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Box office numbers: 'Straight Outta Compton' goes straight to the top; 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' struggles

The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while the stylish "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." struggled to find its footing. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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'Star Wars' themed land planned at Disney parks

Disney theme parks have their sights on a galaxy far, far away. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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FAA says problem that caused flight delays has been resolved

Air traffic was snarled and passengers' tempers frayed on Saturday as many flights to and from airports throughout a large swath of the Northeast stretching from New York down to the Carolinas were... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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Colin Trevorrow to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

The force will awaken in just 125 days, but "Star Wars" fans didn't learn anything new about the film at Disney's D23 convention on Saturday. Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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Hunting for Hemingway in Yellowstone country

Ernest Hemingway first arrived at the Clarks Fork River valley on July 13, 1931, bouncing along Yellowstone National Park's gravel roads in a Ford Model A roadster until he reached one of the... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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Questions and answers about the war wound 'moral injury'

A psychological wound known as moral injury is gaining attention in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with veterans now being treated for these injuries to the soul — even as... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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HBO to carry 'Sesame Street'; PBS to continue airing show

The Muppets, longtime residents of PBS, are getting a second home at HBO. Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2015

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'Let's Move': First lady's healthy kids director understands the need for good eating

The new director of Michelle Obama's initiative against childhood obesity knows first-hand the benefits of healthy eating. Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2015

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Tom Brady and Roger Goodell in court for 'Deflategate'

Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's "Deflategate" scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game... Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2015

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Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has lymphoma

Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he is being treated for cancer. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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No reason to feel guilty: Women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages

Even though women raised by working mothers are more likely to earn higher wages, the narrative of working motherhood remains tinged with guilt. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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Cuba's tourism boom leaves some worrying they'll be left out

This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Superman will be felt but he won't be seen on 'Supergirl'

The producers of "Supergirl" say Melissa Benoist was the first actress they saw for the role of Kara Zor-El, the caped cousin of Superman. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Associated Press exclusive: Air controller study shows chronic fatigue

Air traffic controllers' work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government has... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda? Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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Mindy Kaling grateful to Hulu for saving 'The Mindy Project'

Mindy Kaling is blissfully unaware of the numbers Hulu may be hoping for when it comes to streaming new episodes of "The Mindy Project," which debuts its fourth season on the service on Sept. 15. Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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'Fantastic Four' bombs with $26.2 million, 'Mission: Impossible' again tops

The latest attempt to kick-start a "Fantastic Four" franchise flopped at the box office with an estimated $26.2 million debut. Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Mayor De Blasio says bacteria outbreak has been contained

Five more buildings in the Bronx have tested positive for the bacteria that cause the potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease, though there is no sign that anyone has grown ill from the new sites,... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015

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Climbing, hiking and cycling around Mount Rainier

I called it the Rainier Triple Crown, and finishing it proved more rewarding than I ever expected. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015

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Stewart ends 'Daily Show' with 'moment of Zen,' Springsteen (+video)

Jon Stewart said goodbye to "The Daily Show" on Thursday, America's foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he... Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2015

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NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the... Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Washington DC: Don't skip must-sees but take time to explore

You could easily spend a whole visit to Washington exploring the museums, galleries and monuments along the National Mall. But that would be wrong. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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Concert violinist's Stradivarius violin recovered after 35 years

Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2015

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