Castaway claims he drifted 13 months in Pacific – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A mysterious castaway claiming to have been lost at sea for 13 months is now safely back on land, but many questions remain about how he could have…

An interesting admission of error by JK Rowling – Washington Post

Washington PostIn a very important piece of non-Super Bowl related news, J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, recently admitted that she made a mistake in pairing Hermione Granger…

Justin Bieber: What Criminal Charges? Parties at 1Oak, Maxim Super Bowl … – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterUPDATED: Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the pop star had a long night in Manhattan, partying ahead of Sunday’s big game. Forget charges in Miami, Toronto and L.A., Justin…

Toronto mayor ticketed for jaywalking in Vancouver – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comVANCOUVER, British Columbia — It seems that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford can’t cross the street these days without getting into trouble. The mayor’s spokesman, Amin Massoudi, confirmed Saturday that Ford…

14 dead as Indonesian volcano erupts – CNN

CNNJakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — Plumes of ash spewed more than a mile into the sky and descended in superheated clouds impossible for those too close to the volcano to escape.…

Raunchy Justin Bieber photo posted online – Toronto Sun

Toronto SunRelated Stories. Justin Bieber had marijuana, Xanax in his system during Miami arrest

Bieber’s mounting legal problems could endanger travel – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJustin Bieber may have caught a break Friday, but his legal woes are by no means over. The private jet carrying the 19-year-old singer from Canada to New York…

Justin Bieber Reportedly Had Weed And Xanax In His System When He Was … – Cinema Blend

Cinema BlendThe toxicology report is back on Justin Bieber from the night of his arrest, and it doesn’t exactly paint the safest picture. The pop star reportedly tested positive for…

Lenovo-Moto deal’s impact on Apple? Zip – Computerworld

ComputerworldComputerworld – Apple won’t lose any sleep over the Lenovo acquisition of Google’s Motorola handset business, analysts said today, citing a slew of reasons. Late Wednesday, Lenovo announced that it…

Justin Bieber’s toxicology report released; Toronto mayor sympathizes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA toxicology report released after Justin Bieber’s spate of legal troubles has revealed that the pop star had weed and prescription meds in his system when he was…

Justin Bieber charged with Toronto limo driver assault – BBC News

BBC NewsCanadian pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto last month. The 19-year-old handed himself in at a Toronto police station where he…

Justin Bieber turns himself in to Toronto police on expected assault charge – Fox News

Fox NewsJustin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday for an expected assault charge against a limo driver, one week after he was busted on charges of driving…

Justin Bieber, facing assault charge in Canada, turns himself in – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Justin Bieber arrived at a Toronto police station Wednesday evening to face an assault charge in connection with an encounter with a limousine driver a month ago. Bieber’s…

Can Steven Stamkos heal soon enough to be fast enough for Sochi? – National Post

National PostTORONTO — There he was, Steven Stamkos, all dressed in blue. He skated. He shot. In a quiet moment he batted the puck into the air off his stick,…

Gawker: Tarantino should blame himself for script leak – Toronto Sun

Toronto SunQuentin Tarantino. (Jack Boland/QMI Agency). Article. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. Related Stories. Quentin Tarantino turns 50, celebrate with his 10…

‘The Bachelor’ recap: Pop In the Name of Love – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyHello again, rose lovers! Did you, like me, get a little teary watching Juan Pablo cuddle with Camila before setting off on his international “adventure” to find un esposa?…

Raptors nip Nets on Patterson’s steal, hoop – Reuters

ReutersRaptors nip Nets on Patterson’s steal, hoop. NEW YORK — Patrick Patterson hasn’t played football since he was at Huntington High School in West Virginia, but the 6-foot-9 forward looked…

Suspected Islamists Kill 74 Nigerian Villagers – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSuspected Islamic extremists have killed at least 74 people and burned down an entire village in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Witnesses say the attacks happened Sunday in…

French President Hollande confirms Trierweiler split – BBC News

BBC NewsTwo weeks ago a magazine published photos which appeared to show Mr Hollande had been having an affair with an actress, Julie Gayet. Ms Trierweiler spent a week in…

Syria Foes to Meet Face-to-Face as UN Sees More Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid al-Muallem, center, arrives at the United Nations Office in Geneva on Jan. 24, 2014. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images. Syria’s government and opposition have…

PHOTO: Justin Bieber, Maple Leafs mocked on Dallas Stars’ video board – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Dallas Stars video board has had a history of getting its snark on from time to time. With the Toronto Maple Leafs in town and some well-timed viral current…

The 56th GRAMMY Awards LIVE on Channel O! – The Zimbabwe Standard

The Zimbabwe StandardOnce again Channel O is stopping at nothing to ensure that DStv and GOtv’s music fans are at the heart of the global music action with the LIVE…

Deadly fire at L’Isle-Verte home for the elderly – BBC News

BBC NewsAs many as 31 elderly and infirm Canadians are missing and three are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people’s home in Quebec. Prime Minister Stephen Harper…

Li’s feet on the ground after reaching third final – Reuters

ReutersMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Li Na will hope to keep her head in check and feet on the ground during her third Australian Open final after her coach Carlos Rodriguez helped…

Toronto’s mayor: new video is a ‘minor setback’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he had a “minor setback” this week when he was caught on video slurring his words and said his private…

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,…

Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor … – Toronto Star

Toronto StarMayor Rob Ford was off the wagon at an Etobicoke steak joint this week, impaired and rambling, associating with accused video extortionist Alexander “Sandro” Lisi and hurling profane, expletive-laden…

Video shows Toronto mayor in boozy rant against chief – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA week after declaring himself sober and off alcohol, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged Tuesday to drinking ” a little bit” after a video showed him apparently drunk and…

‘Bachelor’ Juan Pablo’s date terrifies one of the girls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWeek 3 of ‘The Bachelor’ started with single mom Cassandra getting the first one-on-one date with Juan Pablo, where the two of them rode in a car that could…

Can Lakers save season with trip? – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)TORONTO — If the Los Angeles Lakers’ star-crossed 2012-13 season taught us anything, it’s that as bleak as it might ever seem, there could always be a beam of…

Mitt Romney, Ethan Hawke and Zach Braff: Highlights from Sundance Film Festival – Toronto Star

Toronto StarIt was a busy weekend at Sundance Film Festival. Here are some highlights from Jan. 18 and 19, starting with Peter Howell’s review of the Mitt Romney documentary Mitt,…

Livni, Molcho head for Washington to confer with Kerry on peace talks – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostAfter six months of negotiations, there are still believed to be enormous gaps between Israelis, Palestinians. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post. Israeli’s top two…

Lakers’ Robert Sacre draws attention in return to Canada – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTORONTO — Canadian journalists gathered around one of their favorite basketball players before the Lakers played the Toronto Raptors. A semicircle at Steve Nash’s locker? Try again. Nash…

Ukraine’s Dangerous Turn – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe political showdown between President Viktor Yanukovych and proponents of European-style democracy has taken a dangerous turn with growing repression and violent clashes in the streets. On Thursday…

Kobe Bryant: Record not a factor – ESPN

ESPNBOSTON — Kobe Bryant plans to have his injured left knee re-evaluated sometime in early February and has no intention of sitting out the rest of the season, no matter…