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Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.
A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.
Novelist E.L. Doctorow, best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, has died at the age of 84. His widely admired books include "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate."
A police dash cam video has been released in the case of Sandra Bland, the woman who was later found dead in a Texas jail. The video shows tension quickly escalating between Bland and the trooper.
A Maryland program designed to help struggling homeowners ended up contributing to foreclosures in some cases. Researchers say it's an example of unintended consequences of some government policies.
The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trail begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
The Newark, New Jersey, police department is set to join a dozen other troubled law enforcement agencies under consent decrees with the federal government, which will be monitoring them.
Syfy debuts the third installment in its disaster movie spoof franchise. But it isn't fun to watch — even ironically — and the film falls short, even as it inspires imitators on other channels.
They protested against the Assad regime in 2011, hoping for democracy. Now they're in exile, fighting extremists for their country's future and trying to provide a lifeline for others back in Syria.
The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.
President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.