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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 - and where the pranksters are now

The 15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 - and where the pranksters are now

If 2013 was "the year of the viral hoax," what then should we call 2014 — a year slightly older, slightly wiser, and even more full of moronic shenanigans?

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

Cars drive by the Sony Pictures Plaza building in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond…

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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S.…

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US mulls adding North Korea to terrorism sponsors

US mulls adding North Korea to terrorism sponsors

HONOLULU — The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an “act of cybervandalism,” not one of war, against a movie company.

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This week on TV: Dec. 21-27

This week on TV: Dec. 21-27

Around the remote: Heart-warming movies cap holiday week.

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US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

U.S. has to respond to this act of aggression on American territory.

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Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample:

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

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Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

SEATTLE — Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.

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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this point

FILE — In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby has has remained silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits …

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Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense

Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby has the right to remain silent — and that may be his best strategy.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.…

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The Sony Pictures Entertainment studio building is seen on Madison in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledge…

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Phoenix residents fear plans for Wright house

Phoenix residents fear plans for Wright house

A home designed by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Phoenix. Zach Rawling, who purchased the house last year, wants to incorporate an underground museum into it.

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Phoenix residents fear plans for Wright-designed house

Phoenix residents fear plans for Wright-designed house

New owner wants to turn it into a major tourist attraction.

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

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.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo provided by Karleigh Vroman, Hayden and Maureen Mauk, their son Finnegan, center, and daughter Lucy pose with their newly-adopted St. Bernard Frankie, left, and their two other rescue dogs, after seeing "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour T…

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

In this Dec. 13, 2014 photo provided by Katie Sullivan and James Marquis, they pose with their newly-apopted dog Octavia, a 2-year-old German shepherd featured in a segment of "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour Thanksgiving night telecast, at their home in Costa Mes…

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