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Don Pardo, iconic TV announcer, dies at 96

08/19/2014 12:10am
Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including "Saturday Night Live," died Monday in Arizona. He was 96.

Germany: Looted painting belongs to Jewish family

08/19/2014 3:10am
Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner.

India's film censor arrested for alleged bribery

08/19/2014 7:51am
India's chief film censor was arrested Tuesday on accusations he solicited bribes to speed a film through the strict, laborious process of keeping profanity, violence and hints of sexuality from Indian cinemas.

Jackie Chan's son detained in Beijing drug bust

08/19/2014 9:11am
The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

08/19/2014 9:20am
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace."

Report: Famed Iranian poet Behbahani dies at 87

08/19/2014 10:11am
Famed Iranian poet Simin Behbahani, who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Country Crue: Nashville embraces heavy metal

08/19/2014 10:20am
Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album that they know how to write the classic country song.

Review: 'Love Is Strange" is tender, meandering

08/19/2014 10:50am
A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated — at least physically — by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," ''Forty Shades of Blue").

Wife to bury Kasem in Norway, cites heritage

08/19/2014 11:41am
The wife of U.S. radio personality Casey Kasem has cited her Norwegian heritage as one of the reasons for wanting to bury her late husband in Oslo, a spokeswoman for the funeral service agency there said Tuesday.

Material Girl's materials to be auctioned in Nov.

08/19/2014 12:10pm
Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes.

Bob Marley musical to make premiere in Baltimore

08/19/2014 1:31pm
A musical about Bob Marley that uses the Jamaican reggae icon's music is in the works for next year.

'Canadian Idol' contestant acquitted on terrorism

08/19/2014 2:01pm
A former "Canadian Idol" contestant was acquitted on Tuesday of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot.

Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling to share NY stage

08/19/2014 3:01pm
An off-Broadway production of Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" has attracted a star of "Game of Thrones" and another from behind bars.

Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

08/19/2014 3:51pm
Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

Don Pardo: a link to TV's birth, says 'SNL' boss

08/19/2014 4:30pm
Don Pardo was a timeless classic, and in selecting him as the announcer for the brand-new "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels must have known it.

Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

08/19/2014 5:10pm
A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

US court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

08/19/2014 5:10pm
A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.