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

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:40pm

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.

Hamilton's ties to Albany highlighted in tours, exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:41pm

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

'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.

Apollo Theater to hold auditions in New Orleans, on internet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00pm

New York's famed Apollo Theater is taking its Amateur Night talent competition to New Orleans and to the internet.

Prince estate lawyers get deadline to weigh in on DNA tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 11:30am

A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings about Prince's estate has set a deadline for attorneys to weigh in on protocols for genetic testing.

Funeral planned Friday for slain Baltimore rapper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:51am

A funeral is planned this week for a Baltimore rapper who was fatally shot as he was driving from a charity basketball game.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Suge Knight's defense in murder case previewed

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:21am

Toi-Lin Kelly has known Marion "Suge" Knight for 11 years, and says the former rap music mogul is nothing like the fearsome reputation associated with him from his heyday at the helm of the influential gangster rap label Death Row Records.

'Avatar' mobile game landing ahead of film sequels

Derrik J. Lang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:21am

Before moviegoers return to Pandora, they'll be able visit the exotic alien world from "Avatar" on their smartphones.

'Daily Show' faces backlash for abortion ruling tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:21am

"The Daily Show" is facing backlash on social media for a tweet about the Supreme Court's decision on Texas abortion laws.

Prince Harry takes up Diana's fight against AIDS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 10:01am

Prince Harry is set to follow his mother's example and use part of his time in the fight against AIDS.

Spain: Court drops terrorism probe against puppeteers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:50am

Spain's National Court judge has shelved an investigation into two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism in a theater show.

Broadway version of 'Anastasia' reveals its cast

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 8:11am

The musical stage adaptation of the 1997 animated musical film "Anastasia" will land on Broadway starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor.

Italian film comic Bud Spencer, the 'good giant,' dies at 86

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 7:01am

Bud Spencer, a burly comic actor dubbed the "good giant" for punching out bad guys on the screen, often in a long series of spaghetti westerns, has died in Italy. He was 86.