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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brad Richards, Henrik Lundqvist power NY Rangers in shootout win over Panthers – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsRANGERS 2, PANTHERS 1 (SO). SUNRISE, Fla. – Before the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, the Rangers nearly dropped the ball, until a slew of top players rose off the missing persons list to secure a 2-1 comeback shootout win over the Florida Panthers …Rangers Overcome Miscue to Top Panthers in […]

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Revelers ring in 2014 in Times Square – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHundreds of thousands of revelers — some hailing from climates that are far more enjoyable than New York in winter — jammed Times Square on Tuesday to count down as the famous crystal ball dropped for the start of 2014. Early birds were already …Revelers Hit Times Square To Ring In 2014CBS […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ stars say they are excited to move forward with show after … – Fox News

Fox News“Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson says his family is ready to move forward with their hit A&E show after the network lifted his father Phil Robertson’s suspension over controversial comments he made about gay marriage. In an exclusive interview with Fox …Willie Robertson says ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan ‘glad to be back to work’New York […]

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Islanders 5, Bruins 3 – Reuters

ReutersIslanders 5, Bruins 3: Captain John Tavares collected two goals and two assists as New York overcame a two-goal deficit to end Boston’s eight-game home winning streak. Frans Nielsen scored twice to match Tavares with a team-leading 15 goals and Kyle …Tavares, Nielsen Lead Islanders to Win Over BruinsABC NewsTavares, Nielsen score two each in […]

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Rose Bowl matchups: How Stanford and Michigan State compare – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesStaff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne analyze the matchups as Stanford and Michigan State meet Wednesday in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Stanford run game vs. Michigan State run defense. Tyler Gaffney played minor league baseball last year and …Stanford back at Rose Bowl 112 years after first gameSan Francisco ChronicleClassic matchup […]

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US Judge Upholds Most New York Gun Limits – New York Times

New York TimesA federal judge ruled on Tuesday that New York’s strict new gun laws, including an expanded ban on assault weapons, were constitutional, but struck down a provision forbidding gun owners to load more than seven rounds into a magazine.Federal Judge Upholds New York Gun CurbsWall Street JournalFederal judge upholds New York’s ban on […]

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Britney Spears’ dress nearly falls off during performance as dancers try zipping it – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhat a circus! Britney Spears’ dress nearly fell off her body in what may be the best wardrobe malfunction of the year. While performing “Circus” at her Las Vegas show Saturday, Spears danced in a tight sequin dress, but apparently didn’t have the time to zip …Britney Spears Almost Loses Her Dress […]

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Christian Ponder takes partial blame for Frazier firing – NFL.com

NFL.comThe biggest factor leading to Leslie Frazier’s dismissal from the Minnesota Vikings was his botched handling of the team’s quarterback positing. On the day Frazier was fired, Christian Ponder admitted the role he played. “It was definitely an interesting year,” …Minnesota Vikings Disappoint In 2013CBS LocalFrazier firing shows votes of confidence are meaninglessNBCSports.comSpielman on QBs: […]

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Death Toll Rises in Russia Blasts – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaRussian officials say three more people have died as a result of the two suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd Sunday and Monday, bringing the death toll to 34 with dozens more injured. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.UPDATE 1-Russian police round up dozens after suicide bombingsReutersOlympic athletes […]

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Looking back: Derek Jeter’s ‘nightmare’ season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter showed up in spring training in 2013, he described his offseason as “absolutely terrible.” When he was shut down in late September, he described his year as a “nightmare.” For the Yankees captain, the past 12 months …There Is Crying in BaseballNew York Times all 16 news articles […]

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Redskins drop the axe on Shanahan after 3-13 season – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBlack Monday claimed four more NFL head coaches, two in the NFC North, with rumblings that another head might be rolling soon. The Redskins’ Mike Shanahan, the Lions’ Jim Schwartz, the Vikings’ Leslie Frazier and the Bucs’ Greg Schiano all lost their …Five NFL coaches (and counting!) SACKED just hours after regular-season […]

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Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year’s TV: ‘Walking Dead’ and other marathons – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma PBS, Tuesday, 8 ET/PT (times may vary). There not much we can do about 2013 now — but if you want to exit the year on a high note, turn to Live From Lincoln Center for this opening gala concert. Unless, of …Tuesday’s Highlights: New Year’s […]

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China: Police Kill 8 Assailants in a Clash in Xinjiang – New York Times

New York TimesSecurity officers on Monday killed eight attackers and detained one person as the police repelled an assault on a police station in the western region of Xinjiang, government officials said. A report on Tianshan News, the official news website of Xinjiang, said …Chinese police kill 8 in Xinjiang ‘terrorist attack’Times of IndiaChina says […]

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New York, New Jersey Picked For Drone Testing Sites – CBS Local

CBS LocalLAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York and New Jersey are among several states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft …New York among six US states awarded drone test centersBuffalo NewsFAA selects Central […]

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Reese must lead Giant turnaround – ESPN

ESPNEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As Black Mondays go, the New York Giants got off easy compared to the housecleaning that some of the NFL’s other non-playoff teams went through. But the message that became clearer the longer everyone talked on getaway …Eli Manning’s contract being extended is ‘on the table’ with GiantsThe Star-Ledger – NJ.comGilbride […]

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Helicopter rescue possible for ship stuck off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe passengers and some of the crew on a Russian-flagged research ship stranded in ice off Antarctica will be evacuated by a Chinese helicopter once weather permits, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday. “A decision has been reached to evacuate 52 …‘Stuck in our own experiment’: Leader of trapped team insists polar ice is […]

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Spurs’ Parker Apologizes for ‘Quenelle’ Gesture – ABC News

ABC NewsSan Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker apologized Monday for a newly surfaced photograph that shows him making the same gesture with anti-Semitic connotations that French soccer star Nicolas Anelka displayed while celebrating a goal this weekend, …Soccer’s No Place for a Nazi SaluteBloombergSpurs’ Tony Parker apologizes for controversial gestureLos Angeles TimesTony Parker apologizes for […]

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Beyonce’s sample on ‘XO,’ using audio from ’86 Challenger disaster, angers widow – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOne of Beyonce’s new songs has struck the wrong chord with family of the victims of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The pop star’s new song, “XO,” opens with a six-second audio sample that originally was broadcast in the immediate aftermath of …Beyonce blasted for sampling Challenger tragedy clip in new […]

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Where Is Tim Tebow Now? Rumors Have SEC Network TV Job, Cleveland … – Sports World Report

Sports World ReportNew England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow prays with his teammates and members of the New York Giants after their NFL preseason game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, August 29, 2013. (Photo : Reuters) “. The Tim Tebow free agent saga now will be … and more …read more Source: Sports From Google News

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New York’s homeless wait for Bill de Blasio to put words into action – The Guardian

The GuardianAccording to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of homeless people in New York City has increased by 69%, to a record 64,000, since Michael Bloomberg became mayor in 2001. A large part of the rise has occurred since …Bill De Blasio To Be Sworn In As New York City […]

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Michelle Obama tweets support to Robin Roberts, girlfriend – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMichelle Obama congratulated “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts and her newly acknowledged girlfriend, Amber Laign, as Roberts marks her remarkable recovery after a bone marrow transplant. “I am so happy for you and Amber!” the first lady …Robin Roberts PS I’m GayTMZ.comGMA’s Robin Roberts reveals same-sex relationshipUSA TODAYRobin Roberts reveals same-sex […]

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Egypt likely to change roadmap, hold presidential vote first-sources – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s government is likely to call a presidential election before parliamentary polls, officials said on Monday, rearranging the political timetable in a way that could see army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected head of state by April.Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalistsAFPEgypt Detains Journalists It Says Aired ‘False News’New York TimesEgypt arrests Al […]

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Redskins fire coach Mike Shanahan – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMike Shanahan is out as the Washington Redskins’ coach and executive vice president. The team fired him after a meeting Monday morning, one day after the Redskins finished a controversy-filled 3-13 season with a 20-6 loss to the New York Giants.Mike Shanahan’s firing is latest chapter in Washington Redskins’ sad recent historyWashington PostRedskins’ options […]

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Gunmen in Greece Attack German Ambassador’s Residence – New York Times

New York TimesAssailants raked the German ambassador’s residence in Athens with gunfire early on Monday in an attack that caused no injuries, Greek police officials said. World Twitter Logo. Connect With Us on Twitter. Follow @nytimesworld for international breaking …Greek gov’t condemns attack on German ambassador’s houseXinhuaAssailants open fire on home of German ambassador to […]

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Khloe Kardashian: ‘I’m excited for this year to be over with’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAfter a bumpy 2013 in which she officially jettisoned husband Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian says she is looking forward to the New Year and “new beginnings.” “I love the new year, new beginnings,” the 29-year-old reality television star told Cosmopolitan …Kris Jenner Wanted Khloe Kardashian To Get A Nose Job When She […]

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GMA’s Robin Roberts Casually Comes Out in Facebook Post – New York Magazine

New York MagazineConfirming that the People magazine “I’m Gay” cover really is a thing of the past, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts came out on Sunday in a Facebook post in which she reflected on her health struggles and wished her followers a happy 2014.Roberts thanks girlfriend following rare illnessWashington PostRobin Roberts publicly acknowledges […]

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Schumacher Remains in Medically Induced Coma – New York Times

New York TimesGRENOBLE, France — Doctors said on Monday they cannot make a prognosis for Michael Schumacher, the retired Formula One champion who suffered a serious head injury in a skiing accident. Chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen told reporters …Doctor says former F1 champion Michael Schumacher is ‘fighting for his life’Fox NewsF1 icon Schumacher in coma […]

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New York Today: Murder Hits Record Low – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)William J. Bratton begins his second stint as police commissioner with the city considerably safer than it was even a year ago. New York is set to finish 2013 with a 20 percent drop in murders. Most other crimes are falling, too. There were 332 murders … …read more Source: New York […]

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GOP Leaders Dismiss New York Times Benghazi Report – TIME

TIMERepublican House members argued that a New York Times investigation into the 2012 attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was inaccurate. The report, published Saturday, contends that local militias — not al-Qaeda — were responsible for the …New York Times report casts doubt on al Qaeda involvement in BenghaziCNNLawmakers push back on New […]

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Aaron Rodgers leads Packers past Bears, into playoffs – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHICAGO — So what if Aaron Rodgers was rusty early Sunday afternoon? By Sunday evening, he was spectacular. BOX SCORE: Packers 33, Bears 28. ONE THROW: Rodgers returns to save season. Rodgers, in his first game in nearly two months, threw a …Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb lead Packers over Bears, 33-28Boston.comFacing a fourth and […]

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Egypt arrests 3 Al Jazeera journalists – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Three Al Jazeera journalists were arrested by Egyptian security forces, with the government saying at least one of them met with members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Correspondent Peter Greste, producer Mohamed Fahmy and cameraman …Egypt Detains Journalists It Says Aired ‘False News’New York TimesBombing wounds 4 soldiers in northeast EgyptWashington PostBlast at […]

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Bad Weather Impedes Antarctic Rescue Mission – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAn inquisitive Adelie Penguin next to the stranded ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which is trapped in the ice at sea off Antarctica. AFP/Getty Images. SYDNEY—Snow showers, strong winds and poor visibility are hampering attempts to rescue dozens of …Aurora Australis abandons attempt to save Akademik Shokalskiy in AntarcticaSydney Morning HeraldWeather forces Australian icebreaker […]

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Jets vs. Dolphins | Sun., Dec. 29, 2013 – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMiami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin in the final minutes of the game as players Mike Wallace and quarterback Ryan Tannehill stand on the sideline as they are defeated by New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.Mehta: Next move for Jets should be two-year RextensionNew York Daily […]

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De Blasio Names City’s Top Lawyer, Appearing to Signal a Further Shift in Policy – New York Times

New York TimesMayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Sunday named his choice to be New York City’s chief lawyer, appointing the man who as the United States attorney in Brooklyn oversaw the Abner Louima case, in which several police officers were charged in connection with …Bill De Blasio To Be Sworn In As New York City […]

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Jahi McMath: New York facility is ‘last hope’ for girl declared brain dead … – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)The family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after complications from routine tonsil surgery, said Saturday a hospital in New York may be able to accept her and keep her on life support. The girl’s uncle and lawyer wouldn’t …New York hospital may be ‘last hope’ for California girl declared brain […]

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Political Clashes Grow In Bangladesh’s Capital – New York Times

New York TimesDHAKA, Bangladesh — A growing sense of crisis gripped Bangladesh on Sunday as the government closed most forms of transportation into the capital, arrested hundreds and barred the main opposition alliance from holding a protest rally. World Twitter …Bangladesh Opposition Leader Prevented From Joining MarchWall Street JournalTwo Die in Bangladesh as Activists, Police […]

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Ryan Wins Another Season as Jets Defeat Dolphins – New York Times

New York TimesMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — About 45 minutes before kickoff on Sunday, Rex Ryan strode to the middle of the field. In front of him, the Jets scattered to begin their warm-ups. Ryan had just finished shaking hands with every member of the team — his team …Offensive struggles define Dolphins’ finale, seasonFOXSports.comDolphins have […]

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Dolphins blow playoff chance, fall to Jets – Reuters

ReutersDolphins blow playoff chance, fall to Jets. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The playoff drought continues for the Miami Dolphins. After putting themselves in position of needing only one win in their last two games to make the NFL’s postseason for the first time since …Ryan Wins Another Season as Jets Defeat DolphinsNew York TimesRex Ryan […]

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Ryan Wins Another Season After Jets Defeat Dolphins – New York Times

New York TimesMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — About 45 minutes before kickoff on Sunday, Rex Ryan strode to the middle of the field. In front of him, the Jets scattered to begin their warm-ups. Ryan had just finished shaking hands with every member of the team — his team …Jets owner: Rex Ryan will return in […]

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Real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort looks to reality TV for next venture – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJordan Belfort may currently be the lead character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “Wolf of Wall Street,” but he’s got his sights set on reality TV. “I knew without even seeing a picture of him that he could be a talent both behind and in front of the camera …Real […]

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DEVELOPING: Michael Schumacher seriously injured in skiing accident – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFormula One icon Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday morning, according to a report. He was transported to a nearby hospital, according to the French website Europe 1. Schumacher, one of the …Report: F1 icon Michael Schumacher suffers head injury while skiingCBSSports.comFormer F1 […]

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New York Times report casts doubt on al Qaeda involvement in Benghazi – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A New York Times report on the September 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans — including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens — in Benghazi, Libya, calls into question much of what Republicans accusing the Obama administration of a …A Deadly Mix in BenghaziNew York Times5 Takeaways From The New York Times Benghazi InvestigationTIMENew […]

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Mob of teens overruns mall in Brooklyn – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Imagine the chaos of Black Friday — but worse. Every shopper’s nightmare was lived out on Thursday when a horde of rowdy teens stampeded through a New York mall — screaming, wreaking havoc and banging on shop doors. “Things are back to …Tough New Rules Issued After Brooklyn Mall MeleeCBS LocalTeen mob overruns […]

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Florida could soon overtake New York as No. 3 in population – CNN

CNN(CNN) — If predictions hold true, Florida may soon overtake New York as the nation’s third-most populous state. Pointing to the states’ growth rates, demographers say it’s not a question of if, but when. “If it doesn’t happen this year — it probably …New York Soon to Trail Florida in PopulationNew York TimesEmpire State exodusNew […]

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Chemical weapons watchdog urges Syria to step up shipping efforts – Fox News

Fox NewsThe global chemical weapons watchdog has called on Syria to “intensify its efforts” to help ship out some of the “most critical” parts of its chemical weapons arsenal. The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OCPW) said Saturday that it did …Syrian chemical arms removal to miss deadlineThe HinduUPDATE 1-Removal of chemical weapons […]

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TV star Phil Robertson has ‘anti-gay’ suspension lifted – BBC News

BBC NewsUS reality star Phil Robertson will be returning to hit show Duck Dynasty following his suspension earlier this month over derogatory remarks he made about homosexuality. TV network A&E said it would resume filming “later this spring with the entire …Let the public do the firingPhilly.com‘Duck Dynasty’ Mess Revealed That Not All Fundamentalists Live […]

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At Least 13 Killed in Explosion at Russian Rail Station – New York Times

New York TimesMOSCOW — An explosion at a railroad station in central Russia has killed at least 13 people, according to initial reports, raising the specter of a wave of terrorism ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Dozens of others were wounded, meaning the death toll …Female Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 18 at […]

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UFC 168: Chris Weidman wins when Anderson Silva breaks leg – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLAS VEGAS — Anderson Silva’s attempt to recapture the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt ended Saturday night in a grotesque lower left leg injury that casts the 38-year-old’s fighting future into doubt. Silva, after being decked by a first-round …Chris Weidman retains UFC belt after gruesome Anderson Silva leg injury ends …USA TODAYRonda […]

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bill O’Brien Not Leaving Penn State For Houston Texans Says Thomas Holley

Bill O’Brien is not going to take the Houston Texans head coaching job, according to Brooklyn, New York, Abraham Lincoln five-star defensive tackle and Penn State commit Thomas Holley, the 24th best high school football player in the nation. Thomas Holley said that he talked to Penn State Head Coach Bill O’Brien just seven hours […]

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With Tavares Injured, Islanders Fall to Devils – New York Times

New York TimesUNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Islanders returned home after a successful pre-Christmas trip to Detroit hoping to bring much-needed momentum back to Nassau Coliseum. National Hockey League. Live Scoreboard

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Man finds porn in kid’s video game – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA Virginia man is going to have to have to give his 8-year-old son the birds and bees talk a lot sooner than he ever thought after his Christmas present. Tom Mayhew, of Hampton Va., bought a handheld Nintendo video game console for his 8-year-old son for …Porn found on Nintendo DS […]

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For New York lottery winner, $1 million was blowing in the wind – CNN

CNNNew York (CNN) — In the post-Superstorm Sandy destruction, New York landscaper Marvin Rosales Martinez was clearing storm debris with a leaf blower when he discovered an unknown treasure hidden in a pile of leaves. The damp “Win $1,000 a Week for …Man finds $1M lotto winner in Hurricane Sandy leavesNew York PostMan finds $1M […]

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Deadly Shootout and Arrest in Iraq Set Off Sunni Protests – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — A raid by Iraqi security forces on the home of a prominent Sunni member of Parliament on Saturday morning in Anbar Province set off a two-hour gun battle that left the lawmaker’s brother and five guards dead, along with a soldier, Iraqi security …Iraqi Sunni MP arrested in raid that killed […]

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A Deadly Mix in Benghazi – New York Times

New York TimesMonths of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any …New York Times: No Al-Qaida Role in 2012 Benghazi KillingsVoice of America5 […]

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Stranded ship in Antarctic awaits new rescue plan – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWith three ice-breakers failing to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, the crew and passengers of the ice-trapped vessel in the Antarctic are waiting to see if two other ships can free them or whether a helicopter rescue is necessary. NBC’s Martin Fletcher …Thick ice thwarts efforts to rescue ship trapped in AntarcticTelegraph.co.ukAnxious wait for ice-stranded […]

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Animal Shelter Worker Arrested in Doggie Dumpster Dump – NBC New York

NBC New YorkKevin Zabawski, the man who discovered the pooch in the Dumpster, told NBC 4 New York, “I just happened to look to the side and there was a face looking at me. There was this dog in there, and I thought ‘Who the heck would leave an animal like that in …$500000 Bail […]

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South Sudan Rejects Rebels’ Call for Politicians’ Release – New York Times

New York TimesKHARTOUM, Sudan — The government of South Sudan refused on Saturday to release all 11 senior politicians who were detained on allegations of plotting a coup as a condition for a truce with rebel forces.S. Sudan’s Former VP Mobilizing Youth, Allegedly for AttackVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan’s government pledges to will honour ceasefireTelegraph.co.ukA look […]

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Tough New Rules Issued After Brooklyn Mall Melee – CBS Local

CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tough new restrictions were issued at the Kings Plaza shopping center in Brooklyn this week, after mayhem broke out earlier this week. As CBS 2′s Janelle Burrell reported, cellphone video captured the brawl at the mall in Mill …Hundreds of teens trash New York mall in wild flash mobFox NewsMob […]

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New York federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)A federal judge in New York has ruled that the National Security Agency’s massive collection of American citizens’ telephone records is both legal and useful. U.S. District Judge William Pauley wrote in his opinion issued Friday that the program …Judge Upholds NSA’s Bulk Collection of Data on CallsNew York TimesNSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal, […]

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Fire on Express Train in India Kills at Least 26 – ABC News

ABC NewsA fire engulfed two coaches of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom became trapped and suffocated after the doors failed to open, officials said. As the inferno and thick black smoke raced through the two …India train fire ‘kills 23′ in Andhra PradeshBBC News26 […]

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Bloomberg trumpets a safer NYC – Crain’s New York Business (blog)

Crain’s New York Business (blog)Recommend; Tweet; Share. If you have lived in New York City during the past 12 years, Michael Bloomberg may have very well saved your life, at least according to his office. In one of his final appearances as mayor late Friday morning, Mr. Bloomberg …Pay-By-Phone Parking Headed To NYCCBS LocalNew York […]

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Fire on Indian Express Train Kills Dozens – New York Times

New York TimesNEW DELHI — More than two dozen passengers, many of them headed home for the holidays, were killed early Saturday when an express train traveling through the center of India caught fire. Enlarge This Image …Fire on Indian train kills at least 23 peopleReutersNanded-Bangalore express catches fire in Andhra, 23 killedTimes of IndiaSleeping […]

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Thunder Escape Bobcats After Losing Westbrook – New York Times

New York TimesKevin Durant had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to defeat the host Charlotte Bobcats, 89-85, on Friday night without the injured guard Russell Westbrook. Enlarge This Image …Thunder’s Westbrook out until after All-Star breakWashington PostThunder believe Russell Westbrook was playing best basketball prior to injurySportingNews.comWolves’ coach […]

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Mac Pro teardown shows ‘removable’ Intel processor – CNET

CNETThe new Mac Pro packs a processor that can be removed from the system by a user and upgraded, according to a number of reports. Brooke Crothers. by Brooke Crothers. December 27, 2013 7:51 PM PST. Follow @mbrookec. Mac Pro internals.Mac Pro late 2013 teardown reveals removeable CPU for future upgradesTechRadar UKApple Mac Pro review […]

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Chiefs, 49ers lead Pro Bowl selections with 8 each – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs each had eight players named to the Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Friday night. Five teams, including the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets, did not have a player named to the annual All-Star game that …2014 Pro Bowl: Complete rostersNFL.com49ers earn 8 Pro Bowl […]

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Christmas Night Shooting In Newark Leaves 2 Teens Dead, A Third Critical – CBS Local

CBS LocalChannelsBuy TicketsOrder FoodEventsContestsYour Home. Daily Deals. 69% off at Your Star Forever

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Man finds $1M lottery ticket while raking leaves – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsChristie M Farriella/for New York Daily News. Winner Marvin Rosales-Martinez of Hicksville, L.I., (2nd from r.) with New York State Lottery representatives Gretchen Dizer, John Schnurr and Yolanda Vega during a news conference at Resort World Casino in … and more …read more Source: New York News By Google

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’12 Years a Slave’s’ Italian distributor apologizes for controversial movie posters … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Italian distributor of the critically acclaimed “12 Years a Slave” has apologized foran ill-conceived marketing strategy condemned as a throwback to a less enlightened era. Trying to defuse a global uproar over the unapproved posters that focused on white …Film posters withdrawn over race biasBBC News“12 Years A Slave” Posters In […]

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Carmelo Anthony misses 2nd in row – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to a lingering left ankle injury, coach Mike Woodson said. It will be the second straight game Anthony will miss due to the injury.Carmelo Anthony: (Ankle) Will Not Play FridayRotowireKnicks owner James Dolan: No trades or firings nearUSA […]

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Knicks owner James Dolan: No trades or firings near – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNew York Knicks owner James Dolan told his players that no trades or coaching changes are imminent, a person familiar with the meeting told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the …Sources: James Dolan talked to teamESPNMike Woodson still expects Knicks to win Atlantic […]

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Sources: James Dolan talked to team – ESPN

ESPNKnicks chairman James Dolan told New York players in a meeting Thursday that there are no trades or changes to the coaching staff forthcoming, ESPN.com has learned. Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Dolan gathered the team before the …Dolan to Knicks: Woodson’s safeNew York PostToronto Raptors (11-15) at New York Knicks (9-19), […]

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The Stupid Way Rap Genius Got Burned by Google – Reuters

ReutersIf you try to game Google, you’re bound to get burned. Such is the case with Rap Genius, a site that hosts and explains lyrics to songs and copy from other texts. In an attempt to rank higher in Google search, the site solicited bloggers to link to Rap Genius …Google Destroys Rap Genius’ Search […]

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Miley Cyrus’s most outrageous moments of 2013 – New York Daily News

New York Daily News2013 is coming to an end, but Miley’s antics have only just begun. It’s been a year full of highs and lows for the singer who officially brought twerking into the mainstream. In no particular order, we’ve rounded up her most outrageous, salacious and generally …Miley Cyrus and Cara Delevingne French Kiss, […]

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New York Today: The (Woeful) Year in Sports – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)New York’s teams and their fans will be glad to crumple up 2013 and throw it away. Not that 2014 looks much brighter, but the future, at least, is a blank slate. The past is not. With the help of our colleagues in the Sports department of The Times … …read more […]

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100 Displaced in Massive Yonkers Fire: Officials – NBC New York

Aaron Rodgers makes Packers lethal – ESPN

ESPNThe biggest surprise in the return of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to the Packers’ starting lineup is that head coach Mike McCarthy didn’t look happier announcing it. This is a move that has significantly altered the NFC playoff picture.Packers get good news: Rodgers inFort Wayne Journal GazettePackers’ Micah Hyde gets out into the […]

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Icebound Ship in Antarctica Edges Closer to Rescue – ABC News

ABC NewsA ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday, after a Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon drew close to the icebound vessel. The Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a …Ship trapped in Antarctic ice awaits rescue as Chinese icebreaker ‘Snow […]

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USA TODAY Sports’ Week 17 NFL predictions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears have met 187 times, the longest-running rivalry in NFL history. (If you’re wondering, the Bears own a 93-88-6 advantage.) But rarely have the stakes been this high. Three years ago, they squared off in the NFC …Bears’ ‘new offense’ gives Jay Cutler cause to end Packers’ hexChicago […]

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See the contract that made Babe Ruth a Yankee – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAccording to the contract, it cost the Yankees “$25,000 and other good and valuable considerations,” to have Ruth play for New York. While Ruth’s contract ended up being a special one, it might have not seemed so at the time. From SI.com: Ruth was one of …Fresh off title, Red Sox set sights on […]

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NY Giants can be contenders again in 2014 by following this five-point plan – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt’s so hard to see the light when things have been so dark around the Meadowlands lately. The Giants’ slide began late last season and ever since the 0-6 start it’s felt like they’ve just been gasping for air. Sure, they were in playoff contention for …Even In Tough Season, Manning’s Reliability […]

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More Diversity in New York City’s Police Dept., but Blacks Lag – New York Times

New York TimesBy J. DAVID GOODMAN. Published: December 26, 2013. It is among Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly’s prouder legacies: A majority of the police officers in New York City are now members of minorities, and have been since roughly 2006. and more …read more Source: New York News By Google

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CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller To Return To NYPD – CBS Local

CBS LocalAccording to his official bio on CBSNews.com, Miller briefly served as New York City Deputy Police Commissioner from 1994-1995, when Bratton was commissioner. Miller served as chief spokesman for the department during his tenure with the NYPD.CBS News correspondent John Miller coming back to NYPDNew York Daily News (blog)CBS News’ Miller back to law […]

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Miley Cyrus fires back at video leaker – Newsday

NewsdayMiley Cyrus had choice words for whoever leaked her racy music video for the song “Adore You” a day early, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. Yesterday after the official release, she complained about the early release, tweeting, “Please only watch …Miley Cyrus makes underwear top prop in new music videoReutersIs Miley Cyrus’ ‘Adore You’ Her […]

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Bears’ Cutler, Future Already Unclear, Will Finish Season in a Rival’s Shadow – New York Times

New York TimesLAKE FOREST, Ill. — At Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears’ practice complex, the news trickled in on Thursday afternoon — tweet by tweet, unconfirmed report after unconfirmed report — until it was finally official: The Green Bay Packers had named Aaron …USA TODAY Sports’ Week 17 NFL predictionsUSA TODAYNFL notes: Packers’ Aaron Rodgers […]

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Mother says goodbye to boy thrown off high-rise – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBurial was set for a Russian Orthodox cemetery in Nanuet, N.Y.. The innocent child was tossed 52 floors to his death by his father, who then killed himself by leaping from the roof of a W. 60th St. skyscraper. RELATED: SHORT HILLS MALL CARJACKING …Boy Thrown From Roof by Dad Mourned at […]

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New International Poster Hits For THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG – Comic Book Movie

Comic Book MovieBy now, most of you have probably had the chance to see Peter Jackson’s latest hit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out this new One-Sheet, featuring tall elves and small hobbits, all in front of The Lonely …Boffo box office as slew of Christmas movies […]

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US Captive of Al Qaeda Makes a Plea to Obama – New York Times

New York TimesISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American development consultant abducted by Al Qaeda in Pakistan more than two years ago has urged the Obama administration to help secure his freedom in an impassioned video message released by the group.American Hostage in Pakistan Pleads for HelpVoice of AmericaKidnapped American feels ‘abandoned’ by USNBCNews.comAmerican hostage asks US […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson gifts wife Miss Kay a wedding ring for Christmas – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt only took five decades, but beleaguered “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson exhibited some of the traditional family values that he preaches. The 67-year-old reality television star and evangelical Christian gifted his wife, known to fans as Miss Kay, …Is there a ‘Duck Dynasty’ double standard?MSNBC‘Duck Dynasty,’ ‘Wimpy Kid,’ ‘Gatsby’ sell like […]

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African Leaders Press For Peace in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesJUBA, South Sudan — As clashes between government troops and rebels continued in South Sudan on Thursday, diplomats moved swiftly to drag the warring sides to the negotiating table but announced none of the breakthroughs they had hoped for.UN envoy in South Sudan urges political leaders to give peace a chanceXinhuaAverting Civil War […]

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American Al-Qaeda Captive Warren Weinstein Seeks Obama’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsAn elderly American man kidnapped and believed to be held captive by Al Qaeda for more than two years has a direct message for PresidentObama: He wants to come home. Warren Weinstein, 72, delivered the message in a new video released by Al …In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandonedCNNAbducted American […]

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Turkish Leader Denounces Graft Investigation – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — An Istanbul prosecutor who had been overseeing a sprawling corruption investigation of the prime minister’s inner circle was removed from the case on Thursday, in a new sign of a profound power struggle within Turkey’s judiciary and police …Turkey’s Byzantine ScandalWall Street JournalTurkish PM struggles to contain corruption probeNTVProtesting Turkish prosecutor […]

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In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama. In the video released by al Qaeda on Christmas Day, he says he feels abandoned and forgotten …American Al Qaeda Hostage Begs Obama for HelpWall Street Journal‘Abandoned and forgotten’: American abducted […]

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New York Giants rookie wants you to live in his house during the Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Giants aren’t going to the playoffs so when the Super Bowl comes to New York, rookie Cooper Taylor isn’t sticking around. Instead, Taylor took out an ad on Craigslist and is renting his New Jersey condo during Super Bowl week. “We thought it would …NYG Rook Renting Out Apt. for SBBleacher ReportLive like […]

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Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014 – CBS Local

Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. The poll looked at the public’s expectations … and more […]

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We probably will never get the Kobe-LeBron showdown we want – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Miami Heat muscled past the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day, 101-95. LeBron James dropped 19 points and Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each added 23. There was little the Lakers could do to match the Big 3′s output. The helplessness was …Kobe Bryant denies that knee injury had anything to do with […]

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Super Bowl IX: Pitt Defense, Franco’s Runs Super, 16-6 – New York Daily News

New York Daily News12 – The Steelers played exactly like a team that was taking out the frustration of 42 fruitless seasons today in humiliating, not just beating, the Vikings, 16-6, in Super Bowl IX. This roughhouse gang from Pittsburgh demolished the running attack of … …read more Source: NFL – Super Bowl Game News

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No Carmelo, no contest in blowout – Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionNew York. Not only was there no Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony showdown, there wasn’t much of a game, either. The Oklahoma City Thunder made sure of it. Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by the middle of the third quarter, …Thunder quiets MSG crowd with rout of KnicksTulsa WorldWestbrook’s triple-double leads […]

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Why Japan’s Shinzo Abe went to Yasukuni shrine – BBC News

BBC NewsWhatever Shinzo Abe says, any visit to the Yasakuni shrine by a Japanese prime minister is deeply political and sure to cause offence. In the 1960s and 70s, the spirits of scores of convicted Japanese war criminals were “enshrined” there. The most …Japan’s PM sparks tension in Asia with visit to WWII shrineTelegraph.co.ukJapan PM’s […]

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New York Today: Political Lowlights – New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)New York Today: Political Lowlights. By ANDY NEWMAN and ANNIE CORREAL. Clockwise from top left: Eliot Spitzer, Vito Lopez, Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Pedro Espada, and Shirley Huntley. Good morning on this bitingly cold Thursday. Let’s see … …read more Source: New York News By Google

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1. LeBron, Kobe: Two Historic Paths Diverge – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — LeBron James didn’t like having his defending champion Miami Heat playing on the road for Christmas, and he wasn’t thrilled about facing the depleted and struggling Los Angeles Lakers. But before James could launch deeply into his …Heat hold off undermanned LakersBoston GlobeNBA: Miami Heat beat Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas DaySkySportsHeat […]

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Thought you were retiring? Justin Bieber can’t make up his mind as he sings for … – Daily Mail

Daily MailHe shocked his legion of fans when he confirmed news of his early retirement earlier this week. But it seems that Justin Bieber can’t quite make up his mind. The singer spent Christmas Day busy recording music for his fans a ‘Christmas present’. Scroll down …Bieber’s ‘Believe’ is damage controlBoston GlobeJustin Bieber tweets retirement, […]

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

In a Car-Culture Clash, It’s the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians – New York Times

New York TimesLOS ANGELES — In a city of seemingly endless highways — with its daily parade of car accidents, frustrating traffic jams and aggressive drivers — the Los Angeles Police Department these days is training its sights on a different road menace: jaywalkers. and more …read more Source: Los Angeles News By Google

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Japanese Premier Visits Contentious War Shrine – New York Times

New York TimesTOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan visited a contentious Tokyo war shrine early on Thursday, reviving a practice that has long strained relations between Japan and its Asian neighbors. World Twitter Logo.Japan’s Hawkish PM Abe Visits Controversial Shrine That Honors War CriminalsTIMEJapanese prime minister to visit controversial war shrineCNN InternationalJapanese prime […]

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Belichick Says Limits on Practice Are Adding to Injuries – New York Times

New York TimesPublished: December 25, 2013. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted N.F.L. rules shortening off-season practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries. Enlarge This Image. Gail Burton/Associated Press.Through setbacks, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots …Washington PostBelichick questions NFL offseason workout limitsSI.comPatriots […]

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Graft Scandal Is Approaching Turkey Premier – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — A corruption investigation that has encircled the Turkish government moved an ominous step closer to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, as three top ministers whose sons have been implicated abruptly resigned — and one …Three Turkish Cabinet ministers resign amid corruption investigationLos Angeles TimesTurkey’s Erdogan replaces half his cabinet […]

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Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected her idea. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the council would …Protesters reject Thai PM reform plan, threaten pollIndian ExpressProtest-hit Thailand prolongs security lawPakistan Daily TimesRocks, […]

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NBA Christmas Day: Sporting News provides today’s action as it happens – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comChristmas Day has become the unofficial start of the NBA season for casual basketball fans, and so the league takes advantage of that fact, placing its best teams in competitive matchups on the day. While this season hasn’t exactly matched up with year’s …Another injury scare for Bulls’ Jimmy ButlerChicago TribuneBulls use big third quarter […]

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Westbrook, Thunder Rout Knicks – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Not only was there no Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony showdown, there wasn’t much of a game, either. The Oklahoma City Thunder made sure of it with the most dominant performance ever by a road team on Christmas. Durant scored 29 points …Struggling Nets, Knicks Set For Christmas Day GamesCBS LocalRecap: New York vs. […]

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Russia Clears Most Activists In Oil Protest – New York Times

New York TimesST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian investigators have dropped the charges against all but one of the 30 crew members of a Greenpeace ship, who were accused of hooliganism in connection with a protest at a Russian oil rig in the Arctic, the group said …Russia formally drops criminal charges against 29 of Greenpeace’s […]

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Bulls, Thunder rout New York teams in Christmas Day games – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThunder 123, at Knicks 94: Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by the middle of the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to a 123-94 victory Wednesday over the New York Knicks, who played without Carmelo …Jeers for Nets ‘nightmare’ on ChristmasNew York PostChristmas hoops takes over […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’ fans given scripted apology by Cracker Barrel after abrupt … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe managers of Cracker Barrel have egg on their faces over the growing “Duck Dynasty” debacle. After the fast-food chain yanked show-related merchandise such as mugs, T-shirts and hats on Friday, company officials had to counter the swell of …Network quiet amid petitions calling for boycott over ‘Duck Dynasty’ moveCNN InternationalStudents speak […]

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Bulls start slow, pull away for 95-78 road win over Nets – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNEW YORK — Well, what did you expect from two injury-riddled teams playing in pajamas on Christmas morning? The Bulls and Nets struggled at the start to make this a gift for a national TV audience, but the visitors dominated the third quarter to cruise to a …Bulls, Thunder rout New York teams in […]

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Erdogan Overhauls Cabinet as Inner Circle Cracks in Graft Probe – Businessweek

BusinessweekRecep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, gestures as he gives a speech under a Turkish flag and portraits of himself and Turkey’s first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a meeting at his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) party …Turkish PM reshuffles cabinet after 3 step down in corruption probeFox NewsDefiant Turkish PM Erdogan in […]

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Nets’ Effort Questioned, by Fans and by Coach – New York Times

New York TimesThe chorus of boos and jeers started with about half a minute left in the game, when Tornike Shengelia attempted to dribble the ball behind his back but instead felt it stripped away. Shengelia, an infrequently used reserve, was far from the object of the fans’ …Gibson, Butler lead stampede, Bulls rout Nets […]

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Nets’ Effort Questioned, by Fans and by Coach – New York Times

New York TimesThe chorus of boos and jeers started with about half a minute left in the game, when Tornike Shengelia attempted to dribble the ball behind his back but instead felt it stripped away. Shengelia, an infrequently used reserve, was far from the object of the fans’ …Gibson, Butler lead stampede, Bulls rout Nets […]

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NBA Christmas halftime update 2013: Thunder rolling over Knicks, 60-46 … – Philly.com

Philly.comThere’s rolling Thunder in Madison Square Garden through the first half of this one-sided Christmas Day game. The Oklahoma City Thunder are eviscerating the New York Knicks through the first half of their Christmas Day game. The Thunder hold a 60-46 …Carmelo Anthony out vs. ThunderESPNKnicks’ Anthony out against ThunderMiamiHerald.comCarmelo Anthony to miss Knicks-Thunder game […]

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Kiir Issues Call for Peace in South Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has expressed concern about recent strife in his country, condemning those “who would like to take power by force of arms.” Deploring the killings of innocent people, he criticized those “who are targeting others …UN sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan after thousands killedTelegraph.co.ukUN Sending More […]

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Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group – New York Times

New York TimesCAIRO — Egypt’s military-backed leaders designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, outlawing the country’s most successful political movement and vowing to treat anyone who belongs to it — or even takes part in its activities …Analysis: As Egypt hardliners gain, scope for conflict growsReutersMuslim Brotherhood named ‘terrorist’ groupSydney Morning HeraldEgypt […]

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The 10 best fashion moments of 2013 – New York Post

The 10 best fashion moments of 2013New York PostWhile all of the videos are chock-full of commendable style moments (cue the Saint Laurent ermine coat at 0:52 of “Haunted”), the two glorious minutes of “YoncĂ©” stood out as the clear winner for fashion stans as it saw Mrs. Carter twerking it out with … …read […]

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Carmelo Anthony out vs. Thunder – ESPN

ESPN… Knicks, Orlando Magic, Carmelo Anthony, Jameer Nelson, Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert. NEW YORK — Because of lingering pain from a left ankle injury, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony did not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day.Struggling Nets, Knicks Set For Christmas Day GamesCBS LocalOklahoma City Thunder (22-5) at New York Knicks (9-18), […]

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New York ex-Governor Spitzer, wife say marriage is over – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, said they are ending their marriage, more than five years after she stood by his side as the embattled Democrat resigned from office over a prostitution scandal. “We …Eliot Spitzer, Wife Announce They Are Ending MarriageNBC New YorkFormer New York governor […]

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Arctic 30 ‘free to leave’ Russia – euronews

euronewsGreenpeace has said that all of the so-called Arctic 30 have had their amnesties processed and are free to leave Russia as soon as exit visas are issued. The activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise tried to board a Russian oil rig to call attention to …Russia drops charges against ‘Arctic 30′, Greenpeace saysTelegraph.co.ukRussia […]

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Faithful Celebrate Midnight Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral – CBS Local

CBS LocalNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With the rousing melodies of Christmas hymns, Midnight Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Wednesday morning. Thousands were in attendance, ringing in one of the most important days of the Christian …Celebrating Christmas at St. Patrick’s Cathedralmyfoxny.com all 10 news articles …read more Source: New York News […]

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Atheists, Work With Us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas – New York Times

New York TimesROME — Pope Francis used the first Christmas address of his papacy on Wednesday to make a broad call for global peace and an end to violence in Syria and parts of Africa, urging atheists and followers of other religions to join together in this common …Pope Francis turns the sceptics aroundgulfnews.comPope’s Christmas […]

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Masahiro Tanaka: The Big If – ABC News

ABC NewsYou may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are major league teams salivating over Masahiro Tanaka? Why is one Japanese team frothing at the mouth? Why so much speculation, so many headlines, all the trans-Pacific negotiations over the …Masahiro Tanaka to be postedESPNTanaka Mystery Now Has an Ending: In USNew York […]

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Political Fight in South Sudan Targets Civilians – New York Times

New York TimesJUBA, South Sudan — The security forces went house to house, rounding up civilians by the dozens and binding the wrists of some with wire, survivors said. Some were summarily shot in the street, they said, while others were hauled off to crowded cells.UN official says ‘absolutely no doubt’ thousands dead in South […]

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Questions, decisions loom on Giants’ O-line – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Four months ago, he ranked among the biggest question marks on the New York Giants’ offense. But for a variety of reasons, some good and some bad, rookie right tackle Justin Pugh has turned out to be one of that offense’s few known quantities. The … and more …read more Source: New York News […]

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SoftBank Said to Be in Talks to Acquire T-Mobile – New York Times

New York TimesJapan’s SoftBank is in talks to acquire the American wireless carrier T-Mobile US and is discussing funding with financial institutions, sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. SoftBank is looking to have its Sprint unit, which it acquired this summer for …Report: SoftBank, DT close to deal on Sprint, T-Mobile mergerPCWorldSoftBank gets […]

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Super Bowl VIII: Dolphins Super, 24-7 – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsHouston, Jan. 13 – “Running puts the man in football,” Don Shula said this week, and Sunday the Dolphins did it the manly way as they scaled another of pro football’s hallowed heights by crushing the Vikings, 24-7, in Super Bowl VIII. The toughest man … and more …read more Source: NFL […]

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Taliban Rockets Hit US Embassy in Kabul – New York Times

New York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — A pair of rockets fired by the Taliban struck the United States Embassy in Kabul shortly before dawn on Wednesday, sending hundreds of American diplomats and aid workers based at the mission scrambling into fortified bunkers to …US Embassy in Kabul attacked on ChristmasBoston.comChristmas Day attacks show security challenges in […]

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How to watch Thunder vs. Knicks online, TV schedule, radio and more – Philly.com

Philly.comIt’s hard to think of two teams in more different places than the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New York Knicks. The Thunder started the season with questions about Russell Westbrook’s health and how they’d make up for the absence of departed shooting …Preview: Thunder at KnicksGlobalPostKnicks’ Vicious Run of Injuries Is Exacting a Toll […]

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