• Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him. The NBC comedy show resisted the temptation to have the Vermont U.S. senator appear next to David as he was playing him, however. Sanders portrayed a passenger on an endangered ship who argued with David about who should be allowed on a lifeboat. Sanders is the third presidential candidate to appear on "SNL" this season. Fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton made an appearance last fall, and Republican Donald Trump hosted in November.

  • Ex-'Survivor' contestant charged with possessing child porn

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities have charged a former "Survivor" contestant with possessing child pornography and running Ponzi scheme. Michael Skupin was arraigned Friday in Oakland County on a dozen felony charges, including child porn possession, larceny by conversion and racketeering. His bond was set at $350,000. It wasn't clear if Skupin has an attorney. The Associated Press left messages Saturday with county and state government representatives. State Attorney General Bill Schuette says investigators found the child porn on Skupin's laptop while looking into the alleged Ponzi scheme. Authorities say Skupin persuaded people to make $10,000 investments in his scheme and used new investors' money to p

  • Dave Mirra, who broke barriers on a BMX bike, dies at 41

    Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Dave Mirra did things few people could on a BMX bike, using a combination of natural ability, fearlessness and innovation to take the sport to places many never thought possible. He was a giant in the big-air world of action sports, becoming one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history whose legacy carried on long after he stopped competing. Mirra's body was found in North Carolina on Thursday with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, leaving a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew him or watched him fly through the air. He was 41. "Goodbye Dave Mirra, a true pioneer, icon and legend. Thank you for the memories ... we are heartbroken," action sports star Tony Hawk said on Twitter.

  • The Latest: Clinton makes pitch to young NH voters

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Hillary Clinton is making a direct pitch to younger voters at a Democratic party dinner in New Hampshire. Clinton told the young people in the audience at the event in Manchester Friday that she was glad they were involved, whether or not they supported her. She says they bring energy, ideas and urgency to the process. The former Secretary of State lags far behind Vermont senator Bernie Sanders with younger voters. Clinton says that she shares the liberal ideals espoused by Sanders, but argued she has more practical plans to get things done.

  • Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86. Manhattan U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska says Cedarbaum suffered a severe stroke last week and died Friday. Cedarbaum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1986, when there were only two other district judges in Manhattan. She presided over hundreds of cases, including the trial of a man convicted in a failed plot to set off a car bomb in Times Square and the trial of domesticity expert Stewart. Stewart was convicted of lying to the government about a stock sale. She declared her innocence and served five months in prison. Cedarbaum is survived by her companion, two sons

  • Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs went to a league meeting. The rest, as they say, is history. "It just popped into his head," Norma Hunt said. "He thought Super Bowl is what the name of the game should be." Others thought it was a bit corny, even though it was used unofficially from the first game in Los Angeles in 1967.

  • Jay Feely embraces new role as CBS' kicking expert

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Feely has some conflicted emotions in his new role as CBS' sideline kicking analyst in playoff games. As a former NFL kicker who attempted 854 place kicks in his 14-year career, Feely knows what his fellow kickers go through each week. As an analyst on the Super Bowl, Feely knows his best chance to get air time will be if Denver's Brandon McManus or Carolina's Graham Gano misses a kick. "I don't like talking about their mistakes," Feely said. "Unfortunately you have relationships with them. I don't want to celebrate their misery. But I do have to explain what happened." Feely was hired as a game analyst for college football on CBS Sports Network this season and later did work as a sideline rep

  • Obama to appear on 'Ellen' next week

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Obama plans to tape an appearance on the daytime talk-show Thursday, when he'll be in the Los Angeles area attending political fundraisers. His segment is scheduled to be part of the Feb. 12 broadcast. Obama is scheduled to spend several days in Southern California leading up to a Feb. 15-16 summit with the leaders of Southeast Asian nations. DeGeneres' show confirmed Obama's upcoming appearance via Twitter on Friday. The White House followed with its own announcement.

  • Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' on TBS ready to cause a buzz

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a day of dutifully answering reporters' questions about her new TBS show, "Full Frontal," Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. "I want a ponytail so badly. I want my hair out of my face. I want my jeans on and flat shoes," says Bee, glammed up at the moment in a body-hugging dress and challenging heels. She's out of luck. The cheekily titled "Full Frontal," a weekly slice of satire that debuts Monday, will keep the former "Daily Show" correspondent relentlessly on-camera and well-groomed. In the early going, Bee is flying solo as the host and only field reporter, applying the expertise acquired in a decade-plus on Jon Stewart's show to issues and events that she's passionate about.

  • Victoria Justice talks 'Rocky Horror' at Super Bowl

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Dammit, Janet," there's another musical coming to television, and Victoria Justice could not be happier to hear those words. The television star will play Janet Weiss in a "re-imagined" version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," a classic stage musical and cult film. "It's been an amazing experience so far to be a part of such an iconic classic film. Kenny Ortega is directing it. Laverne Cox is starring in it. Adam Lambert is going to be in it," Justice told The Associated Press on Thursday at a Super Bowl event promoting Verizon's #minute50 VR event in San Francisco. Richard O'Brien brought "The Rocky Horror Show," to life on the London stage in 1973, and Broadway two years later.

  • McCrory's 1st re-election campaign ad linked to Super Bowl

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory's first television commercial of his re-election campaign seeks to connect the Carolina Panthers' Super Bowl run with the Republican's time in office. McCrory's campaign said the ad would run Friday through Super Bowl Sunday on broadcast and cable in all major markets. The campaign declined to provide how much was spent on the ad. McCrory narrates the ad in which he talks about a lower unemployment rate, tax changes and teacher pay raises in North Carolina but that "we just don't always get the respect we've earned." The commercial closes with McCrory throwing a football to a child and saying "Keep Pounding, Panthers." The governor has been appearing on radio stations in recent we

  • Barker part of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi anniversary

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker will return to a Texas military installation where he became a Navy fighter pilot to help celebrate its 75th anniversary. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on Thursday announced the 92-year-old Barker will be the guest speaker at its March 12 celebration. The Navy installation has supported pilot training and operations since opening in 1941. A Naval Air Station Corpus Christi statement says Barker became an aviator and earned his wings on Dec. 6, 1944. He achieved a lieutenant junior grade rank. Barker began hosting "The Price is Right" in 1972. He retired from the game show in 2007. ___ Online: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/

  • Super Bowl ads go for the safety

    Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talking animals, celebrity cameos and crowd-pleasing rock songs: This year's Super Bowl advertisers are sticking to the classics in their efforts to win over Big Game viewers on Sunday. Skittles will showcase Steven Tyler's high range on "Dream On," Budweiser is enlisting Helen Mirren to chide drunk drivers, and Audi will have an astronaut drive its luxury R8 sports car to the tune of David Bowie's "Starman," to note just a few of the ads that have garnered pre-game buzz. (Many advertisers release their spots online ahead of the game.) The Super Bowl is advertising's biggest stage, and each year brands battle to stand out among the 40-plus commercials that air during the game.

  • Lawyer: Mexican actress willing to talk about drug capo

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for actress Kate del Castillo said Thursday she is willing to talk to Mexican authorities about her encounters with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and felt "betrayed" and "used" by actor Sean Penn, who wrote a lengthy article about his meeting with the drug kingpin after the actress introduced the two men. The comments by Harland Braun, Del Castillo's U.S. lawyer, came after prosecutors in her native country issued an order for her to be located and brought in for questioning as part of a probe of possible money-laundering involving Guzman and the actress' tequila business. Mexican Attorney General Arely Gomez confirmed that a kind of summons had been issued for Del Castillo to testify.

  • Column: Goodell riding high, and so is the unstoppable NFL

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roger Goodell might as well mail this one in. Just before noon on Friday, the NFL commissioner will stand before a gaggle of media and deliver his annual State of the NFL address. It's a tradition born by the late Pete Rozelle in the early days of the Super Bowl, and every commissioner since has carried it on. The short answer this year is things couldn't be much better — at least if you're an NFL owner. There's a new team in Los Angeles for the first time in two decades, a richer Thursday night television contract and state-of-the-art stadiums sprouting up in every corner of the nation.

  • TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all. Cox Communications struck a deal with the local CBS affiliate Thursday, ending a bitter rate dispute between the cable provider and KLAS-TV that had threatened to leave TVs dark to Sunday's championship between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. It reinstates the channel to tens of thousands of Cox cable subscribers after a five-day blackout that left football fans scrambling to find backup plans for the big game. About 40 percent of all area households pay Cox for TV, internet or phone services, according to market research firm SNL Kagan.

  • Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accusers can testify. On Wednesday, a judge moved the case a step closer to trial when he rejected claims that the 78-year-old comedian had a binding promise from a previous district attorney in 2005 that he would never be charged in the matter. The next stage is a preliminary hearing March 8. The TV star is accused of drugging and violating former Temple University athletic department employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 and could get 10 years in prison if co

  • Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can't get through. You might have run into this at a concert where everyone's trying to post selfies with the headliners at once, or at big conferences and sporting events. Fans at Sunday's Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California, might see a similar cellular jam. Here's why it happens and what phone companies are doing about it: ___ WHY DOESN'T MY PHONE WORK IN A CROWD? Lots of phones are competing for the attention of a cellular network's antennas. Networks are further strained because these are times when people are apt to use data-heavy applications such as photo and video sharing.

  • Puff pastry hors d'oeuvres for the pastry impaired home cook

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    So you've decided to host an Oscars party this year, but you aren't sure what to serve. Because obviously you want something extra fancy, something that will allow you to shine nearly as brightly as those folks on the red carpet. My advice is to serve up a slate of hors d'oeuvres wrapped in puff pastry, the super-elegant dough perfected by — who else? — the French. In France, it's called mille-feuille, which translates into "a thousand leaves." That's their way of describing the recipe's many layers of fat sandwiched between an equal number of layers of dough. The pastry puffs up as the trapped butter gives off steam as it cooks, resulting in a confection that is remarkably light and airy. But it's not exactly a breeze to

  • CBS aims to strike balance with added Super Bowl cameras

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With some 70 cameras located from the pylons in the end zone to those isolated on single players, the ability to show plays from a 360-degree perspective and tracking technology that determines how fast and far players run, almost no aspect of the Super Bowl will be out of reach for the CBS crew. The job for producer Lance Barrow and director Mike Arnold will be to make sure that all those bells and whistles added for the biggest television event of the year complement, rather than overshadow the football game. "Where you can get in trouble is you have 30 additional cameras and think you're going to try to get all 30 of them on the air," Arnold said. "I just try to direct the game the way I normally wou




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