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"The Hobbit" films cost up to $745 million

The cost eclipses previous records for film productions

Guns and poses: Nebraska school OK's guns in senior portraits

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But Broken Bow school board imposes limits on how the students may pose with firearms

China food scandal: McDonald's sales take a hit

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In the region encompassing Asia, sales fell 9.9 percent; globally, sales are down 3.3 percent

New Jersey Charges 11 With Mob Loansharking Scheme

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New Jersey charges 11 reputed members, associates of major NY-based mob family

The Top 10 Books on Apple's iBooks

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks


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ISIS: We have our hands on weapons, ammo air-dropped by U.S.

Video purports to show captured weapons and supplies dropped by U.S. military that was intended for Kurdish forces defending Kobani

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness ... more

Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall

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Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
Matt BradwellWASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Nearly 5 million vehicles made by top automakers are being recalled by the NHTSA after airbags used were found ... more

Rebel v patrician: Rousseff and Neves face off in Brazils presidential duel

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Rebel v patrician: Rousseff and Neves face off in Brazils presidential duel
Election runoff between former revolutionary and grandson of former president sees surprising convergence in rivals policies Rousseffs presidency in eight charts Continue reading...

Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event

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Renee Zellweger looks unrecognizable at red carpet event
Veronica LinaresLOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Renee Zellweger made headlines Tuesday after stepping out at an event in Los Angeles looking almost unrecognizable.

Staples investigates possible data breach

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Staples investigates possible data breach
In what could be the latest data breach to strike U.S. retailers, Staples Inc. said it is investigating “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party

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Man Beaten, Critically Injured At Bears Tailgate Party
The 57-year-old was at a tailgate before the game a few minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday in Section 1E of the McCormick Place parking lot ... more

Billionaire Activist Barry Rosenstein's Top Five Stocks

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Billionaire Barry Rosenstein runs the activist hedge fund JANA Partners. On Monday, JANA made news by joining billionaire Carl Icahn, disclosing a huge stake in ... more

Apple Pay Do's And Don'ts: A Practical Guide

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Apple Pay Do's And Don'ts: A Practical Guide
Apple Pay is here.  That means the approximately ten million owners of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can now to use their phone ... more

New Total boss must overhaul exploration strategy, pursue cost cuts

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New Total boss must overhaul exploration strategy, pursue cost cuts
By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - The sudden death of Total's top executive may make it even trickier for the French oil major to overhaul ... more

Steve Ballmer on leaving Microsoft, relationship with Bill Gates

The former Microsoft CEO shares why he left the company and what he thinks is his biggest achievement and disappointment during his tenure at the ... more

A Screen That Makes Desktops Relevant

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Personal Technology: Apple’s Retina iMac 5K display boasts an overwhelming number of pixels for the most demanding photo or video jobs, Geoffrey A. Fowler writes.

Where can you use Apple Pay?

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Dozens of merchants are accepting Apple Pay, with more slated to add the payment system by the end of the year

Apple launches iPhone's mobile payment system

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The tech giant lauched "Apple Pay," a new system for buying everyday items using an iPhone. CNET's senior editor Sharon Profis joins "CBS This Morning" ... more

GT Advanced nears deal over Apple secrecy - lawyer

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GT Advanced nears deal over Apple secrecy - lawyer
By Nick Brown (Reuters) - A lawyer for GT Advanced Technologies Inc, a specialty glass supplier of Apple Inc, told a bankruptcy court on Tuesday ... more

Horse racing tips: Wednesday October 22

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Horse racing tips: Wednesday October 22
The Ed Walker-trained Dark Kingdom rates the best bet of the day at NewmarketFontwell1.55 Miles To Memphis 2.25 Deputy Dan 3.00 Try Catch Me 3.35 ... more

Caterhams F1 future appears more secure after talks with administrators

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Caterhams F1 future appears more secure after talks with administrators
Hopes of financially acceptable deal with associated company Team expected to compete in US, Brazil and Abu Dhabi Baliffs seize items including a test carCaterhams ... more

Peyton Manning breaks another record but Aaron Rodgers is the NFL's best QB

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Peyton Manning breaks another record but Aaron Rodgers is the NFL's best QB
Mannings achievements should not be underestimated, but Rodgers has been the NFLs form quarterback since 2011Manning cements place in historyCelebration was pre-plannedIt would be easy ... more

Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials

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Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials
No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for ... more

Hats off! Royals Get Old-Timey With Tip O' the Hat

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Hats off! When Kansas City fielders make great plays, teammates salute 'em by tipping caps

Beyond the airwaves, Prop. 46 backers and opponents use grassroots tactics

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Beyond the airwaves, Prop. 46 backers and opponents use grassroots tactics
The battle over Proposition 46, the medical malpractice and drug testing initiative, has led to a deluge of TV and radio ads, mostly from the ... more

Watch Gwen Stefani’s Kaleidoscopic ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ Video

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Watch Gwen Stefani’s Kaleidoscopic ‘Baby Don’t Lie’ Video
The singer has some green-screen fun
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TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' wins night; 'The Voice' drops

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TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' wins night; 'The Voice' drops
"The Big Bang Theory" continues to dominate Monday night TV ratings.

Staples investigates possible data breach

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Staples investigates possible data breach
In what could be the latest data breach to strike U.S. retailers, Staples Inc. said it is investigating “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Jury says Toyota must pay reality TV star $12 million for crash injury

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Jury says Toyota must pay reality TV star $12 million for crash injury
A Monterey County Superior Court jury ordered Toyota Motor Corp. to pay $12.5 million to a former high school dancer turned reality television star after ... more
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Renee Zellweger's new look causing a stir

"Bridget Jones" actress turned up at Elle's Women in Hollywood event looking nearly unrecognizable

​Alan Cumming on Shia LaBeouf's "Cabaret" incident

The Broadway star tells Conan O'Brien that LaBeouf was "just wasted" when he interrupted the show back in June

Tori Spelling briefly quarantined in LA hospital

The actress reportedly had a fever, a severe cough and difficulty breathing

Leslie Jones named new "SNL" cast member

The show is promoting the comedian from the writers' room to an on-camera role, giving its on-screen diversity another boost

Led Zep loses first round in "Stairway" suit

​A plagiarism lawsuit surrounding Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is moving forward with the rock band losing the first round

Colorado health officials pursue ban of marijuana edibles

As a new law requiring marijuana edibles to be clearly labeled is debated, Colorado state health officials are also pursing a possible outright ban of ... more

Less coffee, more booze, for successful IVF?

Male beverage consumption could affect in vitro fertilization results

How some patients manage to survive Ebola

Ebola is fatal in about 70 percent of cases, but there seem to be a few factors that help certain patients get through it

Ebola vaccine could be ready for West Africa by January, WHO official says

Of the two leading candidates for a vaccine, a Canadian one being tested in Maryland could be put in the field in West Africa by ... more

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology

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A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing ... more