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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....

5 comedy alternatives to 'The Interview'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Jong Un isn't alone....

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....