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A family is tested in ‘No Safe House’

August 14, 2014 “No Safe House” (New American Library), by Linwood Barclay A family’s past continues to haunt Terry Archer and his family as they find it impossible to move on with their lives in Linwood Barclay’s... more »»

Marvel heroes and villains fight it out — live

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Marvel Entertainment, which muscled into pop culture with comic books, TV cartoons and movies, is gambling on attracting new fans as it tackles 3-D — but forget the silly glasses. more »»

In ‘The Maids,’ off-kilter women at war

August 14, 2014 NEW YORK — Deception, jealousy, sadistic insults and a lot of spit — it’s all in a day’s work for the downtrodden, sisterly duo of servants in French playwright Jean Genet’s 1947 dark, avant-garde... more »»

Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

August 13, 2014 SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Authorities on Tuesday detailed how Robin Williams’ took his life, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area hom. more »»

Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89

August 13, 2014 NEW YORK — Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in “To Have and Have Not” and “The Big Sleep” and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood’s... more »»

Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

August 11, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate... more »»

‘Advanced Warfare’ jumps past predecessors

August 11, 2014 FOSTER CITY, Calif. — It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games. more »»

Bob Weir canceling tour for rest of the year

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Guitarist Bob Weir is canceling all of the tour dates he had planned through January. more »»

Stone in talks to enter ‘Cabaret’ as Sally

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — Emma Stone, who last year abandoned appearing in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” might still be in need of fishnets and a bowler hat. more »»

Antiques show finds $1 million baseball trove

August 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabili. more »»

Radcliffe now into indies, but 'Potter' trails

August 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO — J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again. more »»

‘Mad Max’ director ‘heartbroken’ over Mel Gibson

August 10, 2014 SAN DIEGO — “Mad Max” director George Miller was “heartbroken” over Mel Gibson’s string of scandals in recent years, and said plans for a new trilogy prompted him to pick a younger actor for... more »»

'Candid Camera' heads back to television

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Smile, "Candid Camera" is making a comeback. Starting Monday, TV Land will air a new version of the hidden-camera show that first debuted in 1948. more »»

Cowabunga! ‘Ninja Turtles’ rule box office

August 10, 2014 LOS ANGELES — “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box offic. more »»

Henry Stone, fixture of the disco scene, dies at 93

August 10, 2014 MIAMI — Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93. more »»

New life for song dubbed ‘viral hit of WWI’

August 10, 2014 LONDON — A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!” Now... more »»

Scrabble Championships start in New York

August 10, 2014 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scrabble fanatics from around the globe have come to Buffalo, New York, to compete for the $10,000 top prize at the 25th National Scrabble Championship. more »»

Judge Judy, Conn. lawyer settle lawsuit

August 9, 2014 HARTFORD, Conn. — Television's Judge Judy and a Hartford personal injury lawyer she sued for allegedly using her image in ads without her permission have settled the case, she said Friday. more »»

Art from Watterson's comics return up for auction

August 9, 2014 DALLAS — Artwork from "Calvin and Hobbes" creator Bill Watterson's three-day return to comics will be auctioned to benefit Parkinson's disease research. more »»

'The View' changes to include a new producer

August 9, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Change keeps coming to ABC's talk show "The View." Its longtime executive producer, Bill Geddie, said in a statement Friday that he won't be involved in day-to-day productio. more »»



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