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  • When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story

    When movies don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
    It may not be factual, but it's truthful. It's an argument that wouldn't survive in a court of law and would spark derision in a presidential debate. But when it comes to movies, it's vital guidance, especially when so many of 2013's Oscar-...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks

    Leaps of faith and appetites for work attract Tom Hanks
    In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
  • Residents leap from windows to escape Minneapolis apartment fire

    Fourteen people were hurt, at least three critically, when an explosion and fire rocked a three-story apartment building in Minneapolis on Wednesday morning, forcing residents to jump from windows and flee into subzero temperatures. The explosion in the...
  • Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions

    Complete list of Sundance Film Festival selections: U.S. and World competitions
    The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
  • Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'

    Changing course put wind in the sails of 'Captain Phillips'
    For Paul Greengrass, the journey of "Captain Phillips" took him through unfamiliar waters in which he had to make himself at home. "For some reason with this one, I took a few days to find my way," the director says. "I remember feeling I was a bit...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Competition, Next Lineups

    In some respects, the 30th annual Sundance Film Festival offers a snapshot of the ways in which the independent film scene has dramatically shifted over the past three decades, said fest director John Cooper, from an ever-widening talent pool to an...
  • Against All Odds: Stories of Survival Pepper Oscar Race

    Writers and directors have never been shy about sending their characters into car crashes, shootouts, hostile Indian territory or bad marriages. Danger is their business. But the kind of peril faced in several of this season's more prominent dramas...
  • Three Somalis sentenced to prison for aiding terrorist group in homeland

    SAN DIEGO — Three Somali immigrants — an imam, a cabdriver and an employee of a money transmitting business — were sentenced Monday to federal prison for aiding a terrorist group in their homeland. Basaaly Saeed Moalin, 36, the...
  • Actors Playing Real-Life People Abound in Awards Films

    True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people. From Matthew McConaughey's turn as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club" to Leonardo DiCaprio...
  • U.S. 'overreaching' in piracy case against Somali, judge says

    WASHINGTON — When is a pirate not a pirate? A federal court may provide an answer in a trial that opened in Washington this week of a Somali official who helped win release of a hijacked Danish cargo ship and crew for $1.7 million ransom, but...