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Joe Cocker dies at 70
LONDON (AP) -- British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70....
Pittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality show
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show....
South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers....
Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies
LONDON (AP) -- British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82....
How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully
How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess....
China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained....
Morocco's transgender dancer courts acceptance
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities....
Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission....
'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell....
US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war, against a movie company....
President Obama says the U.S. government will respond proportionately to North Korea in connection with the computer hacking of the Sony Company that led to the cancellation of its film "The Interview". Obama also says Sony made a mistake by canceling the release of the movie saying we can't have a society in which "some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States." Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce says Congress should pass a North Korea economic sanctions bill for starters.
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