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Disney-Fox deal may create a new nerdy nirvana

| | Dec 16 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

MENLO PARK, California — The coming union of the Disney and Fox media empires is set to create a new nirvana for fanboys and -girls, one that reunites superheroes and sci-fi characters long separated by an energy barrier of corporate legalism.

  1. | Posted: Dec 11 2017 - 11:55am

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is allowing transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.

  2. | Posted: Dec 11 2017 - 10:32am

    WASHINGTON — Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.

  3. | Posted: Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He’s appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream media.

  4. | Posted: Dec 11 2017 - 12:06am

    LOS ANGELES — A powerful flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through old-growth brush in canyons and along hillsides toward coastal towns.

  5. | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:06am

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Renegade Republican Roy Moore may be plagued by scandal, but scandal alone will not convince the voters of 44th Place North to show up for Democrat Doug Jones.

  6. Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:05am

    ‘Firefighting at Christmas’ may become normal in California

  7. | Posted: Dec 10 2017 - 12:05am

    BAGHDAD — After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory.

  8. Posted: Dec 9 2017 - 12:06am

    Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child

  9. | Posted: Dec 9 2017 - 12:06am

    BONSALL, Calif. — A routine day at an elite training center for racehorses transformed into terror and chaos in minutes, with hundreds of thoroughbreds stampeding out of their stalls in a desperate attempt to flee a Southern California wildfire that set their barns ablaze.

  10. Posted: Dec 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

  11. | Posted: Dec 8 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — Survivors gathered Thursday at the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to remember fellow servicemen killed in the early morning raid 76 years ago, paying homage to the thousands who died with a solemn ceremony marking the surprise bombing raid that plunged the U.S. into World War II.

  12. | Posted: Dec 7 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering U.S. neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace.

  13. | Posted: Dec 7 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — His once-promising political career in shambles, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken appeared on the verge of resigning after fellow Democrats led by female senators abandoned him Wednesday over the mounting allegations of sexual misconduct that are roiling Capitol Hill.

  14. | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 10:17am

    VENTURA, Calif. — Wind-driven fires tore through California communities Tuesday for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people.

  15. | Posted: Dec 6 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court’s high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.