Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’ – The Plain Dealer

Ohio Supreme Court will rule on constitutionality of Cleveland’s ‘jock tax’The Plain DealerCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear lawsuits by two former National Football League players challenging…

AJ Pierzynski doesn’t like the new home plate collision rule – Call to the Pen

Call to the PenSep 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter A.J. Pierzynski (12) reacts to hitting a double in the fifth inning of the game against the…

Around baseball: MLB, union approve new collision rule – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it’s available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day. Subscribe. All current subscribers have…

MLB notebook: Collision rule added – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldMLB collision rule leaves exceptions: Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home-plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is…

NBC announces a return for ‘Heroes’ i… – The Global Dispatch

The Global DispatchHeroes-Season-3-cast photo banner NBC and Tim Kring have announced a new 13 episode miniseries called Heroes Reborn coming in 2015. The release offers no details before stating only…

Heat Dominate Thunder, LeBron Hurt – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportLeBron James will play against Kevin Durant again on Thursday night, although the rest of the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder will be involved by rule. The Heat…

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Lego Movie’ Stays On Top – CBS Local

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Lego Movie‘ Stays On TopCBS LocalPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On the year’s seventh weekend, a busy one bookended by Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, The Lego Movie…

Amnesty pact ends Kiev, Ukraine, City Hall occupation – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleKiev, Ukraine –. Opposition protesters ended a two-month occupation of City Hall in Kiev on Sunday and opened a road to limited traffic to meet an amnesty offer…

Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Crushes Competition With $60 Million-Plus Holiday – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterUPDATED: “About Last Night,” starring Kevin Hart, also prospers at the Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day box office; “RoboCop” disappoints, while “Winter’s Tale” quickly melts. Cementing its blockbuster status,…

Kiev protesters end city hall occupation – Stuff.co.nz

Kiev protesters end city hall occupationStuff.co.nzUkrainian opposition protesters have ended a two-month occupation of city hall in Kiev and opened a road to limited traffic to meet an amnesty offer…

Ukraine protesters end Kiev occupation but press Yanukovich anew – Reuters Canada

Ukraine protesters end Kiev occupation but press Yanukovich anewReuters CanadaKIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian anti-government protesters ended a two-month-old occupation of city hall in the capital Kiev on Sunday to meet…

Sochi Olympics hockey TV: Oshie builds highlight reel in US-Russia – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMore later on the wild happenings of the Russia-U.S. hockey game, seen on NBC Sports Network during the early-morning of the West Coast. But after all the hype…

Review: You don’t need to know ‘About Last Night’ Special – DigitalJournal.com

DigitalJournal.comIn this remake of ‘About Last Night,’ two couples go from the bar to the bedroom and eventually attempt to see if their relationships will survive beyond four-posters. With Valentine’s…

Chief Minister of Delhi Resigns After 49 Days, Citing Resistance to Antigraft Bill – New York Times

New York TimesArvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s chief minister, with his resignation letter in hand, on Friday. Saurabh Das/Associated Press. NEW DELHI — Arvind Kejriwal, a protest leader who was vaulted into…

Coaches express outrage over proposed no-huddle rule change – CNN

CNNOregon has revolutionized the up-tempo system, pushing the pace like a fast break in basketball. John W. McDonough/SI. On Wednesday around 5 pm. EST, a soon-to-be-controversial NCAA press release hit…

What’s behind the proposed college football rules change? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThere is no evidence that the NCAA Football Rules Committee, in an attempt to slow down fast-paced offenses, considered making offensive players wear scuba flippers. But several coaches suggested…

Marcus Smart Shoved Jeff Orr For Calling Him N Word. Or Did He?

Marcus Smart Shoved Jeff Orr For Calling Him N Word. Marcus Smart got into an altercation with a fan named Jeff Orr and during the Oklahoma State at Texas Tech…

White House to Address Petition to Deport Justin Bieber – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe White House says it will be responding to a petition calling for the deportation of troubled Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber. With more than 234,000 signatures and…

DMX — I’ll Piss on George Zimmerman’s Face – TMZ.com

TMZ.com0131_dmx_article_tmz_getty DMX says he’ll be jailed if promoters allow him to step in a boxing ring with George Zimmerman … because he’d break every boxing rule in the book —…

Sales of iPhones Set Record for Quarter: 51 Million – New York Times

New York TimesThe iPhone 5C, at an Apple store, above, was one of two new phone models introduced last year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s iPhone is still…

UPDATE 3-Talks on Iran nuclear deal expected in NY in February-US – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments from U.S. official, information about drive for new sanctions in U.S. Congress paragraphs 2-5). By Louis Charbonneau and Justyna Pawlak. UNITED NATIONS/BRUSSELS Jan 27 (Reuters) – – The…

Jay Leno does not exactly rule out CNN as his next stop – Newsday

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Thai protest leader asks for military protection – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has asked for the protection of Thailand’s powerful military after a protest leader was shot dead and the besieged government of Prime…

Defying emergency rule, Thai protesters padlock polling stations in Bangkok (+ … – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA roundup of global reports. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. In Pictures Thailand’s choice between red or yellow. Gallery A New Age of Street Protests

Thai protesters stop people voting in election – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldA Thai anti-government protest leader was shot dead on Sunday as demonstrators besieged polling stations in Bangkok and forced most to close, hampering advance voting for next weekend’s…

Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of…

Karzai: US and Taliban must talk – Herald Scotland

Herald ScotlandHamid Karzai has called on the US to restart peace talks with the Taliban or put at risk a new security agreement. Hamid Karzai has called on the US…

Nigeria sets presidential, legislative polls for February 14, 2015 – Reuters

ReutersABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s electoral commission declared on Friday that presidential and parliamentary elections would take place on February 14 next year. The elections are expected to be the most…

Bangkok’s emergency rule illustrates struggle for control – Financial Times

Financial TimesBangkok’s first morning under emergency rule dawned calmly, but violence followed soon enough. Hundreds of kilometres away in Udon Thani in Thailand’s northeast, Kwanchai Praipana, a leading government loyalist,…

Chatham house chats How the code of secrecy among Davos attendees works – Quartz

Chatham house chats How the code of secrecy among Davos attendees worksQuartzJudged by the hundreds of media in attendance and the images broadcast globally from Davos this week, the World…

EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a…

Activists on trial as China steps up campaign against dissent – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — At least seven Chinese activists who have advocated for greater rule of law, fairer access to education and other issues are being put on trial this…

2014 Critics’ Choice Awards fashion: Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong’o rule the red … – The Star-Ledger – NJ.com

The Star-Ledger – NJ.comAs “12 Years a Slave,” the best picture winner at the Golden Globes and last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, gains more momentum for the Oscars, on the…

Notes: MLB approves huge expansion of instant replay – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeEver since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key…

Syrian rebels battle al-Qaeda-linked fighters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized a compound held by al-Qaeda-linked militants Sunday as their one-time allies used car bombs against them, in some of the most serious infighting…