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TMZ Hollywood sports -Michael Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning … TMZ Sports has learned.

 

Lexus UK unveiled the new limited edition NX designed by recording artist and car enthusiast will.i.am at Paris Fashion week. Jen Markham has a look.

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The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan on what she looks for in a guy (hint: straight-forwardness)

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Kobe Bryant says the Lakers are on a mission after a disappointing season, and that he finally feels healthy going into the season. Jim Hill and Siera Santos report. Subscribe to CBS Los Angeles

Sunday’s season premiere of Family Guy was a big deal for the show, a heavily anticipated crossover episode with The Simpsons. There was also one joke many New Mexicans wish hadn’t made the final cut.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) questions Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about White House security. Watch the complete hearing here:http://cs.pn/1BwGUBo

 

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The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have received attention for their camera improvements. New York Times photojournalist Todd Heisler shows how to get better photos and videos with iOS 8 and camera updates.

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Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the phone hacking scandal. Peter Jukes suggests that Coulson was a victim of the culture at the Sun, with them simply getting too powerful, and an attitude of contempt towards personal privacy.

Simon Critchley looks at how David Bowie has evolved over the years, and the political and cultural messages delivered through his music. With British forces bombing Iraq again, we ask if we can expect a repeat of what the Director-General of MI5 called an ‘exponential’ increase in the risk of terror attacks on UK soil.

In breaking views, Iraq dominates the headlines – but the Mail still has time to explain why those making 370,000 pounds (US$600,000) a year are struggling. And why is even Rupert Murdoch accusing Google of being monopolistic?

 

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A Sicilian mafia stoolpigeon said  he is responsible for the deaths of approximately 40 people, including the victims of Cosa Nostra bombings from 1992 to 1993, reports Ansa News

“I am responsible for about 40 murders. I ask forgiveness from the city, from the victims and from their relatives,” said repentant mob rat,  Gaspare  Spatuzza, who was heard in a Milan court via live video transmission from prison.

Spatuzza is serving as a star witness for the prosecution in the trial against Marcello Tutino, accused of having an insider role in a car bombing in downtown Milan on July 27, 1993.

The dynamite blast near two contemporary art museums in Via Palestro, known as the Via Palestro Massacre, killed five people. “We have done horrible things,” said Spatuzza.

“To accuse Marcello Tutino is painful but for me it is an honor to be here to testify, even for the justice for the victims’ families”.

 

The crime  boss  turned super snitch  has been convicted of six bomb attacks and 40 homicides.  He  spilled the beans on Cosimo D’Amato,a Sicilian  fisherman who supplied more than a ton of TNT to the mafia, which  was used in a wave of attacks that killed 21 people

According to Mafia insiders the aim of the bombings was to force the government to negotiate more lenient sentences for convicted mobsters.

Boomer and Carton discuss Deion Sanders’ recent comments indicating tensions in the San Francisco 49ers locker room

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A north Texas woman, Michele Williams, was found guilty in the 2011 shooting of her husband. “48 Hours” correspondent Peter Van Sant takes a look at the trial and how his interview became a key piece of evidence.

 

The Weinstein Company and Netflix are teaming up for the premiere of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” making it the first time a movie will be released on a streaming network and in theaters simultaneously. Vanity Fair’s digital director Michael Hogan joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about the movie-making history.

Former child star Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI in Los Angeles; Walmart: Tracy Morgan wasn’t wearing seatbelt in crash; ‘The Equalizer’ tops U.S. box office. (Sept. 30)

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“GMA’s” Amy Robach talks to the star about season 3 of the smash hit drama television series.

After 38 years of creating ready to wear fashion, the enfant terrible of French design, Jean Paul Gaultier, presented his final pret-a-porter show on Saturday night in Paris.

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Singapore  has officially given a state-of-the-art cybercrime fighting centre to international police organisation Interpol

The Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) will equip the world’s police with tools and knowledge to detect and prevent digital crimes. padding:

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Inherent Vice Official Trailer (2014) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin.

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The U.S. and Afghanistan sign a new bilateral security agreement. Also, is General Motors ready to switch gears after being mired in recalls? Photo: Getty

The return of baseball’s playoffs means the return of WSJ’s baseball hateability index. WSJ’s Brian Costa joins the New Hub with Sara Murray. Photo: AP.

Can Boxing Thrive Without a World Class Heavyweight?

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard reflects on his career and weighs in on whether boxing can thrive without a world class heavyweight. He speaks with Olivia Sterns on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Building Custom Motorcycles for Hollywood's Biggest Stars

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) – Justin Kell and his team at Glory Motor Works have only one focus: motorcycles. He custom-builds bikes from scratch for some of Hollywood’s biggest action films, and regularly works with A-list actors like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Bloomberg goes inside his design shop. (Source: Bloomberg)

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The actor, writer and producer joins TODAY to talk about his role in the much-anticipated thriller “Gone Girl,” in which he plays  powerful defense attorney Tanner Bolt.

New evidence could link the case of Hannah Graham to the death of Morgan Harrington. CNN’s Athena Jones reports.

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Ben Affleck boasts  many skills, but belting out Frozen tunes isn’t one of them, much to his son’s chagrin.

The Gone Girl star and new Batman, who appeared on Monday’s Tonight Show, explained that his two-year-old son, Samuel, loves the hit Disney film. Affleck tries his best to sing along with it, but his best isn’t good enough for the youngster.

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Debbie Harry on the Legacy of Blondie, I don’t think anybody thought about being in a band for more than a year or two,” Debbie Harry told VF Hollywood at the opening party for “A Blondie Exhibition,”

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BULGER

Mobster’s  moll to face federal grand jury

 

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Federal authorities plan to call James “Whitey” Bulger’s girlfriend before a federal grand jury in a bid to force her to help them locate money and other valuables the gangster may have stashed around the world, according to two people familiar with the case.

Catherine Greig, 63, who is serving an eight-year prison term for helping Bulger evade capture for more than 16 years, was transferred earlier this month from the federal penitentiary in Waseca, Minn., to the state-run Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I., according to a person who is close to the Bulger and Greig families. A US Bureau of Prisons website also notes that Greig is no longer in its custody.

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2014 – 1:52 – Aaron Lewis makes first court appearance

Hana Beshara, a founder of NinjaVideo, once a popular illegal video downloading site, was known as Queen Phara to its users. Now she’s putting her life back together after 16 months in prison.

Why the World Bank is now genuinely concerned about the poor.

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What do Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hunger Games all have in common? All three had the final films in their respective franchises split into two films and a recent rumor suggests Marvel is set to do the same with The Avengers 3.

Sources close to Marvel Studios are telling The Daily Marvelite that plans are currently underway for the team’s ultimate battle with big bad Thanos to take place over the course of two films to be released a year apart with Part 1 to hit theaters on May 4th, 2018 and Part 2 to be released on May 3rd, 2019. Though nothing has been confirmed and how the two films would be split is unclear

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Blundering British  prosecutors botched the attempt to extradite a reputed ranking capo in the Cosa Nostra,wanted in Italy

 

Prosecutors made a “comical series of blunders” in attempts to extradite a Mafia fugitive who lived in the UK for two decades, a court has heard.

Domenico Rancadore, known as The Professor, avoided extradition in March.

A judge decided Italian prison conditions would breach his human rights because he has a serious heart condition.

The 65-year-old was was re-arrested in April.

He is again fighting extradition to Italy to serve a seven-year sentence for association with the Sicilian Mafia.

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>>>ANSA/BATTISTI: RESPINTO RICORSO, ORA RISCHIA ESPULSIONE

An armed gunman  packing a pistol and explosives  who  took a hostage  in a Brasilia hotel has demanded the extradition of leftist Italian militant Cesare Battisti,reports  Ansa News

The gunman carrying several sticks of dynamite took a hotel employee hostage and barricaded himself in one of the rooms. Police have evacuated some 300 hotel guests, surrounded the building, and sent negotiators to talk to the gunman, local media reported.

Battisti has been sentenced in Italy to  life in prison for the murder of four people in the 1970s when he was part of an extremist left-wing group.

The Brazilian Supreme Court voted in June 2011 not extradite him  and to uphold a decision by Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the grounds that Battisti would face “political persecution” in Italy.

 

TMZ  Hollywood sports-  Former NBA star Doug Christie was SO PISSED when his wife leaked a topless photo to the Internet earlier this year, he almost ended the marriage … so says Jackie Christie.

A grand jury is expected to begin hearing evidence Monday in the case of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in police custody. CBS 2’s Diane Macedo reports.

GoPro cameras are no longer just an adrenaline junkie’s best friend. As Carter Evans reports, with over 10 million cameras sold to the masses, the GoPro stock has quadrupled since the company’s initial public offering. GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman joins “CBS This Morning” to reveal GoPro’s latest POV action cameras.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin make first public appearance as newlyweds, civil ceremony expected Monday; Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini hit in minor car crash; ‘Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern to tour with her folk-rock band. (Sept. 29)

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The Babadook Official US Trailer #1 (2014) for the Horror Movie directed by Jennifer Kent starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight.

 

“Just Between Us” is a no-holds barred look at the star’s career and life

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Ivan Trifonov, a seventy-year-old Austrian with a Croatian passport, was the first man to try, and succeed in flying a hot-air balloon underground.

This experienced hot-air balloon pilot is already a proud holder of 4 Guinness records, and flying into the Mamet Cave, touching it’s bottom and successfully flying out of the Cave is likely to be his fifth record, since no-one has ever done such a thing before.

Boomer and Carton discuss if Geno Smith should remain the Jets starting quarterback.

Hundreds of religious devotees of the Chinese community in Thailand are celebrating the annual vegetarian festival, by piercing their cheeks and tongues and only eating meat free dishes, in an attempt to purify their body and minds. Video by: AFP News

Apple Faces EU Probe Over Illegal Tax Deals in Ireland

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports on today’s top headlines on “In The Loop.”

Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong have impacted global markets. MarketWatch’s Sital Patel discusses the details with Simon Constable on the News Hub. Photo: Getty

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OCRI, Italy –  First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons.

Riccardo Cordi’, a shy 18-year-old scion of one of Italy’s most notorious mob families, is a pioneer in a new strategy to fight the mafia by exiling crime clan sons from their homes and families.

Riccardo is the first of about 20 sons sent into a kind of rehab away from the mob by juvenile courts in the southern region of Calabria, home to the dangerous ‘ndrangheta syndicate.

By age 16, Riccardo seemed destined to go the way of his father, a reputed boss gunned down in a turf war, and three elder brothers in prison on mafia-related convictions. Their photos line the wall of the fortress-like Cordi’ home in Calabria, seen in an exclusive visit by The Associated Press, in a testimony to the rule of blood in the powerful ‘ndrangheta.

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The Oscar-winning actor talks his starring role in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel “Gone Girl” and the pressure of wearing the famous cowl as the next Batman in the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”http://www.nbcnews.com/

Jewelry Thieves Pink Panthers to Get Euro TV Series Treatment
Vivendi’s CanalPlus and BSkyB’s Sky Atlantic are teaming up on a new series, The Last Panthers, starring John Hurt, Tahar Rahim and Samantha Morton.

The heist thriller will tell the story of the infamous Pink Panthers gang, which is responsible for high-profile jewel heists all over the world and previously also got the movie treatment.

The gang is suspected to have been behind a big jewelry heist during the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.

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A man accused of beheading a woman is expected to be charged with first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Walter Earl Morrison is under arrest after police say he stole a super valuable diamond and then traded it for 20 dollars worth  of weed. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.

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