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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 15:  Actor Brad Pitt (C), (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt,, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Jane Pitt, and William Pitt arrive at the Premiere Of Universal Studios' "Unbroken" at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Report: Brad Pitt too 'distracting' for jury duty

Brad Pitt reported for jury duty last Friday at a Los Angeles court but was dismissed for being a potential distraction according to a report from the DailyMail.com. According to the DailyMail report, Pitt, who turned 51 Thursday, showed up with dozens of other potential jurors and waited hours at ...

14-year-old reportedly shoots, kills intruder to protect sick grandmother

Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said the second man involved in a home break-in that turned deadly near the Charlotte/Mint Hill border has been arrested. Another suspected intruder was killed when a 14-year-old inside the house shot him Tuesday night, police said. The two intruders, who police identified as 18-year-old ...

Man accused of killing, dismembering mom, stepfather

A 47-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering his mother and step-father in Pennsylvania earlier this week.  WPXI-TV reports police charged Frederick Harris III with two counts each of criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse. Harris was arraigned by video Wednesday night from the Allegheny County Jail. Officials ...

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3 killed, several children hurt after driver plows into crowd after Christmas church event

A female motorist hit a group of pedestrians outside a California church as a Christmas service ended, killing three and leaving several others critically injured, police said. According to Los Angeles TV station KNBC, witnesses said up to 12 people, many children, were hit in the crash, which happened around 8 p.m. ...

Epic parking lot FAIL caught on camera

We've all been there, you're parked in a tight space and you try to back out only to find that you have to make a 17-point turn in order to free your vehicle. That is probably how this Canadian woman felt as she tried to exit a snowy Calgary parking ...

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Star Wars Christmas light show is way overboard and way awesome

With the holidays, always comes a new round of viral dancing Christmas lights videos, but one music teacher from California is in the running to dominate this year. The teacher makes his whole home, a giant keyboard, drum set, Christmas tree and  a 17-foot guitar blink, wave and shimmer to a montage ...

What the new Cuba agreement means for travel, cigars

Wednesday was a historic day for U.S.-Cuban relations. “We will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” said President Barack Obama. American Alan Gross was released by Cuban authorities in exchange for three Cubans held in the U.S. as the first step toward normalizing diplomatic ties with the nation. (Video via PBS) ...

Rejected students get acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins

It's an embarrassing admissions error for a prominent East Coast university.  Johns Hopkins University sent acceptance emails to 294 prospective students Sunday. But those students had already been told they'd been denied admission to the school or given deferrals. (Video via Johns Hopkins University) The university was informed of the error that same day ...

Turbulence diverts American Airlines flight, hospitalizes 5

Christmas travel is rough enough without Mother Nature trying to rearrange the airline cabin. But that's what happened on an American Airlines flight en route from Seoul, S. Korea, to Dallas on Tuesday.  (Video via KXAS) "Plates, glasses, even a beverage cart were thrown around the cabin," KXAS reports.   The turbulence ...

Why your boss should let you sleep In

Feeling a little sleepy, like maybe you didn't get enough shut-eye last night? Well, now you can add one more thing to your list of complaints about work: It's a sleep thief.  That's according to a study out of the University of Pennsylvania that claims work is the ultimate killer of sleep, keeping us ...

Law enforcement ranks as most obese profession

Employees in law enforcement have the highest rates of obesity among professions, according to a Wall Street Journal story.  The story is based on data from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . Right up there with law enforcement are security guards and firefighters. In all, 40.7 percent of employees in ...

Will may require woman’s dog to be euthanized

An Indiana woman loved her dog so much she wanted her ashes mixed with the dog’s ashes and buried with her when she died. The woman, Connie Lay, recently died. But there is one big problem with carrying out her final wish: her dog is still alive. The German shepherd ...

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview." The comedy is set for release in 2014 on Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Celebs react: Sony cancels Christmas Day release of the 'The Interview'

  Social media reaction to the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of Sony's 'The Interview.' <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/social-media-reaction-to/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/social-media-reaction-to.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/social-media-reaction-to" target="_blank">View the story "Reaction: Sony cancels Christmas Day release of the 'The Interview' " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div>

Yoga could be as beneficial for the heart as walking, biking

Good for the mind and good for the body: Scientists say doing yoga can improve your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and, most importantly, your heart.  The health benefits of yoga have long been known, but a review of 37 previous studies claims it can be just as effective as biking and ...

Anonymous donor pays for layaway items

More than 120 families got a nice surprise Wednesday. They found out that many of their Christmas bills suddenly have balances of zero, but there's one thing that they'll likely never find out: who paid those bills.  Thousands of dollars’ worth of toys and other items are now paid in full, ...

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