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Hawking: Greed, stupidity greatest threats to Earth

June 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth. Hawking told Larry King Now on Saturday that he's worried by overcrowdin. more »»

NFL's Jim Brown reaches $600K deal in EA lawsuit

June 29, 2016 LOS ANGELES — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games. more »»

Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting

June 28, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer. more »»

F. Lee Bailey files for bankruptcy

June 26, 2016 PORTLAND, Maine — Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the O.J. more »»

Whitney Houston auction earns $500,000

June 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — An auction of Whitney Houston's memorabilia has earned more than $500,000 despite a judge blocking the sale of an Emmy Award won by the late singer. more »»

Jeff Gordon interested in joining ‘Live’ with Kelly Ripa

June 26, 2016 SONOMA, Calif. — Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s new “Live” co-host — so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst. more »»

Judge blocks planned sale of Houston's Emmy

June 25, 2016 LOS ANGELES — A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family. U.S. more »»

Bernie Worrell, masterful keyboardist, dead at 72

June 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious "Wizard of Woo" whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire has died. more »»

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

June 25, 2016 CHICAGO — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a lawsuit from a parks group opposed to development... more »»

PBS 'Hamilton' to have 15 minutes of show

June 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Time has nearly run out to see the original "Hamilton" cast on Broadway, but a PBS special this fall on the Tony Award-winning musical will feature at least 15 minutes of performance... more »»

Wonder added to Prince tribute at BET Awards

June 24, 2016 NEW YORK — Stevie Wonder helped Madonna pay tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards , and now the piano-playing icon will honor the Purple One at Sunday's BET Awards. more »»

Led Zeppelin happy ‘Stairway to Heaven’ origin question settled

June 24, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental for the introduction of its classic rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury decided Thursday, legally... more »»

Applause Calendar

June 23, 2016 June 23 Gladbrook Corn Carnival opens Collectors Fair, 10 a.m., Memorial Building Little Miss and Mr. Corn Carnival and Corn Cob Queen Crowning, 6:15 p.m. Kiddies Parade, 6:30 p.m. more »»

In ‘Wilderpeople,’ a manhunt for Kiwi farce

June 23, 2016 “Flight of the Conchords” went off the air in 2009 but the beat has gone on in the films of Taika Waititi. more »»

‘I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers’ opens June 30

June 23, 2016 AMANA — “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers” opens June 30 and runs through July 17 on the Old Creamery’s Studio Stage, with shows on Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. more »»

Contrasting sculpture exhibitions at Faulconer Gallery

June 23, 2016 GRINNELL — Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery reopens July 1 with a pair of contrasting sculpture exhibitions, each drawn, in its own way, from life. more »»

HBO cancels Jagger-Scorsese series 'Vinyl'

June 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — The TV drama "Vinyl" from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger isn't getting any more satisfaction from HBO. more »»

Ventura to appeal vacating 'American Sniper' award

June 23, 2016 MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants a rehearing after a federal appeals court threw out a $. more »»

CBS says Colbert’s show to air live during conventions

June 23, 2016 NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert will air two weeks of live programs during the Republican and Democratic conventions next month. more »»

Kanye West, Weeknd to play Meadows festival

June 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Kanye West and The Weeknd will headline the first edition of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in October in New York City. more »»



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