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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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On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course
Sat Oct 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM
But to push through his reform strategy, he needed "a majority in the Verkhovna Rada (parliament), one that is for reform and not corrupt, one that is pro-Ukrainian and pro-European and not pro-Soviet," he said in a televised address to the people. "Without such a majority in parliament, the President's programme which millions of Ukrainians believed in June will simply remain on paper," he said. Poroshenko, who was elected preside ...
From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost
Sat Oct 25, 2014 - 7:11 PM
But Waiting for the vapors to clear so they could search her belongings, police noted the most obvious clue: She was wearing a familiar white-and-brown uniform. By that night, co-workers and friends had identified her as Maria Leonor Fernandes, 32 years old and single, who worked minimum wage jobs at three nearby Dunkin' Donuts shops â?? often grabbing an hour or two of sleep in her car between shifts.Within days, Fernandes was being mourned as a tragic heroine, a victim of our times. Far be ...
Svoboda, MacKenzie tied for McGladrey lead
Sat Oct 25, 2014 - 6:40 PM
Sea Island (United States) (AFP) - Will MacKenzie posted a five-under 65 in the third round to move into a share of the lead at the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic on Saturday.MacKenzie was joined at 12-under-par 198 by fellow American Andrew Svoboda, who carded a four-under 66 on the Seaside Course at Sea Island golf resort.MacKenzie is aiming for his third USPGA Tour title, while Svoboda is searching for his first win on the US tour.Second-round leader Russell Henley managed a two-under 68 in ...
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 ...
US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
Sat Oct 25, 2014 - 7:16 PM
The The only thing you can see is their eyes. And theyre dripping with chlorine, Mukpo said. You just realize what a bad situation you're in when your caregivers have to come in with such an incredible amount of protection.Mukpo contracted the virus after working for a month as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. He recounted the harrowing experiences he endured first with his diagnosis, then his treatment and at last his recovery on Saturday at his Rhode Island home two days ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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