NEW YORK (AP) — "Ragtime" author E.L. Doctorow has died in New York. He was 84.
His son, Richard Doctorow, confirms he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer.
Doctorow reimagined the American past and applied its lessons to the present and future. He was best known for his panoramic novel of the turn of the 20th century. Published in 1975, "Ragtime" was later made into a film featuring James Cagney and a Broadway...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn't earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Minaj tweeted multiple times she didn't understand why her rump-shaking video for "Anaconda" wasn't up for the top award. She wrote in one tweet: "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Be prepared to say "I do" to paying more for a marriage license.
The self-described wedding capital of the world decided Tuesday to increase the cost of a license by $14.
Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa says commissioners voted unanimously to increase the price to $77. The extra $14 earned from each license will be spent promoting Las Vegas as a wedding destination to other in-love couples....
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An assistant county attorney who was suspended without pay after making fun of crime victims, women and others in court has now been fired.
The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/1LB1gSh ) reports Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell fired Karl Price, who was initially reprimanded for a letter he sent a Korean family and suspended last month.
The newspaper and the county attorney's office found additional instances in which...