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November 20, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem couldn't have known about Superstorm Sandy when he wrote "National Anthem," the final song on this summer's "Handwritten. " Yet four months after the proudly New Jersey-based band released its major-label debut, "National Anthem" is sounding an awful lot like an elegy for the water-ravaged Garden State. "I can't stand the weather / No, I never liked the rain," Fallon sings over a plaintive guitar-and-strings arrangement full of his hero Bruce Springsteen.
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WORLD
May 22, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- A man who may be a suspect in an attack Wednesday near a military barracks in the Woolwich section of the city was shown on television holding knives in bloody hands and making statements that suggested he may have been motivated by Islamic militancy. The ITV television network said it had obtained video in which the man speaks into a camera, saying: "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. " The man is suspected of being one of two involved in the midafternoon attack.
WORLD
November 29, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Two members of Pussy Riot remain imprisoned for their defiant “punk prayer” at a Moscow cathedral. Now the video of their protest against Vladimir Putin could be cut off from Russia as well, after a Moscow court deemed footage of their punk performance “extremist.” The ruling handed down Thursday by a Moscow court could soon require Russian Internet providers to block access to the video, Russian news outlets reported. The ban will go into effect after a brief period if the court ruling isn't appealed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Orange County deputies are looking for a man believed to have burglarized a Mission Viejo home in February while the homeowners were sleeping upstairs. The man, believed to be 17 to 20 years old with dark hair, entered the home on Feb. 18 through an unlocked sliding door about 3 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Investigators said he stole $1,200 worth of iPads and cash from a resident's purse. The burglary was captured on surveillance footage from a camera installed by the homeowner.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
In a video released Wednesday, former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman walks the scene where he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, describing for police what he said happened that night. Zimmerman said to police in the video that he fired a single shot after Martin wrestled him to the grass and began banging his head repeatedly into concrete. “It felt like my head was going to explode,” Zimmerman said, “and I thought I was going to lose  consciousness.” The video was filmed the day after Zimmerman shot Martin.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Kanye West's official video for “Black Skinhead” is finally out. West posted a link to the completed video for the single (stylized as "BLKKK SKKKN HEAD") on his website Monday morning. A rough cut of the clip, the first visual from his polarizing album “Yeezus,” leaked online earlier this month, igniting a furor of tweets from the rapper. “Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it's heartbreaking when something like this happens,” he fired off . “Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over.” RELATED: Kanye West tangles with another paparazzo In the black-and-white clip, a CGI-version of a very buff and shirtless West dances and raps in the dark using some coarse language as well as haunting images, including some rather ferocious Dobermans and Ku Klux Klan-inspired visuals.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video, which debuted Wednesday, doesn't boast much of a plot. It does, however, offer plenty of gorgeous women, flashy choreographed vignettes and lots of shots of his beloved, oversize hat. There's even an appearance by Kelly Osbourne. Here are five things we learned from watching: PHOTOS: Faces of Coachella 2014 1. He loves all kinds of women, OK. Pharrell faced some pretty harsh, and woefully unfair, criticism when he released the cover art to his album “Girl,” which featured him and three women all clad in robes and sunglasses.
NATIONAL
May 28, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A small group of people stood off to the side of a road near Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, staring at a column of flames from a derailed frieght train in the distance. "How far -- how far away you think we are?" a man asked. Before anyone could answer, a large explosion ripped through the air, sending a response to the onlookers scurrying away: Too close. The train explosion could be felt for miles in Rosedale, a few miles east of downtown Baltimore, where residents could see a towering black column of smoke rising into the air after the blast.
SPORTS
April 2, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Schaar landed a 1080. That's all that needs to be said -- and pretty much all the 12-year-old from Malibu could say immediately after becoming the first skateboarder ever to complete three full rotations in the air and land with his board still underneath him. "I did a 1080!" an out-of-breath and excited Schaar exclaimed into the camera that captured him completing the stunt on only his fifth attempt. Schaar recently became one of only a handful of skaters to land a 900. He set out to nail the 1080 on the MegaRamp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, which was customized by Schaar's sponsor, Red Bull, to feature a 70-foot roll-in ramp that leads to a 50-gap and then a quarterpipe ramp with a 27-foot wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Muppets on Video: The new Jim Henson Video line is doing well, with the late muppeteer's feature films, "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper," nabbing the two top video sales spots in their first week on the market. The videos, distributed by Buena Vista, outsold both Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and Touchstone's "Sister Act." Meanwhile, Henson's creations are branching out.
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