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Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 9:14am

In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.

Review: In 'Ibiza' a summer comedy, streaming at home

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:48am

"Ibiza," starring the terrific Gillian Jacobs and the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Vanessa Bayer — isn't playing in theaters but is streaming on Netflix.

Jury gets closing arguments in Copperfield negligence case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:38am

A Nevada jury is due to hear closing arguments in a British tourist's lawsuit blaming Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield for injuries the tourist suffered while taking part in a 2013 vanishing.

Mount Rushmore to undergo $14M renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:36am

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is getting a $14 million upgrade, though the carved heads of U.S. presidents won't be touched.

Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson to perform at CMT Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 8:28am

Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan will be performing live at the CMT Awards show next month.

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:38am

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

Couple featured on 'Weed Country' show charged in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 2:31am

Federal prosecutors say an Oregon couple featured on the television show "Weed Country" has been indicted on marijuana-related charges in Tennessee.

Stephen King among the honorees at PEN America gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:06am

On a night when speakers included Stephen King, Morgan Freeman and Margaret Atwood, no one at the PEN American gala had a more moving and inspiring presence than Parkland shooting survivor Samantha Fuentes.

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:48pm

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

Literary agent: Philip Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at 85

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:44pm

Literary agent: Philip Roth, prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, religion and mortality, has died at 85.

Stephen King among the honorees at PEN America gala

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:10pm

Stephen King has been presented an award by PEN America for literary service.

Prince Harry, Meghan at first royal event as newlyweds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:02pm

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds — a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work.

'Roseanne' ends season with a hopeful note as storms brew

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:18pm

The reboot of "Roseanne" ended the season Tuesday with a flood, a feast and a prayer. It was a hopeful climax to a show that's been popular and yet also divisive.

Clint Walker, star of TV's 'Cheyenne,' dies at age 91

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:38pm

Clint Walker, the towering, strapping actor who handed down justice as the title character in the early TV western "Cheyenne," has died, his daughter said Tuesday.

Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 4:26pm

Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Flights," a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy.

CBS to finish season atop ratings, for 10th straight year

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 3:38pm

CBS is finishing another television season atop the television ratings, but the network had to sweat a little this time.

Drummer accused of stealing from Fats Domino won't be tried

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:30pm

Prosecutors won't pursue charges against a drummer accused of stealing rare coins and a passport from famed New Orleans musician Fats Domino.

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 2:06pm

R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer.

Snitch: FBI's use of informants as old as the agency itself

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 1:26pm

Snitches, moles, spies, whistleblowers. Government informants are an age-old investigative tool that's as much a part of the FBI's 110 years of history as J. Edgar Hoover or its "10 Most Wanted" list.

German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:01am

The German foundation that coordinates research into the origin of Nazi-confiscated property says it will also start looking into cultural objects collected during Germany's colonial past.