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The Latest: Tipster says abuse claim preceded murder plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:41pm

The Latest on the retrial of Dalia Dippolito, a Florida woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband, in a case that was the focus of a special episode of the "Cops" TV show. (all times local):

Wife on video: '5,000 percent sure' she wanted husband dead

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 2:31pm

Millions of people have seen a secretly recorded video of Dalia Dippolito telling an undercover police officer she was "5,000 percent sure" about hiring him to kill her husband.

Katie Holmes probes mom-daughter bond in directorial debut

Ryan Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:23pm

Katie Holmes is a single mom raising a daughter and that's the subject of her feature film directorial debut, "All We Had."

Kiss and Tell? Madonna makes Michael Jackson revelation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:20pm

Madonna says she once made out with Michael Jackson after giving him a glass of chardonnay.

'Rogue One' moves 'Star Wars' forward by going back

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 12:00pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were more stories than those of the Skywalker family. That was the idea Disney was counting on when it purchased George Lucas's empire Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, and the rights to everything in the "Star Wars" universe. Sure, they'd continue chronicling the trajectory of the Skywalkers, but what else was out there?

Sandberg: False stories on Facebook didn't sway election

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:41am

Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg says she doesn't think misinformation spread on the social media platform swayed the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump.

Excerpts of secret audio between Dippolito, pretend hit man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:30am

A secretly recorded conversation between newlywed Dalia Dippolito and Widy Jean, an undercover Boynton Beach officer posing as a hit man, was played Thursday for jurors who must determine whether she was trying to kill her husband.

Matt Czuchry: The 'Gilmore Girls' ending seems perfect to me

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:11am

"Gilmore Girls" fans finally got what they've been waiting for when four new episodes of the series were released on Netflix two weeks ago.

Candace Cameron Bure exiting TV's 'The View'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:03am

There's another departure on television's "The View," with Candace Cameron Bure saying she can no longer handle the bicoastal life made necessary by her acting career.

Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to 'Prairie Home'

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 11:01am

Halfway through his first season hosting "A Prairie Home Companion," mandolin maestro Chris Thile still feels "like a kid in a candy store" taking over the long-running popular public radio show created by Garrison Keillor — but knows he has to do one big thing.

'Jeopardy!' contestant dies of cancer before show airs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:51am

A woman who competed on "Jeopardy!" while battling terminal colon cancer has died the week before her episode was set to air but prize money has gone to cancer research as she wished.

Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk 'a bit of a shocker'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:41am

David Petraeus' former paramour says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.

Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:33am

A man accused of brazenly stealing a work of art from the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky has been arrested in Pennsylvania, but the artwork — a print of a LeRoy Neiman painting showing Ali in a classic boxing pose — has not been recovered, authorities said Thursday.

Hvorostovsky withdraws from staged opera because of tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:52am

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from a staged opera performance because of treatment for a brain tumor.

France allows Holocaust museums to digitize WWII archives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:42am

France has signed an accord to allow the Holocaust museums in Paris and Washington to digitize the vast French World War II archives so the museums can more easily display information on the collaborationist Vichy regime to the public.

Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:40am

Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child.

Adolf Burger, inmate forced by Nazis to forge money, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Adolf Burger, a Jewish typographer who was forced by the Nazis to make fake British pounds in a major counterfeit operation during World War II, has died. He was 99.

Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer — bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra strike ends with $700K donated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:30am

Musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra have ended their three-month strike by approving a new contract bolstered by a $700,000 donation.

How Gael Garcia Bernal conducts himself as 'Mozart' maestro

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

With its premiere in 2014, "Mozart in the Jungle" found a brash, charismatic young conductor taking over the New York Symphony Orchestra. Art, ego and hanky-panky followed, both in and out of the orchestra pit.