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  • Writer seeks records of long-dead arsenic killer

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A writer telling the story of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” hopes the Connecticut Supreme Court will order records related to her…

  • Biggest pop culture moments of 2014

    A look back at the biggest pop culture moments of 2014.

  • China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained.…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Police departments on alert after NYC cops killed by man who hated law enforcement, government NEW YORK (AP) — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to…

  • N. Korean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the currently scrapped Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of…

  • The Top 50 Movies of 2014

    WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his 50 favorite flicks. Here’s No. 50-11. Check back tomorrow for the Top 10.

  • NKorean cinema: Kidnappings and evil Americans

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea hates the Hollywood film that revolves around the assassination of its beloved leader, but the country has had a long love affair with cinema — of its own…

  • US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says 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…

  • How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

    How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you’re Chris Rock, you joke about it cleverly but carefully. Promoting…

  • ‘Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Peter Jackson’s final installment of…

  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would…

  • GOP to back ‘The Interview’ if it gets to theaters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the movie “The Interview” if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its…

  • 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…

  • AP source: US seeks China’s help after cyberattack

    HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea. A senior Obama administration…

  • ‘Dragon Age’ tops AP critics’ best games of 2014

    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: 1. “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC): BioWare’s overstuffed role-playing epic has everything you could want…