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'Guardians' tops Labor Day, summer box office

The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes. Read more »

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Three Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for... Read more »

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Liberia extends stay-home order amid Ebola crisis

Liberia's president ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, according to a statement released Monday. Read more »

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It's not just Hello Kitty: Japan's character craze

Hello Kitty, whom many learned last week is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters, but she's hardly the only one. Read more »

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Read 1,001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus

The songs Ranger Doug writes often take on a certain literary quality. That's not by chance. The yodeling frontman for Riders in the Sky, a local Grammy-winning western band, has had more than... Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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US judge blocks enforcement of new Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or... Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright school's future divides leaders

The future of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has divided the institution named for the iconic designer. The quest to keep its accreditation status has some school board members... Read more »

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'Guardians' stays atop cinemas amid worst summer since 2006

"Guardians of the Galaxy," the hit movie about a group of misfit superheroes from Walt Disney's Marvel studio, stayed atop U.S. and Canadian theaters as Hollywood wrapped up what is poised to be... Read more »

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Fighting the ravages of the West Nile virus

The tiny bite arrived and faded from Dot Ingle's skin before she even noticed it was there. Read more »

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Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more »

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For gamers, combating online abuse not easy

While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so... Read more »

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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean... Read more »

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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. Read more »

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage

A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid... Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2014

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Student evades monitors, spreads Ebola to Senegal

A university student infected with Ebola evaded health surveillance for weeks as he slipped into Senegal, carrying the deadly virus to a fifth West African nation showing how quarantines, border... Read more »

Published Aug. 29, 2014

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Group trips across Grand Canyon will need permit

Groups of hikers and runners who want to do grueling excursions across the Grand Canyon will soon need a permit — a move officials say will cut back on overcrowding, litter and safety issues... Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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It's about time the government recognize the realities of parenthood

In the least surprising news of the decade, government officials announced recently that it’s expensive to raise a kid. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2014

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Fallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize

Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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Keaton hailed in Venice Film Fest opener 'Birdman'

Well before the turn of the millennium, Michael Keaton was the first 21st-century superhero. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2014

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