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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 8:16 P.M.

    Eagles’ Glenn Frey teaches songwriting; talks tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forty years after Glenn Frey began crafting some of the most memorable rock songs ever, the Eagles musician and singer finds himself in a new role …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 7:34 A.M.

    ‘Star Wars’ figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. “Star Wars” action figures join centuries-old …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 1:53 A.M.

    Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s climb to the top of Tampa’s social ladder may be as spectacular as her fall from it. Accounts of lavish parties at her bay …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 6:27 P.M.

    Socialite’s climb halted by unfolding scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Kelley’s attempt to climb the Tampa social ladder — the rungs of which included some high-ranking military officials — has come to an ignominious halt. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 8:11 A.M.

    Petraeus affair and the role of biographers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history between biographers and their subjects. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 1:34 A.M.

    Fla. socialite at center of general’s sex scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When news vans camped outside her stately home, a Florida socialite tied to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal fell back on her informal credentials as …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 10:54 A.M.

    Fla. socialite at center of general’s sex scandal

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If you were to diagram the increasingly tangled sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, nearly all lines would lead back to one person: Jill …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 6:59 A.M.

    Elmo puppeteer accused of underage relationship

    NEW YORK (AP) — The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on “Sesame Street” is taking a leave of absence from the iconic kids’ show in the wake of allegations that …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 5:08 P.M.

    He called it, and now Silver’s a pop-culture star

    NEW YORK (AP) — The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 2:40 P.M.

    Springsteen, Jay-Z, put the pop in Obama rally

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Someone has to introduce the president. On Monday, the final day of the presidential campaign, President Barack Obama, however, didn’t bring along an opening act. He …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2012, 8:53 P.M.

    Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show

    NEW YORK (AP) — From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song. New Jersey’s …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 4:49 P.M.

    Judge ends case against Britney Spears’ parents

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ former confidante and self-professed manager failed to prove his libel and breach-of-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers, a judge who dismissed …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 1:25 A.M.

    Storm washes away much of ‘Jersey Shore’ town

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The waterfront rides on Casino Pier are gone, swallowed by the sea. A roller coaster bobs lazily in the waves. Sand, leaves and debris choke …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 11:57 P.M.

    Storm washes away much of ‘Jersey Shore’ town

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — The waterfront rides on Casino Pier are gone, swallowed by the sea. A roller coaster floats lazily in the waves. Sand, leaves and debris choke …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 7:08 P.M.

    Octomom checks into rehab citing anxiety, stress

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octomom Nadya Suleman has checked herself into a rehabilitation center, citing anxiety, exhaustion and stress. A statement from Suleman’s spokeswoman Gina Rodriguez on Tuesday says the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    Imprisoned detective may pose risk to star clients

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four years after a private eye went to prison for wiretapping phones of the rich and famous on behalf of celebrities and Hollywood heavyweights, his clients …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 12:38 A.M.

    Ex-Britney Spears manager faces cross-examination

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who presided over Britney Spears’ life during her well-publicized meltdown is portraying himself in court as a benevolent personal manager who saved her from …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 7:34 P.M.

    Britney Spears’ self-styled manager testifies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ self-styled manager took the stand in his defamation lawsuit against her parents Tuesday, claiming he acted to protect her from paparazzi and others during …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 2:14 A.M.

    Seattle man gets Billy Idol to play his birthday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Henrichsen has ideas about how he might celebrate his 26th birthday this week. First, Billy Idol rolls up in a limo and tells him to hop …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 5:55 P.M.

    Exec says he never heard man was Spears’ manager

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top recording executive testified Monday that he was Britney Spears’ “lifeline” during the darkest days of her well-documented meltdown and never heard that she had …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 4:35 P.M.

    NY nurse testifies about scuffle with RFK son

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A maternity ward nurse testified in tears Monday that a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy twisted her arm and kicked another nurse …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Longtime Indian activist Russell Means dies at 72

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Russell Means spent a lifetime as a modern American Indian warrior. He railed against broken treaties, fought for the return of stolen land and even …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 12:56 P.M.

    1st defendant sentenced in FAMU hazing case

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year’s hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    Prosecutor: RFK son kicked nurse in infant scuffle

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was acting on instinct when he kicked a maternity ward nurse as she tried to stop …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:11 P.M.

    Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake marry in Italy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel tied the knot at a seaside resort in southern Italy. The Borgo Egnazia resort declined to comment Friday about the superstar …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 9:04 A.M.

    Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who claims his girlfriend had a “physical relationship” with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday, accused of trying to extort …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 1:29 A.M.

    Court: Judge erred in tossing Smith case verdicts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Waldorf Astoria collects stolen hotel property

    NEW YORK (AP) — Three small, silver spoons elegantly engraved with the words “Waldorf Astoria” have come full circle: Stolen eight decades ago by an employee of the famed hotel, …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 2:43 P.M.

    Cos. walk a tricky line with endorsements

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nike forgave Tiger Woods after he apologized for cheating on his wife. It welcomed back Michael Vick once he served time for illegal dog-fighting. But the …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 12:07 P.M.

    Judge stops LAPD warrant for Manson follower tapes

    DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked an attempt by the Los Angeles Police Department to use a search warrant to obtain decades-old tapes of conversations between …


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