Drones for moviemaking win FAA approval

This image provided by Aerial MOB, LLC, shows their eight rotor Sky Jib Helicopter in San Diego, Calif., in August 2013. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday, Sept. 26, that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, including those from Aerial MOB, LLC, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision. The seven companies have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win approval from the FAA. (AP Photo/Aerial MOB, LLC, Tony Carmean)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial ope

Oliver adds journalism to his comedy

In this April 2014 image released by HBO, host John Oliver speaks during "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," in New York. Oliver, who subbed for Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show" last summer and began his own HBO weekly show in April, often devotes about half of his 30 minutes to a single topic below the headlines. His subsequent report questioning the pageant's scholarship program was the latest example of how Oliver has quickly moved beyond his roots at "The Daily Show" to produce something distinctive, and usually hilarious. (AP Photo/HBO, Eric Liebowitz)

NEW YORK (AP) — In poking fun at the Miss America pageant on the most recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver reached for the comedic equivalent of low-hanging fruit.

2 American heavyweights frame NY Film Fest

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The film will make its world premiere as the opening night film at the 52nd New York Film Festival on September 26. The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will premiere in theaters shortly after on October 3. (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Merrick Morton)

NEW YORK (AP) — With a pair of much-anticipated book adaptions, two heavyweight American filmmakers frame the 52nd annual New York Film Festival.

Kardashian jostled outside Paris fashion show

Kim Kardashian and her husband U.S rap artist Kanye West arrives at the Balmain Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)

PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a large crowd outside her car.

Venice to close area for Clooney wedding

Tourists enjoy the view from the Rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Venice city officials are closing a walkway fronting the picturesque Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds away from George Clooney's wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The city on Thursday issued an order closing walkways accessing the 16th Century Cavalli Palace for at least two hours Monday, citing "the George Clooney wedding." A city official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said city police requested the closure to prevent crowds from gathering and creating a safety risk. The official said such closures have taken place previously for both public and private events. The Cavalli Palace is used for civil marriage ceremonies, with rooms overlooking the Grand Canal and the famed Rialto Bridge. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MILAN (AP) — Venice city officials on Thursday ordered the closure of a walkway fronting the picturesque Grand Canal on Monday to keep crowds away from George Clooney’s wedding to human rights lawy

Giuliani to help fight Noriega’s video game suit

FILE - In this May 12, 2014 file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in New York. Activision Blizzard Inc. on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 announced that Giuliani is joining the video game maker's legal team in seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the popular "Call of Duty" franchise. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his incl

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