APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal chargesLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow.
A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said there was insufficient evidence to charge Jean Kasem.
Venice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibitMILAN (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.
Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel's...
TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reportsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
In a statement, the channel said it was...
De Niro tells NY arts graduates 'You have to keep working'NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.
"The graduates in accounting? They...
TV miniseries 'Texas Rising' takes big-screen approachLOS ANGELES (AP) — The success of "Hatfields & McCoys" and "The Bible" inspired the History channel to go Texas-sized big with its new miniseries.
"Texas Rising," a 10-hour saga about the fight for independence from Mexico, was shot in wide-screen CinemaScope and was directed by...
Gordon, Tristano, Johnson voted into Jazz Hall of FameNEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Dexter Gordon and pianists James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are the newest inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
Gordon was considered the first tenor saxophonist to adapt the new bebop style pioneered by Charlie Parker in...
Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by universityDETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.
The typewritten memoir, tentatively titled "Confessions of a One-Man Band," was among the materials in eight boxes...
Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthdayMOUNT DESERT, Maine (AP) — David Rockefeller made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday to formally announce the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine.
The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank and grandson of oil tycoon John Rockefeller Sr. told...
Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.
"The Scottish film" is what Michael Fassbender calls his "Macbeth" adaption, which is set to premiere Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival. He's...
Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."
The British actor known for his explosive turns in films from "Made in Britain" to "Pulp Fiction" is tense and taciturn as a nurse who cares for the dying in the English-language...
DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.
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California farmers strike a deal to cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper,... Full story
Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage
DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the... Full story
Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89
PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.
Haynes, often called the... Full story
Vacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Barack Obama's high-profile agenda at risk, the White House cajoled the Senate in public and private late Friday to pass major trade legislation and prevent a lapse in the anti-terrorism Patriot Act... Full story