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Islamic State threatens 2 Japanese captives in video

The militant group released a video purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million.

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Patriots, Seahawks have tools to deliver Super Bowl classic

This year's NFL championship game has the makings of an instant classic.

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In Internet age, J.C. Penney bringing back ‘Big Book’ catalog

The new, 120-page book will be sent to select customers in March, the first time it has sent out a catalog since 2010.

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U.S. wants end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

The U.S. will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions and agree to opening embassies in historic talks on restoring relations.

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Nashua man dies in fire

Woman treated for smoke inhalation

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Obama to focus on middle class in State of the Union

The President will challenge the Republican-led Congress to back his ideas for helping middle-class Americans.

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Plastic ball prank turns home into funhouse

What if you came home to find your living room turned into a giant ball pit?

British musicians Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, arrives at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards 2013 at the Camden Roundhouse in north London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 20

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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MLK Day observed

Today we are observing the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Sherman sprained elbow, likely to play in Super Bowl

SEATTLE, WA – An MRI has revealed that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman suffered a sprained left elbow during Sunday’s…

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NFL probing Patriots’ possible use of deflated balls

The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots used deflated balls in their blowout win over Indianapolis.

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Broncos hire Kubiak as coach

Denver hired former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as their new head coach.

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Amazon is getting into the movie-making business

Amazon plans to produce movies for the big screen and offer them on its Prime video service within two months of their release.

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Tributes, protests mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observers linked the holiday to a rallying cry in recent months during demonstrations over police brutality: "Black lives matter."

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Vegas bets on a super Super Bowl

Last year's big game set a betting record in Vegas and this year could be even bigger.

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Pigeons beware: The birdseed is ‘spiked’

An Ohio county is planning to spike bird seed with birth control in hopes of keeping pigeons at bay.

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in Entertainment

Gary Sinise to front ‘Criminal Minds’ spinoff

The "Forrest Gump" star scored a leading role in a new TV project.

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Cities across America are increasingly making snowplow-tracking data public in free mobile apps.

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in Music

Adele’s new album delayed again

The "Someone Like You" hitmaker's upcoming record has been pushed back yet again and could even be put on hold until next year.

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Angela Bassett thrilled with Dionne Warwick’s response to ‘Whitney’

Members of Whitney Houston's family, including her mother and daughter, have blasted the project.

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WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl commercials

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A 30-second commercial on Super Sunday will cost $4.5 million, but will it be money well spent?

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‘Birdman’ wins big at SAG Awards in march toward Oscars

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The satirical film won top honors from Hollywood's actors in an important show of support for its march toward the best picture Oscar.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘SNL’ takes on Tom Brady and DeflateGate

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The New England Patriots QB reminds people that he is not a "science computer" and had nothing to do with deflating footballs.

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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 26

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A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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