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'The Last Jedi' collects almost $100M at holiday box office

LOS ANGELES — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" claimed the biggest Christmas haul over the four-day holiday weekend, adding almost $100 million to its coffers, according to box office figures released Tuesday.

2 investors, including "Twilight" backer, convicted of fraud

NEW YORK — Two tech entrepreneurs, including a man who invested in the film studio that made the "Twilight" movies, have been convicted of fraud in New York.
Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks

Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed. The St.
France opens judicial probe into tainted baby milk scandal

France opens judicial probe into tainted baby milk scandal

PARIS — French authorities have launched a judicial probe in a tainted baby milk scandal in which several million products were recalled over fears of salmonella contamination.
Tunisia tries to defuse tension with UAE amid airline spat

Tunisia tries to defuse tension with UAE amid airline spat

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia tried to smooth out emerging tensions with the United Arab Emirates on Monday after Emirates airline barred Tunisian women from boarding its flights and the North African country responded by suspending the Dubai-based carrie
Big labour sees growth potential in California pot workers

Big labour sees growth potential in California pot workers

GOSHEN, Calif. — Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California.

Joan Walsh announces move to CNN after being dumped by MSNBC

NEW YORK — Political analyst Joan Walsh announced on Saturday that she would be moving to CNN next year after MSNBC said it had decided not to renew her contract as a paid contributor, a decision that has caused an uproar on social media.
3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes to ex-winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.