Archive for month: April, 2014

Disney adding Marvel heroes to ‘Infinity’ game

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Buzz Lightyear, meet Captain America. The Walt Disney Co. is adding several Marvel superheros to its toys-meets-games series "Disney Infinity." The company announced plans Wednesday to add more than 20 such characters - beginning with "The Avengers" members Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor and Hulk - in a new installment of the franchise. "Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes" is set for release this fall for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, as Read more [...]

Bieber’s friend gets probation in drug case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An aspiring rapper who was arrested during a search of Justin Bieber's mansion pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony possession of ecstasy and was sentenced to probation and community service. Xavier Domonique Smith, who goes by the name Lil Za, was also ordered into a drug treatment program and fined $1,000 for breaking a jail telephone while in custody, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said. Smith was sentenced to three years Read more [...]

Mad Magazine’s Al Feldstein dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) -- Before "The Daily Show," "The Simpsons" or even "Saturday Night Live," Al Feldstein helped show America how to laugh at authority and giggle at popular culture. Millions of young baby boomers looked forward to that day when the new issue of Mad magazine, which Feldstein ran for 28 years, arrived in the mail or on newsstands. Alone in their room, or huddled with friends, they looked for the latest of send-up of the president or of a television commercial. They savored the Read more [...]

Google to stop mining student emails for ad ideas

30 Apr 2014 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google's "Apps for Education" service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things, Google Inc. says it will no longer pore through Gmails sent through Apps for Education for clues about students' interests. The scanning helps the Mountain View, Calif., Read more [...]

Wheeler says FCC won’t allow Internet ‘slow lane’

30 Apr 2014 0 Comments
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The nation's top telecommunications regulator defended his latest proposal to protect an open Internet, warning cable companies that manipulating data traffic on their networks for profit would not be tolerated. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told The Cable Show on Wednesday that the so-called net neutrality rules he's proposed won't allow Internet service providers to push most users onto a "slow lane" so others who pay for priority access can Read more [...]

As Facebook matures, it looks to grow mobile reach

30 Apr 2014 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg, like Facebook, is maturing. The soon-to-be 30-year-old CEO of the decade-old social networking company grew reflective as he stood before hundreds of app developers to announce a host of mobile features designed to put "people first." "We used to have this famous mantra, `move fast and break things,'" Zuckerberg said at Facebook's f8 developer conference in San Francisco. But moving quickly was sometimes so important that Facebook's engineers would Read more [...]

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Star Wars: Episode VII" finally has its stars. May the Force be with them. After months of carefully guarded secrecy and endless Internet speculation, the cast of the latest incarnation of the space epic was unveiled Tuesday on the official "Star Wars" website by Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Co. Starring in J.J. Abrams' new "Star Wars" are: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson. The companies declined to name Read more [...]

Select list of nominees for 2014 Tony Awards

NEW YORK (AP) -- Select nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Play: "Act One," "All The Way," "Casa Valentina," "Mothers and Sons." "Outside Mullingar" Best Musical: "After Midnight," "Aladdin," "Beautiful-The Carole King Musical," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love Murder" Best Book of a Musical: "Aladdin," "Beautiful-The Carole King Musical," "Bullets Over Broadway A Gentleman's Guide to Love Murder" Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Read more [...]

Hollywood stars get little love at Tony noms

NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil Patrick Harris, who won a nomination for his brilliant performance in the punk-rock show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," said he was surprised by Read more [...]

Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

29 Apr 2014 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court seemed wary Tuesday of allowing police unbridled freedom to search through cellphones of people they arrest, taking on a new issue of privacy in the face of rapidly changing technology. The justices appeared ready to reject the Obama administration's argument that police should be able to make such searches without first getting warrants. A key question in two cases argued Tuesday is whether Americans' cellphones, with vast quantities of sensitive records, Read more [...]
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