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'House of Cards' Dealt Netflix a Winning Hand

In this image released by Netflix, Kevin Spacey, left, and Michael Kelly appear in a scene from "House of Cards."

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even if it never wins another award, " House of Cards" already ranks among the most influential series in television history. The political drama launched Netflix's expansion into original programming two years ago, a risky bet that might have toppled the Internet video service had " House of Cards" flopped and squandered its estimated $100 million investment. Inst... more

Leonard Nimoy Leaves Legacy Beyond Science-Fiction

 In this June 28, 1973 file photo, actor Leonard Nimoy speaks during an interview in New York.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak , who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand. When he was asked to narrate a planetarium introduction or ap... more

Leonard Nimoy, Famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy , the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam Nimoy , said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. Although Leonard Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor an... more

O'Reilly Contests 'Mother Jones' Article About His Reporting

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly is contesting allegations that he embellished his past as a war correspondent. An article in Mother Jones magazine calls into question O'Reilly's accounts of his experiences as a CBS News correspondent covering the 1982 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina. The article, titled "Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian William... more

After Years in Limbo, 'Bosch' Comes to Life as Amazon Series

This photo provided by Amazon Content Services LLC shows, Titus Welliver, left, as Harry Bosch, and Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar, in a scene from drama series, "Bosch." (AP Photo/Amazon Content Services LLC, Aaron Epstein)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the first season of "Bosch" debuts Friday on Amazon, it will be an achievement 20 years in the making for Michael Connelly , the author of the popular crime novel series centering on Los Angeles Police Detective Harry Bosch . For the online retailer that first ventured into original programming five years ago, it will serve as the rising content provider's latest test. "It's certainly b... more

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