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Wed, Oct 22 2014

Filming in fear: Edward Snowden as 'Citizenfour'

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NEW YORK - U.S. documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the U.S. government.

22 Oct 2014

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

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WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93.

22 Oct 2014

Popular Mexican musician shot dead in cartel-riddled northwest

MEXICO CITY - A member of Banda el Recodo, a traditional Mexican band also popular in the United States, was found dead from a gunshot to the neck on Wednesday in the northwestern Mexican resort city of Mazatlan, the group and local authorities said.

22 Oct 2014

Argentine luthier turns beat-up skateboards into electric guitars

BUENOS AIRES - Working a pedal-powered carpentry machine, Argentine luthier Ezequiel Galasso is giving beat-up skateboards a new lease on life, recycling them into electric guitars coveted by the likes of American rock band Pearl Jam.

22 Oct 2014

Animated robots, trolls and the dead dig up new film fans

LOS ANGELES - An oversized personal health-care robot assistant might seem out of place next to the princesses and furry animals that have won over legions of fans, young and old, in animated films.

22 Oct 2014

Sax and the City: Kenny G hits sour note in China with Hong Kong visit

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BEIJING - Best-selling U.S. jazz musician Kenny G struck a bum note in China on Wednesday when he appeared among Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, prompting the country's foreign ministry to warn foreigners once again to keep their noses out.

22 Oct 2014

The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved

WASHINGTON - In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history.

22 Oct 2014

Song lauding Britain's anti-EU party withdrawn after racism allegations

LONDON - The author of a song intended to boost the anti-EU UK Independence Party before British elections next year said on Wednesday he was withdrawing the track from sale after racism allegations.

22 Oct 2014

NYC subway breaks record with more than 6 mln daily rides

NEW YORK - More people rode the New York City subway than ever in September, with the number of trips exceeding a record-breaking 6 million on five separate days over the month, transit officials said on Wednesday.

22 Oct 2014

Tue, Oct 21 2014

Oscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity

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NEW YORK - Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood stars during a career that spanned five decades, was remembered on Tuesday for his exquisite style, generous heart and tireless philanthropy.

21 Oct 2014