Book review: The Double Life of Paul De Man, by Evelyn Barish

The “revelations,” as they came to be called, sent shockwaves through the academy. Supporters argued that de Man had only written one truly offensive article — “The Jews in Present-Day Literature” — and was just 21 when it appeared on March 4, 1941. All who knew him in later life...
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Russia: Iran nuke talks may suffer over Ukraine

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, right, leave a news conference after closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. They said the talks addressed Iran’s uranium enrichment...
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‘Divergent’ crew mixed on ‘HG’ comparisons

AP Photo/Annie I. Bang LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers of the young-adult, sci-fi adaptation “Divergent” are fine with comparisons to “The Hunger Games.” Just don’t hold them to a $150 million opening. “We’d be crazy not to be...
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Army general sex case adjourned until Thursday

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, left, leaves the Fort Bragg courthouse, Monday, March 17, 2014 with his defense attorney Richard Scheff. Sinclair, who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up as he told a judge that he’d failed the female...
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Toyota payment could be glimpse into GM’s future

AP Photo/Susan Walsh DETROIT (AP) — General Motors, beware. Wednesday’s announcement that Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to avoid criminal prosecution for hiding information in a recall case could be a glimpse into your future. It’s also a warning to anyone...
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Scrap dealer’s bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

Undated handout photo issued by London antique dealers Wartski via the Press Association on Wednesday March 19, 2014 of a rare Imperial Faberge Egg . The London antique dealer says the gold ornament bought by an American scrap-metal dealer has turned out to be a rare Faberge egg...

NFL to discuss expanded playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain. A groundswell for raising the number of playoff qualifiers to seven in...

Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes. It’s the first independent look at the impact of the guidelines issued in November...
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Stars say Peverley has successful heart surgery

AP Photo/Tim Sharp The Dallas Stars say Rich Peverley has undergone successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than a week after the forward collapsed on the bench during a game. Stars general manager Jim Nill says Peverley was released from the Cleveland...

Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled late Tuesday that too many users have too many dissimilar claims to pursue a...