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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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AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin
Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 7:40 AM
Two Navalny claimed in an interview with The Associated Press that house arrest is a clever Kremlin tactic that keeps him out of public view â?? while also preventing him from becoming a political martyr in a harsh Russian prison."This is a way to derail my activities," he said, "and it's unlikely that they want another political prisoner at this stage."But Navalny said the tactic will fail, vowing to continue his fight against President Vladimir Putin's regime." ...
USDA brings indoor plumbing to Alaska village
Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 4:41 AM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is scheduled to announce the funding Thursday at a convention of Alaska Natives in Anchorage.In a telephone interview Tuesday, Vilsack told The Associated Press that ultimately, the future goal is to bring the entire nation into the modern world."It's really designed to make sure people live in communities and in areas that provide the basic protections and the guarantee of basic protections that we all, as Americans, ought to have," he said. " ...
Royals rip Giants, pull even in baseball World Series
Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 4:10 AM
By A two-run double by Salvador Perez followed by a two-run homer from Omar Infante off Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland in the sixth had the intense rookie hurler yelling at Perez as players from both teams walked out of the dugout, poised in case a confrontation broke out."I think it was just frustration on his part," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's an intense kid and it got away from him a little bit. He's a competitor. That's one area where he's going to ...
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82
Mon Oct 20, 2014 - 10:12 PM
(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's residence in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his death, first reported by ABC News. The New York Times said de la Renta died of complications from cancer. De la Renta was born to a promin ...
Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer
Thu Oct 23, 2014 - 4:46 AM
And A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team will arrive.The Women's World Cup kicks off in Canada in June â?? and if the favored U.S. advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences."Any time you get to wrap yourself in the flag and root with other Americans, it doesn't really matter if you know what offsides is," Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said.The bigges ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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