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School to unveil writer's 'Death Collection'

10/31/2013 5:46am
Acclaimed horror writer Michael McDowell couldn't get enough of death.

Rare HG Wells writings published in magazine

10/31/2013 6:50am
As Nazi Germany grew ever more dangerous in the 1930s and the Japanese threatened China, science fiction author H.G. Wells wrote up some thoughts about real-life horrors and in 1937 submitted them to a magazine with the widest possible audience, Reader's Digest.

Review: 'Assassin's Creed IV' a swashbuckling romp

10/31/2013 7:22am
Pirates have gotten a bad rap in 21st-century pop culture. There are the desperate, haggard pirates tangling with Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips." Or the stumbling, soused Capt. Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean." Or even the freeloading pirates who destroyed the music business.

Tightrope walker Cochrane dead of cancer at age 69

10/31/2013 7:57am
Canadian tightrope walker Jay Cochrane, who set two world records including one in 1972 for walking back and forth 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above the Canadian National Exhibition, has died, according to his website.

Bryan Cranston narrates 'Big History' exploration

10/31/2013 8:01am
Bryan Cranston has an authoritative voice, which all by itself would qualify him to narrate "Big History."

Convicted mobster hoping for a hit with NJ eatery

10/31/2013 8:19am
When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.

Yoko Ono: 'thankful' for McCartney's comments

10/31/2013 8:24am
Yoko Ono says she's thankful Paul McCartney appears to have gotten over his grudge against her.

More than 850,000 attend NM hot-air balloon fest

10/31/2013 8:40am
An annual hot-air balloon festival in New Mexico that draws visitors from around the globe says its attendance increased substantially this year over last.

Bidding on $50 Banksy painting tops $310,000

10/31/2013 8:48am
Bidding on a painting that British graffiti artist Banksy bought for $50 and altered has climbed to more than $310,000.

Kraft to remove artificial dyes from 3 products

10/31/2013 9:25am
Kraft says it plans to remove artificial dyes from three macaroni and cheese varieties that come in kid-friendly shapes, a move that comes as people increasingly reach for foods they feel are natural.

Suspense writer Michael Palmer dies at age 71

10/31/2013 9:57am
Michael Palmer, a physician and best-selling suspense author whose "Extreme Measures" was adapted into a 1996 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, has died.

Naomi Watts on becoming Diana

10/31/2013 9:59am
When Naomi Watts was a struggling actress, she never would have imagined that one day she would play Princess Diana, one of the most famous women in the world, even after her death.

Fido's tail wags may reveal more than you think

10/31/2013 10:43am
The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of 'Soul Men' suit

10/31/2013 10:51am
Sam Moore may be "The Legendary Soul Man," but a federal appeals court says he doesn't have sole use of the title.

Sweet potatoes go savory with Parmesan cauliflower

10/31/2013 11:08am
Sweet potatoes generally get one of three treatments at the Thanksgiving table.

Save time, oven space with a no-cook Thanksgiving

10/31/2013 12:52pm
Every Thanksgiving presents the same challenge _ how to juggle the turkey and the stuffing and the pie and all those sides in just one oven.

Charlaine Harris looks to new series after Sookie

10/31/2013 1:03pm
The final book in Charlaine Harris' best-selling series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse provoked such an outcry that some fans sent death threats and curses.

Bosch book series may be headed to TV

10/31/2013 1:04pm
Author Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch book series may be finding its way onto television screens soon.

Sly Stallone likes Karl's 'natural humility'

10/31/2013 1:10pm
Picking the guy who will play Rocky Balboa onstage was no easy task. Just ask Sylvester Stallone, who helped cast Broadway veteran Andy Karl.

Mick Jagger says he never hit on Katy Perry at 18

10/31/2013 1:14pm
In her teenage dream? Mick Jagger says he never hit on Katy Perry when she was 18.

French president's chef says adieu

10/31/2013 1:20pm
France's presidential chef is retiring after four decades of culinary service, having fed five French presidents and peppered the steaks tartare of some of the world's most powerful leaders.

Fliers face quirks using gadgets for entire flight

10/31/2013 1:43pm
Fliers are rejoicing that they'll soon be able to use their iPads, Kindles, music players and other personal electronics during all phases of a flight. But no policy change is without its quirks or hiccups.

Michael Jackson's doctor sues Texas over license

10/31/2013 1:45pm
The Texas doctor convicted in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson has sued the state over stripping his right to practice medicine.

Tina Fey to write, produce new comedy for NBC

10/31/2013 1:47pm
NBC says it's ordering 13 episodes of a new comedy created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper of "The Office."

Ewan McGregor to star on Broadway next year

10/31/2013 2:18pm
"Star Wars" and "Trainspotting" star Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing."

Obama won't attend Gettysburg Address remembrance

10/31/2013 2:55pm
President Barack Obama's affinity for Abraham Lincoln was on display through his political rise, but he won't be on hand in a few weeks to mark one of the 16th president's signature moments.

`Scandal' star enjoys giving good tweet

10/31/2013 3:35pm
It's not coincidental that the stars of "Scandal" live tweet during episodes. They're encouraged to do so.

West tour postponed after 60-foot screen damaged

10/31/2013 4:31pm
Kanye West is postponing the rest of his "Yeezus" tour after a 60-foot LED screen used during his shows was damaged.

Cat-hoarding probe at Grace Kelly's childhood home

10/31/2013 5:05pm
The childhood home of princess and Hollywood icon Grace Kelly is the subject of a cat-hoarding investigation.

Pumpkins replace politics at White House Halloween

10/31/2013 5:40pm
Finally, the White House has pulled off a successful web launch.

Aretha Franklin back on stage at Detroit casino

10/31/2013 6:31pm
After recovering from an undisclosed illness, Aretha Franklin is returning to the concert stage with a December performance in her hometown of Detroit.

'Zombies' swarm Tokyo Tower in Halloween stunt

10/31/2013 7:06pm
A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it's Halloween.