The Las Vegas High Roller at The LINQ is seen on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Las Vegas. The 550-foot-tall attraction, which opened to the public today, is the highest observation wheel in the world and features 28 cabins that can accommodate up to 40 people each. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Riders wowed by view from big Vegas Ferris wheel

The Las Vegas wheel is part of $550 million restaurant, bar, retail and entertainment development built by casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. between its Flamingo, Harrah's and renamed Quad hotel-casinos. The Quad used to be the Imperial Palace.…
Gai Scott, second from right, of Randolph. Mass., stands during an arraignment, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Plymouth, Mass. Scott was arraigned on charges in the shooting of his uncle and reality TV star Benzino, who was shot Saturday during a funeral procession. (AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr, Pool)

Nephew claims self-defense in rapper’s shooting

A man charged with shooting hip-hop artist and reality TV star Benzino, his uncle, during a weekend funeral procession on a Boston-area highway acted in self-defense, his lawyer said Monday.…
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Orson Welles’ camera, other items up for auction

The youngest daughter of director and writer Orson Welles is giving film buffs a chance to buy some of his personal possessions, including a camera, scripts and photos from the set of "Citizen Kane."…
In this Jan. 9, 2013 file photo, tiled and vaulted ceilings designed by the Gustavino company forms decor for the Oyster Bar restaurant in New York's Grand Central Terminal.  Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr., who designed many of New York City’s most treasured buildings and public spaces using their patented system of structural tile vaults, are the subjects of the new exhibition "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile," a new exhibition opening March 26, 2014, at the City Museum.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Tile artists’ work hidden in plain view

A new exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York tells the story of the master masons who, between the late 1800s and the time their company closed in 1962, created vaults, domes and other tile work in 1,000 buildings in 42 states.…
In this Oct. 16, 2008 file photo, Matt Stolper, director of the Persepolis Fortification Archive at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, examines a tablet that is part of a collection that provide a top-to-bottom look at life in the Persian empire 2,500 years ago. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack blamed partly on Iran can't seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $412 million judgment against Iran. The ruling stems from a long-running legal battle that museum officials elsewhere watching closely. They feared their own collections could be put at risk if the judge had allowed collections of Persian antiquities at Chicago's Field Museum and the University of Chicago to be seized. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Museum items can’t be seized to pay Iran judgment

The decade-old case stems from a suicide bomb attack at a Jerusalem mall, where explosives packed with rusty nails, screws and glass killed five people and injured nearly 200 others, some seriously.…
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‘Scandal’ actor charged with felony

Columbus Short was arrested by police in Claremont on a warrant issued in a case that alleges he committed a battery that caused serious bodily harm.…
This Jan. 11, 2014 file photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow, left, and her husband, singer Chris Martin at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paltrow and Martin are separating after 11 years of marriage. A message posed on the 41-year-old actress' blog Tuesday, March 25, says that the couple has "come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate." Paltrow and the 37-year-old musician married in 2003. The couple has two children, 9-year-old daughter Apple and 7-year-old son Moses. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP, File)

Paltrow, Martin announce separation

Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, and Chris Martin, 37, were married in 2003. The actress and the musician have two children: daughter Apple, 9; and son Moses, 7.…
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Photos of slave descendants donated to Smithsonian

Bank of America, which has a vast art collection it lends to museums, donated a collection of 61 photographs by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the wife of the late tennis player Arthur Ashe, to the museum on Monday. …
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Ex-TV Judge Joe Brown arrested in Tennessee

Shelby County Juvenile Court officials said the 66-year-old Brown was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a child support hearing. …
In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, people stand near the entrance to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank , Calif. Disney said Monday March 24, 2014, that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant aims to stay in front of younger audiences who are increasingly watching short videos online. ( AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios

It's the latest and largest acquisition of a YouTube channel network by a major Hollywood studio and represents another vote of confidence in the video service as an incubator of talent.…
This April 1994 photo provided by the Seattle Police Department shows items found at the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide, in Seattle. The image has never before been released. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said Thursday, March 20, 2014, that several rolls of undeveloped film were found when a detective re-examined the Cobain case recently. (AP Photo/Seattle Police Department)

Police release new photos from Kurt Cobain suicide

Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said that a detective who recently reviewed the Cobain case files found several rolls of undeveloped film that were taken at the suicide scene. …