A St. Paul visual artist is planning a banquet for 2,000 to educate people and foster conversations about healthier food options in a neighborhood where choices are limited.

Legendary Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen is among three people being inducted into the Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame this year.

Talk of growth and rehabilitation can be heard this week at the Natchez Convention Center.

Get ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards.

A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.

Illinois officials will trot out a TV star to emphasize holiday traffic safety.

Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked.

Festivities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill will culminate with a concert by Merle Haggard and Tift Merritt.

Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits.

The New York State Fair has kicked off its 12-day run that features national touring acts and a new operator for the rides on the midway.

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment — including a recent Emmy nomination — and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said.

A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.

Wander into the tea room of Decatur's Wildflour Artisan Bakery & Café on a Wednesday afternoon, and you're liable to meet some authors.

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

Tim Shaw started noticing weakness in his muscles late in 2012 while playing linebacker as a special teams captain for the Tennessee Titans. Team doctors ran test after test on him in 2013 trying to find the sports injury behind his struggles.

Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.

Seven teenagers accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

The father of Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian who killed 77 people in 2011, has written a book that questions his behavior as a parent.

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards.

'Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril.

Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball's online business.

Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast.

Two former Wyoming residents have created a videogame that centers around a park ranger stationed in a watchtower in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness with plot and dialogue based on real places within the state.

A University of California, San Diego student died of an accidental overdose in May after attending an on-campus music festival, according to a coroner's report released this week.

A south Kansas man was charged Wednesday with mail fraud, money laundering and tax fraud after authorities allege he created dozens of false identities as part of a scheme to buy discounted DVD and Blu-ray movies and resell them.

Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets.

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

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