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  • Foxx: Tough dialogue needed on killings by police

    December 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Foxx: Tough dialogue needed on killings by police

    Actor Jamie Foxx and daughter Annalise Bishop attend the world premiere of “Annie” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Foxx is calling for a tough dialogue in...

  • Hugh Hefner: Cosby allegations ‘truly saddening’

    December 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Hugh Hefner: Cosby allegations ‘truly saddening’

    FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, Bill Cosby, right, and Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner greet each other at a party to announce the lineup of the 30th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Hefner said in a statement...

  • Barenboim bids La Scala farewell with ‘Fidelio’

    December 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on Barenboim bids La Scala farewell with ‘Fidelio’

    Guests arrive at the opening season gala of the Milan’s La Scala opera theater, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. La Scala’s gala season premier “Fidelio” on Sunday marks Daniel Barenboim’s final opening-night bow as musical director...

  • NKorea denies Sony hack, calls it ‘righteous deed’

    December 8, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off on NKorea denies Sony hack, calls it ‘righteous deed’

    FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, cars enter Sony Pictures Entertainment headquarters in Culver City, Calif. North Korea released a statement Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming...

  • Japan GDP contraction larger than first estimated

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Japan GDP contraction larger than first estimated

    In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, commuters walk through a train station during a morning rush hour in Tokyo. Japan’s economy contracted 1.9 percent in annual terms in the July-September period, according to revised data released Monday, Dec. 8 that...

  • Health law impacts primary care doc shortage

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Health law impacts primary care doc shortage

    In this Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 photo, navigator Laetitia Badio, front, works with the Get Covered Connector tool during a training session for navigators held by Enroll America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Navigators will be signing up people for insurance coverage...

  • Greek Parliament passes 2015 budget

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Greek Parliament passes 2015 budget

    Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaks on his cell phone after a parliament meeting for a vote on the country’s 2015 budget in Athens early Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Greece’s 300-member Parliament passed the 2015 budget early Monday,...

  • Tesla wants Texas auto sales regulations loosened

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Tesla wants Texas auto sales regulations loosened

    In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walks over to talk to reporters after driving up in a Tesla Motors Type S electric car in Sacramento, Calif. Tesla passed on Texas as the site of its new $5 billion battery factory. But the automaker...

  • Madoff workers in epic fraud face NY sentencing

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on Madoff workers in epic fraud face NY sentencing

    FILE – In a Dec. 15, 2010 file photo, Daniel Bonventre, right, a former employee of Bernard Madoff, arrives before appearing in federal court in New York. Bonventre, the first of five ex-employees of imprisoned Ponzi king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to...

  • For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

    December 8, 2014 • BusinessComments Off on For US unemployed, job market hits a turning point

    In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 photo, job seekers fill out forms before being interviewed during a job fair at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. The recovery of the U.S. job market has reached a new milestone on its road to full health: For the...