Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried to star onstage
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:15:01 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Actors often complain about short rehearsal times, but some of entertainment's biggest names — including Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried, Uzo Aduba, Peter Dinklage, Nina Dobrev and Pablo Schreiber — are about to have virtually none.
Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:09:54 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.
Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:08:04 -0400
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Reynolds' net rises on higher cigarette prices
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:04:31 -0400
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Higher cigarette prices helped Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s net income rise 2.2 percent in its third quarter.
AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:02:52 -0400
The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.
Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:02:14 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered a stone with Latin engravings that could help answer questions surrounding a Jewish revolt nearly 2,000 years ago.
Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:01:49 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.
EU targets ministers, UAE firm in latest Syria sanctions
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:18 -0400
By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union imposed sanctions on Tuesday on 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company it accused of helping supply oil to Syria. The moves were part of a gradual tightening of EU sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has clung to power despite a three-year-old civil war in which close to 200,000 people have been killed. ...
In Steenkamp family's bar, mixed feelings over Pistorius sentence
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:59:02 -0400
By Ed Stoddard PORT ELIZABETH South Africa (Reuters) - As Judge Thokolize Masipa told track star Oscar Pistorius he would go to jail for killing Reeva Steenkamp, customers at the bar owned by her parents held up their palms to signify "five years" and murmured approval. The gathering of half a dozen of Steenkamp's family friends sat glued to the television at the "Barking Spider", smoking and drinking beer despite the early workday hour. The Olympic and Paralympic athlete was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for shooting his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. ...
Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:50 -0400
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighboring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.
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