Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling
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Actor James Cromwell escorted from NY event for heckling

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — Actor James Cromwell was one of two people escorted from an upstate New York business event for protesting an award given to an energy company. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1SyXr1F ) that the 75-year-old actor whose work includes “Babe” and “L.A. Confidential” was removed from the Tuesday night … Continue reading

Kerry: We can defeat IS within ‘months’ of Syrian transition
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Kerry: We can defeat IS within ‘months’ of Syrian transition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Islamic State can be defeated within “months” of a ceasefire between Syria’s government and moderate rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, urging the world to come together behind a peace strategy recently hashed out by the United States, Russia and other countries. Kerry said air power alone … Continue reading

Senate set to OK Republican bill unraveling health care law
Health / Lifestyle

Senate set to OK Republican bill unraveling health care law

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are pushing toward Senate approval of legislation demolishing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and halting Planned Parenthood’s federal money, setting up a veto fight the GOP knows it will lose but thinks will delight conservative voters. The White House promised a veto Wednesday, saying the bill would “take … Continue reading

Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage
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Review: Spike Lee’s blistering ‘Chi-Raq’ burns with rage

More alive than most of the year’s films put together, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is urgent agitprop that pulsates with unalloyed rage for the “self-inflicted genocide” of South Chicago and explodes with full-hearted (and gloriously lewd) pleas for peace. It’s wildly uneven but it is wild. There’s plenty here to quibble with (the film’s title prompted … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism? It’s knotty
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Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism? It’s knotty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car. For hours, he holed up inside the clinic, unleashing a fusillade that wounded nine others and sent shoppers scattering inside surrounding buildings during a … Continue reading