Archive For November 2008

Phillies parade through success-starved city

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Success-starved Philadelphia celebrated its first professional sports championship in a quarter-century on Friday, showering the Phillies World Series baseball champs with confetti, brotherly love and screaming cheers.

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“Law and Order” gripped by murder on Wall Street

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In a story seemingly ripped from current headlines, “Law & Order” begins a new season next week with an episode featuring a New York stockbroker who is beaten to death in broad daylight.

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Soup kitchen opens for dogs

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A soup kitchen exclusively for dogs has opened its doors in Berlin providing pets of the homeless and unemployed with a free meal, the director of the establishment said on Friday.

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MTV and Activision face off in battle of the brands

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Now that “Rock Band” publisher MTV Networks just scored the Beatles catalog for a new videogame, announced days after the October 26 release of Activision’s “Guitar Hero World Tour,” the stage is set for another battle of the bands between the two music-based game franchises.

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Film on horrors of Bosnian war wins Rome festival

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“Resolution 819,” a film about the Srebrenica massacre in the last months of Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war, won the top prize at the Rome film festival Friday.

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Mackenzie Phillips pleads guilty to drug charge

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Former “One Day at Time” television star Mackenzie Phillips pleaded guilty to cocaine possession on Friday and was ordered into another drug rehab program.

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Iraq says to show U.S. troops pact to neighbors

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Iraq will send delegations to neighboring countries to explain a pact with the United States allowing U.S. troops to remain on its territory for three years, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s office said on Friday.

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Suicide bomber kills nine in NW Pakistan

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A suicide bomber killed nine people on Friday in an attack on police in the northwestern Pakistani town of Mardan.

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Indonesia Islamists protest bombers execution plan

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Over 100 members of a hardline Islamist group staged a protest in Indonesia on Friday against the planned execution of three militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people.

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Al Qaeda militant said killed in U.S. Pakistan strike

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U.S. missile strikes in northwest Pakistan killed up to 20 people on Friday, including a mid-level al Qaeda leader said to be an Iraqi, Pakistani officials said.

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