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Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

Apr 21, 2014

By MARGIE MASON, Associated Press

PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight ...

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Celebrities gather for Peaches Geldof funeral

Apr 21, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Celebrities have joined the family of Peaches Geldof gathered for the funeral of the British model and TV personality, who died at age 25 earlier this month.

Model Kate Moss and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman were among those attending the private service Monday at a ...

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Chris Brown bodyguard convicted of assault

Apr 21, 2014

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of an assault charge following a two-day trial that provided a preview of a similar case against Brown.

Judge Patricia Wynn on Monday convicted Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, of ...

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Alec Baldwin helps Rhode Island library _ again

Apr 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A struggling public library in Rhode Island is getting help from actor Alec Baldwin — again.

Officials at the Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls say Baldwin will headline a fundraiser June 7 at Fete in Providence. Attendees can enter a raffle for a chance to read ...

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Poet Claudia Rankine wins $50,000 Jackson prize

Apr 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Claudia Rankine, a poet born in Jamaica whose experimental verse and bracing social commentary have earned her high praise from her peers, has won a $50,000 prize designed to help her gain more attention from the general public.

Poets & Writers Inc. announced Monday that Rankine ...

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Lohan says on reality show she had miscarriage

Apr 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.

The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series.

Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason that she was unable to ...

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High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Apr 21, 2014

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

The battle ...

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Discovery network cancels Everest jump

Apr 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.

Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Sunday that the network's thoughts and prayers go out ...

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Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Apr 20, 2014

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home, at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications ...

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'Capt. America' tops box office for third week

Apr 20, 2014

By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" added another $26 million to its ...

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Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

Apr 20, 2014

By HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.

Art dealer Jose Carlos Bergantinos Diaz, who is wanted for fraud in the United ...

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'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV

Apr 20, 2014

By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking Bad," and more ways to ...

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Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

Apr 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.

The first lady's office says she'll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville."

The episode is titled "All Or Nothing With Me" and is set at Fort Campbell.

Mrs. Obama and the wife of Vice President Joe ...

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Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

Apr 19, 2014

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks ...

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Egypt's TV satirist off air until after elections

Apr 19, 2014

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi-owned satellite television network says Egypt's top satirist will be off the air until after the upcoming May presidential election to avoid influencing voters.

The Middle East Broadcasting Center said Saturday that Bassem Youssef will be off the air to show "respect for the ...

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Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999

Apr 18, 2014

By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually ...

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After his death, Garcia Marquez book sales soar

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez has brought his classic "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to the top of best seller lists.

The novel known for its "magic realism" was No. 1 on Amazon.com on Friday, a day after Garcia Marquez died at age 87. The Nobel laureate's most famous book ...

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Apr 18, 2014

By CESAR GARCIA and JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was ...

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Chelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca

Apr 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Clinton is the executive producer of the short "Of Many," a documentary about the friendship of two religious leaders at New York University. One is rabbi, the other is ...

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Prince reaches agreement with music label

Apr 18, 2014

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 ...

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