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July 26, 2014 - 9:52pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel.

Robert Downey Jr. , Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner were on hand with other cast members from "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," including Samuel L. Jackson and Colbie Smolders.

The footage kicked off with the superhero team attempting to pick up Thor's mighty hammer before launching into a...

July 26, 2014 - 9:42pm
1 day 3 hours ago

INGLEWOOD, California (AP) — The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California.

Many fans, including 13-year-old Trina Umana, camped out overnight at The Forum to get seats for the Australian group's first U.S. headlining concert on Nov. 15.

"I can't speak right now. I'm too overwhelmed," she sobbed after...

July 26, 2014 - 9:36pm
20 hours 4 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The "Ant-Man" cast is set.

Paul Rudd was previously revealed as the tiny title superhero. But at Marvel's Comic-Con panel Saturday, Evangeline Lilly confirmed she'll play Hope Pym. Michael Douglas plays her dad, Dr. Hank Pym. And Corey Stoll is set to play the villain Darren Cross, also known as Yellowjacket.

Rudd called the role "a mind-bender." Douglas said he'd long looked at Marvel films "from afar with tremendous envy" and was...

July 26, 2014 - 8:54pm
23 hours 4 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans gathered for the panel for NBC's drama "The Blacklist" on Saturday received black fedoras, in honor of the character played by James Spader.

On "The Blacklist," Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a fedora-wearing former fugitive who turns himself in to be an informant. The catch: He will only deal with rookie agent Elizabeth, played by Megan Boone.

As season one unfolded, speculation grew that Red could be Elizabeth's father....

July 26, 2014 - 8:44pm
1 day 3 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York really is "the naked city."

Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form.

Artist Andy Golub says New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural Bodypainting Day. And he says that only happened after a legal battle.

Golub and a model were arrested in 2011...

July 26, 2014 - 8:39pm
23 hours 4 min ago

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city.

Brantly, 33, has been...

July 26, 2014 - 8:11pm
1 day 4 hours ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to "Sin City."

The "Fantastic Four" and "Dark Angel" star is reprising her role as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," a prequel to the 2005 graphic novel adaptation "Sin City."

"I just really connected with the dark side of Nancy," Alba told fans Saturday at the pop-culture convention. "It...

July 26, 2014 - 7:54pm
1 day 7 hours ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sir Ben Kingsley was lying down on the job while making his latest film, the stop-motion animated feature "The Boxtrolls."

"I did most of my recordings lying down, reclining on a kind of sofa bed," the 70-year-old Oscar winner told an audience Saturday at Comic-Con. "I wanted his voice to come from his belly, not from where my voice normally comes from. It was a very relaxed recording session, and I did nod off occasionally."

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July 26, 2014 - 6:44pm
1 day 9 hours ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.

In a statement, Grimes' campaign says Clinton will appear with her at an event on Aug. 6.

The campaign did not disclose the city where the event will take place, saying additional details will be provided in coming days.

Clinton's visit will...

July 26, 2014 - 6:40pm
1 day 9 hours ago

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California.

Many fans, including 13-year-old Trina Umana, camped out overnight at The Forum to get seats for the Australian group's first U.S. headlining concert on Nov. 15.

"I can't speak right now. I'm too overwhelmed," she sobbed after...

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