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Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child.... Read more...

Review: Disney hits magic again with 'Aladdin'

Review: Disney hits magic again with 'Aladdin'NEW YORK (AP) — The Genie in the big new Broadway musical "Aladdin" opens the show with a bang, sets up the story and then — poof — he's gone. "Try not to miss me too much!" he says, tauntingly, as he leaves.

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Firm downplays problems at L'Wren Scott's company

Firm downplays problems at L'Wren Scott's companyNEW YORK (AP) — A public relations firm that focuses on the fashion and beauty industries is denying reports that fashion designer L'Wren Scott's company was on the verge of shutting down.

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Australia mulls extradition of alleged Silk Road moderator

The Australian government said it is deciding whether to extradite to the United States an alleged moderator of Silk Road, a website where people buy illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine using digital currency bitcoin. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Australia's Queensland state, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to engage in narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering in relation to the website in December. On... Read more...

Bruised stocks sag before U.S. earnings start

Bruised stocks sag before U.S. earnings startBy Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - A three-day sell-off in world stocks slowed on Tuesday as investors settled into position for the start of U.S. earnings season and gains in China added to signs of revived emerging-market demand. European shares and bonds were both dragged down by ongoing caution, amid renewed tension in Ukraine and signs the European Central Bank may not be as eager to begin large-scale stimulus as had been hoped. "The QE

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Insurer WellPoint raises 2014 earnings forecast

WellPoint has already raised a 2014 earnings forecast it laid out earlier this year, and the nation's second-largest health insurer expects the health care overhaul to help fuel its growth.... Read more...