Meet Carlos, the unknown canine star of military drama ‘Max’
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Meet Carlos, the unknown canine star of military drama ‘Max’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to canine stars, like their human counterparts, sometimes it’s all about the look. Before he’d even conceived of what would eventually become “Max,” director Boaz Yakin knew what he didn’t want: Something cute. “It’d been a long time since anyone made a movie where the dog was … Continue reading

Vin Diesel test dives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride
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Vin Diesel test dives new ‘Fast & Furious’ ride

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel traded the franchise’s signature muscle cars for a new kind of ride. The actor, along with co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham, unveiled Universal Studio Hollywood’s latest attraction: “Fast & Furious — Supercharged,” which opened to the public on Wednesday. “I’m more … Continue reading

Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers
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Clinton to miss convention of liberal activists, bloggers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is not expected to appear at Netroots Nation, an annual convention of liberal activists and bloggers who are often courted by Democratic presidential candidates. Organizers of the event said Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have confirmed to appear at the July 16-19 conference … Continue reading

Road sign advising to ‘drink more beer’ sells for $600
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Road sign advising to ‘drink more beer’ sells for $600

FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An auction company has sold an electronic road sign that was drawing eyes in Michigan for its beer-centric slogan. The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1HeL8V1 ) reports the auction company, 1Bid.us, has had the sign that says “DRINK MORE BEER” on its property in Bay County’s Frankenlust Township for about a … Continue reading

Storm cleanup begins in PA, NJ; nearly 400K without power
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Storm cleanup begins in PA, NJ; nearly 400K without power

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Powerful storms that thundered through eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut downed trees and power lines, leaving nearly 400,000 customers without electricity and disrupting mass transit service Wednesday. In Pennsylvania, PECO said about 137,000 homes and businesses were without power. Chester and Delaware counties were hardest hit, and officials said full … Continue reading

California reveals details of self-driving car accidents
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California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that had shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads. The disclosure came after The Associated Press successfully argued to the Department of Motor Vehicles that the agency … Continue reading

Alaska gets help from lower 48 states in fighting wildfires
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Alaska gets help from lower 48 states in fighting wildfires

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Firefighters and equipment from the lower 48 states and Canada are arriving to help battle wildfires burning in the nation’s largest state. Weary firefighters welcomed the help as they struggled to keep up with two major fires threatening rural highway communities, even as lightning sparked nearly a dozen more blazes. Although … Continue reading

Prosecutor: Worker discussed having convicts kill husband
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Prosecutor: Worker discussed having convicts kill husband

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities said a woman who provided hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools to two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison discussed having them kill her husband. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie at a news conference Wednesday said that Joyce Mitchell had talked to inmates Richard Matt and David … Continue reading

Pro-vaccination dad Perez Hilton plans Father’s Day at home
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Pro-vaccination dad Perez Hilton plans Father’s Day at home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday will be Perez Hilton’s first Father’s Day with his baby girl, but he won’t be going out to celebrate. Hilton says he’s “pro-vaccination” and won’t take 5-week-old daughter Mia out in public much until she gets her two-month shots. He calls himself “a very cautious parent.” The 37-year-old celebrity blogger … Continue reading

Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games
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Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month’s opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. The July 25 ceremony will also feature appearances by actress Eva Longoria, comedian Jimmy Kimmel and athletes Yao Ming and Michael Phelps … Continue reading

Some of the high-profile prison escapes in recent US history
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Some of the high-profile prison escapes in recent US history

NEW YORK (AP) — Two convicted killers used power tools to cut through steel walls, pipes and bricks to escape from a maximum-security prison in a “Shawshank Redemption”-style breakout. Here’s a look at some high-profile prison escapes in modern U.S. history. — July 2009, from a prison in Michigan City, Indiana. Three inmates left through … Continue reading