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  • Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments. The Bright Eyes singer's attorney filed the notice of voluntary dismissal Friday in New York federal court. The move comes...

  • Chuck Palahniuk brings "Fight Club" sequel to comics

    Brian Truitt, USA Today
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Chuck Palahniuk is breaking the first two rules of Fight Club: He's talking about Fight Club. The author's devotees probably won't mind since what's on his mind these days is more of the characters and world he created in his 1996 book, which was adapted three years later into...

  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Garner's last...

  • Soldier mauled by bear was wearing protective gear

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday. Sgt. Lucas Wendeborn of Valdez is being treated...

  • Tree honoring former Beatle killed by beetles

    LA Times
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 near Griffith Observatory in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because...

  • Tony Dungy's comments on openly gay NFL player draw ire

    LA Times
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Esteemed NFL coach turned NBC analyst Tony Dungy is taking fire for saying he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the league’s first openly gay player. In an interview with the Tampa Tribune published Sunday, the former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Super Bowl...

  • Manning is close, but rookie has highest-selling NFL jersey

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    You may love Johnny Manziel or cringe every time someone brings up his name, but the Browns rookie quarterback is predictably selling a lot of jerseys. Manziel's No. 2 Browns jersey is the top seller in the NFL for the first quarter of the league's fiscal year, ESPN.com reported....

  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their...

  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. Perry, a...

  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV (http://bit.ly/1yLsEW6 ) reports that police arrested...

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