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  • Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

    Updated: 44 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday,...

  • Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico. A group of fans want his northeast Albuquerque home designated a historical site and placed in a list of tourist attractions in the city, KOAT-TV reports...

  • Tech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples. U2 vocalist Bono sang before an...

  • North Texas star forward Eboniey Jeter found dead in dorm

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — Forward Eboniey Jeter, who led the North Texas Mean Green women's basketball squad in shooting percentage last season, has been found dead in her dorm room. She was 21. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office website shows she was found dead Tuesday in her room in...

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich's office said Monday that 26-year-old Matthew Colvin of Cordova is charged with...

  • Texas air ambulance resumes after nurse falls to her death

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist. STAR Flight program director Casey Ping said its aircraft will resume emergency medical service flights at 7 a.m. Wednesday....

  • Canadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes to ref, is fined $5,000

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson following Game 2. Prust, who was fined Tuesday, also apologized to Watson. Prust after Montreal's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday night that Watson insulted...

  • Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured. The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Las Vegas on behalf of two...

  • Man who shipped guns to ex-NFL star Hernandez gets 2 years

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. Oscar Hernandez Jr., no relation to Aaron, had pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury. In...

  • Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a "clean slate" and a mandate to update the "Kennedy Center Honors," marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in nearly four decades. The John F. Kennedy Center for the...

  • Class-action lawsuit filed against Pacquiao, Top Rank

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Manny Pacquiao’s attorney said Tuesday he intends to move to dismiss what he describes as a “frivolous” class-action lawsuit filed against the boxer and his primary handlers in Nevada by two Las Vegas residents. As first reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the lawsuit seeks in excess of $5...

  • Tony-nominated revival of 'On the Town' to go on tour

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway's "On the Town" is going on the road — and a Tony Award nominee is coming along. Producers of the revival said Tuesday that Tony Yazbeck, who earned a nomination playing Gabey, will star in select cities when the national tour gets underway in 2016. The 1944...

  • International Star out of Preakness with injury

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who was scratched from the Kentucky Derby the morning of the race with a left front foot injury, will now miss the Preakness Stakes on May 16 after being diagnosed Tuesday with a chip in his left front ankle that will sideline him for 60-90 days....

  • Challenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but...

  • In online era, chefs face scorn, raves of the amateur critic

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online reviews had filtered in, and they weren't good: The restaurant Mark Cammarano had invested nearly all of his mother's retirement money in got just two stars. So the FYI Network — known for gimmicky reality TV shows like "Married at First Sight" — offered to step in...

  • Bono and U2 set as sole guests on Friday's 'Tonight Show'

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers have been running into Bono and his band, U2, all over town the past few days. The group has been taping music and comedy bits to include in their Friday appearance on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where they'll be the only guests. Lucky subway riders...

  • Singer Chris Brown's battery case in Las Vegas dropped

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are dropping the Las Vegas battery case against singer Chris Brown. Las Vegas police said Tuesday that the man who claimed the star had punched him during a weekend basketball game is withdrawing his complaint. Police said Brown, 25, was suspected of beating the...

  • Attorneys for Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke seek new ‘Blurred Lines’ trial

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — Two months after a jury found that singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams infringed on Marvin Gaye’s song “Got to Give it Up” in their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” the legal fight drags on: Attorneys for the music stars are now demanding a new trial. The verdict was...

  • Medicare adds star ratings to its Hospital Compare website

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Are you the kind of consumer who reads reviews or looks for ratings before you shop? Wouldn’t it be helpful to have the same sort of ratings when choosing a hospital? Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it’s worth looking around and...

  • Foxx says anthem performance was not 'a sin against America'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx is defending his national anthem performance at the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight against online criticism. On "Entertainment Tonight" Tuesday, Foxx says that his earpiece fell off just before he started to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." He said he had to...



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