Natalie Anderson was crowned the winner of Season 29 of the reality game show “Survivor” on Wednesday. Anderson was part of the remaining castaways that included Keith Nale, Jaclyn Schultz, Missy Payne and Baylor Wilson.
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Americans are changing their opinions on the death penalty, and the statistics reflect it. The number of United States executions in 2014 was the lowest in 20 years, and death sentences were the lowest in 40, according to the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report released Thursday. Seven states executed 35 people in 2014, a 10 percent drop from 39 in 2013, and the latest point in an overall decline from 98 executions in 1999.
The European Union’s highest court has decided that obesity can constitute a disability in certain cases in a binding ruling issued on Thursday. The European Court of Justice had been asked to consider the case of a man in Denmark who claimed he had been fired from his job for being overweight, according to the Guardian.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the country’s economic crisis could be fixed within two years as the government will undertake measures to diversify the economy, which is heavily dependent on petroleum revenues. Putin also criticized the Western sanctions, and accused the U.S. and the European Union of undermining his country.
Director Judd Apatow went on a Twitter rant Wednesday after it was revealed that “The Interview” would not be shown at five major theater chains. Apatow said it was “disgraceful” to pull the film and vowed more people will see the movie despite the Sony hackers’ violent threats.
I think it is disgraceful that these theaters are not showing The Interview. Will they pull any movie that gets an anonymous threat now?
It’s been a rough start for Jeremy Lin in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. After a shooting slump and questions surrounding his defense, head coach Byron Scott benched the point guard after 20 games and handed the starting role to journeyman Ronnie Price.
For a decade, Sprint opened the gates to customers’ mobile phone accounts, allowed third parties to ring up millions of dollars per year in unauthorized charges, and took a hefty cut of the revenue, charges a lawsuit filed in federal court by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
WASHINGTON -- So much for the notion that President Barack Obama is a lame duck. After his party lost control of Congress, the president was depicted as an executive with little power to accomplish anything on his agenda for the next two years.
While he never gives the impression of relishing the opening of a transfer window, Arsène Wenger faces a familiar need to add to his injury depleted squad in January. With Laurent Koscielny continuing to struggle with Achilles and calf problems, Wenger has strongly suggested that he will move to bring in a defender next month. Despite that area of the squad clearly being where Arsenal’s greatest need lies, it is three attacking players, all from Italy’s Serie A, who have featured most prominently in transfer rumors connected with the club in recent days.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced a historic shift in foreign policy on U.S.-Cuba relations Wednesday via executive authority. But secret talks between the United States and the island nation have been ongoing for more than a year. In fact, Obama’s plan to reopen the door to Cuba began before he even took office, when he was a presidential candidate.