Re-Grading the New England Patriots’ 2011 NFL Draft Class – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThere’s always a mad rush to put grades on each team’s picks in the draft minutes after its conclusion. In reality, it takes at least three years to really…

Crimean leader claims control, asks Russia for help in restoring peace – Fox News

Fox NewsThe new prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and urged Russia to intervene to keep…

Real-Life Stories Behind Best Picture Nominees – ABC News

ABC NewsIf many of this year’s best picture nominees sound familiar, it could be because they are based on real-life stories. Six of the nine Academy Award nominated films claim…

Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ Worth Its Weight in Gold – ABC News

ABC NewsFor a movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture is, of course, an honor. But what’s it worth at the box office? To find out, IBISWorld, an industry…

Apple’s Tim Cook picks a fight with climate change deniers – Fortune

Fortune[A] self-described conservative think tank was pushing a shareholder proposal that would have required Apple to disclose the costs of its sustainability programs and to be more transparent about its…

Around the NHL: Sabres send Miller, Ott to Blues in major trade – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe Buffalo Sabres traded star goaltender Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues last night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier,…

Rain, Storms to Lash Los Angeles Through Sunday – AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather.comSaturday features even more threats to travel, as strong thunderstorms are possible for areas from San Diego up through Los Angeles. Damaging winds, flash flooding, waterspouts and hail are all…

10 Players Who Killed Their Draft Stock at the NFL Combine – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDeath in the context of a prospect’s draft stock is a term used liberally when considering every draft hopeful still has a chance or two to revive their flatlining…

George Lopez held for public intoxication – Zee News

Zee NewsPic Courtesy: -. Ontario: Comedian George Lopez was held for public intoxication after he was found passed out on the floor of a Canadian casino. Security officials at the…

London’s Brompton Road Tube station sold for £53m – BBC News

BBC NewsA former London Underground station, used as a World War Two command centre, has been sold for £53m. Brompton Road station, near Harrods, was put on the market in…

Israeli military kill Palestinian woman near Gaza border: hospital – Reuters

ReutersGAZA (Reuters) – The Israeli military shot and killed a Palestinian woman in the Gaza Strip in an area near the border that Israel has declared a no-go zone for…

Lakers set franchise record for 3s in win over Kings – Fox News

Fox NewsLos Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Farmar drained eight of Los Angeles’ franchise-record 19 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points, as the Lakers notched a 126-122 triumph…

Jay-Z joins Beyonce show in London – BBC News

BBC NewsBeyonce was joined on stage by husband Jay-Z as she took her Mrs Carter world tour to London for the second time. The couple duetted on Drunk In Love,…

Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed”…

Oscar contenders pull their weight – Quad City Times

Quad City TimesThe depth of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees makes it tough to pick a probable winner from the pool. Remarkably, while three contenders — “Gravity,” “12 Years…

Thai protesters scale back rallies – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleOpposition protesters in Thailand have been dismantling barricades in the capital, Bangkok, in the wake of renewed violence. A city park is becoming the focus for rallies aimed at…

‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ Box Office Collection: Farhan-Vidya Starrer Earns ₹5 … – International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India [email protected]: Watched #ShaadiKeSideEffects ! Must say, an amazing movie with splendid performances by the leads. @FarOutAkhtar you were stupendous! @manavpurohit: Movie with meaning and message. Must…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Photo: Reuters – Business Today

Business TodayApple Inc sold more than $1 billion of Apple TV set-top boxes in 2013 and is investing heavily in the next generation of products, Chief Executive Tim Cook said…

Which Dallas Buyers Club Characters Are Based on Real People? – Parade

ParadeQ: Are the main characters in Dallas Buyers Club based on real people? —Sean D., Baltimore. A: There really was a Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texan (played by Best Actor…

Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the…

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders to police in Los Angeles rape case – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer NFL safety Darren Sharper turned himself into Los Angeles police late Thursday, after being charged in an arrest warrant in New Orleans alleging he and another man raped…

McIlroy soars, Woods struggles at Honda Classic – Yuma Sun

Yuma SunTiger Woods watches his shot after teeing off on the 15th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Palm Beach…

Astronomers Discover Highly Powerful Black Hole In Messier 83 – The Almagest

The AlmagestAstronomers have detected a new black hole. It is in the nearby galaxy Messier 83, or just M83 as it is commonly called. The other name of the galaxy…

A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the…

NHL trade deadline: Miller vs. Halak at heart of Blues-Sabres swap – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comRyan Miller should make the St. Louis Blues better. Now it’s time to see if it’s first-Stanley-Cup-in-franchise-history better. St. Louis, tied for second in the Western Conference with 84 points,…

Dragic brings Suns back up to speed – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comPHOENIX — Suns coach Jeff Hornacek, who encourages his team to engage its schedule in three-game chunks, also knows the importance of an even narrower approach. “It’s always one game…

Justin Bieber Turns 20 — Remembering His Year – Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeJustin Bieber Turns 20 — Remembering His Year. On Christmas Day, Justin released his second movie, Believe to show a different side of the star. “It’s very important to…

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s split came “out of the blue” says DJ who … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukWhile the rest of the world might not have been totally shocked by Robin Thicke and Paul Patton’s split, there was one person who was. The Give it 2 U…

Scientific papers ‘gibberish’ – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostLONDON – A German publisher of scientific journals is deleting 16 papers from its archives after they were exposed as computer-generated gibberish. The fake papers had been submitted to…

Fewer Atlanta homeowners with troubled mortgages – Sacramento Bee

Fewer Atlanta homeowners with troubled mortgagesSacramento BeeATLANTA — Rising home prices in the Atlanta metro area are helping homeowners who have owned more on their mortgages than their homes were…

After forest fires and drought, now rains torment Southern California – CNN

CNNBut in Glendora and other towns in Los Angeles County, it wasn’t. The rain has been much needed, but this deluge — coming down at more than an inch an…

Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday…

Oscars: What to watch out for – BBC News

BBC NewsThe voting is over. With only one day to go, here’s a look at what this year’s Oscar race could throw up. The Best Picture race is tougher to…

George Lopez arrested after passing out drunk – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comGeorge Lopez, who is starring in the new comedy Saint George, exhibited less-than-saintly behaviour following a performance in a casino in Canada, according to reports. TMZ reported that the comedian…

Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea Region – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalArmed men wearing camouflage but bearing no identifying insignia were occupying the perimeter of Simferopol Airport in the pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images. Ukraine’s new…