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  • Iranian rock band members who fled repression are killed in New York

    NEW YORK — They said they sang in English instead of Farsi because they wanted their music to be heard by the world, but their secret performance space in Tehran was padded with Styrofoam so they wouldn't be arrested for playing forbidden music....
  • US Open tennis 2013 TV coverage

     
    US Open tennis 2013 TV coverage: ESPN2, ESPN, Tennis Channel and CBS air the tournament from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., for the last Grand Slam tournament of the year Aug. 26-Sept. 9. The US Open returns to the USTA...
  • 'Cannibal Cop' Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Cook Women

    'Cannibal Cop' Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Cook Women
    NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to abduct and cook women so he could eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle entered the plea Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Valle is being held in federal custody...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
  • Go Guide Weekend Preview: San Antonio BBQ, Red Cow and Plain White T's.

    Go Guide Weekend Preview: San Antonio BBQ, Red Cow and Plain White T's.
    A South Florida guy, LeBron James included, could learn a few things in San Antonio, says Jay Armstead, hoops fan and barbecue whiz. Armstead is the owner and master of the parking-lot smoker at Texas Hold ’Em BBQ, which opened recently in a new...
  • Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer

    Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer
    Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Joan Roberts dies at 95; female lead in original 'Oklahoma!'

    Joan Roberts dies at 95; female lead in original 'Oklahoma!'
    Joan Roberts, who originated the female lead role of Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's long-running hit musical "Oklahoma!" and made a final return to Broadway after a more than five-decade absence in a 2001 revival of...
  • Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill

    Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill
    Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness. "I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live." Decades later she was a...
  • Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'

    Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died of...