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  • Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel...

  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this. Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor on Sunday wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word...

  • Man asked to leave Southwest flight in Denver over tweet

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement. Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer status. But a gate agent didn't allow his two...

  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways...

  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a...

  • Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV. The comic who came up with the fake-store concept will discuss its origins and aftermath on next Tuesday's episode of Comedy Central's "Nathan for You." Star Nathan Fielder opened the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in a...

  • Mexico's circuses caught up in animal rights spat

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's "circus wars" are heating up, with a growing movement to ban circus animals meeting rising anger from circus workers. There have been messages posted on social networking sites urging people to attack circuses, Armando Cedeno, the head of the nation's...

  • Hernandez lawyer: Pats records dispute resolved

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A dispute over team records that lawyers for Aaron Hernandez had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, the defense said Tuesday, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned over. A trial date of Jan. 9 was also set for the murder...

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The verified Twitter account for the EPA's Office of Water mistakenly published a...

  • Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor a decade ago in Texas is facing a new charge in Houston that accuses him of urinating on candy at a drug store. Authorities say 71-year-old Robert Durst was arrested Sunday after arguing with store...

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