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Police: Man spray-paints on NYC museum wall

  NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a vandal has marred the walls of New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art for a second time in two months as it prepares to move. Police say Christopher Johnson spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20. It happened during a [...]

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CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

  NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows. The news comes a day after HBO said it plans to offer a streaming-only service next year. Americans are increasingly turning to [...]

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

    NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman’s credibility is [...]

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Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

  NEW YORK (AP) — Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery. William Luce dramatized Dickinson’s homebound life by combining details from biographies, her poetry and [...]

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Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

  NEW YORK (AP) — At 69, Bob Seger says he’s ready to hit the road again: He’s scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. “I think I’m in pretty good shape,” Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago [...]

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‘Fury’ blasts ‘Gone Girl’ from top of box office

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend, October 17th-19th. “Gone Girl” was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in “Fury” blasted the film to second place. Sony’s “Fury” captured $23.5 [...]

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Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former “Tonight Show” host Sunday when he received the nation’s top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno’s famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy [...]

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Creator of ‘Found’ magazine amazed by musical

  NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn’t hurt, but those weren’t what kept him floored. He’d just watched an actor portray him in a new, semi-fictionalized musical account of the way he’d started the super-cool magazine “Found” and how its [...]

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Judge sides with widow in Pendergrass estate fight

  NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia judge has decided that the widow of R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass will retain control over his estate after rejecting a will submitted by the singer’s son. Montgomery County Orphans’ Court Judge Stanley Ott said a will dated in May 2009 and submitted by Theodore “Ted” Pendergrass II “was [...]

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Police: Body found near river could be actress

  SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in “August: Osage County,” ”Frozen River” and “Django Unchained.” A woman’s body was found in a ravine near the White River around 1 p.m. Thursday, [...]

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Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

  BANGKOK (AP) — In a famous scene from Thailand’s award-winning soap opera “The Power of Shadows,” the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after. Boy Meets Girl, Boy Rapes Girl, Boy Marries Girl. The premise is so common in Thailand’s popular [...]

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