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Did Pope Francis really say all animals go to Heaven?

Another week, another story about Pope Francis saying something a little weird and a little cool. News reports suggested that Francis told a boy that dogs go to heaven.<p>As it turned out, the current pope was misquoted. But popes in the past have weighed in on whether our pets will go to heaven.<p>Let's …

This Week's Soundbites: Jon Stewart, 'Wild,' James Franco, & more

Every week, <i>EW</i> compiles the best Sound Bites from television, film, and pop culture. This week, Jon Stewart figures out a celebrity couples name for …

It's the last day on set for 'Parks and Rec,' and it's getting sad

Today’s the last day on set for the cast and crew of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, and if you’ve been following any of them on social media, it may be hard to …

'Star Wars' round-up: The ball droid is REAL, Sony laments lost talent

From the galaxy’s deep core to the outer rim, the forests of Endor to the frozen tundras of Hoth, and all the starships in space, let’s go to press. …

A Rare Bipartisan Success for Congress

Lawmakers Move to Center for Spending Bill; Expediency, or Harbinger of New Era?<p>By<p>Janet Hook<p>Janet Hook<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@hookjan<p>janet.hook@wsj.com<p>This year’s Congress, best known for polarization and gridlock, ended with a rare bipartisan coalition staggering across the finish line, …

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'Terrorism Event': Five Hostages Flee Australian Chocolate Shop

World<p>A gunman was killed and two hostages are dead after police stormed a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday, ending a 16-hour siege by a self-professed sheik.<p>An intelligence source named the gunman as Man Haron Monis, who is also known as Sheikh Haron. He appeared to be making demands to …

Japan votes in snap election called by Shinzo Abe

<b>Japan's ruling coalition has won a new two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy.</b><p>Japanese media reported that Mr Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) retained its House of Representatives majority.<p>The LDP will govern with the …

Kobe surpasses Jordan, Lakers beat Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has shot more than 11,000 free throws in his NBA career. He has been at the line in critical moments with …

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Germany Investor Sentiment Is Negative And Europe's Industry Is Crashing.</b> Eurozone industrial production dropped 1.9% in the year to August and the ZEW index of German investors fell into negative territory for the first time since 2012.<p><b>Greek Equities Are Getting Hit Hard.</b> Another poll shows …

ISIS justifies its taking of sex slaves

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a new publication, ISIS justifies its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology, an interpretation that is rejected by the Muslim world at large as a perversion of Islam.<p>"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and taking their …

Amanda Bynes checked into rehab, placed on psychiatric hold

Amanda Bynes has checked into treatment facility in Los Angeles, where she has been placed on involuntary psychiatric hold, according to multiple …

Box office report: 'Dracula' can't suck the blood out of 'Gone Girl'

Despite an impressive showing, <i>Dracula</i> was no match for Amazing Amy, even in her second weekend in theaters. David Fincher’s adaptation of <i>Gone Girl</i> …

What should the final shot of 'Sons of Anarchy' be?

<i>Sons of Anarchy</i> creator Kurt Sutter announced Sunday that he’d finished the series finale script with a screen grab of an “early draft” of the final …

Dancing with the Stars recap: The Switch Up

Last season, the only thing the dance pros dreaded more than the “Switch Up” was guest judge Abby Lee Miller of <i>Dance Moms</i>. This season, Val, Cheryl, …

'The Walking Dead' star Andrew J. West talks Gareth and those shocking Terminus flashbacks

No doubt about it. Those guys at Terminus were bad news. How did they get that way? We learned their backstory through some flashbacks that framed <i>The</i> …

Florida Panthers' Nearly Empty Arena Fuels Relocation Rumors

This is not the kind of crowd that will get you pumped up for a home game.<p>The picture above is from warm-ups prior to Monday night's Florida Panthers-Ottawa Senators matchup at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.<p>Bruce Garrioch of the <i>Ottawa Sun</i> also tweeted a photo depicting the attendance at the …

Why the Game 3 Rainout Could Have Big Impact on the ALCS

As raindrops fall in Kansas City—postponing Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, per MLB.com—wheels are turning in both the Royals and Baltimore Orioles clubhouses.<p>No one likes a rainout. It delays the action (no baseball today!), messes with schedules and generally gums up the …

More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- She tackled one of the toughest jobs any nurse could take on -- treating a highly contagious Ebola patient. And somehow along the way, she contracted the deadly virus herself.<p>Now, Nina Pham tries to recover in the same Dallas hospital where she works.<p>Here's what we know about the …