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Costa Concordia's Captain Indicted in Italy Shipwreck Case
The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that shipwrecked off Tuscany last year was indicted today by an Italian judge. The trial will start July 9 in Grosseto, Italy, his lawyer Francesco Pepe said by phone today. Francesco Schettino faces criminal ...
Captain in deadly cruise ship accident to be tried
Judge in Italy orders trial for captain over shipwreck of Costa Concordia, which ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Eric Garcetti wins Los Angeles mayor's race
Eric Garcetti has won the race to be the 42nd mayor of Los Angeles, becoming the first Jewish mayor in the city's history. City Controller Wendy Greuel conceded defeat early Wednesday to Garcetti, a City Council member and former council president, ...
LA Mayor's Election: Wendy Greuel camp awaits returns
Garcetti Pulls Ahead In Tight Race For LA Mayor
Poll: Democratic Runoff Likely in Mayor's Race
Wall Street Journal
Ms. Quinn is leading her Democratic rivals among men, women, whites and Hispanics, according to the poll. Among black Democratic voters, Mr. Weiner is the favorite, with 20%, followed by Ms. Quinn, at 14%, and Mr. Thompson, at 13%. Mr. Thompson, the ...
Anthony Weiner announces NYC mayor run
Weiner in Comeback Attempt Joins New York City Mayor Race
Disgraced ex-congressman Weiner announces candidacy for NYC mayor
Scouts await decision on gay membership
By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News. Cub Scout Pack 215 in rural Arkansas is waiting for a vote that could mean big changes for their tiny outfit. That's because of a decision being made Thursday at the national Boy Scouts of America annual ...
Scouting leaders to vote on lifting ban on openly gay Boy Scouts at 2-day ...
Boy Scout leaders to vote on lifting gay ban
Boy Scouts of America to vote on gay scout resolution
Christian Science Monitor
Oklahoma tornado was a monster, but it wasn't a record-breaker (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
The National Weather Service has rated the tornado that struck Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon as an EF5, the highest rating with wind speeds estimated at more than 200 miles an hour. Skip to next paragraph. In Pictures: Facing the devastation of the ...
Severe storms continue in Midwest
Severe storms include possible twister in Copake
Metro Detroit under severe thunderstorm watch until 8 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from next month's presidential race is an act of "oppression" and that he will take the case to the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
For a talented, creative few, there’s David Letterman. For most, there’s a labyrinth of paperwork, hard decisions and painful sacrifices that could have dramatic repercussions on their financial health decades from now. Paying for college in America is hard. And a fight may be brewing in Washington that could leave college grads paying more—maybe a [...]
X-Factor and their new judges are finally here.
Let The X Factor begin!
Filming for the hit reality competition show has officially kicked off in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, and there's already a "girl power" theme for the Fox series' third season.
Demi Lovato and newly announced judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio all took the X Factor stage to greet fans and aspiring stars as they waiting for producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell to arrive.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 21, 2013 at 6:36pm
The critics have a lot to say about Daft Punk's new album.
French dance duo Daft Punk — Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo —have done more to propel futuristic electronic dance music (EDM) onto festival stages than any other act since the release of 1997’s Homework. Now, the pair, having exhausted EDM’s possibilities and critical of its current sound, point to EDM’s future by looking to the past on their first studio set in eight years.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 21, 2013 at 6:33pm
New Arrested Development info released:
On Sunday Netflix will release 15 new episodes of the willfully absurd sitcom about the Bluths, a family of self-centered lunatics. The show made its debut on Fox in 2003 and ran for three seasons before being unceremoniously dumped in 2006. The ratings were negligible (it was the 120th most popular show in its Emmy-winning first season), but those who did embrace the show — whether it was during the series’ first run or later on DVD, taking in the show’s dense, silly-smart mix of satire, in-jokes and ridiculous story lines, which touched on Saddam Hussein and incest, among other prickly subjects — tended to do so with vigor.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 20, 2013 at 5:41pm
Justin Bieber was booed during the Billboard Music Awards even though he didn't do anything that would bring about audience backlash.
Justin Bieber didn't have the warmest welcome tonight.
After performing twice at the Billboard Music Awards—once solo for his hit "Take You" and once with Will.i.am for "Power"—the pop singer took the stage near the end of the night to accept the first ever Milestone Award, but along with the cheers he's used to, Bieber was faced with some heavy booing.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:37pm
Acclaimed shows share the love at Drama Desk Awards.
Critically celebrated Broadway shows were dominant at this year's Drama Desk Awards, handed out Sunday night at a ceremony at New York's Town Hall.
The British import Matilda the Musical collected the most honors, five in all, including outstanding musical, book and lyrics — though an off-Broadway musical tracing the life of Imelda Marcos, Here Lies Love, earned the outstanding music prize for pop-based collaborators David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. (Love was also recognized for lighting design.)
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:33pm
Yahoo wants to acquire Tumblr. A writer for Boston Herald has published a very opinionated article on the topic.
Tumblr, we hardly knew ye. The microblogging platform, with its coveted younger demographic, is on the market and the expected buyer, Yahoo, almost certainly would burden the site with a layer of bureaucracy that will drive away many of its 100 million bloggers.
Blindly stumbling to reinvent itself, Yahoo is reportedly willing to spend $1.1 billion for Tumblr for one big reason: It would provide an instant supply of the youthful audience that the search engine desperately needs and woefully lacks.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 11:29pm
The winner has finally been announced.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune "Only Teardrops," despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice. She received a total of 281 points in the glitzy music battle, which also featured a bizarre opera pop number from Romania, the comeback of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" star Bonnie Tyler and an Armenian rock song written by the guitarist of Black Sabbath.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 19, 2013 at 12:20am
There has been a lot of speculation as to who will be returning to the judges panel on The Voice. It was announced that Usher and Shakira would be be back on the show. It is now being reported that this isn't exactly true.
NBC has locked down judges for the next two cycles of The Voice.
Speculation have run rampant as to who will sit in the red swivel chairs this fall and spring, with major media outlets declaring Shakira will exit the series for good after the singer said told reporters she wasn’t planning to return. There have also been rumors that Usher was finished with the show, too.
And it was all partly true. Shakira and Usher won’t be back … in the fall.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 8:14pm
ABC News has released 10 things you probably didn't know about Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato is a force to be reckoned with.
Just 20 years old, the singer-songwriter, who mixes pop beats with a hard edge, dropped her fourth album, "Demi," this week, on which she co-wrote almost all the songs. "Heart Attack," the new single off her latest album, is already on its way to being this summer's anthem.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 8:06pm
There's a lot we can all learn from watching the office.
After nine seasons, NBC’s “The Office” is retiring the “World’s Best Boss” mug for good.
The fan favorite show detailed the ups and downs and office shenanigans of paper company Dunder Mifflin in a mocumentary-style series. The show parodied common office situations that we’ve all experienced: office romances, kitchen etiquette battles and of course, the relationship between employers and the boss.
Posted by Art Bracket LLC on May 16, 2013 at 7:55pm