves to be in a relationship with someone they met on the show -- including two ...
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 ...
With appearance in Iowa, Clinton takes a big step toward 2016
Sun Sep 14, 2014 - 10:12 PM
After grilling steaks with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton delivered a populist speech to the crowd of more than 6,000 Democrats at a vast green field a few miles outside of Des Moines. She defended President Barack Obama's signature healthcare initiative known as Obamacare, pushed legislation on a minimum wage and lambasted Republicans as "guardians of gridlock." Clinton focused much of her speech on promoting Iowa's Democratic candidates, includi ...
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5 former European champs headline Europa League
Wed Sep 17, 2014 - 5:20 AM
Inter Milan, Celtic, PSV Eindhoven, Steaua Bucharest and Feyenoord bring some luster to the Champions League spinoff involving 48 teams from 26 nations.Defending champion Sevilla starts with a difficult test at home against Feyenoord in Group G.Here are some things to know about Thursday's games:___SEVILLA FOR NO. 4: In the shadow of Barcelona's and Real Madrid's Champions League titles this decade, other Spanish teams have also dominated the Europa League. Sevilla won its third Euro ...
APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
Wed Sep 17, 2014 - 4:46 AM
The The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and "Easy Rider" co-star Dennis Hopper. Eisenberg bought it last year from Dan Haggerty, perhaps best known for his roles in the "Grizzly Adams" TV show and movies, who was in charge of keeping the custom-designed bike humming during the 1969 movie's filming.The gleaming stars-and-stripes panhead chopper with chromed hardtail frame is accom ...
Rice appeals against indefinite NFL suspension for knocking out wife
Wed Sep 17, 2014 - 5:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ray Rice appealed against his indefinite suspension by the National Football League on Tuesday for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career. Meanwhile, the NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its top players, including Adrian Peterson, are under scrutiny both by the league and the public. Rice was originally suspended fo ...
'Dragon Tattoo' sequel still on says Fincher
Mon Sep 15, 2014 - 9:01 AM
Having brought "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" to film in 2011, director David Fincher says that its two sequels are still very much a prospect.The first Hollywood adaptation had Rooney Mara as its heroine, the actress then nominated for an Oscar as a result of her performance, and the film as a whole made $232m worldwide on a $90m budget."Because [Sony] already has spent millions of dollars on the rights and the script, I think it will result in something," he said, speaki ...
Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
Wed Sep 17, 2014 - 5:16 AM
State After opening fire on troopers at the remote barracks in the Pocono Mountains Friday night, Frein evidently tried to make his escape in a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, authorities say. Instead, he drove into a swamp about two miles away, where a man walking his dog stumbled across the partly submerged SUV three days later and called 911.It was the big break police were looking for, one that set of a massive manhunt by more than 200 law enforcement officials who fanned out across miles of thick woods ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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