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Jimmy Kimmel ramps up battle against GOP health care bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel used his late-night platform to continue his assault on the GOP health care bill, firing back at critics including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade. The ABC star on Wednesday was following up...

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to...

Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to...

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi TOKYO (AP) — The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film. The emoji is heir...

Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

AP Photo/JULIE JACOBSON Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 95. The former middleweight champion died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital...

Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel still 'great friends'

NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they’re still “great friends” who love one another and their young son. The singer talked about her marriage Wednesday at a screening for her new visual album,...

Boston kicks off a year of US tributes to Leonard Bernstein

AP Photo/Uncredited BOSTON (AP) — He was a wunderkind: the youngest music director ever to lead the New York Philharmonic and the genius behind the score to “West Side Story.” The late Leonard Bernstein would have turned 100 next year, and on Friday, the Boston...

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” has died. His talent agent Erin Connor says Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief...

'Breakfast Club' actor Hall pleads no contest to assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall has pleaded no contest to shoving a neighbor who fell and broke his wrist. The 49-year-old Hall entered the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to one misdemeanor count of assault...

'Breakfast Club' actor Hall pleads no contest to assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Breakfast Club” actor Anthony Michael Hall has pleaded no contest to shoving a neighbor who fell and broke his wrist. The 49-year-old Hall entered the plea in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday to one misdemeanor count of assault...