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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 »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

The newest members of the "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of family roots. Read more »

Published Sept. 18, 2014

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Yellen says US families need to boost savings

The Great Recession showed that a large number of American families are "extraordinarily vulnerable" to financial setbacks because they have few assets to fall back on, Federal Reserve Chair Janet... Read more »

Published Sept. 18, 2014

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UK nurse who survived Ebola to help US patient

A British nurse who survived Ebola has traveled to the United States to donate blood to an American still battling the disease, an experimental measure some scientists think can help patients fight... Read more »

Published Sept. 18, 2014

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Striking or spanking a child is not a solution, experts say

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he never intended to hurt his 4-year-old son when he hit him with a tree branch. But experts in childhood development said the intent... Read more »

Published Sept. 17, 2014

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Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening... Read more »

Published Sept. 17, 2014

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Walgreens provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. Read more »

Published Sept. 17, 2014

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Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Read more »

Published Sept. 17, 2014

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