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Howie Mandel urges pal Jay Leno to air 'Late Night' laundry

Jan. 25, 2022 15:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Mandel has a bone to pick with his longtime friend Jay Leno. On the podcast “Howie Mandel Does Stuff,” he tells Leno he should have publicly defended himself in the “Tonight Show" rivalries of decades past, when Leno and David Letterman and then Leno...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 25, 2022 13:36 PM EST

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette. Jan. 23, 2022. Editorial: Handcuffs on powers of governor ill-serve state Indiana’s governor oversees the day-to-day management of many of the agencies of state government, but not all. Independently elected Cabinet heads – such as...

2 weeks in, does NYC Mayor Eric Adams still have swagger?

Jan. 15, 2022 09:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On his eighth day as New York City's mayor, Eric Adams stood before reporters to announce federal money for a pandemic-beleaguered hospital system — and take questions about some provocative hires in his nascent administration. Within hours, he was before the news...

Indiana lawmakers roll back curriculum transparency bills

Jan. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Indiana are rolling back the language in a series of bills they said would increase transparency around school curricula, after the proposals drew national attention and widespread opposition. State senators on Wednesday held back their...

Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1

Jan. 09, 2022 11:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what's become a familiar scene, President Joe Biden lingered after delivering a recent speech on the pandemic as reporters fired a barrage of questions. He bristled at a query about the shortage of COVID-19 rapid tests, answered another about omicron-spurred...

Lockout hurts Braves' chance to cash in on championship

Dec. 30, 2021 12:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — World Series champions for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves were all set to cash in. With young stars like Ronald Acuña Jr., to go along with a swanky ballpark and surrounding entertainment district, they had everything in place. Then a...

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That was Stephen Sondheim

Nov. 26, 2021 20:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2010, the year he turned 80, Stephen Sondheim had to endure a public fuss when a Broadway theater was being renamed in his honor. At a ceremony outside the 1,055-seat auditorium on West 43rd Street, the composer looked sheepish by the time he got to...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 10, 2021 16:49 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November 6, 2021. Editorial: Public must have a say in redrawing political districts In 1812, Massachusetts Gov. and American Founding Father Elbridge Gerry signed a bill that created a Boston legislative district in the shape of a...