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Bankrupt 50 Cent is suing his old lawyers for $75 million

50 Cent — who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July — submitted the complaint against Garvey Schubert Barer in the Connecticut bankruptcy court Tuesday seeking $75 million in damages.<p>The rapper claims the law firm did a terrible job representing him while he was dealing with the legal …

America’s $100,000 Deal with a North Korean Defector

And how it went awry.<p>I <i>t was September 21, 1953, just seven weeks after an armistice had ended the Korean War. Joseph Stalin was dead, and the Soviet Union had finally stopped its secret support of the North Koreans in the conflict. President Dwight Eisenhower was desperate to hold together the</i> …

Paula Patton won't return for 'Mission Impossible 5'

The upcoming "Mission: Impossible 5" will be bringing back multiple actors from the cast of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" - including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames - but fans have taken notice that there is one key name misting from that core ensemble: Paula Patton. …

'Mass death sentences' for 183 in Egypt

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> An Egyptian court triggered an international uproar Monday, confirming a death sentence for 183 defendants.<p>The defendants were convicted of murdering 11 police and two civilians in August 2013, Egypt's state-run MENA news agency reported.<p>Those deaths came in an attack on a police …

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For China's birthrate, this may be a bad sign

Chen Lei runs a Shanghai business that helps pregnant Chinese women fly to Southern California and give birth in hospitals in Whittier, Fountain Valley, Pomona and other nearby cities. But come Feb. 19 — when the Chinese New Year begins, closing out the year of the horse and ushering in the year of …

Two French citizens arrested in Yemen may have ties to Paris attacks

Two French citizens arrested in Yemen are believed to have links to the Paris attack on the offices of the<p>satirical magazineCharlie Hebdo, according to top Yemeni security officials.<p>Ali Ahmadi, chairman of Yemen’s national security unit, said authorities were investigating the pair, who appear to …

Fallout from Swiss franc move spreads to banks, brokers

One of the world's safest investments — the Swiss franc — swung wildly this week after the central bank in Switzerland announced that it would scrap its policy of limiting the rise of the currency.<p>It may seem like an arcane move, but it's not. The Swiss National Bank's surprise decision Thursday …

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

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Jennifer Aniston Didn't Get An Oscar Nom, But She Sure Did Shine On The Red Carpet

Jennifer Aniston looked lovely at the premiere of "Cake" in Los Angeles Wednesday.<p>Aniston donned a dress by Giambattista Valli featuring a white top with a bow around the collar and a floral skirt. She was all smiles as she posed for photos on the red carpet outside the ArcLight Cinemas in …