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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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How to watch Bulls vs. Nets online, TV schedule, radio and more – Philly.com

Philly.comThe first Christmas Day game is between two struggling Eastern Conference teams who entered the season with high expectations. This isn’t the Christmas Day matchup the league wanted it to be. No, not at all. The Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets were …Preview: Bulls at NetsGlobalPostJason Kidd: Nets getting complacentESPNNets, Knicks are in a New […]

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Worshipers Targeted at Christmas Services Near Baghdad – New York Times

New York TimesBAGHDAD — At least 26 people were killed and 38 others wounded on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in a parking lot near St. John church in Dura, south of Baghdad, according to police and medical sources. World Twitter Logo.Officials: Car bomb kills 15 near Baghdad churchUSA TODAYBomb attacks on Christians in […]

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Knicks’ New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFew teams have weathered a greater roller-coaster 2013 than New York—between a 54-win campaign in the former portion and a putrid 9-18 start in the latter, the Knicks have been through it all. Perhaps 2014 can be brighter for the Knicks than this past …It’s That Time Of Year! Schmeelk’s Christmas Gifts For The […]

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Kanye West Sued Over Unlicensed Sample – The Gossip Girls

The Gossip GirlsHis latest single “Bound 2″ made headlines with its overly-revealing music video, but now Kanye West is being smacked with the lawsuit over his allegedly unlicensed sample in the single. According to the New York Daily News, member of the 1960′s group …Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ SampleTV GuideKanye West sued by […]

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Al-Qaida-linked group claims Egypt police attack – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCAIRO (AP) — An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of the police headquarters in a Nile Delta city that killed 16 people the day before. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or the Champions of Jerusalem, says …Sinai jihadists likely behind Tuesday’s attack in EgyptJerusalem PostPowerful bomb hits Egypt […]

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NBA on Christmas – Thunder vs Knicks Predictions – Sportige

SportigeThe New York Knicks can’t seem to get out of their early season funk, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are beating almost everything in sight. On paper, considering the talent involved and the form of both teams, this isn’t really a fair fight, but miracles do …Knicks’ Vicious Run of Injuries Is Exacting a Toll […]

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Nets, Knicks are in a New York state of bind – Washington Post

Washington PostSeparated by the East River and a 25-minute subway ride, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are connected by their collective misery, wasted millions and unfulfilled promise in a city that doesn’t take kindly to mediocrity. They have wealthy, eccentric …Kevin Garnett dismisses Jason Kidd’s criticism, but admits Nets lack identityNew York Daily […]

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2 Members of Turkish Cabinet Resign – New York Times

New York TimesTwo Turkish cabinet ministers resigned Wednesday in an intensifying corruption scandal that has challenged the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and polarized the country. World Twitter Logo.Two Turkish ministers resign over graft probeXinhuaTurkish ministers resign in anti-corruption sweepCNNTwo Cabinet Ministers Resign in TurkeyWall Street JournalReuters -Voice of America -euronewsall 618 news […]

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ review: Sex, sin and Scorsese – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

The Star-Ledger – NJ.comAs a product of Catholic schools, as a boy who once dreamed of the priesthood, Martin Scorsese knows well that there are voices that speak to us, ones that call us to sin or salvation. In some of his movies — films like “Raging Bull” or “Taxi Driver” that show …Movie Review: […]

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Christmas bomb attacks kill 20 in Baghdad’s Christian areas – Reuters

ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 20 people were killed in bomb attacks in Christian areas of Baghdad on Wednesday, including a car bomb that exploded near a church after a Christmas service, police and medics said. A bomb in a parked car went off while …Christians targeted by Baghdad bombBBC NewsOfficials: Car bomb kills 15 […]

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Giants rookie renting out his condo for the Super Bowl – New York Post

Giants rookie renting out his condo for the Super BowlNew York PostThe strapping defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up their 2 bedroom, 2 bath Rutherford apartment for $9,000 during Super Bowl week. “We thought it would be the best time to get out of the city and go on […]

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Thousands killed as South Sudan slides toward civil war: UN – Times of India

Times of IndiaJUBA: Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed in more than a week of violence, with reports of bodies piled in mass graves, the UN said as it moved to nearly double its peacekeepers there. Large areas of South Sudan remain out of the government’s …UN Sending More Peace Keepers to Quell South […]

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15 killed, over 130 wounded as car bomb rocks Egypt police station – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comCairo: A powerful bomb blast tore through a police compound in Egypt’s Nile Delta on Tuesday, killing 15 people and wounding more than 130 in one of the deadliest attacks since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July, according to …Egyptian police capture former PM en route to SudaneuronewsEgyptian police arrest former PMSydney […]

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UN to Send More Peacekeepers to South Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United Nations is sending 5,500 additional peacekeepers to South Sudan, where a U.N. official reported thousands of people have likely been killed since fighting began there last week. The U.N. Security Council approved a measure Tuesday to boost its …South Sudan crisis: Increased efforts to end bloodshedBBC NewsUN sends more peacekeepers to […]

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