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Japan Nuclear Power Plant Cleanup Behind Schedule

Japanese authorities reported Monday that radiation cleanup from the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is running behind, leaving some of the most contaminated towns still exposed, though residents were evacuated at the time of the meltdown. Officials from the Environment Ministry are revising the schedule for the cleanup, which originally called for all cleanup to be completed …

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Watch the Trailer

Lest we imagine Hollywood lacks strategy in trailer timing, several Horror flicks are seeing the light of day in advance of Halloween. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, exposed the trailer yesterday (shown above). Fans of the franchise will find the same heart-stopping thrills and “found-footage” camera tricks they’ve come to love, but fair warning, this is not Paranormal Activity 5. …

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Nolan Ryan Steps Down from Rangers Amid Controversy

Baseball legend Nolan Ryan announced his retirement as CEO with the Rangers, Thursday. It may be fan affection, local press loyalty or perhaps some truth causing the controversy over his stepping down from the Texas club, which has alternately been called a resignation and a retirement. “When you make these type of decisions, you have to do it from the …

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Jeh Johnson: President Announced His Pick for DHS Head Moments Ago

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. Obama: "I’m proud to announce my choice to lead [@DHSGov]—an outstanding public servant who I’ve known & trusted for years—Mr. Jeh Johnson." — The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 18, 2013 While Washingtonians were waiting for the official announcement of …

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Ruben Studdard Asks America to Join Him #BL15

Ruben Studdard got his first weigh-in on Season 15 of The Biggest Loser Tuesday evening, celebrating a deficit of 21 pounds. “I didn’t get any Hollywood treatment in this gym,” Studdard said. Studdard was open about his health in advance of the show with a goal of bringing America along with him again, not to the American Idol winner’s circle …

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Broadwell Intel Chip Delayed, Beware PC Delays

During Intel’s Tuesday earnings call, the company announced a delay in production for its Broadwell processors, according to PC World. The setback is due to a manufacturing glitch, which analysts assert may postpone the launch of technologies based on the germinal chip. CEO Brian Krzanich reported that the problem stemmed from the 14-nanometer process with which the chips are created …

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Dakota Johnson Still Committed to “50 Shades”

Dakota Johnson, 24, is not standing idly by while producers of the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation search for her new leading man. According to Hollywood Life, the actress is looking to join the hunt. They report from an industry source, “For Dakota, she was sad that Charlie [Hunnam] had to back out but she is very excited to see …

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Philippines Earthquake Death Toll Continues Climb

The latest casualty count of the Philippines earthquake that hit yesterday morning (local time) has risen to over 90 dead and scores wounded, as the real impact of the disaster becomes apparent. The majority of the damage and injuries are centered on the central island of Bohol, also the epicenter of the quake. Rescuers are working, as of the last …

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Takashi Yanase, Creator of Anpanman, Dies at 94

Takashi Yanase, creator of the coveted Japanese cartoon character, Anpanman, died early Sunday. Yanase, 94, had been undergoing liver cancer treatment since August. He passed away due to heart failure at a Tokyo hospital. His studio broke the news today, posting a simple, “R.I.P.” on Facebook. Yanase took a Japanese snack called anpan, bread filled with bean paste, and turned …

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India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location of the tragedy. The incident was sparked at the end of the Hindu Navaratri Festival when pilgrims started across a …

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Philippines Earthquake Kills 6, Up to 7.1 Magnitude

Authorities have listed at least six people dead due to a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines on Tuesday, at just after 8 am local time. The quake destroyed buildings and collapsed a fish market, killing four, and another market, killing two, in the central Philippines city of Cebu. The city is a major tourist, trading and economic hub …

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Kellan Lutz Promotes “Hercules” at NY Comic Con

Kellan Lutz’ latest flick, Hercules: The Legend Begins, has just released the first full-length trailer (below). At the helm of the pectoral pictorial is Renny Harlin (of action-dramas Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger) who also co-wrote the script. The film’s marketers took advantage of this weekend’s New York Comic Con to debut the trailer. Lutz and supporting cast Gaia Weiss, …

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