Long-hidden synagogue mural gets rehabbed, relocated

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A mural that was painted in a Vermont synagogue more than 100 years ago by a Lithuanian immigrant — and hidden behind a wall for years— has…

Pig Races Draw in Large Crowds at the State Fair

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Sunday marks the last day for the State Fair and despite the weather, hundreds of fairgoers made their way to the Wisconsin fairgrounds.  A major attraction…

Nicholas Evans, “The Horse Whisperer” author, dies at 72

LONDON – Nicholas Evans, the British author of the bestselling novel “The Horse Whisperer,” has died at 72, his representatives said Monday. United Agents said Evans died “suddenly” on Aug.…

Punk rock flea market brings fans to Akron

AKRON, Ohio — Akron hosted a punk rock flea market at Lock 3 on Saturday. There were over 60 different unique vendors, food trucks, drinks, and live punk rock bands.…

R Kelly trial on whether he fixed 2008 trial set to start

CHICAGO – Jury selection begins Monday at R. Kelly’s federal trial in his hometown of Chicago, where the R&B singer faces charges that he rigged his 2008 state child pornography…

Denise Dowse of ‘Beverly hills, 90210’ fame dead at 64

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Family and colleagues are mourning Denise Dowse Sunday after the actress, who portrayed vice principal Yvonne Teasley on the 1990s TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died…

Salman Rushdie ‘on the road to recovery,’ agent says

MAYVILLE, N.Y. – Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of “The Satanic Verses” suffered serious injuries in a stabbing…

LAPD ends investigation into Anne Heche car crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche’s car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5.…

5 new TV shows you should be streaming this weekend

It may be the dog days of summer, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a whole crop of new TV shows just waiting for you to watch. From Netflix to…

R Kelly accuser to give key testimony on trial-fixing charge

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer…