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FILE - This July 13, 2014 file photo shows Seth Meyers at the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Meyers will serve as master of ceremonies when “The Prime-Time Emmy Awards” airs Monday at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Seth Meyers Ready to Host Emmycast

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New York — Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live. Nor is playing host on TV an alien experience. Since February, he has occupied NBC’s Late Night host chair. So Meyers isn’t sweating his new role as master of ceremonies when The Prime-Time Emmy Awards airs Monday at 8 …

‘Doctor Who’ Returns on BBC

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OK, Whovians, your long wait is over. On Saturday, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, Doctor Who. It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. For those who are new to the 50-year-old classic series, the Doctor is an alien, a Time Lord, who travels in a …

‘Happy Valley’: One Tough Female Detective and Hardly Any Guns

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New York — Crime shows, by and large, can be split into two categories: the whodunits and the look-at-this-horrible-tragic-messes. In the first category, which contains everything from Law & Order and CSI to Twin Peaks and True Detective, the propulsive engine of the plot is: Who is the killer? Drawing on the genre thrills of the mystery, these series turn the audience into …

Police: Teens Plotted Calif. School Massacre

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Los Angeles — South Pasadena police on Tuesday said two teens arrested this week had developed a “huge plan” to carry out a mass school shooting in which they wanted to kill “as many people as possible.” South Pasadena Police Chief Art Miller told reporters at a news …

Cease-Fire E fforts Collapse

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gaza City, Gaza Strip — Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets and Israel responding with airstrikes across …

U.S. to Make It Easier to Object To No-Fly List

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge’s ruling that there …

Greener Pastures Signal Rebound for Beef Industry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chicago — Pasture conditions in the U.S., the world’s largest beef producer, are mostly recovered from a 2012 drought that forced ranchers to shrink the domestic herd to a 63-year low. While it takes years to reverse a decline in animal supply, record-high beef prices and the increasing …

Common Core Loses Support

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington — A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows. …

Man’s Chokehold Death Could Lead To Charges

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — Staten Island prosecutors said Tuesday they will present evidence to a special grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, the accused cigarette peddler put in a banned chokehold by a New York Police Department officer, to determine if criminal charges are warranted against the …

Militants Claim to Execute U.S. Journalist

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington — The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. A video posted on YouTube, later removed, purported to show the execution of James Foley, who …

Holder Attempts To Keep Pledge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Washington — Eric H. Holder Jr.’s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation’s first African-American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration. The police …

Grand Jury To Hear Case In Ferguson

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. — A Missouri state prosecutor on Tuesday prepared to present evidence to a grand jury in the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, hours before Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. was set to arrive …

Seven-Time World Champ In Squash Dies in Colorado

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hashim Khan, who learned to play squash barefoot in what is now Pakistan and broke class and racial barriers to become a seven-time world champion in the 1950s, a record that stood for more than a generation and helped launch a family dynasty of players, died Aug. 18 …