Nyong’o’s goal after Oscar win was not to trip

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking back, Lupita Nyong’o says the moments after she won her Academy Award this year were a blur and time stood still. But she says in the July issue of Vogue there’s one thing she does remember: worrying she would trip on her way to the...
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Left alone with a sex offender, a teacher is raped

In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 photo from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Jacob Harvey is shown shortly after he is accused of attacking a state prison teacher in Florence, Ariz. Alone in a classroom for sex offenders at a state prison in Florence a state prison teacher...
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Concerns aside, executions persist in some states

Herman Lindsey, right, hugs a colleague in front of the Florida State Prison near Starke, Fla. Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Lindsey was the 23rd person exonerated from Death Row and was part of a group of protestors who wait for the execution of John Ruthell Henry, 63, who was...
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New push to get girls into computer sciences

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, teacher assistant Margarita Sokolova, second from left, helps Giuliana Zautta, 17, of Menlo Park, Calif., during a Girls Who Code class at Adobe Systems in San Jose, Calif. Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization that aims...
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ATF, Wash. investigate fatal fireworks explosion

Fire and police investigators talk with an employee following an explosion at the Entertainment Fireworks plant on Reeder Road on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, north of Tenino, Wash., following an explosion at the Entertainment Fireworks plant on Wednesday. A 74-year-old man died in...
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Texas gas town considers banning fracking

Mike Reitinger pulls weeds from a row of squash growing at the Shiloh Field community garden in Denton, Texas, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Unlike most Texas communities that have embraced the lucrative oil and natural gas booms, Denton leaders are considering a petition to ban...

Dave Chappelle’s comeback lands at Radio City

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle’s hesitant, slow-motion comeback reached a big-tent crescendo when the comic performed a nearly two-hour set at Radio City Music Hall that seemed to officially announce his long-awaited return. Chappelle, who famously abandoned his...
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A lack of leading ladies haunts game industry

This photo provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the video game, “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.” At last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, video game developers hyped upcoming titles featuring assassins, super-soldiers, vigilantes and demon...
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T-Mobile jumps into music streaming with ‘unRadio’

T-Mobile CEO John Legere puts on headphones as he announces a new music streaming service at T-Mobile’s Uncarrier 5.0 event, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) T-Mobile CEO John Legere puts on headphones as he announces a new music streaming...
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New Harry Potter park: 5 first impressions

This June 2014 photo released by Universal Orlando Resort shows “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley,” from the Harry Potter-themed area of Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. The attraction, featuring shops, dining experiences and the...