Colin Dwyer

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.

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Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'Oumuamua is the first of its kind: an object from outside our solar system, observed by astronomers. Now, a group of researchers is trying to find out if it is transmitting any signs of life.

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NTSB Releases Findings On What Sank The Doomed Ship El Faro

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In draft findings that are expected to be adopted Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board found a range of problems with the freighter that sank in a 2015 hurricane, killing its whole crew.

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Deadly Blast At An Austrian Gas Hub Prompts A State Of Emergency In Italy

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

At least one person was killed and many others injured when an explosion ripped through the hub. Fears of supply disruptions quickly caused energy prices to leap across Europe, especially in Italy.

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After Court Ruling, Military Will Accept Openly Transgender Recruits As Of Jan. 1

Monday, December 11, 2017

A federal judge upheld a temporary injunction against President Trump's ban on new trans troops in the military. Now, the Pentagon faces a deadline to begin accepting these applicants in the new year.

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Thomas Fire, 5th-Largest In Modern California History, Shows Few Signs Of Slowing

Monday, December 11, 2017

The blaze raging in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties covers more ground than New York City. And as other, smaller fires are reined in, weather forecasts portend the Thomas Fire will spread.

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What Is An Ex-Georgian President Doing Camping Outside Ukraine's Parliament?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Once president of Georgia, then a governor in Ukraine, now stateless, Mikhail Saakashvili is leading protests — when he's not dodging the police. And this colorful figure's got quite the backstory.

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Former S.C. Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Thursday, December 07, 2017

A federal judge ruled Michael Slager committed second-degree murder and obstructed justice in his 2015 shooting of Scott, an unarmed black man. Slager pleaded guilty to violating Scott's civil rights.

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How The World Is Reacting To Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Although the move has been welcomed by Israel, many key players in the Middle East have cautioned that it is likely to spark violence and derail peace efforts.

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Ex-Georgian President Escapes Custody In Dramatic Confrontation In Kiev

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Mikhail Saakashvili first fled to his roof, then escaped a police van after protesters broke in. Wanted for allegedly aiding criminal groups, he has cast his arrest as a plot by Ukraine's president.

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After Weeks Of Will-He-Or-Won't-He, Lebanon's Prime Minister Rescinds Resignation

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

In a speech from Saudi Arabia last month, Saad Hariri shocked his country by announcing he would resign — then two weeks later, he suspended that resignation. On Tuesday, he formally withdrew it.

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Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown Sentenced To 5 Years For Stealing From Bogus Charity

Monday, December 04, 2017

The former Democratic congresswoman, who was voted out by her Florida constituents last year, had been convicted of soliciting donations for a sham charity — then pocketing that cash herself.

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Yemeni Ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed In Houthi Attack

Monday, December 04, 2017

Saleh, who led Yemen for over three decades before resigning several years ago, had been allied with Houthi rebels against a Saudi-led coalition — until that pact appeared to fracture in recent days.

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Trump Orders Largest National Monument Reduction In U.S. History

Monday, December 04, 2017

In a speech in Utah on Monday, President Trump announced that his administration will shrink the Bears Ears National Monument by roughly 85 percent and the Grand Staircase by about half its size.

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Questions And Conflicted Emotions Trail A War Criminal's Courtroom Suicide

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The scene ended quickly: Slobodan Praljak declared innocence, drank what he called poison and died soon after. Dutch investigators' questions — and many Croats' ill feelings — will linger much longer.

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Jim Nabors, Who Played Affable Klutz Gomer Pyle, Dies At 87

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The actor and singer starred as Pyle for years — first in The Andy Griffith Show, then in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors parlayed the stardom of the beloved goof into a long career on stage, TV and film.

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First-Ever Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its List Of Nominees

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The annual prize, in its inaugural year, will be awarded to one work of fiction. For the next few months, 20 books remain in contention — including works by Jesmyn Ward, Roxane Gay and Lisa Ko.

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Arkansas Prosecutors Drop Murder Case That Hinged On Evidence From Amazon Echo

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The government had charged James Bates with murder and sought recordings made by his personal assistant device. But the evidence ultimately was deemed to support more than one reasonable explanation.

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His Sentence Upheld, War Criminal Drinks 'Poison' In Court — And Dies Hours Later

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Moments after judges confirmed Slobodan Praljaka's 20-year prison sentence for war crimes, he declared his innocence — then tilted back his head and consumed what he said was poison.

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Latoya Cantrell: New Orleans Elects First Female Mayor

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Voters in New Orleans have elected 45-year-old Latoya Cantrell as the city's first female mayor in its nearly 300-year history.

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