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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

SAN DIEGO — Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Costumed characters walk outside of the convention center on day 1 of the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Thursday, July 24, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

LOS ANGELES — Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.

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Meghan Daum: Weird Al a note of sanity amid crises

Meghan Daum: Weird Al a note of sanity amid crises

Amid a week of unrelentingly grim news, a buoyant countercurrent has emerged. Over the course of eight days, July 14 to 21, the song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic released eight videos promoting his new album, “Mandatory Fun.”

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Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Past "Big Bang" Comic-Con panels have paid off for fans that score tickets. One viewer was awarded a trip to space. And there was a surprise appearance by Johnny Galecki, who hid in the audience in costume until he asked a question.

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Koreans modify their cars to create a $4 billion industry

Koreans modify their cars to create a $4 billion industry

SEOUL — Yoon Kyung Sik watches for police whenever he drives his souped-up Kia Picanto from his leafy neighborhood in Seoul's Songpa district to work at a nearby gym. He checks an Internet group that posts warnings if patrols are out in force.

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

This May 2012 photo provided by Open Road Media shows Bel Kaufman at home in New York. Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high sc…

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'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

NEW YORK (AP) — Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died Friday at age 103.

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following …

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood in Arizona on Wednesday used a new two-drug combination and raised questions about why so many states have stopped using a three-drug mixture they had used for many years in lethal injections.

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Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Bazinga! 'Big Bang Theory' writers hit Comic-Con

Kate Micucci, left, and Riki Lindhome perform on stage during the "The Big Bang Theory" panel on Day 2 of the Comic-Con International Convention on Friday, July 25, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

FILE - In this combination file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn, right, and Universal K. Allah, left, both of Milwaukee. Salahadyn and co-defendant Allah, suspects in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin taken from a Milwaukee concertmaste…

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

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Los 5 libros más vendidos

Los 5 libros más vendidos de la semana en algunos países de las Américas y España:

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Las 5 canciones más populares

Las 5 canciones más populares de la semana en algunos países de las Américas y España.

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Polanski's 'Venus in Fur' a commanding presence

Polanski's 'Venus in Fur' a commanding presence

'Venus in Fur' is a movie-within-a-play.

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‘Wish I Was Here’ should wish for insight

‘Wish I Was Here’ should wish for insight

There is simply no there to “Wish I Was Here.”

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Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

LONDON — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.

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Hispanic women are propping up movie industry

Hispanic women flocked to see “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” 

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