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Paris music hall where 89 were killed to reopen this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 9:00am

The owners of the Paris concert hall where 89 people were massacred by Islamic extremists say they are aiming to host music shows again before the end of the year.

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

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

Donald Trump's first place finish among the GOP candidates in the New Hampshire primaries was greeted by a mock online documentary of the brash businessman starring a furiously wigged Johnny Depp.

New Potter play coming out in book form

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 8:50am

The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.

The Latest: Witness hopes judge has enough info for decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 7:50am

The Latest on Adnan Syed's retrial request in a murder case explored by the popular "Serial" podcast (all times local):

Ken Watanabe battling cancer but promises fans he'll be back

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 10th - 6:20am

Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.

Mayor gives Springsteen seats to school fundraising group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:41pm

Philadelphia's mayor is donating his suite at Friday's sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert to a school district fundraising group.

The Latest on Mardi Gras: Gunfire on parade route

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:12pm

The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):

With costumes, beads, music, New Orleans marks Fat Tuesday

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:23pm

Dressed in elaborate costumes, dancing to the beat of brass bands and clamoring for beads from passing floats, thousands of people gathered in the streets of New Orleans to mark the culmination of the famous Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday.

Police: Jay Cutler's brother-in-law death was accidental

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:08pm

A medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying Michael Cavallari died of hypothermia after he crashed his car during a frigid temperatures while passing through a rocky and rural part of southern Utah.

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:40pm

A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.

Former NYC Ballet principal dancer Violette Verdy, 82, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:33pm

Violette Verdy, principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced. She was 82.

Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:30pm

A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.

Some Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:11pm

Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet.

Attorney: DMX has recovered after being resuscitated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 2:11pm

An attorney for DMX said the rapper has recovered after he was resuscitated by police outside Yonkers, New York hotel on Monday.

Jennifer Garner urges lawmakers to fund children's program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:00pm

Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner is asking Kentucky lawmakers to spend $1 million on an early-childhood education program.

Kelly Clarkson has deal for picture book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40pm

Kelly Clarkson has written a new song and a bedtime story for kids — her own included.

Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling stomach cancer

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40pm

A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I" while he battles stomach cancer.

'Survivor' winner says forgives man convicted in son's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:41am

The second-season winner of the reality television show "Survivor" has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son's death.

Taylor Swift leads iHeartRadio Award nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 10:30am

Taylor Swift leads the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by The Weeknd with seven.

Second City names new film comedy school for Harold Ramis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 9:51am

Chicago improv troupe Second City is opening a school focusing on comedic filmmaking and naming it after late writer-director-actor Harold Ramis.