Walking Dead

From left, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie Matheson, Billy Burke as Miles Matheson, Daniella Alonso as Nora, and Paras Patel as Albert, in a scene from "Revolution." (AP Photo/NBC, Brownie Harris, File)

Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, […]

12/09/2013

Participants in zombie costumes, perform during a Halloween event at Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

‘Zombies’ swarm Tokyo Tower in Halloween stunt

TOKYO (AP) — A zombie swarm in Tokyo? Why not, it’s Halloween. Led by a former sumo grand champion, about 1,000 beauty schools students and Halloween fun-seekers descended on Tokyo Tower — the Japanese capital’s […]

10/31/2013

TV ratings

‘The Walking Dead’ rules ratings in strong return

NEW YORK (AP) — The zombies on “The Walking Dead” are relentless. The AMC series returned for its fourth season Sunday and had its biggest audience ever. It is easily the most popular drama on […]

10/15/2013

Norman the scooter dog in YouTube video.

Norman the scooter dog earns Guinness record (video)

Norman has set a new world record for traveling unaided by scooter. Norman made history by scooting 30 meters in under 30 seconds in Georgia. Owner and trainer Karen Cobb says Norman aced the attempt […]

10/11/2013

‘Walking Dead’ brings new life to Ga. town

GRANTVILLE, Ga. (AP) – When the cotton mill closed, the rural Georgia town of Grantville began a slow transformation into a ghost town. Residents fled. Storefronts faded. Buildings decayed. Over the decades, time turned the […]

10/05/2013

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Texas actress arrested in ricin case

DALLAS (AP) — A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for allegedly sending the letters […]

06/07/2013

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Comcast, networks collaborate on TV binge week

NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s largest cable company is planning a television “watchathon” for the last week of March, collaborating with several television networks to make entire series available for free on demand.

03/14/2013

People dressed as zombies

Researcher: Zombie fads peak when society unhappy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. To Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro, the phenomenon isn’t harmful or a random fad, but part of a historical trend that mirrors a level of cultural dissatisfaction and economic upheaval.

03/11/2013

Bret Lewis

On the job training

You know the huge hit show on AMC “The Walking Dead”? One of the regulars is named Axel. And he is played by Lew Temple. Turns out, he has had practice dealing with the “living dead.”

02/27/2013

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