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'X-Men' director Bryan Singer calls sex abuse claims 'shakedown'


LOS ANGELES - The director of the forthcoming "X-Men" film on Thursday called claims that he sexually abused a teen more than a decade ago a "sick, twisted shakedown," and said he was dropping out of promotional events for the movie ahead of its release.

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"Zero Motivation," "Point and Shoot" win Tribeca Festival prizes

NEW YORK - The Israeli film "Zero Motivation" picked up a top prize on Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning best narrative feature, while the U.S. film "Point and Shoot" was named best documentary.

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Banksy says London auction of works nothing to do with him


LONDON - The reclusive British street artist Banksy has disassociated himself from an exhibition of his urban art murals that have been removed from walls and are to be auctioned off in London.

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Peru's Vargas Llosa to take secret of Garcia Marquez spat to grave


CARACAS - Peruvian author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa vowed on Thursday to honor until death a pact with his late Colombian counterpart Gabriel Garcia Marquez not to reveal the mystery of their famous decades-old enmity.

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Thu, Apr 24 2014

Janet Yellen, Miley Cyrus odd bedfellows in Time's list of 100 most influential


NEW YORK - Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the U.S. Federal Reserve, pop star Miley Cyrus and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly were among the 41 women in the Time 100, the most women ever included in the magazine's list of the world's most influential people.

24 Apr 2014

Trip Tips: Brazil's beachless metropolis is a foodie's paradise

SAO PAULO - If your idea of Brazil is beaches and bikinis, São Paulo is not the place to go. That's what Rio de Janeiro is for.

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Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar stolen in sticker heist


SAO PAULO - Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini stickers was stolen during a delivery.

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'Vapers' relieved FDA won't restrict popular e-cigarette flavors

NEW YORK - E-cigarette users breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday after U.S. health officials proposed new rules for the devices that would ban sales to minors, but allow manufacturers to keep offering flavored nicotine liquids beloved by so-called vapers.

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Netflix makes deals to appear on first U.S. cable boxes


LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Netflix Inc's streaming video subscription service will be integrated into TiVo Inc set-top boxes for customers of three of the smaller U.S. cable operators, the companies said on Thursday.

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Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison


LOS ANGELES - Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, the photographer Alexandra Hedison, a representative for the Oscar-winning actress said on Wednesday.

24 Apr 2014