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May 26, 2016 May 26 7th Annual Older Americans Walk South Tama Elementary School, 1611 Country Club Drive, Tama 9 a.m. Check in/9:45 a.m. Short program/10 a.m. more »»

Reports: Billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan suit

May 26, 2016 NEW YORK — Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. more »»

'Fast & Furious' revs up for 15th anniversary re-release

May 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — "The Fast and the Furious" is speeding back into theaters this summer in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the film that launched the improbable $3.9 billion franchise. more »»

Magic Kingdom world’s top theme park, drawing 20M

May 26, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World’s Magic Kingdom continues to be the top amusement park draw in the world with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday. more »»

‘Fresh Off the Boat’ team reflects on breakthrough sitcom

May 26, 2016 LOS ANGELES — Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference. The sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” hits all the marks. more »»

Skeie: All natural… no artificial colors added

May 26, 2016 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... more »»

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

May 26, 2016 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. more »»

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

May 25, 2016 NORRISTOWN, Pa. — She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. more »»

Kanye sued over 'New Slaves' song

May 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Kanye West is being sued in New York City by a Hungarian musician who says West sampled his song without permission. more »»

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ satisfies a superhero summer

May 24, 2016 It’s a bit of bad timing for “X-Men: Apocalypse” coming third in this summer’s superhero lineup. more »»

Mother of slain officer wishes police got more respect

May 24, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead during a weekend traffic stop says she wishes police got more respec. more »»

'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1

May 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES — "Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. more »»

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

May 22, 2016 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. more »»

Fox baseball drama goes to bat this fall

May 22, 2016 NEW YORK — Just days after unveiling its Fall 2016 schedule, the Fox network is swapping two of its shows. more »»

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

May 22, 2016 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 excitemen. more »»

Morley Safer, of CBS News, dead at 84

May 20, 2016 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. more »»

Georgia O'Keeffe painting fetches $12.9M

May 20, 2016 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. more »»

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

May 20, 2016 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. more »»

'Good Wife' spinoff coming to CBS'

May 19, 2016 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. more »»



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