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  1. Off the Clock: My love letter to Stephen Sondheim

    Dear Stephen,
  2. 100 years ago, ‘man-eater’ terrorized the Jersey Shore

    Long before the summer of 1975, when Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” convinced moviegoers not to go near the water, the Jersey Shore had its own bit of shark-attack history, in some ways much stranger than fiction.
  3. Thrilling grilling: Cooking more than your standard hot dogs

    The beginning of summer is time to dust off one of the most crucial pieces of cookware this time of season: the grill. Prepping meals by turning up the heat outside is a popular idea. About 75 percent of all U.S. households own a grill or smoker, according to a Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association study. Instead of throwing on the usual burgers, hotdogs and steaks, you can get more creative and try grilling some of these non-traditional foods and dishes.  Story/recipes by Nicole Leonard. 

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Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died after a long illness. He was 76.

Chicago mayor says Lucas museum will go to another city

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says filmmaker George Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group.

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan veterinarian who saved the life of a dog on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct.

Franken ready to unleash wit and wisdom on Clinton's behalf

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit.

Actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — "Top Gun" actress Kelly McGillis says she was attacked by a stranger in her North Carolina home.

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, has died. He was 89.

A look at copyright lawsuits involving hit songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal court jury in Los Angeles has decided that Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff for the intro of its epic hit, "Stairway to Heaven." Here is a look at some other cases that have taken pop songs from the recording studio to the courtroom over plagiarism allegations.

Gay Cuban choir Mano a Mano embarks on first US tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gay choir from Cuba is embarking on its first U.S. tour amid renewed diplomatic relations between both countries.

Paris sun scorches Kate Moss and David Beckham at Vuitton

PARIS (AP) — Africa was the theme in more ways than one at Louis Vuitton's menswear fashion show as the Paris sun scorched shades-wearing celebrity attendees Kate Moss and David Beckham.

Stevie Wonder added to Prince tribute lineup at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder helped Madonna pay tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards , and now the piano-playing icon will honor the Purple One at Sunday's BET Awards.

Al Pacino, the Eagles among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees include musicians who span genres including pop, rock, gospel, blues, folk and classical — and an actor known for his extraordinary range.

Ladybird Book spoofs coming to U.S this fall

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, spoofs of traditional illustrated guides for children that have sold millions of copies in the United Kingdom, will be tweaked for American readers and arrive in the U.S. this fall.

C-SPAN uses social media feeds to cover protest

NEW YORK (AP) — With the cameras it uses to cover Congress shut off, C-SPAN turned to social media feeds on to beam live coverage of the House Democrat's sit-in to demand votes on gun control legislation

C-SPAN uses social media feeds to cover protest

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN is using social media feeds provided by protesters to televise the House Democrats' gun control sit-in on Wednesday after cameras that usually follow Congress were shut down.

Ventura to appeal vacating of $1.8M 'American Sniper' award

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants a rehearing after a federal appeals court threw out a $1.8 million jury award to Ventura, who said he was defamed by the late author Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper."

AP Source: DNA test shows Colorado inmate not Prince's son

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person who has seen a sealed document says DNA test results show a Colorado prison inmate is not Prince's son and therefore not entitled to inherit a fortune worth up to $300 million.

Sufi singer shot dead by extremists in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A famous Sufi singer was shot dead in Pakistan on Wednesday in an attack claimed by Islamic extremists.

A new vision for video game consoles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next generation of console gaming is coming — or is it?

Bryan Cranston signs on for 'Power Rangers' reboot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Cranston is teaming up with the Power Rangers for a film reboot of the franchise.

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