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Idols judge in South Africa gets job back after tweet uproar

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:28

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A comment by a judge in South Africa’s “Idols” television show stirred a national conversation, and it had nothing to do with music. South African television network M-Net dropped Gareth Cliff from its judging panel for the reality singing competition after a tweet that some South Africans thought was racist. Cliff, who […]
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Idols judge in South Africa gets job back after tweet uproar

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:28

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A comment by a judge in South Africa’s “Idols” television show stirred a national conversation, and it had nothing to do with music. South African television network M-Net dropped Gareth Cliff from its judging panel for the reality singing competition after a tweet that some South Africans thought was racist. Cliff, who […]

Israeli military: Palestinian gunman who wounded 3 shot dead

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:28

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian on Sunday after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three soldiers, the military said. The attacker opened fire near the Jewish settlement of Beit El. Medics said two of the wounded were in serious condition. Palestinians identified the gunman as Amjad Sukkari, […]
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Israeli military: Palestinian gunman who wounded 3 shot dead

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:28

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian on Sunday after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three soldiers, the military said. The attacker opened fire near the Jewish settlement of Beit El. Medics said two of the wounded were in serious condition. Palestinians identified the gunman as Amjad Sukkari, […]
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Israeli military: Palestinian gunman who wounded 3 shot dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:28

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian on Sunday after he opened fire at a West Bank checkpoint and wounded three soldiers, the military said. The attacker opened fire near the Jewish settlement of Beit El. Medics said two of the wounded were in serious condition. Palestinians identified the gunman as Amjad Sukkari, […]

Cameron to push EU on benefits 'brake'

BBC World News - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:24
David Cameron will put forward changes to a proposed "emergency brake" on in-work benefits for EU migrants when he meets a senior EU official later.
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Distracted Murray comes up short again in Melbourne

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:18

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray had one thing on his mind as he walked off the court with the Australian Open runner-up trophy, yet again: Would he make his early-morning flight back to Britain to be with his wife Kim, who is about to give birth to their first child? Murray rushed into his […]
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Distracted Murray comes up short again in Melbourne

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:18

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray had one thing on his mind as he walked off the court with the Australian Open runner-up trophy, yet again: Would he make his early-morning flight back to Britain to be with his wife Kim, who is about to give birth to their first child? Murray rushed into his […]
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Distracted Murray comes up short again in Melbourne

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:18

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray had one thing on his mind as he walked off the court with the Australian Open runner-up trophy, yet again: Would he make his early-morning flight back to Britain to be with his wife Kim, who is about to give birth to their first child? Murray rushed into his […]

For Victims, an Overloaded Court System Brings Pain and Delays

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:15
Alfredo Allen had irreversible brain damage after being stabbed at his Brooklyn high school, and it took 41 court dates for the case against his attacker to be closed.









Fox’s ambitious ‘Grease’ ups the live TV musical ante

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:09

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “Grease,” the 1950s-set musical romp that was a stage and screen smash in the 1970s, is rebooting as a Broadway-meets-Hollywood hybrid for its 21st-century television close up. Fox’s “Grease: Live” (7-10 p.m. EST Sunday) aims to revisit the puppy-love story of Sandy and Danny, played by Julianne Hough and theater veteran […]
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Fox’s ambitious ‘Grease’ ups the live TV musical ante

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:09

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “Grease,” the 1950s-set musical romp that was a stage and screen smash in the 1970s, is rebooting as a Broadway-meets-Hollywood hybrid for its 21st-century television close up. Fox’s “Grease: Live” (7-10 p.m. EST Sunday) aims to revisit the puppy-love story of Sandy and Danny, played by Julianne Hough and theater veteran […]
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Fox’s ambitious ‘Grease’ ups the live TV musical ante

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:09

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “Grease,” the 1950s-set musical romp that was a stage and screen smash in the 1970s, is rebooting as a Broadway-meets-Hollywood hybrid for its 21st-century television close up. Fox’s “Grease: Live” (7-10 p.m. EST Sunday) aims to revisit the puppy-love story of Sandy and Danny, played by Julianne Hough and theater veteran […]

Diving in the Bahamas, where Bond has gone before

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:01

An underwater visit to the barge cargo ship sunk in “Never Say Never Again,” and other watery Bahamas destinations.
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Diving in the Bahamas, where Bond has gone before

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:01

An underwater visit to the barge cargo ship sunk in “Never Say Never Again,” and other watery Bahamas destinations.
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Diving in the Bahamas, where Bond has gone before

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:01

An underwater visit to the barge cargo ship sunk in “Never Say Never Again,” and other watery Bahamas destinations.

Wait for spring with a stack of really good paperbacks

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:00

Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn tracked down some great fiction and nonfiction now out in paperback — to help stretch your book budget and your shelf space.
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Book: Church balancesscience and superstition

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:00

In “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions and Miracles in the Modern Age,” Catholic journalist John Thavis explores the world of Marian apparitions, relics, exorcisms, doomsday visions and other purported supernatural encounters.
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‘Once a Crooked Man’: multiple mistaken identities in this tale

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:00

Television star David McCallum tries his hand at thriller writing with “Once a Crooked Man,” delivering an entertaining story about an actor who uses his skills to help infiltrate a ring of criminals.
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‘Hunters in the Dark’: Shifting identities in Cambodia

NBA - Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:00

Lawrence Osborne’s atmospheric thriller “Hunters in the Dark” recounts what happens when a young man at loose ends decides to shed his old identity and start a new life in Cambodia.
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