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Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year

A bunch of Halloween pumpkins sits in front of the entrance to Discovery Park of America on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Union City, Tenn. The museum, which opened last November in rural West Tennessee, has attracted more than 270,000 visitors in its first year. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

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.

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‘McCarthys’ inspired by creator’s modern family

This 2014 photo provided by CBS shows, from left, Jack McGee as Arthur, Tyler Ritter as Ronny and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, in a scene from the pilot for the CBS comedy, "The McCarthys," premiering Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS television network.  (AP Photo/CBS, Sonja Flemming)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom “Happy Endings” was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: his own family inspired “The McCarthys,” a new CBS comedy about a sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.

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‘McCarthys’ inspired by creator’s modern family

This 2014 photo provided by CBS shows, from left, Tyler Ritter as Ronny, Jack McGee as Arthur and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, in a scene from the pilot for the CBS comedy, "The McCarthys," premiering Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS television network.  (AP Photo/CBS, Robert Voets)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the sitcom “Happy Endings” was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: His own family inspired “The McCarthys,” a new CBS comedy about sports-obsessed brood with one gay son.

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Review: ‘Civilization’ shoots for the stars

This video game image released by 2K Games shows a scene from "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth." (AP Photo/2K Games)

Our planet isn’t in very good shape. The good news, according to “Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth” (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we’ll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we’d better start looking for a new home.

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Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris, Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said the filmmaker remained free but available for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

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