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'Pokemon Go' creators working to be 'respectful' of reality

Spain Pokemon Go

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The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation. Read more

Director's debut explores 'The Land' with Nas, Badu help

Film-The Land

Photo by Matt Sayles

Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los Angeles when he spotted two stray kids hopping a fence with their skateboards. He went to go kick them out of the park and ended up talking with them instead. They spilled that they were selling m... Read more

Debra Messing, Blake Shelton spar over presidential campaign

DEM 2016 Convention

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Actress and outspoken Democrat Debra Messing has called a Twitter truce with country singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton following a politically charged spat. Read more

Company that produces "The Walking Dead" to film on island

Georgia has given permission for a TV film company that produces AMC's "The Walking Dead" to film a human corpse half-buried in a tidal pool and other scenes on Jekyll Island. Read more

Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards

Celeb-Aniston Essay Aftermath

Photo by Richard Shotwell

When one of Hollywood's most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston's recent essay connecting the media's obsession with her looks to the overall objectification of women, most are resigned that reality will be slow to catch... Read more

Potter play hype shows the world is still wild about Harry

Britain Harry Potter

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There are fans with wands and wizard costumes, midnight book parties and throngs of excited muggles. Harry Potter's magic is back. Read more

After shooting, German TV drops Counter Strike broadcast

A German TV channel has canceled plans to broadcast the finals of a global tournament of the video shooting game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" in response to last week's slayings in Munich. Read more

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Read more

George Strait to honor Jim Lauderdale at Americana Awards

Americana Music-George Strait

Photo by Al Powers

Country music star George Strait will honor singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Americana Honors and Awards Show, to be held Sept. 21 in Nashville. Read more

Museum launches diversity initiative for endowment portfolio

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has launched a diversity initiative that will allow women- and minority-owned firms to manage an endowment portfolio. Read more

Yes, Harrison Ford uses checklists when he flies

People-Harrison Ford

James Hoyt

Yes, Harrison Ford uses a checklist when he flies his plane. Read more

Public gets chance to tour lesser-known State Museum site

Exchange State Museum Tour

Justin L. Fowler

David Bohlen opens a drawer at the Illinois State Museum's Research and Collections Center and not quite staring back at you — because their eyes are long gone — are about a dozen passenger pigeons. Read more

Pelosi tracks the mega-donors to political campaigns

TV-Meet the Donors

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As she sat overlooking a hotel lobby in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention this week, Alexandra Pelosi said she spied three of the wealthy men featured in her HBO documentary, "Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?" Read more

This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination

DEM 2016 Convention

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This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight. Read more

Clinton kicks off swing state tour vowing to create jobs

Campaign 2016 Clinton Kaine

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With momentum still high from the historic Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton used her rally Friday to stress the "stark choice" voters will face between her and Republican rival Donald Trump when they vote in exactly 101 days. Read more

A trio of new 'Sherlock' films coming to PBS in 2017

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. Read more

AP PHOTOS: Shiite tattoos a show of pride amid tensions

Mideast Lebanon Shiite Tattoos Photo Essay

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Hamada Bayloun is not particularly religious, but across his entire upper back spreads a large tattoo of the most revered saint in Shiite Islam, Imam Ali. Read more

Francis Gibbons, aide to top Mormon leaders, dies at 95

It was 1970, and the LDS Church was looking for a "mature" male secretary for its governing First Presidency — someone who had administrative experience and could take notes in shorthand. Read more

Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman

White Sox Cubs Baseball

Mark Welsh

The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference. Read more

Missouri town fascinated by rock hunt

Pokémon Go? Sure. Walk around and stare at your smartphone while hunting virtual monsters in an augmented-reality landscape. Read more

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