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Football moves Emmy Awards to Monday this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s Emmy Awards ceremony will air on a weeknight instead of its traditional Sunday slot. NBC and the TV academy say the ceremony honoring prime-time TV’s best is set for Monday, Aug. 25. A host has not yet been announced. The network...

Morris Turner, Wee Pals comic strip creator, dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Morris “Morrie” Turner, the creator of the “Wee Pals” comic strip and the first African American cartoonist to be syndicated nationally, has died. He was 90. Family spokesman David Bellard says the Oakland, Calif.-born...

5 essential songs of Pete Seeger

Five essential songs by Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94: “If I Had a Hammer”: An all-time singalong co-written in 1949 by Seeger and Lee Hays and released a year later by the Weavers under the title “The Hammer Song.” Popularized in the 1960s by...

Rapper Flavor Flav appears in NY court

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has released Flavor Flav (flayv) without bail in his speeding case. State police say the rapper, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license en route to his mother’s funeral on Jan. 9. The...

An unpaid bill leads to game battle worth $200,000

AP Photo/Uncredited LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Carl was asleep when the first shot was fired. As he slumbered away in Costa Mesa, Calif., the 29-year-old banker’s virtual space fleet was under siege early Monday morning in what’s become the most destructive and...

‘Infinitely Polar’ about director’s troubled youth

AP Photo/Victoria Will PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — At the beginning of Maya Forbes’ directorial debut, “Infinitely Polar Bear,” we meet two young sisters who are locked inside a car with their mother as protection from their father during one of his manic...

Stars line up to pay tribute to The Beatles

AP Photo/Zach Cordner LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s an easy way to give pop music’s most performance-hardened stars a case of the butterflies: Ask them to perform in front of The Beatles. Many of today’s top artists gathered Monday night to honor The...

Billy Joel begins Madison Square Garden residency

AP Photo/Greg Allen NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel began his Madison Square Garden residency Monday night with an energetic show that covered a wide swath of music from his five-decade career. Shortly before 9 p.m., the piano man and his band came out to thunderous applause and...

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — American troubadour, folk music singer and activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York. He was 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger died Monday night after being hospitalized for six days. Seeger gained fame as a member...

NY trial over Jasper Johns art ends in guilty plea

AP Photo/Jasper Johns NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York foundry owner once popular with artists pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he tried to sell phony knockoffs of a sculpture of Jasper Johns’ classic 1960 “Flag” painting and the sculptures of two...