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Mexico probes Miley Cyrus show over flag-whipping
Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 1:40 AM
A video shows the provocative singer bent over as two singers whip her mock backside with small flags, including one in the distinct green, white and red colors of Mexico, on Tuesday in the northern city of Monterrey.The Bangerz Tour 2014 concert coincided with Mexico's independence day festivities and the video made waves across local media.A spokesman for the interior ministry told AFP the probe was launched Wednesday at the request of the Nuevo Leon state congress, which accused Cyrus of ...
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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China sentences four for explosives, bid for 'jihad': report
Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 5:28 AM
The sentences came as the separate trial of a prominent Muslim academic began in the western region of Xinjiang. Economics professor Ilham Tohti, who has championed the rights of the region's Muslim Uighur people, has been charged with separatism. The four sentenced to between 10 and 20 years were found guilty of "participating in terrorist organizations, illegally making explosives, offering funds or harboring suspects", the Xinhua news agency said late ...
Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 4:41 AM
Rainfall Officials in Nogales initially thought they would have to evacuate two nearby trailer parks where about 100 families live, Mayor Arturo Garino said late Wednesday. However, the water receded, and the city's public works department was able to clear the street."The debris on the street was minimal," Garino said. "Everything was taken care of within an hour and a half."A larger wash that cuts through the middle of the city was on the edge of spilling over earlier. ...
Cardinals bench player after assault arrest
Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 2:55 AM
According Police do not name the alleged victims but said in the release, "Shortly after the incidents occurred the victim left the state with their child."Dwyer was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault, police said.The Cardinals responded swiftly."We became awa ...
'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 ...
Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem
Thu Sep 18, 2014 - 4:46 AM
The She called it the "Vixen Workout."As a woman "you need some type of release," says Jones, who has a 5-year-old daughter."And you're not a bad mother for thinking that, you're not a bad wife, you're not a bad anything," said the 33-year-old Jones, who is based in Miami but also leads workouts in New York and other cities. "You're gonna be a better person, in turn, to your family, if you are the best version of yourself."Jones' busine ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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