Independent Movies Embrace On-Demand Platforms

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Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert's garage in 1962. Courtesy of A&M Records hide caption

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A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

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Mike Reynolds authored California's three-strikes law after his daughter, Kimber, was killed in a 1992 purse snatching. On Tuesday, Californians approved a ballot initiative that weakens the law — a measure Reynolds opposed. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Calif. Affirms Death Penalty, Amends 'Three Strikes'

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Walt Disney Co. To Buy George Lucas Film Studio

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Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, has served as host of Sábado Gigante since the show's debut in 1962. The variety show will mark its 50th anniversary on Saturday. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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'Sábado Gigante' Celebrates 50 With Lots Of Variety

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After his best friend and beloved dog dies, Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) decides to harness the power of mad science to bring Sparky back to life — albeit a little the worse for wear. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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From Tim Burton, Another Signature Lovable Loner

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Andy Williams, shown here performing, died Tuesday at the age of 84. Tony Russell/Redferns hide caption

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'Moon River' Singer Andy Williams Has Died

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Final Landing

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Paul Bales, David Rimawi and David Latt of The Asylum call their films "mockbusters." Mike Digrazia hide caption

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The Straight-To-DVD World Of 'Mockbusters'

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EBay Bans Supernatural Goods And Services

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L.A.'s Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries Halted For Now

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Juanes' latest album is all acoustic, and was recorded in front of a live audience as part of MTV's Unplugged series. MTV hide caption

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Juanes: A Superstar Slows Down, Shifts Gears

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'Dark Knight Rises' Tops Weekend Box Office

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Workers dismantle an installation that was set up for the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Paris. It had been scheduled for Friday night but was canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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'Dark Knight' Events Canceled, Theaters Add Guards

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