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He made notorious headlines in Modesto. Now, robber is being played by Robert Redford.


There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference to Modesto in Robert Redford’s latest — and, reportedly, last — movie as an actor: “The Old Man & the Gun.” Director David Lowery said the … Click to Continue »

Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

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Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for … Click to Continue »

Two-time Olympic champ Hanyu wins in return to competition


Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made a successful return from an ankle injury that sidelined him after the Pyeongchang Games by winning the Autumn Classic figure skating competition Saturday. The … Click to Continue »

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

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Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast … Click to Continue »

Saturday, Sep 22


Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows


Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; … Click to Continue »

Iowa State honors slain golfer before Akron football game

Iowa State honored slain golf star Celia Barquin Arozamena with an elaborate ceremony ahead of the Cyclones' game against Akron on Saturday. Iowa State's band used a formation that spelled … Click to Continue »


Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award … Click to Continue »


Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent … Click to Continue »


Milan fashion defends supply chain as designers unveil wares


The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy's integrity. The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system … Click to Continue »


Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover


"Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world's most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and … Click to Continue »


Paul Simon wraps up farewell tour back home

Paul Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday night at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked … Click to Continue »


Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts


Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the … Click to Continue »


Farm Aid festival benefits Connecticut farmers for 1st time


The Farm Aid music festival is taking place this year in Hartford. The annual event, which raises money and awareness for family farms, takes place Saturday at the Xfinity Theater, … Click to Continue »

Conductor candidate builds community while making music


Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich's approach to the arts. Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for … Click to Continue »


It’s tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on … Click to Continue »


Horoscopes for Saturday, September 22, 2018


Aries March 21-April 19 As Mercury enters Libra, someone is rather provocative, making remarks that seem calculated to set you on edge or send fur flying, especially if these concern … Click to Continue »


Meet Eugene’s young climate ‘warriors’

There's the punk rocker, the animal lover and the shy performer. A future educator, a taekwondo black belt and an outdoorsman also are part of the group. All six young … Click to Continue »


Meet the artist behind murals going up around Durango


Art matters for Hayley Kirkman, and that's pretty evident around Durango. Murals popping up around town, first on the side of Durango Joe's on College Drive and now behind Kroegers … Click to Continue »


Music binds couple from Georgia, to Romania to Meridian


Living thousands of miles apart as children Levi and Teodora Mitze-Circiumaru never knew their love for music would one day bring the two together - or to Meridian. Levi Mitze-Circiumaru … Click to Continue »


New museum in Charleston aims to spark interest in history


A Charleston landmark first built to preserve state records is reopening to present its history. The new South Carolina Historical Society Museum highlights many of the most interesting artifacts, maps … Click to Continue »


Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally. A … Click to Continue »


Vin Scully makes rare public appearance at Dodgers game


Vin Scully has made a rare public appearance at Dodger Stadium to help honor fellow Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin. The Spanish-language broadcaster was inducted into the team's Ring of … Click to Continue »


Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Then Jose Quintana struggled against … Click to Continue »


The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

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The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane … Click to Continue »

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

About 80 of Burt Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Reynolds' ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were … Click to Continue »


Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then … Click to Continue »


Latest: AK official: State charges expected in girl’s death

The Latest on Alaska man linked to death of 10-year-old girl (all times local): 2:40 p.m. An Alaska prosecutor says state charges are expected to be filed Monday in a … Click to Continue »

Friday, Sep 21


In Milan, colors pop at Versace, MSGM, Etro

Fashion may seem a respite for the cares of the world, but often it is actually an expression of them. Designers in Milan this week are finding ways to express … Click to Continue »

Alaska man tied to girl’s death pleads not guilty

An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. … Click to Continue »


Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first … Click to Continue »

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in ‘Outsiders’

Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house … Click to Continue »

Alzheimer’s opera ‘Sky on Swings’ opens in Philadelphia

Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been. Nearly a half-century … Click to Continue »

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

A Southern California prosecutor said Friday his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged … Click to Continue »

Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin … Click to Continue »