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Kris Kross rapper’s funeral to be held in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Mourners are set to gather for the funeral of former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly in Atlanta. Kelly’s funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. The 34-year-old was found dead May…

Director Ang Lee touts diligence as key to success

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Academy award-winning director Ang Lee says modesty and diligence have been the keys to his success in penetrating the foreign cultures that were part of many of his most notable films. Earlier this year,…

Shakira on her post-baby body: ‘I look decent’

West Hollywood, Calif. (AP) — Colombian superstar Shakira is learning how to balance her demanding work schedule with being a new mom one day at a time. “It’s part of motherhood you know,” she said of juggling personal…

Metal singer charged with soliciting wife’s murder

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Divorce documents show the lead singer of heavy metal band As I Lay Dying and the wife he allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill had a mostly amicable split, and she…

Conn. man thought linked to heist gets 2½ years

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster is facing sentencing in a weapons and prescription drugs case that revealed federal authorities’ belief that he had information on the largest property heist in U.S. history. Seventy-six-year-old Robert Gentile…

China investigates director alleged to have 7 kids

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports that one of Chinese cinema’s top names has fathered seven children in violation of the country’s strict family planning laws, state media reported Thursday. Media reports have circulated online this week…

JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief said. A variety…

Fox orders new J.J. Abrams drama, Samberg comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox says its lineup next season will include a new drama from producer-writer J.J. Abrams of “Lost” and “Star Trek” movie fame. The series, with the working title “Almost Human,” was described by Fox…

British director Bryan Forbes dies at age 86

LONDON (AP) — A family spokesman says British film director Bryan Forbes, whose work includes the original 1970s horror classic “The Stepford Wives,” has died after a long illness. Matthew D’Ancona said Wednesday that Forbes died at age…

NBC’s Richard Engel back to Syria after kidnapping

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel is back quickly and safely from his first trip to Syria since he and his team were kidnapped and held captive there last December. Engel interviewed rebel…

Charles Ramsey’s turbulent 15 minutes of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Hero neighbor Charles Ramsey has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story,…

Rihanna booed in Boston, cheered on in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna was booed for turning up late at a concert in Boston, but the audience in New York cheered her on even though she didn’t start on time the following night. Boston.com reported that…

Rihanna booed in Boston, cheered on in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna was booed for turning up late at a concert in Boston, but the audience in New York cheered her on even though she didn’t start on time the following night. Boston.com reported that…

First lady honors outstanding libraries, museums

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says the nation’s libraries and museums are creating better, more informed citizens and doing it with fewer resources. The first lady commented Wednesday at the White House as she helped award public service…
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‘Young and Restless’ star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her…

Latin Recording Academy names Bose person of year

MIAMI (AP) — Singer Miguel Bose has been named the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The Latin Recording Academy announced the Spanish singer’s selection Wednesday. He will be honored with a tribute gala and concert…

Sharpton: Meeting with PepsiCo ‘positive’

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton says a meeting he held with PepsiCo Inc. officlals and members of Emmett Till’s family was “positive.” Sharpton says in a statement PepsiCo officials apologized to the Till family at…

The UK Beatles’ show ‘Let It Be’ to hit Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles are coming back to Broadway. Two years after a Fab Four cover band arrived on the Great White Way, the London hit “Let It Be” plans to arrive this summer with new…

Robert Redford to produce unscripted CNN series

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is planning an unscripted series about Chicago that will be executive-produced by Robert Redford. The eight-part series, “Chicagoland,” will premiere in 2014. CNN said Wednesday that “Chicagoland” will explore where politics and policy…

Rival Anne Frank charities in dispute over archive

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two nonprofit organizations that bear Jewish diarist Anne Frank’s name are locked in a dispute over the Frank family archives, which have been kept in Amsterdam since 2007. The Anne Frank Fund, based in Basel,…