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Covering 9/11: 'The page isn't big enough'

usatoday.com — Everyone's 9/11 story seems to begin the same way: It was a beautiful day. And so it was at USA TODAY's gleaming twin towers above the Potomac River when American Airlines Flight 77 whooshed over the heads of startled commuters and slammed into the Pentagon just 2 miles away.

GUEST COLUMN: AvalonBay makes Easton 40B compliant

easton.wickedlocal.com — The following is a report to the Easton Board of Selectmen on the AvalonBay Communities development, a Chapter 40B, a 290-unit affordable housing proposal off Robert Drive.The Town of Easton has officially issued the first building permits to the Easton Avalon development, following last year's issuance of a comprehensive permit to the developer by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Milt Hoffman: USA TODAY recalls veteran journalist

lohud.com — David Colton, executive editor at USA TODAY and former Journal News staffer, remembers veteran Westchester journalist Milt Hoffman When I was a young reporter for Westchester-Rockland Newspapers in the 1970s, Milton Hoffman was the only editor you needed to know. Not that you could miss him.

Our guide to 2014's best graphic novels and collections

usatoday.com — Folks are hanging mistletoe, candy canes are in vogue and It's cold outside - well, in the most places. That can only mean one thing: USA TODAY's fanboy triumvirate of David Colton, John Geddes and Brian Truitt have picked their favorite graphic novels and comic-book collections of the year.

Vincent Price and friends mix yikes! and yuks on DVD

usatoday.com — Scares are everywhere this Halloween week, some real, some imagined, so much so that watching a modern horror film with the kids is the last thing on parents' minds. That's what makes this month's release of The Vincent Price Collection II, a seven-film, four-disc Blu-ray set from Scream Factory, such a spooky (and safe) time capsule of 1960s matinee frights.

Bradlee-Neuharth 'feud' fueled two egos

usatoday.com — How the Ben Bradlee-Al Neuharth feud fueled two egos. Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at age 93, was best known for taking on Richard Nixon. But here at USA TODAY, the iconic editor of The Washington Post was one of the earliest and harshest critics of The Nation's Newspaper.

Dick Smith, movie makeup master, dies at 92

lohud.com — Dick Smith, the Larchmont native who became a Hollywood makeup legend - turning Linda Blair into a demon in "The Exorcist" and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in "The Godfather" - has died at age 92. Smith's death, which came after a long illness, was announced by his friend and fellow makeup artist Rick Baker on Thursday.

Movie makeup master Dick Smith dies at 92

usatoday.com — Dick Smith, the Hollywood makeup legend who turned Linda Blair into a demon in The Exorcist and Marlon Brando into an aging mafia don in The Godfather, has died at the age of 92.

Violent flare-ups in Ukraine and Gaza need to kept in proper perspective

usatoday.com — With Twitter ablaze with tweets of war and terror, and cable news airing carnage at the top of every hour, it's easy to think the world is unraveling. Especially now, when troubles loom from Gaza to Ukraine and beyond.

Voices: Why we need Godzilla more than ever

usatoday.com — In an era of 9/11, Katrina, tsunamis and typhoons, is it too soon for Godzilla to return? The monstrous truth is that the Big G has always been a creature of his times, thundering ashore like a force of nature, yes, but making a gigantic political statement as well.
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