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  • 2 Pussy Riot members released from prison

    December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Nadezhda’s Tolokonnikova speaks to the media after leaving a prison in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The third member of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot has been released from custody following an amnesty law passed by parliament....

  • Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

    December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, actress Jennifer Lawrence attends a special screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at AMC Lincoln Square in New York. Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press’...

  • Review: Options for watching TV on the road

    December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company’s technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the...

  • ‘Fast & Furious 7′ delayed until April 2015

    December 23, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this film publicity still released by Universal Pictures, Paul Walker, left, and Vin Diesel, are shown in a scene from “Fast & Furious.” Universal Pictures has delayed the release of “Fast & Furious 7” for almost a year following...

  • More than 300K still without power in Michigan

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Amy Hook adds up a purchase using a calculator while working without power at Pine Knob Mobil on Lapeer Rd. in Metamora, Mich. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The gas station and store lost power 10 a.m. Sunday morning but was selling goods but no gas, doing things...

  • Holiday lights: New views of Saturn and its moons

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Oct. 7, 2013 image provided by NASA shows the hazy atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to peer through the haze and spot lakes made up of hydrocarbons. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 809,000...

  • Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Dec. 19, 2013, photo shows a Target store near Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts customers may have been affected by a data breach that occurred at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and...

  • 5 ways Fed’s influence has expanded over 100 years

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, Janet Yellen, of California, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying before the Senate Committee...

  • Vegas casinos draw tourists with holiday exhibits

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 photo, an accordion player, left, serenades a stilt walker during the third-annual “Winter in Venice” event at the Venetian hotel-casino. The Venetian is advertising the event as a public gift. Las Vegas casinos have begun...

  • Holiday sales down for 3rd week

    December 23, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo, Best Buy employee Christopher Gervais, right, rings up a 32-inch LED TV in Dunwoody, Ga. Sales at U.S. stores dropped 3.1 percent to $42.7 billion for the week that ended on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, compared with...