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George Lucas: I'm done with 'Star Wars'

(CNN) -- A long time ago in a movie industry far, far away, George Lucas was an experimental filmmaker.And then came "Star Wars," and it took over the Hollywood galaxy -- and Lucas' life.No more, says the filmmaker. He's done."You…

Inside the Bataclan: 'A bloodbath,' witness says

(CNN) -- "It was a bloodbath," Julien Pearce says. The radio reporter was at the Bataclan, a theater and concert hall in Paris' 11th district Friday night, listening to an American rock band perform. The show was drawing to a…

Paris attacks: What we know so far

(CNN) -- Parisians woke up Saturday to a full realization of the horror wrought by the terrorist attacks of the previous evening -- violence deadlier than anything Paris has experienced since World War II. No place, it seemed was safe.…

Healing veterans' trauma through yoga

(CNN) -- It might surprise some, but at veterans' centers around the country, life after active duty is leading warriors to their yoga mats.It's not a new trend. Nearly a decade ago, the Department of Defense began to investigate the…

Dying 'Star Wars' fan sees movie early

(CNN) -- A dream has come true for a "Star Wars" fan without much time left to live.Daniel Fleetwood, a 32-year-old "Star Wars" aficionado who is terminally ill with cancer, got the chance to see an unedited version of "Star…

Ground beef packages recalled for E. coli risk

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- More than 160,000 pounds of ground beef is being recalled due to potential E. coli contamination.Federal food safety inspectors found the bacteria in meat that was packaged by All American Meats in Omaha, Neb., prompting regulators…

Macy's sticks to Thanksgiving dinnertime opening

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Macy's is kicking off Black Friday in the same fashion it has the past couple of years: Dinner time on Thanksgiving day.Its stores are opening at 6 pm on Thanksgiving again this year, marking the third…

Google's 10 most popular Halloween costume searches

(CNN) -- When it comes to Halloween costumes in 2015, the typical vampire or clown costume just won't do.Superheroes, who dominate movies and TV, remain popular, but a villain is the most sought-out costume of all, according to Google Trends'…

Processed meat causes cancer, says WHO

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Like your daily hot dog or bacon sandwich? You may want to think again.The World Health Organization said Monday that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer, while unprocessed red meat may also be…

Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars

(CNN) -- Standup comedians are having a comeback moment. First, Tracy Morgan returned to host "Saturday Night Live" after a devastating car accident and announced that he would tour in 2016. Then, Eddie Murphy dipped a toe back into standup…

New breast cancer guidelines: screen later, less often

(CNN) -- In a move sure to befuddle women -- and anger some breast cancer survivors -- the American Cancer Society has issued new guidelines saying less screening for breast cancer is better than more.The venerated cancer organization says women…