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Bucs QB Jameis Winston threatens to sue CNN over documentary

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has notified CNN that he is prepared to sue if the cable network airs a documentary about college campus rape on Sunday as scheduled, according to a letter obtained by ESPN.

“The Hunting Ground” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The documentary, in part, highlights the rape investigation against Winston while he was at Florida State and features the first public interview from Winston’s accuser, Erica Kinsman.

“We are writing to formally caution CNN that the portions of the film ‘The Hunting Ground’ pertaining to Mr. Winston are false and defamatory to Mr. Winston,” read the letter from Winston’s attorney to CNN, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “We urge CNN to reconsider the reckless decision to proceed with the broadcast of this deeply-flawed documentary in the face of the overwhelming evidence the film’s producers consciously and intentionally failed to adhere to any accepted journalistic standards.”

Kinsman’s lawyer responded to the letter with a statement Saturday.

“Mr. Winston is apparently in the midst of another PR battle this week due to

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Canelo Alvarez defeats Miguel Cotto by decision, says ‘now it’s my era’

LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez is the new middleweight champion of the world after pounding his way to a unanimous decision victory against Miguel Cotto on Saturday night in a hard-fought battle at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Unlike the disappointment of the May 2 super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Alvarez and Cotto delivered an entertaining fight that had the crowd cheering throughout as Alvarez stalked Cotto, who knew his best chance to win was to box, box and box.

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  • Photos: Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez

    Check out the biggest hits and best photos from the big middleweight fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto Saturday night in Las Vegas.

  • Vargas stops Miura in a thriller

    Francisco Vargas scored a tremendous TKO victory over Takashi Miura in the ninth round to win a junior lightweight world title Saturday night in Las Vegas.

  • Cotto, 35, gave it a tremendous effort,

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    Footage released of student shot trying to stop a robbery

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    Plane Headed From US to Turkey Diverted Due to Bomb Scare

    Correction: A previous version of this story said the flight was heading to Ankara based on information provided by Halifax airport. The flight was in fact headed to Istanbul; the story below has been updated to reflect that.

    A plane headed to Turkey was diverted to Nova Scotia on Saturday after authorities received information of a bomb threat.

    The Turkish Airlines plane headed from New York City to Istanbul with 256 people on board landed safely in Halifax just before 1 a.m. local time (12 a.m. ET), the airport said. Police were on the scene.

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the plane was diverted due to “allegations of a bomb.” The Halifax Fire Department said it was notified of “a possible bomb scare.” Police said they were using dogs trained to detect explosives to check the plane.

    Authorities and airlines have been on alert since the terror attacks in Paris and the crash of a Russian Metrojet passenger plane in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, and claimed a bomb took down the plane.

    Late Tuesday, phoned-in bomb threats against two Air France flights heading from the U.S. to Paris prompted both planes to be diverted to nearby airports and checked. There were

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    President Obama: Overcoming Fear ‘Most Powerful Tool’ to Fight ISIS

    Closing out the final leg of his nine-day trip overseas, President Obama said Sunday that the “most powerful tool” to fight ISIS is to not allow their recent terror attacks cause inject fear in communities or governments around the world.

    “We do not succumb to fear,” Obama said. “The most powerful tool we have to fight ISIL is to say that we’re not afraid. To not elevate them and to somehow buy into their fantasy that they’re doing something important.”

    Speaking on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the president sought to reassure allies that the U.S. will continue as an effective leader of the global coalition to destroy ISIS.

    “Destroying ISIL is not only a realistic goal,” Obama said, using a preferred acronym for the terror group. “We’re going to get it done and we’re going to pursue it. It’s going to get done.”

    Obama, who is set to visit Paris at the end of the month for a major climate conference, said that world leaders would be sending an important message by not letting the devastating terror attack just over a week ago prevent them from attending.

    “I think it is absolutely vital for every country, every leader to send a signal that the viciousness of a handful of killers does not stop the world

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    International designers show off collections on the Honolulu Fashion Week runway

    Honolulu Fashion Week

    High fashion hit the runway in Honolulu Saturday night.

    The “Hawaiian Airlines Runway to Runway” fashion show at the Hawaii Convention Center is Honolulu Fashion Week’s latest event.

    This year marks the second time the week-long fashion showcase has taken place in Hawaii.

    “This year it’s so much bigger,” said Lynne Hanzawa O’Neill, executive producer of Honolulu Fashion Week. “This year, not only do we have 6 fashion shows, but we have over 50 designers who are selling all of their collections right here at the marketplace. So you know, it’s a whole shopping experience too.”

    Saturday evening’s show featured several international designers from Hawaiian Air’s key destinations, including Kaypee Soh of Hawaii, Todd Snyder from New York, Ellery from Sydney, Lie Sangbong from Seoul and Aula from Tokyo.

    “There’s a lot of nature inspired, lots of color, everything is bright bright flowers plants and texture,” said Hawaii’s own Soh, describing his collection.

    Honolulu Fashion Week continues Sunday at the convention center, free and open to the public.

    It includes the marketplace from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a model search 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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    Paris attacks show good and bad of high-tech revolution

    And, later, after they’d killed 130 and wounded another 351, the remaining members of a terrorist cell that was on the verge of launching yet another attack in Paris was found and arrested or killed early Wednesday when the GPS functions on their phones and rental cars gave away the group’s locations and travel histories.

    A week after the Nov. 13 attacks, it’s become clear that in the ancient and continuing matchup between good guys and bad guys, the fast-evolving technological world is both blessing and curse. From an anti-terrorism perspective, however, a half-and-half situation is a loss.

    “It appears the attackers were dark during the planning of these attacks,” said Robert Cattanach, a Minneapolis-based attorney who specializes in cybersecurity issues, meaning that their communications were not detected. “From a national security standpoint, that’s very dangerous. The traditional methods of tracking terrorists, the ones we’re using today, are outdated. The problem is I don’t know if there are tech answers to overcome that.”

    After the attacks, a single act of carelessness, or a poorly planned attempt at keeping the terrorist cell secret, cost the remaining attackers. Before entering the Bataclan theater, where three terrorists in suicide belts and carrying Kalashnikov rifles killed 89 people, one of the attackers threw his cellphone into a public trash can.

    In one way, the action made sense: Since

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    Heavy snowstorm coats Midwest, affects travel near Chicago

    Some 4 to 8 inches of snow was forecast from northern Illinois through central Michigan with snow expected to continue into Sunday.

    Forecasters warned that trees that had not already dropped their leaves could be damaged by the heavy, wet snow.

    “We have snow across the area with heavier amounts across northern Illinois,” said Amy Seeley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Chicago.

    While it is uncommon for the Midwest to see such heavy snowfall so early in the year, the storm is not unprecedented, Seeley said, noting that an early November storm in 1951 dropped 9.3 inches of snow.

    “This has happened before, but obviously it’s not as common to have this much snow in November,” she said.

    Snow was forecast to continue into the early evening hours, with single-digit Fahrenheit temperatures hitting parts of the northern Midwest overnight, she said.

    The storm affected air travel, with 457 U.S. flights canceled by Saturday morning, with Chicago’s O’Hare International and Midway International airports the hardest hit. One in three Midway departures had been canceled by 9:30 a.m.

    The Illinois and Michigan Departments of Transportation warned that snow and ice-covered roads would slow travel.

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    Brussels on security clampdown; new arrests in Paris probe

    Brussels’ subway system will be closed until at least Sunday afternoon, when the threat will be reevaluated, Michel said.

    The government advised the public to avoid places in the capital where large groups gather — such as concerts, sporting events, airports and train stations — and comply with security checks. Michel said authorities’ main objective is to reduce the number of large events to free up police officers to secure Brussels.

    Brussels’ streets, while not empty, were relatively sparse. Armed security officers wearing camouflage could be seen on the streets and in front of metro stations.

    Outside of Brussels, the nation will maintain its current terrorism level.

    Arrests in Belgium, Turkey

    Meanwhile, news spread of Friday arrests in Belgium and Turkey that authorities said were linked to investigations into last week’s attacks that killed 130 people in the Paris area.

    In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, police arrested one person and searched a home, Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said.

    But the man arrested was later released, said Eric Van Der Sypt, spokesman for the federal prosecutor. He also said the raid produced only paintball guns and no explosives.

    Authorities say Molenbeek, an area with a history of links to terror plots, was a home base to some of the Paris attackers, including two

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    Mark Webber and Porsche claim World Endurance Championship title

    Missing out on a world championship by the smallest of margins once was disappointing enough for Mark Webber, but that another looked to be slipping from his grasp again at the death will have tested the veracity of his twitter moniker and title of his recent book – “Aussie Grit” – to its limits.

    Fortunately no rewrites nor handle changes will be necessary. He and his team held their nerve and saw out a nail-biting and gripping finale of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Bahrain, to ensure that this time he would be coming home with the title. A deserved reward for a fine driver and for his Porsche team who also won their first top-end sportscar drivers’ championship since 1986.

    The Australian missed out in 2010 at the final round in Abu Dhabi while driving for Red Bull, the year Sebastian Vettel took his first F1 championship. It was the closest Webber came to that title, but having switched to drive for Porsche in the WEC in 2014, securing the drivers’ championship with team-mates Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard looked like being an altogether easier task in Bahrain.


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