HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - Google is buying the Frommer's brand of travel guides. Google Inc., which bought the Zagat restaurant review service in September, plans to use Frommer's guides to hotels and destinations around the world to complement the Zagat listings. Google is buying Frommer's from publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. in a deal that includes John Wiley's other travel-related businesses. Financial terms were not disclosed in Monday's announcement. Frommer's got its start in ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Multi-platinum superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album called "Red" on Oct. 22.
NEW YORK (AP) - Phone companies are losing the high-speed Internet game. In the second quarter, the landline phone industry lost a substantial number of broadband subscribers for the first time, as cable companies continued to pile on new household and small business customers, thanks to the higher speeds they offer in most areas.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as "Mohawk Guy" of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.
SEATTLE (AP) - These aren't your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste into electricity. Another captures urine and uses it for flushing. And still another turns excrement into charcoal.
THE CAMPAIGN *** Merlin, Harry Potter and the Great and Powerful Oz - should we add Jay Roach's name to this list of legendary wizards? After all, genuine magic must have been at work behind the scenes of his latest directorial effort, a movie that bravely pairs two acquired, often bitter, tastes and yet goes down as smoothly as a White Russian. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis can both be insufferable on their own, but ...
Inside a candy–striped Bull Street storefront festooned with silk flowers, big things are brewing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Dark Knight Rises" has finally fallen out of first-place at the weekend box office.
LONDON (AP) - Matthew Driller was holding a navy umbrella, blocking the view of spectators standing five deep and waiting to see the Olympic women's cycling road race flash past. The police came by, signifying that the leaders were closing. The crowd leaned in. "Don't worry," Driller said. "I'll move it before they come."
TOTAL RECALL (2012) *1/2 For those who don't keep up with the show-biz trades, there are several notable remakes in the works, all promising to offer different takes on established classics that themselves were based on popular literary works. One studio is prepping a new version of Jaws, but without a shark in its storyline. Another promises a new All Quiet on the Western Front, yet stripping it of its World War I setting. And ...
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Peter Jackson is adding a third film to what was planned to be the two-part series "The Hobbit."
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC's London Olympic coverage has topped Beijing for the fourth night in a row.
LONDON (AP) - It's amazing how much trouble can be stirred up in 140 characters or less.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.
By today's standards, the special effects in Superman, screening Saturday at the Lucas Theatre, are strictly low–rent. The film was made in 1978, before the arrival of CGI, and while the effects aren't as cheesy as those in the old Superman TV series from the '50s, it's key to remember that Star Wars, which raised the bar for such things, had already come and gone, in 1977.
"Jack Reacher," which is new to home video, is a film that has much more to offer than I expected.
The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.
HINESVILLE: Liberty Stadium Cinemas
April 20 to May 20: Bravo to the determined bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your taurean tenacity to begin paying off by week's end.
Four of Georgia State Parks' lodges and resorts are or soon will be under new management, according to State Parks Director Becky Kelley.
The Liberty Theatre Company will perform Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park" at 7 nightly May 17-18 and at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. Doors open a half-hour before showtime.
"Iron Man 3" currently is the No. 1 film in the world. You had to be a superhero this past week just to find a showing that wasn't sold out.
April 20 to May 20: Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it all back on track.
Hinesville saxophonist Bernard Rose will commemorate the release of his second studio album next month, but he also hopes his music will help him pay it forward.
Tybee Island will host the 2013 Extreme Volleyball Professionals Beach Bum Open, featuring professional and amateur beach volleyball players competing for cash prizes and awards.
ATLANTA - The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is holding its fourth annual online photo contest to coincide with Preservation Month in May. This year's theme is "The Civil War in Georgia."
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