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NFL player Aldon Smith arrested at Los Angeles airport

(Reuters) - Police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday arrested a National Football League player from the San Francisco 49ers for making a false bomb threat to screeners, officials said. Aldon Smith, 24, had been randomly selected for a secondary screening at the airport by a Transportation Security Administration agent, airport police Sergeant Karla Ortiz said.

Tribeca Film Fest offers eclectic mix of documentary, indie films

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a decade after it was launched to revitalize lower Manhattan following the September 11 attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a showcase for documentaries and independent films as well as a testing ground for new talent and digital innovations in cinema. The festival kicks off on Wednesday with "Time Is Illmatic," a documentary about the American rapper Nas and the making of his groundbreaking 1994 debut album "Illmatic," from which he will perform after the screening.

Developer moves to demolish 'Ground Zero mosque'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City real estate developer has filed plans to raze the "Ground Zero mosque," a structure housing an Islamic community center just two blocks from the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks, city officials said Tuesday. The Islamic center and prayer space opened in 2011 amid protests that it could become a shrine to the Islamic extremists responsible for the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center.

Factbox: GM taps disaster fund expert for potential recall victims' fund

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer widely known for administering funds to compensate victims of high-profile disasters and accidents, to help assess its options for dealing with victims harmed by recalled vehicles.

Factbox: GM taps disaster fund expert for potential recall victims' fund

By Jessica Dye (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it has hired Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer widely known for administering funds to compensate victims of high-profile disasters and accidents, to help assess its options for dealing with victims harmed by recalled vehicles.

Relationships, real-life personalities lead Tribeca festival

(Reuters) - A scandalous affair, dysfunctional family dramas, missing babies, a blind piano player, Legos and James Franco make up an eclectic slate of spotlight films and documentaries at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The lineup of out-of-competition films announced on Thursday in the "Spotlight" section of the New York-based Tribeca festival, a section reserved for more prominent actors and directors, comprises 31 feature films, nine of which are documentaries.

Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

US authorities announced a temporary ban Thursday on liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-ons aboard Russia-bound flights, as President Barack Obama said Moscow has an "enormous stake" in thwarting terror at the Winter Olympics. The Transportation Security Administration directive came a day after Washington warned American and foreign airlines that extremists could hide explosives in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes in an attempt to disrupt the Games, set to start Friday in Sochi.

US bans carry-on liquids on Russia-bound flights

US authorities on Thursday announced a temporary ban preventing travelers from bringing any liquids, gels or aerosols aboard Russia-bound flights amid a security threat to the Winter Games. The US Transportation Security Administration directive came a day after Washington warned American and foreign airlines that extremists may target them by placing explosives in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes in an attempt to disrupt the Olympics, set to start Friday in Sochi.

U.S. bans carry-on liquids, gels on flights to Russia: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning all liquids, aerosols, gels and powders on flights between Russia and the United States, ABC News reported on Thursday. The items can still be carried on checked luggage, the network said, citing an official with the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA's parent agency. Spokesmen for the department and the TSA did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

U.S. bans carry-on liquids, gels on flights to Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning carry-on liquids, aerosols, gels and powders on flights between Russia and the United States, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Thursday. The items can be carried on checked luggage, said the official with the department, the TSA's parent agency. ABC originally reported the ban.
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