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Amusement and Theme Parks

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  • Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 25 years

    Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 25 years
    NEW YORK — Jonathan Fleming had videos of his Disney World holiday. He had a receipt from his hotel, where employees remembered him for running up a high phone bill. But the perfect alibi couldn't save Fleming from serving nearly 25 years in...
  • Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers

     Jeanie Buss talks about all things Lakers
    "Born to the purple" means someone who comes into the world privileged and royal. That doesn't exactly describe Jeanie Buss. She was teenager when her father, Jerry Buss, bought the Los Angeles Lakers. After he died, Jeanie stepped into the job of...
  • What to do about SeaWorld's captive killers

     What to do about SeaWorld's captive killers
    The lives of captive killer whales are nothing like those of their wild counterparts. Instead of roaming for miles every day in close-knit family groups, captive whales perform for audiences in tanks that, though roomier than those of early marine parks,...
  • Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway

    Lawrence Hamilton dies at 59; star on Broadway
    Singer and actor Lawrence Hamilton, who starred on Broadway and on tour in "Ragtime" and other musicals, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York of complications from surgery, said his sister, Evelyn Hall. He was 59. In "Ragtime," based on...
  • 5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged

    5.1 earthquake rocks L.A. region; minor injuries, homes damaged
    A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. 11:50 p.m. USGS scientist Lucy Jones' advice...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power

    Universal Studios Hollywood taps into 'Despicable Me's' minion power
    Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their...
  • Mariah Carey shows off birthday bracelet from husband Nick Cannon

    Mariah Carey shows off birthday bracelet from husband Nick Cannon
    Mariah Carey's got it and she's flaunting it -- her brand new birthday present, that is. The pop diva turned 44 on Thursday, and the festivities were capped with a sparkly gift from husband Nick Cannon. "Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar...
  • Firefighters at Disneyland after workers complain of odor, illness

    Anaheim firefighters were dispatched to Disneyland on Friday after six people reportedly complained of an odor and being sick. The Anaheim Fire Department tweeted around 1:30 p.m. that firefighters were at the scene, but said it was not being treated as...
  • San Diego takes art to the great outdoors

     San Diego takes art to the great outdoors
    SAN DIEGO¬†— SeaWorld? Check. Balboa Park? Check. The zoo? Check. Most folks heading here for a vacation visit the usual tourist spots. Those are great, but there's more to the self-styled America's Finest City than a famous theme park, museums,...
  • SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales

    SeaWorld attendance drops 13% amid controversy over killer whales
    Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...
  • SeaWorld reports latest drop in attendance amid Blackfish controversy

    SeaWorld reports latest drop in attendance amid Blackfish controversy
    Amid ongoing controversy over its killer whale shows, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a 13% drop in attendance for the first three months of the year. The attendance numbers were included in a notice to the Securities and Exchange Commission that...