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'Dark Knight' Hits the $500 Million Mark - Washington Post

By germanifa01 - September 1st, 2008, 8:46, Category: General

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 -- Batman's rich alter ego Bruce Wayne has added half a billion dollars to his riches. "The Dark Knight" on Sunday became the second movie in Hollywood history to top $500 million at the domestic box office, raising its total ticket sales to $502.4 million, according to more info

BANGKOK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Thailand's public sector unions threatened a nationwide strike this week, piling more pressure on Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to resign as protesters occupied his official compound for a seventh day on Monday. Union leaders representing 200,000 workers at 43 state more info

MOSCOW - Russia is suggesting U.S. ships that brought humanitarian aid to Georgia may have also carried weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said such suspicions are among the motives for Russia's call for an arms embargo against Georgia. Nesterenko told a news conference there are more info

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - It garnered big applause in her first speech as Republican John McCain's vice presidential pick, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's assertion that she rejected Congressional funds for the so-called "bridge to nowhere" has upset many Alaskans. During her first speech after more info