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CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said …Pro-Russia Demonstrations Break out in UkraineABC NewsPutin Asks Russia’s Senate...

Contactmusic.comDespite the causes of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death being tragically clear, the official toxicology report has confirmed that the late actor died due to a lethal concoction of prescription drugs, cocaine and heroine on Sunday, February 2, 2014. CNN’s Dr.Philip Hoffman Died from Combination of DrugsHeadlines & Global NewsPhilip Seymour...

ParadeQ: Are the main characters in Dallas Buyers Club based on real people? —Sean D., Baltimore. A: There really was a Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texan (played by Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey) who fought to bring unapproved …Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club is an intriguing slice of lifeIndia TodayMovie review by Rashid Irani: Dallas Buyers...

CNNBut in Glendora and other towns in Los Angeles County, it wasn’t. The rain has been much needed, but this deluge — coming down at more than an inch an hour at times — has landed on bone-dry hills scorched by recent wildfires in and around Los Angeles.Storm lashes California, but not a drought busterFresno BeeMandatory evacuation ordered in Los Angeles...

Los Angeles TimesPhilip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York medical officials announced Friday. The office of New York’s chief medical examiner said …Hoffman died from accidental ‘speedball’ overdose, examiner saysAtlanta...

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its agreements with the country. By Reuters, The Associated Press and Haaretz …President Obama warns Russia to stay out of Ukraine or face ‘costs’ for military …New...

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON — President Obama issued a blunt warning to Moscow on Friday that “there will be costs” if Russia sends its troops into Ukraine, saying he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in the region. Obama told a hastily …Reports of Russian activity in Crimea prompts stern warning from ObamaWashington...

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to “costs,” as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis. “We are now deeply concerned by reports …Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea RegionWall Street JournalObama...

USA TODAYA New York City coroner says Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, the Associated Press reports. Heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and benzodiazepines were what ultimately caused Hoffman’s death, a spokeswoman for the NYC medical …Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental overdose: officialReutersPhilip Seymour Hoffman had heroin, cocaine,...

Washington PostSIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Several hundred armed men in green camouflage, without insignia and carrying military-style automatic rifles, entered and secured areas of the civilian airport in Crimea’s regional capital of Simferopol early Friday. Video taken at the …Ukraine crisis: Latest updatesBBC NewsUPDATE 2-Fugitive Yanukovich urges Russia’s...

BBC NewsUkraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych has made his first public appearance since being ousted last week, telling a news conference in Russia he would fight for his country. He said he was “not overthrown”, but was compelled to leave Ukraine after threats …Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight for Ukraine’s futureUSA TODAYOusted Ukrainian...

CNNBlazek’s response to an e-mail and LinkedIn request from Diana Mekota, a 26-year-old planning to move to Cleveland this summer, has made the rounds on Reddit, Buzzfeed and other viral hotspots after Mekota posted it to her Imgur account. And the …Job bank head Kelly Blazek apologizes after her rejection emails go viralThe Plain Dealer (blog)As #Blazek...

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking news update 8:20 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovuych said Friday at a news conference in Russia that he was not overthrown but was forced to flee under threat to his life. “I intend to …Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight for Ukraine’s futureUSA TODAYUkraine crisis: Yanukovych...

Nashville will apply to host Democratic National ConventionNashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville officials will take up an offer from the Democratic National Committee to apply to host the party’s 2016 nominating convention. CNN reported earlier this week that Nashville is one of more than 30 cities that have been invited to apply. In an … and more ...

New York Daily NewsOn Election Night less than four months ago, Chris Christie did not just look like the darling of the Republican Party, he looked like the super-sized man of the moment in all of American politics. Christie was as big as he could be in all ways in …Chris Christie’s Got A Death Grip He Can’t Hold On To Much LongerEsquire (blog)Gov....

CNN(CNN) — Your phone’s confiscated. Your fingerprints are taken. You’re going to prison. But don’t worry, it’s just for lunch. The Clink Charity opened its third restaurant this week inside Brixton Prison in south London. The meals are cooked and served … and more …read more Source: London News From Google ...

CNN(CNN) — New Orleans police have issued arrest warrants for former NFL star Darren Sharper and another man in connection with the alleged rapes of two women. Sharper, 38, and Erik Nunez, 26, each face two counts of aggravated rape, the Orleans Parish …Darren Sharper now accused of raping 2 women in New Orleans; second man …The Times-PicayuneArrest...

WDAM-TV(BOEING/FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION/CNN) – It’s a smartphone that would make James Bond jealous. Aerospace manufacturer Boeing unveiled a new “self-destructing” smartphone this week, called the “Boeing Black.” The company says …Boeing going, GONE: Black mobe will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secsRegisterNew cell phone will...

Guardian Liberty VoiceThere is further proof of inhabitable planets in the galaxy. Using data from, NASA announced Wednesday that data from the Kepler space telescope enabled scientists to discover 715 additional planets, an astronomical number to those taught nine planets in …Kepler Team Still Finding Planets, But Are They Habitable?PC MagazineFour newly discovered...

ReutersMOSCOW Feb 27 (Reuters) – Russia said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed cooperation with Moscow to resolve the Ukraine crisis during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday. Lavrov underscored the need …Maybe Putin isn’t the chess grand masterMSNBCUS warns Russia ‘this is not Rocky IV’...

CNNRome (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia went back on board Thursday for the first time since the cruise liner crashed into the rocks off Italy’s Giglio island, killing 32 people. As part of his trial, Francesco Schettino, who faces multiple charges …Two years after Concordia wreck, captain returns aboardeuronewsDisgraced Capt. Schettino...

CNN(CNN) — A car bomb exploded Thursday, killing at least 12 people near Somalia’s national intelligence headquarters in the capital of Mogadishu, security spokesman Idris Aden said. Most of them were government soldiers. At least 10 other people were …Suicide car bomb kills at least 10 in Somali capitalReutersSomalia: 12 killed in car bomb blast near...

CNN International(CNN) — It’s that time again, time to pull out the ballots and read the tea leaves and see who’s going to take home the trophies at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards. Will it be “12 Years a Slave”? Leonardo DiCaprio? “Let It Go” from “Frozen”? Oscar forecasting is …Oscars 2014: For many, ’12...

ReutersMOGADISHU (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed in an explosion when a suicide bomber drove his car into a tea shop near the national security headquarters in Somalia’s capital, a senior police officer said on Thursday. No one immediately claimed …Car Bomb Kills 11 at Tea Shop in MogadishuABC NewsSomalia’s Mogadishu city hit by car...

Washington PostNEW DELHI — Rescuers were searching the cramped confines of an Indian navy submarine after it returned to port in Mumbai on Thursday, a day after an accident aboard the vessel left two sailors missing. Seven sailors were overcome by smoke …India submarine INS Sindhuratna: Navy says missing sailors are deadBBC NewsIndian Navy hunts for missing...

CNN(CNN) — Our galactic neighborhood just got a lot bigger. NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once. By way of comparison, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our …NASA Discovers 715 Planets Outside Our Solar SystemForbesNASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planetsSydney...

CNN(CNN) — Police searching Justin Bieber’s limo found illegal drugs and paraphernalia Tuesday, a police report said. “Less than an ounce of suspected marijuana and two large glass smoking pipes containing suspected marijuana residue were found inside …Justin Bieber’s bodyguard granted bond; driver clearedAtlanta Journal ConstitutionJustin...

ReutersCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Feb 26 (Reuters) – Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly 1,700, astronomers said on Wednesday. The additions include four planets about …NASA Announces ‘Mother Lode’ of New Planets: 715ABC NewsNASA announces mother lode of...

Politics: A wistful Chris Christie, and secret Clinton papersCNN (blog)(CNN) – With all the talk of 2016, and the looming scandals swirling around Chris Christie right now, the New Jersey governor made a golf metaphor today at a town hall meeting, an almost wistful one, that’s turning a lot of heads. “I’m not worried … …read...

CNN(CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen …Porn Stars Predict Who Will Win The Academy AwardsTIMEBiggest hurdle for Oscar contenders...

SI.comReal Madrid had way too much firepower for Schalke, thrashing the German side 6-1 in the first leg of their Champions League knockout tie Wednesday. Federico Gambarini/DPA/AP. It was a matter of extremes in Wednesday’s Champions League round of 16 …Champs Lge: Galatasaray v Chelsea & Schalke v Real MadridBBC SportBenzema, Bale, Ronaldo double up...

New York TimesKepler’s view of the sky taken in 2009. Its mission was to hunt for exoplanets among the approximately 4.5 million stars pictured here. Credit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. the main story. the main story. the …Kepler spots 715 new planets thanks to detection breakthroughRegisterKepler telescope bags huge haul of planetsBBC NewsNASA announces mother...

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