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44 min ago | Lake County Record-Bee

Batkid documentary in the works

Batkid is, of course, leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who as a 5-year-old last year "saved Gotham" as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Siskiyou County, CA, Tulelake, CA, IGN Entertainment, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Paradise Post

'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Universal Pictures

6 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Freddie Prinze Jr. rips Kiefer Sutherland

Freddie Prinze Jr. ripped Kiefer Sutherland last weekend at Comic-Con, saying the "24" actor made him want to quit acting.

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Related Topix: 24, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Freddie Prinze Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Startups, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Publishing, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

7 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

One Direction's Zayn Malik causes furor over Palestine tweet

A few celebrities have weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in Gaza in recent weeks by tweeting support for Palestine, but most, including Rihanna and Dwight Howard, quickly deleted their tweets after experiencing a huge backlash by supporters of Isreal.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Startups, Publishing, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | News Observer

Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report an art consultant for Financial Guaranty Insurance estimated the collection is worth $8.5 billion.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Startups, Publishing, News, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network

16 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

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THIS DAY IN 1987: The Beatles sued Nike and Capitol Records over the use of the song "Revolution" in shoe commercials.

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Related Topix: Capitol Records, Music, Watkins Glen, NY, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, Jim Davis, Linda Kelsey, Folk, Jonathan Edwards

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Chinese portal Sohu reports $45 million loss

The loss for the three months ended June 30 compared with a $69 million loss in the previous quarter and an operating profit of $64 million in the same period of 2013.

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Related Topix: Sohu.com, Computers, Search Engines

KIRO-TV Seattle

The New York Times backs pot legalization

The New York Times says it's "High Time" the U.S. legalized marijuana and, despite the pun, it's taking the issue seriously.

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Related Topix: Publishing, New Times, Drugs, Marijuana

Redlands Daily Facts

Comic-Con 2014: a Batman vs. Supermana among big film, TV news from DC Comics, Warner Bros.

JULY 26: Moderator Chris Hardwick takes a selfie with actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot at the Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Publishing, DC Comics

KFVS12

At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

FILE - In this August 14, 2005 file photo, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, right, performs with Dave Brubeck, left, during the Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park, in Newport, R.I. .

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Related Topix: Newport, RI, Wynton Marsalis, Jazz, HarperCollins Publishers, Startups, Publishing, IGN Entertainment, Television, FOX News Network

Cybercast News Service

'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

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Related Topix: Brett Ratner, Universal Pictures, Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

NBC Los Angeles

Comic-Con Artist Draws With Mouth

Comic book artist Larime Taylor draws one of his masterpieces using his mouth at San Diego Comic Con International on July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Top Cow Productions, Entertainment

The Modesto Bee

4 DC Comics brought to TV get Comic-Con event

He introduced actors Ben McKenzie, Grant Gustin and Matt Ryan before the world premiere of Fox's "Gotham", a screening of The CW's first episode of "The Flash" and footage from the upcoming third season of CW's "Arrow."

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Related Topix: Publishing, DC Comics

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Reuters

George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene'

A dynamic new lead and an epic-scale chase will be at the center of the new "Mad Max" reboot, as Australian director George Miller reignites his explosive action thriller franchise as the fight for survival in the wasteland rages on.

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Related Topix: Mad Max, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Celebrities, Mel Gibson, Time Warner, Computers

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

In this July 25, 2014 photo, an oil train moves through the area South of St Paul, Minn.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Publishing, Star Tribune, Ramsey County, MN

San Jose Mercury News

Amazon's quarterly losses alarm investors

Jeff Bezos is testing the patience of investors after Amazon.com missed analysts' estimates for a second straight quarter, sending the shares tumbling almost 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, IT Services, Audible, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Santa Monica, CA, Getty Images

Reuters

Fox seen selling CNN rather than spinning off despite tax bill

If Twenty-First Century Fox succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc, it's likely to sell CNN and pay billions of dollars in taxes rather than go through the headaches of spinning the cable news channel off to shareholders of the merged company, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Time Warner, Computers, Television, Cartoon Network

Andover Advertiser

Simpson receives university award

The BBC's world affairs editor was made an honorary fellow of the London university as he steps down as chancellor after nine years.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

FAA Investigating Drone Incident at Seattle's Space Needle

The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News on Friday that it is looking into reports that a drone recently hovered above the observation deck of Seattle's famous Space Needle.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Space Needle, Recreation, Startups, Publishing, News, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

NEW YORK - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting him on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes.

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Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, New York Daily News, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

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