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  • Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs

    Not lovin' it in Russia: McDonald's, Wendy's in Kremlin's cross hairs
    Two of the United States' biggest burger chains have become the latest targets of Kremlin wrath, with McDonald's fast-food offerings under the political microscope for alleged impurities and Wendy's driven out of Russia altogether by deteriorating...
  • Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets

    Civil-rights, media groups sue to force Scott to disclose assets
    TALLAHASSEE -- In the midst of a high-profile fight over the governor's office, civil-rights and media organizations are asking the Florida Supreme Court to force Gov. Rick Scott and other candidates to disclose more details about their personal wealth....
  • Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team

     Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team
    The first time Meagan Good met Will Ferrell, she threw her shoes at him. That may be the most rational response a woman could have to Ferrell, at least when he's playing hopelessly chauvinist TV newsman Ron Burgundy. In Good's case, she was performing...
  • Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions

    Most Iranian lawmakers back nuclear speedup if U.S. adds sanctions
    TEHRAN — More than two-thirds of the Iranian parliament has signed on to a bill that would accelerate Iran’s nuclear program if Congress adopts new sanctions legislation, official news agencies said. The bill would direct Iran’s...
  • Rocket from Lebanon hits Israel, sparking major retaliation

    JERUSALEM — In the first border flare-up of its kind in four months, at least one Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday, triggering a heavy artillery barrage from Israeli forces in response. No casualties were...
  • Second bombing in Russia raises fears before Olympics

    MOSCOW — At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured Monday in the second suspected suicide bombing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in as many days, heightening concern about security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi....
  • Al Jazeera America Will Be 'Envy of the Industry,' Chief Says

    Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian has told staffers that the fledgling cabler is on its way to being "the envy of the industry" as it heads into 2014 with ambitious plans. O'Brian can be forgiven for a little hyperbole in her year-end memo to the...
  • BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'

    BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'
    "Being Mary Jane" is much more than just the latest entry on BET's prime-time lineup. It's a milestone. Debuting six months after its movie-length pilot attracted more than 4 million viewers, "Being Mary Jane," which premieres Tuesday starring Gabrielle...
  • Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe

    Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe
    SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate’s ethics committee has hired an outside attorney to advise it on a possible investigation into allegations of corruption contained in an FBI affidavit targeting Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), officials...
  • British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya

    British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya
    The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported. Both victims were believed to have been...
  • Czech police probing fatal explosion find arms at Palestinian Embassy

    Czech police investigating the fatal New Year's Day explosion at the Palestinian Authority Embassy in Prague found unregistered weapons at the mission, government officials reported Thursday. The discovery of an undisclosed number and type of arms has...