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German-language pop superstar Udo Juergens dies

BERLIN (AP) -- Udo Juergens, an Austrian-born star who dominated pop music in the German-speaking world and sold more than 100 million records in a career spanning five decades, died on Sunday. He was 80 years old....

How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess....

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent - and that may be his best strategy....

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government....

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say....

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon....

AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all

GENEVA (AP) -- Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists....

Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving "The Interview," Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film's Christmas Day theatrical release....

Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

LONDON (AP) -- Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70....

9 films advance in Oscars shortlist for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting....

Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has attributed to North Korea....

Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information....

Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."...

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