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    Key Profumo scandal figure Mandy Rice-Davies dies

    LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70.

    8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday.

    Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.

    Judge allows consumer lawsuits from Target data breach

    A federal judge in St. Paul has cleared the way for consumer lawsuits to proceed against Minneapolis-based Target Corp. following its massive 2013 data breach.

    Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.

    China arrests US aid work in N. Korean border town

    BEIJING (AP) — A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.