Amid repression, art scene in Thailand's capital blooms

BANGKOK On a wall in a northern suburb of Bangkok "Asin Acid" puts the finishing touches to a spray-painted picture of a colorful giant chicken holding a broken loudspeaker."The loudspeaker represents the media. The media is trying to say something but...

Sex Or Domains?

Ya know, a voice to text device hooked up to your PC could allow you to accomplish multiple tasks at the same time.. of course a few of the domain registrations just might not be “family friendly” :-p...

Residents begin returning home after Los Angeles wildfire

ACTON, Calif. Thousands of California residents were allowed to returned home on Monday after a deadly, destructive wildfire forced them from their houses in recent days as it raged through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles.Abo...

Eisenberg makes 'nerve-racking' UK stage debut with 'The Spoils'

LONDON Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg brings his self-penned play "The Spoils" to London audiences, making "a nerve-racking" stage debut in Britain which he regards as a theater mecca.The tragicomedy, in which Eisenberg also stars, showed off-Br...

Bled by emigration, abandoned Portuguese villages lose hope of surviving

LISBON The villages of Agracoes and Povoa de Agracoes in northern Portugal look little alike - one is a run-down cluster of dilapidated old stone houses, the other has a cosier feel, with a flower-bedecked wayside shrine and chapel.But the one thing th...

Kesha appeals court decision, likening recording contract to slavery

NEW YORK Pop star Kesha has appealed a court decision that ties her to a recording contract with companies owned by music producer Dr. Luke, who she has accused of rape, saying the ruling was akin to slavery.The "Tik Tok" singer, 28, has been seeking t...

Adele 'cried all day' after shaky Grammy performance

British superstar Adele said she cried all day after what was supposed to be a triumphant return to the Grammys stage turned into a shaky live performance in which she sang off-key."I was so embarrassed," the "Someone Like You" singer told U.S. talk sh...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

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Milan fashion week opens with eclectic, embellished looks

MILAN Six days of catwalk shows began in Milan on Wednesday with Italian luxury brands Gucci, Fay and Roberto Cavalli among the first to show the creations their designers hope will fill women's wardrobes next winter.In a first, Italian Prime Minister ...