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  • Clancy Dies At 66, Jacobs Leaving Vuitton

    Clancy Dies At 66, Jacobs Leaving Vuitton

    The latest celebrity news including best-selling author Tom Clancy dies at the age of 66, and Marc Jacobs is leaving Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brand. Roselle Chen reports.

  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

    President Obama, Congressional Leaders Still Deadlocked On Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
    After more than an hour […]

  • Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    President Obama, Lawmakers Meet On Shutdown’s 2nd Day

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama conferred with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown  Lawmakers  began, but there were no signs of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled hundreds […]

  • Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family delivers his closing argument to jurors in a packed courtroom in Los Angeles, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

    LA Jury Finds Promoter Not Liable In Michael Jackson’s Death

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles jury found unanimously on Wednesday that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by family members of pop star Michael Jackson.
    The verdict, which found that the doctor the company […]

  • Debora Costa right,  tries to sign up for insurance coverage for her two children, including 2-year-old Victoria, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, with help from Champaign Urbana Public Health District employee Alice Cronenberg in Champaign, Ill. Costa, who recently moved to Illinois from Brazil with her graduate-student husband and children, found after about 10 minutes that she didn't have all the information she would need to sign up. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

    Pressure Mounts To Fix Health Insurance Exchanges

    The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to […]

  • Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ Video Is As Racy As You’d Imagine

    Rihanna’s ‘Pour It Up’ Video Is As Racy As You’d Imagine

    After days of sneak peeks at behind-the-scenes pole dancing classes and stripper audition videos, Rihanna released the “Pour It Up” video on Wednesday. The visuals are about what you’d expect — one of the world’s biggest pop stars trying her […]

  • ‘Raging Bull’ Copyright Fight Headed For U.S. Supreme Court

    ‘Raging Bull’ Copyright Fight Headed For U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – Emotionally raw boxing movie “Raging Bull” may have come out 33 years ago, but a copyright fight over an early screenplay has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    The court on Tuesday agreed to take up the […]

  • Celebrities Tell Followers To #GetCovered with Obamacare

    Celebrities Tell Followers To #GetCovered with Obamacare

    NEW YORK – While technical problems slowed the launch of new “Obamacare” websites to sell health insurance on Tuesday, the law’s supporters on Twitter had an easier time welcoming the “Affordable Care Cat.”
    Celebrities and community groups took to social media […]

  • President Obama To Cut Short Asia Trip As Shutdown Continues

    President Obama To Cut Short Asia Trip As Shutdown Continues

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday scaled down a long-planned trip to Asia, as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding row in Congress that triggered it.
    Obama is expected to […]

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

    For Israel, Attack On Iran Seems Off The Table

    JERUSALEM — President Barack Obama’s decision to open a dialogue with Iran’s new president appears to have robbed Israel of a key asset in its campaign to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing a nuclear weapon: the threat of unilaterally […]

  • Doug Carmichael, worksite coordinator for Marketplace Nebraska, a health insurance broker under the new Affordable Care Act, explains to citizens the health insurance enrollment process and the options available to them at a seminar at the Willa Cather Omaha Public Library in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    A Bumpy First Day For New Insurance Marketplaces

    CHICAGO  — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn’t work.
    But the debut of the new […]

  • This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from "Gravity." Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie directed by Alfonso Cuaron was her “best life decision” ever.  (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

    Review: ‘Gravity,’ 90 Minutes Of Terrifying Beauty

    In an age when we’re able to consume content so many different ways – and that’s a good thing, mostly – let’s declare right now that there’s only one truly correct way to experience “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron’s thrilling new space […]

  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during the Millennium Development Goals event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, at the U.N. Headquarters in New York September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Microsoft Investors Push For Chairman Gates To Step Down

    NEW YORK/SEATTLE | – Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with […]

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Rebounds As Government Shutdown Seen Short-Lived

    NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks kicked off a new month and a new quarter with gains on Tuesday as investors, for now, appeared confident that the first partial government shutdown in nearly two decades would be short-lived.

    After declining seven out […]

  • Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Let Iran Get Nuclear Arms

    Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Let Iran Get Nuclear Arms

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played the spoiler Tuesday to any easing of Iran’s relations with the West, telling world leaders his country will do whatever it takes to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, even […]

  • White House Rejects Latest Republican Offer To End Shutdown

    White House Rejects Latest Republican Offer To End Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees […]

  • VIDEO: Katy Perry Attends Chanel Show In Paris

    VIDEO: Katy Perry Attends Chanel Show In Paris

    Katy Perry attends the Chanel womenswear spring-summer 2014 fashion show in Paris, where designer Karl Lagerfeld described the collection as ‘optimistic.’ (Oct. 1)

  • President Obama Hails ‘Historic’ Launch Of Health Exchanges

    President Obama Hails ‘Historic’ Launch Of Health Exchanges

    WASHINGTON  — Hailing it as an “historic day,” President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage despite the shutdown taking hold across much of the government.
    Obama […]

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York October 1, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

    At U.N., Netanyahu Calls Iran’s President ‘Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing’

    UNITED NATIONS – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday dismissed a charm offensive by Iran’s new president as a ruse concocted by a “wolf in sheep’s clothing,” and declared that Israel was ready to stand alone to deny Tehran […]

  • ‘Obamacare’ Exchanges Start Up As Government Shuts Down

    ‘Obamacare’ Exchanges Start Up As Government Shuts Down

    WASHINGTON  — For three years, the Obama administration has been preparing for this moment: the launch of new insurance exchanges, intended to expand health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. But this is far from the grand opening that President […]

  • n this frame grab from video provided by the New York Police Department, motorcyclists ride alongside a sport utility vehicle, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in New York. Police say that a man driving with his family along a New York City highway was attacked and beaten by a large group of motorcyclists who first surrounded his sport utility vehicle and stopped it on the road, then chased him for miles after he plowed through the blockade of bikes in an attempt to escape. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)

    Wife: Biker Husband Is Victim In NYC Altercation

    NEW YORK  — Shaky camera footage depicts the gory scene: A driver who police say was frightened when a group of motorcyclists swarmed his Range Rover plowed through them, striking a rider in a purple T-shirt and black helmet.
    The biker, […]



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    WASHINGTON  – The U.S. government began a partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

    Federal agencies were directed to […]

  • Shutdown Orders Issued As Congress Misses Deadline

    Shutdown Orders Issued As Congress Misses Deadline

    WASHINGTON — For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding […]

  • Senate Latest Vote Leaves Congress At Square 1

    Senate Latest Vote Leaves Congress At Square 1

    WASHINGTON — The House and Senate played ping-pong with funding for the federal government Monday night, hours before cash for much of Uncle Sam’s operations was due to run out.
    The GOP-led House passed its third measure that would keep government […]

  • A rock slide partially blocks a closed canyon road, which links Boulder with the mountain town of Nederland, and which is damaged in places by recent flooding, up Boulder Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo., Friday Sept. 20, 2013. With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is scrambling to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding. More than 200 miles of state highways and at least 50 bridges were damaged or destroyed, not counting many more county roads. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Colorado Rock Slide: 5 Hikers Killed On Trail To Agnes Vaille

    BUENA VISTA, Colo. — Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.
    Boulders exceeding 100 tons crashed into a […]

  • Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event in Coro in the state of Falcon, in this September 30, 2013 handout photograph provided by Miraflores Palace. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters

    Venezuela Expels Top U.S. Diplomat For Fomenting ‘Sabotage’

    CARACAS – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday he was expelling the top U.S. diplomat in the South American nation and two others, accusing them of meeting with opposition leaders and encouraging “acts of sabotage” against his country.
    It was […]

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner, R- Ohio, pauses during a news conference after a House Republican Conference meeting about the ongoing budget fight on Capitol Hill on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Countdown: GOP Unity Frays As Shutdown Grows Near

    WASHINGTON– A threatened government shutdown imminent, House Republicans scaled back their demands to delay the nation’s health care law Monday night as the price for essential federal funding, but President Barack Obama and Democrats rejected the proposals as quickly as […]

  • Greenpeace International Captain Peter Willcox (from USA) at the Leninsky District Court Of Murmansk.

Greenpeace International activists in court in Leninsky District Court Of Murmansk after being held for seven days following an Arctic drilling protest in Russia. The activists face possible charges of piracy, which Greenpeace insists are not valid under international law.

    Peter Willcox: Greenpeace Captain Currently Under Arrest In Russia

    Greenpeace says it is not backing down from direct actions even as Russian authorities continue to detain the captain of its Arctic Sunrise ship and 29 other activists in Murmansk, Russia, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.
    Captain Peter Willcox, the […]

  • The morning sun illuminates the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Stocks Sink As Government Heads Toward Shutdown

    NEW YORK  — Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something far worse for the economy- a failure to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.
    The Dow fell 91 points, or 0.6 percent, […]


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