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‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

‘A Carlin Home Companion:’ Kelly Carlin expounds on her famous dad, George

Comedian Kelly Carlin delivers remarks at the George Carlin Way Unveiling Ceremony on October 22, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images In her solo show, Kelly Carlin reveals what life was like as the daughter of icon and iconoclast, comedian George Carlin. It’s been seven years since Mr. Carlin passed at […]

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Police watch over demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford earlier in the week August 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images In the aftermath of high profile, controversial police-involved killings in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, a number of states are considering legislation to change how such […]

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Calif. lawmaker wants independent office to investigate officer-involved fatalities

Police watch over demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of 24-year-old Ezell Ford earlier in the week August 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images In the aftermath of high profile, controversial police-involved killings in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, a number of states are considering legislation to change how such […]

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in Mubi from Yola, Adamawa State, in November. The hunters have being assisting the Nigerian military in their fight against the Islamic insurgents.; Credit: STR/EPA/Landov New satellite images released by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International […]

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

As Boko Haram continues its reign of destruction, is it time for the international community to intervene?

A group of Nigerian traditional hunters and vigilantes gather on vehicles on their way to engage Boko Haram militants in Mubi from Yola, Adamawa State, in November. The hunters have being assisting the Nigerian military in their fight against the Islamic insurgents.; Credit: STR/EPA/Landov New satellite images released by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International […]

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen […]