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DreamWorks Animation to slash 500 jobs, cut films
Thu Jan 22, 2015 - 5:41 PM
A statement from the studio responsible for blockbuster animated hits such as "Shrek" said the restructuring would see the company make two films per year instead of three up until 2017."The number one priority for DreamWorks Animation's core film business is to deliver consistent creative and financial success," DreamWorks Animation chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in the statement."I am confident that this strategic plan will deliver great films, better box ...
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 ...
Obama picks Brooklyn prosecutor Lynch for attorney general
Fri Nov 7, 2014 - 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace the retiring Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general and if confirmed, she would become the first black woman to serve in the post, the White House said on Friday. The 55-year-old North Carolina native and Harvard-trained lawyer has deep experience in both civil rights and corporate fraud cases. Lynch is known for a low-key personality and stirred little contro ...
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Owner of gun that killed Argentine prosecutor emerges from hiding
Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 3:24 PM
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The man who lent an Argentine prosecutor the gun that killed him the day before he was to testify in Congress about allegations against the president emerged from hiding on Wednesday, saying the investigator feared for his family's life. The prosecutor's employee, Diego Lagomarsino, is the only person to be charged with any offence so far in the case of Alberto Nisman, who was investigating the 1994 bombing of Jewish community center ...
New York Assembly speaker to be replaced next week: NYT
Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 4:41 AM
Rochester-area Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, the majority leader and a top pick to succeed Silver on a permanent basis, is to take over as interim speaker on Monday, the newspaper said. Lawmakers are to choose a new leader in an election set for Feb. 10. "I will not hinder the process. I believe very deeply in the institution," Silver told reporters as he exited the capitol in Albany late on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The replacement was announced ...
Patriots' Brady has a cold, expects to be fit for Super Bowl
Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 3:10 PM
By Frank Pingue PHOENIX (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been fighting a cold for nearly a week but said on Wednesday he expects to be fine for Sunday's Super Bowl showdown with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. Brady sniffled his way through a 45-minute news conference, even pausing at times to wipe his nose with his shirt sleeve, before finally confirming that he has a cold. "I've been fighting the cold. I' ...
Revenge of the nerds: hacking goes hunky in thriller 'Blackhat'
Wed Jan 14, 2015 - 5:51 PM
The hunky Hemsworth - People magazine's reigning "Sexiest Man Alive" - who fends off an international paramilitary hacking gang bent on manipulating markets for profit helps drive away misconceptions about the modern computer whiz, Mann Said. "They are not middle-class white kids working in their parents' basement," the filmmaker said, pointing to well-known hackers like the 7-foot (2.13 meters) weightlifting Stephen Watt and hard-partying ...
Fugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt
Wed Jan 28, 2015 - 11:21 AM
The Authorities didn't immediately explain how they were finally able to track down Thompson, whom they called one of the most intelligent fugitives ever sought by the U.S. Marshals.Thompson made history in 1988 when he found the sunken S.S. Central America, also known as the Ship of Gold. In what was a technological feat at the time, Thompson and his crew brought up thousands of gold bars and coins from the shipwreck. Much of that was later sold to a gold marketing group in 2000 for about $50 m ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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