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Tornado strikes beachfront neighborhood in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A tornado swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood in New York City on Saturday, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power …


Buffalo Bill performer reburied at SD reservation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Campbell comes home to Arkansas on goodbye tour

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Glen Campbell came home this week. Hundreds of fans hollered and sprang to their feet to welcome the Country Music Hall of Fame member and …


Eastwood talks about convention chat with chair

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked …


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 …


No jail time for Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was ordered to do 300 hours of community service Friday …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …