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SPORTS
November 22, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
  Steve Nash doesn't know when he'll come back, how he'll feel or whether he can be an effective player again. There is one certainty for the Lakers point guard: He's not contemplating retirement because of persistent back pain that has sidelined him for nearly two weeks. "No, not at all," Nash said Friday of rumors he is considering calling it a career long before his contract expires at the end of next season. "I don't know where that came from. "For me, I realize I have about 18 months left of basketball and I want the most out of this that I can possibly get and I don't know if that's going to be one game or the vast majority of what's left, but I have a long life without basketball, so I don't want to give in too soon.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney isn't dating anyone. A) Awesome news for anyone harboring a crush on the silver fox. B) So, stop asking. Ever since the the "Gravity" star called it quits with girlfriend Stacy Keibler back in July, rumors of new romances have been swirling around the Hollywood hottie. Potential romantic scenarios include dating Katie Holmes, getting back together with Croatian model Monika Jakisic, and having dinner with Julian Assange's laywer, London barrister Amal Alamuddin, People reports.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Shan Li
Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover. Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management was involved in discussions to acquire some or all of Safeway, which also operates the Vons and Pavilions chains. Cerberus currently owns a supermarket business that operates Albertsons and Shaw's. Investors responded by snapping up Safeway's stock, which rose nearly 10% this week to close at $36.06 on Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
Jackie Chan is not dead. And he's not retiring. "There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it," the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. "Don't worry, before I die, I let you know. " Chan may be looking to slow down on the action, but after more than 50 years and 100-plus movies, he seems unstoppable. His latest film, "Chinese Zodiac," which opened Friday in the U.S., still features him leaping from buildings, fighting in the air and rolling down a mountain in a full-body rollerskate suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then.  The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
WORLD
September 21, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- A 16-year-old schoolboy has been arrested under a controversial new Chinese crime of spreading rumors over the Internet. The boy, identified only by his surname, Yang, was detained at his junior high school in northwestern China's Gansu province Tuesday and charged with inciting disputes, as part of a crackdown implemented this month. The teenager's crime involved Internet posts in which he questioned whether police were properly investigating the death of a man who fell from an upper floor of a karaoke club.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing? Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors, but plan to hold a press conference Wednesday to make an official statement about changes in the prize's selection process. With a prize of nearly $80,000 -- also known as 50,000 British pound sterling -- the Man Booker is one of the most substantial literary prizes for a single work of fiction in the world.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
We're less than 24 hours away from Apple's "special event" Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. It's slated to be a smaller event than usual, but with a twist: There's another media event scheduled for Beijing just nine hours later.  Here's a rundown on the latest rumors: Full Coverage: Apple iPhone event Gold iPhone: It may sound trivial, but gold, or "champagne" as some have called it, is one of the most popular...
WORLD
September 9, 2013 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING -- Spreading rumors on the Internet could get you three years in prison in China, with the penalties rising if the rumor is reposted more than 500 times or viewed by more than 5,000 people. So says a judicial interpretation issued Monday by China's Supreme People's Court and Procuratorate, the first nationwide ruling of its kind. The Chinese Communist Party has waged campaigns against rumors for years, but this is the first time existing laws against defamation and instigating instability have been formally extended to the Internet.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
After a week in which news about Lamar Odom was moving very quickly, the basketball player has been arrested on suspicion of DUI - for driving too slowly. The arrest capped a week in which rumors that the "Khloe & Lamar" star was cheating on wife Khloe Kardashian Odom gave way to allegations that he had a drug-abuse problem. Headlines screamed briefly that Odom was "missing" after a failed intervention attempt, but his agent cleared that up somewhat, telling ESPN only that the NBA free agent wasn't missing, and that Khloe knew exactly where he was. Early Friday morning, Odom was going about 50 mph when he was pulled over on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, L.A. Now reported.
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