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  • Embattled Syrian government asks for help fighting Islamic State

    ISTANBUL One day after losing a major airbase to Islamic extremists, Syria said Monday it was willing to work with other countries to fight terror groups in Syria provided they show respect for the Syrian regime and operate only with its permission. At...
  • ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics

    ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics
    The Sunday morning programs will run the gamut from ISIS and Ukraine to Joan Rivers' hospitalization. The lineup: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS brings together Gen....
  • High-ranking Chicago cop charged with putting gun in suspect's mouth

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect's mouth, officials said. Commander Glenn...
  • Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry

    Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell Discusses Topping The Charts And Guitar Artistry
    Every major touring band will likely encounter the same ups and downs: the nights when you aren't feeling it, the shows where it all clicks into place, where the music plays itself, the fears, the exaltation and the nightly rituals of winding down after a...
  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Anthony Jeselnik: The Pittsburgh comic and frequent insulter on recent Comedy Central roasts may well have earned the "dark prince of standup" moniker he gave himself. His snarky humor involves jokes about death and disease, and the one-liners he lobs...
  • Nothing taboo for Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs

    (Reuters) - Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said. Rivers, an outspoken...
  • Refusing to be enemies

    Sholom Neistein and Mohamed Ghumrawi are good friends trying to inspire future generations. Neistein, a 26-year-old pro-Israel Jewish man living in North Miami Beach, and Ghumrawi, a 24-year-old Arab American of Palestinian descent living in Miami,...
  • Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown

    Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown
    After months of struggling to disrupt Gov. Jerry Brown's widely presumed glide to reelection, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates' first and only debate. The televised one-...
  • Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion

    Joan Rivers: Making fun of fashion
    Joan Rivers, star of E!'s "Fashion Police," made a living making fun of just about everyone for just about any reason. Rivers died Thursday after complications from throat surgery last week. "My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people...
  • Violinist Christopher Collins Lee to open Carter Chamber Series at East Stroudsburg University

    Few violinists can claim they've performed as a soloist with the likes of conductors Leopold Stokowski, Herbert von Karajan and Arthur Fiedler, or premiered Aaron Copland's "Ballades for Violin and Piano" with Leonard Bernstein on piano. Noted violinist...
  • Gardening expert Mike McGrath's career has grown organically

    A pretty girl got Mike McGrath hooked on gardening more than 30 years ago. McGrath, who now reaches 23 states and Canada with his nationally syndicated public radio show "You Bet Your Garden," met the 22-year-old at a party and wanted to impress her. So...