In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

House California San Diego

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A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates. Read more

De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

Oscar de la Renta First Ladies

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For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them. Read more

Nielsen's top prime-time programs for Oct. 13-19

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. Read more

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

Obama Black Voters

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President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person. Read more

CBS retained its Nielsen ratings crown last week

Football scored half of the Top 10 slots in last week's Nielsen ratings. Read more

Lights out time for first Thomas Kinkade gallery

A Northern California shop that was the first to feature the work of artist Thomas Kinkade and helped popularize the self-proclaimed "Painter of Light" is going out of business. Read more

'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance

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There's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, aka Brangelina, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda? Read more

Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

Real Housewives Charges

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. Read more

Hernandez on track for May trial in double killing

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges. Read more

Oil CEO in sad toll of famed plane crash victims

Plane Crashes Famous Names

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Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA whose silver handlebar earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," died late Monday at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, according to Russian investigators. Read more

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