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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.

Drugs possible in death of woman on 'Catfish' reality show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:00pm

Drug use may have factored into the death of a woman who appeared on MTV's reality show "Catfish," police in Alabama said Tuesday.

Former Prince assistant says he was healthy, energetic

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:10pm

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.

Minnesota radio station arranges Prince song simulcast in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:01pm

A Minnesota radio station is arranging a nationwide simulcast of a Prince song to honor the late music superstar.

Wilmore says his 'tone didn't fit room' in DC performance

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:41pm

Comic Larry Wilmore says his "tone didn't fit the room" at his much talked-about White House Correspondents Association speech but believes his use of a provocative term to address President Barack Obama may open an important dialogue for the country.

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

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:11pm

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.

'Hamilton' sets a new record with 16 Tony Award nominations

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:03pm

The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another step in the show's march into theatrical history.

'Blues Brothers' cartoon show tuning up for a television gig

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:10pm

"The Blues Brothers" could be coming to TV as a prime-time animated comedy series.

Daryl Hall drops plans for outdoor stage at New York venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:21am

Musician Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates has dropped plans to host outdoor concerts at his music venue and restaurant in upstate New York.

Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:00am

Boomer-chella is on.

Romania PM names new minister to handle bitter opera dispute

Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:51am

In a chain of incidents worthy of an opera, Romania's culture minister resigned because of dispute involving the fianc√© of a star ballerina, then decided to stay — only to be fired on Tuesday.

'Chappaquiddick' film to examine Kennedy's infamous crash

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:40am

During a week in which the eyes of the nation were focused on NASA's first moon landing, a tragic drama played out on a tiny Massachusetts island that would have political ramifications for decades to follow.

'Hamilton' leads Tony Awards nominations, sets record with 16 nods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:00am

'Hamilton' leads Tony Awards nominations, sets record with 16 nods.

Hulk Hogan seeks rematch with Gawker, sues over transcript

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:46am

Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.

White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:31pm

The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.