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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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New York AG wants big stores to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns

Eric Schneiderman has written to K-Mart, Sears, Amazon, Walmart

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Cuomo to visit counties chosen for casino sites

Cuomo to visit Sullivan, Schenectady, Seneca counties on Wednesday

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in Weird

Bunnies banned in NYC

What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears?

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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We’re living 6 years longer

Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.

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No fracking, no casino expansion, but Tioga chamber prez says “we still need jobs”

Chamber president says she's "saddened, disappointed" about fracking, casino decision

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Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ in win for N. Korean hackers

The $44 million raunchy comedy was scheduled to debut on Christmas Day.

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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Dryden officials says town played some role in fracking decision

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration essentially banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. After years of debate about the controversial drilling process,…

This photo released by Colombia Pictures - Sony shows Jamie Foxx, left, as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Annie."

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REVIEW: Modern ‘Annie’ a mixed bag

"Annie" gets an update for the new film version of the classic musical, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis.

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Fallon & Timberlake are awkward teens at camp

The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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Kate Hudson cast as Richard Pryor’s wife in biopic

The "Almost Famous" star will take on the role of Jennifer Lee Pryor alongside Mike Epps as the funnyman.

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Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospitals

By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated…

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Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spending

More than two thirds of U.S. voters back increased military spending given growing threats to America's security.

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Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.

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in Lifestyle

Christmastime comes with superstitions, tall tales

Christmas has long been a time ripe for superstitions, tall tales and odd beliefs.

Recent Headlines

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Gold tooth dropped in red kettle

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There's been diamond rings, silver bars, and four-leaf clovers but this could be the first donation of its kind.

in Music

Styx: Rock Hall hates ‘power rock’

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The "Come Sail Away" hitmakers have been overlooked again, alongside peers like Journey and Foreigner.

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WATCH: Airman ‘Santa’ surprises 6-year-old son at storytime

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Aaron Williams was sad that his dad, stationed in South Korea, wouldn't be stateside for the holidays ... but a little Christmas magic gave him a gift he'll never forget.

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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

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A 5-year-old boy hoping to save the UAB football program has donated his allowance and a handwritten note.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Colbert’s star-studded farewell to ‘Report’

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Stephen Colbert bid farewell with the help of scores of celebrities in a rousing sendoff to the tune of "We'll Meet Again."