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Grisham says sorry for child porn remarks

October 18, 2014 LONDON (AP) — Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses in the U.S. more »»

Apple Pay, new Mac system debut

October 18, 2014 CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6. more »»

Hey kid! Don’t eat that!

October 16, 2014 HANCOCK — When a child has a food allergy, it likely means changes for the whole famil. more »»

Baby with the bathwater

October 16, 2014 HOUGHTON — Raising a baby can be difficult, and for the characters in “Baby with the Bathwater,” the latest play to be performed at the McArdle Theatre, it’s nearly impossible. more »»

Stem cells to treat blindness appear to be safe

October 16, 2014 LONDON (AP) — An experimental treatment for blindness that uses embryonic stem cells appears to be safe, and it improved vision in more than half of the patients who got it, two early studies show. more »»

Bold new Camelot comes to Rozsa Center

October 16, 2014 HOUGHTON — The national tour of Lerner & Lowe’s legendary musical, “Camelot,” arrives at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Tuesda. more »»

HBO to offer standalone streaming service in US next year

October 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — No cable? No problem. Viewers longing to watch “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” and “Veep” will no longer have to pay big bucks for cable and satellite contracts. more »»

‘Alexander’ fun for kids, but not others

October 16, 2014 “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” suffers from a predictable plot and low stakes, but its cast of likeable characters almost redeems this otherwise mediocre attempt from... more »»

Leonard Cohen: Still on top of his game

October 16, 2014 There’s no reason, of course, why an artist should slow down at 80. more »»

Hannah Bethel at the Orpheum

October 16, 2014 Photo courtesy Hannah Bethel Singer-Songwriter Hannah Bethel will perform with David Mhyre at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock. more »»

Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

October 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Leno is returning to nightly television. more »»

Robinson, Chast among book award finalists

October 16, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marilynne Robinson, cartoonist Roz Chast and former U.S. poet laureate Louise Gluck are among this year’s finalists for the National Book Awards. more »»

Time capsule unsealed in New York

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK — A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday. more »»

Reading a good book

October 11, 2014 HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — Schools around the area are hoping to help their students fall into a good book. more »»

Giuliani to defend video game firm vs. ex-dictator

October 11, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will defend Activision in court against a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega over the “Call of Duty” franchise,... more »»

Copyright attorney picked to lead Authors Guild

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Copyright attorney and former Library of Congress digital director Mary Rasenberger has been named executive director of the Authors Guild. more »»

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

October 11, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll... more »»

Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state

October 11, 2014 YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Bigfoot believers are gathering this weekend in Washington state. The Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up. more »»

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

October 10, 2014 OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children’s right. more »»

Former 'SNL' cast member Jan Hooks dies at age 57

October 10, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to The New York Times. more »»

 
 
 

 

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