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  • Poll: Greek pro-bailout parties recover as vote nears
    2012-04-08 07:50:36 UTC
    ATHENS (Reuters) - The two main parties backing Greece's EU/IMF bailout are recovering some popularity as a general election nears, an opinion poll showed on Saturday. Support for the conservative New Democracy and the Socialist PASOK now reach...

  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC
    2012-04-08 07:20:33 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network'...

  • Kansas winner of Mega Millions lottery comes forward
    2012-04-08 07:11:47 UTC
    (Reuters) - A Kansas winner of a share of the record U.S. $656 million Mega Millions lottery claimed the cash on Friday, nearly a week after becoming one of three winners of the historic jackpot, lottery officials said. The winner asked to rema...

  • Kuwaiti artist "more determined" after exhibition ban
    2012-04-08 07:01:31 UTC
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti artist whose pictures of men were deemed "obscene" by authorities said she would keep on producing art that challenged perceptions of society in the Gulf Arab state after her exhibition was shut down. Officials sent...

  • Creator of Porsche 911 sports car dies aged 76
    2012-04-08 06:56:44 UTC
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the creator of Porsche's 911 sports car, has died at age 76, Porsche said on Thursday. A grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who founded the Stuttgart-based sports car maker and developed the Volksw...

  • "Three Cups of Tea" author to pay $1 million to U.S. charity
    2012-04-08 06:49:35 UTC
    MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson has agreed to pay $1 million to compensate his Montana-based charity for using the non-profit to promote and buy copies of his books, a report from the state attorney general ...

  • U.S. island was green victory to save slice of paradise
    2012-04-08 06:35:10 UTC
    MARCO ISLAND, Florida (Reuters) - When the Mackle brothers, Elliot, Robert and Frank Jr., first set foot on the deserted beaches of Marco Island in 1962 there were more pelicans, terns and mosquitoes than people. With it white sand beaches and ...

  • Polar bears have symptoms of mystery disease
    2012-04-08 06:09:52 UTC
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Symptoms of a mysterious disease that has killed scores of seals off Alaska and infected walruses are now showing up in polar bears, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday. Nine polar bears fr...

  • Ashton Kutcher buys house in Hollywood Hills
    2012-04-07 20:47:11 UTC
    The star of 'Two and a Half Men' had been leasing the three-story home with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and nearly 9,400 square feet of living space. The price is undisclosed. Ashton Kutcher has bought a home in the heart of the Hollywood Hi...

  • Avalanche buries 124 Pakistani soldiers and 11 civilians
    2012-04-07 20:42:17 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An avalanche engulfed a Pakistani army battalion headquarters near the Indian border on Saturday, burying 124 soldiers and 11 civilians, with no sign of survivors 17 hours later, the military said. The snow left by the avala...

  • Demi Moore 'stalling on divorce'
    2012-04-07 20:40:43 UTC
    Demi Moore is reportedly "stalling" on signing her divorce papers. The Hollywood star split from her husband Ashton Kutcher last year, following claims he had been unfaithful. She started proceedings to legally end their union but it has been c...

  • Mali junta sees civilian government "in days"
    2012-04-07 20:33:27 UTC
    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's coup leader said on Saturday the junta would hand power to civilians within days in a deal under which neighboring nations agreed to lift sanctions and help tackle Tuareg rebels who have seized much of the north. The M...

  • Jessica Alba Covers Jack Magazine April 2012
    2012-04-07 20:20:58 UTC
    She’s no stranger to magazine covers, and Jessica Alba looks stunning on the front of Jack Italy's April 2012 issue. The “Fantastic Four” actress is the picture of perfection in her photo spread, showing off her amazing body, which is especiall...

  • Britney Spears' fiance to share conservatorship over her
    2012-04-07 20:11:48 UTC
    First comes the engagement, then comes...conservatorship? Singer Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, who holds conservatorship over his daughter and her fortune, has asked a court to add future son-in-law Jason Trawick as a co-conservator, Pe...

  • Obama seeks to define Romney for voters
    2012-04-07 20:11:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite. "(Romney) said that he's 'very supportive' of this...

  • Syrians need $70 mln of humanitarian aid: OIC
    2012-04-07 19:50:06 UTC
    At least one million Syrians affected by violence need urgent humanitarian aid worth $70 million, said the head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Saturday, AFP reported. A joint UN and OIC assessment mission that visited Syria has "...

  • Week in Review: Kim & Kanye Raise Questions, Whitney Houston's Coroner Report Findings and Heidi Klum Files for Divorce
    2012-04-07 16:24:05 UTC
    Another week is coming to a close, so you know what that means. If you have no other holiday weekend plans (or even if you do) feel free to entertain yourselves with this beast of entertainment information, covering all the top stories from the...

  • Popular painter Thomas Kinkade dies in Calif.
    2012-04-07 15:09:54 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy. And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages ...

  • Bob Weinstein's wife files for divorce in NY
    2012-04-07 14:52:47 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of film producer Bob Weinstein has filed for divorce in New York and is seeking an order of protection. Court papers say Anne Weinstein is seeking the protection order because she fears "bodily harm." A spokesman for...

  • Christian Bale, Casey Affleck Set to Play Brothers in 'Out of the Furnace'
    2012-04-07 13:16:08 UTC
    Christian Bale and Casey Affleck are officially on board to star as brothers in the Rust Belt drama "Out of the Furnace," Relativity Media said Thursday. They will be joined by Zoe Saldana ("Avatar"), who will play Bales's love interest, and Sa...

  • Jesse Eisenberg Bolts ICM for CAA
    2012-04-07 13:10:28 UTC
    Jesse Eisenberg is leaving ICM for CAA, an individual with knowledge of the departure told TheWrap. With the help of ICM agent Joanne Wiles, Eisenberg went from a promising independent film actor in movies like 2005's "The Squid and the Whale"...

  • Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" to become movie
    2012-04-07 13:04:21 UTC
    LOS ANGELES - From the classic western "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" to the painful ego-trip that was "Masked and Anonymous," Bob Dylan has a pretty extensive, if varied, movie resume for a rock star. But in a career that netted him a Best Song...

  • James Cameron, Mark Burnett team for 'Robogeddon'
    2012-04-07 12:57:12 UTC
    LOS ANGELES - James Cameron and Mark Burnett are joining forces for a new television series called "Robogeddon," Discovery announced at its upfront presentation Thursday. The series from Oscar-winning director Cameron and reality TV mastermind ...

  • Katy Perry 3-D concert movie to be released in July
    2012-04-07 12:52:27 UTC
    NEW YORK - The makers of Justin Bieber's top-grossing concert film have moved on to another global pop star -- Katy Perry. A 3-D documentary concert feature film billed as an on-and- off stage close up look at Perry and her 2011 California Drea...

  • Review: "The Hunter" takes Willem Dafoe to Tasmania
    2012-04-07 11:58:44 UTC
    LOS ANGELES - Willem Dafoe, his gaunt, weathered face all sharply chiseled angles, determinedly hikes through dense foliage and across mountain meadows, setting and baiting traps. He's in the mountains of Tasmania, the Australian island state t...