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This sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” directed by James Bobin, offers a world of grotesque overabundance cluttered with special-effects gadgetry.
Read More Real Madrid Gareth Bale reacts during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League soccer match final between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid, at the Valdebebas stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) (Credit: AP) MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are filled with players who are in top form ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final. Cristiano Ronaldo will be attracting most of the attention as he tries to win his second European trophy with Madrid, but plenty of his teammates and many of his opponents with Atletico have shown they are capable of breaking through with a great performance in the biggest game of the season. Here’s a look at some of the players who could shine in the final in Milan: ___ FERNANDO TORRES A veteran of three World Cups and three European Championships, Fernando Torres is used to the big stage.
A prominent British academic says she has turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons. Catherine Hall, a history professor at University College London, says her rejection of $300,000 in prize money from The Dan David Foundation was “an independent political choice.” She declined to elaborate Thursday, but the move appears to be inspired by the international BDS movement, which calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments awards three annual $1 million prizes.
Chances are likely slim, but what about a Donald Trump-Bernie Sanders debate heading into the crucial June 7 California primary? That possibility surfaced Wednesday, even if in a jocular tone, in an indirect exchange between the Republican billionaire real estate mogul and the senator who Hillary Clinton hasn’t been able to bump from the Democratic presidential sweepstakes. On ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Trump said he enjoyed watching Clinton’s increasingly heated sparring with Sanders. “I had no idea it was going to be so nasty,” said Trump, who said he’d be happy to engage Sanders in a one-on-one debate — as long as significant money goes to charity. Sanders said on Twitter he’d welcome that.
A campsite that offers a serene getaway by a California lake was wrecked after about a thousand fraternity and sorority members left a half-mile-wide swath of trash, empty bottles, tents and coolers after an annual trip. The National Forest Service said dozens of workers spent five hours cleaning up debris left behind over the weekend on Slaughterhouse Island in Lake Shasta. Pictures on social media showed some of the mess, including several items branded with University of Oregon logos and a cooler with the Greek letters Lambda Chi Alpha. The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities in addition to Lambda Chi Alpha were responsible for the mess, university spokesman Tobin Klinger said Wednesday. The investigation won’t be easy given the large number of people there and possibility that other schools were involved, Klinger said. “You’re going to have a variety of people, not exclusively one fraternity or sorority, not exclusively one university, not exclusively Greek, non-Greek,” he said. Fraternities and sororities all along the West Coast take trips to the area each year, Robin Holmes, vice president for student life at the university, said in a statement. Holmes said the mess was “disgraceful.” “We are working with authorities to learn all we can and determine who is responsible,” she said. The national Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity suspended the activities of its University of Oregon chapter, Holmes said. The chapter is cooperating with the university’s investigation and will hold the people involved accountable, it said in a statement posted on the university’s fraternity and sorority life Facebook page. The group also said it had reached out to the forest service to help with the cleanup.
Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration. The franchise notorious for falling short each postseason will finally get the chance to play for the Stanley Cup. Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two more and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St.