Archive For July 2008

Del Toro’s “Hellboy” sequel a devilish delight

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When is a big studio picture not a big studio picture? When we’re talking Universal’s “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and the filmmaker happens to be Guillermo del Toro.

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Obama fights back against questions on patriotism

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Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama rejected questions about his patriotism on Monday even as he drew fire for a supporter’s attack on Republican rival John McCain’s military record.

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Avalanche re-sign Adam Foote and John-Michael Liles

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The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed defensemen Adam Foote and John-Michael Liles, the NHL club said on Monday.

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Ledger frightening in final role in “Dark Knight”

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He hired actor Heath Ledger to portray a frightening villain whose chaotic life threatens audiences, and Chris Nolan, director of new Batman movie “The Dark Knight,” says he got exactly what he wanted.

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Mortgage ruling could shock U.S. banking industry

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A lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin couple against their mortgage lender could have major implications for banks should a U.S. appeals court agree that borrowers can cancel their loans en masse when their lenders violate a federal lending disclosure law.

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Federer trumps Hewitt to march on

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Roger Federer came out on top in the battle of the Wimbledon champions when he trumped Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 6-2 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.

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Leaders to consider Zimbabwe crisis at AU summit

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African leaders on Monday pushed President Robert Mugabe to open talks with the Zimbabwean opposition after he was re-elected unopposed in an election condemned as violent and unfair by the continent’s monitors.

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The last word in astrology: 6/29/08

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Sharon Lawrence, 47; Fred Grandy, 60; Gary Busey, 64; Robert Evans, 78

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Manure thief falls into dung, flees naked

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A woman trying to make “manure bombs” using stockings, slipped into a slurry tank and fled the scene naked, German police said Friday.

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U.S. charges Frenchman over stolen Monet, other art

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U.S. authorities on Friday charged a Frenchman living in Florida with being involved in the theft last year of two paintings by impressionists Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley and two others by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel.

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