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December 2014 Edition

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Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keys dead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bobby Keys, a saxophonist and life-long rock 'n roller known to millions for his blasting solo on the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keys dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

10 US librarians each receive $5,000 prize

NEW YORK (AP) - They work everywhere from Frankfort, Kentucky, to Oakland, California, doing everything from helping out in a juvenile detention facility to giving advice on resume writing.

Cool fashion girl gifts inspired by Olivia Palermo and more

You know your friend that always gives the best presents? Well, thanks to our handy gift guide, she's got some competition this year! Whatever the intricacies of her personality - she could be a trendsetting go-getter like Olivia Palermo or a vintage-loving darling like Alexa Chung - we've got a handful of gifts she'll love.

Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

NEW YORK (AP) - The boy who refused to grow up: It sounds like men today in this youth-obsessed culture. But nearly a century before his name found its way into pop psychology, Peter Pan was born as the high-flying hero of a play by Scottish writer James M. Barrie.

Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

NEW YORK (AP) - The boy who refused to grow up: It sounds like men today in this youth-obsessed culture. But nearly a century before his name found its way into pop psychology, Peter Pan was born as the high-flying hero of a play by Scottish writer James M. Barrie.

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby resigned Monday as a trustee of Temple University following a string of allegations that accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting women over many years.

Should You Wear a Veil?

We asked Jackie Trucco, owner of IVY Bridal Studio in Dublin, for tips on finding the perfect veil.

Meatless Monday: Gyro at Little Palace

When Tina and Ray Corbin took ownership of Little Palace in 2010, they wanted to pay homage to the spot's long history of dishing Greek cuisine. So Tina and her kitchen staff developed a just-as-good vegetarian version-one of my favorite meatless finds in the city.

Travel books, for gifts or your own coffee table

NEW YORK (AP) - Shopping, romance, bucket lists, inspiration and information: All of these things and more can be found in books for travelers that are out this season in time for the holidays. In addition to being gift-worthy, some of the titles make a nice addition to your own coffee-table collection; others are useful for trip planning or may serve as fodder for travel dreams.

Tenement Museum uses novel way to teach English

NEW YORK (AP) - The actress playing a teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 - squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan - were immigrants themselves; some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.

Tenement Museum uses novel way to teach English

NEW YORK (AP) - The actress playing a real-life teenage Jewish immigrant in 1916 never stepped out of character as she talked about the hardships of living in three small rooms with nine family members. Her captive audience of 11 - squeezed into her tiny apartment at the historic Tenement Museum in lower Manhattan - were immigrants themselves, some recently arrived in New York City from Venezuela, Mali and other far-flung nations.

Correction: Obit-Mark Strand story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Nov. 29 about the death of poet Mark Strand, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nationality of poet Rafael Alberti. He was Spanish, not Italian.

Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Correction: Obit-Diem Brown story

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Nov. 14 reporting the death of Diem Brown, The Associated Press reported erroneously that she was 32, based on statements Brown gave to the media. Her family has confirmed she was 34 when she died.

Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

NEW YORK (AP) - Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Singer John Mayer among 'Late Late Show' subs

NEW YORK (AP) - Singer John Mayer, filmmaker Judd Apatow and comic Drew Carey will be among the guest hosts that will fill in on CBS's "The Late Late Show" before new host James Corden takes over in March.

University in Tennessee cancels Cosby appearance

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) - A university in Tennessee says it has canceled Bill Cosby's scheduled appearance at a benefit dinner amid allegations made by women accusing the comedian of sexual assault.

Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for cancellation

NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.

Gifts for movie lovers that go beyond the box set

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When shopping for the movie lover on your list, why not think outside the box (set)? While DVD or Blu-Ray box sets can still make great gifts, here are some other things to consider for your favorite cinephile this season.

Pitchers and Pizza Tour samples city's best

The folks behind Columbus Brew Adventures have launched their Pitchers and Pizza Tour, a chauffeured jaunt of some of Columbus' finest pies, paired with some of the region's best craft brews.

Where to eat on Black Friday

To keep you from dropping after all your Black Friday shopping, you've got to refuel at some point, right? We've got a few suggestions on where to grab a bite around Easton and Polaris-or where to head if your plan is to avoid the mall at all costs.

Talking songs with She & Him

NEW YORK (AP) - The musical duo She & Him - that's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward - convened a 20-piece orchestra to make "Classics," a collection of songs written between 1930 and 1974.

Taco eatery Condado opens today in Short North

Read the latest issues of Food & Wine or Bon Appetit and it's clear there is one food trending across the country: tacos. We have no shortage of these in Columbus-from authentic styles to gussied-up versions, including those at newcomer Condado, now open in the Short North.

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

Shia LaBeouf making progress on treatment

NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') is complying with treatment ordered as part of a plea deal stemming from a bizarre episode during the Broadway show "Cabaret."

Design Duo

Findlay-based Sparkvites crafts custom wedding invitations that will wow.

Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Cosby's record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can't stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women accusing him of sexual assault.

Britain wins 3 International Emmys

NEW YORK (AP) - Britain's Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands' Bianca Krijgsman won the top acting prizes Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards in which the honors were spread among eight countries.

Correction: Latin Grammys story

In a story Nov. 20 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Paco de Lucia, who won album of the year, was Mexican. De Lucia was from Spain, but he died in Mexico earlier this year.

The Most Popular Colored Stones for Your Ring

When it comes to engagement rings, color is the new black. And grooms-to-be are surprising their brides with unique stones and color-treated diamonds for a more personalized piece of jewelry.

The Ritzy Rose Crafts Boutonnieres with Personality

At Pickerington-based HYPERLINK "http://www.theritzyrose.com/" The Ritzy Rose, you won't find traditional lapel flowers. Instead, husband-and-wife duo Jennifer and Jason Diehl offer more than 100 unique boutonnieres, aimed at capturing a groom's interests or personality. For gearheads, there's a spark plug boutonniere; for hunters, a shotgun shell; and for gamers, a Nintendo chip. "Most guys don't get too excited about traditional flower lapels," Jennifer says. "But these last forever; they...

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs

One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.

'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

NEW YORK (AP) - "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre - 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

NEW YORK (AP) - "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office.

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:

Florida crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

Florida crowd cheers comedy from embattled Cosby

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.

Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:

ABC to celebrate Disney on Broadway in TV special

NEW YORK (AP) - Disney will celebrate 20 years of making Broadway magic with a prime-time, hour-long special next month on ABC that highlights many of its musicals, including "Beauty and the Beast," ''The Lion King," ''Aida," ''Tarzan," ''The Little Mermaid," ''Mary Poppins," ''Newsies" and "Aladdin."

Enrique Iglesias, Calle 13 own Latin Grammys

Enrique Iglesias picked up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade Thursday, winning three trophies including song of the year for his platinum hit, "Bailando," while Calle 13 set a record for most Latin Grammy wins with 21.

Gourmet hot dogs come to High Street

A new hot dog eatery opening tomorrow promises upscale version of the stadium food classic with fancy toppings, house-made dogs and Ohio-sourced ingredients.

CBS news chairman stepping down

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who has been running the network's news division along with "60 Minutes" for the past four years, said Thursday that he's stepping down from the chief executive role to concentrate on the newsmagazine.

CBS news chairman stepping down

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager says he is leaving that role after four years to go back to his former full-time job as top producer at "60 Minutes."

Boozy Mexican hot cocoa at Oddfellows

Yep, you read that headline right. This hot, sweet and potent drink is one of the best things to come out of the new partnership between Oddfellows Liquor Bar and Harrison West cafe Katalina's.

Putting Oscar on the block

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 'Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.

Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," has died. He was 83.

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78

NEW YORK (AP) - Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.

TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' from lineup

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of "The Cosby Show," moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her.

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