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Hugh Hefner seeks to dismiss case filed by Cosby accuser

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:31pm

Hugh Hefner's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss the Playboy founder from a former model's lawsuit that alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at party at Hefner's home in 2008.

Jessica Williams leaving as 'Daily Show' correspondent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 1:11pm

Jessica Williams is leaving as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" this week after four years. But she's not straying far.

Dennis Quaid's wife files for divorce after 12 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 12:11pm

Actor Dennis Quaid's nearly 12-year marriage is coming to an end.

Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:21am

The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition.

Hundreds attend funeral of music legend Ralph Stanley

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:11am

Legendary bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley has been laid to rest in his hometown of McClure, Virginia.

CNN's Sally Kohn writing book on civility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:30am

CNN political commentator Sally Kohn, who has heard a lot of trash talk in her job, is working on a book about the benefits of civility.

Documentary turns Disney-loving autistic man into a star

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:10am

Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later, and after countless rapt hours spent watching Disney animated movies, a word broke through.

Operatic baritone killed in Ukraine fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:40am

A Ukrainian baritone who performed in French opera productions for nearly two decades before joining a volunteer battalion in warring eastern Ukraine has been killed in the fighting.

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

Adrian Sainz and Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:00am

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.

Activist Brockovich talks tainted water near naval bases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:00am

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is weighing in on concerns residents are raising about drinking water contamination near two former U.S. Navy bases near Philadelphia.

Hamilton's ties to Albany highlighted in tours, exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:31am

Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany.

Tibetan director Pema Tseden hospitalized after scuffle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 6:20am

Tibetan film director Pema Tseden has been hospitalized following a scuffle at a Chinese airport, bringing an outpouring of support from fans on social media.

'Amazing Race' contestant heads to Oklahoma primary runoff

Daniel C. Houston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:20pm

Oklahoma cowboy turned reality show contestant Jet McCoy advanced to a runoff for the Republican nomination for an Oklahoma Senate seat while his brother and former partner on "The Amazing Race" lost narrowly in a campaign for the state House as a Democrat.

'Law & Order' director gets probation on child porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20pm

A television director with credits on "Law & Order" and other shows has been sentenced in New York to 10 years' probation on child pornography charges.

Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:11pm

Court records show Lisa Marie Presley had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 10 years.

Stephen Hawking: Greed, stupidity greatest threats to Earth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:00pm

Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth.

Obama says he doesn't anticipate huge change from EU exit

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:00pm

President Barack Obama isn't expecting "major, cataclysmic changes" as a result of Britain's pending exit from the European Union.

'Glee' star Mark Salling changes lawyer in child porn case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:40pm

An actor who starred on the musical dramedy "Glee" has a new lawyer to represent him in a federal child pornography case.

Mack Rice, composer of 'Mustang Sally,' dies at 82

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 3:00pm

Mack Rice, the composer of '60s hit "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of the Staple Singers' landmark "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit. He was 82.

JK Rowling's latest tale of wizardry is set in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:20pm

J.K. Rowling's latest tale of wizardry is set atop the mountains in Massachusetts.