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  • Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
    2012-04-19 18:18:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans went without insurance at some point in 2011, often as a...

  • Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
    2012-04-19 18:09:54 UTC
    (Reuters) - Property insurer Travelers Cos Inc <TRV.N> blew past Wall Street earnings estimates for the first quarter and raised its dividend 12 percent as natural disaster losses declined and insurance rates continued to rise after years of weakn...

  • "Friends of Syria say Annan plan is last hope
    2012-04-19 18:02:11 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - The "Friends of Syria" coalition meeting in Paris on Thursday called a U.N.-backed peace plan the "last hope" to resolve the crisis and said they would do all they could to help it succeed, according to draft conclusions obtained...

  • Iran open for IAEA talks, no word on Parchin: diplomats
    2012-04-19 17:53:55 UTC
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran says it is ready to resume talks with the U.N. nuclear watchdog two months after their last meeting ended in failure, but still appears to be stonewalling a request for access to a key military site, Western diplomats said ...

  • U.N. chief says South Sudan infringing on Sudan sovereignty
    2012-04-19 17:32:13 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday termed South Sudan's seizure of a disputed oil field in Sudan an "illegal act" and called on both countries to stop border clashes spiraling into war as the United States warned of a "w...


  • 2012-04-19 16:58:35 UTC
    Cannes Film Festival The Cannes Film Festival will open with Wes Anderson's new film "Moonrise Kingdom," and feature the latest work from David Cronenberg ("Cosmopolis"), Andrew Dominik ("Killing Them Softly"), Michael Haneke ("Amour"), Walter ...

  • 'Magic Mike' Trailer: Channing Tatum Found Love In A Hopeless Place (VIDEO)
    2012-04-19 15:46:07 UTC
    The "Magic Mike" trailer has finally arrived online, meaning this is the best day of your week. Unless the idea of Channing Tatum starring in a movie about male stripping for director Steven Soderbergh is not something you think sounds awesome. ...

  • Iran's general says country to use force if diplomacy regarding Abu Musa fails
    2012-04-19 15:38:54 UTC
    If the diplomacy regarding the Abu Musa island does not work out, Iran will use force, Commander of Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said in Tehran this morning during the meeting with foreign countries' attaches...

  • First Look: Anthony Hopkins Kills It as Alfred Hitchcock
    2012-04-19 15:27:43 UTC
    It's amazing what a little lot of makeup can do. Seriously. Check out this new image of Anthony Hopkins portraying Alfred Hitchcock! The Oscar winner has successfully transformed himself into the legendary filmmaker for the upcoming movie Hi...

  • 100yd in limo is an eco no-no, Gwyneth Paltrow Green campaigner's gas-guzzler own goal
    2012-04-19 14:02:24 UTC
    A-LIST celebs walked from a party to a restaurant yards away — while green campaigner Gwyneth Paltrow used a gas-guzzling LIMO. he Hollywood actress, 39, stunned onlookers with a chauffeured jaunt that lasted just ten seconds. She and her...

  • Is Will.i.am Spicing up his life with Geri?
    2012-04-19 13:46:39 UTC
    WILL.I.AM has shared a secret date with Geri Halliwell, according to reports. comment on this story 14 comments Related Stories Jessie J and Simon Cowell Jessie gay but Simon NOT gay BOOK claims singer 'is a lesbian' – but mog...

  • Cheryl Cole back with third album
    2012-04-19 09:58:51 UTC
    Cheryl Cole has announced details of her comeback to the music world. The former X Factor judge released a shot of herself posing behind a chainmail heart, made up of gold keys, to promote her third album A Million Lights. Video Games singer...

  • Beyonce Knowles 'is ready for baby number two'
    2012-04-19 09:52:52 UTC
    Beyoncé Knowles is said to already be thinking about having a second baby. The music superstar and her rapper husband Jay-Z welcomed Blue Ivy into the world in January. But Star magazine claims that they are already excited about adding to t...

  • Dick Clark, Entertainment Icon Nicknamed 'America's Oldest Teenager,' Dies at 82
    2012-04-19 09:15:48 UTC
    Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with "American Bandstand," and whose trademark "Rockin' Eve" became a fixture of New Year's celebrations, died today a...

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wedding: "That's a Ways Down the Road," Says Pal Jack Black
    2012-04-19 08:31:40 UTC
    Angelina Jolie's Kung Fu Panda costar Jack Black has a special message for her and her hubby-to-be Brad Pitt. I just caught up with the funnyman at the premiere of his new flick, Bernie. Read on to find out what he had to about the future Mr. a...

  • Glee Scoop: Lindsay Lohan's "Meaty" Guest Appearance Is Almost Here!
    2012-04-19 08:28:45 UTC
    Lindsay Lohan is getting ready to go back in school! We've learned exclusively that the actress will be filming her highly anticipated guest appearance on Fox's Glee this week. So what are we hearing about Lohan's arrival at McKinley? S...

  • Syria hasn't fully complied with Annan peace plan: U.N. chief
    2012-04-19 05:49:57 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has not fully complied with a U.N.-backed peace plan for the country and has yet to send a "clear signal" about its commitment to ending more than a year of violence, the U.N. chief told the Security Council in a l...

  • India tests long-range missile; capable of reaching China
    2012-04-19 05:30:06 UTC
    BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - India test-fired a long range missile capable of reaching deep into China and Europe on Thursday, thrusting the emerging Asian power into an elite club of nations with intercontinental nuclear weapons capabilities. ...

  • Exclusive: Hong Kong moves closer to bank liability for IPOS
    2012-04-19 05:02:38 UTC
    (Reuters) - Hong Kong's financial market watchdog is launching a public consultation process in the next couple of weeks that seeks to toughen rules for banks sponsoring initial public offerings, including holding them liable for faulty deal docum...

  • Congress, White House in tug-of-war over arms sales
    2012-04-19 04:36:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has trimmed the U.S. Congress' decades-long role in vetting billions of dollars in proposed arms sales in a move that will result in more congressional efforts to block deals, key lawmakers said in a...

  • US aircraft carriers not allowed to stop in areas designated by Iran
    2012-04-19 04:21:02 UTC
    The commander of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that Iran has notified the two U.S. aircraft carriers deployed in the Persian Gulf that they are not allowed to stop in certain areas of the Persian Gulf designated by Iranian naval force...

  • Spanish king apologizes for Botswana elephant hunt
    2012-04-18 21:31:01 UTC
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's King Juan Carlos I hobbled out of a Madrid hospital on Wednesday and apologized for making an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana - a jaunt that has caused outrage in a country suffering from an economic crisis. The 74-...

  • Dick Clark Dead at 82
    2012-04-18 20:17:36 UTC
    Time sadly caught up with Amercia's youngest teenager. Dick Clark, the iconic TV host and producer who put younger folks to shame with his work ethic and energy until he was slowed by a stroke eight years ago, has died. He was 82. He suffere...

  • Dark Shadows Trailer
    2012-04-18 20:00:33 UTC
    Johnny Depp in 'Dark Shadows' trailer CNN's Henry Hanks has a theory: A movie without Johnny Depp wearing a wig and plenty of makeup ( *cough* "Rum Diary" *cough*), and you're taking your chances at the theater. But put the man in some powde...

  • Justin Bieber Impostor Shocker! Man Allegedly Posed as Biebs, Sexually Abused 12-Year-Old Girl Online
    2012-04-18 19:41:32 UTC
    Canadian authorities arrested a 34-year-old Justin Bieber impersonator for threatening and sexually abusing a 12-year-old New Jersey girl online, a spokeswoman for the Essex County, N.J., prosecutor's office confirms to E! News Lee Moir of Toro...