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Philadelphia anchor under fire for shooting tweet

10/07/2013 5:08am
A Philadelphia TV news anchor is being criticized for trying to get her Twitter followers to watch the station's coverage of a deadly shooting by comparing it to "Breaking Bad."

Buckingham Palace soccer: 'Don't break a window'

10/07/2013 6:23am
It's all well and good to play soccer on the beautiful lawns at Buckingham Palace, but don't break a window.

'Today' hosts pay tribute to show's 'superfan'

10/07/2013 7:29am
The "Today" show is remembering its biggest fan.

Literature Nobel Prize to be announced Thursday

10/07/2013 8:22am
The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday.

Review: Miley Cyrus's new album shows promise

10/07/2013 8:44am
Miley Cyrus, "Bangerz" (RCA)

Author traces harrowing US nuclear near misses

10/07/2013 8:49am
"Command and Control" (The Penguin Press), by Eric Schlosser

Prairie gardens work in many landscapes

10/07/2013 9:14am
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.

Pixies look for revival in new songs, tour

10/07/2013 9:30am
As a young musician, Pixies frontman Charles Thompson was determined to make it past the velvet rope at the mythical club that is rock stardom.

A healthy alternative to white pasta with clams

10/07/2013 10:01am
Spaghetti with clams _ or spaghetti alle vongole to the Italians _ is one of my favorite dishes: simple, flavorful and satisfying.

'Tomorrow People': supercharged youth under threat

10/07/2013 10:19am
The title of "The Tomorrow People" sounds like a good name for a circa-1967 rock band.

Review: Joe Nichols changes direction, not quality

10/07/2013 10:19am
Joe Nichols, "Crickets" (Red Bow)

Correction: TV-Spoiler Entitlement story

10/07/2013 10:23am
In a story Oct. 4 about spoilers for movies and TV shows, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a man who commented on the phenomenon. His name is Danny Groner.

Review: Kenny Rogers takes chances on new album

10/07/2013 10:23am
Kenny Rogers, "You Can't Make Old Friends" (Warner Bros.)

Review: Sleigh Bells miss mark on 'Bitter Rivals'

10/07/2013 10:52am
Sleigh Bells, "Bitter Rivals" (Mom + Pop)

Malcolm Gladwell book cheers underdogs

10/07/2013 11:01am
"David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" (Little, Brown and Company), by Malcolm Gladwell

Dee Dee Bridgewater on a 'demanding role'

10/07/2013 11:09am
Dee Dee Bridgewater might have been a Broadway star were she not so successful as a jazz singer. She won a Tony Award in her Broadway debut as Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wiz." But she later rededicated herself to her jazz career, touring the world, winning three Grammys Awards and hosting NPR's nationally syndicated "Jazz Set."

Twitter tunes in to TV partnerships ahead of IPO

10/07/2013 11:49am
People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales _ and advertisers and networks are taking note.

Jermaine Dupri joins Carey's management team

10/07/2013 12:08pm
Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team.

Linda Emond, Danny Burstein join 'Cabaret'

10/07/2013 1:34pm
Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams will have some experienced veterans alongside them in the upcoming Broadway revival of "Cabaret."

Belarus journalist wins Pinter writers' prize

10/07/2013 1:42pm
A Belarusian journalist who has criticized her country's authoritarian government has won a major freedom-of-speech prize.

Elizabeth Smart details kidnapping in new memoir

10/07/2013 1:56pm
Minutes after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her bedroom in the dead of night, a police cruiser idled by along a neighborhood street as she was forced to the ground at knifepoint. "Move and I will kill you!" her captor hissed.

Bergdorf's meets 'Girls': An unlikely fashion duo

10/07/2013 2:11pm
Betty Halbreich had something to share over brunch the other morning.

Fox anchor apologizes after Obama gaffe

10/07/2013 2:12pm
A Fox News Channel anchor apologized for falsely saying that President Barack Obama had offered to pay for the operation of a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the government shutdown.

Scholars visit Vt. birthplace of 'The Jungle Book'

10/07/2013 2:18pm
Mention the name Rudyard Kipling, and images of tropical forests, mongooses and cobras come to mind _ not the snowy vistas of Vermont. But that's exactly where many of the British writer's best-known tales, including "The Jungle Book," took shape.

Garth and Spelling to co-star in ABC Family pilot

10/07/2013 2:22pm
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are reuniting.

ACLU says ATF blocks whistleblower book on scandal

10/07/2013 2:54pm
The Obama administration is blocking a federal law enforcement agent from publishing a book about the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling sting operation because of concerns that the book would negatively affect morale, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday.

Film and theater figure Henry Guettel dies at 85

10/07/2013 3:15pm
Henry Guettel, a film executive with both 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures as well as a former head of the Theatre Development Fund, died Monday of pneumonia in Southampton, N.Y., according to his wife, Mary Rodgers Guettel. He was 85.

'Betrayal' with Daniel Craig already a hit

10/07/2013 3:35pm
The real-life husband-and-wife team Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz helped propel "Betrayal" to a Broadway record _ and the show hasn't even officially opened yet.

Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

10/07/2013 6:00pm
It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah!

White diamond fetches record $30.6M at HK auction

10/07/2013 6:13pm
A white diamond the size of a small egg sold for $30.6 million at a Hong Kong auction, although a blue diamond that was the night's other highlight with a $19 million estimate failed to sell.

Fictional anchor Ron Burgundy pitches for Chrysler

10/07/2013 8:37pm
When you've got the smallest marketing budget of the Detroit Three automakers, you have to take risks to get your TV spots noticed.