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For DC, the villains take the reins

09/03/2013 12:52am
There are always bad guys in comic books _ rogues and evil geniuses out for world domination. In DC Comics' slate of "New 52" titles there's about to be nothing but villains as the universe finds itself under assault and protected by an unlikely hero: Lex Luthor.

CBS, Time Warner deal ends NY, LA, Dallas blackout

09/03/2013 4:03am
A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like "Under the Dome" and "NCIS" _ and threatened to interfere with the start of football season _ ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute.

MDA fundraiser on ABC raises $59.6 million

09/03/2013 4:39am
The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast 48th annual telethon and related fundraising efforts have raised about a million dollars more than last year with $59.6 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.

Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems

09/03/2013 7:40am
As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours?

Car windows may not protect from sun

09/03/2013 7:42am
Car windows are designed to protect you in an accident. But they won't necessarily protect you from the sun.

Review: Reporters look inside NYPD's spy unit

09/03/2013 7:50am
"Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America" (Touchstone Books), by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

Monae to sing live Fashion Week runway soundtrack

09/03/2013 9:07am
Models on Rebecca Minkoff's New York Fashion Week runway will be strutting to the live music of Janelle Monae.

Romania opens museum on dictator's final moments

09/03/2013 9:20am
More than 20 years after Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were convicted of genocide and executed in Romania, the country opened a museum about the last two days of their lives during the country's pro-democracy uprising.

Review: Ariana Grande's debut 1 of the year's best

09/03/2013 9:38am
Ariana Grande, "Yours Truly" (Republic Records)

Review: Nine Inch Nails emerges from darkness

09/03/2013 10:04am
Nine Inch Nails, "Hesitation Marks" (Columbia)

An easy, healthy pot sticker with a sweeter side

09/03/2013 10:32am
I have always been a huge fan of the Chinese dumplings known as pot stickers. They're wonton wrappers filled with pork or shrimp, crisped up in a pan, steamed, re-crisped, then served with a dipping sauce. Yum!

Personal story for Shriver: series on Alzheimer's

09/03/2013 10:39am
Maria Shriver says her daughter is so terrified of her mother getting Alzheimer's disease that she's constantly introducing her to games that will keep her mom's mind active.

At Toronto Film Fest, Oscar isn't the only rage

09/03/2013 10:50am
The roads taken to the Academy Awards are many, but they usually run through Toronto.

Venice fans wait hours for Scarlett Johansson

09/03/2013 10:57am
Fans of Scarlet Johansson waited for hours under a hot sun for the Hollywood actress to arrive in a water taxi for a news conference at the Venice Film Festival, and she rewarded them with a smile and autographs.

Miley Cyrus on VMAs performance: 'That's just me'

09/03/2013 12:27pm
Miley Cyrus says in an interview clip that she doesn't listen to the negative comments regarding her performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.

Early pumpkin beers brew dismay among drinkers

09/03/2013 12:37pm
It's bad enough that back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween arrives in July. And of course we all know Christmas begins in September. But now even the craft beer industry is caving to seasonal creep. For this year, the beer drinker's harbinger of autumn _ pumpkin ales _ apparently couldn't hold off until the pumpkins actually ripened.

Prince delivers 'Breakfast' for his new song

09/03/2013 12:37pm
The artwork may have made people laugh, but Prince's new song is no joke.

It's a wrap for HBO's 'True Blood'

09/03/2013 12:47pm
It's a wrap for the sexy supernaturals on HBO's "True Blood."

Mom of 'rainbow' son comes out in new book

09/03/2013 12:56pm
For Lori Duron, parenting her younger son C.J. is etched in time as B.B. and A.B. _ before Barbie and after Barbie.

New mob bio traces probe of Pa. gaming industry

09/03/2013 1:02pm
Pennsylvania state police ran a top-secret investigation into whether then-Gov. Ed Rendell and his administration rigged the outcome of the casino licensing process to benefit favored applicants, including a wealthy and politically connected businessman suspected of having mob ties, a new book asserts.

Katie Couric engaged to boyfriend Molner

09/03/2013 1:29pm
Katie Couric is getting married to her financier boyfriend John Molner.

Review: Slight songs mar Neko Case's latest

09/03/2013 2:08pm
Neko Case, "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" (Anti-)

'Macbeth' has Brian d'Arcy James, Daniel Sunjata

09/03/2013 2:49pm
Reinforcements have arrived for the upcoming cast of "Macbeth" and some big names are joining Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff.

Louvre's Winged Victory flies off for restoration

09/03/2013 2:53pm
Winged Victory of Samothrace, the hulking Hellenistic sculpture that dominates the Louvre Museum's most frequented staircase, is taking flight _ away from tourists' gazes for a restoration project.

Matt Damon, Michael Douglas to present at Emmys

09/03/2013 3:10pm
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas won't just be competing for an Emmy. They'll be handing one out, too.

OKC police found weapons on 2 Chainz tour bus

09/03/2013 3:26pm
Police in Oklahoma City discovered two semi-automatic pistols and a 12-gauge pump shotgun along with some prescription painkillers and marijuana residue on a tour bus occupied by rapper 2 Chainz and 10 other men, according to documents filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

Argentine opera singer dies after stroke on stage

09/03/2013 4:39pm
A promising Argentine opera singer suffered a stroke on stage while singing Giuseppe Verdi's "Requiem" and died two days later. Florencia Fabris, 38, was buried Tuesday.

Chobani pulling some yogurt over quality concerns

09/03/2013 4:43pm
Chobani is pulling some of its Greek yogurt from supermarket shelves after hearing of "swelling or bloating" in cups.

Pa. university kicks Rivera off panel for 'selfie'

09/03/2013 5:27pm
Duquesne (doo-KAYN') University says Geraldo Rivera isn't welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked "selfie" he posted this summer.

Big in Japan: American Chris Hart finds J-pop home

09/03/2013 6:05pm
Leaving San Francisco, singer Chris Hart has made himself at home in "J-pop."

Science Fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

09/03/2013 6:07pm
Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction, has died at age 93.

Atlantic City welcomes Miss America contestants

09/03/2013 6:15pm
The Miss America pageant is back in the city where it began, six years after spurning the city for Las Vegas.

Pioneering magazine editor Daniels dies in Maine

09/03/2013 6:58pm
Judith Glassman Daniels, who blazed a trail for women in the publishing world and became the first woman to serve as top editor of Life magazine, has died at the age of 74.

New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge handles first rush hours

09/03/2013 10:58pm
New bridge, same traffic.