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Earthquakes in California have always interested moviemakers, from San Francisco in 1936 to Earthquake in 1974. Now comes San Andreas, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
The GOP field of candidates for president is big — and its getting bigger. This week two more Republicans joined the race — bringing the number of official Republican hopefuls to 8.
The former Maryland governor — Democrat Martin O'Malley — is expected to formally announce his candidacy on Saturday in Baltimore. For most voters he's a blank slate.
The Interior Department plans to conserve millions of acres of habitat for the greater sage grouse in 10 states. The move limits areas where petroleum and agriculture development can take place.
The first words Bridie Monds-Watson sings on her debut album double as a tidy thesis statement: "A teenage heart is an unguided dart." The Irish singer-songwriter records under the name SOAK.
AMC's show Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the dawn of the PC-era at a time when companies like Texas Instruments dominated the Silicon Prairie. The second season debuts Sunday.