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Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

Obit Sweeten

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Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19. Read more

Women held captive in Ohio home for decade release a memoir

Missing Women Found Book

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When Amanda Berry's toddler daughter had night terrors and started screaming and running around the room, Berry couldn't always get to her — because she was chained and couldn't move that far. Read more

Broadway composer visits New Jersey school's musical

It was a surprise of a lifetime for New Jersey students performing in a school musical. Read more

Oprah's household items going to highest bidder

Oprah Auction

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Oprah Winfrey is selling the furniture, artwork, household items and clothing that once filled her Chicago home. Read more

Sioux Falls events center surpassing revenue projections

Premier Center Revenue

Elisha Page

The Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls has made $1.1 million in its first six months of operation and is on pace to shatter annual income projections. Read more

Officials look to ensure safety at Toadlick Music Festival

Safety is the primary concern for authorities in Dothan during the Toadlick Music Festival. Read more

Families stream to battlefields for 100th year of Gallipoli

Turkey Gallipoli

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Families of soldiers who served in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I, along with world leaders, streamed onto the battle sites on Friday for ceremonies marking 100 years since the disastrous British-led invasion. Read more

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

Deaths of Western hostages a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes' in wartime Read more

Keith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest


Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlighted a worldwide spectrum of musical influences, from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff. Read more

Auburn High presents Sound of Music in musicals 50th year

Auburn High School will be putting together a production of a classic musical in its 50th anniversary year. Read more

Filmmaker says 'Nerd Prom' has grown to reflect poorly on DC

Film Q&A Nerd Prom

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A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington's biggest, celebrity-obsessed weekends with his new documentary "Nerd Prom." Read more

Galesburg breaks ground for statute honoring native Sandburg

Carl Sandburg called Chicago the "city of big shoulders," but a 9-foot-tall statue of the poet in his hometown should rank right up there. Read more

ELO's Jeff Lynne gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jeff Lynne, the leader of the Electric Light Orchestra and a leading rock music singer, writer and producer for more than four decades, has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read more

Indianapolis company donates 6 impressionist paintings to IU

An Indianapolis-based company has donated six paintings by famed Indiana-born impressionist T.C. Steele to Indiana University. Read more

Pop musicians added to Illinois State Fair lineup

The Illinois State Fair has added more musical acts to its lineup. Read more

Police: Security will be tight for County Music Marathon

Police are warning that security will be tight and road closures could cause traffic delays during Saturday's Country Music Marathon. Read more

W.Va. actor David Selby releases book 'Promises of Love'

West Virginia actor David Selby has written a book about a complex family relationship in a small town. Read more

Questions after Indiana school stage collapse injures 16

School Stage Collapse Indiana

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The superintendent of an Indiana school district where a stage collapsed, injuring 16 high school students when they plunged into an orchestra pit, said Friday that the section that gave way was only a few years old, but it's unclear whether it was ever subject to inspection. Read more

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Tennessee WR Pearson named as suspect in rape investigation Read more

Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

Mideast Jordan Secret Dancer

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As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. Read more

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