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Musician turns 9/11 survivor stories into song

09/02/2013 12:32am
A dozen years after 9/11, an American musician has turned memories of grief into survivor songs _ some of them surprisingly joyous.

Plane carrying 12 lands hard in Colo., no one hurt

09/02/2013 2:07am
A plane carrying 12 people, including team members of a project about famed author J.D. Salinger, landed hard at Telluride airport after its landing gear collapsed, but officials said no one was injured.

Maria Pinto launches new collection on Kickstarter

09/02/2013 6:08am
Fashion designer Maria Pinto _ famous for dressing first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey _ is back with a new, more affordable collection that she plans to launch with the help of an online funding campaign three years after a poor economy forced her close her Chicago boutique.

Rock star joins protest against Japan dolphin hunt

09/02/2013 6:13am
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum was in a remote Japanese fishing village Monday to protest against its annual dolphin hunt.

Unlikely Salinger detective spent decade on trail

09/02/2013 8:46am
Shane Salerno's phone never stops ringing.

21 months prison for 2 Tunisian rappers

09/02/2013 10:40am
A Tunisian court has convicted in absentia a pair of rappers for insulting the police and sentenced them to 21 months in prison for singing excerpts of an anti-police song at a concert, their defense lawyer said Monday.

NY college houses endangered Thomas Paine writings

09/02/2013 10:41am
He helped inspire the American Revolution, but Thomas Paine suffered a broad range of indignities afterward: Political cartoonists lampooned him, he was denied the right to vote and a coin was minted that pictured him in a noose.

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

09/02/2013 11:00am
A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to survive in formerly German lands then occupied by Russia.

'Miss Violence' shocks with domestic abuse tales

09/02/2013 11:01am
Greek director Alexandro Avranas says he was seeking to give domestic abuse victims a voice in his deeply disturbing movie "Miss Violence."

'Fifty Shades' movie casts Dakota Johnson, Hunnam

09/02/2013 11:39am
The big-screen adaptation of E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" has cast its lead roles.

`Don't be afraid': Final words from Seamus Heaney

09/02/2013 12:29pm
Ireland mourned the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, with equal measures of poetry and pain Monday in a funeral full of grace notes and a final message from the great man himself: Don't be afraid.

Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour removed from gov't

09/02/2013 2:24pm
Grammy-winning singer Youssou Ndour is no longer Senegal's tourism minister, according to the Cabinet list announced by new Prime Minister Aminata Toure.

Actor Michael Douglas says no crisis in marriage

09/02/2013 3:50pm
Actor Michael Douglas says he doesn't have a crisis at home and that he and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones "are fine" and taking a "temporary separation."

Movie in Spanish grosses big in US weekend debut

09/02/2013 10:22pm
English speakers need subtitles to understand the movie and probably Google to know where they've seen the star, if at all.