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James Cameron to shoot 3 ‘Avatar’ sequels in New Zealand

James Cameron to shoot 3 'Avatar' sequels in New Zealand

20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have announced that the upcoming sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar will all be shot in New Zealand. The three sequels will be shot back-to-back with reportedly significant subsidies from the New Zealand government. The release of the first sequel will be in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017, and the ... Read More »

Pyongyang : Smith says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Pyongyang : Smith says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Former New York Knicks star Charles D. Smith has admitted his remorse over taking part in a game hosted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman, a self-proclaimed friend of the dictator, travelled to the capital Pyongyang with other former NBA stars to take part in a game to honour Un’s birthday, scheduled to be played on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Freddie Mac : Mortgage survey rates edge up to start 2014

Freddie Mac : Mortgage survey rates edge up to start 2014

Average fixed mortgage rates started the year slightly higher than they ended 2013, according to the latest mortgage survey from Freddie Mac. News Facts 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.53 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending January 2, 2014, up from last week when it averaged 4.48 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year ... Read More »

Gold Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Joins NBC’s OIympics Coverage

Gold Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Joins NBC's OIympics Coverage

Somewhere, Tonya Harding will hear this news about Nancy Kerrigan, and she’ll likely start cursing and shaking her fist up at the sky. Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia. Read More »

John Legere T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T CES Party in Las Vegas

John Legere T-Mobile CEO Crashes AT&T CES Party in Las Vegas

Ah CES, a time of innovation, gadgets, and — if you’re T-Mobile CEO John Legere — a time for getting kicked out of your competitor’s party. Legere, an executive known for speaking his mind (often with colorful language), crashed AT&T’s Developer Summit concert tonight and spent some time hanging out with tech journalists, including CNET’s Roger Cheng. The event was ... Read More »

Thai woman found in suitcase at US border (PHOTO)

Thai woman found in suitcase at US border

A Phoenix man was facing federal charges after being stopped at the Mexican border allegedly trying to smuggle a woman into the United States in a suitcase. Border agents in Nogales, Ariz. discovered 48-year-old Pornkamol Mongkolsermsak curled up inside a suitcase while searching a Honda SUV entering the U.S. on Dec. 30, according to Customs & Border Protection officials. Read More »

Gates Memoir : Former Defense Secretary says Obama lost faith in Afghan moves

Gates Memoir : Former Defense Secretary says Obama lost faith in Afghan moves

Despite an admirable intellect and dedicated support for US military personnel at war, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says President Barack Obama didn’t have sufficient faith in the troop-surge strategy he ordered in Afghanistan. After months of debate with Gates and top advisers, Obama ordered a troop surge in Afghanistan in late 2009. Around 30,000 soldiers were to be ... Read More »