• Consumer calendar for 4/18/14 - 04/20/2014 06:09 PM EDT
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    Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

    04/20/2014 11:35 PM EDT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. 
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    Discovery network cancels Everest jump
    04/20/2014 10:20 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. Full Story

    Review: Dark humor wins in 'Cripple of Inishmaan'
    04/20/2014 09:25 PM EDT - (Eds: With AP Photos.) NEW YORK (AP) — Contradictions of human nature are the fodder that playwright Martin McDonagh often mines in his masterfully satirical dark comedies about quirky rural Irish characters. Full Story

    Review: B'way's 'Violet' shows beauty in its score
    04/20/2014 09:05 PM EDT - (Eds: 'Violet' opens Sunday. With AP Photos.) NEW YORK (AP) — Some musicals are big and brassy, calling out for attention with their razzle-dazzle and sassy sets. Full Story

    Canadian author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77
    04/20/2014 08:20 PM EDT - Alistair MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel "No Great Mischief," has died. Full Story

    Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
    04/20/2014 07:30 PM EDT - FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. Full Story

    Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale
    04/20/2014 03:15 PM EDT - (Eds: Updates throughout with quotes from Childress and auctioneer, details of Childress life and art, background on auction. Full Story

    Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale
    04/20/2014 02:55 PM EDT - (Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) — A collection of works by the artist who illustrated the "Dick and Jane" reader series is being sold at auction. Full Story

    'Capt. America' tops box office for third week
    04/20/2014 02:40 PM EDT - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie. Full Story

    Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain
    04/20/2014 09:35 AM EDT - MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday. Full Story

    Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query

    YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly. Full Story
    96,000 pounds of hot dogs recalled

    NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. Full Story

    Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution. Full Story