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  • Strange it was: Rodarte channels Yoda

    February 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Actress Dakota Fanning attends the Rodarte 2014 Fall/Winter Collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — If you were going to buy a silk charmeuse designer gown for...

  • Duchess Kate returns to duties with black tie do

    February 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Kate Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests at a fund raising gala at theNational Portrait Gallery in London, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. . The Duchess is wearing a dress by British designer Jenny Packham and a necklace on loan from Queen Elizabeth II that was...

  • Concertmaster relieved Stradivarius OK after theft

    February 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this photo taken on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond, playing the Lipinski Stradivarius violin in public for the first time since it was taken from him in an armed robbery, performs with pianist William Wolfram...

  • Morrissey mauling wins Hatchet Job review prize

    February 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    EDS NOTE THIS IMAGE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 20:00 GMT TUESDAY FEB. 11, 2014 AND CANNOT BE USED BEFORE THAT TIME – FILE – In this Friday Feb. 24, 2012 file photo, British singer Morrissey performs at the 53rd annual Vina del Mar International Song...

  • Jan Karon writing new Mitford novel

    February 12, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this undated photo provided by Viking, Jan Karon, author of the Mitford books, poses with a pan of cornbread, in this photo from “Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader,” her new book about the little Southern town...

  • NBC’s Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 12, 2012 file photo shows NBC News special correspondent and former “Today” show host Tom Brokaw, attending the “Today” show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom, in New York. NBC News says the...

  • House Republicans back away from debt fight

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a concession to President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers, Boehner said Tuesday the House will vote to...

  • GOP’s Corker urges rejection of UAW at Volkswagen

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 21, 2012, file photo, workers walk by the Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Workers at the plant will decide in a three-day vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union....

  • Yellen rebuffs Fed critics and pleases investors

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, before the House Financial Services Committee hearing. Yellen said Tuesday that if the economy keeps improving, the Fed will take “further measured...

  • Algeria: Plane crash kills 77 but 1 man survives

    February 11, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    An Algerian military transport plane is pictured after it slammed into a mountain in the country’s rugged eastern region, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. A civil defense official said 102 people on board were killed but one person managed to survive. The U.S.-built...