Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
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Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless” were the top winners Sunday with three trophies each, while the latter shared … Continue reading

A new Vision Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’
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A new Vision Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Paul Bettany couldn’t hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterious Vision in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters Friday, Bettany could barely make out what anyone was saying around him. That isolation ended up fueling his imposing performance in the follow-up to the … Continue reading

Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview
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Nearly 17 million watch Jenner interview

  NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympian Bruce Jenner reached an audience of just under 17 million people for his declaration in an ABC News interview that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen company said Saturday 16.9 million viewers watched the interview on ABC’s “20/20″ newscast Friday night. The audience was the biggest for … Continue reading

Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules
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Lawmaker tells administration: Pull back Indian tribe rules

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is demanding that the Obama administration hold off on new rules that could make it easier for Indian groups to win federal recognition as tribes. American Indians have been pushing for years to revise the process, but proposed regulations nearing the finish line … Continue reading

Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death
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Civil lawsuit to be filed Thursday in Michael Brown’s death

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, announced Wednesday night that they planned to file a civil lawsuit the following day against the city of Ferguson. Attorneys for the family said in … Continue reading

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Noticing Nicola: SNP leader makes mark in race

  LONDON (AP) — She’s 5-foot-4, favors fuchsia suits and isn’t running in the British election. But make no mistake: Nicola Sturgeon is the biggest thing in U.K. politics right now. The leader of the Scottish National Party is likely to be the kingmaker after the May 7 vote, as opinion polls suggest neither major … Continue reading

Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt
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Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional lawmakers want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through restricted airspace. “Multiple weapons” were aimed at the gyrocopter, but officials decided not to bring it down in part … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading

In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade
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In Libya’s anarchy, migrant smuggling a booming trade

  CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s chaos has turned it into a lucrative magnet attracting migrants desperate to make the dangerous sea voyage to Europe. With no central authority to stop it, business is booming, with smugglers charging ever more as demand goes up, then using the profits to buy larger boats and heavier weapons to … Continue reading

Guam rejects lesbian couple’s marriage license application
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Guam rejects lesbian couple’s marriage license application

  HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam on Wednesday rejected a marriage license application from the first-same sex couple to apply for the document in the U.S. territory. A Department of Public Health and Social Services clerk refused to accept an application filed by Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero. “It doesn’t mean I’m not sympathetic, but … Continue reading