Satirists seek crowdfunding to kickstart political comedy in Putin’s Russia

Writers of Tomorrow need 18m roubles after fruitless search for backers, in a country where television is dominated by news of Vladimir Putin’s exploits

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Matt Harvey Shows Ace Stuff, Hits 99 On Gun In First Game Back

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Six up, six down. Three strikeouts and 99 on the gun.

You couldn’t ask for a better return for New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.

The 25-year-old right-hander was electric in his first start since August 2013, when he was diagnosed with a partially torn elbow ligament that would eventually require Tommy John surgery. Harvey tossed 25 pitches in two perfect innings against the Detroit Tigers, throwing all his pitches for strikes and touching 99 mph in the second inning.

“It was good. I think the first inning I was not really nervous,” Harvey said during the game on SNY. “The second inning, for some reason, I went out, started shaking a little bit.”

His last start was more than 18 months ago — on Aug. 24, 2013 against the Tigers. Harvey said he felt added significance facing the same team on Friday.

“I love being out here,” he said on SNY. “For me, not being able to do that was very tough at times.”

Harvey went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 2013 and was named the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game at Citi Field.

The New York Post reported earlier this week that he will likely make his first regular-season start on April 9 against the Nationals in Washington.

 

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Paula Patton Publicly Opens Up About How She’s Dealing With Her Split From Robin Thicke

Going through a split is rough enough, but going through one publicly has to be even worse.

Paula Patton is holding her head high and not letting her highly publicized split from Robin Thicke bring her down.

[ Related: Paula Filed For Divorce From Robin ]

While the 37-year-old made various attempts to try and win his wife back — anyone remember the entire album, Paula — the actress kept silent on the matter…

Until now.

The 39-year-old mother of one opened up to Good Morning America about her divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years.

Paula told Robin Roberts:

“I’m doing really well. I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth, lots of healing, learning about all new things, but I’ve come out of it stronger.

My son’s happy and I’m very—you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.

The truth is it’s hard for me to say this because I don’t always do this, but it’s being grateful for what you have. It’s so easy for us to focus on the negative things, but usually, the positive in your life outweighs that. And you have to just be thankful for what you have right now.”

Way to keep things positive, Paula!

While Robin is currently going through a lawsuit involving the song Blurred Lines, we have a feeling he could benefit from the same mentality as his estrange wife.

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Roma people win court battle over Italian legal text linking gypsies to crime

Court in Rome orders legal textbook to be withdrawn over discriminatory explanation of Italian legal code defining ‘suspect goods’ as ones sold by gypsies

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MRI Explosion Causes Evacuation Of Oradell Animal Hospital In Paramus

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An MRI machine exploded at Oradell Animal Hospital Friday, causing an evacuation, officials said.

The incident took place at around noon.

One person was in critical condition after the accident, 1010 WINS reported.

Some 60 animals were evacuated to a nearby building.

Four of the animals which had been in critical condition were rushed to other hospitals.

People and pets evacuated following an incident at Oradell Animal Hospital on March 6, 2015. (credit: Debby Hastings via Twitter)

People and pets evacuated following an incident at Oradell Animal Hospital on March 6, 2015. (credit: Debby Hastings via Twitter)

Deborah Hastings was in an examination room with her two dogs.

“Everybody was kind of scared, you know? People were very nervous, and kind of, you know, quite upset. I don’t know if they had to leave their dogs in there or not,” Hastings told 1010 WINS. “Certainly dogs on stretchers and oxygen tanks and stuff.”

Numerous people standing with pets in the parking lot outside the hospital.

“We all went out, everybody was starting to gather out front. There were dogs on stretchers, not a lot of them, but some,” Hastings said. “Everybody had an attendant.”

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