Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Published 4 hours ago
Comic Con kicks off in San Diego
SAN DIEGO  — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza.

Updated 6 hours ago
LeBron sends cupcakes to neighbors
BATH, Ohio  — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

Updated 7 hours ago
‘Weird Al’ on wild music week
LOS ANGELES — Attention pop stars: If “Weird Al” Yankovic shows up at your concert or has tracked down your personal email address, you’re likely his next parody conquest.

Updated 7 hours ago
Get started with rocks, grasses
Ripping out the front lawn and its bordering rhododendrons and replacing them with a landscape of native grasses, groundcovers, succulents and rocks once seemed an unfathomable act of defiance. No longer.

Updated 7 hours ago
Weed it & reap: 7-23
Some gardeners are taken by a particular plant such as dahlias or daylilies. Others grow tomatoes and herbs to fill the cupboard with salsa or pasta sauce. Some keep detailed maps, photos, and lists of every plant they buy and note its growing characteristics. Still others garden to build community or to donate vegetables to a soup kitchen.

Updated 23 hours ago
Tree honoring ex-Beatle killed by beetles
LOS ANGELES  — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles.

7/22/2014 9:48 AM
Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum
DAYTON, Ohio  — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Sundae fun days
There are two important events coming up this week that you won’‍t want to miss: Wednesday is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and, even better, Friday will be National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.

7/22/2014 12:00 AM
Mediterranean tuna bruschetta
Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread.