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Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against... Read more »

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths; Utah among states where illnesses have occurred

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Read more »

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AP Interview: Author says Sony hack threatens all, offers $100,000 for rights to film

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. Read more »

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9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Read more »

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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

The bowls haven't disclosed their asking prices, but sports marketing experts contacted by The Associated Press estimated the annual cost for the top-tier games ranges from $25 million to more than... Read more »

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Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest

Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. Read more »

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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any... Read more »

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Celebrities react to latest Sony hack developments

Latest reaction from Hollywood and beyond to the Sony hacking scandal and President Obama's remarks Friday that the studio "made a mistake" in not releasing its embattled film "The Interview" Read more »

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Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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'Team America' screenings also pulled from theaters

Programmed as a playful substitute to "The Interview," Trey Parker and Matt Stone's North Korea comedy "Team America: World Police" also has been pulled from theaters. Read more »

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Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? Read more »

Published yesterday

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Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and... Read more »

Published yesterday

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'Prison Houdini' set to make his 1st legal escape

Had Mark DeFriest just waited a couple of months to collect his inheritance, he never would have gone to prison. Had he just behaved while he was there, he would have been released more than 30... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Musical of 'School of Rock' heading to Broadway

Rockers, rejoice: The Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" may be going, but get ready for "The School of Rock." Read more »

Published yesterday

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2014. Read more »

Published yesterday

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2014: A year of battle lines drawn over dinner

Have you picked a side yet? If not, you'd better think fast, because the battle lines are being drawn and they cut right down the dinner table. Read more »

Published yesterday

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European court rules obesity can be a disability

Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal... Read more »

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Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. Read more »

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Vermont governor abandons single-payer health care plan, says tax increases would be too big

Calling it the biggest disappointment of his career, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he was abandoning plans to make Vermont the first state in the country with a universal, publicly funded... Read more »

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Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

In that way, the long, fruitless hunt for clues to Flight 370's fate set the tone for many of the headlines that defined 2014. It was a year upended by calamity and conflict, disease and division... Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release after hacker threats

Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview" after hackers threatened terrorists attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film from its screens. Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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Country singer Craig Wayne Boyd crowned 'The Voice' champion

Craig Wayne Boyd, the country rocker from Blake Shelton's team, was named the winner of "The Voice" Tuesday. Boyd is the third country singer to win the NBC sing-off. Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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The D'oh of Homer: Professors employ TV's Simpsons

Bart and Lisa Simpson have been in elementary school for 25 years. But that hasn't stopped them from showing up on college campuses. Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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