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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping a disorderly conduct case against Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, stemming from a fight at the couple's home. The 72-year-old Simon and 48-year-old Brickell had been scheduled to be in court Tuesday, but they did not appear...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Your money or your life? Sovaldi, a new pill for hepatitis C, cures the liver-wasting disease in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend the drug as a first-line treatment, and patients are clamoring for...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Diminishing winds have helped California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada. Fire spokeswoman Cheryl Chipman said Tuesday there was no overnight growth of the blaze near Lake Isabella, northeast of...
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Residents were told they could return to some 1,000 mountain homes on the southern end of California's Sierra Nevada range as firefighters stunted the growth of a wildfire, one of several wildland blazes making problems for western states. All...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists and art experts have found a hidden painting beneath one of Pablo Picasso's first masterpieces, "The Blue Room," using advances in infrared imagery to reveal a bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand. Now the question that conservators at The...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America could become the world's most valuable stamp — again. It has broken the auction record for a single stamp three times in its long history. Sotheby's predicts the 1856 British Guiana One-...
DUKEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The sweet tea served in the tidy kitchen of Joanne Thomas' antebellum home comes with an ominous warning. "It's made with bottled water," says Thomas, a spry 71-year-old. "But the ice comes from our well." For more than 80 years, the Thomas family has...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three convicted killers scheduled to die in the span of about 24 hours. All three states...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room," at The Phillips Collection in Washington. Over the past five years, conservators and scientists...