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  • Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted

    Christopher Trumbo dies at 70; screen and TV writer whose father was blacklisted
    Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70. Trumbo died Saturday from complications of...
  • PASSINGS: MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller

    PASSINGS: MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller
    MacKenzie "Mack" Miller, 89, a Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer who won the Kentucky Derby with Sea Hero, died Dec. 10 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hospice unit in Lexington after suffering a stroke. Miller, then 71, was working...
  • Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true

    Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true
    Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic. The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel. The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain aims to reclaim coaster crown with Green Lantern in 2011

    Six Flags Magic Mountain aims to reclaim coaster crown with Green Lantern in 2011
    Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim the Roller Coaster Capital of the World title with the addition of two coasters in spring 2011, including a first-of-its-kind ride in the U.S., amusement park officials said. The Green Lantern will bring Magic...
  • CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed

    CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed
    After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Moreover,...
  • Strong showing by Astrology no surprise to his connections

    Strong showing by Astrology no surprise to his connections
    All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out. Bolton,...
  • Kentucky derby hats > Ridiculous Royal wedding hats

    Kentucky derby hats > Ridiculous Royal wedding hats
    We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion. Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
  • Actor Josh Duhamel Escorted off New York Flight by Police

    Actor Josh Duhamel Escorted off New York Flight by Police
    NEW YORK -- Actor Josh Duhamel had to be removed from a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport after refusing to turn off his BlackBerry. According to TMZ.com, the "Transformers" star was on board the Kentucky bound flight when he was asked to turn off...
  • Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music

    Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music
    Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out. TODAY 8 p.m. Don’t miss Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
  • 72 Charged in Online Global Child Porn Ring

    72 Charged in Online Global Child Porn Ring
    Washington -- More than 50 members of a child pornography ring who engaged in what authorities describe as "horrific" and "unspeakable" crimes have been arrested for sexually exploiting children from 12 years old to as young as infants. Top federal law...
  • Organic strawberries are better — in some ways — researchers say

    Organic strawberries are better — in some ways — researchers say
    Consumers who buy organic fruits and vegetables because they think they're tastier, more nutritious and better for the environment are getting at least some of what they're paying for, according to a study published online Wednesday. The finding is based...