All charges dismissed against ex-New York Jet Darrelle Revis

A judge has dismissed robbery, assault and all other charges against former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stemming from a fight last month in Pittsburgh, after a childhood friend testified that he knocked out two men who confronted Revis during a dispute over a cellphone. The friend, Rashawn Bolton, …

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Abta website hit by cyber attack

Image copyright AP The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an ABTA-registered travel agent. It says it has contacted those affected by …

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French weather presenter with Down syndrome scores a hit

 A young woman with Down syndrome presented the weather on French national television, attracting the biggest audience of the season. France 2 said Wednesday that Melanie Segard’s presentation on Tuesday night drew 5.3 million viewers. More on this… Segard, 21, arrived early at the network for hair and makeup and appeared about halfway through …

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Mars Science Lab launch delayed two years

WASHINGTON (CNN) — NASA’s launch of the Mars Science Laboratory — hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns — has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA officials said at a news conference Thursday in Washington. A photo illustration of a laser-equipped vehicle that is set to be part …

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'Beauty and the Beast' lives up to the legacy

Director Bill Condon (a musical veteran who worked on “Dreamgirls” and “Chicago”) certainly hasn’t reinvented the wheel. Still, “Beauty” rolls along like a well-oiled machine, augmented by new music, fleshed-out backstories for the principals and Josh Gad’s scene-stealing turn as the toadying LeFou, whose much-ballyhooed gayness — an overblown controversy …

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Pregnant woman killed by train during photo shoot

A pregnant Texas teen was fatally struck by a train on Friday while posing on the railroad tracks for modeling photos. Fredzania “Zanie” Thompson, 19, was modeling for a friend in Navasota, Texas, when two trains approached the railroad crossing from opposite directions, according to the Dallas Morning News. Thompson …

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Dutch PM Rutte claims win over 'wrong kind of populism'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands –  Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe. Provisional results with over half the votes counted suggested Rutte’s party won 32 seats in the 150-member …

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