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U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

published about 2 hours ago
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling

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KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

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GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.

Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits militants in Iraq

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BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed revulsion on Wednesday at the beheading of an American journalist by Islamist militants and vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens as international condemnation of the insurgents grew.

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Split

published about 2 hours ago
The actress and the rocker had been dating for more than three years


The top 10 restaurants and bars in modern literature

published about 10 hours ago
The top 10 restaurants and bars in modern literature
From the Restaurant at the End of the Universe to the cabman's shelter in Ulysses, chef and author Michael Gibney reviews the best eating and ... more

Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich review the funniest book of the year?

published about 11 hours ago
Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich review  the funniest book of the year?
There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud comedy in this collection of surreal and satirical short stories Continue reading...

Bookshelf: Oh, Brother

published about 12 hours ago
Bookshelf: Oh, Brother
New picture books include David Soman’s “Three Bears in a Boat.”

The Maleficent Seven by Derek Landy - review

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'Amazing plot, crafty hilarious characters, wickedly funny dialogue - a big bucket-load of Derek Landy brilliance1' Continue reading...

Ten things you should know about HP Lovecraft

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Ten things you should know about HP Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on this day in 1890. We celebrate his birthday with 10 titbits about the father of weird and wonderful horror ... more

Drunk, naked motorcyclist hit 2 cars, cops say

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Drunk, naked motorcyclist hit 2 cars, cops say
Arlington County police say a drunk, naked man crashed into two cars while riding a motorcycle before fleeing into some woods.         

Snake crawls into home, eats 3 canaries

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Snake crawls into home, eats 3 canaries
A snake crawled into an Oklahoma woman's home and ate three canaries that were in a cage.         

Cops: Man stole cart to visit probation officer

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Cops: Man stole cart to visit probation officer
An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police says he drove a stolen electric shopping cart to meet with his probation officer.         

Student says 'bless you' in class, is punished

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Student says 'bless you' in class, is punished
A Tennessee high school student was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" when a classmate sneezed         

Man fakes death to avoid getting married

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Man fakes death to avoid getting married
A man who didn't want to go through with a wedding tried to get out of it by getting his fiancee to believe that he ... more

Bill Murray in your movie? How one director's dream came true

published about 22 hours ago
By Anthony Breznican ''St. Vincent'' filmmaker Theodore Melfi shares the tale of how he got his script to elusive actor

Movie Preview: No Good Deed

published about 22 hours ago
By C. Molly Smith

Movie Preview: The Skeleton Twins

published about 22 hours ago
By Tim Stack

Movie Preview: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

published about 22 hours ago
By Lindsey Bahr

Movie Preview: This Is Where I Leave You

published about 22 hours ago
By Anthony Breznican

Advertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards

published about 2 hours ago
Advertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards
Company executives say 35 to 40 people will work during the show in marketing on the fly with tasks like live commercials.

Do You Have Limp Bizkit's Moonman? DJ Lethal Would Really Like His MTV Award Back

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Madonna might not care about the many MTV Video Music Awards she's won over the years, but erstwhile Limp Bizkit scratch-master DJ Lethal does...

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Is the 10th Richest Bassist in the Game

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Nirvana's Krist Novoselic is supposedly the 10th richest bassist, period. This via The Richest, which appears to have taken the recent-ish Forbes  tactic (see yesterday's http://www...

Kanye West and Paul McCartney's 'Piss' Song Might Have Leaked

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Earlier this week, word got out that Kanye West and Paul McCartney might be making music together, including a song called "Piss on My Grave...

Opera Review: The Lesser-Known ‘Falstaff,’ in 1980s Clothing

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Opera Review: The Lesser-Known ‘Falstaff,’ in 1980s Clothing
Antonio Salieri’s “Falstaff” is part of the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s A Summer of Shakespeare festival at the East 13th Street Theater.

Theater Review: ‘Family Album,’ a Musical From Heidi Rodewald and Stew

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Theater Review: ‘Family Album,’ a Musical From Heidi Rodewald and Stew
“Family Album,” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is a new musical about a band, by Stew and Heidi Rodewald.

Checking Back: ‘The Book of Mormon’ on Broadway Retains Its Charms

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Checking Back: ‘The Book of Mormon’ on Broadway Retains Its Charms
After more than three years on Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” retains its peppiness and devotion to the musical comedy spirit.

ArtsBeat: Bob Marley Musical Set for Baltimore’s Center Stage

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ArtsBeat: Bob Marley Musical Set for Baltimore’s Center Stage
A new musical about the Jamaican reggae star will have its premiere next year at Center Stage in Baltimore.

The Week Ahead: Sister Sylvester’s Riff on ‘Look Back in Anger’

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The Week Ahead: Sister Sylvester’s Riff on ‘Look Back in Anger’
In “Dead Behind These Eyes,” the theater company Sister Sylvester lends a mike and a soundtrack to a set of characters inspired by John Osborne’s ... more

Three Young Actors Bring ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway

published about 14 hours ago
Three Young Actors Bring ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway
Eighteen years after it was first staged, “This Is Our Youth,” Kenneth Lonergan’s caustic study of dissolute young adults, reaches Broadway.

8/23: 3 reasons to see Third Day at Chase Field

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8/23: 3 reasons to see Third Day at Chase Field
Four-time Grammy winners will play at Chase Field.         

30 best celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges

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30 best celebrity Ice Bucket Challenges
Watch celebrities take on the Ice Bucket challenge to bring attention to ALS.         

8/31: Hawaiian luau at Harold's Cave Creek Corral

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8/31: Hawaiian luau at Harold's Cave Creek Corral
Enjoy island fun for the family at the annual end-of-summer bash.         

5 reasons Emma Stone will rock on Broadway

published about 7 hours ago
5 reasons Emma Stone will rock on Broadway
It's official: Emma Stone is making her Broadway debut in Cabaret.         

8/26: Get your Madden NFL 15 the minute it's released

published about 7 hours ago
8/26: Get your Madden NFL 15 the minute it's released
Three Valley Best Buy stores will have the game for sale at 12:01 a.m.         

Advertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards

published about 2 hours ago
Advertising: Creating Ads During the MTV Video Music Awards
Company executives say 35 to 40 people will work during the show in marketing on the fly with tasks like live commercials.

ArtsBeat: Emmys 2014: What’s Your Pick for Top Drama?

published about 11 hours ago
ArtsBeat: Emmys 2014: What’s Your Pick for Top Drama?
With less than a week to the Emmys, which series would you name best drama?

What’s on TV Wednesday

published about 21 hours ago
Television highlights.

A Voice on Television That Stood Out

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A Voice on Television That Stood Out
Before “Saturday Night Live,” Don Pardo was known in New York, where he spent his early career making the mundane sound important.

Television Review: In ‘Happy Valley,’ a Woman’s on the Case

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Television Review: In ‘Happy Valley,’ a Woman’s on the Case
“Happy Valley,” a BBC crime series starring Sarah Lancashire and available on Netflix, is a thriller and a morality play about female struggle and survival.