| Feb 1, 2011
John Barry, a five-time Academy Award-winning composer of movies such as "Born Free" and "Out of Africa" who earned a prominent spot in pop-culture history by writing the scores for 11 James Bond films, including "From Russia With Love" and "Goldfinger,"...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 12:04 AM
NEW YORK -- The Egyptian cobra that turned into a media darling after its escape and subsequent capture at the Bronx Zoo was named "Mia" on Thursday after a public vote. The name is a play off the days when it was "missing in action."
The Bronx Zoo and...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 2:39 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL — When space shuttle Atlantis returns from its final mission in July, it will come home to stay at Kennedy Space Center.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday that the Visitors Center here will get to keep and display...
| Jul 14, 2011
Roberts Blossom, a veteran character actor who played the old, white-bearded next-door neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie "Home Alone," has died. He was 87.
Blossom died Friday of natural causes at a nursing home in Santa...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 6:38 PM
New York, NY - NYPD bomb squad technicians Friday had an early Fourth of July of sorts, destroying 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks. Fire officials say the fireworks ranged in size from sparklers to professional pyrotechnics.
"We want everyone to enjoy...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 10:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - This would have made an interesting episode of "The Brady Bunch."
Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Authorities are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash and burn in the tiny, Westchester County hamlet of Armonk.
Holly Baker, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), says four people were killed.
She says the...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Chicago's 42nd annual Pride Parade got off to a rocky start this morning after 51 floats were vandalized overnight. But by day's end, the event had drawn a huge, perhaps record crowd.
"It's the highest I've ever seen," said Marcus Brady, chairman of...
| Jun 4, 2011
James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88.
Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:19 PM
Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79.
Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Quadruple murder suspect David Laffer, the man police believe shot and killed four people in cold blood at a Long Island pharmacy earlier this week, pleaded not guilty in court Thursday to murder charges.
Laffer, 33, along with his wife Melinda Brady...