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Ireland mourns ‘keeper of language’ poet Seamus Heaney

September 2, 2013

Poet Seamus Heaney recites his poem at Harvard University in CambridgeBy Sam Cage DUBLIN (Reuters) – Seamus Heaney, one of the world's best-known poets and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature, died on Friday after a short illness at the age of 74, his family said. The Northern Ireland-born Heaney's poems evoke an Irish country childhood, with images of potato diggers and peat bog cutters, and echo the deep political splits that have divided the island. His works include the 1966 debut "Death of a Naturalist", "The Spirit Level", "District and Circle" and an acclaimed translation of the old English epic poem "Beowulf". …

A Minute With: Ethan Hawke on acting, Selena Gomez and Shakespeare

September 2, 2013

Cast member Ethan Hawke poses at the premiere of "Getaway" in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After taking time away to focus on family and stage acting, Ethan Hawke is getting back to film and stepping into the driver's seat in his latest role as a racecar driver trapped in a car and racing against time in the action-thriller "Getaway." "Getaway," which will be released in U.S. theaters on Friday, also stars former Disney actress and pop singer Selena Gomez, who plays a tech-savvy teenager. …

NY Times: It’s Chelsea Manning from now on

September 2, 2013

U.S. soldier Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in MarylandBy Tim Molloy NEW YORK ( – The New York Times has agreed to call Chelsea Manning what she wants to be called, and to refer to her by the female pronoun "she." A day after Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced last week for leaking intelligence records, she said in a statement to NBC's "Today" that she identifies as a woman and wants to be addressed accordingly. But the Times, Associated Press, and Reuters, among other outlets, continued to use the male pronoun in their stories. (TheWrap used the female pronoun as requested. …

Former NBA star Scottie Pippen won’t face charges over Malibu fracas

September 2, 2013

Former NBA Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen smiles during a news conference inside a mall of Asia Arena in ManilaLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former Chicago Bulls basketball star Scottie Pippen will not be prosecuted over an altercation with a man at a Malibu restaurant in June, prosecutors said on Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence. Pippen, 47, was questioned by police following a scuffle with the man outside the Nobu eatery in the oceanfront community of Malibu in June. Camran Shafighi told police that Pippen refused to take a photograph with him while the former NBA star was dining in the restaurant with his family, according to a report by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. …

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