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Dick Van Dyke coming to hometown to restore home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:30am

Dick Van Dyke plans to return this summer to the eastern Illinois town where he grew up to lead a fundraising drive aimed at saving his childhood home.

Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 7:20am

Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.

Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:50pm

Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

The Latest: Bratton says comments not about all in hip hop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:00pm

The Latest on New York Police Commissioner William Bratton's recent comments, where he labeled rappers as thugs following a multiple shooting at a hip-hop concert (all times local):

'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:11pm

An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.

Judge orders Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 4:11pm

A judge ordered Johnny Depp to stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard after she accused the Oscar-nominated actor of repeatedly hitting her during a recent fight and leaving her face bruised.

Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:11pm

As he belted out the words to "Nothin' But A Good Time," Poison singer Bret Michaels gave voice to the plans of residents and revelers alike as the unofficial start of summer arrived at the Jersey shore.

Police test bullets from shooting at T.I. concert in NYC

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 2:00pm

Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets $2.9M for music education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:51pm

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has received a roughly $3 million donation for its music education programs.

The Latest: Police testing bullets in T.I. concert shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:30pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:30pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Spoleto Festival USA begins 40th season in South Carolina

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 1:20pm

The 40th season of the Spoleto Festival USA opened Friday amid tributes to the men who established the internationally known art festival and remembrances of the nine people fatally shot in a city church last year during a Bible study.

The Latest: Actor's attorney seeks manslaughter conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:40pm

The Latest on the murder trial of an actor from TV series "The Shield" (all times local):

National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 10:30am

If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

'Hamilton' branded goods now available far from New York

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 9:50am

In another sign that the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has become a cultural phenomenon, you will soon be able to buy branded T-shirts, caps, water bottles and hoodies far from New York City.

After Cannes awards, Iranian cast receive hero's welcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 7:20am

Iran's state news agency is reporting that the cast and crew "The Salesman," which won two prizes at the Cannes film festival this week, have returned to the Iranian capital where they were greeted by crowds of fans.

$650K in grants to boost oral history projects, exhibits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:00am

The Michigan Humanities Council is awarding nearly $650,000 to 28 cultural organizations across the state for projects including oral histories, exhibits and digital archives.

Swedish crown princess' son Oscar Carl Olof is christened

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:20am

Crown Princess Victoria's newly born son and second child has been christened Oscar Carl Olof.

Country music takes over Baton Rouge this weekend

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 27th - 5:00am

Country music fans descend on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Memorial Day weekend to hear some of the hottest performers in the genre including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church as part of the 2016 Bayou County Superfest.

Trump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price

Laurie Kellman and David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 26th - 10:30pm

Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity.