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Japan - International

The largest earthquake in Japan’s history hit the country’s northeast today, triggering tsunamis that have been felt as far as Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.

Tsunami evacuations have taken place in the Philippines, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, but most areas have been spared major damage.

- Monday 14 March 2011


Caribbean islands

American contractor Alan P. Gross has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the Cuban state.

Gross, 61, was found guilty of working on a "subversive" U.S. project intended to undermine the Cuban government by distributing illegal satellite communications equipment, according to Cubadebate, a state-run website in Cuba.

- Monday 14 March 2011


United States

Fans of former Fugee Lauryn Hill have another chance to see the iconic singer in action now that she’s announced new spring tour dates.

After putting on a series of winter tour dates, L-Boogie is taking over 12 U.S. cities including Miami, Atlanta and L.A.

- Monday 14 March 2011


United States
It was 1996 when Disney Theatrical Productions took a chance on a little-known director of experimental theater named Julie Taymor. They handed her a musical based on their hit film, “The Lion King,” and they found themselves with a billion-dollar hit. Ms. Taymor became the theater world’s star auteur. - Monday 14 March 2011


Japan
Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan’s devastated coastal towns, as Asia’s richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands. - Monday 14 March 2011


United States

A St. Louis high school student is getting an "A" from authorities after discovering a teacher’s X-rated past.

Tera Myers, 38, was put on administrative leave at Parkway North High School this week after a student inquired about pornographic films Myers starred in during the 1990s.

- Wednesday 9 March 2011


The studio, which says it is the first to offer movies directly on the social media site, aims to roll out additional titles over the coming months.

Warner Bros. is turning to Facebook, where it hopes to find an electronic audience interested in digitally renting The Dark Knight.

- Wednesday 9 March 2011


If you’re looking to upgrade your car this year, you can ignore fuel injection, turbo charging, power steering and a streamlined chassis — the new breakthrough that will improve your ride is an iPad.

OK, it might be a slight exaggeration to say Apple’s much-vaunted tablet computer is helping re-shape the motor industry, but as manufacturers try to cram more technology into vehicles, they are looking at devices like the iPad to help them.

- Wednesday 9 March 2011


United States
Hey, it’s not easy starting up a new cable channel especially when there’s seemingly thousands of them out there all begging for audiences. I’m still constantly surprised when I come across a new one I never knew of before. They’re popping up like weeds. But of course, when you’re the Big O, expectations are higher. - Wednesday 9 March 2011


United States
The producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” are planning a significant overhaul of the $65 million Broadway musical that would involve shutting down performances for two to three weeks, as well as delaying its scheduled opening on March 15 for about three months, according to people who work on “Spider-Man” or were briefed on the producers’ plans. - Wednesday 9 March 2011

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