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  • Lovecraft fans mark author's 125th birthday in Rhode Island

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fans of author H.P. Lovecraft are marking his 125th birthday with a four-day festival and conference in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. The NecronomiCon (NEH'-kroh-NOM'-ih-kon) begins Thursday with an opening ceremony at the First Baptist Church in America....

  • World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd has book deal

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — World Cup soccer star Carli Lloyd, whose three goals in the 2015 final led the U.S. to a 5-2 victory over Japan, has a book deal. The 33-year-old Lloyd is working on a memoir that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release in fall 2016. The publisher announced Thursday that the...

  • Slovenian avant-garde rock band makes Pyongyang debut

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Slovenian avant-garde rock group Laibach is known for pushing the envelope — wearing military uniforms on stage, toying with socialist and Marxist themes, making visual references to authoritarian symbols. In Pyongyang, they played songs from "The Sound of Music."...

  • Robin Williams' kids ask judge to toss wife's estate claims

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the latest court filing in the ongoing battle over Robin Williams' estate, the late actor's children say his wife is trying to increase her share of his estate at their expense. Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams are asking a judge to dismiss a petition filed by Susan...

  • Shannen Doherty's lawsuit reveals actress has breast cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shannen Doherty is battling breast cancer that worsened during a lapse in her health insurance caused by her former business managers, the actress claimed in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star claims that her former business managers and...

  • Beau of Freeman's granddaughter arraigned in her killing

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter was found standing over her lifeless body with a knife still sticking out of her chest when police officers arrested him on a Manhattan street, a prosecutor said at his arraignment Wednesday. Lamar Davenport, 30, did not enter a...

  • Spanish festival backtracks, re-invites Jewish singer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Following a barrage of criticism, organizers of an international reggae festival in Spain backtracked Wednesday and apologized for cancelling a concert by Jewish-American singer Matisyahu because he had declined to state his position regarding a Palestinian state. Rototom...

  • More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deal

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month. Some 22 shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets go on sale starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for performances only during...

  • 5 finalists in contest to design World War I Memorial in DC

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five design concepts have emerged in a competition to build a new national World War I Memorial in Washington, with ideas ranging from neoclassical architecture to a portrait collage of the "American family." A design competition for the project drew 350 entries, and a jury...

  • Spinoff 'Fear the Walking Dead' strolls into view Sunday

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two crucial questions await "Fear the Walking Dead," the spinoff to AMC's monster hit "The Walking Dead." The first: How many zombies does it take to satisfy viewers of the new drama, which begins in the early days of the robust apocalypse underway in the original? The...

  • Win tickets to Rise of the Revolution wrestling at Firelake Arena

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Hey wrestling fans! Want to attend IWR's Rise of the Revolution at Firelake Arena in Shawnee? Well, you're in luck. We're giving away five pairs of tickets to the event.

  • Cops: Rosie O'Donnell's missing daughter was 'of sound mind'

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell's teenage daughter was "of sound mind and body" when she was found in New Jersey after she left home for a week, police in New York said Wednesday. Sgt. Daniel Wilson said Chelsea O'Donnell was found by South Nyack police a day earlier in Barnegat, New...

  • A film reveals how Morton Downey Jr. pioneered loudmouth TV

    Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man clears his throat and rages at the world. He claims to speak for everyday folks with conservative ideals and he savages anyone who challenges him. He is uncensored and high-decibel, an avatar of theatrics and must-see TV. He changes the terms of public discourse forever. A...

  • Batgirl actress Yvonne Craig dies after battle with cancer at age 78

    Published: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Yvonne Craig, the actress who gained fame for role as a caped crusader when it was rare to see women saving the day on TV, died Monday. Craig played Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" series, but she was also known to fans for her work in the original "Star Trek" series, as well as big-screen parts...

  • Correction: Disney Startups story

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — In some versions of an Aug. 11 story about Disney's accelerator program, Techstars was incorrectly spelled with a capital 'S' in the middle.. A corrected version of the story is below: Startup energy brings Disney's BB-8 droid toy to life Big companies seek innovation...

  • Jon Stewart's next gig: In the wrestling ring at WWE SummerSlam

    Published: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — So when Jon Stewart told us he was just "going to get a drink," what he meant was "going to get in the ring." Stewart's first gig since signing off from The Daily Show will be as host of WWE’s SummerSlam on Sunday, the wrestling entertainment network has announced. A big...

  • Lawmakers call for oversight hearings on green jobs measure

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers from both parties are calling for more stringent oversight of a clean jobs initiative after an Associated Press report found that a fraction of the promised jobs have been created. The report also found that the state has no comprehensive list to...

  • Beatles' first recording contract to be auctioned next month

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles' first recording contract was signed in Hamburg, Germany, where the band honed its craft performing in the city's boisterous nightclub district. The 1961 recording session produced the single "My Bonnie." The tune was released only in Germany and never hit the top...

  • Big wildfire threatens resort town in Washington

    Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Big wildfires threatened the Lake Chelan resort region of central Washington on Monday after driving away tourists, destroying a warehouse filled with nearly 2 million pounds of apples and forcing thousands of residents to flee. The several large fires burning near the...

  • Bon Jovi weekend concert in Vancouver canceled

    Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A weekend Bon Jovi concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, has been canceled after the city said the promoter had failed to obtain the required permits. The show — which also featured the Kings of Suburbia — was scheduled for Saturday, a day after Bon Jovi...



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