Jennifer Lopez and Boyfriend Captured Watching Sunrise in Romantic Photo

jennifer-lopez-and-boyfriend-captured-romantic-photo A romantic moment between Jennifer Lopez and her dancer boyfriend, Casper Smart, has been captured on camera. Popping out online on Friday, March 30 via Smart's Twitter page, the photo displays the 42-year-old singer snuggling with her 24-year-old boyfriend as they watched the sun rises on the beach.

In the picture, both Lopez and Smart are wearing white shirt, and put their sneakers aside. The "On the Floor" hitmaker's shirt, in particular, is emblazoned with a heart design. Meanwhile, her backup dancer boyfriend covered his head with a knit cap. The caption of the snapshot reads, "Two little bears just watching the sunrise..."

In related news, In Touch Weekly magazine reported that Smart has had Lopez's name tattooed on an area in his body that is described as "somewhere below the belt". On how the estranged wife of Marc Anthony felt about her boyfriend's new ink, a source said that she "thinks Casper's tattoos are sexy, but this one is her favorite, for obvious reasons. She loves it, and she loves him."

Lopez began dating Smart shortly after she and her third husband announced their separation after seven years of marriage in July 2011. While the "American Idol" judge stayed silence about their age gap, her backup dancer boyfriend tweeted in January 2012, "Age, status, n opinions of others are irrelevant. Our hearts are endless and our souls infinite."


Mini Tests Next Cooper S JCW GP Near Nurburgring

2013-Mini-Cooper-JCW-GP A more potent version of Mini’s Cooper S John Cooper Works model may be on the way, as this photo from Motor Trend seems to show. With its large rear wing and other go-fast exterior pieces, this test mule could preview a successor to the previous-generation JCW GP.

Caught just outside the Nürburgring, the test mule bears a few obvious similarities to the JCW GP of 2007, including the fixed, roof-mounted rear wing and four-spoke alloy wheels. But other features, like the unique front bumper and lip spoiler, low ride height, and aggressive Mini Challenge race car-derived rear diffuser, suggest this is a more extreme Mini.

Power is rumored to be at least 220 hp, and lightweight construction could also be in the cards. Just as the original JCW GP was limited to 2000 units, this new model could be offered in similarly limited numbers. For specifics though, we’ll have to wait until the car’s debut, which could be right around the corner.

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Google to take on Apple with its own online tablet store

googleplus_1935046b The search giant will sell its Android tablets made by partner manufacturers, such as Samsung (the Galaxy Note 10.1 is due to be released later this year), as well look to launch its own Google-branded tablet through the store too, reports The Wall Street Journal.

In 2010, Google tried selling the Nexus One, a HTC manufactured Android phone, directly to consumers through its own online shop. However, the company scrapped the endeavour after a few months of average sales and other Android phones selling better.

The details of when the store will launch and how it will exactly work are scant at this stage.

With this move, Google is hoping to up the ante against Apple and Amazon, as both technology giants directly sell their respective tablets (the iPad and the Kindle Fire) to consumers. The store will be supported by a huge marketing campaign by Google, as it looks to enter the consumer electronics sector, becoming a vendor for its own Android tablets.

Once Google’s $12.5bn purchase of Motorola goes through, (it is still awaiting approval from the Chinese authorities), it is expected to start manufacturing its own tablets – which are then expected to also be sold through this new online tablet store.

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US Soldier Facing 17 Counts of Murder in Afghan Killings

AP_Robert_Bales_480 U.S. officials say Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to be formally charged Friday with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan civilians during a shooting spree in two villages in southern Kandahar province.  

Officials say he will also face six charges of attempted murder and six counts of assault in connection with the March 11 shooting spree.

Bales, an 11-year military veteran, is being held at a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, in the midwestern state of Kansas.  He is alleged to have walked out of his southern Afghanistan military post under cover of darkness and gunned down nine children and eight adults. 

CNN rejects as 'ridiculous' Syrian claims it collaborated with 'terrorists'

syria-homs-pipline-story-top Syria, which has long accused Arab and Western satellite news networks for fabricating and falsifying events, now has CNN in its sights.

State-run Syrian media asserted Thursday that CNN journalists were involved in blowing up an oil pipeline in Homs province, collaborating with "saboteurs."

The allegations surfaced when Syrian state TV aired portions of the CNN documentary "72 Hours Under Fire," about the challenges faced by a CNN team while on assignment in Homs.

Rafiq Lutf, described as a member of the Arab Journalists Union in America, asked on the program: "Who is behind the attack? It is one particular group. Who is this group? Let (CNN) answer this question. It's one of two things. It is either that they are the perpetrators. ... But I guarantee to you that they are the accomplices."

The anchor talking with Lutf spoke of "conclusive evidence of the involvement of CNN and the American journalists who were present there in the detonation of the oil pipelines in Homs."

Syria's state news agency SANA picked up the theme Friday, writing that the footage "revealed that the camera operators were CNN correspondents who entered Syria illegally through the Lebanese borders and seemed to have coordinated with the saboteurs to film a video of the attack and send it to their channel."

SANA also reported that CNN claimed the "Syrian army was behind the attack to deflect suspicion of any coordination, if not to say involvement, with the terrorist saboteurs."

Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director of CNN International, called the assertions "ridiculous."

"We stand firmly behind our excellent reporting on Syria," he said. "It is a pity that its citizens did not get to see this important documentary without these ridiculous interventions."

Among other allegations made on the program, Lutf asked whether American media outlets were working with al Qaeda, which he linked to the Free Syrian Army resistance.

"Why are they now working with al Qaeda?" he asks. "I lived in America for 16 years, and I know the Americans are good people."

There have been other unlikely claims by Syrian state media against what they see as international conspiracies against the regime.

A state TV anchor said Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language news network, "depended on armed individuals, the terrorists as correspondents."

Syrian networks devote hours every day to projecting the government's message and discrediting any version of events that differs from the regime's.

Syria has been cracking down on anti-regime protesters for more than a year, and during that time, Syria has blocked unhindered access to international journalists. As a result, it is nearly impossible to confirm events there independently.

The government has consistently blamed the violence in the country on terrorist groups, but activists say the government security forces and their militia allies have instigated attacks against civilians.