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National

Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

In this Aug. 18, 2009, aerial photo is downtown Pittsburgh located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers on the north side of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true. It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago’s meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a storied union movement that drew Democratic presidential candidates to Cadillac Square every four years to kick off their campaigns at Labor Day rallies.

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Entertainment

Monsters’ beats zombies, Superman at box office

“Monsters University” (AP Photo/Disney-Pixar) by Sandy Cohen LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites stars Billy Crystal and John Goodman and their characters from the 2001 hit “Monsters, Inc.,” debuted in first place with $82 million, beating out swarming zombies in “World War Z” and Superman himself in “Man of Steel.” “The diversity of this weekend is part of what makes this business so great,” said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. “It’s a really extraordinary weekend for the industry.”

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Business

Tuning in: Twitter launches music app

NEW TWITTER APP–This image taken from an iPhone shows the new Twitter music app. (AP Photo/Twitter) by Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitter has launched a service that lets people find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

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National

Is it 'terrorism'? Anatomy of a very murky word

INCONCEIVABLE HORROR- In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, two women embrace each other as they watch the World Trade Center burn following a terrorist attack on the twin skyscrapers in New York. (AP Photo/Ernesto Mora) by Jessie Washington AP National Writer The word is almost a cold comfort in post-9/11 America — a way to describe the inconceivable, to somehow explain the twisted urge to commit mass murder. So when the bombs exploded in Boston, the word quickly became inescapable: “terrorism.”

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Generation Y

Son of Magic Johnson talks about being gay

FAMILY AFFAIR–This April 11, 2012 photo shows Magic Johnson, right, his wife Cookie and son E.J. arriving for the opening night performance of the Broadway play “Magic/Bird” in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) by Beth Harris LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 20-year-old son of basketball great Magic Johnson is surprised by the public interest in his being gay, something that he revealed to his supportive family several years ago.

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Entertainment

Rick Ross apologizes for pro-rape lyrics

APOLOGIZES–This Sept. 29, 2012 file photo shows Rick Ross performing at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP, file) NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Reebok ended its relationship with Rick Ross, the rapper acknowledged that his lyrics on Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O.” were “offensive.”