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Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

Commentary: Border agency that’s bloated and corrupt

August 23, 2018


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By day, helicopters fly overhead. Dusty patrol vehicles take up neighborhood parking lots. By night, klieg lights illuminate the new, 18-foot steel fence that snakes along the sand dunes. This strip of land thousands of miles long feels like occupied territory. And in a way, it is. I refer, of course...

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

Rachel McAdams says ‘Disobedience’ sex scene with Rachel Weisz was better than with any male actor

May 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, National, Television

Rachel McAdams’ sex scene in her new movie was unlike any she’d shot before — and not just because it was a woman. In “Disobedience,” McAdams plays Esti Kuperman, the married Orthodox Jewish woman who falls in love with Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz). The movie, based on the novel of the same...

Four indie debuts worth watching out for

May 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, National

The Sundance Film Festival has been a launching pad for countless filmmakers over the years, from Steven Soderbergh and Nicole Holofcener to Ryan Coogler and Quentin Tarantino. Similarly bright futures may await four first-time filmmakers from the 2018 edition, whose notable debuts will make their way...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

May 9, 2018


Filed under Activities, Movies, National, Opinion, Technology, Television

The summer movie season will kick off early this weekend with “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in Disney and Marvel Studios’ sprawling “Avengers” saga that may push the Marvel cinematic universe to new heights. The superhero release is expected to easily conquer the weekend...

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by his party

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is ordered to step down by his party

February 13, 2018


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By Robyn Dixon Los Angeles Times (TNS) JOHANNESBURG — After weeks of resisting efforts to dislodge him, embattled South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to resign Wednesday after the party he longtime led, the African National Congress, called for him to step down. ANC Secretary-Gener...

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

Body found in burn area as Thomas fire spreads along California coast

December 7, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Authorities on Thursday said a woman’s body was found in a burn area near Ojai, as firefighters continued to battle several massive wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The 96,000-acre Thomas fire burned even further along the coast of Ventura County, prompting officials...

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

Kenyan opposition accuses police of killing 215 people since August

December 7, 2017


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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s main opposition leader accused the police of killing more than 215 people since a disputed vote in August and described the arrest of a colleague who is pushing for electoral reform as political intimidation. “Innocent Kenyans” died at the hands of “trigger-happy police...

Florida synagogue bomb plotter gets 25 years. But his first stop is prison mental ward

Florida synagogue bomb plotter gets 25 years. But his first stop is prison mental ward

November 28, 2017


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MIAMI — A Hollywood man who pleaded guilty to trying to blow up an Aventura synagogue suffers from such acute psychosis due to a cyst in his brain that he will be placed in a U.S. prison’s medical facility while serving at least 25 years, a federal judge in Miami ruled Tuesday. James Gonzalo Medina,...

Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66

Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66

Bryce Wheaton

October 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, National, Top Stories

I remember the first time I heard Free Fallin’ on the radio as a kid. I didn’t know who sang it or what the lyrics meant but what I did know is that I wanted to hear more. I begged my mom, “can we please listen to that free fallin’ song again? But at a time where YouTube didn’t exist, sadly,...

Business school dean says to grow female CEOs, get girls interested in finance (hint, cool shoes matter)

August 29, 2017


Filed under Business, National

By Jane M. Von Bergen The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — Kudos to the STEM movement (science, technology, engineering and math) for building girls’ interests in science, engineering and technology, says Joyce Russell, dean of Villanova University’s nationally ranked business school. But...

Professor fired after Hurricane Harvey ‘karma’ tweet

August 29, 2017


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By Jeff Weiner Orlando Sentinel (TNS) A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was “relieved of duty” after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said Tuesday. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn ...

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

She started flipping burgers, now she’s the boss at Six Flags Magic Mountain

May 9, 2017


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LOS ANGELES — Bonnie Weber is president of Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Los Angeles-area theme park that calls itself the “Thrill Capital of the World.” With 19 roller coasters, Magic Mountain has more coasters than any single park in the country. Weber oversees 3,000 employees in a 250-acre facility...

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