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Viola Davis says her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Viola Davis said Sunday that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they'll become supporters....

Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch. At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a first-name basis with both, "The King" died Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87....

Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E. B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture....

Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven" remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend
NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks....

A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82....

CBS passes 'Sunday Morning' baton to Jane Pauley
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again - this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the "Sunday Morning" telecast....

Two historians have published a book that examines slavery in New York's Hudson Valley through a century of newspaper notices seeking the return of runaway slaves
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- They were field hands, cooks, musicians and blacksmiths. Some were "well made," others lame. A few showed ritual tribal scarring from their native Africa, others bore scars inflicted by their masters. All of them - some 600-plus men and women - were black slaves who bolted for freedom in upstate New York in the 1700s and early 1800s....

Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission's annual fundraiser, "Behind the Camera."
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tom Hanks is returning to Cleveland in December to headline the Greater Cleveland Film Commission's annual fundraiser, "Behind the Camera."...

Work to settle the estate of the late rock superstar Prince is moving forward, though a closed hearing is expected in the coming week to resolve a dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that's managing the estate
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Work to settle Prince's estate is moving forward, and a closed hearing is expected to be held this week to resolve an undisclosed dispute between the likely heirs and the trust company that's managing the estate. Court papers say only that the dispute involves "confidential business agreements." Five months after the musician's death, here's a look at where things stand:...

Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York....

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Charles Osgood hosts his last edition of CBS' 'Sunday Morning' this weekend, after which CBS will donate his signature bow tie to the Smithsonian

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