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Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:21pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why....
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AP reporter gets some Hollywood stunt training

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:53am
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In reporting her story on the upcoming action film "John Wick," the author gets into a shootout - Hollywood style - and lives to tell about it....
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Nixon comes alive in a new show from Harry Shearer

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:46am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Harry Shearer is hardly the first person to mine comedy from the rich vein where Richard Nixon shines....
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Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:09am
LONDON (AP) -- Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued that it would harm their son....
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Hip-hop improv group takes riffs to TV

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:06am
NEW YORK (AP) -- As a Tony-winning composer and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda sees nothing of spending five years writing a show, or months on just a few lines of dialogue....
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Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:17am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press."...
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Tarantino film gets permit to use Telluride ranch

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:57am
DENVER (AP) -- San Miguel County Commissioners have approved a special-use permit to let Quentin Tarantino use a ranch near Telluride to shoot the upcoming film "The Hateful Eight."...
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Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:57am
BEIJING (AP) -- Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer....
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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:15am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet....
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Review: 'On the Town' is a helluva revival

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The webs have been swept away, the comic book villains are long gone and even the name of the theater has changed. So what better way to bid farewell to the doomed "Spider-Man" musical at the re-christened Lyric Theatre than with a pure American classic?...
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Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:21pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after....
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Second delay in Nielsen ratings

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:48pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The zombies really know how to make an entrance....
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Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:20pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An election fight is nothing compared with what Jerry Springer sees in his day job....
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Grohl's challenge to band results in TV series

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:59pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community....
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At 37 Jason Reitman feels generational disconnect

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- While he's not exactly yelling at kids to get off his lawn quite yet, Jason Reitman says he has a hard time relating to teenagers and it's all because of the Internet....
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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:00pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday....
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Elaine Stritch memorial set for next month

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:45pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A one-night-only Broadway tribute to the late theater icon Elaine Stritch next month will feature Bernadette Peters, Patti Lupone, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole and Michael Feinstein....
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HIV fear spurs call for porn production moratorium

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:34pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California-based trade group for the adult film industry is calling for a three-day production moratorium because of possible HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set....
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Foundry owner get 2 1/2 years for art scam

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former New York foundry owner was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Thursday for trying to sell knockoff sculptures that he passed off as the multimillion-dollar work of Jasper Johns and other artists....
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Al Pacino to return to Broadway in a Mamet play

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:25pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet written with the Oscar-winner expressly in mind....
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