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'Vertigo' star Kim Novak decries Oscar night jabs at her and Liza Minnelli's looks as bullying

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest.

Authorities seize Texas ranch belonging to polygamist group, imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs

ELDORADO, Texas - The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

Man suing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer says he told police of alleged sex abuse

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

Random House to publish young adult adaption of Hillenbrand's survival saga 'Unbroken'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."

Former inmate who robbed bank saying he was homesick for prison sentenced to 3 1/2 more years

CHICAGO - An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.

Peaceful pro-unity rallies in eastern Ukraine after earlier attack on military base kills 3

MARIUPOL, Ukraine - Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.

Obama skeptical about Russian pledge in Ukraine

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

Goldman Sachs' earnings fall 11 per cent as bond trading slumps; bank still beats expectations

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Goldman Sachs' earnings fell in the first quarter as bond trading slumped, but the results still came in ahead of what investors expected as other parts of the bank performed well.

Ukraine accepts limited jurisdiction for Intl Criminal Court to probe Kyiv sniper deaths

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday.

Officers of sinking South Korean ferry didn't order immediate evacuation, crew says

MOKPO, South Korea - There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

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