Kevin Clash’ Accuser Was paid 125 Thousand Dollars to stay mute about sex abuse allegations. $125,000 Settlement Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo — agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, with one string attached — that the accuser recant his story that Clash had sex with him when he was a minor. […]
Officials Say Obama Has Offer for Iran The Obama administration and its European allies are preparing a new offer for negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, senior administration officials say, but the conditions on Tehran would be even more onerous than a deal that the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, rejected last year. […]
Pakistani armed forces have killed 80 militants since launching an assault on a region recently held by the Taliban, the military announced Sunday. Three soldiers have been killed and eight wounded in the crackdown in the Buner district in the northwest of the country, the military statement said. The Pakistani offensive started in the province last Sunday, after Taliban militants moved into Buner, a move that alarmed U.S
Pakistani security forces say they have killed at least 16 militants overnight in the country’s volatile tribal region. This appears to be separate from the hostilities in the military’s week-long crackdown in northwestern Pakistan against a Taliban militant advance in the country’s North West Frontier Province. However, this reflects the tensions in the region and could signal a spread of fighting resulting from the crackdown.
YouTube is in talks to acquire licensing rights to full-length content from Sony Pictures, home of such films as "The International" and "Spider-Man," sources familiar with the negotiations told CNET News. Details about what a final agreement could look like are sparse, but any partnership between the two powerhouses would likely benefit both. Representatives from both companies declined to comment
The Palestinian militant group Hamas said Monday that it is willing to consider the release of an Israeli soldier who was seized in a cross-border raid more than two years ago. But the Hamas leadership of Gaza will not release Gilad Shalit as part of a broader cease-fire agreement with Israel, according to a statement released Monday from Hamas political official Raafat Naseef
Recent media reports about the negotiations to secure the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier are "exaggerated and damaging," outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday. “This complex and sensitive process requires due caution regarding all that is said,” Olmert said at the start of his weekly Cabinet session