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  • Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs

    Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs
    NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al...
  • Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris

    Review: 'Le Week-End' offers an unremittingly bleak 48 hours in Paris
    "Le Week-End" is a sour and misanthropic film masquerading as an honest and sensitive romance. A painful and unremittingly bleak look at a difficult marriage, it wants us to sit through a range of domestic horrors without offering much of anything as a...
  • Biden pays tribute to Ariel Sharon as courageous, 'complex' leader

    Biden pays tribute to Ariel Sharon as courageous, 'complex' leader
    JERUSALEM — Reaffirming the United States' "unflagging" commitment to Israel, Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute Monday to the country’s late prime minister, Ariel Sharon, as a “complex man” whose life “traced the...
  • Israel's Ariel Sharon eulogized in state ceremony before funeral

    SYCAMORE RANCH, Israel — On a day marked by military protocol, somber ceremony and informal reflection, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was remembered Monday as a "practical and pragmatic man," a "bulldozer" who helped shape his nation...
  • Michael Sheen on Globe nomination, not going bald for 'Masters of Sex'

    Michael Sheen awoke early Thursday to a pleasant surprise: a Golden Globe nomination for his role on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.” Playing influential sexologist Bill Masters on the freshman drama is both familiar territory and an...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz sizzle on Broadway in 'Betrayal'

    "THERE'S NOTHING like the love of a good man!" said Julia Roberts over her shoulder to me after I'd commented on how young and beautiful the actress looks these days. This -- after she'd come all the way across the Ethel Barrymore Theatre to give me a...
  • TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'

    TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'
    Sunday will be a busy night. "Breaking Bad" (AMC, Sunday). After 10,000 episodes, the gold-encrusted body of "Breaking Bad" will be laid to rest Sunday night, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, after which we can officially begin...
  • Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus to write book on abduction, imprisonment

    Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women held captive for about 10 years in a house in Cleveland, are working on a book. And they've got some heavy-hitters to help them. The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be...
  • Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol

    Winston Churchill bust headed for U.S. Capitol
    WASHINGTON — So what if the British burned the U.S. Capitol? That was way back during the War of 1812. A bust of Winston Churchill is headed there, 50 years after the legendary British statesman was granted honorary U.S. citizenship. The bust...
  • El mundo rinde homenaje a Mandela en su funeral

    El mundo rinde homenaje a Mandela en su funeral
    Los líderes mundiales, desde el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, al líder cubano Raúl Castro, rendirán homenaje a Nelson Mandela en su funeral el martes en Sudáfrica, en el que se recordará su legado de acercar a los enemigos superando...
  • One foot on the brake in 'Rush' ★★ 1/2

    One foot on the brake in 'Rush'  ★&#9733 1/2
    It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third. With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...