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July 13, 2014 - 1:17pm
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CASTLETON, Va. (AP) — Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel has died at his home in Virginia while preparing for the annual Castleton Festival. He was 84.

The festival says Maazel died Sunday at Castleton Farms in Rapphannock County from complications following pneumonia. The festival announced Maazel's death in a statement posted on its website and Maazel's website.

Maazel founded the festival with his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, in 2009....

July 13, 2014 - 1:13pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants are flocking to churches in Southern California to see a wooden statue of a saint cherished by border-crossers who make the perilous journey to the United States.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday (http://lat.ms/1zyVTwu) that the statue of Santo Toribio Romo Gonzalez was flown from the Mexican town of Jalisco last weekend.

Many immigrants say Romo Gonzalez has appeared to them during difficult moments on their...

July 13, 2014 - 1:10pm
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC says Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer.

The series, described as a "classic, extended-family sitcom" with Cosby as the patriarch, is currently in the writing stage, NBC executives said at Sunday's session of the summer TV critics' tour. It was first announced in January.

Cosby, 77, has a long history with NBC, including his seminal "The Cosby Show," which became a...

July 13, 2014 - 1:05pm
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC says Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in the network's live version of "Peter Pan."

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting Sunday that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the role.

Walken could create the first tap-dancing Captain Hook, Greenblatt said, noting the actor got his start in musical theater.

Walken is on the big screen now in...

July 13, 2014 - 12:57pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Radio talk show host Anthony Cumia is offering no apologies for what satellite radio company SiriusXM called a hate-filled Twitter rant that got him fired.

The former co-host of the "Opie & Anthony" show was let go July 3 after tweeting his outrage at a woman he said punched him in the face on a New York street. Cumia responded in an interview early Saturday on Fox News' "Red Eye."

His tweets used an expletive degrading to women,...

July 13, 2014 - 12:53pm
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its Cygnus capsule from the Virginia coast, its third space station delivery for NASA.

Daylight and clouds limited visibility, but observers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising Antares...

July 13, 2014 - 12:40pm
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SKYWAY, Wash. (AP) — The King County sheriff's office says five people were injured in a shooting outside a bar in the suburbs south of Seattle early Sunday morning.

King County detectives say one person suffered life-threatening injuries and has been taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

The shooting in Skyway happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

KIRO-TV reports (http://is.gd/86smmt ) that two others have been treated...

July 13, 2014 - 12:31pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. Ruth was born in Baltimore.

A spokesman for Goldin Auctions says a recently discovered Ruth bat from...

July 13, 2014 - 11:43am
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" thumped its chest at the box office with a $73 million opening weekend.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox's "Planet of the Apes" sequel rode excellent reviews and high anticipation to one of the summer's best debuts. It easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the reboot of the 1970s chimp franchise.

The big opening helped give the summer box office...

July 13, 2014 - 11:25am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.

There has been some obvious good. The girl who grew up without a toothbrush and spent nearly 11 years in captivity can provide for herself. She has her own apartment. Her book, "Finding Me," spent five weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers List. She and the other two women kidnapped by Castro split $1.4 million in donations...

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