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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "American Idol" producers have talked about a cross-promotion with "Empire," Fox's hot new series about a music industry family, perhaps getting some of the contestants on the scripted show, producers said Saturday. "The music connection would be silly to...
MIAMI (AP) — A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total of $28,400. The items up for bidding at Palm Beach Modern Auctions included...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony was suspended indefinitely by CBS on Saturday after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in a Washington, D.C., hotel room. "Greg Anthony will not be working again for CBS this season," A...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man set a Pittsburgh-area fire that killed six people last fall, four of them children, because he wanted to get revenge on someone in the house, according to authorities. Ryan Williams, 24, was charged Friday with six counts of criminal homicide, arson and...
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A shooting Saturday morning at a mall in central Florida left two people dead and one other injured, police said. After responding to reports around 9:30 a.m. of multiple shots fired inside the Melbourne Square Mall, police tweeted that the "shooter is...
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has died hours after giving birth to quadruplets. Nicole Todman, a family friend, says 36-year-old Erica Morales did not get to see her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning at Banner Good Samaritan hospital in Phoenix. Todman says...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top law enforcement officer said this week that he secretly traveled to South America to play a role in a sex-trafficking sting operation in order to help fight the crime before victims end up in Utah. In October, Attorney General Sean Reyes traveled...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain. Already disheartened by the current glut, which is due to global factors and overproduction, dairy farmers say they worry that futures...