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  • Spokane comedians work together to raise profile of the scene

    They’re onstage for different reasons, and tell jokes with different styles. But the men and women taking the stage at bars, nightclubs and other venues around Spokane are all working …


  • Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies

    CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died Friday. He was …


  • It’s a girl! Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a princess

    LONDON (AP) — A princess is born. Prince William’s wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, “was safely delivered of a daughter” Saturday morning, less than three hours after checking into St. …


  • Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ brings $1.2M at auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Don McLean’s original manuscript and notes to “American Pie” have been sold at auction for $1.2 million. McLean offered the wistful anthem that asks “Do …


  • Jack Bruce, bassist of 60’s band Cream, dies at 71

    LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family announced the death …


  • Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement …


  • Vikings’ Peterson booked and released on child abuse charge

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail on a child abuse charge early Saturday, capping a tumultuous week for the …


  • World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


  • ‘Transformers’ tops ‘Tammy’ on weak July 4 weekend

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melisa McCarthy …


  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, …


  • Tracy Morgan in intensive care after 6-car crash

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left …


  • Baby names: Noah ends Jacob’s 14-year run at top

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob’s 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular …


  • British actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

    LONDON (AP) — British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from “Mona Lisa” to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” has died aged 71. A family statement released Wednesday by agent …


  • Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and …


  • Suspect in deadly South By Southwest crash charged

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The drunken-driving suspect who police say killed two people after he smashed his car through a street barricade at the South By Southwest festival did not …


  • Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say a man and woman have been killed after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By …


  • Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger …


  • China rocker quits state TV show over song choice

    BEIJING (AP) — A legendary Chinese rocker has refused to perform at a state broadcaster’s variety show after being denied permission to sing a song that became an unofficial anthem …


  • Pope to nuns: Why aren’t you answering the phone?

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent Happy New Year. Only he got …


  • Mandela movie to open this month in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The producer of a movie about Nelson Mandela says he screened some scenes and showed film images last year to the former South African president, describing him …


  • Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

    If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s …


  • Angelina Jolie says she had double mastectomy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast …


  • Iconic Princess Diana dresses fetch $1.2M in UK

    LONDON (AP) — A collection of some of Princess Diana’s most memorable evening gowns, including one she wore to a White House dinner where she danced with John Travolta, fetched …


  • UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning …


  • Singer Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide

    HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday in Arkansas in an apparent suicide. She …


  • Olympian Pistorius charged with murder

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development …


  • Behemoth storm drops 2 feet of snow on Northeast

    BOSTON (AP) — A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and …


  • NYC, New England brace for up to 3 feet of snow

    BOSTON (AP) — Snow began to fall around the Northeast on Friday at the start of what’s predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard, and residents scurried to stock …


  • AP Source: Lady Gaga to perform at inaugural ball

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Watch out Beyonce and Katy Perry. There’s another diva set to perform during the inauguration festivities — Lady Gaga. A person familiar with the inauguration tells The …


  • Armstrong emotional when recalling talk with son

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Armstrong finally cracked. Not while expressing deep remorse or regrets, though there was plenty of that in Friday night’s second part of Armstrong’s interview with Oprah …


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