Comic-Con: has corporate marketing killed good, honest fandom?

501st Legion member Kevin Doyle and an audience of more than 6,000 fans walk to a surprise Star Wars concert performed by the San Diego Symphony. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Disney. Elizabeth Minkel. Tuesday 14 July 2015 14.25 ...

You Go, Girl: Lena Dunham Launches Lifestyle Newsletter with Feminist Focus

Starting in the fall, Dunham, 29, and Girls production partner/showrunner Jenni Konner will blast out an email newsletter that promises "feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else." Dunham announced the project, aptly named ...

Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at 64

Joan Sebastian, one of Mexico's great ballad singers and winner of multiple Grammy Awards, has died at age 64. A representative of Universal Music Latin Entertainment-Fonovisa confirmed Sebastian's death Monday, but did not specify the cau

Shop owner in Ariana Grande doughnut-licking video won’t pursue charges

The owner of a doughnut shop where Ariana Grande was seen on video licking the fried confections has decided not to pursue charges against the pop star, authorities said. lRelated Shop in Ariana Grande doughnut-licking controversy in hot water · L.A

Rural Missouri county won’t ‘mourn’ same-sex marriage decision with lowered …

The flags in Dent County will not be lowered after all. A day after county commissioners voted to lower the flags below half-staff to 'mourn' the same-sex marriage decision by the Supreme Court, it appears the three men have had a change of heart.

What happened to Benghazi? Focus is on Clinton

In this July 7, 2015 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. Clinton plans to make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of he

Half Atlantic City’s surviving casinos show gains in June

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As a group, the Atlantic City casinos that survived a major shakeout last year are continuing to grow their gambling revenue. Data released by New Jersey regulators on Tuesday shows that four of the eight remaining casino

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Says She Will Not Resign If She Faces Criminal …

HARRISBURG, Pa (CBS) — Attorney General Kathleen Kane reiterated Tuesday that she has no intention of resigning if the Montgomery County DA brings charges against her. Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman has been reviewing a grand jury'

Marvel farms new material with ‘Ant-Man’

BURBANK, Calif. — At long last, “Ant-Man” is here. After assembling the Avengers — twice — and traveling to space with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios' latest endeavor seems like a decidedly small affair, yet it took the studio longer to

Ted Cruz wants to see his book on bestseller lists, denies bulk-buy allegations

Sen. Ted Cruz's memoir "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America" has sold 12,000 copies, reports Time magazine, and is ranked at No. 16 on Amazon's list of bestselling books. Readers interested in the Texas Republican's autobiography can ...

Trump’s Miss USA bombs in ratings

Donald Trump last-minute scramble to find a home for his Miss USA pageant was a bust. After Trump's slams on Mexican immigrants, the pageant was dropped by Univision and NBC. Just before July 4, the Miss USA pageant was rescued by Reelz Channel

Martin O’Malley Pledges to Go Further Than Obama on Immigration

Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday called for a broad sweep of executive actions to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and detention, touting his work as governor of Maryland and saying he would go further than President Obama as he seeks 

Harper Lee ‘tickled’ by buzz around Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee has told a close friend she can't believe the way her novel and small Alabama hometown have become the centre of world attention. In the first account of how she spent launch night, Wayne Flint, a local historian, said Lee had celebrated ...

Hastert Lawyer Plans Motion to Dismiss Banking Case Amid Leaks

CHICAGO—An attorney for Dennis Hastert said Tuesday that he planned to file to dismiss the case alleging bank-reporting violations against the former U.S. Speaker of the House, arguing the government had leaked information to the media that was 

Man convicted of murder in fatal Ind. house explosion

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The man who prosecutors said was the mastermind behind a fatal Indiana home explosion in November 2012, was found guilty Tuesday on all 53 charges he faced in connection with the blast. Jurors took less than four hours to fin

Austin officer makes cellphone stop, helps choking driver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas police officer who pulled over a driver for illegal use of a cellphone ended up helping the woman, who was trying to call 911 while choking. Austin police on Monday released patrol car video taken during the July 5 inc

Mandatory GMO food labeling by states would be banned under proposed bill

WASHINGTON - A bill preventing states from requiring labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients easily passed a House committee Tuesday, but the legislation has drawn widespread opposition from many Democrats and consumer groups ...

Oklahoma Republicans compare food-stamp recipients to animals

OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday removed a Facebook post that compared people who receive food stamps to wild animals after it set off a social-media storm. Titled a "lesson in irony," the post from Monday night says the U.S. 

As Trump visits his winery in Virginia, DC’s mayor calls his remarks ‘idiotic’

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. — On the same day that Donald Trump touched down at his namesake winery outside Charlottesville to remind people of his deal-making chops, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser called his controversial remarks about “rapists” and ...

Tom Petty Regrets Using Confederate Flag in Past Tour

Tom Petty at the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tour 2014 in West Palm Beach, Jeff Daly—Invision/AP Tom Petty at the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tour 2014 in West Palm Beach, Fla. on Sept. 20, 2014.

Jeb Bush’s peace prayer encounter with man at Iowa campaign stop

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Jeb Bush stood at the center of the Morningside College auditorium in Sioux City Monday, and as he took questions from the room, he spied a familiar audience member sporting a black top hat and flowers nestled into his long dark beard.