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Famous birthdays for March 11: Terrence Howard, Alex Kingston

Famous birthdays for March 11: Terrence Howard, Alex Kingston

Entertainment
March 11 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: -- Silent movie star Dorothy Gish in 1898 -- Bandleader Lawrence Welk in 1903 -- Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in 1916 -- Civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy in 1926 -- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 1931 (age 88) File Photo by Ray Stubblebine/UPI -- Television newsman Sam Donaldson in 1934 (age 85) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 1936 -- Musician Bobby McFerrin in 1950 (age 69) -- Filmmaker Jerry Zucker in 1950 (age 69) -- Author Douglas Adams in 1952 -- Actor Alex Kingston in 1963 (age 56) File Phot...
Famous birthdays for Feb.15: Alex Borstein, Jane Seymour

Famous birthdays for Feb.15: Alex Borstein, Jane Seymour

Entertainment
Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Aquarius. They include: -- Italian astronomer/physicist Galileo Galilei in 1564 -- Jeweler Charles Tiffany in 1812 -- Feminist pioneer Susan B. Anthony in 1820 -- British philosopher/mathematician Alfred North Whitehead in 1861 -- Illustrator Lillian Disney in 1899 -- Songwriter Harold Arlen in 1905 -- Actor Cesar Romero in 1907 -- Miep Gies, born Heroine Santruschitz, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family, in 1909 -- Actor John Barrymore in 1882 -- Actor Harvey Korman in 1927 -- Actor Claire Bloom in 1931 (age 88) -- Astronaut Roger Chaffee in 1935 -- Football Hall of Fame member John Hadl in 1940 (age 79) -- Actor Marisa Berenson in 1947 (age 72) -- Actor Jane Seymour in 1951 (age 68) ...
Just another challenge for Redskins QB Alex Smith

Just another challenge for Redskins QB Alex Smith

Sports
Few, if any, NFL quarterbacks faced the myriad of challenges confronted by Alexander Douglas Smith, who was under a shroud of controversy even before he entered the league at the very highest level in 2005 as the first overall pick in the draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Now, after overcoming multiple issues to achieve success with three organizations, Smith is facing yet another challenge as he recovers in a Washington hospital following surgery to repair a broken fibula and tibia, the result of a play so gruesome Sunday that even national television had the decency not to replay it more than once. It happened while he was dropping back to pass for the Washington Redskins and was overrun by Houston Texans defenders J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson. It was immediately obvious that the 34-y...
Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson help Washington Redskins rout Ariona Cardinals

Sports
Veteran free agent acquisitions Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson helped the Washington Redskins to a 24-6 season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Smith passed for 255 yards, and Peterson, playing against his former team, combined with fellow running back Chris Thompson for 294 total yards as the Redskins gave coach Jay Gruden his first Week 1 win in five tries. "You guys kept putting that monkey on me this week," a smiling Gruden said after the win. "As I told our team, we're 1-0. Now, it's time to put back-to-back games together (with a home game against Indianapolis next week)." The Cardinals lost the debut of head coach Steve Wilks' career. Peterson, a late acquisition during the preseason, said about the convincing win: "...
Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour

Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour

Technology
Twitter says it has permanently suspended the accounts of Alex Jones and his Infowars website.It made the move after a number of tweets that violated Twitter's abusive behaviour policy, the company said.A number of tech giants, including YouTube and Facebook, deleted the right-wing conspiracy theorist's content last month, citing hate speech.The radio host is best known for spreading unsubstantiated allegations about tragic events, including 9/11.He is currently being sued for defamation by the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which he has repeatedly claimed was a "giant hoax". Twenty children under the age of seven and six adults died in the attack.Twitter said the ban was a resul...