Archive for month: September, 2013

‘Cloudy’ sequel tops weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" slurped up the box office. The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The original "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" was showered with $30.3 million during its opening weekend in 2009. "It's remarkable that it did as well as and surpassed the first film," said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Read more [...]

AP PHOTOS: ‘Breaking Bad’ kept its audience hooked

For five seasons audiences have been hooked on the evolution of Walter White and the dark world he embraced in "Breaking Bad." As the chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-lord, Bryan Cranston and the rest of the show's cast have earned their share of Emmys while the show has logged record ratings. As the show's finale airs tonight in the United States, here are some images from past episodes: --- Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter: Read more [...]

A final session of Walter White’s ‘Bad’ behavior

NEW YORK (AP) -- Any "Breaking Bad " fan could be forgiven for concluding that Sunday's finale held no major surprises. That's because this AMC drama series has delivered surprises, shock and OMG moments dependably since its premiere five seasons ago. Just like it did on its final episode. For those who don't want to be reading how yet, stop reading! And let's take a few moments for you who aren't ready to find out what happened to tear your eyes away from this article. OK. Ready? The finale Read more [...]

Google’s ‘Hummingbird’ hatches new search formula

30 Sep 2013 0 Comments
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by Web surfers. The overhaul came as part of an update called "Hummingbird" that Google Inc. has gradually rolled out in the past month without disclosing the modifications. The changes could have a major impact on traffic to websites. Hummingbird represents the most dramatic alteration to Google's search Read more [...]

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

30 Sep 2013 0 Comments
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) -- NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need. The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools. Doctors use them to make replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite Read more [...]

UK plans new cyber force to boost strike ability

30 Sep 2013 0 Comments
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's defense secretary says it is recruiting hundreds of experts for a new cyber force designed to protect the nation's vital data - and stage cyberattacks if necessary. Philip Hammond says the Joint Cyber Reserve Unit aims to boost Britain's offensive and defensive capabilities in an age of increasing threats from cyberespionage and cybersabotage. The defense chief said in a statement released Sunday that the recruitment drive, to launch in October, will target military Read more [...]

Nike and Finish Line are big market movers

30 Sep 2013 0 Comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Nike Inc., up $3.30 to $73.64 The athletic gear company's stock hit an all-time high after its first-quarter results blew past Wall Street estimates. Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., down $5.83 to $107.13 Federal authorities raided the headquarters of the flooring retailer, which cited official questions about the "importation of certain products." J.C. Read more [...]

AP NewsAlert

30 Sep 2013 0 Comments
Buy AP Photo Reprints BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq authorities say suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, killing 18. © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Read more [...]

‘Captain Phillips’ premieres at NY Film Festival

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Hanks has had enough of playing real people. In Paul Greengrass' docudrama "Captain Phillips," which premiered on Friday as the opening night film of the New York Film Festival, he plays Richard Phillips, the captain of a cargo ship famously taken by Somali pirates in 2009. Earlier this year, Hanks made his Broadway debut playing New York journalist Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." And later this year, he stars as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," about the Read more [...]

Billionaire’s daughter in NJ court in will dispute

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- A bitter fight between two of the New York area's wealthiest families is playing out in the modest trappings of a county courthouse more used to seeing low-level drug offenders and alimony cheats. On one side is James Cohen, son of the founder of Hudson News, the newsstand operator with stores in airports and train stations across the country. On the other is Cohen's niece, Samantha Perelman, the 23-year-old daughter of billionaire Revlon Chairman Ronald Perelman. Read more [...]
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