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Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

Jul 22, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.

Schroeder served in the House from 1973 to 1997 as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado. Now 73, she appears in ...

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Ken Burns turns his lens on Roosevelt dynasty

Jul 22, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible."

Various members of the political dynasty have popped up in the filmmaker's projects on America's national parks, Prohibition and the Civil War. Now, Burns shines a spotlight on the family itself in ...

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Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a message Monday night ...

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'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

Jul 22, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

"We will have to wait to know when it's finished and available," Kerger said of the ...

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Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

Jul 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a star-heavy lineup amid increased festival jockeying for the most plum premieres of Hollywood's fall season.

Toronto's slate for Sept. 4-14, announced in a press conference Tuesday, features anticipated performances from Denzel ...

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Freida Pinto speaks at girls' rights summit in UK

Jul 22, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Actress Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame has joined forces with girls' rights campaigners in calling for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation.

The Indian actress, an ambassador for an international children's development organization, called Tuesday for more ...

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George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.

The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says it will be ...

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'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

Jul 22, 2014

By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

20th Century Fox has created an "X-Men"-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San ...

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Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Librarian James Billington said Tuesday the singer-songwriter, whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl," will receive the prize in Washington in November.

The Gershwin Prize honors a ...

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Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Jul 22, 2014

By GREGORY KATZ and MATTHEW KNIGHT, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king.

Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While ...

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Imax, Shanghai Film to open 19 screens in China

Jul 22, 2014

HONG KONG (AP) — Imax and China's biggest state-owned film exhibitor are teaming up to open 19 giant screen cinemas in the world's No. 2 movie market.

Imax Corp. and Shanghai Film Corp. said Tuesday that a "significant number" of the theaters will open before the end of 2015.

No financial terms ...

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Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Jul 21, 2014

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Berger's literary agent, Cristina ...

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Box office top 20: 'Apes' holds reign with $36.3M

Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," maintained its box office rule with $36.3 million over the weekend, according to final studio figures Monday.

The science fiction sequel topped a trio of new wide releases: "The Purge: Anarchy," ''Planes: Fire & Rescue" and the poor performing "Sex ...

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Love and Manson guest on 'Sons of Anarchy'

Jul 21, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on ...

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Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Jul 21, 2014

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

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Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments.

The Bright Eyes singer's attorney filed the notice of voluntary dismissal Friday in New York federal court. The move comes after Oberst's ...

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Shania Twain's Vegas residency to end in December

Jul 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Country superstar Shania Twain says she'll end her residency in Las Vegas with a final show Dec. 13, two years after she began performing at Caesars Palace.

Twain announced 16 "Shania: Still the One" shows in October and December, in addition to summer performances running through ...

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New alcohol charge against John Mellencamp's son

Jul 21, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The 20-year-old son of rock star John Mellencamp faces an underage drinking charge while awaiting resolution of charges that he and his brother seriously injured a man in a fight.

Monroe County court records show Hud Mellencamp of Bloomington was charged July 10 with a ...

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Swimwear on Miami Beach runway goes sporty chic

Jul 21, 2014

By SUZETTE LABOY, Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Surf's up next summer.

From rash guards to zipper-brief bottoms, sporty-chic looks made waves on the runway in Miami Beach for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, which celebrated its 10th year with more than a dozen shows ending Monday. The ...

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Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin

Jul 21, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — Another sports power couple's engagement is off.

Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the ...

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