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EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

AP Photo/Matthew Brown WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the...

IMF: Financial risks growing at US insurers, mutual funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that American stock prices are high and U.S. insurers and mutual funds are vulnerable to financial shocks. It also urged Congress not to weaken financial regulations passed in 2010. The IMF says that American...

Rain makes annual Detroit-area Mud Day for kids even muddier

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A steady downpour made this one of the muddiest Mud Days yet. Rain before and during the 27th annual event in suburban Detroit that’s open to kids 12 and younger created conditions that were conducive for maximum filthiness. Aidan Ruggiero...
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Review: “Self/less,” immortal and it feels so dumb

AP Photo/Alan Markfield “Self/less,” if you couldn’t tell from the preposterous title, is a deeply silly movie that takes itself very, very seriously. The premise is interesting enough: A dying man (Ben Kingsley) undergoes a procedure to save his mind by...
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It was Bill Cosby’s moralizing that was his undoing

AP Photo/Evan Vucci NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing. The judge who...

Deaf West Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ coming to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The acclaimed Deaf West Theatre production of “Spring Awakening” is coming to Broadway. The revival is choreographed by Spencer Liff and will feature a cast of 27 that blends hearing and deaf performers. Previews begin Sept. 8 and a closing date...

Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s loud talking and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre last week when a patron at Broadway’s “Hand to God” climbed onstage before the show to try to recharge his phone in an...

Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s loud talking and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre last week when a patron at Broadway’s “Hand to God” climbed onstage before the show to try to recharge his phone in an...

Split-colored lobster caught off Maine, 1 in 50 million find

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A rare orange-brown split-colored lobster has turned up off the coast of Maine. The Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CjXCKL ) that the unusual lobster arrived last week at Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-Op in Scarborough. According to research...
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Boris Kodjoe & Nicole Ari Parker debut Fox talk show

AP Photo/Amy Sussman NEW YORK (AP) — Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker are comfortable mixing business with pleasure. They were co-stars on the Showtime drama “Soul Food” before they were married in 2005. “I met her April 19, 2000,” said Kodjoe, 42,...