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Black artist uses Confederate flag to create art

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Leo Twiggs’ paintings of shadowy Confederate flags and faceless men with bulls-eyes on their backs are a few of the haunting images he has developed living as a black man in the South. The 80-year-old South Carolina artist says he hopes the...
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Artist Maya Lin winner of Gish Prize

FILE – In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Maya Lin discusses her proposed redesign of Queen Anne Square during a news conference in Newport, R.I. Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one of the largest cash awards in...

Debbie Harry to headline Lennon tribute concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December. The announcement Wednesday by the nonprofit Theatre Within came a day before what would have been Lennon’s 74th birthday. Other performers...

Soap star’s passenger seriously hurt in Ohio crash

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a soap opera actor sustained minor injuries and his passenger was seriously hurt in a northeast Ohio vehicle crash. The crash involving “Days of Our Lives” actor Freddie Smith occurred Tuesday near Ashtabula, roughly 55...
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CBS reporter travels to Syria for interviews

In this 2012 photo from video released by CBS, CBS News Foreign Correspondent Clarissa Ward appears in Syria. Ward traveled undercover to Syria to interview two Westerners fighting against the United States for stories airing this week, a risk the network took despite the...
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Cyrus’ date gets 6 months for probation violation

Jesse Helt, left, listens to his attorney Whitney Boise during his sentencing hearing at the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Helt, who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and read her acceptance speech, was sentenced to six months...
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ABC’s ‘World News’ breaks a ratings streak

In this image released by ABC News, anchor David Muir from “World News Tonight with David Muir,” appears on the set in New York. ABC’s “World News” beat NBC’s “Nightly News” in viewership last week, only a month after David Muir...
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Simpson case to launch FX’s ‘American Crime Story’

Essential News from The Associated Press AAA Oct. 7, 2014 3:23 PM ETSimpson case to launch FX’s ‘American Crime Story’AP FILE – In this Oct. 3, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, center, clenches his fists in victory after the jury said he was not guilty in...

Showtime to bring back ‘Twin Peaks’ as new series

NEW YORK (AP) — Showtime is returning to the weird world of “Twin Peaks” in a new series a quarter-century after the original version rocked viewers with its strangeness. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will be back to write...

Lawrence: Photo hacking was ‘sex crime’

NEW YORK (AP) — The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed “a sexual offense,” actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue. The Oscar winner, who was among dozens of...