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  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 9:05 A.M.

    Scholars may have 2nd photo of poet Dickinson

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Scholars at Amherst College in Massachusetts believe a collector may have what would be just the second known photo of Emily Dickinson. The college says the …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 8:27 A.M.

    Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist gets probation

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 300 …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 8:25 A.M.

    3 days is enough: Are 2-day conventions next?

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Message to convention planners: Three days are enough. Both major parties packed their presidential nominating conventions into 72 hours, one day short of the traditional four-day …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 3:07 A.M.

    Taylor Swift to debut song for cancer victim

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will pay tribute to a young cancer victim with a special song on Friday’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon. “Ronan” is dedicated to a …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:52 A.M.

    Nix the tiki bar: Hawaii tourism gets authentic

    HONOLULU (AP) — Coconut bras aren’t Hawaiian. Neither are grass skirts. Tiki bars? They’re from California. Yet they’re all among the most recognizable symbols of a Hawaiian vacation. Now, many …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist set for NY sentencing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign will be sentenced Friday, with prosecutors seeking a prison sentence …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 8:19 A.M.

    Mike Birbiglia’s 5 favorite NYC romantic comedies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Birbiglia, a stand-up comic with a sleep disorder, stars in, co-writes and makes his directing debut with “Sleepwalk With Me,” which is about … a …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:08 A.M.

    Suspects sought after Hollywood-style bank heist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist in which they strapped what they said was a bomb to the bank manager’s …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 5:57 A.M.

    Small theaters struggle as Hollywood goes digital

    CRETE, Neb. (AP) — The Isis Theatre hasn’t changed much since it opened 86 years ago in southeast Nebraska, a stone’s throw from the grain elevator and railroad tracks that …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 2:55 A.M.

    Ben & Jerry’s sues over trademark violation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s considers “Ben & Cherry’s” in bad taste. The ice cream maker that introduced the flavors Schweddy Balls and Karamel Sutra sued the maker …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 11:29 A.M.

    New DNA encyclopedia shows complex inner workings

    NEW YORK (AP) — A colossal international effort has yielded the first comprehensive look at how our DNA works, an encyclopedia of information that will rewrite the textbooks and offer …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 11:03 A.M.

    Author Judy Blume diagnosed with breast cancer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s author Judy Blume says she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer but is “feeling stronger every day” after surgery. The 74-year-old Blume wrote …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 2:06 A.M.

    Hanks, Timberlake among ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ stars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 11:02 A.M.

    Jackson estate, businessman settle copyright case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s estate and a businessman working with the singer’s mother settled a copyright infringement lawsuit for $2.5 million on Tuesday, shortly before a trial in …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:12 A.M.

    George Michael thanks Vienna workers with gig

    VIENNA (AP) — George Michael is playing tribute to the Austrian doctors and nurses who helped him fight life-threatening pneumonia as he prepares to resume a concert tour cut short …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 6:06 A.M.

    NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ adds teens; Michaels returns

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty. The show’s 14th season …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

    DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 10:13 P.M.

    Actor Crowe gets lift after getting lost kayaking

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 4:28 P.M.

    Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

    DALLAS (AP) — Glenn Smith left a lucrative job at a Dallas-area technology firm for an early retirement of restoring Soviet fighter jets and flying to exhibitions across the country. …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 5:20 A.M.

    Pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A pilot was killed when his plane crashed during an air show in eastern Iowa, authorities said Saturday. The Soviet-era retired military jet was performing in …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 8:26 P.M.

    Top songs by Hal David and Burt Bacharach

    The notable songs of Hal David and Burt Bacharach. David died Saturday at age 91: — “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 4:37 P.M.

    Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 12:56 A.M.

    Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 9:34 P.M.

    SEAL’s book shows bin Laden raid up close

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL’s firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:13 P.M.

    Kim Kardashian and Old Navy settle lawsuit over ad

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian has settled a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming the clothing retailer violated her publicity rights by using a lookalike in an ad. Kardashian sued …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 7:02 P.M.

    Restoration completed on historic Motown piano

    DETROIT (AP) — A damaged 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown artists during the record label’s “Hitsville USA” heyday has been restored, thanks to a little help from Paul …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 5:18 P.M.

    Will dispute prevents burial of Sherman Hemsley

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The embalmed body of actor Sherman Hemsley, who became famous for his role as television’s George Jefferson, will be kept in refrigeration at an El …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 3:01 P.M.

    Julia Child foundation, oven-maker in legal battle

    BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by Julia Child is locked in a legal battle with the manufacturer of Thermador ovens for touting the late chef’s use of the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 2:27 P.M.

    Duran Duran cancels shows due to ill keyboardist

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duran Duran is canceling several concerts because of the illness of keyboard player Nick Rhodes. The band had already called off concerts over the past week in …


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