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Bronx man arrested for L.I. fatal shooting

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
Police have busted a Bronx man for a fatal shooting inside a Long Island restaurant earlier this month that left one person dead. Bronx resident Tyshaun Phillips, 21, was arrested by Nassau County police, authorities said.
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Mass. gubernatorial candidate debates while passing KIDNEY STONE

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:20
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Steve Grossman sported more than a few irritated expressions during a debate this week — but he wasn’t upset with his opponents, he was actually passing a kidney stone.
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University of Maine at Farmington investigating death hoax email

Portland Press Herald - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:19
The message, which contained a link to a pornography site, falsely claimed that the university’s president had died.
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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ trailer: Turtles get new origin tale

Los Angeles Times - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:14

The first trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was released Thursday, offering a glimpse of the latest big-screen incarnations of the heroes in a half shell.

The trailer opens with a montage of destruction scenes in what appears to be New York City, the turtles’ traditional stomping grounds, as actor William Fichtner’s voice narrates, “Crime, violence and fear have run rampant. Our great city is being destroyed. People want justice restored to this world.”

Fichtner’s character, rumored to be Shredder, is talking to Megan Fox’s April O’Neil, the turtles’ eventual ally, and offers up an alternate origin story for the mean, green fighting machines.

“People want heroes, Miss O’Neil,” he tells her. “But heroes are not born; they’re created. That’s what your father and I were trying to do — create heroes.”

What follows is a series action sequences in which the turtles take out some baddies in the subway and body surf down a snowy mountain. The movie mutants seem to take after the gritty characters from the original comics, created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in the early 1980s, instead of their goofier counterparts, made famous in the animated TV series that ran from 1987 to 1996.

However, it seems that director Jonathan Liebesman has retained a dash of humor in the latest turtle tale — when Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) first meets an astonished April, he tries to allay her fears by removing his orange ninja mask, saying, “Whoa, chill. It’s just a mask, see? Don’t freak out.” April, somewhat predictably, faints.

In the comics, cartoons and movies, April has been portrayed as a computer programmer, a reporter, a ninja warrior, a scientist and even an archaeologist. In the film, it appears that Fox’s version totes a smartphone instead of a news camera and wears a yellow jacket instead of her trademark jumpsuit.

In addition to Fox, Fichtner and Fisher, the film also stars Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Danny Woodburn as Splinter, as well as Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Elliott and others.

What do you think about the trailer? Let us know in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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Wandering wolf’s signal expected to fade soon

Portland Press Herald - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:12
OR-7 won’t be re-collared because biologists prefer to collar breeding pairs or members of packs, not established bachelors.
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Pour les Egyptiens, « l'urgence, c'est le retour de la stabilité »

Le Monde - International - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:11
Marion Guénard, correspondante du Monde au Caire, a répondu aux questions des internautes. 
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Combien coûte le son du silence ?

Le Monde - International - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:10
Le groupe américano-allemand Vulfpeck diffuse un album entièrement silencieux sur Spotify pour financer sa prochaine tournée.






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Movie Review: Russell Crowe Confronts Life’s Nasty Weather in ‘Noah’

N.Y. Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
Russell Crowe stars in “Noah,” Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the Old Testament story, which brings blockbuster spectacle and narrative liberties to the story.
    
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U.S. Reports Modestly Better Economic Growth

N.Y. Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
The Commerce Department’s final revision for gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 ticked up to 2.6 percent, slightly higher than previously estimated.
    





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James Franco: I didn't sleep with Lindsay Lohan

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
James Franco claims he's not a notch on Lindsay Lohan's bedpost. The 35-year-old actor's name appeared on a list released by In Touch Weekly earlier this month of 36 of the red-headed starlet's celebrity conquests, but Franco called it "lies."
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'Cesar Chavez,' movie review

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:00
Just as the migrant workers of California deserved better treatment from their bosses, the man who won the labor dispute deserves better treatment than this film.
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Tweets About Music to Get a Billboard Chart

N.Y. Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:00
Twitter is joining with the music trade publication to introduce a real-time chart of the chatter about songs and musicians on the social media giant.
    
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Scientists Craft Working Yeast Chromosome

The Wall Street Journal - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:00
In a stride toward creating artificial life, scientists announced Thursday that they crafted a working chromosome for yeast.
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French actress Julie Gayet wins lawsuit against tabloid over affair with President Francois Hollande

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:55
A French court ordered Closer magazine on Thursday to pay actress Julie Gayet $20,000 euros for publishing photos that revealed an affair between her and President Francois Hollande.
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'Do it for Denmark' ad urges more sex

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:55
A hilarious travel ad urges Danes to “do it for Denmark,” based on the premise that more romantic getaways will help boost the country’s birth rate — reportedly at a 27-year low.
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Video Game Review: Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z

NY Daily News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 13:52
The game can occasionally be mindless fun, and in rare moments, it even tries to channel that classic Ninja Gaiden spirit.
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