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Orthopedists tap innovative procedures to treat patients

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) - Mark Blaszczyk was remodeling his deck on a recent day in Wheatfield. A few months ago, that didn't look like it would be possible.


Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) - Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test - a move that opens the possibility for a woman who says she is…

Bennington's death mirrors that of close friend Cornell

NEW YORK (AP) - The death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington came as a surprise to the world when it was announced, but it also struck similarities to the death of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who killed himself in…


Thursday's Sports in Brief

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson was granted parole after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring…


Syrian barber creates portraits on canvas _ clients' heads

BEIRUT (AP) - In a city full of hair stylists, Muhannad Khaled Omar stands out.

"Last Chance U" documentary returns for season 2 on Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) - The East Mississippi Community College Lions are back as the documentary series "Last Chance U" returns for a second season.


Late 'Batman' actor Adam West honored at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - There are typically a lot of Batmen at Comic-Con, but only one was the subject of a star-filled tribute.


Xanda, Son of Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe trophy hunt

JOHANNESBURG — Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the son of a lion named Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has also been fatally shot during a hunt.


R.L. Stine talks 'Goosebumps' at 1st San Diego Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - "Goosebumps" creator R.L. Stine got a surprise during his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con: The 73-year-old author received the organization's Inkpot Award, which recognizes contributions to the worlds of comics, fantasy…


Netflix makes Hall H debut with big budget Will Smith pic

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Imagine "End of Watch" but with orcs and fairies and magic. That's the vibe of Will Smith's big budget Netflix film "Bright ," which unveiled its first full trailer Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.


OJ Simpson's return comes amid a changed nation _ sort of

Gone were the tailored suits O.J. Simpson wore as a defendant two decades ago, replaced by prison blues. A contrite Simpson made the case for his rehabilitation.

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Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist.

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.


Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and…

Reaction to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

NEW YORK (AP) - Reaction to the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington: "Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma, and a human being with a huge heart and a caring soul. Our thoughts and prayers are…

Mika Brzezinski has a three-book deal

NEW YORK (AP) - "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski (bruh-ZHIN-skee) has a three-book deal.


Romeo Santos has the golden touch on his new album

NEW YORK (AP) - Romeo Santos would rather let his fans figure out what he and Julio Iglesias are singing about in their duet, "El Amigo," included in his new album, "Golden."

The Latest: Bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

NEW YORK (AP) - The latest on the auction of a bag containing traces of moon dust (all times local):; 3:20 p.m. A bag containing traces of moon dust has sold at auction in New York City for $1.8 million.

Halle Berry downs a half pint of whiskey at Comic-Con panel

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Taron Egerton is no match for Channing Tatum in a fight and Halle Berry can hold her liquor.

'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stranger Things' bring VR to Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Comic-Con visitors are getting more than an early look at anticipated movies and shows. They're going inside them with virtual reality.


The Latest: Forensic team enters museum for Dali exhumation

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the exhumation of Salvador Dali (all times local):; 8:50 p.m. A forensic team has entered the Salvador Dali museum in northeastern Spain where the surrealist artist's remains are due to be exhumed to…

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the…

Movie trailer for Arizona firefighters film released

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Movie producers have released the trailer for an upcoming movie chronicling 19 Arizona firefighters who died while battling one of the state's most devastating wildfires

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.

Chester Bennington, Linkin Park frontman, dead at 41: Report

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has died of an apparent suicide, TMZ reported Thursday. He was 41 years old.

Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan discusses new album 'Defying Gravity' and 'Sex and the City' character

The band Mr. Big was at one time so popular that they managed to knock both Michael Jackson and Prince out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart thanks to power ballad "To Be With You." But while that halcyon moment is now a quarter…

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.


O.J. Simpson: 'I haven't made any excuses in the 9 years that I've been here and I'm not trying to m

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson: 'I haven't made any excuses in the 9 years that I've been here and I'm not trying to make an excuse now'

In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuit

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) - Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the…


Kermit the Frog performer on his firing: 'Complete shock'

NEW YORK (AP) - The longtime performer of Kermit the Frog says Disney's decision to fire him from the role came as "a complete shock."