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May 267th Annual Older Americans WalkSouth Tama Elementary School, 1611 Country Club Drive, Tama9 a.m. Check in/9:45 a.m. Short program/10 a.m. Walk beginsOne mile walk in honor of Older Americans Month to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity for older individualsFree and ...

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ team reflects on breakthrough sitcom

LOS ANGELES - Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference.The sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" hits all the marks. Because of it, along with ABC siblings "black-ish" and "Dr. Ken" (and, at CW, "Jane the Virgin"), network TV's American family ...

Skeie: All natural… no artificial colors added

AMES - See the fascinating world of "macro photography," extreme close-up photography of small subjects, by Des Moines artist Cindy Skeie through July 4 in the Pioneer Room, Memorial Union, Iowa State Campus. From the brilliant colors of flowers, to comical bugs and the complex world of fungus, ...

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ opens June 2 on the Old Creamery’s Main Stage

AMANA - "Million Dollar Quartet," opens June 2 and runs through June 26 on the Old Creamery's Main Stage, 38th Avenue, Amana, with shows on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.This Broadway hit rock n' roll musical is inspired by the electrifying ...

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.But 20 minutes after Bill Cosby offered her three blue pills and told her to take them with the wine he had set out, Andrea Constand's legs began to wobble "like jelly," her eyes went blurry and her head ...

Kanye sued over ‘New Slaves’ song

NEW YORK - Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission.Gabor Presser says West's 2013 album "Yeezus" contains a song called "New Slaves" that sampled a song Presser wrote in 1969.Presser's lawsuit was filed in Manhattan ...

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ satisfies a superhero summer

It's a bit of bad timing for "X-Men: Apocalypse" coming third in this summer's superhero lineup.Director Bryan Singer invigorates his latest X-Men film with vintage 1980s charm in an origin story about how the mutant supergroup unites and divides in response to the villain Apocalypse. And while ...

Mother of slain officer wishes police got more respect

BOSTON (AP) - The mother of a Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead during a weekend traffic stop says she wishes police got more respect. Sharon Tarentino's comments come as she prepares to bury her son later this week."I just wish people had a little bit more respect for what they do ...

‘Angry Birds’ flocks to No. 1

LOS ANGELES - "Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" ...

Lady Gaga’s childhood piano doesn’t sell at auction

NEW YORK - Lady Gaga's childhood piano, which she used to write her first song at age 5, didn't hit a high note at an auction in New York.The upright piano failed to meet its reserve price Saturday when Los Angeles-based Julien's Auctions offered it as part of the "Music Icons" memorabilia sale ...

Fox baseball drama goes to bat this fall

NEW YORK - Just days after unveiling its Fall 2016 schedule, the Fox network is swapping two of its shows.Veteran series "Bones," originally set for a fall return, will instead be shelved until midseason, when this lighthearted whodunit will conclude its 12-season run.In its place Thursday at 9 ...

Bad Boy concert rocks hard with Puff Daddy, Jay Z, Lil Kim

NEW YORK - Hours before Puff Daddy hit the stage for an all-star concert featuring his Bad Boy family, Jay Z and Mary J. Blige, he could not contain his excitement.He kissed Lil Kim on the cheek and embraced her warmly. He jumped up and down as he described their upcoming tour, and he compared ...

Morley Safer, of CBS News, dead at 84

NEW YORK - Viewers didn't need to see Morley Safer's reporting to feel its effects.They could have almost heard the yowling from the Oval Office and the Pentagon after Safer's 1965 expose of a U.S. military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans' view of the ...

Georgia O’Keeffe painting fetches $12.9M

NEW YORK - A monumental painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that can be viewed horizontally or vertically sold for $12.9 million at a New York City auction."Lake George Reflection," created in 1921-1922, was offered at Christie's on Thursday. Measuring 5-feet by 3-feet, it was inspired by O'Keeffe's ...

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

PHILADELPHIA - In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.The disgraced TV star is spending millions in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but ...

‘Good Wife’ spinoff coming to CBS’

LOS ANGELES - A spinoff of "The Good Wife" is coming to CBS' online video service.CBS All Access said Wednesday that Christine Baranski will star in the new series. Its title wasn't announced.The drama will pick up one year after the events in the finale of "The Good Wife," which aired recently ...

Buble cancelling events due to vocal cord surgery

NEW YORK - Michael Buble is cancelling upcoming events due to pending vocal cord surgery.The singer said on his website Wednesday that after surgery, he'll be required to take time to rest and recover. He said there will be "no talking or singing" for some time, but that a full recovery is ...

Lots of comedies on tap on 2 nights for CBS this fall

NEW YORK - CBS is looking for more laughs, with the nation's most popular television network planning to double the amount of sitcoms it has on the air through new projects premiering this fall starring Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc and Joel McHale.Former "NCIS" actor Michael Weatherly is also ...

Woman sues Cosby, Hefner

LOS ANGELES - A former model who claims Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 has filed a lawsuit against the comedian and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.The suit filed Monday in Los Angeles by Chloe Goins contends Hefner knew or should have known that Cosby had drugged and ...