Netflix announces film release dates in star-studded rollout
Netflix revealed its latest rollout of star-studded new films Tuesday, with movies featuring Idris Elba, Adam Sandler and Michelle Yeoh topping its list of releases in the coming months. Written by award-winning Cary Fukunaga and starring British Golden Globe winner Elba, the film will be released globally on Netflix, and in select US theaters. "The Ridiculous Six," a comic western starring Sandler, Luke Wilson and Nick Nolte will hit Netflix on December 11 -- the first of four Sandler films to broadcast exclusively by the service.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:00:53 -0400
Education Dept. dismisses Asian groups' complaint
WASHINGTON (AP) The Education Department on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:52:12 -0400
US women, fans celebrate World Cup triumph
Thousands of cheering fans turned a section of downtown Los Angeles into a sea of red, white and blue Tuesday in celebrating the US victory in the Women's World Cup. Waving flags and chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A," spectators began arriving at 5 a.m. outside Staples Center arena to get a prime position at the front of the stage to cheer their beloved football heroes after their record third World Cup title and first in 16 years. "Every day we call ourselves champions and it never gets old," Carli Lloyd, voted the Golden Ball as player of the tournament, told the crowd.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:52:10 -0400
Pope: Duty to protect planet, calls for 'social justice' on resources
By Philip Pullella and Girish Gupta QUITO (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests. In back-to-back speeches on the third day of his trip to Ecuador, the pope made his first full-court press on environmental issues since the publication last month of his landmark ecology encyclical "Laudato Si.". Speaking before a group that included indigenous people of the Equatorial Amazon, he also renewed his call for special protection for the area because of its vital importance to the planet's ecosystem.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:49:32 -0400
Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal
By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. "The stark reality is that we have only five days left ... Until now I have avoided talking about deadlines, but tonight I have to say loud and clear that the final deadline ends this week," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Friday to present the proposal, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped to have convincing reform commitments from Tsipras on Thursday so she could ask the German parliament to authorize negotiations on a new aid program.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:45:15 -0400
2nd defense expert says theater shooter was legally insane
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) A second defense expert testified Tuesday that the Colorado theater shooter was so mentally ill that he couldn't tell right from wrong at the time he opened fire on a packed auditorium, killing 12 people and injuring 70.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:41:17 -0400
Public finally gets pathway to 'Billionaires' Beach'
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) With a bright blue sign that reads "Beach Access" on an open gate replacing what used to be private property, the public now has access to Malibu's so-called "Billionaires' Beach."
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:40:59 -0400
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