News archive from 14 January 2015, page 7

A State of Romance special for Paris: Love rises about hate

A State of Romance special for Paris: Love rises about hate

TagsMary Pope OsborneThis week State of Romance visits Paris, the City of Light, to remind our French ohana (family) that love rises above the hate. Stephanie Perkins kicks off her YA series with Anna and the French Kiss. She returns to Paris with...

 
Author inspirations: Galveston hurricane, cowboys, recurring dreams

Author inspirations: Galveston hurricane, cowboys, recurring dreams

TagsPatrick SwayzeErik LarsonToday's featured authors: John A. Heldt, author of September Sky; Cathleen Armstrong, author of At Home in Last Chance; and Rhenna Morgan, author of Unexpected Eden. They're sharing some of the inspirations for their new...

 
'Broad City' becomes bolder in Season 2

'Broad City' becomes bolder in Season 2

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are set for Season 2 of their Comedy Central series 'Broad City' to begin Wednesday. NEW YORK — For some comedians, landing jokes is about as easy as pulling teeth. But the laughs are effortless and plentiful for Broad...

 
Cambodia's wily leader marks 30 years in power

Cambodia's wily leader marks 30 years in power

NEAK LOEUNG, Cambodia Hun Sen, Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister, marked 30 years in power Wednesday, one of just a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to cling to their posts for three decades. Since first taking up the...

 

Wayne and Wanda: Tinder, texting exes and other relationship resolutions for 2015

Wayne says:Wow, Wanda — 2014, right? Our readers and friends experienced serious doses of like, love and lust, misunderstandings, frenemies, heartaches, heartbreaks and nuclear meltdowns. Heck, we had more than our share, too. >So, what are the...

 

Indian court OKs extended medical leave for Italian marine

NEW DELHI India's top court has granted an Italian marine's request for extended medical leave before he and a fellow marine face charges over the 2012 shooting of two Indian fishermen. Massimiliano Latorre had asked the Supreme Court to allow him to...

 

Asian shares meander after Wall St swings, oil prices drop

TOKYO Asian shares meandered Wednesday following a volatile session on Wall Street as investors remained edgy over the slump in oil and metal prices. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.8 percent to 16,951.81 and South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1...

 

Samsung starts sales of $90 Tizen smartphone in India

SEOUL, South Korea Samsung Electronics Co. has started selling a $90 smartphone in India that runs on the company's Tizen software rather than Google's Android. The Samsung Z1 went on sale in India on Wednesday for 5,700 rupees ($92). The model was...

 

Turkish police check newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

ANKARA, Turkey A pro-secular Turkish newspaper says police stopped trucks as they left its printing center to check the paper's content after it decided to print a selection of Charlie Hebdo caricatures. Cumhuriyet newspaper says police allowed...

 
Charlie Hebdo sells out before dawn, with Muhammad on cover

Charlie Hebdo sells out before dawn, with Muhammad on cover

PARIS Charlie Hebdo's defiant new issue is selling out before dawn around Paris, and still people are lining up at kiosks in case of a spare copy of the paper fronting the Prophet Muhammad. The core of the irreverent newspaper's staff perished a week...

 

South and West tie 1-1, but each goalie was worthy of a win

Scoring chances were abundant and power plays plentiful, so all a potential goal-fest lacked Tuesday night was cooperation from West’s Jack Walters and South’s Jeremy Swayman. Goaltenders are in the business of snuffing shooters’ dreams, and each...

 

CIC hoops sweeps for Dimond, West and East; Service splits with South

The West boys basketball team pulled away in the second half to remain in first place in the Cook Inlet Conference with a 79-67 win over Bartlett on Tuesday night. The Service boys also remained undefeated in the conference, while Dimond and East...

 

UPDATED Notes: Archambault season debut in AHL; Schierhorn alert; Boardman, Hetz news

As this is typed, erstwhile Alaska Aces rookie winger Olivier Archambault is making his season debut in the AHL, skating for the Iowa Wild, who summoned him this week. Archambault, the Aces' leading scorer -- and, yes, they will miss him in Colorado...

 

Russian minister promises to limit government spending

MOSCOW Russia's finance minister has promised to maintain a tight lid on spending as the country faces its worst economic downturn in 15 years. Anton Siluanov said an earlier plan to boost government spending by nearly 12 percent this year is...

 

SKorean activist arrested for allegedly praising Pyongyang

SEOUL, South Korea South Korean officials have arrested a leftist activist for allegedly praising North Korea, just days after they deported an American on similar charges. The arrest comes as the government faces criticism it seeks to limit free...

 

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