‘Dexter’ cuts its own throat in sappy series end

NEW YORK (AP) — Dexter deserved better. So did “Dexter” fans, who, witnessing this Showtime drama end in a heap, were subjected to the lamest series finale since “Seinfeld.” If only the producers had dispatched their show with…

Navy halts search for 2 missing airmen in Red Sea

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says search teams are looking for two missing airmen after a helicopter crash in the Red Sea. Three crew members were rescued late Sunday after the MH-60S Knighthawk went down in…

IT’S EMMY PARTY TIME

Bryan Cranston, Clare Danes, Jeff Daniels and Ellen Burstyn were among the happy winners toting their trophies to the official after-party following Sunday’s Emmy Awards. A section of the Los Angeles Convention Center was transformed into an “Enchanted…

Pakistani Christians protest deadly church bombing

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistan police official says the death toll from a church bombing has risen to 81 as angry Christians protested the deadliest attack ever in Pakistan against members of their faith. Police official Noor…

Muslim rebels attack southern town, seize hostages

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A group of Muslim rebels opposed to peace talks with the Philippine government has stormed a southern town and seized several hostages while battling security forces. The military reported the rebels attacked Midsayap township…

3 children, 2 adults die in Oregon house fire

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An early morning fire tore through a home in east Oregon Sunday and killed five people, including three children, and left two adults hospitalized, authorities said. Firefighters arrived at the two-story residence within two…

Death penalty protocol focus of Mass. bomb hearing

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask a judge to discuss the timeline and procedure for prosecutors to decide whether to seek the death penalty. A joint status report filed in court…

ANNA GUNN IS MISSING NEW MEXICO

Anna Gunn has New Mexico on her mind. The actress filmed five seasons of “Breaking Bad” in Albuquerque. She told reporters after her Emmy win for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series that she’s from Santa Fe…

TWITTER DUBS THE EMMYS WEIRD

With its big dance numbers, surprise winners and extended montages honoring departed actors, Sunday night’s Emmy Awards show wasn’t exactly conventional. Twitter came up with a name to reflect that: (hashtag)weirdemmys. A search of the term turns up…

NYPD probes possible bias attack on Sikh man

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating an attack on a Columbia University professor in upper Manhattan by a group of young men who made anti-Muslim statements. Prabhjot Singh (sihnj), who is Sikh (seek), tells the Daily News…

DID SOFIA VERGARA JINX HER VERA WANG GOWN?

Sofia Vergara’s red lace Vera Wang dress couldn’t stand up to the pressure of Emmy night. It ripped. The actress was seen fussing with the lace on the left side of her gown as her “Modern Family” co-stars…

Long, strange trip ending for VW’s hippie van

SAO PAULO (AP) — It carried hippies through the 1960s, hauled surfers in search of killer waves during endless summers and serves as a workhorse across the developing world, but the long, strange trip of the Volkswagen van…

QUICKQUOTE: BRYAN CRANSTON

“What a way to go out.” — Bryan Cranston on the outstanding drama series win for “Breaking Bad,” which airs its series finale next week. ___ Caryn Rousseau – Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carynrousseau ___ EDITOR’S NOTE — Show Bits brings…

LOTS TO PONDER IN DOUGLAS SPEECH

There was a lot to ponder in Michael Douglas’s acceptance speech — BESIDES those sexual double-entendres lobbed at co-star Matt Damon. Douglas, winner of the trophy for best actor in a miniseries or movie for playing Liberace in…

Hits and misses on the Emmys red carpet

The public loves its Monday morning quarterbacking about a red-carpet hit, and, maybe more so, a miss. (Yes , Lena Dunham, we’ll be talking about those oversized flowers on your dress.) There are plenty of hits to mention…
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Top Plays – Week 4

A look at the top plays from week four of the high school football season.…

NOT TODAY FOR UNDERWOOD’S ‘YESTERDAY’

Emmy watchers were swift in their negative reviews of Carrie Underwood covering the Beatles’ “Yesterday” during the Emmy Awards Underwood broke into song after Don Cheadle introduced a montage of 1960s news clips of President John F. Kennedy’s…

Complete list of winners from Emmys broadcast

Partial list of winners at Sunday’s 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: — Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime. — Writing, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield,…

STARS REACT TO MONTEITH TRIBUTE

The inclusion of young “Glee” actor Cory Monteith among individual salutes at the Emmy Awards was a tough topic on the red carpet. Monteith, who was 31 when he died in July of a drug overdose, was chosen…