Atlanta-area authorities are investigating Wednesday's death of Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, as a possible drug overdose, Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester said Thursday morning.

Kelly, 34, died Wednesday at an Atlanta ... Read more »
Views: 1174 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-05-02 | Comments (0)

How is it that we label some acts of violence with the brush of global terrorism while others are relegated to the more mundane category of everyday violence? Tsarnaev brothers were instantly characterised as terrorists, and Muslim terrorists at that, with a national and social media frenzy dissecting their crimes boosted by the live spectacle of the “manhunt” in Boston.

Yet in the same week, an explosion in a fertiliser factory killed 14 people and caused enormous damage to a small town in West Texas - with little media attention. The Boston Bombings were deliberate acts of terror committed by villains targeting the innocent; the Texas explosion while tragic, was seen as accidental - as opposed to the outcom ... Read more »
Views: 1140 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-05-01 | Comments (0)

Previously only available on Android devices, Google Now is finally available for iOS users. As an alternative to Apple's own personal assistant, Siri, Google Now offers detailed updates and information custom-tailored to you. The service is included as part of an update to the Google Search App.

Google Now ... Read more »
Views: 909 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-30 | Comments (0)

At 9 a.m. last Friday the writer Franz Lidz drove to the Los Angeles home of Jason Collins with a completed draft of a story on which the two had collaborated two days earlier. When he arrived, Lidz was introduced to Collins' mother and father; his twin brother, Jarron; and a high school classmate. They, along with Jason, would have final approval. As the group gathered around the kitchen table, Lidz's daughter Daisy offered a suggestion: Why not have Jason read the story aloud? And so he began:

I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. ...

Shortly after 8 on Easter morning, Lidz, a senior writer at Sports Illustrated from 1988 to 2007, phoned me at my home. Representatives of an acti ... Read more »
Views: 892 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-29 | Comments (0)

UFC 159 takes place Saturday night from Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.

UFC light heavyweight title: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen

Jones is one of the most skilled and dominant fighters in the history ... Read more »
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George Jones, the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music -- including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" -- has died, according to his public relations firm.

Jones, 81, died Friday at Vanderbilt University ... Read more »
Views: 1012 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-27 | Comments (0)

Kylie Bisutti, a former model who won the Victoria's Secret Angel Search competition in 2009, does not have heavenly memories of her former employer.

In her new book "I'm No Angel," the 23-year-old claims she "felt like a piece of meat" working for Victoria's Secret and opted to trade in her lingerie for a quiet life in Montana. ... Read more »
Views: 986 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-26 | Comments (0)

First Bayern Munich, now Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona fell on Tuesday; 24 hours later Real Madrid fell in a manner so similar, so comprehensive, as to further fuel suggestions that the European balance of power has moved north.

For a second successive night a Spanish giant conceded four goals in Germany. ... Read more »
Views: 1824 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-25 | Comments (0)

German champions look set for second successive final after thrashing Barca 4-0 in semi-final first leg match in Munich.

Thomas Mueller scored a brace as Bayern Munich ... Read more »
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Federal authorities are still waiting to interview Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the mother of his 3-year-old daughter.

Her lawyer tells the Associated Press that officers showed up at the Rhode ... Read more »
Views: 1993 | Added by: sytrus | Date: 2013-04-23 | Comments (0)

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