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Indie rock band Luna reunites to tour Spain
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 8:18 PM
New York (AFP) - Luna, the 1990s indie rockers whose slow and dreamy songs won a dedicated following, are reuniting after a decade apart for a tour of Spain.The New York band announced eight dates in Spain in April starting with the Gijon Sound Festival on April 17. Frontman Dean Wareham wrote on Twitter that Luna was also planning to play "a few US dates" this year including in New York.Luna enjoyed a strong fan base in Europe, in part because the band was tapped to open for the Velve ...
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 ...
Reinventing Socialism: a risky business for French left
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 7:34 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - As a young aide to then-French prime minister Lionel Jospin in the late 1990s, Manuel Valls sat in on meetings as Britain's Tony Blair and Germany's Gerhard Schroeder tried to persuade his boss to help them reinvent Europe's Left. Jospin, who at the time was readying the 35-hour work week long dreamed of by French Socialists, was impressed neither by Blair's "Third Way" nor Schroeder's "New Centre". But the talk ...
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Clashes in West Bank as flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque reopens
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 7:32 PM
A Al-Aqsa, in Jerusalem's Old City, and adjacent neighbourhoods have seen months of violence, and the mosque compound has been a rallying point for Palestinian resistance to perceived Jewish attempts to take control of it.Jerusalem was relatively calm on Friday a day after youths clashed with police following the fatal shooting of Muataz Hijazi, a Palestinian suspected of trying to murder hardline Jewish rabbi Yehuda Glick, linked to the tensions at Al-Aqsa.During Thursday's unrest, Isra ...
Judge rejects isolation for U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 7:28 PM
Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day isolation regime became a key battle in the dispute between some U.S. states and the federal government. A handful of states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries while the federal government is wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers. While she may travel freely in public, the judge decided that Hickox must continue direct monitor ...
Dettori pilots Hootenanny to Juvenile Turf win
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 6:10 PM
The "This is what you dream about," said co-owner Michael Tabor. "To campaign a horse in Europe and America and then win the Breeders' Cup, it makes the game very international. That's what itâ??s all about."It gave American trainer Wesley Ward a first victory in the Breeders' Cup, which this year features 13 races spread over two days worth some $25 million.Friday's opening day featured four races, to be capped by the $2 million Distaff for fillies and mares. ...
Amanda Bynes Goes On Twitter Rant After Release From Psychiatric Facility
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 8:16 PM
Access Hollywood spoke to Destiny Velasquez, the waitress who served the actress at around 9:30 PM."She kept apologizing when ordering her food, thinking it was a lot for one person to consume. She kept saying, 'Sorry, I know I probably look like a fat a** because I'm ordering all this food, but I promise I'm not. I just don't want anyone to see me ordering all this food because of all this weight I just lost. I don't want people to think badly of me,'" Destiny ...
Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post
Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 7:28 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when h ...
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Fri Sep 21, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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