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Jacques Pepin says no slowing down as show ends

Food Jacques Pepin

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Jacques Pepin soon will begin production on what his longtime television network is calling his final cooking series, but the chef who has taught generations of Americans to cook says he's far from retiring. Read more

China detains famed film director for prostitution

China Director Detained

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Chinese film director Wang Quan'an, a Berlin International Film Festival winner known for the movies "Tuya's Marriage" and "White Deer Plain," has been detained on the charge of hiring prostitutes, Beijing police said Monday. Read more

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

Music-Album Evolution

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Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity. Read more

'Queen Latifah' promises a 'juicy' second season

TV-Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her. Read more

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

Miss America

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The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. Read more

Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian

Art Bill Cosby

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After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. Read more

Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. Read more

'White Water' movie to begin filming Opelika area

Filmmaker Rusty Cundieff said his latest project, "White Water," is comparable to the 1994 film "Forrest Gump" in a specific way. Read more

Redford to discuss career, activism at JFK library

Academy Award winning director and actor Robert Redford is scheduled to discuss his career and lifelong commitments to the environment, civil rights, and the arts at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Read more

One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

Theater-Q and A-Damian Bazadona


When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip — Damian Bazadona. Read more

Hiaasen a National Book Award finalist

Carl Hiaasen, Laurie Halse Anderson and Jacqueline Woodson are among the 10 authors on the National Book Awards' longlist for young people's literature. Read more

Apple: Record 4M orders of iPhones on 1st day


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Apple had more than 4 million advance orders of its new, larger iPhones in the first 24 hours, exceeding its initial supply, the company said Monday. Read more

Review: Wisecracking blogger doesn't pull punches

"People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges" (Ballantine Books), by Jen Mann Read more

Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood

People-Kerry Washington

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It didn't take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. Read more

Miss North Dakota is national Miss Congeniality

Miss North Dakota Jacky Arness didn't win the Miss America pageant, but she did earn a big honor. Read more

Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Indiana Officer Funeral

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The Merrillville police chief choked back tears Monday as he described a slain 24-year-old officer as a dream recruit with the eyes of a teddy bear but a tough resolve. Read more

Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. Read more

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

Amusement Park Rides Inventor

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Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. Read more

ICYMI: Adrian Peterson, Jets' TO top NFL topics

Jets Packers Football

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It is not the case that an NFL player is suspended or deactivated because of — or kept around despite — a pending criminal case each and every day. Just seems that way lately. And the futures of some players, most notably 2012 MVP Adrian Peterson, are going to be a big deal this week. Read more

Entries being accepted for Florida writing award

Nominations are being accepted for the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Read more

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