The Indiana State Fair kicked off its 17-day run on Friday with a menu that includes alcohol for the first time in nearly 70 years, although there are limits on how much fairgoers can drink.

John Wes Townley will be held out of all racing this weekend following a hard crash Friday at Pocono Raceway.

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Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Café Wha?, has died.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Anderson Silva's family hoped his broken leg would persuade him to retire from mixed martial arts.

Friends of fired Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters, who's accused of failing to stop salacious behavior among band members, have established a legal assistance fund to help him tell his side of the story.

Clearly, former CNN prime-time stars Larry King and Piers Morgan aren't big fans of each other.

Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts.

Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens.

Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71.

Business News at 5 p.m.

Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of New York City's most prestigious cultural institutions.

Actor Michael Jace has waived his right to a preliminary hearing of the charge that he murdered his wife.

A state auditor's report shows that when it comes to revenue, all performances at the Iowa State Fair's Grandstand aren't equal.

Edouard Manet's portrait of an actress will star at Christie's fall auction where it's estimated to bring $25 million to $35 million.

A film shot in several West Virginia locations will premiere this month in Charleston.

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein doesn't know if this year will mark the end of a tradition dating back to the inaugural event 60 years ago: playing with his Newport All-Stars band.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley won't spend time in jail after being convicted of drunken driving and reckless driving in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama.

Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.

Facts and figures for the PGA Championship:

The Newport Jazz Festival kicks off its 60th anniversary with a lineup of young and emerging artists, and a few old favorites sprinkled in.

A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.

A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced.

A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.

A museum is opening in Bristol, Virginia, that recognizes the region's country music heritage.

The Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is hosting the 23rd annual Indian Arts Showcase on August 2 and 3.

The New Mexico Film Office says another project is coming to the state, bringing to 10 the number of movies and television shows currently being produced in New Mexico.

Tickets are on sale for the fall run of humorist Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul.

Hollywood production crews are planning to turn the former Florewood State Park into an Old West frontier town as movie cameras and movie stars return to Greenwood this fall for work on a feature film.

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