Writer, Doyle estate dispute copyright on Sherlock

AP Photo CHICAGO (AP) — It’s the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself. Now that copyright protections have expired on nearly all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales about the pipe-puffing detective in the deerstalker hat, are writers free...

NY judge nixes 50 Cent’s bid to toss video lawsuit

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent has lost a bid to end a Florida woman’s lawsuit over a sex video posted online with him edited into it as a wig-wearing narrator. A New York judge rebuffed the rapper’s request to dismiss Lastonia...

Boats, pearls, crabs: new museum channels Miami

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky MIAMI (AP) — Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida’s maritime culture and a somber reference to the...

NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) — Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the...

Phil Everly and brother were architects of harmony

AP Photo/RAY STUBBLEBINE NEW YORK (AP) — Art Garfunkel answered the door to his Manhattan apartment holding a framed black-and-white picture of two smiling men. It was a test. Correctly identifying Phil and Don Everly in the picture would reveal me as a journalist...

Saul Zaentz, producer of Oscar winners, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saul Zaentz, a music producer whose second career as a filmmaker brought him best-picture Academy Awards for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Amadeus” and “The English Patient,” has died. He was 92. Zaentz...

Don Everly receives ‘special spiritual message’

AP Photo/RAY STUBBLEBINE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The infighting and hard feelings between The Everly Brothers were well-known, but surviving brother Don felt he had a special moment with his brother Phil before Phil’s passing Friday – even if the two...

2 icy sharp blasts in forecast for much of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new year’s winter weather is threatening icy shock waves for the eastern two-thirds of the country. The first cold blast set records Thursday in Minnesota and is expected to strike the Eastern U.S. on Friday with possibly single-digit...

Car in Walker crash may have been going 100 mph

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coroner’s report says the Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker may have been going 100 mph or more before it crashed, killing both Walker and the driver. The report released Friday by the Los Angeles County...

Police name suspect in California priest killing

EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — Police identified a suspect Thursday in the killing of a respected priest who was found dead in a church rectory in Northern California on New Year’s Day. Eureka police have issued an arrest warrant for Gary Lee Bullock, 43, of Redway in the...