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It has been 36 years since the first Mad Max film crash landed into theaters. David Edelsein says the forth installment of the series is "basically one long chase with ever more insane variables."
The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.
In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.
The Obama administration says China is making aggressive grabs for disputed islands in the South China Sea. The mounting tensions loom large as Secretary of State John Kerry visits China this weekend.
President Obama hosted representatives from half-a-dozen Sunni Arab countries at Camp David on Thursday. Their confidence in the U.S. has been shaken by the president's diplomatic outreach to Iran.
Don Plusquellic is credited with transforming Akron's economy from old industrial to new tech — during a recession. So it was a surprise when he announced that he would leave at the end of the month.