Google and NFL meet; Sunday Ticket up for grabs?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Google has been holding talks with the National Football League, raising speculation that the Internet monolith is seeking new inroads into television. Other tech companies like Apple are reportedly in talks with cable providers…

Review: ‘Mortal Instruments’ a monster mash

A young adult fiction binge has broken out in “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” Like an 80-car pill-up, all of the current tropes of teenage fantasy here careen into one another: the young heroine with previously unknown powers;…

Celeb Dr. Oz aids collapsed runner in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Turns out Dr. Mehmet Oz’s appearance at a New York City accident scene wasn’t the first time this week he’s swooped in to help an ailing stranger. Ken Roosa told Utah media the…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks

iBooks’ Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: 1. “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company) 2. “Mistress,” by James Patterson & David Ellis (Little, Brown and Company) 3.…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Pixel Gun 3D – Block World Pocket Survival Shooter with Skins Maker for minecraft (PC edition) & Multiplayer (Alex Krasnov) 2. Minecraft-Pocket…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 19, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Roar,” Katy Perry 2. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 3. “Applause,” Lady Gaga 4. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z…

Rapper DMX again arrested in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The rapper known as DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina, police said Wednesday. The 42-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late…

Fox News confirms firing of top network adviser

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has confirmed the termination of a high-ranking employee for what it described as “financial irregularities.” The network said Wednesday that executive vice president Brian Lewis was dismissed late last month. He…