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British actor Alan Rickman, who starred in the Harry Potter movie series as Severus Snape and in such hits as Die Hard and Love Actually, died Thursday. He was 69.
Jan. 14, 2016
Despite the long odds, Alex managed to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Parts of the Azores are now under a hurricane warning.
Jan. 14, 2016
The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, and Mad Max: Fury Road are among the most-nominated films in this year's Oscars race. The nominees were announced Thursday morning.
Jan. 14, 2016
Rickman appeared in many blockbuster films during his prolific career, from 1988's Die Hard with Bruce Willis to 2003's Love Actually and the Harry Potter films.
Jan. 14, 2016
Police say two victims died in the attack, along with five attackers. At least one of those killed is believed to be a foreigner.
Jan. 14, 2016
There are three winning tickets for the Powerball's record $1.6 billion jackpot. The six winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.
Jan. 14, 2016
In a study of students at a Colorado university, attractiveness in women was linked to better grades. But, the difference disappeared for online classes.
Jan. 14, 2016
With less than three weeks to go before voting begins, watch for skirmishes to break out at Thursday's Republican debate — from attacks on Donald Trump to establishment candidates vying for position.
Jan. 14, 2016
He lost his sight in his youth. So he never married. But he's lived an independent life for decades — despite the best efforts of goats to raid his crops.
Jan. 14, 2016
Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.
Jan. 14, 2016
Two of the 2015 Nobel prize winners for medicine discovered a drug that is driving down this parasitic disease in Ghana.
Jan. 14, 2016
At least 3 suicide bombers exploded themselves in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while two gunmen attacked a police post nearby, a witness told The Associated Press.
Jan. 14, 2016
It could take a while before Powerball officials know if there are any other winning tickets. The six winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.
Jan. 13, 2016
A national survey finds that U.S. mothers are having their first child later than ever — it's a 45-year trend. The big reason seems to be a steady drop in the number of teen moms.
Jan. 13, 2016
The feds are trying to make it harder for criminals to turn ill-gotten gains into clean cash by anonymously investing in expensive real estate, then selling and walking off with the money.
Jan. 13, 2016
Irvin, who died Monday at 96, was one of the first black players in Major League Baseball. He showed Mays the ropes when Mays entered the league. Irvin, Mays said, was "sort of like my father."
Jan. 13, 2016
Having fled a bloody civil war at home, Syrian refugees living in exile in Turkey are determined to keep alive something even terrorists can't kill: their love of traditional Syrian dishes.
Jan. 13, 2016
GE says it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to Boston. The company will be getting huge tax breaks, but more than that, it will be gaining access to universities and nonstop flights.
Jan. 13, 2016
The Democrat's latest proposal would raise rates on the very (very) richest Americans and raise revenue, but it would further complicate the tax system and could be a minor drag on the economy.
Jan. 13, 2016
The French disease fighter had a healthy fear of microbes. So does a new report, which worries that humankind might not be ready to fight off the next pandemic.
Jan. 13, 2016

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