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Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls

Lava that's threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has stalled. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial

A judge Monday refused to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase retrial in Jodi Arias' murder case. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the company's popular "Call of Duty"... Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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APNewsBreak: 'The Lion King' makes history

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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'The Lion King' earns record box office

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Read more »

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'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 million

The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones." Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2014

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday,... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video sentenced

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and lashes, their lawyer said Friday. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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'The Voice' returns Monday with Pharrell, Stefani

Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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American performers get standing ovation in Iran

Hundreds of Iranian art lovers gave a troupe of Chicago-based puppeteers flowers and a lengthy standing ovation at the Tehran City Theater at the end of their historic performance this week during... Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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'Gotham' actor's Penguin inspired by DC Comics

Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the "Batman" film starring Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito on its opening night in 1989. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone's capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will identify people infected with Ebola and hand out 1.5 million... Read more »

Published Sept. 18, 2014

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Chiefs' Reid dedicated to domestic abuse victims

Beth Sturman's voice lights up when she remembers a fund-raising gala that she helped put on for Laurel House a few years ago. Most of the volunteers in charge were women, she recalled, so... Read more »

Published Sept. 18, 2014

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