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  • German-Jewish writer Stefanie Zweig dies at 81

    April 28, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo German-Jewish writer Stefanie Zweig attends the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. Zweig, best known for her autobiographical novel “Nowhere in Africa” has died. She was 81. German news agency dpa on Sunday,...

  • Travolta, Spacey wow crowd at ‘Bollywood Oscars’

    April 28, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Indian film star Kainaat Arora poses for photographers as she walks the green carpet for the 15th annual International Indian Film Awards Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Indian film...

  • Willie Nelson inducted in Austin City Limits Hall

    April 28, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    File-This March 15, 2014, file photo shows Willie Nelson performing at the iTunes Festival during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The country music icon who already had a downtown street and 8-foot statue in his honor in Austin added a spot in the...

  • ‘Begin Again’ film of firsts for Levine, Knightley

    April 28, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Actor Adam Levine and director John Carney attend the premiere of “Begin Again” during the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — For Keira Knightley and Adam Levine,...

  • Smaller towns adjusting to post office changes

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Heath Mallory, general manager of Western Iowa Telephone, stands outside the post office in Lawton, Iowa, Thursday April 24, 2014. With post office closing at 2 p.m. on weekdays Mallory says it is harder to get mailings out before closing. (AP Photo/The Sioux...

  • Supreme Court takes on privacy in digital age

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    People walk on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday April 26, 2014. Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a...

  • Saudi body studying regulating YouTube production

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this November 17, 2000, file photo, Saudi men talk and browse the Internet at a hotel in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. A top Saudi official says the kingdom is studying ways to regulate locally-produced YouTube content, including the...

  • Serbia’s new government to overhaul economy

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Serbian Prime Minister designate Aleksandar Vucic, left waves in the parliament, in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 27, 2014. Vucic announced that his government would be formed on Sunday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s...

  • New shop offers free HIV tests

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In a Saturday April 19, 2014 photo, The PinkHoopla, played by Patric Daddy, is greeted by a pedestrian at th grand opening of the Out of the Closet Thrift Store in Dallas. The stores are part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and 96 cents of every dollar...

  • For North Dakota, drones a possible growth market

    April 28, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 14, 2013 file photo, one of several small drones designed for use by law enforcement and first responders is shown at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. Michael Huerta, the Federal Aviation Administration administrator,...