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Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:11am

Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died. He was 81.

Italian composer Morricone cancels Rome concerts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50am

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone has canceled concerts at Rome's Santa Cecilia national academy because of collapsed vertebrae.

Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.


Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:39am

Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to help him kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday.

Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.

John Boyega goes from 'Star Wars' to London's Old Vic stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

John Boyega is going from space battles in "Star Wars" to earthbound struggles onstage at London's Old Vic Theatre.

Prince is being added to the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:20am

Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame.

Comedian Patton Oswalt remembers wife in touching essay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:40am

Comedian Patton Oswalt has authored a touching essay nearly two weeks after the unexpected death of his wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara.

Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 5:21am

The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor.

Films play special role in remembering Holocaust

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:20am

Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust.

Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 12:20am

It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid — a weekend concert event featuring some of the greatest musical acts of the 1960s.

China military seeking recruits with flashy new video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:30pm

China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.

Former Prince assistant says he was healthy, energetic

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51pm

A former assistant to Prince until last year has spent the days since his death trying to figure out how her boss, whom she described as very healthy, could have died so suddenly, adding that she never saw him ingest any drugs during her employ.

Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:08pm

A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.

Developer of proposed Lucas museum looking outside Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:51pm

The wife of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas said Tuesday that opposition to a Chicago lakefront museum by a parks advocacy group has prompted a search outside the city for a site.

Author says he now thinks father wasn't Iwo Jima flag-raiser

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:21pm

The author of a best-selling book about his father and other men who raised a U.S. flag at Iwo Jima during World War II said Tuesday he no longer believes his father was in an iconic photograph of the event.

TV series focusing on drug lord 'El Chapo' in development

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:10pm

The History Channel says it's developing a drama series focusing on the drug lord known as "El Chapo."

911 calls to Prince estate ranged from mundane to serious

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:30pm

Authorities and emergency responders were called to Prince's suburban Minneapolis home over the last five years for everything from mundane reports of tripped fire alarms to more serious medical calls, a log released Tuesday shows.

The Latest: Detective seeks records on Prince airport stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:00pm

The Latest on the investigation into Prince's death (all times local):

AOL announces public-facing NYC studio for AOL Build

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:50pm

AOL is looking to connect more with the public, so it's building a ground level, public-facing studio in downtown Manhattan for its live programming.