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Broadway's 'Curious Incident of the Dog' recoups capital

NEW YORK (AP) — The British have another hit on Broadway: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'

NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Watson will play Belle in Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast."

Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Opening statements have begun in a sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America that could bring years of so-called perversion files into the public eye.

House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists

WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.

Oil climbs ahead of U.S. storm following Saudi transition

Oil prices were up for a second straight day on Monday ahead of the first major snowstorm expected this year in the U.S. Northeast. Gains were limited, however, by the absence of any market disruption in top oil exporter Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah's death. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1:00 p.m. EST (1800 GMT) on Monday and worsening overnight into Tuesday morning. Gasoline prices came off their lows following news that BP Plc's 413,500-barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery had completed the restart of a 90,000-bpd crude distillation unit and was working to boost its production to planned output levels.

WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US

Whistleblowing site WikiLeaks on Monday accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to the US authorities without providing notification until almost three years later. Google was apparently acting in response to warrants issued by the US Department of Justice, which is investigating WikiLeaks for publishing hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic files. WikiLeaks said the allegations against it point to a far broader investigation into its activities than the US authorities have previously indicated. "Today, WikiLeaks' lawyers have written to Google and the US Department of Justice concerning a serious violation of the privacy and journalistic rights of WikiLeaks' staff," the site said in a statement.

2 suspected looters killed in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two suspected looters in South Africa were fatally shot bringing to six the number of people killed in more than a week of attacks on shops owned by African immigrants in the Johannesburg area, police said Monday.
Alabama appeals decision blocking ban on same-sex marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage — a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal.

'Jersey Belle' star writing memoir, planned for fall release

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jersey Belle" star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real.

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

NEW YORK (AP) — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

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