Rolling Stones kick off `Zip Code’ stadium tour in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their “Zip Code” North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog. Mick...

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of ‘Aloha’ movie title

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it “Aloha” is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that’s rich with meaning. The Cameron Crowe film starring...
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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

AP Photo/Evan Agostini LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died...

Redford to college graduates: World needs you; be fearless

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Redford is encouraging college graduates to be fearless in a world of challenges and to become collaborators with others and the environment to overcome life’s daunting difficulties. Redford was the...

AP NEWSBREAK: Actress Anne Meara, mom of Ben Stiller, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family...
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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

AP Photo/Plinio Lepri TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not...
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David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute

AP Photo/Darron Cummings INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500. The freshly retired Letterman was all grins Sunday as his IndyCar team paid tribute to the former “Late Show” host...
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Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

AP Photo/Ricardo Thomas DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, has died. He was 78. Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave’s wife...
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Iconic filmmaker John Waters to receive honorary degree

AP Photo/Kathy Willens PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to. Known for quirky films that push the boundaries of...
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YouTube’s 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

AP Photo/Tony Avelar SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube’s legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet’s video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their...