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The Interview's $1-Million Day

The Interview brought in $1 million at movie theaters on Christmas Day and could make several million more over the weekend

Jeb Bush Miami

Bush Makes 2016 Moves

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has begun to wind down his business affairs as he considers a run for president in 2016

Celebrities Visit Broadway - December 22, 2014

Taylor Swift Bought Hugh Jackman's Shirt

Taylor Swift was in the audience for Hugh Jackman's new Broadway play and managed to leave with the X-Men star's t-shirt. It cost her $6,000 but it's all for charity. Jackman got another $2,000 for his belt

A hearse carrying the casket of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos arrives for his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Queens borough of New York City on Dec. 26, 2014.

Thousands to Honor Slain New York Police Officer

New York City police officers gathered to pay tribute to one of their two colleagues killed by a gunman last week, ahead of a funeral expected to draw thousands, including Vice President Joe Biden

Exodus Movie

Exodus Banned in Egypt

Exodus: Gods and Kings is set in Egypt but you won’t actually be able to see it there, after the adaptation of the biblical story of Moses ran afoul of censors. “It shows ancient Egyptians as a mob group persecuting peaceful Jews," an official said

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Pregnant Woman Taken Off Life Support in Ireland

A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die—a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion

Playstation Xbox Hack

Xbox Recovers From Christmas Hack, PlayStation Down

Microsoft's Xbox Live was "up and running" on Friday while Sony Corp's PlayStation remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two Internet gaming services

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Saved By the Bell Actor Arrested on Weapons Charge

The actor best known for playing Screech on Saved by the Bell was arrested in Wisconsin, police said. Dustin Diamond was charged with possession of a switchblade, carrying a concealed weapon and recklessly endangering safety

Apple To Report Quarterly Earnings

Apple Wins the Holiday Shipping War

Retailers angling to give shoppers more time to place frantic, last-minute Christmas orders online were mostly able to deliver the goods on time this holiday season, and Apple was among four companies that performed the best

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Was the Most Pirated TV Show of 2014

Game of Thrones has claimed the distinction of being the most illegally downloaded show in the world for the third year in a row. The HBO fantasy drama was downloaded an estimated 8.1 million times via BitTorrent

Portrait of Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Great Buddy DeFranco Dies at 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era, has died at the age of 91, his family said