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Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor
Wed Aug 27, 2014 - 8:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) â?? Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.She will be replaced next week by David Muir. The 68-year-old Sawyer, one of television news' best-known personalities, has anchored ABC's flagship newscast since December 2009.While it's been known for months that this was Sawyer's last week as anchor, it wasn ...
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 ...
Turkey's Erdogan seen softening style not substance as president
Sun Aug 24, 2014 - 5:40 AM
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan's caustic rhetoric has won him the devotion of Turkey's conservative Islamic heartlands, from his dismissal of political enemies as "worse than leeches" to his comparisons of Israel's actions in Gaza to those of Hitler. His fiery podium speeches and blunt populism have galvanized core supporters and cemented his rise as modern Turkey's most powerful leader, culminating in his victory this month in the country's first popular elec ...
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On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win
Thu Aug 28, 2014 - 6:40 PM
The After a loss and a draw in his opening Premier League games came the humiliating defeat at third-tier club MK Dons in the League Cup on Tuesday. Next up is a trip to Premier League newcomer Burnley on Saturday.Here are some things to know about this weekend's matches:___MAN UNITEDIf Van Gaal is to improve on the seventh-place finish under David Moyes, United's fortunes will need to improve quickly.Van Gaal points to United's 10 injuries, with offseason recruit Anders Herrara join ...
No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by 9-year-old girl
Thu Aug 28, 2014 - 8:11 PM
WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident." But state occupational health and safety officials were conducting their own probe of the Monday morning incident that was captured on video at a gun range that caters in part to tourists visiting nearb ...
Playoff title, Ryder Cup add spice to PGA event
Thu Aug 28, 2014 - 7:10 PM
McIlroy, "Excited to be back here -- 2012 was a great year," McIlroy said. "I was in the middle of a great run like I am now."My frame of mind is very similar, very relaxed. I'm not really putting a lot of pressure on myself. My golf game feels a little more controlled than it did then. And I'm driving the ball as good as I ever have."You want to win every event you play. I don't think there's any point of trying to pace yourself that way. I'd much ra ...
Inarritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice Film Festival
Wed Aug 27, 2014 - 6:31 AM
VENICE, Italy (AP) â?? A film in which art and fame battle it out in the streets and skies of Manhattan has kicked off the 71st Venice Film Festival, where high-art aspirations mix with Hollywood hopes.Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman" stars former "Batman" Michael Keaton as an over-the-hill action star struggling to recover a sense of self-worth by mounting a heavyweight Broadway play.The film had its first screening for journalists Wednesday ahead of an evening ga ...
Missouri police sued for $40 million over actions in Ferguson protests
Thu Aug 28, 2014 - 8:16 PM
The The lawsuit seeks a total of $40 million on behalf of six plaintiffs, including a 17-year-old boy who was with his mother in a fast-food restaurant when they were arrested. Each of the plaintiffs was caught up in interactions with police over a period from Aug. 11 to 13, the suit allege.Named as defendants are the city of Ferguson, St. Louis County, Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Delmar, Ferguson police officer Justin Cosmo, and other unnamed police offi ...
How your NFL team can predict the next president
Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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