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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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State: Local options needed for juvenile offenders

When juvenile offenders appear before Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge Scott Myren, he tries to get them help they need in the northern communities he presides over. It's not always an easy process. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears

Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 Dec. 18, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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