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Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

Obit Pardo

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Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live." Read more

Filming held in Richmond for 'On The Wing'

An independent family film starring television veterans Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones is being shot this week in Richmond. Read more

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"The produce and the products that we have at breakfast and across the menu are fresher than — no disrespect intended — what most of you have in your refrigerators." -McDonald's CEO Don Thompson at a New York dinner, which is part of a campaign to shake the food chain's reputation f... Read more

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

Hong Kong China Jackie Chan

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The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Read more

Orioles get injunction in dispute with Nationals

The Baltimore Orioles earned a victory in court in their dispute with the Washington Nationals over annual broadcast payments. Read more

Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He was 96. Read more

AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from an apparent heart attack at age 55. Read more

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for DC Comics film

Mexico Film Hercules

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam. Read more

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

Hong Kong China Jackie Chan

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Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan's actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Read more

Ex-Baylor star Jones gets prison for choking wife

An attorney for a former Baylor football star says concussions are partly to blame for the ex-player's anger issues as he is sentenced to prison for domestic violence. Read more

Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas

A Nevada judge has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav, after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required domestic violence counseling course. Read more

NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

Thursday Nights Football

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"The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Read more

Ex-Baylor star Jones gets prison for choking wife

An attorney for a former Baylor football star says concussions are partly to blame for the ex-player's anger issues as he is sentenced to prison for domestic violence. Read more

Actor Jon Hamm honored to get Cardinals bobblehead

Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honored him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model. Read more

'Ninja Turtles' knocks out box-office competition

Box Office

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The reptile reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office. Read more

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Police, protesters collide in Ferguson, a day after National Guard arrives in St. Louis suburb Read more

Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27

Music Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27. Read more

Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

TV Redskins Name Football

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Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. Read more

Review: 'Murder, Margaret and Me' is witty stuff

Knit one, bash two. Genteel ladies involved with violent murder makes a fine theme for drama, including one sold-out hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival. Janet Prince gives a bravura solo performance in the polished, witty production, "Murder, Margaret and Me," presented by Gil... Read more

Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

Art Corcoran Gallery Future

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One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday. Read more

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