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Michael Finkel's journalism career, torpedoed by a partly fabricated story, had just bottomed out when a phone call came asking why a man accused of murdering his wife and three children in Oregon was identifying himself "Mike Finkel, New York Times." That was the identification...
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74. His family said in a statement released through...
SEATTLE (AP) — Vocalist Chris Cornell is weighing in on a dispute over who owns the master recording tapes from a defining album of the grunge era — "Temple of the Dog," which he recorded with members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam in 1990. Cornell says it "makes no sense" for the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel has a new release this summer: a baby. A representative for the 65-year-old singer said Joel and girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first child. They have been dating since 2009. Roderick will be 34 next month. The baby will be Joel's...
LONDON (AP) — Harper Lee's agent says her hotly anticipated novel "Go Set a Watchman" has been sold in 25 territories, including South Korea, China and Turkey. The Guardian newspaper says agent Andrew Nurnberg told the London Book Fair that many more countries are interested in...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's "Nightly News" has lost to ABC in the ratings for the second straight week and only the second time since 2009, increasing pressure on the network to decide whether suspended anchor Brian Williams will return. The Nielsen company said ABC's "World News...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Crackle video streaming service, known best for Jerry Seinfeld's motorized interview series with fellow comics, says it wants to be more like a traditional television network. Currently people can click on Crackle's programming options and stream them when...
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin vs. Duke, CBS, 28.26 million. 2. "NCAA Championship Pre-Game," CBS, 18.45 million. 3. "NCIS," CBS, 16.85 million...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Crackle video streaming service, known best for Jerry Seinfeld's motorized interview series with fellow comics, says it wants to be more like a traditional television network. Currently people can click on Crackle's programming options and stream them when...