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  • SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014, 4:51 A.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014, 5:24 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 19, 2013, 2:54 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:20 A.M.

    Clarification: TV-New Millennial Network story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 17, The Associated Press reported that the upcoming cable channel being launched by Participant Media had acquired the distribution assets of the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 3:19 P.M.

    Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:12 P.M.

    TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    As Conn. story unfolds, media struggle with facts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists’ ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene. …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 2:50 P.M.

    NJ Gov. Christie: My weight no bar to presidency

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “more than a little” overweight — but fit enough to be in the White House. The Republican governor …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    Joe Allbritton, 87, DC media, banking giant dies

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What’s time?

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for portraying Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce on the TV …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:29 P.M.

    Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What’s time?

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Professor Alan Alda has a homework assignment for scientists. Yes, that Alan Alda. The actor known for his Emmy-Award-winning work on the TV show “MASH,” is …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 2:57 P.M.

    Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims sex abuse

    MIAMI (AP) — Another man on Monday sued the former Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid sex abuse allegations, claiming the voice actor befriended him in Miami and promised to be …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Black women battle obesity with dialogue, action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicole Ari Parker was motivated by frustration. For Star Jones, it was a matter of life or death. Toni Carey wanted a fresh start after a bad …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 11:37 A.M.

    NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 6:38 P.M.

    Costas gun control commentary gets notice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ “Sunday Night Football” halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change insult to late comedian?

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 2:55 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change seen as insult to Radner

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedienne Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 5:33 A.M.

    NJ spruce lights up as Rockefeller Center tree

    NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy was transformed into a beacon of shimmering glory Wednesday when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 2:41 P.M.

    ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor calls his show ‘filth’

    NEW YORK (AP) — The teenage actor who plays the half in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” says in a video posted online by a Christian …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 7:57 A.M.

    5 things to know about ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman

    Five things to know about “Dallas” star Larry Hagman: 1. HIS FAMOUS MOM


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    AP PHOTOS: TV icon Larry Hagman through the years

    Larry Hagman, whose masterful portrayal of the charmingly loathsome J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” brought him his greatest stardom, has died at the age of 81. That role on CBS’ long-running …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron — and coaxed …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 2012, 11:27 P.M.

    ‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television’s long-running nighttime soap opera “Dallas” became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    Maine TV news co-anchors quit on the air

    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two news co-anchors for a Maine television station surprised viewers and colleagues by quitting on the air, later citing frustration with their management. Cindy Michaels and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 8:13 A.M.

    TV chef Art Ginsburg _ Mr. Food _ dies at 81

    Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ginsburg — …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 3:37 P.M.

    Elmo actor resigns amid underage-sex allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 1:21 P.M.

    Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 6:21 A.M.

    Documentary: Inmate may be involved in OJ case

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by …


  • 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 …


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