Posts Tagged Social affairs

Bollywood women soar but ask: Where’s the money?

In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra speaks during a promotional event for her film "Mary Kom" in Ahmadabad, India. This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India's prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories. In “Mary Kom,” Chopra plays a female Olympic bronze-medal winning boxer. Previously, women were relegated to playing the male lead actor’s girlfriend, sister or mother in subservient roles reflecting the traditional dominance of men in Indian society. But for all their box-office success and newfound prominence, Bollywood actresses are asking: Where is the money?  (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

NEW DELHI (AP) — This is Bollywood’s year of the woman. Some of the biggest hits in India’s prolific movie industry this year have female leads in female-oriented stories.

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Taylor apologizes, won’t appeal NBA suspension

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor said he will not appeal the NBA’s 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges.

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Jerry Lee Lewis: Sustained by brief blaze of glory

This photo provided by courtesy of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, shows the cover of the book, "Jerry Lee Lewis," by author Rick Bragg. (AP Photo/Harper, HarperCollins Publishers)

“Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” (Harper), by Rick Bragg

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Yale forward Townsend earns Rhodes scholarship

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale says starting forward Matt Townsend has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship.

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Florida State starter in library during shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State starting defensive lineman Derrick Mitchell Jr. was in the school library Thursday when a 2005 graduate shot and wounded three people before being killed by police. He played in a football game a little more than 48 hours later.

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