Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
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Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were the top winners Sunday with three trophies each, while the latter shared … Continue reading

A new Vision Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’
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A new Vision Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Paul Bettany couldn’t hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. That isolation ended up fueling his imposing performance in the follow-up to the … Continue reading

Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyer urges jury to spare his life
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Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyer urges jury to spare his life

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday, April 27 to spare the young man’s life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led astray by his radicalized and belligerent older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense’s opening statement in the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial, saying … Continue reading

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
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Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, April 14 and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry … Continue reading

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Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday, March 25. Four prisoners already have … Continue reading

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Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit

BOSTON (AP) — Three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago say in a court filing that he doesn’t have a right to lie and hide behind the statements of his representatives to have their defamation lawsuit dismissed. “Cosby claims a privilege to defame where none exists; tries to shield himself from … Continue reading

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Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday, March 12 sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest. The officers were quickly released from the hospital, but St. Louis County Police … Continue reading

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Kerry Washington to play Anita Hill in HBO movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill in a film about Clarence Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The film will be titled “Confirmation,” and Washington is also among its executive producers. Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Thomas put the issue at the center of a fierce national … Continue reading

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Vegas nightclub aims for VIP feel without VIP price

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Neil Moffitt wants everyone — and he means everyone — to have a good view of his new 75,000-square-foot megaclub inside Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace that includes an open-air deck, LED screens rigged with motion sensors and cocktail waitresses who descend from the ceiling to deliver some patrons’ drinks. He hopes … Continue reading

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‘Five tool’ Will Ferrell bats, fields, coaches in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Telling everyone “I’m a five-tool guy,” Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday, March 12 through five Arizona spring training games. Wearing No. 19 for every team, the star of “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” ”Elf” and many other movies played shortstop for the Oakland Athletics, second base … Continue reading

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‘Iron Man’ star Downey presents boy with bionic arm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just like Tony “Iron Man” Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday,March 12 the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working bionic prosthesis to seven-year-old Alex, who … Continue reading