WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - A man found dead in his Ohio apartment last month has been identified as a former bookie for baseball hits leader Pete Rose.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning character actor Fritz Weaver, who played Sherlock Holmes and Shakespearian kings on Broadway while also creating memorable roles on TV and film from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" to "Marathon Man," has died. He was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America's most beloved television moms in "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal judge told Wisconsin prison officials on Wednesday that they must release an inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" by Friday evening.
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting from Claude Monet's acclaimed "Grainstack" series is leading Christie's auction of impressionist and modern art where it could realize around $45 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country singer Holly Dunn, a San Antonio native who had a hit in 1986 with "Daddy's Hands," about her minister father, has died. She was 59.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS' "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Vaughn, the debonair, Oscar-nominated actor whose many film roles were eclipsed by his hugely popular turn in television's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," has died. He was 83.
NEW YORK (AP) — The shell of Gawker has settled with Hulk Hogan for $31 million, ending a years-long fight that led to the media company's bankruptcy, the shutdown of Gawker.com and the sale of Gawker's other sites to Spanish-language broadcaster Univision.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glamour's annual Women of the Year list always takes in a lot of territory, from noteworthy fashionistas and sports heroes to social justice activists and business leaders.
BRAN, Romania (AP) — A Canadian brother and sister are passing Halloween night curled up in red velvet-lined coffins in the Transylvanian castle that inspired the Dracula legend, the first time in 70 years anyone has spent the night in the gothic fortress.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate an…
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - In Hungary of the 1950s, jazz music was a dangerous pastime - but music lovers got some clandestine help from the United States government.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grand Ole Opry is going north. The famous venue for country music is branching out of Tennessee for the first time its 91-year history with a new restaurant and venue in Times Square.
The Chanhassen City Council signed off on the rezoning request Monday, but also will require a traffic study to address concerns from council members and residents about pedestrian safety, traffic and parking, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eMf2VS ) reported.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - During more than 50 years in the public eye, Tom Hayden went from firebrand college liberal to mainstream politician to elder political statesman. Through it all he remained the person he said he always wanted to be: someone dedicated to changing the world.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73.
TORONTO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 24, 2016--With Halloween around the corner and office celebrations on the rise, Klick released new data today that links high employee engagement and celebrating the hallowed holiday at work.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame .
Bob's first solo album in over 10 years, Blue Mountain, is now available. Rooted in the great American tradition of cowboy songs, Blue Mountain features 12 original recordings created with Josh Kaufman, Josh Ritter, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner and Scott Devendorf. Grab a copy on CD or audio…
The Blue Canyon Boys will perform a concert this Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. on the grounds of Labadie Station Art & Antiques, 128 Front St., in downtown Labadie, across from The Hawthorne Inn restaurant.
PHOENIX (AP) — Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died according to a statement released by his family. He was 74.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, who was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist.
Washington area native, Kate Harding, will be holding a collaborative exhibit in Brooklyn this month. Kate send out the following note with the press release for that show:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
Billy Barnett is no stranger to the stage, having traveled the world sharing the sounds of his blues guitar, and this Saturday, Washington gets to have a listen to the man everyone is calling the hottest thing in blues right now.
NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee, the elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, "To Kill a Mockingbird," became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film, has died. She was 89.
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Author Pat Conroy says he has pancreatic cancer, but promises he will fight the disease hard and finish a novel he owes his fans.
MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died i…
NEW YORK (AP) — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," has died.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, has died at his suburban Las Vegas home, authorities said Thursday. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer.
LONDON (AP) — British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the Motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard-rockers and metal-heads, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland died of a toxic mix of drugs that included cocaine, according to a medical examiner's office in Minnesota where he was found dead on his tour bus in early December.