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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 — … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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