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Prosecutor: Jurors conclude Durst heir 'killed them all'

Sep. 18, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Robert Durst’s long, bizarre and deadly run from the law ended when a Los Angeles County jury convicted him in the murder of his best friend more than 20 years ago. The 78-year-old New York real estate heir, who was long suspected but never...

Nonprofit started by Sean Penn aids Georgia vaccine drive

Sep. 18, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A disaster relief organization founded by actor Sean Penn is boosting Georgia's drive to inoculate people against the coronavirus, though some of its pop-up vaccine clinics have struggled to attract people. CORE has offered COVID shots at hundreds of...

2 woodworkers carve out careers at a West Virginia woodshop

Sep. 18, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Part of a finger is not a terrible thing to waste, at least not to Casi Pourfarhadi. The 32-year-old woodworker once sliced off a good chunk of his middle digit while plying his craft. Deep into making two large walnut desks, Pourfarhadi...

Art helping shine spotlight on Lake Tahoe trash problem

Sep. 18, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — One local organization is using art to shine a spotlight on the trash problem plaguing the Lake Tahoe Basin. While trash of all sorts is an issue for the basin, one item that continues to leave its traces each year is the plastic sled....

Spearfish roundabout features huge stainless steel sculpture

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — As the work on the Jackson Boulevard improvement project comes to a close, one major finishing touch was added to the roundabout at the intersection at Jackson Boulevard and Ames Street. “I feel real fortunate because I always get to put the...

Historic St. Paul haberdashery takes customers back in time

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anthony Andler of Heimie’s Haberdashery wants it to be more than just a store. To him, it could become a cultural touchstone shaped by romanticism from the early 1900s, a scene from the St. Paul his great-grandfather lived in. The high-end...

Mississippi nonprofit aims to give girls fairytale moments

Sep. 18, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Before women pick out their wedding dresses, they first pick out their prom dresses. While prom season is an exciting time for many young ladies, Starkville resident Amy Weaver Ragon knows that the financial stress of purchasing a dress can be...

Africatown museum in Alabama delayed amid shipping crunch

Sep. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Africatown’s resurrection into a potential world-class tourism destination is well-known by now as planning forges ahead for walking and water tours, a museum and welcome center, and a development corporation aimed at bringing businesses to the community founded by...

NY millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

Sep. 17, 2021 22:56 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday of murdering his best friend 20 years ago, a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying that was linked to his wife’s 1982...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Sep. 17, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL...