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Five dead in attack on British embassy convoy near Kabul – Irish Independent

Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

The wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber attacked the vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people, including one Briton, the ministry of interior said A BRITISH citizen was among at least five people killed when a suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into a convoy belonging to the British embassy in the capital of Afghanistan yesterday….

PD James, Crime Novelist, Dies at 94; Creator of the Adam Dalgliesh Series – New York Times

Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

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University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby – Post-Bulletin

Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014 3:00 pm | Updated: 6:05 pm, Thu Nov 27, 2014. University of Massachusetts cuts ties to Cosby Associated Press | BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts-Amherst has cut ties with alumnus Bill Cosby amid allegations by women accusing him of sexual assault. A university spokesman told the Boston Globe on Wednesday university officials had asked Cosby to step down as an honorary co-chairman of…

YouTube Music Key is the streaming service for people who don’t like streaming … – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

YouTube’s entry into the music streaming market certainly wasn’t without a few raised eyebrows. First of all, Google (which owns YouTube) already has a music streaming service. Secondly, how is it going to handle all the unofficial music, remixes, parodies and lyrics videos? Or, what about spotty artist discographies, audio quality, or those independent and unsigned artists? So many questions. Now that the beta invites are out, and I’ve had…

Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies – STLtoday.com

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson “finished him off.” Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all. An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of…

Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

KABUL (Reuters) – The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the British embassy car in the east of the Afghan capital killed two embassy workers including one Briton and wounded more than 30 others in the vicinity of the…

Remembering PD James through her book adaptations – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

(Henny Ray Abrams/AP) British novelist P.D. James died Thursday at 94. The celebrated author wrote incredibly popular mystery novels, many of which were brought to new audiences when adapted to the screen. In celebration of her incredible life and work, we revisit some of those incredible adaptations. Death in Holy Orders What would PBS have done without P.D. James? American viewers of public broadcasting’s popular mystery series, now called Masterpiece…

Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

VIENNA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. Brent oil fell more than $6 to $71.25 a barrel after OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna left the group’s output ceiling unchanged despite huge global oversupply, marking a major shift away from its…

Protesters arrested at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York Daily News

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Katherine Brezler via Youtube Videos showed protesters in handcuffs. Katherine Brezler via Youtube Up to seven were arrested trying to disrupt the parade, police said. Enlarge Seven protesters were arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday morning as they tried to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, smashing windows and knocking over barricades, police said. The demonstrators, disgusted by a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police…

The Sound Recorder That Changed Film – The Atlantic

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stefan Kudelski didn’t set out to make a sound recorder. He was interested in robotics, and in the 1950s, one of the ways to create robotic memory was to use magnetic tape. As a student, working with that tape, he built a machine that doubled as a recorder. Nobody was interested in the robotics aspect of the project, he said later: “But people were very excited about the recorder that…

Experience music live through Allstar Music Empire – MyCentralJersey.com

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Try a different kind of gift wrapping this year: music! – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

I used to think myself a grinch who hated the very act of gift-giving, but it turns out what’s put me off all this time has been the rote and impersonal way we’ve been doing it. Most people seem to approach the holiday season in a manner that Henry Ford would be proud of: packaging up every gift in the same cheery wrapping paper and accessorizing it with a prewritten…

Music Nation is the best TV show about music in years – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Watching Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways on the iPlayer has prompted a certain ambivalence. That isn’t down to the final five minutes of each episode, which seem to imply that whichever rich musical heritage Dave Grohl has spent the previous 55 minutes celebrating has essentially culminated in five minutes of generic, sensitive-frat-boy pop-grunge. Well, it is partly that. But it’s something more profound and elusive, too. British TV doesn’t know what…

Tennessee could get in the Music City Bowl mix – The Tennessean

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

If Tennessee wins on Saturday, the Vols could be selected for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at LP Field.(Photo: Larry McCormack / File / The Tennessean) Tennessee is still among several SEC teams that could end up playing in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, according to the bowl’s president and CEO Scott Ramsey. If the Vols win at Vanderbilt Saturday, they will be bowl eligible with…

LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown LA – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. LAPD officers arrested about 130 people after corralling the protesters at 6th and Hope streets. “When they will no longer comply with our requests and when it becomes dangerous, when they…

Snow, Rain Threatening Millions of Thanksgiving Travelers – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wintry weather will bring massive delays for millions of Americans today, causing problems on one of the busiest travel days of the year. More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles away from home in the coming days, the country’s highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2007, according to AAA. What Not to Talk About at Thanksgiving Dinner How Many Calories You’ll Eat This Thanksgiving Residents…

Cricket-Hughes death casts doubts on first India test – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

* Hughes would have wanted game to go ahead – Chappell * The whole of Australian cricket is grieving, says Cricket Australia boss (Updates after Hughes death) MELBOURNE Nov 27 (Reuters) – The shocking death of batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday has cast doubts on whether the first test between Australia and India will go ahead in Brisbane next week. A two-day tour match between India and a Cricket Australia…

Motorcycle suicide bomber hits British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital, kills at … – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber riding a motorcycle struck a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding many bystanders, officials said. The Afghan Taliban, ousted from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a wave of bombings to hit Kabul as the majority of foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country…

US Regulators Demand Chrysler Expand Recall of Takata Air Bags – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

U.S. auto-safety regulators are demanding Chrysler Group LLC expand its recall of potentially defective Takata Corp. air bags nationwide and begin notifying customers of the new campaign by Monday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sent a letter to the auto maker Tuesday, saying it has been consistently “at the rear of the pack” in its efforts to respond to the problem and provide replacement parts to make…

US|Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014

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