Francis Lai, Oscar-winning ‘Love Story’ composer, dies at 86 — National Post

PARIS — French composer Francis Lai, who won an Oscar for the iconic “Love Story” soundtrack, has died, France’s Culture Ministry said Thursday. He was 86. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi, who led nationwide tributes to Lai, who died on Wednesday, said he hopes to name “an emblematic place of our city” after the self-taught musician…

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Sony’s new noise-canceling headphones are great traveling companions — TechCrunch

I’ll admit that I’ve been caught up in the Bose hype. I’ve worn qBoseSony WH-1000XM3, a pair of wireless/wired cans that truly give everything else I’ve tried a bad name. These $349 headphones come with a USB cable, audio cable, international audio adapter, and a compact case that holds the whole thing…

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Prince Charles Drives a Luxury Car That Runs on White Wine and It Smells Delicious — TIME

Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the British Throne, and for fuel, his car runs on a crisp white wine. According to The Telegraph, the Prince of Wales’s tony Aston Martin Volante, a car that he’s driven since he was 21, now runs entirely on surplus English wine…

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Jewish temple in Irvine vandalized Tuesday night — Orange County Register

The temple of the Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine was vandalized in the late hours of Tuesday, October 30, according to Kim Mohr, a spokesperson for Irvine police. Mohr said a passerby noticed graffiti at the synagogue, located at 3900 Michelson Dr., on Wednesday morning at around 9 a.m…

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