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NYC premiere of Rogen film 'The Interview' canceled as threats fly

The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading to theater chains.

Pharmacy officials blamed for deadly meningitis outbreak face racketeering charges

A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who... Read more »

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AP sources: Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross

American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials... Read more »

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Yemen's Shiite rebels close port, storm newspaper

Yemen's powerful Shiite rebels shut down a strategic Red Sea port on Wednesday, and stormed the offices of the country's main state newspaper, officials said. Read more »

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AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records for Ray Rice case

500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray... Read more »

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Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10

Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. Read more »

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US consumer prices fall in November

Plunging gasoline costs caused U.S. consumer prices to drop in November, muting inflation across the entire economy. Read more »

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House searches for Ebola in Sierra Leone capital

Ebola surveillance teams fanned out Wednesday in Sierra Leone's capital to search every house for sick people, as the president imposed new restrictions on movement and gatherings in a bid to stop... Read more »

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Britain's message for UAE visit: Nice, not naughty

Britain wants to make sure its citizens are more nice than naughty while soaking up the Persian Gulf sun this holiday season. Read more »

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France: 5 terror attacks thwarted, networks broken

France has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in the past year, the country's top security official said Wednesday. Read more »

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School lunch 'blech' factor may go down under new federal budget deal

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The compromise budget takes on the First Lady to give schools greater flexibility on fats, salts and sweets in the lunchroom. Read more »

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Bill Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. Read more »

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Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

The smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah. Read more »

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Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide

An Iraq War veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives was found dead of self-inflicted knife wounds Tuesday in the woods, ending a day-and-a-half manhunt that closed... Read more »

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End game: No immigration deal, just divisions

A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger... Read more »

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Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against movie theaters

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie theaters showing Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" that referenced the terrorist attacks of September 11,... Read more »

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Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what. Read more »

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Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind... Read more »

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Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack... Read more »

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Conan O'Brien takes you out in new primetime TBS special

A new prime-time special on TBS takes Conan O'Brien out of the studio, into wacky and at times uncomfortable situations — and that's just how he likes it. Read more »

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Read more »

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The 10 fastest-rising search requests on Google

has released its annual list of the year's fastest-rising search requests. Although Google's list usually comes last each year among other search engines and sites, its rankings typically provide... Read more »

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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill... Read more »

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Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall

The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Read more »

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WWII Museum tour 70 years after Battle of Bulge

A tour connected to the National World War II Museum is taking three dozen people to the battlefields and towns in Belgium where the Battle of the Bulge was fought 70 years ago. Read more »

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Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak

Filming is underway on James Bond thriller "SPECTRE," despite the leak of a draft script in a huge hack of material from Sony Pictures. Read more »

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