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  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 6:04 P.M.

    SHOW BITS: ‘Who won? Who won?’; Zooey’s TV nails

    Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 5:18 P.M.

    US State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens’ diary

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN reported on the personal journal of slain American ambassador Christopher Stevens over objections from his family, a State Department spokesman said Saturday. The news channel, …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 4:27 A.M.

    Obama, in election mode, tightens his UN diplomacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s leaders are gathering in New York, but President Barack Obama has no plans to meet privately with any of them. He will make time for …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 8:53 A.M.

    Romney: Gene Hackman should play him in a movie

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who would Mitt Romney like to see play him in a movie? (Gene Hackman) What’s Romney’s guilty pleasure (peanut butter sandwiches and chocolate milk).


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 12:11 A.M.

    Lawyers: ‘Pink slime’ lawsuit an uphill climb

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. will face a steep climb in its “pink slime” defamation lawsuit against ABC News as the South Dakota-based meat processor works to rebuild …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 3:34 P.M.

    ABC News sued for defamation over ‘pink slime’

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    BPI sues ABC News for ‘pink slime’ defamation

    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime,” claiming the …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 7:09 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: BPI sues ABC News for defamation

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics have dubbed “pink slime,” alleging that …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 12:57 P.M.

    Kathy Bates recovering from double mastectomy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 8:02 A.M.

    Hoffman, Letterman among Kennedy Center honorees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Years after playing a Washington newspaper reporter, Dustin Hoffman is returning to the nation’s capital to share an honor with David Letterman — who appears surprised at …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 2:17 P.M.

    Ga. woman who had flesh-eating illness tells story

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating disease told Katie Couric on Tuesday that she doesn’t take life for granted anymore. Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    Ga. woman battling flesh-eating disease talks

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia woman who survived a rare fleshing-eating disease told Katie Couric she doesn’t take life for granted anymore. Twenty-four-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 4:26 A.M.

    Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day, along …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 1:53 P.M.

    Tulane safety Devon Walker hurt in game at Tulsa

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team doctor said Saturday. Dr. Buddy …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 3:50 A.M.

    Hanks, Roberts among stars on ‘Stand up to Cancer’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2012, 12:42 A.M.

    Fall’s must-see political TV: Obama-Romney debates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama goes one-on-one with Republican rival Mitt Romney in …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 7:02 P.M.

    Hanks, Roberts among stars on ‘Stand up to Cancer’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 11:16 A.M.

    3 days are 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, 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 …


  • 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, 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 …


  • 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, 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, 12:53 A.M.

    With choreographed conventions, is something lost?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Chris Christie’s moment at the microphone neared, delegates to the Republican National Convention were atwitter at the chance to hear the New Jersey governor speak. After …


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