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  • The AP's top 10 movies of the year

    The AP's top 10 movies of the year

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:48 PM EST2013-12-26 22:48:13 GMT
    In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of "Her," 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year?
    In surveying the year at the movies, the topography is rich. From the dusty, dying towns of "Nebraska" to the rooftop Roman parties in "The Great Beauty" to the sleek future Los Angeles of "Her," 2013 has been a trip. But has it been a great year?
  • AP critics pick the year's best video games

    AP critics pick the year's best video games

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:41 PM EST2013-12-26 22:41:33 GMT
    The top 10 video games of 2013, according to AP Entertainment Writers Lou Kesten and Derrik J. Lang.
    The top 10 video games of 2013, according to AP Entertainment Writers Lou Kesten and Derrik J. Lang.
  • AP music writers' top 10 albums of the year

    AP music writers' top 10 albums of the year

    Thursday, December 26 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-12-26 22:05:43 GMT
    Associated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Chris Talbott pick their top 10 albums of the year.
    Associated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Chris Talbott pick their top 10 albums of the year.
  • Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures

    Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures

    Thursday, December 26 2013 4:58 PM EST2013-12-26 21:58:50 GMT
    This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant — somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
    This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant — somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
  • Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

    Lawrence beats Cyrus, Netflix for top entertainer

    Thursday, December 26 2013 4:18 PM EST2013-12-26 21:18:09 GMT
    The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk. Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press' annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
    The battle for AP entertainer of the year came down to the Girl on Fire and the Queen of Twerk. Jennifer Lawrence edged out Miley Cyrus by one vote in The Associated Press' annual survey of its newspaper and broadcast members and subscribers for Entertainer of the Year.
  • No contest: Miley was the 2013 pop-culture queen

    No contest: Miley was the 2013 pop-culture queen

    Thursday, December 26 2013 3:54 PM EST2013-12-26 20:54:56 GMT
    Call her this year's pop-culture prom queen. A year ago, Miley Cyrus was no stranger to us, of course. But who could have guessed how her star would rise — or rather, explode — in 2013, making this former preteen idol one of the most watched people on the planet?
    Call her this year's pop-culture prom queen. A year ago, Miley Cyrus was no stranger to us, of course. But who could have guessed how her star would rise — or rather, explode — in 2013, making this former preteen idol one of the most watched people on the planet?
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  • Father, infant son die in early-morning house fire at 515 S. 17th

    Father, infant son die in early-morning house fire at 515 S. 17th

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:51:24 GMT
    A father and his infant son died and the child’s mother was rescued in an early morning house fire at 515 S. 17th. Adams County Coroner James Keller said a 25-year-old man and a 4-month-old boy died after being taken to Blessing Hospital. A team of Quincy police officers rescued the child’s mother from a bedroom in the basement of the single-story home just south of State Street.
    A father and his infant son died and the child’s mother was rescued in an early morning house fire at 515 S. 17th. Adams County Coroner James Keller said a 25-year-old man and a 4-month-old boy died after being taken to Blessing Hospital. A team of Quincy police officers rescued the child’s mother from a bedroom in the basement of the single-story home just south of State Street.
  • Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:16:30 GMT
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
    Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon’s finish line. They say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with them.Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people. Police say the bomb squad detonated the two backpacks found Tuesday as a precaution. Police have kept people away and tweeted asking people to avo...
  • April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    April 15 not as rushed because of online forms; taxes higher for U.S. residents

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:06:16 GMT
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
    Procrastinators, beware. Tax forms dropped into U.S. Postal Service collection boxes late tonight will not have April 15 cancellations, triggering fines for late filers. “Post offices are not staying open later in the day. We’re told that 91 percent of all tax returns are done electronically now. The mail volume of tax returns has decreased,” Valerie Welsch, regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service, said.
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