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Skateboard artists run riot in nation's capital

The Kennedy Center just set up a skateboard ramp for jazz bands, while local filmmakers are filming skaters in your swimming pool.

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about…

  • Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

    NEW YORK (AP) — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items…

  • NBC golf analyst Rolfing battling cancer

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Television golf analyst Mark Rolfing has been diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and will not be part of the Golf Channel or NBC broadcast team for the rest of the year.…

  • The Latest: Falcons owner says Goodell protecting rights

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal (all times Eastern): 7:35 p.m. Tom Brady…

  • With Emmys change, ‘OITNB’ creator not a fan of genres

    NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “Orange Is the New Black” says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she’s not a fan of people boxing the series…

  • Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a…

  • Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model…

  • Sotheby’s to auction art collection of billionaire Taubman

    NEW YORK (AP) — The art collection of a billionaire developer and former chairman of Sotheby’s, which includes works from Picasso, de Kooning and Rothko, is coming up for sale, the auction house said Thursday.…

  • Review: ‘Transporter’ a cinematic bumpy ride

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Every passenger who sets foot in the tricked-out, gleaming German automobile…

  • Jury finds ex-Indianapolis Colts player not guilty of rape

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A jury has found former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary not guilty of forcing a woman he met in a bar to have sex. McNary, 27, had been charged with rape, criminal…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 30th. FICTION 1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 3. “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Wildest Dreams” by Robyn Carr (Harlequin MIRA) 5. “The…

  • In directorial debut, Portman focuses on her native Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In her feature film directorial debut, Academy Award winning actress Natalie Portman brings to life the autobiographical novel of celebrated Israeli writer Amos Oz about his youth during the Jewish state’s founding…

  • Man faces life sentence in killing of Grooveshark executive

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of killing an executive of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark. A Pinellas County jury found…

  • Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox to star in off-Broadway play

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox will star in the world premiere of an off-Broadway play about transgender identity. 22Q Entertainment said Thursday that both women have signed on to John S.…

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