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  • Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki offers amnesty to opponents

    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki offers amnesty to opponents
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki offered amnesty Wednesday to tribes that fought his government, a conciliatory gesture as he struggles to keep the country from falling apart and secure a third term in office. While the pardon did not extend to...
  • 'Sheer insanity' in Muhlenberg's regional premiere of 'Monty Python's Spamalot'

    "Spamalot" is "utterly shameless," says director James Peck. "No joke is too cheap." From the giant feet of God, which descend from the heavens (or at least the flies of Muhlenberg's Baker Theatre), to a number that parodies "Fiddler on the Roof,"...
  • How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format

    Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true. The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
  • Defending Champ Andy Murray Falls; Federer, Djokovic Onto Semis

    WIMBLEDON — The mayhem created by an Australian firecracker the previous evening was continued in brutal fashion by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Wednesday as he annihilated defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. With the dust still settling on...
  • British government announces historical child abuse inquiry

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has ordered a wide-ranging inquiry into historical child sex allegations stretching over several decades, Home Secretary Theresa May said on Monday. A separate review will also be held into the handling of...
  • The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science

    The BBC takes a strong stand against promoting fake science
    Last week, the British Broadcasting Corp. disclosed an ongoing effort to teach its staff how to distinguish real science from bogus science, and the importance of keeping the latter off the airwaves. Some 200 of the BBC's senior staff have been...
  • Watch: 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Teaser Hints at Davros' Return

    Could Davros be returning to "Doctor Who"? A new teaser for the upcoming eighth season features a familiar voice that sounds eerily like it belongs to the founder of the Dalek Empire. Davros was last seen facing off against the 10th Doctor in "The End of...
  • Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club

    Revitalizing the Balboa Bay Club
    As the holiday drew near, managers at the Balboa Bay Club discovered that the round frame for the tiered Fourth of July cake had been crushed in storage. The reaction was immediate: "We have to have the cake," explained Aaron Trent, director of member...
  • Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum

    Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum
    The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq. Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
  • 'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia

    'House of Cards' denied U.N. filming permission by Russia
    On screen, Frank Underwood's ambitions can't be stopped. But he's just a character in the Netflix series "House of Cards" and in real life, there is a limit to his power, as producers discovered this week when they were denied access to film in the United...
  • You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says

    You're not being shallow, pretty food does taste better, science says
    Some chefs spend a good amount of time in the kitchen making sure your dish looks beautiful before it reaches the table. And, according to science, it's not just about the aesthetics.  A new study by the Crossmodal Research Library at the University...
  • Why It Doesn't Make Sense for Weinstein's TV Division to Go Public

    Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis. "I just don't see it," said media analyst Hal Vogel. "It would be fraught with friction considering he's not known to be the friendliest of people when...