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Review: Beatles music is alive and well at Westbury on Long Island Special

Westbury - On October 12, veteran rockers Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff, Christopher Cross, and Joey Molland paid a moving homage to The Beatles' "White" album at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island.

Micky Dolenz to embark on 'It Was 50 Years Ago Today' Tour

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will be embarking on the "It Was 50 Years Ago Today" tour, which commemorates the half-century anniversary of the Beatles' "White" album.

Taiwan pardons over 1,200 'White Terror' victims

Taipei - Taiwan wiped the criminal records of 1,270 victims of the island's "White Terror" purges on Friday, the first time the government has fully exonerated those who suffered political persecution under martial law.

Taiwan moves to erase authoritarian legacy with new laws

Taipei - Tributes to Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek will be removed across the island after lawmakers voted in favour of the mandatory axing of symbols of its authoritarian past.

Op-Ed: 'White Trash' book an unflinching look at American caste system Special

The term "white trash" conjures images of people in a backwater or of a broken life with no hope. Like any derogatory phrase to categorize people, "white trash" carries with it a mark of shame and dismissal. And, now a new book confronts it.

U.S. to seek death penalty for South Carolina church shooter

Washington - U.S. officials said Tuesday that they would seek the death penalty in the trial of a young white man who killed nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church last year.

How Europeans became white-skinned

The mystery of why dark-skinned peoples, who migrated north from Africa, became white-skinned Europeans may have been solved.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

White students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.

'Straight White Guy' festival may be coming to Columbus

Columbus - Flyers, advertising a Straight White Guy Festival, have been making rounds on Twitter and in Columbus, Ohio. The flyers promise the festival will be held on September 20, 2014.

Typical heroin user in America who has sought treatment is a white woman in the suburbs

Fifty years ago researchers reported that the average first-time heroin user is a 16-year-old of color, but now a study says that a typical user who has sought treatment is more likely a 23-year-old white woman from the suburbs.

White's flop may give a lift to boarding

While much of America mourns the fallibility of one of its biggest Sochi medal hopes, there are more than a few snowboarders who view Shaun White's failure to win a third straight Olympic g...

White has no regrets at missing slopestyle

An unrepentant Shaun White said he had no regrets about pulling out of the inaugural slopestyle snowboarding event at the Sochi Olympics despite being labelled a coward then seeing his American team mate Sage Kotsenburg win th

Davis and White seek gold finale

When a nine-year-old Meryl Davis was first told to hold hands with an eight-year-old Charlie White and look deeply into his eyes while holding his gaze - just thinking about it left her blushing a

Flak for White but slopestyle safety no problem

Shaun White was not forgotten as slopestyle snowboarding got the Sochi Olympics underway on Thursday but while there was disappointment at his absence, there were no echoes of the safety co

White pulls out of 'too-risky' slopestyle

Snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday due to concerns that the course is too dangerous.

Paid Financial Times internship – white British need not apply

Are you a recent graduate or final year student with, or expecting a 2:1 classification and looking for a career in journalism? This may be the perfect opportunity, but not if you are native British.

Blackberry launches Gold and White special edition Q10 in UAE

The Waterloo company announced the launch special edition Gold and White Blackberry Q10s for the United Arab Emirates market for a starting price of $1,000.

Thailand captivated by sacred white elephant, $200,000 reward

Phetchaburi - An infrared camera appears to have recorded the first image of the albino elephant calf that's being sought since almost a month. Thai people regard a white elephant as sacred, bestowing prosperity and power. Capturing the animal will be rewarded.

Gold-medal winning champ lives in a South African squatter camp

Pretoria - Irene van Niekerk is a 15-year-old runner who lives in a squatter camp near Pretoria, South Africa. She has won, in total, 27 gold medals, but owns no shoes.

Skiing in North Carolina style Special

North Carolina does not typically conjure up images of a white winter wonderland, but something many do not know about this destination, popular for its sandy Atlantic Beaches, wind surfing, and golf is it has a winter wonderland waiting to be enjoyed.

The 'smell' of white can hide strong smells

Researchers have developed a chemical 'smell' which they have called “olfactory white”. Olfactory white is a mixture of many different smelly compounds. The compound has the remarkable potential to combat other strong odors.

Racist shirt at Romney rally outrages many Special

Lancaster - There were a lot of supporters that came out to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during their campaign stop in Lancaster, Ohio, and at least one of them proudly showed his racist side.

'White graduates only' reunion party sparks outrage

Louisiana’s St. Martinville Senior High School has gotten some unwanted attention this week after a reunion letter found its way online announcing an event for “white graduates only.”

Britain First holds vigil for white victims of racist murders

London - On 8 February 2012, patriotic movement, Britain First, held a vigil outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, in order to demand equal recognition for the white, British victims of racist attacks.

Op-Ed: College football — The South shall rise again

Birmingham - Racial dominance still plays a role all across the South. This time, things are different, because the South is winning.

Rare white kiwi undergoes surgery

Manukura, a rare white kiwi at a wildlife centre in New Zealand, is recovering following surgery to remove a stone from her intestines.

Actress Betty White in first rap video at 89

At the age of 89, actress Betty White has teamed up with singer Luciana in the making of a rap video, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Los Angeles Zoo.

Young Asian flies into Canada disguised as elderly white man

Vancouver - A young Asian man managed to board an aircraft and fly to Canada disguised as an elderly white man, using only a points card and someone else’s boarding pass for ID.
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A newly born fawn of a White tailed Deer.
A newly born fawn of a White tailed Deer.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Castle  castle rock  Princes Street Gardens
Castle, castle rock, Princes Street Gardens
Didn t  hang about much after taking this picture in the park.  Check the sky out!
Didn't hang about much after taking this picture in the park. Check the sky out!
North Carolina skiers on the Lowing Flyer Mile run at Sugar Mountain ski resort  North Carolina.
North Carolina skiers on the Lowing Flyer Mile run at Sugar Mountain ski resort, North Carolina.
Niagara River and the Horseshoe Falls as viewed on a cold  snow covered  winter wonderland day.
Niagara River and the Horseshoe Falls as viewed on a cold, snow covered, winter wonderland day.
Sarah White
Sarah White
Sarah White
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
Panoramic view of the Appalachian mountains from the top of Beech Mountain.
Princes Street.  The part not cleared by the convicts.  (On a serious note they did a great job clea...
Princes Street. The part not cleared by the convicts. (On a serious note they did a great job clearing the pavements - thumbs up!)
A skier skis in a snow storm on Sugar Mountain  North Carolina
A skier skis in a snow storm on Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain  North Carolina
Weekend crowd at Beech Mountain, North Carolina
A hisotry of the reference book   The Elements of Style.
A hisotry of the reference book, "The Elements of Style."
A message of peace and love through the gift of the white rose
A message of peace and love through the gift of the white rose
David Preston
A white Corvette Z06  60th anniversary edition on display at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fall Auto ...
A white Corvette Z06, 60th anniversary edition on display at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fall Auto Fair.
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain  in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and h...
Skiers standing at the top of Sugar Mountain, in North Carolina after a winter storm left snow and hoar frost coating trees for miles.

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