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'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. Full Story

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics. Full Story

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CBS shifts schedule to boost ratings for 'Extant'

Wed Jul 30, 2014

"Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Full Story

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Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. Full Story

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Why you should be reading young adult books

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and "Hunger Games," have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups? Full Story

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Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wed Jul 30, 2014

if no real money. It also extricates the organization from another serious threat to its existence, one that could have potentially bankrupted it if everyone who ever suffered a concussion playing college sports were somehow able to cash in. Full Story

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Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. Full Story

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Sister doesn't want cute baby brother to grow up (Video)

Wed Jul 30, 2014

A weepy toddler is nothing new -- but a video going viral online captures a 5-year-old sobbing about an adorable sibling bond. Full Story

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D.C. bucks trend in tattoo removal

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Across the country, people are lining up for pricey laser treatments to remove tattoos -- but it seems the Washington area is bucking the trend. Full Story

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At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it's been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. Full Story

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Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1 million. Full Story

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Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

Tue Jul 29, 2014

A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said. Full Story

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Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

Mon Jul 28, 2014

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Full Story

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ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wed Jul 30, 2014

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Full Story

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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Full Story

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Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Full Story

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Hearing set for Hollywood sex abuse lawyer change

Thu Jul 31, 2014

A court hearing in Honolulu has been scheduled for lawyers who want out of a case accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse. Full Story