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Monster Trucks Take American Culture on the Road

Coty Saucier, far right, covers his ears as the Monster Truck "Grave Digger" gets it's engine started Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Feld Entertainment in Ellenton, Fla.

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — From Madonna to Miley Cyrus , from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades. Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the rural U.S. is rumbling across international boundaries on giant wheels: monster trucks. "We're monster trucking the world," said Kenneth Feld , CEO of Feld Entertainment, the company that ow... more

Hitler Watercolor Sold for $162,000 at Auction

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BERLIN (AP) — A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ( $162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler , director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and went to a buyer from the Middle East.... more

Home-Cooked Pet Kibble as Easy as Click, Mix, Dish

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like man, the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach. No one knows that better than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez , the couple who conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service, where pooch-loving singles can connect with potential mates. Their Doggy Cooking Network on YouTube taps into the popularity of cooking shows like "The Pioneer Woman" and "Barefoot Cont... more

Rural Tennessee Museum a Success in First Year

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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) — When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year. They exceeded that goal by 120,000, with a total of 270,000 people visiting since the museum opened Nov. 1, 2013. School groups and repeat visitors attracted by fun, educational exhibit... more

Police, Guard Face Penalties in Bikini Film Shoot

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday. A separate investigation, meanwhile, has found that a state police officer was on duty while par... more

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