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'Avatar' officially overtakes 'Titanic' for global box office record

It's official - "Avatar" is the new king of the world... or at least, the worldwide box office.

Dealers are still selling cars covered by the throttle recall

Toyota says it still is making cars and trucks with potentially sticking accelerator-pedal assemblies that triggered a recall last Thursday of 2.3 million Toyota-brand cars and trucks.

Police commander of World Economic Forum found dead

DAVOS - The police commander heading security at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland was found dead on Tuesday, local authorities said, adding that his death appeared to be suicide.

Filmmaker who targeted ACORN arrested in alleged Senate phone scheme

The independent filmmaker who brought ACORN to its knees last year with an undercover expose was arrested this week along with three others, including the son of a federal prosecutor, and accused of trying to interf

Obama to propose freeze on government spending

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure to rein in mammoth budget deficits, President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a three-year freeze on federal funding that is not related to national security

Census terms has people up in arms

Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the U.S. Census questionnaire.

White House brass splits on job stats

White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.

Fox ready to swoop in on Conan

FOX is set to move fast to pick up Conan O'Brien for a rival late-night show, according to sources. Talks between O'Brien and Fox could start as early as this week.